Reseller Call Out: IrinasIsland

4 Dec

From the Inbox:

Hi there –
I have never commented on your blog before but I wanted to today. I have an etsy seller who needs to be called out.

I noticed her shop when she was one of my buyers. I noticed that she was stealing my photos and reselling my items. Upon further investigation, I found that she did this to other etsy sellers as well. Then I recognized some of her photos, she stole them straight off of Oriental Trading Company’s website. I reported her to Etsy and of course they did nothing. I then sent her a convo stating that I could not sell to her anymore and told her to take my photos down and that I saw that she was using others’ photos too, and her reply was that she “was to busy”.

When I looked at her site, I noticed that her actual photos for her real handmade stuff didn’t jive with most all of her other photos. So I investigated further and this is what I found:

I reported all this to Etsy again and they still have done nothing about it. I feel for the poor souls who bought from her. It’s clear that she doesn’t buy her items until after she has a sold something but based on her feedback, she blames it on the usps. I’m angry and I haven’t been able to find anyone who will call her out. Maybe you’d like this info? Do what you want with it. At this point I don’t care much.

I’m frustrated with Etsy for not handling it but to tell me to not say anything. And I’m pissed that on top of the fact that her
items are not made by her like she claims but she also has horrendous customer service and makes the rest of us Etsy sellers look bad. Just let me know what you do with the info and please don’t use my full name. I’d like to be kept in the loop
on anything that happens with this seller.

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34895059

Theirs:
http://www.orientalpearls.net/Unique_Pearl_Necklace/2-Row_Round_Pearl_Necklace_in_White_and_Black,_925_Silver.html

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23456056
and:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24327968

Theirs:
http://www.orientalpearls.net/Unique_Pearl_Necklace/Adjustable_Length_%2815in-19in%29_Pearl_Drop_Necklace.html

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21644770

Theirs:
http://www.orientalpearls.net/Unique_Pearl_Necklace/Multi-Color,_Three_Strands_Keshi_Pearl_Necklace,_925_Sterling_Silver_.html

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15214314

Theirs:
http://www.orientalpearls.net/Unique_Pearl_Necklace/Exclusive_Design_-_Black_Swarovski_and_White_Pearl_Flower_Necklace,_925_Sterling_Silver.html

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23438341
and:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23436070

Theirs:
http://www.orientalpearls.net/Pearl_Rings/Fantasy_Lattice_Shaped_Pearl_Ring_with_6_Cz_Diamonds_in_925_Sterling_Silver.html

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20749486

Theirs:
http://www.cathaygems.com/Pearl_Bracelets/Unique_Two_Color_Real_Baroque_Pearl_Toggle_Bracelet_in_925_Sterling_Silver.html

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15234908

Theirs:
http://www.cathaygems.com/Pearl_Earrings/Black_Swarovski_and_7-8mm_White_Round_Pearl_Flower_Dangling_Earrings,_925_Sterling_Silver.html

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27986085
and:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16191043

Theirs:
http://www.cathaygems.com/Pearl_Jewelry_Sets/White,_Pink,_Mauve_or_Black_Stretchy_Illusion_Pearl_Necklace_and_Bracelet_with_a_925_Sterling_Silver_Clasp.html

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24671578
and:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24885052

Theirs:
http://www.topearl.com/sn814-1011mm-white-round-pearl-ribbon-necklace-wholesale-p-4914.html

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25856417

Theirs:
http://www.topearl.com/msn66-78mm-screwy-potato-pearl-doublestrand-necklace-p-14413.html

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34751552

Theirs:
http://stores.channeladvisor.com/vicalla/items/item.aspx?itemid=2188700

Hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34758948

Theirs:
http://stores.vicalla.com/Items/11682?&caSKU=11682&caTitle=Rainbow%20Moonstone%20Gemstone%20.925%20Sterling%20Silver%20Ring%20Size%206

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57 Responses to “Reseller Call Out: IrinasIsland”

  1. Kathy December 4, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    LOOK YOU BITCHES HERE IS ANOTHER ONE YOU CAN CALL OUT ON SEEING YOU LOVE IT SOOOOOOOO MUCH!

    HER SHOP NAME: Twenty and Two Roses

    SHE IS A RESELLER FROM E-BAY! SELLING ON ETSY.

    GO CALL HER OUT TOO!

  2. Audra December 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm #

    oh my! Her feedback left for others is AWFUL

  3. Life During Wartime December 4, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    Irina sez she wants to ‘share’ in her shop announcement. What is it with the sharing? Damn Reseller Speak.

    Kathy: Pot, Kettle, Black.

  4. JajieBo December 4, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Kathy, I really doubt the person who is asking for the call out here “loves it so much”. Someone bought this person’s handmade items and resold them as their own. SOMEONE STOLE FROM HER, AND ETSY IS NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. Do you seriously think it’s unreasonable for her to want justice? Go suck an egg, you utter jackass.

  5. JajieBo December 4, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Also, CAPSLOCK is so last year, hon.

    And IrinasIsland will get hers. ECO has a pretty good presence for getting flagged listings removed, it seems. I’ll make my way over there now.

  6. Lu December 4, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    whomsa. what a pile of crap. It’s all I have to say!

  7. imwithya December 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    Calling yourself out Kathy? http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwentyandtwoRoses

    And god, that IrinasIsland seller is horrible! Should everyone just mind their own business and let her be Kathy? Do you have a problem with us reporting lying scam artists who are stealing from buyers?

  8. GernBlanston December 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    To the person who reported this, great job on the homework. I cannot believe that with all of the links you supplied, etsy hasn’t shut this shop down.

    Kathy, take your meds babe.

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

    At one time it was a big no-no on Etsy to buy handmade from another Etsy shop and resell it as made by you. The concept of Etsy was buying something crafted by the seller, a more personal transaction. What the bitch is about resellers is that they are fake. And Irina is a wacky fake, judging by the feedback she leaves. I mean, did I really see her call someone antichrist? WTF?

    And what is up with TwentyandtwoRoses who can’t tell silvertone and goldtone apart?
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33051971
    Is it golden, is it silver, is it vintage, did she make it — one of those Etsy listings that could be any or none of the above. I actually think she is safe, Kathy, because she can say she hangs all those owl watch pendants on their chains.

  10. Outraged December 4, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    Thanks for listing this. I’m pissed that she doesn’t have the integrity to make he own stuff to sell. It’s very disappointing. If you read her descriptions, you’ll notice that she comes up with some elaborate info on how she “came up with” the idea for each design. Yet it’s striaght off wholesale sites.
    It is just heartbreaking to read all of the poor feedback and what she wrote in return. There was one that said they would never buy on Etsy again after how poorly she handled their order, but it was taken down. Why they would take down poor feedback, not investigate further, yet let her keep her shop open is beyond me.

  11. etsycallout December 4, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    Let’s just say “Kathy” has been here before under a different IP address. Good to have you back. Troll much?!

  12. GernBlanston December 4, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    Perhaps to see if we’ve called her out yet (or lately)? lol

  13. Brett December 4, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    Beware of the sellers without bios

  14. Angel December 4, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    It’s definitely not difficult to figure out who said person is based entirely on their communication style.

    Or lack thereof.

  15. Anntichrist S. Coulter December 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm #

    I am the aforementioned “antichrist,” actually, and believe me, if anybody wants the gory details of the utterly premeditated THEFT that this skank-o-rama “Irina” perpetrated against me, I got documentation for DAYS, even though the lowlife ho DELETED THE TRANSACTION FROM THE ETSY SYSTEM (how in the hell is that even REMOTELY legal??!?!!?!) *AFTER* she said that she was sending me a refund FOR THE PEARLS SHE NEVER BOTHERED TO ***SHIP***. I gave her 13 days, nothing showed up, I e-mailed her THREE TIMES before I got a RESPONSE, and it would’ve taken a CROWBAR to get that mail-order bride’s ass up off of her back.

    And of course, Etsy did NOTHING. NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING. Maybe said skank is blowing somebody at Etsy’s “customer service” department, I dunno — are they headquartered out of Sherman Oaks? At any rate, PayPal had to RIP HER A NEW ONE for me, TO GET MY MONEY BACK. And her record with PayPal, it turns out (and why the hell don’t they WARN people before they complete transactions with lowlife nematodes like this?!!?! EBAY/PAYPAL NEEDS A RATINGS SYSTEM!!!) — anyway, this was HARDLY the first complaint against Irina’s Island, by a LONG SHOT, nor is it the first time that PayPal had to forcibly remove the money from HER thieving-assed account and return it to a complainant. SCREEN CAPS ARE YOUR FRIENNNNDDDSSSS. She’s not the only Etsy dealer who’s been a problem (“bluedaisy1222” tried to “befriend” me so that she could try and forcibly convert me to her CULT, and when I told her to stop e-mailing me, SHE HAD HOTMAIL SHUT DOWN MY DAMNED ACCOUNT!!), but she is neck-and-neck with the cult freak for being THE WORST.

    Everybody else I’ve met & done business with on Etsy has been scrupulous, friendly, honest and has delivered expediently. SandraNDan, SusanKayDesigns, TheDeStash, MatsBeads, I can’t even LIST all of the great people that I’ve met on Etsy.

    The PAID STAFF OF ETSY, however… talk about a buncha do-nothing dorks. I’m pretty sure that, in ratio to action actually TAKEN on behalf of its users, that their pay rate, even if it’s a nickel an hour, is GROSSLY disproportionate to the RESULTS that they actually make the effort to get.

    I don’t know if it’s more ironic or hypocritical, but Etsy is DEFINITELY not living up to the “artists’ collective” vibe that they put out there. More like, ‘hey, come on in, look at these expensive artists — ORIGINAL ARTWORK! — but if you want something you can really AFFORD, well, here’s a handful of douchebags from China or Sherman Oaks who’ll rip you off whilst acting like they’re doing you a FAVOR!” Yes, it’s an exaggeration, but it’s how I felt after the entire Irina affair, not to mention the sheer HELL that the delusional/sociopathic “bluedaisy1222” hath wrought upon my life by MURDERING MY MAIN E-MAIL ACCOUNT. It’s been nearly 2 months, and I’m STILL fighting Microshit to GET IT BACK — no warning, no appeal process, NO JUSTIFICATION FOR THEIR ACTIONS, any moreso than Etsy’s INACTION — just WHAMMO! You’re dead.

    Yeah, THAT’S fair.

    Do any of y’all live anywhere near the illustrious Irina? I’d post “bluedaisy1222″s home address, but unfortunately, all of that info is LOCKED-UP IN MY CLOSED E-MAIL ACCOUNT. Little terrorist Spanish-Inquisition-minded bimbo twinkie SKANK. That’s beyond harassment or stalking — that’s an interstate CRIME. Y’know, kinda how Irina rips people off all over the world — can we sic INTERPOL on her ass and have her deported back to the Czech Republic?

    A woman can dream, right?

    And if y’all are wondering about my years-old handle, just think of me as the ANTIthesis to everything that said undead-vampire-transsexual man-hands/adam’s-apple republicunt FREAK SHOW. In other words, I’ve actually WORKED for a living, I was BORN a woman, and I have MORE than ONE DRESS. Oh, and I don’t bathe in the blood of Young Republican sorority girls in order to keep my skin from falling off. Mine’s still alive & attached, thankyewverymuch.

  16. pussdaddy December 4, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    I have been bitching about seller’s who cancel sales behind buyer’s backs for ages.

    Also, are you sure that is oriental trading company, and not another company as oriental trading company is here in Omaha Nebraska where I live and that company doesn’t appear to be in Omaha.

  17. janicejoplin2 December 5, 2009 at 12:35 am #

    Anntichrist..Hmmmm you are a hard act to follow. I am for the first time in my life, speechless.

    Kathy…Well, I’m a bitch, huh? Has that lying, cheatin, exhusband of mine been talking behind my back again?

    It is 3:30am. Will someone let me know if I have had one beer too many tonight? WTF?

  18. Molly L December 5, 2009 at 12:41 am #

    IrinasIsland’s item descriptions alone are enough to make you sick. What a liar. It’s pretty obvious that she didn’t create the pieces when she claims to have “randomly” spaced the black flower spacers in this design, to make it “edgy”. They are not “random” at all, but she’s obviously too thick to count.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34895059

    She also states that this item will take two weeks to complete. My guess is that she’s ordering direct from her supplier in China (or wherever) as soon as someone buys this, and the wait is due to her having it shipped home from there.

    And if any customer should dare complain about having to wait weeks/months for their order, then they can be sure that IrinasIsland will leave a dollop of nasty feedback for them in return.

    Shame on you Etsy.

  19. janicejoplin2 December 5, 2009 at 2:02 am #

    Molly that’s exactly what I thought too! She gets an order and places an order. So obvious from the feedback. Shame on Etsy is right! Her feedback rants sounds like our friend Kathy’s nice post!

  20. WindyR December 5, 2009 at 5:15 am #

    I completely agree with outraged comments – this is very sad to see on etsy – clearly ample proof was submitted by the OP so I am amazed that nothing has been done! I also feel badly for people who purchased items, left feedback reflecting slow service and then received retaliatory feedback – it bothers me when people use feedback as a weapon, particularly in such a vitriolic tone.

  21. DP December 5, 2009 at 6:30 am #

    This is sickening! It’s so obvious what this seller is doing. Why would Etsy NOT remove this seller ASAP? I am baffled.

  22. jenn December 5, 2009 at 6:43 am #

    The etsy staff sucks. They have no integrity or professionalism and it seems that Maria is just fine with that.

    The biggest shame is that so many sellers who do have integrity and professionalism will lose sales because people are getting so damn disgusted with etsy’s shenanigans.

    Etsy needs a major reorganization, staff-wise. Clean out the obvious dregs, ffs.

  23. Kirsi December 5, 2009 at 7:23 am #

    IrinasIsland’s item descriptions alone are enough to make you sick. What a liar. It’s pretty obvious that she didn’t create the pieces when she claims to have “randomly” spaced the black flower spacers in this design, to make it “edgy”. They are not “random” at all, but she’s obviously too thick to count.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34895059
    ——————
    It also says: “…this necklace is made from a creamy, vintage, white 6-7mm AA grade pearls, alternated with black 3-4mm AA grade semi-round pearls…” Black pearls, where? Vintage AA grade pearls for $59..?!

    LOL@Kathy… she’s not very good at this name calling over internet thing, is she…

  24. futureetsyseller? December 5, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    New to this site and appreciate everything you are doing here. I’ve been considering for the past several months opening up a shop on Etsy to sell my-own and not made by someone else- wares but am a bit hesitant due to admins blatant disregard for resellers. If Etsy wants to expand their focus then they need to be up front about it and not advertise as a place for artists to sell handmade goods. There are a lot of very talented artists on Etsy and hopefully that number far outweighs (and buyers realize this) the resellers that should be shilling their wares on E-bay instead.

  25. GernBlanston December 5, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    Beware of this buyer:

    phispor

    Mr. Guizzano is buying mostly vintage lingerie items and reversing payment via paypal within a couple of days, after the item has been sent.

  26. Voice December 5, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    I think it’s time to start contacting the buyers of these kind of resellers and letting them know what’s up. Maybe if all the buyers start complaining, Etsy will take some notice. They’ve already made plain that they don’t give a rat’s ass what other Etsy sellers say.

  27. Life During Wartime December 5, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    Resellers are buying on Ebay and selling on Etsy (or selling the same items you can find cheap on Ebay) because they can sell the items for 2-5 times more (at least) than what they paid. They are not going to bother reselling on Ebay. Really they can’t, and still make any money. Ebay buyers comparison shop, while Etsy buyers seem to feel that it only matters that an item is cute and trendy and available in an Etsy shop. Personally, I believe that a substantial number of Etsians cannot add a purchase price to a shipping price on Etsy, do the same on Ebay or on another online shopping site, and tell which is a better buy. Besides, a lot them feel (according to forum posts, anyway) that Etsy is saving the planet, while Ebay is an evil empire. Etsy is a con artists’ paradise because the marks sell themselves on deceptive merchandise.

    And some of them believe there are no resellers on Etsy, so they don’t bother to question whether an obvious reseller item could maybe not be handmade by the seller.

    Anyone who doesn’t think that some part of the Etsy community supports the right of resellers to be on Etsy, check out the REGRETSY blog post about an item from the notorious idea2lifestyle shop on Etsy. Read the comments!

  28. Nobody Understands My Pain Either December 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Svetlana’s been on the FP twice today with a $945 coat. Someone pleasepleaseplease find out who she’s buying clothes from…

  29. imwithya December 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    Say what?! Svetlana has got to go! How dare Etsy feature her in the gift guides and on the front page after all the flags with links they’ve received about her. Ugh!

  30. Anntichrist S. Coulter December 5, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    Um, I’m new here, so I’m not trying to start any shit, but Life During Wartime? Not all consumers are morons. I am a multiply-disabled person who is stuck in a subsidized-housing ghetto out in the friggin’ BOONIES, at least 40 miles from the nearest Hobby Lobby (corporate whores) or Michael’s (misogynist assholes), and the nearest Wally World is 20 miles away and CRAP. They’ve completely eradicated the entire craft department, fabric, sewing needs, painting & other art supplies, etc., so that they can use that floor space for more HUNTIN’ AND FISHIN’ supplies and MORE BREEDER TREATS: baby buggies that cost nearly as much as my truck, cribs, diapers, etc.

    So, for me, shopping online is usually cheaper than buying the gas and enduring the physical torture of morons who can’t drive; every time I have to slam on the brakes, my entire body screams in pain. And having comparison shopped @ other Wally Worlds, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, etc., the parts that I need can usually be found cheaper on Etsy, unless they are POSTAGE VULTURES and are SCREWING YOU INTO THE GROUND with “shipping and handling” scams, which utterly negate any & all savings on their “great bargain” items.

    I wouldn’t shop on eBay if somebody held a gun to my head. While I was last trying, yet again, to get my disability, I sold-off some of my last few items of GOOD period costume jewelry on eBay and got SCREWED. SO. NOT. WORTH. IT. A dear old friend told me about Etsy, and until the bluedaisy1222 STALKER incident and the Irina Ripoff, I hadn’t had any complaints about it, except that Etsy DOESN’T GIVE A FLYING FROG FUCK ABOUT ITS ***CUSTOMERS***, EITHER. If y’all think that it’s hard on the sellers, imagine what it’s like to be THE CONSUMER, the CUSTOMER, whom they’re supposed to want to “PLEASE,” and then be treated like SHEEP by the very twats who are SUPPOSED to be RESPONSIBLE for their vendors — trust me, it sucks just as badly from this end.

    Personally, at this point, after Etsy did WORSE than nothing about that skank Irina and the STALKER bluedaisy1222, I’m leaning towards pitchforks and torches. Etsy doesn’t give a fuck about the consumers, I’ve got the e-mails to prove that, and apparently, when their GOOD vendors speak out against scam artists using Etsy to screw the consumers AND other vendors, they don’t give a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut about THAT, either.

    If I hadn’t made so many good friends on Etsy, I’d have abdicated it altogether by now. I only got INTO making my own jewelry and as gifts for friends as physical therapy for my hands, which haven’t worked properly in years, and the spinal-cord surgery in July doesn’t seem to have done diddly-squat to fix it. But after spending way more than I can afford on these supplies, and then to be treated as less than human by a bunch of snotty little twats @ Etsy, who REFUSE to take responsibility for the douchebags that they are ENABLING, I may be done with this approach to PT altogether. I’ll never stop loving the pretties, and my favorite dealers will always make beautiful creations that I will always covet, whether I can buy them or not.

    But Etsy itself is the problem. The consumers aren’t. When I need a part or piece of hardware or cord or pearls or whatever, I do a full-Etsy search, and find the most-reasonably-priced one, hopefully from somebody in THIS country. Yeah, I know, most supplies come from China, EVERYTHING comes from friggin’ China. But I’m not going to wait two to three weeks for something that I can get from someone here in the States or Canada. Though I gotta say, the vendors from Canada ARE a wee bit slow to the post office, from my experience. Nonetheless, they are almost as cheap/affordable as the vendors in China, and aren’t *directly* contributing to sweatshop economies.

    One last bitch, if I may? I’ve also seen stuff from Overstock.com on here, and there is NOOOOO telling where THAT shit came from. And NEVER buy any glass from Chile, because it’s all loverly and laced with assloads of LEAD. Sure, Overstock has their “Novica” line with National Geographic, and they call their imports “Worldstock,” like it’s the same thing as having been at Woodstock. But they do NOT reveal the toxicity content in their wares consistently. Only about 1/3 of their imports (and that’s the majority of their content) reveal if they have lead, radioactive stones (unakite, anyone?), or other toxins in ’em.

    So who’s got Irina’s home address? Bluedaisy1222? I’ll bring the torches if y’all will get the pitchforks. Neither Etsy nor eBay will do SHIT to stop this crap, any more than any federal government will ever stop human trafficking or the slave trade. It’s far more profitable to stay crooked and to look the other way.

  31. wonderfulwally December 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27690237&ref=sr_gallery_11&&ga_search_query=Hello+kitty&ga_search_type=all&ga_page=&includes%5B%5D=tags&includes%5B%5D=title

    Hoots4u is violating the TOU on etsy .. shes buying most of her items from China … Miss Kitty items etc FLAG ! FLAG! FLAG!

  32. Life During Wartime December 6, 2009 at 12:52 am #

    Does Etsy remove Hello Kitty items based on community flagging? I found the watch pendant in your link on Ebay with only the silver chain from a seller in Hong Kong. I am guessing this seller is safe because she can claim she puts the pendants on the chains or cords. And she may very well do that.

    Annti — Etsy is totally responsible for not removing sellers who behave unprofessionally. Even if a badly behaved shop owner is selling things truly handmade by them, real vintage, or allowed commercial supplies. There is no excusing wacky feedback, undelivered items, or ignored convos — all around bad behavior. First time a seller kooks out, maybe a warning and a requirement that they make things right with the buyer — and the staff should follow up with the buyer and seller to verify that the issue has been resolved. Further complaints should result in suspension or closing. This is standard procedure at most multi shop sites. Shame on Etsy for not doing their job!

  33. Anntichrist S. Coulter December 6, 2009 at 1:46 am #

    Life, baby, you are preaching to the choir. Every tenet of responsible stewardship, of mature & fair business practices — Etsy takes a big, steaming DUMP on all of them. From what I’ve seen, they’re no better than Kellogg, Brown & Root (part of Halliburton; gang-rapists & female-military-member MURDERERS!!!) and those thieving douches of The Shaw Group & Bechtel. Just another gaggle of corporate assholes, hiding behind an excellent marketing/spin plan.

    And AYMENNNN!!!! to the bullshit about Irina being able to LEAVE SLANDEROUS “FEEDBACK” about me, AND YET THEY ***ALLOW*** THAT CANKER-SORE ON THE ASS OF HUMANITY TO ***ERASE*** ALL RECORDS THAT THE TRANSACTION EVER TOOK PLACE!!!! WHAT. THA. FUCK. ?!??!?!?!!

    HOW can that soulless, thieving cow leave NEGATIVE FEEDBACK ABOUT A “TRANSACTION” THAT SHE *THEN* CLAIMS ***NEVER***HAPPENED***?!?!??!?!?!? Etsy clearly is not the hippie-wannabe-mentality “artists’ collective” that we are told that it is upon first contact. I was THRILLED to have found an outlet where I could buy gifts and the rare treat for myself DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTISTS, no percentages snagged per transaction (like PayPal & eBay do), and Etsy claims to not be “the middleman” to jack up the prices.

    Except that THEIR verison of “not being the middleman” between artists and their customers means that NONE OF THIS IS “THEIR” PROBLEM. Um, yeah, motherfuckers, it IS your problem, because not only did you allow this outright THIEF *AND* BLATANT LIAR to rip-off her first victim (and I’m sure that I’m probably #459, 987, 101!) WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A SLAP ON HER ANOREXIC WRIST, but they are all the MORE guilty by ALLOWING HER TO CONTINUE TO ARBITRARILY FILL ORDERS AND THEN RIP PEOPLE OFF, like SHE is some kind of “deity,” as in the Greek & Roman “invisible sky friends,” who could come down here, rape, pillage, and otherwise DICK WITH THE MORTALS, and none of the “deities” EVER faced any TRUE PUNISHMENT, unless they HAPPENED to piss off one of the bigger/higher-up-the-food-chain “gods.”

    Irina fosters this chi-chi image of herself as an exotic Czech princess-type, this “artist,” this elegant/eloquent expatriate who’s doing US a favor by merely letting us VIEW her wares (can’t really call them HER “CREATIONS,” now can we???), so whatever she steals from us, she thinks that she is fully-entitled TO TAKE. Perhaps if I were some rich bitch who can drop four or five hundred bucks on ONE FRIGGIN’ NECLACE, Irina would’ve made DAMNED SURE that I got my delivery. But since I’m the broke-ass bitch, who CARES if I don’t get my ovehyped GLASS “pearls”??? I don’t matter to the skank, and I sure as HELL didn’t matter to Etsy.

    I just wanted to say that not all of us are falling for her crap because we didn’t do our research. Believe me, I only chose to buy that ONE batch of beads from her because she had the best price on the color that I needed. On NO planet would those beads or that bitch be worth THIS much aggravation. If she’d walked here an delivered them BY HAND, I still wouldn’t piss on her if her face was on fire.

    Actually, from her passive-aggressive sociopathic psych profile, she’s probably INTO that kinda nasty stuff, so I’d be depriving her TWICE, which works just fine by me.

    What I would not GIVE to be able to set up an ALTERNATIVE TO ETSY, with actual human employees who actually WORK FOR A LIVING, rather than acting like this is their hobby in-between social events at The Hamptons. Oh, to have my own server and the IT/HTML skills to set up a TRUE artists’ collective! All of the good people here, all of the good people I’ve met and done perfectly-honorable business with on Etsy, would ALL be helping me run that joint.

    You dick over a fellow vendor or a customer? You. Are. OUTTA HERE!!! You *steal* from a customer? Don’t let the screen door hitcha where evolution splitcha. “Customer Service” would actually MEAN something, aside from form letters and bullshit that NEVER GET ANYTHING ACTUALLY DONE. They don’t even attribute a negative review to motherfuckers like “bluedaisy1222” or “Irina’s Island.” If you are forced to have PayPal TAKE THE MONEY BACK *FOR* YOU, then yeah, that vendor deserves CRIMINAL CHARGES, interstate-commerce fraud, wire fraud, the whole nine yards. If I had her home address, I’d have had the FBI on this thieving bitch two weeks ago, same say as that psycho-cult-freak bluedaisy1222.

    Fraudulently geting someone’s e-mail address shut down is ILLEGAL, and yes, those laws have been on the books for over ten years. Internet THIEVERY, especially by repeat-offenders like Irina Khazanov, if I’m remembering the name properly. THEFT IS THEFT IS THEFT. LIES ARE LIES ARE LIES.

    Period.

    The amount that she stole shouldn’t matter, it’s the PREMEDITATED INTENT TO STEAL THAT DETERMINES THE CRIME.

    Should we send a link to this page to the do-nothing bobbleheads @ Etsy? We’d NEVER get to submit these complaints in ADULT LANGUAGE, I can promise you that. And no matter WHAT we say, no matter what the thieving/scamming/plagiarist motherfuckers DO, ***ETSY***DOESN’T***FUCKING***CARE.

    If y’all know of anyplace like Etsy was SUPPOSED TO BE, a TRUE artists’ collective with FAIR PRICING and NO RE-TAGGED CHINESE LEAD-POISONING tchtochkes, please poiint me at it, ’cause I am sick and fucking TIRED of this run-around of do-nothing “customer service” bots/Soylent-Green-On-A-Stick “agents.”

    I’ll always support the good people that I’ve met through Etsy, but from now on, I’ll e-mail them and do bidness OUTSIDE OF ETSY-WORLD. Screw ’em. They don’t care about the cosumers OR the vendords? Fuck ’em sidewayswith a rusty chainsaw.

    It’s been great talking with y’all, but I have GOT to crash, I’m so tired my eyes are crossing. Keep up the good work, and let those twats @ Etsy know exactly *HOW* **MANY** OF US are MAD AS HELL, and we’re NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!

    Oh, and if y’all wanna see some real-live HORSESHIT, check out my reviews on Etsy (AnntichristSCoulter), and see who is THE ONLY NEGATIVE ONE IN THE WHOLE BUNCH! Lying sociopath skank. THAT’S why I made sure to do a screen capture of the transaction, somehow I *knew* that she was going SOME kind of lying shit, and that’s why I saved it. Let the bitch come back after me, I would HIGHLY enjoy it.

    You can read her fake-assed “review,” but then TRY to go find the corresponding transaction. And what does Etsy do to protect future innocents from being ripped-off by these same scam-artists? FUCK-ALL AND BUPKIS. They just sit back, count their money, and laugh at our letters.

    Them days are drawing to a close, I can promise you that. Word-of-mouth, that’s their primary form of advertising. So wherever you go, comment on blogs, write on message boards, write your own blogs — make sure that your readers KNOW what they’re dealing with, when they wade into the Etsy pool tit-deep: pond scum and ground rattlers.

    And when doing that, maybe you good vendors should start your own kind of union of some sort, to help consumers tell WHO CAN BE TRUSTED, and who CAN’T. Sure as hel can’t rely upon Etsy for THAT, now can we?

  34. Yikes December 6, 2009 at 6:12 am #

    No OFFENSE intended but an argument loses SOME of its weight when CAPS are used repetitively.

    Just sayin.

  35. loony tunes December 6, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    You know anntichrist, you sound just as wacko as the person you’re ranting against. But what would I know, I’m just a breeder. or a rich bitch. who also sells/buys on ebay at times. who shops at michaels.

    While etsy’s lazy ass employees don’t do their jobs – that’s a complete fact – if I was in their place and received an email like yours complaining about another member I probably would delete it. You have absolutely no rationality and there’s no way to tell who would be correct in such a case (besides the fact that she’s a reseller, that point’s taken. But did you deserve neg. feedback? Hmm….)

  36. janicejoplin2 December 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    anntichrist. I am truly sorry that you are disabled. I am not pitying you I am empathizing..I can’t imagine in my wildest dreams the physical pain that you are in.

    The adult language that you refer to isn’t the mainstream language that I personally use in every sentence. I say the eff word and I can swear like a truck driver with my friends. I am not shocked ever. I could give a rat’s ass about the “Morality Police” that sit judging.

    You lose credibility with your angry rants about absolutely everything. Breeders to describe mothers? That offended me. I am not ever offended.

    There are just too many examples that I have to choose from that is just way over the top. If you could just put it into layperson’s language instead of your language of choice I think that you may get better results with others that you are dealing with.

  37. Nobody Understands My Pain Either December 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    Oh my…and just when I was thinking I might shed my anonymity on here…

    Can’t have that sort of rant associated with my name…*sigh*

  38. Anntichrist S. Coulter December 6, 2009 at 9:30 pm #

    Oh, gee, I mistook this for a place where y’all were trying to GET SOMETHING DONE. I didn’t realize that I’d crashed a COUNTRY-CLUB SOCIAL. How terribly gauche of me, for speaking my mind like a grown-ass woman and not expecting to be judged by bourgie suburbanites who have NOTHING BETTER TO DO than LOOK DOWN ON OTHER PEOPLE.

    Honestly, pumpkins, y’all sound more like Irina than the “activists” you pretended to be. You don’t give a rat’s ass about improving Etsy or getting anything actually ACCOMPLISHED, you just want to have a little bitch-fit circle, sniping and backstabbing like the high-school twinks that you were 20-40 years ago.

    That’s not what I came here to do, and it’s sure as hell not what I came here FOR; if all you’re going to do is point fingers and alienate everyone who might be different from you, then stick to your country club and stop acting like you’re actually going to DO anything. Y’all aren’t going to change or improve Etsy for the dealers OR the consumers, you just wanna snipe and bitch and keep your little “club” exclusive to your income level/subdivision type.

    Y’all can have it. This has been a bigger waste of my time than dealing with the aforementioned lying/thieving/sociopathic bitches who were SUPPOSED to be the ones under fire here.

    BTW, who gives a fuck about anybody’s anonymity? I don’t care who you are, so why do you think that you’ve deprived the world of some great treasure? You don’t want to be associated with MY words? You sound like Irina’s best friend, or the bitch herself. You’re no better than I am, or anyone on this planet, dear heart, no mater what tax bracket you’re in. You’re every bit as insecure and petty as all of these other two-faced hausfrau cows.

    Yes, BREEDERS. You identify yourself by your uterine functions, that’s what you are. That’s why you’re all so childish, because you’re still stuck in high school, picking on me because y’all need to feel like the “popular”/”important” girls, the ones from money and/or “influence,” like that crap applies in the real world. But trouble yourself not, precious, I won’t be back to this do-nothing, never-gonna-accomplish-SHIT joke of a blog. Y’all go back to your cheerleader reminiscences and I’ll stay out here in the real world.

  39. Bedazzled Condom December 6, 2009 at 9:55 pm #

    When your MD cautions you against adjusting your psychotropic medication without direct medical input, you really should listen.

  40. kitten December 6, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    Antichrist, I mean this in the nicest way possible. Lay off the blogs and get some therapy asap! Is there anybody in the world “at all” who doesn’t suffer your wrath? Seriously you have issues, and that’s putting it lightly. You must be a real joy to be around. Yuck.

  41. Angel December 6, 2009 at 10:29 pm #

    I’m going to close this screen and never come back to this comment section again.

    Mostly because I can’t be assed to read the giant fucking wall of rambling text.

  42. jenjasmine December 6, 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    do-nothing bobbleheads @ Etsy

    Hahaha! best line ever!

    Anntichrist, I enjoyed your rant, even though you probably insulted me in there, somewhere, too.

    Thanks for your support of handmade, sorry you were burned so badly.

  43. Kirsi December 6, 2009 at 11:39 pm #

    Now I’m confused… am I “White Trash” or a COUNTRY-CLUB-BREEDER??

  44. say what@ December 7, 2009 at 1:05 am #

    BREEEEDERRRRS! (imagine it being yelled like freedom in Bracvheart) Ahh that is funny. I love when people get so mad they start flinging accusations at strangers.

  45. MeToo December 7, 2009 at 6:05 am #

    I also had a horrible experience with IrinasIsland on etsy. Paid for my merchandise, weeks later, when I hadn’t received it I sent a Convo inquiring when it was sent, and the verbal email abuse from her started. I contacted etsy and the bottom line is they did nothing. At one point etsy said they had closed the case because IrinasIsland had said every thing was closed and I was happy. After weeks, I asked for a refund and she refunded one item. The second item she claimed she had shipped. Finally (over 2 months later) I received the item. I left neutral feedback hoping to avoid her scathing negs, but nooooo, she still wrote a vile neg for me. All my other feedback is positive. I am really disappointed in etsy that this seller is still operating on etsy.

  46. JK December 7, 2009 at 6:30 am #

    Oh, Anntichrist, sweetie. Some people have issues. You clearly have a lifetime subscription.

  47. Smartass December 7, 2009 at 6:43 am #

    Wow, antichrist, we only told you to tone down the adult language a bit. Sheesh!

    Other people might take you more seriously if you use communicate in a mature way. Ranting, calling names, and cursing left and right is very immature. That’s exactly how high-schoolers behave. Gee, isn’t that ironic?

    (BTW, I am not a “breeder” [not a parent either], nor so I have the income to be a member of and country club.”)

  48. Smartass December 7, 2009 at 6:44 am #

    And by “adult” language, I meant, extremely-immature-person-trying-to-act-like-what-they-percieve-as-“adult”.

  49. MadeByM**** December 7, 2009 at 7:46 am #

    I, for one, was never a cheerleader or the popular girl in school (didn’t like them, either), but because a few decided to critique your replies, you call everyone who participates on this blog names? If it wasn’t for the “breeders” of this world, you sure wouldn’t be here. Yeah, you got burned by a a bad (re)seller, as many others have. It’s obvious you have to do your homework before you buy on Etsy, because of the ever growing problem of resllers. This blog does get these shops shut down all the time. Feedback does make a difference, though those in the forum want to think different. I wouldn’t take a chance buying from someone with lower than 100% feedback! Of course, I would read the feedback because we all now there are vindicitive buyers out there! It sounds like Annti is just angry at the world because of their predicament….and constant pain does make one angry (been there).

  50. MadeByM**** December 7, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    now = know

  51. janicejoplin2 December 7, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    anntichrist..I hate even writing that name. I just do..You should be called anntieverything.

    Please read MeToo’s response. Those are the kind of posts that get to the meat of the concerns buyers have regarding irinasisland’s shop. We also were given Etsy’s response which is deplorable. Her post was well thought out, on topic and specifics given.

    Groucho Marx once said, “Any club that would have ME as a member, I wouldn’t want to join .”

    I do not have the clothes to even work in a country club let alone belong to one.

    Are you confusing class with having money?

    “Class bespeaks an aristocracy that has nothing to do with ancestors or money. The most affluent blueblood can be totally without class while the decendant of a Welsh minor may ooze class from every pore.” Ann Landers

  52. JajieBo December 8, 2009 at 8:48 am #

    Anntichrist…I have children, and I have never identified myself by my “uterine functions”. I don’t take offense at being called a breeder, but I do think that it’s a rather misinformed judgement to make of anyone whom you don’t personally know. Yes, I have “bred”, but it’s not the sum and total of my life.
    As for the complaints about Wal-Mart, would you seriously expect better from a Corporation as vile as them?

  53. crazy cat lady December 8, 2009 at 8:39 pm #

    breeder is also a term used for men – how can men be defined by their uterine functions when they don’t have uteruses (uteurii?) And is it a term used for parents or just straight people (my gay friends jokingly called me a “breeder” way before I had kids – I thought it just meant straight person).

  54. whatadrag December 9, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    if annticrist got that chip off her shoulder about socio economic status and all of that crap some of her points would make sense. due to my short attention span,i cannot wade through the neurosis to find the gems. brevity is valued here annti

  55. Kathy November 9, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    I ordered a custom-made item from IrinasIsland. She kept making excuses for why it wasn’t finished. I paid for it in May and never got it. Now it’s too late to dispute it with PayPal, but I did report it to Etsy.

    Kathy

  56. Donna February 16, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    Irinas Island is back on Etsy, as well as artfire, dewanda, ebay and many more, under both names, but on etsy as GiRLZlvPEARLS. I just recently purchased an item from her, she never marked it shipped so I inquires as to why. She said she was too busy. She has a shop announcement that talks about the 2 weeks of making the item, but no shop policies.
    I was suspicious so I did a google search, and found her on ebay, with many complaints same, items not received. I think cos she was too busy. 🙂 anyway then I found out she is also irinas island and then I found the call outs and other such stuff. Etsy actually sent an email in her behalf to me stating that the item got lost in the mail, and she was refunding me. She did the refund but ,,sent me a convo asking me to continue with the transaction as she would lose out on money so she would send me another item, and I should see how i like it before i decide, she stated because I will never find a cute birde clay bead like the one she dreamed up in her childhood, with her babuska grandmother, whatever that meant, I had to reiterate to her please no don’t send another!

  57. Lee Ann May 28, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    I am going through a dispute with ‘Irina’ right now regarding a purchase on the Tophatter auction site. I’ve filed a dispute claim with PayPal. It’s been over a month and I’ve not only not received the item but she has not responded to ANY of my emails or messages. Now, her shop on artfire is closed. I relayed this info to Tophatter but the button for her seller site is still on her Tophatter seller page. All I care about now is getting my money back. Thank you, Donna, for the ‘heads up’ about her other user name.

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