Etsy question!

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think it depends on the nature of the item. If they are items more on the expensive side, then 79 reviews would be pretty good.

I mean, I don’t hold alot of faith in 1000+ reviews if 900 of them are for items that are $2.

Post # 4
Member
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

It depends!

For US-based sellers (like small business people), 5 reviews is enough for me!

For China-based sellers, I like to see at least 100 reviews!

Post # 6
Member
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I agree that it really depends on what they are selling, and the price of the item. I think a handful of great reviews is plenty for certain items (like my hair clips and earrings) while others I feel like I need to be extra cautious and have more reviews (like my silk bridal flowers) 

Also remember that a lot of people also sell items through their personal website or other ways. Etsy is just an added “store front” for many crafty people. So do a little research and see if you can find reviews for them elsewhere 

Post # 8
Member
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BrandNewBride:  Good system.

I’ve only bought one thing – well, 7 of one thing – on Etsy, and I went back and forth with the seller aboout some details, even over regular emails, not just Etsy mail.  I was quite confident then.  So, I guess I like to communicate with the seller first.  I decided not to purchase from one when they just gave me a kind of bossy response to a simple inquiry.  I asked if their pre-tied bow ties were tied, then the knot sewn together, or done by cinchng some cloth with a little band.  They tld me they can do it either way, but the cinched way looks totally the same, and no one can tell the difference.  I contemplated saying “actually… I can tell the difference,” but instead just didn’t reply, and didn’t order the bow tie for my nephew.

Summary – my general feeling resulting from direct communication with the seller.

Post # 9
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Brace2014:  Oh, well, if you aren’t comfortable going with that seller, you can get the exact same umbrella on ebay for around the same price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Multi-Colors-Handmade-Cotton-Lace-Parasol-Umbrella-Hand-fan-For-Wedding-Party-/200877475346?pt=US_Bridal_Accessories&var=&hash=item2ec53b0612

That’s one of them, but I’m sure there are others if you search “lace umbrella”.

Post # 10
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1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

My ring is from etsy, Rare Earth, but she had hundreds of good reviews, and you can see what people were reviewing when you look at them.

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