7 Nov
Here’s the shop:
Lighting fixtures the seller claims to make to order.
Like this one in vintagehandmade4u’s Etsy shop:
Here it is for sale, customizable, showing the name of the actual manufacturer:
And this one:
From the same online store, same manufacturer as the listing above:
The item called out on Regretsy:
Yet again in the same online store, same manufacturer:
vintagehandmade4u also claims to make these crowns, and they have sold a few as handmade by them:
But these things have been called out before, here is a site selling them:
I smell reseller.

19 Responses to “vintagehandmade4u”

  1. Discord Threads November 7, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Wondering if they are buying and then adding beads themselves and calling it handmade…Kinda crappy…

    That would be like someone buying one of my OOAK sweaters, sewing a few beads on it, then selling it for twice the price…cheating, but by E-hole terms, it’s ok, isn’t it….

  2. AssGasorGrass November 7, 2011 at 8:59 am #

    Here is the aluminum chair from ebay:

  3. Life During Wartime November 7, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Discord, the links to the online store selling the lighting fixtues from the manufacturer specifiy that the pieces are customized to order by the maker. I think the Etsy shop could simply place the orders with any custom bead colors requested by the purchaser.

    Canopy does sells wholesale and does customization. Here’s the customization page for chandeliers from the manufacturer:

  4. Life During Wartime November 7, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    AssGasorGrass, that is the same seller under a different name on Ebay. coolstuff4urhome is vintagehandmade4u. The description of the chair on Ebay is the same as in their Etsy shop and uses the same photo. Somehow, I don’t think they are manufacturing aluminum chairs in their basement or shed?

    coolstuff4urhome also sold a set of vintage (?) French glass cansters on Ebay identical to the ones listed in their Etsy shop:

  5. bosslady November 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

    Something most certainly STANKS!

  6. Life During Wartime November 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    Off topic I know, but I have a question:

    Can a shop from outside the USA get booted from Etsy by having a policy of marking customs forms for items shipped to the USA as “gift” and mentioning this in her shop? The seller in question is one often reported as a reseller, and Etsy so far has not shut her down. Any thoughts? Whose customs regs are being violated here? China’s or the US?

  7. dinger November 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    It doesn’t matter, because if the shop owners have a brain in their heads they will change it. It’s def against USPS—– I live in the US so have no idea about any other county’s regulations. Got to hate the shop’s name– covering all the bases. Sa-LEE-zy.

  8. Hilary Nagler November 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    The aluminum chair is manufactured by Roost and is currently in production and in Roost’s wholesale catalog. Others of the lighting items are also recognizable as manufacturer items available to the trade.

  9. AssGasorGrass November 8, 2011 at 4:29 am #

    I don’t think etsy could shut them down for that and since they originate overseas, I am not sure the USPS has jurisdiction.

  10. Etsyvigilante November 8, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    They’re out and out lying about their items being handmade by them. The only legitimate item in the shop is that ugly coffee pot. Everything else is mass produced.

  11. susan November 8, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    How difficult is it to check the newly listed items in Weddings every morning?

    Wedding Lisa:

    Entire shop is a Chinese factory. Cheaper on eBay too.

    I reported it, hopefully it will be gone quickly.

  12. Etsyvigilante November 8, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    More of their “handmade” crowns: Looks like the globe photo may not be hers either:

  13. Life During Wartime November 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    Vintage 90s seller self callout thread:

  14. Life During Wartime November 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    The self-callout shop is still open. The seller has edited her listings to remove vintage dates from her titles, and put her inventory on sale. But Etsy appears to be allowing her to stay open with her newish thrift store shop until she liquidates her inventory. WJW Is this another case of what HeyMichelle talked about — concern for a negative financial impact on exposed wrong-doers? What about the negative financial impact on reputable vintage clothing shops on Etsy when customers see a mess like this? Or the open invitation this shop makes to sellers looking for a cheap venue for their used 21 Century clothing?

  15. Hollie Moore November 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Why hasn’t Etsy closed this 4U shop down. It is proven her stuff is from somwhere else and not handmade. They closed down Susies Farmhouse crud down the next day.

  16. Life During Wartime November 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    There seems to have been an outbreak of general confusion among the marketplace integrity people at Etsy during the last week or so.

  17. WittyBird November 10, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Vintage 90s seller self callout thread:

    DateCrazy’s shop remains untouched- I am sure it has been reported over 50 times. Sometimes I wonder if Etsy doesnt just dig it’s heels in to be stubborn in order to punish certain people who they consider to me “mean” or unfriendly to Etsy. As an example- they ignore reports made by certain people as a standard. I always see them in such a childish light and they dont help their cause.
    There is enough evidence in that very thread to shut her down if TOU’s were followed at all.

  18. Life During Wartime November 10, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Etsy locked the thread, but the shop is still open.

    Actually, I do think she may have heard from Etsy because she put her stuff on sale. That is what has happened to most shops or items I reported with documentation as being too new for vintage. The items too new for Etsy go on sale, and the shop stays.

    I know I am boring, but to me being ‘unfriendly’ to Etsy is not following the rules.

  19. Life During Wartime November 11, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    She’s back in the forums.

    Obviously, it is not a problem for Etsy that she is selling slightly used clothing that is no where near vintage in age.

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