<img alt="" src="http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.73152112.jpg" class="alignnone" width="430" height="359" /><img alt="" src="https://secure.weddingstar.com/products/medium/6082.jpg" class="alignnone" width="275" height="330" />

EtsyWTF sent me an email about the shop <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7032107">TheSweetestBatch</a> who is claiming to be selling "unique wedding toppers". They are all found at My Dream Wedding.

Just an example:
"best hand painted porcelain you have ever seen."
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25771177">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25771177</a> is found here
<a href="http://mydreamwedding.weddingstar.com/6082+Comical+Couple+with+the+Bride+%22Having+the+Upper+Hand%22_category:cake_toppers">http://mydreamwedding.weddingstar.com/6082+Comical+Couple+with+the+Bride+%22Having+the+Upper+Hand%22_category:cake_toppers</a>

Every other one of her cake toppers is on that website as well.

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Quick Links...

1:21 AM Monday, June 29, 2009

Kristen says:
"I have flagged this item time &amp; time again

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17641699">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17641699</a>

handmade in a factory in Poland is more like it! I have been to the factories in Boleslawiec!"
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Gern says:
"Please please flag this shop, loaded with mistagging, non-vintage vintage, and things listed as supplies that are not."

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7500714">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7500714</a>
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Laura says:
"I just found your call out blog, and love it! This sellers drives me crazy bc I know it's not handmade:

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5709631">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5709631</a>

She doesn't offer custom sizes, and look at the stuff! What do you think?"

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Reader Comment

8:42 PM Friday, June 26, 2009

Submitted on 2009/06/25 at 2:39pm

<em>I am extremely skeptical of this seller’s jewelry section. Her profile states that all of her items are “hand sewn” and it mentions nothing about working with jewelry, metals, glass, etc. Her materials listed are generally along the lines of “pendent, chain”… Last I checked putting a pendant onto a chain didn’t count as “making” something.
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5575096&amp;section_id=5408940">
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5575096&amp;section_id=5408940</a>

Most of her “pendents” look like something you’d get at a cheapo teenybopper jewelry store.

Case in point: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21267807">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21267807</a></em>

ed: I think this should have been the case in point-http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26295526

DISCUSS!

And remember this is an editorial comment from a reader, no offended parties allowed!

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Scavenger Hunt!

8:45 PM Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This reader issued a WilliamDohman challenge:

He is trying for some more attention now. First he posts this in Business and it gets moved to promos.
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6197038
So he then duplicates it and starts again in Business.
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6197052

And if anyone can find where he stole the robot design, big props to you! It has to be stolen. That guy is a turd.

Get your searching hats on! I'll start:

The face/head reminds me of an Alexander Shen <a href="http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=190064.0">wooden robot</a> he posted back on Craftster.org in '07<img alt="" src="http://bp0.blogger.com/_BinfzWOmzuc/RsEnA7neSHI/AAAAAAAAAEo/XEr-rCDgkb0/s320/photo-006.jpg" class="alignnone" width="213" height="320" />

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..and by giving it a completely different description title "Large Deer Trophy" they thought they would throw us off as well from the original "Cardboard Stag Deer Mount" but they did copy and paste some of the item description. And strangely enough, they charge more money.

Popdeluxe- <a href="http://www.popdeluxe.net/cardboard-deer-large.html">http://www.popdeluxe.net/cardboard-deer-large.html</a>

reseller- Cj8n <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24586059">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24586059</a>
<img alt="" src="http://ep.yimg.com/ip/I/yhst-53777107109672_2057_255800900" class="alignnone" width="272" height="272" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.69175292.jpg" class="alignnone" width="272" height="272" />

Edited to add: They are probably the same people but I still find it odd that the names, descriptions, &amp; price are different if they are the same makers.

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<img alt="" src="http://ep.yimg.com/ip/I/yhst-53777107109672_2057_20980496" class="alignnone" width="300" height="300" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.71188003.jpg" class="alignnone" width="430" height="328" />

Original: Modern Birdhouse from Pop Deluxe <a href="http://store.popdeluxe.net/wobi1.html">http://store.popdeluxe.net/wobi1.html</a> $30

Etsy Listing (with wonky bird): WilliamDohman <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25185567">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25185567</a> $45 (on sale)

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fabrichandbags

9:19 AM Thursday, June 18, 2009

<img alt="" src="http://shop.asraistyle.com/images/1238526356147-716872612.jpeg" class="alignnone" width="175" height="167" /><img alt="" src="http://shop.asraistyle.com/images/1242334169104-1872353319.jpeg" class="alignnone" width="166" height="175" />

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7038186">fabrichandbags</a> is a reseller and doesn't even change her photos from the wholesalers.

Wholesale page: <a href="http://shop.asraistyle.com/category.sc?categoryId=3">http://shop.asraistyle.com/category.sc?categoryId=3</a>

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shmena UPDATE

4:39 AM Wednesday, June 17, 2009

this shop Shmena
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6133045">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6133045</a>

<a href="http://www.thegreengiftbox.com">http://www.thegreengiftbox.com</a>

Sells candles, jewelery, seed kits etc. These products are all over the net from a wholesale distributor.
They are not handmade, the seller has copied the pictures, and also used the descriptions, from another site .

There are also links to their website in the shop announcement and product descriptions

<a href="http://soul2soultreasures.com/soy_candles.htm">http://soul2soultreasures.com/soy_candles.htm</a>

<a href="http://www.escapeconcepts.com/Store/index.htm?6229.htm&amp;1">http://www.escapeconcepts.com/Store/index.htm?6229.htm&amp;1</a>

UPDATE:
Received this in my inbox-
Regarding the Reseller I wrote about yesterday, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7107242">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7107242</a>

Now they are incuded in the gift guides! Look, most of the stuff might be okay if listed under Supplies. But it is being listed in handmade categories, and is clearly not handmade. Can you please do something to correct this?

They even state the manufacturer in the listings.
This is in the gift guides
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=fp_gg_0&amp;listing_id=26455029">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=fp_gg_0&amp;listing_id=26455029</a>

Look at the tags, paper goods, stationery, set, recycled paper, eco, pencil, commercial

THIS IS NOT HANDMADE.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do something about this!

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sarahworkshop

3:04 AM Monday, June 15, 2009

reader comment-
check this shop out…seems a little over kill the emphasis on “handmade…one of a kind” yet no where does the seller say they hand made them.
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7039795">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7039795</a>
also, love how it say male in the profile but the name of the shop is sarahworkshop.
I’m not buying it…but who knows I could be wrong.
yeah they could be handmade but I doubt by the seller.

Another poster linked to the wholesaler site: <a href="http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/store/ff8080811ed3f30b011ed519026f5dd5.html">http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/store/ff8080811ed3f30b011ed519026f5dd5.html</a>

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Reader Post-

7:09 PM Friday, June 12, 2009

"I’m not sure on these, but…pretty sure. Anybody into investigations?

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7480783">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7480783</a>
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7528423">
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7528423</a> <strong>see post below</strong>

SHOULD be illegal but prolly isn’t: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7477067">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7477067</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7528568">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7528568</a>
“We are your direct source of authentic Brazilian bathing suits. We add a special detail by hand. Each style is made specially for you.”

Karen

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same as the first...bag lady is back.

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7528423">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7528423</a>

I think she was trying to hide from us by calling herself "villagelace" this time and not having the word "bag" in her name. Nah, we always find you.

Would somebody convo her with some chinese translation to quit opening shops?!

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A huge WTF..

9:26 PM Thursday, June 11, 2009

goes to CreepyClassics for selling a <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25821699">vinyl Twilight banner</a>
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.73324084.jpg" class="alignnone" width="430" height="303" />

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Front Page Reseller

12:58 AM Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Interesting thread regarding the seller <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7447006">ThreadBinder</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6179352">http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6179352</a> who was on the front page.

They even mention the brand of the items in the description! just google them – here’s one i found:
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.72629807.jpg" class="alignnone" width="230" height="400" />
<a href="http://www.mmmg.net/shopping/shopping-detail.php?pi=789">http://www.mmmg.net/shopping/shopping-detail.php?pi=789</a>
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25615200">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25615200</a>

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funny rant of the day from <a href="http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/The-Soapbox/Who-Goes-On/520126886">ebay</a>:
<em>
They bash eBay and claim superiority over us... they lock threads and suspend posting abilities too... Ive never been so insulted in all my days by such an inferior group of tards and misfits..

Can you see I am a little peeved off LOL.... I contacted their support and complained and probably to no avail anyhow.. who gives a F.. I dont.. They can go to h e double hockey sticks for all I care....

Anyhow how are yall eBayer's doing this evening ? Good I hope..!!!

Let me hear from you all, sound off 1 at a time .....</em>

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Baileyhart7- The Lazy Reseller

8:53 PM Wednesday, June 3, 2009

In my inbox:

Hi ya - am really upset on behalf of a few friends of mine - the buyer baileyhart7 has been buying things on etsy and reselling on ebay. Not a big deal in general - but she's stealing photos and descriptions.

Check these out:

<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-40s-Sheer-Silk-Chiffon-Floral-Gown-Dress-Slip_W0QQitemZ300319571878QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item45ec70ffa6&amp;_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&amp;_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50">http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-40s-Sheer-Silk-Chiffon-Floral-Gown-Dress-Slip_W0QQitemZ300319571878QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item45ec70ffa6&amp;_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&amp;_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50</a>


<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=16059885">http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=16059885</a>


Since etsy is unlikely to do anything - though have reported - could you do a post? Thanks so much,

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<a href="http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6170399">http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6170399</a>

dohh says:
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5475660">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5475660</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5505671">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5505671</a>

they look like 2 stores with imports? do most people do that, open a bunch of stores at a time?

<a href="http://www.wholesalesarong.com/wholesale-organic-jewelry.htm">http://www.wholesalesarong.com/wholesale-organic-jewelry.htm</a>

I thought it was supposed to be handmade here
Posted at 7:02 pm, May 31 2009 EST - Report this post

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Okeechobee Art Thief..

4:25 AM Monday, June 1, 2009

<img src="http://etsycallout.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/untitled-12.jpg" alt="Untitled-1" title="Untitled-1" width="504" height="279" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-231" />
for ohabby81 to be charging such precious coin you would think she would at least change up the middle picture to not make it so oh-so-obvious that it's straight up stolen from Pottery Barn Kids.

oabby81:
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25311622">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25311622</a>

Pottery Barn Kids:
<a href="http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/da155/index.cfm?pkey=cart-gallery|k">http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/da155/index.cfm?pkey=cart-gallery|k</a>

I guess it made it into a Storque article as well.

Who knew you could directly copy and then charge $129 for it. And her "this is my favorite" is priceless. Yeah, we can tell it was. Maybe someone can let PBK know how much you liked it as well.

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