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Etsy Seller Robbed of All Inventory the Week Before Christmas

Exactly one week before Christmas, Etsy seller Tami Miller posted a message on Facebook to assure customers that her staff was rushing every day to get their packages out in time for Christmas. That night, her office was visited by thieves who stole her entire inventory of unique Sterling Silver Spoon Rings.

It’s a heartbreaking story, one you can hear her tell herself in this video news report on TheDenverChannel.com.

On Saturday night, she turned again to Facebook to post a $1,000 reward for help in finding her stolen jewelry. “If you see any of our spoon rings or pendants being sold anywhere- On line, or if you happen to live in Colorado, in any shops- LET US KNOW ASAP!”

Miller wrote that she will be refunding orders made in the last few days, but is taking requests for rings and still filling them as fast as they can. “We are still making castings and have a few spoons still at home to make into rings… So we will be replenishing as soon as possible.”

She’s been running her business for 5 years and had only recently moved the operations into the office building where the robbery took place.

TheDenverChannel reporter said Miller did not have insurance on what is an estimated $40,000 worth of inventory because she couldn’t afford it.

You can see the rings on the Spoonier shop on Etsy, which she is keeping live to help in the investigation.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.