Archive | September, 2009

Links 9/30

30 Sep

For pete’s tweet STOP putting these damn Bodhi Leaf lights on the FP! A super quick Google comes up with:

http://www.oogalights.com/Natural-White-Rose-Romantic-Party-String-Lights.aspx
http://www.100candles.com/items/item_8691.htm
http://gifts.wrapables.com/roselightsred/index.html
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Krishna Arts http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6344487 is supplied by http://panpaliya.com/bags/bagthumbs/shoulderbags01.htm
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babyarika.etsy.com is very suspect with her “vintage” shop, it looks more like the dollar store.
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Should hchappycat SUPER CUTE MP3 ipod Earphone Tidy Wrap Winder‘s (though yes, super cute) be allowed as supplies? What are they supplying in the creative process other than neatness?

Immature Admin Picks & SteamSociety

29 Sep

I received this email from a reader:

I’m calling out the AdmEtsy----Your-place-to-buy-ain who picked the Front Page on Sunday, 9/27 at 9:00pm.

Attached you’ll see a jpg screengrab, showing how they’ve nicely highlighted “Dork” and “Wanker”

While I’m no prude and I don’t care what people do in their own shops, the Front Page? Apparently Admin doesn’t know that Dork is a slang for Penis, and Wanker means “one who masterbates.”

Somehow that doesn’t seem like Front Page material that will help with Etsy’s branding and their sellers’ reputations.

Your thoughts- funny or unprofessional??

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Beware of seller SteamSociety. The feedback seems like a broken record. Relists the items but doesn’t send the items even after a month. Yikes.


Super Stuffed Tags and Thailand Tees

28 Sep

Check out this listing by WhimsicalTreasures01:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28369391

This is the tags:

jewelry, charm pendant necklace, silver plated, crystal briolette swarovski, sparkly sparkle shiny, classic chic, everyday simple simplicity, nature inspired branch twig vine, modern sweet special pretty, bridal party bridesmaid bride wedding, jewellery gift present, teardrop bead dainty delicate mini small miniature, clear transparent white see through translucent, international worldwide shipping

how on earth does she get so many letters in there?

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Re: The dress “brought back from thailand” by anotherfeather reported by “groove is in da heart” in the first response (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31488225&ref=fp_feat_11)

I reported this item to etsy… Since then, she’s changed the listing to remove the bit about bringing the dress back from Thailand, so that’s alright then… But whoops, she’s left “thailand” in the tags.

clothing, dress, tunic, harvest, autumn colors, warm, pattern, brown, cotton, linen, thailand, wooden buttons, lanterns, dragon flys

AutumnandEve

25 Sep

Two different readers commented on AutumnandEve…

Major copyright violation “illustrator” on the FP right now. I guess illustrator now means “I know how to use filters on photshop.”

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5838980

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28440024 -LOVE that they have the image listed under their copyright. Funny, I believe the photo of Mr. Dylan that you stole had it’s own copyright. I can’t stand these sellers!

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A very amusing email I received from the crazy funkyshique bunch…

I just finished reading your blog entry on Funkyshique. It was incredibly shocking to me as an Etsy seller myself to see how other sellers would treat Funkyshique. Etsy is a plethora of mixed items, including items to be altered, things that appeal to the artistic mind. You would have to report over half of Etsy and could spend 24 hours a day pointing out non-vintage and non-handmade items.

Funkyshique has a nice subtle style and doesn’t exploit any type of manufactured item, unlike many of the made in China supplies found on Etsy. She is a hard working Mother, American Citizen and Hobbyist with her own unique style and has respect enough for our planet to recycle.

Does every knitter weave their own yarn or every artist mesh there own canvas fibers? I hope she paints the figurine purple and sprinkles it with glitter and calls it Altered Art.

What a shame that your blog exists simply to insult others. I see nothing but jealousy and envy and negativity.

Fadedpinkrose
Traci
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Yep, the new Etsy rules say it must be handmade by YOU or 20 years old UNLESS you are a mother, a US citizen, a hobbyist with style and hell, even recycle. Nice to know. Mothers, hobbyists and earth lovers from other countries be damned!

Reader Email – Wonderbar

24 Sep

“I was farting around on etsy looking for some “homegrown” honey and I came across the Wonderbar. Upon seeing the all too apparent mass-produced packaging http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30339854 I wondered about
Wonderbar.etsy.com.
Here’s what they have to say in an excerpt from their profile:
“Business has grown over the past two-and-a-half years. Due to encouragement from the public and success in sales, our bars are now sold in health food stores all over the United States. Wonderbars are now made in a small facility in Dallas, Texas rather than in the home kitchen in which we began; most of the production process is still done by hand and Wonderbars are still made in small batches on a weekly basis. Each member of Desire Tree International’s management and staff is dedicated to providing healthy, simple, and truly all-natural snacks.”

Wonderbars sound wonderful for something one can get from a grocery store not etsy, I wonder if Cliffbars will start selling on etsy because they are “done by hand” in a factory, I mean “facility” too.”

Reseller Call Out- fantask

23 Sep


Fantask out of China listed “their” items this morning, September 23, 2009. Here is the link:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7940926

Unfortunately, the toys are actually produced by Playsam (a Swedish company,) a fact that Fantask points out themselves in their listing descriptions. Here is the link to Playsam’s product page:

http://www.playsam.com/Products.aspx

Reseller CallOut- funkyshique

22 Sep

funkyshique is selling the hugely popular figurines by Demdaco. The figures have stickers on the bottom that say “Made in China”. (I know because I own some)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30291329

http://www.demdaco.com/detail.aspx?ID=10228

Call YOURSELF Out

21 Sep

This girl goodluckelle decides to respond to the comment “You have a wide variety of things! Is this all handmade by you goodluckelle? If so, that’s impressive!” with

“Oh they are not handmade by me but my supplier workshop! Thank you :-)”

in her own thread that she started. Wow. Gobsmacked.

If you want yet another laugh take a look at her shop and read her shop announcement.

Speaking of a lengthy re-opening, unfortunately regs123 is back open again. Boo.

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To clear up some things-
to the people that keep emailing me because they see links in their google analytics it DOES NOT mean that you have been linked here. Do a search for yourself. If you don’t find anything then you are not here. GA are very inaccurate. Please stop the freak out’s. Thank you.

Counterfeit Counting Game..

19 Sep

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25862534
1. this is not handmade.
2. this is not vintage.
3. this is not real Chanel, it is counterfeit.
4. This item has been flagged by about 100 people, over and over, since JUNE.
5. This item is in the handmade bags & purses category

Safety Third??

18 Sep

We received an email about “bling” pacifiers.

“I am grossed out by all the baby items containing Swarovski crystals, especially the pacifiers. Anyone who has ever been around a baby knows they put EVERYTHING in their mouth, and you are going to give them a Swarovski pacifier? the shops do not have anything in their policies regarding lead in crystals…”

When we looked around we were shocked with what we found…

Azalea- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30471305 “If your baby is going to use a pacifier, it might as well look good!” No safety info.

Imajewski- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30340808 “Fun”. No safety info.

minidiva- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28925320 No safety info.

Badabling- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27552543 states that rhinestones can detach and is for novelty and not real use but wonders why suitable age and quality are factors then.

SophiaBellaDesigns- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25093927 doesn’t want you sending baby to bed with it.

LittleLyddies- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30246634 states her crystals will NOT come off. Hmmm…

BlingItOnByNancy- http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29459355 “Please note that the crystals can detach from the product.” For display only. Then why does she give details to sterilize the teat?

It all seems very wishy washy. Boooo- safety third.

We have posted it here and at our Blogger home.

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