28 Nov
I’ve been seeing some topics in the Etsy forums about how awesome a job Etsy is doing shutting down bags and purses resellers that are reported.  So I thought I’d have a look at the cleaned up handmade Bags and Purses category.  But OMG right on the forst page of results (by recency) is an obvious reseller:
I guess this one was never reported because the shop mails from the USA instead of China, and isn’t listing fake Chanel, LV and Hermes.  And the shop owner claims to handmake all her items ‘with love’ so she can’t possibly be a reseller, right?
I was in the process of finding other sellers with the same items for sale as rebeccasrags when I clicked on a ramdom listing in her shop, and got lucky:
where she lists the name of her wholesale source, Wholesale by Atlas:
I took a look around, and a lot of her inventory is here, same photos.  Wow, that was easy!

15 Responses to “rebeccasrags2riches”

  1. Maro Morales November 28, 2011 at 7:45 am #

    Incredible! Lots of resellers on Etsy.

  2. Discord Threads November 28, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    And her profile isn’t very informative, but instead talks all about bottlecap pendants, which don’t even appear to be her primary focus. At least Artfire puts resellers in their own special commercial section…

  3. Dee November 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    You know, maybe etsy should do this too. Have a reseller category.

    Then when Etsy sees something believed to be not handmade, vintage, or supplies, they could move it to that category until the shop proves otherwise.

  4. ebilly November 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    “Feds seize 150 websites in Cyber Monday crackdown”

    I seen this headline and the first thing I did was check to see if etsy was still up.

  5. cynicallyopenminded November 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    She’s pulled her stuff.

  6. apple November 29, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    including this (re)seller?
    MagicMetal :

    “You know, maybe etsy should do this too. Have a reseller category”. this is just right, Dee.

  7. Horrified Etsy seller and buyer November 30, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    Don’t buy from this shop

    Etsy have been notified but not shut it down yet.

    They have listings by a UK miniaturist I know who sells on Ebay. They are OOAK and the Etsy seller has listed them in multiples and sold several each of two of them at prices many times lower than the Ebay listings are up to already.

    Another who sells on Ebay has been recognised and notified.

    Other vintage items can also be found on sale for higher prices on Ebay and other selling sites.

  8. Trista November 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    MagicMetal is definitely a reseller. I saw a lot of those cat ear rings on Alibaba and Ebay just this morning.

  9. brickwall November 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    I am constantly reporting MagicMetal as a reseller to Etsy admin. with links to proof that the items come directly from alibaba suppliers unaltered and yet they remain.

    My last call-out about this shop was directed straight to who is the leader of the Marketplace Integrity team.

  10. K. December 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Her shop is still up but her items are not. 🙂

  11. Sara Lombard December 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    another one:

    selling the same kind of belts.

  12. heather December 7, 2011 at 12:38 am #

    you can actually see the logo of the company she is getting her belts from in her photo!!

  13. trendycreations December 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    As more people seek lower prices, more and more available websites can be found. By simply searching on terms such as low cost, cheap or reduced price, you will be able to locate numerous places that you will be able to buy the items you are searching for at a lower cost. Many people today work to save more on the items that they buy rather than making extravagant purchases.

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