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This Crown Devon Fieldings creamer is clearly marked, "Sailors Farewell" but, the poem and picture are the "Sailors Return".  I haven't been able to find any information on the "Sailors Return".  I have found a few pieces of the 'Farewell', on line but, nothing on the 'Return'.  The creamer measures, 3.25" tall, to the opening X 4.5" from outside of spout to outside of handle X 2.5" dia. base.  Any information is much appreciate, thank you.Picture 23849.jpgPicture 23851.jpgPicture 23857.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

This was a gift and I am no expert so i thought I would ask. Photos are of coach bag and the info I have researched points to it being a fake but wanted second opinion. I have read that if it has the CC on the outside it wont on the inside. Thanks in advance for any info or advice. The number on the inside is M1K-6047.


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Fashion discussion

Mar 29, 2015 7:35:09 AM PT

Coach Bag Authentic

Hoping someone recognizes the logo etched on the side of this 9.5" glacial glass plate.

The owner was an artist from Norway, living in Minnesota; most of her items were of mid century European origin.

I have struck out with my usual internet searches... fingers crossed someone know this.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 12:14:07 PM PT

Help ID Scandinavian glass plate with logo

I've been using firefox with ebay for years.  All of a sudden starting a couple of days ago I've been unable to update or create listings because these are no standard / html tabs.


I consistently get this in firefox:



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instead of this:


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It seems to be a browser issue because chrome works ok.


I deleted my ebay cookies from firefox but it did not help.  Is anybody else having this happen?

Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 6:05:48 PM PT

Firefox Issue Creating or Updating Listings


This is what Google Trend says!

Put more preassure on sellers!!

You people can go deep more !! Yes! Great!

haahaha! well done ebay!




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Competitor Trend


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Bye bye eBay!!!

Put more and more preassure on sellers!!


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2015 Spring Seller Update discussion

This is a painting signed RUNCI. Who is this and what is the value?


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Collectibles & Art discussion


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 29, 2015 7:59:17 AM PT




What's up everyone?


New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Mar 29, 2015 11:43:14 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Sunday March 29

The subject pretty much says it all.  Thanks for any info.





Antiques discussion

I would appreciate any help with terms/wording for listing this necklace. Bead type? Closure Bead & Loop? Age?908.JPG898.JPG



Thank you! 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

So I'm looking for advice on selling a large photo negative collection I purchased from a local auction house.  It came in three large crates filled with slides from the 60's through the 90's from various NYC photo and advertising agencies as well as thousands of unlabeled slides.  Most are of fashion models, black and white, many are of risque nudes or topless models and others are of NYC buildings graffitti etc.  Most of the the slides are in numbered or cataloged  sleves and various are labeled with the models name.   I would imagine 30 thousand slides would be conservative plus hundreds of black and **bleep**e photos.  Some signed others not.  Just from an hour looking though I got nowhere.  What is the best way to sell these??  As an entire collection??  Shipping would cost a fortune.  


Collectibles & Art discussion



Anybody having trouble getting started this Monday morning afternoon?

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Hello everyone!


I require assistance identifying this copper/silver Dragon Brooch. It has no makers mark or other identifying markings. Maybe someone recognizes the style of this particular designer or has seen similar pieces? I haven't tested the silver yet. I also can't figure out the appoximate age and would love some suggestions. Thank you!IMG_4530.JPGIMG_4532.JPGIMG_4534.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 30, 2015 11:53:26 AM PT

Copper & Silver DRAGON Brooch

It was bound to happen sooner or later.


The most irritating thing about internet pages are the video advertisements that start up unbidden whenever you open the page.  Usually these ads involve screeching music or grating voiceovers, which provoke nothing but hatred as the viewer scrolls up and down the page to find where the stupid ad is stuck so he can turn it off (and vow NEVER to buy that product/service).  EBay in its complete lack of wisdom was destined to employ these ads eventually, and now they have, only with a typical eBay twist--you can't do a "mouse-over" enlargement to see the item in the auction without the video ad breaking through on top of what you are trying to see.  View the screen shot below to see what happened when I tried to get a closer look at a cover in an auction that had an auto-video ad embedded in it--


(Thanks eBay!  You guys are all a bunch of $#%@#^#&@!!!)



The Stamp Board

Mar 29, 2015 9:09:02 AM PT

EBay Advertising Idiocy Strikes Again

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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Collectibles & Art discussion



Good morning!

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!



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Odds & Ends

Mar 30, 2015 6:54:45 AM PT

depression glass


Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 7:17:34 AM PT

Can any one id this art glass vase

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 11:25:31 AM PT

Anyone recognize this artist?




After purchasing goods have paypal payment card used

And were a clear right now is shipping


And the return through current Malltail

  ebay oder no : 390679859164 Tracking number: 1Z786Y210353288557 


The return of the ordered goods

I received the following message to the seller



I would like the processing required to return



Thank you~





  New message from: harmanaudio (134407RedShooting Star)
Thank you for contacting Harman Audio. We’re sorry, but once checkout has been completed we cannot cancel the order.  You may return any item purchased on our Web site for any reason, within the first 30 days. We'll gladly exchange your product or give you a refund for the full amount of the merchandise - whichever you prefer. No restocking fees. No questions asked.
Thank you,
ChannelAdvisor, on behalf of Harman Audio


Shipping & Returns question

Mar 29, 2015 5:33:45 PM PT

Return is processed requests

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 10:37:45 AM PT

Anyone recognize this artist?

I would appreciate any help with info on this Boehm piece.  I could not find any other Madonna bust like this in my searches and I wanted to make sure the signature on the bottom looked right.  She is white bisque and measures, 8" tall X 5" long X 3.5" wide.  There are some vertical manufacture lines visible in certain lighting, is this typical or would it be considered a defect?  Thank you, to anyone looking at this post and anyone offering any help.Picture 23429.jpgPicture 23427.jpgPicture 23431.jpgPicture 23417.jpg 

Collectibles & Art discussion

Can you folks please tell me whether or not this is a Fenton Mulberry Beaded Melon Creamer?


It measures a tad over 5 1/2 inches tall.


Also, I do not see a Fenton mark on the bottom. Is that possible?

Thanks for any help.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 11:07:40 AM PT

GLASS: Fenton Mulberry Beaded Melon Creamer?

These are cold to the touch and I didn't know if they were called art glass ? Any information would be great. thank you100_5046.JPG100_5046.JPG

Beads Beads & More Beads BBMB Bead & Jewelry

Mar 30, 2015 3:15:06 PM PT

Do you know what type of beads these are ?


She is so beautiful, I could not pass her up.  Actually, it's the handmade clothing got me. Here is what I know:  She is hard molded plastic, the head and arms are jointed.  The eyes open and close.  The legs and feet are stationary. The shoes are painted on. Possibly Nancy Ann?  She is about 7.5" tall.   Any expertise is greatly appreciated.  Let me know if you need further info. 


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Dolls Artists and Limited Edition discussion

Hello Folks,

Are there any Boehm porcelain figurine collectors in the group?  If so ...

I recently purchased this porcelain sculpture made by the artisans at Boehm Studios. It must be quite scarce, as I can only find one other example pictured anywhere online.  The dealer who had this other example referred to it as "Trotting Foxhound".  The sculpture is certainly a wonderful rendition of a tri-colored foxhound, but I was wondering if anyone knew if this was the correct name of the sculpture.  I'd also be interested in knowing approximately when it was made.

The figurine is rather large and stands about 8 3/8" tall to the top of the tail. It measures approximately 10" long from the tip of his nose to the back of his right rear foot. It has a glossy finish.  The underside of the hound's belly is hand signed with a Boehm script signature.

The hand signature on this piece suggests to me that it may be from the 1950's or 1960's, but I'd like some input on this.  I'm also thinking that very few were likely produced.  Does anybody have a Boehm porcelain reference that mentions this figurine?  Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can provide!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello. I have this carved wooden display shelf. I can't find any information on Loony Zoo. Marked on the bottom, By JJ Design 74. It stands 20" tall and 16" wide. Any help at all would be appreciated.


Thanks for taking a look...Dale






Toys & Hobbies discussion

Mar 29, 2015 1:09:31 PM PT

Anyone Ever Hear of Loony Zoo? TIA




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Advertise Your eBay Store Here

Mar 30, 2015 6:08:36 AM PT


they were a bonus in a box of junk jewelry  I almost canned them and then I thought just test them!  For some reason I remember them from some line of jewelry but I can't think of the name  Anyone???  I think they are onyx and crystal  Thank  you so much 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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Home & Garden discussion

Mar 29, 2015 5:57:06 PM PT

help ID this primitive trunk on legs



Recently acquired these two Boudoir Dolls. I was hoping someon could help me identify a maker? I know it's difficult to ID them, but I figured it was worth a shot. Also, I could use some help discovering what material their dresses are made of. Very silky to the touch, could it be silk? I know boudoir dolls were made/popular between 1916-1930's. How old could these be? 


Lot's of questions, I know, so thank you for any help or thoughts you can provide! :smileyhappy:


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Dolls discussion

Mar 31, 2015 10:39:50 AM PT

Boudoir Dolls

Hi! Are there any Judith Leiber experts here? I have a friend's bag that she thinks is pretty special. She says it's probably one of Judith Leiber's first bags made in the 1950's or 1960's. I just don't know. I would like to find out more about this bag for her. It is, I think, alligator, and my friend calls it an attache. Here are a few pictures......








It measures about 16" x 6 1/2" x 10" plus a 5 1/2" handle drop. I've tried contacting the Judith Leiber museum in New York but they seem to be closed until Memorial Day. Anyone have any ideas? I can't find another example like this.


Thank you so much!



Fashion discussion

Mar 31, 2015 12:08:49 PM PT

Judith Leiber Bag ID Help


My Mom has had this vase for years and years. We have looked everywhere (in books, online, etc.) trying to find out the maker of this vase. It isn't porcelain but seems to be more like pottery. It is completely hand painted. We have just always been curious as to the maker as my Mom would like to search for more pieces.  Thanks again for any help you can give!  We really appreciate it so much!! asian_vase2.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Antiques discussion


Thank you in advance for any help with these plates. 

There are 4 ceramic plates that are approximately 9 3/4" across. They are between 1 1/2 -2 pounds each. 

There is a part of a silver label left on one of them that says "Kyoto". Colud anyone help identify the maker? 



Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 8:37:37 PM PT

Japanese Ceramic Plates Help Please?

I posted this on the antique board with no responses so I am hoping someone here can help me out on this art nouveau style mirror.  I found another on another site just like it only in an ivory color.  It was described as French ivory/celluloid from 1915.   I know the colors of celluloid can vary so what I am mainly interested in knowing before listing is if it is actually an older piece and made of celluloid .  I am guessing it is judging by the patina, wear on the handle and style of the mirror glass.  It is about 4.75" long and the mirror diameter is about 2 3/8" in diameter.  Thanks in advance for any help.







Collectibles & Art discussion

43.5" long by 27.5"widest by 39-3/4" tall. Thank you





Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 4:35:08 PM PT

primitive trunk with legs? Help ID please

or perhaps recognize it from its appearance?  It appears to be four letters and the copyright sign.







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 31, 2015 10:56:06 AM PT

Can anyone make out this signature...

Goof morning. Anyone recognize this large purple glass vase? The vase is 13" tall with a 2" lip/rim. TIA for any info! gina125.JPG130.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 3:40:30 AM PT

tall glass vase-Blenko?



I got this piece today.  Saw it and just had to have it.  It is a bronze lizard or, more likely, a horny toad.  It is signed on the bottom, but it is really hard to make it out.  It has a bale so I think it is a pendant.  A really big, heavy

pendant at 3 1/4" by 2 1/4". It is really neat looking.

Has anyone here seen anything like this? Or a point in the right direction?  Or, is there anyone who can decipher that signature.

Any and all help is most appreciated!


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

There are a bunch of names and date around the front: W. Setna, Rocznice Przysiegi,  T. Kosgiuszki,  W. Krakowie, then  24. marca 1884.  The back has the date 1794 next to the soldier on the left, and 1831 next to the soldier on the right. Then under the eagle 1772.

Then below that date is a small placque with the date 1863 where 2 crossed swords come together. Any information would be appreciated. 






Historical Memorabilia discussion

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Does anybody know the parents of this little birdie? 


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Thank you in advance! 



Fashion discussion

This was a old find many years back.  My first impression was a grill mount Badge or it may be body mount for car - An double eagle with the number 32 in a triangle between the Eagle heads and the words (latin?) SPES MEA IN DEO EST on the banner below.  Badge measures 3 inches in diameter - Original Bolt and washer on the back.








Collectibles & Art discussion

Got these at an estate sale. First plate octagon shape, handles. The second plate is about 7 ¼ diameter etched flower , leaf design around the outside of the plate. Any help would be appreciated on age and manufacture


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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Mar 29, 2015 10:39:01 AM PT

Need help Green Depression Glass I.D.

So I don't do repairs not even simple ones to scared of screwing it up.After my favorite necklace broke, I asked around on some collector boards and a lady in Seattle was highly recommended. So I sent off a few pieces to get repaired. Just got a call from them, they cannot repair my necklace:smileysad: Any thoughts or suggestions? She said the metal is too thick to be soldered and that using glue would not work.....I know she is probably right but I am praying for a miracle...It will be a few weeks before I get them all back, as they can repair my others...Simple gluing in stones and cleaning:smileyhappy:





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 31, 2015 1:47:35 PM PT

Repair or Pitch?

I have been trying to find this logo forever.  Is there a forum that might be able to help?  Or maybe a website?

Appreciate any direction!  Maybe it's even a foreign language!!




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 30, 2015 8:36:46 PM PT

LOGO Board?



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Promote Your Auctions

Mar 30, 2015 6:24:20 AM PT


I post this in collectibles,  4 of the pictures werent public then I edit the post and when I was done I ran out of time and couldnt fix it.  can someone here help?


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 5:05:47 PM PT

any one here know wood primitives?





Any clues? 4.25"....shallow....copper leaf garland and silver or silverplate duck or fowl vignette...no marks....

Antiques discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

what is this cast brass piece, cam with a bunch of household hardware such as mail slots, switch plate covers.... measures about 4" x 3 3/4" too small for a mail slot.



Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 1:20:42 PM PT

Identify this cast brass piece please

This pot has a few different colors in it. The outside has a rough feel and the inside has a crackle glaze. Signed Rain Dance 91. Can anyone help?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 12:35:05 PM PT

Contempoary NA Black Pottery

Just wondering if this pin would be for some organization or for a family crest?  


The top reads: "HONI  SOIT QVI MAL YPENSE" around the circle. At the bottom, from left to right it reads:  "DIEV ET MON DROIT".

Some words appear to be french, from the little I remember, and some another language.  Greek? Maybe it is a sorority?

The attached pin is not sterling, and appears newer. 





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hello Folks,

I tried this on the Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain Board without success, so I thought I would try here.  I'm hoping there might be some Boehm porcelain figurine collectors in the group? If so ...

I recently purchased this porcelain sculpture made by the artisans at Boehm Studios. It must be quite scarce, as I can only find one other example pictured anywhere online. The dealer who had this other example referred to it as "Trotting Foxhound". The sculpture is certainly a wonderful rendition of a tri-colored foxhound, but I was wondering if anyone knew if this was the correct name of the sculpture. I'd also be interested in knowing approximately when it was made.

The figurine is rather large and stands about 8 3/8" tall to the top of the tail. It measures approximately 10" long from the tip of his nose to the back of his right rear foot. It has a glossy finish. The underside of the hound's belly is hand signed with a Boehm script signature.

The hand signature on this piece suggests to me that it may be from the 1950's or 1960's, but I'd like some input on this. I'm also thinking that very few were likely produced. Does anybody have a Boehm porcelain reference that mentions this figurine? Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can provide!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

This car must have been very expensive in its day.  The country setting is intriguing, as is the driver.  Anybody know the make and year?  What about the car to the left - is it the same?  Thanks for your help.


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Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 7:12:09 PM PT

Looking to ID this old car

I stupidly purchased "Office Pro 2013 Plus" for $ 60.00 from this stranger.  The transaction went through and I could not cancel it.


I am sure this is a scam and microsoft will shut this down as soon as they detect it online (or after the trial period).

I cant discuss this with ebay!  There is no way to get to them!  Transaction ID is 5FU39502PR394923C.  Then ebay emails me with this CONFUSING message:


 The listing you're interested in is no longer available

Hello holmziep,

We're writing to let you know that we've removed an item you recently won:
191547810278 - Microsoft Office 2013 Professional E-mail Delivery

Since you've already paid for the item, you don't need to do anything else. If your item hasn't arrived yet, it should arrive soon. If it doesn't, then you'll want to open a case in our Resolution Center. You can learn how to do this, plus find timelines for opening cases, at:

We wish you all the best on eBay and hope your future experiences are pleasant and successful. If you have questions, please click "Help & Contact" at the top of most eBay pages."


Last night I tried to cancel the transaction unsuccessfully.  I got this message from ebay!! :


Here's what we found for "I'm a buyer and I want to cancel a transaction"

Hello, holmziep

Item: Microsoft Office 2013 Professional E-mail Delivery
Item number: 191547810278

Looks like you're not buying or selling this item. Choose another item, or look up an item number in My eBay.
There is no link to call ebay because they do not detect a sale has commenced!!! no shipping: it's emailed!!
This AM I was sent  Microsoft's download link in my in-box from the seller, along with the key.  NOW I tried to cancel the transaction again and got the same message.  It seems they didn't "ship" anything and ebay allowed paypal to pay the seller.  Here it is below:
The Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Product Activation Key is:
32 Bit
64 Bit
We offer Microsoft products, including win 7 win8 office 2010 office 2013
We welcome large wholesale, we accept paypal as payment. I will provide the best products and the best price. 
Have any questions or re-purchase , please contact mail: hotsoftwarekey@163.com
$ 60.00 bucks?  Get real!  Help me someone, be gentile, I'm a nu-be.


Getting Started question

Mar 31, 2015 9:19:36 AM PT

Fraud Office Professional 2013 sale

We used to get a ton of sales from UK, Canada and Australia.  Since the Global Shipping Progranm started, that business has all but died. 


The only reason we are so vested in eBay is because of the international exposure.


There was a story in the UK's Guardian newspaper about Chinese sellers not having to pay VAT tax.  This story got all the way to eBay management, and suddenly UK listings were getting a lot of exposure.


Now it's American sellers reaslly getting slammed. Views and sales are way, way down.


Because the Chinese pay NO shipping at all for their knockoff junk thanks to treaties and deals with Donahoe's cronies.

Because the Chinese have flooded the site with utter, utter trash.

Because buyers see eBay and they ASSOCIATE it with bad buying experiences, when they order from China and the item turns out to be cheap garbage or completely the wrong size/style/etc.


We demand equal footing and exposure.  This is disgusting.  Do something about it, eBay.


Selling discussion

Mar 29, 2015 4:10:47 PM PT

AMERICAN Sellers Need a Break, eBay!

I want to post a question, but I need a screen shot, I have no idea how to do this.

I also want to blur some info, how to do this?


I am using a new laptop with Win 8.1 

Selling discussion

I would really like to thank all the people that have purchesed from my store.Is there a way to send a mass email ?

Selling discussion

      I just received a neutral feedback regarding a 45 rpm record that I sold. The feedback states that I claim the record to be in VG+ condition and that it looks good but is deceiving. In fact, I graded the record as VG- which is a huge difference.I contacted ebay and they wouldn't take care of it.

    They stated that my customer is enitled to his opinion. I believe that this goes beyond that. His feedback is stating an untruth, regardless of his opinion or intent. I know that eBay can be less han helpful to we sellers, Still, I am bewildered as to how they believe this should be allowed to stand. Anyone have any experience with this kind of situation? Thanks

Selling discussion

I moved to of my items to the saved tab as soon as I seen them I paid for both but I still have a no big thing on my side every time I bid it says I have unpaid items but I do not have any unpaid items how do I fix it I get excited and want to bid on something and I know it's going to tell me I can't but I try to anyway help

Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 28, 2015 5:44:17 PM PT

unpaid and can't bid

I'm a newbie seller. I used the shipping estimator tool to calculate UPS cost to buyer. Buyer paid estimated cost. However, actual cost is lower than amount buyer paid. I found that out when printing label via PayPal.


**I now know to weigh & measure box before sending to get actual cost.**


What do you sellers do? Is it usual to refund amount buyer paid that is greater than actual cost? I did not say I would in my listing. However, I voluntarily did refund a previous buyer already because I felt I'm selling for a fixed price and shipping is above and beyond.


I am asking because I don't know what is customary and I want to do the right and moral thing.



Also, how do I generate a packing list for the box that reflects the sale as shown?


Thank you for all input.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Selling question

I'm looking for some advice from more experienced sellers.


I'm selling my wife's iPhone 4 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iPhone-4-8GB-White-nTelos-Smartphone-/161651164056?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT) and some odd things are happening with the listing.


I had three eBay members message me asking for the ESN...all three of them had zero feedback points. After doing some research, I let them know that I was not willing to shre the ESN (or whatever it is called now) due to the risk of cloning, etc.


The phone has 27 bids, and they're all from 5 eBay members who have feedback scores of 0-2. Two of them are new accounts. After doing some reading, I have learned that many sellers have had folks like this not pay.


Last fall, I sold my iPhone 4S to a US address, but it ended up being forwarded to Ukraine and the buyer insisted that the phone had a counterfeit screen (iut did not) and gave me my first negative feedback since I joined eBay in 1998.


I'm not an electronics retailer--I'm just trying to sell our family phones that we have upgraded out of. Should I cancel my listing? Any tips on how to sell an iPhone on eBay without so much sketchiness?

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 8:06:49 AM PT

Sketchiness with iPhone listing

I have had problems in the past when I create a listing sometimes the shipping charges dissappear. It will still give the shipping option to the buyer but it will give it to them for free.

For example I had a pair of pants listed with shipping for $3.76 First-Class but Priority was listed as free.

You would think a buyer would see that there are charges for the other shipping option(s) and know there must be a mistake but they go for the free option.


This brings me to my question: I had a buyer open an account yesterday (03/29/15) and they bought a pair of pants from me. The same pair I mention above. They chose the "free" Priority shipping option.

Im suspicious of this buyer for a few reasons: the user name they chose is just a bunch of random letters with periods. They chose the obvious error "free" shipping option. The same day they opened an account they made a purchase from me.


I feel like they opened their account just to make a purchase from me. Is it so they can leave me negative feedback when I call them on the shipping charges? Is it so they can leave me negative feedback for some other reason? Is this a buyer on my blocked list trying to get around it?


What should I do? Refund them their money? Ask for the additional shipping? Its not even about the money so much as I feel like there are ulterior motives at work. Like I am being manipulated. Is there a way I could ask these questions to the buyer without causing a problem?


Heres another question: can I include in my Terms and Conditions section "I reserve the right to refuse service" or something along those lines?


I would appreciate any help, advice, or information anyone has.

Thank you

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 9:54:17 AM PT

Suspicious Buyer--what can I do?

I've been buying and selling a long time on eBay. I know my way around the system, more or less.


If I open an INR and the seller provides tracking and closes it and I then get a brick in a box, can I open a SNAD because I got a brick and not a box of dolls?


I have every reason to believe this seller is a scam artist, at this point. It's about a $50 order, and the seller is giving me every excuse in the book including "flu" and "her roommate moved out ad took them with her."


Bidding & Buying discussion

Hi , What does it mean on your seller page where it says "Active listing 1 to 25 of 42?

That is so confusing, are the rest of the listings even being shown?

Thanks for any help.

My Account discussion

the seller send me a false truck no. for return item,and request me to change the feedback to possitive-this was by mail through ebay-what is i can do with him?till now i did not accpet to change the feedback

Shipping & Returns question

How/When do they go away? I just got one this weekend from someone leaving me a POS FB with low stars. Please explain how the defect system works and how long these things hang around. I think I have 3 defects already. Thank You

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 4:25:29 PM PT

How Do Defects Work?

I WANT TO CONTACT SOMEONE IN THIS EBAY!!! I need an email address to send my problem to it! HELP AND RESOLUTION Center can't help me neither questions and this **bleep**ty answers!!!!!


Shipping & Returns question

 I ordered original flavor nicotine gum, and received mint flavor. I started a "return for refund", printed the shipping label, and shipped the package off to the seller (package still in transit per tracking number). Seller contacted me, and said that they would send me the correct gum, if I cancelled the return. I'm fine with this, but what if the seller never sends it? Should I close the return? If so, what is the procedure for this? Or, does the seller have to close it? Under the seller link for the item sold, I know there is an option to issue refund. Is there also an option to issue replacement? Thanks

Shipping & Returns question

Mar 29, 2015 7:08:26 AM PT

Question about returning an item

I received my first "Item Not Received" request notice from ebay today -- and am not sure how to proceed.


Buyer bought item evening of 9Mar15. I shipped 10Mar15 via Media Mail with tracking. Item shows as having left Denver, CO sort center on 11Mar15 and then nothing since then. 


I checked directly on USPS website and signed up for all electronic notices regarding this package -- as some on this forum say that sometimes yeilds additional tracking info, but this yielded nothing.


All of the INR threads I have read only talk about what to do if package has actually been delivered. But, at this late date package is probably lost and thus will never show up. Should I just refund now?


I understand I received defect when buyer opened INR request. But I don't want to get another defect for closing this wrong. Advice?

Selling discussion


I have recently sold an item which the buyer has not yet collected but the PayPal payment has been made. I have now found a fault in the item which I have reported to the buyer and the buyer has, very reasonably, offered a reduced bid (which is acceptable to me). How do I set about accepting it and ensuring that PayPal pay the buyer the difference between what she has paid already and what I have agreed as the final price?

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 8:08:13 AM PT

How to accept a reduced bid?

I was just wondering if anyone can tell me what kind of cars these toys cars are? I think the cars are from the 1950s and are Chevrolets, but I am not  sure what model they are.




Motors discussion

Mar 29, 2015 12:47:41 PM PT

Toy cars which I am trying to identify

I just sold a BIN item, a lot of 18 classical cassette tapes for $20. I was paid immediately and the buyer asked for tracking info. When I googled the buyer's address I found out that it was an industrial building that is currently for sale. Looking further I found some complaints associated with this address, which is 70 McCullough Dr, New Castle, DE. I always buy shipping labels through eBay and use a tracking number. What should I do to protect myself at this point, if anything?

Thanks and sorry if I am being over cautious. I don't even like shipping to those Chinese shipping companies that forward items intended for US only into China. This isn't pretending to be one of those and I haven't actually been burned yet. (Knocks wood)

Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 12:01:17 PM PT

Possible Fraud?

Quite a shocking information!  





Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Mar 30, 2015 2:19:07 PM PT

OMG I�ll never have my money!

I'm beginning to miss not-so-free shipping!  Up until recently I've sold 95% of my items (clutter from around the house) with Free Shipping.  I am now listing records (albums and 45s) from my brother's estate with calculated Media Mail shipping.  This is the third time in just a few days that I'm back with questions/issues on postage.  Yesterday it was pointed out to me that the 45s could likely be shipped First Class for the same price or less than Media Mail.  So last night the very first 45 sold and here I am frozen in a quandary as to how to proceed.


I was paid $2.69 for MM shipping.  MM costs me $2.92 because eBay does not include the 23 cent mandatory tracking charge (it cannot be removed by me even if I wanted to).  First Class for 5 oz. is $2.09.  It is ridiculous to even be agonizing over this, but can't I just upgrade to FC and pocket the freakin' 60 cents differential without either contacting my customer or worrying about negative feedback because I changed the service?  They should be happy they will likely get this faster, right?  Or am I just cruisin' for a bruisin'?

Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 9:25:49 AM PT

Postage overage/change of mail service

I had an order for two McCormick bourbon bottles. Vintage glass bottles.
They were shipping to Puerto Rico, costing $16. I packed and shipped the item. It arrived, was listed on usps tracking as no secure place to deliver.
I contacted the buyer and let him know. I told him that for 15 days usps would hold the item at their facility and he could take the notice left on his door and pick up the item.
It sat at the facility for the 15 days and I emailed him multiple times. Finally usps sent it back to me. 53 days after sale of the item I got them back, and one of them was broken.
Do I refund the shipping to the customer?
I plan on of course refunding the cost of the item in general, but I would lose the $16 plus one of the bottles. Please help!

Shipping & Returns discussion

Hello people i need ur help. I have a cosmer that says that she cant pay or bid my iten on ebay and she need to buy a dresse urgent. she have a software  problem ans she cant pay throw my side on ebay with paypal but i should give her my email adresse? She even offer to pay more than dopple of the amount my articul cost, but i have give my email adresse in oder for her to be able to pay on skype? Help*****

Getting Started question

I have been trying to sell items but item shown in Dollars not Pounds and items on my list also in dollars and all items from the USA

Selling question

I will be away from my computer and I have many items I have set up to follow. Every morning I get around 15 emails. Since I will be away I would love not to come home to 200 emails from my following list. Can I pause them without manually adjusting every single item I follow ?

My Account question

Mar 30, 2015 7:26:18 AM PT

pause following

Hi.  Somewhat new to eBay, and this is probably a simple question: How do I print a simple shipping label from within eBay?  I just want a label that shows the FROM and TO address.  I do not want to select a carrier or purchase postage thru eBay.  Thanks

Shipping & Returns question

Mar 31, 2015 8:00:30 AM PT

How to print a shipping label?

Hello can someone help me understand the upgrade my store better.. I've been
selling since 2001 a few years ago I started a basic store (Free first 150
listings) I have around 670 listings now currently listed all "Buy it now"
.. Relist until canceled..auto re list... So every 30 days or so my store
items are relisted automatically ..I only sell between 10-15 items a month
I'm listing more than I sell,ebays telling me to upgrade for more
exposure...I need more exposure and to pay less in RE List fees.... My
listing fees are outweighing my sales ..I'm trying to figure out if I
upgrade to the premium store that says your "first 500 free listings per
month "
Does that statement mean that the first 500 of my 670 listings when they
auto re list after 30 days will the relist fee be free? Or will they still
charge me for that 500 items being relisted and expect me to list another
500 items to get free listing fees... I don't know if I should upgrade or
Other notes.I hardly ever do auctions,I have a 2000 item limit per month.

Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 7:40:13 AM PT

Ebay Store Upgrading

Just wondering, is it approriate for a buyer who wins an auction, and responds on the third day a

fter asking if it is ok to delay payment 5 more days, until they get paid?  BTW this buyer is also a seller.

Selling question

Mar 29, 2015 2:11:04 PM PT

Slow Payer

I sold an untested video game disc that ended up not working. The buyer wanted to return it, and so I told him I would pay return shipping (which is fair, and I am obligated to do by eBay policies anyway). However, he returned it using USPS Priority Express Mail for $20.00 when it could hav been shipped First Class with tracking for $3.00. Am I obligated to pay the full $20.00? I already refunded him the original price and shipping price via the Resolution Center (there was no option to include return shipping that I saw).

Shipping & Returns question

I rescued this antique AKD Limoges chocolate pot. The lid is missing and it has a chipped and mended spout. But it was so beautiful and signed and dated by a
studio artist. I have observed the Ryan and M.F. Ryan signature on AKD pieces. Can anyone give advice on whether it would be worth the effort to have this repaired?

Collectibles & Art discussion

I have sold on Ebay for years but have recently added an account for only personal items. I want the item location to only say my state not the town I live in. How do I change that? I have never needed to do this so a little baffled. Thanks in advance!

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 6:20:31 PM PT

Sellers item location

I am trying to do research on some items I would like to sell and as I look at other peoples listings I see they sold 23 of this particular item but is there a way to tell how long it took them to sell those 23 items?

Tools & Apps question

Mar 29, 2015 1:16:40 PM PT

how long an item was listed

I have been ON HOLD with Ebay over 30 minutes to answer this simple

straight forward question!


Please see attached photo.

Some completed listing prices are in Green

Some completed listing prices are in Black.


What does Green completed listing price mean please?

Does Black completed listing price mean it was sold for $3,000?


Thank you!

Selling question

How can it happen that the same buyer was able to bid on an item of mine, but not pay for either one within the span of two weeks.  I opened a case on each one.  The first was closed without receiving payment.  Ebay said this buyer would now have this posted against her account, but then she was able to purchase again from me within a couple weeks and is now not paying for the second item.  I've opened another case and am still waiting.  How is this buyer able to make another purchase from me so soon?  Isn't there any sort of accountability.  Can we all just go around and say we are going to pay for something and then not (making it a mess for the seller) without any repercussions?

Selling question

So, it's a little wierd, and I do not know how to get about dealing with it, if I have to, but I shipped an item through Ebay prepaid labels and I weighed it about 11 1/2 LBS. But when the label was printed, it had said 14 LBS. I do not know how that happened, but is this ok? Or would this shoot flags at the PO?

Shipping & Returns discussion

I sold a $90 item which the buyer decided to return using the money-back guarantee label I authorized.  When it arrived back by priority mail, it was damaged beyond repair.  The maximum priority mail insures for free is $50.  Am I out the remaining money, or does the buyer who returned it have any liability for not fully insuring it?

Shipping & Returns question

Mar 30, 2015 11:57:00 AM PT

Sold item returned in damaged condition

I was buying some baby items from China with free shipping  and I wonder if there win be fees or charges .

Bidding & Buying question

how do I find who is following me

Selling question

Mar 30, 2015 11:55:15 AM PT

how do I find who is following me

I am a book seller with around 1400 books listed and plan on listing many more.  As of right now I only have the basic store but will need to be upgrading to an anchor store with all the new fees that are starting for media items on May 1st.  My question is am I safe waiting till May 1st to upgrade my store ot do I need to do it before than to avoid any huge fees?  Any help is greatly appriciated.... Tried calling and asking ebay but felt like I was in the twighlight zone, no matter how many ways I asked the question the girl kept giving me really odd answer

2015 Spring Seller Update discussion

Mar 31, 2015 11:53:49 AM PT

When to upgrade my store


Selling question

Mar 30, 2015 2:20:58 PM PT


I have a newly registered Chinese buyer that's bidding on an item marked NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. I blocked his id and hope that is enough. I fear that he is up to no good. What do you suggest?

Selling discussion

Listed a top as 3x with measurements, buyer won the bid and paid, printed shipping label and wrapped up the item, something told me to check the size on the top, I did and it is a 1x.  BIG MISTAKE, I sent a message right away to the buyer explaining the situation and asking her if she still wished to have the top or should I refund her the money (just in case she had the same measurements). No response that day so I voided the label, and sent her another message advising her of the problem, and that I voided the shipping label and that the package had not been mailed.  Still no response. It's been A couple days  should I assume she no longer wants the item and refund her the money, or wait, if wait how long?  THANKS


Payments question

Mar 29, 2015 8:00:04 PM PT

Buyer won bid but SIZING is wrong

Once it told me to contact my buyer (me) and it just keeps going to the choose the item and won't move past that.


Is there something wrong with the resolution center?

Bidding & Buying question