Raffle Tickets & New With Tags

3 Dec

Quite a few listings in this shop for raffle tickets for a gift basket. Listed in handmade.
Actually had the brass balls to put “NWT” in the title. WJW.

New with tags
wonderful skirt perfect for Christmas gift
size small
from axara paris.
made in france


28 Responses to “Raffle Tickets & New With Tags”

  1. Say what? December 3, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    What the eff? She’s got half crocheted & half yard sale going on in that shop. Paging EBAY

  2. Life During Wartime December 3, 2009 at 11:01 am #

    The crochet person is from Ebay. The Ebay camera mark is in the lower right corner of one of her photos.

  3. GernBlanston December 3, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    OMG Raffle tickets? Are you serious? WTF?

  4. GernBlanston December 3, 2009 at 11:21 am #

    The skirt seller has a perfectly fine shop, and then fucks up with the new clothes.

    I’ve noticed a trend lately with shops with a majority of legal stuff with a handful of illegal items mixed in. BrazenBreeze comes to mind.

  5. Life During Wartime December 3, 2009 at 12:00 pm #

    What Gern said.

    Etsy is beginning to grow a nice crop of Longaberger, Hallmark, and Boyds items which aren’t vintage in otherwise legit shops. Many are in the handmade categories. These shops are running fleamarkets on Etsy.

    How hard would it be for admin to do a daily search for these lines, as well as phrases like ‘new with tag’, for review and weed out the items that aren’t vintage (Etsy legal)?

  6. GernBlanston December 3, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    I see the raffle tickets are gone, but I wonder about the 4 people that bought them…will those buyers get refunds and will those sales be cancelled?

  7. Nobody Understands My Pain Either December 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    Looked at Svetlana1963’s shop again – and now she carries clothes as well. Found these:



    And this one is featured in the Gift Guides: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32174013

    Of course it is. Because it’s not completely obvious by now that this particular style of jewelry is nearly ALWAYS mass produced and coming from Thailand.

  8. Amy December 3, 2009 at 2:12 pm #

    this shop is highly dubious: http://www.etsy.com/shop/siniwonderland

  9. Lu December 3, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    Yuk to the raffle tickets. Too bad ’cause the rest of the shop look good.
    The same with Nora23……I LOVE her stuff (I’m a cupcake lover) but then she pull that other stuff…..WOW

  10. Life During Wartime December 3, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    If they separated vintage and commercial supplies from handmade, sellers who make nice things wouldn’t be tempted to start padding out their shops with stuff they bought. I think a HANDMADE BY SELLER ONLY policy for the main site is clear. A HANDMADE OR VINTAGE OR SUPPLIES policy has proven that just about anything gets listed.

    I’m adding ‘raffle ticket’ to my list of potential violations Etsy staff should search for…just in case they take my advice (not gonna happen).

  11. JK December 3, 2009 at 4:10 pm #

    Those clothes. . .did she get confused with her Ebay listings, or does she just not give a flaming rodent’s buttock that her yard sale tat is obscuring actual handmade listings?

  12. JK December 3, 2009 at 4:12 pm #

    The presence of vintage is not responsible for Etsy admin’s refusal to police their own site.

  13. sigh December 3, 2009 at 4:45 pm #



  14. Life During Wartime December 3, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    JK, the presence of vintage on Etsy requires additional policing, different from what has to be done with reseller handmade.

    There are too many vintage items right now in the handmade categories, and that’s a problem. Not every handmade seller is savvy about vintage (and antiques and collectibles) and what they see is that it is OK to sell their personal property in their Etsy shop.

    The commercial supplies category also requires a special kind of oversight.

    I don’t think the vintage sellers on Etsy need to be concerned that Vintage will be separated. At least, not until the vintage look fad is over. With Etsy being so trend conscious, what happens at that point is anyone’s guess.

  15. JK December 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm #

    And if vintage and supplies were gone, there would still be plenty of resellers faking handmade. The issue is that *Etsy* needs to make sure people are sticking to the rules, no matter what the ‘allowed’ types of items. If they don’t enforce the rules, why have them at all?

  16. Life During Wartime December 3, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

    Having a separate subsite for vintage and another for commercial supplies isn’t what I’d call ‘gone’.

    After the past year or two, I can’t imagine Etsy could hire enough staff to clean everything up and start enforcing the existing rules.

    The easiest fix would be to allow resellers whose items fit the trends.

    Which is what they are doing now.

  17. Laura December 4, 2009 at 2:48 am #

    Life During Wartime Says:
    December 3, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    Having a separate subsite for vintage and another for commercial supplies isn’t what I’d call ‘gone’.

    After the past year or two, I can’t imagine Etsy could hire enough staff to clean everything up and start enforcing the existing rules.

    The easiest fix would be to allow resellers whose items fit the trends.

    Which is what they are doing now.

    That still can’t be done though because it’s a handmade site. So, they would have to change the whole premise of their site, and I don’t see that happening. The true depressing thing is the buyers who are basically buying items under the notion it’s handmade. Etsy commits fraud, really.

  18. MadeByM**** December 4, 2009 at 6:25 am #


  19. Life During Wartime December 4, 2009 at 12:20 pm #

    But the premise of Etsy has been changed. That happened when the ‘follow our trends in your studio’ BS started. That’s when resellers who fit any of the trends became flag-proof.

    ECO has been instrumental in getting many items not allowed in the TOU removed, and shops closed or cleaned up. But not the resellers who are on trend. There is a pattern to what they close and what they allow.

    For an example, consider Svetlana. The bed linens weren’t a high-end product, so they had to go. She sold them to her shill and didn’t replace them. But the Thai jewelry and Chinese linen clothing fit better with the Etsy trends. She’s still open, even though she’s a reseller and a shill. Isn’t that strange?

  20. GernBlanston December 4, 2009 at 12:35 pm #

    Gift basket reseller:


  21. JajieBo December 4, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    Has anyone from Etsy ever responded to topics like this? I mean, we know that they allow obvious resells when they fit the trend, but I’d like to hear what Etsy has to say about it.
    I’m seriously considering closing up my Etsy shop- the title “your place to buy and sell handmade” is a total joke, and it doesn’t feel like Etsy has any interest in preserving the integrity of the site or protecting honest sellers.

  22. Nobody Understands My Pain Either December 4, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    This seller was recently called out on the Etsy forums:


    The OP was blasted for calling out and everyone involved in the thread decided that the shop in question was probably a wholesaler who provided her products for all of the websites that they could be found on. Someone convoed the the person who was called out and she responded that her shop was a collaborative effort – she runs the shop and Amy makes all of the product.

    A simple google search for “Amy’s brownie pops” brought me to this website: http://www.amysapples.com/brides/cat_12.html

    and Amy is indeed the person who makes these treats. In Rhode Island. Not Salt Lake City, where The Cats Meow Favors is located. Amy is a wholesaler as well as a retailer. It would appear that the “collaboration” betweeen The Cats Meow Favors and Amy involves nothing more than placing an order.

    I agree with everyone involved in the now closed thread that you can’t just go calling out a person simply because you *believe* that they are a reseller…however, the OP should have done her homework because it actually does look like The Cats Meow Favors is reselling.

  23. Sarah December 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    How do diaper cakes fall in the Dos&Don’ts?


    http://www.etsy.com/dosdonts.php#handmade under “Gift Basket”

  24. GernBlanston December 4, 2009 at 3:55 pm #

    Sarah, with the new wording I don’t think they do. Neither do the folks who make crap like onesies into flowers and make a bouquet.

  25. pussdaddy December 4, 2009 at 11:21 pm #

    OMG even I can’t take it any fucking more. Why even bother buying on Etsy or any other handmade site. Just give the hell up and go ahead and buy in stores so you don’t feel tricked and bamboozled all the damn time.

  26. Laura December 9, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    Pussdaddy-I’m right there with you.

    Why is this stupid skirt still listed? i’m gagging right now…

  27. sara January 28, 2010 at 7:05 am #

    seems like you are jeaolus or you admire her so much lol . I woulnd’t waste my time giving a blog to someone lol
    the person that wrote this blog is sad and depressed….that is not your bussines . I think you are other seller that is jealous of her store lol.

  28. jbpruitt January 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    I’m with you SARA. I like what etsy has to offer, and I like the personal service sellers offer. I’ve bought from the NORA23 seller and I was really impressed with cup cake stuff and the service provided. Is it right? Hell, aren’t there tons of people selling new items on etsy? At least with this seller you know what your getting.

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