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Thread: What are you prepared to pay for your diapers?

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    Question What are you prepared to pay for your diapers?

    I've been spending an incredible amount of time on (second, DL) Instagram and it's been my gateway into new diapers for the ABDL market. Who knew!! :P

    That being said, I've stopped myself trying new things, purely because of the price! So I guess, despite how long you've been wearing, what you wear, how often you wear... what's the most you'll pay for a diaper, or "per diaper" equivalent? Admittedly, I'm a bit thrifty, so value for money is important to me.

    I try to draw the line at 1 (circa $1.25) per diaper equivalent.

    Understandably, IC products like Tena and Abena come in well below that. I'm absolutely crazy for Crinklz right now, as they're coming in at less than 80p a diaper when bought as 4x 15 packs. We then get Rearz and ABU which are a bit over the 1/diaper mark by comparison... but still not a deal-breaker for me, given what they offer.

    At the end of the day though, a diaper is a diaper. Some suck, some don't, and I'm not always seeing a direct correlation between quality and price.

    But... I then find so many DLs are going to resellers and paying in excess of 2-3/diaper for one or two diapers!? You may know as well of online resellers – especially in Europe – who only sell diapers as singles, making an absolutely massive markup on their stock.

    That seems totally crazy to me, but is it really that crazy?
    Or is there actually a big market for people buying in such small quantity as such a mammoth price?
    Is money (or hiding space) really that tight that spending a fiver on 2 diapers is the only option?

    I think my concern through all of this is that both the manufacturers and resellers will clock on to the idea that people really will pay up for 'novelty' diapers. Dotty Diaper Company are already having some success selling ten (albeit very cute!) diapers for 20 (≈ $25), with that trend being followed by other new brands too.

    ...And granted, it's all about supply and demand, and what people really are prepared to pay for goods. Personally though, if that price-hike trend continues, someone like me has to seriously consider what financial implications come from my DL lifestyle

    Thoughts?

    D.

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    $2 each is my current ceiling for a commonly used diaper. I'll pay more for a sample or some special thing that is new and different but that's the regular high point. I'd prefer to pay around what you described. The diapers I wore most often (Depends Protection with Tabs) were cheaper than that but they've gone to clothlike backing, so I'm looking for a new day to day diaper that I really like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
    $2 each is my current ceiling for a commonly used diaper. I'll pay more for a sample or some special thing that is new and different but that's the regular high point. I'd prefer to pay around what you described. The diapers I wore most often (Depends Protection with Tabs) were cheaper than that but they've gone to clothlike backing, so I'm looking for a new day to day diaper that I really like.
    I hear that! I can appreciate too the added complication of PE or cloth backing, and the premium impact it has as a personal preference.
    Crinklz have become my "day to day" because they're the cheapest plastic-backed printed diaper available this side of the pond. Otherwise it's cloth-backed Tena Slips... which are definitely nowhere near as cute

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    $2/each is my max, but that's for case prices. I'm willing to pay a bit more if circumstances dictate I order a smaller quantity, just so long as I could get it for that price if I was in a situation where I could pick the more economical option.

    That said, I only do that rationalization for infrequent orders. e.g. I'd spend $3/diaper for a smaller pack, but then the pack would last me as long or longer than if I'd ordered a case at $2/diaper but used them daily.

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    My personal goal is getting something for as close to $1 as possible. I only wear every couple days at best, and sometimes can go weeks without wearing at all, so I just aim to get something that I'll enjoy, not necessarily something that needs to hold a lot.

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    My cutoff is $1.75 and I prefer closer to $1.50 each or less. I might pay $1.75 for something great but the aesthetics don't really matter to me so I can easily get what I need for less than $1.50 each.

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    I'm in the U.S., so American dollars is what I know.

    I currently pay about $1.67 per diaper and I'm not prepared to go above that.

    I wear Northshore Supreme diapers every night. They are also my favorite diaper. Of course I haven't tried any of the ABDL designer diapers (other than Bambino) because they are well over that price point.

    The only comparable diaper I'm familiar with that is cheaper is the XP medical A+. But that isn't truly equivalent to the Northshore.

    Long story short: I'm not prepared to pay more than $1.67. Oh. I already said that

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    I looked at the Wearing Clouds site and they were selling singles for up to $4 each. Too much for me. My cutoff is $2 each and that's pushing it.

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    I've generally been frugal when it comes to getting my diapers. I always get cases, so the price is fairly low, but Space and Bellissimo are so premium, it's still rather expensive. If I get more diapers, I'll be going for Dry 24/7's as they're the best fitting imo. Even if I am spending 112/case at xpmedical, that's around $1.55/unit, which isn't bad.

    Although, Bambino is about to come out with their Magnifico, which I'm willing to spend a lot on regardless. They're essentially giant, ultra absorbent goodnites with re-tapeable sides. Plus, they're SO comfy and breathable! I still have one of the prototypes lying around that I try on every now and then just to remind me of what I'm saving my money for

    Now, about what OP said about small orders and extreme mark-up, I only ever get samples of things I want to try out (to potentially get a case later) or to get something I wouldn't even get a bulk order for a marked down price but I want to try anyway, such as the Pink Princess. I don't feel like paying the same amount for 36 of them when I can double the amount with roughly the same absorbency and much more comfort (at least in my case...I really dig Dry 24/7's sizes). So I just get a sample once every few months or so, just to try something new for a relatively negligible price, even if it means the diapers are 2 for $14.

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