Reseller- ivancupid

8:08 PM Thursday, September 3, 2009

<img alt="" src="http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.86335074.jpg" class="alignnone" width="230" height="206" />ivancupid.etsy.com
<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6403654">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6403654</a>

This guy is a repeat offender. He opened a shop last year where he sold graphics that he stole from a graphic artist. He sold one item, you can see it in his sold section. He was shut down. He has now reopened and is selling the modern version of a Chia pet – the “Little White Man’. Not his handmade, vintage, or supply….it’s resale. You can see it here: <a href="http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/216199005/Little_White_Man_Grass_Doll.html">http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/216199005/Little_White_Man_Grass_Doll.html</a>

He is a total reseller. None of the trunks and boxes he is selling are authentic vintage either, they’re 100% reproductions – I can go buy them right now at my local TJ Maxx or Marshalls. I’m sure with a little hunting any of us could find them online as well.

38 comments:

  1. it's on the front page right now! wow!

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  2. i was just about to post the same fuckin thing!
    and i reported it a while ago.


    ETSY FAIL!

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  3. Another shop that sells a wide variety of items, but hides the wooden items under 'vintage'. Hard to prove that a wooden purse or clock from Hong Kong is, or isn't, vintage. My guess is that they are factory fresh, but it will be hard to get a flag to stick to this shop and permanently shut them down.

    Chia pet style figures have been around for like 75 years. I have a vintage Sear's catalog from before WWII, and there's a Chia style head in there.

    Personally, I'd be concerned about importing seeds from China, legal or not. Don't know what would happen if the seeds were introduced into your local eco-system. (Digging in the dirt, anyone?) A lot of invasive plants crowding out native North American species originated in Asia.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  4. He was on the front page? Are you kidding me?

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  5. DUDE! His ANNO box is from a computer game online! HAHAHA! Real vintage!!

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  6. FAIL. I happen to own one of the boxes with that clasp thingy just like his. Almost identical! I know it well inside and out because I keep my thank you cards and bus cards in it!

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  7. There is no difference really between his Little White Man and selling a plant of some kind in a vintage teacup, except the Little White Men don't ruin vintage teacups. I'm pretty sure I've seen plants in vintage china or glassware on the FP. I'm not sure what is handmade about these items?

    I mean, my late uncle who was a pioneer in plant cloning, grew orchids from cells. That was a handmade plant.

    I see the White Man sold. No surprise there.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  8. Well people are "assembling" the plants and teacups, choosing vessels to go with different types/shapes of plants. That doesn't bother me.

    The "little white man" comes with the seeds from the manufacturer in China.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  9. It's thoughtful of Etsy to lower the bar for handmade artisan work to the ground. But I'm not sure I'd be happy if I understood what precisely they were thinking... Some things are better left as a mystery.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  10. Way to go ivanstupid.

    PussDaddy

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  11. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.movies-games.be/uploads/images/3010.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.gamespot.com/users/Baranga/&usg=__iLV0H2J8wQ-MnQ9dME9eGahWjfg=&h=360&w=601&sz=61&hl=en&start=2&sig2=NiaV2evBlzCjmmspqccgSw&um=1&tbnid=6Sl0zPlDaqYPAM:&tbnh=81&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Danno%2B1404%2Bjewelry%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4SUNA_enUS246US246%26um%3D1&ei=jmSgSu65EY-EtwfklcibBQ

    His effing vintage box is from an online game!!

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  12. I love the descriptions -- "just a few scratches here and there, could use a detailed cleaning". lol Yes, because the factory where they were made PAYS people to scuff them up to make them look old.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  13. The difference between the people putting a plant into a teacup and the thing he's selling is that he doesn't do anything...he isn't even planting it. He's just reselling the box with the stuff in it.

    From his listing:
    Plant Instruction:
    1. Take the Hair Man Plant out of the box

    That thing was on the fp? Way to go, Etsy. Keep researching those things you put into your treasuries.......

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  14. Epic fail.

    http://www.movies-games.be/uploads/images/3010.jpg
    There's the Anno 1404 box, without the searching.

    That's super-lame. I found some more suppliers with those white head-grass men. And listing more. What a shame.

    Flagged.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  15. Look at the sold digital sheet - where he suggests we "then visit my girlfriend's art shop at
    http://sooooound.etsy.com"

    How sweet! She's the one who bought the download. Now go to her shop where her shop announcement makes no mention of reselling rip off merchants for boyfriends.

    She likes to promote him here though.

    http://www.stylehive.com/person/sooooound/saves/recent/0

    I wonder what those other friends shops she suggests we see are like? Personally I feel too dejected to look right now.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  16. Another lovely seller:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7871045

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  17. My photos can't even make it on craftgawker, but reseller junk is allowed on Etsy..........this is effen crazy!

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  18. Front page! Admins are such asshats.

    And the Content team is slow enough that by the time these flagged items get looked at they'll all probably be Vintage anyway!

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  19. Reseller - contacted etsy - still wont remove items.

    Check it out.


    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7151361

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  20. Sara-they are supplies, so that stuff is okay per Etsy.

    WTF is Ivan still doing on there?

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  21. I mean, really...I hate to think this, but Etsy doesn't care do they? Why would they put flagrant resellers on the FP? I don't get it. It makes me sad!

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  22. He had three sales before being on the fp, now he has nine. Epic fail, Etsy......

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  23. I don't think its so much ETSY Fail on a whole but that people at etsy aren't empowered to make decisions like closing shops (even temporarily) without substantial oversight. Its almost like a governmental thing.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  24. Etsy can do anything they want; they don't give a shit about their site. Has nothing to do with regulations or anything remotely beaurocratic: it't just laissez-faire IGNORANCE.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  25. with such products how come etsy doesn't put a stop to this
    *groan*

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  26. Etsy has their hands full fielding 100's of complaints on a daily basis!

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  27. No way, can that be a valid excuse.....

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  28. That shop is AMAZING the more I looked around.
    TSK TSK

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  29. Ebay sucks! Says:
    September 5, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Etsy has their hands full fielding 100’s of complaints on a daily basis!

    Etsy doesn't give a shit , that is the REAL problem.
    I would be willing to bet all those flags go straight into the recycle bin.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  30. the computer game one has gone (i think) but the rest of the crap is still there.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  31. JK Says:
    September 6, 2009 at 11:35 am

    And here are all his ‘handmade’ planters:
    http://www.your-way.cn/index.html

    Just click ‘grass doll’.

    .... And it looks like more stock photos that he liberated from the companies.
    What a crock of bull dung!

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  32. Covoyed with the seller and got a response - Very telling!
    Claims he was never on Etsy before.
    TSK TSK

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  33. And here are all his 'handmade' planters:
    http://www.your-way.cn/index.html

    Just click 'grass doll'.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  34. I found some similar boxes at this site- they have jewelry boxes and wine boxes made out of the same materials. Check it out:

    Guangzhou Jintengyuan Import & Export Trading Co., Ltd.
    http://gzjty2008.en.made-in-china.com/product/xqSmzMOJanDb/China-Wooden-Box-GB576-.html

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  35. He re-uses stock photos and there are several sources for his 'handmade' items. . .way to go, Etsy.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  36. His shop is empty now, but he says the next update will be next Monday. Maybe he's painting faces on the dolls... Oops, I hope he doesn't follow this blog... I think he was already trying to sell them as supplies, because the newest listings (before they were removed) said something about using them as props for photos - anyone else notice this?

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  37. Now they're photo props?? It seems like he's always looking for an angle. Is it really SO important to this guy to have an etsy shop that he has to keep making crap up and passing off other people's work as his own? Instead of all the lying and sneaking around maybe he should, I dunno......try actually creating something worth selling? Or sell actual vintage items instead of new things with scuffs on them? It's not like he's becoming a millionaire hawking all of the fake crap anyway, why expend so much energy and time lying and being deceitful? I don't get it.

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

  38. Empty shop! Finally!

    Wacky & Tacky Etsy

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