<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.

14 comments:

  1. Whoa! Did you see her mark-up? $56 USD on Etsy, $35 CDN on the wedding site.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  2. Nice theft of their pictures, too. 'Subtle' isn't in this person's vocabulary, is it?

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  3. There are some people on this earth that deserve a personal email detailing their douche baggery. This is such a person. And they've been informed.... by me.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  4. A douche bag of the highest order.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  5. Found it here:

    http://www.packageperfect.net/p-964-having-the-upper-hand-whimsical-funny-wedding-cake-topper.aspx

    here:

    http://bridaloccasion.com/funnyweddingcaketoppers.htm

    here:
    http://www.partyfavorsbydesign.com/comical-couple-with-the-bride-having-the-upper-hand-cake-toppers-wedding.aspx

    here:

    http://www.justcaketoppers.com/Wedding_Cake_Toppers/Humorous.html

    here:

    http://www.myweddingaccents.com/Bride-Having-the-Upper-Hand-Wedding-Cake-Topper-p/ws6082.htm

    Actually, a google search for "upper hand wedding cake topper" yielded pages of stores where this ...ahem...handmade... item can be found.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  6. I also contacted the web site that actually produces these items - went to "contact us" and wrote them to inform them of this seller. Since Etsy obviously has no interest in getting rid of this reseller - then maybe the manufacturer will.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  7. Here's a shop I just came across in Pounce:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?ref=pounce&user_id=7482363

    I'm confused as to how laminating magazine articles is considered "handmade" and "art". Maybe I'm being too critical? What do ya'll think?

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  8. I noticed Sweetest has now recategorized everything as "supplies." I can't believe that makes it alright.

    VA, you're not being too critical. Selling laminated ads with celebrities in them is just sad. I can't imagine them selling.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  9. It's gone now.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  10. They may have taken down the cake toppers from MyDreamWedding, but they are still selling these:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26633941 (also with stolen photo), which are from here:
    http://www.justcaketoppers.com/store/Wedding_Cake_Toppers/Castle/Castle_With_Steps.htm

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  11. only that one is gone - after the asshole wrote me back and said "Opps didn't realize I was in violation". You didn't realize you were stealing photos and claiming to "hand make" items that you were actually buying from a manufacturer who mass produces? Seriously. Darwin would roll over...

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  12. Changing the tags to Supplies doesn't change the fact that she is stealing the photos.

    I hardly think they are supplies, either.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  13. Wasn't there a featured seller who laminates things?

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  14. Yes, there was a featured seller who laminated things, I was trying to find her but I think she's gone now. I don't see anything wrong with the mag pictures other than the obvious celebrity do you have the right to resell the photo thing, I have some pendants in my shop made from laminated pictures from vintage childrens books.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

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