...because it works. It took only 30 minutes for the reseller's shop to vanish. During the 90 minute lifespan of this thread, more than a few apparent reseller links were posted. Rob White closed the thread on this note:
This is not the way.
Again, I understand that you're frustrated, and I have every intention of contributing to internal discussions about flagging and about those who open Etsy accounts without any apparent intentions of following our rules.
However, breaking the rules written for the community spaces of Etsy in no way expedites the handling of any given case, and simply presents a new issue based out of the same situation. None of us want to see those who break rules on Etsy continue to do so, and intractable cases are handled appropriately.
We think it speaks volumes about seller frustration towards the apparent free reign of resellers - especially on the weekend reseller-free-for-all.