Anybody else have experience selling on Etsy?

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Anybody else have experience selling on Etsy?

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Has anybody else ever tried to sell a phonograph or a related part on Etsy? I tried last week. Whoa! :shock: They took a lot of fees (which is standard these days, I know). But, I was really bothered by the fact they would not release my money to me for several days. First, they said it would be available to me on Nov. 10... then I checked and it is now going to be "available to me" on Nov. 15th.

In addition to this fact, they also told me that they would be holding up to 75% of the funds for 45 days since I was a "new seller."

What??? :x

Guess, I'll just stick with craigslist or facebook marketplace and deal direct with my buyers.... 8-)

We are living in challenging times.... LOL

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Re: Anybody else have experience selling on Etsy?

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Etsy is a steaming heap of hot garbage of a website.

I bought 3 Victor Talking Machine horns from a seller, who sent me only 2 as "someone else wanted the other one."

On the positive side, people do sell some neat patterns & stuff on there, and you can get some very nice 3d printings there.

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Re: Anybody else have experience selling on Etsy?

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VanEpsFan1914 wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:38 am Etsy is a steaming heap of hot garbage of a website.

I bought 3 Victor Talking Machine horns from a seller, who sent me only 2 as "someone else wanted the other one."

On the positive side, people do sell some neat patterns & stuff on there, and you can get some very nice 3d printings there.
They may be fine to buy from.... but, wow, being a "seller" has been a wild experience. I am in shock... :shock:
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