Archive | December, 2010


31 Dec

It’s been brought up in the comments —

Laurie/Laura/Lollie Park has had ALL of the following Etsy shops: (no longer exists) (no longer exists) (no longer exists) (no longer exists) (no longer exists) (no longer exists) (no longer exists) (no longer exists) (no longer exists) (still there and strangely the negative feedback has disappeared) (just now got closed)

And now she’s opened as Lollie Park.

Her MO — she opens a shop, renews like hell, negatives roll in (to which she leaves hateful retaliatory negs), she empties the shop and opens a new one.

She cancels orders without letting the buyers know (see most recent beadglories feedback) and refuses service to anyone who buys what she deems to be “too many” items because she doesn’t participate in wholesale (but how can it be wholesale if the buyer isn’t getting a wholesale discount?!).

Now, this has happened AT LEAST 12 times and someone at Etsy has manually gone in and deleted 9 shops, so they are aware of her. So how is this allowed to happen over and over and over?

I’ve flagged Beadglories daily and have included ALL of the info down below.  How can Etsy admin NOT see what’s going on here?

Instyleboutique, classybrideboutique, vivianfeiler

29 Dec

There is something very fishy about these shops. Vivian Feiler appears to have 3 shops on Etsy. She claims to be a jewelry designer. The 3 shops all have the same items. Each shop has the other shop listed in their favorites. Supposedly, everything is made by the person; however, the items just have a wholesaler/reseller feel to them.

This bracelet (open the listing and look at the 2nd photo down from the top):

Appears to be from Alibaba, here:

These pocket watches:

Are from Alibaba in this listing (scroll down to see both watches):

This pocket watch:

Is from here:

These three items are the same.
From VivanFeiler:

From Classybrideboutique:

From InstyleBoutique:

This crown and wing necklace:

Is here:

This ring:

is here:


28 Dec

I’m just sick because I stumbled across the fact that I believe a long-time Etsy seller may be a reseller. Azuretreasures sure has a lot of stuff that is exactly like Happy Jewelry Manufactory. As a matter of fact, the photos are exactly the same. So somebody is stealing photos from somebody else.

This from azuretreasures:

Is exactly like this:


Is exactly like this:

This from AT:

Is exactly like this:

Actually pretty much every photo from Azuretreasures and Happy Jewelry is exactly the same. So someone is stealing photos from someone else.

Alibaba seller (Happy Jewelry):





Every…single… item … with the exception of some of the knotted pearl necklaces.   Maybe.

Natural Bamboo

26 Dec

Here’s the Christmas self-callout.

Giving this it’s own post….so far the comments have been:

The thread has been closed, but I dunno if the shop will be.

Had to laugh at the notion this seller never read the Etsy TOUs and other site info. Aw c’mon, cupcakettes! The boilerplate in the shop shows that they have studied Etsy carefully before setting up. An ignorant reseller wouldn’t bother typing in all that bilge about ‘handmade’.

LOL at that thread. Love how loosewire closes it by trying to say that flagging is the “most effective and efficient means.”

I call BS!!!
Yup, BS and nothing but. Another violating shop called themselves out a bit later, and admin blew it off the site as well as closing the thread. They deleted the second reseller because it was some kind of precious metals and coin dealer (guessing from context because all links go to the UH OH page) with no possible fit for Etsy. Calling out in the forums works best, if the shop isn’t going to be coached and coddled by Etsy. Obviously, Etsy admin would like to keep NaturalBamboo around as a pet.
NaturalBamboo has rewritten their announcement and bio. Coached, I’m sure.

Here’s the bio from 12-25.


i am born in china, grow up in china,educated in china, made in china.
For 2 years after graduated form university and working as a production specialist, i visited many workshop and share hand-made experience with many great master artisans, they include ceramic, fabric,stone-working,wood and bamboo craft, etc.
hand-made is the most special thing in this world, want to share with your guys some great hand-made works i came acrossed.
thank you again for visiting my shop, anything i can be of assit,please contact me.

Suspect Vintage

24 Dec

How do you have duplicate 1930’s dresses?!  I wonder what Stop Staring would think of this.

And this WangFu posted:
Whoa, ha ha! Those phillips head screws! LOLZ! I feel bad for the buyer.
Tons of not-old in her solds, too. She is severely clueless! Or a big liar.

cufflinksblink, CraftsForKids, fashionsuzy, PortugueseVintage

21 Dec

Some great comments from the About page:

I was looking for cufflinks on Etsy and found this shop:

I searched “Anchor and rudders cufflinks” and found the exact same cufflinks in many places. In her shop announcement she used to say that she sells wholesale cufflinks. I’ve reported her, and nothing happened except now her announcement doesn’t say that anymore.


This is a reseller shop. Note that many of her listings include these words in the description:
“***Please note these kits are not handmade they are purchased from a manufacturer. I inspect all the pieces to ensure that there is no missing items or broken, uneven pieces. I also repackage them nicely and include all the supplies needed to finish them (glue, scissors, etc.)”

Yet she lists these kits from Oriental Trading Company

under Handmade/children.

I thought this shop deserved a call-out all its own.


Seriously, not handmade.

nothing like jacking the price up a bit for Etsy and not bothering to cover it up…


Seller portugesevintage mixes actual vintage items with tons of faux-vintage iron hooks and brass bottle openers:

This pisses me off, because I almost bought some of her hooks a few weeks back thinking they were genuine!


BeanieShop, miyabags

18 Dec

Very sad reader comment-


“Handmade” mohawk hats are handmade – in Nepal

Arrived with tag featuring model # “I-H” and “Made in Nepal.”

Items came from New Jersey

I’m a new and soon to be gone Etsy buyer. I didn’t realize Etsy was a cheap Import/Export market.

If I wanted that I’d go to the local flea market and buy cheap cra# for cheap prices – not pay a premium to support home crafters who aren’t.