Archive | May, 2010

laurenshari13

31 May

http://www.etsy.com/shop/laurenshari13

http://www.etsy.com/listing/47851625/fingerless-leather-and-chain-fringe

to

http://www.kaboodle.com/channel/holiday/post/leather-and-chains-for-the-rocker-chick

and

http://www.etsy.com/listing/43757680/fingerless-leather-and-chain-hand

to

http://www.intimit.com/products/Leather-fingerless-gloves-with-chain-detail-%28L9108%29.html

Did they think they could pull off reselling a pair that Rhianna wore? LOL! Even the photos scream reseller.

They are jacking the prices too.

feltu

29 May

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

They’ve been on Etsy since the end of December 2009, but only started selling 2 months ago. Suddenly they’ve made about 140 sales in 2 months.

They’re claiming they’re experts at leather craft and even make a statement in their shop announcement that their items are not stocked or mass-produced. Anyway I have found the same items on a wholesale site online:

The product on Etsy:
http://bit.ly/9CVy0C

Wholesale site:
http://bit.ly/9e4rRp

Also, there is no way this is handmade:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47903088/the-portable-boomerang-ipad-rotational

and besides, I found the original product for sale :
http://www.diytrade.com/china/4/products/6717143/IPAD_Stand_holder.html

They’re also selling these iphone cases, which are made from moulded polycarbonate:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47625438/professional-iphone-white-hard-case

I highly doubt that so called experts in leather craft and jewellery making are also able to cast moulds and do polycarbonate injection.

It seems to me that they’ve been on Etsy since the end of December, researching how to make their shop look as though they’re not re-selling, by giving it a cutesy logo and filling out their profile to make it seem as though it’s just 2 people (husband and wife) hand-making all these things.

I just think it’s unfair that they are allowed to remain selling on Etsy, especially at this volume, when they’re clearly getting their products on a wholesale site for around $10USD a piece and then marking them up.

belcanto

26 May

from a reader-

Speaking of faux wedding jewelry designers–after reading your post about TZTUDIO and JoanMareeOriginals I’ve become much more vigilant about spotting the mass produced jewelry items on Etsy. The newest offender? Belcanto–
http://www.etsy.com/shop/belcanto
who has has 370 sales to date. I’m not sure about the provenance of all of her designs, but I found two items right off the top that are from this site:
http://www.orientaltreasurestrading.com/store/c/4-Bridal.aspx
(a favorite of TZTUDIO as well…)
Compare:
http://www.orientaltreasurestrading.com/store/p/3018-Leafy-Bridal-Earrings.aspx
with hers:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47667927/star-shine-rhinestone-dangle-earrings
and
http://www.orientaltreasurestrading.com/store/p/1139-Victorian-Style-Chandeliers.aspx
with hers:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47066813/rhinestone-and-pearl-chandelier-earrings
I’m only scratching the surface here, but it would be wonderful if you could do a post about it and hopefully they will be shut down. As a designer who actually handcrafts all of my own jewelry it is disgusting to have to compete with these dishonest sellers.
ps– last I checked, JoanMareeOriginals is still operating…amazing…

valnorthwoods

25 May

Here’s a seller who’s selling both handmade and vintage in one shop. The problem is that many of the vintage items aren’t vintage. She even states in a lot of the listings that these are “possible” vintage or “almost” vintage.

She seems to have a thing for action figures:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/valnorthwoods?section_id=6816588

http://www.etsy.com/listing/35064965/toy-story-my-first-wonderful-woody

thanks for the links rocksinmysocks.

Identical Design- 4 Different Shops

23 May

Got a kick out of 4 different shops having the same design and all four putting their own copyright on it as well. Nice :)

snappypendants
http://www.etsy.com/listing/46358630/enjoy-every-moment-round-button-pendant

wickedlymodpendants
http://www.etsy.com/listing/46491917/enjoy-every-moment-handmade-scrabble

VanityDesign (with a very poor Photoshop treatment we must say)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47100881/free-chain-with-the-purchase-of-enjoy

PiecesOfMePendants
http://www.etsy.com/listing/47734545/pieces-of-me-pendants-scrabble-tile

GourdgeousGourdsPa, sunshinepatterns

21 May

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

Reselling HO railway figures made by Woodland Scenics

Flagged for over a month and references given

Example below

http://www.etsy.com/listing/46140095/miniature-men-playing-a-game-of

These two figures can be seen in this set

http://pinecar.woodlandscenics.com/show/Item/A1880/page/10
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Yet ANOTHER Willow Tree figure in Homemade for $20 (I think that is 5 bucks cheaper than if you just bought it brand new) in sunshinepatterns

http://www.etsy.com/listing/47127373/willow-tree-husband-wife-figurine

The whole shop other than the patterns is a garage sale.

This Week’s Controversy-

19 May

Resellers. Then SEO. Then the Suggested Shops. Then the T East. Now the Mature Fallout-

This poll has been set up to not allow duplicate voting.

One Incredibly Pissed Off Reader Email

19 May

Here are some shit to look at, all listed as handmade:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/46843568/christian-louboutin-fashion-classic

http://www.etsy.com/listing/36763052/sale-luxe-like-new-vintage-authentic

http://www.etsy.com/listing/47352470/vintage-cincin-leather-shoes-sling-back

http://www.etsy.com/listing/47225351/vintage-orange-red-and-green-scarf-by

EVERY SINGLE PIECE IS MISCATEGORIZED AS HANDMADE. Nobody reads the s***ty directions on how to tag, because the INSTRUCTIONS SUCK. If anyone working at Etsy would fix this by limiting the drop down to handmade, vintage, supplies this s**t would not be EVERYWHERE in every single category, f***ing up the search royally,
BUT it’s only been on their radar for 5 years. F*** them, they have no concept of how to communicate so that people can actually complete the most important step in listing an item for sale.
This proves to me that whether something sells or not, Etsy DOES NOT CARE. They get their twenty cents, and that’s the plan. I HATE that these staff people are so incredibly opaque.

Links 5/13

13 May

*****Brand new pencil skirt purchased from Saks Fifth Avenue in 2009 from seller elyse72 who has been on Etsy since ’08 so she knows the rules-
http://www.etsy.com/listing/44797711/new-authentic-designer-black-pencil?ref=v1_other_2

*****A shop with NWT shirts, and items pictured still in packaging-
http://www.etsy.com/shop/rinad08

*****NWT Juicy Purses-
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mzfabulosity777

*****An eclectic mix of brand new and garage sale-
http://www.etsy.com/shop/misty57

Reader Email – Cacaobakery

12 May

I have a seller to recommend for your website, but for somewhat fuzzy reasons. You see she doesn’t resell or mistag, but she does cancel transactions after completion to avoid negative feedback. That and she sent me damaged goods and ultimately refused to do anything about it. I wrote a yelp review article here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/cacao-sweets-and-treats-bakery-chicago#hrid:gIBOHtFMYd6R1MMsQY9NVA/src:self

Anyway just thought I’d recommend cacacobakery for the list. I want to make sure people know her “perfect” feedback of 60 is a lie.

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