theweddingmainst, fashionjewelryforeve

20 Jan
http://theweddingmainst.etsy.com

The person is the leader of the Etsy Wedding Divas Street Team

They have reserved listing for team members to purchase (other
wedding vendors on Etsy- who clearly don't need card boxes)
and it starting to have them "purchase" these reserved listing
and leave feedback... a couple have done so already. 

See here:
http://www.etsy.com/people/theweddingmainst/feedback

I believe without a doubt that this is an attempt to boost
feedback because of several negs. This person has also
harrassed a friend of mine on etsy. Emailing her several
times a day from ebay and etsy calling her names and
telling her that he owns the trademark to stacked card
boxes..., really? Well, that's it! I declare I own the
copyright to feather fascinators! So there! Oh and there
is a lovely reserved listing for that spectacularly
awesome resellers shop BelCanto - how appropriate.
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ashion Jewelery for Everyone has shops on both Etsy and Artfire. 
They  are exporters!  They have a worldwide presence, including
Mumbai and  England.   Links to their shops follow:

Etsy:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/fashionjewelryforeve

Artfire:  http://www.artfire.com/users/fashionjewelryforeveryone

They  were outed in the Artfire forums as being fishy because
they also list  their website in their Artfire "handmade" listings. 
Whoever the owner  of the site is tried to hook it up with posters
there, calling them  jealous, making  really snide and snarky
remarks, and was basically run out on a rail. 
Here is their website:  http://www.fashionjewelryforeveryone.com/

Here  are the websites listing them as world-wide exporters of
jewelry who  help small businesses get set up all over the world
selling their  jewelry made in Bangkok, Thailand: 
http://www.cheaponsale.com/
d-c114870976300064400-fashion_jewelry_for_everyone/

http://fashion-jewelry-for-everyone.tradenote.net/

Direct quote from both websites:  We manfacture Jewelry Items,
made of Austrian Crystals, Boho Beads,  Pearls or the combination
of the 3, in Bangkok, Thailand.   We help couples  or individual
startup their own Jewelry business here in USA mentoring them and
giving them suggestions  of the current jewelry trend in the market
to get a good jump start  their business.

**EDIT TO ADD**- I guess having that cheap on sale site linked got us
shut down for spamming for 24 hours. Thanks a lot fashionjewelry! :(
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29 Responses to “theweddingmainst, fashionjewelryforeve”

  1. bellacruz January 21, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Is it just me, or are the listing descriptions for the stacked wedding boxes weird? What is with the aggressiveness? It’s a box.

  2. Hausfrau January 21, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Those descriptions are horrendous. Very, very aggressive (and also simultaneously defensive.) The seller seems unhinged.

  3. artfire seller January 21, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    The grammar and sentence structure of the wedding seller’s listings is atrocious, and who cares if they are part of the some Etsy team? If I were a potential customer, that would be a huge turnoff. I want to know about their product, not what equivalent-to-an-Etsy-sorority they belong to.

  4. it stinks January 21, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    It’s been many years since I got married and I’m sure I’m out of the loop but $100 bucks or more for a box with a ribbon around it? Really?

    I’m sorry but all of those are just a waste of money, imho. I found a seller on etsy that makes wooden ones that are wood burned and really pretty that the bride could use to store things in after the wedding and they were $95. Why would anyone buy a cardboard box with a ribbon on it when they could get something really nice? Or they could make the cardboard one in about 30 minutes with some glue, wrapping paper and ribbon.

  5. em January 21, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    some of the feedback from buyers even say that the quality was not worth the price. Sounds like she’s exploiting not-so-smart brides because they think high price=high quality. I certainly wouldn’t pay $100+ for a cardboard box, especially with the wording she uses in her listings, it’s so catty and immature.

    This lady (nutjob) thinks waaayy too highly of herself.

  6. sick of cupcakes January 21, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    22.00 to ship empty over-priced boxes?

  7. losinghope January 21, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    About 2 weeks ago there was a callout thread on Artfire on fashionjewelryforever. He even posted trying to say they made the stuff. They really worked him over but he’s still there! What good does any of it do???

  8. stinkypants January 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Slap some trendy papers on a toilet paper tube, and some dumbass will snap it up.

  9. Wolf January 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    So what happened last night? I tried reading this entry then and it came up that the blog was suspended for ToS violations.

    So glad it’s back.}:P

  10. kitten January 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    bellacruz said:
    What is with the aggressiveness? It’s a box.

    ___________________________

    LOL. This “seller” is full of herself. Over one hundred dollars for cardboard boxes that ANYONE could make in less than an hour, please.

  11. megansbeadeddesigns January 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    YAY! The blog is back! I shed a small tear thinking that it was going to be gone forever!

    🙂

  12. etsycallout January 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    Our post contained a cheaponsale link and it triggered some sort of spam flag. Stupid reseller cost us 24 hours!

  13. Angel January 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    There are about $4.00 worth of materials in those cardboard boxes and perhaps 20 minutes worth of work. At most.

    I’m CLEARLY in the wrong business. Brides are fucking idiots.

  14. joybells January 21, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Boy, those brides were taken to the cleaners. I’m surprised more of them didn’t complain about the quality and price in feedback.

  15. Sue January 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Etsycallout – The next time your friend receives a harassing message from the wedding diva, your friend should ask him for the trademark number so she can research it online. It will be listed in the USPTO database online. It won’t be there, of course. You can trademark a logo or business name, but not a product or idea. You can copyright text, but not a product. You can patent an idea and product but you have to prove it’s unique, which this isn’t. He may be able to claim Trade Dress, but the design would have to be copied exactly such as the trim, pattern, etc. Stacking boxes is not protected by any of the above. If he managed to pull it off, he’ll be able to prove it with documentation. He will have trademarked the name of his business, The Wedding Main St, but that just prevents anyone else from setting up a box shop and using the same name.

    Oh wait, woops! I just did a search at the trademark website for “the wedding main st” (as he has listed on his etsy page as being his trademark) and the status shows it is dead, not live. It shows the trademark was abandoned in March of 09. The status details state that the trademark office sent him a letter and he failed to respond. Digging deeper, the digital copy of the letter states that the trademark was refused because of similarity to other previously registered trademarks and could likely cause confusion to the consumer.

    He should dismount his high horse now 🙂

  16. PussDaddy January 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    If this person is harrassing someone from ebay all they have to do is contact ebay with the emails and tell them.
    The same goes with Etsy.

  17. Marisa January 21, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    I’m not sure how to do the detective work to verify it, but these two shops seem to fit the pattern for resellers:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/designbyme2010
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sdfgeee

  18. already gone January 22, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    joybells said:
    Boy, those brides were taken to the cleaners. I’m surprised more of them didn’t complain about the quality and price in feedback.

    I think that they probably jumped the gun with their feedback, it seems that the one woman who waited was disappointed by it’s inability to do the job it was supposed to do. I’m guessing there are a lot of brides, maids of honor, mothers of the bride’s out there who were very disappointed after the wedding and wished they had waited with the feedback. Unfortunately I’ve done this before, now I wait with the feedback.

  19. Jael January 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    @marisa – I would be surprised if those 2 shops weren’t resellers…

    Thing is, the clothes are so interesting – why can’t American stores carry cute stuff like this? I’d love to have a pattern for some of them…

    Sadly…

    From the description of one of sdfgeee’s offerings:

    “The wide big white shirt
    Free and easy, the rate of gas [huh??]
    Waist section
    Asymmetric hem
    Shoulder is the abstract side of Spiraea
    Whether worn alone or with clothes are out of taste”

    Sigh.

  20. Inspector Yuk January 22, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    Well, this explains why they have to buy the cheap wedding dresses made overseas, they’re buying $100 cardboard boxes.

    OH, and the reason why the reseller is still on Artfire is because Artfire will soon be adding a commercial side to the venue and shift all the resellers over there,

    Same as Etsy, they generate traffic and revenue and neither site wants to kick them off. Artfire is at least attempting to get them out of the handmade section so buyers don’t mistakenly think their cheap crap is the same as artisan made crap.

  21. Marky Green January 24, 2011 at 3:15 am #

    Yeah, but you’ve got to admire theweddingmainst’s fast delivery service: the “RESERVED Special Listing for AllisonBDesigns” was sold on 17 January, and AllisonBDesigns was able to leave feedback on the same day.

  22. apple January 24, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    reading this shop “left for others” feedback makes me wanna thrown up.

  23. isabella February 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    There’s more to Etsy seller THEWEDDINGMAINST that needs to be known:

    Etsy Seller “theweddingmainst” tried to become a member of the Etsy Wedding Team some months ago. He/she was rejected from membership due to his feedback rating, the abrasive and aggressive tone used in his listings as well as the feedback he left for buyers of his/her product.

    After being rejected from the Etsy Wedding Team he/she became aggressive towards other Etsy Wedding Team members ( that sold similar product BEFORE his company ever was created) and then created the ” Etsy Wedding Divas” team. He scoured the internet and Etsy for the top Etsy wedding product sellers with the most press and asked them to join. He THEN created the “etsytreasuries.com” website to promote “giveaways” by the Etsy Wedding Diva’s Team” infringing on Etsy’s likeness and trademark.

    Even though he touts that he owns a trademark on his boxes ALL over his Etsy store….He owns NO trademark on either his business name OR on “wedding gift boxes”….I suppose the next thing this person will try to say is that he invented the Internet. I feel sorry for brides who purchase from this Etsy seller…and who fall for paying that price for a lackluster cardboard box. They are buying from an unscrupulous psycho.

  24. The Wedding Main St May 10, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Check the facts;

    1) Trademark – TM symbol means unregistered trademark but still a mark and protected by law. When registered it becomes R symbol. If the time comes, when all requirements are acquired we’ll register it again.
    If you want to read more…. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark

    2) Claim on being the first who sells 3 tier/stacked card boxes online check out my ebay profile seller since Jan 2005. http://myworld.ebay.com/weddingmainst

    3) Harassing your friend who also sells card boxes on ebay and etsy – She’s your friend – I can’t defend myself, but I’m sure I’m not harrasing anybody.

    4) Price – why singling me out? Have you seen the prices of all the card boxes from all the resellers? If my price is like $10 above from all other sellers, won’t you wonder why they can’t list their items above my price?

    5) My card boxes are 100% handmade by me.

    6) Listings ‘Reserved for diva members’ – they have to pay me for something and needed record of it, since I wanted transparency from our team. Nothing to do with feedback.

    7) Team rejection – Thank you for letting me know the reason why I was rejected from the team..strangely they don’t tell the rejected applicant the reason but they obviously can ‘shout-it-out’ to blogs like this one. Very professional.

    8) Creating Etsy Wedding Divas team – I don’t see any wrong creating a team after I got rejected. I take rejection as a motivation to aspire. I got rejected November 19, 2010 from Etsy Wedding Team and on the same date I created a team and invited members who sells wedding items on etsy. And from then on I worked hard to promote our team through promotions.

    9) Listing Description – done plenty of editing…check them out. Yup, me too, when I read them gave me goose bumps. I wrote those when I’m really on my low days and on advil. Thanks for the criticism on this.

    10) Full of myself, arrogant – I don’t think so…what I’ve accomplished so far – set the trend on wedding card boxes… maybe ‘proud of myself’ for hard work , able to pay mortgage from the result of hard work.

    I don’t know if anyone of you have copycats, but until you do, you won’t know how hard it is to prove yourself even more.

    Best,
    Glenn
    (female)

  25. The Wedding Main St May 11, 2011 at 5:45 am #

    @ isabella here’s more TO BE KNOWN

    Now, I’m sure you’re a member of the other team.

    Please check your facts if you will use ‘dates’ as your reference. Year 2005 went by first before 2009 right? I started selling from ebay even before etsy was founded in 2007. All your fellow members that are selling card boxes just started and opened shops on etsy. How can I copy someone who never existed then.

    Etsy Treasuries website is NOT infringing Etsy Inc., it’s an Etsy App (FYI) It’s listed here http://www.etsy.com/apps look for Treasury Shoppe & Treasury Widget. It got permission from Etsy.

    Yes, I owned the trademark on The Wedding Main St. and pay due taxes earned by my business name.

    @ isabella
    What do you mean by I became aggressive towards your fellow members that sell ‘card boxes?’ You surely know more than I do. Suggestion, PLEASE USE FACTS if you will smear my business name and calling me psycho.

  26. The Wedding Main St May 11, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    I stand corrected on when etsy was launched, it was July 2005 but it gained popularity not until Feb 2008 when dissatisfied ebay sellers had a strike and some joined etsy.

    But even then these are the current sellers that sell similar 3tier card boxes on etsy and the dates they joined etsy. I started selling card boxes on ebay 2005

    LaceyClaireDesigns joined etsy & opened shop July 2010
    bwithu joined etsy july 2009 and opened shop August 2009
    weddingofdesign opened shop Aug 2008
    DivineWeddingDecor joined etsy May 2008
    TheWeddingMainSt joined etsy Dec2008 opened shop Sept2009

  27. etsycallout May 11, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    It was actually June of 2005.

  28. hausfrau October 8, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

    Good article. I am experiencing a few of these issues as
    well..

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