(Closed) Would you feel safe using your credit/debit card on ETSY??

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I use Paypal, but I’d use a credit card over a debit card if you don’t already have a paypal account set up.

Post # 4
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

When you use a credit card, you are using PayPal….might as well create an account. 


Post # 5
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I set up my PayPal account with my credit card, not debit. So I just use that (:

Post # 6
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use etsy often using my card and have never had an issue.

Post # 7
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i believe etsy has some degree of buyer protection.

Post # 8
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve used paypal with my credit card. You have better protection with a credit card than a debit card, Usually if you get scammed with your debit card, there is little your bank can do to help you.

Post # 9
861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I bought my wedding dress, veil, and pearl bracelet on Etsy using PayPal. I’ve purchased many other things on that site and have never had an incident or problem when I used PayPal.

If you still feel unsafe, why not go to the store and purchase a pre-paid visa or gift card? 🙂

Post # 10
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have never had any problems at all usig etsy. I have purchased severak things off of that site. I use PayPal with my debit card linked to it. Never had any issues with money going awol etc

Post # 11
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have used my credit card and also paypal numerous times on Etsy and I’ve never had a problem. I have only purchased from sellers with great feedback, though.

Post # 12
8943 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Credit cards and paypal both have buyer protections.  I have bought online hundreds of times and yes I did have my info stolen but getting it back from the CC company was so much easier than dealing with being out the money in my bank account for weeks.

Post # 13
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yup! Repeatedly. Also, it’s 2012, get PayPal 🙂

Post # 14
1943 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve used my debit card on there before, wasn’t an issue… but I guess I’m not a very paranoid person.  I usually use paypal though, since a lot of sellers don’t take cards.

Post # 15
538 posts
Busy bee

You should create a Paypal account with your credit card anyways, since many websites use PayPal, it’s pretty convenient. If you don’t have the time to wait, I’d use the credit card, because you can dispute the charges much easier if there are any problems later on. 

Post # 16
1180 posts
Bumble bee

Never had any problem using my debit card on etsy.

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