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This site needs more restrictions. I bought clothing off Thaisaket several months back, they lied about shipping from the USA, I needed the clothing for a gift. I left a negative, The shop owner was rude and threatening about me taking it back. They accused me of not liking Asians. Etsy didn't seem to care after I complained to them. They said I had to work...

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Etsy useless trust and safety team/admin

I have perfect feedback over three years at Etsy. I recently was in a transaction which ended in dishonest billing, fraud, extortion, and ongoing harrassment online. I have reached out to Etsy Trust every week for three weeks---and they send the same form Email every time. "we are looking into this matter but can't tell you anything". The Trust and Safety of every buyer is at stake from the shop I dealt with and Etsy has done nothing to move in on the seller to examine the hard, printable, paper evidence I have provided ETsy Admin. They do not answer phones, and they have nothing new to say. It's embarrassing.

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jackrip
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Aug 18, 2015 9:20 pm EDT

I was involved in a scam by a "store" (lespierevintage) in France. Person admitted repeatedly she found the only box laying around and put a 100 year old statue in said box, It rolled around over the big ocean and arrived to me in so many pieces it was a total disaster. When I told the seller I wanted a full refund they first agreed then changed their minds. They repeatedly admitted it was the only box they could find and they knew it was too big but they no longer had my money to refund me! Etsy "Trust and Safey" was a TRUE NIGHTMARE. Total crooks. I showed them pictures of the box with the item in it, took screen shots of the sellers admittance to the shotty packaging, and they still sided with the seller. They said all she had to do was provide proof she mailed it to me. That was it she was off the hook. THe only way to get my money back was to ship item back and spend 73.00 more bucks non refundable. INSANE. paypal didn't help me get all my money but got a good portion. I had to file complaint with my CC company. Bottom line here, trust and safety was a joke. They don't answer phones, take days to answer emails, side with crooked people. There are no code of ethics here people. I would LOVE to see this site shut down, I am closing my account and won't be back ever. Ebay is the way to go.

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harmonynme
Pelham, US
Mar 12, 2013 11:58 am EDT
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PLEASE other shop owners! This is happening to many of us! You must start to speak up! This company has a net worth of $600 million, and $950 million in sales. There's only one reason for their unethical practices - it's done on purpose.
no phone support
lack of reply or explanation
lack of warning
DO SOMETHING!
It happened to me, crippling my livelihood, within a week. Even the fine print is vague. REPORT WHAT THEY'VE DONE, and more importantly, if you ARE considering opening a shop on Etsy, HEED the warnings. Do your research. DON'T DO IT!

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There are random, unpredictable rules being applied, sometimes with dire consequences, creating an extremely tense and stressful atmosphere. A jealous competitor can report your items on whim causing admin to close your shop and ban you from the site without warning. There is rampant copyright infringement by handmade sellers going on all over the site but...

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Etsy avoid this website at all costs

The etsy website suckers people who cannot sell effectively on ebay by using the 'artists' ebay idea. They charge you small amounts to tell you they will advertise for you while showing you no proof.

If you violate their very vague TOS they will shut down your entire store, even if you have 100 items in the store and only one was in violation. They clarify all the vague nonsense in their poorly written TOS by informing you that they can shut down your store for ANY reason at their descretion. Any. Their words.

If they remove your storefront for ANY reason you will be responsible for all relisting fees and for all lost monies invested into advertisement and reclaiming your store is no easy task.

Example: if you sell 100 rings, and one of those violates TOS then they remove your entire store. In order to get it back you must email or call them and go through their process which is inept and tedious. Then you must actually ask them to return YOUR store as well as explain why you deserve it back, lol. I have to laugh at that I'm so so sorry. Then you must relist the other 99 rings, paying the etsy.com thieves twice for the item to list.

There is NO to LITTLE consumer security and every transaction is an at-risk transaction. Every single one.

Buyers and sellers have no idea they are placing their monies and lives into the hands of some people who cannot effectively maintain security on their site NOR handle the amount of artist traffic therefore not supplying promises regardless if consumers have PAID.

Overall...go back to eBay. At least, though overpriced, they are secure, professional and trustworthy.

...in my opinion.

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Port orange, US
Apr 07, 2022 1:30 pm EDT
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and yet, every person probably goes right back to selling there if it gets reinstated. So they keep on pulling this nonsense and destroying lives.

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Mary Ann Neglia
, US
Jul 27, 2016 11:20 am EDT

I have been an avid shopper of ETSY for some time now. NEVER had a problem with the vendors...until today.

My conversation with the CinLyn Boutique was NASTY, This person spoke to me as if I were a child..(I am 68). I was in the Fashion
Business for MANY MANY YEARS and would NEVER have addressed a customer in that way !

Please read the conversation and lget back to me with some type of resolve...Thank you

mneglia1948@hotmail.com

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Angela Britt
, US
Jul 02, 2016 1:51 am EDT

I am an avid online shopper and keep trying out various shopping sites. I ordered two items with etsy. The one which was delivered had little similarity with the one posted in the website and the second item never got delivered. I mailed both the seller and etsy but neither of them replied or refunded my payment. Very disappointing. I now have discovered another very good similar shopping site itshandicraft.com. I have bought a few things and am satisfied with the quality. Very affordable prices too.

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Etsy prior to etsy closing my store with no warning

I am a former seller on Etsy...very successful and longtime seller, I might add. I had 100% feedback from all of my customers! I went to check my messages one morning, only to discover my Etsy Shop was gone! I went into my email to see if I had missed something only to find a very generic message from Etsy stating they closed my shop. No reason included in this message! Prior to closing my store, I had received NO WARNING, NO COMPLAINTS & NO NEGATIVE FEEDBACK! I immediately emailed Etsy for explanation, waited over a week and received NO RESPONSE. I emailed again and it's been over TWO MONTHS AND ETSY STILL HAS NOT BOTHERED TO EXPLAIN WHY MY STORE WAS CLOSED!

Prior to Etsy Closing my store with no warning, I had been a very dedicated and hard working seller since 2009. I feel that I am at least owed an explanation! Additionally, I lost all of my sales records that I need for tax purposes, lost all contact information with current customers, lost all conversations needed to complete orders that had already been paid for and several sales that I was close to "sealing the deal!"

As an experienced online seller, I highly recommend sellers stay away from Etsy! They have turned into Ebay! Really Sad!

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THESE etsy SHOPS ARE NOTHING BUT HOBBY LOBBY CRAP FROM CHINA NOT VINTAGE OR HANDMADE PERIOD WHO ARE YOU KIDDING after etsy threatened to suspend our shop over one "offending" item that was miscategorized...and they leached off our over 2000 sales I had to point out a few chronic offenders we alerted them about several times and ways...they have done...

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Etsy lacking - customer service

I have a store on etsy which I have been running for the past 7 months. I have steady sales and pay all of my dues on time.

I recently set up my own website with a few extra photos posted online and a shopping page linked to etsy. I guess (not sure yet) that etsy didn't want to have a link to my own website which is pretty much like a flickr site on my own store and therefore deactivated my store. They claimed that they sent me an email notification before shutting down which I never received.

My account was deactivated on Saturday and I have emailed and convoed etsy staff numerous times over the weekend and today. Still haven't heard anything from them. I have lost a few sales and have now started looking for other online platforms to sell.

Etsy might be a great market place for the buyers and sellers, but their customer service sucks!

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Tambo Collection
Monsey, US
Feb 17, 2013 11:01 pm EST
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I agree. If you cannot afford a website go to www.storenvy.com you can build a website here. There is also artfire. Etsy is a joke.

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meetstoo
Lebanon, US
Aug 28, 2012 10:39 am EDT

I totally agree with this seller. Etsy is not a shopping platform. It is a fantasy site for immature programmers and their "professional" photographer and artist managers to create an image of artists playfully making money selling their wares. Etsy has no reasonable business sense and thus has no customer support for either the buyer or the seller. They do not understand the concept of buying and selling and worse yet, they do not understand the concept of online buying and selling. I had a successful shop (albeit very low volume next to my Amazon, my Ebay and my website shops) that was closed by the Integrity Department under false accusations from somebody claiming my items were not hand-made. After spending more than 5 hours responding to their requests for pictures of my shop, receipts of materials, patterns, me in action making my products, tools used, and raw materials...they closed my account anyway. The implication was that I was lying about my business and my listings. Needless to say, I have not received a reinstatement, a phone call, or an apology. The emails from their Integrity Department were rude, accusatory, and insulting. I really can't understand how Etsy will survive without a steady stream of outside money nor can I understand how they can survive without management, personnel and policy changes.

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Etsy Unprofessional Customer Service

I am totally unhappy with this company. I submitted an order and one of my items wasn't availalble so they just credited my credit card for that item but neglected to credit any of the shipping back to me. If I hadn't called and complained then they would have never credited any back. They sent me an telling me that my order had been shipped but failed to tell that one of my items wasn't available. On there website it says that the order may be delayed but they just shipped the rest of the order and wasn't able to substitute it with another item so now if I were to order again from them I would have to pay the full shipping. It is a total "RIP-OFF"! Then when I tried to call and complain they hung up on me 2 times. Isn't that a professional way to handle a consumer. I know I was upset with them but I tried to ask how much their standard shipping rate was and the Director couldn't tell me and hung up on me 2 times! I wouldn't not order from this company they are trying to cheat people!

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Etsy closed my account when I complained...

Etsy closed my account permanently when I complained about undeserved Negative Etsy Feedback from an Internet thief and scam artist (see Shalane Doucette, or [a/k/a] ‘Lanie Bulzachelli, ' and/or (Palace Cats) ‘palacecats, ’ PalaceCats, Inc., 7206 Jasmine Road, Fort Myers, Florida, USA). When I complained, they suspended my account for a month. I kept my Etsy Listing Fee bills current, even paying for the month my account was suspended. When I complained again, they disabled my account, closing it permanently. While researching Etsy's rules and regulations, I discovered that Etsy has gone from the "hand-made" only sales website to something that resembles Ebay, for resellers only, selling trinkets, and although these trinkets are "hand-made, " they are hand made in a China sweatshop on an assembly line. I was originally disappointed with Etsy, but there are many other Internet websites (NOT Ebay) that surpass Etsy's traffic volume, hits and sales! Internet websites such as 'Bidstart, ' "Zazzle, " "Froogle, " "Yahoo!" These websites promote your sales items better, get more traffic and hits and they are not unscrupulous, like, unfortunately Etsy has become!

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12:21 pm EDT

Etsy rip off

I bought a dress that looked really cute. The pictures were great and the description sounded wonderful... so I ordered this $65 dress. BOY WAS IT A RIP OFF! The thing did not look like the pictures. The material was not what was advertised, super cheap and poorly sewn. The back off the dress fell down to my waist, when it was supposed to cover your back, like the pictures show. This dealer MEimCRAZY was no help in getting a solution. She is out there selling crap product, so I gave a bad reveiw of the dress. She suggested I should wear it to a Katy Perry concert, but I COULD NOT WEAR THIS POORLY MADE CREATION ANYWHERE! It's no even fun to wear in the house. It's terrible. The seller then left ME bad feedback for telling them they made a crap dress. Etsy told me too bad. I deleted my account since I was totally ripped off and then this seller was just aweful to me and etsy said, "we don't care"

I will NOT buy from this site again. And I used to buy A LOT! I used to have 100% buyer rating... but this person ruined it and would not let me return the dress and they did not offer to fix it, probably because they have no actual skills. This dress costs probaly about 10 bucks to make and they put absoluely no time into making it. It arrived stuffed into a box, no folded or attempted folding, jsut balled up and stuffed into a box, with no notes on it. Then, I'm the one to get backfeed back? What a crap company!

I also had my own shop I was starting... no thank you now.

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Detroit, US
Jan 25, 2012 12:20 pm EST

Maybe you should have exercised a little more discretion in chosing the shop, I mean, come on her user ID is a dead giveaway. Maybe researching the dealer's other sales and reviews would have been a good idea before you bought the item.

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Etsy warning

This is a warning to anyone that may purchase a dress from Timeless Vixen Vintage on Etsy. DON'T DO IT. Seller does not fully disclose details associated with the dress it sells. It is very misleading when it comes to sizes and colors. Timeless Vixen does not give refunds only credits and then does not communicate with the buyer. I purchased a dress from TIMELESS VIXEN which stated that it had an inch inseem. Upon recieving the dress - sure there was an inch but it was frayed! The dress smelled old and was very dingy - nothing like the description the was given by TIMELESS VIXEN. I am out $330 and ETSY has done NOTHING to help! I will NEVER ORDER from ETSY again. It is a ripoff and so is TIMELESS VIXEN. I have sent messages to TIMELESS VIXEN VINTAGE many times asking even begging for either a dress in my size to buy or a refund - TIMELESS VIXEN does not even care to respond.

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Etsy they are allowing a company commit fraud

I puchased 3 items from Etsy, AKA, Bellachicdesigns, the items says: only 1 available. I purchased 3 different items that said that. The order # was sent through papal and conf. to ship. The money was extracted from my acc. I never received my merchandise. I had the biggest hassel with everybody. The items are still on there or were for sure when they(paypal) were, so call investigaing my dispute. Some investigating!

This liitle gal, called Leny, is using these items as bait and a ploy to get business and attract people to this aweful, *** site. Now, paypal did nothing to boot her out knowing fool well, she is committing fraud. I am so tired of all this on the net and as long as Paypal promotes this kind of behavior, it will only get worse. I did get my money back, but what about my time, my hassel and stress. I closed my acc. with paypal and will NEVER use the idiots again. Also, beware of Etsy Inc. Bellachicdesigns, its a joke, check it out! But, do not make a purchase, you will get it canceled and will not receive it! But, outside of the camoe items, I wanted, there is nothing worth having!

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Ella Conrad
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Feb 16, 2017 3:04 pm EST

Did it EVER occur to you that the item was sold out? ETSY sellers DO NOT control the checkout process. That would be a conflict of interest! They do not handle a customers money in anyway! If your transaction was canceled then it's because the item was sold-out. Things sell out unexpectedly, happens ALL THE TIME, TO BIG STORES AND LITTLE STORES. It's an ETSY shop, that makes handmade jewelry, they sell out of items all the time! Especially if they're made with limited materials or components. HANDMADE usually means few are made by hand not mass produced. But made in small batches; In business it's called QUALITY CONTROL.

What bait and catch, this post is truly funny! You're a complete ####, with no brain or sense; let alone logic. When orders are canceled your refunded immediately . IF it's such a fraud then why do they have thousands of sales? BELLA CHIC DESIGNS was established in the summer of 2008. The little gal you call, has kept it opened for 8yrs. Thats out of love, & Passion, for doing what she loves, despite rude individuals like yourself who have no concept of hard work and dedication or understanding of how hard it is to run your own business.

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Etsy ripped off and harrassed

I bought a $65 dress on Etsy from a seller MEimCRAZY. It LOOKED liked a cute cupcake dress, but turned out to be falsely advertised. The material used on the dress was probably $10 and was completely see through. She said I should wear it to a Katy Perry concert, instead of what I wanted to do with the dress. But the dress was so poorly put together and the material was so cheap that I could not wear it ANYWHERE! I left negative feedback for the dealer, because the dress was stiched bad. The top and bottom of the dress were fraying a lot. The back of the dress, which was supposed to cover your back fell down to my waist. I had other people try it on, speciafically the girl I bought it for, and it dod the same thing. It was not the wrong size, it was jsut make badly! After I left the seller the negative feedback, and they would not fix the dress or let me return the dress, they left ME bad feedback! Just for not accepting a product that was unsatisfactory, for $65! I contacted the Etsy support to complain about the dealer. I told both etsy and the dealer I would find away to get rid of the dress since they would not accept it back, I just wanted the seller to take off the negative comment she had made. The seller told me to f-off and the etsy support basically said they dont care. I will NEVER buy from etsy again and I hope more people complain about this MEimCRAZY person, because they have no talent and make hidious dresses. It makes me wonder if they even made the dress in the picture they are advertising, because it looked so drastically different and was so poorly made. Anyone that spends that much money on a dress should get more then that. And if etsy wants people to keep buying from them, they should really support their buyers more. I had a store on etsy too, but have since closed up shop, because I don't want to support people that do not care abut their customers.

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May 05, 2011 7:32 pm EDT

I buy on ebay all the time and have only had one problem, which was quickly resolved. Etsy just does not stand behind their buyers.

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Dawn Michelle
Bayshore, US
May 06, 2011 4:56 am EDT
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I find it too coincidental that on e-bay, with only 20 minutes left in the auction, somebody suddenly comes up and tops my bid every time! You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that these "bids" are coming from the sellers. When that happens, I let them win.

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Bayshore, US
May 05, 2011 7:00 pm EDT
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Auction sites are all the same --- Items are sold by private individuals, NOT the site itself. I have learned to avoid any auction site, especially e-bay.

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Etsy I will never shop there again

Etsy may benefit the vendor/seller but if you are a purchaser with a problem their "support team" only sends generated emails that go no where and to aggrivate you a little more sign it "Love The Etsy Team." I was wripped off by a seller and she closed her shop and it seems ETSY's support team is close minded when it comes to anything beyond making their site money. It has been week since my original complaint and I am waiting for a "real person" to finally get around to my issue. Goodbye ETSY - I will never shop there again!

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Pelham, US
Mar 12, 2013 12:05 pm EDT
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That's untrue. ETSY closes the seller's shop. Not the seller. What makes it unfair, is that it is then impossible for the seller to get into their own account to retrieve customer contact information, or even correct the problem.
Etsy shop owners experience the same poor customer service. No replies to their support team by emails, no phone support exists; and for a company that has a net worth of $600 million, and generates nearly a billion dollars in sales, this type of business practice is inexcusable.

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Etsy customer service

ordered a handmade product on line and paid by money order. After 1 month and many conversations contacted seller again to no avail...Still no refund no product...After 6 weeks she closed her stop with some bs excuse and never contacted me or refunded my money. Forget custoemr service...all you get is generated emails that never amount to anything other than aggrivation. I am out $30.00 and it doesn't seem that ETSY is too concered. There is basically NO customer service to answer your questions or help you. If you have a dishonest seller you ar e stuck and out the money you paid. I woudl never purchase anything from this web site again...too much aggravation and time spent chasing the seller and ANYONE from ETSY to actually resolve or respond to my problem..To bad ETSY...the concept of a handmade website was a great idea...your lack of customer service ruined it for all your sellers!

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Genevieve1
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Jun 03, 2011 7:59 pm EDT

While many of the sellers on Etsy are wonderful people, Etsy has no customer support. Very little customer protection. No controls on their sellers policies. They take no responsibility when something goes wrong. Hardly even answer you.

They even made my problem with a seller worse by telling the seller I turned them in for selling outside Etsy (they would lose their fee), even though I was just asking about what protection I had in this transaction. They used this information without my knowledge or permission. So bottom line, they have caused me alot of time, stress, and trouble, all by just looking out for their own bottom line.

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Lacy, US
May 10, 2012 2:02 am EDT

Ive been a buyer on Etsy for about three months. Then abruptly they deactivated my account without any notice or explaination. I have bought many items and have no way of tracking or communicating with the sellers. I have tried many times to contact Etsy customer service and no one will contact me nor give me a reason on why they chose to deactivate my account. I have paid asap for every item I have purchased and have read their terms and found nothing I have done that would warrent this action. The only thing I have come up with is they have something against military families :(

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As both a seller and consumer on etsy for the better part of 3 years, I can say with much experience that the vendors, for the most part, are reputable, hard working people who stand by their products. The products are, for the most part, as described and well made. The rub, however, is with the "etsy team", or management personnel. If you are a vendor be...

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We insured with shipsurance and paid for coverage. There was damage and our claim was over $10, 000 and even though we filed the claim on time, it was denied. Ariel schmorak is a thief and you should never use shipsurance/dsi ever. Looking at online boards, it seems that shipsurance scam is not a localized issue but it is something I have ready about in...

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Etsy Never receive product or refund

I ordered a custom item from Jamie through her etsy shop. I used alchemy (a way to request custom items and have sellers bid on it) and picked her to make my bag because she had great communication. Paid her upfront via Paypal. Then she sends me photos of the bag, and it looks nothing like the pattern she promised. Asked her to make a few changes, trying to give her the benefit, and never heard from her. Two weeks later, I ask for a refund since I've heard nothing from her. She gives me a story that her son has been in the hospital, please give her another day to finish and she'll ship out. I felt bad for her, so I did. Still nothing. No shipment, no email, nothing.

I finally filed a report with etsy and with paypal. After this she FINALLY responded to me that she'd give me a refund. She didn't. Paypal sided with me and told me that they couldn't refund the money because Jamie didn't have any in her paypal account for them to seize.

After several more attempts to contact her, she emails me with this:

"Can you PLEASE perform a chargeback and I will happily accept it so you can have your refund ASAP. My paypal acct is not verified and cannot send a refund. You can verify this info with paypal. Thank you and sorry for your inconvenience."

Now, this is also a lie about the paypal stuff. What is the truth is that she's scammed several other people who have also filed paypal complaints and her account has been suspended. A chargeback is just me disputing the charge on my credit card, and the card company eating the charge. Jamie still doesn't have to pay.

So still have heard nothing from her, and now her etsy account has been suspended.

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Dewey Varner
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Feb 11, 2024 7:55 am EST
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This seller is a scammer and is sending product to locations other then the address given to her by Etsy and PayPal! My watch was sent to California instead of my address in NY! This person is suddenly not responding to my request for a refund and I want my money back and them removed from selling on Etsy!

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Paul Kho
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Jan 28, 2024 7:19 am EST



Thank you for your interest in the Etsy affiliate program. At this time, we're looking to partner with content creators that will provide original content and personalized experiences around Etsy to their posts. We appreciate you taking the time to apply for Etsy’s Creator Co Program and wish you success with your growing business.

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Ruby Doherty
Jacksonville, US
Jan 14, 2024 10:16 am EST

Being elderly, handicapped, and not being able to resolve my issue at [protected]

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Mrs Nelson
West Lothian, GB
Nov 27, 2023 4:35 pm EST

Hi I ordered a brown scarf which is personalised with the name Mel on it that was couple weeks ago the other stuff has came but not the scarf price was about 21.94 could someone look into this please .

kind regards Mrs H Nelson

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Valerie Beuce
Louisville, US
Nov 04, 2023 11:59 pm EDT

Why is my account suspended please tell me how you reinstate please I don’t know this has happened on your part but please explain because I’m not understanding why this took place

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Oct 11, 2023 11:35 pm EDT
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I ordered parol from parolsofamerica and i received, but some pieces are broken order number [protected] i want to refund my money thank you for your cosideration can you provide me the informaton how i can return this parol

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Elizabeth Villarreal
Fort Worth, tx, US
Oct 01, 2023 2:19 am EDT

I placed an order with Jose on 9/18/23, for a Mexico charm on Monday, he sent a message to me saying due to his mother having Covid he couldn’t send the charm and would refund the money. I still haven received the money, and I keep trying to send h message and it says his account is closed. So what’s going on with my refund

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Amanda Beth Green
Hagerstown, US
Sep 23, 2023 7:16 am EDT
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hi, this is the 3rd or 4th month that you guys have taken money out of my account for the monthly bag yet ive never recieved even bag. can you please let me know what is going on? my email address is amandabeth312@gmail.com and my home address is 412 N. Locust ST. Hagerstown,MD 21740

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Jorge A__
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Aug 13, 2023 9:55 pm EDT
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That's it. Good luck if you as a seller have any problems, "support" will only give you automated responses.

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Jim3333
, US
Aug 08, 2023 8:56 am EDT
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Last week Etsy banned my wife's store and they also banned my shops and they say because we're connected. They literally suspended my shop without doing anything wrong.

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Overview of Etsy customer experience

Etsy, the popular online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, has been plagued with consumer complaints. Customers have reported issues with shipping delays, poor quality products, and unresponsive sellers. Many have also expressed frustration with the lack of customer support and difficulty in resolving disputes. Additionally, some buyers have reported receiving counterfeit items or items that were not as described in the listing. These issues have led to a decrease in trust and satisfaction among Etsy's customer base. As a result, many shoppers are now hesitant to make purchases on the platform.
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