I keep forgetting to update this detail, lol! Ok, so far, I know I am booked October 15th, 2011 at the Indian River High School Craft Bazaar and November 12th,2011, Fall Craft show sponsored by The Pilot Club of Chesapeake held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. I will be attending both shows with a fellow Artisan, Danielle, from Bent&Twisted. She does amazing wire work, she’s oh so talented!!!
Update on ArtFire: It’s slower going than I expected. The main reason is: Corrupted CSV files from Etsy. Nice. What should be a relatively easy process is a real trial at this point. Strange titles attached to beads I’ve never seen before. Guess I shouldn’t list those, lol. And to set the record straight: I have been asked by several curious people “What I did to get my Paypal account shutdown”. Ok, my Paypal account is not shutdown, closed or inactive. I made a choice to not use them. If any returns need to be made, they can be processed right back the same way you payed! No Fear, Peeps! I am not insolvent, by any means. I am trying to take a conscientious stand against a huge company that has absolutely no customer service or respect for an individual. My 14 year old child’s exact words keep ringing in my ears”OMG Mom, you can’t use the internet without Paypal”. I view that 2 ways; 1 is that Paypal is so dominant, that the younger generation thinks they are the ONLY way, and 2, how is that going to effect people as consumers eventually? I think in a not so good way, because it leaves us with no options AND is most likely the reason behind the lack of customer care. Quite frankly, they have been fine for me as a purchaser. No real issues, I suppose because I didn’t have any to address. As a seller, I found them extremely scary. Now that I am calm and more composed, I will explain. I had some questions last week and I called in. After almost 2 hours and 4 transfers, I finally got a “supervisor”. She gave 2 distinct answers to one question. Here is the final outcome: Paypal can, at any time, access ANY account you may have used in conjunction with your Paypal account, even if you have removed it from your account profile. So, let me put this in easy terms. 5 years ago, before I sold anything online, I made a very large purchase, and wanted to fund it straight from my bank account. I added the account, bought my item, payment cleared and I removed my bank account. Now, years later, as a seller, I have a bank account strictly for business purposes, which I have linked to Paypal, so they always feel they have access to my funds. Come to find out, they feel they have access to my primary account, even though I used it years ago, deleted it and really feel as though they have no right to ever touch that again. That doesn’t seem kosher. Read the Terms of Service for yourself. Now, the chances of that effecting me are slim to none. But the fact that it’s possible makes me nauseous. God forbid an error occurs, and they decide to withdraw funds and I bounce my mortgage payment.It’s just not really ethical, in my eyes. And the ease with which I was able to get a straight answer to that question showed me I would have a long wait in Hell to get resolution should I ever experience an issue. Paypal or PayMob?