My shop was billed and I didn't have anything in it for sale...They took items out of my shop after a certain time frame then billed me. I e-mailed them and told them I had nothing for sale right now and they "removed my account". now I have to start over...be careful!
You said you had items listed at one time - were they listed more than six months ago? The listings from Etsy beta expired in six months (I think? correct me if I'm wrong) and the ones listed in V2 expire after four months. When you listed, you incurred a listing fee (in beta, $0.10 per item) and whether that item sells or not, you'll have to pay it.
This day job business is cutting into my knitting time.
But I think I'm going to leave early to knit tomorrow (among other things).
I sent out a package of wristwarmers with a surprise inside for Banga . . . I'd rather have people talking about the wonderful surprises and nice people they've met through Etsy than the jerkwad dinguses they've accidentally given their money to. Etsy is a collective effort, and when one person takes it upon themselves to be a jerk, it reflects on all of us. Ditto, though, when one person does something above and beyond what they need to.
So, thank you to all of you who go the extra mile on Etsy
- whether it's making sure you wrap your items carefully for shipment, take extra time to sew straighter, stronger seams, put an extra coat of resin sealer on your work, or add a personal note to a package - you've helped my business, and many others.