(Closed) WEDDING RING FROM ESTY IS IT RISKY?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

1. Please turn off the caps locks

2. What seller on etsy is this from? We can’t give you an idea on their reliability without that info.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yes, please turn off the caps lock. It hurts my eyes. Do you mean you want to buy from a seller on Etsy?

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I got my wedding band off a seller on etsy and it all went wonderfully. However, it’s all about the individual seller and not etsy itself. I’ve heard horror stories of low quality and sellers unexpectedly closing shop, so I made sure the shop I bought from had lots of positive reviews, had been featured in magazines not related to etsy, and communicated well before I shelled out all that $$.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I think it’s only risky if there’s no return policy. Whatever you buy, get it checked out by a local jeweler to confirm your rings specs.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I got my band off etsy too and i love it~

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I’ve ordered a couple of things from Etsy, but was nevery happy with what I got. Either the pictures/description were not accurate, or the seller was a huge pain. Obviously, though, other people have good experiences, so it might still work out for you. I would check the seller’s return policy and make sure it’s reasonable and that there are no restocking fees or anything.

Also, I’ve noticed Etsy deletes bad reviews, so if a seller has a lot of reviews mostly rated four or five stars, keep in mind the bad ones were probably deleted. For instance, I was looking at a shop one time and saw a negative review. When I checked their reviews later that same day to do more research, it had been deleted. I also wrote an honest negative review for something I ordered, and it was deleted. Etsy said I violated their terms when I emailed asking why. I looked at their terms and didn’t understand how my review could be a problem, so I asked what part of my review violated them, and they wouldn’t answer.

I’m not saying don’t buy from them; I’m just saying do your research and be careful! The ring looks really pretty.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I would tread very carefully with Etsy. Personally, I would not want to make such an important purchase as an ering or wedding ring on Etsy. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

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thegrandinquisitor:  Just commenting to say gross, I had no idea Etsy would be so sketchy as to delete bad reviews. I know some sites, like Yelp, sometimes filter some of the bad reviews if they’re not “helpful,” but they also do that with 4- and 5-star reviews, so fair enough. Deleting them altogether is a completely different game.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

 

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FantasticFawn:  I’ve noticed stuff like this with Etsy recently, too. I used to purchase from then here and there, and luckily I didn’t have issues with the end product (but did deal with a seller who comminicated very poorly). I feel less safe purchasing through Etsy in the past year or so. I would feel especially hesitant buying jewelry. Etsy is billed as being a marketplace for artisans to sell their produc, but there is a hell of a lot of marked up reselling of cheap products going on.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

We have ordered two engagement rings from etsy. First seller, the quality was terrible. They gave us a full refund a month after the return policy because there wasn’t anyting they could do to fix the issues we had. The quality issue was surprising because she is very popular with the bees. Plus, had great reviews. I guess we were “lucky” that we had a diamond pop out a week into wearing it because that forced an inspection of the ring. 

The problem with etsy is that all reviews are recent. Meaning, of course the ring looks great in the box. But you want to know how it’s held up over the course of time. 

Second seller,  Sundari Gem, I’m thrilled with. 

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

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danielle.mccormick.92:  Look at the reviews.  I’ve gotten very nice things from people before on there but I’ve always contacted the seller to get an idea of how they were first and from that (and the reviews) I made the decision to work with them or not.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

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MrsAL2012:  unnecessary to be so rude, I’m sure the caps lock was unintentional, or even if it wasn’t you really aren’t helping anyone by commenting on it :/ 

 

 

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danielle.mccormick.92:  I would never buy something worth more than 10 bucks site unseen

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