uniquebazaar

7:58 PM Friday, July 31, 2009

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5591963">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5591963</a>
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19414101">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19414101</a>

Not only is this photo taken directly in a STORE, but the description even says:

“The gown came with sparkling white gloves to adorn the dress.”

Came with?

She has tons of these dresses in her store. In addition to… wait for it… a $575 Louis Vuitton handbag!

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27490341">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27490341</a>

Sad part is, she registered in February and has already made several sales.
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.78902414.jpg" class="alignnone" width="230" height="190" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.54640975.jpg" class="alignnone" width="230" height="190" />

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Not Vintage, Not Handmade

7:17 PM Thursday, July 30, 2009

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5584733">UseOver.etsy.com</a>

<em>"high quality Fashion Cubic Zirconia (CZ) Gems "Diamond Quality" handset into Permanently Bonded 14K Gold." </em>

Bad name for a bad shop.
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_155x125.76859915.jpg" class="alignnone" width="155" height="125" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_430xN.76305305.jpg" class="alignnone" width="155" height="125" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.76166907.jpg" class="alignnone" width="155" height="125" />

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HelloCRAP

6:31 PM Wednesday, July 29, 2009

<strong>Hellobianca6</strong>
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6175653">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6175653</a>

She is selling all kinds of tacky non-handmade, non-vintage items. Such as this Sanrio change purse:

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28199640">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28199640</a>

And these barely used Adidas shoes: <strong>[with no laces which is handy-eco]</strong>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28217928">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28217928</a>
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.81345890.jpg" class="alignnone" width="230" height="121" />
Or how about this China made marijuana ashtray?

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28201605">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28201605</a>
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.81290580.jpg" class="alignnone" width="230" height="121" />

She even has a Hello Kitty section:

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6175653&amp;section_id=6281730">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6175653&amp;section_id=6281730</a>

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Links 7/28

7:19 PM Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I’ve had my doubts about these:
RoesToesShoes
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5626343">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5626343</a>

Gift basket of commercial crap:
babybundlesandmore
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28133880">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28133880</a>

Fake Louis Vuitton Shoes (and not vintage either)
MissHoneyVintage
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25959696">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25959696</a>
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.73783264.jpg" class="alignnone" width="430" height="322" />

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Tourist Souvenirs

7:06 PM Monday, July 27, 2009

first, let me say that your blog is quite amusing and informative. thanks for keeping us all in the know!

secondly, i want to bring your attention to a few shops - of many - which are international sellers peddling tourist souvenirs as 'handmade'. as a seller in Asia with only (verifiable! :) vintage items they're not really my personal competition, but it does hurt my shop when people believe that everything sold from Asia is a fraud.

these two shops sell the EXACT same rubbish that i see in every tourist-trap bazaar, every day. sure, it's 'handmade' somewhere along the way - but in sweatshops by women and kids who then sell it to these people for mere pennies. i don't think that's the sort of image Etsy wants to portray.....

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7038186">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7038186</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7637146">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7637146</a>

i can say for certain that both of these are frauds. in the first - i cannot believe that this ONE person knows how to make EVERY SINGLE STYLE of tourist handbag sold all over town here. on the second, the lady is selling silver, wood, fabric (SAME PURSES as the first one!) and many other mediums, professionally done, and also strangely enough identical to everything in the bazaars.

PLEASE help to rid etsy of sweatshop items!

thanks!
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In other news, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6506718">regs123</a> is back from "callout vacation". She has changed some verbage but it still bothers me that she says "All of my artwork is either hand painted or hand drawn"..just say traced. Even the best artists in the world could not make absolute exact copies. Nice try. It's still copyright and Disney will find you.

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<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26207428">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26207428</a>
From the listing: "Publisher: Hermes House (January 1, 2004) "

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=26206684">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=26206684</a>
From the listing: "(The first book in the Star Wars : Dark Forces series)
(1997)"

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26197916">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26197916</a>
Image from amazon (didn't even bother to edit it), info I found at Amazon: "Publisher: Citadel Press; 2Rev Ed edition (Feb 1999)" <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Films-Steven-Spielberg-Douglas-Brode/dp/0806519517/ref=sr_1_9/275-4818122-0473214?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1248519771&amp;sr=1-9">http://www.amazon.co.uk/Films-Steven-Spielberg-Douglas-Brode/dp/0806519517/ref=sr_1_9/275-4818122-0473214?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1248519771&amp;sr=1-9</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27667953">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27667953</a>
MATCHED PAIR WHITE GENUINE ROUND DIAMONDS - $14.99
"2 MATCHED LOOSE GENUINE NATURAL WHITE ROUND DIAMONDS

CLARITY SI1-I3

COLOR G-K

QUANTITY 2 diamonds

WEIGHT .08 TO .10 CTW (.04-.05 EACH)

SIZE 2.0 to 2.3 + mm each

SHAPE ROUND WHITE <strong>BRILLANT</strong> VERY AFFORDABLE PRICE
YOU RECEIVE THE EXACT 2 DIAMONDS PICTURED

I'M NOT A CERTIFIED <strong>GEMMOLOGIST</strong>. DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEM (COLOR and CLARITY)

IS ONLY MY HONEST AND PERSONAL APPRAISAL INTERPRETATION AND OPINION OF THE STONES!!!!

ALL MY DIAMONDS ARE GENUINE NATURAL AND ARE TESTED WITH JEM-II DIAMOND TESTER!!!

THESE ARE NATURAL GENUINE DIAMONDS

THESE WOULD BE GREAT FOR MAKING JEWELRY OR TO ADD TO YOUR DIAMOND COLLECTION

MUCH BETTER THAN PICTURED AND VERY PRETTY"

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27122105">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27122105</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27039690">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27039690</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27040402">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27040402</a>
LOUIS VUITTON VINTAGE CHECKBOOK WALLET - $25.00
"i am not sure of <strong>authenticy</strong> of it, but it is real nice. not hardly any wear." I know we've seen this before, but it's just so "funny".

best regards,
Kirsi the Troll

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Sock Puppet Voting

10:00 PM Friday, July 24, 2009

I received this email today:

Hi!

Love your blog and wish to remain anynomous, if that's okay.

You'll love this one. This shop, PenelopeG2, is in the <a href="http://www.etsy.com/voter_list.php?ref=voter&amp;room_id=60">voter this week</a>. She's in second place, as of this writing, with 155 votes. Second place, mind you, but not one single item heart. Imagine that!!

Everytime flapperdoodle moves ahead by 10-plus votes, PenelopeG2 moves just to within a few votes of her... within a matter of minutes. This has been a consistent pattern all week, since this round of voting began. Probably so she can keep the pace and cross the finish line in the final minutes??

It gets better- Zero hearts on her popular item. Check out her feedback from buyers- minharda buys from PenelopeG2 on July 6, 2009 and leaves feedback July 7, 2009. Here's the feedback she left: "I gave this as a birthday gift to a girlfriend and she loved it....I think these pieces are unique and universal and very stylish."
Can you say express mail??!
The next day, July 8, minharda makes two more purchases and leaves feedback July 21, the same day the other buyer, Hgerryts, did. Neither buyers have bought from any other shop.

And it still gets better! In the etsy storque article about this voter, there is a comment that says "wow, love PenelopeG2's stuff - definitely on my wish list!" written by "dianadiva008" -- guess when she started her account? July 21st!! <a href="http://www.etsy.com/storque/etc/vote-who-has-the-freshest-shop-4406/">http://www.etsy.com/storque/etc/vote-who-has-the-freshest-shop-4406/</a> (scroll a way down to find the comment)
Dianadiva008n loves PenelopeG2 so much that she doesn't bother to heart her shop, or her items. In fact, she hardly has any item hearts on anything. Now, wouldn't you heart someone whose shop you love so much?
About 10 of us have been watching the voting pattern all week- it is amazing how, when flapperdoodle moves ahead by 10 or more votes, Penelope manages to close the gap.
While I think she makes her necklaces, some of her bracelets are mass produced.

Sock puppet's for sure... I hope you will look into this and post something before voting ends at 10 am Monday.

Please, please!!

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A REAL fischverkäuferin :)

7:18 AM Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A reader pointed out a shop with a VERY interesting <a href="http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=5731432">German woman</a> who loves to talk trash about others to somehow make herself appear more high and mighty to herself I suppose, yet us readers just thinks she's an ass.

Check out some of the great comments left by other readers:

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5731432">decentartworks</a>

She manages to insult everyone on Etsy along with her customers.

http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=5731432

This profile was updated, it previously called all other photographers on Etsy “Ghetto walmart kids with crapy plastic cameras”

This is the “nice” version.
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Here’s a quote from the end of the profile:
“I love to talk to people from other countries …(and I’m also travelling a lot around)
…just another hobby of mine ;-) ”

= LMAO

Her nicecraftworks profile isn’t much better…
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Wow, that is pretty rich. Being a photographer myself, I don’t see what is so spectacular about her photography. It looks kind of bland. *shrugs*

Can you report people for having offensive profiles?
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Omg, this is from her other profile. How ignorant!

“‘GERMAN’ beads don’t exist. I’d like to stop that stupid nonsense that gets distributed by numerous jewelry and supply sellers from USA who are claiming that their beads are ‘made in Western Germany’.
The fact is that there are no beads factories in Germany. And for sure never have existed here in West Germany where I’m living for all my life (and that is almost a half century).

ALL beads and findings which are available here in German stores are imported from Asia or from somewhere else in the world. Also the jewelry material that gets sold by the German supply companies Guetermann, Rayher, Farbenspiel etc. is imported from Asia. (They just buy it from Asia and re-sell it in Germany for super expensive prices. Not only one single bead of them was ever manufactured here in Germany! And btw …Guetermann now even lets produce its world famous sewing thread in India.) So far about globalization…

Further on: the words ‘made in Germany’ are protected by German law for products which are actually made in Germany and may not abused for any other purposes.

Same for German ‘VINTAGE’ beads:
the word ‘vintage’ doesn’t exist in Germany as well. It’s totally unknown here and all this strange hype about ‘German vintage’ beads is USA-made only (as well as the beads themselves!!!). These sellers use to tag their beads ‘German vintage’ just for making ‘precious’ beads out of them (even out of worthless plastic beads!) and sell them for expensive prices.
Due to this ‘vintage fashion style’ hype in the USA many people are making lots of profit on that with such false products. There actually has arisen a real ‘German Vintage bead’ mass distribution in USA. (You can see that if you search for ‘German Vintage Beads’ on the internet. Just try out by yourself! You’ll find US-sellers only, no German at all… even no Asian sellers, who distribute such false ‘vintage beads’!)”
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I don’t see the artistry in her pictures either, and the things she says in the profile prove that she wouldn’t recognise fine art if it bit her in the nose…
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Just going to point out one more thing about decentartworks…

Previous to her updated profile she also called out all the photograhers who digitally altered their photos, saying she’s only providing actual prints.

Looks like she changed her mind about what’s crap and what’s art.

<em>“All my listed photos are also available as digitally altered photos (i.e. greyscale, aged, faded, blurry, watercolour, oilpainting, textured, digitally framed etc.) Just let me know what effect you want for which photograph of mine and I will make a customized picture especially for you … at no extra costs :-) ”</em>
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Good lord… that woman is unbalanced. WTF is this about???? How he hell does she know the percentage of sellers in Germany who are actually “other nationalities” temporarily living there?!! whatanutcase.


“<em>To your information:
About 50% of all Etsy stores located in Germany are US Army ‘based’ military shops! Other 30% of Etsy stores here in Germany are maintained by sellers of other nationalities who just temporarely live in Germany.
Only 20% are actually German shops.

So you should keep this in mind if you want to buy ‘typical German’ products here on Etsy. But I hope very much that this strange situation will change soon and that many more German sellers will sign up on Etsy in the future
…for representing OUR countries’ artisan products :-)</em> ”
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I think that remark is sort of racist, as well. It’s not like she’s making traditional German cuckoo clocks. She’s making beaded jewelry, anyone from anywhere can make what she’s making. You don’t have to be German to know that skill.
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traveled and lived in germany for a short time here, and never met anyone like this fischverkäuferin. wjw….i do understand her wanting to let people know about traditional crafts in Germany Post WW2.

when i was there my arts and crafts appreciation was extended towards the fine pilsner brewers exclusively. quite enjoyable craftsmanship in that department.

it wasnt hard to find this link, decentcraftartphotographer lady:
http://www.wildthingsbeads.com/article-gcbi.html

not sure how accurate it is but apparently there may be some beadmaking going on there
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I just like how she trashes other photographers as ghetto.. goes on and on about how fine art her work is..and then charges $6.00 for it. What a joke.

And what is this about??

<em>because when I joined Etsy one year ago I was totally shocked about all the many 'trash photographers' from USA who make (without exception) <strong>ugly junk photos of European countries (especially of Germany) and publish them here for sale</strong>. I still do not know the reasons for this very primitive behaviour that continues on and on, because we Europeans do not make such ugly photos of the USA and put them here for sale...
or should we do that also do in the future now? </em>

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Don't Forget!

7:10 AM Tuesday, July 21, 2009

to send in your callouts to my email! etsycallout@hotmail.com

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Reader Email- lifeisonlyillusion

7:12 PM Saturday, July 18, 2009

<img alt="" src="http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.68369206.jpg" class="alignnone" width="230" height="201" />
I came across this summary of some shops on the Chinese auction site taobao:
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://hi.baidu.com/xzdqarina/blog/item/726ab21b950d5b118618bfb9.html&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjIO-U-wnx8WcrtSzKVULm_apflEw">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://hi.baidu.com/xzdqarina/blog/item/726ab21b950d5b118618bfb9.html&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjIO-U-wnx8WcrtSzKVULm_apflEw</a>

since two of them are well-known resellers on Etsy (idea2lifestyle and yystyle) I thought I'd take a look at the style they are "copying" the aka style.

The taobao shop is artka aka

Artka label <a href="http://www17.tx8.cn/photo/woshiyiduohua/20096510211117.jpg">http://www17.tx8.cn/photo/woshiyiduohua/20096510211117.jpg</a>

when I went there, I immediately recognized some clothing from a shop lifeisonlyillusion that was recently brought to my attention.

<a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fitem.taobao.com%2Fauction%2Fitem_detail-0db1-b2d1a8ff71cf981e6fd4fb3298881e1f.htm&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;history_state0=">http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fitem.taobao.com%2Fauction%2Fitem_detail-0db1-b2d1a8ff71cf981e6fd4fb3298881e1f.htm&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;history_state0=</a>

This sates that 91 of this blouse have been sold in the last 30 days!!
It's the avatar of reseller, no less!
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=16434205">http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=16434205</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26232226">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26232226</a> $71 on taobao $95 on etsy
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-e8110c3ec53a20f8c588cff693884c2c.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjmVVw2ej-6H-3LOSJ8IXR8jYLoXA">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-e8110c3ec53a20f8c588cff693884c2c.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjmVVw2ej-6H-3LOSJ8IXR8jYLoXA</a>
131 sold last 30 days

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=26464877">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=26464877</a>
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-fa7b4712b60d104c552ad409f12e37f3.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhgdWkqeaELLi5bgw0OYHL7m4-LeEA">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-fa7b4712b60d104c552ad409f12e37f3.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhgdWkqeaELLi5bgw0OYHL7m4-LeEA</a>
49 sold last 30 days

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=26282254">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=26282254</a>
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-3e15c802df845d038ed94b474880afbd.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjaEcF_xtS2yrF2qPc4X1JTm6sdrg">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-3e15c802df845d038ed94b474880afbd.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjaEcF_xtS2yrF2qPc4X1JTm6sdrg</a>
53 sold last 30 days

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=25482678">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=25482678</a>
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-f6bc499137c9672093790b343b9ae50c.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhj06ShcQcUeYPvmwC_7uD_NSWhr8A">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-f6bc499137c9672093790b343b9ae50c.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhj06ShcQcUeYPvmwC_7uD_NSWhr8A</a>
39 sold last 30 days

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26606937">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26606937</a> $49 on taobao $76 on etsy
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-5ab1a3d87e22bfd511ae311e579a21ba.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhh49jax9_0OY46vM2Ri7Vr02-pdKw">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-5ab1a3d87e22bfd511ae311e579a21ba.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhh49jax9_0OY46vM2Ri7Vr02-pdKw</a>
59 sold last 30 days

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25352102">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25352102</a>
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-ad55d621eac4ed95540b5fcd4ffe16d9.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhiJBgHKf5BUpdmNbnPuolbQrv1sSw">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db1-ad55d621eac4ed95540b5fcd4ffe16d9.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhiJBgHKf5BUpdmNbnPuolbQrv1sSw</a>
63 sold last 30 days

This is just one of the blatant resellers from China on Etsy. They change their profiles continuously, changing what they say about their business. It almost appears that Etsy is feeding them the terminology and profile that would keep them in line with the TOU.

Please address these blatant cases. The sellers and buyers on ETsy all know about them, and are disgusted.

SIncerely, Astrid aka RunzwithScissors

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Quick Links...

8:56 PM Thursday, July 16, 2009

* Brand new Chanel purse sold on Etsy:
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25862534">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25862534</a>

* <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7651757">Sandrinemercier</a> wants to sell you some used thongs &amp; bras

* VintageBaubles is a supreme cabochons tag misuser <a href="http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5585361&amp;search_query=cabochon">http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5585361&amp;search_query=cabochon</a>

* More leather bags with <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7508616">bigtree1</a> which I might add is such a random name for their shop. Let's show "green" images to mask the animal killings!

* Counterfeit <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7628158">Louis Vuitton sheets</a> ya'll!

* Same item? <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27351726">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27351726</a> <a href="https://www.southbeachswimsuits.com/store.php?StoreLevel=3&amp;PrevStoreLevel=2&amp;productid=1673&amp;Level1=12&amp;Level2=13&amp;p=1&amp;BrowseBy=0">https://www.southbeachswimsuits.com/store.php?StoreLevel=3&amp;PrevStoreLevel=2&amp;productid=1673&amp;Level1=12&amp;Level2=13&amp;p=1&amp;BrowseBy=0</a>

* There is even a shop called <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7245262">ResellersDream</a>

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<img alt="" src="http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_155x125.72581408.jpg" class="alignnone" width="155" height="125" />
I came across this seller <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6506718">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6506718</a> and feel really hacked off that she is just copying classic work by EH Shepard for Winnie the Pooh,

for example, just one of many, hers – <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25739434">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25739434</a>

original – <a href="http://www.just-pooh.com/pictures-view.html?id=427">http://www.just-pooh.com/pictures-view.html?id=427</a>

and Helen Oxenbury for Alice

hers – <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=23610441">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=23610441</a>

original – <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Alices-Adventures-Wonderland-Lewis-Carroll/dp/0763620491">http://www.amazon.com/Alices-Adventures-Wonderland-Lewis-Carroll/dp/0763620491</a>

She says: “All of my artwork is Original and hand painted”, and never gives a name check to the real original artists or acknowledges they are copies. She might as well just use a light box.

I reported one of her items, but nothing happened.
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I would love to see what Disney thought of her "originals".

Looking at her sold items I see she has copied Nightmare Before Christmas and Curious George as well..

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Reseller Call Out- yystudio

9:19 PM Tuesday, July 14, 2009

<img alt="" src="http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.70136118.jpg" class="alignnone" width="330" height="349" /><img alt="" src="http://img03.taobaocdn.com/bao/uploaded/i3/T1rAlcXbdOA3DyKkDa_122028.jpg_310x310.jpg" class="alignnone" width="247" height="310" />
Evidently Etsy closed their shop once, and somehow they were able to manipulate their language to get it reopened. Any time a shop has many different style items requiring differing expertise &amp; machines, and totally professional-shot photography in the asian style (<strong>YET BLURRY ADDS ETSY CALL OUT</strong>), one gets suspicious. I am not alone -- many sellers know this, and are very frustrated with Etsy in regard to these.

This shop wants to say that 4 members of their family make all the stuff the sell. Well, here they are on taobao:
<a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fitem.taobao.com%2Fauction%2Fitem_detail-db2-8cdc7109d9284bb03a4fec21c81a1983.htm&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;history_state0=">http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fitem.taobao.com%2Fauction%2Fitem_detail-db2-8cdc7109d9284bb03a4fec21c81a1983.htm&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;history_state0=</a>

Here's the feedback page translated by google:
<a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fitem.taobao.com%2Fauction%2Fitem_detail-db2-8cdc7109d9284bb03a4fec21c81a1983.htm&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;history_state0=">http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fitem.taobao.com%2Fauction%2Fitem_detail-db2-8cdc7109d9284bb03a4fec21c81a1983.htm&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;history_state0=</a>

description and location of store in CHINA, not in High Wycombe (London?) UK, as they state in their shop locater.
<a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fitem.taobao.com%2Fauction%2Fitem_detail-db2-8cdc7109d9284bb03a4fec21c81a1983.htm&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;history_state0=">http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fitem.taobao.com%2Fauction%2Fitem_detail-db2-8cdc7109d9284bb03a4fec21c81a1983.htm&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;history_state0=</a>

Stats for one of the shops:
<a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.taobao.bz%2Ffushi%2F1844.html&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;history_state0=">http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.taobao.bz%2Ffushi%2F1844.html&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;history_state0=</a>

Here's the Etsy items, in order:
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26541367">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26541367</a>
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26615620">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26615620</a>
<a href="http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-db2-22fe82baccdf334b94b58042a07e9da7.htm">http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-db2-22fe82baccdf334b94b58042a07e9da7.htm</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26660414">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26660414</a>
<a href="http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-db2-6fb6d1adfc7acf618716191f1a989e32.htm">http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-db2-6fb6d1adfc7acf618716191f1a989e32.htm</a>
(24 sold on taobao last 30 days)

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25099384">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25099384</a>
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-db2-aa1285a0c578027aa25197cffa4f2eda.jhtml&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjlLhiN1D8aSr6bhtKBvm1hyXDSJQ">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-db2-aa1285a0c578027aa25197cffa4f2eda.jhtml&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjlLhiN1D8aSr6bhtKBvm1hyXDSJQ</a>
(23 sold last 30 days)

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26277809">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26277809</a> $22 on taobao, $46 on Etsy
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-dd69c2e6e4246a11dcffdef814150eb6.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhgUpv7wMyw9PzuJ4_ZTxMsSKeiM4Q">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-dd69c2e6e4246a11dcffdef814150eb6.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhgUpv7wMyw9PzuJ4_ZTxMsSKeiM4Q</a>
obviously they do keep stock since this one shows 4

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24990826">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24990826</a> $47 on taobao $101 on Etsy
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-db2-22fe82baccdf334b94b58042a07e9da7.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhipwrNDSoud9zdM-AU3MUBTpADaew">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-db2-22fe82baccdf334b94b58042a07e9da7.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhipwrNDSoud9zdM-AU3MUBTpADaew</a>
obviously they do keep stock since this one shows 7 in stock

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25101875">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25101875</a> $43 on tabao $84 on Etsy
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-c18d6026b200c5864ed463078834a58b.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhgE_MylW8vNgmQhw_sNcIaeNyT-Bw">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-c18d6026b200c5864ed463078834a58b.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhgE_MylW8vNgmQhw_sNcIaeNyT-Bw</a>
obviously they do keep stock since this one shows 6 in stock

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26543516">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26543516</a>
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-84083c0c48e7e550b809c0836f5e8407.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhirPvVTmFBsDpXFIuPEzi1td55xuA">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-84083c0c48e7e550b809c0836f5e8407.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhirPvVTmFBsDpXFIuPEzi1td55xuA</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24872266">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24872266</a>
<a href="http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-91438ba0953b4072e6421ca4406f552e.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhikoA--qaD1uSVYhJDc6CR9s2VC5A">http://209.85.225.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-91438ba0953b4072e6421ca4406f552e.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhikoA--qaD1uSVYhJDc6CR9s2VC5A</a>

Please address these resellers. I can't believe that Etsy doesn't have the skills to figure these out, when quite a few sellers of true handmade have been able to figure them out.

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Reseller CallOut: GTZ DEZIGNs

9:39 PM Saturday, July 11, 2009

<em>Hello, Here is an etsy reseller.....she has been doing it for a bit, earlier she had a few products but now she has just added a couple of pages......she is even not using her pictures and everything is from the place she is buying these bags. She only has the colors that the wholesale place is selling and there are a few wholesale shop links I have at the bottom that are selling these products.

I have mentioned the product name as she has in her shop and then I have the etsy link and along with the link from the wholesale site. She is selling at 2-3 times the price on etsy. I just can not understand how can people do this or am I just too dumb

Cheers,
Mike.</em>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6294467">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6294467</a>
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_430xN.78560193.jpg" class="alignnone" width="230" height="250" /><img alt="" src="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/UploadFile/200905090924539AnCc.gif" class="alignnone" width="230" height="250" />

DISCO Genuine Leather Bag

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27388162">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27388162</a> ed.-"I just completed..."

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Cheap_Genuine_Leather_Handbag-720-421.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Cheap_Genuine_Leather_Handbag-720-421.html</a>


Original leather Tote Collection

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27387927">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27387927</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Brown_Three_Sectioned_Leather_Tote_-733-429.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Brown_Three_Sectioned_Leather_Tote_-733-429.html</a>


Black Leather Shoulder Bag

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27385330">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27385330</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Large_leather_handbag_New_York_4sure_-831-421.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Large_leather_handbag_New_York_4sure_-831-421.html</a>


Original Leather Tote Collection

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27352286">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27352286</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Khaki_Three_Sectioned_Leather_Tote-731-429.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Khaki_Three_Sectioned_Leather_Tote-731-429.html</a>


Beige Hobo Leather Bag

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27316683">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27316683</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Beyonce_Beige_Leather_Hobo_Handbag_4sure-776-421.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Beyonce_Beige_Leather_Hobo_Handbag_4sure-776-421.html</a>


The Mie Leather Bag

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27315422">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27315422</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Brown_Supple_Leather_Handbag_UK_4sure-496-421.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Brown_Supple_Leather_Handbag_UK_4sure-496-421.html</a>


The Aqua Leather Bag

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27315018">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27315018</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Blue_versatile_leather_bag_Berlin_4sure-239-422.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Blue_versatile_leather_bag_Berlin_4sure-239-422.html</a>


SEIS LEATHER HANDBAG

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27247659">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27247659</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Large_Khaki_Leather_Shoulder_Bag-717-429.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Large_Khaki_Leather_Shoulder_Bag-717-429.html</a>


SAL TAN Genuine Leather Tote
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27198102">
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27198102</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Supple_Tan_Leather_Tote_Handbag_London_4sure-727-429.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Supple_Tan_Leather_Tote_Handbag_London_4sure-727-429.html</a>


Leather Cross Body Bag

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27059775">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27059775</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/On_sale_Chocolate_leather_cross-body_bag_Paris_4sure_-543-429.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/On_sale_Chocolate_leather_cross-body_bag_Paris_4sure_-543-429.html</a>


TRINI Leather Hobo Bag

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27014592">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27014592</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Black_tassels_leather_hobo_Manhattan_4sure-299-429.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Black_tassels_leather_hobo_Manhattan_4sure-299-429.html</a>


Flower Leather handbag

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26890596">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26890596</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Flower_blosom_leather_bag_London_4sure_-607-429.html">
http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Flower_blosom_leather_bag_London_4sure_-607-429.html</a>


Roja Leather Tote

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26590906">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26590906</a>

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Rose_Red_Supple_Leather_Tote_Handbag-723-429.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/SeeAllHandbags/Rose_Red_Supple_Leather_Tote_Handbag-723-429.html</a>


Shops:

<a href="http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/index.html">http://www.leatherhandbags4sure.com/index.html</a>

<a href="http://www.wholesaleleatherhandbags.net/?gclid=CJmFleOQv5sCFRlcagodKUS2BQ">http://www.wholesaleleatherhandbags.net/?gclid=CJmFleOQv5sCFRlcagodKUS2BQ</a>

<a href="http://www.wholesaleleatherhandbags.net/">http://www.wholesaleleatherhandbags.net/</a>

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HOLY COW! Yesterday was a record for traffic- almost 2,000 visitors!
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reader comment:
SM New York-founded 2005; under Steve Madden Shoe Co.

Whomever bought these got swindled because they were $36.00 and you can get the same pair on ebay for $10. I asked the seller about them and she was very rude and I told her she is deceiving customers by NOT SHOWING THE LABELS of her vintage. She has a lot of non-vintage, but covers it very very well.

Deargoldenvintage

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=17252019">http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=17252019</a>

and here is the other pair, also SM New York which she promptly removed the label name so no one could research it.

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26600946">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26600946</a>

You know, I can’t tell what’s worse. The sellers intentionally deceiving naive buyers or the idiots that cannot tell what the hell they are buying.
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There is nothing worse than a rude seller when they get called out. I think we should all send her convo's just to piss her off :) -eco "vintage meets modern" rings a little TOO TRUE.

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Reseller Callout: ikaaka

8:18 PM Wednesday, July 8, 2009

UPDATE 7/9- SHOP NO LONGER ACTIVE!!!

This seller was on the front page chosen by Admin using the search term "raffia" on June 24, 2009. I can tell just by looking that the items are mass produced.

Here's the Etsy seller:

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6131221">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6131221</a>


Here's the Sunset Trading site where you can purchase the same product:

<a href="http://www.tootoo.com/d-p24728783-Hawaii_Beach_Style_Polka_Dot_Butterfly_Knot_Wood_Handle_bag/">http://www.tootoo.com/d-p24728783-Hawaii_Beach_Style_Polka_Dot_Butterfly_Knot_Wood_Handle_bag/</a>

Please note the place of origin (Etsy seller is operating out of Hawaii) as well as the supply ability.

<img alt="" src="http://imgs.tootoo.com/d6/65/d66570ed8fe5985660ec68c4f1861045.jpg" class="alignnone" width="300" height="225" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.35677783.jpg" class="alignnone" width="430" height="322" />-

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I've got an amazing contact that does her homework! This is an email that she sent to Etsy but went ignored:

OK -- this should be definitive info on this reseller. Here's the site, called RIP (Swan China) RIPDress.

1) Notice the 2 ideographs in their banner that make up their name (with the RIP under the 2nd one):
Under "brand" on the listing, you see the same RIP 2 ideographs.
Brand:裂帛
<a href="http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-20fb3fe88cfac53a8f2a599c003544f9.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhiTGa8Qxu2_12_GxCysChKT-ituQA">http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-20fb3fe88cfac53a8f2a599c003544f9.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhiTGa8Qxu2_12_GxCysChKT-ituQA </a>

if you scroll down, you can see how many of this identical dress they sold in China, and the feedback for each. 58 this month alone. and that's just this one dress.

Here's the dress on Etsy - just recently added: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25639528">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25639528</a>
looks like what they charge yuan/USD is about 5.5.

2) On this page, there are 3 more dresses idea2lifestyle sells on Etsy:
<a href="http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://shop33483998.taobao.com/%3Fsearch%3Dy%26price1%3Dnull%26price2%3Dnull%26pageNum%3D5%26scid%3D72863166%26keyword%3Dnull%26orderType%3D_time%26viewType%3Dnull%26isNew%3Dnull%26ends%3D&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhijnVnKki-8ooB816Yd0eKX7ELytw">http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://shop33483998.taobao.com/%3Fsearch%3Dy%26price1%3Dnull%26price2%3Dnull%26pageNum%3D5%26scid%3D72863166%26keyword%3Dnull%26orderType%3D_time%26viewType%3Dnull%26isNew%3Dnull%26ends%3D&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhijnVnKki-8ooB816Yd0eKX7ELytw</a>
the page might change as they add more, so look through the neighboring pages, too.

3) This is one page from the skirts: <a href="http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://shop33483998.taobao.com/%3Fsearch%3Dy%26price1%3Dnull%26price2%3Dnull%26pageNum%3D3%26scid%3D103915250%26keyword%3Dnull%26orderType%3D_time%26viewType%3Dnull%26isNew%3Dnull%26ends%3D&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhhLvVKNF5oRx6Y_GHUEKJHHfWSxhQ">http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://shop33483998.taobao.com/%3Fsearch%3Dy%26price1%3Dnull%26price2%3Dnull%26pageNum%3D3%26scid%3D103915250%26keyword%3Dnull%26orderType%3D_time%26viewType%3Dnull%26isNew%3Dnull%26ends%3D&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhhLvVKNF5oRx6Y_GHUEKJHHfWSxhQ</a>
here is the same skirt on Etsy, sold in July a year ago: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=9587424">http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=9587424</a>
Notice that both on the Chinese site and the Etsy site, they call it Flamingo skirt. What they mean is Flamenco. The same error is not a coincidence.

4) Here's the Chinese website's pants: <a href="http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://shop33483998.taobao.com/%3Fsearch%3Dy%26price1%3Dnull%26price2%3Dnull%26pageNum%3D1%26scid%3D5772248%26keyword%3Dnull%26orderType%3D_time%26viewType%3Dnull%26isNew%3Dnull%26ends%3D&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhhCEILWhyIL4jnBLgunVMoiziU-dg">http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://shop33483998.taobao.com/%3Fsearch%3Dy%26price1%3Dnull%26price2%3Dnull%26pageNum%3D1%26scid%3D5772248%26keyword%3Dnull%26orderType%3D_time%26viewType%3Dnull%26isNew%3Dnull%26ends%3D&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhhCEILWhyIL4jnBLgunVMoiziU-dg</a>

and here are the pants all Etsy: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5874423&amp;section_id=5694662">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5874423&amp;section_id=5694662</a>
They are all there.

5) Look on the left on the chinese site -- each of those RIPs on the left are a category - dresses, tops, skirts, pants, etc. Every one of the items on idea2lifestyle can be found therein.

6) this rooftop location was popular for the photshoots -- you'll see it on the chinese site, and idea2lifestyle:
<a href="http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-08e22487d80aa73e9db60e4cfa4edd87.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjcn0hr3k7RslrEuhmAb_yz4NHJnQ">http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-08e22487d80aa73e9db60e4cfa4edd87.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjcn0hr3k7RslrEuhmAb_yz4NHJnQ</a>
here are the Etsy listings with identical pics you'll see -- sold in 2008-- if you scroll down through the pics on the Chinese site above:
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=9049185">http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=9049185</a>
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=9858257">http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=9858257 </a>
BTW -- that turquoise thing is the blue elephant that you seen here in the dress sold on Etsy as "secret garden", here on the Chinese website:<a href="http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-93179bc713d235816826670afdfbd639.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhg3VyhlrMmDEnrzT0hFDjA8nSLi4g">http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-93179bc713d235816826670afdfbd639.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhg3VyhlrMmDEnrzT0hFDjA8nSLi4g</a>
and here on Etsy: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=9272806">http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=9272806</a>

7) the little black silk shrug: <a href="http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-1d50528946af68152ea9bf3c18c75825.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhiua3b-1QUlkNcgIa2YYKeczSlReQ">http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-1d50528946af68152ea9bf3c18c75825.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhiua3b-1QUlkNcgIa2YYKeczSlReQ</a>
here on Etsy: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25604302">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25604302</a>

8)And then there's this one, maybe a hundred already sold on Etsy: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25608373">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25608373</a>
here in China: <a href="http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-05b13ca5601e2e54e9d5d46093628e65.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhg8359w_0cBvgCmFaZJudGQI6PiSw">http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://item.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-05b13ca5601e2e54e9d5d46093628e65.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhg8359w_0cBvgCmFaZJudGQI6PiSw</a>

9) and if there was any doubt, here are the people from their factory, found by clicking on the {RIP}Story on the banner : <a href="http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://shop33483998.taobao.com/shop/xshop/wui_page-2595736.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjoGpSw0Mok4zhWe-T37jjUulXyYw">http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://shop33483998.taobao.com/shop/xshop/wui_page-2595736.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhjoGpSw0Mok4zhWe-T37jjUulXyYw</a>

10) and here is the rating:
<a href="http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://rate.taobao.com/user-rate-8856ecd822ff62459c8419e9a7408f84.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhh-JJtFLUJaXUqRHZOQEwN2ArHczQ">http://74.125.95.132/translate_c?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;sl=zh-CN&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://rate.taobao.com/user-rate-8856ecd822ff62459c8419e9a7408f84.htm&amp;prev=_t&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;usg=ALkJrhh-JJtFLUJaXUqRHZOQEwN2ArHczQ</a>

82, 106 sales????!!!!

This shop has been flagged by many, not just here, but on Dawanda and elsewhere. I hope this evidence should finally show all their re-writes of their profile on Etsy to be just lies!

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funkydarlinvintage where the favorite description tagline is "I know this isn't exactly 20 years old but.."

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25385724">Jackie O People Magazine</a>- "I know this isn't exactly 20 years old but so many people loved Jackie O and the photographs inside are much older than 20 years old."

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25547262">1996 Houston Oilers Calendar</a>- "Okay, another item that is not quite 20 years old but there are so many Oilers Fans out there, this will be quite a collectible item."

No wonder vintage is not taken seriously. What a joke.
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.72407159.jpg" class="alignnone" width="430" height="322" />

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Verona Earrings

2:36 AM Monday, July 6, 2009

<img alt="" src="http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.78557982.jpg" class="alignnone" width="430" height="401" />

Here's yet another Hong Kong-based Etsy shop NewVICTORIA churning out the mass produced handmade jewelry <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27387488">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27387488 </a>

Several Asian websites seem to be carrying them <a href="http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=ko&amp;u=http://www.richbon.com/board/board.html%3Fcode%3Drichbon_board1%26page%3D1%26type%3Dv%26num1%3D960757%26num2%3D00000%26lock%3DN&amp;ei=g91QSsfHDYSvtweH_vCtBA&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=translate&amp;resnum=1&amp;ct=result&amp;prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Verona%2BEarring%2522%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GGLJ_enCA220CA221%26sa%3DN%26start%3D10">http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=ko&amp;u=http://www.richbon.com/board/board.html%3Fcode%3Drichbon_board1%26page%3D1%26type%3Dv%26num1%3D960757%26num2%3D00000%26lock%3DN&amp;ei=g91QSsfHDYSvtweH_vCtBA&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=translate&amp;resnum=1&amp;ct=result&amp;prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Verona%2BEarring%2522%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GGLJ_enCA220CA221%26sa%3DN%26start%3D10</a>

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reader comment:

Can we do another vonlady? Here is her listing:
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12238316">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12238316</a>

and here is the ebay listing from the actual company in China that makes the bracelet, with the same exact photographs:
<a href="http://bit.ly/14MhsT">http://bit.ly/14MhsT</a>
<img alt="" src="http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/keep-first/0016/x0016103401.jpg" class="alignnone" width="530" height="373" />

Can't wait for the all caps retort on this one..

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What is this crap?! Laminated magazine pictures. Thanks to Stacey for her "handmade crafts"- lol.
sljohn84 <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7482363">
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7482363</a>
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.78180950.jpg" class="alignnone" width="230" height="370" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.78184187.jpg" class="alignnone" width="230" height="353" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.78182507.jpg" class="alignnone" width="230" height="385" />

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