afinityjade

29 Jan

There was a post in the forums : http://www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/9674515/page/5
about a woman caught stealing another sellers photos.
The woman who had her pictures stolen posted this:

“Erica Floyd from afinityjade says Edited on Jan 26, 2012
Thank you to everyone that emailed about my photo being used. From what I understand she has taken her food items down so there really isn’t an issue anymore.
The photo in question is my own stock photo., thank you Libby.”

Turns out afinityjade actually stole most her food photos from food blogs across the internet:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82837630/18-oreo-stuffed-chocolate-chip-cookies
http://picky-palate.com/2011/01/06/oreo-stuffed-chocolate-chip-cookies/

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81000481/18-mint-frosted-brownies-death-by
http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/824871/best-ever-brownies/page:2

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81000572/18-peanut-butter-frosted-brownies-death
http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/824871/best-ever-brownies/page:2

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83497121/24-squares-low-carb-peanut-butter-fudge
http://lets-eat-recipes.blogspot.com/2009/11/peanut-butter-fudge.html

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82837973/18-oreo-peanut-butter-brownies
http://picky-palate.com/2011/09/15/oreo-and-peanut-butter-brownie-cakes/

10 Responses to “afinityjade”

  1. cynicallyopenminded January 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    WTH is up with all of the fuzzy spots on her photos? Is she trying to alter them so they don’t look like the original ones? Or is camoflague, so your eye keeps going around the photo, so the obvious wiping out of the watermark isn’t as visible?

  2. Life During Wartime January 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    I don’t understand how use of stock photos on Etsy is allowed, since that doesn’t show the item actually for sale in the shop.

  3. PissedOut January 30, 2012 at 5:36 am #

    If you don’t have a camera, what the hell makes you think you are ready to sell online? The stupidity / duplicity of human beings is astonishing.

  4. susan January 30, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Personally I would never purchase a food item unless they posted photos of their local food service certification and photos of their commercial kitchen facilities. In my jurisdiction, home baking for sale is not allowed unless it has passed inspection.

  5. Life During Wartime January 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    There is a listing for fudge made with Splenda, but the photo is taken from a recipe page for fudge made with sugar. I am thinking the two different recipes will produce a different looking fudge. Splenda has much less volume when wet than any kind of natural sweetner.

  6. ................ January 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    I dont know who the hell is promoting these idiots on the Etsy facebook page, what Admin can possible think the rings on this page are handmade???? http://www.etsy.com/shop/magichandjewelry

  7. kitten January 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    ……………. said

    I dont know who the hell is promoting these idiots on the Etsy facebook page, what Admin can possible think the rings on this page are handmade???? http://www.etsy.com/shop/magichandjewelry
    _________________________

    They’re personalized which Etsy considers handmade. (I think.)

  8. Trista January 31, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Wow, can this shilling be more obvious?
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/countrycoins

    Shop opened January 16th, already had 14 sales. 12 feedbacks all left on January 31st, from the writing style all obviously by the same person. If you click the items most of them were sold on January 31st – the same day they received glowing feedback.

    On the first feedback, (left on January 27th), the writing style is different but the purchase was made January 21st, same day as all the remaining fake feedbacks that weren’t purchased on the 31st.

  9. anon. February 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    OH MY GOSH
    so afinityjade took down one of the photos she stole from pickypalate.com – the one where she blurred out their watermark, put up a new photo and wrote this:

    “Only the outside is shown, sorry. Someone felt the picture I took of the ones I made for my dad looks too much like another photo so I took it down.”

    Too funny!

  10. burkehareco March 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    HAHA i called them both out for using stock photos — its hilarious that she tried to lie and claim that she took those “stock photos” herself. pffft.

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