Reseller CallOut: GTZ DEZIGNs

11 Jul

Hello, Here is an etsy reseller…..she has been doing it for a bit, earlier she had a few products but now she has just added a couple of pages……she is even not using her pictures and everything is from the place she is buying these bags. She only has the colors that the wholesale place is selling and there are a few wholesale shop links I have at the bottom that are selling these products.

I have mentioned the product name as she has in her shop and then I have the etsy link and along with the link from the wholesale site. She is selling at 2-3 times the price on etsy. I just can not understand how can people do this or am I just too dumb


DISCO Genuine Leather Bag ed.-“I just completed…”

Original leather Tote Collection

Black Leather Shoulder Bag

Original Leather Tote Collection

Beige Hobo Leather Bag

The Mie Leather Bag

The Aqua Leather Bag


SAL TAN Genuine Leather Tote

Leather Cross Body Bag

TRINI Leather Hobo Bag

Flower Leather handbag

Roja Leather Tote



29 Responses to “Reseller CallOut: GTZ DEZIGNs”

  1. Mike July 11, 2009 at 1:11 pm #

    She sold another on today……. I bet she is laughing hew way to the bank!

  2. imwithya July 11, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    God this pisses me off. I wish I could send her buyers links to the wholesale sites where she purchased the bags. grrr

  3. Laura July 12, 2009 at 3:26 am #

    I did.

  4. Laura July 12, 2009 at 3:27 am #

    I’m a buyer only, so I just felt that at least one of them should see this blog.

  5. NYCrochet July 12, 2009 at 4:45 am #

    I thought about contacting the buyers, too. They should demand their money back,

  6. Just Me July 12, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    Wow. WOW. I flagged them….

  7. disgusted etsian July 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    I flagged a few of this seller’s items the other day….AND THEY’RE STILL THERE?!!

    Why does Etsy suck so hard? What’s the point of claiming everything on your site is either handmade or vintage, when lately it seems like a lot of stuff is just mass-produced crap being resold??!!!!



  8. Laura July 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm #

    Sometimes I wonder why Etsy doesn’t get sued for fraud. Or complaints filed. All the flagging and proof doesn’t seem to matter. If I was a buyer and knew Etst admin had been alerted of these sellers, then couldn’t buyers do something?

  9. Mike July 13, 2009 at 10:27 am #

    Even I wonder what Etsy is upto, it is there business and they can run it the way they like. But I feel they should inform us that products on ETSY are both handmade and comercially produced. Letting mass produced stuff sell in the guise of handmade is not fair and as far as I am concerned is cheating the customer. All these bags are still on Etsy and the seller for sure is laughing her way to the bank.

  10. a Cagey Bee July 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    I used the Etsy “report this item” feature & cited the link where she purchased the bag from. How many people need to do this before Etsy pays attention?


  11. SLady July 14, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    I have a question . . . when we report these resellers, does Etsy know who the report is coming from? I guess so, right? So do they retaliate?

    I looked at this person’s purses myself and immediately thought “reseller.” She even has one feedback that says she didn’t have the item “in stock.”

  12. BitchenStitchen2 July 14, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    SLady – Etsy know who the report comes from (as you have to sign in to do it), but the shop/item you report doesn’t. Etsy keeps you anonymous.

  13. Laura July 14, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    It worked!! The seller is gone!!

  14. Gern Blanston July 14, 2009 at 6:31 pm #


  15. Mike July 14, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    She is still very much there, selling her stuff and making money for Etsy too. All it seems is Etsy just cares about there money; handmade blah blah is all a guise to keep patriotic americans and buyers to stick with the site.

  16. Laura July 15, 2009 at 5:16 am #

    Weird. When I click on the aqua leather purse link, it says she is gone.

  17. SLady July 15, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    Nope, she’s still there.

  18. imwithya July 15, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    How can Etsy let those purses stay listed? How many of us have reported with links to the wholesale site?


  19. Laura July 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    one of her buyers contacted Etsy admin too!

  20. Laura July 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm #

    WTF? Why is she stil there?

  21. Laura July 17, 2009 at 8:27 am #

    It looks like she’s changing the listings cause the ones were are flagging are being removed or she’s changing the pictures. She keeps updating with more crap. Nothing is handmade!

    I have a feeling she is reading this blog….

  22. twiddledumdee July 19, 2009 at 10:04 pm #

    This is pissing me off. Etsy should just shut her down. I can’t believe her store is still up and running.

  23. twiddledumdee July 19, 2009 at 10:19 pm #

    I can’t believe the nerve of saying “I’ve created this bag…” and taking credit for someone else’s work. I would be ashamed of myself. It’s disgusting.

    I sent this comparison to the admins:

    Her “handmade” bag:

    Identical bag sold on wholesale site:

    I almost feel like calling her out on the forums.

  24. Jade July 21, 2009 at 1:41 am #

    I have been reading this thread in shock and horror, since the last few days and just can not come to grips with what Etsy admin are upto. Can someone please explain, if this is the normal practise at etsy? I had read some good things on some blogs about all the handmade stuff there and recently set up an account and did buy some jewelrey. I believe I bought from an honest seller but after going through all this it is impossible to believe what Etsy says and does.

    All these bags are being made in CHINA, Guangzhou and the company has a so called office in New York. Since when, did etsy allow sellers to sell mass produced junk… from China

  25. imwithya July 21, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    Yah, she needs to be called out in the forums- it seems to be the only way sometimes. For fucks sake Etsy make this seller remove those stupid mass produced bags!

  26. imwithya July 23, 2009 at 11:06 am #

    Her store is empty!

  27. SLady July 23, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    Ding dong, the b**** is gone . . .

  28. chloellaboo August 15, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    I wish that I had read all this sooner. I’m one of the duped customers! I’ve been proudly showing off my “handmade” purse thinking how great it is that I didn’t support the mass produced crap from China–I guess the joke’s on me! I expect this kind of seller on eBay but naively thought that Etsy kept higher standards! It’s very disappointing to think that I can’t trust the Etsy community like I thought I could. A fellow duped customer was nice enough to advise me of all this. Shame on Etsy for letting this continue for as long as it did!

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