Thursday, September 25, 2008

Quotables: Sneaky & Underhanded

Fundamentally

And the root of the whole problem is that you can actually remove an item from someone's shop without paying for it.

This is the crux for a number of problems on Etsy, so if they fixed THAT, instead of trying to put bandaids on everything, maybe they'd actually eliminate a set of problems so they can move on to the next instead of always back tracking and trying to clean up messes.


Fed up
Malicious *fake* buying to bump items off the front page will continue until Etsy changes their policy of having sold listings removed once they sell.

This is not a new problem, and yet it continues because safeguards are not in place to prevent it.
(i.e., items aren't *sold* until they are PAID for -or- allow items to stay on the front page even after they are bought.)

SOLD ITEMS SHOULD STAY ON THE FRONT PAGE FOR THE DURATION.

Yes, I'm yelling.


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2 Comments:

sigh said...

Another brilliant Etsy plan. Not.

This has been a problem for years, sounds like it's getting worse and worse.

Why not create a sock puppet (easy) and buy a competitors stuff off the front page, gift guides, dorque picks, wherever? (easy)

You won't get caught and you don't really have to pay. (bonus)

Yeah, I needed the vacation mode that wipes out my entire store MUCH more than not letting sock puppets pull my stuff from my shop.

SewCrazyDogLady said...

Sigh, you and I had the SAME thought.