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How much to charge? Irish Twins Mama ♥ 2 kids; Iowa 2147 posts
15th Aug '13

I'm thinking about selling my breast pumps. I have two Evenflo SimplyGo electric pumps, all the parts are there except one small part that can be easily replaced..still would be able to use it. Comes with stands, a bag to carry it in, and the ac adapter.
Also including an Evenflo SimplyGo manual pump.
How much should I charge? They are in good condition, I barely used them.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
15th Aug '13

Most breastpumps are single user items. I know personally I would NEVER buy a used breastpump. That being said, I have seen most used Medela pumps go for about $50

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15418 posts
15th Aug '13

$15-20 each. They're really cheap pumps, so I wouldn't ask a whole lot for them.

Irish Twins Mama ♥ 2 kids; Iowa 2147 posts
15th Aug '13

Personally, I'd buy a used pump..that's probably what I'll end up doing. Not for everyone, but I just don't have the money to buy a brand new one.



I know they aren't super awesome pumps, I just didn't know what exactly to price them at. I'm not expecting a whole lot.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 21889 posts
15th Aug '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" Most breastpumps are single user items. I know personally I would NEVER buy a used breastpump. That being said, I have seen most used Medela pumps go for about $50"



This. Only some pumps can be resold because the milk goes through the pump and internal parts of most pumps (especially the more inexpensive ones).



Milk can carry many communicable diseases, I would never recommend buying or selling one soooooo $0 :)

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 21889 posts
15th Aug '13
Quoting Mom to Kai& Ivy ♥:" Personally, I'd buy a used pump..that's probably what I'll end up doing. Not for everyone, but I just ... [snip!] ... one. I know they aren't super awesome pumps, I just didn't know what exactly to price them at. I'm not expecting a whole lot."


Why are you selling them if you are going to need a breast pump soon?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15418 posts
15th Aug '13
Quoting AllAboardTheCrazyTrain!!!:" This. Only some pumps can be resold because the milk goes through the pump and internal parts of most ... [snip!] ... inexpensive ones). Milk can carry many communicable diseases, I would never recommend buying or selling one soooooo $0 :) "

These particular kind can be reused. But, to replace all of the parts that would need to be replaced would cost almost as much as the whole pump itself.

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
15th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting AllAboardTheCrazyTrain!!!:</b>" This. Only some pumps can be resold because the milk goes through the pump and internal parts of most ... [snip!] ... inexpensive ones). Milk can carry many communicable diseases, I would never recommend buying or selling one soooooo $0 :) "</blockquote>




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Irish Twins Mama ♥ 2 kids; Iowa 2147 posts
15th Aug '13

I don't like this pump very much. It doesn't really fit my needs.



I guess I didn't really know that about pumps. How come so many people are able to donate milk to each other and it's fine? I just know because I'm part of Human Milk 4 Human Babies on Facebook and ladies meet up and donate to each other all the time.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
15th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mom to Kai& Ivy ♥:</b>" I don't like this pump very much. It doesn't really fit my needs. I guess I didn't really know that ... [snip!] ... just know because I'm part of Human Milk 4 Human Babies on Facebook and ladies meet up and donate to each other all the time. "</blockquote>




People are usually tested before donating milk.
And some pumps have different tubing that make them okay to be used by someone else.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 21889 posts
15th Aug '13
Quoting Mom to Kai& Ivy ♥:" I don't like this pump very much. It doesn't really fit my needs. I guess I didn't really know that ... [snip!] ... just know because I'm part of Human Milk 4 Human Babies on Facebook and ladies meet up and donate to each other all the time. "


I'm not sure why people do that, I find that a little crazy personally. Like you have no idea what these ladies you've just met have consumed prior to pumping, they could have drank, taken prescription or illegal drugs. They could potenitally have HIV or something. Although the risk of transmitting HIV through a single feeding of HIV + milk is small, it's still an unknown risk I would be unwilling to take with my child. I think there's a big difference between getting breast milk from a bank (who homogenizes, screens and tests it) or having a close friend or relative nurse or donate milk and getting milk from someone online who offered it and not knowing that person (and their habits/ risks) from Adam.

Jessica Fili 1 child; Sanford, Maine 697 posts
15th Aug '13

in the US the new health care act requires almost all insurance companies to cover the cost of a hospital grade pump...(wish this was something i had know about after my son was born) and if not usually you can get one from wic for nothing until your baby no longer needs it...so i dont see many people buying used pumps...and at the second hand store i work for our insurance wont allow us to carry them for health reasons...buying used is great but on certain things you really should research your risks...i bought new and when it broke my friend of the last like 15 years of my life who i have shared everything with gave me her pump and i just got new tubing and stuff for it...if i hadn't been so close to her i never would of taken a used pump...