I’ve had it happen before on Etsy. And maybe it’s totally ridiculous that I let it bother me. But sometimes people just copy and paste my descriptions onto their new listing! Both times I discovered the plagiarism completely on accident, so it makes me wonder how many people are just that lazy.
I was checking out a vintage shop that had many really cool items and over 1,000 sales. I was perusing the awesomeness when I came across the same Kokeshi-head bottle I have in my shop. Out of curiosity, I clicked on it to see our differences in pricing and shipping cost. That’s when I noticed she copied and pasted the first line from my listing description, word for word. “This unique vintage bottle features a wooden Kokeshi-esque wooden head on the lid.” WTF, dude?
The funny thing is, she even copied my typo, which was to write “wooden” twice. HA! It just burns me up when people do this. I realize there is only so many ways to describe the same object but at least TRY, people!
O.k., rant over. I started a new job last week and I love it. The only negative thing is that I don’t get my Tuesdays anymore to thrift; I get the weekends off. The good thing about weekends? Garage sales! I have yet to go to any sales yet. The first week of work was actually an event week and I worked the weekend. But as a result, I have had shortened work days all week! I popped in a couple shops both yesterday and today and scored some amazing finds. More on that later, but for now here are some of the books I found Tuesday for super cheap:
Well, that’s all for now. I brought home more books than this, including some super adorable vintage childrens books, but I couldn’t scan it all in one day. More later!