I think technically ebay don't allow the sale of used nappies, as there seems to be no 'used' category for them so they are all listed as new, however all the auctions I've looked at, the seller has then specified in the description whether the nappies are actually used or not. This seller definatly described them as 'new and unused' in the description.
She has emailed me back, this is her response - 'Hi, sorry if your unhappy with the Nappies but I can assure you they are new, they were given to me by a friend who never used them and I had too many other Nappies so didn't use them either. They have been taken in and out of the bag a number of times for photographing etc.
I had a number of the same Nappies which were used and looked completely different and not so soft.'
I disagree, even if not used they have obviously been washed a lot of times, and in with soiled nappies by the look of it. The wraps, although quite new looking, on close examination appear to have been tried on or used & not washed after - one has the tiny bit of poo in and the other looks faintly stained at the leg gusset. It's hard to see though so not sure I could show it in a photo. I haven't mentioned the bits of poo to her yet, as I only noticed after emailing her. You could hardly spot them but you shouldn't be able to find specks of brown on nappies sold as new!
How annoying (and gross!!)
"as new" nappies really shouldn't be bobbled and fraying. What if you'd bought them as a gift for someone?!
I have told her I wanted to give some as a gift - I was indeed going to give a couple of them to my SIL!
Not sure how to proceed now - I would not have bid on them if I knew they weren't new as I could have bought brand new ones on ebay for the same price or hardly any more. I actually paid far less for some brand new sandies & wraps from another seller. Shall I say I want a refund? She has not offered to do anything about it in her response, and I feel she is not being quite honest as it seems clear to me that the nappies are not in new condition, it is obvious from the bobbling on the material. If she had even said yes they are prewashed then I could have given her some benefit of the doubt, but she is still just saying they are 'new'.
I just feel like I want to return them and have my money back as I don't want to buy from dishonest ebayers.