charms4you, AgHalo

12 Jul

The two sneaky resellers to report. The shops I am referring to are Charms4You: http://www.etsy.com/shop/charms4you and AgHalo: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AgHalo. Now, while they may be “Etsy legal” for putting a charm on a chain, or just selling the charm, it is quite obvious they do not make their post earrings. As for AgHalo, I don’t believe she makes her toe rings or her ear cuffs either. I’ve reported these two to Etsy’s Marketplace Integrity Team several weeks ago to no avail. I don’t for a moment think either of them have the wherewithal to pass off being able to make this stuff themselves what with Etsy requiring extensive photographic evidence as proof and the materials receipts with dates.

Charms4You – http://www.etsy.com/shop/charms4you

She passes off her stud/post earrings as being supplies: http://www.etsy.com/shop/charms4you?section_id=6410355

These are clearly purchased at wholesale elsewhere to resell as they are available from a number of places:

Sterling Silver Skull Posts:
Charms4You – http://www.etsy.com/listing/62199514/itty-bitty-skulls-sterling-silver-post
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Sterling-Silver-Skull-Finding-Earrings/dp/B004FBOZD8
Ebay – http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sterling-Silver-4mm-Skull-post-stud-earrings-/180900866155

Male & Female Symbols Posts:
Charms4You – http://www.etsy.com/listing/58595619/male-and-female-sex-symbols-sterling
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Sterling-Silver-Female-Symbol-Earrings/dp/B003ONNK70
Ebay – http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sterling-Silver-Stud-Earrings-Male-Female-Symbols-BOXED-/190671308854

These she didn’t even deign to take her own photos:

Black & White Skull Posts:
Charms4You – http://www.etsy.com/listing/73467405/skull-and-crossbones-sterling-silver-and
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Sterling-Silver-Skull-Crossbones-Earrings/dp/B0077CBFKS
Ebay – http://www.ebay.com/itm/925-Sterling-Silver-Skull-and-Crossbones-Stud-Earrings-/170871470854

Another interesting tidbit, she has another shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Molds which she doesn’t disclose in either of her shop profiles.

AgHalo – http://www.etsy.com/shop/AgHalo

She takes things a bit further as she lists everything as handmade and includes ear cuffs and toe rings: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AgHalo?section_id=7222881

Sterling Silver Dolphin Ear Cuff:
AgHalo – http://www.etsy.com/listing/100916145/dolphin-ear-cuff-sterling-silver-cuff
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Sterling-Silver-Dolphin-Ear-Cuff/dp/B00583KOBO
Ebay – http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sterling-Silver-12mm-Dolphin-Design-Ear-Cuff-New-/300709953952

Sterling Silver Crown Toe Ring:
AgHalo – http://www.etsy.com/listing/75512283/crown-toe-ring-sterling-silver-toe-ring
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Sterling-Silver-Jewelry-Adjustable-Special/dp/B0055LHZES
Ebay – http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sterling-Silver-Crown-adjustable-toe-ring-/180902885522

AgHalo and Charms4You seem to have the same design aesthetic as they both make and sell the exact same earrings:

Skulls:
Charms4You – http://www.etsy.com/listing/62199514/itty-bitty-skulls-sterling-silver-post
AgHalo – http://www.etsy.com/transaction/85678277

Peace Signs:
Charms4You – http://www.etsy.com/listing/62739242/peace-signs-sterling-silver-post
AgHalo – http://www.etsy.com/listing/61504629/peace-sign-earrings-sterling-silver-post

Paw Prints:
Charms4You – http://www.etsy.com/listing/62738976/paw-prints-sterling-silver-post-earrings
AgHalo – http://www.etsy.com/listing/77792051/paw-print-earrings-sterling-silver-post

There are many many more; perhaps they are a collective of some sort? Discuss and report please!

12 Responses to “charms4you, AgHalo”

  1. HadEnoughofTheseMaggots July 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Worse than this shop is Little Devil Designs. I’ve been reporting it forever. It appears to be a charm on a chain shop, which I have no problem with. But if you read the listings, they *do not* include the chain. AND, they claim to be cast by hand. Really? For $10? Yeah right.

    Here’s but one listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62663631/tiny-thors-hammer-sterling-silver

  2. Downwithresellers July 13, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    In the description, it says the seller bought this and it was too big so they are passing it on. Hmm. Listed as “handmade by finntastic2006” http://www.etsy.com/listing/103543389/touch-a-rainbow-dream-hoodie-size-xl
    in this listing the descriptions says it was bought from another seller three years ago. Hmm
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/73250061/leah-fairbanks-lampworked-plum-blossom

  3. morgansilk July 13, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    More typical marketing to the bottom line. Uck.

  4. resellonetsy July 13, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    Hello, all the products that are on this site are basically cast. All sterling silver 925 should be stamped, and the vendor should tell you the weight. Real silver has a value, something like $2 a gram in a wholesale shop if it is real. The process of casting and finishing takes a small factory. It is not likely anybody is doing it in their home. After casting, you have to sand off the sprues, and any irregularities in the casting. Earrings, you have to put together. This requires a different skill. Polishing a small item like an earring must be done with care. Some factories don\’t polish by hand, they tumble in a machines. Most of these are low quality charms. You are right, it is not handmade, and to cast, is it not a simple job.

  5. jobradley July 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTc0NzE4MTB8MjcyMzA1ODIxOA/love-song

    Find the Chinese reseller on the FP selling crap, and lots of it!

  6. Monica July 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Looks like zibbet isn’t immune, either.

    http://www.zibbet.com/LantanaC#

  7. Charming July 16, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    I thought it was funny that charms4you is selling 1 pizza box charm for 5 bucks, while this Etsy seller offers 4 of them for $3.95 http://www.etsy.com/listing/96419151

  8. susan July 16, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Who is good on researching purse sellers? http://www.etsy.com/shop/SusanLeatherDesign

    is an example of purses being resold, ships from the USA, photographed with all the right props. But they forgot to write all of it in English 高级时装, 时髦 is in some of the listings
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/104503453/cow-leather-quilting-bag-shoulder-bag

    and “brand name ” of LEFT BANK appears in some photos

    This one has a model number sticker on it

    And these ones come with plastic protectors on the handle, just like from the factory!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/102842810/cow-leather-tote-bag-handbag-in-green

  9. hateshittynotalentetsysellers July 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    resellonetsy: is it possible, that by “cast” they mean “pour melted metal into a silicone mold”? I’m asking because I don’t know if the metal would be too hot for those molds, but if it can be done, then there’s a chunk of labor cut out of the process. I love the silicone molds because you can make a mold of anything and then recreate (*sigh* cast) a bazillion of ’em

  10. apple February 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    you sound jealous that you couldn’t sell that much in a short period of time.. whiny on about american resellers, doesn’t matter now because the chinese resellers has taken it to a new level and doesn’t matter if you report 100 shops, there will be 500 more tomorrow..so waste your life on being a dick to certain sellers

  11. Annika May 19, 2014 at 7:35 am #

    So what I’ve gathered from your posts is that the greater majority of these findings are speculation. Are you aware that if you are wrong about this, you could have a law suit on your hands for slander? I’d be doing ALL my research before pointing fingers.

  12. Shannon June 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    Wow, shame on you! AgHalo used to do custom orders for me all the time. She was a wonderful girl and stay at home mom to 2 babies trying to make a living. You need to be careful of what you say before you make these claims.

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