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Wed Feb 16 2011 16:41:28

Regretsy Video Mocks Etsy

By: Ina Steiner

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I haven't seen many parody videos that take aim at ecommerce sites the way this one from Regretsy does. Lots of inside references for those who buy and sell on Etsy - mentions of Artfire, Craiglist and eBay as well. (Warning: mature content, rated R for language.)




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This user has validated their user name. by: Ina

Wed Feb 16 16:48:56 2011

BTW, if you see an ad at the bottom, close it - it blocks the subtitles.

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by: Digby
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Wed Feb 16 17:00:31 2011

Wow
Thanks Ina
That is one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
It gets really funny  about half way through.
I saw the original video on DVD.
The person who made that parody is very clever.

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by: Mitzi
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Wed Feb 16 17:45:38 2011

Priceless - and spot on! :)

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by: Sarah

Wed Feb 16 19:00:54 2011

lol at "but you have bad feedback on eBay" and I don't control Priority Mail it takes 3-5 days.

so true.

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by: Joe Average

Wed Feb 16 19:21:30 2011

No doubt it is very funny. Just waiting for the first comment framing it as not "politically correct". Thanks so much for posting. Wish they had taken more shots at the 'bay. Now excuse me, I have to watch it again.

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by: NullApps This user has validated their user name.
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Wed Feb 16 20:34:09 2011

Just in case some people haven't seen these types of videos before ... this is part of a meme where people create their own funny subtitles for this particular scene from the movie Downfall.  This is one of the better ones I've seen.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/downfall-hitler-meme

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by: fallonthalia
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Wed Feb 16 21:16:56 2011

That was a hoot. I really liked the Christmas (Rudolph) one too.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Siobhan

Wed Feb 16 23:03:59 2011

Don't just watch the videos. Go to Regretsy.com. Every day they have something new and if you click on the image, it'll bring you right to the Etsy store of the person who is making such silliness.

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by: Papa Couture

Thu Feb 17 07:40:40 2011

I kept waiting for Rob White to pop up in his puppet box of to the side somewhere... Great Job folks...

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This user has validated their user name. by: Al G

Thu Feb 17 08:24:08 2011

"Mein Fuhrer!" ---> "Dude"

Great translation!

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by: sallin

Thu Feb 17 08:40:42 2011

I think they could do so much more with ebay's garbage!

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by: Et tu, Brute!

Thu Feb 17 15:00:45 2011

Consider how few comments this article has generated thus far from fellow Etsians and you get the idea how severely Etsy has altered their forums and muted communication between members there.  Consider Coralgate -- by the way, Temple Saint Claire's Target line of jewelry over the holidays appears to have already been dumped in the nearest Goodwills across the country -- and the influx of comments because the information was spread via the forums pointing to the Auctionbytes blog post!

Etsy has taken severe measures to mute their members.  But Etsy needs to take care.  Etsy is no eBay and won't survive the endless junior high alterations and behavior of its administrators!  The most recent being they are going to hijack the email addresses that are connected to Etsy, and you have to opt OUT to disconnect!

The reference to leaving Etsy for Artfire is by no means an exaggeration!

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by: Patricia This user has validated their user name.

Thu Feb 17 15:49:29 2011

LOL this is too funny.  They used the same piece of film when Meg Whitman was running for governor.  Hitler hit the fan when he learned Jerry Brown was running :-)  Just too funny every time they do it.

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by: Patricia This user has validated their user name.

Thu Feb 17 15:50:09 2011

By the way - don't know what they're doing with Etsy I only know much doesn't sell there anymore....so be it.

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by: photog

Thu Feb 17 16:56:49 2011

too freakin' hilarious....def a hoot n' 3/4 ...Etsy sucks in sooooooo many ways,but biz is biz even if the biz staff have little clue about biz...at least ArtFire admin share the biz reports on a monthly basis and are professional biz adults as well as artisans!...takes time to generate traffic and AF is way ahead in comparison with Etsy when it began

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by: Digby
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Thu Feb 17 17:12:54 2011

Re Etsy
It seems to be accepted that many are leaving etsy due to their new policies etc.

BUT their number of listings and their sales GMV figures are rising steadily.

So what is the real story?

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by: Et tu, Brute!

Fri Feb 18 13:28:58 2011

Etsy is currently the Goliath in handmade but check this out:

http://diyfashion.about.com/gi/pages/poll.htm?linkback=htt
p%3A%2F%2Fdiyfashion.about.com%2Fb%2F2011%2F02%2F11%2F2011-about-com-readers-choice-awards-diy-fashion-finalists-vote-now.htm&poll_id=7453162752&poll=1

And
we all know Goliath was slain by a twerpy little teenager and his slingshot!



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