16 Feb

This Etsy seller was featured in the finds today with a “homemade” product clearly bought from nutsonline.com. They also use photography straight from nutsonline.com. They are featured in 100+ treasuries right now with stolen pictures. The rest of their shop is probably from other sites too. I’m sure your readers can shed some light on those. Nice work, Etsy.

Cajun corn

They have lots of fruits slices:



Homemade malt balls:


The list is endless.


26 Responses to “bumblebeesknee”

  1. manhattanite February 16, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    I saw the feedback was at 95% and wanted to read what buyers had said…in less than 1 min. in his/her store, I noticed that something absurd like 70% of his/her feedback is from the Etsy moniker KITTSTREASURES….which is obviously his/her other account….oh, how clumsy sellers can get leaving too much feedback for their own stores under the SAME name, over and over and over….

  2. sick of cupcakes February 16, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    They have another shop too, which their fave “customer” buys from.


  3. um_ya February 16, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    Check out the sold items. I understand purchasing fudge and jam, but why would someone buy a pound of walnut halves off Etsy?

  4. iheartvintage February 17, 2011 at 5:38 am #

    Holy cow! This is from their profile:

    Welcome to Bumble Bees Knees. We test all of our fine products and make most of our items so we know they are great! We will not be responsible once the item has left our hands so if you are going to file a claim or ask me where an item is, once mailed, please do not shop here. I understand about asking me before it’s shipped, but we aren’t the shipping agent so please call the post office. Enjoy shopping!

    “if you are going to ask where an item is”?! Seriously, I’m speechless.

  5. WangFu February 17, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    If they aren’t the shipping agent, are they drop shipping?

    Reseller: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kimsdress?ref=seller_info

  6. Artfire Seller February 17, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    It would appear the listings linked above are gone now, but the shop is still open.

    Somebody reads this site. 😉

  7. Megan February 17, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Self-call out in the forums: http://www.etsy.com/teams/7722/business-topics/discuss/6787446/page/1

  8. Whoa February 17, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Looks like the items listed in the callout have already been removed. I wonder if they took them down or if Etsy did?

  9. Life During Wartime February 17, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    I’m guessing that bumblebeesknees took their own items down. Etsy usually makes all the listings disappear when a shop is under review. The same kind of thing happens when shops are called out on Garagetsy — the seller inactivates the called out listings.

    And, yeah, not being the shipping agent means they are drop shipping. How can you make and/or test your items and NOT be the shipping agent? Such a mystery. I think if you sell food or other perishable items you need to take total responsibility for missing items.

    Did anyone see the listing for the kitty scent? OMFG, my cats would be running in circles if I violated their fur with fruity smells.

  10. PussDaddy February 17, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Uhhhmmmm, yeah. Just another wonderful Etsy seller I attempted to ruin the reputation of.


  11. PussDaddy February 17, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    I also believe this seller shills their own account.

  12. PussDaddy February 17, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Not to mention their profile says “they make most of our items”. Most. That’s the keyword. Most is not all, is it?

  13. sick of cupcakes February 17, 2011 at 1:16 pm #


    9.00 for shipping something in less than 12 days?

  14. Wolf February 17, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    February 16, 2011 at 8:58 pm #
    Check out the sold items. I understand purchasing fudge and jam, but why would someone buy a pound of walnut halves off Etsy?

    * * * *

    I’ve bought 2lbs of shelled Pecans off Etsy. Because i knew the seller and she has her own Pecan Grove, so they’re homegrown and organic. Not something you can easily find as cheap as she sold them.

  15. mrpouncy February 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    I’m trying to find some handknit sweaters on Etsy, and this girl’s shop keeps popping up – everything in there is tagged as sweaters. Well, except for the really affordable, “handmade” handbags.


  16. em February 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    ahhh, that feedback for bumblebees is effing hilarious! I’m sure she thinks she’s just sooooo clever – even another buyer that something odd was going on and mentioned it in their feedback.

  17. Thud February 17, 2011 at 7:33 pm #


    it may be etsy legal (commercial supply?) but come ON> That is an ikea soap dish on the front page!

  18. Life During Wartime February 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    I just saw that, too, Thud. So now commercial soap dishes are supplies? What art or craft uses soap dishes asa tools or raw materials? I guess it must be ‘Etsy legal’ if it made the FP, but that just tells me that anything and everything is Etsy legal now. C’mon over, Ebayers! Etsy’s got the WELCOME mat (handmade in a sweatshop) laid out for ya!

  19. Sammy February 18, 2011 at 12:55 am #

    Wow, sweaters mistagger even has the tag showing in some of her listings http://www.etsy.com/listing/68303242/womens-black-and-red-floral-print-eyelet
    Nice. So, did you hand-make the tag too then?

  20. WangFu February 18, 2011 at 5:11 am #

    I can totally understand selling and buying pecans. Around here, there are tons of old trees and everyone picks them up and shells them to sell or freeze.

  21. Life During Wartime February 18, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Sammy, do my old eyes deceive me or is that a plastic security tab in the back view of the top in your link? It looks like it’s attached right under the manufacturer’s hang tag.

  22. Sammy February 18, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    Hmm, I’m not seeing the security tag, but you could be right. That’s an interesting spin on it, isn’t it? Some store somewhere possibly missing some inventory?

  23. Life During Wartime February 18, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    What I see is a small square thing hanging over the lace band, left side of the model, rear view picture. That’s not the hang tag. A security tag is usally close to a garment edge, isn’t it? You can probably guess I rarely buy clothing in a store.

  24. Mandy Howerton February 19, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    Looks like it’s gone. =)

  25. Lisa February 19, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Wow. That feedback is the worst shilling I’ve ever seen. How obvious ! Lol !!

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