Fresh From China

16 Nov

Fresh from China:


32 Responses to “Fresh From China”

  1. Angel November 16, 2009 at 3:24 pm #

    That Svetlana1963 is constantly getting flagged! What was it, feedback shilling not too long ago as well?

    Good job, Etsy! I’m so glad you fixed….none of the problem.

  2. Lu November 16, 2009 at 5:37 pm #

    and people wonder why jewelry doesn’t sell easily on etsy…wonder why!

  3. Bettie November 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm #

    The beadlovers shop looks like Fonth, no?

  4. Cath November 17, 2009 at 4:09 am #

    Look Svetlana

    and Handheadheart

    Have exactly the same handmade one of kind necklace!!!!

    I am so over Etsy, Svetlana has been reported numerous times and they do nothing.

    Etsy admin is full of self absorbed dimwits….. They have most probably featured the above on the Front Page and Gift Guides…

    I am 3 year seller who has done quite well, never in the forums, never really say anything, I am one of the silent majority who really have had enough.


  5. CMOM November 17, 2009 at 6:01 am #

    It’s so hard to tell which are legit… I’ll stick to buying at craft fairs.

  6. Freckleyredhead November 17, 2009 at 10:28 am #

    CMOM, my shop is legit! You can buy from me! tee hee.

  7. janicejoplin2 November 17, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    oooohhhhh we got plenty of special “Art from China” under the art category too..sigh …It is sooooo freakin frustrating. You can buy a crappy painting as big as a house for $4 ! (and of course it is all original )

    PS freckley..yes, your jewelry is absolutely darling!

  8. Jerry November 17, 2009 at 11:46 am #

    …and then there’s India and Thailand: “Art jewelry designed in my studio, right here in north NJ, by the pond.” Wow…really??!!!!

  9. Laura November 17, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    Do we have any links for wholesalers so we can flag with proof? Gosh…. just saying that is surreal. Should a content team look into these? Is a content team a myth?

  10. Laura November 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    why. Why. Why does Etsy put this on the FP: THIS is vintage?

    And here’s another lovely listing from her store that states 90’s! She even tags it 1990s:

    Promoting another vintage seller that totally disregards the rules?

  11. Life During Wartime November 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    Laura, a lot of these jewelry items can be found on Ebay I think. Don’t know if that is proof enough for Etsy. The seller can always claim that they handmake the items identical to those found on Ebay in auctions run by Chinese importers. It’s possible to do that. Even I think I could duplicate the wired flower pieces if I bought one as a sample to see how it’s put together. Certainly I could bead up a bunch of the memory wire items right now! What we need are stock photos in a shop that match the wholesaler’s pics. If the jewelry seller takes her own photos of resale items, I think it’s nearly impossible to prove.

  12. Freckleyredhead November 17, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    Here’s an ebay seller that has lots of the jewelry noted above:

  13. Freckleyredhead November 17, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    Hate it when I hit return too soon . . .

    Like Life during Wartime says, I don’t know if that’s proof enough. Even the ebay seller says this stuff is handmade. And it probably is, by underage children in a factory.

  14. Angie November 17, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    Hmm, what about this one?

    I’m not good at digging up where they get the stuff, but it seems a little odd that the models have their faces blocked out.

  15. GernBlanston November 17, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    DO you think this chick is making these boots? I don’t think so.

  16. Poppie November 17, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    In an earlier post here on ECO, links have been provided to eThaimarket on eBay where svetlana got her pieces. She uses the eBay shop’s photos in her Etsy shop, and bought the pieces under an eBay user name that matches one of the shilling usernames in her Etsy shop. Svetlana’s clothing and bedding items where also from wholesalers and she used the supplier’s photos in her Etsy shop. I am surprised that she is still around, since she was rather easy to catch out.

  17. Laura November 17, 2009 at 4:30 pm #

    Gern-that store is gone!

    So, why does Etsy allow that boot chick? When we have the links to zappos and selling the same thing?

    Oh well, I’ll flag but I’m going to chill on the call outs. I’m worried I’m going to get muted.

    Hey-what’s up with ads here? I’d totally pay for an ad! The rebel in me loves the thought of an ad on etsy call out! This is my favorite blog. 🙂

  18. Laura November 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    Angie-LOL! That’s the store I just posted about…. Did you see the 1990’s shirt? Gag….

    Hey, I have a question… who is Grey Brocket? Shop is closed but on that blog “you didn’t think we would notice” or whatver that is…they said she was Thrush? I like Thrush. Kinda pricey, but she seems legit. And pricey is okay for legit hard-to-find vintage. And her pics are great. So, why was Grey Brocket closed? I was just curious…

  19. GernBlanston November 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    angie, I think that is part of that seller’s branding. it matches the banner. Her stuff looks relatively legit.

  20. Em November 18, 2009 at 8:14 am #

    From the gift guides:

    Listing is just to add embroidery to an item you have to purchase separately. Against the TOU, but still in the gift guide.

  21. Max November 18, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    Yeah, Em, but did you notice the seller marketing that “service” is in Brooklyn? Probably has a little connection there that makes it ok.

  22. kitten November 18, 2009 at 3:11 pm #

    This picture looks familiar, like it’s been on the front page in the past few months. (Exact colors and styles) That seller (on the front page or was it an Etsy finds email) had sold several of these (where this seller hasn’t).

  23. kitten November 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm #

    Laura Says:

    Hey, I have a question… who is Grey Brocket? Shop is closed but on that blog “you didn’t think we would notice” or whatver that is…they said she was Thrush? I like Thrush. Kinda pricey, but she seems legit. And pricey is okay for legit hard-to-find vintage. And her pics are great. So, why was Grey Brocket closed? I was just curious…

    Laura, do you have a link for this?

  24. Life During Wartime November 18, 2009 at 11:53 pm #

    Gern, the owls and all the other ‘antiqued’ finish goldtone and silvertone faux vintage cast pendants or stamping jewelry items will be hard to flag out of Etsy. The sellers can claim they hung the owls on the chain themselves, which makes the necklace Etsy legal as assembled jewelry. The link to the seller listing the owl pendant on its chain as ‘vintage’ kinda gives the lie to it being assembled by the other seller, but…I got in trouble here for calling out someone who claimed she makes pieces resellers can get ready made from wholesalers. Or even intermediate resellers, and mark up 500% or so for Etsy.

    You can find these rings

    in several Etsy shops, embellished and plain. The shops offering them unembellished might very well claim they buy the flat stamping and shape the ring themselves. Or maybe even create all the different finishes themselves.

    If a seller claims they buy the pieces and assemble the jewelry themselves, I don’t know how it can be proven they don’t. To me it makes no sense from a business standpoint to spend the time and effort to replicate by hand what you can buy wholesale, only to sell your items for a reseller price. But Etsy apparently gets what I don’t get.

  25. GernBlanston November 19, 2009 at 4:18 am #

    Yes, LIWT but those pictures are straight from ebay sellers from Hong Kong….both sellers have the same pictures from the same HK seller.

  26. GernBlanston November 19, 2009 at 10:27 am #

    Another reseller:

  27. Life During Wartime November 19, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    Brazenbreeze has been called out here before for reselling the owl necklaces, among other items not allowed on Etsy. I have no idea why her shop is still open. It would be great if getting caught using photos from a wholesaler would close shops down, but after seeing her survive for this long I have doubts.

  28. imwithya November 19, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    Here’s the “trendy vintage owl pendant” for just $6.25!! Hurry only 497 left on ioffer! Etsy sellers are buying them out!

  29. imwithya November 19, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    And yes Life, using the pics from the wholesale site (which brazen does) should serve as proof.

  30. erin, maker of chimes November 20, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    Flagged a TON of things in this shop almost a month ago… and nothing!?
    They even show you the “made in china” bag that belongs to this cell phone case.

    And why can’t they do a search for “hello kitty”…. most (if not all) that appears in those results shouldn’t be on Etsy either.

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