Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My first copycatter!

If they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then why do I feel so damn INSULTED right now? I popped into chat this evening, to say hi and see what was happening, when I stumbled across a very FAMILIAR item... it was one of mine, sort of. The ring base was a cheaper, lesser-quality one than what I used, but the overall idea was mine. Then, I read the description after a friend pointed it out to me- it was also mine, WORD FOR FREAKING WORD. I was shocked. So, I did what any reasonable Etsy seller would do, I posted her item in chat. She replied with a "hey thanks for posting my item I'm glad you liked it!" type post, to which I responded by posting my item in chat.

She left, lol.

Here's a link to my item, and a screenshot of the offending item; I refuse to link to it b/c I don't want to give her shop full of lies any undeserved traffic.

My item:
She even had the balls to HEART the freaking thing before she stole it!

The incriminating screenshot (all identifying info has been removed):

I have forwarded UNALTERED screenshots of both items to Esty admin, and hope to see this situation resolved soon. Wish me luck!


  1. Sorry i left - Love the blog post- I will be posting on my blog too. I am so sorry to hear this though- it is definitely a big blow. But I have your back and please keep me posted on the situation!!

  2. I hope your last copycatter! That is awful. I hope Admin sits up and takes proper action. I was in chat earlier when all that happened, i kind of just sat and couldn't believe she had the nerve to be there, We wish you the best luck in getting this resolved.
    hope to see the real YOU in chat.
    aka accesorizmecrafty