Janine King Designs is one of those massively successful shops with sales in five digits. I’ve admired her success for some time now, but am so disappointed in what I’ve seen today.
She started a thread complaining that someone was copying her designs (using her pictures and descriptions and of course that’s a major no-no!). Someone suggested she go in and “buy” all of those listings. Apparently she decided to do so and logged in user her buyer account (which was not disclosed in her shop).
Here’s the thread: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6561849&page=7
The problem? Janine’s buyer account (nene12459) was used to buy from her janinekingdesigns shop!
“yes it was easier to relist items when I had a new item that was the same in every way but came in a different fabrics. I’m sure other seller do this too because Etsy didn’t use to have a copy function. I’m not sure if they do yet or if it’s ant Etsyhack but I used that now instead when i need to copy an item.”
Okay, let’s say that’s acceptable (it’s not). But if that’s the only reason why Janine was shilling, why leave feedback? Why is the most recent transaction only ONE MONTH AGO?
|So why was that Hong Kong shop closed down but not the “other” shop? Just because the other one is so big on etsy?
I bet that HK seller is scratching her head and wondering – why is she allowed to sell 14000 of those bags here but not me.