In a discussion via Etsy convo, I have suggested that I am granted permission to sell these and therefore the items could be returned to me using the usual distance selling cooling off period, entitling them to a refund. I’m still waiting for Etsy’s response anyway since they have been contacted but it’s a definite option in my opinion. I know this is the “easy” get out, but hear me out 🙂
The designs are copyrighted illustrations, and there are 5 of them. I have been given sole permission to sell these, and just until the designs run out. I have 250 necklaces and 125 1″ charms being returned.
So here’s the plan, let me know what you think. On receipt of the items back in the UK, I issue the refund. I then chuck out the ones I always wasn’t happy with, and spruce up any others that need it. On 10th June I start a four day trade show and can run special offers at maybe £5-6 a necklace and some other options. If I can sell most of them over the course of the year by transferring the promotion over to my website after the show, then I have made the money back and made the rest of my wages back too, which I wouldn’t get just by hanging onto the deposit.
I wish I could show you the designs but I didn’t photograph them! D’oh. Anyway I have smaller pieces which I could make into earrings and bracelets and also I could make some of the bigger pieces into keyrings and reuse the ribbon cords the pendants are hanging on for my own stuff.
What do you think?