I may be completely mistaken with this so apologise now if im wrong......
I have a customer wanting to pay a deposit for a custom item and then pay the rest after the work has been completed.
Whilst i'm not mad keen to do this ( we've experienced too many people not paying - Not on Etsy i might add) I will do it if it helps the customer out.
Having said that i'm sure i read somewhere on these boards that taking deposits was against Etsys rules?
Does anyone know if thats the case???