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2300 Shops on strike against Etsy

There is a website where over 2,300 shops have singned up and pledged that they will close their shop on May 10th because they are not happy with the scandal around Etsy featuring a reseller and now declaring her as "collective".
What do you think of this?

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Inactive Etsy Member 9:58am Apr 28, 2012 EDT edited
thats not a whole loot, there are over 400,000 active shops here, thats not even 1%
800,000. But those 2,300 are growing by the minute. when I went to bed last night, they were 120.
Well, it's a start for those that want to protest. I will likely stay open...
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Inactive Etsy Member 10:00am Apr 28, 2012 EDT
my concern is that that many shops will be losing potential customers on that day!
hmmmm things are developing around here!
Honestly, I think it's like a drop of rain in the ocean.
Anja from AnjasArts says
How many shops are on Etsy?
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Lots but 2000 of those shops signed up since I went to bed last night so I think the number is going to be pretty high by May 10th.

Also they are putting their shops on 'holiday' for the day, they are not actually closing them.
I think we will lose more potential customers if we get the tough competition from those so-called collectives that are actually businesses with employees, who can produce at much cheaper rates than shops that sell truly handmade, selfmade things.

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