grannysworkshop- reader email

13 Sep

Hi! i’ve been flagging this shop for 3 weeks straight and have even emailed them about it. All I get is a generic hi there! This shop is selling puppets from the company Folkmanis. they have even taken the pictures right out of the website. The finger puppets are Peruvian imports. The whole shop is a sham, including the story about the grandma making them for over 50 years.

Thats funny, Folkmanis has been in business for 30 years maybe they stole this lady’s patterns! 😉 Shame on you Folkmanis.
(end sarcasm)
grannysworkshop
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7441369

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32 Responses to “grannysworkshop- reader email”

  1. Gern Blanston September 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    Can you give a link because I am not seeing it…

  2. Life During Wartime September 13, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    No profile, no policies, no location.

    Looks like she stopped carrying the Folkmanis line.

    Frog magnet is here:
    http://www.globalcraftsb2b.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=18&products_id=153

    RESELLER!

  3. bootsy September 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    these look similar:

    http://www.perupuppets.com/index.php?cPath=24

  4. Sandra September 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    I’ve bought some of those exact same puppets from a Peruvian Import stand at our local farmers market.

  5. thebadcat September 13, 2009 at 7:31 pm #

    My friend from Peru gave us some of those finger puppets after her last trip there.

  6. Thud September 13, 2009 at 7:33 pm #

    She actually did get closed down for a bit last week, I think, and came back without the Folkmanis puppets, but still ripping off the peruvian fair trade puppets.

  7. Laura September 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    This is sooo gross! Nasty piece of work with the granny story!

  8. etsycallout September 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm #

    ETSYCALLOUT HERE! Signed in today to see this:

    Warning: We have a concern about some of the content on your blog. Please click here to contact us as soon as possible to resolve the issue and re-enable posting.

    As of now I cannot post. Stay tuned.

  9. JK September 14, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    Hope it’s cleared up soon — you’re doing something useful here, even if the guilty parties say otherwise.

  10. Sarah September 14, 2009 at 7:28 pm #

    Somehow I don’t think this dirty to-be-closed thread had anything to do with it:

    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6278452&page=4

    All the same, it brings about a good point. Open information strengthens the buying confidence of a market. Etsy buyers expect authentic handmade or vintage products. I like this site for the fact that I’m learning to spot resellers and other scammers.

    It just occurred to me that I actually had one of Dohman’s photographs marked as a favorite for a long time. While my jury on his case is still out, at least I’m able to see a more honest, two-sided perspective of his seller profile.

  11. forum rubbernecker September 14, 2009 at 10:47 pm #

    etsycallout, that is messed up! Your blog is still here, though, so I guess you’re ok. But if I had to pick a tattletale it would be birdhouse boy.

  12. Lindsey September 15, 2009 at 3:08 am #

    Wouldn’t it be great if shops were closed down as quickly and as effectively as threads?

    Stinks about the blog, what grounds would they have for shutting it down?

  13. crazy cat lady September 15, 2009 at 3:59 am #

    I hope this blog is not closed! I don’t post a lot but I read this blog almost every day. Blogs like this are invaluable when etsy lets resellers, “vintage” sellers selling things from 2008, and copy cats run the show…and flagging does nothing and if you “call out” in the forums YOU are muted…and the guilty party is left unpunished.

  14. Kirsi September 15, 2009 at 4:04 am #

    Stinks about the blog, what grounds would they have for shutting it down?
    ————–
    Someone cried ‘libel’? I know Blogspot doesn’t do anything about that without a court order, so I’m quite surprised. I don’t see any other reason for disciplinary actions.

    On the topic of the post, at least some of the finger puppets can be bought from the same wholesale site as the magnets.

  15. JK September 15, 2009 at 5:53 am #

    If all else fails, move it to Blogspot.

  16. MadeByM**** September 15, 2009 at 6:02 am #

    Any news yet? I don’t know why that person had to mention your blog in the closed thread referred to above. Etsy doesn’t want this blog “advertised” in their forums. People don’t think sometimes………..

    Hang in there! You have all of our support!

  17. Bedazzled Condom September 15, 2009 at 7:25 am #

    “Warning: We have a concern about some of the content on your blog. Please click here to contact us as soon as possible to resolve the issue and re-enable posting.”

    That sucks. So, who do you think it was?

    Who reported you for reporting the truth?

    Ullja? VONLADY? Shade? All of the above?

  18. S T E A M E D P U N K September 15, 2009 at 7:38 am #

    It could be that the situation in the “shade” thread has escalated to the next level, after all, lots of name calling, threats of legal action, and threats of physical violence were posted. Posting, on a public foum that can be seen by billions of people, that you or your husband are going to “crush peoples skulls” or “break their legs” is not the wisest thing in the world to do.

  19. Stifler's Mom September 15, 2009 at 7:45 am #

    This is a great blog. If wordpress closes it, move to Blogspot, they won’t close anything without a court order.

  20. Bedazzled Condom September 15, 2009 at 7:47 am #

    Clean hands, m’dear Shade, clean hands.

    ;-}

  21. Freckleyredhead September 15, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    PussDaddy’s blog is gone from Blogspot . . . making me think this all has to do with Shade?

  22. meh September 15, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    pussdaddy chose to delete her blog cause she said she didn’t like blogging.

    i would be sad to see this blog get shut down.

    a cup of coffee, “closed threads”, “pussdaddy blogs” and “callin out on etsy” completed my mornings.

  23. Ginna September 15, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    PD made a post yesterday on her blog saying that she decided to pull the plug. She said she didn’t find it fun anymore and basically was tired of all the Etsy drama and wanted to get away from it.

  24. forum rubbernecker September 15, 2009 at 11:46 am #

    It could be that the situation in the “shade” thread has escalated to the next level, after all, lots of name calling, threats of legal action, and threats of physical violence were posted. Posting, on a public foum that can be seen by billions of people, that you or your husband are going to “crush peoples skulls” or “break their legs” is not the wisest thing in the world to do.
    _______

    That was RDJ, SHE should be the one responsible.

  25. etsycallout September 15, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    because of the link provided it was obviously DOH-man.

    I love this little gem wordpress gives:

    http://en.wordpress.com/freedom-of-speech/

    Freedom of Speech

    The team behind WordPress.com strongly believes in freedom of speech. Our service is designed to let internet users freely express any ideas and opinions without us censoring or endorsing them. We think this has led to many great blogs being published on WordPress.com. However, you may also find the occasional blog that offends you. It might offend us as well, but while we are strict about shutting down blogs that violate our terms of service (no spam, personal threats, incitement of violence, etc), we will not shut down blogs because they are offensive. We think the right response to bad or offensive ideas is to speak out against them, not to censor them.

  26. Sarah September 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    Oy vey. I didn’t realize *that* discussion (ShadeJewelry) was still hot and happening over there. But it doesn’t appear to be the “violating” post…

    I agree with WordPress per their public announcement. But the comments in question don’t seem to cross a legal line. Lightweight evidence was put forth for review: supporting URLs with photos suggesting similar design. They weren’t just throwing out slander.

  27. imwithya September 15, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    So are they definitely going to shut this blog down? It’s officially moved to blogspot now?

  28. Sarah September 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    What’s up with comments? I tried logging into my blogspot acct, but even then I couldn’t leave comments.

    JUST CHECKED COMMENTS AND IT WORKED FOR ME. IT WILL ALLOW ANON COMMENTS.. TRY AGAIN AND LET ME KNOW- eco

  29. forum rubbernecker September 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm #

    btw, it isn’t libel if it’s true. 😉

  30. oh lawdy September 15, 2009 at 8:11 pm #

    If you get shut down, it really says a lot about the sort of sellers Etsy attracts… a lot of vindictive, fuckhead bullies.

  31. Sarah September 16, 2009 at 11:38 am #

    @oh lawdy, I’m not sure that you’re actually familiar with the readership demographics of this blog. But based on your choice vocabulary, it sounds like something here ticked you off in a personal way…

  32. PussDaddy September 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    I posted your new link on my own beautiful cesspool of a blog.

    PussDaddy

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