(Closed) etsy prices are insane?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
4097 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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Nontra:  A lot of them are. Etsy is a wonderful way to shop, and I make a lot of purchases through that site, but not every shop is a bargain bin. You have to comparison shop just like you would in a retail store. As a side note- my ring is from DiamondAddiction on Etsy and Amy has really good prices compared to other sellers of similar items.

Post # 3
5622 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

The idea is that etsy items are handmade, so that would account for the high price tag.

But, sometimes things slip through the cracks and the items aren’t handmade/artisan.

Post # 4
2569 posts
Sugar bee

Shipping cost can be outrageous as well. 

Post # 5
8601 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I personally think it’s generally much cheaper than retail because the overhead is so low with no brick and mortars. A lot of the cheaper ones are just ordered from overseas, it’d be a stretch to call them handmade.

Post # 6
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it just depends on the shop. I have rings from MasterJeweler and EVS Designs and I found the pricing very good for the quality!

Post # 7
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You can find nice ones, I bought our bands on etsy for $110 for the set, handmade silver and I love them.  The sizing was perfect too. 

Post # 8
7225 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Provided their items are actually handmade (research research research, some people resell mass produced items and/or slightly alter them to make them “Etsy Legal” defined “handmade”) then their higher price makes sense — They’re not bulk making them like every other big box chain. They’re buying their own metals at non-bulk rates, same with all their stones therefore their prices will be higher and (essentially) their quality will be better.<br /><br /><br /><br />Etsy has gone downhill with a lot of their policies and people are not strictly enforced (not that they ever were) so people will likely be buying cheap settings from manufactrers and selling them at increased prices to make them “appear” handmade.

Post # 9
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Yes they are, I paid $5.35 per invitation through an etsy seller (not including envelopes) but I haven’t seen or found anything I like like the ones I saw on there, and they are absolutely gorg, and they are all handmade (did my research) and I got exactly what I wanted!!! But yes for a hefty price!!!! They will be coming in at the end of January. I do plan on getting other things from etsy as well, like most of my wedding decor/signage.

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Post # 10
1695 posts
Bumble bee

I’m always shocked by how expensive some e-rings are on Etsy. Especially considering a lot of the semi mounts are from China and are basically hollow.

Post # 11
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I purchased my wedding band from Etsy and the quality is incredible. If your truely getting a custom designed hand crafted piece, its well worth it. But do your research because not al etsy “designers” are created equal.

They may be a little more expensive then the brick and motar store but they are one of a kind hand made pieces….well some of them

Post # 12
1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think it depends on what shop you go to….and like others mentioned you are getting a handmade item and lots of time goes into it.  I’ve been happy in the past with the custom made stuff I’ve gotten from Etsy…some I think were a little over priced, but the quality and fact that it’s a one of a kind piece makes up for that.

It comes down to what you are willing to pay for something custom or one of a kind. 

Post # 13
3273 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

It really depends. Some use high quality materials and their own unique designs, and you pay a premium for that. Some things are overpriced for sure, but I will say this: you may not always get what you paid fr, but you very rarely get more than you pay for.

Post # 14
1333 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

The vintage pieces are incredibly well priced. I have found some amazing deals. 

Post # 15
512 posts
Busy bee

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Aquaria:  I agree! I love DiamondAddiction and I think she has the best prices for vintage pieces. To the OP: she doesn’t carry many bands though (last I checked). 

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