recently I had an order where I needed to make a price adjustment and issued a refund to the buyer of four dollars. They recently contacted me and said that the refund went to a card they no longer have and that they bought the item with a different card. I don’t know what to tell them as I can’t see any kind of card information on my refund screen and this is the first time it’s ever happened to me and not sure if this happens sometimes any advice?
Tell them Etsy handles all the financial aspects of the sales, and they need to contact Etsy's customer care.
Tell them they need to contact their credit card company. Refunds would only go back to the card used with the original purchase. And be sure to tell them that Etsy uses a payment processor on your behalf, and you have no access to any of their financial information.
* Think about it - if it's a card they no longer have access to, HOW would they know the refund went there? Wouldn't they just tell you they never received their refund?
What A Likely Story said! Be sure to explain to customer that the seller never handles this other than putting in for the refund TO ETSY and Etsy makes the refund to whatever card the customer used for that purchase.
Good good great info here. I’ll let them know what steps they need to take. It does seem like a odd situation ha ha. Thanks everyone