22 Jan

I doubt any of things in this seller’s shop are handmade, considering it’s all available through Alibaba!

It’s so sad that they have as many sales as they do on a handmade site, when they’re obviously peddling cheap made-in-China junk 😦


11 Responses to “march82329”

  1. Life During Wartime January 22, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Yup, reseller. In this listing (the second item called out)
    the 3rd photo has the catalog text (Beauty Action) still visible.

    Many of the photos in the shop are distorted…maybe not properly resized after getting from factory supplier?

    Shop profile photo (formerly avatar) is a standard thumbnail used by a bunch of Chinese shops.

    However, I am sure the shop can convince the braintrusts at Etsy that they are hanging the pendants on the chains by hand and glueing the owls to the earring stud finding themselves.

    Great call-out, though, proving that not all resellers of Chinese factory produced items ship from Asia.

    I tried to look at the AliBaba links, but my computer said they couldn’t be opened. It could be my machine, dunno.

  2. Jael January 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    Sheesh – this photo even has a poorly erased watermark or store name on it:

  3. em January 23, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    another shop with your typical trendy chinese crap:

    sorry if it’s already been mentioned, I can’t keep track of all of them… I had the good fortune of being included in a treasury with this seller.. hey, maybe it’ll make the front page! Ha.

  4. Life During Wartime January 23, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Wow! Over 80 sales in less than 2 weeks for cheapandchicland. And getting picked for Treasuries, too. That’s what I call embracing a new shop. Way to go, Etsyians!

  5. JK January 24, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    ‘Cheap’? Undoubtedly, and I’m not just talking about their prices. ‘Chic’? Maybe if you’re the kind of idiot who thinks a three-dollar rhinestone ring is really handmade!

    This is interesting, though:

    Looks like someone in France will be having their own ‘handmade’ version of this stuff soon!

  6. megansbeadeddesigns January 24, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    As if the jewelry category isn’t saturated enough! These kinds of cheap resellers are the reason selling on Ebay (and now Etsy) is a lost cause! Even if I mark my prices down to barely covering the cost of the materials, I still wouldn’t be able to match those sales numbers!

  7. caregiversnotebook January 24, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    @JK – and that listing has a pretty hefty shipping price on it!!! $100 to ship to france. Private jet?

  8. um_ya January 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    @JK – and that listing has a pretty hefty shipping price on it!!! $100 to ship to france. Private jet?


    Looks like fee avoidance!

  9. Joni January 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    I’d like to think that people with real taste who are the customers I am wanting to attract will know the real deal from the cheap factory stuff.

  10. rd November 3, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    here are 15 more SHOPS NOTHING BUT made in china crap from HOBBY LOBBY


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