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May. 23rd, 2011

Also posted to Art-Theft



I think this person is a con artist.

See this?
http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&q=zelda+necklace#/d3grtmx

I actually OWN this, and no I didn't buy it from her or her "team" (they can make beautifully precise necklace designs but MSpaint like shop signs? http://acessoriosanime.deviantart.com/art/ID-Acessorios-Anime-204970441)

My brother brought it back for me from America about... 2 years ago from Hot Topic.
I even have pictures from 2009 of me WEARING the damn thing:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/NekoPhoenix/menecklace.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/NekoPhoenix/menecklace2.jpg
Sorry for the smallness, had to take them from me facebook account.


So, there's that one that she's trying to pass off as her own creation. I'm not the first to catch her out I think as she has quite a lot of hidden comments.

This is also pretty suspect: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74401260/zelda-shield-necklace-blue?ref=pr_shop
Original?: http://capitalcomics.net/images/varios11.jpg
http://www.videogamemm.com/d/15828-3/Legend+of+Zelda+Shield+Necklace.JPG

What about the others?



Here is their etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PriSuicun?ref=seller_info
Where they are selling these for 33 dollars and NINETEEN dollars shipping or THIRTY FOUR dollars shipping outside of Brazil! - She even lists that the necklace isn't heavy, which it isn't, and she's charging 19 dollars to ship it WITHIN brazil.

This is a straight up con artist.
What can be done?



EDIT: Note from her:


Her reply makes NO sense, and then she promptly deleted her dA account
This is her regular account:
http://suicunosdh.deviantart.com/



EDIT II:
Note from her "lawyer" (which, by the way, I did not reply to the last one to warrant this torrent of badly bullshitted... well, bullshit)

Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.
https://artistsbeware.info/

Comments

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kayla_la
May. 23rd, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
Off topic, but the spelling of their name makes me frown. acessoriosanime. Really?
purpule
May. 23rd, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
I assumed Acessorios/Acessórios was accessories in Portuguese :o
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breakspire
May. 23rd, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
you can report them to etsy, but that unfortunately that doesn't do much these days :/
mandyseley
May. 23rd, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
Seconding this.

Report it on principle, because it's an obvious reseller, but Etsy's admins seem like they don't care, or like they're too scared of being "mean" to be effective administrators.
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breakspire
May. 23rd, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
yep, all of us. please, do lump those of us who actually MAKE and sell things on etsy with those who ruin it for us. thanks
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slyminera
May. 23rd, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Might be a good idea to let people that are interested in buying from her know what's up too, though you'll have to unlock the entry to do that.

Not entirely sure what DeviantART will do about her, though hopefully reporting her will help.
(no subject) - fenris_lorsrai - May. 23rd, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
owl_song
May. 23rd, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
I just saw this entry, clicked the links and it looks like they're off of da and etsy!
notveryathletic
May. 23rd, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
I saw one of those on Ebay in the UK today as well, those are official Nintendo merchandise as far as I recall...
cesarin
May. 23rd, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
well, we can agree this person was a reseller who used lies and fake adverticement to gain money...

anyway she nuked everything, her account was deactivated ( I suppose until things calm?, since her account was not deleted)
and she pretty much removed all the mentioned links.
(Deleted comment)
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celarania
May. 23rd, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
Well, it looks like everything was removed, so yay!

However, jewelry and MS paint logo might not be that crazy. Drawing and sculpting can be pretty separate skills, I could make a decent logo, but would be rubbish at making jewelry. I imagine it would work the other way too.
kuwaizair
May. 24th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC)
i guess the point is "someone else could of done it for them"
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foxhack
May. 24th, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)
If I'm reading that second reply right, this person was trying to say that shipping stuff in and out of Brazil is very expensive - which is true. Their government charges some incredibly ridiculous import and export fees on everything and anything that goes in and out of the country, all in the name of "protecting the local economy."

I'm not trying to defend this person, but I've spoken with Brazilian game collectors in the past, and they've explained the situation in Brazil to me.
kuwaizair
May. 24th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC)
but to say "i made these, they are better quality than the ones made in China, mine are not rip offs"
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