radicaltreasures

4 Sep

Speaking of resellers, I’m pretty sure this shop isn’t exactly in the spirit of the Etsy TOU. http://www.etsy.com/shop/radicaltreasures

The listings for the pendants do say that they come with a cotton cord, so I won’t dispute them on their Etsy legality or decision to tag these charms as finished jewelry, but that technicality doesn’t cover the dozens of obviously commercially manufactured rings and bracelets they’re selling.

Like this ring: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48370960/gorgeous-juicy-royal-crown-stainless which they tell you you need to buy now because they’re almost out and it’s hard to find. Hard to find? You mean you can’t just go cast more, I wasn’t aware stainless steel was a dwindling resource

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10 Responses to “radicaltreasures”

  1. Life During Wartime September 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    Sounds like they have bought out the remaining stock of a discontinued factory product.

  2. whatthafuuuuuuuck September 4, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Handcrafted in Bangkok, Thailand.

  3. Inspector Yuk September 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    WTF. It’s all I can say anymore. They have a shop on artfire too. Slimy fucktards. Another ebay junk seller trying to cash in on Etsy.

  4. damn September 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwilightDistinction

    shop is empty.

  5. damn September 5, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    wtf is this site all about? rkalin.com

  6. Pugh September 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    Publicity for HIs Majesty?

  7. kirsten September 6, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    why do people buy that crap on a site that is supposed to be about buying handmade? When I want crap, I buy it at Walmart or on ebay.

  8. Life During Wartime September 6, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    Unless Etsy can produce some real data to the contrary, I am guessing that the old demographic profile of educated women earning $65K+ is history. I mean, how many female young professionals would buy used shoes originally sold at Target online, paying shipping and a huge mark-up over the original discount big box price? How many want obviously fake designer accessories? How many crave a handful of heavily rusted scrap metal bits to display on their coffee tables, so children can put the pieces in their mouths? How many educated buyers prefer damaged vintage items to pieces in better condition because the damaged ones look shabbier? Only on Etsy would someone pay a seller to ship them burned and blistered old melmac that belongs in the dumpster.

    I could be wrong, but am guessing that many inexpensive handmade items purchased on Etsy are meant to be consumed (food, soap, cosmetics) or tossed after a brief period (fabric coffee mug or fruit cozies, inexpensive hair ornaments, cheap assembled rings or charms on a chain) when they get hopelessly soiled, tarnished, or break.

  9. Kristy September 29, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    Ick ick ick. Looks like etsy admin ‘tutored’ this one to rewrite the shop bio. Here’s the shop bio in their artfire shop which still contains their reseller crap:
    “Get to know radicaltreasures – We’re interested in all of the unique jewelry in every material. Some of them we’ve made ourself and some of them we have got from the factory that they give us good price.”

  10. French Women : October 27, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    the coffee tables that we have at home are topped with a thick stained glass which adds more elegance to its looks`;.

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