Archive | July, 2009

Quick Links 7/31

31 Jul

dmpols has fake Gucci bags with the tags still on it:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28355694
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WatashiPanda has a whole lot of non-handmade Sanrio/Hello Kitty stuff
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6310869

Some listings show the necklace in its original packaging and says Made In China:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24378885
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meanii86 is not shy about her store being ALL Hello Kitty but every listing is still being put in the handmade sections.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5781318
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PINKSTARswimwear was recently on the front page.
If you check out her shop it’s a drastic difference between “professional” and crap low grade digital and to top it off, it looks like she doesn’t know how to rotate her pictures.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6028863

This listing is only for a Medium. As someone commented- if you made them, all sizes would be available.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13625292
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Hellobianca6 is back open with a few less items yet her shop announcement stays the same.

uniquebazaar

31 Jul

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5591963
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19414101

Not only is this photo taken directly in a STORE, but the description even says:

“The gown came with sparkling white gloves to adorn the dress.”

Came with?

She has tons of these dresses in her store. In addition to… wait for it… a $575 Louis Vuitton handbag!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27490341

Sad part is, she registered in February and has already made several sales.

Not Vintage, Not Handmade

30 Jul

UseOver.etsy.com

“high quality Fashion Cubic Zirconia (CZ) Gems “Diamond Quality” handset into Permanently Bonded 14K Gold.”

Bad name for a bad shop.

HelloCRAP

29 Jul

Hellobianca6
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6175653

She is selling all kinds of tacky non-handmade, non-vintage items. Such as this Sanrio change purse:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28199640

And these barely used Adidas shoes: [with no laces which is handy-eco]

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28217928

Or how about this China made marijuana ashtray?

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28201605

She even has a Hello Kitty section:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6175653&section_id=6281730

Links 7/28

28 Jul

I’ve had my doubts about these:
RoesToesShoes
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5626343

Gift basket of commercial crap:
babybundlesandmore
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28133880

Fake Louis Vuitton Shoes (and not vintage either)
MissHoneyVintage
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25959696

Tourist Souvenirs

27 Jul

first, let me say that your blog is quite amusing and informative. thanks for keeping us all in the know!

secondly, i want to bring your attention to a few shops – of many – which are international sellers peddling tourist souvenirs as ‘handmade’. as a seller in Asia with only (verifiable! :) vintage items they’re not really my personal competition, but it does hurt my shop when people believe that everything sold from Asia is a fraud.

these two shops sell the EXACT same rubbish that i see in every tourist-trap bazaar, every day. sure, it’s ‘handmade’ somewhere along the way – but in sweatshops by women and kids who then sell it to these people for mere pennies. i don’t think that’s the sort of image Etsy wants to portray…..

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7038186

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7637146

i can say for certain that both of these are frauds. in the first – i cannot believe that this ONE person knows how to make EVERY SINGLE STYLE of tourist handbag sold all over town here. on the second, the lady is selling silver, wood, fabric (SAME PURSES as the first one!) and many other mediums, professionally done, and also strangely enough identical to everything in the bazaars.

PLEASE help to rid etsy of sweatshop items!

thanks!
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In other news, regs123 is back from “callout vacation”. She has changed some verbage but it still bothers me that she says “All of my artwork is either hand painted or hand drawn”..just say traced. Even the best artists in the world could not make absolute exact copies. Nice try. It’s still copyright and Disney will find you.

ResellersDream’s Finest Moments

25 Jul

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26207428
From the listing: “Publisher: Hermes House (January 1, 2004) “

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=26206684
From the listing: “(The first book in the Star Wars : Dark Forces series)
(1997)”

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26197916
Image from amazon (didn’t even bother to edit it), info I found at Amazon: “Publisher: Citadel Press; 2Rev Ed edition (Feb 1999)” http://www.amazon.co.uk/Films-Steven-Spielberg-Douglas-Brode/dp/0806519517/ref=sr_1_9/275-4818122-0473214?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1248519771&sr=1-9

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27667953
MATCHED PAIR WHITE GENUINE ROUND DIAMONDS – $14.99
“2 MATCHED LOOSE GENUINE NATURAL WHITE ROUND DIAMONDS

CLARITY SI1-I3

COLOR G-K

QUANTITY 2 diamonds

WEIGHT .08 TO .10 CTW (.04-.05 EACH)

SIZE 2.0 to 2.3 + mm each

SHAPE ROUND WHITE BRILLANT VERY AFFORDABLE PRICE
YOU RECEIVE THE EXACT 2 DIAMONDS PICTURED

I’M NOT A CERTIFIED GEMMOLOGIST. DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEM (COLOR and CLARITY)

IS ONLY MY HONEST AND PERSONAL APPRAISAL INTERPRETATION AND OPINION OF THE STONES!!!!

ALL MY DIAMONDS ARE GENUINE NATURAL AND ARE TESTED WITH JEM-II DIAMOND TESTER!!!

THESE ARE NATURAL GENUINE DIAMONDS

THESE WOULD BE GREAT FOR MAKING JEWELRY OR TO ADD TO YOUR DIAMOND COLLECTION

MUCH BETTER THAN PICTURED AND VERY PRETTY”

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27122105

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27039690

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27040402
LOUIS VUITTON VINTAGE CHECKBOOK WALLET – $25.00
“i am not sure of authenticy of it, but it is real nice. not hardly any wear.” I know we’ve seen this before, but it’s just so “funny”.

best regards,
Kirsi the Troll

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