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Old 04-14-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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general questions about selling diaper experience

Its taken me forever to get around to ever listing anything for sale so for some of the diapers I'm selling its probably been a year since I actually bought them. I listed some last week and other than the Motherease ones that apparently are a hot commodity (and gone) the response has been minimal.
So my questions are: 1. With the economy the way it is - are people asking alot less than what stuff would have sold for a year ago (I was thinking if I paid $10 for something and used it once a week for 6mo it should sell for about 6 or 7 now assuming it was still functional) Or if it was 10 then and I never used it - it would still be about 10 now especially since postage is now more- Does that sound logical?
2. How long does it usually take stuff to sell - when I was buying it seemed like stuff got gone before I could even ask to buy it but on the selling end it doesn't seem like that.
3. And probably the biggest question - BUMPING!!!!! - Do I have to do this? It says that I can do it up to every 12 hours but I don't want to have to do that. Won't people find stuff by searching for a brand and still find my post? Would bumping once a week be enough? Thanks!

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Old 04-14-2009, 01:41 PM   #2
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Re: general questions about selling diaper experience

I haven't sold (yet - I have some NIP fitteds that need to be sold...) but from a buyers perspective:
1 - depends on what it is and how badly it's sought after.
2 - I see stuff hanging around for quite a while in some cases...again I think it depends on what you have, how competitive your prices are relative to similar/same items currently on FSOT, and the condition of the diaper
3 - I do a lot of "surfing", not necessarily "searching." So, if your post is old, I likely won't come across it unless I'm really board! Bumping keeps your posting "fresh"
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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good questions, i cant wait to hear the answer as i have a few that need to be sold
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:49 PM   #4
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I've been doing quite a bit of selling/buying and FSOT IS in general slower that it was a year ago! Then i could buy something and if it didn't work out pretty much get my money back--now not so much- things sell if they are a high demend item--but in my opinion they have to be reasonably priced- even high demand items really don't go for what they used to. I generally sell within a day or 2--but i also price my for sell items well so they move.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:55 PM   #5
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ive had a pocket on here forever, it was barely used so yes i think fsot is slow... and if its not the IN thing right now then it doesnt go very fast. My Crankies sold in like a matter of hours, as well as most of my Goodmamas, but some other stuff is taking a while. I def. reccommend bumping every 12 hrs, or once a day whatever. I dont ever look at posts past the 2nd page... and rarely do i search. Most of the time i just surf the first 2 pages to see if the title "grabs" me, and if not then i dont even look. just depends.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:13 PM   #6
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I guess thats part of my problem - I thought I shopped wisely (other than the emotional choices-haha) so now I'm a little suprized that selling isn't easier. I don't know what to price at other than my buying experience. I hate to invest the time to search for other peoples selling prices for every diaper I have to get rid of. Not to mention how would you sell a diaper for less that about $3 when postage is $2? Any creative ways to sell multiple diapers that people like. I am willing to take less for each if I could get rid of a bunch together. How about saying that the first 4 are full price and everything after that is half? Or is that too many to buy at once for someone?
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I've been doing quite a bit of selling/buying and FSOT IS in general slower that it was a year ago! Then i could buy something and if it didn't work out pretty much get my money back--now not so much- things sell if they are a high demend item--but in my opinion they have to be reasonably priced- even high demand items really don't go for what they used to. I generally sell within a day or 2--but i also price my for sell items well so they move.
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i usually do $1 off ea. item after you buy one.... sometimes i do more. I had a lot of gms that i sold for say around 20 a pc. but if let say you wanted 5 i took 2 off ea. one so instead of 100 it was 90, but usually the less expensive things, like say 7-10 a pc i do if you buy more than 1 take $1 off for each additional.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:33 PM   #8
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I am more likely to buy multiple diapers if i get a discount for multiple dipes in a single purchase. say $1 off each additional diaper after 1st diaper if purchased at same time. I know single prices should be higher because of individual shipping, but shipping two at the same is cheaper that shipping 2 seperate because you are using one package not two. (that makes sense in my head anyway hope it does yours too).
and i only browse the 1st maybe 2nd page too if i am bored. I am not searching for diapers, but if i find a good deal i might buy something. so i say bumping is worth it. maybe once a day? hth
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I guess thats part of my problem - I thought I shopped wisely (other than the emotional choices-haha) so now I'm a little suprized that selling isn't easier. I don't know what to price at other than my buying experience. I hate to invest the time to search for other peoples selling prices for every diaper I have to get rid of. Not to mention how would you sell a diaper for less that about $3 when postage is $2? Any creative ways to sell multiple diapers that people like. I am willing to take less for each if I could get rid of a bunch together. How about saying that the first 4 are full price and everything after that is half? Or is that too many to buy at once for someone?
I do the first diaper full price and then $1 off each additional one too-- OR if i want to sell multiple to save on the amount of packages i'll just put--take 2..or 3..for X amount- or take the lot for this amount--especially for cheaper items or not so sought after things sometimes its just worth it to sell cheaper in lots then go thru the hassle of selling individually- and IMO you save on shipping costs that way too--if its something readily available then i'd say your doing good if you end up with 1/2 your buying price back-- like say you bought a $10 diaper then also paid 2-3 shipping for it-- if you can get $7 or $8 ppd for it--that is pretty average-- just my opinion.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:17 PM   #10
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Re: general questions about selling diaper experience

I don't generally buy unless it's at a substantial savings... especially since lots of stores have free shipping these days. So if it'll cost me $1-$2 more to buy new, then a used diaper just doesn't make sense..

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