Archive | April, 2009

Reader Email- Annoying Mistagging.. Vegan Soap

30 Apr

This reader is annoyed that these shops tag goat’s milk soap as vegan.

Storybookfarm
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23853709
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23847954

Sherrisscentsandsoys
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24397550
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21108920

Annoying Mistagging- Apron/Dress

29 Apr

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Unless you are a VERY free spirited woman, no one will wear an apron as a dress.
These shops (just a sample, there are way to many of them) beg to differ..boo to you!

*TheRedDolly Pink retro polka dot apron
*LulaDahl Poppy Dot Half Apron (it’s cute but not a dress honey)
*tinderdesigns The HOLLYWOOD HOSTESS Apron – Designer Fabric Romantic Vine
*amyquarry Pink Domestic Diva Full Apron
*FrenziedArtists Brenda Apron

Want to have a post about an annoying mistagging? Send me an email with your picks: etsycallout@hotmail.com

Peruvian Imports from Georgia?

26 Apr

Reader Gern commented:

We’ve been reporting this seller Cholosoy for a while:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5334328

All Peruvian imports.
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What I find interesting is the straight up cut and paste from these 2 Peruvian Clothing sites in their item descriptions.
http://www.alpacav.com/product_info/Chullo/ch-v529/index.html
http://www.gallerytextiles.com/alpacainfo.html

EDITED TO ADD:
A reader found them here:

http://www.alpacanation.com/alpaca-products/03_viewproduct_store.asp?name=110731

http://www.alpacanation.com/alpaca-products/03_viewproduct_store.asp?name=110564

The Necklace That Really Gets Around..

24 Apr

The exact same necklace is listed in a few shops:

* thaisterlingsilver- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vt_related_1&listing_id=24070471
* fonth- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23466597
* infinityjewelryclub- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22574545

Question for Vonlady-

22 Apr

Reader Comment from De:

Vonlady is this you as well? If so why does this item say just arrived? It sounds like it was purchased, not handmade.

http://www.plunderhere.com/DOUBLE-STRAND-TURQUOISE-WITH-WHITE-PEARLS-WRAP-NECKLACE-EAR—–867052.html

and the user name is ybmimports? same picture and the description is almost identical.

same item on etsy this one says handmade http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8569014

Worst Feedback Record on Etsy?

22 Apr

I’ve always wondered how bad someone’s feedback would need to be before Etsy closed up someone’s shop or account.

These examples show it might be alot. Who has the worst feedback record on Etsy?

*The Buyer BeadworkPaula has 156 negatives!!! Really Etsy?!?
*The Seller gemmafactrix has 21 negatives and 56 neutrals.

Overstock.Com for All of Vonlady’s Handmade Needs..

17 Apr

http://auctions.overstock.com/STERLING-SILVER-ORANGE-TIGER-EYE-ARTISIAN-BRACELET/Jewelry-Watches/item/43672158

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15781850

Shame on you vonlady!

Using Brooklyn To Her Advantage..

16 Apr

Jenijaques Harlow In Chains

Hopes that because she’s a fellow “Brooklyn-ite” that it’s okay that she’s breaking TOU. Here is an example:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7371921
“This piece is no longer for sale on etsy, but is currently available for sale @ Old Hollywood.”

Old Hollywood
110 Meserole Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Not only is this breaking TOU but alot of buyers don’t read. And it doesn’t help that she still has the shipping info there. Why on earth WOULDN’T she sell it if someone wanted to buy it online??

So flag jenijaques for clogging up the jewelry section just to tell the small percentage of people that live in Brooklyn that they can come to a store and buy. Whatever.

Things You Are Tired Of Seeing..

15 Apr

Before we start this editorial we need to remind the uptight readers of this blog just exactly what the definition of that word is: “an article in a newspaper or other periodical presenting the opinion of the publisher, editor, or editors.” Got it? Opinion of the publisher. Not fact. Bueno.

Today is an editorial question about things you are tired of seeing or can’t believe people buy on Etsy.

Here is our number one-
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We admit it, we even have them in our houses but we are thinking of taking them down due to the sheer “over it” that we are feeling when months and months later we keep seeing it again, again, again now on mirrors, bags, wall decor, earrings, stickers, jewelry, etc. I mean, do people love the saying that much that they need to encompass themselves with the saying in all forms? It’s just been so played out and I can’t think that there would be much more people that STILL need to have a piece but looking at the sales they are still coming. Where have these people still buying been? Under a rock?

Coming in at second place is daisychic’s “Today I am happier than a bird with a french fry” or something like that. Um okay..bizarre..but I see it all the time. She keeps limiting the number to be made but then changes the background color by one color pixel and comes back with a hundred more to be made! Oh the humanity!

Get your editorial hat on and let us know what you think is so played out or can’t believe people buy..

19Moons Needs A Word Muzzle..

14 Apr

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22224515
TITLE: PLANETARY GEAR Vintage Steampunk Bracelet by 19 Moons Clock Gear Handmade Bead Chain-Link Maille UNIQUE BRASS INDUSTIRAL STUNNER Eco Friendly
DESCRIPTION:At the end of her essential information she drops this word bomb-

jewelry, jewellery, jewelery, bracelet, accessory, beaded, chainmaille, chain maille, link, beads, ball, shift, bronze, watch, cog, circle, round, sun, planet, clock, dial, mechanical, mechanism, boho, bohemian, gothic, art deco, art nouveau, vintage button, gold brass metal, collage, clock, clockwork, elegant, vintage movement, gears, cool, retro, stylish, ooak, steampunk, steamteam, diy, indy, etsy, ooak, handmade, artisan, antique, unique gift, fantasy, chain, golden compass, geekery

TAGS:jewelry, antique vintage, steamteam steam, upcycled recycled, boho mod retro, teamecoetsy eco, steam punk diy, steampunk, chain bead ring, ooak jewellery, brass silver gold, gear cog wheel, mens womens unisex, arm wrist bracelet

Is she milking the system or what?!

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