I flagged this shop a couple of weeks ago and included the links to the new stuff, but nothing has been done by Etsy. I also sent the shop owners an email telling them that their items were new, not vintage. I did not receive an answer (no surprise).
They seem to stay purposely small to fly under the radar. They sell the same brand new “vintage” items over and over – check out the sold items.
Here are the links for the same items that can be purchased on the internet for half the price this shop sells for:
And while I am at it, here is another shop who sells the same imported stuff, slaps a coat of paint on it, and calls it “handmade” . They have over 700 sales in their shop, and get featured in plenty of treasuries. And they say ,
“My items are original designs. Please don’t copy. ©riricreations2010 “
**Eco realizes that by a coat of paint riri becomes Etsy legal but it still is unfair to valid metal smiths and we always get ticked when people buy from wholesalers and then suddenly it’s under their copyright.**