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sunshineandlove 06-30-2006 08:34 PM

Wow! It really saves money!
 
Long ago I decided to buy some toddler prefolds to have on hand for Caroline as she grows. There is a co-op going on at the pin and they are $16.15 a dozen. At first I wanted 2 dozen but now I want 3 dozen so I can do 1 dozen into prefitteds, one dozen into embellished prefolds and one dozen plain in case I mess up the other LOL.
So I started thinking Wow! That's a lot of money and then you have to add the $1 co-op fee, the 7% shipping to host and also shipping to me. So I looked around a little bit thinking maybe I would order from a store instead with free shipping. Check out my findings!!

3 dozen toddler prefolds with shipping to me:
Co-op = $67.84
1 ebay seller = $105.95
granitesmith $84
green mountain diapers $90 (for musty smelling ones per the site that is all they have in stock now and I don't know if they do free shipping. I stopped adding when I discovered $30/dozen LOL)

Even if I went with granitesmith, it is $16 more than the co-op ... which would be another dozen prefolds to mutilate!!

cowmommy 06-30-2006 09:33 PM

Re: Wow! It really saves money!
 
I LOOOVOE COOPS if you can get one that moves swiftly enough

sunshineandlove 07-01-2006 06:10 AM

Re: Wow! It really saves money!
 
Yeah, this one is not a fast one but since I don't "need" them it will work o.k. for me. The woman running it is great and I've done about 5 other co-ops with her before.
Of course I found myself dreaming last night of all the possibiliities LOL

nikolaki 07-01-2006 09:24 AM

Re: Wow! It really saves money!
 
The co-op is a good deal. The shipping is what is $$$ because of the weight. I think you would be best off getting them sent Fed-Ex ground. :thumbsup:

mamabearoftwo 07-01-2006 08:47 PM

Re: Wow! It really saves money!
 
I just bought 3 dozen prefolds last month from littlelions.com. I found about her from here. They are normally $19ish, but I got them for $17.50/dozen plus free shipping. (She was having a sale in June.) If you don't want to wait for the coop you can look up her site. She also had something about coops on her site...

HTH,
Stacy in Minnesota


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