Archive | March, 2010


31 Mar

A shop filled with pocket watch necklaces which you can find absolutely everywhere.

For example, I’m pretty sure this:

Is this:

I’ve flagged this seller before, clearly with no results.

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

30 Mar

This seller suzieautomatic is using part of Paul Goble’s illustration from “The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses” on two of her decals. I don’t know if she has permission, but she doesn’t even credit him. She also calls the pronghorns gazelles.

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26 Mar

Wanna buy a hookah?

Commercial supplies? Looks like finished stand alone items to me…
Just cuz you say it’s handmade, doesn’t make it so.

I found these easily on Pounce by looking at the thumbnail photos. Why can’t someone from Etsy look at Pounce as I did –maybe on their cupcake break — and find shops than need a staff review?

Two sellers with identical leg/arm warmers…wonder what that is all about…


25 Mar

how bout this shop featured in Etsy finds…

this is the wholesaler i found after i googled the name seen on the step and repeat in the photo

Check out the “other” photos in the shop and you can see how the wholesaler photos couldn’t be any more obvious.


23 Mar

I just came across this etsy seller who sells “handmade with love” bridal jewelry and accessories….
from Affordable Elegance

You can have this “stunning bridal jewelry set” for only $165 plus shipping.

or for $109.99 with free shipping.

Easy way to make money. I haven’t checked all the items but I believe everything comes from the Affordable Elegance. I just feel so bad for all that brides that are being ripped off.
Someone posted about this listing by ILoveYoYo who has
“supplies, handmade, applique, fabric, scrapbooking, quilt sewing scrapbooking ehsteam team sassy cic esst yoyo trim embellishment yo yo sew on iron on patch round wedding party decoration fascinator favor decor diy project bead, fuxico rosette suffolk pufs iron on sew on patch home decor birthday center piece bouquet arrangement banner garland ornament dollhouse quilt top yart sale valentine love anniversary baby shower kit, craft satin stash ring pillow basket summer spring feelings happy happiness joy gift wrap bow gift bag gift box tag wrapping paper delicate adorable cute feminine boy girl women pretty mini notion shiny bridal bride bridesmaid girl women tiny sun, bride bridesmaid gown button prom accessories hair clip bobby pin ponytail headband rose sunflower sun bloom blossom citrus lemon bridal tiny sun mustard easter, ring pillow basket summer spring feelings happy happiness joy gift wrap bow gift bag gift box tag wrapping paper delicate adorable cute feminine boy girl women pretty mini notion shiny lovely egg, vibrant”

for tags. How on earth are they able to do add that many words??


21 Mar

Sensuous Swirling Earrings/Pendant- horn simple, elegant curves…a soft wave in the ocean.
very light and strong. handmade with love :)

Wholesale Body Piercing Jewelry-


20 Mar

One can not make a brooch like this for $13.50:

FOUND ON EBAY by wholesaler Pugster-

With over 4,000 charms and other jewelry items, Pugster888 is able to offer remarkable prices to fit every level of jewelry enthusiast. Pugster’s line consists of selections in all varieties, shapes, sizes, and colors. Pugster888 is known internationally, and proud to offer customers the best in Italian Charms. With our wide selection of products and competitive prices, customers worldwide can enjoy one-stop shopping for up-to-date trendy Pugster fashions. All Italian Charms sold by Pugster are compatible with Zoppini, Disney, Nomination, Boxing, and other brands of Italian charm bracelets.

We pride ourselves on high quality, excellent prices, and honest retail concepts;

Of course, there are oodles more in her shop.

Designer Knockoffs

19 Mar

So sick of people selling designer knockoffs– as vintage and handmade. They know what they are doing.

***** Vintage Animal Print 60′s Sunglasses. Is she just being shady or that ignorant?! Even the most unseasoned eye to vintage would know those sunglasses aren’t anywhere NEAR the 60′s. Or the 70′s.
Dolce and Gabbana were formed in 1985. And these weren’t even made around then.

This article How to Tell if Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses Are Authentic says “Authentic Dolce & Gabbana glasses will never have any spaces between the words in the logo, and will usually either say, “Dolce&Gabbana” or “D&G.”

On top of being 40 years off I see spaces so they might even be fake. Double fail. Also has LV & other new but used bags that she is deciding to call vintage.

***** has every brand covered it seems.

***** Which she is claiming could be from the 40′s. If you look up vintage Lederer De Paris you only find items from the 50′s and at that time they were only making alligator, lizard skin bags. NOT PLAID.

She says “It’s Styled with a Softer Form & I Believe is one of their Famous “SOFTEE” Bags. I saw an Ad for their “SOFTEE’S” in a 1950′s Vintage Magazine & it was Exactly this Bag just in a Black Leather!! Its Not a Hard Shell or Stiff & has Movement, & its Fashioned with a Gusseted Like Construction Along its Top & its Outer Sides Tuck In & the Front Top Slightly Folds In on a Slant & then the Back Top Flaps Over both with a Curve; ( Adding Element to it’s Round Appeal ); & then it Secures at the Upper Front with a Center Brass Turn lock.”
I love her point of reference for dating even though it’s not even the same style. It MUST be the same. Google “softee’s” and nothing comes up.
“Report this shop to Etsy” feature
Etsy Admin
indec says:
As part of our efforts to more effectively target sellers that violate Etsy’s rules – especially resellers – we have just released an option to allow members to flag entire shops, rather than just specific listings. This should make it simpler for members to flag shops, and easier for us to clear out shops that are breaking the rules in a timely and efficient manner.

The feature works the same way as flagging a listing does, just with different, “shop level” options – click “report this shop”, fill in the form, and submit. You will still be able to flag specific listings too (for mis-tagging, etc.).

Now that we have a way to properly flag shops, please start flagging reseller shops as “These items are not handmade, vintage or crafting supplies”, rather than emailing them to HeyMichelle (

This is a small but important part of a larger effort to improve the way we handle flags. The information we receive through the flagging system is invaluable, and we appreciate it immensely.


18 Mar

This seller sells on ebay and ioffer and claims she makes her bangles herself. But if you go to ioffer and clicked on “about seller” you will find these comments about being defrauded by a Chinese wholesaler.

I have contacted my partner in China and he would help us to get our money back.

I need from all buyers the complete address and proof of payment (receipt from Western Union or receipt of bank-wire) per email.

So my partner can go to the policestation in Hong Kong and get permission for the bank-account from Wholesalemarket97 to get details from this person.
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hi littel max. you, me and other guys are obviously involved in a fraud by wholesalemarket97. please send mail to c/.(URL Removed by iOffer) for further correspondance. we have to act togehter. Jan-22-2005
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So I am thinking she is not making these leather bracelets but buying them wholesale:

Here’s the “about” page. Read the comments:


18 Mar

I don’t think it even needs to be pointed out what is wrong with this persons items. It all started with me searching for a handmade iphone case.

But check out the air fresheners (listed in accessories for goodness sakes), and the headphones! I have reported them several times, yet now they have had two sales. There is no proof needed that this is resale, you can just look at the items in the packages (even the 2 items that did sell where shrink wrapped), how obvious is that!


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