HOW TO BUY USED DIAPERS


(WITH PICTURES)

If you're like me, I can’t get over how expensive diapers can be. Abraham Lincoln once wrote, “were it not for cheaper alternatives to the box store diaper, I fear the diaper may have forced me to give up Netflix subscription”. Maybe I got a bit of a cringe out of you when I said we buy our diapers used, but that’s only in a name. Stores like Best Buy and Amazon have standards of quality when selling products that have been returned. These standards warranty a reduction in price when the standards aren’t met – the more beat up the box, the better the discount we’re getting. But who cares if my box of diapers looks like it was sat on? It’s the box it was mailed in, so I don’t care! The diapers are keeping the "Browns" from making a mess at the party, so who cares if the box is bruised. You feel me?

If you're like me, I can’t get over how expensive diapers can be. Abraham Lincoln once wrote, “were it not for cheaper alternatives to the box store diaper, I fear the diaper may have forced me to give up my Netflix subscription”. Maybe I got a bit of a cringe out of you when I said we buy our diapers used, but that’s only in a name. Stores like Best Buy and Amazon have standards of quality when selling products that have been returned. These standards warranty a reduction in price when the standards aren’t met – the more beat up the box, the better the discount we’re getting. But who cares if my box of diapers looks like it was sat on? It’s the box it was mailed in, so I don’t care! The diapers are keeping the "Browns" from making a mess at the party, so who cares if the box is bruised. You feel me?

Before I get too far into talking about Amazon’s Warehouse, I want to underline a frugality principle that is a common theme in all my frugality tips - do your research and verify these prices reflect the same (or better) pricing in your area! Use this quick calculator to figure the diapers costs at different areas. Someone’s having a sale? There’s a good chance it’s a decent competitor to amazon’s warehouse pricing. Does your Costco have coupons for their diapers right now? Maybe they beat the prices you’re seeing on amazon? The only reason I was able to find that amazon was the cheapest route for my diapers was because I took the time to go to WalMart, Costco and anywhere else I could think to compare pricing, and I did it regularly to get a feel of pricing through a period of time instead of a snap shot. (Quick tip! if you do this too, snap pictures of the product & price instead of writing it down, then email it to yourself. It’s quick and painless at the store, and then the comparison only needs to happen one time once you get all your pictures taken) I did this for wipes too. For where I live, Costco’s Kirkland wipes and Formula take the cake for best quality and bang for your buck – but Target does undercut Costco’s formula here and there with a sale on baby products. Keeping our eyes open is the best way to stay on top of opportunities!

This is a pretty simple thing to do to save money, but when paired with our other amazon shopping tips, you’re talking some serious savings opportunities. As an example, I do my own oil changes and I find myself finding pretty phenomenal prices this way. I snagged my $20 oil filter for less than $2 back in January (you can see it still holds the record for cheapest offer in the data 3 camels is showing. Do I get a badge for that or anything? I think I should! 

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