So, I bought for the first time, 2 days ago. And I wanted to share some good ideas that I haven't heard mentioned before, to help another newbie buy for the first time.
-Try to show up a few minutes before closing, or a few minutes after opening. (If you binge/purge like mad, probably at night. Maybe it's just me, but I never want diapers in the morning, and you'll discourage yourself). The store will be practically empty, if you pick the right one. If it's a 24 hour pharmacy, just at night should be fine.
-Try to go far away from you, from a town where you don't know anyone. But if you get the times right you could get away with it close to home.
-When going to a big Pharmacy (Rite-Aid, CVS, etc.), if you're younger (14-20), when they ask for a rewards card, just say 'They never sent me with that', implying a family member sent you and it's urgent. They'll think HIGHLY of you for buying diapers. I found this one myself
-PLAN A HIDING SPOT BEFORE YOU GET HOME, AND KNOW HOW MANY DIAPERS YOU PLAN ON BUYING.
- if you drove, park near the door. In and out quicker, especially since they don't normally bag diapers.
-when the cashier goes to give your receipt, just tell them, if you're young enough, your parents don't need it, it's fine.
-Don't focus on the best diapers ever. If this is your first time, store brand is still gonna feel like an Abena M4, just because of how proud you'll be of yourself. But, if you FIND the best ones ever, do go for it!
-again, if you drove, don't pick an exact store to buy from, if you're really nervous. Pick a 'route' of multiple stores so you can check out how many people are there, and maybe see if the cashier will be difficult to deal with.
- If you're old enough, and the cashier looks young enough, try buying condoms and diapers at the same time, and jokingly tell the cashier 'Only one of these are for me. Guess which one'. I'm doing that next time.
Please, anyone else who has tips that aren't heard very much add them in. I'm fairly new at this, so I could use more pointers.
In case if any of you were wondering what I bought: 16 Rite Aid Disposable Briefs. Not optimal, but It's a start. They fit me well, which is nice compared to what I normally had.