23 Oct
because it isn’t vintage, as she claims, and the wholesale price here:
is half of what Pris charges!

Another ‘vintage’ Compare and Save! From Etsy reseller PriscillaJames:
Buy for less here:

Not vintage, obviously.

Jumping to yet another online merchant we find another item also sold in PriscillaJames shop:
Read the bottom of her description which implies this is a vintage collector’s item. But you can buy it here:

Pants on fire!

More ‘vintage’ fakery from PriscillaJames:
Here it is, wholesale, same photo, same text:
Look at the price difference!
But she bought it wholesale. Like this one?
Same photos, copied description text. Busted!

Reseller PriscillaJames claims she makes these neclaces to order:
Check out the stock pics in her listing from an Asian catalog site, and the fractured English title…because we ladies always feel ‘sweet and dearing’, don’t we?
And the price is so low, too — a handmade necklace for $5.00?
That’s a bargain compared to this
but you can contact the ioffer seller for a bulk price!
Same photos, but ioffer necklace has no claims to be 925 (sterling) silver.


21 Responses to “PriscillaJames”

  1. Discord Threads October 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Wow, but the bride or person who wants to gets the most for her money will search and compare and see the identical images in Google Shopping and hopefully find the less expensive. Pretty lame though to prey on the suckers who won’t compare and lie too. Pants on fire for sure!

  2. Life During Wartime October 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    If PriscillaJames was selling on another venue, and not claiming the items in the callout are either vintage collectibles or handmade by her, I’d have nothing to say about her prices. Buying wholesale and raising the price for retail is the way business is done. But every time someone claims ‘vintage’ or ‘handmade’ for something new they simply bought wholesale, that hurts all the shops on Etsy.

  3. susan October 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    found by searching “new with tags”

    Entire store reseller purses like a Louis Vuitton for $45.

  4. Life During Wartime October 24, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Her shop is empty now:

    This one should stay closed — no coaching, Etsy, because we are watching you!

  5. EtsyVigilante October 24, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    Well that was relatively fast. Just came across Suzi’s Farmhouse Finds AGAIN searching for wine-related items. ALL mass-produced stuff.

  6. Life During Wartime October 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    I’ll see what I can find for proof of reselling for Suzie’s new listings — she changed a bunch of her old reseller stuff out when I linked to documentation for those items in comments a few months ago. Instead of commenting on her shop, I’ll send an email to ECO so maybe she can get more exposure LOL. Dunno if Etsy will give her the boot, but it is worth a try!

  7. DeadKittens October 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Wasn’t PriscillaJames on ECO before? Or was it Regretsy? The name seems familiar.

  8. Life During Wartime October 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    It’s on!

    I emailed ECO a massive callout on SuzisFarmhouseFind earlier this evening. I guess she saw all the traffic to her shop and has pulled almost all the items I called out and documented. For some reason my spider sense made me check her shop and I almost spat edemame into my keyboard — her shop a few hours ago had 3 pages of items listed, now it has only 7 items total.

    Here’s a link:

  9. Life During Wartime October 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Here’s the set of ‘vintage style’ herb crates listed in SuziFarmhouseFind shop. She makes these, and they are listed in Handmade Holidays. Uh huh.

  10. Trista October 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    Hmm… seems she has 2 shops –

  11. Life During Wartime October 24, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    OMG, the items are back in suzifarmhousefind shop.

    Update: remember the cloche cween, blessedinmaine? She is gone from Etsy, and in links get the oopsie crafter. She is now on Ebay reseller faux French and other trendy products. No handmade wire cloches, though. I wonder what happened to Etsy’s COUNTRY LIVING star shop?

  12. Trista October 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Suzi has 2 shops – SuziFarmhouseFinds & SuzisFarmhouseFind. I posted that above but the comment is awaiting moderation.

  13. Life During Wartime October 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Trista, I just found that, too! Google will not show me suzi without the s. I found out doing an Etsy search for the nesting herb boxes. There is no disclosure in either shop that I could find that this is the same seller. But it is the same person, the same items, the same banner…I am baffled by this. Why have two shops with almost identical names to sell some of the same items?

    Thank you for posting — I thought I was losing it for a minute.

  14. JeanneR October 25, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    I’ve ordered wine crates from Suzisfarmhousefind
    They are recycled crates she makes in garden boxes so she does change them. Her other stuff not sure but the crates are not mass produced I was happy with mine

  15. Kim October 25, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Now that Etsy allows you to change your shop name, looks like she did just that. Changed her shop name, but still the same shop.

  16. StuckUP October 25, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    the hidden part of the announcement on the 2nd shop which is empty but Lives:

    SuzisFarmhouseFind’s Shop Announcement

    Thank you for Looking! We have many Great Wine Crates to use in your home, gardening or storage! Also, some great farmhouse Vintage finds 🙂

    We are having a Sale!!! Just enter return10 to get 10% off your order! Just a thank you for looking!”

  17. Life During Wartime October 25, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    And around we go! Suzi number 2 is back as a seller with two listings for wine crates — with re-written descriptions about how she seals them for use in the garden. That is of course a load because sealing a wooden item that is already made into something will not cover properly for use with water.

    Her new rewritten annoucement says “Thank you for Looking. I re Purpose all Wine crates and Chalkboard Items. These are great for gardening and just for decoration.” She has never listed a chalkboard item in either store which was not a commercial product.

  18. Life During Wartime October 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Suzi number two is gone, the link goes to the oops now. But Suzi number one is back. Etsy let her reopen with unaltered wine crates listed as handmade by her, or even as vintage…with dates stamped on the box from the 21st Century. This is how Etsy deals with blatant reselling — they don’t.

  19. GRRRRR October 27, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    You know, If I bought something that I genuinely thought was antique or vintage and found out it was from some cheap ass wedding site, or somewhere else and I came back to go after the seller and found them gone then you bet your ass I would be going after Etsy for allowing someone to sell that crap and for false advertising. They should know every damn thing their people are selling and it should not be allowed. They should start paying real attention to this. All it is going to take is one person or one lawsuit.

  20. argh October 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    I agree that a case can be made for FRAUD if seller stating (and etsy allowing even after being warned and reported). Screenshots are fabulous. Good thing to do before hitting the buy button. Just in case and cover yer ass.

  21. Life During Wartime October 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Esperienced fraudsters are careful in their listings not to make any claims for age or origin. Look at dustylorraine’s titles, descriptions and tags. For her fauxtique listings she says almost nothing about the item except maybe measurements. That is CYA. Since the fauxtiques are sold wholesale as ‘collectibles’ all she has to do to avoid being accused of fraud is say she wasn’t clear about Etsy’s 20 year rule for vintage, and mistaken thought Etsy included all collectibles as ‘vintage’.

    Etsy is probably one of the very best venue choices for someone intending to pass inexpensive fakes because the staff knows almost nothing about vintage and antiques.

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