Interesting! Hopefully this is good news. It makes me sad to think that the original mastermind behind Etsy will no longer be running the show, but I'm new to the site and there seems to have been a lot of unhappy sellers as of late, so I suppose it might be for the best. Thanks for the links!
I am a very happy seller and buyer on Etsy and am literally sick at the thought of what life without Rob will be like. I have never had nor seen one VALID complaint about Etsy.
I have not been following any of this as I put my Etsy shop on vacation mode while I went exclusive on the Ruby Lane/Plaza network, planning to reopen on Etsy with my handmade stuff and supplies. Have not been on the forums there in a long time, and all I ever see in the press is how Etsy sales are showing continuous increase and all seemed well............
So this news was kinda shocking to me!
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the way i see it is a bunch of cry babies gave the "investor" and the board enough of an excuse to dump on one of the only decent people left in business. really he could have sold us all out years ago. rather than take the money and run like Pierre Omidyar he put his money where his heart and mouth are.
I don't think he put HIS money where his mouth is
He took investors and sellers monies and put them wherever he thought it would do him good.
And yes I have seen some very valid complaints about etsy -from lack of proper search engine function to reseller issues and very discriminative enforcement of TOU
Edited to add : Forgot to mention the most important ones: Disregard of Privacy issues (big blow-up in March) and Data Retention by etsy - countless questions in forums with threads going 140 pgs and more and no communication from admin.
To me all these issues are very valid
thanks for the links.
I have your glass shop on Etsy already hearted.
Looking forward to having you back there with new stuff.
As far as the news, I am going to wait to see how this all shakes out.
I am hoping for the best, I have some things I would love to see implemented there.
Stay cool all.