Archive | July, 2011

Astylishdesign

28 Jul

Nothing drives me more crazy than a copycat, and a copycat who is frequently featured on the front page and in Finds. She is copying sellers who have been around long before she has and steals all of their ideas. This shop has had close to 400 sales this year alone. Her shop is all over the place in terms of a theme and she keeps building on it because she’s taking everyones ideas! The proof is in the examples:

This one she actually included a picture of a competitors work:
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/53312297
Competitor listing: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/49268831

BraggingBags: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66303019/rustic-woodland-antique-vintage-wedding
BraggingBags: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69272572/rustic-woodland-wedding-guest-book
Astylishdesign: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73747503/woodland-outdoor-rustic-burlap-twine
Astylishdesign: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72634378/you-customize-woodland-outdoor-rustic

BraggingBags: http://www.etsy.com/listing/68799494/personalized-ring-bearer-pillow-with
Astylishdesign: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69977965/woodland-outdoor-rustic-burlap-wedding

BraggingBags: http://www.etsy.com/listing/54198004/personalized-flower-girl-basket
Astylishdesign: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67459661/set-of-2-twig-flower-girl-basket-burlap

Bragging Bags: http://www.etsy.com/listing/54300347/woodland-rustic-ring-bearer-pillow
Astylishdesign: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66881339/natural-woodland-moss-covered-ring

the below seller was selling painted card boxes long before astylishdesign – it’s funny how similar the designs are
MacKenslyDesign: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/20326182
mackenslydesign: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/18617369
astylishdesign: http://www.etsy.com/listing/68193898/you-customize-white-wedding-card-box
astylishdesign: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45546152/you-can-customize-colors-and-flowers

even the moss and floral cover monograms?

MacKenslyDesign: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/16263111
MacKenslyDesign: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/25541286
Astylishdesign: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65246541/woodland-moss-covered-monogram-letter
Astylishdesign: http://www.etsy.com/listing/40712113/custom-small-silk-floral-monogram-letter

even her reserved listing sign looks the exact same:
mackenslydesign: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/48060417
astylishdesign: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/50947948

PixieMarket

26 Jul

etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/67740717/sterling-silver-origami-crane-on
Alibaba
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/404443003/Matte_silver_Origami_Crane_earrings.html

etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/64894526/matte-gold-little-bird-earrings-on
Alibaba
http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?SearchText=+little+bird+earrings+on+vermeil&Country=&CatId=0&IndexArea=product_en&fsb=y&viewAllCategory=

etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/67740717/sterling-silver-origami-crane-on
Alibaba
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/454045992/Hot_sale_latest_fashion_Origami_Crane.html

Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/53893805
Alibaba:
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/404443003/Matte_silver_Origami_Crane_earrings.html

TheFurnitureCove

25 Jul

Multiple web stores carry Furniture Cove’s exact same “handmade” barstools – http://adjustablestool.co.cc/ http://kitchendiningchairs.com/tag/retro/ http://crosscountryfurniture.com/search.htm?keyword=glitter+barstools

Etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheFurnitureCove

Here is the About Us page from TheFurnitureCove’s website:

http://www.thefurniturecove.com/aboutus.asp

Note that the staff list does not include any members who design and hand craft furniture.

sofisticata

23 Jul

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

It’s not the overly long shp announcment or descriptions it’s not even
the annoying use of tags in the titles. It’s the locations she states.
If she can afford to live in all those places at once why sell on etsy?

PinPinApparel

20 Jul
Found this new shop while playing a favorite Etsy game, Pouncing for Resellers, waiting for my laundry to dry:
Their shop announcement is their website, and the addy of their website is in every listing.
where you can purchase her clothing for a few dollars cheaper than in her Etsy shop, a no-no!
The Etsy shop has no Profile or Policies pages, but the website has this About page:
I guess this is Etsy’s version of a ‘collective’ where a designer in the US farms out the real work of making garments to a Third World country.  If I want to buy clothing made in Thailand, I can go to a mall store.  Are their really no people in Washington state who can construct tailored garments?
Pretty sure this is NOT a ‘reseller’ by Etsy’s standards.  But seeing the website ticked me off, so I thought I’d send it in for consideration.

modemerr

17 Jul

Yet another wholesaler on Etsy:
-Selling commercial or mass-produced items in Etsy’s handmade categories is not permitted
Shop modemerr:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/modemerr

Here is the website and there are plenty of other wholesalers of this brand. There are plenty of sites for shops like this. Please keep Etsy clean.
http://www.modemerr.com/

SweetsIndeed

14 Jul
Shop:
The lollipops are from this merchant, who sells both retail and wholesale:
I looked at some of the items in the SweetsIndeed shop, and noticed the lollipop photos were copied from another source (all distorted and stuff), like this Strawberry Lollipop:
A quick visit to Google Images found this item:
which uses the same photo.  Note that the price shown on the Melville Store site is for retail, not wholesale.
What made me suspicious about this shop being a reseller was seeing someone selling supposedly handmade food  without ingredients listed anywhere.
Here’s a set of popcorn boxes, listed under Handmade Plants and Edibles, but the items includes no food:
Listing claims these are original designs.  Dunno.
Another listing for boxes, this time supposedly pre-filled with assorted taffy — two photos, neither of which show any candy:
Here’s a sold item with a seriously distorted photo:
for some repacked (if that) candy listed as if it was made by the seller as Handmade Plants and Edibles.  But the photo gives this reseller away, because Google Images tells the story:
I am going to quit here with evidence.  I’ve got like a thousand windows open, and my eyes are starting to cross.  This should be enough for a callout.  Hope all the links work.
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