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I have always been pleased with my purchases from Etsy.

 

When I bought an American Girl doll for my GD, I purchased many pieces of clothing for “Bella,” as well as well-made furniture made in the USA for dolly.  I did go a bit crazy, I will admit, with the clothing!

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I have only ordered two things, that was few months ago.  I was very happy with my purchases and happy with the short time it took for me to receive them.  I ordered two handmade necklaces that are made by women in Kenya.  The necklaces are made out of colorful African print fabric, fastened with fasteners.  I never saw anything like them.  A Facebook friend was wearing one and I inquired about it and told me who to buy it from on Etsy.  I received my necklaces in about 3 weeks!  I thought it would take longer but it really is a small world.  

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@speedy girl. I have ordered 3 different things on Etsy from England. Each one arrived faster than my QVC packages do! I'm not kidding!
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@gidgetgh. I recently bought a Halloween bag from bagsbyapril. She has the best Halloween ones up! She has raised her prices on the bags and masks. (I had a coupon though for the Halloween one). Have you seen her winter woodland animals one? It's very cute and reminds me of the winter animal stamps that you preordered.
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I've only ordered from Etsy 3 times -- last spring right after the Covid lockdown started.  I received one of my items, but not the other 2.  (both from sellers within the USA)  The sellers took my money (as well as others' money), then closed their 'shops.'   I contacted Etsy directly and got my money back after Etsy confirmed that I had paid for items I'd never received.   The Etsy reps told me that both of those sellers had left the site and couldn't be found for follow-up.. 

 

I'm sure most of the Etsy sellers are reputable, but I don't plan to ever order from Etsy again.

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I'm a very long-term eBayer, both buying and selling, but tried Etsy for a textile art tool. It was vintage, described in detail as working, several photos, and being sold by a woman I knew by reputation in the field--a pro.

 

What I got was an unfunctional tool, basically broken and not fixable. Not cheap, either. I was not happy and returned it for a refund. That she would sell something she must have known was a paperweight really put me off Etsy, and while I've sometimes looked at things on there for price comparison purposes, I've never bought again and don't think I would. There's also a cutesy clubbish vibe that's not businesslike, and while others find that appealing, I don't. 

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@wagirl. Must you ruin a thread with your political jabs?
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Re: I'm new to Etsy

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I've purchased quite a few things from Etsy----never had a problem ---always pleased with my purchases and experienced fast delivery----(artwork, vintage Christmas items, unique greeting cards and many other items)....One vendor was from Canada....

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I’ve ordered some hard-to-find items there.  I ordered a no soliciting sign for our front door but wanted specific language which the vendor did, and it turned out beautifully.  I recently ordered headbands for large heads from a woman who makes them. Love them and I finally have pretty headbands that fit.  

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Re: I'm new to Etsy

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@Pearlee wrote:
@cotton4me. Gosh, you never struck me as having a "big head." 😁

@Pearlee 

 

Smiley LOL Lol.