Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-26-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
Mommy2Zara's Avatar
Mommy2Zara
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,027
My Mood:
Question Standards for diapers on the FSOT boards

~~Okay mama's, as sellers please use this listing as a guideline when listing/describing your items you are listing for sale please, Thanks!~~




After getting stinky/stained dipes that were listed in EUC, I have this question:
Why isn't there a standard? It could be stickied at the top of all the FSOT forums....something like:

New= New, as in never used, with tags, etc.
Like New= Maybe washed but not used or used once or twice but NO stains, NO smell, NO wear
EUC= Used but NO issues. May be some slight signs of wear
VGUC= Used. You can tell its been used. Slight to moderate wear showing, but still no real issues. Maybe some slight staining/pilling. Plenty of life left
GUC= Used. Some moderate-heavy wear showing. Might have stains/slight smell/loose threads/pilling/relaxed elastic...still some life left.
VUC= Well used. My have short life span left. Stains/smell issues. Elastic/snap/aplix issues...In other words, can still be used but needs some repair work.

I don't see why this wouldn't work. .. Basically you just list your items following these guidelines.

Advertisement

__________________
Karen, wife to the best 'n hubby ever, C. Mom to DS, J (1/1996), DSD, M (2/2001) my spunky Zara (7/7/2009). AND our very active toddler, Maya 4/30/2011!
no longer in diapers

Last edited by Sweet_Fantasy_Fox; 06-24-2010 at 11:49 AM.
Mommy2Zara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 10:29 AM   #2
hilaryisinked's Avatar
hilaryisinked
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 26,252
Re: Standards for diapers on the FSOT boards

That's a good idea. I never know which of those abbreviations to use so I just describe the condition but that's a good idea so there is no confusion between what's good used condition and what's just used condition.
__________________
Hilary, head over heels wifey of a Coastie
Mama of Aubrey & Delaney
hilaryisinked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
flmamao2's Avatar
flmamao2
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: orlando fl
Posts: 3,021
My Mood:
Re: Standards for diapers on the FSOT boards

I completely agree, not only guidelines for diapers but wool as well! I can say Im less than happy with some items purchased
__________________
RN wife to hunky DH, Mommy to C(7/01) H(2/04) L(1/15) K(10/9)VERY cautiously expecting 8/26/15
flmamao2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
amehrkens's Avatar
amehrkens
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 696
Re: Standards for diapers on the FSOT boards

Quote:
Originally Posted by flmamao2 View Post
I completely agree, not only guidelines for diapers but wool as well! I can say Im less than happy with some items purchased
I agree! I got some longies that had rust stains all over them.....not disclosed ahead of time!
__________________
Amber wife to Kyle, mom to Weston, Bella, Aylla, and Braxton
WHAM behind fluffybutts diapers, OS pocket diapers
[COLOR="RoyalBlue"][FONT="Century Gothic"]
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fluff...26110884116529
amehrkens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 10:50 AM   #5
hampyfew
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 1,848
My Mood:
Re: Standards for diapers on the FSOT boards

Great idea for the board in general. One person's idea of EUC doesn't always match another's. Sorry you were disappointed.
hampyfew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 10:55 AM   #6
Chrijodo's Avatar
Chrijodo
Registered Users
Formerly: RiverDrakesMomma
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 6,960
My Mood:
Re: Standards for diapers on the FSOT boards

While I think it's a great idea.. wouldn't stains show up in pictures? And the momma who sold the diapers might not have realized they smelled? I've bought diapers before that were stinky but I don't think most DS mommas would sell someone diapers that are stinky with out disclosing it?
__________________
Cheli
Mommy to the 4 that make me whole
River (2/06) Journey (2/08) Twin girls Kaeda & Ember (8/10)
Chrijodo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 11:03 AM   #7
nurse&mom23's Avatar
nurse&mom23
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 2,138
My Mood:
Re: Standards for diapers on the FSOT boards

That would be fine if people are honest. I think that anyone who would pass off a stinky dipe as EUC is probably not so honest. And would still list as EUC even if there were official standards. I think that giving feedback is the most important part of FSOT. I think that you have to question anyone who does not post pics of inside and outside of dipes and you are buying at your own risk.
__________________
Mom to: Skylar 12/5/02 Garen 10/23/06 and Coleman 02/22/10 I am also the wife of a very busy banddirector! :
I can't spell to save my life, forgive me.
nurse&mom23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 11:24 AM   #8
Mommy2Zara's Avatar
Mommy2Zara
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,027
My Mood:
Re: Standards for diapers on the FSOT boards

See, that's why I think a standard guideline would be useful. That way if an item was misrepresented (based on that guideline) it would be more clear on if you should have an argument for return, refund/partial refund, neg./neutral feedback. Basically it would take some of the guesswork out of buying and selling.

In my case, there were pictures of both the inside and outside of the dipes in question...they just weren't very good pictures and did not show the staining, nor was it mentioned...
__________________
Karen, wife to the best 'n hubby ever, C. Mom to DS, J (1/1996), DSD, M (2/2001) my spunky Zara (7/7/2009). AND our very active toddler, Maya 4/30/2011!
no longer in diapers
Mommy2Zara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 11:25 AM   #9
CuriousElephant's Avatar
CuriousElephant
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,145
My Mood:
Re: Standards for diapers on the FSOT boards

I have to say, after making my first used purchase (not here), I 100% understand how stinky items are missed. I purchased a lot of items from a nice, local woman. They looked fantastic, I got a steal, and they smelled reasonably well (I didn't want to get too involved in smelling them before I washed).

I got them home and washed them. Horribly musty. I then washed them again. They were fine dry. (I made the mistake of not smelling them wet.) I just washed a few of them again and they are horrible and musty when wet. I know this isn't a washing issue on my end since none of my other diapering items smell musty.

For whatever reason, the stink is really coming out and I doubt the woman knew, nor did I (until I washed them!). I'm getting ready to do an intense treatment on them because I don't want them with this stench and I wouldn't pass the stench onto someone else.

That said, I think a "uniform" guideline for FSOT is smart, but sometimes stinky dipes/inserts/doublers/covers just go unnoticed!
CuriousElephant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 12:14 PM   #10
cemetree's Avatar
cemetree
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ankeny, IA
Posts: 1,675
Re: Standards for diapers on the FSOT boards

i have generally had good luck but i did buy a few that had elastic issues that i could not tell in the picture and she did not tell me. i also bought a couple blueberries that were quite crunchy and the pul was yellowed neither were disclosed to me but after maybe 10 washes my water/washing softened them back up and finally for some reason the pul is going back to normal looking
cemetree is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.