3 Sep



Vintage means you bought it yesterday.



30 Responses to “oldism”

  1. discord threads September 3, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Odd that the new one sells for over $80 and the E-hole one for $16. If they did just buy it, then they’re losing a lot of money in the deal…

  2. etsycallout September 3, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    That is the cheap version you can get it for about $15 with a coupon from Joann.

  3. MamaSkull September 3, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    If that’s vintage, I’m ancient!

  4. Life During Wartime September 3, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    The Indian dress has vintage in the title and some text about it being old, yet the category it’s listed in is handmade. Even the seller’s announcement says their stuff is ‘handmade’:

    Handmade, certainly. But who made it?

  5. Life During Wartime September 3, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Along with a gross of the wooden squirrels, it appears she took home two gross of the wooden pigs, since she is listing them both unpainted and decorated.

    Oldism looks to me like the thrift store shops from US sellers on Etsy. Vintage sellers whose listings are half old items and half items still in production. All listed as vintage. I’ve thought about callimg some of them out, but it is too depressing. Unless they wind up on the front page, I try to ignore them. sigh.

  6. TheBargainBabe September 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    That takes some balls to list the fiskars as vintage.

  7. Wolf September 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I have that exact same piece! Mine’s only 2 years old though, wonder what i can sell it on Etsy for…

  8. Wolf September 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    Also this- http://www.dickblick.com/products/fiskars-portable-paper-trimmer/?wmcp=google&wmcid=products&wmckw=57115-1002 – is the Fiskars trimmer in the Etsy listing, not the one in the second link. This one doesn’t seem to be on the Fiskars site anymore, but that does not mean it’s any where NEAR vintage.

  9. Life During Wartime September 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    I see oldism has sold 3 pair of the ‘vintage’ wood squirrels so far this month (2 pair today so far). I guess my joke about the gross of squirrels wasn’t all that funny…

  10. kelly September 5, 2011 at 5:35 am #

    Is it just me, or the people that actually are handmaking stuff, get punished, booted off etsy for whatever reason, and the fakers make the most money! and never get caught out….I know of several who have bought from me, and are re-selling my items on ETSY!

  11. BadShit September 5, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    There are more fakers in the real world than there are actually talented people, so it figures. You can’t make money if you only showcase the good stuff, because there is so much more shit in the world.

  12. Life During Wartime September 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    This item is part of the current front page treasury:
    …a ‘vintage’ item purchased by the seller 7 years ago, according to the description.

  13. Life During Wartime September 6, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Whoa, BadShit…these sellers make their own Gucci items by hand? And one of them is a time traveller, too.

  14. BadShit September 6, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    See how stoooooopid people can be? No wonder we are all jaded.

  15. Life During Wartime September 7, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Shameless reseller PortugueseVintage is on the front page:

    She has more in stock! How many sellers of real vintage items can say that?

  16. oneangrybird September 7, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    This – just this – there is NO excuse!
    Those teal boots are still in that “Etsy’s vintage rules don’t apply to me” sellers shop!

    She clearly states in the listing that she bought them 7 years ago – NOT VINTAGE!
    How much more proof does Etsy need?

    I flagged them as I am assuming ya’ll did also –

    So ridiculous!

  17. oneangrybird September 7, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Re: Shameless reseller PortugueseVintage

    what the hell is a “wook on brass”????? the “w” on my keyboard is no where near the “h” so it’s not even like a simple slip of the finger while typing.

    and why is it tagged for Valentines Day?????

    Nobody cares what is on the front page….
    Nobody checks the listings before putting them on the FP…

    Yes, I am a pessimist, 1/2 empty cup girl today!

  18. Life During Wartime September 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    oneangrybird, this one’s for you to make your day:

    The chicken wire cloche, fad item from spring 2011, is now vintage!

  19. oneangrybird September 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    Sheesh – after a quick sweep I found this one
    which is very similar –

    The FP specimen was shat on by pigeons therefore the heavy patina…

    the problem is when these folks find anything that has been aged by weather for the past 2 years they assume it is vintage and of course to find another online with the same kind of “faux-tina” for proof to the brooklyn-owls is impossible!

    But it is just so laughable! There are a ton of those glass cloche things all over etsy – what is the draw??? to display a twig you found on your dogs tail? I just don’t get it.

    And, if that wire cloche thing was truly french vintage it would be priced at a minimum of double what she is asking for.

    Seriously, Etsy has become a photography contest for hipsters to show off their prop savvy skills – it’s no longer about selling actual vintage OR handmade anymore.

    Off to pop a couple more blood pressure pills…

  20. Life During Wartime September 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm #


    Not 80s. Not pre 1992. Not vintage. Oh, and not made as a “halloween costume” either.

  21. Life During Wartime September 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    How can you think you know “farmhouse”, and yet think these forks are “wall” decors? Seen on the Etsy front page, THE internet destination for faux farmers and farmeresses.

    Uh, no. Short all metal fork looks like a carving implement — you use the fork to hold the roast while you cut it. The short fork with wooden handle is for cooking. Reaching down into a roasting pan to turn meat or even use at the stove. The long guy I think is called a toasting fork. This is kitchenware fercryinoutloud! Listed as Vintage — Home Decor!

  22. cynicallyopenminded September 8, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Love that this seller made the FP: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48051981/far-away-grey-linen-long-dresses?ref=fp_treasury_1 Gee what excellent feedback.

  23. Life During Wartime September 8, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    It looks from the FB like the seller cannot really do a custom fit. And fit seems to be off from the measurements listed for some of the items. The difference between bust measurements in the sizes is unrealistically small for the linked listing — only about 5 inches to cover fits from small to XXL???

  24. etsyhate September 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    That seller cannot do a custom fit because she is a reseller.

  25. shithater September 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    “greatly patinad” with what…faux vintage chicken poop? it’s not vintage, it’s not handmade by her using vintage chicken wire or vintage poop, it’s not a craft supply…nope! doesn’t belong on etsy!

    in response to:
    Life During Wartime September 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    oneangrybird, this one’s for you to make your day:

    The chicken wire cloche, fad item from spring 2011, is now vintage!

  26. shithater September 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    oh yeah and for those sellers who use the term shabby chic to describe crap that’s old and nasty (NOT chic or cute or even remotely in the spirit, intent and description of shabby chic) why not throw in the term steampunk while yer at it.

  27. Life During Wartime September 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    I did see a ceramic coffee pot (I think it was?) the other day on the FP with the word Steampunk in the title. It was vintage. Nothing steam or punk about it, just a nice piece of tableware.

  28. Stylin September 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    Steampunk as a term needs to be permanently retired. And what’s with the crummy style choices that are part of the listing process? They are lame and immature, and force people into choosing something in appropriate and useless.

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