(Closed) finally understand the ETSY appeal

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That is BEAUTIFUL!!! Which seller did you get it from?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i heart etsy!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Great find!  I’ve yet to make a purchase from Etsy but I’m getting there!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I still don’t understand the appeal. But I loves my eBay!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love Etsy! I can totally lose track of time searching through all the wonderful items!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Thats a great bag! Nice find XD

For me, the appeal of Etsy is: I am getting a great quality product for less than I would spend in a store on something made of lesser quality and most likely made in a sweatshop in China or Malaysia or something. I love the fact that I am paying the maker directly for their work. The material that is used in the products I have bought has been of the highest quality. If I bought similar quality in a store it would cost me 3 to 4 times as much money. And because the quality is so superior, a handbag I buy on Etsy for $30 will last me 10x longer than a $10 one I buy at Walmart.

I fully support buying closer to home. I actively seek out products that are made in the US or Canada, both online and in real life. These days its so hard to find something that doesn’t have “Made in China” stamped on the bottom. For this reason I LOVE Etsy. I realize that some of the material used may not be domestic, but at least I am doing a little bit to keep some money within the US. We need producers and consumers in our country, not just consumers. I want to support and encourage the producers.

The customer service and entire buying experience can’t be beat with Etsy, in my opinion. You converse directly with the producer of the product you’re buying, and more often than not, can customize your order. I just can’t recommend the site enough, I will be using it from now on for probably ALL of the gifts and products that I buy. If it can be found there, I am going to buy it there!

I bought all my BM’s handbags from Charm Design. I just LOVE them, they are so cute and I can’t wait to give them to my girls and tell them they were hand made by someone in California!

Right now I am obsessing over this bathing suit. I want it so bad, and its the same price you’d pay at Bikini Village for some generic bikini. This thing is custom made to your body measuements! I have pretty much decided I am going to get it! Sorry for the LONG post, I just love Etsy too much.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ah!  I totally LOVE etsy!  I’m doing all sorts of things from there for my wedding.  I’ve found some gorgeous paper flowers (paperplatypus), probably my invitations , my jewelry, as well as my BM’s jewelry.  Seriously, I can’t recommend Bumbershoot Design any more – she’s been so awesome to work with, offering wedding congratulations right and left, and decorating gift boxes with my wedding colors (she offered!).  Actually, everyone has been great to work with – much better than any department store could be, because of the personalization of it all.  I love being able to request tiny changes to items, in order to make them perfect.  (Yes, I’m a control freak.)  🙂

 

Anyhow, that’s enough gushing.  Etsy can be overwhelming because of the sheer volume of stuff on there, but I’ve used sites like etsywedding to help sift through some of it.  Also, I think that martha stewart is starting/started an “etsy favorites” section? 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Rocktsrgn: Your invites are so PRETTY!!! I love those! Its our colors (yellow orange red) too.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I love Etsy!  When I am deciding between 2 sellers for an item, I always look at the seller’s profile to help make a decision.  I know it might seem like a silly way to make a decision, but I love supporting stay-at-home moms!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wow, I’ve literally purchased 99% of my wedding goods from Etsy, and I’ve never had a better buying experince. I find that eBay can be a bit shady. I like the community aspect of Etsy more, as well as the homemade/vintage appeal. Going on there later today to find some wedding earrings. 🙂  

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Honey Beekeeper

I’ve always been overwhelmed by Etsy too, but I am glad you had such a good experience. Maybe planning my wedding will help me understand Etsy too!

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