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Tue Dec 2 2008 21:22:45

Etsy Warns Deadbeat Sellers to Pay Up

By: Ina Steiner

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The normally warm-and-fuzzy Etsy marketplace for handmade goods sent a stern warning to sellers that it would soon begin sending overdue seller accounts to a collection agency. Etsy said it would send email reminders to sellers with overdue bills after its November close, and two weeks later, would start sending seller accounts 90 days past-due to a third-party collection agency. Sellers with a balance of less than $1 can breathe a sigh of relief - those accounts will not be sent to an agency.





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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Tue Dec 2 22:05:48 2008

Something ebay sellers should consider doing to non paying buyers on high end items. Too bad Lorrie Norrington's seller didn't do this ;-)

Why should deadbeat buyers get a pass on ebay when they won't pay for what they've bought?

This caveat would make a nice addition to that part of the product page specifying seller policies. Honest people would have nothing to fear, but the threat of a collection agency and credit bureau reporting for deadbeat buyers might discourage those bent on non payment.

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by: smartbuy

Wed Dec 3 00:21:06 2008

we UiMobile.com sellers high-end spy video recording camera watches. some buyers just don't pay the order they placed or didn't return our products after they file chargeback. we are planning to send them to collection agency.

Etsy Warns Deadbeat Sellers to Pay Up   Etsy Warns Deadbeat Sellers to Pay Up

by: tula

Wed Dec 3 01:17:03 2008

Can't say I blame them. They're like any other business who needs cash flow. Today I got a postcard from American Express with tips for managing business finances.  Included in this was one recommendation to push harder on collections. A business like Etsy has bills to pay, just like the rest of us and they can't do that if their customers aren't paying for the services they've received. Of all people, the sellers on Etsy should understand this.  Now if we can only get eBay's deadbeat buyers on board...

Etsy Warns Deadbeat Sellers to Pay Up   Etsy Warns Deadbeat Sellers to Pay Up

by: Dannon

Wed Dec 3 20:20:40 2008

@tula *Included in this was one recommendation to push harder on collections*

My mother had two different companies call her threatening about overdue bills that weren't even overdue yet. One was Countrywide Morgtgage trying to raise her mortgage by $66 saying her taxes went up. They actually went down and they knew it.

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by: John Paul

Fri Dec 5 12:54:24 2008

I have on avg. about 1 non-paying bidder every couple of weeks now on eBay so something has to be done especially since most of my items are consignment and it makes my business look bad.
On eBay radio (yawn) last week the hosts mentioned that big changes are in the works for this Non Paying Bidder problem next year.  We'll just have to wait and see because just about everything that eBay has done in the past year has had a bad response from most eBay users.

Etsy Warns Deadbeat Sellers to Pay Up   Etsy Warns Deadbeat Sellers to Pay Up

by: o.c.d.collectibles

Tue Dec 23 18:05:13 2008

Etsy is very kind, if this had been ebay and THEIR fees, they would deactivate the seller's account, isn't that correct? If Etsy lets their sellers remain on the site still selling, that is MORE than generous.

I wonder what Etsy does about the deadbeat BUYERS on their site. In fact, I would love to see a chart with the alternative sites reactions and policy enforcements to all deadbeat bidders/buyers. That would be an interesting comparison.



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