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I inherited this fan and don't know anything about it. I see hand stitching at the border lace. Could anyone tell me about this lace/fan? Thank you so much!

Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

In faded letters it says, East India. Stamped 17is. It appears to be old,has a couple small chips on the rim,otherwise in good condition.IMAG0017.jpg

Tools & Apps question

Sep 24, 2016 5:23:35 PM PT

I too have a jug Im trying to learn about.

Hello board members.  I am hoping to get some opinions on what to do with this Bulova watch.  It is marked 14 Gold and has a Speidel band with 2 patent numbers dating to 1952 and 1967.  I realize it could be later than those dates.  It is keeping perfect time but the white face is discolored, especialy between 2 and 6.  Can the dial be cleaned up and what do you think that would set me back? 


It fits me and am considering keeping it unless repairs are outside my budget. Should I pop the back to see what the insides look like? 


Another choice is to add it to a group of watches for repair/harvest.  Should I include this watch (and a pretty Ladies Elgin) in the lot listing or offer the Bulova and the Elgin by themselves? So many questions.....   I would truly appreciate all opinions.



Watches, Clocks and Timepieces discussion

Sep 23, 2016 11:14:01 AM PT

Advice on Ladies' Bulova Watch

I have a dress with this label and I need help with brand name.

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Selling question

Sep 23, 2016 11:06:34 AM PT

please identify this brand (dress)

Please, someone, motivate me to list this stack of holiday cookbooks and craft books. I just can't seem to get my mind on the holidays. I wonder why??




Seriously....this is getting ridiculous. We didn't get this hot in July for Pete's sake.


How am I supposed to motivate myself to list Christmas stuff when I got this going on?? lol


Any wise words or sage advice? I'll even take threats if it'll get me to list this stuff lol

Selling discussion

Sep 24, 2016 1:39:23 PM PT

Listing Motivation

Going to list this necklace and bracelet.  clasp marked 12K gold filled.  It was my mother's and I think a gift from her brother-in-law.  He traveled.  The elephants are not ivory but stone.  They stay cold in my hand.  So late 50s or early 60s.  googled elephant jewelry and also looked at elephant jewelry on ebay - nothing like this.  There are thousands of elephant jewelry on ebay and don't want this  listing to get lost.  Really need some ideas on key words.  Big thank you!!!IMG_2290.JPGIMG_2292.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group















































Can't decide on the photo so will just go with this one.

Good morning everyone.




New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Baby Saw Whet Owls and Saddleback Caterpillar by Psithyrus:


Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

This is the second of of these I have found in 20 years of looking at stuff.  This one has been painted gold the other one I have had lost it's orginal paint and was aged metal tone. It looks as though it mounts in a holder so it can swing back and forth.  There is a rod mount at the top filigree that looks like it holds a rod that extends over the open basket part to hold something in place possibly. The rod is missing on both of them I have. It is very ornate and decorative in it's design. Any idea's what it is? 






































Collectibles & Art discussion





(For our Dial ups)

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


Ebay pulled this listing due to "problems with other listings"  Ebay apologized for the inconvenience, but said don't list on Ebay again.


I am also attaching pictures I took



Fashion discussion

Sep 24, 2016 8:23:10 AM PT

Kate Spade authentication needed Please


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How can I solve the problem   ? 


Getting Started question

Hello to all.  Hope everyone had a good week.  I can't figure out what these things are.  Cuff links?  Buttons?  Missing a part?  They are just over 1/2" square.  The top line reads PAT SEPT and the second line reads 18.1888.  What do you all think?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Sep 23, 2016 5:31:09 PM PT

Are these antique cuff links?













































Good morning everyone



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Sep 25, 2016 7:02:08 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Sunday Sept 25

These have the hook in the front and came in the original antique box. I think they are Coral.   Can anybody date these for me and give me an idea of what to say about them. Thanks in advance 



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Sep 24, 2016 9:52:41 AM PT

Help with dating earrings

 Very pretty pair of earrings they are clip back and I'm trying to date these can anybody help.  Thanks in advance 


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


I need a Dooney & Bourke authentication please.



Thank you so much for your time!  Joanne


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Fashion discussion

Sep 24, 2016 10:17:24 AM PT

need a Dooney & Bourke authentication please

I don't know if this is the correct place to post this or not. I have this medallion and hope I can post a picture with it to see who the person is on the front of the medallion. DSCN0740.JPGDSCN0741.JPG

Antiques and Research

Sep 23, 2016 3:37:57 PM PT

Medallion picture

When I click on Manage My Store under the Account Tab, it says that I have 84 ACTIVE listings. In reality, there are 110 ACTIVE listings.


Why the discrepancy? There are only 7 items that were listed within the last 24 hours, so even if they were not yet indexed, the active listing count should be at least 103.


Does this mean that, aside from those 7 listings, there are at least another 19 listings that eBay is NOT showing?


Are there any other possibilities?









Selling discussion

Sep 25, 2016 2:10:43 PM PT

Active Listings Inconsistency



First time using this board since it all changed years ago, so sorry if the pictures are large.

I just can't find this mark anywhere.  Anyone know?   Thank you so much.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegCan anyone identify this glass and the maker I have many pieces and want to move it along as I have had it for many years.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 23, 2016 1:24:56 PM PT

Unknown glass and maker

Measures 1" I saw one similar described as Murano. thanks for looking/help Smiley Happy



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Need help identifying this abstract black & white print that is signed and numbered.  Artist signature appears to be Jim J?????? and I can't make out the last name.  Help please.  I've had this print for about 15 years.  Thanks.DSC08183.JPGDSC08184.JPG

Selling question

This is not a silver piece, but maybe is pewter, not sure, but take a look at the hallmark, does anyone recognize it?A vial of some sort, for perfume?A vial of some sort, for perfume?027.JPG


Sep 24, 2016 10:23:33 AM PT

Need help identifying hallmark

These are them.These are them.

Hello.I have 2 purple and gold Harry Potter colloctable pillows,in perfect condition.They are on my selling list,but when i go to relist it,the page tells me,"Ooppsss,problem with your photo.How can i use my camera phone,to take some more photos,and send it to that listing items,i want to sell? I hope,you can assist. Thanks. Kindly yours,......Michael.

My Account question

I need help identifying this brand (on a dress)

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Fashion discussion

Sep 23, 2016 1:56:59 PM PT

I need help identifying a brand name


Any suggestions as to the maker of this very detailed art pottery swan vase? It measures 8-1/8 inches high at the rim, and 4.5 inches wide across the oval white clay (unglazed) foot ring. I've tried all my usual suspects (I was thinking Hull, but no luck), and google for once didn't help.

Kind regards! George

White swan vase


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Searched for the maker & pattern of this plate, but no luck, yet. 7 7/8" in diameter & quite heavy. Any thoughts appreciated.


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 24, 2016 4:43:17 PM PT

Glass: Clear luncheon plate ID, please?

Need help identifying this artist. AnyIMG_1904.JPG help would be appreciated.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 23, 2016 9:42:09 AM PT

Need help with Japanese artist signature




Getting Started question

I have this izod lacoste rain jacket.  Checking solds most of them say vintage and the pricing is all over.  How do I know if this jacket is vintage?  It is vented in the back and has corduroy collar.  Thank you.



Fashion discussion

Sep 24, 2016 10:36:07 AM PT

Need help with this Izod Lacoste rain jacket

Can anyone i.d. this 10" octagonal handled serving tray.?

thanks, bb


Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Sep 25, 2016 11:28:47 AM PT

Pink octagonal serving tray w/center handle

Hello everyone. Please help. I remember seeing other plates like this one. It's called something. i didn't write it down. 

Now, after hours of search. No luck. Also, does everyone look when this plate was made and also the maker?






Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 23, 2016 4:42:07 PM PT

Identify maker & Type of plates - Czech

Hoping someone can help I cannot mmake out this mark

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Sep 25, 2016 10:39:28 AM PT

Help with signature

Can someone help me with what this ashtray says?







Antiques discussion

Sep 25, 2016 7:49:17 AM PT

Asia writing and symbols

Cup is like a milk glassSAM_4541.JPGSAM_4543.JPGSAM_4542.JPG and has what feels like a rubber coating half way up.

Home & Garden discussion

Sep 25, 2016 9:28:48 AM PT

Glass cup ID hepl

I am not sure what this bottle or vial is for, but the wooden cap has a rubber gasket, so a liquid of some sort, maybe perfume?  Also the hallmark is very ununusual.024.JPG027.JPG020.JPG020.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Can anyone help with identifying what this coin is and any value please? It is gold with a silver dragon on one side and the year 2000 on the other side. There is writing from another language on the coin(perhaps chinese.) Thanks for any help you can give. 


Selling question

Why does the site style seem to change between pages? Even the tab bar keeps fluctuating depending on which page I'm on...


eBay tabseBay tabs

Is the entire site copypasted CSS? I AM VERY CONFUSED

Technical Issues discussion

Sep 25, 2016 5:18:09 PM PT

Inconsistent page layout

artisan silversmith.....or popular designer?artisan silversmith.....or popular designer?This is a pendant possibly silver. It measures 2"long x 1"wide. There are some undistinguishable mark(s)....I can't tell if its a makers mark or surface marks made by working this piece. To me ,part of the design is that of grape leafs & grapes. There is also a trumpet shaped flower with obvious stamens? Native american or Mexican? Any clues?

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Can anyone help me ID this Barbie? I thought she was in the Fashion Fever group, but have searched those and not found her. Dark hair so probably a Teresa or other Barbie friend. Thanks in advance.







Selling question

Sep 24, 2016 10:13:16 AM PT

Need help to ID this Barbie year 2000

I have a place setting in this pattern but I don't know if it is Mexico and who made them. Thank you for any help.100_1401.JPG100_1402.JPG100_1399.JPG100_1400.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 23, 2016 1:35:24 PM PT

ID help for pottery plates Mexico ?

Can anyone help me with this mark on a clay teapot

any help would be greatly appreciated 


Thank you056.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 24, 2016 5:50:36 PM PT


Hello everyone-


I know the maker of this plate, however unable to find the name of it. Please help. Thanks!









Collectibles & Art discussion

Every thing about this frame says "Arts & Crafts," until I found the stamp on one side. It starts with the copyright symbol and says MS C 1977 and then 107 in a larger size.


Does this mean anything to anyone?



Collectibles & Art discussion

I have 3 horses that I would like to know if they are just common toys or maybe more as
I have been unable to find anything similar.

There are numbers on the belly but I cannot see a name.
Size of horses:
10" tall x 12" long


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 23, 2016 11:22:59 AM PT

need help identifying toy horses

HELP!  I tried to list a new item today.  Ebay says, "it appears you are offering money orders as a form of payment".  I am NOT.  I'm unable to list or revise anything!  I checked My Account/Site Preferences/Payment from Buyers and all seems to be in order.  Anyone else having this issue?  Suggestions????


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Selling question

Sep 25, 2016 11:40:45 AM PT

ebay say's I offer MO payment.....I DO NOT

This Brooch is really neat, however I Have a question, I have never seen a Brooch that has rhinestones with a shellac over it it or whatever it is that clear over the Brooch, could someone please tell me what that is called? 

Thank you in advance for you're help!




Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Please. What does the mark on the cigarette case? Thank you.


Antiques and Research

Sep 25, 2016 9:53:10 PM PT

Identification. Mark. Help.

Hello. Any help is appreciated with this very deep blue with green vase. It is embossed on the front and back with an elongated flower. The only mark on the bottom is 101.

thank you so much!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Plz bware of fae items o ebay. Seems that sellers are not regulated. I unknowingly bought a fake lg hbs 910 hadset. He gave m the hardest time with the returnlbel and refund. He still sells on the site. Please make sure rhat when u write a negative review on any products bought, that u have made sure the product is authentic. Ebay refunded me, but im upset that they allow him to still sell.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Sep 23, 2016 2:22:13 PM PT

Bootleg items are being sold

My followers disappeared overnight.  I had 139 and now poof...gone.


Did I do something wrong?  strange case of pneumonia?  (J/k).


I just don't if they are ever coming back -boo hoo!

  thanks,  Lori

Selling discussion

Sep 24, 2016 9:28:36 AM PT

where'd my stalkers go?

I know I know I know....all a buyer has to say is it's defective and he gets his money back. I get that and evidently he knows it too.


I sold him a Blueray internal burner for about 80.00.  All he will say is that it won't work and he's tried 4 discs and it won't work.


Ok, then I'll give the return but it would be nice if he would give me more detail so that when I get the item back (if not a box of rocks), I can communicate with Asus support on what the issue is. I tried calling Asus yesterday and they asked me what operating system used, what type disks used, and a few other questions. I have no idea so asked if he could tell me OS, what type disks he used and a couple other questions. He refused to go into anymore detail except it doesn't work - defective.


It's ashame people can't be kind and help a seller. I'm not asking for the world....just a few questions so it helps me be able to talk to Asus to hopefully get it fixed since it is brand new and still under warranty. I don't understand this mindset.


Since item was brand new, I have a feeling it isn't really defective.


Just venting.


AGAIN, I KNOW HE HAS DONE ALL HE NEEDS TO DO (CLAIM ITEM DEFECTIVE) AND I JUST NEED TO ISSUE THE RETURN but just venting on what's the big deal in aswering a few questions about what the issue was with the item.

Selling discussion

Heads up, guys!

I was just relisting on my laptop and noticed a weird Ad at the top of the eBay page, which said I had a private message, figuring ebay has vetted ads, I got curious and clicked on it.


Fortunately, my in-house personnel knows how to get out of this screen. Go to Task manager, end process. It will come up again, so you have to quickly x the window (in Firefox), and repeat if needed. Rebooting now. 

I'm on my iPad now. Hopefully my laptop is ok.

Technical Issues discussion

Sep 24, 2016 12:07:11 PM PT

Danger, eBay ad?

I recently bought a bag of kitten food (15 lbs in the description).  A few days later, I received a  7# bag of kitten food from Amazon! The paper in the box said it was a gift, but there was no indication of who sent it.  There was a way to send a thank you which I did (but the name seemed to be gibberish in the salutation).  Since I recently started fostering kittens, I thought someone from the rescue might have sent me the food.


When I researched the word from the Thank you, it turns out it is a name that was used by the seller on ebay a few years ago. I notified the seller that the amount I received wasn't the amount stated in the description, and the seller offered me a few options. (a crazy part of this story is when I tried to look up the description of the item, the page said 7#, not 15#)  My original receipt was available and it showed that the item was 15#.  The seller said this had been a problem - that it was posting as 15# instead of 7#.   We resolved the issue after he offered me some options, but I just wanted another 7# bag to call it even.  Done. (Second bag of kitten food arrived from Amazon, too.)  Amazon is footing the cost of the shipping.


Is this ok for sellers to do? To list an item, close a sale with a buyer, then buy it cheaper on Amazon and have it sent to the buyer? It seems a little sleazy to me, and also a bit fraudulent.


Anyone have any experience with this same thing?



Shipping & Returns discussion

Sep 23, 2016 2:41:17 PM PT

my item was shipped from amazon

Hi there. I sold an item last night via 'but-it-now', and the buyer paid last night.


Do i need to ship that item today, or would Monday be okay to qualify for one day handling?


Thank you in advance!

Selling discussion

Sep 24, 2016 6:59:34 AM PT

Quick question regarding 1 day shipping

As it says, ebay has closed the case but will not allow me to leave feedback for deadbeat buyer.  Does anyone know how I can leave feedback for them?

Selling discussion

I accidentally entered a listing twice, it didn't show up after the first time so I re-entered it, now I can't figure out how to delete one of them.

Selling discussion

This person  sell " New Fashion Hot Men's Motorcycle Leather Jackets Washed Leather Coat" for $14.99 .

After I bought it and paid , He was ASAP close his account and didn't give me refund . Now, How should I do to get my money back .



Payments discussion

Sep 23, 2016 12:35:26 AM PT

The cheater in ebay !!!

I sold an item to a buyer and they received it just fine.  A piece had broken during shipping, but I offerend to discount the price for that, even though it didn't change the way the machine performed.  I specifically put in the ad that there are no returns.  Buyer wanted to return the item for a refund and I told them there were no returns or refunds.  They contacted eBay and eBay sided with the buyer.  I haven't received the item back yet, but eBay has tried to take the funds out of my PayPal account, so there is a negative balance.  So unless I put money into PayPal, I cannot use that and now my good rating with eBay is going to go bad because of one person.  Any suggestions?

My Account question

Does anyone have a clue what happened to the shipping calculator? A couple days ago it disappeared from my seller hub. I've reported it several times now and got no response. EBay has effectively crippled my ability to list any more items because I can't figure out how much shipping will cost. This is extremely frustrating. And it's even worse that they aren't saying anything about it. They don't even seem to be acknowledging that there's an issue.


Am I the only one experiencing thuis issue? What the hell can I do about it? It feels like eBay is NEVER on the side of the seller and NEVER communicates when issues arise.

Selling discussion

Sep 24, 2016 2:23:46 PM PT

What happened to the shipping calculator?

My question: "Can I / Should i post a negative review on a seller as a warning to other buyers, even though ebay refunded back the money?"


Last month, I won a bid on an item. It was a bargain, in the "wow, i can't believe how cheap i got it" category. I paid immediately. The item did not arrive within the quoted time period, so I contacted the seller two times for the item. The 1st response (after a few days) was "oh, the item was returned back to me, i will resend it." The 2nd time the answer was "I've had family problems and not able to send it, i will do so today" and still no item.


No tracking number was ever provided. I did notice that after I won, the seller's other items (which were similar) all disappeared from ebay immediately. I finally got ebay to intervene on my behalf and got my refund, but I feel like i should warn other ebay users about this seller, just so others can avoid the same hassle. Time is money, folks, and I don't want others to waste time like I did.


I would like to hear your thoughts on the matter? Can I (or should I) post a negative review on a seller as a warning to others, even though I got my refund?


I guess I'm willing to let it go, but in the spirit of Ebay community I would like to warn others.


Perhaps if the seller said that they screwed up and didn't set a reserve, i would be more understanding and let it slide, but in this case I got the run around. Also as a buyer with a good deal, I did not want to offer the buyer to pay more when I wasn't even asked to do so.


Thank  you in advance for your input.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Can anyone tell me if this particular printing of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam  is worth anything?  Printed by Saalfield - no date - Translated by Edward Fitzgerald - paper & carboard, bound only with a ribbon.


Thanks for any info you may have.

Chris / JAKA

Booksellers discussion

Sep 23, 2016 6:35:39 PM PT

The Rubaiyat

I'm about to start selling a large number of items after minimal previous experience as a seller. I want to do things right but I've been reading a lot of horror stories about buyer scams making false item-not-as-described reports, putting another item (or nothing) in the box and returning it and pocketing the refund.


After searching for tips on how to avoid this I am not finding much. It looks like a loophole in the eBay system. I was thinking of using a bodycam which would capture contiguous (one straight run, not spliced) first-person-view footage of my packing the items, sealing, labeling, driving to the post office and dropping them off - for use as defense evidence in case of an above scam. To repose as questions:


* Is there any better reliable way to avoid the item-not-as-described scam?

* If I had contiguous footage of me packing the item and shipping it, would eBay even bother considering it in the case of a dispute?

* How frequent do disputes of this sort take place (rough percentage)?


Thanks for reading.

Selling discussion

Someone has just opened a return/refund case as the item doesn't fit.  She is  paying for the return shipping.  My question is this: after I receive it and refund her will ebay automatically only send her the cost of the item for the refund or will they include the initial shipping in her refund?  Don't think it's fair that I should pay for that shipping. Also, will they refund me the fvf's?  This isn't my fault and I don't think I should be financially punished for anything.  This is my first time dealing wth this tyoe of return, The buyer has been extremely nice about the return -- said she loves and wants to keep it, but it is no use for her daughter as it doesn't fit her.


Anyway, any way you can help me to understand this I would appreciate it.  Thanks in advance!

Selling discussion

Sep 24, 2016 8:02:25 PM PT

Return Question

Help, need advice please!!

I sold a pair of pants last month, and they were returned because they didn't fit. I reposted them. Well...today they sold again. I was happy until I realized it's the same person that returned them. I sent her a message, and as usual I get no response from a buyer. So, should I ship anyway or just refund?     

Selling discussion

Hello eBay community! I am a new eBay seller and I have only sold 3 listings so far. However, this morning I received a message from eBay saying one of my buyer's wanted to return items, and was asking for a full refund, and for me to pay for shipping back since "item was not as described"...


The buyer's note said that "she thought" she could use the "Baby Bottles Favors" she purchased as centerpieces..! I clearly list the size of the bottles as 3 1/2 inches tall (that approx the size of the "middle finger"), I also state these are FAVORS, I don't even mention the word "centerpiece" anywhere in my listing. Buyer clearly didn't read description, or changed her mind. Items were delivered on Sept 15th (about 1 week ago)


Items were as described, and I don't understand how she can claim "Not as described" when that is clearly not the case. I have sent her a message letting her know the same thing I'm posting here...size is listed and items are as described.


What to expect from here? What can I do? Is there a phone number to call eBay and let them know I am not at fault?

Getting Started question

Sep 23, 2016 5:17:03 PM PT

Item not as described dispute


Does amyone know if eBay removed the ability to set a floor price on best offers? The last few items I've put up for sale don't have the fields for "don't accept below" and "auto sell at" which means I get a lot of 'best' offers for 50% (or more!) below the fixed price and I'm getting tired of babysitting this.

Thanks for any input.

Selling discussion

Sep 23, 2016 4:55:59 PM PT

Best Offer Parameters Removed?

I bought an item with title "ItemName x3" in title and description, but only received one. The seller claims the number referred to the number of items in stock instead of the number of items bought.


I bought other items with similar descriptions from other sellers and always received the number of items in the description.



Was I scammed or is that pratice allowed?


EDIT: I can't find a reply button, so I'll edit the article link here:

EDIT: Removed link again because I don't know if it is unfriendly to post it.

Bidding & Buying question

Sep 23, 2016 3:52:04 AM PT

x3 in title = number of items in stock?

Okay so this is my frist time ever on ebay i know nothing on here i wanted to buy somthing so i created an account i clicked buy now and then discovered that it doesnt ship to my country and i can in no way pay for it unless i change my adress which is impossible because i have no other adress i contacted the seller 3 times explained everything and asked him to cancel the order and i got no response now he opened an unpaid case and i sent him another message stating that it is impossible for me to pay and belive me i tried everything and i cant pay and asked him yet again to either cancel the order or add my country to thier shipping list i got no response again . I am scared of what might happen in this opened case i dont even know what that means. What am i supposed to do now ?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Sep 24, 2016 7:35:44 AM PT

The item doesnt ship to my country

What do sellers do about an invalid address? He says it is correct but it will not let me print a label the way it is. I do not think he speaks good english and having trouble trying to get correct address. 

Selling discussion

Sep 23, 2016 10:07:14 AM PT

Incorrect address

He was trying to extort me for a refund so he wouldnt leave bad feedback. I still have the proof in the ebay messages. He left the feedback right on the last day and it's been more than 90 days. Can I get this taken off my account or do I have to have this negative feedback from a liar forever? Any help will be appreciated.

Selling question

I sold; buyer paid.  I noticed small damage when packing.  I shipped and then refunded 25% thru the proper pages on Ebay/PayPal.  Buyer OK with this.  PayPal OK with this.  Ebay shows the item "sold" in my Summary; but in my "Totals" Ebay shows it unpaid?  Is this a delay issue on Ebay's part?  And will it self correct in time?


Thx for any help.  Susan



My Account discussion

Sep 23, 2016 1:58:43 PM PT

Straight up sale with partial refund

Most Items will not allow me to bid on them, claiming that I have Items in my cart that need to be payed for, however, everything I have bought/won the bids on, I have payed for. My cart is empty everytime I click on it, it also tells me that I have no unpaid for Items. What can I do to get rid of an unpaid item strike that shouldn't exist?

Bidding & Buying question

Sep 23, 2016 2:17:55 AM PT

Unpaid items

My buyer lives in my city and picked up my sale so I have no tracking to load, he gave me positive feedback this AM and all my eBay transactions are positive, but my money is still on 21 day hold.  Is it too soon after the feed back or what's going on ?  Don't understand never had issues on other sell sites only pos ratings?

Payments question

Sep 24, 2016 7:58:06 AM PT

Money on hold

Will ebay still charge me or will they not? ... In the past I've accepted to cancel orders but I think eBay still charged me for the fees....


They send me this message "You'll get a final value fee credit in your account that you can apply toward listing more items to sell on eBay. Please note that it can take up to 24 hours to post the Final Value Fee credit to your account." but I don't know what that means.... Will they not charge of or what? ... What I think I understand is that they will give me credit to list items but I rarely list items and this time the fees were $30 and if the item is sold it would be $60 so yeah... 

Selling discussion

is there a way to ofeer a 10% discount to auctions already started, in bulk?

Selling question

Sep 24, 2016 8:14:05 AM PT

offering discounts

Hi. So a buyer purchased an item on ebay and i shipped the item with delivery confirmation. When they paid it showed in my paypal as pending just as all the others have. It was delivered on the 22nd and i usually get a estimated funds availabiulity date on ebay and paypal but when i checked there wasnt even "estimated funds availability" on the sold ebay listing just the title and tracking number and on paypal it just says try again later for funds availability. Anyone know what i shoould do? 

My Account discussion

Sep 23, 2016 5:15:43 PM PT

Payment availability

Does anyone know the cost for shipping an item in a USPS Priority Small Flat Rate Box, and does it include any insurance?  If it matters, weight would be about 12 oz.  TYIA!

Shipping & Returns discussion

Sep 25, 2016 4:36:37 AM PT

Cost for International Small Flat Rate Box

New with tags I paid $12.80 for shipping first buyer said there was a small tear in or on purse I had took pictures before listing items first time seller than buyer said another day the whole purse was ripped I talk to Cust service they was supposed to send me a link to show pictures they did not they just take her word.what do I do how am I protected.

My Account question

Sep 23, 2016 7:18:18 PM PT

Sold item

Hi the label says Lenox Imperial but I can not find anything like this so I am asking if someone has seen this piece and if it is Lenox??

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sorry Sellers . . . 


I'm a buyer and I can't sort items.  Four (4) of my searches were missing in my saved searches.  


I manually searched under decorative collectibles > Figurines


Can't save, can't sort, I can't see your items.


Sorry sellers, I can't see your items.


This is bad . . . .

Bidding & Buying discussion

Sep 23, 2016 9:00:47 AM PT

eBay has a new search . . . cannot sort

Can someone help me ID the shape of these paperweights?

I've searched and can't find anything that looks like them.

They are shaped like weights for a scale but without a search term I'm coming up blank on google.

Any help is greatly appreciated.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I'm confused about the "free listings" with a store subscription.

I'm thinking of a premium subscription

Here are my questions:


1. It say you get 1,000 free fixed price listings + 500 auction style listings (in select catagories)

Does this mean I get 1,500 free listings total? Or I get 1,000 free fixed price but 500 of them can be auctions?


2. When I click on "select catagories" that qualify for a free auction listing fee "Home & Garden"

or "Home Decor" Is not listed. I was thinking of this subscription to sell lots of hoilday decorations

and ornaments. Does that mean if I want to list them auction style they won't qualify as a free listing?

Becase Home Decor is not on the "select listings" list?


Thanks for your time!

Starting an eBay Business question

Sep 23, 2016 2:55:02 PM PT

Store Subscription Selling Fees Confusion

  •  Hello, I have this 5 1/4" tall statue maked HAK Denmark and signed Jai Neilsen. I am just trying to determine age of this item. The markings on mine are a little different fom the others I see made in the 20's. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

My Account question

Hi, I have a gift card that I would like to use, but is a non eBay Gift card.  Should I add to my summary, use and then delete and add my regular card back on??  Seems a little silly to delete/add/delete right?

Thanks for any help

Payments question

Sep 24, 2016 3:13:48 PM PT

Paying with Non eBay Gift Card



Is it best to pull all listings when one is going out of town for 3 days, or to change listings to 3 day handling?


I read the rules, but I'm not sure what the best policy is to main TRS status. Would that mean packages would have to be scanned on the 3rd. business day after payment? I guess the day of payment is considered the 1st. business day.


Thank you for any help or clarity.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Sep 24, 2016 4:13:50 PM PT

Best shipping policy for TRS

Does anyone know why when I do an Ebay store search and look for my store name it says no matches???  I have gone through my list of sellers/stores that I follow and there are several that come up the same way when I do a search for their store name even though their stores are open.  Funny that some of the stores that are high volume all come up when you search for their store name.  This bums me out quite a bit as I am trying to up my sales.  If I can't find my store through a search does that mean that none of my items are coming up in search results either??

Selling question

Sep 23, 2016 11:00:08 AM PT

My Store Not Found?

Pottery bowl or vase... Measures 3 1/4" tall x 4 3/4" at widest x 3 3/4" opening.  It has a mark on the bottom but I can't make it out.  

Any ideas at all?




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 23, 2016 5:54:29 PM PT

Please help to ID pottery bowl

What type of Package is a 6x9 poly mailer in USPS? Large Package or thick envelope?

I'm shipping cellphone cases with 6x9 poly mailers, I want to know what type of package is that in the shipping options for USPS, Letter, Envelope, Large Package or Thick Envelope?


Total weight is less than 16oz.

Shipping & Returns question

Is anyone else having problems with the Anchor Store $75 eBay Branded Shipping supply coupon - issued quarterly?  I have been trying to use the coupon since August but it will not work.  I have contacted eBay on several occasions only to get responses that include:"I apologize that this is still an issue when trying to check out, and use the code. At this point, I'm not seeing any kind of update on this bug, or any fix as of yet.", "As for the ongoing issue, I would continue to try to complete checkout daily. It may be resolved soon, however I do not have an estimated date on when it is scheduled to be resolved.", "According to a recent update to the report, it is still showing as a site issue and while they hope to have a fix for it soon, they are unable to provide a date that it will resolved. You will have one more month (September) to use this coupon and we hope to have it resolved by then so you can take advantage of this benefit."

Does anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks!

Payments question

Sep 24, 2016 2:04:56 PM PT

$75 shipping supply coupon

If I understand correctly, the eBay US and UK discussion Communities are separate things. How do I be part of both? I'm a buyer. Do I need to make up fake addresses, which happen to have to be in the US and UK, respectively (where I don't live, I just shop), just that I can be part of the discussion? In fact, I haven't encountered here anything forcing me to add any physical address.


You know, the US Community might be the biggest, but as an overseas buyer, I might some time want to buy from the UK as well. Or even not the UK, but some Asian sellers are showing up on eBay UK, but not on eBay US, strange as it sounds. I want to be on top of the best information of what both communities can offer.

Getting Started discussion

Hi, can anyone advise me on what I should do ? Has been four days since I bought item and haven't recieved shipping information. Tried to contact seller twice but they don't respond.

Buying & Selling Basics question

I have this pretty Biscuit Jar and I know it was made in Japan but it also has a few other marks on it and wondering if someone could help with the ID of the additional marks. It also has a large crack but does not go through to the inside and am wondering if it is even worth trying to sell. Any and all help or advise is welcomed. Thanks a bunch.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

First, a few words about this 2008 Chevrolet Silverado is in perfect working condition, garage kept, with nothing mechanically wrong - like new!
This truck has only 117,457 miles, used just to cruise. No accident history, clear title, no dents or dings and no scratches.
Engine size: 5.3L 8 Cyl
Drive train: 4-Wheel drive,
Transmission type: Automatic,
If you decide to buy it, you'll receive all the papers, owner manual, keys, a buy-sell contract already signed by me and the clear title. I have a low price ($2500), because I want to sell it in the next 10 days.
Reason for selling is that I am in US Army and my unit will be sent back oversea to replace and help the troops scheduled to come home this year, and I don't want it get old in a storage garage for 18 months.
This transaction will be made trough eBay Insurance. In this way you can receive assistance for shipping, titles transfer, etc. If you are interested to buy it, reply me back.
My truck is in a storage garage in DRAPER, UT and in case it gets sold I will take care of shipping process.

Looking forward to hear from you,

Staff Sgt. Janice Schmitz
128th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Utah Army National Guard

Technical Issues discussion

Sep 23, 2016 3:44:38 AM PT


I've been a couple of hundred old rock record albums out in the shop all afternoon getting ready to list. I was just slipping a Boz Skaggs back in its cover and noticed a dark square shadow inside. I reached in thinking maybe it was an old concert stub someone left behind. What fell out was an old black and white photo from 1978.


Strange part is - its of a house I used to own here from 1986 - 1992. But I didn't move to this state until 1985. So - how did it get in there? Where did it come from? Who took it? There's a big hedge by the door that was never there when we moved in. 


I left here and was gone for 3+ years in the early 90's and didn't take anything with me. Just hopped a plane with some clothes and left.   I left some stuff at a friends house but no record albums. I bought these at garage sales when I moved back from Florida. 


It has a date stamp of 11-11-78 on the back. How did I end up with this photo? In 78' I was living in San Diego for gosh sakes. This happened once before in the late 80's. I went to a thrift store and bought a cheap ugly red suitcase for a trip to Canada. Inside was a 6 year old parking ticket for someone I used to know many years earlier. She's in San Diego as far as I know the ticket was issued in San Diego, she's never been to my state?     Freaky!!!  I'm not cleaning anymore of those records today - that's it for me. 


Anyone else ever find anything creepy when they were just minding their own business lol? Hey, it'll be Halloween in a few weeksSmiley Happy

Selling discussion

I was surprised today to find an additional fee based on my actual postage paid to ship sold items. I called Ebay and the operator said the shipping fees on each sale by me the seller were to encourage me to offer free shipping. Not sure that's an incentive or makes much sense. Ebay stated that people overcharge for shipping and why this shipping fee is in place. I used to guesstimate shipping costs and almost always lost money. Now I've been using flat rate USPS boxes and envelopes and am neither making or losing money on the shipping process, except thanks to Ebay, am losing money with their postage fee. This is an extreme example, but one I've expereience recently, on a $1.50 sale paying $13.45 for a medium flat rate USPS box, I paid 10% or $1.35 for shipping, so I end up making .15 cents on the whole transaction. I don't have a lot of high priced items. Why bother sell. Seems a no win situation on Ebay. I'm terribly frustrated.

Selling discussion

This thread is more about info on what it takes to complete 30 transactions daily.  I read often from users that they would like to make eBay a full time career.  30 transaction daily could do that for many.


We have completed more than 13,000 transactions on ebay each of the last 4 years.  We also are successful on Amazon and have owned and operated our own website for over 15 years.  I should also say that I sell new items and collectibles that I can source in quantities.  I am not a seller of one off items as the time per item is far to high for me.


A typical days starts like this for me


  • I start about 6:30am each and every day
  • I check all emails for sales, messages, problems, questions and do all the work needed to complete those tasks
  • I then start printing packing slips and shipping labels and do all of them for all venues
  • I then print out my daily sales reports, review them and file them.

The above work takes generally about 1.5 to 2 hours every day.  Time for a break and breakfast.


Next it is time to update listings that might need inventory adjusted based on sales across the internet or incoming inventory.   Since I now have a stack of orders, it is time to pack orders.  I pack orders every day right up to my cut off time which is 3:30PM EST.  I also have to fill the orders that came in during the day while I was filling the orders that came in after my cut off time the day before.  My cutoff time is based on my local post office and how much time they need to scan all packages.  Since I am a regular there I know the work load they have and I know I need to have my items at the post office before 4:30pm in order to be assured they will get an acceptance scan. 


I want you to think about a few things.  Try to determine what the average time it takes to pull, package and put an order in your outgoing area.  I am not talking about all the pre sale stuff, I am only talking about how much time does it take to go and pull your item, prepare it for shipment?


This time frame is going to be different for everyone but I think a good average time might be about 15 minutes.  Keep in mind I am talking about an average.  Certainly some items are less and some are more but 15 minutes seems like a good number to use.


If 15 minutes is your average time that means you can fill 4 orders an hour and 30 orders would take you 7.5 hours.  If 10 minutes is your average then 6 orders per hour and 5 hours to complete all 30 orders


So here are a few question I want you to ask yourself.  


  • Do I have enough time to complete 30 order each and every day? 
  • With everything else I have to do daily, Do I need to hire some help?
  • Do I have enough storage space to keep enough shipping supplies on hand to handle this kind of volumn?
  • After I factor in sourcing products, pictures and editing then preparing listings  how much time do I have per item?

Time management is critically important to being successful at selling online and certainly on eBay in general.  Organization is an absolute must, without it you are going to have to many issues to handle and customer service tasks are going to kill your day.


I would like to hear about other sellers and hopefully learn from your daily work and how you handle your daily selling chores.


Good Luck Selling!

Selling discussion

Sep 24, 2016 8:10:57 AM PT

I want to make 30 sales daily on eBay

Wonder how many other sellers out there have experienced this. Sold BRAND NEW women's Gap winter rain trench coat with no defects. Buyer claims it is beautiful but has white chalky lines on it so asked me to pay $12 for cleaning. I first asked her to return it and she immediately within 15 seconds said she wanted to keep it and asked for the $12. So it was my option of returning her priority medium flat rate shipping and item cost and also paying her fee to return it to me. Naturally it was cheaper to just agree with her and return $12. Seems llike the buyers know exactly what to say to get a reduced price. I actually believe that Ebay causes such deception and the buyers are getting wiser all the time. Sad. Sorry to be so negative but my husband who does the actual shipping goes over every item with a second set of eyes and told me I should have had a much higher sales price and was extremely upset today that people who do this.

Selling discussion

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