7 Apr

This was on the front page last night- (note that the chandelier is not for sale with this)

Found same item (plus her Etsy shop is also selling other wire items from the shops below as well):

I know it’s probably useless because this is a “power-seller”, but it’s worth a try!


21 Responses to “gardenbarn”

  1. ohmeohmy April 7, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    she’s not making any of that crap (tho’ it’s cute and all) because if you look at her tags, they say “commercial” and “supplies”.

    I don’t think these items qualify as “supplies”.

  2. Life During Wartime April 7, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    This is another slick shop owner, and she has a load of violations in there.

    Some of the items are listed as ‘miniatures’ and others of the same type/materials as supplies. I doubt this seller makes tiny terracotta planting pots and mini wire furnishings etc. That’s too many crafts for someone who also runs a bricks-and-mortar business, and even sells vintage.

    Her policies page says under Refunds and Exchanges:
    ‘My items are vintage, antique or some combination of the two. They will show the normal patina and wear of age that would be expected from a piece of history. All items are purchased as pictured and/or described and represented “as is”.’ Okay, I do see some legit vintage there, but what about all the ‘vintage’ Rowe pottery from 1991? And ‘all items’ are nonrefundable? Even the new things? What?

    Maybe I couldn’t find it, but her shop pages don’t address the variety of crafts she lists under handmade. Reseller, and precisely the type of shop that Etsy admins love: fake fake fake. This shop has been on my radar for months, so thanks for calling it out.

  3. MadeByM**** April 7, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    Yes, what caught my eye was the price! I remember seeing an Etsy artist sell wired sculptures, and she was charging hundreds of dollars for one piece! And boy, does it tick me off to see commercially manufactured stuff make it to the front page!

    But, I guess she’ll come back and say she sold them wholesale………right?

  4. vicki April 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    I have flagged this shop plenty. The stuff they are selling is not handmade so it is mistagged, maybe they could get away with supply as first tag. This hurts the miniatures and doll category to be selling this mass produced chinese crap as handmade. I have seen this stuff for sale in other places. What can you do when Etsy lets them keep selling and ignores flags?

  5. wahwah April 7, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    What a coont.

  6. JohnCocktoasten April 7, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    Etsy douchbaggery at its finest.

  7. JohnCocktoasten April 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    I’d like to buy an E, Pat…

  8. JohnCocktoasten April 7, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

  9. woody April 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    JohnCocktoasten, How do I violate TOU’s, let me count the ways.
    This shop should be used as an example of things not allowed.

  10. itstinks April 7, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    What I don’t get is, if it’s a “replica”, why does it cost so much? You can get those at street fairs for like $15.

    Why in the world would someone pay $70 for a knockoff?

  11. Etsy Person April 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    “Replica” is another word for “counterfeit”.

  12. Laura April 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    OMG, this shop…

    That miniature shop is awful! SO not handmade! Any wholesale links?

  13. Elle April 7, 2010 at 7:02 pm # vintage sunglasses (?) mixed in with clearly massproduced bags.

    1 Negative feedback from a buyer, claiming a bag sold was not handmade.

    They are everywhere.

  14. Life During Wartime April 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    Funny thing, isn’t it, that the resellers haven’t gone away…and the issue has been completely silenced in the forums.

    They are concerned about SEO and Google in the forums now.

    Well, I have great news for them. When searching for the items mentioned in the callouts here to try and find the wholesaler, the called out shop usually pops up in the first 3-5 results on Google. And I am not using their item title or shop name in the search, just generic words that a shopper would use. Resellers are being googled just fine!

  15. ugh April 7, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    Life -regarding your post I had made list to that effect – every crisis has its turn every other week. The resellers topic had a pretty long run last month, so I’m thinking by the end of April it should start up again, lemming style.

  16. Laura April 8, 2010 at 1:53 am #

    On front page. I wonder who the artist is though of the illustration?

  17. wahwah April 8, 2010 at 5:41 am #

    I am seriously sick of those forums. It’s the same assholes in every thread. You would think with all the time they spend being annoying, they would have no time to make their “crafts”.

  18. itstinks April 8, 2010 at 5:56 am #

    Etsy person, I know that “replica” is another word for “counterfeit”. It’s also another word for Knockoff or fake or junk.

    That’s my point. What kind of a crazy person shells out $70 for a knockoff? And it does clearly state that it’s a fake in the listing.

    You can get a really nice purse for $70 that isn’t a fake.

  19. kitten April 8, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    wahwah Says:

    I am seriously sick of those forums. It’s the same assholes in every thread. You would think with all the time they spend being annoying, they would have no time to make their “crafts”.


    YES! Same whining assholes, and most of them never sell much to begin with. The way you conduct yourself in the forums is a reflection of your business, but obviously they’re not business savvy enough to realize this.

  20. wahwah April 8, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    Right, Kitten?! I have a list of sellers I will never buy from because of the way they talk to people on the forums.

  21. Lida April 14, 2010 at 9:00 am #

    The forum can be brutal, a few of my posts got shot down and sort of made fun of. Very strange. Being a web designer I am used to forums of other designers who are willing to help out and share.

    I am relatively new to Etsy, started listing a few months ago, the reseller problem is a huge one. Too bad. Wishing Etsy would do something radical about it, but I guess money talks!

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