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Mon Nov 6 2017 23:21:52

NBC Reality Show to Feature Etsy Trend Expert

By: Ina Steiner

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Etsy CEO Josh Silverman announced that the marketplace would be involved in a new NBC primetime reality TV series called "Making It." The show will feature Etsy's "resident trend expert" Dayna Isom Johnson.

We wrote about plans for the show in March, to be cohosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, actors in a sitcom called "Parks and Recreation." As a reader pointed out, Offerman is also a carpenter with his own woodworking shop.

Silverman said the show will premier in January. "The show will bring the Etsy name into homes across the US," and Etsy will feature content about the show on its site. Etsy's Johnson will be a judge on the show.

Will the show attract buyers to Etsy?

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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Tue Nov 7 05:59:29 2017

Any advertising is always good, even if the show ends up being a flop, which is a high possibility, once viewers see the "reality" of how their stuff is really made and who is making it,  

I do give Etsy credit for this ,  unlike ebay who seems to spend all their time punishing sellers, like being more worried about  sending a link in a message.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ina

Tue Nov 7 09:01:53 2017

Will the show attract more buyers, or will it attract more sellers, I wonder.

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This user has validated their user name. by: BuildingMyOwnSite

Tue Nov 7 13:47:42 2017

Ina, this will bring Etsy LOTS of business.....

But sorry, I can't give credit here, for one simple reason.  Etsy, more than any other venue, has dumped on small sellers, and DELIBERATELY replaced them with manufacturers and resellers of FAKE handmade merchandise.  And continues to use them as BAIT for people looking for HANDMADE items.

This would be a great move, if Etsy had not COMPLETELY turned the company in another direction in the last few years.  

Unless they announce ON AIR, that all this CHEAP, carp is made in Asian slave factories, and purchased on ALI for resale on Etsy, then this is just the biggest, most complete FARCE that Etsy has pulled off in YEARS !!!

Etsy is LOADED with FAKES, and PHONEYS.  But they will undoubtedly be showing, in prime time, some poor true handcrafter, and USING THEM as bait, to bring business to their Chinese knockoff marketplace.    Etsy is turning into one of the great scams of all time.  And remember, that SOMEDAY, all of us will start to pay the price for all the FAKE coins, stamps, silver and gold, sold on these marketplaces, in the form of REAL REGULATION.

THIS STORY IS TRULY SAD.  I find it astonishing that even Silverman can foist this on the people that stuck with, and built Etsy.

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This user has validated their user name. by: BuildingMyOwnSite

Tue Nov 7 13:56:16 2017

Remember, after all the wonderful people go to Etsy after the show, they don't get to see the small sellers.  Search don't work.  Pay to play.  Deals with Mega sellers.  On & On & On.

But they will be AMAZED at all the HANDCRAFTED items, so.....

REASONABLY PRICED !!!

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Tue Nov 7 16:39:56 2017

Etsy sellers should let NBC know about the Chinese imports that Etsy alows to be sold as "handmade" and all the other Etsy lies.

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Tue Nov 7 19:17:05 2017

Sounds good on it the face of it.
But the fact is, artists can't and won't be rushed.
We don't play time games. And our process is a proprietary secret.
We're laid back, sometimes binge - listening to The Honeymooners, or Leave It To Beaver, while we steadily, methodically go through our paces creating a piece for our client. Keeping people and junk phone callers out of our hair while we meditate our way through to the completion of the piece.
So the "show" will not be a realistic representation of how a piece is brought in to being by an artist in the original Spirit of Etsy. And that's a shame.

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by: Sierra This user has validated their user name.

Tue Nov 7 22:41:12 2017

There's ''carp'' on Etsy, but there are also MANY authentic handmade items ... and I'm one of the makers making them.  

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by: RadResale.com This user has validated their user name.
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Wed Nov 8 12:15:40 2017

This show will help more people see Etsy as a shopping destination. There are tons of shops that sell authentic handmade goods on Etsy. Read the shops reviews and you'll quickly see which shops are the real deal. There are also supply sellers with endless options for crafters, as well as my own category of vintage. Etsy considers vintage to be anything that is 20 years old or older. I sell clothing from the 70's through 90's at RadResale.com. You can also find tons of vintage sellers that offer clothing and goods from much earlier decades. Etsy is a wonderful shopping destination for savvy shoppers that don't want the same-old items from generic chain stores. It's a great place for one of a kind (ooak) gifts that will have your friends & family rejoicing that you skipped the mall and thought of them in a special way with a handmade gift. Take a look and let the small business owners on Etsy have a chance to make you glad you stopped by!  

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This user has validated their user name. by: BuildingMyOwnSite

Wed Nov 8 13:36:55 2017

Sierra said: “There's ''carp'' on Etsy, but there are also MANY authentic handmade items ... and I'm one of the makers making them. “

Great, so am I, for over 50 years.  I've defended Handmade & Makers as long as anyone.    And there are MILLIONS and MILLIONS and MILLIONS of ligit Handmade items on Etsy.  But they are being  DWARFED by fakes.

Ebay and Amazon have treated a lot of sellers poorly.  But Etsy didn't just screw people that were buying & selling goods for a profit.  They're screwing sellers that HANDMAKE their product, and inviting sellers that DELIBERATELY DECEIVE buyers about how the goods are made.

Slowly, Etsy  allowed mega manufacturers, importers, resellers, and FAKE Handmade sellers.  Against both the TOS, and EVERYTHING that management and mods EVER said.   More recently, by actually INVITING those 4 groups to stretch the truth, and by letting THEM redefine the process and definition of  Handmade.  Then to legitimize it, just because someone throws a switch on a punch press, that knocks out 1,000's of .10 charms per hour.  And finally to hold it up as the Truth.

No, Etsy won't feature punch presses on the show.  Wood, Jewelry, Stained Glass, Soap, Etc, Etc will be featured.    I believe viewers will go by the 1,000's to the site.  This is GOOD for Etsy.....  But not for small Handmakers.  There are NO EFFECTIVE rules for Handmade on Etsy, and NO WAY to stop Fakes and Cheats.  The search engine SUCKS.  The category list is TINY.  Why do you think Ebay's list is so large?  It MATTERS !!!   How are we going to get found with 10M punched out charms, 50M duplicate & fake rings and 20M ''sterling'' necklaces?  As a Handcrafter, I don't think we have a partner in Etsy.  In fact, I think Etsy works against small sellers now.

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by: Chicago48 This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 9 02:14:44 2017

Smart move by Etsy.  Why didn't Amazon and Ebay think of this.
BTW, whenever I see Shark Tank and the new businesses.  They never say their product is on Ebay, they say the product is on Amazon.  There's something wrong with Ebay that they're letting these opps get away.

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Thu Nov 9 04:52:49 2017

There's nothing wrong with Ebay.
It was born a place to get kool vintage stuff, and that's how it's going to stay.

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by: Flying Childers This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 9 08:17:01 2017

BMOS- you are right on the money with your comments.  It's true that there's still lots of great stuff on Etsy- it's just that most people don't have the time to look through 250 pages of "crap" to find it.  

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by: Flying Childers This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 9 08:20:40 2017

Speaking of Shark Tank- there's always a lot of talk among people who are frustrated with Etsy who wish that there was another venue for GENUINE handmade and vintage.

I would LOVE to see a developer go to Shark Tank and try to get money for a new platform / E-commerce venue for US.  

I don't know if anyone has ever pitched the idea of an ETSY REPLACEMENT but I think the Sharks might be interested.  Also- think of the PR they'd get.

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Thu Nov 9 08:31:04 2017

We're ready for the New Generation of Creator / Seller Friendly venues.

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by: Whatever This user has validated their user name.

Fri Nov 10 02:44:57 2017

"I would LOVE to see a developer go to Shark Tank and try to get money for a new platform / E-commerce venue for US. "

nice thought but those Tank guys are all about china - how do you think they got their millions?

we're all rats in a sinking ship - trying to adapt to eating 2 bowls of rice a day  



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