thecolorfulworld, fromsoul

9 May
Shop announcement says “this is the homepage for one of our retail stores”

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They’re made by a company called Ecobridge, distributed in Korea.

The seller’s profile states: “Now, with my experience and interest I really want to introduce a little bit of Korea to the rest of the world. I hope that my taste and collections will make you feel as happy as I felt when I first found them.”

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19 Responses to “thecolorfulworld, fromsoul”

  1. Yaya May 9, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    What a douche.

  2. Megan May 9, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    How is it so many genuine handcrafted sellers strive for YEARS to make it to the Etsy FP, and a reseller can get on no problem? There is definitely something wrong with this situation.

  3. AngryEtsySeller May 9, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    Ugh… Megan I hear you.

    So, I’ve decided to become a reseller. And since, I always search for resellers, I know the exact ways to avoid being spotted as one. Why be a reseller? Think about it. Resellers keep being featured on the Front Page. These are their “Featured Items” and Sellers. I believe Etsy is sending us honest craft people a coded message that we need to become resellers in order to make it on there. I think this makes perfect sense and I’m following their advice hehe.

  4. Fake May 9, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    The seller’s profile states: “Now, with my experience and interest I really want to introduce a little bit of Korea to the rest of the world. I hope that my taste and collections will make you feel as happy as I felt when I first found them.”
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    Ah, more like ‘introduce’ the buyer to Uline.ca (or insert packing supply store of choice). Why do people buy these supplies on Etsy? Oh yes, that’s right … there’s a dollarstore doily on the box … now I get it!

  5. stinkypants May 9, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    Gah.

    And speaking of the FP and why Etsy doesn’t care, here is the current featured group. So many of these people get no exposure ~ sarcasm ~.

    http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4dc4419240178eefbc52e759/grass-stains-muddy-toes?ref=fp_treasury_curator

  6. Life During Wartime May 9, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Fake, years ago (like maybe as far back as 2007?) I read an explanation for why Etsians buy easy to find commercial supplies on Etsy: it’s because you help save the environment when you don’t click to another web address to make a purchase. Staying at the same web site to both buy and sell is the greener way to go….the post-literate, post-modern, version of environmental science.

  7. etsyresellers May 9, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    It says handmade in the US?

  8. Christa May 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    ah nevermind! right in the ad it states “handmade in the USA, hand painted and signed by the American artists” Yup, time to REPORT this idiot. LOL

  9. PussDaddy May 9, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    Now it says “this is the homepage for one of our online stores”

  10. Mathy May 10, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    Here’s another one:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64730139/1950-volkswagen-type-2-microbus-replica

    ngshopping.com/Product-1086997-Collectable-Volkswagen-Skateboard.aspx

  11. JAC May 10, 2011 at 5:42 am #

    The Etsy store that sells the pencils sells them as supplies so I know etsy wont touch this one!

    And the colorful world shop I am not sure about. I think what they are trying to say is that they sell on other online venues including Etsy.

  12. Me May 10, 2011 at 5:59 am #

    I’ve flagged this guy a few times…

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58600434/new-palm-tree-twin-flat-sheet

  13. oneangrybird May 10, 2011 at 6:28 am #

    I think I saw those sheets at Home Goods (TJMaxx)!!!

    Flagged also, tho probably won’t do much good…

  14. Yaya May 10, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    Gone!

  15. Amy May 10, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Found a “kind of” vintage shop, with some new clothes, shoes, etc.:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/belmodo

    Includes “vintage” Kate Spade, Gap, Aeropostale, Victoria’s Secret, etc…. But it looks like there is some “real” vintage mixed in to help disguise the TOU violations.

  16. Life During Wartime May 10, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Good catch, Amy. Yup, another mixed bag shop of newer items and vintage. Same deal as the shop called out by Me above selling the new palm tree sheet. If a shop has enough legit items to shield the violations, Etsy or the seller might remove an item that obviously doesn’t belong but won’t look at the whole shop in detail or tell the seller to clean up their act pending a detailed review.

    Reporting a whole shop only works when all the shop’s items are clearly reseller stuff from the same source. Otherwise, it’s reviewed one item/one flag at a time. Etsy needs to develop a better policy for dealing with partially legit shops.

  17. Thud May 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Colorful world also has some nice rip offs going.

  18. Life During Wartime May 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    OMG that VW bus replica is tagged ‘primitive’ and ‘military collectible’.

  19. TheBargainBabe May 12, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    The shop announcement now says that:
    “This is the home page for one of our online stores”

    Interesting.

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