Revisiting- LemonDropKnits

13 Sep

Originally posted about this shop last October.

Ok, we’re all fed up with the maniac users who like to renew items. But this one has just pushed it to the item. Not to mention the numerous duplicates of so called “vintage” sterling rings they are selling. Seriously, At any given time of the day or night search the vintage jewelry category for sterling and BLAMOOO there she is with pages and pages of these cheap buy’um buy the dozen rings.

Heres the duplicates:
Currently for sale –

Selling –

And what I don’t get is the fact that it’s more than obvious that she sells duplicates and with her always being on the first search results page how exactly Etsy doesn’t see this????

Oh and if you think I’m joking about the amount of cheap rings this person renews/relists/sells just go right now, and take a look. I’ve reported her and emailed Etsy about 7 times with no response as of yet…….




Who knows how many more we could add from the last year!

A reader said that they messaged her once asking why one of the rings had already sold numerous times and all she had to say was that it had been returned that number of times and than relisted. Ya right!!


19 Responses to “Revisiting- LemonDropKnits”

  1. JK September 13, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    ‘it had been returned that number of times and then relisted’

    Wow. Shows you what they think of their customers right there! Of course, given the number of sales, I suppose I can understand why they think people are so gullible.

  2. Sue September 13, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    I am sure, Etsy will not say a word because this person has 100% feedback no problems. So, Etsy ignores things like this. Go figure huh….

  3. Life During Wartime September 13, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    There are several shops reselling these rings in multiples. They are a staple of farm markets and swap meets. Impossible for me to judge age because designs very similar were around when I was a student in the 1970s. Although I have to say that the rings I have from the 70s are more interesting desgins, while these just look like generic jewelry.

    How does LemonDrop know the gram weight of a stone already set in the ring? Is there a way to measure this after the ring is made? I am not a gemstone person, so I have no idea.

  4. holliezhobbiez September 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Is it not possible that it is New old stock? I have been to estate sales of old closed down jewelry shops. I have bought duplicates of old jewelry that has never been worn.

  5. Life During Wartime September 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    The rings could be NOS, but the designs are hard to date. Like most of the other sterling rings sold as ‘vintage’ on Etsy. The turquoise rings could very well be vintage 1970s, but then very similar pieces are being made and sold today. The marcasite rings could be 1980s or from this decade. Impossible to prove either way. If the rings were never worn because they are NOS, then how can they be in “good vintage condition”? All that would have happened to unworn silver is some tarnish. Why not say ‘new old stock’ if that is what they are, because that inspires more confidence than just ‘vintage’? And why say the rings were returned a bunch of times and relisted?

  6. Life During Wartime September 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    Check out the lastest Regretsy post for some good callouts! This is a Compare And Save, so some of the items are Etsy legal (altered by the seller), but there are a couple of fauxtiques (including a dead stock or overstock liquidator) and some reseller things, too.

  7. Life During Wartime September 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    Shop from the Regretsy feature:
    Lists Supplies under Handmade Art and is also a reseller.

  8. Trista September 14, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    This item from Nicholsan1: straight up copy and paste stolen from this shop:

    Most of the other items in Nicholsan1’s shop look dodgy too. The jewelry is all listed under handmade, but I have my doubts that it is.

    I’m willing to bet that this one: is stolen from somewhere too since it actually has a real description but none of the other listings do (except for the other stolen one).

  9. Life During Wartime September 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    This seller paid for a Vintage showcase for this item:

    Amazing what vintage means on Etsy!

  10. Really? September 15, 2011 at 3:52 am #

    Does anyone notice more and more shops like this one, not remotely handmade, selling like hotcakes?

    What’s wrong with Etsy, allowing these sellers onto the site??

  11. HeavySigh September 15, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    @Really? It’s just another store that reincarnated itself. It was

  12. Life During Wartime September 15, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    The items from the reincarnated shop have been disappeared!

  13. BadShit September 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    Another phony steampunk pocket watch shop bites……………the dirt.

  14. Really? September 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    There are so many shops like this it is getting ridiculous!! Just put in search words: “golden snitch” under Handmade category and see what comes up!!

  15. Really? September 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Here’s one that just opened today!!

    What’s with Etsy? Maybe people should have to be juried to be on the site. That would take care of all the imported schlock that is being hawked on Etsy!!

  16. Life During Wartime September 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    Etsy has never taken any responsibility for finding and removing shops or items that violate the rules. Community reporting might be okay when the site is new has has like 15 employees to run everything. Etsy hasn’t been that small for a long time. I see at the Careers link on Etsy that they are still looking for a Marketplace Integrity Manager. Seriously, how hard a job could that be? It’s been open for a while now.

    Who wants to apply? Because you can do something (maybe) to make a change at Etsy!

  17. Jon September 16, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    I’m very new to this, but I’ve definitely found another shop that is certainly a reseller. They even called them self out!

    Do T Do:

    The supplier:

    Etsy really doesn’t care who sells on their site, apparently. It’s been open for a little less than 9 months and they still haven’t caught on? This is ridiculous!

  18. Jon September 16, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Oh, when you go to the supplier check out On Guard Throat Protecting Drops

  19. Witty Bird September 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    I love when clear rule breakers give advice, really it should come with extra points!

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