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Could someone please steer me in the right direction with this bowl. Believe its vaseline, opalescent and hobnail but no idea of age or maker. Any help greatly appreciated.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Seller Hub had a benefit after all. Below are screen shots of one of my accounts over the past 2 years. On a number of a occasions I contacted eBay about low views to no views for extended periods of time with no sales also. Every time I called I got no where. Just the same script..."I don't see anything wrong with your account", "I just checked your listings (in 2 mins), and they come up in search", "Your account is normal". 


I always kept a monthly inventory of 400 or more listings, except for Aug to Oct this year when I dropped them down to 250 and 350 listings. Below I posted 9 screen shots which show the gaps in views over time, and related sales, etc. I also added related notes below for each chart. 


1. Over 400 new listings posted. I called eBay a number of times about lack of views and sales. Got the script speech. 9 sales over 3 months.


2. Sales start ramping up along with views after 3rd relist of over 400 listings, Just one hic up in views during the end of Jan. 38 sales over 3 months.


3. Another View hic up in the beginning of Apr. Views drop and sales drop over 50%. 17 sales over 3 months.


4. View count unchanged by much and sales up a bit. 24 sales over 3 months.


5. Everything unchanged. 21 sales over 3 months.


6. Sales started to pick up then views basically stop and so did sales. Called eBay and got script speech. Huge gap in Jan. 27 sales over 3 months.


7. Calls to eBay fall on deaf ears. Views plummet, and lots of gaps. Sales tank. Just making store fees. 9 sales over 3 months.


8. Problem continues with calls to eBay going nowhere. Just making store fees. 9 sales over 3 months.


9. Called eBay everyday pushing issue. Cut inventory down to 200 listings. Sales ramp back up after a few more calls. Last week of Aug 8 sales, Sept 15, and Oct 4. Short lived bump in sales and views as they taper back down. 27 sales over 3 months.


Note: Below are the charts in order over 2 year time line. If this isn't proof, I don't know what is.





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Good morning everyone.

That is a buckeye butterfly.









New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Hey my 86 year old neighbor has this really old oil painting that he asked me to figure out what it is. Does anyone have a clue about it. It seems quite old and mayby fragile. It does not seem to be signed. 






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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi, I hope I'm posting this in the right place.  I'm wondering if anyone recognizes the design on the lobster claw clasp, it is heart-shaped.  Is that a maker mark?  Trying to determine if this is sterling or not.


Thank you!




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Fashion discussion

Hi.. I am putting in original art by Vladimir Fedorovich Kadulin.  Does anyone know what  it is.. for example watercolor.. etc.  I am not in the art field.  Also.. not sure what catagory to put it in in ebay.    Any information would be  appreciated.  





Collectibles & Art discussion

It’s unclear to me whether or not sellers are allowed to put direct links to their social media pages in their ebay store.

On ebay’s links policy page there is no mention of social media links in eBay stores, that I could find -


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So would it be classified as “restricted”, but allowed, if you’re NOT selling on your Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc?

Also, the links policy says you can place links to social media in your profile. But the only way I can see to do this is in the written section, but the links you put there are not hyperlinks, just a copy paste deal.

I have spoken to a few people at ebay HQ but still didn’t get a definitive answer.




A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Hello fellow ebayers,

Please could someone with knowledge of vintage or older style of chanel garments please take a look at my chanel top and let me know if it is genuine.  I bought as genuine but it's too small for me now and I want to sell on. I tried to check date out of production but could not find anything like this.  It is very well made with gold detail piping down side and across front. It's well stitched and very stretchy still for item approx ten years old. Any advice greatly received. I don't want to list until I have more info as I value my eBay account. Many thanks.IMG_20161018_150712.jpgIMG_20161018_150154.jpgIMG_20161018_150218.jpgIMG_20161018_150702.jpg

Fashion discussion

Anyone else having ongoing eBay messaging issues today?


All day today, whenever I received a new eBay message, I would also recieve duplicate and even triplicates of previous messages, forcing me to look to see if the messages indicates sales were duplicates or indeed a new sale.


I'm also receiving duplicates & triplicates of Buyer questions.


These issues & constant glitches are getting so tiresome.

This is more like a 1970s BBS Wildcat Bulletin Board than a real eCommerce Site.










Selling discussion

Oct 19, 2016 5:48:10 PM PT

Ongoing eBay Messinging Issues

I found another doll in my mom collection with no information or box.  I have researched a little about porcelain clown dolls.  Found two categories:  Harlequinn or Peirrot.  Wish I know more about dolls.


I have looked at the back of neck and there is no writing or markings.  It seemed as if it could have something carved on the back of the gold design on back of head, but it could be just the design.


Can anyone tell me any information, suggestions and or ideas on how to find out who/what the doll is.




















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Selling question

You might want to check your listings if you are running a promotion.


I posted this on the PS board last night to see if I was alone.  So far another person has reported the same promotion issue. 


I am running a Buy 1 Get 1 '%' off promotion. It is supposed to show in Search Results to drive traffic to your listing.  Mine is not showing on any of the 40 items I have in the promotion in search results.  It does show when you open the listing.  I started the promotion yesterday morning and it looked fine at first.  Then last night I discovered it wasn't showing anymore.


This is how a promotion should look:





Also, my TRSP badge is missing from about 17-20 listings (8%ish) - which are all qualified



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I have this t-shirt and would like to get any information about this logo!


Is it a musical band logo or something else?


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Fashion discussion


I'm kinda confused  the sticker inside says J B Van Sciver but I just saw the same ones listed as Heywood Wakefield Rio Collection in Maple   Any help is much appreciated  

Antiques discussion

Cowboy salt or pepper (3 holes in top) about 5" tall and old stopper caught my eye.

The shape looks familiar. Does anyone recognize? Any help appreciated.cowboy salt shaker resized.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Could someone please steer me in the right direction with this vase. It is 6 1/4 tall and 4 1 /2 across. Any help greatly appreciated.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 20, 2016 11:37:08 AM PT

Glass help identifying vase


Could someone please point me in the right direction with this rug. I have no idea what type, style, era, age or maker it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It measures 72" x 45"  First pic is of the front, and the second is of the back.

Antiques discussion

Oct 20, 2016 12:17:26 PM PT

Need help identifying Rug Type and Era

If anybody can help me identify this class I would greatly appreciate it. It is thick green glass, has to be about a half an inch thick at its thickest or more. It has three mold lines evenly spaced. It has small bubbles in the glass, kind of waves and dented all over the piece. Anything?



Antiques discussion

Oct 18, 2016 4:37:11 PM PT

Thick green glass flower footed dish?

Hi all. I picked this up recently and have been unable to even come close to identifying it. Its 8 inches tall and about 3 wide. Any and all input is appreciated.DSCN0011.JPGDSCN0012.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 20, 2016 3:37:11 PM PT

Glassies,help on this vase?

A 1998 Quarter that has some kind of problem with its edgesIMG_0012.JPGIMG_0025.JPGIMG_0012.JPG

Coins & Paper Money discussion

Oct 19, 2016 12:26:26 PM PT

What is with this Quarter

I noticed a few weeks ago ebay significantly changed their revise listing page (either that or I just got opted into it a few weeks ago). The new page has a totally different "Multi-Variation Revision Pop-up" page. Most of it is different but fine, except for the sorting order of my existing variations.


For instance http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=221488100540 you can imagine how many unique variation combinations I have in this listing because of the various colors and sizes. They were all in an organized neat order... grouped by color and sizes in ascending order (S to L, or S to 2XL). As shown here in my edit page

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Now after the change, the order of these variations combinations  in the edit page has basically been all shuffled around and messed up. You can imagine how VERY frustrating it is for me to add quantity stock to these shirts. It's like a I'm doing a word search puzzle everytime I try to. Here's how it looks now (You can see the first 10 variations combinations don't match at all... It's supposed to start with Black, not Heather Green)

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Can a Blue help me file a help ticket for this or anyone show me how to fix it?


Technical Issues discussion

Oct 18, 2016 1:04:24 AM PT

MV Listings shuffled around my variations

Can anyone identify this pattern or maker?


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Oct 20, 2016 2:23:43 PM PT

Does anyone know these markings?

2 yellowware bowls probably part of a set. Same design numbered 34 and 36 on the bottom. Anyone know maker?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 19, 2016 4:10:34 AM PT

Yellowware Bowls

Is there anyone out there know more about this wishing well vase? The vase is marked on the bottom with 663. The vase measures 6 1/2 inches tall and has 3 inch diameter.




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 18, 2016 5:07:09 PM PT

Green Wishing Well Vase?

There are no makers marks of any kind on this car.   Does anyone know the make and model of the car?  Which Model company produced this model (AMT, Monogram, etc.).   Any idea of age?DSC08378.JPGDSC08383.JPGDSC08384.JPG

Selling question

Oct 20, 2016 12:10:45 PM PT

Vintage Model Car Identification


I've searched the internet and Ebay, but haven't found a set packaged in a box like the one I have.  I've found the same cover on cardboard boxes, but haven't run across another wooden one.


Has anyone seen this packaging before?  If not, can you direct me to a good resource for researching my set?  Thank you.



Selling question

Oct 19, 2016 3:04:14 PM PT

Information on vintage Lincoln Logs


Здравствуйте. Я отправлял запрос 14 октября. До сих пор никакого ответа от ebay не последовало. То ли затерялось обращение, то ли просто решили игнорировать проблему. Продублирую еще раз.


02/09/2016 у пользователя wzw21wzw я приобрел и оплатил товар (30205945913) на сумму 28,00 usd. 111.png


На странице товара была пометка, о том что товар участвует в программе защиты покупателей и при проблемах мои деньги будут возвращены 

Далее. Спустя несколько дней я получил сообщение от ebay о том, что данный продавец БОЛЕЕ НЕ является членом ebay. Так как продавец не принял платеж, система НЕ ПОЗВОЛИЛА мне открыть спор, пока не принят платеж. Paypal также отказались решать проблему, сославшись на то, что если платеж не будет принят в течение 30 дней, средства вернуться автоматически. Либо открывать спор. Напоминаю, что спор открыть я НЕ МОГ, пока НЕ ПРИНЯТ ПЛАТЕЖ.

Далее. Продавец спустя 30 дней принял платеж. Но, при попытке открыть спор, я уже получил сообщение:


К сожалению, на вашу покупку больше не распространяется действие Программы защиты покупателей eBay, поскольку с даты расчетного срока доставки товара прошло 30 дн., однако мы советуем вам связаться с продавцом, чтобы уладить все разногласия. Большинство продавцом охотно идут на контакт с покупателями, когда возникают проблемы.


Таким образом, получается такая мошенническая схема. Продавец размещает товар, который не собирается продавать. Устанавливает очень маленький расчетный срок доставки. Продает несколько сотен (а может тысяч) товаров, не принимает платежи в течение 30 дней, чтобы ЕЩЕ нельзя было открыть спор. Далее, через 30 дней принять платеж, но спор к тому моменту УЖЕ нельзя открыть!

В итоге, друзья, я пострадал от действий мошенника. И не я один. На странице с товаром я видел более 300 покупок этого товара. А теперь, пожалуйста, расскажите, как же мне сейчас воспользоваться программой защиты покупателей и гарантией возврата денег? Или это всё просто обман?

 С уважением, Сергей


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Hello. I sent a request on 14 October. So far, no response from ebay has not followed. Whether the appeal was lost, or simply choose to ignore the problem.
09.02.2016 user wzw21wzw I bought and paid for the goods (30205945913) in the amount of 28,00 usd. On the product page, there was a note about how that product is involved in a program to protect customers and the problems of my money will be returned
Further. A few days later I got a message from ebay that the seller is no longer a member of ebay. Because the seller has not accepted the payment, the system will not allow me to open a dispute until payment received. Paypal also refused to address the problem, referring to the fact that if payment is not received within 30 days, the funds will automatically return. Or open a dispute. I remind you that the debate open, I could not, until ACCEPTED PAYMENT.
Further. Seller after 30 days of payment received. But, when you try to open a debate, I received a message:
Sorry, your purchase is no longer covered by eBay Buyer Protection Program, since the estimated date of delivery date of the goods have passed 30 days. However, we recommend that you contact the seller to settle all differences. Most sellers reluctant to contact customers when problems arise.
Thus, it turns out this fraudulent scheme. The seller places the goods, that is not going to sell. It sets a very small current delivery time. Sells hundreds (maybe thousands) of goods, does not accept payments for 30 days, it was still impossible to open a dispute. Then, after 30 days to accept the payment, but the dispute at that time can no longer be open!
As a result, my friends, I have suffered from the actions of a rogue. And I'm not alone. On the product page, I saw more than 300 purchases of this product. Now, please, tell me now how to use customer protection program and a money back guarantee? Or is it all just lie?


best regards



Payments question

Trying to verify that a brown chocolate COACH bag I have is real or fake. The number shows HOS-5209. I have included some photos. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.20160119_110658.jpg20160118_093109.jpg20160118_093120.jpg20160118_093126.jpg

Selling question

Oct 19, 2016 6:26:27 AM PT

COACH BAG with the number HOS-5209

I am waiting , but they not arive.    GUEST ORDER SHIPPED: Jockey Mens Staycool V-Neck T-Shirt 2 Pack T-Shirts Shirts 100% cotton

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 19, 2016 8:59:44 AM PT

Didn't recived the item ite

Help with this artist I thought it was Charles Twelvetrees but doesn't look like it.  It is dated 1917 original 8x12



Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 18, 2016 7:23:17 PM PT

Help with artist signature

My father-in-law asked me to sell some rings for him as he is raising money to go on a trip.

All of the rimix1.jpgmix2.jpgngs are marked 14k except one.  It is marked 14-18k.  When I look at it it almost looks like a different  ring was

added to the bottom.  My father in law is 92 years old and the ring belonged to his mother.  SO I would say it is pretty old.

Selling question

Hi All,

It has been a long time since I have posted....I still do regularly check in and read posts.

I cannot find another Coro Duette like the one pictured. I have searched all 21 pages of the Coro Patents, Carroll's Costume Jewelry 101, major online vintage sites and Google Images - no luck. There are some similar flower Duettes, but none exactly like the one I have. So, I am consulting the experts here to see if anyone can shed some light on it.

Many Thanks,



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 20, 2016 2:24:23 PM PT

Coro Duette Help

I've searched the internet and Ebay, but haven't found a set packaged in a box like the one I have.  I've found the same cover on cardboard boxes, but haven't run across another wooden container.


Has anyone seen this packaging before?  If not, do you think it's a home made container and the cardboard was cut from other packaging and attached to the top of the wooden box?


More pictures available if you need them.  Thank you!





Toys & Hobbies discussion

Greetings all - 


I am having some challenges identifying this Agam print, can anyone help? IT is numbered 30/68.


Many thanks,


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 20, 2016 1:08:11 PM PT

Need help identifying Agam

I have this very very old draw knife.  It is hand wrought Iron and has the crown with the double crosses.  The only lettering I can make out is the tail end which is "...OULD"  the last letter before the o may have an angled line in it "/" like a "V, K, W" etc.  but am not sure at this time.  I realize acid etching would btring more of it out but would not want to do that to this really old artifact.  Havn't found any relly good mark refferences with to this regard.  To be sure its likely a European piece and most likely English Made.  I would love to nail down its actual age and maker.  I will be selling most of my old tool collection soon but always enjoy knowing the history of them.  I have another one to ask about but am more interested in knowing more about this one first.  Thanks for any information and pointers to where to find more out about it.




Collectibles & Art discussion

4 lobes, vaguely cabbage-y. But the lobes have beaded(?) decorations. 4 footed. Says USA and something elset. Lots of pics. Thanks so much in advance,Copy of 20161019_224714_001 (1).jpg20161019_224716.jpg20161019_225004_001.jpg20161019_224829.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

I need a little help with this, I have no clue what it is used for. The figurine is a antique bronze Eagle with a shell bowl set in a wood base, the bronze looks to have had a gold leaf at one time and the wood base looks to be a replacement, may have had a marble base at one time. Any help would be great and Thank You Smiley HappyIMG_8113.JPGIMG_8114.JPGIMG_8115.JPGIMG_8116.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi Everyone, hope all are well and healthy !

Amber is just not my strong area.

Picked this up this week at a TS, I haven't tested it with saltwater and my UV light has gone missing.

There is no hidden clasp, it's strung on an older string. 
My sense of smell is not reliable but maybe you guys can give me an idea what you think.
There is marbling on quite a few of the beads, in some areas the white swirls are a bit rough at the surface and can be scratched and it's produces a fine powder.
No seams and a few areas near the holes have small chips like glass would chip.
Any thoughts ?


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 20, 2016 7:07:25 PM PT

Amber Bead Necklace ? I don't know....




Unsure of maker, no marks, cool vintage pattern!  Thanks in advance.

Collectibles & Art discussion

I got this small decanter a while ago and was wondering if anyone recognizes this pattern.  I  think it might be EAPG as I don;t think it is cut glass since the notches are smooth, not cut.  The decanter is about 5.5 inches high without the stopper and the bottom is 3" in diameter. Just under 8" incl the stopper. Any help is greatly appreciated!  Thanks in advance.


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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Oct 20, 2016 10:26:12 AM PT

any ideas about this pattern and /or age ?




Just tried to upgrade TL; and I receive the following above error message. This is the first time that this has occurred; as I previously have always been able to upgrade to the latest version. I am using Windows 10 with user admin privileges. Any help would be appreciated.

Tools & Apps question

Oct 18, 2016 12:28:02 PM PT

Re: Unable to Upgrade Turbo Lister

Marked USA AND SOMETHING else.Copy of 20161019_224714_001.jpg20161019_224748.jpg20161019_224842.jpg20161019_225004_001.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Im not sure what to call this, i cannot find what looks like a name on the underside. What I see is O.F then under the line M    N. Looks like there could be a very faint K in beetween. Then it says Japan. Any thoughts let me know! Thanks



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I sell used clothing so to begin I know to measure twice return never, use all 10 free photos, return never, accurately describe every detail of what buyer is receiving SO you never get a return request, item not as described forced refund from paypal...I offer a 14 day return policy, ebay says that makes me sound friendlier and they're more likely to purchase from me, however when I list every measurement and detail they know whether it fits, the color matches their eyes, etc and buyers remorse is just that....basically of the couple returns I've had was because of being damaged in shipping, not mine or the buyers fault.


With all that said, I sold a book and have a question for the sellers, veteran sellers, not the 1000 item a day, 1 in every 100 bad feed back doesn't hurt me because ebay likes taking my fees...I sold a 40+ yr old well read text book, very rare and when found in collectable condition sells for several hundred, not say $50, I've read this book over and over, forced it out flat, broke the binding so it would lay flat, glue in binding after 47 yrs shows age, however book is sound, no loose or missing pages, all photos show cover, back, spine, facing top pages, facing bottom pages, side and inside several pages.  So I get offers, someone buys it at asking price....gets book on a Fri then on a Sun sends me a message stating sections are falling out of the book, would like a 40% partial refund without doing anything through ebay, just messaging.  I called ebay within minutes Sun afternoon, spoke with someone in returns as this person wasn't asking to return item just wanted partial refund, stating that they would have to have the book rebound.  I had an issue where a painting was damaged in shipping, the glass broke, buy said they would work with me taking it somewhere and I'd partial refund the cost of the glass as they wanted to keep it, waited for a week and then saw they were shipping it back with no notice, got it back in the original packing destroyed and now shattered glass shaking around destroying artwork.  Went round and round with photos and their messages till eBay found in my favor and didn't refund them as they didn't have any photos to back their statement of damage, basically they tried to pull small arwork out of matting and had to brake frame and backing making original item useless.  I explained if buyer got item and tried to pull binding apart to re glue anything, I'm not taking back something in worse condition as when I sent it, especially an item that shows up on eBay once every couple years, basically an estate item where someone has to die for someone to sell it.


I know, getting long, girl on Sun told me and we both agreed, lets see what he does, if he sucks it up we can worry about negative feedback, but so far it's buyers remorce he should abuse the 14 day return policy and based on terms, pay to ship back and loose 20% restocking fee for not being happy because he didn't look at photos or read description.  So days go by and I get another message, and found a buyer loophole which makes the ebay people just go quiet like they are not on the line anymore hoping you'll hang up....message states, sent you an email expressing my dissatisfaction. I received no reply. I left you VERY BAD feedback, Please respond and I will change the feedback.  Feedback states book is falling apart. I want a 50% or total refund. It is not as described.  I called eBay, spoke with a guy this morning, he read the notes from Sun, today is Tues, he said nothing we can do with the feedback, for some reason I left you VERY BAD feedback, please respond and I will change it and the I want 50% or total refund isn't resonating as feedback extortion, and the fact that he doesn't want to open a refund as he wants to keep the book, they don't think that someone telling me they want 50% back or total refund without mention of shipping back the book is an unreasonable demand, and he states in the feedback item not as described, which again is another reference to paypal and so long money and maybe you'll get item back.


I told they guy, why is it I called Sun and got 1 response and today your telling me it's an opinion, give me 50% back or keep the negative feedback isn't feedback extortion, he has an opinion he should get half his money back?  I told him ok, as he couldn't understand what I was told and he read from notes on Sun was different from what he was telling me..so I said thank you, oh well, eBay...I called back 5 min later, wen't through the whole thing again in the same department with someone different, however she said she saw the person I spoke to earliers remarks, but no notes from Sun, the 1st person said he read Sundays notes, the 2nd person said there were no notes from Sun, just the ones from the person I just spoke with who told me I could respond to his negative feedback with my what 12 characters to try to explain he wanted to keep the book for half the price....


So I called again a 3rd time to see if they had any notes from today or it was all just, well yes I have this documented....I contacted the buyer explaining I'd gladly refund his purchase based on the terms in the listing, I'd spoke with ebay when I received his first message, with the worry he possibly damaged the vintage book as he didn't want to return it or send any photos showing damage, then after receiving his negative feedback another message about gettting a partial refund to remove feedback, all of these things I discussed with eBay, hoping he'd as the first person said, let him slip up and dig a hole, if he did damage the book, he knows he can't return it as the photos will show damage against your listing photos, he told me he's sorry he didn't mean to be harsh, but looking at 2 of the photos from the listing it clearly shows sections of the book jutting out...yes it does, and if he did try to pry them out and damage the book....I'm waiting to call them back and dispute the feedback allowing them to read the message where he acknoledges he saw the photos, but after receiving the book didn't like it, yes buyers remorse, sometimes that does hold up in eBay court....


My question verterain eBayer's have you ever listed something with accurate photos, to the point where the buyer admits they knew what they were receiving, however after they got it, were upset they purchased it, didn't want to return it as they knew they weren't going to be able to at that price buy it again, however expect the seller to pay to have I don't know, lets say I sold a LCD Projector where the bulb was dead, now I tested it with another bulb, knowing these bulbs cost $300 to replace, the listing didn't include a new bulb hense the low price, but the projector worked, so the buyer states, he wants money back so he can buy a working bulb? Or he based on photos purchased a pair of dress shoes that  from the photos shoed they needed to be shined or worse re-soled to bring to perfect new condition, sold as EUC, can I be forced to pay to polish those shoes, re-sole shoes that show the soles are worn, or pay for a working bulb in a projector that stated there wasn't one included to change feedback?  In this instance I could have had the book binding repaired to make it look as it did when it was new on the inside, but I would have added that fluff into the asking price...all around this is the first time eBay and their scripted responces are not protecting the seller.

Selling discussion

So, am I not getting my purchased item? It was a laptop sending to Hong Kong. Thanks guys.

Selling discussion

I thought it was eponymous but I checked his recent posts and it's not him.


SOMEBODY here got it working again after some all night updates, something like that. How about some details? Smiley Happy

Selling discussion

Oct 18, 2016 8:03:51 AM PT

Who got XP and TL working again this week?

I recently listed a heavy, bulky item.  I was so careful about making a box, weighing it and measuring it and putting all of that in the calculated shipping.  The item is 15 pounds, 14 oz and 50" long.  The calculated shipping showed $10 for the cheapest and about $47 across the country. That seems about right. So I listed it.


This morning a guy in S. Dakota purchases it and pays about $9 in shipping (I live in Virginia).  I knew right away something was badly wrong.  Sure enough, I go in and they gave him a shipping price for a 12 oz item.  Not pounds...12 oz.  This is through Fed Ex.  When I put in the correct weight, it jumped to about $30.  I despise cancelling a sale and this is only the second time I ever have, but I had to.  I apologized out the ying yang, but I can't take that kind of loss for an ebay glitch of some kind. 


I have had it glitch before,but nothing so drastic.  Usually, I will bite the bullet and ship if it's just a few bucks. 


Anyone else have this problem?

Selling discussion

Oct 18, 2016 10:42:46 AM PT

Calculated shipping is a mess right now!

I signed up for ebay about one to two weeks ago and haven't ever bought an item. Now, it's my birthday and I asked my mom about buying something but she said no, by now I already commited to the item and acknowledged that I was being stupid. I don't have my own credit card but if I did I would definitely pay for it.

I have a few questions.

Can I get sued for not paying?

Will they send something to my house? (e.x mail)

What happen's if the seller does not respond to my request to cancel and I don't pay (because I can't, not that I don't want to)

Will I be the one paying for the fees?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Seller is asking for personal information outside ebay ( a picture of me, my signature, ID and address).
It looks, smells and feels like scam, but I can't seem to find where can I report this!
Any help?



I think it's past time eBay adapted to it and provided these sellers with better options than to scare potential buyers like this.
I will not comply with these requests, but after eBay's answer I can sympathize with the seller.

Payments question

can i connect my boss's pay pal account to my ebay account? - so when i buy stuff for work it bills to him and when i buy stuff personally for me it comes out of my paypal account ? thanx heaps cheers bigscreenz

Payments discussion

Tell me please. I want to sell information (Fail, not a physical product), which will send the buyer by email. What kind of shipping items to choose? It requires is required to specify the postal service

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 18, 2016 1:08:35 PM PT

Free shipping

Hello all,


Is this purse an authentic Coach Whitney East West Flap Shoulder Bag made in the US in 2000? Not sure if that is the correct name.


Here are her approximate measurements:


Length: 12"

Width: 2.5"

Height: 6.5"

Strap drop: 9.5"


I was unable to find one that had a creed like mine in my search. Thank you in advance for your time!



Fashion discussion

Oct 19, 2016 10:59:14 AM PT

Authentic Coach Purse?

Tell me please. I want to sell information (Fail, not a physical product), which will send the buyer by email. What kind of shipping items to choose? It requires is required to specify the postal service

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 18, 2016 1:07:01 PM PT

delivery - Free shipping

eBay DOES inform the buyer that an unpaid item case has been opened against them, right?

Selling discussion

Oct 18, 2016 5:51:34 PM PT

Unpaid item cases: Just so we're clear...



So I basically have to explain the situation to get to my question. I buy often on eBay. This week, I made three recent purchases under one seller based in the US (somehow split into 3 separate purchases) totaling close to $100. They weren't a power seller, but didn't have any negs or neutrals (around less than 100 feedbacks, a decent number were as a seller and some as a buyer). When I inquired about the items in question (collectible imported plush dolls) they responded to me almost instantly (within minutes for three consecutive days) and provided me the necessary information. I went ahead and purchased one item that I plan to give to someone when I fly back home. The next day, I believe they listed new plush for even lower prices, so I inquired about them again. Satisfied with the pictures and comments given, I went ahead and purchased them for myself. Even if they were separate, I wanted them all to ship together. 


Two were listed under "First Class Packaging Service," while the other was standard shipping. Seller agreed however, to ship the next two together (since she had already packed the first one and couldn't ship all three at once). Seller agreed to ship everything together on Monday and post tracking information (seller did not print out labels...I believe they hand-wrote them). I also paid for extra insurance for the first package via PP, which seller also agreed to do. Turns out that when I checked the tracking info yesterday, the postal product was listed instead as "First Class Mail" on both, and no insurance on the one I requested (and paid extra for). I was sort of concerned, because I couldn't see how two plush dolls (around 6-7" tall, and definitely more than 3/4" thick...unless seller really stuffed them?) could possibly make it to the First Class Mail product instead of Package Service. Seller did mention she would be using a poly mailer to ship them in. I do not ship, so I do not know the difference or whether this is possible to still fall under First Class Mail rather than Package Service? 



I messaged them twice asking about this difference and why there was no insurance as promised. Ironically for all the times seller was able to instantly respond to my messages when I was interested in the items, now there's only silence. It's been over twelve hours.


I know I should just wait anyway, nothing really can be done right now, until I receive them. And the insurance is more for them than for me, to be honest. Just really disappointed seller has chosen not to respond at this time. I also would like to ask anyone out there what they think about this, and if they know the difference between the two types, and if it's still possible for small- to medium-sized plush dolls to be able to fit? (The only other items seller sells are imported notepads). Also, if one is required to put a return mailing address on this type of postal product (since they didn't print out labels)?


Thank you.



Shipping & Returns discussion

I ordered a water pipe from ebay. When I looked at the information it said that the pipe was being shipped from Mt. Rainier,Washington.
A couple of weeks after I placed the order I get a message letting me know that my item has been shipped. It was how long it may take that caught my attention. They basically tell you it could be a couple of weeks up to over a month. Why so long? It is coming from China. Had it said that it was being shipped from China not Mt. Rainier, WA. I would not have purchased this.
I have not used EBay in awhile. After this experience unless EBay is my only soureal for a product I will not be using Ebay in the future.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 19, 2016 9:36:22 AM PT

Where is the product really coming from?

Where does AUCTION ZEALOT reside and how do I remove. Not in Control Panel / Remove Programs. ???

Tools & Apps discussion

Oct 18, 2016 12:34:27 PM PT

Auction Zealot removal

Purchased a pillow sham 2 wks ago and seller still hasn't shipped. Twice has said "out of town" or "sorry out of town again" after I emailed for a shipping confirmation. Have emailed twice and will email me 4-5 days later. Is this normal?

Getting Started discussion

Oct 18, 2016 2:29:47 PM PT

Shady seller???

I impulse bid at closing on a camera,  but I had a sudden change of heart after some consideration.  I messaged him a couple hours later and woke up to find an email of him saying that I wasted his time, and that he would inform eBay of me being a non-paying bidder and would give me negative feedback.


He also relisted the Camera.


Is there anything I can do about this to avoid his spiteful actions?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Hi Friends,


A little thing which I wish to pick your brains on! 


Is there a way to hide the item description under my feeback profile?  I don't want others (specially competitors) to see what I have sold which I got a particular feedback for. 





Selling question

My buyer asked me to ship to a different address.  When I change it, I get a pop up that says "no longer protected by eBay if I make this change."  I tried finding the answer, but couldn't find it. Please help asap


Shipping & Returns question

I have an auction style listed and a potential buyer sent me a message asking if we could make a deal. Am I allowed to communicate a deal with them via messaging if it is auction style?

Selling discussion

Oct 20, 2016 4:16:20 PM PT

Offer through eBay messaging

I receieved an item that was not as described. Contacted the seller and they wouldn't help me. Asked eBay to step in, and they ruled in my favor. Printed the prepaid shipping label on eBay that was provided. Returned item. I kept waiting for the tracking number to upload. It never did. 3 calls to customer service and the first two just told me to wait. The 3rd one said she would make a note and it should be taken care of. Today, the item is showing as delivered. The 4th CS agent said she would manually upload the tracking number and it should show up in 3-5 minutes. I tried uploading the number myself, and it says it's not recognized. It's the same number that is showing on the "Print Shipping Label" screen. It's like it never printed. It did. Same tracking number shows delivered today. How can I get a US based CS agent? I've had very few returns I had to make. The other one I had was this year and it was smooth. I have no idea what to do now. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Buyer has two items in que for purchase, they show up on invoice. She wants to buy third item "buy it now", she says it won't work. She has clicked on it a few times. Is there a way to add it to the invoice?

Bidding & Buying question

I bid on item Number 252582685392 I was the first Bidder on it and later on looked at the item and later on saw another bid that was higher than mine. I hide it from My Bidding list (so I know it was bid on 2X's) Today I was totally surprised that I won it. 


When I look at the item there is only My bid listed...If someone cancels a BID is that shown? or does it disappear? Or am I going crazy? Smiley Very Happy Sugar

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 20, 2016 7:30:05 PM PT

I thought that there was another bid

Hello everyone.
I wonder if I may participate in the auction, although the seller did not write the price SHIPING for my country. I sent him a message and he wrote that transportation for my country costs about 20 euros. When I offer bid comes my messages ask the seller for the price shiping. I asked him change transportation for my country, but no answer. What next?


Bidding & Buying question

Oct 18, 2016 8:38:18 AM PT


how I recovered my history purchase than I deleted?

Getting Started question

If i list a item at $250 plus 8.65 shipping And i get a best offer For $242. Is shipping added onto that amount of $242 

When i accept. Or do i have to stipulate that in a counter offer. Thank you. I know this is a easy one but you cant get a 

Easy answer from the Ebay help answers. SELL ON MY PEOPLE. HOLIDAY MADNESS IS COMING.!!!!

Buying & Selling Basics question

I sold an item Tuesday morning and it said the buyer has 48 hours to pay. However, the buyer contacted me beforehand asking if he could pay Friday when he is paid and I said yes. Will something happen if it goes over to 48 hours without him paying or will I be ok leaving it until he does? I don't want the sale to cancel at all.

Payments question

Oct 18, 2016 11:28:51 AM PT

Receiving Payments

I originally thought this was Anchor Hocking Early American Prescut pattern but, comparing the two, I now don't think it is. Can anyone identify this pattern? Many thanks! (Sorry that the photos are hard to distinguish.)

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

A buyer has been messaging me about buying some toners I have on Ebay. She wanted me to lower my price on my toners and we finally agreed on a price. Now she wants me to email her and she doesn't act like she knows how to put an email address right. And she says you know what I mean. Which I'm not sure but wants to make the sale privatelty not through ebay. What do I do. Don't really want her to have my private email.

Selling question

The top 3 items left on my leave a feedback were returns, I have no issue with the sellers they accepted the returns promptly and refunded my money, so I don't want to leave negative feedback but how do I make them go away on my feedback page without leaving a feedback,  the 4th item the seller stated they could not locate the item and refunded my money immediately so I also don't have an issue there but once again how do I eliminate the item from my feedback page without leaving feedback, and if I leave feedback based on the questions there would be some negatives.

Selling question

I know you have to sell 100 items in a year and you must have over 1000 in sales. What I am wondering is if i have auctions ending today and some of the buyers still havent paid by tonight will those sales still count twards my evaluation that i will get tomorrow.

Buying & Selling Basics question

I picked this up a few years ago and put it aside. I bought this with a lot of other expensive Scandinavian pottery which I managed to sell most of. I never really looked into this one, but I think it might be like the rest of them. Anyone recognize the mark or maker? Thanks for the help. 




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 18, 2016 1:03:51 PM PT

Help Identifying small Scandinavian? vase

It is becoming difficult to do certain things on ebay, apparently due to too much active content.


Often, after searching for an item, the search page (and also any page opened for items of interest) shows that it is still busy doing something, after it loads.


Frequently, I get a message "Windows out of virtual memory." and then the browser crashes. I'm using the current version of FireFox on Windows XP. I don't have this problem on most other sites... or on the ebay help, community, or seller pages. So, my guess is that there are active features on the listing pages. Is there any way to turn these off?


Thanks for your help, in advance.

Selling question

Oct 18, 2016 10:54:12 AM PT

Browser crashes... runs out of memory

Is it possible to do a buy-it-now or fixed price lising and restrict it to only one bidder?  I have worked out something with an ebay user and want to sell it to them only.  Is that possibe.  Thanks.

Selling question

They are 2" tall. I cannot find on replacements.com or Google search. They look like shot glasses.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

USPS tracking shows that my package was undeliverable at the addresss on the package. The package was in Arizona, I live in Oklahoma. My question is why does eBay show that my package was delivered on the green bar above the shipping information?

Shipping & Returns question


Hope everyone is well.


I sold an item.

Buyer sent me a rant/rave message that item was horribly damaged.

Said for the money he spent for shipping I should packaged it better.

Said it was dropped, smashed, pieces broken, etc.


I politely asked for pics.

He sent pics and the damage was no where to be seen as

he described it. I even saw my undamaged packing material

in the corner of the pic.


He claims a small part of the item needs a screw replaced from the

maker of the items company. He said it was SHEAERED off in shipping.

Funny how that could happen, it was in a case, wrapped, reinforced,

bubble wrapped again.

He demanded a full refund & shipping and he said he was keeping the item.


Now, as more messages are coming from him, he says he can "live" with

the damages, but wants me to pay for the screw and the shipping from the

company. He wants me to paypal him around $10.00


Now my question is....He went from ranting and raving about horrible

damages, now it is down to one tiny little part, that maybe he twisted

too tight and broke it. This has happened over a 24 hour period since he

received the item yesterday.


He has not left any negative feedback,,,,,,,(yet)


Any advice will be helpful......Thank you...

Shipping & Returns question

I believe these are Chinese teacups. They are a strange bluish gray color (Celedon?). Porcelain is very thin and the round ovals are translucent. 4 of the teacups are just marked China but one has an actual Chinese mark. I would love to have any information on them.


Use, age, maker, and value. I want to list these items for sale with better knowledge than what I have.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have been listing items off and on many years and have never before tried to upload a template for the "description" section of my listings. Now I created a nice template in Adobe Photoshop, but I have not been able to find a way to paste it into the description section of the listings. Anyone know how I can do that?


I don't want to use more complicated software than Adobe 7, so I hope it is not necessary.

Tools & Apps question


Customer canceled order. I tried to refund thru ebays refund notice. Ebay sends me a message saying refund did not go thru and to go to paypal and refund there. I went to PP and it says can not refund due to an issue with customers Credit Card.

Called Ebay and they said to tell the customer to go in and update their credit card info. Customer says OK I updated CC.

I tried again thru PP. Refund still will not go thru. I do not want to "send money" becasue this is going thru ebay returns/refunds and I want proof of the refund. The customer does not seem to be able to fix their Credit Card. I asked them to call Ebay and or Paypal to see what the issue is.

Just wondering if anyone has an idea what could the problem be.

Payments discussion

is there a feature to be notified when a seller puts up a new listing to sell?

Tools & Apps question

I bought the Microsoft office 2016 from E bay and the version was stopped after 6 month automatically. When I spoke to Microsoft they told me that the version you bought from E bay was piracy version. When I called e bay they don't even tried to help me out but also helping to seller. They don't even given a different CD or refund because they said the refund policy works only for 30 days after that they don't covered. It means never buy the item which is expensive from E bay because they don't covered after 30 days, Just buy only cheaper item from E bay.

Getting Started question

Oct 18, 2016 8:03:40 PM PT


I purchased 2 items on ebay from same seller (Buy Me Now) on my cell phone. Not connecting with paypal well on phone so came onto computer to pay and can't find the items. Don't know if the order went through or not. Can't find it on ebay or paypal. I would like to still purchase these items. Was going to contact the seller but can't find the place to seach for sellers. Starting to feel like a dummie! If you can help I would appreciate it. How on earth do you email ebay also! Ebay keeps showing items recently purchased but not these 2. If they are not waiting for me to pay for them I am not going to worry about it right now. I am a paying ebay member with a great reputation so want to keep it that way. Thanks so much!


Buying & Selling Basics question

This is the message i've received from ebay:


Here's the case outcome

eBay Customer Support has refunded you through PayPal.

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 19, 2016 4:33:46 AM PT

I didn't receive a refund

What terms would I use to research this plate?  Any info is greatly appreciated!

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 20, 2016 2:28:40 PM PT

Decorative plate - need info

Hi Everyone, please HELP! I have been selling for a year now & have never had any trouble buying postage & printing the USPS label right from the 'my selling' page and then the 'sold' item. I usually just select the "PRINT SHIPPING LABEL" & I get the screen where I can adjust my weight if necessary or change from 1st class postage to priority. I did this 4 times this MORNING. Now this late afternoon, I sold another item & when I select the PRINT SHIPPING LABEL it takes me to this stuff about UPS and sign up there & print a UPS label.  


I don't WANT to use UPS. I live across the street for the US Post office & I want to use that postage.  So I went to Paypal & I can see I can choose the Post Office that way, but was unsure why I now have to go to another site for the US Post office. 


Am I missing something or is the ONLY way to do USPS to go through paypal.  I am so confused.... any help would be appreciated.




Shipping & Returns question

Oct 19, 2016 3:02:07 PM PT


Coins & Paper Money discussion

Oct 19, 2016 10:01:17 AM PT

india rupees note on sell

Also the signature looks like "Adelman". Is it the girl's name or the painter's name? Thanks.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi there. If you do a partial refund to buyer, are you eligible for Ebay fee refund?

Shipping & Returns question

When I put my store on a vacation hold but still want folks to be able to buy, do I get dinged for late shipping because my store lists that I will ship within 3 days?  I did this earlier in the year and after a lady purchased I got the message from Ebay that my item sold and now it was time to ship within 3 days even though I had a message that I couldn't.  I hope that makes sense. 

Selling question

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