Rox wrote:I disagree, i think actually whatever is in 'fashion' or 'the' nappy to have seems to sell its value better. Tots bots and the like are a bit old now - been around for years and considered a basic staple nappy so no one will pay much for them. Fancy ones will probably sell better, but they cost more too and so you have to charge more for them pre-loved... which means people cant always afford them.
I recall at one point my fancy Holdens Landing nappies were flying out and at good prices but by the time we had come to the end of nappying they werent really the nappy to have (OWW and others were by then) and so they were much harder to sell. Only managed to shift them in the end at rock bottom prices.
Its a very difficult market and i know this time i wont be going all out like i did last time.
I totally agree with Rox - I joined CNT at the height of the Holdens Landing frenzy and got totally swept up in it, including ordering new from the co-op (pretty much the only brand new nappies I ever bought). When they were outgrown however I couldn't shift them for half of what I'd paid for them preloved (ie nappies that cost £25 new, that I'd paid £18 for preloved, now weren't even shifting for £10). Many of them had hardly been worn as DD had a growth spurt not long after I had bought some of them. It was a real shame as the nappies are gorgeous, and we found them reliable, but as the new mamas to the site hadn't heard of them the bottom totally fell out of the resale market.
I must admit I have been tempted to buy a few OWW again because everyone is raving about them, but I fully expect that when I come to sell them again next year I won't get anything for them as people will have moved onto something else. The only nappies which seem to be consistently popular are WN, but we actually found the day pockets the most unreliable of any nappies (although we love WNNN).
I will be a lot more careful with my money this time round, and I think I will be sticking to basic nappies a lot more this time round, as at least then if I get no resale value it won't matter.
I also have a ton of wool, again mainly bought as I got a bit addicted, but I justified to myself that I would get at least 50% back when I came to sell it on, but even brand new never worn skirties have just been sat in my spare room for months now with no interest, it's such a shame