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Old 12-03-2011, 10:02 PM   #1
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Is it bad etiquette to:

list something on FSOT for more than what you paid?

Have you ever done it? Why or why not?

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Old 12-03-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
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Re: Is it bad etiquette to:

I don't think I would, but I don't know if there is an unwritten rule?
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:15 PM   #3
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Re: Is it bad etiquette to:

I see nothing wrong with it. If you got a great deal, good for you. If you can sell and make a profit, even better. If you're priced too high, the market (lack of interest) will let you know.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:19 PM   #4
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Re: Is it bad etiquette to:

I think its bad etiquette (or maybe just bad karma) if you low balled the person you bought it from with a sob story about how you couldn't afford it but needed it.

But usually, I don't remember what I paid for stuff. I just sold off several pieces of HTF wool and I asked the going rate for them. I have no idea what I originally paid for any of it, since I bought it all 2+ years ago. The one pair I kept I bought recently and I paid what I sold the others for.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:24 PM   #5
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Re: Is it bad etiquette to:

As my dear old Mama would say, "Whatever the market will bear." Meaning, if people are paying $18 average for a dipe, and that's how much it will sell for, then that's what you can ask. I don't think it really matters one way or another what you have paid for it. It's whatever the market will bear. How many times have you paid a lot for a dipe and then only been able to sell it by lowering the price and losing money? I think it all works out in the end.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:08 AM   #6
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As my dear old Mama would say, "Whatever the market will bear." Meaning, if people are paying $18 average for a dipe, and that's how much it will sell for, then that's what you can ask. I don't think it really matters one way or another what you have paid for it. It's whatever the market will bear. How many times have you paid a lot for a dipe and then only been able to sell it by lowering the price and losing money? I think it all works out in the end.
Yep. This, exactly.

Some diapers I have sold I've made money on. Some I've lost substantially. It all averages out.

I only think it is wrong if you tell a sob story to get it- knowing you will just turn around and sell it for profit.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:25 AM   #7
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I personally wouldn't, unless it was something I happened to get new on sale and there was a high demand for it on here.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:37 AM   #8
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Re: Is it bad etiquette to:

Nah, I find it really shady. I would never do it but know lots of people do.
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Re: Is it bad etiquette to:

I will generally sell it for what I paid plus $3-5 extra for shipping. If I got a great deal, I will try to give another mama a good deal too!
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:19 AM   #10
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If I got a good sale on something I would probably list it for what it would go for, even if I paid less. But honestly people will offer what they are willing to pay, so it doesn't really matter how you list it.
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