FineFrenchCountry, hopeful09, topview

21 Feb

That shop “FineFrenchCountry” is apparently reselling many items by a company called “America Retold.” Hee. Maybe they can sell me some Freedom fries too.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65432572/patina-songbird-welcome-sign-with-bell

http://www.amazon.com/America-Retold-Welcome-Sign-Design/dp/B002HMD8P8

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I can see having a favorite seller, but 1227 feedbacks and ALL from the same seller?

http://www.etsy.com/people/hopeful09/feedback?type=from_sellers

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Just saw this seller on the front page:http://www.etsy.com/shop/topview?ref=seller_info

She sells purse hangers that are purchased wholesale here: http://www.dhgate.com/bling-foldable-mirror-purse-hook-bag-hanger/p-ff8080812bae9511012bafd3eb3a5214.html

 

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11 Responses to “FineFrenchCountry, hopeful09, topview”

  1. EtsyVigilante February 21, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    I reported FineFrenchCountry eons ago. 100% of her items are mass-produced and probably in China – hope that’s not the story that America Retold is re-telling!

  2. Joleen February 21, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    does anybody ever convo these peopleor report them to Etsy? I always do, but if everyone else is then I wont have to worry about it…

  3. Joleen February 21, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    it looks like hopeful09 is just a buyer so it shouldnt matter. They may only go to this seller on etsy to get these types of supplies. Now if it were a seller with just one buyer I would be like huh…

  4. Life During Wartime February 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    FineFrenchCountry has had their listings disappeared, possibly removed by Etsy while the shop owner gets some coaching:

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

    If you haven’t been reading Garagetsy lately, you should check out her blog entries about Etsy shop blessedinmaine and her reseller items, including one featured in the latest issue of COUNTRY LIVING mag.

    blessedinmaine also sold items from America Retold.

  5. Beyond Disgusted February 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    The last item FineFrenchCountry sold was the Patina Bird Keyholder which you can find with little effort on Amazon for $12.00. Too bad sold items listings on etsy don’t include prices as I would highly doubt the seller sold this “handmade” piece for just 12 dollars. I normally don’t comment on the items here but just read the entries for my own edification, but the reseller scourge has gotten just too blatant and ridiculous to ignore as of late. Etsy should just officially allow resellers so that people know what they are buying. I just can’t take it anymore – as an craftsperson that does make all my items by hand, it is beyond aggravating to see someone claiming mass produced merchandise as handmade. It’s dishonest and ridiculous. Plus the seller describes it as being made from recycled materials – the product description on Amazon says NOTHING about this product being made from recycled materials. So the seller lied about that as well. Etsy – you need to either crack down, which clearly you won’t, or just include commercially made products and make a category for them. There is no way I can defend this, and it becomes increasingly difficult for me to defend my decision to remain on etsy when I see this dishonesty happening over and over and etsy just seems to look the other way. What happened to integrity and ethics?

  6. EtsyVigilante February 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Yes to Jolene, above, I ALWAYS report the shops. It doesn’t seem to do a bit of good – until it gets posted here. Someone’s reading these.

  7. WangFu February 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Meh, I’ve posted lots of shops here and most are still up and running. Etsy doesn’t care.

  8. senza nome February 21, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    I reported FineFrenchCountry with links to their reselling items and the identical items in other online stores yesterday (before this thread got posted – I think) and then saw their shop was empty today. Yay! That always feels empowering (even if it hand nothing to do with me at all.)

    Their prices were nearly identical to the prices in other online stores.

  9. Christine February 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Regarding the purse hangers. You can purchase these without a gem in them (aka a blank) to put your own image in and either seal with a clear sticker or with resin.

  10. PussDaddy February 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Well the shiller was aptly name cheetah. Cheetah’s sometimes do win unfortunately.

  11. ScrapMetal February 23, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Not about this thread, but resellers/fakesellers in general. Regretsy has this up today:
    http://www.regretsy.com/2011/02/23/flag-day/

    HK has a unique way of getting the word out. Check it out.

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