quecraft

14 Apr

Check out this major reseller-
http://www.etsy.com/shop/quecraft
2844 sales since august 2007.

Their home website AND Alibaba site actually states how proud they are to be on Etsy! Nice.
http://vn101464495.trustpass.alibaba.com/aboutus.html

It’s all ‘we’ and ‘que craft team’ on their alibaba/home sites- but switched to ‘I’ on etsy. Their etsy site even says “Each of my items is a one-of-a-kind work of art, individually handmade with great care…”. Maybe true, but I’d love to see the names of all the artisans actually MAKING those hair pins rather than a smiling spokeswoman pretending she handmakes thousands of identical buffalo horn combs, barrettes, pendants, etc. (from buffalo that died of natural causes, too!).

While our core business is manufacturing, we also retail some of our products on eBay, Etsy and other online marketplaces. We invite you to visit our online shops and review our impeccable feedback as this best describes our unwavering commitment to high quality and excellent customer service. This also assures you that our products are highly marketable worldwide for your success.

http://stores.ebay.com/quecraft
http://www.quecraft.etsy.com

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34 Responses to “quecraft”

  1. Em April 14, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    Ho-lee shit. This is atrocious. The worst part is that they are fully aware they’re scamming thousands of customers! It sickens me that these people are taking sales away from others who are working their asses off right now to just get a few views on their items.

    I think this has been mentioned in comments on other posts, but at this point I really see the issue going nowhere, especially with long-standing resellers like this one.

  2. Angel April 14, 2010 at 9:50 am #

    Holy fuck.

    “Handmade by the underage sweatshop workers”, sure.

  3. ugh April 14, 2010 at 9:52 am #

    I reported them back when Heymichelle was deleting some things.

    I guess they are established so they are safe. Such a crock of shit.

    And someone just called out the pandora shop from below. Post was swiftly closed, and the poster’s account is gone

    i will never understand why Admin is SO DAMN QUICK to close those threads, but meanwhile legitimate business threads are left hanging for days & hours on end.

  4. Em April 14, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    They closed the poster’s account? WTF…. again just proves that they either don’t care or welcome this type of seller.

  5. Life During Wartime April 14, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    This is the new face of Etsy. If you haven’t seen it, you should watch the video linked in the OP

    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6492936&page=1

    Her AliBaba info says she has 2 production lines, a handful of designers, and about a dozen crafters/assemblers. I’m sure that fits Etsy’s definition of a ‘craft collective’ or ‘small successful handmade business’. Once again, the individual crafter from a developed economy has been priced out of the marketplace.

    Etsy lied!

  6. WTFISAPDF April 14, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    Holy shit

  7. Life During Wartime April 14, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    Here is indiepixie’s revamped shop after Etsy coaching:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/indiepixie

    Love the new photos of the reseller owl earrings and factory made clothing! And the deceptively rewritten descriptions. Caveat emptor, Etsy shoppers!

    Dear Etsy: How stupid do you think we are? indiepixie’s sold items clearly show the wholesaler’s photos for the same items she is now claiming to handmake herself.

  8. Angel April 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

    Quecraft store is now empty…

  9. Em April 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Wow.. that was fast. Might be hard to make this shop Etsy-friendly, but I’m sure they could do it. Just mention how the shop is owned by all the dozen or so people who “make” the stuff…. they’ll be up again in no time.

  10. RocksInMySocks April 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    IndiePixie’s pictures are crappier than they were before so maybe there won’t be so many people falling in line to buy the mass-produced cheapness. This listing is intriguing to me:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/41678930/alice-in-wonderland-pale-pink-dress-with

    Check out the last photo. Is she trying to make us think that she made the dress with the ruffled skirt? Did she just include it because it’s pink? Wonder if she has permission to use that photo? Once a scam artist, always a scam artist.

  11. RocksInMySocks April 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    I could be wrong but isn’t she still using a photo she lifted from the manufacturer in this listing? Maybe Etsy needs to work a bit harder on the coaching.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43656016/cream-lace-dress-with-elasticated-waist

  12. Life During Wartime April 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    Yeah, Rocks, she is. But the face is cut off in that shot, and there is no text, so she can say that’s someone she knows modeling the dress she made. The identical sold item has all catalog shots, including that one:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=27172030
    The dress looks so much nicer in the catalog pics!

    And only 2 of these dresses were ever made — I guess Etsy cut her a deal, allowing her to sell out her wholesale stock. How nice of them to give her more time to deceive shoppers so she won’t be forced to list her items on Ebay.

    The whole revision of this shop is nothing but a scam.

  13. itstinks April 14, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

    WOw. Her new pics really stink. And, some of her “merchandise” is kind of a joke. The leather headbands? Really? And the prices are all over $25 – for a strip of leather.

    And this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/41440170/navy-blue-and-pink-jersey-softie-loop-ne

    Isn’t that exactly like the featured sellers that were just on etsy – the string necklaces that MadebyM said were on Martha Stewart.

    I guess that design isn’t so special after all.

  14. wahwah April 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    Yes itstinks, I was thinking the same thing.
    They were from Brooklyn. A few pieces of fabric strung around your neck is totally hip if it comes from Brooklyn.

  15. WTFISAPDF April 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    Haaaa! Indiepixie went from all these upscale photos to laying her crap on a table cloth.

    I just can’t stand Etsy anymore. My shopping days there are over.

    Why should I pay more on Etsy when I can get it so much cheaper at alibaba, Target or Toys R Us.

  16. Life During Wartime April 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Hey, I went to Target this evening, and right near the shopping carts there was a display of purses and (cheap cheap cheap) leather jewelry.

    There were a bunch of cute tiny sized bags on clearance, and I thought …hey, I can buy these, sew or wire a beaded dangle or two on, and open a handmade Etsy shop! And be perfectly legit. I felt so empowered.

  17. WTFISAPDF April 15, 2010 at 5:26 am #

    LDW, you’ve shocked me with you comment.

    Why on earth would you think you’d need to sew or wire a beaded dangle onto Target goodies to be legit?

    It’s Etsy, remember? 🙂

  18. wahwah April 15, 2010 at 6:48 am #

    Hmmm…planning my trip to Target.

  19. Etsy Person April 15, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    The interesting thing about the video is classic body language. Wiping/rubbing one’s mouth is usually an indication of lying. He does not look up for the most part; he looks down a lot. He is trying to pull one off.
    If Etsy wants to be Ebay, thats fine with me. But they need to distinguish between handmade and factory made.
    I feel, as a seller and a buyer, that we are not getting what the TOUs offers – handmade and vintage. We are getting factory made crap instead.

  20. JajieBo April 15, 2010 at 7:37 am #

    The current “featured seller” on Etsy has completely mis-categorized every single item she’s selling. They’re in the “plants and edibles” category, when they’re spoons. Not a huge deal, but would it kill Etsy to even check out what they’re featuring?

  21. WTFISAPDF April 15, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    LDW, you went to Target, you saw some cheap little bags, you thought maybe you could add a bead to them.

    Have you considered selling “brainstorming” services? That would be Etsy legit.

  22. itstinks April 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    The problem I have is the loss of respect when people/companies aren’t honest.
    I would have alot more respect for etsy if they would just SAY “you can sell anything” and change the tags to reflect that.

    The four main categories should be:
    Handmade (by seller)
    Vintage
    Supplies
    Mass-produced (anything not made BY the seller or made in any type of factory setting – even a small one)

    They would gain alot of respect back by just being honest. It’s when you lie and try to cover up the truth that people get angry and start “calling out” and making a fuss.

    Being honest eliminates the need for all that.

  23. MadeByM**** April 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    But that’s common sense, itstinks, and that seems to be lacking in the higher ups at Etsy!

  24. wahwah April 16, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    Another thing that annoyed me about the featured spoon tag abuser: (aside from her ugly man face)

    ***DAISYCHESTNUT – When I opened my shop a few years ago, I didn’t realize my log in name would be my “shop” name. Call me slow … Embarrassingly enough, the name I chose is my “porn star name” (you know, you take the name of your first pet–mine was a sweet collie named Daisy–and pair it with the road you grew up on–Chestnut Ridge). Voila: Daisychestnut. Maybe it’s fitting though because making my little creations makes me very VERY excited!***

    She did not grow up on Chestnut Ridge…that’s where she lives now. She grew up in another state. So lying comes natural to her. I know this because I live near her, I am ashamed to say.

  25. QueCraft April 16, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    I would like to explain and ask for your kind understanding:

    1. I don’t mean to hide anything. If I do, I will never post information and reference on my website and Alibaba and also on my eBay store. Please note that my Etsy ID is the same as website address and I also provide my email address que@quecraft.com on Etsy. (This means Etsy buyers can easily access my website or simply Google “QueCraft” to see my activities).

    2. As my business grows, I brought in my fellow artisans (collective skills) but I play a major role in the creation process. So, I believe it is reasonable to use “I” since I own the process and QueCraft. I don’t think it’s wrong to have a dedicated team to work together and to better serve my customers and their needs.

    3. I NEVER kill water buffalos for their horn. Water buffalos are our common domestic animals and their horn/bone are harvested after they die naturally so nothing is wasted. For your information, even prestigious HERMES Paris sell buffalo horn worldwide: please kindly visit this link:
    http://usa.hermes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?firstLevelLeftCategoryName=LENA&catalogId=10052&categoryId=33951&parentCategoryId=53454&productId=28363&topCategoryId=127526&nbItem=0&langId=-1&docname=ShoppingArea%2FCatalogSection%2FProductSubsection%2FProductDisplay.jsp&firstLeftCategoryId=127566&leftCategoryId=33951&firstLevelLeftCategoryId=33951&storeId=10202&ddkey=CategoryDisplay

    I’m an honest seller as you see in my feedback. I would very much appreciate your support and help remove your Callin’ Out.

    Warmest regards,

    Que

  26. Em April 17, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    Que,
    If your “fellow artisans” count as an Etsy collective, you need to state that clearly in your shop announcements. You also need to be consistent with your alibaba, Etsy shop, and whatever other sites you have as far as using ‘I’ or ‘we’ goes. When there’s a difference (especially implying on one site that there are many people involved and on your Etsy shop that there is one person involved) really makes it look like you’re purposely deceiving customers and then makes people wonder what else you’re lying about. So, not much sympathy over here, unfortunately your items look factory made, so you’re going to have to lie a little bit better if you want them to really look handmade by you. I don’t know if you read the TOUs of Etsy, but that’s the point of handmade: It’s handmade BY YOU, not someone else.

  27. wahwah April 17, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    I’m sorry but once you have an army of “crafters” your crap ceases to be made by you.

  28. somebody else, not me April 17, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    yes, wahwah, or else we could have automobiles sold on here!
    two people collaborating on a design and making something is one thing, but coming up with a design and having someone else, or numerous someone elses, making you design reality is another thing….

  29. ohmeohmy April 17, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    Sorry, but because you were not open about your shop being a “collective”, it hints that you are simply buying this stuff and reselling it, pretending you had a hand in the creative process.

    I suspect the only “hand” you had at all in these items, was handing over a few pennies to the “real and talented artisans” who really made this stuff, and then pocketing all the profit.

  30. QueCraft April 18, 2010 at 1:31 am #

    We all receive help from others. Thank you for your time and thoughtful comments. God bless you all!

  31. wahwah April 18, 2010 at 3:56 am #

    “Help” from others? So all of your “crafters” are unpaid volunteers. How fortunate for you. I have to actually do all my work myself.

  32. Em April 18, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    No, we don’t all receive help from others. We do all the hard work ourselves, and thanks to slimeballs like you, don’t get what we deserve for that work. Etsy is not just another place you can set up shop if you feel like it – there are RULES. Lucky for you, Etsy sucks at enforcing them.

  33. somebody else, not me April 19, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    i wonder if there’s a shop named ‘wistfulsweatshop’

  34. wahwah April 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    or “Whimsical Camel Toes”.

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