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I recently won an item that I bid more than what it should have sold for to increase the likelyhood that I would win. I'm fine with that. I won it. But while following the bids toward the end of the auction, I saw something that seems suspicious.

 

In one minute and 14 seconds, the last bidder entered 14 individual bids (not "automatic bids") at $5 and $8 increments and stopped at $249.50. That's an odd number to stop at. It is more logical to go just above the "round numbers" like $250 in this case to "out smart" those who bid a penny over, etc. Stll, every bidder can stop when they want so no problem. However........

 

When I looked at the bidders bid history, they had 7 bid retractions on only 30 items in the past 30 days. They had 122 bid retractions in the past 6 months. How can this buyer continue to be allowed to bid? My suspicion if that they are only trying to run up the price and if they happen to go over the other buyer's max bid, then they retract it. Great for a seller. Lousy for a buyer. I thought Ebay had strict restrictions on bid retractions. Can someone check on this buyer's activity?

 

Item number: 221864888422

Bidding & Buying question

Sep 2, 2015 5:08:33 PM PT

25% bid retraction rate.

I think this was a popular planter but I cannot find another one.

Is this a McCoy? possible age?

Thank you for any help.

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi was wondering if anyone knew the title and maker of this toy? I have no idea!! Thanks all for your help with this!!

Toys & Hobbies discussion

I saw this truck on craigslist - emailed with the person - she said she'd list it on ebay and "sell" it to me directly as a buy it now. 

I got this invoice but it isn't my ebay account - it's just my full name - (which she asked for)

Now I'm not so sure it's legit . . . 

How do I find out if it's a real thing or a scam at this point

I haven't paid her yet

 

 

 

 

Financial Department <e.BayCustomerService@financier.com>
Aug 29 (4 days ago)
 
to me
Vehicle info in the middle -
eBay Motors sent this message to ... . 
Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay.

eBay Motors Purchase Invoice 
  Invoice for VPP Transaction Case ID #54628364534OKER between ... as the Seller and ... as the Buyer.
  Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.
 
Vehicle Purchase Protection Overview:Email reference id: [#6ddb8154e4ec4d30aab0935f5182a046#]
Please don't remove this number. eBay may ask you for this number, if you should need assistance.
Please confirm in 1 day (24 hours) your proof payment by replying at this email with the attachments, the back of each voucher with the 10 digit PIN and the receipts!

Member To Member Support question

Sep 2, 2015 5:51:16 PM PT

Is this legit?

 

This fused glass plate is 8.5" in diameter. The letters Syd. are etched on the bottom. Thanks for your help! : )

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 2, 2015 2:08:52 PM PT

GLASSIES - Please Help ID Maker's Mark

I love this dress, untagged, modeled on Francie but probably made for Barbie.  I think its the same material used for the 1971 TNT swimsuit, but I can't find this dress style or this material dress in my books or online.  Can anyone ID it or date it for me?  Thanks in advance!  

Dolls discussion

Carafe?  Decanter?  Something else?  Measures about 10' high including stopper.  Any notion of age?

 

Thanks in advance for any assistance.  -kyal

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 2, 2015 11:23:42 AM PT

Etched clear glass Bottle with Stopper

For all the Autumn lovers... September is finally here..summer is winding down &  fall is just around the corner! Cat Very Happy 

 

Come on in, kick up your feet & take a load off.  Chat about whatever`s on your mind. 

 

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My fav month..cause I`m a

 

 

 

 

 

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Cat Very Happy

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Sep 1, 2015 3:59:26 AM PT

SEPTEMBER is Here.. Let`s Dish!!

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Mmmm, here comes fall, the most beautiful time of the year in many parts of the US, with bright blue skies and sunny days.  Let's get energized by the cooler weather and the bigger demand for our beautiful items…..LIST, LIST, and LIST SOME MORE to keep the green flowing!

 

We have a pretty new Green Goddess to boost our sales:

 

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Magic listing dust to sprinkle generously on our listings:

 

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And our handsome George on his way out of my place :-D

 

 

 

The Gotta Make Money Support Group is here to help and support each other in Making Money, so here are some suggestions to keep the money flowing. We've culled these from years of experience and hope you'll be helped by them!

 

1) LIST IN A VARIETY OF FORMATS - Try some regular auctions, auctions with Buy it Now, Fixed Price, and Fixed Price with Best Offer. Not only will you get a better idea what works for YOU, but you'll offer buyers a variety of buying options.

 

2) OPTIMIZE YOUR LISTINGS – By using the free Terapeak Keyword app (find it in the Applications tab), practice how to take better photos, change the keywords on your listing titles regularly, change the opening blurb in your store header every now and then, and experiment with price changes UP as well as DOWN!  Run Sales on a regular basis with the Markdown Manager and also learn how to set up Promotions on your Store listings for better visibility.

 

3) DON'T LET YOUR UNSOLD LISTINGS LAY AROUND - Check your My eBay page and click on Unsold...get those relisted ASAP!  You've already done all the work, so be sure they're viewable by buyers!

 

4) OPEN A STORE - If you are wondering whether you are better off with a BASIC store or a PREMIUM store, figure that if you have over 250 store items, Premium is a better buy....under 250, Basic is....this is at least a rule of thumb to get you started.  Stores used to be great places to put items and keep them available year round, but with the fee changes, maybe not so much - sit down and figure it all out.

 

However, there are at least four really good reasons to have a store.... 1) listing fees are less if you have a store, 2) your items can be separated into categories making it much easier for buyers to shop, 3) you can run Promotions and Markdown Manager sales. They are two different ways to generate sales!, and 4) you can put your store in vacation mode when you need to get away for a bit.

 

5) DEAL WITH BIDDERS, BUYERS, AND ANNOYING INQUISITIVE POTENTIAL BIDDERS IN A PATIENT AND FRIENDLY WAY - Remember that it's worth money in your pocket and it's good business sense to show respect to all.   If you must, write up that snarky reply, get a laugh at it, then hit delete.

 

6) KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE! This thread is all about MAKING MONEY, that's for sure, but we feel that being supportive of our Lister Sisters and Brothers helps ALL of us. Drop in and hang out! Venting is allowed, but take it easy on the drama, negative vibes and controversial, off-topic issues such as politics and religion.

 

Join in, we don't bite!

 

 

 

Fashion discussion

It is about 7" tall and the imprint on the bottom of one foot has rubbed off.  It was in a lot with a vintage wind up Chipettes toy I have listed.

 

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Selling discussion

Sep 1, 2015 9:50:17 PM PT

Does anyone recognize this doll?

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Is there such a thing as blue milk glass?

 

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What era might this have been from?  Is it in the Art Deco style?

 

Thanks so much!

Carol

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Sep 1, 2015 7:22:55 AM PT

Need help with two bracelets please....

Don't just sit there, post something!  Please keep the images smaller for faster loading, and as always no live auctions.

 

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Iris rhinestone four leaf clover.  It's an old one. 

 

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Followed by a big honkin' Israeli sterling piece.

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My 15 year-old jool theif and general inspector.  And they wonder why I can never get anything done!

Her Imperial Furry Majesty demands complete attention, or she'll steal your jools until she gets it.

 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Sep 1, 2015 9:49:03 PM PT

Labor Day Special Wednesday Eye Candy!

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Good morning. Just hanging around again.

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Sep 1, 2015 7:53:41 AM PT

New to eBay Tuesday Daily Chat Sept 1

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Hope everyone has a peachy day!

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Out of my element here, can anyone tell if this is real? 

 

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Fashion discussion

Sep 1, 2015 3:14:32 PM PT

Help With a Louis Vuitton Bag

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Fashion discussion

Wimage.jpgHello I won an auction for this item 311429596608  And the seller sent me an invoice with a different amount of the original shipping of $34.96, changing it to $500 plus also charging an additional fee of $500, and he also opened an unpaid case, now I'm unable to pay nor leave negative feedback. I'm pretty sure he is violating a selling policy. What can I do in this case? 

He also relisted the item and it's active at this moment.

Please need some professional advise.

Thank you very much.

Payments question

1

 

When did this happen??

 

It wasn't like this a couple weeks ago, and it's not on the Post Office website that I can find.

 

Glitch, maybe?

Selling discussion

hi

I send tis message to paypal:

 

ok
charge back-tis ok
I los -tis OK
But YOU giv from me 2x sum to gnarge back-20 USD
tis is for wat?-
FOR You to me Protection as a seller?????
T is take- BUT You and Ebay -separate companies???
I tell e-bay tom Your illegal mettod -stealing money

regards

 

 

          

 

 

Transaction Details 
 

Chargeback Settlement (Unique Transaction ID # 7CF52277SM918604U)
See related 47D73145UX9003254
 
 Date  Type  Status  Details  Gross  Fee  Net  Date  Type  Status  Details  Gross  Fee  Net
Original Transaction
 Jul 29, 2015Payment From Siamak Kia Completed Details$10.50 USD -$0.85 USD $9.65 USD 
 
Related Transactions
 Aug 14, 2015The funds that were placed on temporary hold are now available for use Removed Details-$10.50 USD $0.85 USD -$9.65 USD 
 Sep 1, 2015Update to Reversal Canceled Details$9.65 USD $0.00 USD $9.65 USD 
 Sep 1, 2015Chargeback Settlement Completed ...-$10.50 USD -$20.00 USD -$30.50 USD 

 
Name: Chargeback Settlement 
Total amount: -$10.50 USD
Fee amount: -$20.00 USD
Net amount: -$30.50 USD

 
Date: Sep 1, 2015
Time: 04:37:21 PDT
Status: Completed

 
Subject: 
You have sent $10.50 USD to Chargeback Settlement with PayPal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Can YOu needed Change the paypal- with anoter company!!!!!!!!!

Tis is  illegal  giving from my account balance??

I  and before have charge back- but like

tis commissions for charging back-tis is  impossible

IF You not changing paypal wit anoter company -wit god practices

You loss me -leike Your client

Best regards

TOD

 

 

 

 

 

Member To Member Support question

Sep 1, 2015 1:36:57 PM PT

about PAYPAL

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Good morning everyone.

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Sep 3, 2015 6:50:56 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat Thursday Sept 3

Hi All,

do you think this necklace could be old mediterranean coral, the beads are very heavy and cold, the necklace weighs 127 grams. The stringing and fastening is new but the bead caps are old worn silver.

I'm supposed to see a gemologist to get it valued but it costs heaps, so I thought I'd ask for your feedback first.

thanks Marie

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Sep 2, 2015 10:28:23 PM PT

mediterranean coral

This item sells for $59.99. It sold to Japan.

 

But...I only got $55?? What the hell is up with that? In 10yrs on eBay and selling to many foriegn countries...this is a first.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262025826271?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 

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Selling question

Thought this might be Heidi Schoop but can't find anything similar.  Probably CA pottery from 40-50's.  Anyone recognize her? No marks on bottom.  Thanks!008.JPG005.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello, forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong forum.

 

I have a sterling mug/cup stamped with four marks. The last mark is possibly the date stamp but I cannot figure out the symbol/letter. My research shows the HA to be Harry Atkin/Atkin Bros, the Crown is Sheffield, the walking lion is England, but whatever the last symbol is eludes me. Help, please Smiley Happy

 

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Antiques discussion

Canvas measures 26" X 15.75".  I have tried to photo the signature but my little Coolpix isn't very good with close-ups.

 

Came from a lot that also included several sketches by a Mary Schaefer but this is not her work (I'm pretty sure).  My guess is a local (southern Ohio/northeastern Kentucky) amateur artist but with an indecipherable signature (to me), I just don't know.  

 

Any information at all will be much appreciated!  -kyal

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

So I recently bought a blazer  that was descirbed as "beautfiul pristine condition" and nothing else except for a copy pasted description from the original retailer's website. 

 

I received the blazer today and I discoverd that there were 3 small holes on the blazer. One on the shoulder and two on the sleeve. I don't know if I'm just being picky or if I'm actually justified but I feel like if something was listed under beautiful pristine condtion it shouldn't have holes. 

 

The seller doesn't offer returns. 

 

The holes aren't major enough to warrant an entire return process but I think a partial refund might be reasonable considering the fact that the existence of said holes were never brought up. If I do ask for a refund, how much should I ask for? 

 

Here are pictures of the holes 

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Bidding & Buying discussion

A friend of my cousin brought me this yesterday & asked me if I would sell it for her - since I buy & sell a lot of unusual things she thinks I could find out what it is. She told me she's taken it to a couple of unniversity professors whocould only tell her it was very old & made from animal skin (vellum?). None of them could identify the language it was written in.

Another thing - she told me it had a blob of wax on it but she threw it away thinking it was just something that stuck to it over the years (I cringed when she told me that - I think it may have been a seal).

I told her I would try, but if professors couldn't tell her anything ...

Can anyone help me look like a hero & tell me what it is ( just a letter?),  it's age or at the least what the language is it's written in?

I appreciate any help.

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 3, 2015 10:40:05 AM PT

HELP WITH ANCIENT LETTER & LOST LANGUAGE

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Selling question

Sep 1, 2015 7:08:55 AM PT

Please help me identify this piece?

Here's a really cool set, I've searched every book I have and online too.  Any clues on maker/pattern name?eapg 001.JPGeapg 001.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 1, 2015 2:09:38 PM PT

help with EAPG Creamer & sugar

Dear Sir,

 

                 I purchase a item (Men's Saucony GRID PROFILE BLUE & BLACK w WHITE Running Shoe athletic size 9). I will pay total amount. But i did not receive. And purchase history/(ebay),purchse history (Pay                    Pal),Tracking and shown below history.

 

                    

     (Pay Pal History)             

yPal Express Checkout Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID 2NJ72158FV7616809)


 

 
Shopping Cart Contents
 

Qty Item Options Price
1Men's Saucony GRID PROFILE BLUE & BLACK w WHITE Running Shoe athletic size 9
Item Number  381196048664
 $34.95 USD
Amount $34.95 USD

 
Item Total: $34.95 USD
VAT:  
Postage: $20.00 USD
Seller discount or charges: $0.00 USD

 
Total amount: -$54.95 USD
Fee amount: $0.00 USD
Net amount: -$54.95 USD
Date: 23-Mar-2015
Time: 12:29:06 GMT+05:30
Status: Completed

 
Insurance: $0.00 USD
Status: Completed  

 
Delivery Address: sunil kumar
RZ-723/c palam village,puran nagar
old mehroli road stree no. 2
delhi, DL 
110045
India

 
 
Payment To: OldElPasoBootStore    (The recipient of this payment is Verified)
Seller's ID: trumpetplayer777
Seller's Email: ramstroop@gmail.com

 
Funding type: Credit Card
Funding source: $54.95 USD - Discover Credit Card XXXX-XXXXXX-2208

This credit card transaction will appear on your invoice as "PAYPAL *DISCOUNTSHO".
 

 
Tracking Number: LK185899514US Help
Carrier: USPS
Order Status: Sent (23-Mar-2015)

 
 Date  Type  Status  Details  Amount  Date  Type  Status  Details  Amount
Original Transaction
 23-Mar-2015Payment to OldElPasoBootStore Completed ...-$54.95 USD 
 
Related Transaction
 23-Mar-2015Charge from Credit Card CompletedYour funds transfer from your credit card to your PayPal account is complete.
Your funds transfer from your credit card to your PayPal account is complete.
 Details$54.95 USD 
 

 
Description: Shopping Cart

 
Having problems with this transaction? Please talk directly to the seller and try to resolve the issue with them.

You can still report the problem in the Resolution Centre within 180 days.

 

ORDER DATE
Mar 21, 2015
ORDER TOTAL
US $34.95
+ US $18.80
shipping
 
(Ebay Purchase history)
1 item sold bytrumpetplayer777
Men's Saucony GRID PROFILE BLUE & BLACK w WHITE Running Shoe athletic size 9
 
Men's Saucony GRID PROFILE BLUE & BLACK w WHITE Running Shoe athletic size 9
( 381196048664 )
 
ITEM PRICE:
US $34.95

 

(Pay Pal Tracking history)

USPS Tracking®
 
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Have questions? We're here to help.

 
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Sign up for My USPS.

 
Only applicable to visual users.
 
Tracking Number: LK185899514US
Image of a progress bar displaying in-transit statusin-transit
 
 
Product & Tracking Information
Postal Product:
  • First-Class Package International Service
Features:
  • International Letter
 
DATE & TIME
STATUS OF ITEM
LOCATION

March 29, 2015 , 8:18 am

Arrived at USPS Facility

 

CHICAGO, IL 60701 

 

Your item arrived at our USPS facility in CHICAGO, IL 60701 on March 29, 2015 at 8:18 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination.

March 29, 2015 , 8:17 am

Arrived at USPS Facility

CHICAGO, IL 60666 

March 25, 2015 , 9:38 pm

Departed USPS Facility

EL PASO, TX 79910 

March 25, 2015 , 8:40 pm

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

EL PASO, TX 79910 

March 25, 2015 , 9:42 am

Acceptance

EL PASO, TX 79936 

March 23, 2015

Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS

 

March 23, 2015 , 3:59 pm

Shipping Label Created

EL PASO, TX 79936 

 

Member To Member Support question

From a local estate of world travelers, appears hand painted (signature? at top left). Very crisp silk; feels & sounds like tissue paper. 43" long x 21.25" wide. Comparing characters to Japanese/Chinese but cannot discern which. Is this more of a souvenir piece or more special?

 

Only window I had available - please excuse shadows behind fabric. Thank you for your assistance/opinion Smiley Happyfabric 002.jpg

 

Closeups next post -

Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Sep 3, 2015 11:19:13 AM PT

Hand Painted Silk - China? Japan?

Is there anywhere to view the Offer History on an item after it has sold?  If there are more than one of an item sold there is a link associated with the "# sold" that will show the offer history as shown below but I can't find any such information on single item listings.

 

Purchase history
 
Note: You can see the item description for each buyer's purchase by clicking View Purchased Item.
  User ID (show email addresses)  Buy It Now Price Quantity Date of Purchase Location* Action
 merenkov_dmitry ( 536Feedback score is 500 to 999)US $85.001Aug-12-15 11:23:01 PDT07201
Sell similar
More actionsMore actions
Offer history
Success nkem12310 has won your item!
Note: You can see the item description for each buyer's purchase by clicking View Purchased Item.
  User ID (show email addresses) Offer Price Offer Status Quantity Date of Offer  Location* Action
 nkem12310 ( 636Feedback score is 500 to 999)US $75.00Buyer accepted1Aug-12-15 11:58:50 PDT20785-1408
Sell similar
More actionsMore actions
 trantuanvu ( 5 )US $75.00Expired1Aug-12-15 12:20:19 PDTSingapore--
Buyer message: I just finish high school and am buying this as a gift to my little 14 year old brother. It would be his first laptop. Since it s your last piece. Please kindly accept my offer. Thank you very much
You can retract your Counter Offer under certain circumstances.
*Confirm the Zip code or location with the buyer.
 

 

Member To Member Support question

Sep 3, 2015 7:00:51 AM PT

OFFER HISTORY

 

please, i receive this msg the seller .. and he send -me a picture about my address ,.. is impossible to send for me .

 

help me please

 

New message from: darkknight937 (127Turquoise Star)
Sorry about this but it still won't let me send this out to you.

On 9/3/15, 8:25 AM, eduardoale75 wrote:

Re: darkknight937 has sent a question about item #171917325645, that ended on Sep-02-15 09:58:40 PDT - Nintendo 64 System Console Bundle Lot Controller 9 Games TESTED

ok.. i adjusted ..
i wait your box mail
tks .

Member To Member Support question

Sep 3, 2015 8:21:52 AM PT

the seller told me , my adrres is worn

Tracking #:

LK588480696CN

Carrier:

China Post

Status:

ACCEPTEDIN TRANSITDELIVERED

Undeliverable as Addressed

Sep-01-15, 10:57 AM, ALPHARETTA, GA 30005

Out for Delivery

Aug-31-15, 09:29 AM, MARIETTA, GA 30008

Sorting Complete

Aug-31-15, 09:19 AM, MARIETTA, GA 30008

Arrived at Unit

Aug-31-15, 06:18 AM, ALPHARETTA, GA 30005

Departed USPS Destination Facility

HERE IS  MY TRACKING

WHEN I CHECKED MY ADDRESS ON GOOGLE IT SHOWED UP.

IS THE SELLER'S FAULT

Member To Member Support question

I have this Beautiful Amber/greenish blown glass vase, with Black threads. She stands 8 1/2" tall, 3" top, 6" bottom. 

Thank you in advance. Appreciate the help. image.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

I want a refund for this purchase.  The seller is saying I wont receive until the end of October.  I ordered at the end of August.  I needed the book on Monday.  

 

Thank you,

Heather

 

A Work in Progress: A Memoir by Connor Franta, Paperback (New)
Item no: 321747636689
Sale date: 08/25/15 20:46
Quantity: 1
View order details

Member To Member Support question

Sep 1, 2015 6:23:16 PM PT

Want a refund.

Hi,

 

I got an email invation from ebay.....SELL 3 ITEMS for FREE.

 

1. List three items by August 22   2. Enjoy zero listing fees   3. Pay no eBay fees when your items sell

 



Please note: Invited sellers must activate the promotion by selecting “Activate offer” in the invitation email or on the Promotion landing page. Items listed prior to a seller activating the Promotion will not be eligible for the Promotional Rate.

Promotion
*Free insertion fee, final value fee, and subtitle listing upgrade for three listings during the Promotion in the auction-style, auction-style with the Buy It Now feature added, or fixed price format. Additional optional feature fees,including a listing upgrade fee for 1- or 3-day auction-style listing durations, selling limits, and final value fees for successful sales apply. No guarantee is made that any item will sell at a particular price, or at all.Reference Code: 2546. See Terms & Conditions for full details. Learn more about seller fees by viewing our everyday rate plan.

 

I have activated the offer using the link in the email and accepted.  I listed 3 items up for sale by August 22. Now one item is sold $69. eBay sent me an invoice to pay Final Value fee $6.90.

 

Why is that? eBay customer service is definitely terrible. Please help.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

  

Member To Member Support question

Stamp Insider for September-October 2015

 

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The September-October issue of the Stamp Insider, journal of the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, is online and available for free download in PDF format or viewing online with page turning. It is available in both PDF and HTML5-friendly format at:

 

http://www.stampinsider.org

 

The cover story is “This Cruel War is Over” by Alvin O. Sabo explores events that led to Victory in Europe (VE) and Victory in Japan (VJ) days. A specialist in World War II patriotic covers, he illustrates his article with covers and postcards. In a related article, Steve Davis writes about “VJ Day in Tokyo Bay September 2, 1945” in his Via Airmail column, focusing on use of the US six-cent transport airmail stamp (C25) that was valid on mail sent through army and fleet post offices. 

 

Steve Swain has written an illustrated how-to article — “Creating Successful PowerPoint Presentations” — showing easy step-by-step instructions to create eye-catching philatelic programs. He plans to follow up with an instructional PowerPoint presentation that will be posted on the Virtual Programs section in November. One of his presentations — “Postal Systems and the Public React to the American Civil War” — is already posted on the site.

 

A new virtual program — “All Aboard: the All Aboard stamp issue of 1999” — has been added. PDF and PageFlip versions were generated from scans. The exhibit was by the late Norman E. Wright, Sr., of the Rochester Philatelic Association.

 

The featured video is an instructional film by Encyclopedia Brittanica Films to show children the daily activities of city and rural mail carriers in 1946.

 

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Stamp Collectors discussion

Sep 3, 2015 5:23:47 PM PT

Stamp Insider for September-October 2015

I Purchased this item (361119840194 ) from supplier called:ewwtnet , 

FREE SHIP for HTC Desire 816 Dual Sim Full LCD Screen w/ Digitizer+Tools ZVLS929

 

amount deducted from my credit card around 140 days until now 

and I contacting supplier to get my item cause I need it urgently

and all his reply was unprofessional and waist of time

I am really surprised how you allowing supplier with that behavior to deal through ebay 

I am really surprised from his reply extremely strange please check yourself  

 

Please check our correspond 

New message from: ewwtnet (111,035RedShooting Star)
Actually I am just a staff working in this company and I must follow the rules on my duty.

I really cannot help if your order was over 3 months. Thank you for understanding.

Have a nice day!!

Metal Wong
EC Trading Company

If you want more items, please go to our store via following link.
http://stores.ebay.com/easyworldwidetrading

 
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Your previous message

Sorry to tell you that your reply was provocative and unprovoked for me you are sending same text
that you sent before date 27 August 2015 ... you are copying and pasting same email
that really unbelievable and unprofessional at all you repeated your email seems that I did not discusse any thing with you before
Please find image from my purchasing history I bought this items almost 135 Days Now
and again you are asking me to rebid I will not bid cause I bought it directlly without biding
Please understand what I am writing to you or better to go to translation company to help you to comply properly with me
Kindly I need me Item asap

Find image for my purchasing history dated 18 April 2015 .... that amount already deducted from my credit card already

ewwtnet:

I am sorry I could not check it already if your order was over 3 months ago.

If in doubt, please notify us within 3 months, you may better bid this items again If you really want it. Thank you.

Your previous message

I did not bid and I will not bid again I bought that item last April 2015 exactly 18 April 2015
its extremely late more that expected so kindly send my item
I need exact date to receive my item, I can not wait more days
Why you are not sending ????

This money deduct from my account for more then 132 days now !!!!

please be fare to me this clear injustice I am facing now
you suppose to be a trusted supplier as I read
but what I am facing now not approving that

This my address as following

Name : Ahmed AL Gendi
Doha, Qatar
PO Box 31637

I will report ebay management about it soon if I did not get serious action
I attached image from my purchasing history from my ebay account
I need immediate action now

ewwtnet:

I am sorry I could not check it already if your order was over 3 months ago.

If in doubt, please notify us within 3 months, you may better bid this items again If you really want it. Thank you.

Your previous message

Really your answer disappointing me too much I am telling you that I paid for one item for almost 3 months now
Where is my item "HTC Desire 816 Dual Sim Full LCD Screen w/ Digitizer+Tools ZVLS929"

When you will send it .... why it takes all that time !!!!

ewwtnet:

I am sorry, have you purchased item from our store recently?

Thank you very much.

Your previous message

Dear Sirs,

Please be aware that I did not receive my item until today almost 3 months based still i did not get any update even from you

It's not acceptable to deal in that way

Kindly send my items asap

Member To Member Support question

Sep 1, 2015 11:47:47 AM PT

big delay

hallo i buy this item:  for 20usd. but this guy cancel his auction and send me money back, but i dont want money i want radio, and seleer dosent respond my mesage. whot can i do?

 

thanks for help and sory for my english Smiley Happy milhauzz

Car DVD GPS Navigation Radio Stereo MP3 iPod Bluetooth 2DIN 6.2 HD TFT Player
 
Buyer: milhauz
 
Sale date: 08/28/15 02:58

Member To Member Support question

Aug 31, 2015 5:39:42 PM PT

seller cancel the offer

Is anyone else having a problem viewing attached pictures in messages? When I open the message and there are attached pictures it looks like Image 1 (below). When I click on a photo it looks like Image 2 (below). The photos in Image 2 are being distorted and are not the same aspcect ration as in Image 1. These images are screen shots and I have not modifided them in anyway except to crop them out.

 

 

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Tools & Apps discussion

I have an old English Silver candleabra that I Inherited. It is very tall about 20"

Thre are only two Hallmarks at the base. One says England and their is a hallmark that looks like a shell. The bottom has old felt.

Can anyone shed some light on this piece?

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

3-1/2" tall. I think the correct term is opaque glass. No signature. I've searched Bohemian and Victorian glass but not sure if that is correct. The decoration is not raised - completely smooth on the outside. Searched the 20th Century Glass site and googled otheres. Appreciate any help with it.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

4 glasses.jpgI purchased a group f wonderful items from a collector, in a FB group. She mistakenly attributed these snifters as Waterford. They are not.....

   There is heft and clarity and the blank is lead crystal...but there are no marks.

    Could these be European cousins of Waterford? TYIA

 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Need help reading this this name. First name is Mark, cant read the last name and 2002. Stands 10 3/4" tall.

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Dear Sir,

 

I did not receive item for almost 140 Days and I am contacting supplier but its unbeneficial 

And supplier reply was unprofessional at all

Please help me in that , I need direct contact with eBay management to help me even email address

Kindly find our correspondences as below

 

eBay



Starting an eBay Business question

A total lunar eclipse will take place on September 27-28, 2015. You’re not going to miss it, are you?

 

A total lunar eclipse following the so-called “supermoon” will occur on September 28 bringing the rare phenomenon of four consecutive total eclipses – known as a “tetrad” – to an end.

 

Early in the morning of September 28 the moon will venture very close by our planet and appear much brighter and bigger than usual. After that the “supermoon” will be completely eclipsed, since the Earth will stand directly between the moon and the sun. After about an hour and a half the celestial body will become visible again.

 

As a rule, total eclipses do not have a specific order of occurrence. However, when four total eclipses happen in a row in an approximately six month interval, it is called a lunar tetrad (from the Greek word for “four”). Astronomers have calculated that the number of such tetrads varies from century to century. The current century will have eight of them, which along with the 16th, ninth, and 26th centuries will be an absolute maximum. NASA says. The 20th Century yielded a relatively decent result of five tetrads.

 

The next lunar eclipse tetrad is scheduled for April 25, 2032.

 

http://main.slooh.com/event/supermoon-eclipse-september-28-2015/

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The Front Porch discussion

Sep 2, 2015 6:43:04 PM PT

LUNAR ECLIPSE

Hoping if someone can tell me if this is real.

 

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Cute and Frugal Handbags and Fashion

Sep 1, 2015 4:37:23 PM PT

LV Bag Help

This piece measures 7" across and weighs in at nearly 3 pounds - very heavy for size.  Interesting effect when viewed from the bottom (second photo).  I see no maker's mark.  As always, any help with an ID will be greatly appreciated!  -kyal

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Can anyone help identify this maker's mark? I've tested the earring bodies 3 times and get 10k gold or better. The glass has gold flakes in it which might be a hint at Italian? Thank you in advance for any input.

Mimi

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Sep 2, 2015 12:59:13 PM PT

Earring makers mark - need help identifying

Good evening, yet another set of treasures from the newly acquired... yep, the dice earrings actually open up and they are real, really tiny dice..a maker of such whimsy would be a great help in listing, otherwise I have to list under generic, and these are anything but, a time frame would help as well, Regards V76IMG_4674.JPGIMG_4675.JPGIMG_4673.JPG

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Sep 2, 2015 3:29:01 PM PT

maker of whimsical screw backs

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Antiques and Research

Sep 3, 2015 1:50:35 PM PT

Need help identifying this figurine....

 

THREE PICTURES TO EACH POST

     POST AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT

 

PLEASE KEEP PICTURES MEDIUM SIZE 

(For our Dial ups)

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Dear Sir,

I did not receive item for almost 140 Days and I am contacting supplier but its useless

And supplier reply was unprofessional at all Please help me in that ,

I need direct contact with eBay management to help me even email address

I am suffering from that supplier and he really wasted my time all his replays unprofessional I need my item asap

I DO NOT KNOW HOW YOU LET SUPPLIER WITH THAT LEVEL TO DO BUSINESS IN E BAY

WITH MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS SUPPLIER, EBAY WILL LOST THEIR GLORY AND THEIR GOOD NAME IN MARKET

IF THEY YOU WILL CONTINUE DO ING BUSINESS WITH UNPROFESSIONAL SUPPLIERS

Kindly find our correspondences as below when you read you will understand how I suffered much 

 

eBay
New message from: ewwtnet (111,062RedShooting Star)
I suggest you to claim a refund through Paypal. Thank you.

Have a nice day!!

Metal Wong
EC Trading Company

If you want more items, please go to our store via following link.
http://stores.ebay.com/easyworldwidetrading

 
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View Item
 

Your previous message

What do you mean stuff working on the company if you can not help forward my emails to somebody who can solve my problem I need me item

ewwtnet:

Actually I am just a staff working in this company and I must follow the rules on my duty.

I really cannot help if your order was over 3 months. Thank you for understanding.

Your previous message

Sorry to tell you that your reply was provocative and unprovoked for me you are sending same text
that you sent before date 27 August 2015 ... you are copying and pasting same email
that really unbelievable and unprofessional at all you repeated your email seems that I did not discusse any thing with you before
Please find image from my purchasing history I bought this items almost 135 Days Now
and again you are asking me to rebid I will not bid cause I bought it directlly without biding
Please understand what I am writing to you or better to go to translation company to help you to comply properly with me
Kindly I need me Item asap

Find image for my purchasing history dated 18 April 2015 .... that amount already deducted from my credit card already

ewwtnet:

I am sorry I could not check it already if your order was over 3 months ago.

If in doubt, please notify us within 3 months, you may better bid this items again If you really want it. Thank you.

Your previous message

I did not bid and I will not bid again I bought that item last April 2015 exactly 18 April 2015
its extremely late more that expected so kindly send my item
I need exact date to receive my item, I can not wait more days
Why you are not sending ????

This money deduct from my account for more then 132 days now !!!!

please be fare to me this clear injustice I am facing now
you suppose to be a trusted supplier as I read
but what I am facing now not approving that

This my address as following

Name : Ahmed AL Gendi
Doha, Qatar
PO Box 31637

I will report ebay management about it soon if I did not get serious action
I attached image from my purchasing history from my ebay account
I need immediate action now

ewwtnet:

I am sorry I could not check it already if your order was over 3 months ago.

If in doubt, please notify us within 3 months, you may better bid this items again If you really want it. Thank you.

Your previous message

Really your answer disappointing me too much I am telling you that I paid for one item for almost 3 months now
Where is my item "HTC Desire 816 Dual Sim Full LCD Screen w/ Digitizer+Tools ZVLS929"

When you will send it .... why it takes all that time !!!!

ewwtnet:

I am sorry, have you purchased item from our store recently?

Thank you very much.

Your previous message

Dear Sirs,

Please be aware that I did not receive my item until today almost 3 months based still i did not get any update even from you

It's not acceptable to deal in that way

Kindly send my items asap

Shipping & Returns discussion

A couple of weeks ago I listed some things and was able to set automatic parameters for the Best Offer option. My recent listings have not offered me the option to set limits. Is that no longer available? I've used Firefox and Safari and it doesn't show in either one, so I don't believe it to be a browser issue.

 

This is what I see when I list:

 

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Technical Issues discussion

Sep 2, 2015 6:25:43 AM PT

Can't set Best Offer parameters

In response to mecheng:

You clearly work for ebay – only people who work for the company can seem to see my listings. Four independent people have searched for my stuff, on various browsers on different computers and in two different countries (Canada & US) and no one can see anything. I did NOT list for 3 days – I ended the listings early in the hopes it was a glitch that could be fixed by re-listing. Didn't work. I even tried listing an item a second time by 'rebuilding' it from scratch instead of just hitting relist - still cannot be seen.

 

 

 

I had 3 items listed for 3 days and I knew something was wrong, based on the number of views and the number of watchers.  No one could see the listings, I couldn't search for them by keywords and if I did a search by seller using my seller name SKIPPY527, it came back as my having 0 items for sale instead of the 3 that I had up.  HOURS on the phone with ebay, and all I got from them were assertions that they could see the listings, that it must be my cache and cookies, or that my browser was the wrong one. In desperation I emailed two of my US customers (I'm in Canada) and asked them to search for me by seller name  - they did, and came back with the same finding i.e. that I had no items listed, when in fact, I had three.  I can't any get help from ebay support despite a bit of ranting and yelling.  I just ended the listings and tried relisting to no avail, same problem, they still don't show up.  I'm in good standing, have paid my ebay bills - help, I'm desperate!  Does anyone know what's going on here?

 

 

 

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You had three listings that all ended today. Two of those have been relisted and are current:

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/skippy527/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=

 

Not sure what the problem was, other than using the 3-day listing... which eBay discourages by charging a $1 non-refundable "special duration" fee.

 

 

Member To Member Support question

I found this pretty thing at a thrift store.  Can't find any marks.   She is composition and real eye lids, human hair, I think.

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Dolls discussion

Sep 3, 2015 7:01:47 AM PT

Who is She????

Hello,

  I am Malitha Dilshan. I am using ebay since a long time. But i cannoth undestand what is happening here. 

There was a tabler for AUD 32 and i have paid for it. And i recieved the comfirmation email and after one day i have recieved the shipped email. 

But after 5 days i have recieved that, you have a full refund. So is the item has cancelled or why they have tell me that item has shipped?

This is not the first time it happened to me. I lost 4 deals like this. 3 tablets and a projector.

Please Help.

 

Thank you,

Smiley Indifferent

 

Here is the shipping email:

 

 

 

SHIPPED: 9 inch Android 4.4 Tablet PC Quad Core 8GB Wi-Fi Dual Camera +Keyboard Bundle

 

✓ Shipping info received
In transit
Delivered
Last scanned dateN/A
Package location 
Shipping statusShipping info received
Shipping carrierChina Post
Tracking number RI590983751CN
Delivery message N/A
See Full tracking history
9 inch Android 4.4 Tablet PC Quad Core 8GB Wi-Fi Dual Camera +Keyboard Bundle
9 inch Android 4.4 Tablet PC Quad Core 8GB Wi-Fi Dual Camera +Keyboard Bundle
Item priceAUD 32.22
Quantity1
Item number231665560148
Shipping serviceAusPost Express Courier International

Member To Member Support question

Hi, Hope someone can tell me about these baskets. I believe they are very old. The larger  one measures about 12" in diameter and the smaller one measures about 7 1/2" in diameter. Are they American Indian? If so what tribe and if not what is their origin? Are they made of pine needles? Thanks so much for any help you can give. Kay

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 2, 2015 2:53:57 PM PT

ID Old Baskets--Pine Needle / Straw?

Hello i found these at an estate sale, they are very heavy and weighted as you can see the black sand/tar substance underneath one of them; i am clueless about these and was hoping someone might be able to give me an idea of their age, they are marked with numbers 2684 and capital L on the inside of the top where the candle sits; i would appreciate any help it looks like silverplate over copper? They are 11 1/2 " tall and 5" across bottom. Oh boy, i need some help...........thanks in advance, marytole sconces tennis shorts 045.JPGtole sconces tennis shorts 039.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi, this candlestick is about 10 inches tall, 2 inches across the top, and 4 3/8 inches across the base.  Does anyone happen to recognize the maker or pattern?  Would you say that this is elegant glassware era?

 

Thanks!

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Antiques discussion

I'm going to spend the long week-end looking for my 52 items. Smiley Very Happy

And I'm gonna change my ID name too to something chic. 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3221228/How-fortune-home-Woman-makes-25-MILLION-year-eBay-reveals-tips-earning-cash-online-says-people-3-000-worth-items-just-lying-around.html

 

You in?

 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Sep 3, 2015 7:38:57 PM PT

Wanna play 52 Pick Up???

Hi all,

 

Does anyone know the marker of these figurines?

 

Thanks!

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 3, 2015 7:42:16 PM PT

Pilgrim family figurines (Vintage)

Hello,

I have an open case with a seller that committed himself to refunding me as package didn't get delivered to me and got returned to him.

The seller refunded me using PayPal, however the refund status remained as "pending" for a while until PayPal finally informed me that "A refund by SELLER was not processed successfully at the sender's side" and the refund got cancelled.

Now eBay is asking me to confirm if I successfully received the refund, but when I try to press the button that say "ask eBay to step in", I get redirected to a page that says:

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

 

 

And it's impossible to ask eBay to step in since they have no customer support email available and if I try to open a case again on that item, it won't let me until I close this one, but the only way to close it seems to be telling eBay that I did receive the refund as the site won't let me ask eBay to step in.

I live overseas and this is very frustrating. I really need my money back and I can find no solution.

I would really appreciate the community help.

Thanks

Shipping & Returns question

Let's see if i can figure this board out now.

 

These are always popular threads on other boards, so....

 

Let's see your lates acquisitions.

 

I just got these in the mail the other day.

 

First is the small numeral version of the 5ö green from 1882 (scott #35). I actually fund it unexpectedly in a small lot of Denmark I won, so I was happy. It's my first one of these.

 

Second is the 4ö slate and ultra (Scott #26b)

 

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The Stamp Board

Sep 3, 2015 2:48:41 PM PT

Let's see your latest pickups!

I recently acquired this center bowl done in reverse glass with enamel floral design.  I was thinking maybe Westmoreland glass from the 1920s/30s. It measures approximately 12.5" in diameter and approximately 2.5" in height with no makers mark to be found.  I would appreciate any help on manufacturer and possible pattern name if there was one.  Thanks.

 

 

 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

We sold an item and received a neutral feedback.  We contacted the buyer who agreed to change the neutral to a positive.  Several months have passed and although we requested the feedback be changed, nothing has happened.  Here is the content.  Does anyone know how to effect the change?  We have been unable to effect the change no matter what we do.  Thanks.

 

Neutral feedback ratingdoes not work on my skin,feels good thouBuyer:During past 6 monthsFeedback conversation
 
  • Follow-up by bthomas9851 (Jun-13-15 00:25):
    i would like to rescind my neutral comment. this is a good item
 Coconut Oil For The Skin And Hair - 7 fl. oz. - You'll Love It...Puritan's Pride (#371254343727)

Member To Member Support question

I shouldn't have taken her best offer of $73 on $170 listing.  She knew my Villeroy Switch 3 cruets had some crazing, but now says, "more than I thought" and "I cannot give you a good recommendation".  Is that her way of threatening a negative?  This is a really rare piece, so imagine my surprise when it showed up again, here on ebay, with the same damage (actually it looks like she has repaired it a bit, which is nice.)  So do I just reply, "Return for refund?"  It really makes me angry, but what else can I do?  How do I refund and avoid the defect? 

 

Thanks for any advice.

Selling discussion

I do not see where it lets you know what durations are included. 1 and 3 days charge a fee of $1.00.

My eBay message says this:

What is the Promotion?

Sellers who create a listing in the auction-style format or fixed price format, pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein (“Qualifying Listing”), will pay no insertion fee per item listed ("Promotion") for up to 500 listings during the Promotion Period (as defined below). All existing selling limits on your account (as well as category and item limits) still apply, and may prevent you from creating the maximum number of listings in this Promotion. The Promotion is in addition to the free listings per month as part of the everyday rate plan.

Auction-style listings created in 1-day and 3-day duration will not be charged an insertion fee, but will continue to be subject to the listing upgrade fee. The Promotion does not apply to final value fees or optional upgrade fees. Final value fees will be applied to the total amount of the sale, including the cost of the item, shipping, and any other fees a seller may charge—excluding any sales tax. Fees for optional listing upgrades (such as reserve price, Gallery Plus, listing in 2 categories, etc.) still apply. For listing in 2 categories, you will be charged at standard rates for the second category. Please note: Not all upgrades are available in all listing flows.

Selling discussion

I have two customers who are afraid to click BUY because of exorbitant shipping costs. I have wasted lots of time trying to explain to them to click buy, but do not pay. Then I can invoice with the lower shipping costs. One buyer just said,"forget it, Ebay is too complicated".

So I have lost a sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Am I handling this the correct way?

 

Can I invoice through Paypal without them buying?

 

Thanks.

Selling discussion

How can I get out of below standard? Ebay is not fair at all. They restrict me to 5 items and $100 max, and I don't think there is any miracle or magic to dig myself out of this hole for next month or so. I am at 6.60% with 20 defect over 303 items. The very sad things about this is that most of my defect came from low stars given to me with a positive feedback. 12 of them reported that buyer gave me a 3 or lower for the "item description" on the DSR option. All Feedbacks were positive and stated they were happy with the purchase but still gave me a 3 or lower for that category.

Next on I have 2 negative that were given to me. One was for a buyer who swapped my item out for their defective one. They gave me a negative for it. Another one was for a buyer who did not read the listing. A item was sold for parts not working without returns. It was highlight in the listing description. Buyer stated he bought it for parts to dig out for a part. But found out that the part he was digging for did not work. So he negative me. 

One of the neutral I deserve because one slot of the SATA port was not working, while the other neutral was pure wrong. Buyer bought item thinking he was getting more then what the pictures were present in the listing, and ding me with a neutral.

The rest of them were returns for INAD which were abuse. Only 1 out of those INAD return were reasonable. The other one were either that the buyers did not know how to operate the motherboards, or did not have the right items for it. Others were just remorse buys, and they did not want to shed money to ship it back.

So instead, ebay see that I am bad, and restricting my sales. Now how in the world do ebay even consider me getting out of the hole giving me only 5 items to sell and $100 to reach too? 

Selling discussion

Sep 1, 2015 10:10:00 AM PT

Below Standard Questions

what are all the abbreviations for this forum. i keep seeing people type "op" what does that stands for. At first i thought it was the persons initials but nope. Maybe it stands for opposite or opponet person. Urgh im cant figure it out. What other abbreviation. are there so me and others wont have to keep on guessing.

Selling discussion

Sep 1, 2015 12:08:39 PM PT

abbreviations talk

Alright Seasoned Sellers -- How do you deal with an outright 'bad buyer'?

 

Here's the story last week this person bought something, paid for it, and sent me a message less than an hour later saying she just learned her grandaughter's shoe size wen up and the shoes she just bought won't fit her.  I cancelled the order and the shipping and I believe she has received her $20 refund from ebay.

 

Now just two days ago she bid and win a childrens winter vest from me. I saw the user id and cringed. But, alas I then wanted to reiterate to her -- or to whomever ended up winning it -- that before they paid I that they were clear this vest is not in "excellent condition" there are signs of wear/wash as I stated in the listing.  I sent her a message regading it;regarding this and I haven't heard back and she hasn't paid.  I have a feeling she is going to stiff me for payment.

 

That will make two times she's burned me.  How, if anyway, do you deal with people and situations like this?

 

Thank you, Deana

Selling discussion

Sep 2, 2015 3:53:40 AM PT

Repetitive Bad buyer

Alright, so I just had my first couple of auctions on Ebay for the first time ever. Two games in particular where marked as payed by a member of this site (I won't say his name as I'm not too sure if its against the rules or not, haha). However, once I checked out the person's feedback, everyone in the past month has said that the person doesn't pay and doesn't respond to their messages. If I had known this, I would have never even associated with the person. Unfortunately for me, I've already mailed the two packages to the person's address! So, my question for you all is if there is a way to recover those two packages so that I won't be giving away the two games for free. Thank you in advance for anyone who takes the time to answer!

Selling discussion

Does anyone really know how safe purchasing via Ebay is?

 

Background:

So far, I have 2 succesful refunds and 1 successful fraud money back. 

However, this is small money. Most transactions are under $500.

 

 

Currently, I am looking into purchasing an item with high dollar on Ebay, upper 40k.

How safe will my transaction will be?

 

How does it really work with the paypal payment?

for example: 

I won a bid of $40k item.

I paid via paypal 40k to seller

Seller promised to send me the item in 2 weeks.

Waited 2 weeks, and item not arrived yet..

filled claim.

 

During these process, does ebay hold the money that I sent to Seller via paypal?

What if I seller withdraw the money out  of his bank account and run away?

 

Will i still get my $40k back?

 

Anyone has clearer idea?

 

thks!

oozze

 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Sep 2, 2015 11:21:03 AM PT

How Safe is Purchasing via Ebay?

I placed a bid on an item described as: "Brass Aladin indian Turkish Trinket Box with hinged lid Genie design", then learned from a friend that it's actually a Roman Catholic incense boat. If you look for incense boat on eBay you'll see many of them. I thought it was as described, I don't want a Catholic incense boat used for church rituals. Information I found said that the seller has to cancel a bid so I requested this twice, with no response. My maximum bid was $10. I called eBay and was told the same thing, ask the seller. The eBay rep agreed with me that the description was incorrect, and that the seller could actually get more the item by calling it an antique Catholic incense boat, which it is. They start at $50 and up. Just now, I found out that I can cancel the bid myself and did so. Problem is, eBay only gives you THREE reasons to choose from: "entered wrong amount", "description changed significantly after bidding", "unable to contact seller by email or phone". None of these are the actual reason: "incorrect description". Why the heck isn't "incorrect description" a choice? I don't have a history of retracting bids at all - will this hurt my eBay standing? I want the real reason for the retraction to show up somewhere!

Bidding & Buying discussion

  • Sold a Galaxy S5.
  • Stated no returns accepted.
  • Listed as "For Parts or Not Working"
  • Described item in perfect detail.
  • Packaged item well and took evidence.
  • -
  • Buyer received item.
  • 5 days later claimed it wouldn't even turn on and that nothing happened.
  • Wants to return it based under 'SNAD'.
  •  -
  • I ask eBay community what to do.
  • Eveyone suggests to just accept the bloody return or else worst case he opens a claim and eBay says keep the item and have your money back (BS). Everyone stated I'd probably lose the case even though I did completely the righ thing. (wt-f is point of saying no returns then if the buyer can just lie SNAD?)
  • Buyer makes me wait TWO MORE WEEKS to return the item.
  • Called eBay to ask them to close the case in my favor because the buyer isn't responding to ANY messages.
  • eBay says I have to wait 2 more days.
  • Buyer posts the item 2 days later just before the deadline.
  • Received the item back 1 week later EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED.
  • Record a video of myself opening the package, verifying the IMEI and popping a battery in to show that it is WORKING and 100% as described.
  •  -
  • I want to open a claim or an appeal or something to tell eBay that this guy LIED just so he could force a return under SNAD.
  • This guy wasted over 1 month of my time and lots of my money, and also my DSR dropped because of the case, he never once proved that the item didn't work at all when asked really nicely to. Stated he tested with multiple batteries (yeah sure).
  • Item was listed FPoNW, described perfectly, packaged perfectly etc.
  • Buyer simply lied about the working condition in order to send the item back (wt-f it was listed anyway as "For parts or NOT WORKING".

 

What can I do in this situation?

I haven't refunded the buyer yet as I intend to talk to eBay again directly about this matter. Why does this guy think that the rules of 'all transactions are final' doesn't apply to him?!?!

I want to send the item back again, have the return case closed and just leave it as that. He gets what he paid for, and what was 100% described.

Selling discussion

Selling discussion

Sep 2, 2015 3:40:32 PM PT

Why is so slow lately please anyone?

If the shipping option drop down menu when using ebay labels shows a regional rate box A option, does that mean you can use it.  I thought the boxes were only for shipping to the same state. Thank you

Shipping & Returns discussion

Sep 1, 2015 3:17:29 PM PT

regional rate boxes

First I want to say EBAYS return policy SUCKS!!!  I sent buyer Tea Pot, Creamer & sugar, the handle of the Tea Pot arrived damaged she is now asking for a refund and ask me it she could keep the items.  Not sure how to handle this.

Shipping & Returns discussion

I sold an item from overseas, No tracking, No insurance.
bubble packed it and raped in plastic rap. Simple but effective.
And after I shipped it I realized that the buyer noted for extra packaging.
I apologized and told the buyer that didn't realize about the note and I couldn't do as requested.
Then the buyer replied that if the item is damaged he will report it tp ebay and get his money back..

If it dose get damaged what should I do?
And is it realy my fault? I do insurance with extra cost but the buyer didn't choose it.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Sep 2, 2015 12:07:17 PM PT

Whos responsible?

Won an item in auction, paid immediately. 4 days later seller marks the item as shipped without tracking number, sent a message asking for traking number.

There was no response to the message, later I open a case with resolution center asking for the item. The seller sends a refund.

If he marked the item as shipped, can he issue a refund? I think this is the same as lying, besides leaving the feedback is there anything else I can do?

Bidding & Buying discussion

How can I write an e-mail directly to Ebay CS but not to call?

Shipping & Returns discussion

My Account discussion

I want to return a pair of of sandal , because of the size and not what i expected.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Anyone have this issue? I made a mistake and tried to list a 'replica" of a  famous maker purse. I listed it as a Replica so that buyers would know its not authentic. I tried to list it with the manufacturers name first in the title...I deleted that (mssg. came up and said its not allowed) then I put the name  in my description and again, I was warned. So I took out the name all together and tried to list this as a leather purse....Well, next day they restrict my account and say I violated a policy. I have been on Ebay since 2000 and never violated a policy. I have a 100% score and had no idea that my listing was still a violation because when I took out the designers name ...ebay said "congratulations your item is listed" and I thought I was good to go...NO WARNING. Did anyone have this happen to them....I am mad about it...tried talking to manager who was a-------- Am I being to sensitive and I should just get over it ....or should I keep pursuing it? They pretty much told me to bad ....dont bother us we will not lift the restriction. I cant list anything new or relist anything when it expires for 7 days....What  do you think?

Bidding & Buying discussion

A buyer purchased a gold bracelet from me on the 25th, and I mailed it to him within 24 hours.

In the 7 days (5 business days) since I sent it, I have received 9 messages from him, each increasingly hostile (his name sounds foreign, and his English is terrible).

The first, on Aug 30, telling me I should compensate him "with something" for the delay (2 business days).

Again, on the 30th, a complaint that the price was too high.

The next emails were about me "playing" him, trying to delay the shipment so I can have it back.

Today he told me I was playing him and I should send him another bracelet that was the same (like I have one).

Followed by this message: "If not I will mess your business up on here."

 

I have responded to his emails with grace and courtesy. I have phoned USPS (both nationally and locally) and they are looking into this at the last place recorded. I will not hear anything for 24 hours. Nothing satisfies him.

 

Does the threat of "messing up my business on here" if I don't send him another bracelet qualify as extortion?

I have a perfect feedback rating, which I have worked hard for.

I have a feeling that even when he gets his bracelet it's not going to be the end of the story, since he has been so unreasonable already.

And yes, I have blocked him as a seller for the future.

 

I know I don't technically have to worry about this YET, until he actually DOES something besides threaten me, but I guess I wanted to know my options WHEN (not IF) he makes his next move ...

 

Never encountered a buyer like this one!

Selling question

Sep 2, 2015 11:07:01 AM PT

buyer threatens even before receiving item

That is about it.  I'm just toast. 

Selling discussion

Sep 1, 2015 8:20:53 PM PT

I'm toast

I am from Australia.

I am trying to list an item, however the only shipping address available is US. [which i dont want]

Due to this ebay wont let me post my listing becuase i am not allowed to ship internationally yet.

However as stated, it only allows me to click shipping to US. 

How do i fix this? 

Thanks Smiley Happy

Member To Member Support question

Sep 2, 2015 6:09:29 AM PT

Ebay won't let Australian ship :C

hi,
    I AM BHARAT I AM LIVE  IN INDIA , I CAN BUY BELOW TOW ITEM , BUT NOT SUCCSSY PAYEMET
 
 
AM USING MASTER CARD, VISA BUT PROBLEM BUY THIS ITEM
 
 

 

Member To Member Support question

Aug 31, 2015 5:49:24 PM PT

How do I pay for an item?

I made a purchase from a seller and paid for it via PayPal. They refunded me for the item as [they claimed] the item had sold the prior week and the item wasn't supposed to still listed. No problem - I understand these things happen. But now the item shows up in my "Unpaid items" section of My eBay. the refund has clearned already via PayPal.

 

Is this normal for a refunded item to show up in one's 'unpaid items' section?

Member To Member Support question

hi, i just bid this item and won. but seller doesn't ship it at all. 5 days has gone, i paid and waiting.

i sent a lot of mail to him, messaged him but no return, no answer.

 

some friends get me wrong. there's no estimated delivery date or something like that. i paid but i still waiting seller to accept the PayPal transaction.

and the seller doesn't reply me, my mail.

 

what should i do?

Member To Member Support question

Sep 1, 2015 11:29:26 PM PT

hi

should I refund a buyer for the original shipping cost as well as the price of the item?

Member To Member Support question

Sep 1, 2015 8:44:04 AM PT

REFUNDING SHIPPING COSTS?

after placing a bid on an item that had a buy it now option. can you still use the buy it now or do you go on with the auction

Member To Member Support question

Sep 1, 2015 8:10:53 AM PT

buying