I adore shopping on Etsy. I love that my purchases support a person instead of going to a large corporation. We have gotten some absolutely adorable things on Etsy that aren’t available anywhere else. See also: my daughter in her must have “Lilo” dress for a movie that came out in 2002 and without any commercially available costumes.
(Image credit: Me. Dress credit: Mommaloha)
Often times, you can find lovely deals on Etsy and spend less than you would at a big box store. But other times, things on Etsy are more expensive. They aren’t made in bulk and are handmade and usually great quality. (We’ve only had one bad Etsy experience, even though I know they are out there. And mine involved someone taking my money and never sending my item. She ended up getting shut down because she apparently did it to a lot of people.) So here is my question. What is your “Etsy limit?” Will you only buy things that are cheaper than you can get them in regular stores or on Amazon? Do you only buy things on Etsy that you can’t find other places? Are you willing to spend a little more?
I’m usually willing to spend a little more on something on Etsy that I can get elsewhere, but not too much more. It depends on the item, of course, and often I buy things on Etsy that I can’t buy from a Target or a Walmart anyway.