Etsy, Ebay: Hard to Tell the Difference

One of Etsy’s newest Sellers must be aware of the transparency rule – the name of his shop is makemoney1205 – very transparent about his primary goal, eh? But. As it becomes harder and harder to tell the difference between Etsy and Ebay, even he is not sure which site he is on:


Doesn’t matter. He fits right in on either site with his handmade goods.


Did you notice the 104 sales in three weeks??? That says a lot about Etsy. Besides the fact Etsy doesn’t mind making a dollar off illegal goods, the buyer demographic has taken a nosedive. It has changed from those willing to pay the price for unique, handmade, from-the-artisan-goods to those looking for cheap, mass-produced knock-offs. And make no mistake about it. This is going to get worse as more makemoney1205 shops open (and prosper).

Etsy? Ebay? Hard to tell the difference between the two.


Etsy is Listening

Okay, Etsy, ‘fess up… are you eavesdropping on ole’ Rusetsy here?  ‘Cause only a day or so ago Rusetsy asked why you hardly ever feature Chinese shops on the front page…. and yesterday… you came through and did just that.

The front page treasury featured the MiniBeeBee shop, seller of items knitted, crocheted, sewn. And MiniBeeBee’s owner gives us the buzz on her shop:  “All the crocheted items are 100% handmade.” Very successful,  the MiniBeeBee shop. And a busy beebee she must be…be (sorry, couldn’t resist.) Just look at all that product… and all those sales. Impressive. And… so industrious… her products are also for sale on Aliexpress. And I love her story…. wait… there is no story…

Congrats on the Front Page, MiniBeeBee. Well-deserved feature!


Go Getsy!

Rusetsy will be doing a weekly feature on one awesome Etsy product. This week’s featured Go Getsy is….

the ugliest of the ugly Christmas sweaters. Shoppers must be all about the ugly this year. Since opening in October: 240 sales @ $60 avg. = $14,400 SINCE OCTOBER. Ain’t nothing ugly about that! 

Go Getsy your sweatshirt! And don’t forget to buy batteries!!







Notice: If your product is featured here, and you prefer it not be, please contact me and I will immediately remove the photo snip and accompanying link.

Rusetsy Featured Seller

Rusety’s Featured Seller today is Jane Shi of EnyaPearls, a long time Seller on Etsy who opened shop in 2011. Her five-star shop currently boasts almost 2800 in sales of her handmade jewelry.  Rusetsy has especially admired this necklace from Jane:


All we can find out about Jane is that she is from China, and about her shop, Jane says in her profile:

About Us: This Etsy store is dedicated to selling our pearl jewelry. Enyapearl has been specializing in pearls for 12 years. We have rich experience in doing pearl business. All products we offer are totally handmade and we’re always on a mission to lead trends in the jewelry market. We pay attention to every detail of pearl jewelry…

If you can’t find Jane in Etsy her shop, she may be over at alibaba; probably having coffee with Sam.


I like this necklace so much I was going to order about 10,000; but only 9,999 available!

Jane, I know you will have much continued success on Etsy!

ETA:  There is also a Bubble World Etsy shop. One and the same?

Today’s Featured Seller from Rusetsy


Today our featured seller is Sam Chen, whose shop ClothingLoves, is located in Suzhou, China. Sam sells wedding dresses and accessories in his shop. Sam joined Etsy in December, 2012. From Sam’s profile we find he is a male, born on February 9.

To find out more about Sam and his handmade creations, Sam’s About Page reveals:

A Wide Selection of Quality Products

New products are added every day on Clothingloves . Our innovative marketing department constantly searches for cutting-edge products to attract and satisfy the broad demand of our customer base. We are committed to improving the quality of your experience with our wide selection of top notch products at rock bottom prices!

Always Low Prices
Because of our extensive, solid relationships with manufacturers here and abroad, Clothingloves has access to the most cutting-edge technology. The result is reflected in the price and quality of our products.

Knowledgeable Product Support
Our logistics and stocking centers in Shanghai and Suzhou tests products received and shipped daily. Our well-trained technical staff is ready to answer any questions you might have about your purchase.

Fast Shipping / Professional Packaging
Clothingloves customers are always surprised by how fast they receive their order from us, even when orders were placed over the weekend. Clothingloves is able to offer world class shipping through partnerships with DHL,EMS and other major carriers. Professional warehouse personnel will take good care of your orders by making sure they are packed in accordance with our high standards.

Friendly Customer Service
We value the relationship with customers like you, so our customer service team is right here waiting to help you. We are consistently adding new products and want to ensure that our staff is well trained in the latest trends and offerings. 24 hours hour live chat service is available for taking all your consultation and inquiries. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

And a word from one of Sam’s customers;

This is nothing like what I expected. The photo/description showed the gloves going way higher than the middle of the forearm. I regret even purchasing this item. Thank goodness it was only $7. When I contacted the shop owner I didn’t receive much help other than “everything is handmade.”

A big Welcome to Sam!  I know he has been  well-received within the Etsy community!

If you can’t find Sam in his Etsy shop, you might try alibaba.