I think I mentioned before how Natalie was going to be a player from A League of Their Own for Halloween.
I can't sew so I contacted someone on Etsy to make it.
She said no problem! I purchased this back in August. August 28th, to be exact.
On her shop, she said that she mailed off every purchase within 3 weeks.
3 weeks goes by and...nothing.
I ask the lady politely about it. She says, oh, the three weeks doesn't mean costumes. ???? But that I'd have the costume the week of October 6th.
But guess what? I never received the costume last week. No communication. I sent her one message and nothing. I sent her another. Nothing. I'm an easygoing person. If she had explained that something came up in her life and that the costume might be delayed until this week, I'd have understood. But she remained silent.
In the end I had to file with Paypal. I had enough of her nonsense.
I wished she would have let me know early on that she couldn't do the costume. I could have found someone else to do it. But she didn't and now it's too late.
You don't treat your buyers like that.
The thing is, she had all positive reviews. It's why I assumed I was safe purchasing from her.
I guess not.
I'm annoyed, because I have another lady making an A League of Their Own baseball jersey for Tommy. Tommy and Natalie were supposed to match. Now they can't. I even bought a shirt that says THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL. We were all supposed to match. And now because this lady doesn't want to do what she promised, it's all ruined.
Natalie does have a backup costume. I bought her the Elsa Coronation Dress a while back. It was actually meant for our trip to Disney World in March, but it'll have to do:
People of Etsy: make sure you communicate with those who give you money. If you aren't sure you can complete an order, don't accept the money. I had to tell Natalie that she doesn't get to match her brother. She was bummed, because I had been talking about her being this baseball player for over a month now. So this lady hurt a little girl's feelings with her behavior.
As a warning, I'm going to leave the woman's shop name. It appears to be closed now, so I imagine other people took issue with her behavior too. Or maybe Etsy suddenly had a lot of complaints. I don't know.
But do not buy from Stacie Lutes if she ever opens her shop again. You probably won't get your product.
I thank all the sane and responsible Etsy people that I have purchased from who have sent the items as promised. I love Etsy and will continue to shop there. But I will always warn my readers about the people who have no business being on there.
Just as I finished this post, the lady making Tommy's jersey said she was actually making size 7 League of their Own dresses. She says she can make one for Natalie. I had sent an e-mail asking if it were possible and it seems like everything might be okay. Fingers crossed that I get this package. I have high hopes! I'll update again in a future post.