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02 January 2014 @ 02:11 pm
Hello, Does the Meluna Facebook Co-op still exist? I am a forty year old woman, wife, and mother, who found your MC sites two years ago. Despite my involvement over the past two decades with NFP, natural childbirth, cloth diapering, and healthy living in general, it was my first introduction to cups, as well as cloth pads. After many hours of research over the course of a week, I became the satisfied owner of two MeLunas, and a set of Luna pads for backup. Now my fourteen year old daughter Michelle, who has never used disposable feminine hygiene products, and probably never will (thanks ladies!), is interested in getting her first cup. I bought mine a little over two years ago through a Facebook co-op out of Oregon maybe, and I think the leader of it was named Janet. I went looking for the co-op, hoping we could get my daughter one for $20-ish like I did, but it looks like the FDA has outlawed group sales now? Anyway, what Michelle picked out was a Small, soft cyan MeLuna with a ring stem, so I thought I'd post her request here before we order overseas. Any advice on where to order from if we can't find one here? We live in the US, in Michigan. Thank you. - Stephanie
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 2nd, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
Oh good, you found the mc_sales page. You might be able to find one there from a private seller. Ebay is another possible venue. Check out the size charts at the Community FAQ to see if there's another brand that she thinks might fit/suit her better. There are over 30 (!!!) brands to choose from now plus knock-offs.
ffffrench on January 3rd, 2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
I haven't looked at the size charts in two and a half years, so I guess we should before we make a final decision. If I remember right, the small MeLuna was the narrowest cup, and MeLuna was also the only brand to offer ring stems, or any stems other than sticks. We'll definitely look at the charts again, thank you.
K.N. Senko: facepalmluinel on January 6th, 2014 03:21 am (UTC)
The Meluna Facebook co-op that i know of ended rather unexpectedly. A bunch of people put money in for an order (myself included) when the moderator suddenly vanished. There was no way to get refunds or the order in and people just gave up on it. I believe the moderator had made good on other group orders in the past, which is why i decided to sign up, but in this specific instance it did not pay off. I still don't have a Meluna. /:
Luceafaraluceafara on January 30th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
The Melunas are super cheap if you buy directly from them: www.meluna.org and click on the Union Jack for English.
The prices you see include 19% sales tax that EU residents have to pay. When you enter a non-EU address during check-out, the prices fall considerably (I think they end up being $12 or so), and shipping is only about $7 outside of the EU, so you could get a few different sizes and softness types for your daughter.

I discoverd they have a sparkly gold one now, so I am preparing a new order with them. Happy to add yours and we share shipping if you'd like. I forgot how many we'd need in order to get the vendor discount, does anyone remember? I am about to order 3, but could add a few more - one can never have enough MCs ;)

Edited at 2014-01-30 07:55 pm (UTC)
REGEEregee0304 on October 11th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
Just wondering if this buy happened. I'm tired of waiting for the USA store to get the shorties in....
If pricing is as stated here I'd love to try a couple different sizes.
Anyone interested?
Luceafaraluceafara on October 11th, 2014 04:44 pm (UTC)
Yes, I already made my purchase, but it is honestly so cheap that you can just order your own.
REGEEregee0304 on October 12th, 2014 05:52 am (UTC)
OK great!Thanks for replying!
I went to the site but did not see the XL shorty. I'd have ordered if i had found it. I'll keep looking, maybe it's just oos
Luceafaraluceafara on October 12th, 2014 07:00 am (UTC)
Just checked, and they still don't have the two new mini sizes, if that's what you mean by shorty. They currently only sell the minis in S and M.
They were supposed to start selling two additional mini sizes some time in the summer, so who knows what is causing the delay.
REGEEregee0304 on October 12th, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
Ohhh ok! ! I thought they ALREADY were selling them. You are a doll for helping me, Thank you! ! I'll just have to be patient! LOL!
Luceafaraluceafara on October 13th, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm kind of curious when the new ones are coming out as well :)