6 Oct

This appears to be a blatant reseller… the description it actually says that some of these are from IKEA.


24 Responses to “bickyinc”

  1. GoToGoodwill October 6, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    Paper lanterns are available at Dollar Tree. (they are a fire hazard)

  2. sickofetsyshit October 6, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    About this item:
    Handmade by bickyinc

    Really? No use of handmade in title, description or tags. Not that I would believe it if she did put it there…

  3. DeadKittens October 6, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    Counterfeits galore:

  4. Trista October 6, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    There are replica Chanel earrings in that shop too, listed as handmade. Reported all.

    Unrelated, nice job Etsy, putting this copyright infringing item on the FP right now:

    (For those not familiar with it, Totoro is a trademarked character from a Japanese cartoon movie.)

  5. Life During Wartime October 6, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    I don’t understand how a shop with less than 10 items for sale, no profile, no policies page, and selling only reseller junque can make multiple sales in their first month?

    There are so many shops that get their businesses set up properly, list only items that follow the rules, and still have nothing to show for it after a month. Yes, it is Etsy’s fault that they don’t have the tech to find these resellers and shut them down quickly. But who are the braintrusts that buy dollar store stuff online from these resellers and pay shipping?

  6. Life During Wartime October 6, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    OMG, Trista! I just saw that FP. Another tacky Let’s Exploit the Death of a Celeb treasury. I think the curator was in a hurry to get their ‘tribute’ in front of the Etsy staffer responsible for exhibitions of bad taste on the FP. Because nothing honors Steve Jobs more than promoting Asian resellers who also violate copyrights!

  7. Life During Wartime October 6, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Oh fercryinoutloud!

    These are early 1990s, but not 20 years old. No way are they from the 70s. They look like one of the frames I tried on when I got my first bifocals in 1994! One way to tell for sure is what the lenses (still in) are made of. Which the seller does not disclose. 60s my arse!

  8. OldShit October 6, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    Fecund territory: vintage glasses, vintage wedding gowns, vintage shoes

  9. Trista October 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    Oh geeze, I didn’t even realize it was a cashing in… err, I mean “tribute” treasury. People who do this crap really make me sick.

    I just went to the main treasuries page to check today’s Trending Tags and wouldn’t you know, “apple” and “steve jobs” are the 8th and 9th top trending tags for today.

  10. sickofetsyshit October 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    LDW: I don’t understand how a shop with less than 10 items for sale, no profile, no policies page, and selling only reseller junque can make multiple sales in their first month?
    I was thinking the same thing – so many of the chinese reseller shops get dozens of not hundreds of sales in such short periods of time it’s unreal. Definitely not enough time even if they are flooding the search results – which they’re not – I just don’t get it! Same thing with those couple of earring sellers – close shop, open new shop get dozens of sales in a few days. How?

  11. OldShit October 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    I think that the shops that do that ^^^^ show sales that indicate shilling. Just to sweeten the pot……………………

  12. Life During Wartime October 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Yes, I suspect shill buying, too.

    Be sure to check out Regretsy today — great reseller callout! When you look at some of the items being resold as handmade or vintage you realize there is nothing Etsy is doing in terms of having a look at new shops and what kind of items are being listed.

  13. Life During Wartime October 6, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    OMG, this is what I get for trying to eat dinner and read the Etsy forums:
    Listed as handmade toys! I found the item when the seller started a thread asking people to tell her what she is doing wrong in her shop. Thought I would have a look, and almost choked.

    No replies yet. I’m waiting for the flood of ‘love your shop’ comments to start.

  14. Life During Wartime October 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    I’ll link to the thread so I can see in the morning how this ends:

  15. DeadKittens October 7, 2011 at 3:49 am #

    The puzzle is gone. Do you remember the seller name?

  16. sickofetsyshit October 7, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    I know it’s petty of me, but one phrase that drives me nuts for it’s hokiness is “up for your consideration”. But then again, etsy is sort of like the Twilight Zone…

  17. Life During Wartime October 7, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    I see from the forums thread that some people tried to point her in the right direction, but that didn’t really help so far. It still looks like she has items not made by her in handmade categories. What surprises me is that these items were listed on the new form, where it asks you who made the stuff. You actually have to play with the questions to get a piece of vintage jewelry listed as made by you. This looks like a confused Ebayer to me who doesn’t understand that most of the categories on Etsy are for handmade.

  18. OldShit October 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Confused? Maybe.
    To lazy to read the TOU or the listing info? Mos Def.
    Smart enough to get into the forums to get views? Most probably.
    LIsting new stuff she didn’t make? Shame on her.

  19. Life During Wartime October 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    I think the dos and don’ts are pretty straightforward and easy to understand, but Etsy has a fair number of sellers who don’t ‘get’ the fact that all the categories except for Vintage and Supplies are for handmade listings. If someone has sold on Ebay or one of the other shop venues, this is not a clear and obvious difference. Yes, sellers should read the rules before beginning to list items, but that isn’t going to happen all the time. Since Etsy is the venue with a different emphasis in category structure from most of the others, the burden is on Etsy to see that the handmade emphasis is clear to new shop owners when they create their first listings.

  20. Life During Wartime October 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    Used shoes on the FP again:

    I thought this was a recent brand, like 21st Century?

  21. Life During Wartime October 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Bickyinc’s items have been disappeared!

  22. Colours October 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Great work. 🙂

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