Hmmm, Another Vista Print reseller like our friend PrettywithInkInvites? Amazing how those who sell stationery don’t know how to spell it. Nice feedback too.91 negatives & 100 neutrals!
Wedding Invitations from VistaPrint being resold on Etsy as Handmade:
Came across this blatant example of reselling in the Heartsy VIP email. The fun part? The reselling information is in the 1st paragraph of the seller’s listings! Seller is here http://www.etsy.com/shop/NATIVEX
See the first part of the listing here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/89780552/bear-iv
I find this disturbing on many levels: that this shop has been operating for 2 years, that he’s now getting Heartsy exposure, and that the original artist may have no idea his work is now being sold at cut rate prices.
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/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/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.
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?
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
Talk about copyright infringement! shelleym2011 http://www.etsy.com/shop/shelleym2011?ref=seller_info pimps every pop-culture celebrity, movie and institution you can think of! Including J Lo, Beiber and NASCAR http://www.etsy.com/listing/89967095/set-of-4-nascar-binder-clip-photo
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: