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Re: Is It Safe To Buy From Etsy

I have purchased things from Etsy and it's been fine.  I always check seller's reviews.

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Re: Is It Safe To Buy From Etsy

I trust Etsy far more than I do Ebay. I shop there all the time and all the shop owners I have dealt with have been super nice and accomodating.

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Re: Is It Safe To Buy From Etsy

I ordered some masks from a couple of different vendors the end of last week and I've already gotten them.  I use PayPal. 

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Re: Is It Safe To Buy From Etsy

I would just skip past those sellers that are out of the country. If you keep scrolling you will see many sellers in state. I have bought so many things over the years from Etsy and never had any problems. 

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I have bought from Etsy for years. ,one of my daughters has sold as well bought tons of stuff.  One of my granddaughter, the entrepreneur, was selling friendship bracelets  and anime' idrawimgs when she was 12!  She is second year of college now   It is like a home boutique.  There are 2.vemdors  I have bought dish towels from for the last 7 years.  They are still there!   That says a lot.  It does support home business, and many women small business.ventures.  I have bought designer vintage sunglasses, linens, vintage dishware, earrings, a couple antique items.  
I would trust them.  I do  look to see reviews on vendor, and how long they have been selling on Etsy.   

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Re: Is It Safe To Buy From Etsy

I have ordered from Etsy for many years without a problem.  I have ordered from the UK maybe one time.  It did take a while to receive the item.

 

When you search for three-ply face masks, look at the left hand column.  Scroll down and check U.S. Only.  When you decide on a mask read everything carefully, especially about delivery time.  Then read the reviews.  You shouldn't have a problem.

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Re: Is It Safe To Buy From Etsy


@wsmom wrote:

I ordered some masks from a couple of different vendors the end of last week and I've already gotten them.  I use PayPal. 


@wsmom could you share where you bought the masks from? I was scrolling through and a lot of them are trying to keep up with demand so they're not shipping right away. Also is there some way to only bring up vendors in the USA, I don't want to deal with foreign countries?

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@ValuSkr wrote:

Since you don't know if the seller has COVID-19, it's best to presume it's not safe.  On receiving your purchase, take care to discard the packaging, then launder or wipe-down.


@ValuSkr As you would from a package purchased anywhere online.

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Re: Is It Safe To Buy From Etsy

Yes, just wash them in soap and water and dryer, if applicable before you wear them and between wearings.  The virus has a very short life on cloth. 

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Re: Is It Safe To Buy From Etsy

I have ordered from Etsy for years and have only had 1 problem.  As far as the masks go, I think it is a shame that everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and selling them for so much money.  I live in western NY and in my town everyone is making them and giving them away to people who need them.  You can always look on you tube and see how to make them, even without a sewing machine.