Call It Bucky & Maybe People Won’t Notice..

22 Jun

..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

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.


18 Responses to “Call It Bucky & Maybe People Won’t Notice..”

  1. Laura June 22, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    Could they be the same person?

  2. etsycallout June 22, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    This is reselling not a copycat issue.

  3. Hmmm.. June 22, 2009 at 10:59 am #

    What the hell is wrong with people? There are plenty of venues where it’s okay to resell stuff. Why choose Etsy? I don’t get it.

  4. Bedazzled Condom June 22, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    Same people, people.

  5. Bedazzled Condom June 22, 2009 at 11:14 am #

  6. NYCrochet June 23, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    I agree that it’s the same people, but I’m doubting they’re making all that stuff by themselves. They have to have employees or be outsourcing somehow. Their distribution is just two wide for it to be truly handmade.

  7. Gern Blanston June 24, 2009 at 3:23 am #


  8. RunzwithScissors July 4, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    well, they go featured on the front page a couple of times.

    Maybe they make those themselves and sell them from several sites? just wondering. They’ve been on Etsy for 6 months now.

  9. susan July 8, 2009 at 9:44 am #

    they’re the featured seller today! July 8, 2009

  10. sparklecandy July 8, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    These items come flat, like as sheets of cardboard that you have to punch out. You can have them cut at a print shop fairly inexpensively.

    It’s the same guys at every one of the sites.

  11. Dee July 8, 2009 at 10:07 am #

    Susan beat me to it. Featured seller today. sigh

  12. Dee July 8, 2009 at 10:12 am #

    From their website

    it says “We owe the success of our business to our excellent staff of creative and hard working people. ”

    Hard for the little guy to compete with this.

  13. Etsybitch July 8, 2009 at 11:48 am #

    VBJ just found this for the REAL maker it looks like:

  14. susan July 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm #

    they have stores all over the world. They must be a fairly large cottage industry to supply all those stores.

  15. sparklecandy July 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    Featured seller – located in Charlottesville, VA
    Cardboard Safari – located in Charlottesville, VA

    cj8n’s Profile — Cardboard Safari is a collaboration between Chris Jessee and Luis Rodrigalvarez, based in Charlottesville Virginia.

    We make neat stuff from cardboard


    Seriously. They’re the same people. These items do not come assembled, You have to put them together. They’re die-cut sheets of cardboard.

    I used to have to put together Christmas tree ones (from a different place) every year at my job.

  16. susan July 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    @sparklecandy (and anyone )
    I believe you that it’s all the same folks- so would you say that the “handmade” aspect of their art is you, putting it together? Or the die-cut cardboard is “handmade” on a die-cut machine?
    It’s a cool idea, but it seems manufactured to me.

  17. sparklecandy July 8, 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    Ehhh…handmade, I guess as they designed it. That’s the Etsy requirement. Nowhere does Etsy say you actually have to make your handmade item.

    Although, they are much more collective-y than they want to admit.

    For me, it brings back cringe-worthy memories of hundreds of christmas tree statuettes, so it’s not my thang, not to mention I’m not really into animal-head-on-the-wall decor.

    Just to play devil’s advocate, what about people that sell prints of their artwork? Screenprinting? Digital Designwork? Do you view that as handmade? Food for thought.

  18. Leaving a Reply July 21, 2009 at 6:46 am #

    If you think this type of crap is “creative” and attractive, then you deserve what you get. These cardboard pieces of junk are ugly and should find a bonfire ASAP. And these losers should be OFF Etsy.

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