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Been trying for a couple of days now to do some relists and use up my 50 free listings so I can hit up the 0.01 promo. I'm down to 11 but even that was hard. I had 23 the other day and a few would pop up with 0.30 fee and some at $0.00. This happens on individual edits and bulk edits. I'm down to 11 left, but cannot get anything to show $0 for the listing fee. I have a couple of promo's on top of the 50 free and even for the 0.01 it won't show up. I know the free are to be used up first, but I can't even get that far. I've attached some screens of what I keep seeing. I even change the listigns from BIN to auction and the fee goes up. I've done mutiple browsers and computers. I've even done sell similar. I have one item in my scheduled because even that keeps showing a listing fee so I keep extending it out. It's now set for July. It was originally going to be a June relist, but I couldn't get it to $0 listing fee. I feel like I'm losing my mind and there is just something wrong with what I'm doing. Is the scheduled listing causing this issue? I don't get it if so, since I've even just tried to do one at a time.



Selling discussion


Fashion discussion

Can someone please steer me in the right direction with this item. The casing is made of  metal looks like copper or such but no green patina, inside is a roll 2 1/4 in diameter made from paper with some symbols on it.. Any help greatly appreciated.



Collectibles & Art discussion







I got a kick out of this!  Wonder if the buyer ever got his refund or the proper copper?


It just goes to show you--for a local pickup, go in person, inspect the items before you pay and don't send a third party to do your business for you.


Good rules to follow since the beginning of time, apparently!

Selling discussion

Jun 26, 2016 8:51:44 AM PT

The original SNAD complaint

What would you call the stones in this brooch? They're like opalite but very fiery. Photos don't capture the depth and fire of them.









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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jun 26, 2016 10:38:28 AM PT

What Are These Stones?

Ladybug, ladybug, ladybug on a tendril:


Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Jun 26, 2016 4:34:37 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Sunday June 26

Could someone tell me if this is a real coach purse?001.JPG

Fashion discussion

Jun 26, 2016 7:23:28 AM PT

is this a real coach purse?



 My recently purchased Item had said it was 4 awg/gauge wire. It is not even close and the seller wants me to pay for return shipping. Here is his reply: The wires that were sent to you are exactly as described in the listing. Just because you don't like the quality of the wire doesn't mean the listing is incorrect. Once again you can go ahead and ship it back and ill refund the full amount minus the shipping fee that was charged to us."


Fun facts:

 The lower the gauge or awg number = the larger the wire, 0awg is the larger than 18awg.   AWG stands for American Wire Gauge and it is the size of the WIRE, not the size of the wire with its insulation, that is measured in AWG!


The seller is claiming his wire is 4awg when I clearly have a 8 awg on the left in the photo(his is on the right). The gauge/awg is supposed to be the diameter of the metal and not the rubber or vinyl wrap/outer coating or insulation of the cable. So when you say a cable is 4 awg it has to be able to handle the electrical current that a 4 gauge wire can handle and this wire will burn up if I hook it to those loads. The amplifier will not run on this wire without the cable melting and causing a fire, which is a very big deal! 


  AWG stands for American Wire Gauge and it is the size of the WIRE, not the size of the wire with its insulation, that is measured in AWG! So he can not call it 4awg, he could call it 12awg with a ton of rubber insulation.IMG_20160617_202847.jpg


Shipping & Returns discussion

Can anyone tell me, please ...   is this a real or counterfeit Coach bag?


Fashion discussion

Jun 27, 2016 11:44:15 AM PT

Help! Authenticate This COACH Handbag PLEASE



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Set is very light but very pretty and the clip back earrings have what looks like like brass clips on the back. I have not had anything like this before and don't want to make a mistake when I list it.  Has anyone had one like this?image.jpegimage.jpeg

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jun 27, 2016 8:04:53 AM PT

Could this set be Aluminum ?

I bought a large celluloid lot of dresser and vanity items. This small dial came with it but I'm not sure what its purpose is. The knob moves the arrow around to the numbers. The base has a lip so I thought perhaps this was a lid? Not a timer because there is no mechnism. Measures just under 3 inches in diameter. Does anyone know what this was used for? Thanks for the help!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jun 26, 2016 4:09:16 AM PT

Help with celluloid dial whatsit

Hello Folks,

I recently purchased a set of 8 enamel decorated tumblers made by Northwood.  After some searching, I was able to identify the decoration as a scarce design known as "Cara Nome".  All of the tumblers have the correct Northwood mark, but they also have a molded "F" mark.  I've never seen this "F" mark and I was wondering if anyone else was familar with it.  I've done some internet searching and came up empty.  Has anybody encountered a piece marked like this before?  Your ideas are welcome.  Thanks in advance for your assistance!

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Markings Viewed From Underside of Base

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I plan on listing these in the near future and I know you guys are great at supplying key words. I'd appreciate whatever you can come up with. I don't know the era of these, or if they can be attributed to anything or anyone in particular. Possibly Native American but I wouldn't know what tribe so I won't call them NA. Missing one dangle, I think. Thanks in advance.    Rubiano


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jun 27, 2016 12:05:58 PM PT

Earrings Needing KWs

Any info is greatly appreciated, I hit a brick wall in my research.










Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



This vase measures almost 18.5 inches tall. Some of the applied flower petals are about 1/4 inches in height outwards from the vase. Came from a convent along with the following platter almost 18.5 inches in diameter. Bohemian Czech I assume, but any additional thoughts would be appreciated. TIA



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi could use some suggestions for listing description for this cute lamp 13". And these 2 vasesimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

Collectibles & Art discussion

I found another great (I think) painting at my local thrift store & bought it today. But walking in the door my girlfriend's firt words were "You DID NOT buy another painting"!? She counted 127 paintings over the week end while we were doing our yard sale & even though I sold 2 for $600, she says we don't have room left to stack anymore! I know we have a lot, but I like art & when you can get an original that may be a big financial winner for $10 - $39...wouldn't you?

The signature first looked like 'Randy' but then it would have had 2 Y's at the end! It is a pastel, & I think very well done - I just need to know the artist's name (and that he please be listed!).

Thanks all - I appreciate ny help.






Collectibles & Art discussion

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This small Portmeirion Pomona mug is approx. 3-1/8" tall. It has the old brown mark on the bottom. I never saw this piece before. Does it have a name? Thank you in advance for any replies.

Home & Garden discussion

Jun 28, 2016 7:59:17 AM PT

Please ID Portmeirion Pomona mug

I am looking for the value of this set. What little I know tells me that they aren't worth much more than face value. Am  i Correct?


Coin Collectors from the United States

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It's a Coach Mia Burst hobo - it seems like it would be hard to copy, but I want to be on the safe side.


Fashion discussion

image.jpegimage.jpegHi...need help with this mark on this pair of Sterling earrings. It is an M 925 in a rectangle. Any help is appreciated!

thanks so much!


Fine Jewelry, Gems & Precious Metals discussion

Jun 28, 2016 9:13:29 AM PT

Need help with M 925 mark on earrings...

Hey guys, 


i'm fearly new to Ebay selling and loving it so far. My firat 19 sales went well and i'm looking forward to selling more. 


Recently I noticed the create a listing page has changed to an older school look. I can't create a listing on my computer and upload the photo via phone anymore. 





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And the old look 



Any idea how to get this back? 





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Selling discussion

Jun 28, 2016 8:44:02 AM PT

Seller Hub has changed?

Estate sale buy. Not marked. I think the stone are plastic. Thanks for looking.2002_0128zzphon0001.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jun 28, 2016 9:23:39 AM PT

Came in an Avon box, is it Avon?

i have several   pieces of jewelry i am having a hard time identifying. what does ocd or 1cd  i'm not sure what the letters are, mean on a 10k gold bracelet?IMG_3322.JPG

what does a diamond shape with an F in it mean? what does UTC CHINA with 923, it is a 3 not a 5,mean it is a bracelet,gold with opals in it, IMG_3233.JPGwhat does 10k with RGE, it is not HGE, miean?IMG_3324.JPG what does DBJ and 925 on gold bracelet mean? Also have one  marked 14k but i can't tell what the mark is after that.IMG_3212.JPG i would appreciate any help. I have looked for hours and for days on some of these plus I have more. have a great evening and God bless. thanks again for any help.  

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jun 27, 2016 6:49:49 PM PT

what does cd or icd mean on 10k gold jewery


I have a question about total sold item (red color) have been reseted after relisting. I was wondering id there is any way to accumulate total sold item in listing because I have seen some store having total sold items up to 50,000 

Like this store http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Premium-Real-Tempered-Glass-Film-Screen-Protector-for-Apple-4-7-iPhone-6S-/252176138666?hash=item3ab6de81aa:g:tPsAAOSwnNBXbUNM

hot to add the bold line like this one:: BUY 1, GET 1 AT 25% OFF (add 2 to cart) See all eligible items See all eligible items

thank you 

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Jun 28, 2016 10:58:38 AM PT

total sold items reset

download (1).jpgit has a solid bottom with three engraved initials and is on a black ribbon.

Selling question

any information on the value of this number poster 624/1000 of elvis presley   perl harbor concert poster011.JPG

Movies & Memorabilia discussion

Jun 27, 2016 8:10:44 PM PT

elvis presley perl harbor poster

I'm referring to the gold covered marquise stones in this brooch.  Mr. Stones calls them, "Arum," but who searches by that name?  I've had these stones in other pieces of jewelry before.  Is there another name for them or should I just describe them as "gold covered?"  Thanks!



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I try to upload the service request photos to the link provided but it is not working. I have tried 5 times within a day in different hours. My photos are about 1M each, total of 4 and character count is only 400.  After I click the upload, this page shows up everytime. Please help.Request.jpg

Shipping & Returns question

Jun 28, 2016 10:55:08 AM PT

Service request upload failed


  Can someone tell me what this is? I cannot find any maker marks.





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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jun 26, 2016 6:06:48 PM PT

Unsure where to post wood carvings

Please help. I have a buyer who is interested in an item and would like to buy using the Global Shipping Program which I am opted into. Problem it is not displaying in the listing. It is checked off but it is not showing up. This is what it looks like when I am trying to revise it. What am I doing wrong?





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Selling question

FullSizeRender (4).jpgCan someone help identifying this Limoges mark.  Thanks!

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jun 27, 2016 6:25:52 PM PT

Help identifying Limoges mark

please help identify the maker of these vases Clear glass optic design

First vase 12'' tall and 4'' base,second 13''tall and 3''base

Thank you


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jun 27, 2016 12:38:34 PM PT

Please help identifying maker of these vases

I bought a product and already paid but now it shown that 

We had to remove this listing from the site and you're not required to complete the transaction. If you've already sent payment, the sale should process as normal and you don't have anything to worry about. If you have any questions about delivery, please check tracking or contact your seller. If you run into any trouble along the way eBay is here to help. Please visit the Resolution Center to help resolve any problems you may encounter.
This user is no longer registered on eBay.

What should I do ?


Bidding & Buying question

Can anyone help identiy this soft paste ADAMS cup?DSCN3895.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Dear Ebay. You’re a Good ebay, Please fix the Problem. . I Love You. Please Forgive Me. I Am Sorry To Bother You. Thank You. 



I have reported this problem over 25 times. 100% Zero help from ebay Tec. Support. Just a bunch of nice response no acknowledgment of the real problems and just saying were working on it. Generic letter.




  1. The "My Reviews & Guides Link" is failing and missing again. It is located on shorts cuts list under Activity Tab as of 05/21/2016.


  1. Now its missing. Can't get into my reviews and guides page. or the top ranking page for my review & guides. To write more reviews.  







Thanks for your time,

Portalbe Wealth





This is no longer working. (Please Fix)


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Technical Issues discussion

Hello I have a signed mid century modern pottery piece from France but I still don't know what this name is , I've had it for years and can't find anything similar .... 


halum ?


10 1/4 " wide just over 2 " high 





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Product Discussions discussion



I have this beautiful large (4'x4' I think) painting, it is signed but I cannot make out the signature.  Any help greatly appreciated.

Clearing out a house that has many mid century oil paintings, most from Canadian artists and dated late 1950s to early 1960s.


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Antiques discussion

It's too darned hot out there.  Anyone got some nice ice cold ice?  Keep the pictures smaller for the folks on dial-up, and as always no live auctions.



One I restrung last night.  The beads aren't perfect, but they're old Japanese.  


Marked V Silver.  Reverse-carved Japanese pagoda earrings.  



9K and rubies. NFS.  

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jun 28, 2016 8:16:34 PM PT

High Humidity Eye Candy Wednesday

Hello board members.  Can someone ID these lovely purple glass beads?  I thought maybe a moss agate but they seem cloudier when looking down through them and literally glow off the white paper they are laying on.  I've looked and looked until my eyes and brain are no longer compatible.  Thank you for any direction.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jun 28, 2016 7:34:55 PM PT

Please help ID purple beads

Ebay and paypal are only supposed to take 12.9% right?


I sold a bunch of items and the total not including shipping that I made was $47. I look at my ebay fees and it's at $8.61 dollars. Thats 18% They're taking from me! Boy that's a lot more then 12.9%! Has this happened to anyone else? Is there a way to see how this $8.61 is broken down? If I'm correct 12.9% of $47 dollars is more like $6 and I know these numbers are small but if it had been a sale in the hundreds I would be furious.


Has this happened to anyone else? What should I do?





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My Balance!

eBay Cafe discussion

Hi Everyone,


We would appreciate some help in ID'ing this stunning glass item - not the maker, which is likely impossible, but rather its function.  


Lidded/divided glass box -- Measures 12"w x 8"d.  Each comparment is 3.5"w.


Our client (who is 70) said it belonged to her mother and she used it as a candy dish.  Since we've never seen one like it, we wanted to ask the experts.


Thanks so much!




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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jun 28, 2016 3:15:30 PM PT

Help with ID on vintage glass item



Please help me estimate a value of this book and who is Hill J Young who signed it?



Antiques discussion


The Barbie Girls

Jun 28, 2016 11:17:24 PM PT

Identification robe


The Barbie Girls

Jun 28, 2016 11:25:22 PM PT

Identification jumpsuit

This has many high quality features and I'm not familiar enough with swords to know if it's a good one or not. P6271647.jpgP6271651.jpgP6271656.jpg

Historical Memorabilia discussion

Jun 28, 2016 3:33:59 PM PT

Need help identifying sword

Or would you call them opalescent?




Here's the back:



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jun 28, 2016 10:42:18 AM PT

Are these sabrina stones?

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Coin Collector Lovers

Have 6 of these Alpacca which I believe to be shot glasses but not sure, the doubt is they could be candle holders? These are 4 3/4 inches tall and the cup is 1 1/2 in diameter and 1 1/2 deep. They did come on a tray which is not alpacca so a bit confused. Any help greatly appreciated.



Collectibles & Art discussion

I am not sure but I got it for free and it will go with my other miscellaneous Meissen pieces, not sure what makes me want to collect Meissen when all I ever find is serving pieces but I do. I guess it is a hobby because the stuff is hard to find at no name auctions I like the challenge of flipping over every piece looking for the markings.


Any info is appreciated!





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jun 28, 2016 8:33:57 PM PT

Meissen tea bag holder?

I face problems to pay to the seller "Supermart2011" for 4 items. I try to pay through paypal manytimes but the system always said "We couldn't process your Paypal payment" error code 70047 10417. For anothers from this seller or aonther seller, i didn't face this prolems. 


Please kindly suggest, how to solve this problem.


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Payments question

Jun 27, 2016 11:16:18 PM PT

PayPal problem

Hey everyone, I need some help with a dishonest seller.


I bought FIFA 16 from a seller and long story short it took me a month to get my item. I sent him messages to remind him to ship it, and even had to open a case with the resolution center just to get him to ship it. After finally getting the game last week, I leave him negative feedback. He sees the feedback and messages me, offering a partial refund of $20 if I revise the feedback. Unbeknownst to me at the time, this is an obvious violation of eBay's feedback extortion policy (and I kept the messages to prove it). I revised the feeback last Thursday (June 23rd) and messaged him to tell him I revised it. I reminded him again on Friday and today (Sunday the 26th). He finally gets back to me saying he won't give the refund. What course of action can I take? What are the penalties of being found guilty of feedback extortion? 


My mistake clearly for not demanding the refund before changing the feedback, hindsight is 20/20 after all. I'd just like to receive the compensation as agreed upon or have the opportunity to change the positive feedback that's now there back to the negative it should be.

Selling discussion

I had two bidders vigorously competing for my auction item.  One bidder won and four minutes after the auction closed, I got a cancel request through eBay. There is no reason given and I receive no message from the buyer indicating why they are requesting the cancellation.  I have learned enough on this board to know that it is in my best interest to agree to the cancellation, which I will do.  But is there anyway I can find out what happened?  The auction winner has thousands of positive feedbacks (mostly as a seller).  Should I just approve the cancellation and not bother figuring out what happened?  I thank you in advance for your input (have gotten great advice here in the past and have learned a lot from reading posts here).

Selling discussion

Strange.  I sold a shirt on an OBO to a buyer with a Chinese name who is supposedly in Texas.  When I went to preview the invoice the invoice was in German.  Then I get this note from the buyer(who had not yet paid) saying this:


Hi there, sorry I didn't notice you don't post outside of US. Would you be willing to and charge international shipping fee?

I'm currently living in Shanghai china.

Best regards,


Ok, so first, I DO ship internationally ... I just don't ship to China.  (One of the countries I block.)  And of course they would know this before the purchased ... their domestic address was merely to enable them to buy the item.  So I don't "buy" the whole ... "I didn't realize" thing.


I MIGHT be willing to ship this item to China; however, doesn't she/he have to change add a their address in China on their Pay Pal before they pay?  So I can be protected in case they later claim they didn't receive it, etc?  Also I offer FCI on this shipment but I feel in this case I need to change it to PM to China just because now I'm suspicious ... as in I need to know it will be insured.


Help here would be much appreciated!


Thanks so much. Smiley Happy

Selling discussion

I have one unused basic store subscription and I keep trying to use it but it keeps trying to charge me 20 cents.  I'm pretty use I can't activate the promo until I use the store subscription.  I actually had a couple left and knew I would have to list one at a one to clear them away.  What am I missing?  Why can't I clear the last availble listing?  Thank you for your help.

Selling discussion

OK, so I did my run to the courier's and used their terminals and Stamps.com account (since I'm not quite there yet) to buy postage. I was told on my package going to Estonia which contained a medallion that it had to go "parcel" rate which was $7.75 for 3 oz (USPS website posts a much higher price).


They told me I could not ship it as a large envelope (flat) rate, it had to be a package. I followed up with their help/support to ask, they're going to get back to me tomorrow.


I'm concerned because I have lots of flat envelopes going out, and can't be spending $8 to ship one coin every time it's International. So I wanted to ask two questions.


1. If I am shipping a coin, is there anything with USPS that prohibits me from sending it as flat letter rate? Such as, failure to provide me with a customs form, or something like that? (Stamps.com does give the flat envelope rate as an option for me to print postage).


2. If I am able to print it as a flat envelope via First Class International, would tracking be provided? Or do you need to use the parcel rate for that?


Thanks everyone!

Cheers, C.

Selling discussion

Jun 26, 2016 3:08:04 PM PT

USPS International Shipping Help Needed

I sold an item, this evening, which is intended to be worn at a patriotic celebration, such as 4th of July. The customer sent me a message, requesting that I get the item to her no later than Saturday, so, yeah, she wants it for a 4th of July celebration. I'm in California, she's in Georgia. I'll be mailing the package tomorrow, and, if experience is any indicator, it should reach her on Thursday, or perhaps as late as Friday. 


However, I'd like to message my buyer and offer her the option of upgrading to Priority Mail, but she's already paid for the item, which includes a first-class shipping charge only. So, I typed up a message to her, explaining that she may opt for Priority Mail, if she likes, which would entail an extra $3.15 charge over the shipping charge she's already paid., but I got a message telling me that I was being prevented from sending the note to my buyer because it appeared that I was trying to do business outside of eBay. Oof.


So, I haven't been able to send my message to the buyer, and, additionally, even if I were able to send it, and were she to choose to upgrade to Priority Mail, how would I invoice her for the shipping cost difference so that eBay would get their damned cut of $3.15? 


Does it really need to be this effing hard? Sheesh. Any thoughts or information will be much appreciated.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jun 26, 2016 7:46:30 PM PT

Help! Shipping question!

I usually sell on eBay but occasionally buy. For this transaction, I was the buyer. As soon as I won the auction, I sent my payment. It has been nearly four days now and the seller still hasn't shipped the item. Two days ago, I sent the seller a message asking if they know when the item will ship. They said "yes, tomorrow". Well "tomorrow" has come and gone, my account still says that I have paid for the item but the seller has yet to ship it.


When I Google the policy, I read that the policy is technically that I have 30 days to receive the item. Being in the US and having the seller in the US, does that mean the seller has 25-27 days to ship the item without me being able to take action?


I mean this was like a $7 item. I don't understand what the issue is.


As a seller, I have always shipped my items within 2 days... 3 days MAX and if there was any delay then I would write to my buyers explaining said delay and apologizing.


Is there anything I can do at this point or just wait it out? Thanks

Payments discussion

Jun 25, 2016 5:40:45 PM PT

Seller hasn't shipped item

While my iPhone was active for bidding I have received messages offering to buy the phone outight, which I have declined, and I now have several bids. However, I am concerned about somethng I noticed while checking the feedback on these buyers who wrote to me and the ones who are bidding. They all have hundreds of perfect feedback ratings as a buyer, but the words used from the sellers allways look like duplicates. How is it possible that a legitimate buyer could have nine (for example) perfectly duplicated feedback comments from nine different sellers over a period of several months? Similarly, different bidders on my iPhone have the exact same wording in their feedback as buyers from many different sellers. It's as if there are only a few stock phrases and every seller on eBay chooses from those. Does this seem suspicious?  All these different bidders having exactly the same words in their feedback from supposedly many, many different sellers.  Thank you for your insight.

Selling discussion

I received this message from a buyer:

am seriously interested in the immediate purchase of this item, which is needed for my son urgently, will you accept offer of £190 for the item and £30 for postage via royal mail recorded delivery in Nigeria, if this is okay by you, could you please get back to me with PayPal payment invoice to my paypal account email which is (omitted the buyer's username for privacy reasons) at outlook.com and I'll make payment right away. i will be glad if you can end the auction for the item now


Ths buyer offered to pay £190 + £30 for shipping. The product I listed for £29.99 (as a starting bid). 


Should I decline the offer? How do I know if it is legit? 



Shipping & Returns question

Jun 26, 2016 8:21:59 AM PT

Buyer wants me to ship to Nigeria

Hello! Been selling on eBay for a relaly, really long time now and I've never seen this before.


A buyer purchased two magazine lots from me tonight. Oddly, he purchased them from two different accounts. Both accounts are a random string of letters, and both accounts were created yesterday. Payments have been made separately for both lots, and the name and address is the same on both. But this seems really suspicious.


Has anyone encountered this before? What's the endgame of making up fly-by-night accounts with random names and then bidding on multiple items?


Any enlightenment here would help. Thanks!

Selling discussion

Jun 27, 2016 7:51:04 PM PT

Suspicious buyer behavior?

While my iPhone was active for bidding I have received messages offering to buy the phone outight (which I have declined) and I now have several bids. However, I am concerned about somethng I noticed while checking the feedback on these buyers who wrote to me and the ones who are bidding. They all have hundreds of perfect feedback ratings as a buyer, but the words used from the sellers allways look like duplicates. How is it possible that a legitimate buyer could have nine (for example) perfectly duplicated feedback comments from nine different sellers over a period of several months? Similarly, different bidders on my iPhone have the exact same wording in their feedback as buyers from many different sellers. It's as if there are only a few stock phrases and every seller on eBay chooses from those. Does this seem suspicious?  All these different bidders having exactly the same words in their feedback from supposedly many, many different sellers.  Thank you for your insight.

Selling discussion

Several weeks ago I made many of my listings as Top Rated plus. But I don't see any positive results in sales, clicks and in searching of my items. For example I listed items one with Top rated - other without. And I can find them in search results on the same page, not first. Is there really difference?

Selling discussion

Jun 27, 2016 10:44:44 PM PT

Top Rated plus - does it really work?

signed on bottom. Maybe native american.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jun 27, 2016 9:53:53 AM PT

Any help with old pot signed?

Hello!  I need some advice on a few things regarding eBay policies.  A new month is coming up!  I'm also not posting on my regular account for anonymity.  

The first is with shipping.  Some items that I sell are so small that I would prefer to ship them first class with just a stamp.  If I just "mark as shipped" with no tracking, does eBay penalize you for this?  I believe this may be why my ranking went down a couple of months ago, so now I only ship with tracking.  But I want to be sure. 


Next, as I said, I am a semi new seller.  I didn't understand the resolution center at first and eBay was asked, by the buyers, to "step in."  I have like a 1% negative rating because of this AS OF 2 MONTHS AGO.  Since those happened, I have been on top of things.  My rating still says "out of 413 transactions" when I believe now I am up to 1,000!  When does eBay reaggregate their statistics on this matter?  It is the only thing holding me back from the top rated status that I once had.  Everything else reaggregates every month.  So weird!

Also, because of the resolution center issue, the amount of items and $ that I can sell each month went down.  I believe I am still not back to how I was because of the above issue, but when that resolves itself, do I then get my ranking back up as before to sell as much as I once did?

One last thing -- I had a buyer make a large purchase from me.  When it came time to pay, he said, "Sorry, I can't."  This happens a lot -- or I had someone want a refund because they wanted to pay with a gift card and paid with the wrong card.  Or whatever.  When I cancel an item for sale, do I need get listing credits back?  Does it take a while?  Or if a buyer royally messes up, do I just get hurt for that mistake?  That is a sucky policy if the latter!  

Thanks!  Please help because these questions come up all the time when I'm selling and I never know the answer!



Selling discussion

Everytime i try to pull up a item, this site is so slow, i  have to refresh it 5 x and then it says LONG SCRIPT and it crashes. I can't even buy due to the poor set up of this site. No wonder i buy much more from Amazon

Technical Issues discussion

... but I need to be sure I am correct before doing anything and currently feel like my head is going to explode so please excuse if it is not quite making sense. I just found out tonight that my sister's boyfriend is having my internet cut off sometime this week - and I don't know exactly when. I have more than 200 items currently listed and need to know if I should close my auctions and hide my BINs and then put my account on vacation setting? Or? I have been selling on eBay since 1998 and want to be sure nothing happens to my account as it is a large source of my monthly income. Advice is much appreciated. TIA. Margie, leathernlace

Selling question

I have purchased a product from an ebay seller and paid immediately. I then recieved a I recieved a message thanking me for my purchase and giving me an email to contact if I have any questions (I'm obviously not going to contact them in any way other than through ebay). Then, towards the bottom of the message is this:


We usually ship three copies of commercial invoice together with the package.
Could you suggest how to make the invoice value?
We usually make the invoice value lower than you pay, then you may pay lower tax or no tax in your Country.
Also we may do the invoice value as your request.


I'm fairly suspicious of any seller who doesn't just ship out the product after payment but can't see how this could be a scam. Please respond if you have any idea what I shoud do.


Extra info:

Price of item $2.18USD (FREE SHIPPING)

Payments question

Jun 26, 2016 2:02:12 AM PT

Possible Invoice Scam?

So I know the UPI policy- but I have a related question to it.

I offer same day shipping & if a buyer wins the auction and doesn't pay right away (which is absolutely frustrating)
do I allow them the same time frame as my shipping policy of 24 hours?

Meaning if they don't pay within 24hours am I able to second chance offer the item to another seller?
Or cancel the item?

Payments question

I am new to eBay. can you get a return if the item is not as described and the seller has a no return policy. Seller stated stone in ring is genuine turns out it is not at all. Thanks for your help.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jun 28, 2016 7:28:37 AM PT

Item not as described

Aloha EBayers',

I am a huge buyer of K-Pop Goods from around the globe and have amassed some extras that I would like to Sell off.

However, beyond my small Circle of 'Trusted' Friends and Acquaintances to Sell to I am limited to my field of buyers due to the EXTREMELY HIGH COST of SHIPPING from Hawaii USA!!!?

Most Items are either a half to a quarter of the Shipping Cost?!?!?
Hence, my dilemma of getting a premium price for the Items?!

Any suggestions on getting better Shipping Rates for Packages to Asia and beyond as fast as Priority Mail?

Thank You,

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jun 28, 2016 3:22:39 PM PT



I am a very amateur photographer...the point and shoot type.  My problem is that when I photograph anything that is white, I get brown mottling all over the picture which makes the item look dirty.  Any suggestions for fixing this.  Thanks so much. This photo looks worse on my photo app than it does here.  But I hope you get the idea.

Thanks   the.radish

Selling question

Jun 26, 2016 10:27:48 AM PT

Photographing an item

Does anyone recognize this mark?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jun 26, 2016 10:36:43 AM PT

Charger Backstamp

Is there a way to block a seller you had bad experiences with so you won't accidently order from them again?

Buying & Selling Basics question

Jun 26, 2016 9:54:09 AM PT

block a seller

I sell clothes (mostly) and dishes.


I set up my shipping preferences to exclude certain parts of the world. I did that in my account preferences area.


It said that I could change them for specific listings.


I'm going crazy trying to figure out how to do that.


Due to the weight of the dishes I want to exclude Alaska and Hawaii for those listings.


(I'm doing free shipping for domestic listings and calculated for the rest of the countries I've chosen to ship to. Because of the weight of the dishes free shipping to Alaska / Hawaii would cause me to lose money.)


I just want to be able to turn shipping off for those 2 states in the more heavy weight listings.


I see a place in the listing form for choosing ship to location but when I click on that it takes me back to the main preference page that says it will apply my changes to ALL listings.


Selling discussion

I've tried numerous times and put it in several different ways and nothing has worked.

John Doe
3400 I-45 Bus S
Corsicana, TX 75110
United States

It just won't accept it; it pops up with a thing that says my street 1 address isn't valid and the number "(1050)".

Please help. If it helps, the address is Stewart Toyota in Corsicana, TX. Thanks!

Shipping & Returns discussion

i received a call from hellocorp (pvt) Lmt to verify my ebay id. they informed me that we have opened a new e bay branch in sri lanka and in case you have any issue, no need to call America.you can call us to resolve the problem.

also i have been requested to send my passport and billing address or credit cart


i just want to confirm whether they are rea poeple from ebay? 

My Account question

I sold an item and I'm getting ready to ship it out. It weighs 15.5oz. When I select a weight for First Class, they show 15 or 16 ounces, was wondering what to do. The price for 16oz. says $3.65. I don't want it to arrive postage due either.

Shipping & Returns question

Jun 27, 2016 10:53:22 AM PT


can someone please help me with what edition this is. i would hate to list it wrong

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jun 26, 2016 5:34:31 PM PT

help with 1951 catcher in the rye

If an Iphone 6 i bought has an ICLOUD-LOCK and it was not put in the description, do i have a case for a refund with eBay?

Bidding & Buying question

Jun 27, 2016 9:27:59 AM PT

Money Back

So I've got some real rocket launchers (RPG-7s, 2s, and 18) that were legally imported and DEACTIVATED. That means they are no longer able to function and are inert as far as DOD and ATF are concerned.

There are legal to own and were useds as movie props for years in southern california.

So what is EBAYS policy about selling these things?

I've emailed EBAY several times with no response.

The one time I called, I got someone on the line that obvoiusly new nothing about these items and soon as they heard that horrible scary word "rocket launcher" they just said no and did'nt want to listen....

So,   anybody out there know what the policy is??

Selling question

I just received a payment by eCheck and am advised to wait 3-5 days for it to clear before shipping the item.  Will this affect my Top Seller rating because it will be shipped and the tracking information will be entered beyond my 2 day shipping promise?  I am also dealing with this with another sold item and PayPal has asked me not to ship the item until an investigation on the payment is complete.  Apparently someone is disputing the payment...hacking into their acct. maybe?  


Thanks for any help,




Payments question

Jun 28, 2016 12:13:21 PM PT

Waiting for an eCheck to Clear

Why are some Disney VHS tapes selling for 2, 5, even 10 thousand dollars.  Yet others that look very simalr are selling for 10 dollars?  


What makes a $10000 VHS 


and what makes a $10 VHS?


Any imput would be great, and i know someone here will know better than i do.


Thanks Guys and Gals.

Selling question

I told my friend to buy for me a Galaxy S6 from eBay with Paypal and i pay him cash.

I don't know if he really bought for me, He gave me this picture after 1 day, I don't know if it's a real order shipped or not.

I want to make sure.

I made the picture as an Attachment.


Payments discussion

Jun 27, 2016 3:09:39 PM PT

Payment problem

I have my items slashed in half,if not thirds,and there are single digit views.I've marked items at 0.99 auctions--they sell for 0.99.What's going on Ebay.It's hard to believe that 33 million people are looking----when I'm getting literally o or single digit views.And some views never change.Also too many pages to go thru---why does Ebay keep trying to fix it if it ain't broke,seller hub....Now I have to go thru to my Ebay watched items---before i can get back to my regular selling page.If you want people to see seller hub first---fine,but put the regular seller page there to,without having to go all the way back to square one,to get where you need to be.I've been on this for over 3 years---and when I think I'VE GOT IT FIGURED OUT,YOU CHANGE IT AGAIN--STOP!!  Maybe finding a way to get your buyers back would be a help...just saying...

Selling question

I had two situations where buyers leave me positive feedback, but the comments were negative. Instead of messaging me directly about the issues they just posted it to the feedback first. I have given one buyer a complete refund, and the other we agreed on a  partial refund. Is there a way to get these taken off?

Seller Hub discussion

Jun 28, 2016 6:02:14 AM PT


Hi there! So I'm relatively new to eBay. There's a listing that I'm interested in, but the item has a ludicrously high shipping cost (almost $100 for items that aren't that big) which I think eBay is autocalculating. I contacted the seller about it, and they informed me that the actual shipping cost is closer to $20, which is reasonable. My question is, if I were to win the listing, am I committing to pay the $100 shipping even if the seller is telling me that's not correct?

Buying & Selling Basics question

I have read on these boards that Ebay does not always include all the sellers items for sale in the search.  Does anyone know if a buyer selects "see other items" will everything the seller has for sale come up - even the listings ebay has chosen not to include in the search. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jun 27, 2016 10:17:07 AM PT

Using see other items prompt

I got a promo this am, good for 100 listings in select categories-fashion, collectible, golf--get 40% off FVF. Auctions must start under $5. Didn't say if  only for new listings, or if relists qualify.

I can't get any info..."Learn more"  page "has moved, or no longer available."  Called ebay about 9am EST, was told "wait" for info. Still waiting at almost 4pm, EST.

So I listed a pair of shoes at 4.99...ebay charged .30 (I'm out of free listings) and  the counter on my promo page stayed at 100 (I thought it would go to 99)

Ebay told me if it sells, ebay refunds my .30 and I get the 40% discount on FVF...and she understands my reluctance to list...(these listings are still costing me .30) ...but go ahead and list, because I'll get  refunded if it sells.

Anybody know anything about this?


Thanks in advance


Selling question

I've just moved to another state and am living with a friend. Money is tight and I can't buy a printer now but I have items to sell. I know I can go to a fedex/kinkos and print labels, but can I go to the USPS kiosk and print them? How does that work with ebay/paypal? 

Shipping & Returns question

I sold an item-buyer paid-I was unable to ship the item-cancelled sell-refunded buyer-he satisfied. I my selling history, under All Selling, the amount of this refunded amount is still shown as not received and as total sales (had no other sales).  What can I do to remove this amount from showing in not received and total sales? Thanks.



Selling question

So a buyer bought two items from me, both of which are very similar items, and are almost the same price. BUT.....


the first item he paid for instantly after buying it.


The second item he has yet to pay for.  How long should i wait for payment to be made?


These items are to large and heavy for combined shipping to be helpful to the buyer or to me as the seller.


Thanks guys and gals.

Payments question

Hi all,


is there any way to contact eBay in my situation? I bought here a battery that was provided 1 year guarantee. The battery didn't last but a few months. When I contacted the seller (business) they just started squirming and it hasn't ended.


I tried to contact eBay to get help, but I cannot find any way to do that. The purchase happened months ago, so the item doesn't appear any more on the list of purchased items in the web page for contacting eBay in a problem situation.  


Hope someone knows how to proceed! Thanks in advance Smiley Happy




Bidding & Buying question

What do i get charged for closing my yearly basic store 3 days early? I'm thinking about closing my store but not my account and I have 3 days left on my year subscription.

My Account question

I've always done auctions and can't find a quick answer to this question for Friday - I'm wondering if my 50 free listings will be for 7 or 30 days if I set them up as Buy It Now's.  It matters in terms of how I set up for a long month. thanks


note - this answer seems kinds of obvious but I can't pin down if the monthly 50 free listings for Buy It Now includes the 30 day feature mentioned at http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/formats.html#fixed - or only the paid sellers have that full  functionality.

Selling question

i was bought a ipad through my debit card,but i cancel it and seller had send me full refund then i check my email i recevied a mail form paypal yesterday tell me that :"Refund to Visa Debit Card XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" and i don't use paypal , but i check my account nothing happen,i still recevied my money in my account yet??? what happen? how long does it take to get my money back????

Getting Started question

Jun 28, 2016 12:03:49 PM PT

Refund to Visa Debit Card

I looked in my account activity and the final value fee was the standard 10%.  Where do I find the credit for the 20% off?

Selling question

The seller shipped the item towards the global shipping centre in his country but hasn't marked item as shipped or uploaded domestic tracking on ebay. He gave me domestic shipping via message and I saw that the item was delivered to the global shipping centre. 


Will I recieve email that the global shipping centre recieved my item and is preparing to ship it despite these things?



Shipping & Returns question


I'm looking for any insight you more experienced sellers can provide me regarding selling books to Chinese customers.

I am trying to sell a copy of Plato's Republic translated by Jowett published in 1888. The listing can be seen here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/262501101097?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

I have a customer in China who would like to buy this book. I chose "global shipping program" yet, China always remains unchecked. I go in and edit the list and check China, yet, when I publish it China still is not listed. 

My customer cannot buy the book due to "seller restrictions."

I called eBay and was told Chinese customs restricts foreign books. However, my customer said that he has received books from the US before, and I have friends that have mailed books to family members in China. 

Is there a way I can list China as a country this book can be shipped to? Is there a way my customer can receive this book?

Thank you in advance for your time and insight!

All the best, 


Buying & Selling Basics question

Jun 27, 2016 8:53:09 PM PT

Why Can't I Sell Book to China

I have a buyer that is international and bought 2 items.  He wants to combine shipping and send to a US address.  I use the Global Shipping Program; how do I do this?  I tried to send an invoice but of course it won't let me. 

Shipping & Returns question

Jun 27, 2016 7:55:10 PM PT

address change