Joanna from gothicreations says
I don't understand the worry about iphone accessories being promoted as a lure for resellers. I mean any promoted trend or item has the potential of resellers not just iPhone accessories or things related to tech gadgets.
Well, recently I accidently stumbled onto the tip of the iceberg for reseller iphone cases. I thought -- how retro, a wooden iphone case! And, while I saw many unique and creative cases of wood, I saw and flagged 13 sellers of the identical cases, many using identical photos. 11 are gone as of yesterday, when I checked again as I saw more of the identical cases under Discover iphone -- the same pictures form the other flagged resellers. I will say I was pleased that only 2 remained, but was saddened and chagrined to see more take their place. And just a click away and highllghted.
And that's just the wooden ones. The hard cases, so-called embellished ones -- the same duplicate pictures are rampant. Who knew??!!! I surely didn't.
I understand the idea behind having it on Discover, since the roll-out of the new is a big media and pre-selling and sales event. But...the OP is right, that nexus -- the iphone -- is huge in the reseller market for accessories, as is evident by the thousands of sellers on ebay, taobao, and alibaba. Etsy MIT needs to be extra vigilant when the showcase such a nexus, and especially careful what they curate. Yup...there they were.