Friday, September 17, 2010

And The Plot Thickens

I promise I will not make this blog a whine fest or anti-etsy.  I am not anti-good crafters at all and I hope no one ever thinks as much.  But this is my blog and my story.  And thanks to Bestie's awesome hubby, my story got even stranger today.  Can y'all handle it?  Sure?  I knew you could!

So because Bestie's hub is truly awesome, he got just as hot and bothered as Bestie and I did about the big etsy battle.  He called Burberry.  Oh yes he did.  I know y'all don't know him (or her or me) personally, but trust me when I tell you that this is just so him.  He just convinced a company to turn a no into a job.  (Not Burberry - an unrelated company- just making the point that he rocks.) He starts on Monday.  I think he should sell infomercials.  I would love to have even an ounce of his gumption.  But anyway, back to the story.  If I called Burberry, I would be lucky to get a voice mail.  He actually talked to the right people.  And guess what they said?  No seriously...guess!

It wasn't them!  Records were checked and the great Nova Checkers said it was not them at all!

Furthermore, he asked what would push them to threaten infringement rights and complain to etsy (and others).  They said that while it annoys them when they see fabrics in a similar design, they don't react to them.  Only when an image or logo is used or when someone tries to pass off their goods as official Burberry goods. 

So etsy claims I can only get back on if Burberry rescinds their complaint.  But Burberry says they didn't complain and it is not something they would even care about.

Dun, dun, dunnnn...

The great etsy fired my booty mystery remains!


Update:  Ooops let me clarify.  Bestie's hubby got a job.  Having nothing to do with Burberry.  Click on the link above.  I was just pointing out that he can get to the bottom of difficult situations.  Sorry if I confused y'all.

16 comments:

AtlYankeeBelle said...

oh my. this is quite exciting. I cant wait to find out what happens next

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

O.M.G.

And he convinced them to hire him WHAT? I need to take lessons or something from this man. I would be lucky to even get the voicemail!

Shannon said...

Whaaaaaat?! That's crazy! Silly etsy... I'm so very disappointed in them. But how exciting about the new job! Maybe he can get discounts on their delicious perfumes... have a great weekend!

Emily said...

omg! I wonder how many other innocent parties have had their sites removed on these 'complaints'?!?

I say go for it and fight the obviously wrong decision - I'm sure everyone this side of the screen is rooting for you! xoE

mFw said...

Oh my word etsy just doesn't make sense! So great that you're getting to the bottom of this!!!

Elizabeth said...

This is so very intriguing! I'm very curious to discover what happens next.

Rhonda said...

This is so crazy!

Gracie Beth said...

My cousin had the same issue trying to sell an LV on ebay. They said that LV kept flagging her genuine purse as a knockoff

Suburban Princess said...

Interesting. But I still say it is one of your competitors filing the complaints about you - someone doesn't want you getting sales they could be getting.

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Had the same issue with a genuine LV briefcase on eBay as well... I guess the message is leave the big guys alone... but what about the Chinese? I ask only... :-)

Peachy Keen said...

Crazy...good for Bestie's Husband and great news for you! This whole etsy thing is ridiculous.

Cari said...

Wow! That was very nice of him. I still can't believe this whole Etsy thing.

Telia said...

Are you going to try to contact Etsy? I mean, if you have proof that BB isn't complaining they have to let you sell! Do you even still want to sell there?? Your stuff is awesome! Don't stop selling!!

Telia, NewlyWedWifeLife

jennifer solow said...

Hmmm. Why do I feel like I suddenly need a pair of dark sunglasses, a trench coat (my Burberry is okay, apparently) and a secret recording device?

Something's rotten in Denmark. Where's Michael Moore when you need him?

Charbelle said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. This whole Etsy thing is so beyond ridiculous and it sounds like someone just has it in for you. What about Ebay? Did I mention that one before?

LillyxxGal said...

How wonderful that you have someone looking out for you and how great that he was able to get that info. for you! If that wasn't the source of the complaints then it was probably one of your competitors....regardless this doesn't look good for Etsy!

Keep us posted!

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