i ran out of diapers a few weeks ago, and didn't have enough to buy a case online. well, with no job and a low income parent, getting money is hard for me. well, i got a card for valentines day from my gma (i know, lame huh) with 10 bucks in it, but it still wasn't enough for a pack of depends from the local store.
so i decided to search on craigslist. the best deal i could really find was a case of 60 XL (a size too big) for $20, but still, i didn't have $20 only ten. so i searched a few days later, and came across an ad for a pack of Tenas for $4, last pack they had. well, i gave her a call, and she told me the tenas were still available, and asked me if i was interested in any of her other ads (a few packs of dignity, and other cheap brands etc) i told her not really, but she said come take a look and we could negotiate. so igot her address and planned to meet her in 30 minutes.
once there, i saw the few stacks of diapers in her garage (which was open) and went and knocked on her door. she came out and showed me the rest. i told her, all i had was $10 and im just looking for something to suppliment until the next shipment came in (she thinks they were for a family member). well, she asked me what size i wanted, told her large, and she showed me her stack of large supplies.
i asked her if i could possible get 3 packs for 10, since she was asking $4 each on craigslist, but then she told me, you can have all the large for $10, i just want them out and would love to help a person out. i was so excited. i thanked her many many times haha, and she got a box so i could put them in my car.
when i got home i counted what i got.
1 pack of tenas, 12 in the bag - cloth like but comfortable and noise-less, easily worn around family.
4 packs of dignity briefs, 12 in each bag - plastic shell, pretty noisy, but they actually hold a fair amount.
2 packs of some no name briefs, 20 in each pack - plastic, peach color, hold a decent amount (more than depends, a little less than ATN's)
2 packs of some other no name briefs, 16 in each pack - plastic, but they're small on me, so not size large, don't even think they're mediums. i just cut off all the wings and use them as stuffers, which work great.
2 packs of bed protectors - once again, i can use them as stuffers or i can even pin them like cloth diapers and they work good, really noisy though and stick over my pants quite a bit.
4 packs of wipes - good for cleanup.
so i got 132 diapers for $10, just because some lady wanted to be nice and make someone's day.
they may not hold as much as a bambino or dry247 like im used to, but last night i had the house to myself and oh boy did i splurge - put a tena on, cut holes in it. cut the wings off a dignity, cut it in half, cut holes in it, stuffed it in the middle to front of the diaper. then took a peach color one, taped it on normally to hold it in place. then took two of the small ones, cut wings off, cut holes in them, and put them on, then i finally took a dignity and wrapped it all up.
the end result was amazing it was sooo bulky, made we waddle unlike any other diaper, absorbed sooo much, and made me feel so awesome. and i can do that over and over again, and not feel like i'm wasting diapers because i got so many for so cheap. honestly, i couldn't come close to filling it with pee over the few hours i had it on, so i decided to put multiple mason jars full of warm water into it so see how much it bulked up. most fun i've had in a diaper in a while.
i suggest you guys check on craigslist, never know when you're going to get a bitchin deal!