ah, Vonlady…how we loathe thee..

3 Jul

reader comment:

Can we do another vonlady? Here is her listing:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12238316

and here is the ebay listing from the actual company in China that makes the bracelet, with the same exact photographs:
http://bit.ly/14MhsT

Can’t wait for the all caps retort on this one..

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52 Responses to “ah, Vonlady…how we loathe thee..”

  1. beernut July 3, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    I flagged this, for what little good it will do. *sigh*

  2. Christine July 3, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    Another douche bag who deserves her own personal email calling out her dumb ass. I really can’t stand these friggin’ people. They make life harder on those that are actual jewelry creators who don’t lift items that are mass produced to pass off as their own.

  3. JK July 3, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    I have the urge to send a link to the ebay bracelet to the person who hearted this resold piece of crap so they’ll think twice about buying it. If I had a buyer-only account, I’d do it.

    Also, Vonlady is a liar and a bitch. There should be no place for fakers like her on Etsy.

  4. Suz July 3, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    Yeah, I flagged it, too. Figured it couldn’t help. Sorry, hurt! It couldn’t hurt.

  5. toonces July 3, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    Hey, everyone, she sells the bracelet in all different colors now! Because “PEOPLE ASKED ME TO MAKE COLORED PEARL BRACELETS. SO I DID!

  6. Dee July 3, 2009 at 8:22 pm #

    It’s really the price that tells me something is mass produced. Stringing pearls is a bitch. I can’t imagine stringing 8 strands of them and selling them for that price.

    If Vonlady has listed them at $30 or more, I would never have suspected.

  7. Gern Blanston July 4, 2009 at 4:30 am #

    She is a fucking lunatic.

  8. Christine July 4, 2009 at 5:07 am #

    Here’s another fantastic mass produced shop, as far as I can tell… what do y’all think? Does the “HK” in the title tip it off?
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7642506

  9. Suz July 4, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Gern Blanston Says:
    She is a fucking lunatic.
    —————

    Hahahaha! Well said!

  10. Nobody Understands My Pain Either July 4, 2009 at 5:54 pm #

    saw these today:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21816975

    found them within five minutes here:

    http://madisonavegifts.com/index.php?page=shop/flypage&product_id=11818

  11. notbuyingit July 4, 2009 at 8:56 pm #

    how about this one…all that stringing for just under $20 bucks
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8433110

    Her shop really is heinous!

  12. JK July 5, 2009 at 8:24 am #

    Time for another flag-a-thon, I see. Why does Etsy let her get away with consistently breaking the rules? No consequences at all. If they think no one can tell, they’re wrong.

  13. drs July 5, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Could you check out this shop
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6056954

    Online shop:
    http://www.wingandwendy.com/index.html
    Some items say made in China!

  14. notbuyingit July 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    ha ha..toonces, in the ebay listing is says that they are made by hand by craftsmen in Nepal…hummm, imagine that.

  15. Christine July 6, 2009 at 6:49 am #

    I wrote a really nasty long letter to Etsy at Content and Abuse this morning about VonLady. I’m to the point where either something is done about this or I’m going to intentionally go on the forums and call her ass out for the entire community to see. I’m done. I don’t care if it gets me muted.

  16. oh joy! July 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    perhaps her absence was a visit to nepal? if that is the case, perhaps karma will catch up with her sooner rather than later~

    if she sold her items as supplies, she’d much better off most likely…

  17. mlbw55 July 8, 2009 at 7:35 am #

    vonlady disappeared from etsy until she finally gave me a refund – as soon as she proved to etsy managment that she had paid me they opened her site again.

  18. VonLady (Maybe) July 8, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    I ONLY GAVE YOU A REFUND BECAUSE YOU WERE EXHTORTIONING ME. SHAME ON YOU. THIS IS ILEGAL! I AM A HONEST SELLER WITH BAD HANDS. I WAS CRIPPLED BUT THE BEADS BROUGHT ME BACK. WHY ARE YOU PICKING ON ME. YES I WAS IN NEPAL. I WAS THERE TO WORK WITH THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS. I TOOK MY SISTER AND MY HIGH SCHOOL TYPER. SHE’S TYPING RIGHT NOW. IF I’M ACCIDENTALLY LISTING COMMERCIALLY MADE ITEMS IT’S ALL HER FAULT. WHILE I WAS IN NEPAL I TAUGHT THE HOMELESS PEOPLE HOW TO STRING BEADS. THEY CALL ME SAINT VONLADY THERE NOW. I SAVED THE ECONOMY OF THE COUNTRY FROM COLLAPSE WITH MY ORIGINAL BEAD DESIGNS. NOW THE HOMELESS WORK FOR ME, VONLADY. I AM AN HONEST SELLER AND A GOOD PERSON AND YOU SHOULD MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!

  19. Christine July 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    ummm jack ass this statement here; “IF I’M ACCIDENTALLY LISTING COMMERCIALLY MADE ITEMS IT’S ALL HER FAULT.” means NOTHING to Etsy. The account is in YOUR NAME. Therefore, YOU ARE LIABLE for anything that transpires on YOUR account. Hence, you must be the biggest moron on earth to actually want us to believe that you “didn’t know” that you were selling mass produced crap. How do you NOT KNOW that your supposed “hand made” items weren’t actually made by ***you***. Are you that fucking thick?

    Oh and I positively love this too: “WHILE I WAS IN NEPAL I TAUGHT THE HOMELESS PEOPLE HOW TO STRING BEADS. THEY CALL ME SAINT VONLADY THERE NOW. I SAVED THE ECONOMY OF THE COUNTRY FROM COLLAPSE WITH MY ORIGINAL BEAD DESIGNS. NOW THE HOMELESS WORK FOR ME, VONLADY. I AM AN HONEST SELLER AND A GOOD PERSON AND YOU SHOULD MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!” Your “original bead designs” single handedly saved a country from financial collapse??? And now you freely admit that you have a sweat shop of homeless people working FOR YOU and you’re reselling things that THEY MAKE on your site as your own??

    You’re even more scummy then I original gave you credit for you fucking whack job!

    P.S. If your “original bead designs” saved an entire country from financial collapse – then why isn’t your shit selling well enough here to dig the United States out of it’s financial crisis???? Please oh Saint VonLady – Save the U.S.A too!!!

  20. Christine July 8, 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    Oh.. and btw, I searched and searched and searched the web to find ANY TRACE or viable PROOF that your so called “original beaded jewelry” saved Nepal from financial collapse.

    Please provide legal proof via a news paper on line article, news broad cast, anything, that proves your statements. I think we all here would like to see the proof of your words.

  21. IHateThis July 8, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    Laughing my ASS off. If you saved Nepal, then why can’t you save the f’ing USA’s economy, Saint Vonlady?

    Liar liar imported pant’s on fire.

  22. beernut July 8, 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    Jeepers, I needed that laugh! Thank you, St. VonLady!

  23. Gern Blanston July 8, 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    OMG That was fucking hysterical Christine!

    Save us all VONLADY!!!

  24. Christine July 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm #

    This asshole has this listing here too:
    http://www.plunderhere.com/auction_details.php?auction_id=867036&option=item_watch

    and get this from their listing: “YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED AND YOU WILL CHERISH THESE PEARLS AND HAND THEM DOWN FOR GENERATIONS. EVERYONE THAT SEES THEM, CANNOT BELIEVE THE PRICE. I WENT DIRECTLY TO THE PEARL FACTORY IN CHINA TO HAVE THESE MADE.” Even fucking STATES she gets this shit imported from China!!!!!

    WTF!!!!!

  25. Christine July 8, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    This one is priceless too!!!
    “I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. WHILE VISITING OTHER COUNTRIES, I DISCOVERED BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE JEWELRY FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. THE ITEMS IN STOCK ARE EITHER DESIGNED OR HAND PICKED BY ME. ALL DESCRIPTIONS ARE AS ACCURATE AS IS POSSIBLE. IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW, PLEASE EMAIL ME SO I CAN ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. I WANT ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS TO BE 100% HAPPY WITH OUR PRODUCTS! WE ARE NOT NEW TO THE INTERNET SALES WORLD, WE HAVE BEEN ONLINE NOW FOR ALMOST 6 YEARS!”

    From this web site: https://www.alsoshop.com/shop.php?parent_id=474&user_id=9

  26. Christine July 8, 2009 at 6:47 pm #

    Here’s her personal web site:

    http://babesanddollsjewelrysc.com/

    oh yes, i have this much time on my hands. I’m going to dredge up every fucking site I can on this asshole.

  27. oh joy! July 8, 2009 at 6:59 pm #

    all responses too funny but wasnt that post supposedly from von lady made up? she wouldnt actually say that would she?

  28. Amy July 9, 2009 at 1:55 am #

    I am just totally bemused that this woman is still on Etsy – how can they possibly justify the fact that she is still there selling this crap. Surely they don’t fall for these ridiculous sob stories? Totally incredulous.

  29. notbuyingit July 9, 2009 at 4:08 am #

    OMG…this woman is hilarious. I’m sorry but when you have your “Designer” (her sister) in NC put some star of David charms on a hook and make them earrings…they are not an earth shattering design by any means…nor are they rare-geez. ugh I just feel YUCKY after browsing her shop.

  30. Christine July 9, 2009 at 7:14 am #

    AHA!!!!!
    I got confirmation from the China Importer on Ebay about “Saint VonLady” – they told me she is one of their import customers!!!

    keep-first (3192)
    99.9% Positive Feedback
    Member since Dec-04-07 in ??
    Location: ??, ??
    Activity with keep-first (last 90 days): I have bid on 0 items from keep-first
    Activity with keep-first (last 90 days): keep-first has bid on 0 of my items

    Hi dear friend
    Thanks for you let me know . This is 1 a US’s important customer .
    Best regards for you and your business !
    Your Chinese friend keep-first

    EVERYONE – Report report report all at the same time to Etsy at these addresses: content@etsy.com and abuse@etsy.com

    I’m contacting several admin DIRECTLY now.

  31. Suz July 9, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    VonLady (Maybe) Says:
    I TOOK MY SISTER AND MY HIGH SCHOOL TYPER. SHE’S TYPING RIGHT NOW. IF I’M ACCIDENTALLY LISTING COMMERCIALLY MADE ITEMS IT’S ALL HER FAULT.
    ————–
    Her “high school typer” just willingly typed that? No wonder Saint Vonlady hasn’t posted again. The typist probably gave her the finger and left.

  32. Dee July 9, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    I would love to see how many people reported her the first time and what the decision process was that caused admin to allow this shop to stay open. etsy failed on this one

  33. JK July 9, 2009 at 10:43 am #

    At this point, after all the flagging, emails and issues, she could dance naked through Etsy headquarters wearing a sign that reads ‘I’M A FAKE AND A RESELLER WHO SELLS SWEATSHOP CHINESE IMPORTS AND LIES ABOUT IT’ and still I don’t think they’d notice. Looks like you can get away with a whole lot on Etsy if you fork out a bunch of 20 cent listing fees!

  34. drs July 9, 2009 at 9:53 pm #

    What in the hell is the matter with Etsy. Resellers are running rampant on Etsy and they do nothing. So much for keeping it a handmade/supplies/vintage site. Resellers in the handmade, non-vintage in the vintage, anything goes in supplies!

    Vonlady, you are a reseller and need to get the hell off of Etsy!

    I reported one shop that was selling new, now they say they are vintage! That was a while back and they are still getting away with it.

  35. Laura July 10, 2009 at 9:41 am #

    Yea, I reported this chick: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5931079 And I sent her a convo too. She changed all her listings to supplies. Why o why is this stuff on here?

  36. sharon July 10, 2009 at 11:11 am #

    I completely agree that there may be something up with vonlady, and I’ve flagged her myself, but clearly that post was not from her.

    “VonLady (Maybe) ” – probably not her, eh?

    Come on guys – let’s keep it a clean fight!

  37. Suz July 10, 2009 at 12:18 pm #

    sharon Says:
    “VonLady (Maybe) ” – probably not her, eh?
    ———————
    You’re right, sharon. Last time vonlady posted on this site (back in April), she posted as Yvonne Williams. :>T

  38. Roxann Ackerman July 10, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    Like Jewelry Artisans do not have enough competition with out these scam artists selling mass produced crap. It just really torks me off.

  39. Deanna July 13, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

    Why is she yelling at me?

    This is a new one to me, has she explained why she’s yelling?

  40. Suz July 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    Here ya go, Deanna.
    https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2009/04/17/overstockcom-for-all-of-vonladys-handmade-needs/#comments

    I think post #14 is where it’s “explained.” Enjoy.

  41. Totallyshocked July 13, 2009 at 6:59 pm #

    I just spent most of my evening reading that other thread – how does she think she can get away with it – even after all the proof shown here. CRAZY!!!!!! Flagged and flagged again

  42. SLady July 15, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    I flagged her yesterday and today. That’s July 15. She’s still there. What is Etsy’s problem?

  43. Totallyshocked July 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    Yup – still there – I flagged several of her items – it gets me so mad that she claims these are handmade – what a joke

  44. Christine July 15, 2009 at 2:44 pm #

    I say it’s call out time on the forums, peeps.

  45. Laura July 15, 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    Hee Hee.

  46. SLady July 24, 2009 at 7:39 am #

    HER SHOP IS EMPTY!!!!!! FINALLY!

  47. Dee July 24, 2009 at 7:44 am #

    Dances a jig. She must have put up a real fight to have her shop up this long. Imagine being the admin that RECEIVED HER EMAILS ABOUT ALL THE WORK IS HERS OR HER FAMILY.

  48. Dee July 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm #

    still emptied, but not brickwalled. I miss that brickwall, pretty funny.

  49. Dee August 11, 2009 at 6:59 am #

    still empty. Me thinks this is for real…

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