8 Mar

This sellers whole dang shop is VistaPrints.com!!! How fun is that?

Here’s some of the proof:














58 Responses to “rachelann1985”

  1. Life During Wartime March 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    The name of the shop is ClassyCountryVintage. If you look at the SOLD items, you will see that she started out by being a reseller of new decor items described as ‘antique’. A load of fakery all around.

  2. WangFu March 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    WTF is this?


  3. WangFu March 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm #


  4. Facing The Lens March 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Wow. What a terrible, unethical person. People should be ASHAMED of themselves.

  5. Life During Wartime March 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    sweetiepettee has a bunch of vintage Precious Moments figurines listed under Handmade/Ceramics. She needs a convo from Admin. But it’s next to impossible to get vintage goods moved out of handmade categories. There are shops selling all kinds of unaltered vintage items in the handmade categories that have been doing this for years. Sigh.

  6. AngryEtsySeller March 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    This is SO wrong.

    With regard to the VistaPrints sellero, I have to say I feel bad, because she says she wants to make enough money to stay at home with the kids. I wonder if some people who are not familiar with the handmade community, think of Etsy as just another eBay, because they simply don’t understand what they’re supposed to be doing. I just see so many resellers out there that I can’t fathom that people do this knowingly. I still flag them though. I place the guilt on Etsy. They should be the ones monitoring this stuff and pre-screening sellers.

    With regard to the mislabeling of items, I have to say that it is Etsy’s fault for not making it easier for sellers to distinguish the items they sell as either handmade, supplies, or vintage. Putting up a tag should not suffice to comply with the TOU (not that Etsy Admin abides by those anyway). I think it would be better if when a seller lists an item, they could have a drop-down menu in one of the steps that says “vintage, supplies, or handmade). When I report resellers I make sure that it is not a mislabeling issue. So, if the item is truly vintage, but it is coming up on the handmade searches, that is ETSY’s fault, because most people don’t even know that the stupid drop-down menu has other options! When are they going to figure a better solution???

  7. Marisa March 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    I contacted VistaPrints, and they don’t seem to particularly care. Here’s their response:

    “The images on the Vistaprint website or either designed by Vistaprin. Or, are images that we have licensed from Corbis or Getty Images. It is possible for customers to purchase images simmilar to what Vistaprint offers through these two vendors.

    We hope you find this information helpful. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.”

  8. Sara March 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    what do you think, reseller?

  9. Life During Wartime March 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Sara, helz yeah that’s a reseller! The items ship from the US, but some of the photos have watermarks on them in Asian characters. All the photos are catalog shots from an Asian manufacturer.

  10. Life During Wartime March 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    AngryEtsySeller, while I think having a listing first step where you choose among Handmade, Supplies, or Vintage is a great idea, this will not stop Etsy sellers from listing their items in the wrong top level category. Seriously, if someone sells only vintage items and has had an Etsy shop open for YEARS, and has been actively selling all that time, I cannot believe that they don’t know they are doing a category violation when they list unaltered vintage stuff as handmade.

    I used to vigorously flag shops I saw doing this, with a suggestion that someone from Admin write up a form convo text to send sellers reported for this violation. Not one shop or item I reported was ever moved to vintage. Etsy doesn’t care.

  11. mrpouncy March 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Holy crap, did you catch the shipping charges on the shop that posted by Sara, above?

    And yeah, very reseller-ish, and they were just on the FP. Upsesty.

  12. mrpouncy March 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    I found this picture on Ali Baba Express – same background as many of the pictures from LifeMagic’s shop:


  13. mrpouncy March 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Ding ding ding! Here are a bunch of LifeMagic’s items, in a shop on Alibaba called Lin Mode:


  14. Life During Wartime March 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    The shipping costs may reflect the price of having the item shipped from China to the reseller by the quickest method — she is passing her costs directly to the buyer.

  15. mrpouncy March 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Damn, that was fast. All of LifeMagic’s stuff is gone.

  16. Trista March 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Something’s wrong with Etsy. natalya1905 and MySelvagedLife haven’t been featured on the front page yet today.

  17. Life During Wartime March 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    LifeMagic has been disappeared for coaching?

  18. stinkypants March 8, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    I know Luxdeluxe has handmade in their shop, but what about all that wedding bling?


  19. FormerEtsyBuyer March 8, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    Stinkypants, Luxedeluxe really makes her jewelry, or in some cases, hand alters pieces that she buys wholesale from Oriental Treasures. Luxedeluxe really does add some nice handwrapped pearls and things to her jewelry—she’s definitely not a reseller per se. However, Portobello (who was caught as a total reseller and then coached by etsy, more than once!) buys the same pieces from Oriental Treasures and alters them in some way so they are JUST etsy “legal”. Example:

    From orientaltreasures (earrings):


    From Luxedeluxe (changed drops at bottom):


    From Portobello(who just removed the dangles):


  20. Nicole March 9, 2011 at 1:24 am #

    The Vista print links only take me to their homepage. Is she drop shipping from Vistaprint or is she using their premade templates and printing herself? The templates may be public domain otherwise I would think Vistaprint would file takedown notices to Etsy. If she’s drop shipping from Vista print clearly they won’t care as she’s making them money…

  21. Nicole March 9, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    Speaking of Portobello, can anyone find any links to wholesalers of these bags she’s now selling:


    or the ‘handmade’ full length veil for $59:


    I have pretty much stopped wasting my time looking for the wholesale sources for this store but it really wouldnt surprise me if she is still reselling after all the times shes been pulled from Etsy.

  22. MoreCrap March 9, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Oh! so if I just buy stuff from Oriental treasures and switch out earrings tops I can sell ’em on etsy? Great. Good to know. Who knew handmade was so easy.

    $12.75 Oriental Treasures

    Wait, heres a better idea. Its easier just to sell them as is.

  23. WangFu March 9, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    I wonder where the hole came from on these BRAND NEW JEANS. Look like a security tag was removed.


  24. megansbeadeddesigns March 9, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    OMG… shoplifting and selling on Etsy. what a GREAT reputation for the venue this kind of activity will generate…


  25. Christine March 9, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    I have to agree, that hole in the jeans came from a security tag.

    Regarding the altering of items that FormerEtsyBuyer was pointing out. I don’t see much difference in what Luxedeluxe did and what Portobello did. One changed drops at the bottom the other simply removed them. Neither counts as handmade to me (I know it’s Etsy legal) and both made the same amount of effort to ‘alter’ the item. Why defend Luxedeluxe and condemn Portobello? Both are handmade BS.

  26. stinkypants March 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Christine, I agree. If they are so confident that they are different from shops like Portobello, they would state that they took a lovely pair of earrings and simply switched out the dangle or whatever. I wish all those stupid brides and others would read this blog and not buy from shops like Luxdeluxe and Portobello. Buy those rhinestone earrings for 10 bucks instead of 80.

  27. Nicole March 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Portobello last year had a store full of NON ALTERED items. The items in her store right now are not what the other poster was referring tp. She is ‘condemned’ because her store was pulled multiple times by Etsy because she continuted to sell NON ALTERED items. She’s altered the items to the standard allowed on Etsy, but that doesn’t change the fact that she was a lying reseller.

  28. PussDaddy March 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Well maybe vistaprint will end up hitting her credit card hard and heavy with their automatic sign up scam bullshit


  29. FormerEtsyBuyer March 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    Nicole, yes, that’s what I was referring to. Portobello not only bought a ton of things wholesale from Thailand last year, but she even used THEIR pictures in her etsy shop. Then she bought a TON of things from rhinestonejewelry.com and sold those items unaltered (and at a HUGE markup). Her store was put on hiatus at least twice. She is a liar and a cheat. Luxedeluxe (who I don’t know and never purchased from) seems to make her jewelry with a few exceptions—those earrings that she alters and which are “etsy legal”. Brides are really taken advantage of on etsy.

  30. PussDaddy March 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    That thread was dated 2007 but here is a search with later dates on some of the links


  31. MoreCrap March 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm #


    the genuine wedding sellers on esty are taken on the same ride too. There are many genuine sellers who dont get a look in because of sellers like these.
    I guess its the same old esty story isn’t it?

    I just want to point out my error in this link:

    she has altered them. She turned the component upside down!
    ridiculous, and such a shame that she tarnishes her shop with this rubbish, as she make really lovely fascinators.

  32. Cat Power March 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Love this NOTE on each of Portobello’s items…

    NOTE: All pictures, designs are original design, lovingly handmade in my studio and © Portobello. Please see my shop “POLICIES” http://www.etsy.com/shop/portobello/policy.

    What a crock!

  33. EtsyMakesMePuke March 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    Did you see Etsy is telling all glass pipe makers to remove their pipes?

    They actually have the nerve to claim they are enforcing the rules to maintain the integrity of the site.

    Those hypocrites wouldn’t know “integrity” if it smacked them upside the head.

  34. MoreCrap March 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Yes Cat Power, its incredible.

  35. stinkypants March 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    Guess we have different takes on what constitutes a ” few exceptions “. Portobello is a real yuck and LuxD is pretty damned slimy for not being more forthcoming.

    I saw that thread about the pipes. Etsy is sanitizing. Wonder how far it will go.

  36. Thud March 9, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    As to Vistaprint~ not that I think it is at all handmade, but if the woman in the OP is a wholesaler/ agent whatever for them, she can sell theri stuff~ my dh has a printing business and he orders with Vistaprint (ie business cards for a third party)~ so I don’t think she belongs on Etsy but VP does do this with retailers.

  37. PussDaddy March 9, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    Where is etsy telling pipe makers to remove their pipes?

  38. PussDaddy March 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    Never mind, I found it. Those were never allowed anyway according to the TOU. Why they let them list it as long as they did I have no clue. Some I am sure are not even really handmade by the sellers as you can buy them in head shops in our Old Market all day long, and some are handmade copyright violations with sport team logos and licensed characters on them. However some ARE legitimate handmade, and they could find a lot of other resellers to boot off Etsy as well too.

  39. PussDaddy March 9, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    However, the more I think about it the more I think glass pipes should be allowed to stay. The reason being that Etsy has always claimed to be just a venue when it comes to copyright violations and stuff thereby relieving themselves (in their minds) of any legal responsibility for site content copyright-wise. So why can’t they relieve themselves of legal responsibility for this as well and claim to be just the venue and let the seller be responsible for who they sell to age wise and legal wise and stuff?

  40. Life During Wartime March 9, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    PD, Etsy may be ‘just a venue’, but the kind of venue they want to be known as is what matters to their investors. Etsy wants to be known as a venue for girly stuff and COUNTRY LIVING style home decor. Handmade or copyright violation issues have little to no bearing on the enforcement of any rules Etsy still has. But being seen as friendly to alternative smoking materials doesn’t suit Etsy’s investors. That’s way too Indie.

  41. PussDaddy March 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    Well I guess technically it’s their site and they can choose to project whatever image they want. But in the scenario you just described they have a whole lotta cleaning up to do then IMHO.

  42. Life During Wartime March 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    I think Etsy is mostly concerned about items conservative folks perceive as being of questionable legality, PD. So-called ‘mature’ items are probably safe because they are legal, and fit sexual stereotypes. Deceptive listings for reseller stuff and fake vintage are cool because they make $$$ for the investors.

  43. PussDaddy March 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    Well I’m glad they are taking their pipes and shops somewhere else where they will be welcomed and appreciated.

  44. Beep March 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    Is this a reseller?


    Looks like they have the same stuff as username “kimsdress” (who is on vacation?) according to cached sites on google.



    and under Dressholic


  45. Jael March 11, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    Interesting, Beep, same description, too.

  46. PussDaddy March 11, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Usually if their heads are cut off in pics it’s a reseller.

  47. Life During Wartime March 11, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    Yup, the resellers cut the heads off their models, and don’t know anything more about the fabrics the garments are made from other than being a ‘stretchy soft material’ or some such vague nonsense. If the shop owner makes the clothing, she damn well knows what kind of material she purchased to make her stuff.

  48. Sara March 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    Would anyone like a costume?

    *rolls her eyes*

  49. Susan March 12, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Why are you rolling your eyes? I make stuff like that, all genders actually.

  50. PussDaddy March 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Maybe she’s rolling her eyes because it’s a reseller.

  51. Susan March 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Maybe I’m rolling my eyes at her lazy ass for not posting links to support her accusation.

    Anastaysiacostume is legit.


  52. PussDaddy March 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    Of course it’s impossible to list the same stuff in two places right? Her stuff looks just like this stuff and I don’t think it is handmade


  53. Susan March 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I have no fricking idea why I’m defending someone I have no connection to. “looks like just this stuff” isn’t the same as posting links to the identical item.

  54. PussDaddy March 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    I have no idea why you are either. And that link was actually up under her own site. If I made handmade stuff I wouldn’t want a link on my own site to mass produced stuff comparable to mine. If it’s handmade I’ll eat the peanuts out of your shit.

    Of course saying “I make stuff just like this” with no link to it doesn’t prove a whole helluva lot either, does it?

  55. PussDaddy March 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Maybe you’re both genies in a bottle too gotta rub me the right way honey because right now both of you rub me the wrong way.

  56. Susan March 13, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    The fact that Anastasia has the unfortunate circumstance of having Google ads on her page for a cheap competitor is a problem that Google ads cause.

    If you’re going to call someone out for reselling, do it properly with a link to their etsy item and a link to the reseller item and that’s why I called you lazy. For some reason you thought they were a reseller but never explained why to begin with.

  57. PussDaddy March 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    I’m still waiting for a link to the stuff YOU make. Since you brought it up that you make yours and it’s similar to anastasia’s post a link so we can compare. Maybe you can change our minds.

  58. Nicole March 14, 2011 at 2:46 am #

    How would seeing Susan’s handmade items have any relevance to Anastaysiacostume? I totally agree with Susan that if you’re going to post a link to someone’s store inferring that they are breaking Etsy TOU you should do so only if you have some proof that they are.

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