Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

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4 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!

  1. At the risk of reprisal, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Thank you for enlightening us.

  2. Merry Christmas! I found your blog a short while ago, and I must say, I love it. It’s great to see someone talk about the real Etsy issues in a real way. Way to go!

  3. From Anonymous:

    Well, it’s been quite a year on Etsy, at least for this seller of vintage goods and handpainted accessories. 2013 started out on a positive note because I had ended 2012 with a fair amount of sales, and was looking forward to a nice progression in the coming months. Little did I know what the Powers that Be at Etsy had in store for us, as their evil plan played out, culminating in the infamous “Bali-gate” that was implemented in the last quarter as most of us were feverishly working for Christmas and the holiday shopping season.

    We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the genius who has brought us the revelations of RUSEtsy, because I’m sure that there were times many of us doubted our sanity as we watched our once thriving shops turn into the online version of abandoned buildings. Thanks to RUSEtsy, we now know that all of the great photography, tags, SEO and gimmicks in the world would not be enough to save us from the onslaught of Chinese and other resellers who had been welcomed in with open arms by Chad and his crew. We read firsthand reports of the damage and devastation that’s been done to legitimate artists and craftspeople, many of whom depended on their Etsy shops for their livelihood, and it appears that there’s no end in sight to the number of counterfeiters, resellers and other phonies who have been granted the same status as those of us who actually produce and sell genuine handmade and vintage merchandise. What is most offensive to me is the blatant cynicism and hypocrisy that has infected Etsy as a result of this huge policy change which has made the site almost unrecognizable from what it was just a few years ago. I know many Etsians who have just packed it in and gotten out of Dodge– things have gotten that bad.

    To this day I will never understand what the hell we did to deserve such a rotten Christmas courtesy of Chad and his puppet masters. Are they really that stupid and crass to think that they will continue their seemingly boundless profitability while destroying the very thing that was the basis of Etsy’s success? I am old enough to know the truth of the saying, “what goes around comes around.” I look forward to seeing how Etsy deals with the Kulture of Karma in 2014

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