13 Jun

Re: “vintage” more closet clean out here:

Paris Hilton and Victoria’s Secret vintage perfume? This gal has got some true vintage but why add this garage sale crap? Vintage must mean “I just don’t like it anymore”


28 Responses to “Lindymause”

  1. Dee June 13, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    LOL! Paris Hilton herself is barely over 20 years old so the fragrance certainly isn’t vintage. Poor Etsy admin! It’s got to be a neverending job keeping up with sellers that do this. Talk about job security!

  2. BeardedIris June 13, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    More like a neverstarting job.

  3. Life During Wartime June 13, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Yes, BeardedIris! Because Etsy rarely does anything about reports of faux vintage. There have been brief periods of time where some shops were closed or items removed. But anything really can be listed as vintage, provided you also have some actual vintage items in the shop. That stops any investigation of a seller, cold.

  4. Dee June 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    That was sarcasm, folks! 🙂

  5. Kristen June 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    gross used perfume.

  6. a marionettes with puppets June 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Hoarders: the Perfume Edition. This is the crap you find at estate sales. She must stock her shop one shoe-box full at a time.

  7. PussDaddyBlogs (@PussDaddyBlogs) June 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I wouldn’t mind having some Electric Youth.

  8. Dee June 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    So long as it’s vacuum sealed, it wouldn’t bother me that it’s used.

  9. catsinhats June 14, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Vintage ipod case!

  10. Sickofcupcakes June 14, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Ya, I’ve been looking for a cool iPhone case and it’s very depressing how much mass produced crap is on etsy.

  11. Dee June 14, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    As for those cell covers….the way they are made, Etsy would definitely consider them handmade.

  12. Monica June 14, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    A vintage iPod case? LOL

    And those cell covers! I can’t imagine waking up one day and *wanting* to make what so many other people are making. That’s called looking for the fast buck and I would have serious issues with having any trust in making a transaction with someone who operates that way. smh

  13. Dee June 14, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    I work very hard in my shop, I’m trying to make a living. Unfortunately my work is very labor intensive. But honestly, I would love to make a fast buck! 🙂

  14. BeardedIris June 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    This seller was on the front page. I have my doubts as to some of it. The headband that was on the front bag was called vintage. I don’t think its even handmade. Thoughts?

  15. sickofetsyshit June 14, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    I don’t see Etsy changing for the good. I think I’ll just open my shop, sell what I can find to make a quick turnover and make up cheesy stories about how I or my collective made them and Etsy won’t give a damn unless a competitor with more sales reports me. 😀

    The End.

  16. Dee June 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm #


    Can’t beat’em….

  17. Monica June 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I dunno, I would hesitate to mention someone’s shop on here on little more than mere suspicion, BeadedIris. Granted there are a lot of items and she says “we” and “our shop” in her profile, but those are pretty slim things to go on, IMO anyway.

    I wouldn’t want to taint someone’s reputation without cause, ya know? :0)

  18. susan June 15, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    But here’s the thinkingthesamething moment. I happened to look at the FP when that bridal headband was in the featured treasury and immediately I thought “reseller”. Poked around a bit on google but I don’t know wedding that well to know the wholesale sites. Especially when the profile is as vague as it is. So therein lies the problem: Some categories are so effed up with resellers that you can’t trust any of it. Basically, I don’t believe much of wedding category at all.

    I see charm on a chain: I think Chinese factory reseller. I see loose cotton/knit clothing from overseas: I think factory sweatshop. I see vinyl decals: reseller. Iphone case: reseller Shabby Chic repainted anything: Someone who can aim a spraygun. Graphic designed items from templates, loose cannons!

    There’s half the items that are in your average front page treasury, and I’m saying that I no longer have the ability to believe that any of them are connected to handmade artisans anymore.

  19. Dee June 15, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    “There’s half the items that are in your average front page treasury, and I’m saying that I no longer have the ability to believe that any of them are connected to handmade artisans anymore.”

    Most of the resellers that you just mentioned…..the problem is, they aren’t lacking for sales. YOU may not be able to believe that they are handmade goods, but nobody gives a shit what YOU or I , or anyone selling on Etsy believes. Their sales tells etsy that the buying public is not THAT concerned with whether everything on Etsy is handmade or not. When hashing out whether or not an item is handmade or mass produced in China, you do so with the belief that Etsy and the customer will care. Over and over it’s becoming abundantly clear that they do not. And the bottom line of any business is the almighty dollar.

  20. BeardedIris June 15, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    She has her items tagged as “vintage hair accessories” in the titles.

  21. Crystal Hartung June 15, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Okay, I just tried to find some cute business card holders and found this:

    There are 3 in just the search alone.

  22. Life During Wartime June 15, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    Etsy considers painted (by the seller) pieces like the birdie holders to be handmade. Unless they are more than 20 years old, in which case they are still vintage…or maybe handmade, depending on the admin you ask.

  23. Me June 15, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Makes sense. Thanks for the info.

  24. Monica June 15, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    Well, there was nothing in her shop (the wedding/hair accessory one) that really grabbed me and screamed ‘reseller’! And with all of those rhinestones, I can see where some of them could very well be classified vintage. Remember it’s not been all that long ago since Etsy changed how you add items, selecting answers to questions (like that will weed out resellers) about who made something and when, so there’s still a whole lot of misclassified items out there.

    Unless there is a whole lot of evidence floating around out there, or it’s abundantly evident at first or second glance, I just tend to initially give most people the benefit of the doubt.

    It is hard to trust at times when we’ve all been so confronted with so much bull, and then, sometimes too, it can be easy to ‘see’ what we’re looking for. :0)

  25. Nicole June 16, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    This seller was on the front page. I have my doubts as to some of it. The headband that was on the front bag was called vintage. I don’t think its even handmade. Thoughts?

    I swear, this seller looks like a heavily coached new store by Portobello. Notice how there is absolutely no personal information about the seller. I immediately recognize a few pieces which I’ve reported Portobello for from Wedding Factory Direct and the rhinestone jewelery website:

    The ONLY difference is that the ribbon is cut in the middle. Seriously? This is handmade? I think not.

  26. abluntmum June 20, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    Someone above said “ewww used perfume” LOL What’s so “ew” about it?

    It’s not like the person puts the bottles in their ass to freshen their anal passage.

  27. PussDaddyBlogs (@PussDaddyBlogs) June 20, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    Please let me shake off that last visual-my eyeballs are bleeding.

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