Archive | July, 2010

“vintage” eyewear

31 Jul

Reader comment-

Okay, eyewear. Do a handmade search using keywords “vintage” and “eyewear” and you will see more handmade vintage shit that you will ever want to.
Who knows if it’s vintage? but you sure do know it ain’t handmade.
Diner is the worst when it comes to not understanding categories:

I take it back. Do not search; save your serenity!


29 Jul

Today’s call out is courtesy of Etsy’s blog post from yesterday:

Ice cream bucket:

Found here for $16.99

and here:

The rest of this seller’s shop is also questionable.

Ebay shop-


27 Jul

This item

found here and also being sold on ebay by multiple sellers

This item

Found here

Im sure a quick search of all the items in this shop would show up somewhere else.  If any of these were handmade of course there is copyright infringement and not to mention the fact that they use the word vintage to describe new merchandise.  Mess.

apricotbabybaby fauxvintage sunglasses & TwigGarden

26 Jul

this seller is really pushing it with these mass produced knock off sunglasses that you can get at
Forever 21 for ten bucks. She lists them and moves it to the ‘back’ of her shop so it doesn’t draw any attention.
I’ve already flagged this and Etsy just doesn’t care it seems. She needs to be called out!

can be purchased here as well and claims they are “NEW IN PACKAGE”

This seller was called out back in March.  Here:

Well guess who’s back?  Just dropped by Etsy and who should I see but TwigGarden?

Exactly the same jewelry seen in these shops: Wicopy, Beadwitches, Elvendale, Glenamara, Greengages, etc.

Guess this seller will just sell until she gets her first negative feedback, then go “on vacation” and pop up in another shop in a few months.

And really?  She just opened up yesterday and already has 13 sales?  Something ain’t right there, if you ask me.


25 Jul

I’ve flagged this seller to no avail.


is here


is here


is here

and read the descriptions, hilarious.

daikhanbrocade, cuffdesign, jackjewelry

23 Jul

This one is obvious, he had the factory address in his profile

This one isn’t so obvious, but I’ve never seen grommets that perfect unless they’re factory done. Just sayin.
Oh, and on jackjewelry:

check this out


22 Jul

While this seller DOES have some nice, unique items, it seems a lot of her things are blatant copyright infringements.

This section calls itself out….True Blood and Twilight
The images are just simply stolen, not even creative.

This section seems to be the worst:
All of the images used in her buttons are stolen from commercial websites. Most seem to be rip-offs of Tshirt images from Spencers, Hot Topic, Tshirt Hell, Snorgtees, and other known places with funny Tees.
Then of course there’s Disney, Dora, Hello Kitty….

And I’m SURE that all of these have been approved by the CPSIA, too…


21 Jul

since we’re on the subject of some sellers who manage to have a seemingly endless supply of the same vintage item….

How many pair of brass owls can HighStreetMarket possibly find?? Not to mention brass horse head coat hooks. Or these brass coca-cola bottle openers:

Which are new here for about 1/5th of the price::

If this hardware store prices them so low, I’d love to know how much that Indian brass costs from the wholesaler.

Ever notice how NONE of her brass is identified? It all looks like new Indian brass to me.

The original wall-mounts were made of cast iron, by the way.

Goodness knows I wish vintage sellers were able to find “multiples” of the genuine stuff I’m looking for….never seems to happen…..

Another example:

It’s a new item and listed as “antique style” at the online retailer, ivgStores.

Reader Email- johnnyhzheng, unclestan

20 Jul

Lots of interesting emails coming in lately. Will try to post them all. Here is one:
While perusing a reseller thread on the forums, I clicked on the profile for Etsy member WIAPilot just out of curiosity.  I’ve seen her involved in some nasty forum disputes over bad feedback, etc. and I was mainly curious about what she’d purchased lately.  Her feedback is a good read on it’s own.
Here’s the thread where she posted:
What a surprise to see she purchased 10 items from this shitty reseller although I’m sure she knew exactly what she was doing.
This ass tags all of his reseller crap as supplies when they’re clearly not.  His photos are really strange.  If you zoom in on some of them, you can see some writing that says someone used to live in a one room house with their family.  WTH is this shit?  I’ve tried to find the photos with tineye but have had no luck.  It’s obvious this guy isn’t making these items.
This is what Etsy has come to.  Sellers that cheat and lie and bitchy buyers who don’t give a shit what kind of crap they buy on a handmade site, as long as it’s cheap.
I think this store that was shut down is actually now, that was just on the FP. It’s a gift shop in Singapore.


17 Jul

From the inbox:

There is a vintage seller which is a darling of the etsy staff.  I noticed a familiar item in their shop.  It is a third hand magnifier, here is the current listing

These are not vintage, they are made in China and can be bought at any Princess Auto store for $5, as well as on their online store.  Princess Auto stores are across Canada, including several in Ontario near where Hindsvik is situated.
Here is the item on Princess Auto:

Hindsvik have already sold seven of them for $35 each, it’s obvious that it is just a reseller situation. I have flagged and Etsy has done nothing. In their original listing Hindsvik stated how they had multiples available, but soon edited that out.   I had been a fan of Hindvik but now I really don’t trust any of their listings.


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