- 9 years ago
- Wedding: November 2009
I know a lot of bees use etsy and I myself discovered it a couple months ago in the middle of wedding planning. I have since purchased several things on etsy, many of them custom orders, but my experiences so far have run the gamut from great to downright frustrating.
Things I love about etsy: Being able to find truly unique items, finding some of those unique items at really great prices, purchasing from and supporting the little guy who is just trying to sell the stuff she or he loves to make.
Things I don’t love: items that look great in the online photos and not so great when they show up at my door – I ordered one thing that looked like a 10 year old made it (and I’m not trying to be snarky – many other people thought a 10 year old made it). Shipping issues, that admittedly are more the postal service’s fault, but are enhanced by the fact that there’s no larger company to help me track down lost packages. And last but not least, dealing with the little guy who doesn’t always have the best customer service skills. More than once I’ve found myself having to stay on top of etsy vendors and I swear, I’m not the type of person to check in every other day asking where my stuff is. On more than one occasion, i’ve had to check in after weeks of not hearing from the vendor.
Don’t get me wrong – i’ve gotten some stuff I’ve loved and with very little hassle, but I’m not sure if after the wedding I will continue to shop there because of other experiences.
So, anyone else have similar etsy experiences?