Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2012, 03:18 PM   #11
Fashionably Green Baby's Avatar
Fashionably Green Baby
Registered Users
Formerly: artistmom
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,788
My Mood:
Re: Is it just me or are wahm diaper prices on the rise?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MuffinMania View Post
I bought a pocket from a WAHM here for like $18 (which was a splurge for me) and now she has them listed for over $30 each. I wanted to continue to buy WAHM and USA-made but the price gouging is just insane.
As a WAHM let me tell you it is not price gouging. At the end of the day I make less than minimum wage....way less

Advertisement

__________________
Britney
Mom of 4 awesome kids

Your not a woman until people come out of your vagina and step on your dreams. Louis C.K.

Swag with me! 10% off at my HC store with code: diaperswappers
Fashionably Green Baby is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 03:24 PM   #12
MuffinMania
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 144
Re: Is it just me or are wahm diaper prices on the rise?

As a WAHM, it is. Making a sized, non-organic, soaker-less diaper and pricing it THAT HIGH is price gouging.
MuffinMania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 03:27 PM   #13
Fashionably Green Baby's Avatar
Fashionably Green Baby
Registered Users
Formerly: artistmom
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,788
My Mood:
Re: Is it just me or are wahm diaper prices on the rise?

she said one size not sized closureless and no insert
__________________
Britney
Mom of 4 awesome kids

Your not a woman until people come out of your vagina and step on your dreams. Louis C.K.

Swag with me! 10% off at my HC store with code: diaperswappers
Fashionably Green Baby is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 03:45 PM   #14
The Fancy Pansy's Avatar
The Fancy Pansy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Idaho
Posts: 10,502
My Mood:
Re: Is it just me or are wahm diaper prices on the rise?

Assuming PUL is around $13 yd (for a print), and microfleece is $8/yd, and you could get 4 of the diaper out of a yard, there is over $5 just in fabric, plus around $3 for snaps and elastic, so say around $8 for material cost. Takes about an hour to make, at just $10/hr, that's $18. That leaves NO money to put back into the business. None. It also does not pay for any overhead (machine servicing, scissors or rotary blades, needles, thread, pins or basting glue, shipping materials, electricity, cost and time of prepping fabrics, etc etc etc etc etc).

I can't speak as to any specific WAHM or their pricing or quality of materials, etc, but $18 for a handmade pocket diaper is a steal, and expecting a WAHM to charge the same for a pocket diaper as a diaper made in a factory in China just isn't realistic.
__________________
Krista , wife to Bobby, mom to Rosie (5), and Ellie (3) and Olivia (1)
CLOSED FOR BABYMOON

Last edited by The Fancy Pansy; 03-31-2012 at 03:47 PM.
The Fancy Pansy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 03:49 PM   #15
boysniris's Avatar
boysniris
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 13,928
My Mood:
Re: Is it just me or are wahm diaper prices on the rise?

I can't make a diaper in an hour...and have it look good too! I think all prices seem to be going up.
__________________
Hi I'm Melanie! I make EmotiBums FLEECE

boysniris is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 04:28 PM   #16
BabyTork's Avatar
BabyTork
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 85
My Mood:
I buy most items on sale. I believe in passing the savings onto customers. I know some WAHM charge outrageous prices and them complain when their items don't sell. Prices are going up and I can understand a dollar or two increase, but double just doesn't seem realistic or fair. Just my opinion
BabyTork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 04:56 PM   #17
Beesgirl's Avatar
Beesgirl
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 4,165
My Mood:
I would expect to pay at least $25 for a handmade diaper with quality materials, most likely $30. There are many diapers made overseas in factories for $25. I dont think that's price gouging at all.
__________________

Kate, mama to
Miles (2.11.06), Levi (6.24.09) and Isaac (9.25.11)
Beesgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 05:03 PM   #18
megs715
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,321
Re: Is it just me or are wahm diaper prices on the rise?

My whole stash is WAHM diapers (except my SBISH which I'm about to list). I like the idea of spending a bit more and supporting someone staying at home with thier kiddos, as I'd like to be doing! I think that the amount I'm spending is totally in line with how much I'll end up getting back by selling when I'm done CD'ing. A WAHM will always get my business before a factory in China (and really if you want to talk about price gouging, they likely spend $.50 on labor or less when made in China, and many of those diapers are still very expensive).
megs715 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 06:40 PM   #19
BBBmOm's Avatar
BBBmOm
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Springfield MO
Posts: 1,326
Materials are getting crazy costly. I don't mind paying extra for quality materials and superior construction. Which is what I always expect out of a WAHM.

Sent from my iPhone using DS Forum
__________________
Married to the love of my life Mommy to DD1 (6 y) and DS (4 y) and DD2 (1y)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlessedBeeBaby
BBBmOm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2012, 07:52 PM   #20
Kabuki24's Avatar
Kabuki24
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,446
My Mood:
Re: Is it just me or are wahm diaper prices on the rise?

Are wahm dipes in general beter quality than mainstream (BG type) diapers?
__________________
DSMOMS for 5% off at My Sweet Pickles! Freebies and good deals always going on!
Find us on Facebook!
Kabuki24 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.