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Postby HoneyBees7 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:26 pm

I met a nice woman who is selling some used cloth diapers, in excellent condition. I just don't know if it is a good deal or not!

It is 20 AIO Bum Genuis, 1 soft bum, 1 tiny tush, with dozens of newborn and infant inserts (they are adjustable?), plus about 15 wipes.

200 dollars. Does that seem reasonable? Thanks ladies!
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Postby mamay » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:19 pm

I would say its cheaper than what you could buy new but its not a GREAT deal. Personally I hunt and don't usually buy anything that is over $5/dipe. It would depend on the condition of them for me. Are they in near perfect condition? Elastic OK? Staining? Check out www.diaperswappers.com for some comparison pricing for used dipes.
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Postby HoneyBees7 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:32 am

Thanks for your response. Because a couple of the diapers and inserts had stains and the Velcro was coming up (nothing I can't fix, though), I offered her 150 dollars. I looked through diaper swappers and Craigslist and think that 150 is more reasonable. If she says, no, she says, no. Now that I have husband on board I can really start finding diapers and building a collection.
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Postby NotBarbaraBush » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:23 pm

I wouldn't expect to pay that much for dipes that need mending or stain treatment.
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Postby rachelrhin0 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:46 pm

Bad velcro is totally fixable on BG diapers. I convert them to snaps all the time. BUT if they are in need of repair I wouldnt pay more than $5-6 each for them. I think $125 is as high as I would go for those since they need work. I don;t like buying used though b/c you never really know what you are getting yourself into. I always buy new because the diapers come with a warranty.
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Postby HoneyBees7 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:58 am

The diapers are great. Only two had velcro issues, took me 5 minutes to fix them with my machine after picking out the stitches from the original. I did not think about converting to snaps, I don't know how to put snaps in. Interesting.

I paid about 4.50 a diaper, plus I got 44 inserts of different fabric varieties, a dozen fleece wipes.

I bought two newborn g diapers for 5 dollars yesterday, too, out of curiosity.

I am going to purchase some prefolds (new), a couple snappis (will have two in diapers for a bit) and some covers online (new) today. We are waving bye-bye to disposables. ;)

What is the difference between Indian and Chinese prefolds? I am going to buy newborn, infant and toddler sizes. Any advice on them would be awesome, thanks.
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Postby rachelrhin0 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:08 am

Indian pfs are super soft where the Chinese pfs can be more stiff and rough. I made a very detailed video on using prefolds 5 different ways if you are interested.
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Postby HoneyBees7 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:04 pm

I can't figure out how to navigate YouTube on my iPad to look at older videos of yours, Rachel. Can you post a direct link? Thanks!
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Postby rachelrhin0 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:05 pm

Sorry for the delayed response. Here is a link to the video I mentioned before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDqa45EO ... ure=relmfu
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Postby HoneyBees7 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:06 pm

This is so funny, but the other day I put a search in YouTube on how to fold prefolds, and that video came up! I watched it (and now just again) and it helped so much!!! My DD (21months almost) has had rotavirus, major diaherra and the prefolds would not contain it with just being folded into the cover. I used the twisty side thing out put on there, and voila! Thank you!!!!
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