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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 7, 2016 11:00:29 AM PT

Help ID water goblets

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..

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

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!

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

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?

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!

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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

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

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 7, 2016 10:23:17 AM PT

another group of brooches

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

 

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

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?

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

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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

 

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

 

Size approx: 4 in.

 

Thank you!

 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:23:36 AM PT

Porcelain: Help ID Figural Posy(?) Holder.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 7, 2016 11:59:51 AM PT

ID help please for glass goblets with etch

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

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

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

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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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

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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

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

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

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.

Not much to go on but any help would be appreciated--Mexican? Southwestern? Neither?

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mark says Taxco, Mexico and MB in the center--I looked at the Mexican marks but can't find anything like that--any idea who it is?

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 9, 2016 7:49:57 PM PT

One more mystery mark

Hope your special day is GREAT, Alex!

 

 

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 9, 2016 5:02:17 PM PT

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to alexincal !!

Hi all, been a while since I posted but I do come in and read everything every few days.

 

I keep thinking I've heard a description or name for these types of necklaces. They are all in parts but I wanted to list a bunch of things for repair and would like to know how to describe these.

 

Hope everyone is doing well and getting lots of sales,

Thanks for any help,

Alex

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

 

 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 11:56:23 AM PT

Mark on lidded studio casserole dish?

Hi, I 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?

I was wondering if anyone might know who this hat box belongs to. The picture below is from a closed listing, item # 371550271726

 

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Dolls discussion

Feb 9, 2016 6:53:25 PM PT

Help with Hat Box

I'm back asking for help again.  I've looked at some many patterns I am seeing glass in my sleep!  This yellow, it's a lighter than my amber glass items, is one of a couple that I just can't find the pattern name or maker.  Anyone know this thumbprint style pattern? 1.JPG2.JPGIMG_1017.JPG

Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Feb 9, 2016 7:01:27 PM PT

Yellow Chip w Dip Bowl Pattern 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

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 not sure how to describe this bracelet.  The links pull apart sort of like an expansion bracelet.  I've searched under sterling expansion bracelet and sterling stretch bracelet, and not seen anything similar.  Are there any other terms that could beused to describe the construction of this bracelet?  The only marking is Sterling, Pat Aug 20 1907.

 

Thanks for any help with this.

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

I have only one of these but it is large (2" x 1.5") 002.JPGand beautiful! Is it a shoe clip?

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 9, 2016 3:59:16 PM PT

Help with Clip TYIA

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

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

The stones are speckled light and darker blue, Lapis family? The artisan initals are LP - have searched for the LP and have waded through LP records with no help. Possibe to be Native American? Thoughts and opinions please.

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

So many different ribbed patterns but so far, none I've found match this bowl. Rolled rim, squared bottom base. 9.5" across the top x 4.5" deep x  2.5" bottom base. Smooth inside, ribbed on outside.   Any thoughts? TIA....

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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Feb 9, 2016 7:07:50 PM PT

Pink Ribbed Bowl Pattern ID?

I have not been able to find this pattern anywhere. I don't think it's Blue Willow. Any help would be appreciated it. It's a very tiny cup 2 1/4" tall. Espresso, Saki, Tea?

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 10, 2016 6:24:38 AM PT

Blue transfer ware pattern help please.

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Mark says Sterling, Denmark and a makers mark that is very worn--looks like something B.  Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 9, 2016 7:47:53 PM PT

Danish silversmith mark???

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Taking a break from the tour today. 

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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

Fond these in an auction box lot.  Identical in size and shape, 4" high, 4" wide at base and about 3.5" wide at mouth.  One featyres a hunt scene, the other a pair of "raised" horses.

 

I've seen similar mugs listed as "Gibson" or Staffordshire.  However, neither of these have clear maker IDs, just a little dab of gold paint on the bottom.  Both have three stilt marks on the bottom.  Thanks in advance for any help!

 

-kyal

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 10, 2016 9:39:14 AM PT

Ceramic Coffee Mugs Information Request

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?

 

Selling discussion

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

Selling discussion

Feb 8, 2016 5:17:21 PM PT

I can't sell items

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

Selling discussion

I recently sold a pair of  Nike  foe a vey low price. To day I received an email from the buyer that the sneakers arrived and they like them and want to keep them, but want a partial refund because they are not leather as my description stated.

 

the first line in the description states they are a combination of leather, mesh and synergic upper. This buyer has tons of feedback and I'm guessing knows want they are doing.

 

how should I handle this. I know they will open a case and give me a negative.

 

BYW the description is as per Nike.

Selling discussion

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Selling discussion

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.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:53:44 AM PT

eBay fixed it! 3oz now 2.54!

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

Selling discussion

Feb 7, 2016 6:51:23 PM PT

Sending to a different address

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

 

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

Selling discussion

Feb 8, 2016 11:31:33 AM PT

Buyer pays with different guest accounts

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

Tools & Apps question

Feb 8, 2016 2:03:11 PM PT

How to find a seller by username

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?  

Shipping & Returns discussion

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thanks.  The learning continues.

 

Annette 

Selling discussion

Feb 7, 2016 11:14:00 AM PT

store subscription

 

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

I just sold my old video card yesterday and the guy didn't pay yet so I've been waiting to ship it. Now today Ebay sent me an email saying he is no longer registered on Ebay and he is a suspicious buyer. They cancelled his bids on my auction and said any associated fees have been credited back to my account.

 

So my question is: can I go ahead and do a second chance offer to the second highest bidder? Even though my auction is still showing in my sold items category. It says I'm still awaiting payment from that guy. So does Ebay need to close this case or something like that? Or should I just go on with the second chance offer and consider this matter settled?

Selling discussion

Feb 9, 2016 12:10:06 PM PT

Buyer no longer registered on Ebay

 

Say you sold an expensive item, ~$1500.00, say. 

Ebay doesn't let you insure an item for more than $1000.00, so you decide to ship from the post office, forgoing your online shipping discount, in order to get that extra $500 of insurance.

 

But you send your significant other to the post office.

You know this is a stupid idea, but you give him a list, and you tell him to read that list, verbatim, to the post office person.

 

Your list says:

 

-The address is printed on the package. Make sure postal worker enters address into the system perfectly.

-Insure for $1500.00

-Purchase Signature Confirmation

-Save all receipts

-Send me photos of the receipts

 

Significant other comes home without signature confirmation, because postal worker tells him he doesn't need it, because insured mail requires a signature anyway.

 

BUT, that's NOT "signature confirmation"... it's not the kind of thing that you can prove online.

 

 

So, let's say the buyer receives and (someone) signs for the item, but then claims via either ebay or paypal that in fact they did not receive the item. Is there any protection?

 

1. Paypal: No. Paypal requires the kind of signature confirmation that can be tracked online... and the "signature service" that comes with usps insurance does not meet this requirement.

 

2. Ebay?

 

3. USPS itself? Presumably usps isn't going ot cover the cost of a "stolen" item that was signed for.

 

Is this a situation where you could be out the item and have to refund the buyer the $1500? Is there any protection?

 

 

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:47:46 PM PT

Hypothetical Seller Protection Scenario

It is very hard to understand how to sell on ebay, for me, even though I have been doing it for three years. I always search ebay in my spare time and get very frustrated because other sellers with less feedback score than mine sell the same items that I do with many more volume and sales. What am I doing wrong? Why won't my bussiness really take off and make me weathy, like it is supposed to do? Other ebay members sell thousands and thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, while my items, mostly, sit untouched gathering dust, can anyone suggest anything to make my sales really jump? thanks!

My Account discussion

Good evening, all!

 

Just wanted to get second opinion from folks with more experience on whether I'm asking too much.

 

The story is as follows: I bought a few items, and was presented by seller with a choice of delivery methods - one cheaper without tracking and one costlier with tracking. I picked more expensive delivery option due to my habit to watch how my parcels are moving across the world, let the seller know of my decision and paid accordingly. To be honest, I didn't asked seller specifically if he is willing to tell me tracking number, considering this being granted.

 

Today it is 7 days since I paid and 5 days since items were marked as shipped out, however I still got no reply from seller regarding parcel tracking number even though I've reminded him about it. So, what do you guys think, is it normal? If not, is there anything I could do about it within ebay rules more productive then just suck it up?

 

Thanks in advance Smiley Happy

Shipping & Returns discussion

My listings have been canceled due to listing violation. I've got a message in which I'm told the listings have been removed and selling limits have been placed on my account. There's no explanation for these listing violations and I have no idea what have I done wrong. Any advice?

Selling question

First of all apologies for my english as it's not my native language.

To make the long story short.

About two months ago a buyer from US ordered a pair of boots from me (I am located in Poland). I've shipped them as normal (I often ship to US and never had a negative comment), but for reasons that were beyond my power the package was stuck unusually long in transit. The buyer was understandably upset as he needed the boots before Christmas. When he realised it wouldn't happen he petitioned Ebay to have his money refunded. Even though I did provide a tracking number, Ebay ruled in his favour and his payment was taken from my PayPal account. A couple of days later I got a notification that the package has finally arrived in US. I contacted the buyer and asked him kindly that since he opted out of the transaction, not to pick up the package so that USPS would ship it back to me. He agreed and told me he wouldn't pick it up.

The package arrived at his local postal office on January 2nd. When I typed the tracking number into USPS site it said that if nobody would pick up the package until February 2nd, then it would be returned to sender. So I waited. Today I've checked the tracking number again out of curiosity and saw that on February 4th the status of the package was changed to DELIVERED with the buyer's city tagged as place of destination. My first thought of course was that the guy has swindled me and took the boots at the last moment. But then I looked at the date again and noticed that the packaged was marked as "delivered" on February 4th, which is two days after it was supposed to be shipped back to me. 

So now I am willing to give the guy a benefit of the doubt. Obviously I am going to contact him, but first I wanted to ask some Americans here more familiar with USPS, would he be even able to pick it up after a month has passed? Or is it possible that it's just some mix up and "delivered" is just a unfortunate status shortcut for "returned to sender"?

Any help would be appreciated.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Hi,

 

I sold a guitar and I went to print the shipping label like I have before by hitting the blue print shipping label button and it keeps going to paypal and to UPS.  I dont have a UPS account and I stated USPS shipping on my description. 

 

I really want to get the item to the mail to the buyer today on my luch break but I do not know how to make it go to the ebay shipping page like usual.

 

The weird thing is the other two items I sold I can go to the right page for printing the label.

 

Can some one tell me what I did wrong with the guitar and how to fix it?

 

Thank you so much,

Shipping & Returns question

Feb 8, 2016 8:38:17 AM PT

Shipping label not printing right

Shipping & Returns question

I need information regarding this brass Phamacist measuring spoon.  The spoon measures 1" x 1-3/4", the handle measures 2-1/4" long.  The words "Spohn & Walter's" might have been a drug store.  The word "Edelweiss" in under the words Spohn & Walters.  On the underside are two "legs" that support the spoon.  Any idea about it and it's value?

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 9, 2016 10:51:27 AM PT

Pharmacist Brass Measuring Spoon

Hi,

 

12 hours trying to find a similar one to asertain it's value

Google images

Ebay

Etsy

Auction houses

 

Keywords: Antique, brass, cauldron, french, flies, laguiole, france

Nothing came up

 

solid brass. or perhaps bronze?

1181 grams
2.60 pounds
41.65 Ounce

 

Has flies, beetles and a lizard on the cover.

I do know that the fly symbol on knifes is known in france as a laguiole knife (laguiole is a place in France).

And the beetles and lizard are another clue that can help.

Perhaps it is very very old.

 

 

Selling question

The buyer is listed as being an ebay member in China, but the shipping location is Norcross, GA 30993. How is this? 

Selling question

This is a Libbey shot glass with the script L and the number 28.

It is 3 inches tall and has a 2 1/8 diameter across the top.

It weighs 8.5 ounces.

It holds 2 ounces to the rim.

 

Questions?

Is it modern or vintage?

If it holds 2 ounces to the rim, is that the capacity or is the capacity smaller?

Where can I find info on this glass such as value?

 

Thank you so much!

Selling question

Feb 9, 2016 4:49:34 PM PT

Libbey Shot Glass Vintage or Modern?

What should I do? I have filed a claim, but my local post office says it will likely be denied since tracking shows successful delivery.

 

What is the buyers recourse if I refuse to provide a refund? How does eBay and eBay sellers protect ourselves from potential fraud in this scenario?

Shipping & Returns question

I AM NOT RESIDENT IN  USA, AND MY REGISTRED ADDRESS IS NOT IN THE USA, BUT STILL IT ASKES ME FOR AN USA ADDRESS WHEN I TRY TO PRINT THE SHIPPING LABEL? HOW CAN I CHANGED IT?

 

Shipping & Returns question

Feb 7, 2016 10:08:11 AM PT

IS NOT PERMITTING ME TO PRINT LABEL,

Hi I believe this is Gorham mark but not sure I can not find out what pattern this is any help??

Thanks

Antiques discussion

We have a buyer who has requested a refund and opened a case concerning a CB radio.  The item description explained the unknown condition as follows:

 

"This is from an estate of a person who was very involved with electronics and radio communications. This is right from his bench/desk that most of his equipment was used on. Please check our other listings for other equipment. We have not attempted to test any of it since we are not knowlegable in this area. I am not sure what some of the items even do. Everything is sold AS IS condition unknown. So far, if you look at our recent feedback, other electronic items from this estate have made our customers happy but this stuff is untested and AS IS. Please see all pictures. Larger pictures are at bottom of listing."

 

Buyer claims the item has a broken circuit board and we knew it.  We, of course did not because we never test, try or open up an item we know nothing about.  These circuit boards are inside the radio and one would need to open it up to look. 

 

Is this worth the argument or should we do the refund?  First one of these cases in about 17-18 years of Ebay selling from estates.  Thanks for your opinions.

Shipping & Returns question

Feb 9, 2016 3:45:45 AM PT

Buyer Request For Refund

Any help would be grateful !!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:44:37 PM PT

What is this unusual glass piece ??

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

 

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

Shipping & Returns question

I sold a snack on eBay, later the buer said it was expired, I refund himher fully, can he/she open a case on ebay or paypal OR make unreasonable demand still after the full refund was issued? Thanks!

Shipping & Returns question

Is there any way to tell from a listing if the buyer is going to be charged a "foreign transaction fee".   I thought if the listing was shown in US dollars that there would be no transaction fees.  That is apparently not true because a transction fee showed up on my credit card statement even though the listing was in US dollars from a Hong Kong sellar..

 

 

Payments question

Feb 7, 2016 10:54:34 AM PT

Indication of Foreign Tranaction Fee?

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

If a buyer says they did not receive an item but it is scanned as delivered, questions:

 

- Will eBay/PayPal side with you if USPS tracking shows delivered?  or will you be required to refund order? 

- If they leave negative feedback, if this something that will be ignored since item is scanned delivered?

 

I sell on multi channels, each having their own policies for this.  I just ran into my first case here on eBay where the customer said they didnt receive their package and they want a refund.  I have no plans of refunding them if and until eBay steps in and says I need to.  Some channels will automatically close the case in the favor of the seller if item is scanned delivered and deletes any inappropriate feedback related to this.  While another venue I sell on will take the word of the buyer, even though anyone can claim they didnt receive an item, and will force the seller to refund.  Just curious on how it works here....

 

Thanks

Selling question

I am having an 10% discount sale this weekend and someone purchased an item from my store this week. To be fair, I decided to offer the discount to buyer. The buyer has not paid, therefore, I am trying to send an invoice, but I cannot reduce the price. Additionally, I am offering free shipping. Is there a way for me to reduce the amount the buyer pays by $2.00 or 10%?

Thank you for your help.

EnricoSanDiego

Payments question

Feb 9, 2016 10:21:13 AM PT

Pre-Sale Discount

I listed an item as a 5 day auction. While the auction was active, I realized that I could have selected a better category for it. I attempted to change the category, but it wouldn't let me, I assume because it was still an active auction.

 

The auction ended today with no bidders and was put in my unsold folder.

 

When I went to relist it manually, it still won't let me change the category.

 

Is this a glitch? I couldn't find any restrictions for relisting.

 

 

Selling question

Feb 9, 2016 1:49:57 PM PT

Changing Category?

I just sold my first item on ebay. The buyer received the ring last weeek and said she was very happy. After wearing it for a couple of days she now says a stone fell out. She wants me to fix it or give her a refund. It was sold as not returnable. If the stone is lost, how can I fix it? She would have had to bang the ring pretty hard for this to happen.

What should I do?

 

Thanks for your help

 

rical512012

Selling question

Feb 9, 2016 7:55:18 PM PT

Buyer claims she lost stone from ring

 

Is it reasonoable for a seller to expect a buyer to pay twice or three times the cost of the item for shipping?  For example, a heavy item such as a 17 pound salesman's sample miniature piece of furniture might sell for $35.  But to ship within your postage zone would cost perhaps $35.  But to ship to a postal zone furthest from the location of the item might cost $90 to $120.  The postage calculator cannot possibly come up with all the possibilities for a larger, heavier item that doesn't fit into a flat rate box.  Is the general message here not to use Ebay for large, heavy items, like a sled, for example.  Or is the solution to use the local pick up option which is to seriously limit your audience?  

Shipping & Returns question

Feb 7, 2016 8:52:15 PM PT

Shipping large and heavy Items

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

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:43:50 PM PT

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