Etsy seller Jennifer of FaeryCouture
went wild in the Forums about a notification received from Etsy about items newer than 20 years old listed as vintage in her shop.
She started 3 threads to whine about her cruel handling by the Marketplace Integrity minions:
using the tragic loss of a pet as a variation of ‘the dog ate my homework’ excuse for not following the rules.
Other than providing a train wreck to gawk at, I found the history of repeated vntage violations in her shop interesting. It shows how Etsy wastes sellers fees with gentle and very s-l-o-w handling of obvious rule breaking. Seriously, does Etsy need to send repeated messages to a shop selling as vintage unaltered items with date information in the listings? FaeryCouture has been listing new items with dates in the listings as vintage for a while!
this one was listed as handmade toys, dated 2008
Currently listed new stuff with dates:
These items are only the dated collectibles. There are plenty of listings for shoes and other wearables that look newish to me as well, and many items are described as ‘Victorian’ which clearly aren’t. I am guessing maybe half of her current listngs are actually vintage?