omeowmeow, huahua123

23 May

omeowmeow:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/67685922/bridal-clutch-satin-pleated-bridesmaids

matches
http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/703108/210866553-330696715/Beaded-Wedding-Evening-Purse-Clutch-Handbag-Bag-Brown.html

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73291078/jungle-giraffe-fairy-tale-flower-hook
matches
http://www.ioffer.com/i/c168-korea-style-pink-flower-lovely-giraffe-earrings-125547109

huahua123 http://www.etsy.com/shop/huahua123?ref=seller_info
http://www.etsy.com/listing/74266013/black-satin-rose-flower-rhinestone
matches
http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/355242886-Black-Rose-Crystal-Flowers-Frame-Wedding-Party-handbag-Purse-Clutch-Wholesale-Free-shipping-wholesalers.html

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74260630/apricot-petal-satin-rhinestone-clutch
matches
http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/441530391-White-new-layers-flower-handbag-with-rhinestones-evening-wedding-purse-fold-hand-bag-Free-Shipping-Wholesale-wholesalers.html_________________________________________________________
And looks who’s the featured seller!
https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/braggingbags/

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25 Responses to “omeowmeow, huahua123”

  1. JAC May 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Is it just me or is this a growing trend of resellers who are from China? It’s all a bunch of crap if you ask me. I try as much as possible to purchase handmade items not from China.

  2. nolongerbuyingetsy May 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    It figures. I don’t buy anything off Etsy that is made in China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. Even worse is the featured seller. So much for calling her out. It just gave her more exposure. I noticed Etsy turns a blind eye to any reseller with a ton of sales.

  3. Sell USA May 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    I agree if I’m looking for stuff made in China I can go to my local Walmart and skip out on the shipping.

  4. Fake May 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Is it just me or is this a growing trend of resellers who are from China? It’s all a bunch of crap if you ask me. I try as much as possible to purchase handmade items not from China.

    …………………………

    I try not to buy items made in China period. It doesn’t matter if they are handmade or not.

  5. Trista May 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    Reading that interview just made me sick.

    “These are the elements and memories that pour from our souls and go into each item we create.”
    Really, you need inspiration to buy a mass produced wood vase and burn initials into it?

    “…especially in modern times, when everything seems to be made by a machine.”
    Oh, you mean like the honey dippers, napkin rings, and table runners you were reselling with a huge markup?

  6. FormerEtsyBuyer May 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    In reading this “featured seller’s” OWN description of their satin rose handbag, I’m amazed that it says this:

    “This is a seemingly simple Wen Qi a generous package, a modification of the flower just right, the fabric is very smooth, and crystal planes mouth amplified fashion, is no exaggeration, for the wedding, dress, usually with friends or the benefits of choosing the appropriate mix of colors can be good ! ! ! !”

    Um, what??!

  7. PussDaddy May 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    I just buy whatever I like now no matter who made it or where it was made and don’t give it much thought or mull over it with guilty feelings or anything anymore. Hell even artfire is allowing resellers and if these sites don’t give a shit why should buyers?

  8. FormerEtsyBuyer May 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Oh, sorry, I see it’s huahua123 (not the featured seller) with the Babelfish translation in the description. It’s still ridiculous!

  9. susan May 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    8180 sales, + renewing several times daily + wedding season = FEATURED SELLER

    “On our many road trips to visit family, we calculate our drive accordingly so that we can stop at all of the amazing antique stores between California and Arkansas. We have our favorites in Texas and Oklahoma, and we fill up our entire truck every time.”

    Save-on-Crafts is located in Watsonville, California. Pretty amazing!

  10. etsyhate May 24, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    From bragging bags: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65562104

    Who would pay $75 for used jars with a messy stripe of chalkboard paint on them? What is wrong with people?

  11. Life During Wartime May 24, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    etsyhate, I’m not sure the jars are used. Just ‘upcycled’.

  12. cripes May 24, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    upcycled, recycled, who the hell pays for jars with chalkboard paint on them??? is this the same person selling sawdust in a jar as well? the people that buy this crap don’t deserve the money they’ve got!

  13. megansbeadeddesigns May 24, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    And here I have been wondering why I don’t get many sales, even with really good prices. Now I know all I need to do is go through my house (and my garbage) and pick out all of the crap I once thought deserved to be thrown away, and draw on it with some chalk. Wa-la! Instant handmade items, worthy of a substantial mark-up for all of the TIME and EFFORT I put into their creations.

  14. susan May 24, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    cripes, yes, this is the sawdust in a jar shop, but there currently is no listing for it, they must have taken it down. I don’t think it ever sold. I always wanted to order it and ask that each flake be personalized.

    Now they’re encouraging people to throw wooden hearts instead of rose petals http://www.etsy.com/listing/64945323

    Just $22.50 for 100, or buy $100 for $7.50 at http://www.wood-n-crafts.com http://www.wood-n-crafts.com/wooden-products/hearts.htm

    It’s like snake oil. Admittedly, they’ve got the Etsy merchandising visual down to a fine science and just need to find product that fits that market.

  15. Life During Wartime May 24, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    megansbeadeddesigns, it’s not about selling crap. It’s about selling ‘trendy merch’. If you have stuff waiting to go out in the trash that looks like what’s for sale new at SaveOnCrafts, then you’ve got the Etsy look.

    Or you can buy some stuff at SaveOnCrafts and glue it onto your garbage, tag it with the Etsy trend words, photograph it on barnwood or hanging from a bush. Then you will be on your way to featured seller.

  16. PIF May 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    How long will it be before a sock calls them out in the comments.

  17. kitten May 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    etsyhate said:

    From bragging bags: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65562104

    Who would pay $75 for used jars with a messy stripe of chalkboard paint on them? What is wrong with people?
    __________________________________

    The jars are different sizes, they look like pickle or mayonnaise jars. SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS to slap a brush of paint once on the front of recycled jar?

    Their prices are absolutely OUTRAGEOUS for what they are offering. I agree, what is wrong with people!

  18. Life During Wartime May 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    WJW…throwing painted (she offers to paint them in the description) wooden hearts is sooo eco….NOT! Rose petals degrade quickly, painted wood will be around for a while. Is she offering to come and pick up all the one inch wooden hearts after the wedding? Etsy: your place to buy and sell everything the exploits and/or contaminates nature.

  19. etsyfleamarket May 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    braggingcrap=60+ sales on May 24th alone. That makes me wanna cry.

    Or throw up.

  20. Lillie May 25, 2011 at 2:43 am #

    Looks like this “swimwear designer” just can’t decide what she’s supposed to be selling: http://www.etsy.com/people/jessjess8899

  21. Lillie May 25, 2011 at 2:57 am #

    I mean, some of jessjess8899’s items might well be vintage or handmade, though most of them look like they’re not… this one is certainly not vintage:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74572140/sexy-patrizia-pepe-sheer-grecian-chiffon

    Let alone items like these that say “new without tag, never worn”:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74571371/sexy-leopard-corset-body-con-tube-dress
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55151434/sexy-french-english-toile-floral-pattern

    And it’s funny how (some of) her swimwear listings say they have “handmade details” on Etsy, but handmade isn’t mentioned anywhere on the jessplus.com website… heh. Well, I doubt any part of them is handmade. And these certainly aren’t:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69300792/luxury-cotton-red-inflatable-air-pillow

  22. Life During Wartime May 25, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    jessjess8899’s items might be handmade, but not by her. Her shop reeks of eau de reseller.

  23. Linda May 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    Hi,

    Just a heads up, I’ve had one of my handmade items copied by a manufacturer on Alibaba, they even went so far as to take my photo (dude, it’s my own hand) and WATERMARK it as their own. Another Etsy seller notified me of this (she found it, not me) and the same thing happened to her. So please beware that some of the duplicates across Etsy and ebay/Alibaba are not reselling, rather they’re dirty play by the wholesalers. We can only expect this problem to grow.

    Thanks for your time.

    Linda

  24. Linda May 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    PS, here is a thread about the issue.
    http://www.etsy.com/teams/7722/business-topics/discuss/7642403/page/1/

  25. PussDaddy May 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    Alibaba is notorious for that happening.

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