DesignsbyCeline

19 May

And she’s back! http://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyCeline This is at least the THIRTEENTH shop run by this seller. If I notice this, how is Etsy not seeing it?!

Background for those who aren’t familiar with her yet  –

Her MO — she opens a shop, renews like hell, negatives roll in (to which she leaves hateful retaliatory negs), she empties the shop and opens a new one.

She cancels orders without letting the buyers know (see recent DesignsbyCeline feedback) and refuses service to anyone who buys what she deems to be “too many” items because she doesn’t participate in wholesale (but how can it be wholesale if the buyer isn’t getting a wholesale discount?!).

This is definitely the Laurie Park /  Lollie Park we’ve all come to know and love! Here are her “Time Travel” earrings, from when she was running the wicopy shop:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:zqt-NZ6jXbAJ:www.milwjamie.wists.com/Kanawinkie/eedb2458a6a3f92d3138291373fca805%3Foffset%3D0+wicopy+earrings&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&source=www.google.co.uk

And here they are in her current DesignsbyCeline shop:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73650352/steampunk-turquoise-earrings

Here are her “Foxglove” earrings from back when she was beadglories:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:tK2dGB3obLcJ:hanmyo.wists.com/Ffrogg526/5eebfef628a77bf15c06d6f54e4bef66%3Foffset%3D20+beadglories&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&source=www.google.co.uk

And, lookie here! The same “Foxglove” earrings are available in the DesignsbyCeline shop!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/72105712/foxglove-wildflower-earrings

A quick Google search show proof for almost all of the old shops:

http://www.stylehive.com/bookmark/sugar-plum-fairy-earrings-by-elvendale-on-etsy-964494

http://wists.com/flower/Marigold/d78f285958450b06941deda73b34e406

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Z5F19wvYlyAJ:www.etsy.com/listing/32687938/autumn-rain-earrings-free-shipping+beadwitches+earrings&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&source=www.google.co.uk

http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/cottage-rose-earrings

http://rabbitry.wists.com/mellermann86/5675cd6162b89fca025ef5df4c1bb6ba?action=explorer_help

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:5Az-QkzF8CIJ:www.etsy.com/listing/62188800/persimmon-earrings+lacachet+earrings&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&source=www.google.co.uk

And, of course, she’s still got her Artfire shop, too! What a busy little bee!

http://www.artfire.com/users/Saffron

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42 Responses to “DesignsbyCeline”

  1. AlwaysAmazed May 19, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    I’m always amazed at the huge numbers of sales for these shops that have only been open a few weeks – how does this happen? How come these unethical / illegal (take money, send nothing) shops even get so much exposure that people see the shop and come and buy? :/ 268 sales in only 6 weeks of being open.

  2. Nicole May 19, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    Ha! I thought this was going to be about sparkle peach. I think this one gets away with all these stores is that does send the product, it’s just shitty service or quality which we all know Etsy don’t close shops for. It seems that they only close shops for non delivery. I’d bet money that she’s pissed of so many people she’s paranoid that people buying from her are repeat buyers and that’s why she cancels sales.

  3. adoringhag May 19, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    well, at least she raised her prices, they were dirt cheap when she ran the wicopy shop. she looks like a legit business now. LOL!

  4. stinkypants May 19, 2011 at 7:55 am #

    Anybody heard from the peach? Probably still has lots of frosted glass bunny earrings to unload.

  5. booboo May 19, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    …and now her shop is empty….only to be reincarnated soon…

  6. megansbeadeddesigns May 19, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    She would have to be renewing like crazy mad to get that many sales in such a short amount of time….

    …how is there any profit? Does she she just up and close shop when the Etsy bill gets too high?

  7. iona May 19, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    “Does she she just up and close shop when the Etsy bill gets too high?”

    Yes. She makes all the sales by constant relisting, and then not paying the etsy bill. She just closes and opens another shop and then does it again.

  8. peevypants May 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    thank you! i thought i was the only one who noticed this phenomenon! argh! i’ve seen at least three of her shops, and she opens with really low prices and then raises them as she relists. her feedback goes downhill, then she empties her shop and closes it down before she has to pay her etsy fees. her wire wraps are crap, but people keep buying her stuff. so frustrating!

  9. PussDaddy May 20, 2011 at 12:29 am #

    I believe she also sells as Thunder Perfect Mind on efreeme.com although the site is down at the moment so I can’t link it.

  10. PussDaddy May 20, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    Did she used to sell as threedollarearrings on Etsy? If so I remember blogging about her as being a shop you could pick up something cheap when you wanted to buy something as a pick-me-up but didn’t have a lot of money. Of course at the time I didn’t know she was doing all of this stuff either. My bad. It was a long time ago.

  11. Whoa May 20, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    I think she was threedollarearrings also. She’s been running this scam for at least 2 years now.

  12. Ripped off May 20, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    I was ripped off by this seller and treated very badly by her. She was so nasty. Why does Etsy allow this person to keep opening new shops?

  13. Life During Wartime May 20, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Why doesn’t the famous SC(r)AM software ID her IP address when she tries to open with a new shop? (We’ve heard from apartment mates who get hassled by Etsy for having supposed ‘undisclosed’ shops because Etsy was searching for IPs in common.) The behavior described is a violation of the TOU, so the same tool for snagging resellers should be used in cases like this.

  14. em May 20, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    I’m not sure how she would get away with not paying her bill, since I’m pretty sure they’ll send it to a collection agency if you don’t pay it. And you can’t close your shop if you have an unpaid bill.

  15. iona May 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    She doesn’t close it. She empties it.

  16. Ripped off May 21, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    This seller did not send my order and I had to fight to get a refund, and then she kept the shipping charge! She was so rude I could not believe it, and even accused me of defrauding her!I kept track of her future shops and the pattern of randomly attacking buyers with nasty feedback was appalling. Shame on Etsy for allowing this to continue. There should be a 3 strikes and your banned policy.

  17. TheTracker May 21, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    this shop is closed or has zero items – here is her new shop on esty opened 5-20-11
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SystemicChic?ref=seller_info

  18. TheTracker May 21, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    3 sales and now an empty shop
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Muguets?ref=pr_shop
    used the name Elsa Peterson

  19. Ripped off May 21, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    Good for you, Tracker. I think Laura Park aka “Etsy Shops Unlimited” is monitoring this site. What a shameless piece of work.

  20. PussDaddy May 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    At least her stuff is so recognizable that it’s easy to spot it and not buy it.

  21. Ripped off May 22, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    She’s back in business!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SystemicChic?ref=seller_info

  22. Trista May 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    Geeze, this is just insane. I can’t believe Etsy lets this go on. And I’m completely blown away that she can get so many sales so quickly. Even if I list or renew once every hour for the entire day, I still can’t bring in so many sales that fast. And it’s not like her items are unique, or the pictures are so fabulous or anything special. I just don’t get it.

  23. Really? May 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    She’s emptied her shop again after reopening it today. Weird. And really, how can anyone have 268 sales in one month? Very fishy.

  24. Trista May 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    I wonder if she is shilling? I could see doing it to give herself positive feedback once the negatives start rolling in, but she always closes shop so fast I don’t see a point in going through that kind of trouble. If she’s using 2 different PayPal accounts she can refund the money to get the PayPal fees back, and then just not pay the Etsy bills. That would be a lot of hassle, but then again opening a new shop every few days and listing everything again is also a lot of hassle that doesn’t seem to bother her.

  25. Christa May 23, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    I’ve been stalking her forever! well not her personally but searching etsy every other week for her style of earrings LOL so I can bust her!! What a dummy! you would think that she start to take DIFFERENT photos~ lol
    I don’t think she’s very bright…for a scam artist.

  26. Meh May 23, 2011 at 12:48 am #

    It’s been brought up in the comments –

    Laurie/Laura/Lollie Park has had ALL of the following Etsy shops:

    http://twiggarden.etsy.com (no longer exists)
    http://elvendale.etsy.com (no longer exists)
    http://glenamara.etsy.com (no longer exists)
    http://wicopy.etsy.com (no longer exists)
    http://threedollarearrings.etsy.com (no longer exists)
    http://greengages.etsy.com (no longer exists)
    http://beadwitches.etsy.com (no longer exists)
    http://fairythimble.etsy.com (no longer exists)
    http://lindengate.etsy.com (no longer exists)
    http://gardenofsecrets.etsy.com (still there and strangely the negative feedback has disappeared)
    http://lacachet.etsy.com (just now got closed)

    And now she’s opened http://beadglories.etsy.com as Lollie Park.

    Her MO — she opens a shop, renews like hell, negatives roll in (to which she leaves hateful retaliatory negs), she empties the shop and opens a new one.

    She cancels orders without letting the buyers know (see most recent beadglories feedback) and refuses service to anyone who buys what she deems to be “too many” items because she doesn’t participate in wholesale (but how can it be wholesale if the buyer isn’t getting a wholesale discount?!).

    Now, this has happened AT LEAST 12 times and someone at Etsy has manually gone in and deleted 9 shops, so they are aware of her. So how is this allowed to happen over and over and over?

    I’ve flagged Beadglories daily and have included ALL of the info down below. How can Etsy admin NOT see what’s going on here?

    https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/guess-whos-back/

  27. Meh May 23, 2011 at 1:09 am #

    OMG found another NEW shop of hers guys!!!
    sorry for the serial posting..I keep finding things after I post LOL
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SystemicChic?ref=seller_info

  28. Bren May 23, 2011 at 1:16 am #

    Found another!!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ashwenchann/sold?page=3

  29. Really? May 23, 2011 at 4:15 am #

    I don’t think that ashwenchan is one of Laura Park’s shops. Similar earrings, but not hers.

    The sad thing about this person being allowed to continue on Etsy, is that it inevitably leads to unsuspecting buyers being randomly targeted for bad treatment. Buyer A, B and C gets their orders and are delighted. Buy D gets nothing. Buyer D covo’s: where is my order, and is then called all sorts of nasty names and ordered to never return to her shop. The cycle continues until the negative feedbacks build up too high, then she closes shop and quickly opens a new one. Just plain evil.

    It’s been going like this for at least 14 times over 2 or 3 years. How much longer?

  30. PussDaddy May 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Looks like she changed her name from Thunder Perfect Mind to Sasparilla on efreeme

    http://efreeme.com/item/Blackberry-Summer-Earrings/21359

  31. Christa May 24, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    What I’m in ‘aw’ about it. Is the fact she has 3-4 shops open at the SAME time LOL With the same items/photos. So weird.

  32. Kick The Can May 24, 2011 at 4:48 am #

    How does PayPal let her get away with this? She must have so many claims against her account that even if she kept opening new accounts, her credit card or name must be a red flag at PP offices, no?

  33. TheTracker May 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    No, ashwenchann isn’t Laura.

    Three artfire shops – she hasn’t check in on two shops for 3 weeks.

    5/24 – Systemic Chic – empty, just opened on 5/20 too. That was fast!

    If you open another shop on Esty, you need another email – that’s alot of work, especially when you constantly open shops.

    I don’t care so much about the many shops, but the 268 sales in a month – fishy, very fishy, and misleading. She’s never received feed back that good – I’m thinking she left it and bought her own stuff or a friend.

    And the horrible feedback she leaves, that bothers me the most – not good for other sellers on Etsy trying to provide good customer service, and a good Etsy experience. I’m surprised Etsy hasn’t shut her down just because on the super nasty feedback.

    Three empty shops:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Muguets
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyCeline
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SystemicChic
    How quickly will we see a new sop

  34. booboo May 25, 2011 at 3:20 am #

    ForevermoreCreations:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ForevermoreCreations?ref=pr_shop

    Does this shop look a lot like GardenSecrets and/or the various Peach shops? Or did they both copy from this shop, which has been there since 2008? The bunny earrings, colorful hot air balloon necklace and lotus necklace were all in GS. Anyone have screenshots of the old shops?

  35. Christa May 25, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    That is not her! it is a reseller/wholesaler though

  36. peevypants June 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    could she actually be gone from etsy for good? can’t seem to find her, thankfully, and i’ve been looking pretty regularly!

  37. Really? June 8, 2011 at 3:34 am #

    Good for you for checking, Peevypants. This mean-spirited seller is extremely spiteful to innocent, unsuspecting buyers. Her new shops should be nipped in the bud. It is so great that there are watchdog sites like this blog to keep people like Laura Park under surveillance and prevent them from cheating Etsy customers.

  38. TheTracker June 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    She’s still away, but she’ll be back eventually. I like her earrings, but she’s just very, very unkind (yes, an understatement).

  39. PussDaddy June 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Is this forestshadows person her?

    http://forestshadows.efreeme.com/ReportStore?category=all

  40. TheTracker June 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Yes, many, but not all of those earrings are definitly her. The Early Candlelight earrings – that picture is from one of her Etsy shop.

  41. TheTracker June 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    the steampunk earrings are hers too, she’s changing her style. nothing is wrong with her earrings, it’s just her nasty treatment of people – where does that comes from and why I wonder…

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