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3" tall x 1 5/8" wide opening  I was thinking juice but they are too teeny to me  I thought this might have been the daisy pattern but there is no flower  Anyone recognize anything?   There is a seam so EAPG?   Thank you for any help  

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I'm attempting to respond to some feedback, however every time I do I get an error saying "Sorry, you have no feedback.You cannot respond to feedback you don't have."  This happens for feedback for 2 different items.  This message appears after I've typed in my response and hit "Leave Reply".  Is this a known issue or is there a way around this?Untitled.png

My Account question

Aug 27, 2016 2:12:39 PM PT

Unable to respond to feedback

Hello,

 

I found this at an estate sale and do not know what it is.

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Please help.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 29, 2016 11:22:22 AM PT

Identifying the item

Hi I just bought a large Coach backpack in Dark navy Blue....it's 12" tall, 9-1/2" wide and aboutn  6" deep. I am worried it's a fake as the letters of the serial number are 'Big', it has a brass holder for the turnlock twist part and it also has that holder for the oval piece of the turnlock that has those little divits or dents in it...everything else seems ok but the straps may also be a bit narrow. The buckles do not have "solid brass" embosses in them....maybe because it's nickel hardware? Anyway I am sending pictures and would appreciate your help in authenticating. Thanks in advance.

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Fashion discussion

Aug 29, 2016 8:16:59 AM PT

Coach Backpack authenticity

Howdy. I'm hoping someone might recognize this interesting blue vase, with a great delphinium speckled glaze. My first thought was Niloak, but I can't find a matching shape in my one reference. It measures 7 inches high at the chevron in the center of the rim, 6 inches wide, and 4-1/8 inches wide across the unglazed foot ring. There is a suggestion of marks under the glaze, but they're hopeless (not raised, not visible, no digital manipulation helped). Any suggestions appreciated! Best, George

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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approx 5" tall   2 14" in diameter top  Sherry glasses??  I dsay because of the size but I don't know     I thought this was thumbnail pattern or something like it  but maybe there is a better name for it   I'm just guessing on Anchor Hocking but don't really know    They both have pontil scars on the bottom   Any help is very much appreciated  Happy Weekend Everyone! 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello,

I found this really adorable shirt, and the tag info seems to match up... But I was curious is this the way that this brands attaches tags or have they been re-pinned to the shirt by someone else? Sorry if this is a silly question, it just looks odd to me.

 

I know the shirt is real, found here : 

 

Aston Martin Boys White Multi Color Car

 

Thanks in advance .

 

 

Fashion discussion

Aug 28, 2016 6:05:11 PM PT

Aston Martin Childrenwear original tag ?

I love Weiss jewelry and have collected and sold pieces for several years now. Today I posted a pair of lovely cognac clipon earrings and hope they do well. The photos turned out really clear and sharp (at least I think). Has anybody ever seen cognac stones before?

 

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Selling question

Aug 27, 2016 12:57:06 PM PT

Excited About My New Weiss Listing

Smiley Mad

 

So I get a "We are sorry" email from ebay and send me a code to get 5bucks off my next purchase.  But after a couple of days trying the code, i think i was given  an expired coupon because it doesnt work. 

 

So i reply to the email i got witth the code. But the reply address is no good.  So then i spend lots of time going through the fancy automated customer service system, but get NO WHERE with finding a solution to this problem. 

 

So i finally get to aplace where ebay can call me back if i provide them with my phone number.   So I sit and wait idly by for the all important phone call that never occurred. Later i find an email in my inbox citing they couldnt reach me.    But i am boggled by this email response because 1) my phone service does record all incoming and outgoing phone numbers plus provides a bunch of fancy features as well in order to ensure me, ie the customer, with never missing a phone call , But utimately, nothing was recorded as having been made from ebay.   And 2, i know the phone number i provided was accurate, else ebay would have been unable to email me.

 

So after much time spending on Ebay **bleep**py Customer Service System, I calculate that instead of getting a 5 buck credit for an ebay inconvenience regarding a past order that was less than stellar, i have incurred a defeciet much greater than 5 bucks for bad customer service that is undoubtedly less than steller.

 

What now?

 

Wait a few days to cool off then Ebay at the 1800 number and raise hell?  Should i again have to allocate my valuable time to call ebay, go thru their automated system, then be placed on hold, then chew out some poor woman sitting in some cubicle in india?

 

Woman Frustrated

 

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My Account discussion

Aug 27, 2016 4:25:44 PM PT

ebay customer service sucks, right?

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Good morning everone

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Aug 27, 2016 5:08:19 PM PT

New to Ebay Daily Chat for Sunday August 28

I sold an item this morning, packed it up, weighed it and went to print the label on eBay's site.

 

Here's the result ...

 

 

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{sigh} ... and the glitches just keep happening on & on & on

Selling discussion

I found this poster sized print at a garage sale but can;t figure out the artist.  It's a serigraph or silkscreen numbered 53 0f 150.

Possibly titled Quest...  Date looks like 22 but seems to new, so maybe 72.  On arches paper.  Seller said it was left in the house when they purchased it.  That's all I have.  Any input would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 28, 2016 12:01:11 PM PT

Colorful Abstract Screen Print Artist ID

Hi!

I have this Industrial Marketing by Ronald McTavish and Angus Maitland book with signatures.

I found this book at thrift store and would like to know what it worth!

I want to sell it on the auction.

Thanks!

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi everyone! 

 

 A friend of mine has this piece that we are trying to id with no luck... maybe one of you experts can help us out!

 

it will  be greatly appreciated. TIA

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 27, 2016 9:08:09 PM PT

Please help ID this Plate

For some reason this 1 1/2" 3-D pendant has a lot of wiggle room, almost as if it could be taken apart like a puzzle. Anyone see one like this before? Thanks for help.

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 28, 2016 6:28:20 PM PT

Help w/Movable Pineapple Pendant-Thanks :)

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Antiques discussion

Aug 27, 2016 7:33:22 PM PT

China cabinet help

There is something about this pin that makes me think it might be better than average. The ring construction on the back makes me wonder. Does anyone see anything recognizable here?

 

Thanks for any comments Smiley Happy

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 29, 2016 5:34:59 PM PT

Something about this pin, I don't know :-)

Somehow there's a song stuck in my head... "do you wanna build a snowman...":

 

Good morning everyone.

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Aug 29, 2016 6:18:37 AM PT

New to Ebay Daily Chat for Monday August 29

Sending wishes for a wonderful day today, Dana!  

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 29, 2016 3:57:46 AM PT

HAPPY BIRTHDAY southernmermaid8 !

Have never seen this lady before, reminds me of Pocahontas with the long hair and stylized trim on her dress. Wearing large flower? earrings. Measures 2" in diameter. Thanks for help Smiley Happy

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Not my images, but I have the same exact piece, minus the small 'Sterling Spain' plaque and 'Fisher' label on base.

 

Also, what was it used for? Paperweight of just a Statuette?

 

Thank you!

 

Link: http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/fisher-sterling-bull-on-marble-base-195-c-fec3feb5fb

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 27, 2016 7:09:18 PM PT

Silver: Was Fisher the Retailer?

it is 5 1/8" tall. Pressed glass, clear color, sugar bowl with Colonial panels on bowl and top. Top shaped like pagoda 

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Product Discussions discussion

I have this great designer furniture but I can't figure out what to call it to google it.  Has anyone ever seen it before?

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Cute Asian Motif carved stone necklace. The small green bead must be jade/jadeite, but how about the stone? I'm thinking it's soapstone, but I notied some green when viewed from the bottom. Is this considered a "tourist piece"? Does it have a name? Looks like a monkey is riding a dragon on one side. 

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 28, 2016 7:30:05 AM PT

Carved Stone Necklace

Found this in a box of junk at a sale, anyone know what it is meant to be. I googled Gusum and it seems they make a lot of modernist type brass pieces. Mostly decorative chandeliers, candlestick holders, and that sort of thing. There are holes around the edges at the top so I was thinking maybe it had some other ornamental crystal or brass pieces that it might have been fitted with. Seems to heavy and clunky to be a necklace; the piece is solid and weighs a lot so I can't see anyone wanting to wear it. The only place it is marked is on the chain at the bottom links and all it says is 'Gusum'. Thanks for any help, I appreciate it. 

 

 

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 28, 2016 8:18:18 PM PT

What is this brass object made by Gusum?

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Bidding & Buying question

Aug 29, 2016 4:26:13 PM PT

Do i need to pay the exact amount i bidded?

I'm selling a $270 PlayStation, and the person who bought it sent me a message saying that when I shipped it and provided a tracking number, the money would be automatically put into my account. I haven't gotten any notification of payment, and when I asked them for proof that they'd sent the money, they sent this:

 

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Yet... still no payment notification. Is this legit? Should I ship? Thank you so much.

Payments question

This vase with landscape and peacock caught my attention. It remined me of Newcomb Pottery. It's Artist signed.  The artist signed in gold 1918.  It isn't your typical Japanese landscape but looks like it was made for export. The body of the vase color is similar to Satsuma, but no crackling.  It wasn't until I uploaded the pictures of the base that i even noticed it had an impressed Japan mark. 

 

The artist name doesn't appear to be Japanese.. I'm puzzled.  Anyone have any suggestions?

 

 

 

 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi,  I have a Bisque Kewpie/Googly Eyed Doll that is 11 1/2" tall jointed with painted eyes and it has VEE at the base of neck and bottom of head.  I can't find anything out on VEE or if this is unique.  Any help would be appreciated.


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Toys & Hobbies discussion

Aug 29, 2016 7:05:02 AM PT

Kewpie-Googly Eyed Doll

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 28, 2016 11:12:20 AM PT

Is this Blenko Yellow Opaline ?

I have this Avon fragrance and I'm not sure if it is an after shower body splash or a fragrance. Can anyone help me identify this Avon bottle?

 

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Health & Beauty discussion

Aug 28, 2016 6:33:15 PM PT

Cannot Identify Avon Product

So I'm sending a package to Hungary from the USA and tracking says it has arrived to JFK airport in New York City on the 20th of August, then on the 23rd and now today on the 29th. In between it has also reached Hungary on the 22nd. 

 

It looks like this

 

It looks like this. It is also suspicious that both on the 20th and 23rd it was 6:47 PM when they scanned it.


Does anybody have any idea what might be going on with my package?

Shipping & Returns question

Hi!

"Financial Accounting" an introduction second edition book by Harold Bierman, Jr. and Allan R. Drebin

This book have some notes and dollar sign $ 1095

I want to sell this book but would like to know what does these notes means to provide full information for selling!

Thank you!

 

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Selling question

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My Account question

Was going to list, but thought I should run it by you guys first. No markings that I can find, measures about 2 3/4". Thanks for looking Smiley Happy

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 27, 2016 4:06:04 PM PT

Please help with mark on figurine

 

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Product Discussions discussion

Welcome All for Fall Selling Season!  OR Fardville Fading Into The Sunset

 

Once a very active group, we have dwindled to just a few, but you are welcome to join in and talk about your auction life or lifes tibits as you wish.  Best advice to find us again if you want is to use the float this topic option.  Cheers, have a lemonade on the porch and watch the leaves change colors and ready for cool weather.



Join our on going monthly listing contest to see whose item will sell for the most.   Our theme is anything you want to list and might sell related.  We love it when a listing gets sold!. Once a very active group, now a few hangers on-ers, Welcome to list or ask questions or visit.  No Politics Allowed. 

 

 

We have a few bendable relaxed rules. Here they are:

1. 'LFVS' (Lilo's Fardville Sale) must be in the title for search purposes and record keeping ( not that we really keep any records anymore, but we will do a happy dance when you sell a good one).

2. The 7 Day Auction Format or fixed price may be used. You may add BIN.

3. All auctions start with a fardie number  1.11  2.22 and so on @ $8.88. BIN's must be a fardie number. Ex: $12.12, $18.18, $33.33, etc.

4. Use an official Contest Logo in the description.  That logo is down below.

 

5.  You  start your auction in the current month. (That means what ever month you list it in)

 

6. Please add the following disclaimer to your listing:

      This auction is part of Lilo's Fardville Monthly Contest. LFVS is an eBay recognized group of sellers that promote community values.

 

7. The winner is the listing that sells.  We hope everyone is a winner. (You don't really win anything besides YEAH YOU IT SOLD!)

 

Here is the logo, it should be placed in the description of every LFVS contest listing:

 

Selling discussion

Hi,

 

I have this 100% silk dress with sweat stains on one of the underarms. It says dry clean only.

Is there a home solution I can use safely?    Thank you.

 

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Fashion discussion

Aug 30, 2016 7:29:05 AM PT

Help with this silk dress.

Hi everyone,

 

It's my first time on this site. I would appreciate your expertise on a purse I bought. The tag inside says it's made in Italy and I've searched the Internet for "Frye made in Italy" and couldn't find anything. I've attached photo's of the front, back, and inside. If it is real, any idea how old it is? The "vintage" Frye purses I've looked at do not have this liner. I'm having a difficult time identifying what the liner is made of as well. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Fashion discussion

Aug 29, 2016 10:10:18 PM PT

Is this Frye purse authentic?

HI -- This bag was taken down by Ebay, presumably for being a fake.  Can anyone help me verify that it is real?  (I think that it is).  

If you think that it is the real thing, can you tell me why it was taken down?  

Thank you in advance!

All the Best

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Fashion discussion

Aug 29, 2016 8:16:33 PM PT

Dooney & Bourke Bag Is it real?

 private listing - bidders' identities protected seems to be condoned shill bidding.  I think this stinks badly!

Bidding & Buying question

I found this letter/certificate asking for a apostolic blessing of a priest's ordination at a kical thrift store today. I am a Christian, but have never seen anything like this. Is it rare? Valuable? What is it? (I think it's asking for a blessing on a new ordained priest's life/career)

 

Is it OK to list on eBay for sale?

 

Thanks, I appreciate any help

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

 

Hello BSB !

 

I think I need a bit of help with historical prices for the 1884 Hunt edition of 'Grimm's Household Tales' (London; George Bell & Sons) The Hunt edition is generally considered the best or 'favorite' edition from which excerpts and reprints are taken. It's also the edition which Franklin Library chose to reprint in 1981.

 

 - No current copies of the 1884 edition appear on offer online and in print catalogs as far as I can ascertain.

 

 - The only auction record I can locate (which has no sale result) is the Frederick French copy sold by Libbie in 1901.

 

- Several American institutions (according to World Cat) hold copies, but this is of little use as to divining a reasonable market price.

 

Early editions of Grimms tales can bring princely sums. The 1812 second issue brought $206K in 2011.

 

I realize this is a bit of a tough nut, but I'm mainly looking for any obscure PRINT references you may be aware of that show ANY PRICE on this Hunt edition of Grimm's Tales. Right now, I'd be inclined to bracket it between high 3 figures to mid 4 figures, but there aren't currently any price analogs one can use to sharpen that up from there.

 

Ideas ?

 

 

TIA

 

Michael -

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Booksellers discussion

Would appreciate help identifying thin copper token(?) 15/16" in diameter, 1 S C on both sides. Sorry about photo quality.

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Selling question

Aug 27, 2016 9:55:10 AM PT

Help identifying copper token(?) 1 S C

I've been trying for a day now to get past the following error.

 

"Error - Input data for tag <Item.ShippingDetails> is invalid or missing. Please check API documentation.|Item.ShippingDetails|"

 

I've found countless "solutions" but none seem to fix my issue.  I am trying just one item right now with free domestic shipping

 

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Thanks in advance.

Tools & Apps question

Aug 29, 2016 12:34:17 PM PT

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  Picked this up at a yard sale recently.  It is beautiful, and I'm curious as to where it came from.  To me it looks almost new but woman I bought it from  says it was in her parents house, so I don't really know.  Rugs are definately not my forte but it was too nice to pass up.  Any experts out there that can help me identify it?  It's approximately 6' x 7', has a multitude of colors on a variegated green ground.  By my count there's about 120-140 knots per square inch.  Pictures below....

 

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Persian And all types of Carpets

Hello i have opened a case for a missing part the seller offered me a partial refund
I accepted and the seller sent me the money in Paypal but why here it says Your Payment is pending

 

 

 

 

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Shipping & Returns question

I have 4 silver spoons, each one measures approx. 7 3/4 inches long.  All have 3 identical marks, a crown over "MM".  They are also all monogrammed "MM", but that looks to me to have been from a later date.  They all have a nice rat tail over the bowl, which leads me to believe that they are early 1700's, when that was a popular design.

 

I seem to recall seeing this mark sometime years ago, but can't find it now.

 

Any help in identifying who made these, when, and where, would be very much appreciated.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lee

 

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Antiques discussion

Picking any of the links under Listings in my Seller's Hub is suddenly giving me this:

 

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Tools & Apps discussion

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Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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It has an alaskan looking carving on one side a carved pilgrim on the other and a carved dog/wolf head where the air comes out.

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 29, 2016 7:45:50 PM PT

Need help ID this vintage bellows

I could use any help with this basket or a place to research it. thanks

 

Antiques discussion

Aug 28, 2016 11:25:37 AM PT

Basket ....Is it NA?

 

No marks anywhere.  Any ideas where I should start?  1950's?  Thanks!

 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Why do most of you sellers hide your listings when you comment on these boards ? Excuse me but I do not understand . I do understand the fact the board members hiding their I.D.s , but not the rest of you you . Are you hiding some thing ? all this seems strange to me as I have nothing to hide ! Sorry I just don't get it , I like to look at posters items that they have for sell . Please Makes makes no sense to me . Enlighten me .

Selling discussion

Okay , while I'm here . I have had the ability to use a drop shipper and I'm really concerned and refuse to use one . Yes I'm scared of it . I do and prefer to do my own shipping . I honestly do not trust anyone else with my acct. ! I also prefer to have what I sell in my posession , from what little I know about drop ship alot could go wrong real quick . anyone here use it ?

Selling discussion

Aug 28, 2016 10:26:26 AM PT

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DROP SHIPPING

 I can understand a Seller Blocking Buyers for many different reasons but I have only ever been blocked by (1) Seller,ever. I believe that I have been on eBay since 2001 and I am mostly a buyer but I do sell on and off. I was Blocked for asking him a question on a coin he was selling and just today I found the answer to that question. Coin listings now have a small phrase unter the price that may say something like this, " 48 for 12 months", When I asked if he had a layaway plan for buying he got extremely mad at me. Anybody can check this out and today I found out that it is PayPal that adds this on postings.PayPal now has a lay-a-way program and I did not know that !

  I appologize to you Sir ! I have, over the years bought well over $ 1,000 worth of coins from you and I would like to continue that process with you. I have always trusted you and have always given you a 100% good Feedback on every sale. I have been collecting for 55+ years , I am almost 72 years old and please UNBLOCK me. I am truly sorry !

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Bidding & Buying discussion

Aug 28, 2016 3:59:40 AM PT

Sellers Blocking Buyers

HELP! I just got a question from a potential buyer, and I don't know how -- or even if -- to respond. My auciton ends in 45 minutes, so the clock is ticking.

 

My lot of 5 vintage items is ending soon, and the bidding seems to be brisk. I don't know anything about the items I listed, so, when I listed them, I did an auction and put a BIN price on the lot, as well. But someone placed a bid, and so the BIN price went away.

 

Just now got a message from a potential bidder -- one with several thousand sales, so, experienced -- asking me if I originally had a BIN price on the lot. Says he's "Just curious."

 

Why would someone ask me that question? Could it be because he'd like to keep an eye on the future listings of someone who clearly has little knowledge of the type of item listed, so that he can watch my listings for my future mistakes in this category?

 

I don't do many auctions, and I don't know why this guy wants this information, so I'm not sure how to respond.

 

Any insight / experience will be much appreciated.

Selling discussion

Aug 28, 2016 5:18:07 PM PT

NEED ADVICE FAST! Like, RIGHT AWAY!

I'm noticing a trend of sellers listing Electronics as used untested with no returns. EBay definition of a used item has to be fully functional with signs of previous use and wear. So my question is are these items being sold as used untested still covered under the buyer protection?

Selling discussion

Aug 29, 2016 4:21:08 AM PT

Used "untested"

On another ID, I'm a bronze power seller. My dashboard shows that's at risk with this explanation: "Alerts You are at risk of losing your PowerSeller level because you missed the sales requirements last month."

 

Looking at the details, I have green checkmarks for everything, including September's evaluation. The requirement is $3k/100 transactions for the last 12 months. I'm at $7k/150 transactions.

 

Is there a monthly requirement, besides the annual $3k/100 requirement?

Selling discussion

Aug 27, 2016 12:30:56 PM PT

Bronze Power Seller

Has anyone else had this problem, we need a whistle blower 

Selling discussion

Buyer is asking about international shipping fees to the UK but I'm shipping using the global shipping program.

 

I selected "buyer pays shipping"

and selected  "Send your package to the US shipping center and the rest will be taken care of for you"

 

I've never sold internationally before, but shouldn't the shipping be calculated automatically for the buyer?

Is there any other fees or will they simply be charged what is displayed in the ad as their shipping cost?

Shipping & Returns question

I just noticed that today when I was beginning to print some labels. I sell a bunch of small things (video games, small tools) that weigh up to 3oz, and normally I'd pay $2.45 (after the shipping discount from eBay).

 

Now, each 3oz item I've gotta ship is $2.60. There's an eBay discount of 1%, which is barely a cent or two. This is a USPS First Class package I'm printing here.

 

I'd understand if USPS is jacking up their prices again, but what's with the pitiful 1% discount all of a sudden? Does eBay hate me?

 

Below is a screenshot of the price summary of a label I was trying to print.

 

 

Shipping & Returns discussion

Has anyone experienced false accusations of items smelling like smoke?  I recently sold an item that was freshly laundered and sprayed with febreeze, the buyer left neutral feedback, which was nasty.  When I spoke with eBay the gentleman said he has heard of items permeated by diesel exhaust. It is so frustrating when you offer free returns but buyers insist on being negative.

 

Bidding & Buying discussion

I'm trying to ship some items that are 2 oz. via First Class Shipping. The cost should be $2.45 as that is what it has been since April.

$2.60 is the cost for items  from 4 - 8 oz.

But today I'm getting a cost of $2.60 on all my 2 oz. items.

 

I don't know what to do as I have to ship my orders, I hope eBay will fix this and send me a refund for these errors.

Selling discussion

Apparently the shipping estimate on the product page said it would arrive Sep. 3rd at latest. When I printed the shipping label however, it wouldn't let me do anything over a pound that wasn't priority mail, so the package got there yesterday. The buyer sent me a message yesterday saying that he just got delivery confirmation but wasn't home, and that if he got home and it wasn't there, I'm paying for it. Predictably, today he sends me a message saying 'it wasn't in my door'. Now what?

Selling question

I paid for a hat ($14.50) and then, once I saw that the seller has absolutey ZERO feedback and has been an eBay user since May 19,2016. A few minutes after paying for the hat, I requested to cancel the order. Hours later I get a message from eBay saying that I can't cancel the order because the seller shipped the item. ' 

Hi Myfirstandlastmine,

We couldn't cancel your order because the seller already shipped it on Aug 25, 2016.

Here's the tracking number: Tracking Number:

As you guys can see, the tracking number is blank even though the seller claimed to send it through USPS First Class Package. Then I get a message and email from ebay telling me that ebay removed the listing, so now I can't see the item, although it's still in my purchase history.

I see that the transaction was completed on PayPal and the money has been taken out  of my bank account. So I sent a message to the seller asking if he could provide me a tracking number. He ignored my message, I then open a case in the resolution center, then he decides to respond to me, saying " I have not yet received payment. You refunded it so the money reversed". This puts me on edge because out of over 100 purchases that I have made on eBay, I've never had a problem with a listing being removed after I paid for it. The seller has now told me that he will take my word and send me a tracking number today, which he should already have if he shipped the item yesterday, as he marked so he wouldn't have to refund me my $14.50. I'd like to know what I can do to get my money back before this guy deletes his account and escapes.

Payments question

Aug 27, 2016 11:01:02 AM PT

I think I've been scammed

If I want to sell a product that is a "knock-off" but I do not refer to the brand and do not list as authentic, is that permissible? 

 

Buying & Selling Basics question

Aug 27, 2016 3:45:36 PM PT

restricted brands

Hello everyone, I need help.

 

I bought an item, this bag (282080991620), on august 8 from a seller and he sent it on august 9. On its way the package stopped updating over a week and there weren't any signs of the package at all. I asked the seller what was happening and he told me to call USPS since he didn't know. I ended up doing so and USPS didn't even know where the package was either. The last update was on august 18 and after that, nothing else. The last estimated date was on august 26 and there is still no signs of the package. Now the seller doesn't answer my messages anymore, so I opened a case asking for the item and wrote the seller on the case that I wanted the backpack or just a refund, because even the date passed by and the package seems to be lost. Also USPS opened a research on the package but there is still no information of what happened to the package. They haven't call me with information either. So, between all this trouble and frustration I wrote to Ebay's support to see if they could help me at least get a refund with the protection they offer, because the package is definitely lost and the seller doesn't seems to care to even answer me. Well, Customer Support  didn't answer any message at all. I tried to find a phone number and there isn't any either. I truly don't know what to do. I feel so frustrated and helpless. This isn't the first time I have this kind of problem here on Ebay with a seller and Ebay doesn't do anything at all to help. I'm starting to get tired of this. I bought the backpack because I needed it for university and I had enough of time to receive it on time, but nope. University already started and I have no backpack for my notes and I have no money either because I spent it on that backpack. This is really unbelievable. I feel angry, frustrated and a lot of other things. I have already tried everything on my power to solve this issue as soon as I can since I simply can't keep on waiting. I simply don't know what to do anymore.

 

If anyone could help I would appreciate it. 

Shipping & Returns discussion

I'm trying to charge sales tax.  

Is there something I'm supposed 

to do with regards to "SYI or API flows?"

What is meant exactly by "SYI or API flows".

I couldn't find the definition anywhere..

Selling discussion

Aug 27, 2016 2:43:08 PM PT

What is meant by "SYI or API flows".

I sent the package thru GSP - it got recorded in the Global Shipping Center in Kentucky 

Tracking number shows it traveling to UK & delievered to buyer

 

Buyer says the wrong pkg was delivered to her but has my tracking number on the label.

GSP in Kentucky put the wrong label on my box & sent her heavy duty computer cables instead of 2 vintage pocketbooks

She's now saying I have to refund her the full amount - she reported the item to ebay as wrong item delivered and makes

it look like its my fault and not ebay GPS shipping program. Buyer says I should refund her the full amount and then I have

to spend time getting ebay to re-emberse me. I thought thru the global shipping program once it leaves Kentucky - I'm 

relieved of responsibilty - so why do I have to refund and then deal with ebay to refund me? 


Any answers??? 

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 27, 2016 11:47:43 AM PT

GSP mixed up the package label in Kentucky

Thanks so much for your help. I purchased this from eBay and am questioning the authenticity. Any help would be appreciated. The serial number reads No 0102-012. It is not a tag but is stamped and is difficult to read. This is what I am able to make out.

This is a Coach bag. It is made

Out of a completely natural

glove tanned cow hide. The

scars scratches veins

and wrinkles are natural 

Markings Characteristics 

Of full grain leathers

Made in the United States 

No 0102-012

Fashion discussion

Aug 29, 2016 12:00:57 PM PT

Is this Coach bag authentic?

I potential buyer has made an offer that consists of free shipping on one of my listing that has a shipping fee and even though I counter the buyer with the same total amount of dollars that he offered he is insisting on free shipping. I don't think I can change the shipping within the listing while an offer is pending so what are my options?

Buying & Selling Basics question

Aug 27, 2016 12:15:41 PM PT

shipping fee

New to the discussion forum here, couple of questions.....

 

1:  Am I allowed to use the buyer's name in this discussion?  I am sure I already know the answer, but what the heck? I'll ask anyway.

 

2:  This is more of a rant about said buyer than a question....

 

So, recently sold an item and the winner bid only twice, second obviously being the high/winning bid. Roughly 12 hours later, he paid via PayPal.  Item shipped/received, I left "positive" feedback, then I started receiving emails that the item only works for a short time, (the treatments are 20 minutes to begin with), and then it needs "recalibrated".  We have contacted the manufacturer repeatedly, whom claim to have no "trouble ticket" regarding this problem from anyone.  Buyer claims it needs a new battery (though again, I have no proof, messages doesn't allow for attachments of videos or pics), and keeps claiming he "paid too much" and that he wants a "partial refund".  We received a "return request" from ebay and almost INSTANTLY an email from the buyer comes through that he still wants to keep the "defective" item, but wants a partial refund!!!!!!!!!  Most I may do other than a complete return is send him $50 for a battery.  

 

Any thoughts or help appreciated.  I don't buy or sell much, and have never had an issue before now.

Selling question

I recently purchased a lot of tamagotchis. It was a "buy it now" listing and with best offers. The seller accepted my best offer and I provided immediate payment. The next day, I see the same listing on a different account. I message that seller and asked if that listing was legitimate because I had purchased the same one. He questioned where and when did I buy it. When I sent him the listing, he proceeded to say he got locked out of his account and used this listing to look for the buyer. After I reponded asking if he has contacted eBay and that they can help you get back into your account, he never replied and my order was canceled on the account he was "locked out" of. For the record, I never asked for a cancelation and I just wanted the seller to ship the items. This is also the only item the seller is selling on his account. Afterwards, someone tried to purchase the new listing, and another listing popped up on a third account with the same items. Now, the same listing cycled back on the original account on which I purchased it. I made the same best offer and it was accepted. This time the seller messaged me saying he is canceling the order because of the first one and he has more than one of each device. I find it truly hard to believe he has 9 different tamagotchis with 3-4 exact duplicates (model and shell design) of each one in the same condition and stock photo. This seller has canceled my order and has not refunded me. When I contacted eBay they told me they can't step in until Sep. 6 because the seller has until then to refund me or ship the items. I am asking the eBay community because I feel like I'm being scammed and I can't wait that long. If anyone has any advice, please let me know.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Here's an example of an Coach vintage purse that Just now sold on Ebay:

 
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Fashion discussion

Aug 28, 2016 6:18:35 PM PT

Coah vintage purse

Just got off the phone with the eBay Support and they did confirm the issues with the eBay server via Comcast.

Site has been down for several hours but they do not have any idea when the issues will be resolved.    It's not isolated to certain areas but affecting all ebay users.  Due to the nature of this incident, I presume that sellers will be protected from late shipment defect ratings.  I did call and left my user id and requested an open ticket so they have something to prove in case I'm penalized with a defect.

 

On another note, Customer Support for eBay has really improved with quick return calls. 

 

All the best.

RCmaxxed

Technical Issues discussion

I use photo mailers (6x4) all the time.  Up until today, the cost to mail through eBay has been $2.45.  Today the cost was $2.60.  Did I miss something?

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 28, 2016 7:34:41 AM PT

Did I miss a postage increase recently?

A case was decided in my favor after I paid a jeweler to prove that an item was "not as described" .  The item has been returned "signature required" and the seller is not picking it up.  What happens to my return in a case like this?  It has been a very tumultuous transaction and the seller was much less that professional. What if he won't pick it up from the post office?

Shipping & Returns question

Could I still combine shipping after a buyer purchases 2 itmes but doesn't wait for me to send them a combined invoice?

Shipping & Returns question

It looks to be a stylized heart or perhaps the letter "H" inside of a heart.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Buying & Selling Basics question

This little jar is only about 3-3/4" tall but it is so beautiful.  Not cloisonne, completely hand painted, I believe.  Some parts are raised, like moriage.  No marks at all.  My knee jerk reaction was Russian but all searching takes me to Asia.  Any ideas as to country of origin or age?  Thanks for looking.

 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 27, 2016 11:40:45 AM PT

Small enamel hand painted lidded jar

I activated an offer I recieved from my email that if I sold up to $50 in sales they would give me an additional $50, I sold $175 in sales last night but I do not see the extra $50. I'm a new seller so I don't know where to look. Thanks for the help.

Selling question

I've been a buyer for many years and would like to start selling. I can't seem to find an answer for this: does your overall rating and buyer feedback show up once you start selling or are you back at square one with no feedback showing up? Any help appreciated.

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

How do I set up my computer to print out shipping labels?

I use Windows 10, Toshiba Satelite laptop C55D-04C031 and a Canon Printer PIXMA MG3620

I can print out a test page just fine. I just can't print from ebay. Shipping label or a packing slip. Ebay doesn't allow one to save it to my documents.

I click on their link to print either one, It opens the print window on my computer, I click on print but it never gets added to the print log nor does it print.

I bought a new printer because my HP OfficeJet 8500 wouldn't work either. It used to earlier this year. Maybe a Windows update changed something?

Both printers are set up wireless too.     

Shipping & Returns question

'Why is my item not showing up in the search results?' its been 6 hours

My Account question

I can't figure out how to leave feedback for a closed case cant search via item # or find it in my purchases anymore

Bidding & Buying question

Aug 29, 2016 8:35:44 AM PT

leaving feedback for a closed case

I bought an item from a seller first 2 days it appears  "Your payment is being processed" on ebay and " PENDING"  in my papal but the purchasing amount is detucted from my account..... Today I recieved a new upadate about seller which is "This user is no longer registered on eBay" so what can I do now .......? 

 

Shipping & Returns question

Hi. I'm kristin And I have a couple of questions for the experts. I was buying on mercari.com this past week and came across an MK bag. I was super excited. Thought id found a diamond in the rough. Well, turns out it was stated as authentic in the listing, but it was just a leather knock off. They looked into it but I had already rated her so they couldn't do anything, Which is cool--a learning experience for me. I'm better at spotting out fakes w coach and Dooney. I grew up on those 2. I have owned them since I graduated college in 2003. I still have most of my bags and am currently trying to find them new homes so I'm on here and trying to turn a hobby ( love) into some extra cash (starting school again after the 1st of the year if God says the same). My Mom always had a knack for getting stains out of everything from clothes to shoes to pillows to baby dolls. I've also been spending some time cleaning the ones I've purchased (ten years ago) with grease and oil stains and while they're not perfect, they're a huge difference in what they were before. I haven't looked up much on cleaning the purses, however I did follow the dooney guide for the type of purse I was cleaning without much difference. I cleaned her and let her dry 5 separate times. It was magical to see the transformation. Leather is always going to be classic and I love to clean the leather. It makes a world of difference!!!
OK...the questions are::..legally, what do I do with the fake mk?? How do I get more acquainted with these other brands I've been missing out on being on the farm like Kate spade and mk and Hermes and toms? Are their books, websites you recommend besides their websites?? Do you think there's a market for cleaning purses because I'm not a very good salesman...lol I'd rather provide a service, but I have to admit I'm getting a lot of joy out of this new venture. Thanks in advance and I appreciate all of the info here!!! Sincerely, Kris

Getting Started discussion

Aug 28, 2016 7:32:51 PM PT

No Question is the ONLY Bad Question

I sold an expensive item and shipped to an address in the United States. I provided free USPS Priortiy shipping with signature confirmation.  The day the buyer got the item, they flew to Ecuador (information provided by the buyer).  Now residing in Ecuador, they claim the item is not as described and want a refund. I told them they must return the item. My question is, do I have to refund the buyer the $100+ shipping cost from Ecuador back to the United States when the original shipping address was in the United States? I'm thinking there may be a customs fee for me to pay also. I suppose this may be a calculated scam and they may be assuming I will tell them to keep the item and provide them with a full refund. I've been selling on Ebay for a long time, and this has never happened before. Thank you for any help you can offer.

Shipping & Returns question

Just noticed I have seller fees of $7.06, due  Aug 30th. The problem is I have not sold anything on Ebay since mid June. I paid the fees for my June sales last month. So I have had no sales or activity of any kind for one pay period. How come I owe seller fees???

Does Ebay do that with everyone? Imagine the money they're raking in!!

Selling question

Aug 28, 2016 9:33:00 AM PT

Ebay Fees

How do you make a liink so others, say on facebook, can see all your items for sale? It used to be something like this: www.ebay.com/userID .Thaks for any info.

 

Jim

Tools & Apps question

I received an email stating my recent bid was canceled. It gave me an item number and told me to check the bid history for the item to find the reason for the cancellation, but the item was no longer listed. The item number, when entered into the search field, produced 0 results. My bid history did not show that I entered a bid. I went to Help/Contact but my situation was not covered by their options, and so I could not get through to Customer Service. I checked in the "My Messages" area of my account, and the email was not on the list these.

I don't want bids or orders canceled again, so I would like to know why my bid was canceled.

I would also like to know if the email was fraudulent. (I did not use any links contained in it.)

And, is there a way to reach Customer Service to discuss these problems?

 

Bidding & Buying question

Aug 29, 2016 10:27:29 AM PT

I would like to know why a bid was canceled.

Does eBay have a time limit on how long a buyer has to pay for an item after their best offer is accepted before I cancel the order and relist the item?   Which means I lose "x" amount of days of listing the item before I can relist it, and lose other potential buyers during that time.  Doesn't seem fair!  Anyway, how long does a buyer on an accepted best offer have to pay before it becomes a bad deal for me?

Payments question

I listed an item and I forgot to remove it from the international site.

Anyway, I got a response from someone in Vietnam asking me if I can send an invoice via Paypal and ship outside of Ebay.  I need the sale and I am aware that when Ebay ships, it is quite expensive.  Is there a way that I can sell and invoice via Ebay and ship the item myself with the Post Office Shipping?

BTW, the buyer has been with Ebay for 2 years.

 

Thank you for your support

Selling question

Aug 28, 2016 5:53:04 PM PT

Good morning all!

Hi All,

 

Was contacted by a bidder who was unable to bid on a sweater (likely because my filters are set to block folks with unpaid strikes). Is there a way to see who has attempted to bid on my auctions that are blocked? Just curious...

 

Thx!

Selling discussion

hi folks, this morning my shipping rates when printing ebay shipping labels seem to be slightly higher than usual. was there a change in rates?

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 28, 2016 8:20:46 AM PT

shipping charges

Can you list just auctions without the BIN? If so, how do you do this. On the form I use, you can't get rid of the BIN option. Thank you. 

Selling question

Aug 29, 2016 5:38:24 PM PT

Auctions - No BIN

HI EVERYONE, pls. excuse me if this is a repeat post (not sure that my last post was entered correctly) does anyone know if there was a change in usps shipping rates for a 3oz. 1st. class package? i have been paying $2.45 // this morning was $2.60. top rated + seller.   thank you so much & i hope everyone i doing a-ok.

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 28, 2016 11:28:45 AM PT

SHIPPING CHARGES CHANGES

My Buyer was honest in her return request in that a dress she bought from me was accruately measured as listed.  She typically wears a size 6 but bought my size 10 assuming it would fit. 

 

She messaged me that while she measures 34 in the bust and mine measures 35 she thought it would still be ok but it is not.  Fits a littler larger than she would like.  In any event, I told her to pop it back in the mail to me for a refund and provided my return address.

 

She opened a NAD stating that the measurements were accurate but it did not fit, including the above about her wearing a size 6 and mine was a 10-as listed.  I get a request to send label.  For fear of getting a ding for no seller response, I accepted and sent a label.  She should have opened a "buyer's remorse" and paid shipping, right?

 

This is her NAD request:

 

"Doesn't match description or photos
 
Comments
I measure 34 bust and 29 waist. I normally wear a dress size 6 and this dress is a size 10, but since the item description says the measurements are 35 bust and 29 waist so I assumed it would fit. When I tried the dress on it was very baggy and will not fit. I messaged the seller through eBay messaging and she said I can return it."

 

I won't renege on the shipping label, but what should I do?  

 

I think she may have been confused by which choice she should have selected in her return request.  Did a little poking around and she is a seller too...

 

Thanks everyone!

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 29, 2016 3:38:08 PM PT

Buyer told the truth in her return request

my parcel cw442656725us is  not  moving from last 20 days what should i do??

Shipping & Returns question