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Please help id this glass tumbler or cup? It measures 3 7/8" tall, 2 7/8" across the rim, 2 7/8" across the mid body and has a 2 1/8" diameter base. The name engraved reads Frank Blair and has a vine and leaf motif around the circumfrence. Can anyone tell me what the intended use for this would have been, and if the name Frank Blair may have any significance with this item. I have seen names engraved on dated eapg souvenir pieces but this one seems unlike others I have seen. Any thoughs and input are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.Frank Blair Eapg (1).JPGFrank Blair Eapg (2).JPGFrank Blair Eapg (3).JPGFrank Blair Eapg (4).JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Seller says "top one" etched on reverse of this coin, I think they meant "TOP 1". Smiley Very Happy



Coins & Paper Money discussion

Feb 7, 2016 6:18:53 AM PT


thank you for any help you can give me 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"100_9076.JPG100_9077.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 7, 2016 11:00:29 AM PT

Help ID water goblets

I was poking around Google Search, trying to find an article when I came across these links. One is the announcement, dated 2012 and the other is a page detailing how this works. TRS sellers items marketed on ebay.xiu.com. When I put ebay.xiu.com in the search bar it took me to m.xiu.com (since I'm using a mobile device). I didn't see any mention of eBay. There are two choices, one to download an app or the other to view the site directly. Doing that, I did get choices, like "new arrivals, men's, etc." Upon selecting a category, another page came up showing items (see attached screen shot) but none were clickable for me.

Here is some of the translated homepage:

-2000 daily on new international brands
-Straight imported 100% authentic guaranteed
-Europe and the United States share the world's no need to fly with the same price of goods

Like I said, beyond a certain point, nothing was clickable for me. I don't know if viewing the site from a computer and/or downloading the app, would make a difference.

So, does anyone remember this? Is it still an active concern or a defunct project?

What are your thoughts on this? From reading the page everyone with eligible goods was automatically opted in and the only way to put out, was to contact support by phone.

The other thing, is that these are high end luxury goods, the exact opposite of what is flooding the US site from China.







Selling discussion

Feb 6, 2016 11:36:55 AM PT

TRS selling to China threw ebay.xiu.com



Volcanos National Park, Hawaii



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Collectibles & Art discussion

Good Morning! If you could take a look at these and rate them best to last in terms of interest, none are marked, the elongated diamond shaped brooch actually has very light yellow/canary stones rather than the clear like the rest, and the rectangular is far, far more showy than the photo picks up, thousands of tiny faceted stones. The (1) large round is 3 1/2"..(2) diamond shape 3 1/2"....(3) smaller round 2"......(4) rectangle 3"....Thank You for looking, V76IMG_6129.JPGIMG_6134.JPGIMG_6144.JPGIMG_6139.JPGIMG_6141.JPGIMG_6136.JPGIMG_6142.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 7, 2016 9:07:00 AM PT

group of vintage pins, unmarked

I have this tussie mussie posy holder marked on the bottom and would appreciate any help I can get with who made it.  Thanks, CarolynHeart



Also I need help with this Cameo, is it shell, I can see thru it and it is very cold and convex.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 10:39:53 AM PT

Who is HM with a crown symbol?

Thanks, CarolynHeart

DSCN9688.JPGDSCN9691.JPGThe patent # is for the hinge in the center but there is an R in a square below it.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 9:39:28 PM PT

Need help describing bracelet Please

So, after almost a 3 year hiatus from costume jewelry, I got bit by the bug and am back buying and selling.  Sadly, so much has changed on Ebay boards and I no longer have the majority of my bookmarks.  It seems there use to be a very helpful link on identifying jewelry based on clasps or fobs.  Would anyone be kind enough to share?  Also, if my pics are done incorrectly please let me know


Second, I have this lovely set, it is really heavy & has tons of stones, and the back is beautiful as well.  No marking, but wondered if anyone recognized the back or the hook closure on the necklace.  Would appreciate any imput  Thanks!!! Becky


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I only received the refund of the item but did't receive the refund of delivery fee.

Would anyone sugguest how can I get the refund of the shipping? thanks!1.jpg

Shipping & Returns discussion

As I am nearing the end of the first round of jewelry, and hop back over to first edition books, I have to switch it up occasionally or I get completely obsessed with one type of item, and make myself, and my family crazy...here is a very attractive, very ornate set, multiple materials, but no mark. Amazing that something this unusual would not have a mark proudly displayed. The meatal backs are I think silver or silverplate, I think it may be a semi-valuable set, but what the heck would you call this mix of medium? IMG_6165.JPGIMG_6170.JPGIMG_6167.JPGIMG_6166.JPGIMG_6169.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 7, 2016 10:02:18 AM PT

unmarked set, very fancy!

This belonged to my great aunt. I found this engraving in a horticultural magazine from 1865. This advert was for a spice that was meant to put on cattle food. Its about 2 1/2" long and 1" wide. Any idea on a value so I can list it on ebay? Thanks for the help. 



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Collectibles & Art discussion

Got a minute here at Super Bowl halftime to do some posting.  There are 2 batches of old flashbulbs that I need some advice on.  The first is some loose FP26 bulbs that have purple spots, not blue, not pink - are they still any good?  Next are some boxes of #5 bulbs that have yellowed with age - are they any good?  Thanks for your help!






Selling discussion

Feb 7, 2016 6:51:01 PM PT

Looking for help with old Flashbulbs

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I have tried various titles, descriptions, including product details by eBay, different phrasing for condition and nothing works. This is very frustrating. I have sold so many things on this sight and am just today having so many issues.


Tools & Apps question

I have no description for this, very large, 4"x3". Is this contemporary or deco? V76IMG_6151.JPGIMG_6152.JPGIMG_6153.JPGIMG_6154.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 7, 2016 10:31:51 AM PT


Great piece, put it away last year, got it back out and the chain has this on it...I tried a gentle wash, didn't budge, tried harder, nada...can this come off, or is this piece toast..'IMG_6243.JPGIMG_6245.JPGIMG_6246.JPGIMG_6247.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 8, 2016 6:29:40 AM PT

can this Trifari be fixed?



Somewhere in Idaho.



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Found this doll today at an estate sale - and I can tell the last name is Rubert, but the 1st name looks like Pawa? (lol) to me! Googling Rubert doll brings up Donna Rupert dolls, but the signatures I can find don't look like mine + most of her dolls - that I saw - were life-like baby dolls.

Can someone tell me who made this doll? If it has a name?

I appreciate any help









Dolls discussion

I received this doll for Christmas when I was about 3 years old.  She still has her original shoes, but that's all.  I'm not positive, but I think her original dress was a little sailor dress.  


My younger sister played with her too after I "outgrew" her and my sister ended up leaving her at my father's house, where she got stuffed in a closet.  I thought she had been thrown away, so I was very thrilled when I found her again a few years ago.  


Her hair was a matted mess when I brought her home.  I stupidly cut it all off and hot glued cheapo hair on her, which is also now a hot mess.  Her eyes are cloudy, one worse than the other, and one of her lids is a tiny bit droopy. I'm thinking about sending her to a doll hospital to have her eyes repaired or replaced and to get a new hairdo (can this hot glued mess be removed without damaging her?).  She also needs a good bath.


Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone recognizes her face or might know who made her?  She stands about 35" tall.  I haven't found any marks on her.





Dolls discussion

Feb 7, 2016 9:01:08 PM PT

Can anyone ID this doll?

What is the best way to sell this huge lot of exhaust parts?  I have inventoried all of it. I have over 100 various mufflers. That is just mufflers. Then there is the masssive amount of chrome tips, stacks and turn downs..The hardware goes on and on. Brackets, straps, clamps etc. Everything but tail pipe. I don't know what any of this stuff is called. I bought out an exhaust shop. Well most of what they had anyway. Should I sell it piece by piece? Please tell me there is another way. It's all name brand and all new old stock. It's almost all Imco and they sold out in like 05 so no way to run the part numbers to identify what each piece is or what it fits. Ebay catalog is no help. If I sold all of it as a lot, what would it be worth? And is eBay the right place to list it? The pics are just a small representation. Not all are shown. By far. Any help will be appreciated. If anyone knows of an Imco part # cross reference, that would be Great. Thank you for your time, Dot
















Motors discussion

Feb 7, 2016 1:47:47 PM PT

How do I sell this?

I have found 2 of these listed on here that are snake skin and look exactly like mine.  They are older and were not marked inside.  Just can't figure out what kind of skin or leather mine is.  Any experts on here care to give it a whirl?

Thanks, CarolynHeart

DSCN9934.JPGDSCN9937.JPGDSCN9943.JPGDSCN9947.JPGIt was well worn inside and apparently loved.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 8, 2016 10:33:29 AM PT

CoCo Chanel or not?

Hello everyone,

I recently sold my used iPhone on ebay. The phone was in good shape and ALL working parts. After 4 days of auction process, the phone got sold. I ship it to this buyer diligently and after three days he tells me that the phone is broken.


He also went on to say that he had gone to a local "business" and they said "it isn't even worth fixing". He is demanding an immediate refund. 


I am confused. Is this a scam or a possible exploitation of the protection program? 

Any thoughts on what went wrong? I am not saying that only my argument is valid but I find this upsetting. 





The Front Porch discussion

Feb 6, 2016 2:52:24 PM PT

Abuse of buyer protection policy

Found this today and I'm stumpped. I think it is either an award or thank you gift or maybe it was a production piece. there is a date on the back (I think) it says 12-11-929 from ALCOBACA loicas MFB. I looks to be super old.
IT IS HUGE 17" across
I'd be greatful for any info



Collectibles & Art discussion

I am learning so much about different types of agate, are the elongated cylinders agate? I think there is turquoise, jade too...red stone? This piece has so many different aspects, from a selling/buying standpoint, what should I zero in on as far as a good title description? it is unmarked which is add as it is really a beauty! V76IMG_6065.JPGIMG_6071.JPGIMG_6072.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 8:57:27 AM PT

stones or some kind of...shell

Good morning, with the damage is this painting undesireable? I didn't mind it myself when I picked it up, liked the subject.I don't have much into it...I don't want to give it away either, worth listing? Or was I TOO forgiving on the damage? V76IMG_6238.JPGIMG_6237.JPGIMG_6235.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:43:01 AM PT

painting quality..


All the does is telle me "something went wrong." It suggests I go to My ebay or ebay home page, which does not good.  I've tried two different credit cards.




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Payments question

Feb 8, 2016 11:21:33 AM PT

Getting error code 70049 when trying to pay

No marks, is this Pandora? What stone is this? Thnx, V76IMG_6239.JPGIMG_6240.JPGIMG_6241.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 8, 2016 6:24:37 AM PT


Hi I am trying to sell a WWII Eight Army Yokohama Bankers Club Chit book . Has anyone got any idea of the value? I want an idea as to how I should price it. It still has 15 One cent chits remaining . I've included some scans.

many thanks for any help


Militaria Collectors

Feb 8, 2016 12:23:18 PM PT

WWII eighth army chit book

I found this token and was hoping someone can ID where it came from. On the front is says Adam Exchange Good for one drink and on the back is says Brunswick Co. The token is in an octagon shape and measures 1" across. Any help will be appreciated. adams1.jpgadams2.jpg 

Coins & Paper Money discussion

Would appreciate any help on etching and manufacturer of this goblet.  Thanks.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 10:20:00 AM PT

ID Help Glass Etching and Manufacturer

Hi I'm new to D&G brand and not familiar with this label. Anyone know if this is authentic? Thanks$_57 (4).JPG

Fashion discussion

Feb 7, 2016 12:13:04 PM PT

D&G ittierre label

I have a Coca Cola 10k Gold FIlled Zippo Lighter that is engraved with what appears to be George W. Woodruff on the back. Which may mean this was his personal lighter give as a gift. Does anyone have any information about this and whether it is one of a kind. Seems pretty rare to me. Thank you in advance.





Collectibles & Art discussion



I am having trouble reading this jacket label.  The second word seems to be "Basic" but I can decipher the first word.  Can anyone help me?  It would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!label 001.JPG

Selling question

Feb 8, 2016 1:55:32 PM PT

Can anyone identify this label?

000_0002.jpgI have been checking Cambridge & Tiffin-Franciscan so far and haven't had any luck. Does anybody have any ideas? The goblet is 6 5/8" tall. Was leaning toward Cambridge because of the stem. TIA. Judy

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 7, 2016 11:59:51 AM PT

ID help please for glass goblets with etch

Hi, I have a New York City Bag - DSCN7396.JPGDSCN7397.JPGDSCN7398.JPGBlack - Dimensions are: 8" wide-6.5" tall and 3.5" deep with adjustable strap. I was hoping to find the name for it...it seems authentic. I am including pics. Thanks in advance!

Fashion discussion

Feb 8, 2016 11:55:10 AM PT

Coach Name?


#1  Looks like sodalite, middle eastern and older  What do you think?


#2  Could I call these cannetille? The mark looks Egyptian or maybe Israeli, what are your opinions?  The cabs look like sleeping beauty turquoise but how do I rule out glass?  I also think these look older....




#3 Antique?  Australian?  Not marked but it gives me an Austrian vibe but I am not too good at picking that out yet, still learning!!!   The bi-cones feel like glass but I think because of the weight and coldness that they might be crystal   Sadly it's missing the dangle from the centerpiece but I am thinking it's not a deal breaker


#4  Is this a perfume charm?  It smells like perfume and looks like an old, hardened sponge inside  Can anyone date it?  


Thanks for all the help  I'm trying to list these for this week's sales   Good luck to everyone else!  

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hiya, I have a fine painted glass goblet with gold and gorgeous little flowers. Does anyone know where it might be from or the maker please. Also it appears to have been made in 2 parts and fused with a brass pin or screw. Thanks for any help.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Sherbet  2 1/2" x 3", plate 5 1/4"100_9083.JPG100_9084.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Hi - i have a pair of cloisonne floral enamel clip on earrings I believe I purchased in the 1980s.  There is a mark on the back (a crown I believe) but no other name or mark.  I could not find anything in trying to research the "crown" except, of course, for Crown Trifari.  Has anyone seen this mark or know who the mark belongs to? 


Thanks so much in advance!  Mary


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Feb 8, 2016 2:23:06 PM PT

Need Help to Identify Mark on Earrings

Anyone know the maker of this casserole dish. It looks nicely made thought maybe someone would be familiar with this artist. Thanks for any help. 




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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 11:56:23 AM PT

Mark on lidded studio casserole dish?

Hi, I'm living in Iran. How do I register? I'm an exquisite carpets. I would like there to sell a carpet. I need guidance.

This carpet is woven in Tabriz . thanks.

The carpet price is $ 300,000.



Buying & Selling Basics question

Feb 8, 2016 1:58:53 PM PT


image.jpegDoes anyone know this marking?  It's on a Japanese vase...

thank you!

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 6, 2016 8:56:11 PM PT

Help to identify a Japanese signature?

Looks like a diamond pattern. 12" to top of stopper. 100_9087.JPG100_9089.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have attempted multiple times to upload some new listings and keep getting this error: "Error - A return policy must be specified."

I have opted in to business policies and have seen that this has caused problems for other users - I believe I have everything configured correctly on my upload but I must be missing something. Any assistance would be appreciated! 



Tools & Apps discussion


Thanks for looking at this mark - any help would be great.

Item is a footed fruit bowl with a blue mark which is a turtle inside a ribboned oval.

Reads top to bottom; "american beauty - hand paint - made in japan"

We are assuming "american beauty" is the pattern.

Thanks Again for looking!

Any help with identification would be great!


Rob & Tracie


Photos below:






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Ive been searching for ages for this knife. its become sort of a quest of mine to find it. A custom knife maker recently has started making a similar product but im only interested in the original. ive searched high and low, auctions, yardsales, ebayand forums alike. Im hoping maybe somebody else could help, provide a company name, model number. anything.





Antiques discussion

Feb 6, 2016 10:46:40 PM PT

Need help identifying Vintage butcher knife

Is USPS down, not available through eBay now?  It's 1:00 am est 2/8 and I need to go to bed!!!


I'm trying to ship a package out tonight, and normally after I hit "print shipping label", the screen comes back with the USPS info, I review it and edit if needed, and I go ahead and hit "purchase postage".  Tonight, a Fedex end user license agreement message is popping up, and I can't get around it.  It's blocking the bulk of the page and seems to have prefilled in the weight and package size I set up for USPS. I declined it, as I only ship USPS. When I decline, or if I just X out of the box, I see only this:


Change carrier option to FedEx reload the page
USPS selected as a carrier option.Press enter and then tab to change selection.
[ Compare delivery services ]
Please select a shipping service.
Please select a shipping service
Additional Options
Add Signature Confirmation™ Signature confirmation help
Add insurance (Cost varies based on package value) 
First Class Package International packages cannot be insured.
Print SKU/order number on label
Mailing date




I try to click on USPS but the screen just bring up the FedEx end user license agreement.  Any idea what's up?  I printed OK earlier in the evening.


Oh, I did try the USPS site, but it didn't display any online rates, so I didn't pursue.  It may be that I had to click somewhere for online rates, but frankly I'm not used to their changed site and don't want to deal with it just now.


Shipping & Returns question

Good Evening,  another pair of screw backs, the center piece is cut shell, it is surrounded by tiny little, somethings...pastel colored teardrops and dried, somethings. Is the only natural substance the shell? ( and tiny shells in front that are easily identifiable) These would be listed as shell earrings? That really doesn't sound appealing, shell and what? I have not listed much jewelry in the past, but I am enjoying all of the schooling immensely, as it usually happens, two other posters with questions had them answered very quickly, I of course happened to have similar pieces in my mystery pile, mysteries no more! Thank You again for your willingness to help and educate, V76IMG_6098.JPGIMG_6096.JPGIMG_6102.JPGIMG_6100.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 3:39:56 PM PT

shell earrings detail

I picked this up a week or so ago and I am going crazy trying to identify it.  It looks familiar to me, like a cartoon or video game character, but I am just unable to recall.   It is made of porcelain by Axia, Spain and stands about 9 1/2" tall. 




Seems to me he was a Professor or Conductor/Maestro, but maybe I'm just going crazy.  Thanks for looking.

Comics discussion

Feb 7, 2016 8:43:45 PM PT

Porcelain figurine help with ID.

IMG_6157.JPGIMG_6158.JPGIMG_6159.JPGIMG_6160.JPGIMG_6162.JPGIMG_6163.JPGIMG_6164.JPGJust a few more, I am probably boring the heck out of you all, sorry, the square pin I think is amythest, very prett purple stones, the green and white is very layered...1-4, left to right, any thoughts of makers and time periods? Thank You, I had no idea this box held so many brooches...IMG_6155.JPGIMG_6156.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 7, 2016 10:23:17 AM PT

another group of brooches

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Can anyone tell me about this necklace, I am curious about the beads, they look like beans, nuts or seeds or something organic, I find it very pretty and artisan looking.  Not sure what those beads are though.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi everyone,, I found these at an estate sale, did not know the maker, they didn't either.  Had them marked as opalescent  glass candlesticks.  I just found them attractive to me so I bought them for $8.00.  Searched for 2 days and finally found a few that I think match.  1 said Boston and Sandwich and the other said New England Glass circa 1850.  Can some help me with a positive ID, if so is this flint glass, and what color would you call this.  9 1/8" tall and 3 7/8" across the base. They have some rough edges but no cracks.

Any help is always appreciated.









Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This is feeling like 50's, or later?IMG_6062.JPGIMG_6063.JPGIMG_6064.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 3:45:22 PM PT

era of ring

Looking for an ID (could be studio) on this winking Toby face mug.  A fractin over 4" high and no maker's mark that I can find.  ANy info appreciated!






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 1:52:02 PM PT

Winking Toby Head Mug Info Request


Collectibles & Art discussion

Found this little glazed porcelain figural posy(?) holder over the weekend. 


Can you all please help me ID the age, origin and its possible maker? It has an impressed mark on base near the foot rim, but it's illegible.


Size approx: 4 in.


Thank you!



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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:23:36 AM PT

Porcelain: Help ID Figural Posy(?) Holder.


They almost look like a bunch of grapes from the back but the flowers and leaves don't look like they are grape anything  These are wired, glass beads   Help!  Ty

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group



Today's state is Illinois. The state bird is the cardinal.



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Feb 9, 2016 4:53:37 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Tuesday Feb 9

Does anyone know if the block buyer system works ?
Some joker 2000 miles away did a buy it now on a $2000 pick up only item.
Wont return my messages , sent me one message making crazy demands blaaa blaaa blaaaa , he already left me positive feedback with a request/demand in the feedback , lol

I just wanna block him from ever bidding on any of my items again

The buyers on ebay keep getting bolder and more ignorant.
Ohh yeah he has 0 feedback too , haha and a member since 2014
Does ebay inform you when someone on the list tried to bid?
The thing with separating buyer names with a , and then a space is kinda weird so if you put the , after the space it might not work
And the blocked buyer exemption list doesn't make much sense to me.

(The only good thing is the NRA commercials , hillary is hitlerly on gun ownership)

Selling discussion

Feb 6, 2016 12:50:20 PM PT

block buyer, xxxxx, xxxxx,


I have been an eBay member since 2006. In my decade of selling/buying on eBay and using PayPal I've not had a single negative or even neutral feedback. 


Recently I sold again on eBay for the first time in a while, I was shocked to see eBay gouge me for more than 10% of my profit, then on top of that PayPal took another 10%!


There were always fees for these services, but they have shot through the roof.


Despite my perfect 10 year history with ebay over almost 100 transactions, my funds are being withheld for 21 days while I "establish a successful selling history with eBay".


If you're a large scale business entity buying in bulk from some 3rd world country, then flipping it on ebay marked up by 200% or more you can still turn a profit, I'm sure. But for normal everyday honest/ethical small scale sellers, getting at least 20% skimmed off the top of your final sale price is just absurdly unsustainable.


It's possible I'll buy from eBay sellers again, but I just sold my last item unless something changes drastically.

Selling discussion

Just dealt with one of the worst buyers yet in my many years as a seller

Demanded a refund before they even received the item,usps tracking proved that,

then one lie after the other about why the $1.57 part he bought was wrong & it was my fault he ordered the wrong one?!.

Refused to adhere to the return policy wanted to keep it & get a full refund....then

Leaves abusive/malicious feedback not just for me but for @ 50% of the sellers he deals with even stating that most sellers are bad &deserve neutral/negative fb.

Ebay rep was great & quickly removed the -fb  so just a note to watch out for this feedback manipulator & abuser,

exactly the type of buyer sellers wish they could still leave a negative feedback for.

My Account discussion

Feb 6, 2016 11:22:09 AM PT

abusive feedback

Hi All,


I had a book arrive in the mail obviously bent by the post office (first time ever).  I opened a case using item arrived damaged.  Also sent an email with pictures showing the seller the condition, telling him it wasn't his fault (probably) and he might want to use the pictures to open a case with the post office.


He just refunded my money and I emailed him back saying I'd leave positive feedback for him.  But, the transaction has disappeared from my purchase history page.  Is there any way I can leave him the positive feedback?

Selling discussion


Feb 6, 2016 9:05:03 AM PT

Positive feedback after a return

i am sure this is not the first thread on this ,but i think there should be limit on how ebay allows one to snip  ,my case it gems ,an they allways seem to be the same ones doing it ,i know an have sniped a few times ,wait til last 10 sec ,an be on 1 click ,its thos that stay up late ,i know i have even stayed up late to see if they get sniped ,i just think ebay should have limit on it ,alot of time if i see someone bid one something i think well i dont want to be sniped so i dont snip others more time then none ,when someone just lives to snip it ticks me the win it for like 1.00 more then you bid ,just venting for the most part

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 6, 2016 10:59:38 AM PT


Also.. could you identify me this label? who does put this label that is in the picture?

I live in Israel, could it be inside my country?

Shipping & Returns discussion

I received an email from ebay stating that I could list 5 items for free. So I did. One item sold and all was well, no fees or additional charges. The second and only other item I listed at the same time, finally sold about a month and a half after it was listed and what do you know, this time I am being charged for selling the item.

Both listings were under the same promotion but I am now being charged for the second listing.

I contacted eBay and they wanted to know what free listing promo, because they have no record of the promo I meantioned. When I informed them that the first item I listed under the promotion had no addition fees, they again asked, What other listing "We only see you have sold one item on eBay".


So my question is, how did I receive money for and ship an item to an eBay buyer if I never listed it on eBay?


Personally I think they deleted all the activity on my account so they wouldn't have to honer the promo that I activated, and never told me that I was now going to be charged for my active listing, cause I would have removed it if that was the case.


Anyone else run into this Scam from eBay before?

Selling discussion

Feb 6, 2016 10:48:35 PM PT

December 2015 list 5 free items

Opened an unpaid item case. I have waited 4 days with no response. So... do I just close the case and, am I now able to relist the item? So, my question is, what is my next available step in the process?

Selling discussion

Feb 7, 2016 8:01:06 AM PT

Unpaid item case...now what?


How is inventory done for Ebay selling? I'm new to this. I think from research beginning iventory is zero since this is my first year.

I'm am doing accounting method CASH and now I come to Business Income - Change in Inventory. How do I calculate that?  I don't sell that much.....definitely not over 20,000. During 2015 I would purchase something, then list it and did this throughout the year so of course inventory is always changing so what exactly are they wanting here when they ask if change in inventory? Thanks.

Selling discussion

I had someone send me a message about if he won the auction could I send it to a different address. I told him that I would have to contact Ebay first to make sure that was ok. If I do this for this customer is that against Ebay's policies? Thanks Ann

Selling discussion

Feb 7, 2016 6:51:23 PM PT

Sending to a different address

How can you leave feedback if you're not the buyer or the seller, but the victim? I just found out my iPhone 6 was sold on here. I know who sold it & who bought it. I would like to most definitely leave negative feedback on the sellers page but I'm not allowed since I don't have any transactions. The honest thing to do would have been to get in touch w me, NOT SELL MY PHONE!!!

Selling discussion

Feb 6, 2016 10:27:07 AM PT

Dishonest Seller

When buyers buy multiple items and pays with multiple guest accounts, often times they are uniquely different accounts so their user ID doesn't match. I combine those items for shipping because their shipping address is an exact match. But ebay's sytem will not allow me to use the same tracking for different user IDs, thus giving me a shipping defect for "not uploading tracking" for the additional items purchased.


I've complained to ebay about this but they admit it to be a loop hole and unable to do anything about it. My question is once this becomes an issue regarding return or case, will ebay force refund them out immediately because technically the additional item never had tracking with it to being with?

Selling discussion

Feb 8, 2016 11:31:33 AM PT

Buyer pays with different guest accounts

Can anyone tell me how to find a seller using their ebay username? I've tried the advanced search, then filtered by "find a member/seller, etc..."  I've even searched via the sellers email address, and although ebay admits that the seller is indeed on the site, it won't give me ANY information because I haven't bought from this seller before. DUH!!!  How can I buy from a Seller that I can't find???  Help!

Tools & Apps question

Feb 8, 2016 2:03:11 PM PT

How to find a seller by username

So I need help.


I got on all my items return policy.

Basicly at the moment I am selling antivirus keys. My problem is that buyer requested return which was automaticly approved and he said that he bought key for 1 year but his antivirus expires on 19.9.2016. while he sent attachement where you can cleary see that key expires on 19.9.2017. which is more than 1 year and half. 


What should I do, can someone get some advice or anything. Pictures will be in attachments.


Kind Regards,


Selling discussion

I've got some calculated shipping items where the buyer paid $8.10 (actual cost) but Ebay's Bulk Shipping tool is quoting me a whopping $12.03.  Every single shipping price is jacked up.  Does this have to do with the First Class $.06 debacle?  

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Selling discussion

I have been selling on ebay for about 2 1/2 months.  I am having some success and learning alot.  I want to be here for the long haul.  Looking at this as a supplement to retirement income.  


At what point should I be looking at starting a store?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a store?


Also, if I opt for the year payment of the lowest level and decide within that same year to go for a higher level is the amount that I paid for the year applied to the cost of a higher level store?


Thanks.  The learning continues.



Selling discussion

Feb 7, 2016 11:14:00 AM PT

store subscription

Hi all,

Please advise. I contacted a seller about her "Buy it now listing" and when she responded, I said "great, I'll buy it now'. I hit the button, seconds later, it stated ' listed ended'. I refreshed and then saw on the listing under the item ' Get to know the buyer w/my info , city, etc. I had to run and was happy.

Upon my return 2 hrs later, the seller said someone else had purchased it minutes after me. I even mentioned to her then that I was in such a hurry when I bought it that I thought I had seen my info as the buyer. She just said sorry, the buyer was Elizabeth not Evelyn.

Today as I was reviewing my Sent box, I found the email with the picture of the listing with me as the buyer.


I contacted the seller and politely followed up with the preceding info.

What are the buyers' options in such a situation? 


I would appreciate your input.

Bidding & Buying question

Feb 6, 2016 5:56:25 PM PT

Seller yanking "buy it now" listing ?

I could really use some help on this watch.  I am inserting three links to Imagevent so you can easily see it.  It is an Elgin Father time 21 Jewel watch and it was my great grandpas I think.  My mom is 90 and wants to sell it as she never displays it any more and could use the money.  I know NOTHING about pocket watches.  It looks gold but I am not sure of the carat.  The watch is in working order and actually keeps good time.  The front white face has some chips and cracks.  It does not have a hinged cover to go over the front, it never did.  My questions are:


1.  How would I describe it? 

2.  What is the possible value (I want to tell my mom so she doesn't think it is worth $6000 and it is really $90)

3.  Inside the back cover there are very faint marks, look like dates, No idea what they signify. 



I really appreciate any help you can give. 





Watches, Clocks and Timepieces discussion

Feb 6, 2016 12:15:01 PM PT

Need help on Elgin Father time watch

I have a buyer who has paid for five books, including full price shipping for each book.  I'd like to refund them some of the shipping fees, but if I do so via Paypal, does eBay refund the final value fee?  If not it changes my calculation of how much I should refund.


For example they bought five books at $3.25 shipping each, for a total of $19.25 shipping.  If I want to charge them $6.00 shipping, and I refund them $13.25 from Paypal, will eBay still charge me the 9% (or whatever it is) final value fee on that $13.25?  If so I only want to refund about $12 instead.


Thanks for any help with this.  I must say it would be nice if I could look at an individual completed order  and see what the eBay fees were; that would answer a lot of questions.



Shipping & Returns question

Feb 8, 2016 4:48:32 PM PT

Final value fees on refunds via Paypal

I received an email notification from ebay that an item sold. That message showed the buyer's shipping address as a PO Box. Ebay showed the item as paid and ready for shipment, although I had not yet received a payment confirmation email.  When I went to process the shipping label, ebay provided a street address instead of that PO Box. After I had printed the label, I then received the payment confirmation email from ebay that shows the street address for shipping that is the same the ebay provided shipping address.


For my protection I'm going to ship to the street address that ebay provided, but I wonder why the original "Your Item Has Sold" message shows that PO Box address? It doesn't show up on anything else to do with this transaction. Any ideas? I think this is weird.

Shipping & Returns question

Very large bowl looks hand made, style attributed to Native American or Mexican. It is heavy and about 12.5 inch diameter. Help me please.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 6, 2016 10:05:29 PM PT

This Native Pottery Bowl is a Mystery?

why is there a feedback section at all? limited to 80 characters is less than twitter which doesn't say much.  what I want to post about a buying experience will take more than 80 characters!

Product Discussions discussion

Feb 7, 2016 10:02:42 AM PT

80 character feedback is less than a tweet!

I have a Robert Jordan "The Great Hunt" book from The Wheels of Time series. 


I cannot find another copy like it.  It is a hardcover copy with a gold front and back cover.  The dust jacket has no UPC on the back and no price on the inside of the jacket.  I attached a photo of the inside page where a first edition would state "first edition".  Every first edition I have seen doesn't look like the book I have and have a blue front/back cover.  The lack of price and UPC lead me to believe it might be a promotional copy.


I can provide additional photos of the book if anyone might have an idea of what I have.


Thank you in advance!

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi has anyone veer seen a photo like this it is on a copper platenot sure if someone made this way or what???

Antiques discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:37:18 PM PT

Unusual photo on copper plate

Hello, I recently went through the whole return and refund process a couple days ago for a handbag. The buyer requested a return, I paid for the return shipping label and they returned it and I refunded them the full amount. Yet eBay sent me the invoice for the month and told me that I have final value fees that I need to pay. Why am I being charged a final value fee for an item that was returned and the money refunded?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:43:50 PM PT

eBay return

What do they mean and how do I do this.



Shipping & Returns question

hello, i would like to appeal for my refund and was told that i have to fax in the appeal. But i do not have a fax machine, is there an email that i can send to.




Thank you



Shipping & Returns question

Feb 7, 2016 10:31:07 PM PT

appeal department email?

I recently made my eBay account, and have been told that I can list 10 items per month, now, when that month is over which will be in just over 2 weeks, how many items can I list?

Buying & Selling Basics discussion



File Upload Reference No : 748145959


I am trying to upload products via file exchange Template.I tried 2 products for testing  and getting error :


Error Code : 37   "Error - Input data for tag Format> is invalid or missing. Please check API documentation."


I am totally clueless.I searched the error code reference and cant find anything regarding this.


File Upload Reference No : 748145959



Plz help me in this regards.




Tools & Apps discussion

Could you show me examples? I've tried it any didn't see any difference.. not sure what it is for.

Selling discussion

Any help would be grateful !!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:44:37 PM PT

What is this unusual glass piece ??

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