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23 Apr

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was the callout of sockpuppet pingi44 featuring FriedasophieVintage and Friedasophie guess who’s treasury made the FP this morning and who was included??



20 Responses to “Front Page”

  1. Pox April 23, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    Bad behavior is always rewarded on Etsy.

  2. J.A.C April 23, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    This person also sells her jewelry on her website for quite a bit more than what she sells it on Etsy for.

    I wonder if she really makes it or buys it already made, her prices are way to low for the stones, and especially since silver is at $43.00 an ounce right now!

  3. stinkypants April 23, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    I h

  4. stinkypants April 23, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    I hit enter way too early! I was going to say that after a lot of talking in the forums about FP faves the admins seemed to to choosing more treasuries that didn’t feature the same over and over. I see that only lasted a few days and it is now back to raceytay and company. Can’t see those ferris wheel pictures enough.

  5. Trista April 23, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    I was going to say “un-freaking-believable” but since this is Etsy, no, it actually is believable.

  6. Life During Wartime April 23, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    I saw pingi’s treasury on the front page early this morning, and made a point to look for her alter ego included in it.

    Maybe Etsy is reading this blog for front page suggestions.

  7. NYCart April 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    Thailand is a huge manufacturer of cheap silver jewelry. Buyers from Europe and the US flock there to buy all of the Etsy aesthetic stuff for cheap….even with silver at your quoted per-ounce price, I’m sure they have ways of diluting it with other cheap metals and still selling it for cheap on Alibaba, etc….

  8. Sammy April 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    Too bad this treasury will never make the FP:
    That’s the shiznit right there.

  9. iona April 27, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Aaaaaand there’s another fp.

    It’s almost like this blog alerted etsy to how nice her treasuries are, and they don’t care that she’s a liar and a sneak as long as she makes nice treasuries. We should all create fake accts to shill our own treasuries, there are obviously no repercussions except being called out here and maybe a small handful of nasty convos. Seems like a good trade off for the exposure.

  10. you suck April 27, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    doubtful Etsy pays much attention to this blog but, yeah it still sucks. been going on for a long time, doubt it will stop.

  11. DetestResellers April 28, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    friedasophie and pingi44 are indeed the same person.
    What are the odds that friedasophie will use pingi44’s avatar for this listing?
    You do the math!

    Wake up Etsy!!

  12. DetestResellers April 28, 2011 at 1:55 am #
    Etsy’s article clearly states that for treasuries to be featured in the Front page, self featuring is not allowed.
    “Don’t include your own items. Spread the love!”

    friedasophie has been featured 25 times on the Front Page of Etsy, pingi44 made 9 of those treasuries!

  13. iona April 29, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    Yeah. Don’t include your own items, but it’s ok, if etsy likes your treasury and they want it for the fp they take your item out. Fine. It’s when someone curates from one shop and puts something from their other shop in, that’s when it gets sneaky and dishonest. This shop knows exactly what she’s doing. Etsy doesn’t have a master list of shops and all of the stores that they own, ESPECIALLY shops that don’t disclose (another violation, whodathunk!). So these shops skirt the fp rule by curating from one shop and including their other shop, even though that too is against the rules. Would never ever ever buy anything from these slimy bitches. Too bad we can’t call these people out on Etsy. Oh yeah if we could this blog wouldn’t exist……ha.

  14. DetestResellers May 4, 2011 at 3:19 am #

    Yet another FP curated by pingi44 that features friedasophie.

  15. metalhead May 4, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    friedashphie’s website: (also an etsy shop, nothing in it)
    note the email address; misspingi@yahoo
    connect the dots

  16. etsycallout May 4, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Has anyone written to her letting we know we are on to her?

  17. Bozo May 7, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    What a bitch

  18. pingi44 May 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    This is to the curator of this blog and all the other repliers about the above issue that was raised about my store. I had my store for 3 years now and all i have ever sold was 2 vintage dresses and my gemstone collection. Friedasophie is not my store. It belongs to my sister. And yes, i do adore here jewelry which is why i sometimes feature a piece from her collection which is not against etsy rules. When i do feature an item it is simply my feedback that i am giving her on a new piece that would like to own myself.
    And yes, my sister does buy some of my gemstones for her collections sometimes or trades me a piece.
    Countless etsy teams have members which are all promoting each other but they are never being questioned if the cross promotions are ethically correct.
    In regards to the Tigi44 account, it does not belong to me or anybody i know.
    And the rubinia website is my sisters retail store. Her etsy store is wholesale for artists and stores.
    I hope this answers any questions that were raised her and next time it would be nice to send me a message through etsy first before participating in heresay.
    It’s seems to be so easy for some of you to jump on the accusation wagon before checking on any facts.

  19. pingi44 May 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    An in regards to silver pricing, i do not carry any silver in my store. I only sell gemstones.
    And my sister has at most 2-4 silver pieces in her store, the rest is all gold filled or plated. And yes, she does make all her items herself which you can clearly see on the quality. And yes, she does price her work low instead of some high mark ups so that other artists can afford her line with the current tough economy.

  20. etsycallout May 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Instead of copy & pasting the same reply as on the other thread let me repeat myself:

    Care to address these?
    What are the odds that friedasophie will use pingi44′s avatar for this listing?

    friedasophie’s website:
    has the email address misspingi@yahoo

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