The Nasty Etsy UnderbellyPosted: September 22, 2010
Etsy presents itself as a happy site where anyone can sell their product and even potentially quit their day job. (And some most certainly have!) Unfortunately, as the site has gotten larger, it’s become harder and harder to be seen (I will post about this at some point in the near future) and Etsy admin have seemingly lost control of their own site: allowing many (many) sellers to sell blatantly non-handmade items, to copy other artists, to close forum threads at whim, and to throw basically anything they’d like on the site to sell. Sellers who follow the rules are kicked off the site without warning and blatant resellers are allowed to continue. There is this odd, seedy underbelly to Etsy that I find to be completely fascinating and I wanted to share some links that I check on a daily basis. It’s amazing what goes on under the veil of this cool/kitschy/indie veneer……
Etsy Puppeteers (no longer active)
If anyone knows of any more good (active) links that I’ve yet to discover, please post them in the comments!