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Hi guys! Am trying to find this old Sonia Rykiel globe and few more items - would love to add it to my collection of Rykiel items! Will appreciate if anyone can help with locating those ))) 




Bidding & Buying question

Jan 27, 2015 12:05:51 AM PT

need to find a rare Sonia Rykiel item

Cool looking bottle I found with a metal cap that twists to open and close a small hole in the center of the cap. Measures about 7" tall by 4" wide. The words on the cap are in German. The number "153" is embossed on exterior near bottom f piece. There is also an illegibale embossed name ont he bottom.

Is this a talcum powder holder? Something to dispense liquid? Is it missing something or perhaps part of another device? I'm stumped.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I've posted about this twice already and haven't been able to solve the mystery. 


How is this possible?





What?  It doesn't pick up items that have those words clearly in the title.  Yet, when I add MORE words to the search window, it does pick up the items in the search results.  See below.




So what gives?  How come a search for "Arm's Reach" can't find my listing but "Arm's Reach Blue" can?

Selling discussion



Happy Monday everyone.












New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

So I am guessing these are earrings, any ideas on age?






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 26, 2015 11:41:37 AM PT

I am guessing these are earrings?


Antiques discussion

This is my latest addition to my collection and was trying to at least find a bracelet to match or marry. I have had no luck so far no markings but I love the silver-toned filigree cups in which the red tear drop stones nestle in the detail just amazes me.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 26, 2015 7:08:54 AM PT

Help on Key Words



This snow plow looks like something out of Mad Max movies! 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

If anyone out there has any information about thie location of this atomic bomb test, please let me know. Thanks so much. 




Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello Everyone!


I just picked up this bowl recently. It is unmarked. The exterior is black with a light blue interior. The interior is crazed. The interior has a black "ink splatter design." The exterior has little divots/marks/craters throughout. The base or "foot ring" is unglazed, however the rest is indeed glazed. The bowl's diameter is 5 1/2" at its widest point. The height is 3".


I have no idea how to research this bowl and its origin. Any help is appreciated.











Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 26, 2015 1:38:30 PM PT

What can you tell me about this bowl?

She is about 16 3/4" long.  Her eyes close and open.  She is all cloth, but the face feels quite hard, like something other than fabric.  I think here eyes are glass.  When they are closed, her eyelids are somewhat shiny, like plastic.  Can you tell me anything about her age or name?  Thanks so much.IMG_0654.JPGIMG_0648.JPGIMG_0651.JPGIMG_0649.JPG

Dolls discussion

The following is the part Im confused on


82.61%of your transactions had tracking uploaded within handling time and validated by carrier

Tracking uploaded within handling time and validated by carriertooltip
(19 out of 23 transactions)
(Top Rated Sellers must have at least 90.00%)
Tracking uploaded
(21 out of 23 transactions)
Tracking uploaded within handling time
(20 out of 23 transactions)
Tracking uploaded and validated by carrier
(20 out of 23 transactions)
When I click download report and it shows me which 4 transactions need improvement, I agree with the 1st one but not the last 3 done over the weekend.  1 transaction was bought/paid on Saturday and other 2 on Sunday.  I have a 1 day handling time listed in my auctions. I uploaded all 3  tracking numbers first thing this morning.  Is this a glich or did I do something wrong when I was messing with my prefences yesterday. I changed this part of the shipping part.
Order cut off time for same business day handlingYes   9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jan 26, 2015 7:10:48 PM PT

I am confused about my seller dashboard.

I got this yesterday from a friend I used to go to storage auctions with. He owns a used furniture store now that he cupplies exclusively through things he finds at auction. He found this in a unit & sold it to me for $50 (with another gold chrome 2 level table) because it isn't something his clients would go for. I jumped o it because I like it - but now I need to know what it is!


I'm guessing a portable bar (the glass shelves were wrapped & marked "Shelves for Bar") like a bar cart or trolley, but it's the first one I've seen that you can unlatch and it swings all the way (or 1/2 way - it looks cool either way) open to become a buffet? or long table? with a smaller lower 2nd shelf on 1 side for glasses, plates, etc.. I think. 


But I can't find anything like it. Un less it has a name I don't know, 'Large mid century bar trolley that swings open' doesn't bring up anything similar.


Also, how do I clean the chips & scuffs? It is only along a edge & probably happened from the glass being placed & removed, but where the gold chrome (?) has been lost there is a small amount of rust from the metal underneath being exposed). Should I touch it up with gold paint? 


I appreciate any help.








Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 27, 2015 4:36:57 AM PT




I have come across this napoleonic dresden figural scene in one of my local antqiue stores and wanted to get some opinions on what a "fair" price would be for it. They are asking around $1240 for it now. Assuming its in good condition does this sound like a fair value?


I am a porcelain novice and would love any help or opinions. Thank you in advance.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

So this pin is pretty neat I have identified it have been made in the early 1900's. It is unmarked but tests to be 10k-12k. It weighs almost 6 grams. I know that in the early 1920's when they found King Tut's tomb the Egyptian revival sprung up. And some companies were setting real Egyptian artifacts in gold. Do you think this is a real Egyptian artifact? It measures 25mm by 20mm.And if it is real what do you think the value is?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 26, 2015 9:08:14 PM PT

10k Beetle Scarab Brooch Pin

I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask...if anyone recognized this pattern?  And maybe help with a description?  I learned the stem might be called 'bulbous'.  Double boulbus?  Also, I think they have 15 panels?  I looked at Replacements and found nothing.  Appreciate any opinions! 


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Games?  No computer or phone needed for this one!  wink emo.gif




New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!


I'm trying to figure out who made these pretty pieces,no marks on them. The Brooch is 2" in length. The colours are quite nice, but they don't show up very well in the photos. It has been a while since I've posted, hope the photos are okay.

Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks for looking.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 27, 2015 1:33:55 PM PT

Purple And Green Brooch Earrings ID Help

DSC_0005.jpgDSC_0006.jpgDSC_0001.jpgThe base piece is made of cast iron. It is painted black with gold highlighting. It has Patented Feb 17, 1874 stenciled on the underside. The base is 3" in diameter and it stands about 1 3/4" to the top of the bent spring. I don't think it is electrical as there aren't wire connections and the spring contacts the cast iron base and is  not isolated like a heating element would be. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Antiques discussion

Get some pictures up, folks.  Please no live auctions, and keep 'em smallish to speed loading time for tablets, phones, and the dreaded dial-up. 


14k and aquamarine, off to its new home.



Moriah Jewelry bracelet, also gone to a new home.  Unmarked sterling.  It says I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine in Hebrew. 



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Got this in a jewelry lot.  It appears to be a resin material and it's unmarked.  Is it just cheap costume?cameo.jpgCameo2.jpg

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jan 26, 2015 6:51:36 AM PT

Is this Brooch anything special?

dragon fountain-005.JPGdragon fountain.JPGFound a ceramic centerpiece with dragon and I can't read the bottom.  Any help will be appreciated.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 27, 2015 10:29:11 AM PT

Does anyone read Chinese or Japanese?



Can you tell me what company might have made these vintage bowls? Bauer, Fiesta or ?????

The rings on the biggest bowl are flat, the rings on the two smaller bowls are slightly raised and rounded.

Thanks for the help







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 26, 2015 4:41:58 PM PT

Are these vtg bowls bauer or fiesta or ?


Another Wednesday, another Weekly Chat..... 


Another week, another Community Outage sad emo.gif ..... down for approximately 1 hour 45 minutes


Last week there were 2 Community outages ~ today is Tuesday, 1-27, any bets question emo.gif



This week we're going to have an open discussion of any eBay-related topic you'd like. Since this week is intended to be a little more open-ended, we've modified the rules just a little.

We'll open the discussion shortly before 4pm ET/1pm PT on Wednesday and will be around for the full hour. See you then!

eBay Chat Guidelines:

  1. Your posted question must be directly related to eBay.
  2. Only ONE question per post. This will help us from missing a question so we can get an answer to all of your questions.
  3. We carefully track each post and assign each one to someone on the team. If post volume is high, it can take time to answer your question. So please, do not repost your previous post. Reposts of your original post or of another member’s post will be deleted to avoid confusion.
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Location Directions  silly tongue emo.gif    http://community.ebay.com/t5/Weekly-Chat-with-eBay-Staff/Weekly-Chat-with-the-eBay-Community-January-28-2015/m-p/23560179#U23560179

A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

I would like to use clear FedEx lable pouches like those below to ship packages via USPS.  Note that  once the paper label is in the pouch, the FedEx logo is not visible.  Is this permitted by USPS?  I actually cannot find any information about the USPS allowing plastic pouches for labels at all.  Do they?


clear pouch

Shipping & Returns discussion

Please help to verify if this bag is real, and if so, is it's name Coach Ergo?






Fashion discussion


I'm a new seller on ebay and i need your help.

i want to enter the tracking number of the items that i have sold but i can't

i'm living in Jordan and i choose the shipping method outside usa! but it shows me that i have to enter USA address! 

i do have one but it doesn't make any sense to enter my USA address! 

screenshot : 

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Shipping & Returns question

Jan 26, 2015 4:58:59 AM PT

something went wrong

Hi, Does anyone recognize this porcelain hallmark? Thanks!IMG_1563.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 27, 2015 6:23:52 PM PT

need help with ceramic hallmark


Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 26, 2015 6:11:50 PM PT

Help with translating late Ming bronze mark

I have 3 old Navy rank patches. Can anyone tell me what country they are from?

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Militaria Collectors

 Hi all, I have this small watercolor painting. I am guessing it is from 50s or 60s. It is signed, but I cannot make out signature. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.untit 2.pnguntit 3.pnguntitled3.png

Collectibles & Art discussion

Need help with ID of this pottery bowl. It has marks on the bottom. Any info appreciated. Even just point me in a direction.pottery bowl

Selling question

Jan 27, 2015 2:49:23 AM PT

help id pottery bowl


Collectibles & Art discussion


I'm a new seller on ebay and i need your help.

i want to enter the tracking number of the items that i have sold but i can't

i'm living in Jordan and i choose the shipping method outside usa! but it shows me that i have to enter USA address! 

i do have one but it doesn't make any sense to enter my USA address! 

screenshot : 

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Buying & Selling Basics question

Jan 26, 2015 4:58:48 AM PT

something went wrong :(

Can someone possibly tell me what this is? It measures 8 1/2" in length and is made of tin on the base and another metal (the arms, finial). Is it possibly the bottom for an old hanging lamp possibly an old Kerosene or Gas lamp? Any comments are greatly appreciated.I boughtt a box of antique lamp parts and it was among the pieces. finial.jpgfinal2.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

I can't seem to find anything on this doll maker....  Shirley Coldsmith.  They are kind of cute, and made of paper mache.  Is anyone familiar with this doll artist?Coldsmith.jpg



Dolls discussion

Jan 26, 2015 7:41:19 AM PT

Indian Dolls by Shirley Coldsmith

Hi. I thought we'd all like the list of Kmart Days cars-for us collectors.:cathappy:

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Hope you can all get to it where you live.

Ready for the first Kmart Collector Day event of the year? Of course you are! Don’t miss the special Hot Wheels edition recolors, and get started on your Collector’s Edition ’71 El Camino at the same time.


Kmart Collectors Day Event

When: Saturday, 2/14 at 9 a.m. local times

Where: U.S. Kmart Stores (excluding Puerto Rico)

Info: Click here to find a location.

Specially-packed cases of Hot Wheels vehicles, which include all-new special color editions, will make their debut at the event. Here’s your inside look at what those special colors are:

    • ’69 Chevelle SS 396 – Muscle Mania (Grabber blue)
    • ’86 Monte Carlo SS – Muscle Mania (Amazon green)
    • Datsun 620 – HW Hot Trucks (Light yellow)
    • Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept – Track Aces (Satin white)
Collector Edition ’71 El Camino

Grab yourself at least 20 basic Hot Wheels at the event so you can get started on the 20-for-1 promotion: this Hot Wheels Collector Edition ’71 El Camino! (You’ll have from February 14, 2015, to March 21, 2015, to make your purchases, but why wait?):

    • Body Color: Spectraflame black
    • Deco: Red hood cowl & roof, red & gold flame deco on sides
    • Wheels: Real Riders “steelie” wheels w/red stripe tampo
    • Base: Zinc-plated chassis
    • Window Color: Clear
    • Interior Color: Silver

We’ll have the complete rules and details on the promo for you separately, but we wanted to get your motors running now – we think you’re gonna wanna get ready for this!


’69 Chevelle SS 396
’86 Monte Carlo SS
’86 Monte Carlo SS
Datsun 620
Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept
Collector Edition ’71 El Camino


Hot Wheels & more

Jan 28, 2015 12:43:50 PM PT

Kmart Days-Feb, 2015

Maybe someone will recognize this vase? 



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 25, 2015 5:08:02 PM PT

Yellow Cased Glass Vase with Handles


Home & Garden discussion

Need help identifying.  Thank you.


d help identifying this.  loveseat.jpg 

Antiques and Research

Jan 28, 2015 7:37:11 AM PT

Unique settee bench

How do I select the international site visibility listing upgrade foprt UK? The help files only tells me that I CAN do it to make my listing appear on the eBay UK site, but does not explain how to do it (see below). Also, do I have to do it before submitting the listing, or can I change an existing listing to include UK visibility? Thanks!


There are 2 ways to list your items internationally.

Use the international site visibility listing upgrade.
You can purchase this listing upgrade for some eBay websites, to maximize your item's visibility in search results on those sites. 
  1. If you're eligible for this listing upgrade, you'll have the option to add it before you submit your listing. There's a separate fee for each country you choose.

  2. Choose a shipping option for the US, UK, Canada, and Australia so buyers will know what international shipping will cost.

Selling question

Curious about this old set of maps I have. There are five of them and they are about 4' x 3' in size. They are dated 1945.

Tried looking around and don't see any examples. Anyone know if these are fairly common? 001.JPG005.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 26, 2015 5:25:46 PM PT

1945 USAF Map of Northern Hemisphere

The design on this brooch looks Deco to me, but what do I know. The back is marked sterling and Germany, and it has a weird looking sort of double c clasp - that little outer piece moves back and forth. Is it possible that real stones would have been set in sterling? Or more likely that these are paste. Any info or ideas would be appreciated. TIA

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Jan 28, 2015 3:45:39 PM PT

Is this deco or new made to look old?

I have a large Barbie doll house that has been in storage for awhile. The bottom says 1995 Mexico.

When I try to let down the porch with the columns there is a resistance and I'm afraid to force it

and possibly break it. I know very little about Barbie products but maybe someone will recognise

and know the secret to open it. Probably any child from two up could do it. lol 


The back opens easily but when I try to let the front porch with the columns it catches and I feel it

will break. I don't know if its because it's been stored for a pretty long time so I've tried to wash it up

some but so far no go. I have tried to lift it up and out, press down on it, even looked to see if the

columns need to be removed. I really don't think it would be that complicated for a child so I am

asking here since you have a lot of Barbie experts.


Also if anyone knows the name I would appreciate. I did see one that looked pretty close and it

doesn't seem to be one of the more expensive houses but I still don't want to break the plastic.


Help please.barbie house dirty 006.JPG

Barbie Collectors

Jan 27, 2015 2:39:26 PM PT

Problem opening a Barbie doll house

Can anyone help ID this small wall clock? it has a porcelain face and winds with a key. The face has in very faint letters Le Roy (the rest I can't read) It is about 8-10" tall.





Selling question

Have had other pieces of lace like this and am pretty sure they were hand made.  I love the help I receive from knowledgable people here, so I hope I don't drive you nuts asking about my piddly pieces of lace.


These pieces are from a set of tableware I got from my gandmother.  She and my mom are no longer around to ask about these pieces -- tablecloth, table scarf, doilies and place mats -- all made with the same thin thread and fragile looking pattern.  Has to be at least 25 years old, but could be much older. . . I just don't know and should have asked more questions.


Closeup photos of lace are included.  Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

Mrs. Marbleman

lace set.jpglace table ware set.jpg

Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 27, 2015 9:09:08 AM PT

American Brillant oval bowl need help to ID

I'm looking for any help on identifying the maker of this cut glass goblet.

It has a cut stem. The bowl has a half cut flower and foliage, along with slant cuts alternating with ovals on the lower part of the bowl. It has a wide, straight, subtle optic. There are punties cut on the foot.

I've found simliar shapes in Tiffin and Seneca, but not a definite match so far. I'm not as concerned about identifying the pattern as much as the maker. Although if someone knows the pattern, that would be great, too.

They stand just under 8" tall (less than 1/8" under). I have a set of 11 and plan to list them, but it's helps so much to know the maker. I'd also like the opinion of our cut glass experts on whether you think this is a good piece, nice cut or just average. I think it's nice, but I've only been collecting for a couple of years and have much to learn.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 27, 2015 7:18:02 AM PT

ID help with cut glass goblets

After I do this a new tab is created in Adobe with the labels, when I go to print them the first label is fine and then the rest of them are in a font that is so compressed and on top of each other.


Anyone have a solution to this problem?


Thanks in advance.



Shipping & Returns question

I bought this rug that came with a story of how it was hanging on the wall of a fancy estate. Sellers family believe their parents bought rug at an estate sale 40-50 years ago, and the rug was supposedly old back then. Honestly I dont know a good rug from a hole in the ground. I have several on the floors of my house but they were aquired inexpensively at tag sales and I suspect they are not old...

Anyway, back to this prayer rug that is supposed to be old.... is it? It seems unusual to me because it's flat with no real pile to speak of. Looks more faded in person then some of the pictures show(to me it looks better viewed from the side). Measures approx. 43 X 56 inches. See the pictures below and tell me what you think. Anyone know the area it was made? age? any value(did I waste 45 bucks)? lol

Thanks for any info you can share, greek38

Collectibles & Art discussion

This is not marked and could have had a hangtag at one time. For some reason this reminds me of a certain designer, but the light bulb is just not coming on =P. Opinions appreciated!!







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


We are NOT UNIQUE REPS, or even FAKE REPS. We purchased these products on Ebay. YOUNIQUE 3D Mascara can NOT be sold on either Ebay or Amazon per their "Presenters Agreement". It states "You may not list or sell Younique Products on ebay or other online auctions, nor may you enlist or knowingly allow a third party (customer) to sell.


Source: http://bigriodog.wix.com/infinityeyez

The FAKE Product shown in the photos was purchased on EBAY. Before you buy, make sure your getting what you paid for. Check the Label - If the price is too low - It's FAKE!
99.5% of YOUNIQUE MASCARA on Ebay and Amazon are FAKE - Knock-off.
Knock offs may be okay if your buying sunglasses, but when your putting something in your eyes...Maybe not so good. You get what you pay for...Think about it!
***Real Label is smaller 1 inch and 3/8ths
***Fake Label is larger 1 and 7/8ths
***Real Label shows "LEHI, UT"
***Fake Label shows "PLEASANT GROVE, UT"
***Real Label is smaller 1 and 1/4 Inch across
***Fake Label is larger 1 and 5/8ths across and easy to spot



There are still some of the very old labels with no bar code as seen on the right...




Health & Beauty discussion

Jan 26, 2015 2:18:11 PM PT

Younique Mascara - How to spot the Fakes!

Was wonder if this necklace is a part of a particular collection?  Thanks for all the help/replies.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hello Folks,

I recently purchased 2 Griswold No. 18 muffin pans.  Although they are the same "model", the markings on each are quite different. 

The first muffin pan is made of thinner cast iron than the other.  The top handle is marked "GRISWOLD'S" and the bottom handle is marked "ERIE NO 18".  The bottom side of the lower handle is marked "6141".  There are no other markings.

The second muffin pan has no markings on the top side, but the bottom of each muffin cup has markings that include "No.", "18", "GRISWOLD", "ERIE PA.", "U. S. A.", and "6141".  The cast iron of this pan is heavier than the other one.

I presume that the first muffin pan is the earlier one of the two.  I've read that there are named variations for this #18 pan.  I don't have the Griswold Muffin Pan book, but I was hoping someone reading this thread might have a copy.  Specifically, I was interested in knowing which variations these pans are and when they were likely manufactured.

Any knowledgeable Griswold collectors out there who might be willing to assist?  Thanks in advance!

grmuff1 top.jpg
Top Side of First Muffin Pan

grmuff2 bottom.jpg

Bottom Side of Second Muffin Pan

Antiques discussion



Hope someone can help with this. I cannot get the photo any clearer.

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jan 27, 2015 2:55:01 PM PT

Need ID Jewelry Signature On Necklace

Hi! I'm new around here, and I don't know much about jewelry, especially fine jewelry. 



I have a really beautiful brooch that appears to be silver (it's tarnished). It's covered in natural pearls. Has anyone seen this particular design before? Could it be a designer piece? It came with clip-on earrings, but one of them has some pearls missing. I feel like it's probably mid-century, but I'm clueless. Any help would be so greatly appreciated!!!






Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

I was told this stone is carnelian; the metal is marked 9K, which I'm assuming is 9 k gold.  I'm trying to date the pin; is it victorian?  Any value here?  The pinback is broken off.  Any help will be very much appreciated.  Thanks in advancevictoria brooch1.jpgvictoria brooch2.jpgvictoria brooch3.jpgvictoria brooch5.jpgvictoria brooch6.jpg

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 28, 2015 2:35:43 PM PT

Any ideas on the subject of this cameo?

Hi guys! I'm new around here, and I know absolutely nothing about this type of stuff...not even sure what category they would fit into - stamps? Ephemera? I was digging around in the bottom of an old box of stuff, and I came across these old envelopes.


One of them appears to be from 1835. The rest are all 19th century it seems. Some of them appear to have slogans and pictures on them. I did a little research on one of them, and I think it's addressed to Senator John W. Denver from Congressman Randall L. Gibson in the year both of them died - 1892. None of them have their actual letters still in them.


I honestly don't know what to make of them. I'd like to display them somehow, but I don't want to do that if they're valuable as they're fairly fragile. Does anyone know much about this kind of thing? Your assistance is much appreciated!!





Antiques discussion

Not looking for an appraisal, but is there any value in these/is it worth my time to list on eBay?  Got these old "test tubes" a while back in an auction box lot.  I don't know a thing about them.  Any information appreciated!





Motors discussion

Jan 28, 2015 12:57:12 PM PT

Old Antifreeze Test Tubes

There have been recent reports of problems with inserting images into a message.  I am using the "insert/edit image" icon.  My images generally measure 640x480 pixels or less and under 200 kb each, which are the recommended parameters.  But for comparison I will upload a larger image here as well.


402x615 - 125 kb - full size




Same image, medium size




994x1500 - 855 kb - full size






480x640 - 182 kb - full size




The larger image of the 1947 ad took forever to load -- yet it is close to the size that eBay recommends for gallery images -- and in fact disappeared completely after I inserted it here.  I don't know yet if it will show up in the finished message.  On a message board, a huge image has no advantage at all -- it simply slows the whole process of uploading and viewing, precludes any user on dial-up from seeing the image and presents a blurry, oversized mess.


One way of downsizing an image is to crop for subject (which I did not do for the 1947 ad) and another is simply to edit the image (I use Picasa) and download several sizes to your computer for use in various situations.  For example, when I do set my camera to make an image larger than 640x480, I edit the image in the original size, then download versions as 1200, 900 and 600 pixels.  The original (usually 2250 pixels) is great for printing an enlargement or submitting for publication (newspaper, magazine or book), while the smaller versions are better for online use such as Facebook, eBay, Twitter, a website or a message board.  As you can see from these examples, a 600-pixel image is more than adequate for eBay message boards at full size and is fine at medium size, too.


Bottom line:  If the large image fails, then that's a good reason not to use one here.  If it doesn't, that's still a good reason not to use one.


EDIT:  I got an "invalid HTML" error when attempting to post this message.  I did not use any HTML. 

EDIT 2:  The large image fails to show up.



Selling discussion

Jan 28, 2015 6:02:34 PM PT

TEST: Inserting an image in message

Good morning all. I recently purchased a huge lot of vintage and newer ornaments from an estate and am hoping someone can help with identifying a couple of them. Neither have maker marks. I've found a few that are similar in style, by De Carlini, but not sure if these were made by them or someone else. Any information/help would be greatly appreciated and many thanks in advance.

pics for answer center 002 - Copy.JPGrudolph glass ornament 007 - Copy.JPG


Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 28, 2015 7:01:57 AM PT

Please help identify Christmas ornaments

Hello Everyone


I am asking this question for a friend. I am hoping to get any information on this piece that you can give me.  ( Sorry not the best picture ) but it is pink and plain no design.


Anything at all would be greatly appreciated.!!


Thank you in advance

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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

This vase is just under 10 inches in height and weighs 3 pounds 6 ounces.  No signatures or marks.  It is ground and polished on the entire bottom.  The glass is cased or layered, it almost looks like a vase within a vase.  The outside is textured with what looks and feels like drops of glass that were drizzled all over the vase.


When I first saw it on the TS shelf I thought Whitefriars but I am sure it is not by them.  After checking it over, the bottom makes me think Murano but I could not find anything like it.  I am also thinking Scandinavian might be a possibility.


Any help with the maker, age and origin of this vase would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!  :smileyhappy:

















Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi, I have this really nice swirled art glass vase with no signature.....






 The vase is about 8" tall


Thank you!




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 28, 2015 4:50:10 PM PT

Art Glass Vase - Any idea who did it?

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Maybe it's just plain old nothing but how would you describe it?  Anyone see anything that would tell you an era or age?    Anything will help  Thanks

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Looking for help identifying this old teddy.  He has a partial sewn in label remaining that I can't make out.  He is 12" tall, w/ blond mohair, jointed head, arms, & legs.  Minor hump in upper back.  Long upturned snout.  One glass eye remaining.  Small ears, long arms.  Sad face.  Padded palms & soles.  Hard stuffed with wood chips.  Sewn in 4-claw lines on paws & feet.  Sewn finish seam line up back.

Thanks in advance.  I do appreciate your help & wisdom.


Teddy 1

Teddy 2


Teddy Bear Slideshow

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 28, 2015 9:56:49 PM PT

Please Help ID old Teddy Bear...

These are unmarked, and have unusual pierced findings. The backs look tarnished like silver, and cleaned up a bit with a silver polishing cloth. I included a pic of the backs too for reference. Any information as to marker, stones, age - anything would be appreciated.

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jan 28, 2015 1:41:23 PM PT

Vintage earring ID and help please.

I am trying to figure out the next action to take. I am a new seller and want to continue without problems. I know declining a refund can have a negative impact on your seller rating, but feel I am being taken advantage of since I'm new and more inclined to accept it over fear of my seller status. My thought is, what is the point of selling anyway if I don't make money and get broken products back? I sold someone a tablet that was in new condition but was a generic tablet you had to manually update. It couldn't connect to web pages because it was so far behind on Google updates. I was to nervous to connect to my computer and try myself. I descried all of this in detail with multiple pictures of it turning on, the information screen showing the type, storage, etc., as well as the home screen and app screen. It still had the foam insert it had to protect during factory shipping. I have a no return policy, but thats beside the point. I sent a message saying I saw it was delivered and hope they were happy with it. I said to please let me know if they had any problems. After a week I sent another message saying I hadn't gotten their feedback and I hope they were happy with the product. This was their response....

Do you really want my feedback the tablet iz just I'm not dealin wit diz...i have sent you 3 e-mailz a ready. Yall need 2 fix diz asap, with their phone number?

I contacted ebay and they informed me there was no record of these messages on their end either and they made note of the issue. I sent them a kind message telling them what ebay said, and said to contact them to confirm the messages were never sent.I also asked that they please give me a detailed description of the problem so I have a clear understanding of it. I didn't hear anything for two weeks when I recieved a request for a refund and return two days ago. They had "not as described" marked and all their notes said was "it doesn't work". I feel the untrue message claim along with refusal to communicate isn't adding up. I sent them a message saying that they have never described, or reached out to communicate with me about the problem before now and asked again to tell me the problem. This time, in much less aggressive manor they said " it just doesn't work at all please just give me my money back". I sent them a message tonight telling them I have to decline the request because the lack of description, communication, (and in a nice way) their lying. Do you feel I handled this right? Do you think I have a strong case? Do u do anything else once I've messaged them declining the request?

Selling discussion

I just got a ding on one of my items.. says they arrived broken.. ! They were fine when they left here.. Never contacted me or emailed me.  Why are customers allowed to do this??? I just don't get it.  Common sense.. Go back to the store first and left them make it right before acting on emotion! 



Selling discussion

Just venting out loud, I already know how this is going to go down :smileymad:


I had a buyer ask questions about an item and then infer that "it had better be like new ..." so I wound up blocking her. How odd, someone purchases the item 10 minutes later. NOT a coincidence, the item had been listed almost 3 months.


Now, of course, the "buyer" is complaining.



Selling discussion

Jan 28, 2015 3:00:44 PM PT

Blocked Buyer has Relative Purchase Item

I was using the GSP.  I had a buyer who managed to skate around that (I posted days ago on that) on an auction.  I contacted them and told them that I only use GSP and so they no longer want the item, which is fine.   I cancelled it as an address problem.....but even with a few nice messages, they won't agree to the cancelation.  The fees are only a few dollars so not a big deal but to I just let the case sit open?  Nothing was paid for and nothing was shipped.




Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 7:06:18 AM PT

How to get my fees back...

Ok.. I went to give feedback on an item I received that I KNOW I did not give feedback on and it says I could not give feedback for that item because feedback was already given...???? Anyone else ever come across this and why? 



Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 4:41:18 PM PT


Does anyone had a luck to get real help from Ebay Customer support?

I had a request opened and every time i try to get the details on the site would say "Oop! We are having technical hick-ups". No matter how deep I tried it will take me back to first or secong page of CUstomer Support?

My issue #1: I haven't received the item for which I paid 5 and half months ago. I gave the benefit of doubt- I gave extra time bcs it was sent back first time  bcs of our mail office mistake, and he was seller from Turkey  -  still 5 and half months - it just too much. The Ebay Resolution Center would not let me open Request bcs Ebay Buyer Protection time is expired. That is why I needed to reach Ebay Customer support. Tried at least 20 times. Am I so dump or simply I should stop buying at Ebay? Such a shame, hence I was happy buyer since 2006 - one can get a really good deals on Ebay.

My isuue #2: I returned the item to seller after e-mail correcpondences 2 months ago. I still haven't received the credit for the item back and emailed the seller guy few times - no responses at all. What should I do as a buyer when seller is not responding nor I can get help or assistance from Ebay Customer Support?

I would appreciate any response and/or any tips!!!

Thank you,


Selling discussion

I live in the blizzard-bound Northeast. I have 2 items to ship that were paid for last night. Although I have a 2 day shipping time on these, I almost always ship my sales the very next day. I expect to be able to get these th the PO tomorrow, but am more concerned about USPS shipping delays overall due to the storm.
My questions: should I ship tomorrow and hope for the best, or is it advisable to send the buyers an email or a note on the shipping label that ship time might be somewhat longer?
I don't like to pester buyers with communication but wonder if this would be an opportunity to head off defects?
Thanks for your opinions!

Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 5:31:52 PM PT

Blizzard Delay-Should I Email My Buyers?

The base piece is made of cast iron. It is painted black with gold highlighting. It has Patented Feb 17, 1878 stenciled on the underside. The base is 3" in diameter and it stands about 1 3/4" to the top of the bent spring. I don't think it is electrical as there aren't wire connections and the spring contacts the cast iron base and is  not isolated like a heating element would be. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Collectibles & Art discussion



The item I'm wanting to list is very heavy. I don't want to charge too much or not enough. I've seen in other posts that the shipping calculator calculates the cost of shipping to your own zip code.  Thanks


Selling discussion

Obviously I messed something up with a return...


Someone bought (and obviously wore) a pair of dance shoes.  They asked to return them based on wrong size so I clicked to return for a refund and turned out they were at the front door. I went ahead and refunded the original price minus the original shipping as per my return terms.  It shows that I still owe them the $9 original shipping cost.  It said that it was due by Feb. 5th.  Is it okay to just ignore it or is there something that I should do?  I cannot find out how to file for a final value fee credit.  Can I not file for one if I charge them the orignal shipping fees?

Thanks in advance.


A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Jan 26, 2015 1:16:08 PM PT

Need Help with a return mistake...

i find alot of good things on ebay.  but i think  that some r just too high on stuff.  they relly go crazy when it comes to bidding !   they will have a great deal on a part or  what ever else.  then people will get too bidding on something & just bid it beyond  reason lol.  i wish i had money like that lol.

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Jan 26, 2015 6:18:23 AM PT

sellers getting too high


I'm relatively new here on this board but am reading as much as I can to find out what just happened to me today. I'm still in the dark and would love help. 


The auction I was bidding on was running out, my highest bid was still in the green as the clock went to 0. I was 100% sure I'd won, since my (green) bid price was $13.50 and my highest bid left room to go up to $28. Victorious, I went to my summary page to pay for the item. And then I don't see it. So I go back to the item page and see that it was listed as SOLD for $29.


HOW did this happen? I never got any indication that anyone had topped my $13.50. Ever! So then I went to see the bid break-down, and in total disbelief, I saw some bids that happened that I never saw on my end. (See screen shot)



1) How did my counter go to zero with $13.50 showing as my winning bid price (when there was clearly other activity)?

2) How did the winning buyer who hadn't participated at all in the bidding know to bid exactly $29 when they never saw my top bid? 


* I will concede that it's possible the item total jumped to $17.50 as I was watching the ticker. Allowing for the fact that my eyes were trained on the ticker going to 0, but I see that there was a bid that came in at $17 (screenshot) and and my automatic bid kicked in at $17.50, so that may have updated on my screen without catching my attention (because the numbers stayed green and there was a .50 on the end of it and everything was still green as I was watching the counter go to 0). So the only real question I still have is #2. How did this super-bidder (see screenshot) swoop in AFTER the clock went to zero. How did they get a bid in? I'm so upset.  


I feel like this is incredibly shady, because I just don't understand how it could have happened. Can anyone shed some light? I'm using Safari, in case that makes a difference. 




Bidding & Buying discussion

I sold a EVGA GTX 650 Ti boost, and clearly stated as USED.  Took a picture with the items that came with the product.  Now the item has arrived at the buyer, she wants a return because the item did not come with the cables/connections; DVI.


Exact Quote here" It s bad enough the seller doesn t tell you that the card is missing DVI connections until after I paid for it, but seller said nothing about it also missing the 6-pin power to motherboard cable. The ad says nothing about missing anything. For $161, I expect to have an honest ad or everything included that came with the card in the first place."


What should I do?  When I buy used items from Ebayer's I never expect to receive all the components as it was brand new.


Help Fast!

Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 2:05:05 PM PT

Buyer wants return

I sold an iphone 5 for $150. I made sure to ship the item after it showed the buyer paid for the item. I used ebay to print a shipping label so the tracking information was automatically uploaded. It shows that the item was delievered Monday 1/26/15 however the sell contacted me today 1/27/15 saying they didn't receive the item. What do I do? 


Its my first time selling on ebay and I don't want to be scammed by a buyer.



Selling discussion

Jan 27, 2015 4:45:00 PM PT

Buyer says he didn't receive item

I am selling a vehicle and a bidder just won the bid for $15,000 over the buy it now price. This is a scam, right? Also, it shows that 6 hours before the auction closed, the last bid was $4,500 and then all of a sudden a few hours before the auction closes, the next bid jumps to $15,000. My buy it now price was $5,500. The vehicle is not worth the highest bid at all. If this is a scam, I don't want to get trapped paying eBay commission or fees on a vehicle I don't ever receive payment for. When I contacted ebay, they claimed that I can't cancel anything until after the deposit is received....this feels like a giant trap. Anyone have any advice or experienced anything similar?

Motors discussion

I have an inexpensive item that was bid on by a person who got around my BB list by creating another ID.  I have called ebay CS and they said they would take


care of it, that the person indeed was the same, and they were violating Ebay policy. This was 2 days ago and yet HIS BID IS STILL THERE. Ebay gave me a


return contact number for the report. Do I proceed to sell it to him? Item ends in 4 hours and he is the only bidder.

Selling discussion

Hi All,


Just noticing I am now being charged .30 insertion fees for my items. I am not a store seller, and simply relist the item if it does not sell. There is no way  the six items I am relisting per week, for six days, would exceed the 100 or 150 allotted per month.


Can anyone clarify for me what is going here?


This is probably going to drive me away from ebay once and for all. I am not paying for items to list that don't sell at reasonably listed prices.



Selling discussion

Jan 27, 2015 11:37:59 PM PT

I Don't Understand These New Insertion Fees?

I'm about to print my shipping label but my only option of shipment is Fedex. I'm trying to click the dropdown box and select USPS but it doesn't do anything. Before there was some kind of agreement notice from Fedex, but now I can't select USPS. Is this a bug or did something happen? My original listed item was for USPS First Class.

Shipping & Returns question

Jan 26, 2015 2:54:45 PM PT

I can't change my eBay shipping carrier

Customer purchased 1 item paid with paypal.


Must have decided he needed 3 more, purchased and paid with paypal.


I would like to save him money by combining the 2 purchases into one FRE.


If I refund patially through paypal for shipping will I get a defect?


If so I will not partially refund and send him 2 separate packages :smileyhappy:


Thank you for any and all answers.



Selling discussion

Ok I checked tracking and it's not updated since leaving California But the app says apparently my package is still in Honolulu and the delivery date is the 30th so my package is in Hawaii 2 days early...sooo...my question is could they be delaying it?

Shipping & Returns discussion

I have noticed that buyers will say anything to avoid paying the return cost. I recently sold an item, in used condition. The buyer stated things that were wrong with it, but these etails were clearly vissable in the photos I listed. One wasn't even true. So, this buyer either didn't even bother looking at any of the photos, or just wants an excuse to not spend money.


All they have to do is say it wasn't as described; it doesn't matter if it was or not. I called ebay about this, pointed out the clear and obvious faults listed (which were minor, in any case), and they would do nothing about it. The woman said something about 'hassle free'. Well, it also says 'buyer pays'. 


So, even though the listed may have 'buyer pays return shipping', they really don't have to. It is very mis-leading. The only way to get rid of it that I can see, is not to offer returns- but that doesn't really matter either; all the buyer has to do is say it wasn't as described. This becomes a matter of opinion; I could list all 12 possible photos, describe everything, and any fault can still be found if one is creative. 


As I sell more and more, I began to notice how people can work the system to their advantage. Ebay can't side with both buyer and seller, so they tend to go with the one that makes them the most profit, usually the buyer. They wan't the buyer coming back.


Does anyone have any advice about how to avoid this issue?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Hello sellers, I am new to selling on Ebay and very much want to everything right. Like many people on here, I get my pre owned clothing from thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets, etc. As such, I have no way of verifying if designer labels are authentic or not. I usually pick up non high-end items like Eddie Bauer and Anne Taylor and such, but I recently read something that really scared me. It said that if a buyer reports an item as fake, the seller gets banned from Ebay whether the item is fake or not. This seems completely unreasonable because if a seller is acting in good faith, and goes to the thrift store and picks up a fake item totally unknowingly, the seller is really getting victimized. That being said, I would like to protect myself from any problems by putting a disclaimer on my used clothing, something to the effect of: "I got this shirt at a thrift shop and as such, have no way to verify if it is actually an Anne Taylor. The label says Anne Taylor. Please be aware that this item is pre-owned and therefore there is no way to verify the origin." Can someone advise me if this is ok to do and if it will protect me from any problems should I run into any issues? I'm staying away from all high end labels because I am too scared of unknowingly buying fakes. However, from what I am reading, even the non-high end items sometimes get faked. Please help. I want to be successful and would like to let my buyers know, hey, this is from a thrift store and I am just as knowledgeable as you are. Anyway, thanks in advance for your help! 

Selling discussion

Had a buyer cancellation this morning. (my first)


I approved the cancel, the buyer was refunded. However, the item still appears in my sold list awaiting payment. Is it safe to just delete this item from the list? I've already re-listed.


Thanks in advance for any answers :smileyhappy:

Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 11:28:27 AM PT

Quick ? about a cancelled order

 but the red message saying "Payment Total Requested" won't go away.  The red banner makes me feel like I should do something or not?

Selling discussion

Jan 28, 2015 7:43:05 PM PT

I've sent invoices on my sold items



A buyer is not satisfied with his item and I'm offering him a partial refund based solely on trust. After receiving the payment, I presume he can still go ahead and give me negative feedback and no eBay rule would prevent that. What's my discourse on that? Can I message him making it part of the settlement that he cannot and should he still do that, can I email eBay to delete the negative feedback rating from my profile?


Selling question

Jan 26, 2015 4:31:22 PM PT

Resolution and feedback

On a recent transaction through eBay, I sold a 0 feedback buyer an airsoft (toy) gun. 


The buyer's account initiated the transaction under the control of a minor using the account with the consent of the owner, but not the supervision. 


When i talked to the buyer, the account owner completed the payment and I mailed the item promptly.


Upon recieving the item, the buyer claimed that it didnt work. On many ocasions after the call, i attempted to solve the problem with minimal information.


After the eBay return time ran out, the buyer still insisted that the gun i sent them was broken so they went to return it thru paypal.


They won the case obviously because they "claimed" that i sent a broken item.


Upon recieving the item, the problem was a screw on the handle (where the motor is stored) was loose. Within five seconds i had the gun fully operational.


Now, the buyer had inflicted some obvious cosmetic wear on the gun and much of the paint is damaged and the metal body has minor scratches. I have a negative paypal balance because of the unnecesary and unreasonable return, and a buyer-damaged item. Also, i have my first negative feedback, first in 40, saying that i sent a broken gun and refused to ship.


What im asking for is if i can:


-Remove the negartive feedback

-Respond to it denying the statement

-Force the buyer to pay me back and for me to send the item finally

-Resolve my paypal balance

Selling discussion



I'm a new seller and i was brand new in Ebay back in 2012 as well, but someone bought a 35 Dollar purse from me, the person is out of the UK and has 0 feedback and been in Ebay since today January 26 2015 when the purchase was made.

I was getting ready to print the shipping label and became aware of the address and the buyer. Should i be concerned?

I did not have a restrictions of any kind in the item.


The item it's already paid as well.


I know that if i don't want to Ship internationally i can put it there and also restric buyers i guess but i just havent run into this situation and i know it's only $35 but i would rather not lose it, :smileyhappy:


Thank you in Advance for your responses!

Selling question

If I sign up for a Yearly Stores subscription. The yearly fee is $ 191.4 .

Ebay will charge year fee first? Or one year later?

Thank you!

Payments question

Jan 28, 2015 7:25:52 PM PT

sign up for a Yearly Stores subscription.


A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

I've seen other threads but they don't have much information. I sold an item and it is coming back to be due to insuficcient address. The buyer has not responded to messages, starting a week ago when I saw the problem. If I can't get the buyer to answer, what happens?


If I can't get the buyer to answer, he wont cancel the sale, meaning I'm stuck with the fee's, so I dont' want to just refund it, but I'm not going to reship for free. Will eBay void the sale?


What if I just do nothing further and wait for him to get in touch with me? I've sent three messages over a week+

Selling question

So today I came up with an idea of starting to sell things I own but don't need on eBay,but when I try to start a listing it says: "

You can list up to 0 items and $0.00 in total sales this month." .I have everything set up - the listing and the PayPal business account.What do I have to do?

Selling question

Jan 28, 2015 7:56:27 AM PT

I can't sell items



Back story is simple: My sales have stopped on all my accounts since the 10th of Jan. Numerous eBay reps that I contacted all have their own theories as to why. I got tried of messing around with eBay so I decided to do my own test.


Here it is: I listed a fresh batch of related items about a week ago and I immediately contacted a bunch of family members and friends all over the country and they contacted more family and friends. I gave out one of the complete titles of a listing and asked that everyone pull it up on eBay and click on the link (result over 150 views, all other listings have 5 or less views). I also sent out a huge mixed up list with loads of listings for all my accounts. Everyone got a good mix of titles to search. By the way, I'm located in Maine.


Results: Only people located on the west coast and southern (Gulf) coast could find items on my primary account which actually matches my previous customers sales locations for that account. Only people located around the Washington DC area of the US could find items on the other account which also matched the customer base for that account, and nobody had much luck finding the listings for my other account which matched the lack of sales for months and no views at all with that one.


This result was the one that riled me the most...Even though people were able to find some of my listings, they still were unable to buy the item if they wanted too. They ended up getting one of two different messages at check out: 1. HTTP 404 Error in a grey banner border page, or 2. This item is no longer available in a yellow banner border page.


I spent over 7 hours on the phone being bounced around eBay's so called (US) advanced account teams dealing with limits and blocks. Everyone is claiming that they don't understand whats going on. They see the 150+ views on the one item and the less then 5 on the other 450+ items, which proved that I got a small army of people to click on my listing, yet they were unable to do the same thing to all the rest of my listings without me guiding them right to it, or all of them going right to my "view other items" link which would void out the test.


Out of almost 1000 listings all sales have stopped and eBay claims that they don't have any blocks or limits in place. After my test I find that hard to believe since over 150 people were unable to find most of my items or attempt to purchase the ones they did find. Try your own test and see what you find out.

Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 10:56:50 PM PT

Sales Down or Stopped? Try This Test.

Just wondering if a basic stores 150 free listings will stack with the free 50 listings all accounts receive.


(I am not including the '50 certain category free listings' since that whole idea is riddled with confusion.)


Thanks in advance,



 P.s.s. I found out how to edit my post :"D

Selling discussion

My listing says "Paypal not accepted". I didn't specify this, and I can't find where I can change it (i.e. I tag the listing and select "Edit" but Payment Option is not listed anywhere)

Payments question

Jan 28, 2015 10:14:41 PM PT

My listing says "Paypal not accepted"

I made a bid of £18 for an item but it only shows £13.50 on eBay. Why is that? anyone knows?

Bidding & Buying question