Vintage Misuse- funkydarlinvintage

6 Jul

funkydarlinvintage where the favorite description tagline is “I know this isn’t exactly 20 years old but..”

Jackie O People Magazine– “I know this isn’t exactly 20 years old but so many people loved Jackie O and the photographs inside are much older than 20 years old.”

1996 Houston Oilers Calendar– “Okay, another item that is not quite 20 years old but there are so many Oilers Fans out there, this will be quite a collectible item.”

No wonder vintage is not taken seriously. What a joke.


12 Responses to “Vintage Misuse- funkydarlinvintage”

  1. toonces July 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    Yes. This angers toonces mightily. These people piss me off.

  2. Laura July 7, 2009 at 2:46 am #

    GAG ME!

  3. lolno July 7, 2009 at 3:08 am #
    “Clear Jellisy Platform Footware Shoes 1980s”
    lol no. That was my favorite pair of tacky shoes, bought and worn in 1999-2000. R.I.P.

  4. Gern Blanston July 7, 2009 at 3:49 am #

    Do any search under vintage and 199_ and you’ll find stuff like this. Flagged and still there.

  5. toonces July 7, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    I love how the 1996 calendar “isn’t quite 20 years old”. So now 13 “isn’t quite” 20. Interesting.

  6. lauren July 7, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    SM New York-founded 2005; under Steve Madden Shoe Co.

    Whomever bought these got swindled because they were $36.00 and you can get the same pair on ebay for $10. I asked the seller about them and she was very rude and I told her she is deceiving customers by NOT SHOWING THE LABELS of her vintage. She has a lot of non-vintage, but covers it very very well.


    and here is the other pair, also SM New York which she promptly removed the label name so no one could research it.

    You know, I can’t tell what’s worse. The sellers intentionally deceiving naive buyers or the idiots that cannot tell what the hell they are buying.

  7. lauren July 7, 2009 at 5:19 pm #

    btw, love this site…I’ve got lots of crap to callout.

  8. Annoyed July 8, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    How is this stuff STILL there when even the seller admits that she knows it shouldn’t be there? Someone needs to send that seller a vintage calculator so she can do the math to know what “not quite” is. Doesn’t matter anyway, since she knowingly broke the rules.

    Etsy needs to tell us the rules changed. I’m sure a lot of us could clean out our closets from a few years ago.

  9. Heather July 8, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    People don’t realise they do more damage than good by doing this. She has a 1969 Cambells Soup ad in her shop. My parents met at Cambells Soup in Camden, NJ, in 1969 and collect Cambells stuff. I would have bought that in a *heartbeat*. But I won’t buy from a…etsy schemer, for lack of a better word.

    Shame. I almost want to convo her and tell her why she lost that sale.

  10. Annoyed July 9, 2009 at 7:41 pm #

    I was wondering about that Heather. Would that stop people who like the rest of her shop from buying.

    I wouldn’t tell her though or she’ll just remove the “not quite vintage” line, making it harder for people notice what she’s doing. Still can’t believe that admin hasn’t caught this one yet!

  11. Deanna July 13, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    Maybe she should make a “not quite vintage” section to make it easier for her customers.

  12. Anne Marie @ Totally SV April 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    So by that same logic, I have some Beverly Hills 90210 dvds that I can list as vintage (I know dvds not vintage, but show almost is, that kinda sorta counts, right?), a million sweet valley books (ok, the 1983 ones ARE genuine vintage, but the new ones probably dont count), and some clothes I wore in 1996.

    I wonder if Etsy would let me sell my sister on there, as she is 21 and therefore considered ‘vintage’, almost tempted to try it as a joke and see how far it gets…

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