Have been an Etsy seller for approx. two years.
They are an unbelievable lot! All they do is monitor your site. Have read they spend 80% of their budget policing sellers - and believe me they do! What's okay to sell one day isn't okay the next (had to deactivate over 200 items).
So, in the spirit of cooperation, was in the process of reusing the ads with different products. Now, they changed dates on my deactivated ads and made them expired - without crediting my account -and I paid for those 200 ads! They just shut down your store when ever they want, don't answer you emails for days...
I find their behavior ridiculous and really hard to work with! Obviously they are not interested in retaining active sellers.
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