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Old 07-28-2006, 09:11 AM   #18
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Re: Selling Formula Checks?

Originally Posted by MamaJo
warning....I'm getting all "admin-y" on this thread

I agree that the comparison between selling coupons from a multibillion dollar company that chooses to send them out to everyone and their dog is different than selling formula provided for needy families. To be honest, I think maybe the formula company should spend a little less on coupons (advertising to paying customers) and a little more on helping needy families...but thats beside the point.

The point is, we have been over this topic in the past and it got downright ugly. Its a simple fact, some see it as wrong, just as many don't. If its a legal issue, leave it between the sellers and the authorities. Since it appears to be legal issue....they can't be sold here on DS, but being sold on ebay isn't our issue (thats for ebay forums....not that we can't discuss it here, we just all need to keep our cool ).

Here on a public message board, we need to be respectful of everyone, even if we disagree.

(ETA: I have no clue what the back of those formula checks say, haven't seen one in a looonngg time lol But, if it is illegal to sell them, we can't allow that here on DS. If you do see it (we don't always catch everything), just use the little "report post feature" and the mods will see it. We'll then kindly ask them not to sell. )
Sorry...didn't mean to cause any issues or anything.

I was just curious b/c i got a box of formula and some checks in the mail yesterday. I was talking to DH about what to do w/ them since i didn't really want to just toss them and i'm set on breastfeeding. I browsed on Craigslist and saw that alot of people were asking for them and others were selling the checks (and there were comments from others about how it was wrong). So i look on Ebay and see that there are MANY people selling these checks. I didn't think you could even do it since it has a specific name on there.

I'm somewhat torn on what to do w/ the formula. I feel bad selling it to someone when i got it for free....but then again, we're not the richest people in the world and every little bit counts right now for us. Whichever i do, i'll just include the checks w/ the formula.

I don't see how anyone could afford to sell WIC formula. My oldest had to be on Alimentum and even w/ WIC, we still had to buy like a weeks worth a month...and that **** is expensive!

It actually aggravates the hell out of me that formula companies will send cans of free formula (and checks) to people, when there is so much more they could be using that money for. I have issues w/ formula companies.....mainly b/c of how they use their power to entice hospitals to push it on their mamas. I was lied to, guilted, and pressured into formula feeding my two girls from the hospital staff, when if i could've gotten just a little help and support i definately could've succeded w/ breastfeeding.
Laura, 26 y/o SAHM to three little girls...Teryn- 6, Marley- 3, and Emma 18mos.

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