Archive | January, 2012

afinityjade

29 Jan

There was a post in the forums : http://www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/9674515/page/5
about a woman caught stealing another sellers photos.
The woman who had her pictures stolen posted this:

“Erica Floyd from afinityjade says Edited on Jan 26, 2012
Thank you to everyone that emailed about my photo being used. From what I understand she has taken her food items down so there really isn’t an issue anymore.
The photo in question is my own stock photo., thank you Libby.”

Turns out afinityjade actually stole most her food photos from food blogs across the internet:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82837630/18-oreo-stuffed-chocolate-chip-cookies
http://picky-palate.com/2011/01/06/oreo-stuffed-chocolate-chip-cookies/

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81000481/18-mint-frosted-brownies-death-by
http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/824871/best-ever-brownies/page:2

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81000572/18-peanut-butter-frosted-brownies-death
http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/824871/best-ever-brownies/page:2

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83497121/24-squares-low-carb-peanut-butter-fudge
http://lets-eat-recipes.blogspot.com/2009/11/peanut-butter-fudge.html

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82837973/18-oreo-peanut-butter-brownies
http://picky-palate.com/2011/09/15/oreo-and-peanut-butter-brownie-cakes/

crimsonmoonsoap

27 Jan

ANOTHER seller who was ”banned” and closed back under a NEW name!!

This store was closed by etsy for non-delivery and lack of quality
HERE is the new shop called ‘Crimson Moon Soap’
http://www.etsy.com/people/crimsonmoonsoap

Here is a glimpse of her old [closed] shop on Tools4Etsy and Google.
Shop feedback
http://www.tools4etsy.com/Feedback/As-Seller/greenmtnsoapworks?page=2
Google cache
http://tinyurl.com/87npgzj

couple of her full sized listings from her old account/shop-check out the background
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/47627078
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/47627077
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/47627079
Product review showing same bottles.product. Uncanny huh? lol

http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QhdyGY7PMN0/TaUej7iOe9I/AAAAAAAADPs/mjdQGzBw-bM/s1600/Picnik+collage.jpg

Scents, bottles descriptions even colors of items match to a Tee.

here is one of her current listings..check out the 2nd and 4rd photo showing the flowery paper background http://www.etsy.com/listing/89485711/whipped-sugar-emulsified-sugar-scrub

Seastyle

25 Jan

I almost used an item from Seastyle http://www.etsy.com/shop/SEASTYLE in a treasury http://www.etsy.com/listing/78419991/beach-decor-lobster-buoy-red-vintage – until I saw this via Alibaba http://bit.ly/xR2HN8 Then I noticed most of the items at Seastyle are not vintage or handmade at all.

ArtPrintsoncanvas, artonlinegallery

23 Jan

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

they just changed their name to http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtonlineGallery

Obvious art reseller.

First caught attention of some forum members when he posted asking if he should buy one of his own items in order to get his first sale:

http://www.etsy.com/teams/7714/ideas/discuss/9611881/

Several people questioned whether or not the work was his and his replies were, quite frankly, vague and weird.

He started several other threads, including this one, asking what was wrong with his shop:

http://www.etsy.com/teams/7722/business-topics/discuss/9625568/

Several people TOLD him what was wrong with his shop and the thread was closed for calling out. But almost a week later and after being reported, the shop is still up and running. He has changed his profile stating that he is not reselling and that he and his wife paint the paintings…

but a Google Reverse image search on many of these images tell another story altogether:

http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/401485/211271112-502420129/Free-shipping-100-handcraftsart-Oil-painting-Madonna-Virgin-Mary-Child-Christ-24×36-inch.html

http://www.etsy.com/listing/90658115/madonna-and-the-infant-religious

He had up several paintings by Andrew Atroshenko, some Disney images, and several photos pulled off free wallpaper sites, but has pulled them down after people in the forums mentioned them specifically. I have screen captures of the Google Cache page from January 13th showing many of these images in his shop.

He has fooled many people in the forums — fawning over how gorgeous his artwork is and hasn’t sold anything yet…but is amassing new favoriters everyday.

It’s sickening that Etsy will take the time to close down threads in the forums where these resellers call themselves out…but won’t shut down the shops themselves.

GreenPlanetOrganics

21 Jan

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

The black african soap says it is *** This freshly imported black soap from Ghana is 100% natural, pure and organic.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/89802708/4oz-raw-african-black-soap-natural-face

Yet ships from US and is listed as Handmade by seller.

The african Drums

http://www.etsy.com/listing/89803381/large-african-djembe-drum-beautifully

says *Imported from Africa
*Handmade by local artisans in villages of Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Madagascar, Ghana and
Kenya.

and also listed as handmade by seller. yet ships from US

runwayriches

17 Jan

Peep toe pumps with bow supposedly handmade by reseller runwayriches:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/90736502/bow-tie-peep-toe-pumps

Same shoe from ZooShoo:
http://www.zooshoo.com/product_p/heigl18limevelvet.htm

Glitter toe pumps, supposedly handmade by runwayriches:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/90732615/glitter-toe-pumps?image_id=303617635
Same shoes sold by Make Me Chic:
http://www.makemechic.com/p-37834-neutral99-glitter-colorblock-toe-pumps-red.aspx

portuguesevintage

16 Jan

I know http://portuguesevintage.etsy.com has been called out before, but the bottle openers from AllCountryPretties led me back to PV.

Victorian brass business card holder listed in Vintage http://www.etsy.com/listing/89697247/business-victorian-style-brass-card

Couldn’t find a supplier, but here are 3 others from around the ‘net:

http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Victorian-Style-Brass-Business-Card-Holder-Stand/15091929

http://www.netique.com/giftsearch/victorian.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SOLID-BRASS-BUSINESS-CARD-HOLDER-VICTORIAN-EXCELLENT-CONDITION-5-X-5-/110800938446

AllCountryPretties

13 Jan

“Antique reproduction” horsehead door knocker from alibaba http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/310770542/cast_iron_door_knocker.html

And the same item called Handmade by AllCountryPretties http://www.etsy.com/listing/88399236/door-knocker-lucky-horseshoe-and-horse (this is just her current listing, she has sold several already)

Just take a look at her “Cast Iron” shop category, and you’ll see all the same stuff that’s been complained about forever on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/AllCountryPretties?section_id=6515043

Peacocks Part 2

9 Jan

This peacock thing really IS insane! Here’s a Treasury: 16 different sellers offering the identical necklace, available from alibaba for $.29-$.99 per piece http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/486199306/2011_fashion_peacock_feather_necklace.html

China and Hong Kong sellers:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HaHaCup for $2.99 in Handmade
http://www.etsy.com/shop/GeluguAccessories for $5.95 in Handmade (seller location is China but item listing says ships from United States)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/gaobzm81122 for $3.99 in Handmade
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tonightstar for $2.99 in Handmade
http://www.etsy.com/shop/fenasd99321 for $3.99 in Handmade
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZTBoutiques for $2.99 in Handmade
http://www.etsy.com/shop/repsxc for $1.98, listed in Handmade Jewelry but About This Item states “Handmade Supply”
http://www.etsy.com/shop/pieunc for $1.99, with the same scenario as repsxc’s listing above…hmm.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ijewel0 for $2.50 in Handmade

U.S. sellers:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/madisonlexi for $20.00 in Handmade
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Moonrainjewelry for $18.00 in Handmade
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMagpiesRitual for $14.00 in Supplies (but says the chain comes with it…um, that’s a necklace)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sharonna for $12.00 in Handmade
http://www.etsy.com/shop/diana2002 for $6.99 in Handmade

Oops, the 16th seller seems to be gone now. It was http://www.etsy.com/shop/woeirn

I linked to the sellers instead of the item so you could see their names.

Enough With The Peacocks

7 Jan

Someone went TNT and sent this our way:

I was getting so pissed off at the blatant resellers I sent this list I made to the CEO of Etsy:

I would like you take take at look at this listing: Alibaba: http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/502827166-A0007-Antiqued-Prancing-Peacock-...

Now look at these listings all from different shops on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/87116811/beautiful-filigree-stone-peacock
http://www.etsy.com/listing/80529197/retro-elegant-peacock-necklace
http://www.etsy.com/listing/80258624/vintage-style-peacock-necklace-with-blue
http://www.etsy.com/listing/84694298/elegant-vintage-style-peacock-necklace
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78146177/beautiful-filigree-stone-peacock
http://www.etsy.com/listing/75834710/elegant-peacock-necklace-beautiful
http://www.etsy.com/listing/88814175/fashion-unique-charm-peacock-necklace

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