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Ok, I never start threads <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> , but am curious how others feel. I was looking at a fairly new diaper site, and there were some really inexpensive diapers. When I see things this inexpensive, it makes me think that they are not good quality. The old "perceived value" phrase comes to mind.<br><br>
I don't want to start some big conflict on here (not sure how that would happen, but that's why I don't start threads <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: ), just this: When you find something that you know could be sold for at least $5 more, easily, what do you do? Buy it, because it's a great deal, or question if it's too good of a deal?<br><br>
Just curious how others feel about this. Maybe you have found a great wahm this way?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I would look for reviews first. If you can't find any, post here on the forum asking if anyone has any experience with that WAHM's products. If no-one has, you can either give the dipes a miss, or try one to see. There are WAHMs out there who make great dipes for not much $$ (Loveybums comes to mind), but there is also at least one WAHM out there who makes not-so-great dipes for not much $$. And no, I'm not naming names.<br><br>
So basically y'never know - you just might have discovered a fantabulous new WAHM!
 

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Personally, I figure in most cases, alot of new busienss'/s dont know how to price items accurately. I have been struggling myself over the last couple months with that. I dont avoid thigs because they are at a lower cost. I am willing ot try alot of things, and I would rather try a new business out when spending 10.00 vs. 15-20. If it SUCKS I am only out 10 bucks. There are alot of mistakes newer business make( including myself) that is you dont figure in YOUR salary for sewing or whatever, you feel lilke you are ripping ppl off if you ask themn to pay the same even though you got a gret deal on the fabric. If you order a new diaper off of ebay..... do you think it is going ot suck becasue you paid less for it?? I have seen several not so new companies that may not be hyena status, that have some diapers on ebay for as little as 2.50 when if you buy thru the store they might be 10.00<br><br>
just depends i guess. I am the type of person that would NEVER pay 20.00 or more for a diaper. :LOL<br>
But then again i am pretty much a meiser.....(when i want to be LOL)
 

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i agree that looking for reviews is a good idea. but, if there are only a few reviews, i would still probably buy like one diaper, if its cheap enough! everyone has such different opinions on what works, simply because what works on one babe, may not work on another! so, if its super cheap, try one! oh, and be sure to pm me letting me know where youre finding such steals <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> haha
 

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Not really in the market for new diapers, just curious if this is a turn off to people. Of course, the dangers of looking, now that I found something so inexpensive, I might have to try it!
 

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Just had to say I love the word fantabulous. :LOL
 

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I can vouch for Melissa's (Nothing Butt Cloth) dipes, they are very reasonably priced and I love them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I do wonder if I find something really cheap, why it's that cheap, but usually I give in and buy it because I AM cheap, lol, and 99.9% of the time I've been very happy I did!
 

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Thanks Danielle!!!!'OH forgot to get that box measurements for you. OOPS Ill do it now. LOL
 

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OK, I read the description wrong, and they aren't as much of a steal as I thought <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> .<br><br>
Anyhoo, this is still a question I had been curious about, and just happened to see a site with a good deal and it reminded me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Don't want to list the site, in case she reads this. I wouldn't want her to take it the wrong way!!
 

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I think it's hard for new WAHM moms to figure out pricing. Personally, I didn't want to price stuff too high, in case no one would buy anything. You don't know how good your stuff is, or if anyone will come back. There's a lot of unknowns.<br><br>
I'm not sure the WAHM would care too much if you posted a link....it's free advertising. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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And remember, at one time fluffy mail was selling dipes for $10!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I agree that a low price doesn't always mean low quality. When you're starting out, it's hard to charge $20 for a diaper. Who would spend that much on a diaper with no feedback? So you price a little low in hopes that someone will take a chance on you. There are low quality diapers out there, for sure. But I think for the most part low prices just mean someone is starting out.
 

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ITA! I used to go through that when I'd set my child care fees. And raising prices can be scary too because you don't know how people will react, so maybe she knows she's low but is afraid if she raises prices she'll lose customers. Owning your own business is a scary thing!
 

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I think a lot of WAHMs start out pricing lower so they can get some sales and some feedback. I know I did (I probably still need to go up some to make any sort of 'wage'). They'll probably go up after that. Depends on the materials, too. I see a lot of starting WAHMs using flannel which is indeed cheaper than hemp and sherpa.
 

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Thanks everyone. It kind of spun into a different question, but that's ok <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: . I am a wahm too, and know how difficult pricing is, for sure!<br><br>
The pricing issue, and wahm's actually paying themselves, is a whole big issue. I was just interested in what you think when you see one thing priced way lower than something else, when it appears to be the same, kwim? Anyway, that's it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My dh says I underprice my soakers.. Tome though.. It's pretty much a hobby that pays for itself.. I don't sell them for alot because I like having reasonably priced fluff to sell.. I think alot of WAHM's feel this way.. It pays for something they enjoy doing and it gives them some extra money..<br><br>
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