Thursday, August 14, 2008

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Back to the Future (Vintage style)

I just want to make sure that I correct about this before I flag an item or contact the seller. I found a digital camera that is tagged as "vintage". Digital cameras are not 20+ years old, are they? The camera is made to look like a vintage camera, but I don't think it can actually be labeled vintage. Am I wrong?


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17 Comments:

impetuous said...

This is not vintage.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_2&listing_id=13758349

godot said...

made to look vintage, close enough for etsy. sell it!

life-during-wartime said...

Ha ha ha ha....found the seller, er, re-seller. Her shop profile sez she lists 'new vintage' items. Say what?

Good of Etsy admin to protect her from scrutiny by closing the thread. May the flags of a thousand bitches infest her userID.

SelfRighteousHarpy said...

well, we had a Dage MTI in the lab in 1988...but those were huge monstrosities, B/W, and 400X400. was it one like that" :-)

I think not?

Andy Mathis said...

maybe it's a supply, for taking photos of your items ?!?!?!?!?


yeah, and here's some swamp land in Arizona. . . .

idyll hands said...

Oh Andy - swampland in Arizona? Are you selling it? I might be interested...


:)

woolies said...

I have swampland; I'm in AZ! come visit - and bring your vintage camera!

the stinky one said...

Hey, is Etsy down for anyone else? I can't get in!

sickofitall said...

jeebus, it's STILL there. that shop is such garbage. i used to think calling out stuff like that in the forums would help get it removed from the site faster. what a delusion.

dontremember said...

You can sell a sewing machine on Etsy. And I remember a thread quite a while ago about selling a used digital camera. As a supply. Don't remember Etsy ever coming in and saying no.

If they ignore it, they figure maybe it will go away and not bother them. I think it's an unwritten part of their mission statement.

puzzledbyetsy said...

"May the flags of a thousand bitches infest her userID."

life-during-wartime, this is my new favourite curse :)

ZenCreations said...

They have allowed sellers to sell their used canopy for craft shows in the past. As long as it was tagged as supplies.

Ladies Auxilliary said...

I might actually pay money to be a fly on the wall at Etsy headquarters right now. They have some serious PR issues on their hands right now and I just want to know if they're actually all sitting around thinking they're somehow in control of them or not...either they do...or things are UGLY backstage and we just aren't seeing it yet. I don't mean the ugly that we see in the Forum Thread locks and Storque stupidity. I mean the kind of ugly that comes when a new CEO arrives and the groundwork gets laid to fire half of the existing staff.

That doesn't explain the unaddressed PR mess though.

bijouxdelalune said...

Jim Breyer can't seem to get any of his companies to walk the straight and narrow (is currently on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT), where he is the Lead/Presiding Independent Director, and Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee.) or maybe he is showing them all how to walk a fine line while lying to your customer...

Check out theconsumerist.com for this story on how Wally world and Sma's club is trying to convince you that a polystyrene cup is a "green" thing!

http://consumerist.com/5037553/sams-club-pretends-its-polystyrene-cup-is-green

Guess Jim is teaching all the etsy.communists how to get around those pesky terms like vintage & handmade...

Way to knock it out of the ballpark, Jim...I'm sure ebay will love to purchase extra space for their mass consumerism.

(Next story on theconsumerist.../etsy-pretends-it-doesn't-allow-mass-produced-goods-to-be-sold-under-handmade-tagline/kalin-is-an-ass)

Etsy needs to stop posing

astley said...

Does anyone else ever feel like they are constantly being Rick Roll'd on Etsy?

Effem said...

I'm so tired of stupid.

Really.

This much stupid is enervating.

I mean..the collective stupid at Etsy HQ must be enough to slip someone in to a coma of stupid.

....Such a brilliant idea and so much money....in the hands of..well..them.

Anonymous said...

HerVoice

You can't ever have a discussion in the business section EVER with a certain asshat butting in contantly to comment about something stupid and non-related every single time.
Hello?
Do you have a shop here?
uummmm.... No.

LOOOOOK AT MEE!!! I'm fricking hilarious!!!!!!

it's all about me me me ME me me ME!
ALL the time.

Beat me.