An update…

17 Aug

Here is an update on shops that have been called out. One person owns all these shops under different names. They also changed the names after being called out here. Here is the update.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FakeGaugeOrganics?ref=seller_info_count

this shop has been called our here a number of times. They tried to shake it by changing their name to fakeguageorganics

The same owner had this shop removed, he was selling junk from China. He now is coming back selling the same earrings.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/blingGo?ref=search_shop_redirect

He has made his photos to look like other peoples photos. Blinggo was removed for a short time for violations.

This shop now has come back. It was organicdreams before, same owner

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TribalOrganics?ref=search_shop_redirect

Now look at Thaisaket, the same people with a different story. Look at their early
feedbacks, this was an earring seller.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/thaisaket/sold?page=72

http://www.etsy.com/shop/thaisaket/sold?page=71

this shop has been a reseller from the first day. He got smarter, went after other clothing sites by copying their styles and photos, all of which he buys in the local market.

He is not running a 50% sale and shipping DHL. Does that sound like a reseller?

Here is another site run by these people.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AnyonesFashion?ref=shop_sugg

Once again, goods you can buy on Ebay, websites, or just about anywhere. They are claiming they make these goods. They have 5 sites I am showing you, probably more, all with different names, ATM cards, that is how people expand. They are selling $365,000 a year or more, not to mention they screw up the market for honest people making stuff.
They should be gone yesterday.

SpaGoddess

14 Aug

WAnted to also point out this OBVIOUS reseller, SpaGoddess aka Angel Face Botanicals
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SpaGoddess?section_id=5364948
See this EXACT SAME THING here
http://www.showersteamers.com/

and even TADA! listed reseller!
“where to buy”
Angelfacebotanicals.com
who also sells them on amazon and TADA! ETSY!
http://www.showersteamers.com/category_s/1850.htm

InvitingMoments

9 Aug

Hmmm, Another Vista Print reseller like our friend PrettywithInkInvites? Amazing how those who sell stationery don’t know how to spell it. Nice feedback too.91 negatives & 100 neutrals!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/InvitingMoments

Same Scarf

8 Aug

A TON of people selling the same scarves:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/94819515/navy-blue-deep-teal-cotton-shawl-scarf

http://www.etsy.com/listing/103991938/on-sale-turquoise-blue-cotton?ga_search_query=blue

http://www.etsy.com/listing/101123934/teal-green-cotton-scarf-with-tassel-lace

http://www.etsy.com/listing/97277219/navy-blue-scarf-summer-scarf-cotton?ga_search_query=blue

TribalStyle

30 Jul

This company sells $200,000 in earrings a year on Etsy.

http://www.etsy.com/people/TribalStyle

Originally, their profile says they are a couple girls working in Ohio. In fact, this same company admits they are a corporation on Ebay, and on their website, they are a corporation looking for funding.

Check it out.

http://stores.ebay.com/Tribal-Organic-Hand-Carved-Jewelry
then check his website

http://www.coconutjewelry.com/

Now check the people in the photos. These are not their workers or artists, they have some kind of deal to get photos. In fact, most of the photos on Ebay are of the carvers wife.
They were on etsy before, but etsy made them remove the photos. There are no tribal earrings being made in Ohio. This company claims to have a warehouse in Calif?

One more thing, this company does many of the larger jewelry shows. This is an Afro American that owns the company, and brags that he got the idea to resell earrings from
traveling on holiday and selling people selling on the net while there are traveling.

So, what part of “I’m an artist does this fit into. This company should have their own callout page?

They also claim to be spreading love and light and be helping artists. Ya, they are helping them make slave labor money. Congrats for being a complete opportunist! Also, congrats to Etsy for keeping these people on Etsy for years so they can become rich! Where is the new media when you need them.

Don’t forget this show, you can go there and help this guy get more rich! Right?

http://www.lollapalooza.com/experience/green-street/

or at this show, big money at a music festival

http://www.lollapalooza.com/experience/green-street/

Don’t forget to check them out here too!

http://whatthefestival.com/marketplace/

here is what they say about themselves!

Our company is Called Coco Loco and we specialize in hand carved tribal style earrings made from organic materials. We use several types of hardwoods, coconut, bone, horn, shell, and tagua nut. All of our materials are either sustainably harvested or reclaimed and our company is certified green by Green America. We have been working directly with a group of master carvers in Indonesia for years and strive to not only sustain but better the lives of the artisans we work with. Our product is one of a kind in its quality and designs and would be a great addition to your festival.

Lets modify this. They have been reselling on Etsy for years and soaking up the money. Their product is also sold by just about everybody on Etsy. The same carvers need money to survive since they work for everybody. So, about the one of a kind part, I would have to say “Bah” to that!

What you get with this company is exploitation to over-ride real artists on Etsy. Plus they lead the pack of people re-selling earrings on etsy.

They are now being copied by another company in Ha that also orders from the same carvers and makes nothing! Look!

This is a guy that is on Ebay and has a shop in Ha. He was not doing too well on Ebay selling Fake Jade and earrings, so he decided to follow tribalstyle on Etsy. When he first arrived, he used the same photos he had on Ebay. Now he is trying to copy the look and feel of their photos to horn in on their Etsy business. He often lowballs people on prices hoping to do this. Look.

Look at his profile on Etsy.

About

Aloha to Anela’s jade

welcome to our store in Hilo , Hawaii
owned by Charles & XueMei Devine

My wife hand made many items from Jade and Pearls .

He is handmaking his items? Real jade only comes from Burma. Most of it is smuggled into China through Rulee, then cut into jewelry. I suspect he orders all his stuff from China and sells it as is.

Here he is on Ebay, and he took the name of somebody on Etsy.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/tribalshack

Or, we have to wonder if this is his second shop on Etsy? One in Ha and one in Fla?

If you go to this link here, it tells you all about anela’s jade on Ebay

Here he is today, he changed all his photos to look like tribalstyle!

http://stores.ebay.com/Anelas-Jade

SEE! He is a reseller, he has a retail store, he makes nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, why is this guy still on Etsy? He even copies the designs of Tribalstyle

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fake-gauge-Organic-White-Bone-Earrings-Split-gauge-/140803356363?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20c888b6cb

If you have some spare time, you should be bashing these vendor’s. You can see that there is so much money selling these earrings on etsy that people are fighting each other tooth and nail to get a piece of it!. Meanwhile, Etsy does nothing to clean this obvious market up!!!!!!!!!!

Industrial Trolly

30 Jul

The “industrial trolly” is everywhere: http://www.etsy.com/listing/103800583/industrial-trolly http://www.thebadencompany.com/products/industrial-trolley http://www.mixfurniture.com/Furniture_Printer_Friendly.cfm?productID=1121

Here’s their military tent bag: http://www.etsy.com/listing/104039647/vintage-military-tent-cloth-bag and here: http://www.show-room.dk/shop/postes-france-army-232p.html

And their Industrial Container Sideboard http://www.etsy.com/listing/103897240/industrial-container-sideboard
On ebay – identical but different color http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Industrial-Container-Sideboard-Metal-Storage-Cupboard-TV-Unit-Furniture-HP2-/330737244884#ht_2308wt_1297

bird branch lariat

17 Jul

Check out the wholesale jewelry “bird branch lariat” listed on etsy… I’ve reported listing after listing, but not a single listing or seller has been removed. Most shops are resellers, some with multiple shops connected, all reselling as well.

Wholesale: http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/475974123/Detailed_Bird_and_Branch_Silver_Lariat.html

What’s Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/89608384/silver-bird-in-a-branch-lariat
Read the description! “The ever popular bird in a branch necklace lariat ! These are all over Etsy and I couldn’t resist jumping on the bandwagon.”

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92097753/bird-and-branch-lariat-necklace-bird-and?ref=v1_other_1

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93332071/bird-and-branch-lariat-necklace?ref=v1_other_1

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93770896/lovely-bird-and-branch-lariat-necklace?ref=v1_other_1

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77534401/mini-modern-bird-and-a-branch-lariat?ref=v1_other_1
Description (lol) “I’m a bird nerd, can’t you tell from my shop logo? I’ve had these little birdies sitting around just waiting for me to make them into something awesome and voila” I assume making into something = pulling 1/100 out of the box from china.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67138308/bird-and-branch-lariat-necklace-branch?ga_search_query=lariat

There are way too many to list each one. http://www.etsy.com/search?q=bird%20branch%20lariat&order=most_relevant&view_type=gallery&ship_to=ZZ

And of course they are all made with real silver and gold. Please forgive me if these have been called out before.

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