check this out, etsy facebook page featuring the shop weewaldorf that sells ikea cookie cutters as handmade. http://www.facebook.com/Etsy?sk=wall#!/Etsy/posts/10150105394649727
they are ikea cookie cutters that sell for $3.99 for a set of 6,
and she is selling them individually for $6 or so…
crazy she has 357 sales!
this seller is reselling; previously as VINTAGE, now as handmade by her and/or selecting the Housewares tag to avoid the Vintage category.
Unfortunately, this young shop was contacted by Country Living magazine and featured in the March issue, linking to her shop in regards to ‘her’ chicken wire cloches. She came from E-bay where you can see that these same cloches, the wooden herb crates/trugs and other mass produced commercial have been sold as new in original packaging since 2002.
SO many sellers have sent convos to her, inquiring and confronting. I for one have contacted her (in Jan) and have been flagging her shop, writing directly to Admin and attempting live chat to inquire WHY they are not shutting her down. It’s a moot point, as nothing has happened, other than her continuing to renew, renew, renew.
Obviously, because in the last seven days, she has made over $11k, bootlegging these damn things.
While I’m sure that CL knew/knows that these are not handmade, it’s so ridiculous to feature someone who is selling commercial (NOT a supply!) and focus on Etsy as handmade venue.
Check out her sold and her current reserved.
I’ve probably just repeated everything that you may have already read…and I’m sorry if this is redundant.
It is unfair that both Vintage and handmade sellers need to compete with someone like her. Admin is obviously just watching the $ come in.