That last one is a joke, right?
For the love of god tell me it’s a joke.
I want to know the cost of the JPEG so I can download it and print it out for my wall
I want to know how the fuck you can print a blank piece of paper. In high quality.
300 dpi? 600? We need more information to make an informed purchase.
“Even though nothing actually is actually printed onto the paper, we are sure to keep the printer settings at a high-quality 300 dpi while we run the paper through. To, you know, warm it up a bit.”
I hate to kill the joke, but they are selling the PHOTO of a blank piece of paper hanging on the wall. They are not selling a blank piece of photo paper. Although, I have to wonder which option is more “artistic”??
I’m soo confused. Is the blank page the image for sale, and the clothespegs and string only part of the image to sell the blank page, or is the whole thing the picture?
And if the whole thing is the picture they really could have been more clear by dunno framing it, photgraphing it on a table/barnwood, or you know…. anything
I guess looking at the rest of the shop all the images are scans of the photos, rather than photos of than photos of the photos… I’m going back to drinking my cold away
Made to order… one day turnaround…
They’re not even pretending to not be a reseller! I’m not even offended by the reselling, I’m offended by the lack of effort.
I actually considered it for a moment…
I want that Yoda shirt, and target doesn’t ship internationally. The etsy reseller does.
“Printed on professional photographer MATT paper”.
Those assholes are reselling my paper, man.
Shut them down!
Copyright violation!! Quick, get your ‘layer’ to send a ‘crease & desist.’
from the shop with the iphone case -
“We are artist & designer who current working and living in New York.
Everything is design, made, and ship in our art studio.
We are truly passionate about what we made and puts the life into the living.”
It puts the life into the living or it gets the hose!
Yup, classic Chinese Engrish. So that’s New York near Beijing.
I want to see the size of the balls of some of these Etsy sellers, they can’t possibly even be able to walk they are so big!
It’s not surprising to me at this point. They’re on a site with absolutely no repercussions for reselling. It’s like a perfect breeding ground for them. The etsy petri-dish is made to grow scuzziness.
Great idea! “Petri Dish containing scuzz” The life is put in it. Amaze your friends! Only $59.99!
It’s like the Chia-Pet’s less creative evil-twin.
“Tub of yogurt left out of fridge for 1 day with between-toe scrapings added. $1.69 – You save $58.30!”
Yes, but make sure you don’t point it out!!! I got muted for a week for this:
I don’t have to worry about that. I don’t participate over there anymore. I gave up. The forums on etsy are like the movie “Groundhog Day”: the same conversation starts every morning as though it didn’t occur the day before, over and over until you want to hang yourself with an upcycled vintage tie.
Makes me think of the South Park episode where Kyle’s dad gets testicular cancer, and uses his balls as a hippity-hop.
Sorry, random brain. Carry on.
How do these lying sacks of shit even live with themselves.
I sorta feel like reporting them, but what’s the use.
(I think I’ve been watching too many Henri the Existential Cat videos)
Most of my furniture and homewares came from Ikea. I will be sure to post them on Etsy when I replace them, because apparently it’s totally cool with Etsy to do that.
On a different note, I really want that Taterpot.
Vintage metal skirt hanger as “wall display”?
That’s one of the laziest attempts at crafting I’ve ever seen. They barely hung anything on it. At least fill it with crappy junk so you can’t see how stupid it is.
I have a wooden hanger I use to take pics of my scarves. I’m lazy and leave it hanging on the wall in my living room all the time. Maybe I should stop saying, “Oh, I just leave that there” and start claiming it is art.
Go Meta! Take a picture of the empty hanger that says; “Imagine scarves hanging here.” and sell the picture.
I love it! Ooh, it could be a picture of the Emperor’s new clothes! Or of a ghost…oh the ideas! I’ve been thinking way too in the box.
The hanger is being sold as a vintage item, so the buyer has to do all their own repurposing and crafting. The price is what you pay for the experience of buying it on Etsy.
I have a skirt hanger similar to the Space Savers one. It looks, y’know, pretty much the same as the vintage one. Without the vintage photo of a random stranger, of course.
I always wonder how old the seller is on items like this.
A 20-something at a yardsale tried to tell me a gooseneck lamp from the 90′s was “vintage”. It had the date of manufacture stamped on the base!
Just because looks like it was used in the olden days, doesn’t mean it was, you damn kids!
Wow do I feel lame. I’m still using my skirt hangers to hang skirts. What could I have been thinking?
That Minimalist Art has me humming John Cage’s 4’33″!
Such a beautiful melody in that piece…
ensure you don’t screw it up
I hummed it one time for 4’34″, and boy was I embarrassed. Fucked it all up. Everyone laughed at me.
You were just used to hearing the extended club version of the piece.
I love this whole thread.
Oh man, I had no idea that my cheapass glasses were in fact mid century vintage low ball mod barware.
…whatever the fuck that means.
I think they meant to say “lowbrow”.
I’m surprised they didn’t describe them as “Mad Men Era.”
So…it’s a photo of a piece of paper hanging on a clothesline…and they’ve sold two already. Why am I even trying anymore?
Because you still have some or most of your soul intact.
What is this “soul” of which you speak?
It’s that thing that’s cowering and whimpering in the corner under your huge pile of steampunk octopus pendant watches.
I’m still disappointed the stick I picked up in my back yard and listed on Etsy hasn’t sold yet. I even made the background as white as possible!
Clearly you needed to photograph it on barn wood instead.
Rats! I’ve got a clothesline, I’ve got clothespins, I’ve got pieces of paper, I’ve got a camera, and I’ve got walls.
Why can’t I ever put my things together and make money off them?
See Matt’s comment above…
Hey, I’ve got rhythm and I’m not making money either…
I’ve got it! Etsy’s a massive money-laundering scheme and all the real artist/crafter types are just a thin veneer of legitimacy to throw of the- hang on, there’s someone at the door… *BANG!* *thud*
“Yes, Officer. There were two of them, a guy and a girl, bone-thin, with ironic mustaches and riding ironic shitty one-speed bikes. I think they’re heading toward Brooklyn very slowly.”
You’ve just described the entire population of Portland between 19 and 38. Except nobody rides a fixie east of 50th, so when they make it those 48 blocks by next week they’ll be easy to pick out.
How do you do it? I would have a hard time existing in a sea of hipsters. I lived in Austin, TX for 5 years and that was close enough. Hipsters with cowboy hats and boots.
Google Portland OR brew pubs
Try what I do. If you’re a hipster trailing along, eyes fixed on your iPhone screen, wearing ironic clothing, or standing in a herd impeding my progress in any way, you are invisible to me and I feel no regret at shoving by you to get to the bus or the train or the counter.
Your outraged noises, 70s hair and over-reliance on adverbs mean nothing to me.
Not to mention your vocal fry.
Truth. Portland is at least 85% hipsters. We do have fantastic food & booze though. Oh, and we are second only to Munich in strip clubs per capita.
I’m kind of loving how the pendant is advertised gender-neutrally for “couples” in the original, but in the Etsy version becomes specifically “his and hers”. Makes sense though, right? One puzzle piece has its outie in the other one’s innie. Of course, then the suggestion is that the modern straight guy has an outie and … two innies. How very queer-affirming!
Sex just got puzzling.
Gives “missing piece” a new meaning.
or puzzles just got sexy.
The modern straight guy *does* have two innies. He doesn’t necessarily put anything in them, but the orifices still exist.
What puzzles me is how the girl one only has two innies. No matter how you slice it, that’s bound to be uncomfortable.
I’m still amused by the fact that the puzzle pieces don’t actually go together. One piece is an edge and the piece that interlocks with it is decidedly not. A perfect gift for the couple that realizes that they just aren’t the perfect fit but… “eh fuck it”. Que romantico!
Anyone who can’t tell the difference between IKEA shit and vintage highball glasses deserves to pay $36 for them. Though I AM curious what the reseller plans to do about the IKEA stamp on the bottom of all the glasses…
They could just cross the top of the “K” and close both ends of the “E”, and then it becomes “IRBA”. “Glasses handcrafted by IRBA”.
What kind of stamp is it? Is it molded into the glass? (Have to ask because I live in an area too remote for IKEA.)
I don’t think you could hide the Ikea markings – I have these exact glasses and went and looked.
At first I thought, well you could MAYBE get away with vintage Ikea (since Ikea’s been around for 25 years) but not “mid-century”.
Unless our Ikea has a warp in the space time continuum in the AS-IS section where I bought 3 of those glasses for $0.75 each (Canadian $).
Or perhaps, “mid-century” refers to THIS century and the seller just isn’t clear that 2010 isn’t the middle… ???
I love how, with the iphone case, they’ve given a yummy description omitting the word ‘plastic’ because that’s not exactly crafty, now is it? Although for the $33 extra they have glued on a couple of dozen Swarovski ™ crystals. And the money’s not for the crystals, folks, it’s for knowing where to glue them!
I just bought the Yoda shirt at Target on clearance…$2.
If you wait a week, you can resell it as “vintage”
I love how all the fools who probably use the Internet to buy their crap in the first place so they can sell it on Etsy think that Internet is some big secret that only they have. Hello! I have figured that mystery out for myself and if I decide I need that stuff I will buy it from the same place they do. Except that paper photo. If you are that up your own ass with hipsterism you deserve to be ripped off to the tune of $22.00.
Clearly those iPhone cases are handcrafted because the less expensive ones have no Swarovski crystals in them. CAN’T YOU SEE THAT, UNJUST MEANIEHEADS?
Sadly, adding a few crystals actually is enough to qualify as “handmade” under Etsy rules.
So is NOT adding any swarovski crystals. Apparently anything you bought, you made.
Well, you MADE the purchase of the item, so yes, you made it.
Indeed, I prefer to NOT pay people to bedazzle things for me. I would be happier if she noted that she was only adding the bling to an already finished piece, but technically, she is putting in work.
Not sure if it was worse to correctly read about a man/boy planter or to misread the real one as “Taintpots.” (Puts cork back in wine bottle for the night).
hmm…is that an insult (as in “you taintpot!”)
or is the name of a band? (live next Thursday…THE TAINTPOTS!)
or is it some new hipster craft form? (serve your clam juice in this lovely handcrafted and/or vintage taintpot.)
I’m so confused.
All of the above. Possibly more besides.
Is it sad that the thing I’m most mad about in this post is the fact that the Ikea glass set is only $6.99 and I am hours away from an Ikea?
The “minimalist art” was second on my mad list. Wha?
minimalist paper, $1 at Dollah Tree. Disposable camera, $4.00 at MalWart, processing $7. String, free in crafts wastebasket. Hyperbole, free. TWO Genuine clothespins on Etsy, $12. Profit: -$2.
Good news, everyone! Yoda shirt guy and highball Ikea man have been shut down thanks to our efforts. I think that these “compare and save” help to alert Etsy to the resellers, especially when hundreds of people report them after they are featured here.
Metal skirt hanger lady is still around, sans metal hanger. And technically, the MASH beer seller is only guilty of overpricing his beer.
Of course, there is sadly no rule against putting up pieces of photography paper and calling it art.
This jewelry seller has sold the necklace and is over 2000 sales.
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