5 Mar

Shops found simply by doing a search on “NWT” and “NIB”

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41226871 a “NWT, NIB” Swarovski Crystal necklace. Also in this zhous03 shop is the usual assortment of vintage-style shoes.

and in the same shop,
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38751447 – a Max Lucado book in Books and Zines. This book was published in ’98 so they better not try to put it in vintage either!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarleneTreasures shop is full of crazy.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39603260 – an Ann Taylor Loft sweater

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40118064 – a David Thompson BOBBLEHEAD

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=39719861 Even baby shoes “These are from Merrell’s high performance footwear line. These are the Pacific Jump JR Brown/Light Blue in size US 6 Infant /Junior sizing.”

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=39603616 Even a BackWoods Explorer Book. Inner thought process of where she should place it brought her to “geekery”. Of course. Those geeky bicyclists.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30249977 – Willow Tree Angel (the photo is ridiculous) “Released: January 2003” in Dolls & Miniatures
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41760863 – Puff bunny ornaments in “Holidays”
These are small terry puff painted sewn bunnies with white cord hangers
6 – Approx. 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″
All New Material
100% Spun Polyester REG. NO.PA-9594(CN)
Made in China

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40700053 – an egg shaped box which by the looks of the tag is from Joann.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheColorfulWorld one of our readers contacted this shop about the mistagging and they gave a thank you but days later nothing got changed to supplies.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30162689 One of those hideous Paper Pizazz books in Paper Goods.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30164245 Pencil Pals book in “toys”


34 Responses to “NWT & NIB”

  1. Life During Wartime March 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    None of these shops really belong on Etsy. They are yardsale + resale, with maybe a few accidental legit items.

    There should be better info about the 3 main Etsy categories given to folks when they open a shop.

  2. Sara March 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    I dont think this seller makes the clothes listed – but I cant seem to find proof – anyone think they can figure this one out?


  3. Laura March 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    OMG that myspecialtiques is a horrid mess! A card that she received for Christmas and couldn’t bear to throw away?

  4. notvintage March 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm #


    vintage handmade shoes. Bullshit.

  5. JajieBo March 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    Oh man, I don’t want to hijack this post, but has anyone checked out bellasbeautyandmore lately? Every few weeks she puts up an alchemy request for a “woman with a great voice” to record herself reading for an hour and send her it on a cd… strange. Also, she’s been stealing photos of baked goods and posting them as her own.

  6. Kirsi March 5, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    Well, someone actually sold her the reading 0_0 I wonder what kind of scam she’s planning to use it for. Her shop makes my stomach turn.

  7. ohmeohmy March 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm #


    You will have to go to some wholesale sites and find some of the clothes listed, then copy and paste some links to provide proof. http://alibaba.com is a good place to look.

  8. Laura March 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Sara- no way is she making those!

  9. Life During Wartime March 5, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    Sara, I think I’ve seen her shop called out before. Years ago, maybe on Flaggy? She’s still open, so maybe Etsy believes she makes the dresses…when she’s not busy hand dying flowers for strings of ‘fairy lights’.

  10. detroit March 5, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    Okay – I’m new to wholesale sleuthing. My husband is out tonight, so I’m lamely spending my Friday night trying to track down resellers.

    What do you all make of this:

    Monkeysnmermaids Etsy ‘hand crochet monokini’:


    And, I randomly found online, at a store called Musitoca.com, the same monokini:


    Is that the same item? Looks so to my old eyes. Or, it’s very similar.

    Not sure what my point is, other than that it’s pretty clear this Monkeysnmermaids store is pretty clearly full of shit. And also seems to know how to work the system, with their bs-y profile.

    Expats working the system? Buying these things for nothing from the wholesalers / factories right in Thailand? I’m sure the bathing suit they have for $39 could probably be bought wholesale for a couple of bucks.

  11. detroit March 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    How bout this:

    Monkey’s “Gorgeous Black Cocktail Glamor Grecian Dress”:


    And one from, um, ‘Malaysia Mall’:


    Not really sure what I’m doing. Hope I’m on the right track.


  12. detroit March 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    Okay – and regarding my ‘maxidress’ comment above that’s awaiting comfirmation…

    When it comes thru – look at Monkey’s third pic down in their Etsy listing.

    Then, in the Malaysia Mall link – look at the second mannequin pic.


    Cheaters! Monkeysnmermaids suck!

  13. detroit March 5, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Last one:

    Etsy shop monkeysnmermaids ‘Short style Grecian Goddess Dress’:


    The Malaysia Mall one:


    Gee! Don’t that mannequin look familiar?

    So what is these people’s response? They also make dresses by hand for Malaysia Mall, and Musotica?

  14. ComradeBunny March 5, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    Please be kind with me, this is just a question.

    I’ve been clearing out my studio and have quite a few rubber stamps and stickers that I will never use because they have no angel policy associated with them. I thought I could destash these items on Etsy, but I’m worried that will be considered reselling. I had planned to list the items in supplies.

    I get confused over what people consider reselling. Even the TOU can befuddle me. I’d appreciate input. Thanks.

  15. Cat Power March 5, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    ComradeBunny…the rubber stamps and stickers are fine to sell in supplies….no problemo.

    You just get into trouble when you try to sell something as handmade that is either mass produced, or something you bought at Target last week, and try to say it’s Vintage. lol

  16. Kirsi March 6, 2010 at 2:19 am #

    Stickers are NOT allowed. I don’t know about the stamps.

  17. sb March 6, 2010 at 2:32 am #

    Looking at the cutesy pootsy descriptions of the trio, I don’t see anyone who says they make clothes anyway. (or handmade fairy lights). What a lot of sales tho’.


    And what is this link for them? The New Avengers?


  18. JonhCocktoasten March 6, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Brand new vintage LV


  19. Cat Power March 6, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    Kirsi, stickers aren’t allowed? Gee, when did that change? They are used in Scrapbooking and card making a lot…why not as a supply? That’s silly IMHO.

  20. JajieBo March 6, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    Stickers are definitely a no-no, according to Etsy. Rubber stamps are probably also not allowed, unless you made them yourself.

  21. JajieBo March 6, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    I’ve posted this probably two or three other times, but here it is again:

    “A commercial crafting supply is not a commercial item that, although it may be used in crafting, is ready to use as is (for example: mass-produced clothing, dollhouse furniture and clothing).” From the TOU.

    Although stickers may be used in crafting, they are also ready to be used as-is.

  22. ohmeohmy March 6, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    I thought rubber stamps and stickers were allowed. This shop has been selling them for years and has thousands of sales. I think it ranks in the top ten shops for sales:


  23. Life During Wartime March 6, 2010 at 11:48 am #

    Erasers are allowed, but stickers aren’t? What about plastic trinket toys that some people claim can be made into charms? They are finished products as sold. Rubber stamps cannot be used stand alone — the user has to choose ink color at least. Only a self-inking stamp would be like a sticker. Gosh, the supplies rules sound like a load of silly hair-splitting.

  24. JK March 6, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    The hair-splitting on the supply rules looks especially silly in light of all the ‘handmade’ things fresh off the factory floor and too much ‘vintage’ being a synonym for used modern crap.

  25. Paperika March 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    STICKERS ARE ALLOWED. They are considered a supply. How is it that you can use them as is? For a decoration? You have to put them on something in order to be used.

  26. ComradeBunny March 6, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    I think I’m even more confused. 😦

  27. notvintage March 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    Bella on ArtFire. Reported.

  28. Sara March 7, 2010 at 6:34 am #

    Im in question of these shops…





    What do you think?

  29. kitten March 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

    I’m pretty sure stamps are allowed.

  30. kitten March 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Rubber stamps that is… also vintage postage stamps as well.

  31. JajieBo March 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    “STICKERS ARE ALLOWED. They are considered a supply. How is it that you can use them as is? For a decoration? You have to put them on something in order to be used.”

    The same could be said for clothing. It has to be on in order to be used, but you can’t sell it without embellishing it first. Same with the stickers and stamps. You can sell something that you have made using the stickers and stamps, but you can’t sell them as-is. Stupid rule, considering all that Etsy lets go on there, but it is the rule. Convo an admin for yourself.

  32. kitten March 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    Monkeysnmermaids started a thread in the forums right now.


    If you have proof she is a reseller, please send information to HeyMichelle.

  33. RocksInMySocks March 10, 2010 at 4:53 am #

    Looks like monkeesnmermaids just got outed with the links posted by Detroit. We need to bump this thread up so it doesn’t get buried in Etc.


  34. Candace Seaton January 8, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    I would like to buy hand made baby sweaters, but when I see the huge volume of inventory, and fractured English descriptions of being made by Mother, I worry these are sweat shops. The items look nice, but the means of production may not be, so I can’t order in good conscience. This eliminates the legit knitting ladies I would like to support. There should be a way to shop ethically and support those who play by the rules.

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