EtsyWTF sent me an email about the shop TheSweetestBatch who is claiming to be selling “unique wedding toppers”. They are all found at My Dream Wedding.
Just an example:
“best hand painted porcelain you have ever seen.”
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25771177 is found here
Every other one of her cake toppers is on that website as well.
“I have flagged this item time & time again
handmade in a factory in Poland is more like it! I have been to the factories in Boleslawiec!”
“Please please flag this shop, loaded with mistagging, non-vintage vintage, and things listed as supplies that are not.”
“I just found your call out blog, and love it! This sellers drives me crazy bc I know it’s not handmade:
She doesn’t offer custom sizes, and look at the stuff! What do you think?”
Submitted on 2009/06/25 at 2:39pm
I am extremely skeptical of this seller’s jewelry section. Her profile states that all of her items are “hand sewn” and it mentions nothing about working with jewelry, metals, glass, etc. Her materials listed are generally along the lines of “pendent, chain”… Last I checked putting a pendant onto a chain didn’t count as “making” something.
Most of her “pendents” look like something you’d get at a cheapo teenybopper jewelry store.
Case in point: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21267807
ed: I think this should have been the case in point-http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26295526
And remember this is an editorial comment from a reader, no offended parties allowed!
This reader issued a WilliamDohman challenge:
He is trying for some more attention now. First he posts this in Business and it gets moved to promos.
So he then duplicates it and starts again in Business.
And if anyone can find where he stole the robot design, big props to you! It has to be stolen. That guy is a turd.
Get your searching hats on! I’ll start:
The face/head reminds me of an Alexander Shen wooden robot he posted back on Craftster.org in ’07
..and by giving it a completely different description title “Large Deer Trophy” they thought they would throw us off as well from the original “Cardboard Stag Deer Mount” but they did copy and paste some of the item description. And strangely enough, they charge more money.
reseller- Cj8n http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24586059
Edited to add: They are probably the same people but I still find it odd that the names, descriptions, & price are different if they are the same makers.
Original: Modern Birdhouse from Pop Deluxe http://store.popdeluxe.net/wobi1.html $30
Etsy Listing (with wonky bird): WilliamDohman http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25185567 $45 (on sale)
fabrichandbags is a reseller and doesn’t even change her photos from the wholesalers.
Wholesale page: http://shop.asraistyle.com/category.sc?categoryId=3