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What is it about Etsy?

12-04-2011 05:48 PM by miles125 | 15 comments »

I probably visit the Etsy website twice a year and for good reason. As a craftsman, there’s something that repels me about it. Almost like i’m witnessing the devaluation and slow painful death of people who create things with their hands in real time. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a beautiful site and there’s some amazing work displayed there. The problem is how ridiculously inexpensive the things are. And it gets worse every time i visit the site. I’m wondering if the whole concept has served to over saturate the marketplace in an uber competitive setting that simply adds to the demise of handcraftiness. My instincts have told me for quite a while to...

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