NorwegianWoodBakery

6 Feb

lol, what’s up with this shop? In the listings they include a “This item was on the front page of Etsy.com” banner in the pictures, but if you search the shop name on Craft Cult they’ve never been on the FP. The dark pictures are enough to know they’d never be on the FP. Do they really think people will be fooled and it will make them want to buy?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/77859206/9-french-macarons-organic-gluten-free
http://www.etsy.com/listing/87018868/12-french-macarons-organic-gluten-free
http://www.etsy.com/listing/87015816/16-french-macarons-organic-gluten-free
http://www.etsy.com/listing/87017595/25-french-macarons-organic-gluten-free

They’re also using pictures taken from around the internet in other listings. This one has a watermark that says marthastewart.com – http://www.etsy.com/listing/88698782/cookie-gift-sleeve-favors-and-stock
And this one from some food website kalofagas.ca – http://www.etsy.com/listing/76627092/organic-gluten-free-baklava

30 Responses to “NorwegianWoodBakery”

  1. Not That Hungry February 6, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    That listing with the marthastewart.com photo says they’re putting their own photo up “this week,” yet the listing is nearly 2 months old.

    Gee, their feedback ain’t so great, either. Ordering food for your important party from Etsy? I don’t get it.

  2. Football Fan February 6, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    Forgive a digression, but in honor of the Giants’ Super Bowl win, let’s see how some Etsy “entrepreneurs” are taking advantage. These are NOT items handmade with licensed fabric, they are bootleg reproduction logos. I’m sure the NFL would not be thrilled.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91633039/the-nfc-champion-new-york-giants-t
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91255835/new-york-giants-image
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91123948/ny-new-york-giants-helmet-shaped-cutting
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/89908615/sale-15-inch-custom-made-new-york-giants
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/83441907/new-york-giants-personalized-framed
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/88976330/eli-manning-new-york-giants-graphic If you blow up the photo, you see a (c) National Football League notation below the graphic. So does this t-shirt printer have a contract with the NFL?
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91834852/new-york-giants-inspired-bottle-cap
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/89272782/riddell-color-chrome-pocket-helmet-ny This is in vintage, and it is licensed. However, the packaging reads, “Visit nfl.com.” Twenty years old?

    Just a tiny sample. I got sick of looking at them.

  3. Life During Wartime February 6, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    After I read this, I wished I had rolled up my pants:
    http://www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/9739799/

    So I guess those 40+ shops I’ve found reselling factory assembled jewelry imported from China are really handmade jewelers. And all those new fauxtiques being sold by PortugueseVintage are really old and not exactly the same items she sells elsewhere online described as ‘brand new’. And dozens of other convincing callouts posted here that Etsy ignores. Uh huh.

  4. Raven Draven February 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    All the stuff is handmade in China, however, they employ 14-17 year olds and pay them $80 to $100 a month. They sleep and eat in the factories. It is believed that younger people are sharper and put more work out, especially women.

    Help out to report this person. All the information is there about the websites they buy from. Earrings from Bali and Clothing from Thailand and China is some of the worst resellers on etsy. Just read the stupid feedbacks, things like, poor quality, (sure, it was $5 or less and you paid $35-$50 plus $20 shipping) or, size was wrong (sure it was, they try to sell you the fact it fits everybody, but in fact, it dont. They don’t bother to get rid of the neutrals and negs because they sell enough, its OK for some people to get screwed. Or
    slow shopping,(sure it was, in some cases, they dont have the money to carry merchandise, they have to go find it when they sell it)

    Look at Thaisaket, the stock numbers are almost the same as on the wholesale website. You know what that means……. this site may not have the item in stock!!!!!

    Look at the data, does this not make you mad that you are buying $5 items for $50? How about the earrings, $1-$2 each and you pay $8-$!5. Just enjoy wasting your money! If you don’t report them, your friends and esty family will become victims of this reseller.
    It must be addictive to lose money, right?

    Don’t forget to call out these shops, I have an update.
    Thaisaket on etsy just opened anyonesfashion, claiming to ship from the USA, when in fact the people claim to be making stuff in Thailand.

    All of his clothing is bought at this shop who has a website.
    http://www.weloveshopping.com/shop/s_product.php?page=5&shopid=112738&groupproduct=all

    This shop is across from the UOB bank in Pratunam Market, in the basement, it is a pink shop.

    here is the info of what you can find shipping in this market.

    Rising an impressive 88 storeys high, the Baiyoke Sky Hotel is Thailand’s tallest building. A distinctive feature of Bangkok’s skyline, it also marks the spot for one of the city’s all-time, favourite pursuits: Shopping! A scandalous variety of goods are on offer, with something for everyone – no matter how deep or shallow your pocket may be.

    One of Bangkok’s most colourful and chaotic areas, and famously popular for its fashion factory outlets, street markets, bazaars and armies of local vendors, Pratunam offers bargain prices for all kinds of clothing, apparel, fashion accessories, shoes, watches, jewellery, belts, luggage and then some.

    Read more: Pratunam Information Guide http://www.bangkok.com/pratunam/#ixzz1ldTC9xLi

    so, feel free to report this shop. Why should this person sell $1000 a day and only resell?

    They have an earring shop also.

    Look up earringchest on etsy.

    All of their earrings can be found on this site.

    He shops here also, http://chaotictrading.com/category.php?cat_id=4

    and here http://organicbodypiercing.com
    But look here, almost all his earrings can be found here!

    http://www.bodytouchonline.com

    All of these shops for earrings are located on Khao San Road
    a tourist area where you can find wholesale clothing, jewelry, silver, cheap food and hotels.

    Check the sites, you will see most of his earrings he says he makes on these sites.

    Peace and Love, Raven

  5. Bliss February 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    hahahahaha! “Norwegian Bakery Macarons were photoraphed for HGTV.”

    Photoraped is more like it.

  6. snowqueen February 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Lol! Best part is the whiny forum thread started about their “unfair” negative feedback http://www.etsy.com/teams/7714/ideas/discuss/9735986/page/1 If they’re really running their business with misleading pictures, no wonder their customers are pissed.

  7. Trista February 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Did a little searching around since she claims to have been featured on HGTV. This listing for example – http://www.etsy.com/listing/78530447/reserved-for-maliandzay-14-french shows pictures from this blog – http://www.thetomkatstudio.com/photo-styling-article-for-hgtv-girls-birthday-party-themes/ with a woman who’s pictures were featured on HGTV’s website. She credits the macarons to http://www.etsy.com/shop/easterncookie which, going by the shop owner’s name, looks to also be NorwegianWoodBakery.

    easterncookie also has terrible feedback. Looks like she open Norwegian to escape it.

  8. Laura February 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Dang, and gluten free too? SCARY! My 3-year old niece has a severe sensitivity to gluten, and things have to be prepared in a different kitchen really for them to claim gluten free. My niece would be very ill if she ate something like this that wasn’t prepared correctly. Also, some guy went to jail here for selling bread that he said was gluten free.

  9. Holly February 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    If your going to be selling cookies you should never say this LOL

    My cookies are organic , some are raw and extremely healthy and made by me almost daily.
    I try to use the best and hopefully healthiest ingredients

    Ummm you damn well better know what ingredients are in your cookies and make them daily fresh

  10. TheBargainBabe February 7, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    good find trista, it IS the same person!!!

  11. Carol B February 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Her photos here are interesting, with a different company’s watermark – http://www.etsy.com/listing/76627092/organic-gluten-free-baklava .

    I’d sure like to know what gluten-free ingredients give flaky pastry like that!

  12. kitten February 7, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    ***Coming February-April ***
    Norwegian Wood Bakery on Groupon. Order sweets for 50-70% discounts for 8 days.

    Right, because she can handle the sales she has now. You’re going to need a scorecard to keep count of the negs. lol

  13. Kelly February 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    So after looking at NorwegianWoodBakery’s listings, check out this listing;

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91384932/madelines-french-macaroons

    Doesn’t it look familiar (the text I mean, not the pictures). Someone’s copyin’ someone.

  14. Shirl February 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    and copying them directly, as in they both have the same typo’s! :

    “And what could be a more thoughful gilft than food?”

    I wonder what a “gilft” is?

  15. Bliss February 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    It’s a gift that makes you puke when you see it.

  16. PussDaddy February 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    HollyFebruary 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm#

    If your going to be selling cookies you should never say this LOL

    My cookies are organic , some are raw and extremely healthy and made by me almost daily.
    I try to use the best and hopefully healthiest ingredients

    Ummm you damn well better know what ingredients are in your cookies and make them daily fresh
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

    I don’t think she is in the Norwegian Woods, rather she is in Norway and the stuff she bakes resembles wood. Wood, sawdust, whatever.

  17. PussDaddy February 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Or maybe eating one of her cookies is just like biting into a Norwegian tree.

  18. sickofetsyshit February 9, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Hmmm… Front page of Etsy – so is every freakin’ item listed for sale on Etsy – every new listing shows for a few brief seconds under “Recently Listed Items”

    to Shirl: I wonder what a “gilft” is?
    Isn’t that a Gift I’d Like to F____ Today?

    *snort* @ PD’s comment 7:42 pm – 😀
    (Yesterday I made some cookies that would fit that description – waaaah!)

  19. sickofetsyshit February 9, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    California has SUPER STRICT laws about selling home baked goods. Not sure about other states. I love that there are many places to rent a Health Inspected (and presumably Passed) commercial kitchen to prepare items to sell. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no guarantee that the person doing the baking or food prep is in any way knowledgeable in health and safety practices. Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick to the high school senior in Modesto, Ca who is “practicing” and selling cookies on etsy.

  20. sickofetsyshit February 9, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    https://www1.consumer.state.ny.us/cpb/CauComplaintForm.html

    norwegian wood bakery based in NY

  21. sickofetsyshit February 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    @LDW: http://www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/9739799/

    I notice I keep seeing the phrase that they take action when “proper notice of infringement” is received.

    WTH! They’re presumably intelligent human beings and they have to wait for the actual copyright holder to tell them that certain items or entire stores are illegally producing or selling CRAP?

  22. Life During Wartime February 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Etsy should be looking for listings with brand names in the titles and tags because those items are more likely to break some rule which Etsy (supposedly) does enforce. For example, listings in handmade categories for designer (fake) clothing and accessories. Pop culture memorabilia that is not 20 years old listed as vintage. Just two examples, but there are more. Even if Etsy has a policy of not removing listings for copyright violation unless contacted by the owner, brand names are an easy search for a bunch of problems on the site.

  23. jojo February 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    I can not believe hhttp://www.etsy.com/shop/Sevinoma is still here. I have flagged this shop a dozen times and nothing happens.

  24. Life During Wartime February 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    The jewelry resellers are on Etsy to stay, I think. A year ago Etsy was shutting most of them down. That has stopped.

  25. blah February 10, 2012 at 2:49 am #

    I feel like ordering some cookies and leaving a negative feedback just so I can laugh at her…she’ll probably just go and open another shop.

  26. DonCholodecki February 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    I don’t think Etsy does any “searching” for resellers. I think it relies solely on reports and the stupid bot thing.

  27. TF February 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    brownie photo is all over the internet, also

  28. Diana Parkhouse (@please_like_me) February 13, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    Saw this seller complaining in the forums about how to overcome negative feedback. So she is ‘real’, but not coming across as the nicest person around…

  29. kitten February 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    NorwegianWoodBakery about to get another negative – one of the worst sellers ever!
    http://www.etsy.com/teams/7722/business-topics/discuss/9786170/
    _________________
    quote…
    “Not a customers fault and not my fault, I cannot be responsible for shipping, I think I am not responsible.

    I thinking of offering her macarons at the cost that they cost me to make and free or 50% of shipping.

    Do you think it would be fair!

    __________________

    The customer got old spoiled cookies and you want her to pay more money or give her 50% off shipping…. no it’s not fair. You haven’t learned a damn thing from your other thread, idiot.

  30. Anna February 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    I realize that I am here under a fire.

    I am not going to come back to read and respond, not because I do not care, but simply because I am very busy.

    Thanks for reading!

    Kitten, Diana Parhouse – you do not personally know me (idiot, etc, keep to yourself please) I do not care to come around as a nice person to please you or anybody else, but I do care to come as a fair and kind person to me and to others. As you point out, look in the morror, ebcasue you do not come as a nice person saying bad things about people.

    Don, I am not a reseller. Macarons are good only for 5 daysm it will be silly and impossible to buy and resell them.

    Blah, got any money🙂 >et me see you do that please.

    Sickof etsyshit (nice name!) – I am based out of New York thank you. I seel at the farmes market. Come visit?🙂

    As a note: my macarons WERE photographed for HGTV. No lying here.

    Copyright or not, I know that I work damn hard to earn my mooney, I wknow that I receive a lot of compliments for my macarons from experienced bakers in NY and CT. Compliments come as soon as they try /eat one of them. I know that after going to Laduree store in NY, I was so so happy to find out BY ASKING OPINION FROM STRANGERS, AND MY OWN LITTLE GIRL, AND CCHILDREN DO NOT LIVEthat my lemon MACARONS, AND taste exactly the same. Maybe that is because I worked on them a lot.

    I wonder, what kidn of people come here, but whoever comes here, hope you spend your time with use. Cause life goes by, and it is a shame to remember wasting it by filing complaints to NY state, competing in abusive conversation and offenses.

    Good luck to you and please stop wasting you time here, go play with your kids or learn a new language or something. Go work out maybe, it might be better for you and your health.

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