Experience with Buying Off of Etsy?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by IphoneIssues, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    Hey all,

    I just started looking around that site today, after hearing a little about it, and wow...it's like the holy grail for leather watch straps. Anybody any experience with dealing with people on there? Is it as smooth a transition as Ebay or Amazon? Any sellers to stay away from?
  2. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2015
    I have bought a few items (not Apple related) off of Esty but that was a long time ago. I know on ebay and I think Amazon you have probably more protection should your purchase go south. Also they may offer more in the way of payment options. Esty does have unique items that you can't always find on the other two. I've seen a number of people mention buying bands off of Esty so sure they will see your thread.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I've bought stuff off Esty over the past 4-5 years. All smooth transactions with the exception of one and that really had to do with the seller mis-stating the size of something and asking me to pay to ship it back to fix and pay to ship it to me once more. Either way, I find that place to be easy enough to buy from and I wouldn't really hesitate on purchasing something like a watch band from there either.
  4. batristain macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2014
    I've gotten a few cases for my iPads from Etsy....nice quality but there's a 2 week turn around time for delivery. That's the only con

  5. waxlabo macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2014
    It is somewhat like eBay and the experience will depend on the seller. I did order straps from Vietnam on Etsy and they promised free express shipping for 2 or more purchases. I actually got my band in about 2 days after I completed the transaction.
  6. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    That actually varies per shop, and per item.

    In my shop (not Apple stuff), some items I have done and they have a 3-5 day ship, if I have to make it when you order it might have a 1-2 week timeline. Since everything is SUPPOSED to be handmade, it is understandable for the lead time.

    In general I've not heard complaints about the complaint process if anyone has to file, I have no experience with that myself.
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I've gotten a bunch of things from Etsy sellers; purses, gloves, earrings, watch straps. Never a problem. Shipping depends on the seller and his/her location.
  8. Qqueenie macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    I love etsy. I got a beautiful strap from Arrow & Board using Etsy and it was a smooth transaction.
  9. 1madman1 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2013
    Richmond, BC, Canada
    I've purchased a variety of "handmade" goods through there, process is very similar to eBay.
  10. tardman91 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    I've had nothing but good experiences with buying this off of Easy. Never anything Apple related, but always got quality stuff and great communication from all of the sellers I've dealt with. Just check the feedback before settling on one.
  11. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    Well, so far so good. Dealt with an American seller and things turned out okay. Someone else here did the same thing, but unfortunately the seller had a problem responding to emails.

    Wondering if communication would be more of an issue with these international sellers.
  12. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Windermere, FL
    I buy and sell on Etsy all the time and have never had an problem. most of my transactions have been with US sellers but the few I've had with international sellers have been easy and without issues.
  13. arrowandboard macrumors newbie


    Apr 6, 2016
    Austin, Texas
    Thanks for the kind words! We love using Etsy as our store in addition to our main site.

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