6 Dec

More faux handmade: Look how many she’s sold using VivaTerra’s photo. Found her from today’s etsy finds where she has another product.


14 Responses to “PrimitiveAmerica”

  1. Discord Threads December 6, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Wow, that pic sure has gotten a lot of mileage.

  2. Life During Wartime December 6, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Yes, that photo has been in FP treasuries and that item has been for sale in several Etsy shops. SuziFarmhouse is another reseller who used that photo to resell the bins. And no matter how many times a shop gets reported for reselling those bins, using that stock photo, they are stll listed for sale on Etsy.

  3. Life During Wartime December 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    Just for giggles, I did this search of the Vintage Catagory for just the word chalkboard:

    Now, some of these items are actually vintage chalkboards, so I am not calling out all the sellers that showed up in this search — just to be clear. But most of these items are no longer vintage — if they were ever vintage? — and should not be listed as vintage. Why can’t the chuckle heads who work for Etsy contact all the shops here who are mis-listing and do something about this mess?

  4. Life During Wartime December 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Not “catagory” — catEgory. I am so p.o.ed I can’t spell!

  5. Life During Wartime December 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Stolen image on the Etsy front page:

    Image from here:

    Note description says seller has ‘many different shapes available… round. square, churches with spires and country cottages.’ But no images are shown of items actually for sale made by the seller. I catch a whiff of eau de reseller here.

  6. Life During Wartime December 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Another listing from the same shop with a stolen image for photo number one:

    Photo from here:

  7. Alli December 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    Reseller on the FP right now with the head-cut-off uncatalogued pictures –

    Highlight from the seller:

    We are collective team, my mothe,my sister,my cousin,my aunt, my sister in law,and I,we six people are running a small handmade studio together, making skirt,dress,shirt for peopla who love our design.

    That doesn’t sound coached at aaalllllllll

  8. EtsyVigilante December 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    And over 1200 sales! That’s a lot of sewing. They’re hands must be pretty sore.

  9. Trista December 6, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I’ve reported this shop hundreds of times and of course nothing gets done. I don’t have time to look now, but in the past I found almost all of their “handmade” wooden magnets on Ebay. They’ve also got tons of commercial supplies listed in the handmade category.

  10. susan December 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    Xiaolizi has been called out before on ECO a year ago

    Xiaolizi is YanHuaTang on Dawanda site.

    Which is Yanhua Tang on Taobao

    Which sells this skirt
    translated page

    of which 327 were sold (if my mandarin guesses are correct, it isn’t translating out well) in the past month at 198 yuan, about $32 USD

    Their own website:

    Which looks an awful lot like this skirt on Etsy for $59 USD

  11. lynn December 8, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    And here:

    Why do I bother?

  12. Life During Wartime December 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    lynn, those bins are being listed as handmade by the seller in several shops. On Etsy, Art Fire, and now Cargoh. All using that stock photo. It really bummed me out to see reselling on Cargoh…I thought that was a juried site?

  13. Life During Wartime December 14, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Checking older call outs, I saw this shop is still open. More proof that they are reselling:

    Same item with the same photo is in PrimitiveAmerica’s shop, but they claim they made it from Indiana barn wood when it came from a wholesaler in Pennsylvania!

  14. Life During Wartime December 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Here’s the barn wood over the sink shelf, from the website of a seller who has their own Etsy shop:
    Page down to find item #356. PrimitiveAmerica is using their photo, and their description, word for word. Reselling.

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