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post #11 of Old 12-16-2015, 08:40 PM
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Hey Terry, congrats on your first sale at Etsy! Who cares if it's someone you know, a sale is a sale.
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post #12 of Old 12-19-2015, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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I don't think I'm going to use Etsy ever again. I made the sale on 12/16/15. The customer paid instantly. I shipped the painting the same day and marked it so on the Etsy account. Yet my payment will not be available until 12/21/15. That is where Etsy is making extra money. Holding funds and playing games with it (not literally). For it to take 5 days after getting the money is ridiculous.



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post #13 of Old 12-19-2015, 12:34 PM
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Waiting 5 days to get your money is not that bad.
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Waiting 5 days to get your money is not that bad.
Say What? The buyer paid on 12/16 by credit card. I would not mind if the buyer waited a bit, but there is no reason other than greed for the Company Etsy to hold onto my money. Now PayPal says it could take as long as 3 days and I'm OK with that because it is covering their liability if there is some delay in processing. In reality PayPal has been getting it into my bank the very next day.



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On POD sites you need to wait over a month to get your money, and that's only if it reaches the designated threshold for a payout. I realize it's not exactly the same thing since the artist doesn't actually ship any artwork to the customer, but still the POD makes its profit right away while the artist needs to wait.
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post #16 of Old 12-19-2015, 06:29 PM
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My brother-in-laws girlfriend did some art work for General Motors, it took her 18 months to get paid. Are you going to miss a mortgage payment because of it Terry? I wouldn't worry about it as long as they don't stiff you.

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post #17 of Old 12-19-2015, 08:34 PM
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Hmmm even if you sell in a gallery you will have to wait more than that to get paid.I get paid after 30 days for ex.They(my gallery) want to make sure everything is ok and the customer is happy and the check is valid or whatever...stuff like that.5 days is nothing believe me...I don't think anyone will pay you straight away after you sold something...what if the customer receives a broken item?or is not happy with what he/she bought?(happened to me several times lol) or what IF the check he paid the site or gallery has no covereage?or the credit card is stolen?(happened to several friends of mine)
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