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I have 2 different Barbie's that I am not sure which they are.


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African American doll markings: Head: 1990 Mattel Inc  

Caucasian doll markings: Head Mattel Inc 1998

Waist for both: 1966 Mattel Inc China

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Head Markings: Mattel Inc 1976  Waist is Mattel Inc 1966 Indonesia

I think this head was put on the wrong body because from the chart in the Doll Reference 1966 Indonesia is from 1992 to present but I do not think she came out in 1992 with a 1976 head. But I could be wrong so I am asking the experts.







Dolls discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 19, 2014 11:44:17 PM PT

Help in identifying this piece of pottery.

Silver or silver plated


Roses pattern

About 6"

Chain goes into a hole on one side, and I can pull more of the chain into the hole

About an inch farther down, is another hole with a matching hole diametrically opposite on other side If I take the straight bar and put it into a lower hole, it's too short to come out the hole on the other side

No manufacturer name or other mark

Too big for a candle snuffer, plus, there are holes in the roses pattern

No threads inside so it doesn't unscrew anything

Any ideas?


Home & Garden discussion

So I purchased a graphing calculator that was supposed to be in excellent condition and working perfectly but wouldn't charge when I received it. I opened a refund claim and asked that I be refunded for my purchase since it was defective.


It was approved, and I then received an email saying to ship the item back to the seller by Oct 27, and to print the shipping label since, according to the email, the seller pays.



However, before I could get the label printed, the seller "accepted my refund."




So now I can't access the actual shipping label, since it looks like eBay thinks I shipped the item, he received it, and the entire process is over. Trouble is, I still have the item but I don't want to pay the shipping since it clearly says that the seller pays the return. Do I need to ship the item back still? Should I?

Shipping & Returns question


Fashion discussion

Oct 20, 2014 2:16:22 PM PT

Chanel scarf is it fake or real?

I'm trying to identify the name on this perfume bottle and whether it is a fragrance or company.  I've googled every variation of what it looks like and found nothing, yet it doesn't look like a German word!  Can anyone help?  Thanks--


Is it missing a squeeze bulb or something else?  About 2" high



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 20, 2014 5:12:40 PM PT

Help on Western Germany perfume bottle

This oval bowl measures about 11x8.5 and is just over 5" deep. The crystal reflects the light so beautifully! Does anyone know who may have made this? 

Thank you!






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Any ideas on a maker of this set?

The "tomatoes" do actually look real enough, that people walk up to them expecting the real thing!  Thanks!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 21, 2014 8:49:16 AM PT

Potties Please ~ really, this time!

okay guys i need help! I saw an add on craigslist for 4 tickets to the cowboys @ eagles for only $500 and it was section 138, row 12.  which these tickets are faily expensive so right away red flag.  the ad gave a phone number to text.  i texted them and they told me to email them for more info.  so i did and then i received this; 


I have for sale 4 Philadelphia Eagles vs Carolina Panthers Tickets for Mon, Nov. 10th. My seats are located side by side in Section 138 Row 12. The price for all 4 tickets is $500 and you will also receive a parking pass. I am a season ticket holder so if you are interested in buying another game or all home games I can sell you my 4 season for $1500.
Currently I am on a business trip with my World Health Organization Team around the country to raise funds for people with diabetes and I won't be able to any of the home games this year. I bought the tickets before I knew I had to cancel my football plans. Due to time sensitivity and to make sure that we do this transaction safe and secured, I would like to do this online through Buyer Protection who are affiliated with eBay and they handle the whole process. As a season ticket holder I also have digital tickets (etickets) which I will send to you from my season account to your email address. This takes less than 30 minutes. I want you to know that I will not receive a single dollar until you have the tickets in your possession and you are 100% satisfied with them.
If you are interested in buying the tickets, please email me back with your full name and shipping address or email address where you would like the tickets to be sent.
Thank you and I hope you have a great day!
so i responded saying that i only wanted the tickets for the game on 12/14.  withing seconds of sending that email i received another from this lady asking if i had received the einvoice.  i checked and i had am invoice from ebay....
You are receiving this e-mail because the seller Anita Wastin, has selected eBay Buyer Protection to handle a secure online transaction with you.
eBay Invoice #347738213768 for: 4 Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys Tickets
eBay member Anita Wastin, as the Seller, started a new transaction through eBay Buyer Protection Program and registered you, Josh Windemaker, as the Buyer.
We verified all the details of this transaction and we concluded that they are accurate and the transaction is approved.
Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.
Review and pay for your eBay purchase:

4 Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys Tickets in Section 138 Row 12
Sale price:
Shipping cost:
 US $500.00
 US $0.00
 US $500.00
Inspection Period:
Refund Option:
 Payment Pending
 3 days
 E-tickets via email. Buyer will receive e-tickets within 60 minutes upon payment confirmation.
Josh Windemaker
(I deleted this)
Note: Buyer must present a valid email address in order to receive the e-tickets.
http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/asteriskG_10x10.gif How to send the money to eBay Buyer Protection
Payment must be submitted via MoneyPak, an easy and convenient way to send money to where you need it. The MoneyPak works as a cash top-up card. Once you purchase it at a participating retailer with cash, you can use it to make payments to eBay. eBay Buyer Protection will secure the payment until the buyer receives, inspects and accepts the tickets. Or, if it will be the case, eBay Buyer Protection will refund the payment to the buyer. 
 Take your cash to a major retailer. Walmart       CVS         Kroger           Aid          Walgreens
 Buy one $500 GreenDot MoneyPak card. (Like the one in the picture above. MoneyPak card should have 14 digits)
 Click the Pay Now button below to make the payment or fax the GreenDot MoneyPak codes at +1 206-202-0803

If you have any questions please fell free to contact us at BuyerProtection-tickets@representative.com

We're available from 5:00 AM-10:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST), every day.


this seemed sketchy again! lol because when I clicked the pay now button it takes me to a page that asked for my name, email, and the moneypak card number....i have this gut feeling that its just one elaborate scam from a pro! i copied and pasted the invoice from ebay so it probably doesnt look the same, but it def looks legit in my email haha....so please help me out friends! =) thanks a lot! 

Buying & Selling Basics question

Oct 21, 2014 9:30:06 PM PT

feels like a scam!



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Hi groupies,


Am I right in thinking that  this dates from the 1960s? It's marked with Trifari, a crown over the T, and a copyright symbol in a round circle after the Trifari. I have looked at the RCJ site and I *think* that this mark is from the 60s, but seriously ..there are just so many variations of this mark,  that I can't seem to get my head around this ....so I am asking for help here!


Also, does this pin belong to a particular line of Trifari jewelry? I can't seem to find another one   online, except for in google images, and there is no info linked to those ... I've checked my Julia Carroll books (101 and 202) to no avail.


TIA for any help.








Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 19, 2014 12:02:47 PM PT

Trifari scimitar brooch please help date


Can anyone tell me what these stones are called, they appear whitish but have the orangle glow at different angles, I am not seeing any specks.  The stone is smooth to the touch but it looks like the color is faceted?  They are very old, screwback.  Held a 10k acid test for about 5-6 seconds then faded.  I am talking about the largest middle stone??



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

It is a modernist style flower bracelet- gives me a 40's-50's Mexico or FInland sort of feel  Marked I in a rectangle KC in the center and S in a rectangle again.

Any ideas?  I checked some of the usual spots to see if I could I dentify a country but nothing exactly. Any help would be appreciated. Thank-you!  Jen




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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ACEO ~ Art Cards Editions and Originals

Oct 19, 2014 4:14:24 AM PT

HAPPY BIG 10 ACE...Os ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi again,

  I have some clothing items I need help with. TIA


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D. I do not know if these go together but the top has a Made in China tag and the letters on the emblem is SRC


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E. No Tags I put a 13 inch Cher doll next to dress for comparison




Dolls discussion

Oct 19, 2014 12:43:35 PM PT

Please help with these clothes

Is this a wood inlaid picture or stand and what is the origin?Thanks for any help.mephisto 039.jpgmephisto 040.jpg

Antiques discussion

Hi everyone,, been awhile since I been here.  Need help with 2 art pottery pieces.

1st is a green vase.  I am leaning toward Hull but not sure.  I didn't see it in my McCoy books not unless I overlooked it.  It is 8 1/8" tall and 4 3/4" in diameter, has numbers on trhe bottom but you can't read them.

2nd is a matte green and blue flower bowl.  I think Niloak or Camark but not sure.

It is 4 1/4" tall and 5" in diameter.

Any help is always appreciated.








Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 19, 2014 2:36:14 PM PT

Help ID 2 pieces of art pottery.

Hello. I have picked up this very pretty oil on canvas painting, it is from 1800's, has some damage on it. It depicts a little girl giving her dog some milk or water to drink, it has a very ornate gilded wooden frame, it is large, measures 19.5" by 25" framed. The signature I believe reads James Brown :smileyhappy: so most of my searches end up about the musician James brown. I would appreciate any info on the artist? thank you, regards, sellwell


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Antiques discussion

Since the seller paid for the UPS Return Service label -- the label shows the buyer as the sender -- will the refused package go back to the buyer, but with return-to-sender charges additionally billed to the seller? Or does it have to be refused again?



Selling discussion

I had some help guessing on these Armand Marseille Eaton?

The other is marked 1987 so not old but any help would be appreciated!





I know the little one is pitiful pearl but lost on the other 2 any help is much appreciated

I will post the doll sitting marks in just a few minutes

Dolls discussion

Oct 20, 2014 8:25:47 AM PT

Can you ladies help with these 2 dolls

Hello...Is this 9" vase by Fenton? Thanks very much!!



Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Oct 19, 2014 1:56:51 PM PT





Take just a moment of time today to focus on the beauty of the world around you.


Have a great day.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Arrived at USPS Facility

Oct-16-14, 07:09 AM, ORLANDO, FL 32824

Departed USPS Facility

Oct-15-14, 09:41 AM, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07097

Arrived at USPS Facility

Oct-15-14, 05:46 AM, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07097

Departed USPS Facility

Oct-15-14, 04:56 AM, FLUSHING, NY 11351

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

Oct-14-14, 19:08 PM, FLUSHING, NY 11351

Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility

Oct-14-14, 17:53 PM, ELMHURST, NY 11373



On Oct 14 i shipped a small package for a fm transmitter via first class mail. The buyer is asking why it hasn't arrived yet? why usps is taking too long to deliver it?


Thanks for any info you can provide me!

Selling question

Product delivered to the address of record in paypal but customer claims non-receipt and wants the seller to redirect package to new address.  The person now living at the address of record has a forwarding address in another state.  USPS forwards the package and she no longer lives at the forwarding address either.  USPS forwards again back to original address of record.  Customer has filed claim funds are locked.  Customer will not respond. 


Tracking #:







Oct-06-14, 13:25 PM, WOODSTOCK, GA 30188

Out for Delivery

Oct-06-14, 09:28 AM, WOODSTOCK, GA 30188

Sorting Complete

Oct-06-14, 09:18 AM, WOODSTOCK, GA 30188

Arrival at Unit

Oct-06-14, 09:11 AM, WOODSTOCK, GA 30188

Depart USPS Sort Facility

Oct-06-14, 02:51 AM, ATLANTA, GA 30369

Processed through USPS Sort Facility

Oct-05-14, 23:09 PM, ATLANTA, GA 30369

Depart USPS Sort Facility

Oct-04-14, 23:51 PM, AURORA, CO 80011

Processed through USPS Sort Facility

Oct-04-14, 23:10 PM, AURORA, CO 80011


Oct-04-14, 11:51 AM, FLORISSANT, CO 80816

Order Confirmed

Oct-03-14, 19:39 PM, FLORISSANT, CO 80816

My Account question

  • Anyone seeing this when trying to call customer service??? ( screenshot)
  • Is this what we should look forward to every month around this time?
  • Are you seeing any improvements that will make it worth selling here going forward?
  • Your thoughts?????
  • Don't know about anyone else, but I'm WAY too Italian for this BS barrage of constant glitches, low traffic, & screw ups !!!!
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Selling discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 20, 2014 11:46:44 AM PT


Would like to know maker of this vase, a good description and age.  Any help is appreciated.



Home & Garden discussion

Any information about this patch would be appreciated.  It has been in my husband's "Swapped Military Patch" Box since 1968 that I know of.



Militaria Collectors

This ashtray is about 50 years old.  Need help in maker or how to describe. Thx in advance.002.JPG001.JPG

Home & Garden discussion

Oct 21, 2014 3:21:57 PM PT

Glassies-Plz Help With Vtg Sphere Ashtray

Can some one help to ID the maker and age of this Sterling match holder. The pictures showing the marks are the best I can do as they appear to be somewhat worn. Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic

Collectibles & Art discussion

The figure is 5" high and possibly painted cast iron. The figures face has a pig snout, a headdress with 3 faces and is holding a weapon with his middle finger and thumb. One foot is stepping on a person, the other foot is stepping on an animal. The small figure on his chest has a pointed mask. There are no makers marks that I am aware of. It's quite heavy, weighing over one pound. Quite interesting.


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Collectibles & Art discussion

5 1/4" Tall

2 3/4" rim diameter

Maybe a generic cutting used by more then one company?


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Bucherer watch or not....Automatic ....Swiss Made on the face. The number on the back is 30153.  The band is hallmarked RW Germany and the same hallmark is on the watch case next to the winder.  Thought I sould check before putting it in a

watch lot. I can add more photos, if needed.

Thank you in advance




Electronics discussion

didn't attach images in previous post--- here they are now.


they are 2" tall and 3" diameter.....   any info on these wld be appreciated.....




Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 20, 2014 4:40:12 PM PT

"silver" INFOSYS creamer and sugar

I finally figured out this is Fenton Olde Virginia Glass. Marked OVG on bottom (I thot it was OVC).


Were there names for the different patterns?




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

hi! Thank you for adding me to the group! I was hoping to find someone with information on imperial twisted optic candle holders. I have this set that I have ID'd as Imperial with the correct pattern and size but what is throwing me off is the clear or crystal "color". Every resource I have (which is limited) says these candle holders only came in colors not clear. So I am stumped. any ideas??? When I went to a FB Imperial Collectors page,  they said it wasn't Imperial. My problem is many people list this shape in ebay, etsy, replacements.com as Imperial. So now i am really confused. Anyone want to help?? I will need to take the listing if i am wrong.....Thanks in advance!!IMG_6613.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Does anyone have any idea who the manufacturer of this glass sherbet is?  It measures 4.25" in height with a bowl diameter of 4".  It has a 6-petal design on the bowl as well as on the base.  Help would be appreciated.Picture 5173.jpgPicture 5174.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 19, 2014 3:55:28 AM PT

Elegant Glass Sherbet ID Help

Hi, I picked this up today, trying to find an age for it, where is was made and if this would be considered a sampler. 10" x 11", not including the piece for hanging. This has some stuffing inside, feels like straw. Is this cross-stitching? Any info appreciated.


Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Oct 19, 2014 4:34:55 PM PT

Would this be considered a sampler?



I could really use some help identifying the maker associated with the marking on this porcelain woman. Thanks in advance to anyone who can provide some information!

Collectibles & Art discussion

I picked up this glass tip top display table today from my Savers Thrift for $20.00. I was so excited to see it, all's I could picture was my Victorian jools and trinkets in it.

All the sides are glass as well.

Needs to have the brass parts wiped a bit, there's polish residue all built up.

Am I crazy for being so happy to find it that I couldn't wait to show you guys ?

My family just shrugs their shoulders...lol.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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HI  Appox 9" tall   I googled for images and web content and could not find these  Are they old and out of production?  Could they be fakes?  I don't know if this line is faked but since I cannot find anything.......   I went  to their website and that search yeilded nothing  Anyone recognize them? Any info is much appreciated  TYVM

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Item I sold just came bacjk to me Return to Sender.  USPS attempted delivery and left a notice, but the buyer never picked it up.  I had no idea until the package showed up on my doorstep yesterday.  I have never heard a word from the buyer now about 6 weeks since the purchase date of Sep 2.  Any advise on what I do now?  The item was sold with the "free shipping" option.  If I refund can I deduct my actual shipping cost?  This was the tracking info



Shipping & Returns question

Oct 21, 2014 6:19:18 PM PT

Item never picked up and returned to sender

Miniature 2 1/2" high Early Period Lidded/Covered Jar with embossed "V" shaped Floral motif on front and back. (Uranium +++ Tested and GLOWS Uranium GREEN).



Collectibles & Art discussion

I couldn't find a way to modify the original post - so I started over.  I have a pair of 7-inch glass  candleholders with a tulip design.  Would like to know if anyone has information on the maker - they are perfect and feel like top quality.  Thanks.  MaryIMG_5691.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 20, 2014 12:08:40 PM PT


Hi there, found this in the bottom of a drawer at an estate sale. In leather sheath; have no idea of age. Can't find a maker's mark anywhere on this; i think the handle is some type of horn? Hopeful someone who is familiar with knives will be able to help me out with a possible maker, or any info would be appreciated and helpful, thanks in advance! mary039.JPG032.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi everyone,


Can someone out there help me identify what these Halloween illustrations are? They each measure about 6-1/2" x 5". I thought they were iron-on transfers when I initially purchased them, but now I'm not so sure. They are printed on thin, clear plastic paper. They seem to possibly be for glass, but are not sticky and would be the wrong way on a window. I am just hoping that someone may have seen the illustrations before. Thanks in advance for any help!


Halloween Illustrations

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 21, 2014 11:09:34 PM PT

Please Help ID These Halloween Illustrations

Ummmm ~ Riddle me this, Batman (:smileyvery-happy:) ~ I check in on the group to see if perchance, we have any activity (nope:smileysad:), and I notice the little cart at the top right side of the page now has a bright orange 2 ~ so I click on the bright orange 2, and this is what I see:



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Ummmm ~ not mine ~ eBay's got some 'splainin' to do! 

Part-time eBay Sellers discussion

Oct 21, 2014 5:31:11 PM PT

My Cart Runneth Over!

Tonight I had a potential buyer that contact me about an outrageous shipping estimate. I started investigating while playing message tag.


I logged in under another account, entered the buyers address (as my own), and proceeded to add 6 RV table legs to the cart. Once in the cart, I was presented with this (look at the FedEx Ground price):



Luckily the buyer contacted me to ask if that was correct. Most would not bother and just move on. Now watch what happens to those prices as I proceed to checkout. The amount shown $64.02 is still there screaming ripoff! You have to scroll down to the bottom. I have a big screen and it does not even show the real shipping price without searching for it at the bottom of the page (below is just the bottom HALF of the cropped checkout page).


So the $64.02, that ebay was scaring the buyer with page after page, turned out to be $12.33.



Selling discussion

Bucherer watch or not....Automatic ....Swiss Made on the face. The number on the back is 30153.  The band is hallmarked RW Germany and the same hallmark is on the watch case next to the winder.  Thought I should check before putting it in a

watch lot. I can add more photos, if needed.

Thank you in advance








Watches, Clocks and Timepieces discussion

Oct 20, 2014 4:44:09 PM PT

Not sure if this is a Bucherer Watch or not

Please help ID maker of this vase or age and how to describe. Thank you in advance.004.JPG008.JPG006.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

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Part-time eBay Sellers discussion

So the bracelet has 4 small missing stones and the matching necklace is broken with more missing stones. Someone (other than myself) could harvest some stones from the necklace. Should I try to list it as a repair, or put it in a lot of repair pieces? The longer part of the broken necklace possibly could be made into another bracelet by someone way craftier than me.

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I really have no clue about these. Gilt frames. Framed area is 6.5"x4.5". Signature looks like initials MAC? Oil on canvas. Not prints.

Would like to know more if possible. 




Thank you for any help.




Collectibles & Art discussion

On October 10, 2014 I won an auction for a "NEW" pair of Oakley Wiretap sunglasses. Before placing any bids I messaged the seller asking if I won the auction if they would make sure that the glasses were packaged securely in a box that provided at minimum, 1 1/2" to 2" of space surrounding the Oakley sunglasses box so that there would be suffecient room for packing peanuts or bubble wrap so as to securely protect my purchase during transit. I don't think that I've ever purchased something this expensive on ebay before so I wanted to make sure in advance that the seller was willing to package the item securely, and that it wasn't just going to get tossed into some envelope, putting the sunglasses at risk for damage during shipment. Once the seller agreed to make sure that my purchase would be securely packaged, I made by bid on the auction and won. Upon notification that I had won the auction I submitted immediate payment. On October 14th I received a message from the seller stating that he packed them in a box and had dropped them off at the post office. The seller shipped the package by USPS, First Class (No Insurance) and was delivered to me on Saturday, October 18th. I was so upset when I received the package because although the seller packed my purchase in a box, it was blantenly obvious that the seller did an absolutely horrible job packing. I immediately took out my camera and took several high quality clear pictures, of the boxes condition that I had received it in. I do NOT use the word "horrible" lightly when describing how the seller chose to pack my purchase. For one thing, the contents of the box were visible without having to even open up the box. The seller did not use a pre-made box. Appears that seller took another box, cut it down to size, but didn't do such a good job as he didn't create any flaps in which to close the top of the box. (box with no lid/cover) Appearantly his answer to this problem was to cut a strip from another piece of cardboard and stick it down into the box, create one fold, and call it a day. You know, this MIGHT have been acceptable IF the seller would have at least securely taped all sides and eges of the box, but he didn't. He only applied tape to one of the 4 corners, to the top of the box. (picture a box with no top, then cut out a rectangle the depth of the box folding it in an "L" shape and place in box) Incase your even thinking it, I'm not exaggerating one bit with this box regarding how the seller put it together and boy am I glad I took pictures of the box immediately after it was delivered because unknown at the time, my worst fear was about to come true. I took out my utility knife and cut through the tape on the one and only side of this top flap that was holding it in place. Pictures CLEARLY show that there was NEVER any tape on any of the boxes other sides. (If this was a package that I had to sign for, I never would have accepted it. I pulled an oakley box from the outter box, (that it was shipped in) only to find that there were NO sunglasses inside the oakley box! The only thing inside the Oakley sunglasses box was a plastic arm sleve cover,  warranty card, and an empty cleaning/storage bag! I've been buying on eBay for almost 7 years and never had a problem like this before. My general rule is to not buy from anyone that doesn't have a minimum positive feedback rating of at least 99.4% and I stuck with that rule with this purchase, so I had thought, as the seller was showing a feedback rating of 100% with 71 ratings. It wasn't until I opened the box to find that my sunglasses were not there that I went back to the auction listing to check the sellers feed back again. What I found out at closer inspection was that this persons positive feed back was not there selling feedback. Only two or three items had even been sold in the last year and one of those feedbacks was a complaint from another buyer. OMG...I'm so freaking out right now because not only do I not have a brand new pair of Oakley's that I paid $100.00 + shipping for, I don't know how to proceed! Can someone please advise me on what exactly I should do and how to proceed with this. In 7 years I've never left a seller a negative or neutral feedback and have never given anything less than a 4 star rating but then again I've never before had this problem either. I really hope that I didn't just get screwed out of $100.00 dollars for an empty sunglasses box. PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT STEPS I NEED TO TAKE HERE.


Sorry for such a long message, just really freaking out right now as I had saved up for almost a year to be able to purchase Oakley Sunglasses.


Just to be crystal clear, the pictures that I've attached are exactly how the package was delivered. The box had not yet been opened at the time these pictures were taken.OAKLEY_1.jpgOAKLEY_2.jpgOAKLEY_3.jpg

Electronics discussion

I've had this set for awhile and wonder if it could be D & E? Thanks!


Green Brooch



D & E back


Clasp is an older "C" clasp

D & E Clasp

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Alien Invasion!

League of Extraordinary Comic Book Collectors

Hi I need help to authenticate this travel poster. The only image was one that I found in a museum. See link below.  I had it listed and took it off because someone told me that there are only two known and mine had to be copy.  I took it out of the frame. And found a stamp on the back the is the same as the lightly stamped one on the front. Can anyone tell me what the stamp means or who it belongs to or what it says. It seems to be in German. I can see part of the image come through on the back and there is no dot matrix pattern. This is about 27" x 35.75". Any info will be helpful. Thanks RAAPHDS.







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Antiques discussion

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Fashion discussion

Oct 21, 2014 1:57:55 PM PT

Real or fake dooney and bourke?

Can anyone tell me what African tribe these carvings are from & if they are real or just made for tourist trade?

They are 4.5' high and have a metal over parts of them and the male has a unusual bird design at the bottom - it has a jeaf for a wing.

The inside of the back looks like they were hand carved.

They seem pretty big for a tourist to carry on the plane.

I appreciate any help with these.










Collectibles & Art discussion

Hoping to some help with this little bud vase. It seems to be hand painted and stands about 6 1/2" tall. I could not see any makers marks to id it but hoping some one might know. Any help would be great thank you in advance.P7180022.JPGP7180023.JPGP7180025.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 21, 2014 10:37:00 AM PT

porcilain help with vase

Smoke 'em if you got 'em!  Smokin' hot eye candy that is.  Please keep the images smaller so this will load quickly, and as always no live auctions. 



Two sterling necklaces, one with lab or synthetic opal, and the other dichroic glass.



Modern Native American.  Big honkin' piece of Zuni inlay.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 21, 2014 8:09:59 PM PT

Fall has fallen on Eye Candy Wednesday

Hi. I was wondering if I could get some help figuring out if this is an authentic Hummel. It looks like it has TMK-3, so that would date it between 1960-1972? If this is authentic, what would it be valued at? Thank you.




Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 21, 2014 9:57:45 AM PT

Authentic Hummel?


Would like help in identifying maker of this old ashtray or how to properly describe it.  Thank you in advance.001.JPG002.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

I was the top bidder. Then an hour and a half later later someone else is the top bidder with EXACTLY the same amount. How is it that someone can fool the system like that. It is not fair If I bid that number first I should have priority. When can EBAY fix this problem?? This auction closes tomorrow and it isn't much money but it is a matter of principle and trust!!


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Getting Started question

Is this a Jade vase???...Any help appreciated,IMG_0366.JPGIMG_0368.JPGIMG_0362.JPGIMG_0365.JPG

Antiques discussion

Oct 21, 2014 3:56:21 PM PT

Chinese Carved Jade Vase????

I purchased this chair a while back, but don't know how to describe it.  It is very old, has hand pegs, mahogany construction.


Can anyone tell me what style this is called, and any possible guess as to its age?


I'd like to do some research, but don't even know what to call it.





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Antiques and Research

Oct 20, 2014 1:56:44 PM PT

Help With Antique Chair Identification

I have an art glass bowl that I am fairly certain was made in Murano Italy. Was hoping someone might be able to confirm this and possibly send me in the direction of a particular glass maker. Bowl in cased glass pink with an orange design in the center, measures 6 1/4" in diameter and is 2 5/8" tall. has a smooth polished base.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 21, 2014 2:02:18 PM PT

Art Glass Bowl Murano?

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Fashion discussion

Oct 21, 2014 2:01:26 PM PT

Real or fake dooney and bourke?

Was wondering if anyone might be able to help me identify when this ANRI woodcarving was made. Has a paperlabel on the base that reads Woodcarving by ANRI Italy. Also has another paperlabel that reads Jongleur, which I have found out was the term for a traveling entertainer in medieval France & England. This measures 12 3/4" tall. 6 1/4" wide and is 3" deep.

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Antiques discussion

Oct 21, 2014 1:58:17 PM PT

ANRI Woodcarving

Could someone help me with these marks please?  Every thing I find  (gotheborg) has at least 1 symbol that is a tiny bit different!  Thanks so much for any help.  The shallow bowl is 9.5 x 1 3/4 inch



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 20, 2014 7:56:10 PM PT

Need help with Japanese marks

Anyone recognize this small vaseline opalescent brides basket.  The bowl itself is about 3" tall and 4 7/8" in diameter.  It is about 7' tall with frame.

Any help is greatly appreciated.









Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

We have been on eBay for 5 years. We sell vintage parts mostly for Gibson. Maybe I am an Ostrich with it's head in the sand but what happened last month to cause 4k a month in sales to go to $243. We have higher prices becuae we sell good quality mostly to other dealers and overseas, but suddenly everything flat lined Oct 1st. I read the forum and community whiners and complainers I am neither just wondering..Did Google do something or are we beeing weeded out as too small to matter or i can go on and on with a list of paranoia just kindof weird how sudden this has happened. Something changed October 1st not one sale since



Selling discussion

Let's face it,to avoid Panic.No Captain would announce to the guest the ship is sinking isn't that the truth....Us buyers and sellers are aboard this eBay Titanic ship and the Captain hasn't announced a word.


eBay hasn't announce a word about PayPal's Nov,18th Buyer's Protection change from 45 days to 180 days policy todate.

eBay hasn't announce if eBay will be following PayPal's policy change todate.


eBay announced eBay & PayPal will soon split to two independent public companies.


Do you find all of this just a little strange?Humm ...


Let's see here,

eBay bought PayPal.eBay owns PayPal.But,soon eBay & PayPal will split?Strange don't you think?Humm.

By the second half of 2015.As of todate, eBay & PayPal hasn't split yet.But yet,eBay hasn't announce a word about PayPal's Nov,18th Buyer's Protection change from 45 days to 180 days. Nor,announced if eBay will be following PayPal's policy change.But yet,eBay owns PayPal and hasn't split yet.Strange this is.A big twist of confusions.


eBay and Paypal need to be on the same page with this Buyer's Protection Policy change.If not,buyer will be overriding eBay's 45 day buyer's Protection Policy thru PayPal to receive a 180 day return/refund.The PayPal & eBay split wont be till, the second half of 2015.How will these two different policy work having two different policies.More twists and confusion for sellers.eBay needs to set a policy in place to avoid buyers from going to PayPal for their 180 day policy.As sellers we sell on eBay.We don't sell on PayPal.Unless,eBay plans to make PayPal a another buying & selling platform.Sellers should have the right to or be told to follow eBay's Buyer's Protection Policy.Sellers are not required to follow credit card returns.There for,sellers should not be required to follow merchant policies.eBay is not a merchant.And soon eBay & PayPal will split.Then,what?


I hear thru the grapevine that eBay didn't make their profit goal desire achievements .

I hear thru the grapevine that Amazon made a 20 % profit marge then,eBay did.

eBay "My Gadgets" is temporarily shutting down.Unfortunately some good things do come to an unanticipated end eBay states.

eBay restricted the use of an outdated Internet security protocol.

eBay is promoting the new GSP.Buyers & sellers are frowning on the cost.

Not including all the unsolved glitches and other issues with searches & traffic.


Did eBay abandoned ship?




eBay is the founder and the owner of the auction platform rights.Is why ,Amazon was never a auction platform for books..

Same example,Where I live I can't get AT& T because,Comcast owns the rights to my area.Ownership rights.


How many more updates will eBay create before the ship goes down?







Selling discussion

I just sold this year three sweaters; two by Banana Republic and one by Sears.  But these sweaters, listed since last year,just will not sell.  I'm wondering why not?  They're quality and they're pretty.  Feedback accepted.





Selling discussion

Did I miss something? I never enrolled in managed return, but last week I've got 2 "Not as described" return requests- one stating that "jacket is very nice, but made of polyester" even in material it was clearly stated polyester, another one- Chico's military style vest! reason for SNAD "Here's what they said:
Reason:It's defective or doesn't work
Comments:This vest is un-wearable. The material is like sandpaper both inside and out. I don t know what they used when referring to metallic , but it s terribly wrong!" So, I suppose to pay 2 way shipping, get defects.
What's going on? I tried to call, waited 2 hours, talked to Phillipino CR, no results, no answer

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 19, 2014 10:59:02 PM PT

Total madness with new return policy

There is one that is really bad....keeps popping up on the right side by JewelLexi.....it hangs up with I use the back arrow on my browser (google chrome). 


As if ebay couldn't be more annoying with all their distracting advertisements on the item I'm looking at.  Now I have to contend with this annoying nuance caused by the Idiot Tech (IT) dept.

Selling discussion

Oct 19, 2014 10:07:20 AM PT

ADS are messing up my browser.....

I have purchased and never recieved my item.  I have been messaging with the seller for over 3 weeks who now won't respond to me.  Now that I am looking for assistance from e-bay I find out that since I am now past 45 days of purchase e-bay won't help me and since I am past 60 days now I can't even so much as leave negative feeedback.  Is this correct that I now have no way of getting assistance since the seller has now just strung me out passed these deadlines?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 19, 2014 8:30:04 PM PT

need experienced advice

I purchased an iPhone. in the ad it clearly says it can be unlocked.  So I purchased it and the seller says they never said they would unlock it for me. 


I explained the original owner is the only one who can unlock it. They won't even respond to my messages.





What is my recourse?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 19, 2014 4:34:15 PM PT

Purchased an iPhone, seller won't unlock!!

So I sold a key board via auction a few weeks ago. The guy came to my house to pick it up, he tested the function then and then paid me cash. Now he's saying it doesn't work anymore (it was perfect when he tested it) and wants his money back. I also said no returns on my auction. Can anyone give advise as this is my first eBay sell?!?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 20, 2014 7:44:00 AM PT

What to do re return...

I hope I've just missed something...


Two times out of three now, I have auctioned a smart phone and the winning bidder is overseas, has a feedback of 0, and doesn't pay and doesn't respond to messages.  While I realize I could refuse bids from buyers with feedback of less than some number, the third phone auction was completed by a buyer in the USA with a feedback of 0, but they paid right away and there were no issues.  So yeah, I'm pretty selfish and don't want to block all 0 feedback buyers (but that doesn't mean that isn't the right thing to do)...


But I'm confused - I have my non-pay limit set at 14 days, and then eBay sends a message to the buyer, the buyer does not respond, and finally the auction is cancelled and my fees refunded.  All well and good, but then I look at the user's profile, and there is nothing to show that they've bid on items and not paid, or that they've not returned requests for information from eBay or from sellers, etc.  If this information was available, I could determine if it would be smart to cancel a bid.  And if the same person opens another account to avoid the "ding" hopefully the multiple accounts would show up under that section.


And what on Earth is the deal here?  One cell phone auction (long ago, not one of these three I referenced) was a clear scam as the buyer opened an eBay account, won the auction, closed the eBay account and sent me an e-mail that was supposed to look like it was from PayPal telling me to ship the item.  Not only did I verify if the funds were in my PayPal account (they weren't) but eBay caught the instant closing of the account and flagged the transaction.  Good for them.  But to bid and not pay and not respond...why?  Are these people that are trying to impress someone by claiming they're buying a high-end product?  Are these just kids who think this is funny?  Do we have enemies who think this is how to bring down the US economy?!?  I'm very curious...


Or iIs there a way to tell someone has stiffed a seller and I just can't figure it out?


Many thanks!

Selling discussion

Automatic payment at Auction completion... Why do we have to wait for payment? If everyone is required to use paypal, why do I have to wait for payment or non-payment? 

Selling discussion


An item was removed by eBay after I paid for it, but before the seller shipped. The seller insisted on shipping, even though there was doubt about the item's authenticity due to the item removel.

I received the item and it is indeed fake/counterfeit and I suspect the seller knew exactly what she was doing.

Now eBay will not let me open a case because the listing was removed and the item number is not valid anymore.

Am I in the Twilight Zone or what?

I'd like to get my money back. How should I proceed?

Thanks for your help!

Shipping & Returns discussion

So its a few days over two weeks since my selling limits were increased so I called ebay to ask to have them raised again.  According to eBay when Ireach a selling limit, they give you the option to request an increase to the amount I can list, but when I called in to do this I was told I had to wait 30 days and it would be increased automaticly even though the website and the recording both say something different.  Who is right?

Selling discussion

I've had one too many run ins with buying an item and it not being NWOT like the seller claims. It's frustrating on one hand because blurry pictures only show so much, frustrating on another because the seller almost always reacts negatively. But if you're going to put NWT/NWOT, it had better be just that... new. Does Ebay generally favor the buyer in this situation? I had to open a case because the seller is saying it was not worn, when it has clearly been worn. Any tips on avoiding this in the future besides asking for extreme close ups of all areas of the item before purchasing? 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 20, 2014 9:49:04 AM PT

What to do with items clearly not NWOT?

got a buyer want to return phone case for this reason phone got damaged and they r no longer making them and i look at their purchase history and found she make purchase of silimar item from another seller for cheaper price. And also can someone tell me how to print return lable on ebay i didnt opt in HASSLE-FREE return thx

Selling discussion

Oct 21, 2014 7:23:05 AM PT

Is this buyer remorse?

what day of the week that e-bay get the most biding on auctions??

Bidding & Buying question

I thought I put $100 in Max bid, but I won instantly making me the highest bidder which was a difference of $17 from previous bid. How can I find out what was actually the last bid before mine. I looked at all 12 bids and it shows $83 as the last one before me, and at the exact same time as my bid another one bidded $100, but I won. Does this happen? I feel like I got cheated. THX

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 20, 2014 8:54:37 PM PT

I thought I put $100 in Max bid

If so, how did you handle it?  We had a home robbery this past spring.  All my jewelry was taken and the local sheriffs have been unresponsive.  


New local seller listed an item two weeks ago.  Mine was missing a stone and so was this one... big coincidence.  Yesterday they listed more items including another item matching one of mine.  


Just curious about other's experiences with this kind of thing.  

Bidding & Buying discussion

suppose I offer 1 day handling and someone buys on friday. I know I have until monday to upload tracking to meet the 1 day handling requirement. And then suposidly I can mail it any day thereafter and it will still meet 1 day handling requirements, which is sort of a question I'll alwayy ask and never feel is correcly answered because it doesn't make sense that ebay would allow the negelgance that as long as I can print up a label by monday that I can mail it on thursday and still remain in 1 day handling time? I know they must fraw the line somewhere like a week after, but I'm not sure.


Anyway, so suppose I have 1 day handling and sell something on friday and print a label sunday making the departure date on the label for monday. If I mail it tuesday instead of monday, does that kill the requirement for one day handling?  Just trying to retain my TRS status and "%90 of items meet handling time with tracking proven by postal service" I think is hurting my rating, but the only thing I ever do wrong is what I mentioned above, along with selling a few things here and there in envelopes without tracking.

Shipping & Returns discussion

I bought an item at a really good price from a new seller. I'm not going to neg them because I've only left 1 neg in 15 yrs and a lot of you know what that was about. Anyway, I received this "package" and it looks like a 5 yr old addressed it, they left half my address off. I'm not sure why it got delivered, my post office sends stuff like that back usually because of the delivery confirmation. The envelope is totally shredded! It was free shipping but you still have to ship correctly. So, am I right to give this new seller a break? I did send her a message that I'm totally unhappy. All I have now for my time trouble and money is something I have to throw in the recycle bin. Also, should I block her? Never had this much trouble here before. Thanks guys!

Bidding & Buying question

Oct 20, 2014 2:48:13 PM PT

Okay friends, I need a little advice

Just as the title states, why are we only getting one feedback for multiple items purchased from the same buyer? About 2 months ago, I shipped off something like 11 albums to one buyer, and I only get 1 star. All that work of individualing grading and describing each and every item, and I get one lousy star? As is, I might have 20% of buyers leave feedback, and then the few that are my saving grace when buying multiple items... 1 star...

Anyone esle outraged by this?

My Account discussion

This eBay "explanation" is found in the Projected Seller Status area of your selling account. This is pure gibberish. Seriously, a third-grader could be more clear and realistic than this:


"The transaction defect rate won’t affect your seller level until you get 8 transaction defects from 8 different buyers within the most recent evaluation period. To remain a Top Rated Seller, you must have fewer than 5 transaction defects from 5 different buyers within that period."


"Affected" means "affected." So which is it? Is my status not affected in any way until 8 from 8? Or, as the second sentence states, is my account affected (losing TRS status) when I get 5 from 5.


You cannot have it both ways here. Sit down and draw Venn-Boole diagrams for an hour. You can't have "no affect" until 8 from 8, but also have "affect" at 5 from 5.


Geezus. I get tired of trying to decipher this nonsense.

Selling discussion

inhale. I've received ONE negative from a buyer when I was new to ebay...before I knew I could reach out for removal. I sold a brand new item, followed up with tracking, etc. and the buyer lied and left negative feedback noting they were dirty and late. They then resold the item and received glowing feedback. I intended to block the buyer for obvious reasons but NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS thought she'd have the nerve to buy again. Well. She did. And she's paid. And the item is perfect, but I'd rather lose the sale and cancel the transaction. Of course, it's too late to contact eBay. I'm up for TSR TOMORROW...I realize I screwed up by neglecting to block her (which I have now done) but I'd love input from experienced sellers on how to navigate the waters with this shark.

Selling question

we ship by priority mail 2-3 day delivery and offer free shipping, how can we get the "fast & Free" Logo?

My Account question

i won an acution for a destiny bundle and the seller with all his items for sale ship from florida. no problems i got the tracking info and it status is its in  transiting from citiy to city in Puerto Rico currently, still speculating on how the package is far down from florida, example shipped from MANATI, PR

dont get this im up north in the state maryland, should i ask the seller or just leave it be not care because Sorry I just dont know how sending packages work 

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 19, 2014 1:59:34 PM PT

Curious about how shipping packages work?

Hope someone can help me out here. I haven't received the item I paid for but the seller gave me full refund, all very good service. So I would like to give positive feedback. Now here comes my question, since I can't give 5 stars for "as described" since I didn't received it. Doesn't that lower the star count of the seller. Maybe a stupid question but I don't want to do anything that would have a negative effect on this seller especially since he gave me such a good service.

Selling discussion

Someone started a return with me.  We exchanged messges a few times, and he returned the item.


At this point, I just want to see the original message he sent when he initiated the return. When I click on "View Return Details", I just get "It looks like the returned item made it back to youCheck the item carefully, and refund the buyer right away if everything looks good"


When I search my message history, it does not include the original message anywhere.  Where do I see the original message from when he initiated the return?   

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 19, 2014 9:17:19 PM PT

How to see original return reason

I recently purchased a Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader (1st edition) from an eBay seller with over 200 transactions and 99% positive feedback. It was purchased on 10/07 and USPS was notified to expect the package on 10/13, but USPS hadn't physically received the package by 10/15 so I opened a claim. It was shipped the following day and arrived yesterday. I have previously owned the same device so I attempted to log into my B&N account on this "new" device so that I could load my library of purchased e-books, but I kept getting an error message telling me to call customer service. When I did, I was notified that this device (based on the serial number) had been blacklisted and was reported stolen. B&N told me to "contact eBay" and eBay would contact them so that the device could be returned to the rightful owner.


What I've found on eBay regarding receiving stolen property, the next step seems to be to contact my local police and let them handle things. Is that correct? Should I contact the seller at all? Leave feedback on the transacti