big fat call out

21 Mar

Here’s few call out goodies for y’all to gawk at, and CALL OUT. LOL I reported these crappy re-sellers twice now! Come on! What is wrong with etsy lately, man?

They removed MY account 2 years ago because I left negative feedback for a seller, after I found I out the item I just “bought” was  fake. They said I left feedback just to make trouble for the shop.
But it was only after I bought the item did I realized the item I just bought was a wholesale item. BUT they won’t remove shit bags like this?
IDIOTS. I feel like going else where. Any recommendations? I tried artfire, but I find A LOT of people from etsy are there too.
Here’s the bag bitch who is selling items from China. She always has 3 sales since the 11th. Not only is she selling wholesale items, but tagging them with “Coach” LOL
This girl is selling a NEW Juicy Couture purse. Also reported twice now.
Reported as well. NEW Juicy Couture shows from Bloomingdales. Oh my lol
This seller is selling Guess watches..that can still be bought anywhere. She thinks by tweaking her photos to make them look vintage will allow her to sell the crap.
She is also listing a brand new pair of ballet flats by Juicy. Reported her before too!
Another shop selling “vintage” items, that are NOT.
Kathy Van Zealand purse..NEW. My sister got me the same purse only 2 years ago. lol
Steve Madden Shoes (NEW)
NEW Shoes by L.E.I
This style of DOC Marten’s weren’t introduced until the early 2000’s.
This seller is selling NINE WEST (LOL) shoes, new Kathy Van Zeeland purses and other random NON-vintage items. She is claiming everything is vintage. Ugh.
A couple of example of her “vintage” items. Blech.
Kathy Van Zeeland croc

28 Responses to “big fat call out”

  1. megansbeadeddesigns March 21, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Wow. That is quite the collections. Hopefully the majority of these sellers are booted by the end of the day.

  2. JK March 21, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Etsy will never get rid of the ‘vintage’ fakers. Too much money to be had!

  3. Life During Wartime March 21, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Sadly, these are NOT the kind of items that Etsy removes.

    In order to have a shop closed, or the items ‘disappeared’, a shop needs to have very few to no sales yet, and list only reseller items. If a shop has even one or two actual vintage (or possibly vintage) items in it, Etsy seems to ignore the listings for new items even when they are as obvious as the ones called out here.

    I used to report ‘vintage’ items that I could prove were new, or were described as new in the listing. Never saw a single one removed. What often happens is the new items get moved to a handmade category, or to commercial supplies, or have their prices reduced for a (hopefully) faster sale.

    Remember that HeyMichelle said last year in the forums she doesn’t want TOU violators to experience any financial consequences for breaking the rules.

  4. AngryEtsySeller March 21, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    WOW… Just wow.

  5. megansbeadeddesigns March 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    “Remember that HeyMichelle said last year in the forums she doesn’t want TOU violators to experience any financial consequences for breaking the rules.”

    I would love a link to this thread! ♥

  6. Life During Wartime March 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Here you are, Megan:

  7. iona March 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Here’s the link –

  8. megansbeadeddesigns March 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu 🙂

  9. Life During Wartime March 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    After re-reading HeyMichelle’s post, I am guessing that the content staff at Etsy do not find links to identical items for sale at one or more retail sites a convincing demonstration that either an item was not handmade by the seller, or is contemporary instead of vintage (depending on which top level category the shop is violating). Nor do they find links to wholesale online catalog sites convincing. Nor do they find a seller’s own statement in description, tags, or title that the item is new, dated 1992-2011, or a manufacturer’s mark in a photo of an item listed as handmade, proof of any TOU violation.

    So if you want to pad out your shop with resale items or next-to-new thrift store goods, be sure to list ‘shield’ items: buy a few vintage bits and pieces at a local shop in poor condition (this is a selling point on Etsy) and jack up the price you paid 10 to 100 times. You do not have to know anything about the item to list it, but remember to reference the monthly marketing report in your title and tags — use as many of the suggested trend words as you can fit, regardless of whether or not you think they fit your item. (If your tagging is really off from the item, it is almost guaranteed you will be a treasury curator magnet, and may wind up on the FP!) If you are violating the handmade categories, find a crafter in your neighborhood, buy some of their items and ask them to help you write the descriptions, titles and tags so you can pretend you handmade these things. Then you are SAFE to list TOU violating goods as much as you please. Because the staff members will freeze, like their beloved deer, in the headlights of any legit items in a shop and be unable to even seen the new/reseller goods.

    This was LDW’s Reselling on Etsy Tip Of The Day!

  10. JK March 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    Remember, it’s soooo saaaaad if a liar or faker loses income! But those actual creative artists or knowledgeable vintage dealers who are losing money to liars and fakers? Screw ’em.

  11. Life During Wartime March 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I know, JK! Everytime a reseller is booted from Etsy, I wonder if the staff sheds enough tears to dampen the entire floor of the building.

  12. Meh March 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Life During Wartime.
    I have to disagree. I reported two shops yesterday, and by this morning they were gone. They were selling stuff JUST like those shops. 😉

  13. jenjasmine March 21, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Yes JK, because when they shut down a FACTORY, so many more people are hurt than when they shut down a single person who makes everything on their own.

  14. it stinks March 22, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    The current etsy featured seller is another person working from their “small home kitchen” which means it’s not a certified kitchen and the baker has no knowledge of food safety or health laws. Lovely.
    This makes me as disgusted as all the garage sale items in the popular ‘vintage’ shops.
    Or more so, since this is stuff that people eat.

  15. JK March 22, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    Actually, it stinks, depending on the state/city/county, that home kitchen could very well be inspected and licensed for commercial production.

  16. stephanie March 22, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Actually, it stinks, depending on the state/city/county, that home kitchen could very well be inspected and licensed for commercial production.


    Not in California. She needs to be doing this in a commercial kitchen. CA is very tight about that. I have never seen a “home kitchen” in California be approved.

  17. it stinks March 22, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    Here is a link to an article about “cottage foods” –

    And this is an interesting part of the article:

    Under the proposal foods, like jams, dried fruit and baked goods, that don’t require heat or refrigeration don’t have to be made in a commercial kitchen in order to be sold to the public.

    The goods would have to be sold in person and not through the mail or off the Internet. It would have to have a label on it that includes the ingredients and a statement that states the product was made in a home kitchen and has “not been inspected by the Washington Department of Agriculture.”

    “I’ve seen how devastating it is when people get sick,” said Kirk Robinson, Washington State Department of Agriculture, who oppose the bill. “We are just trying to make sure that no body gets sick out there.”


    The legitimate etsy food sellers always put something about using a commercial kitchen, having a food handlers certificate, food handling laws in their state etc., either in their shop announcement, policies or profile.

    The rest of them usually just have no idea about the laws in their areas because they never research it. They just start making cookies and selling them on etsy. So, the buyer – who could be in another state that has rigid food handler laws – buys the food made in the kitchen where the seller has her 3 cats sitting on her kitchen counter watching her make cookies all day. Pet the cat, ice the cookies, smoke a cigarette, pet the cat, clean out the litter box, roll out the cookie dough, remember that you forgot to wash your hands and then wash them, pet the cat, ice the cookies, etc.

    It just makes me sick. And etsy promotes these people on a regular basis.

  18. it stinks March 22, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    Sorry, but this is a pet peave of mine just like repro “vintage” items are a pet peave of alot of the readers of this blog.

  19. Life During Wartime March 22, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Meh, it’s great that Etsy took some action concerning shops you (and doubtlessly others) reported.

    I am totally cool with being wrong if it means that someone at Etsy is doing their job.

  20. Trista March 22, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    I like how the descrption says, “It’s a mirror image copy.” That’s code for “it’s counterfeit” right?

  21. OhNo March 22, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Someone just left a comment on the featured seller article asking if her kitchen is certified or if they are made in a commercial kitchen. Let’s see what happens!

  22. it stinks March 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    So far, 3 people have asked if her kitchen is certified and she hasn’t responded. My guess is she won’t.

  23. Trista March 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    I received this spam/scam convo from the following person:

    “I was wondering if you could make a donation?

    Even a smallest amount would be the biggest help in the world!

    I have completed my profile page if you would like to visit,

    hope to hear from you!”

    On their profile they give their PayPal email address & mailing address, soliciting for donations. I emailed Etsy abuse with the information and they relied back, “We will be looking into this immediately.” Looks like that was another big fat lie since the person’s profile hasn’t changed one bit.

    I don’t really get why this person thinks everyone should send her money because she (supposedly) got hit by a car almost a year ago. Looking at the amount of feedback she’s left recently, she’s obviously not too broke to go on an Etsy shopping spree.

  24. JK March 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    I did say ‘depending on the state/city/county’. If her state isn’t one of those, then I imagine it’s rather clear.

  25. sickofetsy March 23, 2011 at 2:42 am #

    That fairyroses chick has more spending money than I do lately. If anyone would like to contribute to my shopping fund please send it to

  26. Meh March 31, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    YAY all the rule breakers been tapped out! lol
    thanks etsy..finally

  27. idiot December 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    wow you need to get a life

  28. I love ETSY December 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    I have shopped with cafarellajen , she and her items are amazing . I think maybe things have gotten better

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