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    • mmmmchocolate
    • By mmmmchocolate 9th Aug 18, 10:00 AM
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    Etsy - not as described!
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    • 9th Aug 18, 10:00 AM
    Etsy - not as described! 9th Aug 18 at 10:00 AM
    Does anyone know how the not as described process on Esty works?



    I've contacted the seller who has offered to refund the item cost only on return - leaving me out of pocket for initial postage and returns postage. I know that's not right, and I'd be confident dealing with it on ebay as I'm familiar with their processes - but will Etsy force the seller to pay for the return and refund the original postage?



    I haven't responded to the seller yet and I can't open a case for another couple of days -so just wondering if anyone knows how this might play out?
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 9th Aug 18, 10:26 AM
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    I am not familiar with the etsy policies, do they not have a FAQ or info about returns?

    However, regardless of their policies , within the UK you are entitled legally to return the item at sellers cost and get a full refund of the original monies paid. I can't see etsy going against UK legal requirements.
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    • mmmmchocolate
    • By mmmmchocolate 9th Aug 18, 11:36 AM
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    There's lots about how to raise a case and under what circumstances you can raise a case, but very little about what happens when you do - so thought it was worth asking on here! I know the legal position, I'm just not sure how Etsy might enforce it - particularly the "return at sellers cost" part - I suspect they don't force the seller to provide a prepaid label like Ebay do
    • martindow
    • By martindow 9th Aug 18, 12:23 PM
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    This page deals with refunds but does not specifically mention faulty items


    https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-gb/articles/115015440807-Refunds-Returns-and-Exchanges-for-Buyers


    How did you pay? Paypal and credit card companies have procedures for dealing with disputes and forcing refunds even if Etsy washes their hands of problems.
    • mmmmchocolate
    • By mmmmchocolate 9th Aug 18, 2:49 PM
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    Paid with paypal I'm not too worried about the refund part - I'm sure that'll be sorted out through Etsy / paypal. It's getting the seller to pay return postage - it's not going to cost a fortune to post, but it's the principle. If the item had been described correctly, I wouldn't have bought it!
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