Personally, I refuse to pay the excessive prices that speciality AB clothing and accessories go for on the internet. These excessive, inflated prices, I feel, are largely due to the supply and demand created by AB/TB consumers and certainly by the opportunistic greed of sellers, makers and suppliers). I felt that this topic would be of interest to many ADISC members and deserves it's own thread.
What has been your experience? What do you think?
I've gotten to the point that I only acquire AB related items from non-AB related sources medical suppliers and other legitimate supplier/manufacturers.
For example, It kind of pisses me off that I can't contact the Nuk Company to buy (or have them refer me to a medical supply retailer that can sell me) 3 - 5 Nuk 5 pacifiers at a reasonable retail price. Just the idea of going on Ebay and paying $15-$25 plus another frigging $7.95 for shipping. for something I should pay about $5-$6 for torks me off.
The same with onesies, footed sleepers, rompers, buttoned crotch clothing. Most are far over-priced for the quality of item you are getting. Fricking $40+shipping for a onesie (basically an elongated t-shirt with crotch snaps - give me a break). I want a supplier to sell me 10 of these for $70-80+ actual shipping.
I demand high quality in my normal (non-AB) everyday clothing (I usually buy Columbia, Woolrich, Lees, Carhart, Dockers, Eddie Bauer, etc).
My latest thought for this dilemma? I have purchased two quality sewing machines and am going to try to learn to sew (I use every other power tool in building and remodeling, so why not).
Only then do i believe I'll get the approbate value for my $$$.
So.... Let's give this topic a go.