Lie to your ETSY vendor

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@DarthBetty:  I’ve only ordered craft supplies from etsy and I’ve never had a problem.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

O.o

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Fudging your date with your dress shop is not a bad idea either.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@DarthBetty:  I guess it just depends on what you’re comfortable purchasing online.  I personally wouldn’t want to purchase a dress or rings that I couldn’t see in person, especially since returns/repairs are much more easily accomplished with brick and mortar stores.  I can understand why getting something custom could be much more of a crap shoot though, with craft supplies it’s just someone in a warehouse shipping out items.  Plus, things like custom cake toppers are crazy expensive on Etsy, so I’d have a hard time making that purchase.  Hopefully your etsy vendors will get your items to you, not sure what etsy’s policy is if they don’t.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yikes! Where did you order your robes from. I ordered from a seller that also sells on etsy and am having similar issues!!!! Hope it’s not the same one! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I personally disagree with lying on a moral level. Just be smart and read vendor reviews before doing business with them. As long as you pick a shop that has positive feedback, you should be fine. Also, let’s not forget it is also the buyer’s responsibility to order the item in a timely manner. Don’t forget that it can often take weeks to create a custom product, if not longer. Ordering with enough time to spare saves both the shop and the bride a huge headache.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Ugggghhhhh wish I could do this with my frickin’ invitation Etsy vendor! Unfortunately, my wedding date is, obviously, on the invitations.

Her Etsy page says 2 weeks for production and delivery. It’s been over THREE MONTHS since I approved the proofs and when I get in touch with her, she keeps putting me off by saying that I have plenty of time until my wedding. Well, true, but I ordered them early for a reason!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@howsweetitis:  I had this exact same issue with my invitation vendor! I got my invitations about a month later than she promised, according to her “timeline”.  She responded right away…until she had my money.  It would take a week or more for her to respond to an email. At one point she was MIA for a month.  I send emails once a week asking for updates and finally, at the one month mark, told her I’d have to fine a claim if I didin’t hear from her.  Whattttdooyaknow? The next day I get a response.  She claimed she wasn’t getting my emails bc she was in the hospital and her asssistant didn’t tell her.  Was it true? maybe.  Was it professional? no way.

So- yes – lying is considered morally wrong, yes, you should read the reviews (thoroughly) and, yes, please make sure you read each vendor’s timelines and order things accordingly.  However, Etsy vendors are not always honest or prompt (some totally are!), so I don’t see anything wrong with telling them a small lie once in a while to ensure your product arrives when it should.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@DarthBetty:  Glad to hear your dress worked out, and it sounds like you saved yourself quite a bit of money.  I guess wedding dresses are just like everything else in life: good, fast, or cheap (you can pick 2 out of the 3 lol).  I ended up making my own cake topper because I was quoted $300+ for what I wanted.  The original topper I fell in love with was listed at $595….that’s more than my entire cake.  Here’s what a $600 cake topper looks like

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