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Posted by J1 
March 20, 2018 03:37AM
Be careful if you're buying something off Etsy. In recent years people have started buying cheap Chinese stuff from sites like and re-selling it on Etsy as if it's locally made by them.

Here's an example:
Etsy listing []
alibaba listing of same thing [] (country of origin Belarus)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/20/2018 03:40AM by J1.
Re: Etsy
March 20, 2018 04:47AM
Crazy stuff! As a consumer you need to be really onto it!

Someone I know has a very cute online clothing store. She makes things look beautiful and trendy however, her stuff comes from those type of sites - its very common.

Fidget spinners were another example. They were in high demand and selling everywhere however if you bought lets say 10 at a time, you could get them for something like 2-3 dollars a piece. Toy world had them selling for $15 at the time.

Kids at schools were making money doing this. Same thing with the Japanese foam kawaii squishy toys.

Be clever
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