New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby Grok » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:57 pm

STEVIE wrote:The other pity is that it really makes it more difficult not to be cynical about similar ventures.
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Unforetunately. :cry:
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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby beachlion » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:34 pm

Is the difference between their advertising (100% polyesther) and the label (95% polyesther and 5% spandex) not enough to send it back and get a refund? In my book this is lying.
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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby Fred in Skirts » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:49 pm

The only thing that one should know is:

BUYER BEWARE!!

All else is crying over lost money, I do not do business with Etsy at all...
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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby STEVIE » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:01 pm

In fairness, I have done some buying on Etsy with no problem.
However, that was not for clothing and it was UK based sellers.
In the UK the fabric specification may very well have been in breach of the Trade Descriptions Act but as I said US law is beyond me.
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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby r.m.anderson » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:23 pm

Freedomforall wrote:So I am attaching links for pictures of the skirt. The material has a very athletic feel to it. It lies nothing like the skirt pictured on Etsy.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/158619975@N04/4sCy3w
Here is the inside so you can see the stretchy type material it is made of.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/158619975 ... ateposted/
I am also attaching the link to the item.
https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1606695378


Sadly can't view these - don't have a flickr account AND NOT GOING TO GET ONE !
The etsy transaction can't view that one either - gotta login to view - nuts I am not there to buy or sell !
What part of LOOKING FREE do you not understand - I am just visiting ?
And a lot of stuff my browser is set to capture the ads - NO I am not interested in viewing the ads - Just the factual material elements.

Regarding that athletic feel probably a nylon spandex composite (maybe aka elastane or other trade name).

It is amazing how garments can be made seamlessly - think of a body suit with what appears to be no way into or out of it like it was
simply painted over the skin (search - zentai suits very stretchy very sheer)
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby crfriend » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:02 pm

Hi FFA,

The second "flickr" link informs me that I need to log in -- which is impossible.

As far as the external texture goes, that can be done by various techniques including wire-brushing to achieve a "suede-like" appearance.

On the hanger, the thing looks pretty lifeless. You might put a post (perhaps temporary) in Pics and Looks of it on so we can get a proper indication of what went wrong, although there's nothing we can do about the colour.
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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby Freedomforall » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:05 am

beachlion wrote:Is the difference between their advertising (100% polyesther) and the label (95% polyesther and 5% spandex) not enough to send it back and get a refund? In my book this is lying.

I totally agree and pointed that out to the seller Her response was the spandex was there for my convenience. I am not quite sure what that means.
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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby r.m.anderson » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:21 am

Freedomforall wrote:
beachlion wrote:Is the difference between their advertising (100% polyesther) and the label (95% polyesther and 5% spandex) not enough to send it back and get a refund? In my book this is lying.

I totally agree and pointed that out to the seller Her response was the spandex was there for my convenience. I am not quite sure what that means.


What spandex means is the garment is suitable for multiple sizes plus or minus a few centimeters/couple of inches from the intended size.
This even though the garment is already fitted for the labeled posted size. A cousin to one size fits all ! LOL !

Now with truth in labeling I have something else I would like to sell you - cash is preferred - no credit card terms and conditions.

With etsy the customer service refund act is not as enforceable and generous as that of eBay and PayPal - in any event you are free to critic your
purchase and to warn others of lacking customer service parameters - "wake up sellers" !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby Freedomforall » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:55 am

Grok wrote:Looks like urbanprairiegirl offers a couple unisex patchwork skirts.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/urbanprairiegirl

That is one of my dream skirts. I spoke with her and she is very supportive of men wearing skirts.
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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby Freedomforall » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:06 am

r.m.anderson wrote:
Freedomforall wrote:
beachlion wrote:Is the difference between their advertising (100% polyesther) and the label (95% polyesther and 5% spandex) not enough to send it back and get a refund? In my book this is lying.

I totally agree and pointed that out to the seller Her response was the spandex was there for my convenience. I am not quite sure what that means.


What spandex means is the garment is suitable for multiple sizes plus or minus a few centimeters/couple of inches from the intended size.
This even though the garment is already fitted for the labeled posted size. A cousin to one size fits all ! LOL !

Now with truth in labeling I have something else I would like to sell you - cash is preferred - no credit card terms and conditions.

With etsy the customer service refund act is not as enforceable and generous as that of eBay and PayPal - in any event you are free to critic your
purchase and to warn others of lacking customer service parameters - "wake up sellers" !



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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby Freedomforall » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:13 am

The skirt I received does not even look like the skirt on Etsy.
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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby r.m.anderson » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:47 am

Freedomforall wrote:The skirt I received does not even look like the skirt on Etsy.


It sure doesn't !
This is not a skaters skirt - but a simple mini-skirt with a lining.
Has a nice drape rather floaty - and no where near the A-line wide hem.
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: New Etsy shop with unisex skirts

Postby dillon » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:27 pm

r.m.anderson wrote:
Freedomforall wrote:The skirt I received does not even look like the skirt on Etsy.


It sure doesn't !
This is not a skaters skirt - but a simple mini-skirt with a lining.
Has a nice drape rather floaty - and no where near the A-line wide hem.


Same with skirts on eBay. A search of “skater skirts” produces anything and everything. Especially from those Chinese eBay stores. You’d have to be a damn fool to trust their description and sizes. It’s like they call an item by every vaguely related term they can find, hoping people will look. If Trump wants to slow imports, he should forget tariffs and develop official US sizing standards, then require every imported garment to comply with them or be rejected. Of course it might affect his own line of foreign suit imports. Or his daughter’s line of clothing.
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