littlestore88, QueenCraft

5 Mar

Check out http://www.etsy.com/shop/littlestore88

another reseller, calls her items personalized gifts,yeah right!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/68697677/personalized-gifts-black-diamond-owl?ref=v1_other_1

http://cgi.ebay.com/SALE-Gold-Black-OWL-Bird-Ring-Party-Cocktail-RARE-NR-/250775226393?pt=Gemstone_Rings&hash=item3a635e4819#ht_4665wt_932

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Stores like this in Thailand annoy me because they probably manufacturer goods for museum stores in the US and then produce a few extras to sell online outside their stipulated contract…but they are using famous, unlicensed fine art imagery and the stuff is mass produced in sweatshops….

http://www.etsy.com/shop/QueenCraft?ref=seller_info
(love the capital S in ArtSwear)

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26 Responses to “littlestore88, QueenCraft”

  1. Bozo March 5, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Orglamix makeup on etsy is a reseller look she contacted someone on Alibaba http://ask.alibaba.com/Q/800081599-Small-Run-Cosmetics-Manufacturer.html

  2. JAC March 5, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Ive already reported littlestore88 a long time ago. And nothing. They also sell the same items on Ebay. It is the same person. But what concerns me is that I had sent them a convo asking them to custom make a piece or just change the color of cyrstals in the eyes of the rabbit and they said they couldnt. Well I would think if they made it that this would be an easy thing to do. Its just glued on.

    I really didnt want the ring, this is how I catch them!
    If you ask them simple questions about the item and they cant answer them, well then they probably didnt make it.

  3. zabrina March 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    hmmmm @ Bozo Asking a question on Alibaba does not a re-seller make….

  4. zabrina March 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    I noticed littlestore88 a while back too. I reported a few of their items (some of the rings). I see the same listings are still up though.

  5. Life During Wartime March 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    The problem with reporting a shop like littlestore88 is that some of the items look like the could be customized, like what JAC requested. All the shop owner has to do is tell Etsy they assemble the jewelry from findings and crystals, or even hang watches or charms on a pre-made chain. Because do even a one-step assembly makes it handmade on Etsy, like this or not. Etsy would have to use some kind of ‘secret shopper’ sock puppet with a nonEtsy email to make a request like JAC’s, and then determine if the shop is simply reselling already assembled jewelry. This would be the most professional approach, but we’re talking about Etsy here — a company not known for upholding their own TOU in a professional manner.

  6. Mathy March 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I keep flagging WigHall, another Thailand reseller. Other have too, and nothing had been done…but hey, they make a lot of money for Etsy.

    It’s obviously not handmade, or vintage, or anything like that.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/wighall?ref=pr_shop

  7. PussDaddy March 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    I like the stuff, just not on Etsy. And I wont’ buy it now from their eBay shop either now they have been outed because I hate ’em.

  8. zabrina March 6, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Very interesting thread here about Alibaba (and frightening) http://www.etsy.com/teams/7722/business-topics/discuss/6808385/page/1

  9. stinkypants March 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    That is crazy scary. So, Alibaba steals these photos and then has to create exact molds to make this stuff? Wonder how close the rip-offs are to the original designs of the Etsy sellers. I never know what to believe.

  10. Jael March 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    Wow, Zabrina, that’s awful… and lulubugjewelry does such a wonderful job, really cute stuff and actually artisan made.

  11. PussDaddy March 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    If I remember correctly a while back there was a big to-do with them and crochet patterns and crochet items that belonged to other people as well.

  12. em March 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    This shop just opened today and already has 200 items listed!!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/qinren562?ga_search_query=chiffon+dress&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

    I could spot that reseller from a mile away, why can’t Etsy? Granted it’s the weekend, but damn. How many legit sellers have 200 different pieces of clothing to list in one day?

  13. fennel March 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    You’re right, QueenCraft is most likely a production company dumping their overruns on Etsy. Most museums are pretty strict about image rights for their collections, so if QueenCraft were an actual one-person show it would be virtually impossible to get commercial licenses to use all those images from so many different museums (many European).

    What kills me is that there are already 85 sales. If people are going to buy this stuff, at least buy it from a museum store which will get some of the profit. I used to work in the art museum field, so this seller is really troubling for me. Flagging big time!

  14. mrpouncy March 7, 2011 at 5:09 am #

    The shop listed by Em, above, sells dresses but I checked several items and they were all tagged jewelry. And nothing else. Isn’t that weird? Sometimes the resellers pay absolutely no attention whatsoever.

  15. Hausfrau March 7, 2011 at 6:22 am #

    And littlestore88 has 76 sales since late February! The humanity!

  16. zabrina March 7, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    Arg that dress shop is just so obvious. Have you googled the watermark? over a hundred $10-$30 party dresses, jackets etc.

    Maybe it’s time for Etsy to just re-write their mission statement already.

  17. JK March 7, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    Zabrina, I think they have re-written it — they just don’t plan on sharing it with the class. After all, ‘handmade’ sound so much more eco-friendly* and indie than FacestyBay, Your Place to Buy All Things Fresh Out of Developing Nations’ Factories (If You Can Find ‘Em in this Social Network)!

    (*though Etsy is more this-ECO-friendly these days!)

  18. MitosisGlass March 7, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    stinkypants March 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    That is crazy scary. So, Alibaba steals these photos and then has to create exact molds to make this stuff? Wonder how close the rip-offs are to the original designs of the Etsy sellers. I never know what to believe.

    *******************

    Stinkypants, I know quite a few bead makers whose designs have been ripped off by factories. The beads can be made by people with an intermediate level of skill so they can be somewhat replicated, although the ones that people receive do NOT look as good as what the photo suggests.

    Also, factory beads often do not have the bead release cleaned from the hole (chalky white stuff used in beadmaking) and if it contains crystalline silica then it can be hazardous to breathe.

    Factory beads do not always go through an annealing process, where they are cooled gradually in a kiln, and this makes them fragile and prone to breakage. Sometimes they break by just sitting in your drawer. I have several like that myself.

    So, the short answer is, the items are never duplicated exactly. They may be sort of close but the quality is not there.

  19. megansbeadeddesigns March 7, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    yeah. That 76 sales number made me do a frowny-face.

    😦

  20. stinkypants March 7, 2011 at 11:31 am #

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

    In the forums she was talking about listing 100 items at a time. Was wondering what she was selling. She removes the pin backs so she can sell as supplies. Great reseller move.

  21. Life During Wartime March 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    stinkypants, she doesn’t remove the pinbacks from all of the brooches (photos show the pins still attached to some pieces), yet she still lists complete brooches as ‘supplies’. That is reselling, not supply selling.

  22. Jael March 7, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    re: mylovelyjewels…

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49145873/20-inch-sterling-silver-snake-chain

    Really?? A sterling silver snake chain for 8.50? is that even possible?

  23. jen March 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Sterling silver snake chain for 8.50 is not possible if she is watching silver prices and has any sense at all.

  24. em March 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    I’m sure it’s not really sterling silver. How easy is it to list a plated chain and call it sterling? If they’re reselling who knows what else they’d lie about.

    Just how I learned that most “bali silver” is really just nickel.

  25. Jessica Urban March 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    There’s a lot more proof that Orglamix is a repackager than just the ali baba post… There are often labels from other companies underneath her own, with different ingredients lists.

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