I love Etsy. I obsessively look at it and all the pretty things you can buy.
However, I never buy things from Etsy. I have no idea why. I just don’t. I just like to look.
I’d been obsessively looking for a large cocktail ring. It is still something I’m dying to have more of but this led me to scour the pages of Etsy. I found one that I was absolutely in love with:
So big. So pretty.
It was $40 but each ring was “custom made”. You could choose to keep the ring in a copper finish or have the pretty “oxidized” look pictured above.
I went back and forth for a couple of weeks. I thought about this ring often (what a sad life I lead). Finally – I took the plunge. A friend convinced me that it was a sound purchase and I’d be supporting a crafter.
The seller couldn’t have been nicer. S/he responded quickly to my payment and within a week, I got a notice (with a tracking number – love that!) that the ring was being sent. I also received a note saying that s/he threw in “something extra” for me.
I was so excited to receive this package. It felt like Christmas.
But then I opened the box. And I looked at the ring that I was so happy to order. And it was not the ring pictured above.
The pictures don’t do it justice (and please ignore my scraggly finger nails). I looked at the ring and what I saw was a middle school project.
I don’t want to knock the seller especially since I’m looking at MY photos and the ring doesn’t look half bad. I guess the ring doesn’t translate well into reality. :-(
So I’m out $40 and own a ring that I won’t wear.
The “something extra” was a thin, silver band that I LOVE. Worth $40? Not so much. But I am wearing it all the time now.
Anywho – just felt like bitching to the blogosphere! Anyone ever order something disappointing from Etsy? What did you do?