Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Etsy refuses to believe this guy builds his own synths.

Brendan Byrne makes and sells synthesizers on Etsy. Or at least, he did, until Etsy decided he wasn’t building them himself and shut down his store.

The first time Byrne knew there was a problem was when Etsy unexpectedly closed his store three days ago. Despite the fact he seemed to be operating within the site’s terms and conditions, an Etsy representative asked for photos of his entire construction process to prove that he wasn’t just selling on ready-made instruments. Unfortunately, Byrne’s latest synths were already finished, so all he could do was send some pictures of his building materials. As Byrne wrote on his Tumblr:

“At first I was a bit flattered and followed their instructions to confirm that I had in fact built them myself. I supplied the following photographs…

  • Shots of my workshop (soldering iron, electronic component cabinets, work bench)
  • Photos of the device (outside, inside, and the laser etched logo on the back with my etsy shop html link)
  • Photo of the raw materials used to construct the device (walnut and basswood)”

Sadly, this was not enough for Etsy… [READ MORE]

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