They’ve been on Etsy since the end of December 2009, but only started selling 2 months ago. Suddenly they’ve made about 140 sales in 2 months.
They’re claiming they’re experts at leather craft and even make a statement in their shop announcement that their items are not stocked or mass-produced. Anyway I have found the same items on a wholesale site online:
The product on Etsy:
Also, there is no way this is handmade:
and besides, I found the original product for sale :
They’re also selling these iphone cases, which are made from moulded polycarbonate:
I highly doubt that so called experts in leather craft and jewellery making are also able to cast moulds and do polycarbonate injection.
It seems to me that they’ve been on Etsy since the end of December, researching how to make their shop look as though they’re not re-selling, by giving it a cutesy logo and filling out their profile to make it seem as though it’s just 2 people (husband and wife) hand-making all these things.
I just think it’s unfair that they are allowed to remain selling on Etsy, especially at this volume, when they’re clearly getting their products on a wholesale site for around $10USD a piece and then marking them up.