wtf?

7:59 PM Thursday, August 27, 2009

This shop has us scratching our heads.

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5631841">stylinbeadygirl</a>

Her announcement: This store is now in vacation mode. Someone has hacked into my store and taken down my items. Sorry for the disruption.
Her feedback: 88% 21 negatives almost all in a row.

So if there is obviously a problem with her not delivering goods AND the shop is in vacation mode, HOW is there an item available to buy?

WTFraud!

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PIF FAIL

8:45 PM Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pay It Forward's are supposed to be .20 with free shipping but let's take a looksie around the Etsy horn and 3 readers found these:

artfaerie
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22228730">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22228730</a> (39 0f 74 items are PIFs)

chrissycreations
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26912446">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26912446</a>

ShanasShop
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28781856">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28781856</a> (18 out of 43 items are PIFs, 14 of the 18 are also tagged ’sale’)

mandalarain
“Please do not purchase this without another $10 item from my store — it will be cancelled” <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27896079">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27896079</a>

100% of it is being donated to charity. does that make it a pif? i’m not sure i understand. is it mistagging, or is it etsy legal?
FoxyGknits
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20641864">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20641864</a>

BethBoudin
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6639345">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6639345</a>
For a while, she kept putting up alchemy requests for donations, usually refillable ink cartridges. Now she mistags PIFs.

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Vintage FAIL...

10:00 PM Monday, August 24, 2009

These boots were on the front page. They are "Vintage 80s Etienne AIGNER SIGNATURE " boots.
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20184185">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20184185</a> in <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5244929">GoodEye</a>.

How can these be vintage when Etienne Aigner only made umbrella's, perfume and other small accessories until 2000 and didn't start making leather goods until 2001?

And these, from &lt;a href=&quot;in <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5244929">GoodEye</a>"&gt;GoodEye</a>, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=25667327">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&amp;listing_id=25667327</a> can't be vintage because Adrienne Vittadini didn't get into the glasses biz until 1996.
This shop has a few other things that are made by brands not even in existence 20 years ago.

And these DKNY boots in <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5189874">nstylevintage</a> are probably not vintage since DKNY wasn't formed until 1989 and the shoes and boots weren't introduced until a couple years later. The lace up boots weren't popular until the late 1990s so I doubt these meet the 20 year test.
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28921972">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28921972</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5066746">bsochic</a>'s description says "These sunglasses are from the early 80's", yet, DKNY wasn't founded until 1989. Say what??
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24278080">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24278080</a> (Make sure to check out her feedback for a negative about misrepresentation.)

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7008415">AntiNu</a> doesn't even know Etsy's TOS and writes in the description that the shoes are "about 16 years old."
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29446569">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29446569</a>

It's fun to search for stuff made by designer's that haven't been around for 10 years, let alone 20, to see what you come up with. You'd be surprised!

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Straight Off The Streets!

10:05 PM Saturday, August 22, 2009

Here are a bunch of shops with that "off the streets" quality...

adix1977
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5860744">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5860744</a> These carved elephants are in the art category. The photo frames still have price tags on them.
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_155x125.66670986.jpg" class="alignnone" width="155" height="125" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.64499320.jpg" class="alignnone" width="155" height="125" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.60486919.jpg" class="alignnone" width="155" height="125" />

juicyjewelz
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6027099">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6027099</a>
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_155x125.85350712.jpg" class="alignnone" width="155" height="125" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.85907178.jpg" class="alignnone" width="155" height="125" />

vintagetibet
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7909375">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7909375</a> A reader thinks <a href="http://www.lpisb.com/">this site</a> is their source.
<img alt="" src="http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_75x75.86140216.jpg" class="alignnone" width="75" height="75" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_75x75.86142184.jpg" class="alignnone" width="75" height="75" /><img alt="" src="http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_75x75.86127420.jpg" class="alignnone" width="75" height="75" />

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jps3dcreations

9:00 PM Friday, August 21, 2009

<img alt="" src="http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_155x125.28370021.jpg" class="alignnone" width="155" height="125" /> <img alt="" src="http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_155x125.30147990.jpg" class="alignnone" width="155" height="125" />
I just stumbled on this shop:
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5865526">
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5865526</a>

and don't know what to make of it. The supposed artwork looks copied from other artists. The books, well, I've seen that before and it sucks, but is a franchise.

What about all those "paintings" of other artists work?
And the personalized notes?
weird, just, weird.

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Parisera

8:11 PM Thursday, August 20, 2009

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6510736">Parisera</a> goes on the forums and admits that she just designs but does not make her jewelry. WJW.

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6255560">http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6255560</a>

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Reseller- Mysweetyroom

7:51 PM Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Reader Email-

I sent two e-mails along with flags reporting two sellers who are selling mass produced jewelry from Korea/China. I provided links to their Etsy listings along with links to other big box foreign jewelry websites carrying the exact same merchandise, but the shops are still there and their items not removed. This is a genuine concern of mine, as I am a handmade jewelry seller and there is already enough competition amongst handmade sellers themselves. I feel that their presence on Etsy completely devalues
'handmade' and wondering why they are still selling despite the multiple flags sent along with proof that their items are not handmade. Thanks in advance for taking the time to address this.

*<strong>MySweetyRoom.etsy.com</strong>*
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26640628">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26640628</a>
<a href="http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018006000165">http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018006000165</a>
<a href="http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4931&amp;category=001">http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4931&amp;category=001</a>
<a href="http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=8301">http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=8301</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001001056">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001001056</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27036004">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27036004</a>
<a href="http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018006000168">http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018006000168</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001001064">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001001064</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26272984">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26272984</a>
<a href="http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018008000159">http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018008000159</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27159340">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27159340</a>
<a href="http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018001000276">http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018001000276</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084002000317">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084002000317</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25981721">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25981721</a>
<a href="http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018008000111">http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018008000111</a>
<a href="http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=6820">http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=6820</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26857899">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26857899</a>
<a href="http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4929&amp;category=001">http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4929&amp;category=001</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001001031">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001001031</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25966611">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25966611</a>
<a href="http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4819&amp;category=001">http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4819&amp;category=001</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26273956">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26273956</a>
<a href="http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4561&amp;category=001">http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4561&amp;category=001</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084005000022">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084005000022</a>
<a href="http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=7528">http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=7528</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26533972">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26533972</a>
<a href="http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4294&amp;category=001">http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4294&amp;category=001</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26959348">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26959348</a>
<a href="http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4248&amp;category=001">http://asmama.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=4248&amp;category=001</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001000933">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001000933</a>
<a href="http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=7171">http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=7171</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26854534">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26854534</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001001060">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001001060</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26268444">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26268444</a>
<a href="http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=7741">http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=7741</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001001003">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001001003</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26959059">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26959059</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001000956">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001000956</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26257999">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26257999</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084003000172">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084003000172</a>
<a href="http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=7404">http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=7404</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26268482">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26268482</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084003000167">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084003000167</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26256801">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26256801</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001000786">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084001000786</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26539316">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26539316</a>
<a href="http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084003000142">http://www.4xtyle.com/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=084003000142</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26260042">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26260042</a>
<a href="http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=6593">http://okba.kr/list.asp?id=6593</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25940261">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25940261</a>
<a href="http://richbon.net/?pid=7838779">http://richbon.net/?pid=7838779</a>

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26960170">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26960170</a>
<a href="http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018008000166">http://www.catsgirl.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=018008000166</a>

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Feminist Review Spam

9:22 PM Sunday, August 16, 2009

A blog called Feminist Review is spamming Etsy shops with a vengeance about getting freebies sent to them to review on their blog.
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6188227">http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6188227 </a>
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6162028">http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6162028</a>

Unfortunately sending an item to India for free does not mean it will even be a good review..
<a href="http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2009/08/state-quarter-necklace.html">http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2009/08/state-quarter-necklace.html</a>

Thoughts?

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Reader Email

11:30 PM Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pretty sad when an ENTIRE shop is made up of copyrighted items. Sigh.
snscreativebowtique
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6147361">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6147361</a>

Also this is pretty funny.
She's basically saying "Etsy made me take down the listings, but I still sell them so email me to buy them." LOL
She didn't bother to remove the many, many other copyrighted listings in her shop.
designsbycristi
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7248957">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7248957</a>
Shop Announcement: <em>***Important*** Due to Etsy rules and regulations, there are certain images that are not allowed to be posted or "listed" on Etsy. These images include but are not limited to nfl, nba, college teams, nhl, and sport team images. I have previously had these listed in my store and am no longer allowed to list these images. I apologize for the incovenience. If anyone has any questions, feel free to convo me or email me</em>

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Steampunk As Vintage

7:57 PM Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What are your thoughts on searching for vintage items and seeing steampunk??

I received an email from a reader that is so tired of seeing this seller when they are searching for vintage clocks..

AUTOMATIEK
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7572146">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7572146</a>

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Super Talented or Reseller??!

9:31 PM Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This is one seller from Bangkok/St Louis – nowhere in her profiles does she actually say she makes any of her items – frankly, if she could sew leather purses, make fine jewelry &amp; sew clothes she would quite the woman.

zhenunleathers <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7157103">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7157103</a>
strandedgems <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5437729&amp;order=&amp;section_id=&amp;page=4">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5437729&amp;order=&amp;section_id=&amp;page=4</a>
madamejen <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5233802">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5233802</a>

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Boutiqueitaliana

9:30 PM Thursday, August 6, 2009

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7544773">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7544773</a>

Boutique Italiana may have their own website but google the brand name Lilia Vanini and see how many hundreds of online sellers of this brand there are.

These are mass produced and sell worldwide.

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Anyone know the story behind this and goatmountainarts reply?

<em>"Maybe it's because everyone is tired of the passive aggressive blame another seller for your bad business which is exactly what you are doing. I know it, you know and she knows it but she's too nice to say anything.
If something is mistagged, hey FLAG it. What do you expect to achieve by this? It comes across as jealous and petty and small and manipulative, all of which it is.
It's obvious and it's spiteful and don't we really have enough jealousy fueled spiteful actions going around these days?
I don't get why it isn't digital college because whatever, but again, flag it if it's an issue instead of behaving like this. Couldn't get away with it inside a thread so you what, made up your own?
If you KNOW that someone is breaking the rules, don't break them yourself by calling out. Makes you look doubly foolish." </em>
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6235597">
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6235597</a>

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ShadeJewelry kicked off Etsy..

9:49 PM Tuesday, August 4, 2009

<a href="http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6237369&amp;page=6">http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6237369&amp;page=6</a>

Was it the negative feedback left lately? I do feel bad for that customer that is going to get married before getting his engagement rings back from Shade.

Thoughts?

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check out the blog post about Regs123 here:

<a href="http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/?p=3859">http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/blog3/?p=3859</a>

and almost instantly she is on vacation in LA again. How convenient :)

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Quick Links 7/31

1:15 AM Saturday, August 1, 2009

dmpols has fake Gucci bags with the tags still on it:
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28355694">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28355694</a>
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WatashiPanda has a whole lot of non-handmade Sanrio/Hello Kitty stuff
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6310869">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6310869</a>

Some listings show the necklace in its original packaging and says Made In China:
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24378885">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24378885</a>
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meanii86 is not shy about her store being ALL Hello Kitty but every listing is still being put in the handmade sections.
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5781318">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5781318</a>
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PINKSTARswimwear was recently on the front page.
If you check out her shop it's a drastic difference between "professional" and crap low grade digital and to top it off, it looks like she doesn't know how to rotate her pictures.
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6028863">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6028863</a>

This listing is only for a Medium. As someone commented- if you made them, all sizes would be available.
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13625292">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13625292</a>
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<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6175653">Hellobianca6</a> is back open with a few less items yet her shop announcement stays the same.

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