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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

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..

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

 

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Coins & Paper Money discussion

Feb 7, 2016 6:18:53 AM PT

TOP ONE

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 7, 2016 11:00:29 AM PT

Help ID water goblets

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Volcanos National Park, Hawaii

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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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

Thanks, CarolynHeart

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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

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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!

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!

 

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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

um...

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?

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Somewhere in Idaho.

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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

 

 

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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.

 

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Dolls discussion

Feb 7, 2016 9:01:08 PM PT

Can anyone ID this doll?

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

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 8, 2016 10:33:29 AM PT

CoCo Chanel or not?

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

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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

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#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....

 

  

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#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

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#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

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. 

 

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The Front Porch discussion

Feb 6, 2016 2:52:24 PM PT

Abuse of buyer protection policy

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

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Motors discussion

Feb 7, 2016 1:47:47 PM PT

How do I sell this?

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

Pandora?

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

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.

 

 

 

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Antiques discussion

Feb 6, 2016 10:46:40 PM PT

Need help identifying Vintage butcher knife

I just called into your help line and I don't feel confident that the representative got my point.

 
There is a minor problem on the page that I have encountered a number of times.
 
Scenario:
I bid on an item... I am now the high bidder for that item.
I click the link for My eBay which shows me a summary of the auctions I am bidding on.
 
Problem:
The item I just bid on shows outbid.  It shows my high bid and my max bid (if I exceeded the current bid) but it displays in red stating that I am outbid.  Also the summary on the top left shows that I have an auction item where I am outbid.
 
With that, as soon as I reload this page in any way, I am now shown as the high bidder in green.
 
Have fun with your fixing...

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 9, 2016 12:09:39 PM PT

Small glitch on the My eBay page

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

 

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Buying & Selling Basics question

Feb 8, 2016 1:58:53 PM PT

help

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 10:20:00 AM PT

ID Help Glass Etching and Manufacturer

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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?

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Feb 9, 2016 7:46:57 AM PT

Help identifying 9.25 x 4 bowl

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

Hello,

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!

Regards,

Rob & Tracie

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain 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

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Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Feb 8, 2016 2:23:06 PM PT

Need Help to Identify Mark on Earrings

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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

Hello,

 

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?

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

 

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.

 

Sugggestions?

 

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Payments question

Feb 8, 2016 11:21:33 AM PT

Getting error code 70049 when trying to pay

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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.

 

zanie

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 3:45:22 PM PT

era of ring

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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.

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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.

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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

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

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.

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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.

Any ID help would be great.  TIA

 

I'm coming up blank & yet it seems so familiar.

 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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:

 

Carrier:
Change carrier option to FedEx reload the page
USPS selected as a carrier option.Press enter and then tab to change selection.
Service:
[ 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

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

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Militaria Collectors

Feb 8, 2016 12:23:18 PM PT

WWII eighth army chit book

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!

 

-kyal

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 1:52:02 PM PT

Winking Toby Head Mug Info Request

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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! 

 

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Tools & Apps discussion

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?

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?

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 7, 2016 10:23:17 AM PT

another group of brooches

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

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Feb 9, 2016 4:53:37 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Tuesday Feb 9

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

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
Anyways
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.
Thanxks

(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.

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I have a no return policy. Recently I sold a Tiffany diamond necklace that the buyer first claimed didn't look as good in person as it did in the photos. I said I took the photos, they are the exact item and not manipulated in anyway.  I also gave a detailed description of the item. The buyer then said "well, the truth is, it looks fake". I offered to return her money if she got any proof whatsoever that it is fake. Buyer then stated they dont care if its real they just dont like it and are going to get their refund. I have spoken to Ebays "high value resolutioin department" several times and was told that buyer would need to show some kind of proof that the item was fake or SNAD in order to reutrn it. I just spoke to ANother ebay rep who said that NO, everyone else I spoke to at Ebay was either wrong, or the notes they wrote said something different than what they told me. One guy said he would write to buyer stating that if the buyer provided proof the item was fake I would accept a return. NOW ebay is claiming THAT WAS NEVER TOLD TO ME AND NEVER HAPPENED! What????

 

Then the guy basically said if the buyer claims the item looks fake (yet refuses to even get it tested) they can return it. Period. Then the guy also said that if its fake its illegal to send it through the mail back to me. I said, you just contradicted yourself. If ithe buyer beleives it is fake how can they legally return it to me? The buyer is obviously lying and changed their story so many times as to why they should get to return an item that is authentic and accurately described just by saying "it looks fake to me but I wont attempt to prove it". I know the item is real and the buyer has already left me neg. feedback stating that it is fake.

 

The NO RETURN POLICY means NOTHING. Ebay will always side with the buyer even if it obvious the buyer will say anything to get a return. This is not fair to small sellers like myself. Ebay has frozen over $1000 in my paypal account until this is resolved and any way you slive it, Ebay is going to allow the buyer to return the item because she lied.

 

Am I the only one that thinks this is crazy?

 

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By the time I pay EB fees and PP fees I have barely made a profit Smiley Sad Any one else feel this way ?

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Feb 8, 2016 5:17:21 PM PT

I can't sell items

 

Hi Fellow eBayers,

 

My grandfather, the late R.G. Smith, is counted among the greatest aviation artists in the history of aviation. I don't mean to brag, it is the truth.  While I would love to keep all of his artwork, we have decided to sell a few originals (although we will stick mostly to selling prints).

 

I know it sounds cliche, but it's almost time to send our daughter to college.

 

To that end, I would appreciate input on the value of an original watercolor by a renowned artist. Also, what are these planes? What do you think is being depicted in this painting.  Any suggestions on how to position the listing to prospective buyers?

 

I appreciate you thoughts and time,

 

Kristy

 

 

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 8, 2016 4:35:52 PM PT

Original Art ~Early Aviation

 

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.

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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?

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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?

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Feb 7, 2016 8:01:06 AM PT

Unpaid item case...now what?

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

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Feb 7, 2016 6:51:23 PM PT

Sending to a different address

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?

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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,

Borna

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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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ANY SUGGESTIONS?

A TEAM 40 STONG AT THE LIVE NYC MORNING SHOWS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER WITH SHIRTS EXPLAINING HOW EBAY SUCKS AND WITH SIGNAGE?

ARTICLE POSTED TO THE HUFFINGTONPOST BLOG?

A GRASS ROOTS GRAFITTI MOVEMENT WHERE 'EBAY IS A CON GAME' TAGS START SHOWING UP IN EVERY CITY / COUNTRY?

A WHITE HOUSE PETITION FOR SIGNATURES TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE?

GETTING ALL CONCERNED TO CONTACT ELIZABETH WARREN & THE CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCY?

A CROWD TO FREEZE AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION FOR A FULL MINUTE OF SILENCE IN RESPONSE TO DEAD SALES?

PEOPLE JUMPING INTO NEWS LIVE SHOTS SCREAMING HOW EBAY IS A SHELL GAME & IS DOING EVERYTHING TO SCREW OVER ITS SELLERS / COMMUNITY?

A PLANE BANNER FLYING OVER L.A. & NYC: NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO ,YOU CAN'T MAKE A LIVING ON EBAY!! IT'S A CON GAME!! ?

 

AT SOME POINT THIS WHOLE THING IS GOING TO BACKFIRE UP IN EBAY'S FACE

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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.

 

Annette 

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Feb 7, 2016 11:14:00 AM PT

store subscription

I went to print a label and low and behold! It's now 2.54$ for 3oz and under.

 

*checks watch*  Only took a couple of weeks!

 

Horray!  

 

I didn't see anything here about this, but if there was....sorry for the double post! I'm just so excited.

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Feb 8, 2016 6:53:44 AM PT

eBay fixed it! 3oz now 2.54!

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 ?

Relatively new seller here (since Nov 2015) and still "learning the ropes".  I've used both "Free" shipping (adding $$ to the price to account for shipping costs) and buyer pays shipping - and I'm fairly comfortable with using both. At this point I only ship to the US.

 

I'd like to try listing an item with free shipping, but giving myself the option to select the carrier once sold depending on the buyer's location/shipping costs.  Specifically thinking of items > 3 lb, something that won't "fit" in any of the USPS flat rate boxes, where e.g. USPS Parcel Select is the cheapest option for some zip codes but FedEx Smart Post is cheaper for others.

 

I've gotten this far -- I can set up a listing, select/check the "Free" checkbox for shipping with e.g. USPS Parcel Select as the carrier . . . add a 2nd carrier - FedEx SmartPost with shipping cost = $0.00.  But here are my questions:

 

- Will the seller still have the option to "select" the carrier even though shipping is "Free" (as with a listing where the buyer pays shipping)?

- If they select FedEx but it's cheaper for me to ship USPS, I guess my only option is to message the buyer and ask if they mind if I change carriers . . . if they say they want the carrier they chose, then I stick with that - and eat the higher cost?

 

Thanks in advance . . . seems if I'm paying for shipping, I should be able to select the most cost effective carrier as long the shipping services are equivalent!!

Shipping & Returns question

Whenever I post an item for bidding, I always stipulate USA Paypal Account only, USA Shipping only.  I have blocked overseas bidders.  Twice in the last week 2 individuals from China have bid on and won 2 items.  (late bids)  Why is this happening??

Selling question

Feb 8, 2016 12:33:48 PM PT

USA Paypal & USA Shipping only

Can't find the link anymore

 

Bidding & Buying question

Feb 6, 2016 12:45:49 PM PT

how do I retract a bid

i purchased an item with free shipping,when it came today,the postman made me pay for the shipping,the seller only paid 45 cents on it,i had to py the rest,what can be done?

Shipping & Returns question

How long does a seller have to respond once I've made an offer

Buying & Selling Basics question

Feb 6, 2016 5:22:18 PM PT

Buying

Buyer messaged me after payment: "I noted the Poster is being sent to my primary address. This is incorrect as it is a gift for a friend and is to go to:

(he posted address here)

Additionally, if it can be sent to arrive on the 12th of February that would be great."

 

As you can see, as if that weren't enough, he asked for the item to arrive on a certain date.  What can I respond about both requests?  I can't control the date of arrival but I can ballpark it because I'm doing Priority anyway.  And can he change the shipping address after the fact?  If I change it manually I lose my seller protection.

Shipping & Returns question

Do funds from sales always go to PayPal acct or can they go to seller's bank?

Thanks, Steve

My Account question

hi,

 

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.

 

 

regards,

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Shipping Calculator not working,  Shipping cost cannot be calculated. Please enter a valid ZIP Code.

 

Zip is valid (tried many valid zip codes.) Is there a work around or fix?  Don't want to bid without knowing price.

 

See attachment for example.

 

 

Shipping & Returns question

Ocasionally(though recently qiete often ) i get this one buyer with 0 feedback from Boswana or another country in Africa who does not pay nor did he had such intentions..(do they just try their luck hoping i will send item without payment?) no communication form them eather

Id like to list my items without commitment to buy the item but rather straight payment on chekout or go fish)

But i cant seem to find that option? is this another privilage of premium account sellers?

thanks

 

Selling question

 

 

I am so nitpicky and paranoid over these new Seller Standards that it seems I have done nothing but end up doing everything WRONG and nothing correct. Thus, I am here to ask a question and perhaps have a discussion on it. I currently have a buyer [very kind, repeat buyer] who messaged me earlier in the day stating that an item she purchased was highly loved by her friend. So much so, of course, "would I happen to have another because her friend would like one."

 

Of course I tell her yes (because I do), and then I go to grab the link for the customer. She messages me back and says, yes I already saw that; but this is at a higher prices."

 

My reply:

 

 

  ...  **crickets** .... |   (<------------- cursor currently still blinking in open tab next to this one...).

 

 

I try to be optomistic with buyers and very kind but really? This just seems strange...

 

What do I do/say?

 

 

-- No the item was NOT on sale when she purchased it originally.

-- Yes I increased the price.

-- Buyer currently has pending open spot to leave negative feedback... 0_0

 

 

COST DIFFERENCE: Less than 3 dollars.

 

thoughts? help?

Selling question

I sold an item to someone with a PO Box for his address.  I am shipping UPS and can't use that address.  I emailed him twice to see if he had an alternate address I could ship to.  No response after two weeks, so I finally tried to cancel the order and it says buyer has 10 days to respond.  It is like wasting a whole month on one item

Selling question

Recently, a buyer offered to pay for an item using the Friends & Family link in Paypal. I was concerned about losing my account if eBay was monitoring such activity.

Has anyone done this, and is it legit? I assume not, since eBay loses seller fees.

thanks,

jt

Payments question

Shipping & Returns question

What do they mean and how do I do this.

Thanks, 

Joe

Shipping & Returns question

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

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