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Yet Another Site Selling iPhone Cases/Shirts from Artists on S6.
Yet Another Site Selling iPhone Cases/Shirts from Artists on S6.
Stumbled upon this site based in Japan selling iPhone cases and shirts by S6 artists. I'm not sure if this person is a verified S6 seller like that 'Curating the Cool' place, but it seems rather unlikely. The owner of the site is Ikeda Masahiko, and there is a contact page although I doubt she would stop selling the cases even after a few emails.

Here's the site: https://iphone5case.stores.jp/#!/

UPDATE: I Google translated the description from the ABOUT page, and it says this:

"Focusing on Society6] [departure from LA brand of non-release in Japan, I sell designer iPhone cases, and T-shirt. Design full of personality, is recommended for people who want to have items that have a something. It will be shipping from the United States, and I have time 2-3 weeks until the goods arrival. Thank you for your understanding. The shop has been published in *S Cawaii! 5 May issue."

When you click an item and the description says that it's from S6 and the name of the artist is there. Anybody know how to find out who and what online stores are verified S6 sellers?
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StevenARTify commented on April 27, 2013 5:12pm
it might be a partner site? as im new to this site, I haven't got to see these sites they are paired with.
StevenARTify commented on April 27, 2013 5:14pm
just checked that site out.. it doesn't feel legit.
Tia Hank commented on April 27, 2013 5:18pm
Hmm, well when you click an item - ie the Stormtrooper one that's the first item on the page, it does say Daniel's name and S6 in description. However, that doesn't exactly prove that that person is a verified S6 seller.
StevenARTify commented on April 27, 2013 5:27pm
This site must be getting the cases from S6 still, but then reselling them. The way the site writes stuff on there doesn't seem professional. when the site spoke about free shipping on Daniel's description... "I have time" :S
StevenARTify commented on April 27, 2013 5:28pm
I mean.. just shipping.
Tia Hank commented on April 27, 2013 5:38pm
Unfortunately like the stuff happening with people on etsy and ebay reselling products from S6, it's difficult to prevent it from happening. B/c you know that sending them emails won't stop them from selling. It really sucks.
StevenARTify commented on April 27, 2013 5:43pm
Do you think it could be seen as a good idea still, considering that them people still have to buy it from the original owner which still lets them benefit from their efforts?
Tia Hank commented on April 27, 2013 6:01pm
Well, that Ikeda Masahiko person is selling products for ~USD$50, whereas S6 sells iPhone cases for USD$35. She gets ~$15 (not discounting shipping costs she gets from customers), and we get $3.50. Although I wouldn't be surprised if some people bought from S6 b/c of the lower price.
StevenARTify commented on April 27, 2013 6:21pm
yeah anyone sensible enough to look at the prices like you have, will know for a fact they should come to our official s6 store or a verified partner with S6. Since reading what your told me about the price, I can see why this isn't a good idea, that site is scamming people.
erre.campana commented on April 27, 2013 6:25pm
we have to ask for more informations at Society6 team ... if this "japanese" website is their partner, if not, the have to contact legal office or doing something ... and I as user of Society6 have to know a right information about that ... thanks for the post!!!
Tia Hank commented on April 28, 2013 12:49am
No problem, erre. I'll be contacting S6 about this site and whether or not it's a verified S6 seller.
erre.campana commented on April 28, 2013 4:55am
Thank you Tia!!! Let me know what they say!
erre.campana commented on May 7, 2013 3:55pm
erre.campana commented on May 7, 2013 3:57pm
http://instagram.com/p/XMRlC0Jznw/
who is on instagram please send to this person a message like mine :
"you may will have many problems to steal other people's graphics projects from Society6 I advised both Instagram and Society6.com I hope you will delete this account and don't repeat this theft of intellectual property you you dirty business"
Tia Hank commented on May 7, 2013 5:38pm
S6 hasn't contacted me about the site from Japan, but damn this is indeed a growing problem. I really doubt that sending a message to that guy on Instagram will help, because there's no legal action involved. We gotta contact Instagram directly, and then have them take down his Instagram, and then if he has a seperate site that lists the products he's selling, then that's a whole other issue. This is becoming pretty frustrating. I'm now contemplating putting my name on all my designs (specifically the iPhone cases) b/c of this.
erre.campana commented on May 8, 2013 4:23am
Hello Tia i want to notice others instagram sellers of iphone cases thaken from society6 here there are the link:
here are some more places to look for your stolen work--

http://instagram.com/runaway_case#
http://instagram.com/thehappybutter#
http://instagram.com/hardcaseart#
http://instagram.com/unknownstore#
http://instagram.com/shopshashop#
http://instagram.com/caseindesign#
That is very bad!!!
Tia Hank commented on May 9, 2013 5:11am
Ugh, this is frustrating. Yeah I think I'm gonna be putting my name on my phone cases now.