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Wondering if this is a company logo or just an extra fancy monogram on a drink glass?   Hoping someone will recognize it.  Thanks for your help.




Selling discussion

Jun 27, 2015 2:36:55 PM PT

Anybody recognize this R logo on a glass?

On Jun 1st, I bout a item however I didn't recive it even the estimated date is expired


I already requested traking information again and again, but the seller(rajaray123) never responded to me.


I just hope to cancel this deal because seller's doulbtful point.







Flash & Go Hair Removal Device Silk'n
Item no: 171809059657
Sale date: 06/01/15 23:52
Quantity: 2

Member To Member Support question

I got this message in Ebay mail and it is not associated with anything I am selling.


User details:
From User:
ahfoxman (1110)
100.0% Positive Feedback
Member since Nov-02-02 in United States
Location: PA, United States
Activity with ahfoxman (last 90 days): I have bid on 0 items from ahfoxman
Activity with ahfoxman (last 90 days): ahfoxman has bid on 0 of my items
Dear ancestral2012,

Good Morning, Just a quick note to ask you to let us know if this deal falls through. We had personal issues come up that caused us to miss bidding at the last moment. Reading our feedback will show that we are not ebay kooks nor brats, but sincere respected buyers. Thank You for your time and considerations. Take Care and Have an Outstanding Day. With Best Regards, Tom and Carol Kidd

Member To Member Support question

Jun 28, 2015 8:50:09 AM PT

Does this sound like phishing?

.P1012191.JPGP1012184 (2).JPGP1012192.JPGP1012178.JPGPlease help id these cake stands. The first two pictures of the stand with the three stemed flowers pattern and pattern stem measures 9 1/2" across and 4 1/8" tall. The second stand with the eight petal flower pattern measures 9 3/4" across and 4" tall. Thank you in advance.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi, I bought this very nice leather belt with some kind of military insignia in a box lot...well made, but two straps are of a diferent size and looks like something could hang down from one of the attachments..a sword perhaps? Seems odd to me. Any help would be appreciated.DSCN3729.JPGDSCN3731.JPGDSCN3733.JPG

Vintage Clothing & Accessories discussion

Can someone please help me decipher this signature. Looks to be a water color but not very familiar so maybe not. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Collectibles & Art discussion

Jun 27, 2015 8:35:33 AM PT

Help identifying artist signature

Hello, Does anyone know what this is or recognize the hallmark? It's about 3.5 inches long. Signed 'Sterling' and has a capital A inside a diamond. Anyone know what the pattern is? Thanksspear1.jpg


Collectibles & Art discussion

Jun 28, 2015 3:44:22 PM PT

Weird Silver Thing: Please Help Identify

These 3 pieces were found in a storage auction my friend won yesterday. He gave them to me, asking if I could find out who the artist was & what they were worth. Then he told me to sell them & just give him 1/2 of what I got for them! I told him I'd get them identified & valued right away & sold as soon as possible.


My friend has done this with me before - last time giving me 4 LARGE boxes of comic books, action figures,comic art posters & more - we both made several hundred dollars! He owns a used furniture store that he stocks through storage auctions & has no interest in the other things he finds there.


So I can keep my word to my friend with at least the identity of the artist and with that I can research past sales to give him an idea of what they are worth - can someone please tell me who these works are by? - I see Jim Week maybe?


I greatly appreciate any help.















Collectibles & Art discussion

Natural Forms Vladimir Kush


Morning Smiley Happy 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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This is not marked and I keep thinking it looks like the stuff from Toledo Spain  The slats feel like plastic or something like that   What keywords could I use  Any idea on age or style of bracelet?  

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This is marked silver Mexico which kinda worries me  What kind of silver?  Era, style and keyword help wpuld be much appreciated 


Thank you guys  Hope everyone had a great weekend 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Jun 26, 2015 5:43:10 PM PT

New to Ebay Daily Chat for Saturday June 27

Hello, I recently bought a boxed set of 6 enameled silver salt bowls with 6 enameled spoons. Mark appears to be rk, and a search online suggests it's one of the marks Gustave Klingert used. I have seen several marks that claim to be Klingert(different initials) and I could use some help to properly ID the mark. Anyone versed in Russian silver? The spoons are marked rk as well. Thanks for looking at my post greek38

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi, I recently bought this carved burl spoon at a tag sale . Measures about 7 1/2 inches long. Looks to be fairly old, and it came from a high end estate sale. I am hoping someone who knows about this kind of item can help me ID it's origin / age? I do not know why it has the name E. Moseley is written in the bowl, perhaps a previous owner? Thanks for looking and any insights you can share, greek38

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi All,

I have several porcelain cups and saucers with a gold draon motif. Impossible to read the maker's mark. any clue who makes them? Thanks for the help.DSCN3606.JPGDSCN3607.JPGDSCN3608.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have a very baffling situation. This is about  item attached below.  First I tried to put it in my cart.  Got message "the titem you've selected was not added to your cart. this seller will NOT SELL TO BUYERS THAT DO NOT MEET THEIR REQUIREMENTS".  then i try to buy it now. get message "this item can'ty be purchased because the seller ISN'T ACCEPTING BIDS OR OFFERS FROM YOU RIGHT NOW.  then try to contact seller, and it says "this seller is not able to respond to your question". i am given the suggestion that i look through the listing for an answer.  WHAT THE HECK IS THIS ALL ABOUT?

♕ (1782) 29 PLATES Buffon Natural History ❦❦❦ ILLUSTRATED Animals Asia Africa
♕ (1782) 29 PLATES Buffon Natural History ❦❦❦ ILLUSTRATED Animals Asia Africa
Item number:261943233679
Time left:04:52:47


Member To Member Support question

Page Not Responding 
The eBay page or feature you are attempting to access is not responding.
Please try the options below:
  • Try to access the feature directly from the eBay Home Page, instead of using a bookmark.
  • Wait a few minutes and try to access the feature again.
If you have waited ten to fifteen minutes and you still can't access your page:If what you are looking for is unavailable, you may still be able to access other parts of the site from the eBay Home page

I cant return an item that was fake/counterfeit. It has been three days now and time is running out and i keep redirected to this page.


Shipping & Returns discussion

Jun 27, 2015 4:33:35 AM PT

Cant Return Item

I tried searching terms like pressure, c clasp, and other things but I can't find how to describe these types of bracelets where you kind of squeeze them to open and close them. What are they called? 

Thank you.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Could someone please help me identify this bowl and this glass, think the glass is cut glass but not sure. Any help greatly appreciated.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jun 27, 2015 8:40:49 AM PT

Glass Please help identify bowl and glass

I found this set at an estate sale and thought it was just junk but after looking closer, all the pieces are marked "sterling".  I know very little about this type of jewelry and would be grateful for any info.  The pieces are "gold" colored and the stones sort of a light purple color.  No makers marks. sterlingset7.gif

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jun 27, 2015 1:44:37 PM PT

Help to id this costume jewelry set

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Thank you 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

This is one of my favorite Christmas Tree pins.  I have one that is simply signed NR I found another one that is signed BW.  I have found them listed as Nina Ricci (NR) and now Butler Wilson (BW).  I have also found a couple listed as Avon.  I think these were made by Avon, but I would really like confirmation of this and if you have the information, what year they were made and what year they were made.  TIA


I suppose a picture would be helpful?


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jun 28, 2015 12:20:37 PM PT

Need Confirmation this is Avon ... Please

Can't find the similar by the style number. Is it fake? Thank you in advance!





Fashion discussion

Jun 26, 2015 3:23:31 PM PT

Is this Coach Bag correct?

The first is a vintage rhinestone crown pin/pendant.  I don't see a signature but I have a sneaking suspicion it may be Coro.  Any ideas?


It has a chain that is bar link with a little impressed detail.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jun 28, 2015 2:25:46 PM PT

Help with two necklaces~ who made them?

I am trying to buy something from a seller, and unfortunately when I place my offer I am greeted by this popup:

Popup Preview

I would ask the seller, but unfortunately I cannot contact the seller either.  I am greeted with the following message:
"We're sorry we couldn't find an answer for you. Unfortunately, this seller is not able to respond to your question. We suggest reviewing the item again to see if your answer is in the seller's listing."


I have never contacted or made a purchase from this seller, nor have I received any notice of being blocked.  The items claim to ship to my address.


What's going on?

Member To Member Support question

Jun 28, 2015 2:34:04 AM PT

Cannot Contact Or Buy From Seller

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Marked silver   Why would there be a safety pin imbedded as the closure??  I'm thinking it's possibly European  (don't know why)   Looks like a grape leaf but those berries look strange and not grape-like  HELP!!!   Thank you

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi, I have a single cup and saucer in this pretty pattern featuring a turkey. Backstamp has a crown, "warrant" and the pattern name is Lodge.DSCN3804.JPGDSCN3807.JPG.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

i`m trying to buy this item but every time i get to checkout step it asks me to verify my payment method witch is paypal....the credit no. that appears on paypal during checkout is one that i removed from my paypal account and i added a new one,so i try to change it but when I come to log in to my paypal account it says :


"please go to paypal.com to confirm your credit card before you complete this purchase.

Return to eBay

At this time, we are unable to process your request. Please return to eBay and try another option.


Member To Member Support question

Jun 28, 2015 6:28:40 AM PT

can`t verify my payment method

I just received a "promotion" for "free listings" for 30 days.  But what is the point when they still charge a final value fee?  The final value fee is the big deal, not the listing fee.


And I'm curious about this, which was displayed prominently on the promotion page; how can eBay say "


Avg. selling price †

Game consoles

plus sign


Avg. selling price


plus sign


Avg. selling price


plus sign


Avg. selling price

Athletic shoes


You make: $635"


?  How can they say that without an asterisk for fine print?  Or how can they say it at all, really?  You aren't going to make $635 if there is a final value fee.  You're only going to make $571.50.  Maybe I am missing something though?  I would be really curious to know if I'm not understanding something here or if these free listings really are virtually pointless.



Selling question

Jun 26, 2015 6:08:44 PM PT

What's the point of these "Free listings"?

Hello. I picked up this painting at a thrift store, I beleive it is Peter Max, but there was not paperwork with it, i figured I'll take a shot for $2.50 Smiley Happy. Wanted to see what others think. Thank you. sellwell4all







Collectibles & Art discussion

Jun 29, 2015 9:22:19 AM PT

Small, oil on canvas painting, Peter Max?

OK, I found similar but none like this cool stein I bought at auction today! It is 16" tall, has a definite monkey theme including a weird monkey eating a fish on the lid! - Who is also holding a stein marked HB; is this stein a Hofbrauhaus or is that just a continuing parady? And if it is a joke - what does a monkey eating fish mean?


The bottom is marked GERMANY 1199   9 - I'm believe this is pre WWII when Germany became east & west; any idea on it's age?


I appreciate any help with this - I'm hoping it's value will make up for some other **bleep** I bought in the midst of auction fever!


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Collectibles & Art discussion

The crystal/glass used reminds me of pieces made in Austria/Germany. The crystal is aurora borealis in color. Any idea who made it and how to describe it? Any help here is appreciated. Thank you very much.IMG_6449.JPGIMG_6450.JPGIMG_6452.JPGIMG_6456.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Dear Friends,

Can anyone share some info about this coin please?

It weighs 31.2 grams, diameter is 41mm

Thank you Smiley Happy


Coins & Paper Money discussion

Jun 28, 2015 7:48:59 PM PT

Help with this one PLEASE




Thanks for any info!


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello, I picked this religious/church reversible emblem/badge. I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on it. I know it belonged to a member who probaly passed away, that is why the other side is black. I cant make out any words, since thay are in polish. It is dated 1907, and from Sayreville NJ. thank you in advance. sellwell4all20150628_102429_resized.jpg





Antiques discussion

Scan 63.jpegHello, Can anyone help with an Id on this Card and value? I have two of them. They measure 9.5 x 7" and are on heavy cardboard stock. Copyright 1889 in lower left and sighned Tiffany & Co on the top right below picture. The 2nd Card has Images of Bishop Provost, St Pauls Chapel and Chancellor Livingston at the top. Similar to the first it reads: Congress of The United States , 1789, Assembled in New-York. President George washington. Vice President John Adams. It goes on to list the Senators and Representatives Present in 1789. I will post a 2nd picture. Thanks for any help in advance,



Collectibles & Art discussion

I just got this great limoges box.

It's beautiful with an kind of asian  motif.

I can't figure out the marks on the back, i'm hoping someone else can help out.


It looks like jhhG - cls


any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!









Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jun 28, 2015 5:59:09 PM PT

Help Identifying Mystery Limoges Box Mark.

I have no clue as to who the makes this piece or what type of glass it is.  Any help identifying would be appreicated.  Thanks much.



Collectibles & Art discussion


I found this and thought it was so pretty, but am at a loss as to what it is. I thought maybe a cigarette jar but the bottom is not flat. Not practical for candy, too narrow. 9.5 inches tall made of heavy glass crystal (?) with gold leaf (?) trim. It's heavy! It's fancy! It's a mystery!!


Any help with dates, materials, key words or just what the heck this thing is would be much appreciated.


Sorry for these dang sideways photos Smiley Sad Smiley Sad





Collectibles & Art discussion

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por favor ayuda.

Member To Member Support question

Question: How do you call a stamp pair when the stamp inside the envelope (the one you bought say, on eBay) is the same as the canceled stamp on the envelope it came in?


I am going to venture into inventing a new term: #PhilatelicTwins.


Isn’t it analogous to the times before ultrasound, when you think you’re having a baby, but you get twins?


I’ve got a couple of these as I’ve been working on my Judo-themed collection.







I’m a Nidan myself (a second-degree black belt), with 20 years of judo experience, so now having fun seeing how judo is portrayed in different times and different cultures. Fun stuff!


If you’ve got any Philatelic Twins yourself, share! They’re pretty cool, I think.



The Stamp Board

Jun 26, 2015 3:37:30 PM PT

Philatelic Twins

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Dave Guadela stud...
Item no: 221765832427
Buyer: saxophonebandit
Sale date:05/10/15 01:44I sold an item on eBay.
Buyers are required to re-fund
Withdraw from my card for $ 660 on eBay.
However, buyers do not return the item.
I still have not received (the item returned.)
I must receive the item. (I would have purchased on eBay)
Please resolved.

Member To Member Support question

Not able to report member.
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-22-2015

Hello. I've been trying to report a person in the last 2 hours but i wasn't able..  I'm having a message fight with this person for 3 months now, i sent him my phone through mail and he claimes that he never received it, however ups tracking says that the package was taken by them, and delivered to this person adress! Help me!

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Posts: 9,108
Registered: ‎04-02-2008
in reply to gabnaggabo
on ‎06-22-2015 05:16 PM


I'm having a message fight with this person for 3 months now...


Stop the fight by simply refusing to communicate back to this eBay member.  There's no real way to report harassing messages anymore, so ignoring them and putting them in your trash bin is the only means to deter further contact after a sale has been completed.


Three months is most likely well past eBay's deadline for this buyer to file an Item Not Received dispute.  However, buyers have up to 180 days (6 months) to file in PayPal, if that's how they paid.  Make sure the online viewable tracking number is uploaded to the PayPal transaction detail for the buyer's payment... this should protect you against a forced refund.


Good luck!

Graciously Grin When You Growl

Thank you for your advice, and i would exactly do the same IF i didnt sent him my phone and after many messages nothing is really happening, always the same excuse " Let me contact USPS." Then " They said they will provide me an answer in 48 hour, just be patient, we will work it out..." I got tired of this. This is why i want others to know this person so noone going to fall into my mistake.

Member To Member Support question

Jun 28, 2015 4:16:21 PM PT


Need any info on this antique lamp. Seems to be  Brass and Marble. Marked on bottom MSLC from what I have found is Mutual Sunset Lamp Co.Electric.

Stands 25" tall . Heavy!


Collectibles & Art discussion

I've sold plenty of items on ebay using the "Best Offer" option. I've noticed that the option to "view offer history" thus getting access to adjust the "Best Offer Price" is not always visible. It becomes available when an item receives an offer, but what about right after creating a listing for sale as "or Best Offer?"


Getting the option to adjust the "Best Offer Price" seems appear kind of randomly. As of late, I'm not able to adjust the Best Offer price at all, though the items are listed as "Or Best Offer."


How am I able to adjust the Best Offer price, when the option to do so isn't appearing after I've listed my item as "Best Offer?"


Here's my seller screen. Note that there's no option available to change the Best Offer Settings/Price-

Member To Member Support question

Found this sweet little tile with the image of this painting on it and fell hard. It's so small though, I can't read the name of the artist no matter how hard I try with a magnifying glass. There are SO many paintings in the world ... Google isn't helping unless I get some decent keywords.


Does anyone have a clue? To me it's so wonderful, I keep thinking it must be reasonably recognizable to people who are educated on this kind of art. 


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The Artists' Gallery

I have this cobalt blue ashtray with gold trim, has blue & lavender flowers and crosshatching in gold.  It is squarish about 5". 

I found similar styles by Limoges but I'm certain this is not since the gold work is pretty sloppy with runs.

The maker mark is a gold crown with lettering but I can't find anything in an online search.  Any help is most appreciated.DSC05910.JPG



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion








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Summer Fashion Casual Women Chiffon Sleeveless Maternity Pregnant Loose Dress
Summer Fashion Casual Women Chiffon Sleeveless Maternity Pregnant Loose Dress
Item price$12.25
Item number131491616831
Shipping serviceePacket delivery from China





Member To Member Support question

Jun 27, 2015 2:36:03 PM PT


What are your thoughts on this porcelain ginger jar? The base is translucent. The porcelain is basically white. The green is a heavy, glossy enamel, so thick I tried to capture a picture to show how heavily it's applied, and it's still semi-translucent through the green enamel. It's hand-painted. It has some crispy wear at the neck of the jar. The red flowers have a raised feel... also enamel? It stands approximately 6 1/4" tall. It's unmarked, but it seems really nicely done.

It has a couple of sales stickers, but any lettering is worn off.

Any thoughts? 







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Anyone recognize manufacturer/



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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass


We were hoping someone could help us identify the porcelain mark on the bottom of this piece. It appears to be a cross sword mark like Meiissen / Dresden, but we are not sure as it is quite blurry and partially on the bottom rim making hard for us to really get a good look at it. If anyone could help us it would be great. The piece is not that good condition wise there are numerous chips and wear points.


See photos - below.


Thank You for looking - have a great day everyone!

Rob & Tracie


Product Discussions discussion

Would appreciate manufacturer and pattern id help on this goblet.  Thanks.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Does anyone know how the color was applied to this pin? Has a bit of irridescense to it. Is it enamel, or something else?


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jun 28, 2015 3:16:38 PM PT

? about Monet butterfly pin

Looked thru 2 glass books, numerous ebay auctions. Cant find any exactly like these. Can anybody ID? Also what do I call these..Water, wine, sherbert?? Measurements are  6 1/2", 5" and 4 1/4" TIA for any help!

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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Jun 28, 2015 7:11:24 AM PT

Pink Etched glasses, pink swirl glass ID?



The seller purchased on May 20th and is now filing a claim today, June 28th that the item is Not as Described. "Damaged Internally. Damaged Externally. Missing Parts". Below is my listing verbiage. I think that the seller is abusing the Not As Described feature and I'm being scammed. I feel that I have little protection as the seller. 


The buyer hasn't given me any specifics as to what is actually wrong with the iphone. They didn't provide photos. Its also suspicious that they let this much time pass before ever contacting me. 


Can anyone help me?


Item specifics Condition: Seller Notes:
Used : Split the cost with friends
Gently used. Only 6 months old.
Contract:Without ContractStorage Capacity:16GB
Bundled Items:CaseCamera Resolution:8.0MP
Operating System:iOS - AppleModel:5
Features:GPS, Music Player, Touchscreen, 4G Data Capable, 3G Data CapableMPN:MD657LL/A
 Gently used iPhone 5 16 GB. I got this phone 6 months ago after my original iPhone 5 stopped working. I used a phone case on it so it looks great cosmetically. I don't have the box but I can include the case if you like. The case is by Tech21. I'll will reset it to factory settings, of course.

Feel free to message me with any questions. Happy shopping!

Member To Member Support question

This guy is strange, and unmarked.  I just want to make sure he is nothing special before I put him in a lot to sell.
His body is plastic, but his head is rubber. He is almost 6" tall.


Thanks for any and all help!



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Toys & Hobbies discussion

Jun 28, 2015 2:06:14 PM PT

Can anyone ID this action figure?

I came across this painting & bought it for only $25. Looking up H. Morley artist, there are a couple - and all their works seem to be fairly valuable. I can't afford artist signatures website, so I'm hoping someone can tell by the painting or signature which H Morley I have?

Thanks, I appreciate any help


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Found this sweet little tile with the image of this painting on it and fell hard. It's so small though, I can't read the name of the artist no matter how hard I try with a magnifying glass. There are SO many paintings in the world ... Google isn't helping unless I get some decent keywords.


Does anyone have a clue? To me it's so wonderful, I keep thinking it must be recognizable to more artistically educated people. I'd love to find a larger print if I knew the name of it!Women painting.jpg 

Collectibles & Art discussion

I have a 3.75" tall cut glass bottle with a sterling lid and a natuaral fiber brush.  It may be crystal because the bottom is very smooth and clear.  I can find a lot of bottles with silver lids, but nothing with a brush.  Nothing with the glass cut in this pattern too.  The lid is marked sterling with either E.I.R or E.L.R after that.  I'm hoping someone can help with that too.  Thanks in advance.










Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I read eBay's rule on firearms but am not knowledgeable about parts so would like to know from the experts here if this part would be allowed.  It's a Child's Remington No. 6 rifle part.  Patented July 22n, 1903.  It does work.










Selling question

Jun 26, 2015 8:47:08 PM PT

Child's Remington No. 6 Rifle Part

Does any one know what country this soldier figure may be from ? His arm is in a sling next to a wreath so ti looks like the clock  is a memorial to war wounded & dead, just a guess. Any help as always will be much appreciated, THANKSSOLDIERCLOCK 1.jpg


Antiques discussion

Hi can anybody help me idenitfy this company logo, thank you very much.

From Coin

Product Discussions discussion

Jun 27, 2015 10:06:49 PM PT

What is this company logo

I wanted to give you the upshot of how I spent my morning ....


I spoke with an attorney (okay .. a relative!) who says that since ebay posts that buyer's protection statement on items from China, and do not post any accompanying disclaimer, EBAY is liable for the return postage if they can't collect from the sellers. He is apparently willing to make this stick.
I LOVE a good scrap.
And hopefully by holding ebay's feet to the fire we can induce them to push through whatever arrangments need to be made to collect return shipping from the sellers' accounts, and induce them to stop preying on U.S. buyers as they apparently are.
And needless to say I am never buying from China again, finito. 

All I really want is my full money back in this case and I am done.  

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jun 28, 2015 12:34:25 PM PT

EBay's liability for returns to China

An unscrupulous seller's dishonest item description cost me a thirty-minute trip to the post office and $8.85 return postage.


Surely eBay won't compound the injustice by denying me an opportunity to post negative feedback?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Hey there. So I noticed that the inside of the USPS flat rate boxes say "priority mail postage required"
So heres my question: does that mean i can take my flat rate box, flip it inside out and pay instead a "priority mail" postage rather than "flat rate"?
Im just wondering because i have an item in which it would be cheaper to ship priority rather than flat rate.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jun 27, 2015 5:24:19 PM PT

Flat rate boxes. Question and suggestion

What's the opinion on buyers with private feedback? I just read a thread where someone commented that sellers would likely only do this to hide bad feedback, but what's a buyer's motivation?


I have had some good customers with private feedback, so it's not something I'd consider banning (a buyer with private feedback).


However, one of the buyers who I think scammed me this year had private feedback, so I had no way of reading his comments to others.


I have an appraiser take care of all the grading of my coins and identifying many of them too. He does the packaging and pricing prior to me scanning, so he verifies all the crowns are real silver, and weighs the Mexican coins to make sure there's no fakes, etc. I trust him entirely to give me authentic merchandise.


A coin that went out (the short version of this story), the buyer with private FB said it was "fake" and several dealers in his down told him so. (Um, why do you need several dealers to give you this opinion?) Anyway it got refunded with a defect because I can't prove the coin is real, without it being certified it's my word against his (and even if it's certified, it's my word against his if the packaging is real).


So on the subject of buyers with private FB, I'm wondering if this guy cries fake a whole lot and doesn't want anyone to know about it. But since I know with reasonable certainty that what I sent wasn't fake, then I can safely assume I've been scammed and block him from any future buying.


Cheers, C.

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Jun 27, 2015 2:36:47 PM PT

Buyers with "private" Feedback

I'm a pretty patient person, but also trying to build up myself on eBay. I had a buyer make an offer, I counter offered, they accepted it, but haven't paid now for 3 days. I have sent them emails not asking when they will pay but the first email was a thank you for your purchase, if you can pay by 2:30pm I can ship this out for you today (same day they bought it and was sent minutes after they accepted). Then Saturday I sent another email saying once again thank you for your purchase, please make your payment before 11am because my post office is only open today from 9:30-11:30am. I haven't sent any emails today and they haven't responded to any of the messages. I looked at their profile and they have positive feedback and most of their recent purchases say quick payments or prompt payments. How long would you wait and if they don't pay, what do I have to do then? Thanks!

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The package I sent arrived 7 days earlier than estimated  delivery time,

USPS tried to deliver but a notice was left because an authorized recipient was not available.  I added USPS tracking number after i shipped item,

and there can see that.


Buyer not files INR claim, does not respond to two messages that I sent him via eBay, on June 24 and yesterday and today is the day 5, which means that the shipment will be returned to me, and I bear the high costs of returned shipments if I pick up returned item from USPS Priority Mail Express International™ ( about 50$ + import customs fees) and i already paid about 30$ EMS shipping  USPS Priority Mail Express International™ ) of the total item cost-89$ - because i stated that the shipping is free.


I do not  want to pay additional costs to any buyer, or to bear responsibility for it.

In this case,  I would even go to the minus, counting the cost of shipping and return costs + customs fee.


And I've spent time and effort at sending, tracking shipments of all these days.


It is negligence of the buyer.



What should I do?


Thank you and best regards 

Shipping & Returns discussion

I have posted a laptop that I want to sell and everytime it does sell (which has been 3 times now) I always get an email asking for my paypal email.  As I understand this is a way people use to scam sellers.  But it's happened everytime I try to sell this thing and its becoming really annoying now.  Not one of those people who have tried to buy it in the past have ever responded back to my messages or even payed.  One of them was even an account that was made literally to bid on the auction then just left untouched.  


So is there really nothing that can be done against this??

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I had a buyer who wanted me to ship a $10 item (he did best offer for $8) to an address that was different then the address on the Order Details.  The address listed on the Order Details was not a real address.  The buyer said the item was for a friend, however, it took a week and a half for the buyer to pay for the item and then message me the alternate address that he wanted me to ship to.  I noticed that the buyer also sells items of the same type as the item that he had bought from me.  I reviewed ebay's polices and they specifically say that I as a seller should only ship to the address provided by the buyer on the Order Details.  I explained to the buyer that I can't ship to an alternate address per ebay's policies and that we would have to cancel the item for which he would get a full refund.  The buyer would then have to re-win the item after I relisted it and provide the correct address at that time.  The buyer agreed, we mutually canceled the item citing wrong address, and the buyer got a full refund.  Unfortunately when I relisted the item, another buyer won the auction before the original buyer could win it, but instead paid the $10 buy-it-now price.  I told the original buyer there was nothing I could do about it.


The original buyer was upset and called my phone number twice.  He thinks I purposly deceived him into cancelling the item so I could relist it and get $2 more.  I don't care about $2, I care about following ebay polices and being protected.  Why would he be so upset about not getting a $8 to $10 item, especially when he recieved a full refund?  This further reinforced my suspicision that when he originally bought the item from me, took a week and a half to pay and message me the alternate address, that he in fact sold the item to a 2nd buyer for more money and wanted me to ship directly to his buyer (and not in fact his"friend").


Obvioulsy I have no proof, just my suspicision.  At the very least, I wasn't comfortable shipping to an alternate address not on the Order Details since that is against Ebay polices.  I definitely wasn't comfortable shipping directly to someone else's buyer, whether I had proof or not.


Has this ever happened to you guys?  Was I in the right?

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Hi i bought an ileaf 50 watt vapor item number 231600622272 and 3 minutes after paying for it it was canceld along with the sellers other items so i contacted him and he assured me 1 it was authentic and two he said he would let me return it if is was not authentic wich it tured out i was a fake after i contacted the company they ran the security code now the seller contacts me outside of ebay saying he is sorry for not knowing it was fake and wants me to return it at my cost i have sent him 2 requests through ebay for a return lable with no response i have no proplem returing it but i do not trust this guy as his excuse for his items being caancel with in minutes of me paying him his excuse to me was ebay had cancel them becauese they were alchole related  ? Hmm they are for vaping e juice not alcahole sorry for the poor spelling worked 2 shifts reall tired how would you handle a guy like this ?and yes i statred an ebay case witch he has not responed to ,Only to me out side of ebay ok i got a response from him that he can not send me a return label so i guess i send it through the usps with tracking                                  Thank you for your replies i can not figure out how to respond to them so i will do it on here i filed a fake item disspute the item was an ealeaf vaporiser witch tured out to be fake it came with a security code witch i entered into the companies code verifier and it said it was fake as for the return lable the seller says he cant send one because of his no return policey but has agreed to let me return it for a full refund though ebay messaging after i sent him a message through ebay I have never had to file before i also took videos of me packing it up and showed that everything that was sent was put back in the same box im sorry if i dont understand the procces just worried when i usps tommorrow he might say something was missing or not give me my refund I kept all his emails so i should be safe and we disscused the shipping he said he would add it to my refund i saved all the messages so i should be safe sorry like i said i have never had to file on any one i thought he should have answerd through the resolution center

Member To Member Support question

Jun 28, 2015 9:09:20 PM PT

Returning a fake item

Is it ok for a buyer to ask the seller to cancel bids on an item so they can do a buy it now?

Bidding & Buying question

My watch list ended items shows over 50 items.  Problem is, its actually got four items in it.  Does anyone know how to access and eliminate these "hidden" items?  I did a search and only found one post on this topic, and the only reply was "don't stress about it."  

As this number of items occupies more and more of my watch list I will soon not be able to use the list!  Max is 200 items....

Can anyone help or will I have to start a new identity?  I have had this identity since early, early days, have 100% positive feedback as a seller, and don't want to do that!

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jun 27, 2015 5:08:06 PM PT

strange problem with "hidden" items

 how does it help sellers if a seller cannot leave neg feedback? this person did not pay for the auction she won  i opened case she still did not pay anyway i closed my case to get my fees back but this ebayer can keep on bidding on other items from other sellers and they will have no idea that they are not paying how does this policy help sellers/ for all i know  this could be the seconf or third time she has done this with a seller .  . of course it does not help that i blocked her only a fool would try to bid on a sellers items when they never paid for the 1st one.  so the fact is that i can bid and know they cannot leave neg feedback if i dont pay  that sucks

Bidding & Buying discussion

I sure could use some help on identifying this black, gray and white vase. Can someone tell me, or point me in the right direction, in regards to the marker and possible age? Your knowledge is much appreciated..

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jun 26, 2015 6:39:06 PM PT

Info on mark on Japan pottery vase

After purchasing an item for a gift, how do I choose a different shipping address ---- other than mine (the billing address on the credit card).   I bought something for my son, thinking I would have the opportunity to select his address for shipping, but unfortunately the sale went through to my address.   I am trying to cancel the sale now, but how can I avoid this happening again?  Many thanks to anyone who can help!

Member To Member Support question

Jun 28, 2015 8:40:42 AM PT

buyer shipping a gift purchased on eBay

Good Evening,


      I have a buyer that paid for an item, and he did not pay attention to the "local pickup only".  I tried to help the guy and drove 60 miles out of my way to get a shipping quote anyway.  With that he then wants to cancel the transaction because it was confusing to him?  Anyway if I cancel this order will I get my full amount back to include the fee charged by Ebay?  What are your thoughts on this  situation.  Thank you in advance for your time.




Member To Member Support question

I have a green depression glass bowl with cut out.  Can someone tell me what it was used for?  I never seen anything like it and I am not sure what to call it.

Selling question

Jun 28, 2015 12:11:33 PM PT


Buyer purchased an item and almost immediately requested an order cancellation.


Then I got a message the cancellation was a mistake. He wants the item. Can I undo a cancellatiion request?


(I'm alittle concerned. His feedback isn't outstanding as a seller and I don't need another ding on my ratingSmiley Frustrated)


No money has transfered yet. Can it be done? Should I say it can't be done and repurchase (after I block him).


Does it sound fishy or am I paronoid?


Thx for your help.

Selling question

Jun 28, 2015 5:12:30 PM PT

Buyer filed a cancellation now want item

I received a best offer for my item. I responded with a counter offer and the buyer still has time to resond but I have received another best offer which exceeds my counter offer can I accept this new bid? How do I tell the other bidder that the item is sold and is that is legal at eBay? It was a Buy-it-now sale with best offer.



Member To Member Support question

Jun 29, 2015 6:04:05 AM PT

Best Offer

Hi. I just had to cancel an order from a buyer because I don't ship to their destination. I canceled before they paid. Now I'm concerned, however, because the eBay message says that they're doing something connected to a refund. There's nothing to refund! Will ebay just cancel the order, or will they actually move funds from my Paypal account to the 'buyer's'?

Member To Member Support question

Jun 27, 2015 7:25:17 PM PT

canceled an order before buyer paid

I just left feedback on my eBay phone app for the first time.  I've always used my Mac in the past.  I meant to leave all five stars, but I wasn't paying enough attention and left all ones. What do I do?  I'm planning on calling eBay in the morning to see if they can reverse it for me, so if you see this after 12:00pm Eastern time on June 29, I've hopefully already solved the problem.  Thank you.


Member To Member Support question

I posted a member-to-member question here about a week ago. I deliberately worded my question without any specific listing information. 

Within half an hour, I got a rather sarcastic reply from a member who was somehow able to look up my individual purchase history and comment on both the exact end-time of the listing and remark on the seller being in South Africa. 

I thought my purchase history information was private? How can another member look up my purchase history?

I contacted this member by Private Message, and he replied that he got my purchase history from "an other website". I asked him to elaborate, but repeated PM requests to him have gone unanswered, despite his continued replying to others posted questions. 

Other than the well-known "feedback exploit", there is no way that I know of accessing another members purchase history. There was no feedback exchanged at the time of my question, so this member obviously had access to my purchase history. 

I was wondering if some members on this forum have special privileges, where they have access to other members private information such as purchase history?

If this was an eBay employee who had access to my private purchase history, I can understand that, but this same individual has claimed on several posts that "No one from eBay is here. Only other members just like yourself."

I guess I should also ask, in addition to my purchase history, can other members see my current bidding history, and perhaps even my member-to-member eBay messages? 

Bidding & Buying question


Jun 27, 2015 10:08:18 PM PT

Others access to my purchase history?

So I puchased the following:



I was expecting the seller to provide a license key.

Instead, he provided me a Windows Registry file, containing activation status and the license.

This has made me suspicous.


Several things in this transaction is suspicious:
1) He provided a TinyURL that leads to MediaFire instead of DigitalRiver or CyberLink.
2) He provided a registry key containing the license instead of just providing a license key.
3) He claims to be resellers/partners/affiliates with DigitalRiver, but did not put it in the product description. Also I did not see loga-hunts related to DigitalRiver at all.
4) When contacted he states he will just ship a CD in a sleeve instead of the product box.
5) The price is about half of what it usually retails for.


Should this be enough for me to contact eBay?


Bidding & Buying question

I have been trying repeatedly to send an invoice to a buyer who purchased three of my items through the Global Shipping Program. Every time I attempt to send the buyer a combined invoice, I get an error message from eBay saying that I cannot send an invoice for the items. Does any one know what is going on?

Member To Member Support question



I am selling an item and i have a bidder, however the option to 'buy it now' was been delted from my listing. When i go to 'revise item' to re add the buy it now i am unable to. How can i re add this option to my lsiitng? 



Member To Member Support question

Jun 26, 2015 7:05:56 PM PT

buy it now issue

I want to list this tablecloth, but know little about it.  Do you think the fabric is linen? Have any ideas about date?  Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

how do you search for sellers by their stores name


Bidding & Buying question

Jun 26, 2015 5:10:23 PM PT

how do you search for sellers by name

I am so happy that Ebay has agreed to issue full refund to me due to some problem. The issue is they say will initiated the refund to my paypal account but I usually pay all the item in ebay through my debit card without paypal account. So how am i going to get back my refund?

Member To Member Support question

Jun 28, 2015 6:22:16 PM PT


This is my first time selling and was wondering if the bids go over my buy it now price will the buy it now option go away?

Member To Member Support question

Jun 28, 2015 10:42:04 AM PT

Buy it now question

The buy it now option is not showing up on any of my posts, whats going on? Is the website having issues?

Member To Member Support question

I was thinking of changing my user name. Would you know the maximum amount of character ebay allow a person to use ?

Member To Member Support question

I wish to list a pellet rifle for sale on EBay. I have studied and understand EBay provisions, requirements and limitations for for this listing. My question; is approval to list required prior to listing the pellet rifle?

Thank you. Jack

Member To Member Support question

Jun 28, 2015 1:07:19 PM PT

To sell pellet rifle on Ebay

Specifically are they made in Taiwan? I found a Serengeti case and glasses in a car and the glasses don't have Serengeti on them, just Taiwan. I guess someone could have put some cheap glasses in a Serengeti case but I'd like to know either way.

Selling discussion

Jun 27, 2015 7:36:39 AM PT

Anyone here know Serengeti sunglasses?

I have opened an unpaid item case. Is it necessary to wait 4 days before escalating the complaint.  I would prefer to relist this item earlier, block this buyer and get any credit that is due me, yet I cannot contact ebay by phone.  Please advise  thanks

Selling question

Jun 29, 2015 6:22:23 AM PT

buyer hasn't paidcontacting ebay by phone

I have a no return policy due to fit, yet a buyer asked for a return. I made an exception, and accepted the reuest for return with the buyer having to pay the return postage since they claimed it didn't fit. It was then noted by ebay that the item should be returned by 6/25


However, It has been 9 days and I still have not received the return. Do I contact ebay and tell them there has been no additional contact from the buyer and no item returned since it said the buyer was to return the item by 6/25 and that hasn't happenedt?  What is my next step?

Member To Member Support question



I have a listing that was listed on Ebay UK and the item location is " Item location: London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom". However, when I search for it, it only shows in "See all matching items from international sellers". Why is it not showing along with my other products? Thank you.

Member To Member Support question

Jun 29, 2015 8:51:30 AM PT

Listing is not showing

Received an item that was not the one shown on the offer to sell.  Item was defective.  Contacted seller, who has a no return policy, with my problem, including photos of the defect.  Seller offered to refund or replace item.  I accepted the replace option, since I collect the item as a hobby, and really wanted it.  I offered to pay for returning the item, as well as reimbursing seller for shipping replacement, but only after I received the replacement item and was satisfied.  Seller countered that he would ship the replacement only after I provide proof of shipment back to him of the defective item.  QUESTION:  If I ship the defective unit (at my expense, as I offered), and he does not send the replacement, I'm out the original cost of the item, plus shipping two ways.  He does not offer hassle free returns.  How can I guarantee I will get the replacement once I ship the defect back to him?  To honor my inital reply, I will end up paying shipping three times: 1) initial delivery of defective unit, 2) shipping defective unit back, 3) paying for him shipping replacement to me.  As you can tell, I am new to Ebay and the rules are complicated.  I do not sell, so do not understand all the hoopla involved.  I have read all the Ebay help and FAQ but it's over my head.  I just want this to go as smoothly as possible without getting burned.

Member To Member Support question

Jun 27, 2015 4:22:27 PM PT

Return for replacement policy

I returned the NON-Authentic cosmetics, I left negative feedback ONLY because I wanted others to know she is selling Fake MAC Cosmetics.  She will NOT refund until I revise my feedback.  This is what she wrote: 

So, She received the 2 items last week Wednesday and I still have not received my refund.  What do I do?  


Email me as soon as your revise . tx Sorry i wasn't trying to cheat you.

Member To Member Support question



really need some help as ebay are doing my head in and I'm very frustrated with the lack of help from the customer services


So basically I was the seller, sold something on the 2nd May, a week later get an email stating that a returns has been set up reason was 'buyer bought wrong item' the buyer had till the 20th may to return the item. They did not do this.


So on the 11th June the buyer has opened a not as decribed case. I do no know the reason why as the buyer has escallated it. Now customer services said a decision in 48 hours well its now the 28th june and the case is still open and my money still on hold. The buyer had to reurn the item by the 19th June which again they failed to do.


The buyer has never contacted me and they joined on the day they won my auction,


Talking to ebay, they say because he paid via the Spain ebay site its up to them to help. Ebay say we'll get spain to email you. They never do.


I have done a live chat with ebay spain and they said they cannot help as I'm registered in the uk and they can't access my account.


Ebay spain do not answer emails, ebay UK don't answer emails. Phone calls to ebay have been a waste of time as they won't help

So what can I do? any help would be very much appreciated, thanks in advance

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