A TON of people selling the same scarves:
Tags: DIDUCI, fatwoman, Periay, womann
Amazing that they all seem to have the same mannequin as well.
AND they’re all from Istanbul and only the Fatwoman one says anything about multiple shops.
Curiouser and curiouser.
Hmmm, Another Vista Print reseller like our friend PrettywithInkInvites? Amazing how those who sell stationery don’t know how to spell it. Nice feedback too. http://www.etsy.com/shop/InvitingMoments
I just don’t think Etsy is worth fighting for anymore. They don’t seem to care at all. I’ve switched to a Zahoomi shop that is strictly handmade, it’s a good group of people with no drama. Etsy is floating in the bowl and it’s long past the time to flush.
I kicked one of these people out of my twitter not long ago and told them no way this shit is handmade. Some have sold dozens and as soon as one sells another one is listed all ready to go. Plus I saw the same kind of scarves at a flea market here and they sold well but they weren’t handmade.
Pam, I think you are right. Etsy maybe is not right, and maybe not even worth considering. Its like people that no longer shop on Ebay. Why shop on etsy and pay more because people said they made it. I saw a shop on etsy that buys very cheap clothing and sells $1000s of dollars every month, has bad feedbacks on every page, but people keep buying with a rage. Ya, they are at 95%. 200 crummy feedbacks out of 1400. You have to figure people that are addicted to shopping on etsy also have a screw loose. I think its basically a good hustle, like Ioffer selling a lot of copies of copyrighted goods and getting away with it. I would disrespect any site that had loose rules and does not enforce any rules they do have. Etsy is getting away with it. People on Etsy selling are getting away with it. So, whats next, auctions?
resellonetsy……………..So where is your shop? Do you have one? Perhaps you can give us some cool places to sell that will attract a good amount of buyers.
I have a few token things left in my shop, but it isn’t fun anymore as a seller of handmade. I listed on Goodsmiths, Has anyone got any dirt on them?
Quality sells, but they have to see it. (The search is fucked) The teenyboppers who buy this crap deserve to have it, and the last thing I want is customers who are clueless about quality. They are better off at Target or WalMart. Garbage in, garbage out.
I am the owner of shops named ”Fatwoman” and ”Anils”, and have more than a thousand kinds of scarves. It is expected that a couple scarves I sell may be similar products with ones other people sell. Liked products are always duplicated. I have had over a hundred scarves which are sewed with the same lace so far.
Next week, I am going to present new products, belonging to me as always, again. They have been sewed by the same lace, different cloth. Before commenting, please check my shop out.
I wish there was some way Etsy could be salvaged but I pretty much doubt it. It has become ridiculously oversaturated with re-sellers, thieves who rip off other sellers, copyright infringers, and embarrassingly overpriced and/or poor quality nonsense that makes every handmade or home crafting artist look like a greedy loon. By allowing these practices to continue they rake in as much cash as they possibly can while profiting off the slave labor in the factories these items are made. BUT NO CALLING OUT CUZ THAT WOULD BE MEAN GUYZ
I agree completely, ohskittles. And I’d add that the new changes, re: listing multiples, the about pages, and ‘collectives’ are all features that benefit these practices.
I feel like I could go shopping in Mexico or Peru, pick up indigenous arts and crafts, and as long as I got the name of these artisans, and a few pics, I could set them up as a collective.
I think it’s too late to ‘save Etsy. All they seem to care about anymore is the bottom line and how much money they can make.
So if that means resellers, they’ll turn a blind eye to them in the name of more cash flow and to the devil with legit handmade sellers anymore. They just don’t have the guts to come out and say they don’t care about handmade as much as they did when they first got up and running.
resellonetsy, my husband always thought Etsy and the other handmade sites were scams. But it was the honest people who really made handmade that made it worthwhile for me. I just really liked a lot of the people. Although etsy has gone to hell in a non-handmade basket, unfortunately it is the handmade site that gets the most traffic. Everyone cried out for change though and now the site has changed so much no one can even use it anymore.
I think etsy started out meaning well. But now they don’t even have any idea of what their original intent was. Etsy might do better if it were owned by a bunch of crocheting grannies rather than a bunch of hipsters that blather on about wobbling teapots and shit nobody cares about.
It started out to make $$ and that’s what they are doing. A very simple business plan combined with a load of bullshit and amazing luck.
Like the ceo said, handmade was just an anchor. Their thing now is to make buying a personal experience. So, you can feel good about buying cheap shit, because you know the name of the person who bought it or, maybe, made it.
do people not get that amy doesn’t “design” those invitations, but they are STOCK INVITATIONS from VistaPrint? invitingmoments on etsy is merely one more vistaprint RESELLER. Sheesh, what a crock. And whoa! yikes, agree with the poster above who mentioned amy leigh of invitingmoments on etsy’s horrible feedback.
To Fatwoman: Do you really think that people are that dumb? There is no way that you are making those scarves. You are reselling cheap, mass-produced goods.
You took the words right out of my mouth kim parker. I was going to say how can you make and sell these scarfs for $15. Now she has links pointing to the crap for seo purposes.
Turkish scarf, fatwoman….oh yes, they are hand made by you! You are removing the “made in china” label with your hands, right ???
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