zoey I've avoided thirsties because they seem quite expensive even second hand, but I've been meaning to try and will restart my hunt
this cloth business is complicated!
Umm, yes I guess they could seem that way,
I started with 2 in the Sz1 when they were on offer and was so impressed that when he outgrew them I bought more in Sz2, they are all I use now.
I have 6 and have been using them full-time since Rufus was about 3 months old and they are still working well, I use them fully unsnapped over his night nappies & during the day he's now back on the lowest rise setting since becoming mobile & slimming down ... I've not had a leak yet so that along with the fact they fit over every nappy I've tried I think they are worth the extra ...
...but yes it would be good to pick one up used to try, I've not seen many, I think because people use them till they fall apart lol!