When a listing expired, there was no way to edit it before renewing. We know this frustrated many sellers who wanted to update their listing and make sure it was perfect before renewing.
I'm happy to report this is no longer the case. We just released the ability to edit expired listings before you renew them.
If you have questions, please post in this thread:http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6661148