Thursday, March 18, 2010

Keep this blog going

We need to keep this blog going. Mark it a favorite. Remember no shutting down threads here.

Don't buy into Etsy's bullshit

As I was browsing the web yesterday I noticed tons of Etsy info from previous conversations talking about the same problem with resellers. Guess what???? They didn't do anything then and they won't do anything now. In the older posts like 2 years ago they told the Etsy sellers "were working on it". What they want us to do is forget.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Defination of FRAUD

1. A deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain.
2. A piece of trickery; a trick.
a. One that defrauds; a cheat.

How do you spell Etsy ? FRAUD

They might say they will or say their trying but the bottom line is money in their pockets.  Do you realize how much money they will not get it if they throw all the resellers of crap off Etsy.  They are a business and the whole point of the business is to make money.  I do understand that.  But Etsy, than don't advertise your site as a handmade site.  That would be FRAUD.

Good Reading "The Skinny on Etsy"

"Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade. ... Who is Etsy? Etsy was founded by Rob Kalin, Chris Maguire, Haim Schoppik and Jared Tarbell in June, 2005. We are a community and a company." -- From Etsy's web site.   OK Rob.  How about all the resellers of crap you can buy online from China etc. ??????????????????

Monday, March 15, 2010

Could you be more obvious? WTF???

This is the crap that is totally slapping us in the face.  SHYMALIL LAMAS Shop.  Please tweet and blog this shop all over the place.  High five the one who called it out.

Check out the listing below marked handmade.  There are a ton of these on this site.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

How do you know that it's not handmade?

Can you take the time tell us how you know that it should not be on Etsy? 

Spare Time to Really Look at Listings

I had a few moments to look at some of the listings and how they were tagged.  I wish I could in good concious call out a couple of shops that if they were not resellers they really had me fooled.  I didn't see commercial in their tags at all. 

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Peekin at the resellers

Congrats everyone we've had over 600 visitors to this site in the short time it's been up.  Interesting that only a small (very small) percentage of those visitors left comments.  I am very proud of those of you that were not afraid of "calling out".   You don't have to call out anyone just leave your comment or say hello.  Your shop won't be closed and neither will your thread here.  You can rant all you want.  That's what were here for.

Friday, March 12, 2010

If you see a legit seller on the list speak up

Don't want to call out an innocent shop.  I am not qualified enough to call out shops that are resellers.  Please do your homework before you post the name of the shop.  And smile.  It's a good thing. 

Etsy it's all about the money

OK, I know it's all about the money.  Have you ever stared at the newly listed item.  They never stop.  Now think of each time one rolls by it is 20 cents in etsy pocket.  Now if I were Etsy would you ask someone to stop listing????  That's taking money out of their pockets.  To us they are just plugging up the searches. 

How stupid are they?

Sorry but I have to laugh after checking out all the stores that were posted on here.  Blatantly marked handmade.  How do you make handmade beads ???

This will Be only as accurate as we make it

I am adding and taking off sellers per your comments.  I do not nor do Etsy sellers in general want to "call out" any seller by mistake.  We are only doing this to help unplug the clutter (and there is a shit load of clutter) on Etsy.  I don't believe that Etsy admins can possibly go through each and every store and verify it's origin because they have already allowed them in without any regulations in place.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sick and Tired

I will just leave this open for those of you (me included) that are sick and tired of being treated like fucking children.  Try to get this link out to other sellers (if we can). 

Calling Out Resellers on Etsy: Resellers on Etsy

Calling Out Resellers on Etsy: Resellers on Etsy

Call out free for all

Dear fellow Etsy friends. You will have to list the links to the stores here yourself. Can someone list a link to see if your able to do it ???

Resellers on Etsy

This blog is devoted to calling out yes I said calling out all the resellers on Etsy.  You know the sellers that pretend they handmade their items and sell them to the buyers.  Well on Etsy we are forbidden to "call out" any seller or shop in the forums to alert us to those nasty little fake handmade sellers.  Well guess what Etsy Admins you sure as hell can call them out here.  So here is our chance to let everyone know who they are.  Not like Etsy is going to be able to do it all.