|two of last week's sets|
A couple red flags to sort the real from fake are if they signed up that day ;) , feedback and also if they have not favorited any items/shoppes on their profiles. Most of these time suckers, the bulk of the time, have signed up that same day like I said... although there are exceptions to that rule for my shop has a lot of ETSY first timers, which makes me smile too.
When it comes to time spent on cutting out all those 6" bracelet blanks with filing, sandpapering and steelwooling also to prep them for stamping, it is tons less time consuming which in the long run, tons less expensive for the client. I find ordering these aluminum blanks in, now also with getting in thicker gauge copper bracelet blanks for personalized bracelet creating choice making...very exciting I know, right ;) The small shoppes I deal with are all in the USA!