There are far more outraged Etsy sellers who are wise to the ways of ThreeBirdNest than I’d originally thought. And there appears to be no shortage of disgusted customers of that shop either. They’ve all had some choice words about ThreeBirdNest’s un-level playing field or the poor condition of the merchandise they spent $30 on and waited 30 days to receive.
After my first blog was published, I was sent the following link from one of Alicia’s less than thrilled customers:
Import Genius isn’t trying to expose anyone, it’s actually trying to sell it’s services to any potential importer. But in the process of selling themselves, they…well…kinda sold out Etsy’s favorite golden child’s “handmade” store ThreeBirdNest.
This link contained fascinating little details, such as which recent (slow) boat from China carried ThreeBirdNest’s “handmade” goods safely to the Oakland docks. (It was called Hanjin New York in case you are dying to know). Additionally, this link alerted us that contrary to “High Hope Aglory” being the name of a recent Kentucky Derby winner, it was actually the name of the CHINESE factory where all the cheap shit people are buying from ThreeBirdNest was made. 3,600 POUNDS of cheap shit, to be more precise.
Stay with me, because although I’m the world’s most hesitant mathematician, I think I’ve got this equation down cold. Let’s imagine for the moment that the average weight of one piece of shit destined for ThreeBirdNest’s California home was 8 ounces. If that was a good average weight, it would equal a total of roughly 7,200 pieces of shit that Hanjin helped flood the “handmade” Etsy market with. I know what you’re thinking, because I’m thinking the same thing.
Yep. That’s a shitload of cheap shit.
After my first blog flew out into social media land, an outraged Etsy seller commented that she’d been permanently muted on Etsy forums because apparently, similar to my experience, Etsy’s bipolar set of guidelines really meant “if you can’t say something nice (about Etsy or ThreeBirdNest) then don’t (we won’t allow you) to say anything at all.” All this high handed control running rampant in the land of the First Amendments guarantee of freedom of speech.
Wowzer. How duplicitous of them.
Yet another unfortunate buyer of a piece of High Hope Aglory’s “handmade” junk sent me a picture of her $30 item’s label reading “made in China”. Apparently one of Alicia’s California factory team managers forgot to remove that little nuisance tag prior to shipping it.
Double wowzer. Sounds like one of the five managers needs to be fired.
Or promoted for actually being honest.
Unfortunately so far (see my previous blog) no one from ThreeBirdNest has called yet to buy my inventory at a hugely reduced price. Nor has anyone at ThreeBirdNest responded to my blog, of which I did send a copy to their shop; subject line “BUSTED”.
That’s understandable. They’re pretty busy over there. You know, knitting stuff and soldering jewelry. Oh, and they’re also a little sidetracked taking field trips to the Oakland docks on a regular basis. With a semi truck.