(Closed) Dresses from China, etsy, and "Susiewear"

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I saw the other thread you commented on, and I’m pretty outspoken about Etsy when it comes to resellers and scam artists. Etsy won’t do a thing about them, because they’re profiting.

Anyway, this woman’s store is suspicious.

Her listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/113616161/musewedding-gownbridal-dressbridecustom?

Identical listing for a chinese warehouse: http://www.tidebuy.com/product/Luxurious-Ball-Gown-Strapless-Floor-Length-Cathedral-Floriation-Lace-Ruched-Beaded-Wedding-Dress-7214609.html

Same image.

Her listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/98655730/alexiswomen-clothingwedding-gownbridal?

Identical listing from a Chinese warehouse: http://www.dhgate.com/pv-ff8080813baddef2013bc5de61bf417f.html

 

Her listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/107000675/clementbridal-dressbridewedding?ref=v1_other_2

Chinese warehouse listing: http://www.jojoshops.com/wedding-gown/strapless-organza-mermaid-wedding-gown-vw1007.html#.UR6JZvJN_xc

 

What this woman is doing is called reselling. It goes against Etsy’s policies but Etsy will not take action. This sort of behavior is unacceptable when someone is under the impression they are getting a hand tailored item when in reality they are getting an overpriced factory knockoff.

 

Research your sellers before you buy on Etsy. Every single last one.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Hyperventilate:  Any suggestions for how to do proper research on them?

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@monicaking77:  First step would be to ensure their photos are their own.

I located these links because I google image searched their Etsy pictures.

If you can find their links on “wholesale” or “reseller” websites, nine times out of ten, they’re frauds.

Google their names, company name, whatever sort of name you can get. Check to make sure they’re not reselling on another website, and you can potentially find (positive or negative) reviews.

Google image searching their images, however, will be the “easiest.”

If you’re running firefox, you can download a Google Image Search add-on. It will allow you to right click on an image and ask Google to search for it.

Then it will show you websites attached to that image.

All you have to do is find the same image on another website to confirm (or deny) your suspicions.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@aslavetothedetails:  Oh man this sucks. I never used etsy but use ebay all the time and ebay usually sides with the customers most of the time. Boo etsy sucks.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This is awful…. Thank you for sharing!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Hyperventilate:  Thank you so much! Very helpful as I was just about to order something off of Etsy!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Hyperventilate:  I just ordered from Panda and Shamrock. The reason you are seeing those pictures though from other China sites is because Panda and Shamrock are not exclusive to etsy. They make dresses for other sites and companies. My mom ordered a dress from them and it came out so beautiful. I will admit I am a bit nervous about my dress but if it is anything close to what my mom recieved I know I will be happy. I think ordering online is a gamble like anything. I had the most horrible experience with David’s Bridal when they ordered my dress. It was just atrocious and had cost me 1200 dollars. I was lucky enough to get a refund out of them.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Saloria83:  Considering those other sites are factory sites I am finding that hard to believe.

Resellers are specifically against everything Etsy does. They won’t do anything about it, but they’re still wrong. Etsy is a handmade marketplace so anyone who has something fashioned in a factory is immediately against what they originally stood for.

I don’t care if someone sells somewhere else. But the moment they are selling factory made items, it becomes less about handmade, quality products, and more about prefab bulk produced items.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@aslavetothedetails:  Very disappointing to hear that you had such a horrible experience. Do you have a photo of the damaged dress that you can post here?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@monicaking77:  Etsy is not all bad; there are a lot of sellers who are honest, helpful, and talented. I’ve been ordering from a few recommended to me by people I know, WB, and from sellers I actually saw at craft fairs or in magazines. 

As Hyperventilate said, you need to research thoroughly, especially if you are making a big time purchase. I’m overly paranoid, so I didn’t want to take the chance but I think there are many reputable sellers as long as you take the time to research.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Boy am i glad i saw your post. I went onto google and typed, “anyone purchased a wedding dress from susiewear” and behold your post. I was seriously considering buying http://www.etsy.com/listing/119136948/custom-collar-backless-bride-lace and i thought, ‘wow she sure does have good feedback’….pfft yeah only because she has the negatives deleted. It angers me that Etsy wouldnt protect buyers more. For them to do away with your feedback is just outrageous. Atleast on Ebay there is strict guidelines for sellers to adhere to. Ebay wont take crap from sellers. They’ll straight ban your ass…as they should! I can’t believe she sent you a bag of buttons and told you that some brides like to sew their own on. Thats a load of crap!! She must think people are idiot or something!

If anyone knows of any GOOd legit desiners from China or not… let me know!

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