Stolen from Ebay

4 Jan

Hi. This is infuriating me and I was hoping you could do something?
One of my team members on the Cafemom Street Team and my Handmade Louisiana Team has had her photo blantantly stolen from Ebay and put on Etsy. Here are the details and I have screenshots if need be.

One of our other members (I’m telling you, Cafemommers take care of their own) found that this listings pic was taken from an ebay shop:
RowanMayfairs stolen pic: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37160529

Actual Ebay Shop that it came from: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-BLACK-SKULL-INFANT-CAR-SEAT-COVER-SET-FITS-GRACO_W0QQitemZ110476250096QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item19b8e5cbf0#ht_759wt_939

Rowan has more than doubled the price! I emailed the ebay seller to make sure it wasn’t Rowan, and it’s not. She replied back and she is appalled and has contacted Etsy (guffaw) and was very grateful to have it brought to her attention.

There has been some convo’s exchanged, so feel free to contact Lisa, we advised her to save all the convo’s. She did of course report to Etsy but we all know how super fast they respond to such situations.

Here is the thief’s blog where she blantantly posts a blog update about it, AFTER she’s exchanged convo’s with Lisa and Lisa has asked her to stop using her photo.http://rowanmayfairs.blogspot.com/2010/01/girly-skulls-pink-minky-dot-babytoddler.html
(I have the screenshot on the off chance she removes it.)She actually replied to Lisa with snotty convo’s that she’s too busy to double check that the pics she’s using aren’t someone else? WHAT? If you take your OWN damn pics you won’t have to worry about it. Several of us commented on it and she kept our comments up there!

We can’t figure out if she’s just stupid or lazy?

Now we’re not talking about a fabric seller who’s using the stock photo of a designer fabric everyone knows what it looks like. We’re talking an item Lisa made with her own two hands and took her own picture and then had it stolen! I generally don’t get involved in other people’s business but when my team members are attacked, I get upset.

I’m not sure if this is something you normally post, but just thought’ I’d share because she is using other pics that don’t belong to her and who knows who else’s pics she’s going to steal?Thanks!Amy
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-It looks like she cleaned up her blog Amy. -ECO

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19 Responses to “Stolen from Ebay”

  1. JonhCocktoasten January 4, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    OMG what an asshat! What a pathetic thing to do. I hope your friend gets it taken care of but etsy’s track record of late is not good.

  2. Bedazzled VONdom January 4, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    I “know” Rmenda Crane from the eBay Children’s Clothing board. She’s a real piece of work. This doesn’t surprise me a bit.

    “We can’t figure out if she’s just stupid or lazy?”

    Stupid.

  3. Life During Wartime January 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    Maybe it’s just me, but I would be wary of dealing with a seller who named her shop after Rowan Mayfair. Or Rowan Morrison, either LOL Short on imagination, and ‘interesting’ fantasy life.

  4. Lu January 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    That’s a very yucky situation!!! I really hope something will be done soon!

    I found this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33812073
    in Nora23 shop (I called her out a while ago and the listings are still up)

  5. boo January 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Her blog is, but not her shop

  6. morgansilk January 4, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Total reseller. Every single scarf is listed as handmade. What a bunch of bullshit.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37516660

  7. KR January 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    I don’t understand. This Rowan person makes the exact same kind of stuff using the same fabric and design as the original ebay seller AND stole the ebay’s seller’s photo? She can’t take her own photo of an item she is making that someone on ebay ALREADY makes?

    So stupid and disgusting. You’re a good friend and team member to help out this ebay seller. (Looks like the item was taken down….good job! (: )

  8. Kirsi January 5, 2010 at 6:17 am #

    Rowan’s gone 🙂 Regs123 is gone too, I’m not sure if it has come up yet 🙂

  9. Lu January 5, 2010 at 6:24 am #

    Nice job!

  10. MadeByM**** January 5, 2010 at 6:41 am #

    Yay! Gone! I flagged after I read this!

  11. Bedazzled VONdom January 5, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    “Rowan’s gone”

    The listing in question is gone. Her account is still active.

  12. Kirsi January 5, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    Oh snap… Rowan isn’t gone, then… but regs123 is, or am I imagining that too?

  13. sb January 5, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    Kirsi – look at this.

    https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/art-thief-and-svetlana/

    Such joy!

    Happy 2010♥

  14. sb January 5, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    Ah – I see you contributed to that thread Kirsi! Sorry. There was a thread where a number of people she had ripped off joined in, but perhaps it wasn’t this one…

    My point is um – yeah, she gone!

  15. Max January 5, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    KR – usually the person doing that isn’t making their own copy. They usually list the pic on Etsy, and if it sells they buy it from the eBayer and take the markup. Sometimes they even have the eBayer ship the item to a “gift recipient” which is just underhanded drop-shipping.

  16. Liz January 5, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    just stumbled here….I know that Rowan is still around and on FB now with a big ole’ fan page. I must say I feel kind of duped and now wonder what else she is ripping off!! Thanks for creating this site – There are so many theifs out there, I want to be weary of them all!!

  17. Thud January 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    I am deeply offended by the ROwan person messing with the key word from a shop I love causing an inadvertent pairing in people’s minds. Hmph.

  18. mama January 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    Thank you for helping with this. At least I made a friend of the Ebay seller! 🙂 (the legitimate one!)

  19. Megan January 10, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    This chick is a real piece of work!! I’m sooo glad she’s been called out!!

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