People who don’t know how to artistically use BOKEH! make me sad
It also makes me nauseous.
I love using short depth of field, but I try to have something in focus.
At least they didn’t photoshop some lens flare in there.
Or those that stick a fancy word to an accidental picture so that they can sell it for 7 bucks. Ouch my depth-crippled eyes.
At $616, the scarf (with a snag!) is ‘inspired by,’ not ‘stolen from’ the Book of Kells? Must be the polyester, which was a rarity in 9th century Ireland.
What I was thinking. “The care tag shows it is 100% Polyester.” Is that EVER a selling point???
That’s vintage barnwood!
The answer is ‘no.” NO.
Answers the question: is it possible to be more than 100% polyester?
Yeah, I thought that if maybe it was Silk it could perhaps account for the price (at least in the seller’ mind), but no, it’s clearly polyester.
This one seems to have been taken down now, but there are four other people selling the same thing for $7-23. One claims it’s silk, but I seriously doubt it. Another even calls it “vintage” (you know they had to). Notably, they all show the same folds.
Well, if it was snagged by somebody famous, and proof, preferably photographic, was provided, it might be worth it to someone. Not to me, but to someone with lots of money and a sad lack of bills to spend it on. Perhaps Princess Kate borrowed it from the Queen to avoid the turbulence caused by the rotors of the Royal helicopter as they exited the craft together? Or maybe Lady Gaga used it as a cover-up between takes on her latest video, and it got caught up in the metal bits of her costume? So many possibilities, but all we get is ‘inspired by’ and ‘the care tag shows’.
That seller has brass balls trying to sell that scarf for over $600. Maybe they borrowed some from the elephant sculptures….
That seller has brass balls for trying to sell that scarf for over $20.
For $616, they should at least have fucking ironed it.
“Sharp details”, huh?
You can almost buy a trip to Ireland for the price of that Kells scarf.
Well Emerald Isle says they don’t have it available for immediate shipping so I guess it’s worth $603.05 to get an $11.95 scarf RIGHT NOW. Even if it has a snag.
come! we are a warm and welcoming nation. and our book of kells rip-offs are much more competitively priced.
That scarf is total tourist crap. I almost bought the identical one when visiting Ireland over 20 years ago, but opted for the long rectangular style instead. And it definitely cost under $10 at that point; even if the polyester threads it was spun from turned to solid gold, it wouldn’t be worth over 600 bucks.
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OK, why does the ear cuff chick have a penis wrinkle on the side of her face?
No offense to anyone who may have the aforementioned malady themselves, of course.
No offense taken. The group of us humans with penis wrinkles on the sides of our faces have good senses of humor and thick skin…
Depending on the type of penis wrinkle skin, that is definitely a possibility.
LOL, I have my own penis wrinkles. Mainly, I like to call any wrinkle a penis wrinkle. It makes me giggle and I chose this opportunity to use the word penis wrinkle since I never get to say penis wrinkle. Ya know?
What is this “penis wrinkle” of which you speak? Incidentally, I think my friends and I used to use that phrase as an insult in elementary school.
I barely remember. I’ve not seen one in over a year.
I’m still looking for the “ear cuff chick.”
My penis wrinkle must be obscuring it from view.
Taking a blurry picture doesn’t make you a photographer. It just makes you someone who can’t use focus.
I lose focus all the time. Oh, use – you said USE focus.
If I buy some ‘art’ that I can make by taking off my glasses, I will save the cash for the glass orb thing I actually like.
This compare and save has now become quite useful. Those orbs may save my house from burning down since there is a klutz and a kitten here. Thanks Regretsy!!
Regretsy not only saves money, it also saves lives.
Thank you, Regretsy!
I’ve wondered that…I mean, at what point does blurry stop being blurry and become A Statement?
So yeah, it’s cool if the blurriness was somehow saying something about the subject (like, say, Sarah Palin’s head), or is just cool somehow (like a photo I once took of a sax player; his entire body was blurred but the sax was in perfect focus), but this is just, “Hey, I took a blurry photo, so I’ll see it for a ton of money!”
Maybe I need to start selling my chickenscratch drawings as “Art.” Shit, I think I’m better than some folks on Etsy.
Does photoshopping the diamond (not included) into the spider ear cuff picture somehow justify the $70.05 price increase?
Actually in this case, you can see that the diamond was photoshopped out of the ebay picture. They must have both stolen it from the same wholesaler.
Sharing is caring!
Sorry about the re-post, folks. I thought I forgot to hit “post comment” the first time. Anyway, I said it better the second time (below).
I’ve been doing a bunch of searching and it seems Marty Magic is the original seller.
Where is this earcuff everyone is talking about? I mean, several people at work have made up psychotic rumors about me because I changed departments this week…but I refuse to believe that the other FJL’s are playing tricks on me, too. I haven’t been out of my meds THAT long.
Anyway…I’m looking at this at 10:12 central time, and no ear cuff. What gives?
Mingamonga, thank you for coming late to the party, too.
THANK YOU! I couldn’t find any ear cuff picture, either, and was beginning to question that fudge I ate for breakfast!
I have crawled all over this entry and cannot find the set of earcuff pictures. Please tell me that they must have been removed and that no one will be swapping out my clothes, making me think I’m getting smaller.
I wouldn’t buy an actual page of the Book of Kells for $600. o.O
But then you’d have to damage the Book of Kells. Maybe I’d pay $600 to timeshare the Book of Kells. >>
Etsy: Buy handmade*!
(*values of ‘handmade’ may include ‘factory-fresh imported mass-made goods’)
Robots have hands too, you know.
Not only is she reselling that spider/web earring thing, she is also stealing their photos – check the skin creases by the ear.
And she did a crappy job. If that diameond were really in the earlobe, the posts would be separated by a thin sliver of skin.
I hate resellers who aren’t honest about that fact.
I hate resellers who price the item 56x (yes, I did the math) the retail price elsewhere (and who knows what the wholesale price is?)
I hate resellers who steal photos.
I hate resellers who steal photos and then do a shitty Photoshop job.
Yes, I know my math is wrong. I said I did it. I didn’t SAY it was correct.
We all can’t be perfect, Mugsy…and you were upset so you got distracted. It’s okay. Bad Etsy sellers make us all angry.
I actually think it’s the other way around… the earlobe in the e-bay pic looks a little fuzzy between the cuff and piercing… the one with the diamond has actual skin texture around it.
Ok, replace “resellers” with “eBay sellers” in my post. I don’t have time to retype.
There are substances to be ingested! No time to lose!
There’s absinthe to be ingested!
God I wish I could stomach the stuff. We got a gigantic bottle of it as a wedding gift, but the black licorice taste makes me spit it out before I can feel any effects. WHY GOD WHY?!?!?!
That ear looks red and infected. And it’s an ugly earlobe to boot. I may be a FJL, but I have great-looking earlobes!
I think photoshopping the (not included) diamond into the spider cuff photo totally justifies the $70.05 markup.
And photoshopping (poorly, I must add) out one of the holes on the glass globe makes it not a stolen image. However, you could now file a paypal dispute for “Item not as described” when you receive one with an extra hole.
I can practically hear the (re)sellers here: “I’ll change the picture in my artistic ability and no one will even recognize it. Walah! Profit!”
Tempting. Then I could smash it and take a photo to prove I’ve destroyed the counterfeit globe.
Just a sec’ honey, there’s a… hold still… THWAP!!! Oh. Sorry… that’s jewelry? Ummm… okay, I’ll call the medics….
Although the etsy seller is clearly a reseller… I think the ebay seller is actually the one who stole the picture, not the other way around. Clearly they’re the same picture, but if you look there are natural looking wrinkles around the second (diamond) earring that the etsy seller is using, whereas that area on the ebay picture is veryyyy slightly blurry. Like… not-a-bad-job-using-a-photoshop-airbrush-tool blurry.
Hmmm. By God, I think you might be right. Of course, that more likely proves that both sellers stole the same photo from a third (as yet unidentified) seller. Does the deceit ever end?
I’ve been doing it all wrong, apparently… If I wanted to make money as a photographer, I shouldn’t be striving to take fantastic shots, but should instead be taking mediocre shots of scrabble tiles, mugs of various beverages, and blurry/shitty bokeh shots.
Who the fuck buys this shit and for what purpose? Do people really hang blurry photos of things like lights, trees and headlights up on their walls at home??
Or shots of scrabble tiles IN mugs of various beverages.
I call B.S. on that photo, OFCEFE is totally not a word!
They ruined a perfectly good cup of coffee AND ruined some scrabble tiles. All for fake art. Boooo…
It looks more like chocolate syrup than coffee.
I can’t like. I thought the tiles in that cup spelled FECAL for a minute. I didn’t WANT to think that, but I did.
What I love is that you can’t even report these to Etsy anymore unless “it’s your intellectual property” or “I have ordered this item and not received it”. Fucktards. I loathe you.
You can’t report it to Etsy if it’s your intellectual property either. They basically tell you to hire a lawyer if you feel someone is infringing on your rights.
(If I’m wrong, somebody let me know since I discovered this when trying to report someone who stole something of mine and was selling it!)
Your hats are so sweet! May the person who stole one or more of your designs spend eternity in the naval of a diseased yak.
..in the asshole of a diseased yak.
There, I fixed it for you.
Moreover, may the curse of the leaky bong descend upon her/him.
As I scrolled down, I mistakenly read it as “Book of Kelis Graphic Scarf Handkerchief”. Imagine my disappointment as I continued to scroll down…
That would be one crazy scarf.
To be fair, she also has ebay listings. Dhe must have copy/pasted the listings.
My favorite part is that the spider cuff seller took the time to photoshop in that “diamond”. It’s not included because it doesn’t exist.
My favorite part about that listing is the whole “enticing your desired mate into your web” bit. What a selling point!
I don’t want my mate magically miniaturised, and stuck thrashing around on my ear web.
Oh, that’s not what they meant? They were just making an obvious, unimaginative, nonsensical and annoying pun?
Yes! The entire goal of my life is to entice a hapless male within reach so that I may sexually use and devour him!
Women: Can’t live without them, can’t pry their venomous fangs out of your cephalothorax in time.
OMG! I just clicked on your link on your name. You like the Nostalgia Critic too!?!
Not invariably, but when I’m in the right mood. Specifically, the mood where I want to listen to guys yelling at me about how much they hate someone I don’t care about (or also don’t like). Sam Cornwell and the Escapist’s Yahtzee are other relevant entries in that genre.
Removing one of the holes in the glass globe takes a lot of work! They probably had to melt it down and use their glass-blowing expertise to create a new globe. If it was only removed in Photoshop, obviously that wouldn’t be worth the extra money.
Don’t you have ANY IDEA how much hard work it takes to use the smudge, blur and heal tools in photoshop? Like seriously! That shit takes YEARS.
I really like Elle Moss, I’m glad her photo was featured here! I hope she is taking it well though…
She’s a reseller.
She’s not the only one around here.
Elle Moss’s photo is the one of the blurry Christmas lights. Not my style (I prefer art that doesn’t double as an optometrist’s exam), but not resold.
That’s what I thought, she IS a real photographer, not a reseller.
You’re right, she IS a real photographer, and she is talented
You’re also right that we should focus on the out of focus picture. Elle is NOT a reseller.
Really? Where is she getting the photographic prints that she is selling?
Wait, I’m confused. I assumed she was selling prints of her own work. Details, please.
Elle Moss is not a reseller. I think her photograph was what was being mocked, not that she is a reseller.
Why the thumbs down? She’s not a reseller, she’s a photographer.
I’m so confused.
Glad that I am not the only one!
I’m glad that’s cleared up.
I do love that the $615 polyester scarf has a snag in it.
That makes it OOAK. I defy you to find another scarf with the exact same snag.
The price IS the snag.
It takes some serious fucking gall to try to sell a $10 polyester scarf for $615. I’d love to track that seller to the grocery store. “OK, the cereal you wanted to buy has been marked up to $300, just for you. And the chicken is now $5,000. We knew you’d be OK with it.”
Am I a bad person for wanting some of that tat? I would wear the spider web ear cuff, and the book of Kells scarf. Together.
No, I didn’t inherit any fashion sense, why do you ask?
Nothing wrong with it! I love the ear cuff too. Would rather buy it from a cheapo jewellery store than someone pretending they made it in their artistic ability.
Totally this. Totally.
The earring is on the wrong ear!
How dare you insult the good people of Bajor!
I was both hoping someone had mentioned Bajor and also hoping no one had so I could have been the clever one. Damn you and well played!
If you leave the candle in the terrarium, you can re-create the Amazonian deforestation perfectly!
Ah, it’s time to teach the kiddies about “Slash & Burn”.
Did the seller actually think that PS’ing out the second hole on the globe then made it hers to sell?? It’s the same pic… weird
Is that last screenshot from the movie Se7en?
And, if it is, can I get the spiderweb earcuff as a prize for being so observant? But only if it’s the one that costs $85. And is made of solid gold. I don’t want that other cheap one.
The scarf is almost big enough to cover the seller’s ginormous balls, which it takes to ask $600+ for a square of polyester.
Surely you don’t mean to imply that there is anything wrong with profit? We must bear in mind that COMMUNISM KILLS PEOPLE.
Communism doesn’t kill people, I kill people.
Wait…what were we talking about?
You are a Ferengi reseller, aren’t you?
Rules of Acquisition 10 and 239 are in play, so I say yes, it’s a Ferengi.
Rules 181 and 189 would seem to apply as well (?).
@lemon bombs: Good catch .
It’s been too long between Compare and Saves! Love ‘em! Thanks for making my day!
My Christmas lights looked like that after I fished my glasses out of the Onion dip. Not to mention the pitcher of Gimlets.
I’m so glad the photographer splurged on quality archival paper “that produces sharp details”.
I’d tell the Book of Kells people to pog mo thoin.
Slainte to that!
Ooh ooh ooh! I have one of those! The Book of Kells scarf! I was going to cut it up and use it as the bodice on a dress… but I’m doing things all wrong! I should resell it in my etsy shop for over $600 and lose the integrity of my shop whilst making myself look like an ass (or more of one)! BONUS! SCORE!
Resist! Your stuff is too awesome to be insulted by being in the same shop as this.
Awww thanks! But check this out… mine isn’t quite like that one, so I’m thinking maybe I should ask $800. Yep, I’m on to something big here.
You know, “Compare and Save” always gets me riled up, but there is a positive. It makes me land on Etsy and touch base with a few seller friends I have over there…some really nice people, not like these sellers who seek to majorly rip off buyers.
Did the Compare & Save earcuff set get taken down? Or am I somehow totally missing it? Because I see no C&S earcuff pictures. Someone please rescue me from this particular confusion.
The post was amended after someone complained that the Etsy seller may have been ripped off. We have no proof either way, so we took it down.
And it was more fun to make us latecomers think we were insane than to give an update, right Bronc?
I would not have commented consecutively had I not been convinced I must have hit Preview instead of Post Comment. I refreshed the browser and everything. Clearly the internet wants me to go away.
Thank you for the reply. I was so stupidly baffled.
You’ll be hearing from my therpist. Who is also my layer. I’m suing your for ceasing and desisting without warning. Nyah.
If there are any other latecomers to this party, do y’all see the earcuffs everyone else is talking about? Because I’m definitely a little weirded out here.
Scroll up a bit and read what Bronc said.
I did. I posted this before his reply and after repeatedly refreshing the page without seeing my initial comment (the one above this), so I posted again. Naturally, both showed up, which was probably why Bronc replied: concern some derp was going to spam the entry with variations on the same stupid question.
What the hell, I actually kind of like the bokeh there. It doubles as the blur of tears as I think of the spirit of Christmas. And also the year that my father left our family on Christmas Eve.
OK that actually didn’t happen, my dad’s sitting right over there.
But I still like the picture, what can I say. I think the colors are actually lovely and given that it’s just a picture of lights, seeing them…I don’t know…in fuzzy memory mode works for me somehow.
I wouldn’t pay money for it though cuz I’m a cheap motherfucker like that.
When I look at it, my eyes just keep trying to adjust to get it in focus.
600 bucks for polyester???? Holy shit! I have a damn gold mine in my grandma’s attic!
BRB….becoming a millionaire.
There’s a sucker born every minute.
And they all shop on Etsy.
But people, don’t you know? Polyester is the new motherfucking SILK!!! I mean, it feels like silk, so it’s BETTER! so it HAS to cost more than silk! And lets face it, you will only find this one scarf, with a small snag towards the bottom! you cant miss this opportunity!
Polyester is “green” silk, sparing the lives of all those innocent little silkworms. Won’t you think of the WORMS???
Oh, the worms!! Vegans would ever wear real silk, would they? NO, because the worms have not given their consent to have their sticky secretions taken and used for profit without giving the worms anything in return.
Polyester is Hipster Silk
Forget the polyester uses petroleum byproducts, thereby increasing our dependence on fossil fuel. One must think of the living worms, not the dead ones!
Haha! These are always my favorite.
Looks like the glass candle holder seller is “on vacation” now. What kind of dildo sorcery is this that I can’t even report an item when the shop’s owner has fucked off from Etsy for a while?
HA! I’ve noticed that glass “candle holder” discrepancy IRL, right here, in town! There are a couple stores around SF that sell terrariums and terrarium-supplies that sell those between $10-$15, yet I found the exact same ones downtown at–yes–CB2 for $3.
Thinking about buying one of those glass orbs, then making a fuss when it has an extra hole that isn’t in the pictures.
You can see where she rubber-stamped it out. What was even the point of that?
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