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(NPR)   Etsy: these products may have been made by 12-year-olds in a Bangladeshi sweat shop, but what the hell...we'll call them "handmade in spirit"   (npr.org) divider line 12
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2013-10-30 09:02:47 AM
3 votes:

Heliovdrake: *snip*


You don't need to threadjack every etsy thread with eleventy bajillion pics of your SO's wares...
2013-10-30 02:56:10 PM
2 votes:

Heliovdrake: Etsy has been pretty good to the soon to be future Mrs.VonDrake. It has given her a lot more self confidence then she had before.
She makes mainly LARP Costumes, Custom Dice Bags, E-Reader /Tablet Covers and assorted cool things.

In fact it has even given her, her first commercial resale order. A nice little LARP shop in Australia ordered 20 items from her shop for resale, and even offered to help grow her brand by making sure she gets credit for each item in their shop.

Even if Etsy ends up going the way of other places like Ebay. and catering to the mass producing junk makers, I'm sure someone will hopefully spot the open niche and fill it.

Right now Etsy seems to be a good place for first time crafters to get some exposure and make a nice bit of money, a place you can start selling your wares until you are ready to open your own website for just your items.

Heres her Etsy and DA links of your interested.


http://www.etsy.com/shop/RawringPlushies

http://rawringplushies.deviantart.com/

Heres some of her items, my favorites at least.

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Oh ffs - nice stuff, but sell your ren faire crap somewhere else.
2013-10-30 11:08:40 AM
2 votes:

lordaction: Liberals's favorite consumer goods, such as Apple products, vibrators and rap CD's are all manufactured by 3rd world slave labor.  The reason they use these products as they don't want to do anything that might support the USA, such as buying American made goods or employing American workers.  It is one of the reason every Democrat president has trouble filling cabinet positions because they always find the person employed slaves from the 3rd world as domestic help and refuse to pay taxes.  Also why liberals refuse to deport illegal immigrants - it will remove their supply of slave labor.  Ever since the Democrats lost the Civil War and were unable to defeat the Civil Rights Act of 1964 they have been looking for new sources of slave labor.

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2013-10-30 10:45:29 AM
2 votes:
CEO Fred McCashalot said "I was educated by a business college - we need to grow at 15% a year or I will never get a $15M a year job running some other company in to the ground.  As such we have decided to entirely abandon our business model so I can crow about how many millions more we did in sales the next 2 quarters before I bolt this place for a real job while this one burns to the ground."
2013-10-30 07:54:37 PM
1 votes:

Betep: Regretsy was a fun Time-Waster.


This, obviously. NPR's a little late to the "Etsy's little more than a clearinghouse for resellers of cheap Chinese knockoffs" party.
2013-10-30 02:37:53 PM
1 votes:

Betep: Regretsy was a fun Time-Waster.


I miss Regretsy, too. April Winchell and the community on that site were pretty good about calling out people who bought mass-produced Chinese imports and called them "homemade".
2013-10-30 10:40:22 AM
1 votes:
Regretsy was a fun Time-Waster.
2013-10-30 09:22:22 AM
1 votes:

Heliovdrake: suburbanguy: Heliovdrake: *snip*

You don't need to threadjack every etsy thread with eleventy bajillion pics of your SO's wares...

Sorry, Im just really proud of her. I wish fark had a click to expand link/image thing.


Or you could just post a link to her site.
2013-10-30 09:21:05 AM
1 votes:

Heliovdrake: suburbanguy: Heliovdrake: *snip*

You don't need to threadjack every etsy thread with eleventy bajillion pics of your SO's wares...

Sorry, Im just really proud of her. I wish fark had a click to expand link/image thing.


Post an image or two, and link to her page. Farmers with interest will check it out. Those who aren't interested don't wanna scroll through 15 oversized images. My brother would love that stuff. I'm not into it. Likewise, you don't wanna scroll through 15 oversized images of jam band art.
2013-10-30 09:16:49 AM
1 votes:
this has been going on for a while, with hundreds of sellers trying to pass off stuff from bulk buying websites as authentic
2013-10-30 08:23:27 AM
1 votes:
"We will only sell handmade items on this site. We will never sell manufactured items."

And the word nerd in me is like, "well, which is it?"

Pretty sure the Zibbet CEO meant "mass-produced".

And yes, I'm a pedant, because words need to mean something dammit!

/it's RFP time and I swear there's a contest for "most frequent use of needlessly ambiguous language in a specification" ::grumble::
2013-10-30 06:52:49 AM
1 votes:
You're ruining your niche. Now you are competing with the big boys of Amazon, Walmart, and the like. They will destroy you.
 
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