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Snagged a photo of Alan Freed today at a pre-shop. The verso is signed by Freed and somebody else. To me the first name sort of looks like Chuck. Any ideas?






Booksellers discussion

Nov 20, 2014 1:25:37 PM PT

Help with autograph

Happy Friday All, this is driving me crazy and I've had the best luck, asking and learning about books, in this forum than anywhere else.  So here goes: 


NEW ORLEANS by Bethany Ewald Bultman, Photographs by Richard Sexton, Compass American Guides, 1994


I bought this book years ago for my first trip to New Orleans.  Just for the heck of it, before tossing in my thrift store pile I looked it up on Abebooks.  Lots of copies there but they were all paperback versions.  I have looked everywhere and cannot find a hard cover verison anywhere.  So, does that mean the hard cover version is rare?  Just because it is rare does not, necessarily make it desirable? 


What are your thoughts?  Thank you for looking!





Booksellers discussion

This is unmarked. Is this Anchor Hocking, as it is unmarked? What is the name of this pattern and when was it made? I cannot find the name of this pattern but I anywhere. I have seen it ID'd as Anchor Hocking. Thank you!IMG_5991.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 21, 2014 7:02:12 PM PT

Anchor Hocking Glass? Need help with ID

Buyer :

It says that this was delivered I dont know where they delivered this but I never got this what do we do now


7:53 am


8:05 am

xxxxx let us know that they haven't received "xxxxxxxxxxxx" and has requested a shipping status update. A request is open and you can view the request and the buyer's message in the eBay Resolution Center.


9am,  i responded with tracking information and how to get more information, on checking with neighbors or others in the home etc...   ---> this is just a tip to others here,  and not sent to the buyer,,., but just an FYI did you know all USPS scans are gps tracked? Yep! I've seen the print out map from a supervisor. Just letting you know :smileyhappy:


9:20 am

The buyer sent you a message.
Buyer's message:
Im so sorry I went out and looked and it was in there not to blame my husband but he never looks far enough in the mail box so sorry I did get this Thanks


9:21 am

Thanks for working to resolve this issue. The buyer has closed this request. You don't need to do anything else.


You can view the details of this request in the Resolution Center.
Thanks eBay, that will put me at 2.01%
working as intended?


Selling discussion

Nov 20, 2014 7:29:40 AM PT

This is why the Defect System works!

this afternoon on my iPhone and this is what I was dealt. What should I do?





eBay Cafe discussion

Nov 19, 2014 5:45:05 PM PT

I started a Scrabble game



Take My Money on Ebay I Pay Bid Item From 

but he say dont get payment from me when i check my paypal the transaction

this is the seller


Transaction Paypal

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 20, 2014 9:05:39 AM PT


I Purchased this ring for my Daughter..She said it was fake,it has nothing written inside band,It has soldering seam inside and the O in Co is not complete.Please let me know TIA.item num is 301384481374DSCN5742.JPGDSCN5744.JPGDSCN5745.JPG

Antiques discussion

Nov 20, 2014 8:18:07 AM PT

Is this T&Co 1837 Authentic?

You'd think I was away for a lot longer than I really was. I am having trouble getting my gears going and I can't decide if this set has thermoset or just a plastic. What is the baby blue material? It's a nice set and in beautiful condition. Not worth a lot but something to list. 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 19, 2014 2:59:28 PM PT

Coro set help with material

I am looking for any information or thoughts on this beautiful engraved glass vase.  It measures 11 1/2" tall, 5" in diameter at the base and the ovoid top measures 3 1/4" by 2 3/8".  It is deeply engraved on all sides with hand stippling at the top and bottom.  The base has a polished pontil, and the only mark is the number 45 scratched into the polished pontil area.  The detail is so exquisite that it shows leaves that have holes from insects.





Any help will be greatly appreciated and thank you for looking.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 19, 2014 8:38:27 PM PT

Rose engraved glass vase help please.

I have this beautiful Chico's jacket.  The material is acrylic.  But am at a loss as to how to

describe the fabric in my listing.  Or do I need to?   Hope you can see the pic.  Thanks




Fashion discussion

Nov 19, 2014 1:47:47 PM PT

How can I describe this fabric?

I was looking at auction results for an item that sold higher than my buy it now. I have not done auctions for a long time and I am trying to figure these bids out. It looks like the auction started at .99. Then someone bid 2.76. Then a bot? came in and did 7 bids in a span of 22 seconds. Anyone have any idea what's gpoing on here? 



Bidder Click here to know more about anonymous user IDs Bid AmountBid Time   r***y ( 736Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $83.00

Nov-17-14  10:13:08 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $82.00

Nov-19-14  11:12:02 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $76.00

Nov-19-14  11:11:53 PST

   r***y ( 736Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $74.99

Nov-13-14  13:53:01 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $70.00

Nov-19-14  11:11:46 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $64.00

Nov-19-14  11:11:44 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $58.00

Nov-19-14  11:11:42 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $52.00

Nov-19-14  11:11:39 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $46.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:43 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $44.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:33 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $38.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:30 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $32.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:25 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $29.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:23 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $26.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:21 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $24.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:19 PST

   g***g ( 191Feedback score is 100 to 499)   US $2.76

Nov-13-14  07:26:38 PST

  Starting Price   US $0.99

Nov-12-14  13:24:56 PST

Selling discussion

Nov 21, 2014 12:41:16 PM PT

Are there shill bidding bots?

I'm posting here because there isn't any activity on the Art board, and I'm hoping someone here can help me with a site for info or a price range. The artist is Hiroshi Kimura, and the piece is dated 2004. Research shows he's in the New York area, but I can't find where any of his works have sold. It appears to be OOC on a 1 1/2" thick wood frame. It looks to have been varnished (if that's the correct term) with a yellow coat of something, or maybe it's just yellowed with age? Size is 14 1/4" square.


Thanks so much for any info or direction!









Antiques discussion

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

My husband's wedding band is broken...again. He's on band #2. They cost around $60 with inscription and everything. Should I try to have it repaired (we've got a local jewler who I can take it too) or just buy him a new one? I thought about getting him a new one for Christmas and a chain so he can wear it around his neck, but he doesn't like necklaces. Sigh...


He basically cracks it while he's laying gas line (natural/propane).  Altho 'laying' isn't the word I'd use, I'd use installing becuase it's all over his head and he's screwing together 20ft section with huge pipe wrenches (those wrenches are what's cracking and then breaking his ring). It doesn't help that he is left-handed and so that's the hand that gets the most pressure with the wrenches. 


I try to remind him to take it off, but he can't remember.


This is a picture of my ring, which is exaclty like his (only not broken and 3 sizes smaller, lol) I bought this style so they wouldn't bend because sterling tends to bend on my finger (if it's thin enough) and go flat on one side. I did talk to him about getting a bendier one, and he said no, he'd rather it break then bend and smash on his finger. I agreed that would be better, for his finger anyway, lol









TY for your help! You guys rock :smileyhappy:

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 20, 2014 2:01:52 PM PT

Sterling (.925) wedding band



Good morning.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Is this an original piece? It has the old thin glass that you can tell will break with any wrong jar, plus a pencil signed name on the front bottom right corner that looks like Walter(?) Talbot 1903 PLUS a hand written note on the back that says


Does anyone know who Talbot was? Or Black Luke (isn't that what blk is short for?)?


Also - is this a pre Yankees baseball league or a basketball league?


The photo is attached loosely to the background paper and does not have a glossy or waxy feel like a reg photograph - but it also does not have pixelation like a print.


Most importantly - Is this a real?!   I haven't found another photo of any champions posing for a photo in their street clothes!


I REALLY appreciate any help with this one.
















Collectibles & Art discussion

I don't know if this is faux or real fur. I think its faux, but not sure.


Plz help. Thank you







Fashion discussion

Good evening, 

I originally posted this over at childrens clothing boutique and someone suggested I try here. Hopefully this is where they meant. Could this be a childs pocketbook? Or perhaps to store jewelry for travel? I am really clueless here. Its about 4" wide, 3.5" high (minus the handle) and 2" front to back. There is a metal hoop on each side attached under the handle. One leans towards the inside (under the handle) and the other is leaning towards the outside away from the handle. A shoulder strap wouldn't fit correctly... maybe it had a little wrist strap? There is a silver color detailed heart snap closure and 3 smaller hearts decorating the bottom front. I dont know if its leather or vinyl but it appears to be very well made. Its nicely lined with a tiny pocket on the inside. The only marking I found was on the snap which says 408 W.K.BEE.HK Any thoughts would be appreciated.



Fashion discussion

Nov 19, 2014 7:31:38 PM PT

Is this a childs pocketbook?

Good Evening, I need help please identifying this pottery tea pot,etc. The pot is approx. 8" tall. The pieces have heavy paint glaze. There are no markings at all on these. Does anyone recognize the style? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! TIA in advance.     Gina


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 19, 2014 5:32:10 PM PT

pottery----unmarked tea set



Was wondering what you think about value.... dark leather and brass...


thanks for any help,



Antiques discussion

Nov 21, 2014 2:18:18 PM PT

Has anyone ever seen something like this?

on my phone and this is what I was dealt. What should I do?





Selling question

Nov 19, 2014 5:38:25 PM PT

I started a Scrabble game

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Ok guys I need your expertise and good eyes!!    The only thing I think I can make out is that the name starts with a C and the bottom right initials look like B/C Maybe someone recognizes the artis Not marked for metal content but I know it's sterling silver and possibly gold but I will have to check that out still  I've tried to google a bunch and nothing but maybe you guys recognize something I don't    Thanks and happy holidays 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Live auction listed as only "MEXICO MEDAL"



Coins & Paper Money discussion

Nov 19, 2014 4:05:52 PM PT

muera huerta peso - real or fake?

Hoping someone can give me a lead on this etching.  There is a man shooting from a boat in the white border around the image.  Two signatures which appear to be different. 20141120_121721.jpg20141120_121804.jpg20141120_121927.jpg

Antiques discussion

Nov 20, 2014 10:34:20 AM PT

Need a lead on this old etching

Hi, hopefully someone can help with this.  I have this figural candleholder that looks alot like Capodimonte.  It has a script R mark that I cannot find in any of my books.  It looks a little like a Meissen R mark but not enough for me to think it is Meissen.  Appreciate any help on this one.  Here are some pics.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This charger measures 13 3/8" in diameter, it was repaired using staples, which would suggest that it's old.

Any opinions on age and country of origin? There are no marking on bottom. Any info would be appreciated.












Antiques and Research

Can anyone tell me if this is fake.I purchased for daughter and she said it was fake,I can't find the jewelry board.There are no markings inside and there is a soldering seam inside..It is heavy.DSCN5744.JPGDSCN5744.JPG301384481374.

Fashion discussion

Nov 20, 2014 7:50:51 AM PT

T&Co 1837 Ring


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

I purcahsed and item and received it. I used the item and it was not as described.

I sent a letter to the seller and he agreed to refund me after I will sent the product to him.

I sent the product directly to the seller and he did not refund me. I sent him a letter that

I will complain about him in eBay but he is not answering me at all. Here the detail of my purchase:


Jul 07, 2014
IBD Gel Nail Polish Choose And 9 Colors From Color Chart
IBD Gel Nail Polish Choose And 9 Colors From Color Chart
( 190802269546 )
US $79.95


I will be hapy to hear a tip how can I have my money back from this seller The cost of this product is $79.95.

Thak you


Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 21, 2014 8:37:30 AM PT

returned item still no refund

When you file a report through the resolution center you get an email saying they received your comments. Can't tell you specifics but do they ever let you know anything? Do they let you know when it's closed so to speak.



Selling question

Nov 20, 2014 12:07:23 PM PT

reports through resolution center.


Selling question


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Found it in a box with a NIKKROMAT FT3 & lenses.


The hole is about 1 5/16" in diameter. Made of metal.  When you push the knob down & twist 1/4 turn, little "wings" come out as shown.


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Digital and Film Photography

Nov 20, 2014 2:25:10 PM PT

What the heck is it?

Hi! I have this vintage gravy boat with a fixed under plate, and I am trying to find the name of the pattern. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


It is marked "K.T.&K. Ivory" on the bottom. IMG_8648.JPGIMG_8649.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



My wife and I are hoping that someone has seen these miniature sterling silver military men. They look like a british or french artillery team minus one guy. The soldiers are approx 1" tall and all are marked with the word "sterling". The cannon has the same patina as the men but I can not see the word sterling on it. Does anyone have any information that would help us identify or date them.


Any help would be great - and thanks for taking the time to look at them.


Here are the photos - Our best to You - Rob & Tracie












Rob & Tracie



Toys & Hobbies discussion

Trying to get some descriptive words for these earrings, would you call these puffy hearts?


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 20, 2014 5:27:37 PM PT

Puffy Heart

I am looking for any information on this old cut glass vase.  It measures 11 1/4" high 5 3/4" across the top, 6 1/4" at the base and wieghs in at 6 1/2 pounds.  The pattern looks pre-ABP or possibly British or Irish.  I have run out of ideas to search.




Thank you for looking and as always any help is much appreciated.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 21, 2014 2:29:24 PM PT

Any thoughts on heavy cut glass vase.

I'm not able to list anything or revise anything for a couple of days now.  I've tired logging in and out of eBay, I've tried using chrome, firefox, and internet explorer and get the same screen every time.  I also tried from computer at work thinking perhaps it was my home computer and got the same message.  I sell quite a bit on eBay so it's not like I don't know what I'm doing.


 I have some items I'd like to list and I really need to revise a few.


Here's the screen I'm getting, anyone else getting this or know what to do?






Selling question

This is an old necklace i bought at an auction this week. Can you tell me what kind of stones these are. These are cold to the touch and a light green. They have been carved into heart shapes.  Thanks so much.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

I dropped the US Mint online and looked at some of the commemorative offereins. I was kind of intrigued by the US Mint Baseball coin but got a little confused when I saw " Mintage Limit: 750,000* Product Limit: None, Household Order Limit: None" .





Does this mean there is a limit of 750k produced but that you can order as many as you like?  I also would like to know if the silver coins reflect the current {low} price of silver or if they stay the same through the years - like with the American Eagle silver dollar coins.   And if I have caught anyone's ear, any opinions on the new 5 ounce silver commemerative coins?  Will they appreciate in value beyond their silver value?





Coins & Paper Money discussion

Nov 19, 2014 1:55:08 PM PT

US MInt coin pricing {silver} & "limited"

I was just browsing My Ebay and happened to notice what appears to be a bug. I have attached a screenshot. It may just be that the seller incorrectly used "placeholders" for buyer's information in his canned responses but I wasn't sure and thought I would leave it here. Hopefully the screenshot tells the full story, if not I'm sure you can contact the seller.



Technical Issues discussion

Nov 19, 2014 4:37:40 PM PT

Possible Bug

Who does one think he is? Why did the artist use a strong aqua color for his shirt? What about the wig? Clothing attire is it correctly early 18th cnty? American? European? Image and video hosting by TinyPicXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Collectibles & Art discussion


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Does anyone recognize this stemware? The bowl is plain except for a thin gold band on the rim. The stem is diamond cut and rounded, but oblong. The goblets stand approximately 8" tall, and the wine glasses are 6 1/2". I thought they'd be easy to find, but I'm coming blank. I may not be using the right search terms. Any help is appreciated!

Thank you!




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 21, 2014 2:57:24 PM PT

Stemware with cut roundish stem

No markings anywhere on this set . The decanter is 16 inches to the top of the stopper and has an air twist in the bottom where ir=t connects to the base and in the stopper. The glasses are 8 7/8 inches tall with airtwist stemsnov21phone 001.JPGnov21phone 002.JPGnov21phone 003.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 20, 2014 4:10:16 PM PT

Please help id the maker on thes salt bowls

Does anyone have any information on this 5 3/4" vase, the green on it is glazed, the off white has no glaze, the scene around the vase is raised, the bottom is signed " Bolivia" and has a mark.  If anyone can give me any information on this detailed little vase or where i can find information  please let me know. Thanks very much.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 21, 2014 6:07:32 PM PT

Needing information on pottery vase

I have a few questions on this one. I did a breif search on the makers mark the does not bring up much info. Is this considered brutalist? I am guessing the stones are Tigers eye. Does anyone know about the D.S. Handmade Denmark siggy? Thanks!  


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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Nov 20, 2014 8:37:15 PM PT

Out of my normal type of jewelry

Got these at my neighborhood GW.  Are they real or should I return them?  Thanks for your expertise.



Fashion discussion

Nov 21, 2014 6:56:06 AM PT

Bruno Magli Mens Shoe Authenticity Check







I have a sterling pencil case fob that has a hallmark that I don't recognize.  The secon picture is a photo(but not great), so I drew it out in the third picture.  I am not sure if the circles should be complete circles or not.


Anyone know this mark?



Antiques discussion

Nov 19, 2014 3:30:40 PM PT

Need Help Identifying Silver Mark

My cousin gave me some things to sell for her. I don't know if this teapot is considered home & garden or collectibles.


She bought it at a little shop near her house. She never put tea in it so it isn't stained. The bottom has the latest markings for the name and has a J 4 inscribed in it.


The teapot has a yellow background with all over pattern roses. So does that make it a Chintz?


The lid fits nicely but it has a pink background. I don't believe it was originally sold that way. Can anyone tell me if they have seen the top a different color than the body of the teapot.


I don't know anything about these so I don't have any keywords or idea how to describe it. Not sure what kind of flowers are on it.


thanks in advance for your help!:smileyhappy:IMG_3932.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 22, 2014 1:42:47 AM PT

Arthur Wood & Sons teapot ID and info


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello! I have this lovely dish marked "K.T.&K. Ivory" on the bottom. Any help on the pattern name would be greatly appreciated!


Selling question

This blouse screams Escada to me but can't find another one like it anywhere.  The labels have been removed.  Would love to know who the maker is. 020.JPG

Vintage Clothing & Accessories discussion

I won a game for PS3 for a really great price and my assumption is the user was mad that I won it for the lowest bid and now he is "No longer selling it" Didn't offer a refund or anything. I cant open a case until the shipping date....... What should I do? I don't even want my money to get to this guy at all.


Bidding & Buying question

THe cut made me think they may be rock crystal. Clasp is a replacement, but the earrings are sterling screwbacks.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 21, 2014 11:55:56 AM PT

Marie, can you test a necklace for me?




New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Oh Joy!  Look at this kool kat!  The owner will not sell him on ebay & for good reasons too.





Getting Started discussion

Nov 22, 2014 9:54:41 AM PT

Say Something of Value to Inspiremee!

Hi To Everyone,

First thanks to all who take the time to look at my post. I was wondering if anyone was familiar with or could make out the siggie on this blown glass vase. At first I thought it read: Bultow (something I can't make out) then I blew up the siggie and now it looks like "13Jltow (something I can't make out.)

Thanks Again





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 21, 2014 12:51:10 PM PT

Glassies Help With Siggie On Vase

Hello All! Can anyone identify the mark on this frog candelabra? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 22, 2014 4:44:16 AM PT

frog candelabra


Product Discussions discussion

I'm going to an auction today and they have some glass that I can't ID.  See anything worth bidding on?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 22, 2014 4:52:25 AM PT

Glassware ID

This is the thread to post your recent finds, or to post old favourites .... no current listings please and keep the pics a reasonable size for folks who have slower connections.


Went to a church bazaar last night and it was so good I thought I was maybe hallucinating, that's how rare this sort of thing is around here lately.


Marked "Hand made in Canada Bob Ford" ... brooches, sterling




!4k stickpin with what looks like a moosehead?




Necklaces with 18k clasps ... one tests as garnets and the other looks like coral. Also a large sterling brooch




My favourite. Gorgeous large 18k lapis earrings.




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Good evening. I have a porcelain mustard pot. The bottom is marked DEPOSE B-O. The piece is 3 1/2" tall. Any info is greatly appreciated.   gina


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 19, 2014 5:42:30 PM PT

porcelain mustard pot id

I am getting ready to list these items that have been in our family for over 90+ years,but I know nothing about them.

Perhaps there is someone that knows about such things?

And by the way,it was difficult finding these boards-or "groups"...

Thanks in advance!


Antiques discussion

Don't know anything about them and would like to.  If you know anything you could tell me, that would be awesome!  Thanks.




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Front and Back of smaller plate.


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Front and back of Larger plate.


I only have a few of these plates and none of them say anything on them at all.  I've searched the web with images I have of the plates and found nothing.  I've also done a regular search with a description and several different forms of the same description and still havent found anything.

Collectibles & Art discussion


Product Discussions discussion

I am looking for any information on this beaded strip that measures 11" x 3".

It has been in our family for over 90 years.

Thank you.






Antiques discussion

I know I should know this-I did know it at one time, now puff it's gone!

Who uses a paw print as thier logo??????




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Can anyone help me identify this cup? 

I think it is something but just not sure.

Thanks, Crystal


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 22, 2014 12:29:58 PM PT

Need help identifying​ tea/coffee cup.

Hello ebay community.


I haven't spent a lot of time ebaying and stuff, and I'm not really familiar with it, especially with the scams. I wanted to buy a keyboard


The thing is (for people who are not familiar with gaming keyboards), it costs ~100 dollars in stores. The guy does not have many feedbacks, however the one that he has is from selling the same item (and he replied to me that he has already sold 6 of them, but the people were too lazy to feedback him). Do you think it is too good to be true? Would I get refunded if he does not ship the item or ships something else?


Thank you in advance for your replies. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 19, 2014 2:37:18 PM PT

New to ebay-too good to be true?


I've been going around in circles, following the on screen prompts, but I’m not getting anywhere.. I NEED HELP with a seller that is not holding up his end of the deal. I bid on an item & won, paid for it and never received it. Contacted the seller who told me to wait 5 more days. After 5 days, I contacted the seller and told him I still did not receive it. Seller told me they would refund my money. I said I still wanted the item, and would wait for the replacement, because this was a gift. The seller then told me he would refund the money & then I could buy it again! I told him that is not right, because I won the bid for a very good price, and I probably won't get so lucky again. I opened a case in the resolution center, and then the seller responded by telling me they had refunded my money, and then said the case is now closed. There was no way I could escalate this problem once the case was closed, and they knew that, it's obvious they know how to work the system in their favor so that the buyer won't have a chance to dispute their decision or have any say in the matter. To me this is the same as fraud. They can't auction something off and then offer to refund the money and tell you if you still want it, you’ll need to buy it again, that's bogus!!! And If they can go through the trouble to send me another one IF I re-buy it, then their is no reason why they can't ship me a replacement for the one I didn't receive. I'm beginning to think they never had any intentions of sending the original item to me, and probably never did, because they were probably making little to no profit on it. If they are not going to honor low bids, they should have set a minimum bid amount, but they didn’t. Their loss,  my gain. I won the bid, and no matter what the amount was they need to uphold their end of the deal. Their were other sellers auctioning the same item that I could have bid on, but I quit looking when I won this bid. I never thought I would have to fight for a legitimate purchase. This seller is in the wrong, and I don't think they should be able to get away with this. Who knows how many other buyers have lost out as well.  I will be waiting to hear from you, and I would appreciate your assistance in this matter. let me know if you have any questions. Thank you

P.S. I would like to discuss this matter with ebay’s customer support agent, but that is next to impossible to pick up a phone and call them. I have searched ebay for quite some time, and all I do is get caught up in their loop of tabs. There are tabs for Contact Us, Help & Contact, Answer Center, and a few others, all of which lead you nowhere. None of their suggested questions pertain to my problem. I don’t think it is very business like, when you can’t speak to a real person when a problem comes up.  I ask the ebay community if anyone knew the phone number for customer support, and the only answers I got were to click on the neverending Contact Us tabs.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 21, 2014 8:12:13 AM PT

Seller won't send my purchase


I really can't wrap my head around this one.  I sold a cell phone a few weeks ago.  Listing was accurate and included about 10 large photos the phone from all angles.  


A few days later I see a message from eBay saying the buyer wants to return the phone and the reason is "I found a lower price."  I of course say no and tell him finding a lower price not grounds for a return.  He then replies that the reason he wants to return is that he chose the wrong option.  I told him that there was wrong option to choose because I'm only selling one phone!  Buyer finally replies with the truth, he wanted to try the phone and see if he liked and he doesn't so now he would like to return it.  I tell the buyer he can't use eBay to "try things out."  Also explained to him that I delivered exactly what I promised in the listing if he didn't like it he should not have bid and I would not be excepting his return.  Buyer then said that because I would not take his return that he would have to involve eBay.


A few days after our message exchange I get a message from eBay saying "A request is open in the Resolution Center, please respond."  7 minutes later I get another message saying eBay has ruled in the buyers favor!  The first message said I had a few days to respond, I guess not.


Needless to say I was pretty shocked eBay would rule in the buyers favor so a re read request in the Resolution Center.  Turns out the buyer told eBay the reason for the return was that the "item was not as described."  Under the Buyer's Message portion of the return request he says "I bought the phone to see if I liked it and I don't. The seller has a return policy so I tried to contact the seller to let them know I would like to return and now they are saying that I may not."  His message is a direct contradiction to the not as described excuse he told eBay!


My question then is how can eBay possibly rule in the buyers favor?  He opened a return request by saying the item was not as described yet he never once said what specifically differed from the description.  Doesn't a buyer at lease have to say how the item differs from the description?  Our entire message exchange was done via eBay so eBay can see the buyer continually changed his reasoning for the return.  Yet still they side with him?  How?


I called customer service and finally go through to the escalations department.  The two customer service people I talked to said it was a clear case of buyers remorse.  I asked to speak to the person who made the decision in the buyers favor so I could get an explination and hopefully avoid having this problem in the future. eBay said I could not speak with them but that they would email that person and have them contact me within 48 hours, which I doubt will happen.


If anyone here has had a similar problem I'm curious as to how it played out.  Thanks.

Selling discussion

Alright, here's the scenario.  I sell trading cards that I ship with just a white envelope + stamp.  When I have many items to ship, I have been opening the 'order details' page in a new tab for every single item.  This is kind of a pain when I have 30+ items to ship on a given day.  Is there a better way to do this that does NOT involve printing shipping labels?  Paying $2 to ship something with tracking that sells for $3 is -never- happening.


My question - is there a way to bulk view order details/shipping addresses for sales I have made?  I.e. a list that just shows the item name and shipping address of every item at once?



Selling discussion

Nov 20, 2014 10:58:57 AM PT

Shipping multiple items

I had 5 packages picked up this afternoon and 3 of them got that alert. I still don't understand why some packages get the alert and others don't.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 19, 2014 6:29:02 PM PT



Selling discussion

Nov 19, 2014 2:15:30 PM PT



Ebay says "payment is pending" since Monday - that's 4 days.

I sent him a message wednesday morning around 10AM - this is Friday morning.

You'd think he'd a said somethng. I've had to stay in the hospital for a week, I've had my computer break for a week,
but I've always managed to get word to my sellers. I don't want to be this guy's 1st no pay.

What would happen if I were to just re-list this item and forget about it, say starting next Monday?

Selling discussion

Are there any benefits to not using private listings? Especially around the holidays I've been using private listings in case a buyer doesn't want their purchases known to others. Do you use private listings year round or just for specific items (or not at all?)

Booksellers discussion

Nov 20, 2014 12:00:35 AM PT

Private Listings

I've bought a lot of stuff on ebay and this has never happened before. I bought an item for $19.95, and when I went to pay for it, the price had magically gone up by six dollars. Shipping was free, so that isn't it. Has this happened to anyone else?

Bidding & Buying discussion

I had a buyer who bought and paid for an item. They then emailed me to have the item sent to a different address. I canceled the order and informed them that I can only ship to the address that is listed in the order and they can rebuy the item and input the correct address in Paypal. They then bought the item with an eBay and Paypal account that was created today. The first name on the new account is different but the address is correct. This is very odd behavior and I would like to get the community's opinion on this. The item is over $100, should I proceed or cancel again? Thanks in advance

Selling question

Nov 20, 2014 2:15:00 PM PT

Weird Buyer. Need help!

I need some help!  I had a customer who claimed they did not receive an item and they opened a 'REQUEST".  Delivery confirmation shows they received the package, and after a day or two, the customer found the package and closed the request.  It is now showing up on my dashboard as a defect.  I contacted ebay for help, but was told they WILL NOT remove the defect even though the customer received their item.  I was told by customer support to escalate the case, but after they told me to do this, I was told I cannot do this because the customer closed the case.   What can I do to fix this? 

Selling discussion

Nov 21, 2014 3:02:53 PM PT

Defect Ratings - Need Help

Approximately one week ago, I won an auction for tickets to a college football game last weekend. By the time the auction ended, a family emergency had arisen which prevented me from attending the game. Thanks to a terribly slow internet connection at home, I was unable to retract my bid in time, thereby winning the auction.


I submitted a detailed cancellation request for the item; and with no communication or reply from the seller whatsoever, he agreed to cancel within minutes. I messaged him through eBay to offer a thank-you and also did not receive a reply.


Yesterday, I received a message from the seller indicating that he had to relist the tickets in a last-minute fire sale (not sure why he did not offer them to the long list of bidders who came up just short of my winning bid). He blamed me for not receiving "market value" for the tickets; and asked that I pay the difference.


I was shocked and appalled at the message and understood our transaction to be canceled, so I ignored what I perceived as a guilt trip. Now, the seller is threatening me (through eBay) with legal action if I don't pay him the difference.


I have been trying to find a way to report the seller and give details of this communication to eBay for nearly an hour now; but am just going in circles. There doesn't seem to be a clear way to open a resolution or make eBay aware of the situation; I just continue to click through a series of "help" links that link back to each other.


Any suggestions on how to proceed? Should I simply save the messages and wait for him to file some sort of complaint through eBay? It is my understanding that once a transaction is canceled - it's as if it never existed. Any help or guidance is appreciated.

Bidding & Buying question

Over a week ago I sold an item. The buyer said the shipping (which was listed in the auction), was too high, and told me I needed to lower it. I sent them a revised invoice with the cheapest shipping available. The buyer said they never got the invoice and that they weren't paying until I sent it again. They then said that the revised shipping was still too high, and that they wanted to "end this order." So I opened an unpaid item case.


Now, a few days days later, the buyer suddenly paid for the item and the original shipping price, and sent me a message telling me I need to put the extra money in the box. -.-


I know I can just refund the shipping difference via Paypal, but at this point I'm feeling really uncomfortable about this transaction. I'd like to cancel it and refund the buyer's money (and block them from bidding on any future auctions), but each time I try, Ebay says "We weren't able to cancel your order You can't cancel this order right now because there's a case open for it."

The resolution center case is closed, and there's nothing showing up on Paypal. Where is the case? And, is it not possible for me to cancel this order?


Given the unpleasant nature of this transaction, I'm afraid the buyer will get the item, claim it's not what they ordered (or that's it's broken, the wrong color, or whatever), and demand a full refund. Then I'll be out the cost of the item as well as the shipping.

Can I cancel this? If so, how?

Selling discussion

Recently sold a headset to someone. Today he sends me this message:


"Hey so when you shipped that for whatever reason eBay didn't update my address or something and it went to green bay and I live in eagle river, the post office is trying to get it back, but it was delivered to whoever lives there and that's all I know, was it insured or anything cause I'm not quite sure what to do, never had this problem before, and the post office said it should of still be forwarded to my new address, so any suggestions thanks Jason".


what should i do?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 21, 2014 2:57:30 PM PT

Am i going to be held liable for this?

purchase was made on October 16, buyer left glowing feedback, now is saying bag is fake and wants refund.    I got it from a friend who I know bought it from a Coach store.   I would like to have some of the "experts" confirm it's authenticity.  Thanks.

Fashion discussion

hi , i bought an item number 300622806954 from ewong2004 and i paid him 15/11/2014 , but till now he didn't ship my item yet and he doesnt respond to my messages , i want to know how to get my money 's back , today is 20/11 and still nothing , anyone can help , pleaase ..

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 20, 2014 7:05:56 AM PT

seller sisn't ship my item yet

The Item in question was new with tags in box, and in mint condition. Then, 5 months later this young boy wants his money back. I have too much going right now-my father has cancer, my son is autistic and I have his birthday and Christmas in the same 2 weeks. I needed my store, but if all I do is refund scammers, what's the use? Anyone relate?

My Account discussion

Is is smart (or not) to list auction style listings starting tonight and tomorrow? They would end on Thanksgiving Day/night and black Friday. Thank you for any input!!!

Selling discussion

I listed a shirt on October 28th and it sold November 2nd. About a week passed and the buyer didn't pay so I messaged her and asked if she still wanted the item. She gave me some excuse about her being stuck on the payment screen? So by the 19th I assumed she didn't want the item and I relisted it. Today someone new bid on the item and imediately after this the first buyer paid for the item. I'm confused as to how this happened first of all since I am set to have automatic unpaid claims set. Also should I cancel this new listing even though there is a bid and I will get a fee? Or is there something else I should do?

Selling discussion

Nov 21, 2014 9:14:46 PM PT

What should I do?

Dear ebay i buy long jacket from seller tg. Max and he gave me tracking number after 1 month i hadnt any information and i submited you.13,11,2014 it became clear that my purchase went another city to another person.i called our post office and knew that purchase with the same code which is mine went another place.After that all i write and your bad workers said that i received or may be my neighbours.and closed the affair The seller is cheat that he gave me another tracking number.this is my adress A. Manukyan 9/20 Ashtarak Aragatsotn 0204 AM and information about me provided from seller http://www.17track.net/en/result/post.shtml?nums=RI163054419CN In Regards to Item# 291142464297 SR# 1-38688534259 Hello artvardanyan (nara8309@mail.ru), Thank you for reaching out to eBay Customer Support. We appreciate your patience while we respond to your email. We have had a recent influx of emails, and since each one is answered personally it has taken us some time to reply to everyone. After reviewing your email and the previous notes, I understand that you have some additional concerns about what happened to your purchase since you have not received it. I am sorry for any confusion and would be more than happy to provide you the additional information in regards to this transaction. After reviewing the details of this case, it looks like the tracking information shows that the item was delivered to your address. When a seller is able to show that an item was delivered, we're not able to provide the buyer a refund. We also can't approve an appeal of a case decision when tracking shows an item has been delivered. Please understand that we have to use tracking information as proof of delivery. I understand your frustration. It's possible that the shipping carrier didn't deliver the item, or may have delivered it to the wrong address. At this point, I recommend you contact the shipping carrier to see if there's more information on where the package is. You may also want to talk to neighbors to see if one of them got the package by mistake. To summarize, we can't provide a refund because tracking shows the item was delivered. You may want to follow up with the shipping carrier. We appreciate your understanding. Sincerely, Loni F. eBay Customer Support

Buying & Selling Basics question

Six weeks ago I placed an order on ebay.fr.  The woman shipped a week later.  The tracking number says it made it to Michigan, but the trail ended  there 2 1/2 weeks ago.  Do I open a case?  I contacted the seller a week ago and she suggested waiting another week.  I contacted her again, but haven't heard back yet.  Should she just refund my money?  I don't want her to take a strike, as it's not her fault, but I think it's time I got my money back.  I certainly don't want to miss any deadlines.  There was no estimated deliver date on the order.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 21, 2014 5:49:12 PM PT

Item from France lost by USPS

Not sure what to do, please help me deal with this in a business way.


I sold an advent calendar, (I have sold19 in less than 2 weeks), Some one contacted me today and said they are not happy and they want a refund. They said the candy was not in the little door spots and that the candy was old. This person said they are going to trash the item and wants a refund. Well I added a pic showing the candy says it is best used by March 1, 2015 and some say March 10th, 2015. So the candy isn't old. There is a copyright that says 2012 but that is not the exp date it has the symbol for copyrite, next to 2012. I don't think Hobby Lobby would or could sell something that is expired. It may have got tossed around during shipment, however the candy is still good. Not sure how the person knew the candy wasnt in the doors. They could just open from the top put the candy in the correct spots and slide the tray back in and I could give partial refund. Do I have to give a full refund if they don't return the item? The policy says return at buyers expense but I also have a no return policy on candy, make-up, those type of things as I can't resale somethong after it is opened or used. I am 100% positive I bought all the calendars at the same time from hobby lobby and all of the dates are good until March of next yr. This person could just be saying that cause they want their money back. What should I do???? What should I say to this person? 


I also took the calendar I have left and shook it. The candy stayed in place. The mail man would have to have shook it like crazy I think. The person did mention they bought one last yr and the candies weren't in the right spots and it scared me they would say the same thing so it was packaged even better than the other ones I sent and so far..... no one else has said anything to me. Maybe I should ask one of the people who bought it from me if everything arived to their satisfaction just to see. What is your expert advice guys? I just wanted to make a little money to help my husband buy Christmas for my 4 yr old. He is into Thomas Trains and you have to know how expensive even used ones are. Now I feel someone is trying to screw me over and what protects the seller from just anyone saying something is not what they like or its broke as in this case?


Thank you in advance for your time and responses.

Shipping & Returns question

I need to change my ship from address on all my items, and some pricing. Should I be changing them on turbolister then syncing or changing them by revising my items on ebay, then sync to change them on turbolister? i would like to keep turbolister up to date for back up, and also adding more items so when my selling dollar amount limit is raised I can load more product with it.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Is it safe to give my paypal email address to someone i want to

buy a car from


Buying & Selling Basics question

I thought my buyer was a scammer due to reviews I had read, and because he would not respond to my emails, so I asked for a "cancel sale" but then they did pay, and I sent the item. But ebay noted that my sale was canceled and gave me back my sale fees. Should I just wait and ebay will charge again? 

Selling question

Nov 20, 2014 10:53:49 AM PT

canceled sale went through ok

Is there a fee for "save for later" with an unfinished listing?

Selling question

As mentioned in the subject, I recieved the item (GoPro3) but parts listed as part of the sale are missing. I sent a message to the seller. How long should I wait before taking this to Ebay? I'm happy with the item, but I need the missing parts to mount it.

Bidding & Buying question

Nov 20, 2014 1:47:51 PM PT

I recieved the item, but pieces are missing

I remember reading somewhere that if you allow a buyer to cancel, it ends up giving you a defect through no fault of your own?

Selling question

Ok. I did not receive the item I bought from a seller during the estimated time frame. So I filed a "did not receive item" claim in resolution center. Claim is still open but received item today. The item is broken. What should I do next? Close original claim and submit new . Or keep orginal open and wait for ebay and paypal to take over? Thanks.

Bidding & Buying question

Bidding & Buying question

i buy an item at 13.10.2014 and i wont to open a case because have pased 30 bussines day that the seller told to me and i cant ,why?, the estimated delivery for this item is 19 nov 2014 we are 20 nov 2014 now and is the same i cant open case why???????????? i dont understand this thing.................

Payments question

Nov 19, 2014 4:54:01 PM PT

can not open a case