8 Apr

Another “Vintage” Jewelry Reseller. All items purchased straight from ebay.

Currently Listed:





Her Ebay Profile:


15 Responses to “Franziska”

  1. Ewwww April 8, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    Ugh, ugh, ugh! I reported all her items and sent her a nice little note 🙂

  2. Life During Wartime April 8, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    Buying an item on ebay doesn’t tell me that it is — or isn’t — vintage. If the rings are ‘estate jewelry’ they might be vintage, or they might be newer. To prove a jewelry shop is reselling, better proof has to be provided that the items are of recent manufacture.

    Because selling vintage IS reselling! Dealers don’t buy only from garage sales, auctions, and estates. We also buy from other sellers. I’ve purchased items for resale on Ebay, although that was years ago when the mailing costs were lower.

  3. Heather April 8, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    True that Ebay does not equal reseller HOWEVER, if you are looking at auctions that don’t mention it’s vintage anywhere I hardly doubt that they are suddenly “estate jewelry”.

  4. uh-huh April 8, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    raceytay having another great day on the front page

  5. Life During Wartime April 8, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    Heather, I looked at two of the closed Ebay items, and both of the descriptions said ‘estate’. The difficulty with dating sterling silver rings with semi-precious stones is that similar styles were made at least as far back as the 1970s, when I bought a bunch for myself. Some of them were made by the artisan selling them (like at art or craft shows) and some were sold in ‘head shops’ that sold incense, Indian clothing and textiles, Asian import decor stuff, and jewelry.

    The rings might be brand new imports, they might be pre-owned and less than 20 years old. But they could be vintage. This call out isn’t an obvious violation, like the Obama collector plate on Regretsy earlier this week.

  6. John April 8, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    Sorry to hijack this thread and comments but hoping that ECO readers will help shut down a blatant mistagger. In Etsy Finds Emails today the link MOTHERS DAY VASES takes you to….. a page of BOWLS. Knitting bowls to be exact. All tagged “Mothers Day Vases” by who apparently does not know the difference between a vase that holds flowers and bowls that hold yarn. I’d let it go if it was one item but she has tagged her whole shop with that tag and it is one of the reasons that Etsy’s earch is so f’d up. If there was even the remotest possibility of using that item as a vase I;d let it go–but you can’t fill a bowl with holes in it with water and call it a vase anymore than you can put a form into a mug and call it a serving platter.

  7. John April 8, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    fork, I meant fork in a mug.

  8. Sarah April 8, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    Purchased from an estate sale doesn’t make it estate jewelry. Lame!

  9. meh April 8, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    That person- blueroompottery- tagged all her items Japan Relief and Japan Aid right after the tsunami without donating a cent–just to get the views. She was flagged but Etsy did nothing. She only changed the tags after getting outed in a thread on the forums. She is a tag whore.

  10. Kelly G. April 8, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    hahaa thats funny that you could find her ebay 🙂 at least when I resell stuff from ebay, no one could find me because my username is different 😀
    (just kidding… it isn’t)

  11. Nicole April 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    Three of the ebay listings are listed in VINTAGE categories. Unless you’ve asked the seller of the amber items if the items are newer than 1991 there is no basis for this callout whatsoever. It seems more and more people have no concept of what is actually allowed on Etsy.

  12. DannyGirl April 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    I agree with Nicole 100%, though.

  13. meh April 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm #


  14. LCM April 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    It’s not like “Etsy legal” is any kind of high bar or well respected standard for quality. If sellers are just buying items of questionable vintage off ebay and reselling or they are buying earrings from Alibaba and cutting off one dangle and selling it at an eight time mark-up they will be allowed to stay on Etsy.

    But why not let buyers make an informed purchase? If they can read this blog and see what is going on they can decide for themselves if the sellers are really adding enough value for the prices they charge.

    I think it is great this blog is helping buyers know what they are really getting.

  15. Liz August 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Buying from Ebay is just one of many valid ways to acquire vintage/estate/antique items to resell…what matters is if the item is genuinely vintage….sometimes not even the Ebay sellers know if something is vintage, or not – so, just because something is bought from Ebay doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be listed and sold as vintage on Etsy! Sometimes there are really great ruly vintage or antique things available on Ebay that a regular buyer may not recognize….Geez….I think this “callout” is a major overreaction and misleading!!!

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