- Thank you for the caution for on-line buying. I know that I've been
sucked into buying on Ebay without really thinking what I was bidding
on - quality wise that is - then warning articles come out in the
I appreciate you taking the time to educate us on this. I'm an impulse
buyer so this is great information.
I've bought from Allspunup.etsy.com amd have been very pleased. Her
rating is %100
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Katie "
> Karin, everybody,
> That was my same reaction when I first visited etsy.com, I thought
> looked like a wonderful idea, but after a few experiences with thesome
> website I thought I would pass along my stories so you would have
> foreknowledge of what might occur if you decide to buy or sellanything
> through Etsy. There are some wonderful hand made items availablefor
> knitters including wonderful homespun and hand dyed yarns, etc.,but be
> careful with a few things. Some sellers are not dependable orreliable
> and the shopping cart through paypal is also sometimes notdependable
> or reliable. If you are thinking of selling, there are moresellers
> than buyers and prices are very low relative to cost of materialand
> time spent making your items, so MOST sellers do this for a hobby.You
> can easily get a seller's permit that would allow you to purchaseyour
> supplies wholesale, but many distributors require very largeminimum
> orders for your first order, just something to keep in mind.Another
> thing to keep in mind, BE CAREFUL with personal information, you dostrange
> have to provide your own shipping address to a seller, so you might
> want to think about providing a work address. I've heard a few
> incidents at littlebirds.typepad.com.few
> I don't mean to say anything negative but just wanted to provide a
> tips for safe shopping. Due diligence is definitely important whenyou
> consider each buyer. If you run into a buyer that seems flaky, youcan
> report it to Etsy, but Etsy is made up of a few young kids thatdon't
> have alot of experience with running a business, so there isn'tmuch
> help available when things go wrong. Start out small, buy low costawesome,
> items, test out the experience first, and if things go well,
> but if something goes wrong, your risk is very low.
> --- In email@example.com, "loweosborn" <loweosborn@>
> > Learning new things every day about sites on the Web ! A fellow
> > knitter pointed this out to me
> > Etsy.com
> > "Your place to buy and sell all things handmade"
> > Just passing it on !
> > Have a Happy New Year !
> > Karin