NWR: Has anyone made a purchase off of Etsy??

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you ever made a purchase from Etsy.com?
    Yes, and I would again. : (66 votes)
    92 %
    Yes, and I would never again. : (2 votes)
    3 %
    No, but I'd like to. : (4 votes)
    6 %
    No, and I am firmly against online shopping. : (0 votes)
    Other (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6887 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    @VictoriaK1990:  I probably buy something off etsy at least once or twice a month. All of the sellers I have encountered are fantastic and even sometimes deposit 10% back into my paypal wallet for being a return costumer! I love etsy 😀

    Post # 4
    Member
    3722 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ve bought a TON of stuff from etsy. I’ve never had a problem with any of the sellers there.

    Post # 5
    Member
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    If the seller has sold a lot of things, and has a lot of positive feedback, you can trust them about 99%. They don’t want to ruin their good feedback! A lot of etsy sellers are SUPER nice, and willing to bend over backwards to make the customers happy. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Ii’ve bought several things from etsy. I had one issue where I ordered a personalized gown hanger and they made it and sent me the wrong color wood. I called the seller and she immediately sent me a new one!

    Post # 7
    Member
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    And remember, if you for any reason get screwed over, you always have the option to dispute it through paypal. I don’t think you have any reason to worry, though.

    Post # 8
    Member
    11740 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I buy stuff on Etsy all the time, and I’ve never had a problem.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1312 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I regularly purchase from Etsy and my husband is about to buy my new wedding band there! Of course we trust the process because we have an Etsy shop with almost 11,000 sales (mostly personalized hangers) so we know it’s legit if you do your  research on the shop first.

    Post # 11
    Member
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve purchased a lot from etsy also… a personalized wedding hanger, Oragami owl charms (so cheap!), customized drink holsters, everything has been amazing and I will definetly continue to purchase from etsy sellers! You should have nothing to worry about!

    Post # 12
    Member
    2421 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I had issues with shipping (they messed up and sent only 2 items and I ordered 4.  The issue was 3 of them were the same size and the packer didn’t realize and only shipped 1 of that size.) 

    The seller was fantastic. I was leaving to go overseas with them, so he rush shipped them to me in Canada (they came from the US, and the original order/shipping went to the US – we have a post box there, but I didn’t have time to get back to it before the trip.) He responded to my email to notify him of the mistake within an hour from his phone, and then followed up and figured out how it happened later that night from his computer. 

    I wouldn’t heistate to order from him (or anyone) again.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’ve never purchased anything very expensive from etsy, but everything I have purchased has turned out well. I love etsy! I always look at prior customer reviews and read what they write, especially if it’s the exact same item I’m purchasing. I am more inclined to buy something when other people say positive things about the items from the seller.

    The only issue I ever had was something a PP mentioned–shipping. USPS lost one of my items and it needed to be remade and shipped again.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2895 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Everything I have gotten off Etsy has been fantastic, but I would definatly read the seller’s rules before you buy.  I had one seller that refused to take returns, which I should have read before I ordered from them.  The purchase was pricy, and I had cold feat on it before it came.  When it got here, though, I LOVED it, and would not even think about returning it. 

    Also, reviews by prior customers are very helpful.  Don’t just look at the stars, look at what people say about it.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1312 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Funny story about Etsy – when we were planning our wedding I DIY’d everything, always been a bit of a “designer” type. My daughter said “You should list these things on Etsy!” and I was like, WHAT is an ETSY??? I had never heard of it. I said “Who buys wedding stuff online???” But I listed it. And thankfully, apparently, a lot of people do.

    Etsy rocks! Laughing

    Post # 16
    Member
    9253 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @VictoriaK1990:  I have bought a couple items off of Etsy and had a great experience each time.  I would definitely buy there again.  I agree about reading reviews, I always check those out first.

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