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I couldn't find this anywhere.  Everything about the signature looks right, but i have my doubts.  Does anybody know if it's real or fake???RAREGARDENIAVASE.jpgrosevillevase1.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 22, 2016 5:53:29 PM PT

Did I just fall for a fake?

Hello, Many, many years ago, somewhere around twenty years I believe, I purchased this Shirley Temple doll.  She is made of porcelain, and is one of the most realistic Shirleys I have ever seen.  Unfortunately all she has is the maker's name which looks like Glenda Geissler.  Shirley is approximately 13" tall.  She is wearing a perfect Shirley wig.  I loved that she has the pointing finger pose which is so Shirley.  Can anyone tell me anything about her, the maker, how old she might be and how much she might be worth?  I am not looking to sell her because I have an Ideal 16" Shirley and they have matching dresses on and make a nice display together.  I would appreciate any help, many thanks.DSCF8533.JPGDSCF8534.JPGDSCF8535.JPGDSCF8537.JPG

Selling question

Hi, My husband has this old car part that we have been researching to put it on ebay so far we have figured out that it is off of a Studebaker Station Wagon and it is the license plate light cover on the tailgate but we don't know what model or year it is from.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank You!


Motors discussion

Japanese cranes--so graceful:


Japanese Cranes.


Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I have had this Plier Tool made by GS Fales New Bedford Connecticut pat May 5, 74 for quite a while and have never been sure what it was.  I may have gotten it from an old dentist a few years back but do not recall.  If so, I assume it is a dental tool.  The jaws open only as far as shown in pictures. Patent searches have not helped me.




Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 21, 2016 11:19:50 AM PT

What is this Plier tool Dental possibly?

i hope you guys can help me with that.

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Selling question

Encased flowers.  Very small, a bit bigger than a dime.  Anyone know how this was made?  Thank you for any direction.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 21, 2016 6:30:23 PM PT

What is this pendant made of?

Just curious if anyone else is noticing photos not loading in ads here this afternoon?   Auction preview photos showing fine, click on ad, and only photo file names shown...not pictures.  Same results with IE, Firefox and Chrome.... photos on all other sites loading blazing fast, so I don't suspect a speed problem.


Kinda irritating to look for an item you can't see...



A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Oct 21, 2016 1:23:43 PM PT

Ebay photo glitch?

A big "Hi" to everyone,

So I'm having a moment here, I know what these beads are called and for the life of me I can't remember the name!!!Help ♥



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hello to all.  Hope everyone is doing well!.  Does this small pendant remind anyone of a nursery rhyme? And how old might it be? Looks like a transfer design.




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 21, 2016 6:36:03 PM PT

Child's necklace subject matter?

Hi, does anyone know if Coach gave out like a sales sample or extra hangtag especially with older Hobo purses that were very light Brown...lighter than British tan around 1976? I am including pics...the literature in the upper left hand corner that says '1976' and a newer picture with what I think is the same Thank You!

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Fashion discussion

Oct 21, 2016 3:29:37 PM PT

Coach Hang Tags

I have this vintage Louis Vuitton envelope/wristlet.  I can't find the date code.  I don't know if it was made before the date codes started or if it is even authentic.


The bag measures 12" x 9 1/2".  It has the YKK zipper, which I read would be authentic to LV.


I have included some photos.  Any help would be most appreciated.



Fashion discussion

Does Ipad make a Louis Vuitton case?   Do  they put date code on it, if so where?   I have a very nice LV leather case.  The stitiching is immaculate, the "T" do not touch, the "O" s are oval.  Made of embossed leather.   I see them online.  I just do not know anything about an IPAD case.  This one has me stumped as I have never seen an LV ipad case before.    Any info would be of help.  The craftmanship is awesome!  Not cheap plastic, but soft leather.  EBAY 015.JPGEBAY 014.JPGEBAY 016.JPG

Fashion discussion

Oct 21, 2016 1:14:21 PM PT

Louis Vuitton Ipad case

Bought this today at an estate sale and I have no idea what it is.  I am guessing it might be Fenton or unmarked Northwood...  Stands about 5" high and the bottom part is about 6" across.  Glass is blue underneath the irredescent surface. It is two pieces.  Any ideas of help will be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!


PS...also wondering when you measure a Swung style vase, do you measure height to the lowest part or the highest part?  Thanks again!


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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Oct 21, 2016 10:05:56 AM PT

is this fenton? northwood? and what is it?

The shell of Tibia fusus is spindle-shaped with a long siphonal canal. It is a fairly common species where it occurs, but because of its attractive appearance, it is highly sought after by shell collectors. Most Tibia fusus live in offshore waters where there is plenty of sand. A typical length for the shell (including its long siphonal canal) is 23 cm (9 in.).:


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Oct 23, 2016 4:45:08 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Sunday October23

Hi, I'd really appreciate any advice I can get here. I will be selling this Kestner doll, but have been having a terrible time trying to figure out an approximate value. Internet searches have only overwhelmed me, and to be honest I never did find a picture that looked a lot like her.  I think mine is a "Hilda" doll.  The back of her head has "made in Germany", "J.D.K" with "237" underneath, and an "M." on the left with a "16." on the right.  (I just couldn't manage a good picture.)  I believe I measured the head circumference as 12-1/2 inches and she is about 20" tall.  Her wig is synthetic, made in Korea.  The wig is pinned to the top of the head, which is made of some sort of burlap-ish material.  I'm assuming my MIL was the one who pinned the wig on, that maybe it was originally attached in some other way?  In addition to the dress and bonnet, she has a slip/underskirt, 'bloomers', socks and leather shoes. The dress snaps up the back. Some sites said there should be further markings on the body, but I'm scared to death of somehow damaging the doll or clothes if I try to undress her all the way.  Some of the flowers on the dress have been pinned to it, and I suspect there may be some that are just missing. 

So, does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should try to sell her for?  Or for other things related to the clothing or body I should be checking? 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 21, 2016 4:08:14 PM PT

Kestner doll questions

Hello eBay communiy how are you? I'm Steve.


Most recenly I came to understand I have bought an conterfeit item on eBay (Intex Queen Classic Raised Downy Airbed Mattress Bed with Hand Pump | 68765E ( 351581735775 )). There wheren't any clear Indications the Airbed wouldn't have been made by Intex originally found on the items eBay website which I would have reconed.

However the Airbed blew air on its topside and I qickly was refunded by the seller. In order being refunded the items price I had to send a letter to VM Innovations return department. This letter contained a warning label which has come with the Airbed. I got zero idea why those folks were wanting this label back but I mailed the label back to VM Innovations.
Since then I called eBay (eBay can't be sent emails) and sent emails back and forth with PayPal uploaded relevant files to PayPal inclusive the invoice to have the shipping refunded with none success untill now. Only for the last few days it was dawning the Airbed was counterfeit because an item with this preceise name isn't made by Intex and not sold in sets with two pillows.
Meanwhile I sent letters to the Barak Obama The Suppreme Court and the Police in San Jose CA (PayPal) and Stamford CT (Pitney Bowes - Shipping and Handling). On the images the air bed was still inflated somewhat with the sheet still on partly because I was pumping air again which would leak being able to make the video of the leak.
While the video air leaking is audible too.
Unfortunetely the short 12 second vid didn't happen attaching to this posting.
What I like to say I never ever had been thinking you could buy counterfeit items on eBay sold by some seller located within the United States. What else can I unterdake to have the shipping fee back in? Have a nice day!
Steve Ford
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Shipping & Returns question

Oct 22, 2016 12:22:05 AM PT

Counterfeit Item

I would like to see the entire feedback system redone.


As it stands now, it is truely broken.


First, there should be no buyer feedback at all.  Ebay has decreed that no buyer shall receive a negative feedback, therefore every buyer has a 100% positive Feedbacik.


When I get a Best Offer, one of the items ebay lists in order for me to make a determination on the offer is that that buyer has 100% pos feedback. 


It's silly.


Next, the Seller Feedback should be streamlined.  Similar to "that other place".

Is the item as described?

If not, did you contact the seller, and  what happened?

Did it arrive on the specified date?


Any question about the cost of the shipping should be eliminated.  It should be assumed that it the buyer made the bid/purchase they were OK with the shipping.


Anyway, that's my two cents.




Selling discussion

Oct 22, 2016 1:24:14 PM PT

Re-vamp Feedback


I am wondering if anyone has any idea as to the style/ethnicity of clothing and the era of the lady on this toothpick holder:




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Collectibles & Art discussion

Could someone please steer me in the right direction with this rabbit, searched and searched but can't find one like it. It is 6 inches tall.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 21, 2016 10:45:28 AM PT

Glass does anyone know who made this rabbit


thanks in advance I have a very old ledger from 1845 and a few more years b4 and after, As far as I am able to figure out. The ledger is from at store ie: druggist

One of the most famous person is Captain Sutter  who traveled from missouri and apparently had a store there then traveled to california to open a store there. All the list for goods everything from whales oil to womens items tools etc. There are new content every page you turn written double sided, by doctors and military. Here is the big question what would something like this be worth what should I ask for it. Obviously there is not other, the majority sign in,s are in Missouri.20161023_151931.jpg

Antiques and Research

Oct 23, 2016 1:59:44 PM PT

old ledger from 1845


Hi, I was hoping to get some help with the lady on this toothpick holder's era based on her clothing, hair style, etc.  If anyone has any ideas I would be most appreciative.  Also, I apologize for cross posting, I had no idea all of these special interestes were under the groups section!




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I have a Louis Vuitton Ipad cover.   beautiful leather,  the "T"'s dont touch. The "O" are oval.  Gorgeous stitiching.  Very nice embossed leather.  My question is the inside only shows  "Ipad" embossed.   I don't  know if or where a date code would be on this or if they even put one on here, if so, where would it be located.  I have located this one online so they are made and sold for a good bit. 


Just need help!  If anyone has any info.


Here is the pics of it. 



Selling question

Oct 21, 2016 12:01:59 PM PT

Did Ipad make a louis vuitton cover



This ticket was auto closed today saying there was no response from me for last 30 days. But i responded even on Oct 16. Now i dont know where to go to get a refund. Smiley Happy


Shipping & Returns question

Picked these up at an estate. Bottle are the same but with different stoppers. Anyone have any info on the bottles?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 23, 2016 12:29:46 PM PT

Pair of Cologne/Scent/Perfume Bottles

I am looking for help to identify the style name of this kate spade purse. Can't find anything like it on the internet. The picture isn't great. It is white with tan straps and black sides and the gold buckle type logo on the front. Bought it at TJ Maxx so hoping it is authentic! Thanks for any help!FullSizeRender6.jpgFullSizeRender4.jpgFullSizeRender2.jpgFullSizeRender5.jpgFullSizeRender3.jpgIMG_3469.jpgFullSizeRender1.jpgFullSizeRender.jpg

Fashion discussion


When searching my items some of them have FREE SHIPPING showing on the search page. They are NOT Free shipping.When you click on the item it shows a shipping cost. Customers are calling with lots of complaints. Anyone else ever have this problem? Ebay was contacted with not much help. Says they will look into it.

Tools & Apps discussion

Hi just wondering if anyone has any info on this vase. I havn't had much luck with onlince searches. Hoya crystal vase from Japan in excellent condition. I don't have the origanal box as I found this at a Goodwill. Thanks Kristi











My Account question

Oct 21, 2016 9:11:51 AM PT

Hoya Crystal

Need help with figuring out what these speakers are. What age? What model? Use? What are they valued at? They sound excellent. IMG_2422.JPGIMG_2406.JPGIMG_2407.JPGIMG_2408.JPGIMG_2409.JPGIMG_2410.JPGIMG_2411.JPGIMG_2412.JPGIMG_2413.JPGIMG_2414.JPGIMG_2415.JPG

Electronics discussion

Oct 23, 2016 4:06:01 PM PT

Large Altec Lansing speakers.



1. The item number does exist.

2. I did not not leave a feedback


 Did you see something like that? Code issues?

Is there a logical way to contact Ebay customer service without predefined questions?


Buying & Selling Basics question

Oct 21, 2016 6:06:53 PM PT

Feed back corrupted code

Does anyone know this mark or who the maker of this stoneware mug is?


Selling question

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 23, 2016 3:57:04 PM PT

Stan Ekman painting. Any value?



I need help identifying some dolls.  My wife had a collection handed down from her grandmother that got destroyed by rats and I am trying to replace them but have little to go on. Any help identifying any of these by name or brand would be great! Most of them have very little markings on them.







Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 22, 2016 7:38:34 PM PT

Need help identifying these dolls!

i was closed the return.

but can't i retry to return?? (can i do return this item just once?)


you can see that i cant do return this item again.. 

i should get refund this.

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 23, 2016 8:02:09 AM PT

retry return.

Could someone please steer me in the right direction with this cast iron toy tractor. It has metal wheel and it is 3 1/2 inches long, any help greatly appreciated.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 21, 2016 10:48:50 AM PT

Old Cast Iron Tractor help please

A lady at work asked me if I could tell her anything about her grandmas locket, this is something I'm not really familiar with so I was hoping someone could help? I think it's possiby hand painted. She told me her gram passed in 72 and was 69 years of age. She also stated it was empty when she recieved it in 72 and wasn't on a chain then either.

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 23, 2016 12:02:30 PM PT

Any ideas on this photo locket


Hello, and thank you for your time.  I bought this 3" thick book at a yardsale today and would like to learn more about it.  Is the writing Japanese?  Is it some kind of dictionary, and would you have a guess as to age?  Thanks for any help!






Antiques discussion

Oct 22, 2016 4:21:50 PM PT

Help with Asian book

I think it goes down but couldn't find one to be sure, not sure is it a ashtray too?Thanks for any helpSAM_6434.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

trying to find the company for this marking20161024_094919_resized.jpg

trying to find company that belongs to this marking

Bidding & Buying question

Hi, I posted this on another glass board, but did not receive any replies, so I am hoping someone here can help me.


I have this clear footed bowl with roses on 3 sides and a scalloped rim. It is approx. 8 1/2" in diameter and 4 1/2" tall.


I would appreciate help with identification and approximate age.







































































































Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 23, 2016 5:38:41 PM PT

Footed Glass Bowl


I haven't be here an a long, long time. Looks like the pottery and group is not around. I'm thinking you all are here? Anyway, can anyone help ID this piece? I'm sorry I don't have the dimensions. Can't quite make out the signature. 


Thank you!! 

FrontFrontBackBackUnderUnderOn backOn back

Thanks so much.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 23, 2016 12:29:59 PM PT

Porcelain Piece, ID Help


Collectibles & Art discussion

These were in with a bunch of Gladding McBean dinnerware, but, I'm not so sure they are Gladding McBean.  At least I couldn't find this set in my searches.   Any ideas who it could be?  Thank you!!!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


I haven't be here an a long, long time. Can anyone help ID this piece? I'm sorry I don't have the dimensions. Can't quite make out the signature.

Thank you!!
I haven't be here an a long, long time. CIMG_0040.jpgIMG_0039.jpgIMG_0037.jpgIMG_0038.jpga
Thank you!!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 23, 2016 1:19:42 PM PT

Porcelain, ID Help Please




Collectibles & Art discussion

Apparently, with my initial post, I blundered into the wrong community/group.  Hopefully I'm in the right place now.

I will be selling this Kestner doll - assuming she's a real Kestner - but have been having a terrible time trying to figure out an approximate value. Internet searches have only overwhelmed me, and to be honest I have yet to find a picture that looks a lot like her. Most of what I see are older dolls, or dolls without hair and/or without clothing. I think mine is a "Hilda" doll?  The back of her head has "made in Germany", "J.D.K" with "237" underneath, and an "M." on the left with a "16." on the right.  (I just couldn't manage a good picture.)  I believe I measured the head circumference as 12-1/2 inches and she is about 20" tall.  Her wig is synthetic, made in Korea.  The wig is pinned to the top of the head, which is made of some sort of burlap-ish material.  I'm assuming my MIL was the one who pinned the wig on, that maybe it was originally attached in some other way?  In addition to the dress and bonnet, she has a slip/underskirt, 'bloomers', socks and leather shoes. The dress snaps up the back. Some sites said there should be further markings on the body, but I'm scared to death of somehow damaging the doll or clothes if I try to undress her all the way.  Some of the flowers on the dress have been pinned to it, and I suspect there may be some that are just missing. 


Are there other things on the body or clothing I should be checking for authenticity? What properties affect how I assess her stated condition?  Any ideas as to where I might look to get a better idea of her value?  Other things I should be considering before placing her for sale?  Thank you for all suggestions, advice, etc.   - Mariedoll1b.jpg












Dolls discussion

Oct 22, 2016 1:28:09 PM PT

Help with value of Kestner doll










































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New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I read the Salearea guides and the prefix of this bag has been used in fakes sometimes. I need your expert advice please, is this one is one of those.


Thank you.


Supposedly a Legacy Drawstring Bucket or something like that, about 8 by 9 by 5 inches.





Fashion discussion

Goblet stands 5 inches tall and measures 2.5 inches across the top. Need help with pattern ID. Also what type of goblet is this?  Thank you!IMG_2097.JPGIMG_2098.JPGIMG_2095.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 22, 2016 5:39:17 PM PT

Waterford Need Help with Pattern ID


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion









Bidding & Buying question

Hi, What is the Coach name of this bag? Sorry I dont have dimensions and just 3 pics. Thanks if you can or can't help with the limited info it's navy blue.


Fashion discussion

Oct 22, 2016 2:32:19 PM PT

Vintage Coach Bag Name

Hi all. Yesterday and today while tweeting my sale items, I noticed the meta tags at the top of my item pages, are for items I am not selling. For example today I was about to tweet out my sale on an item titled "Glass Marble Necklace - Clear Agate and Gray & Black Marble Bead Artisan Jewelry" but what showed at the top of the tab was this.


This has happened a few times. The tab at the top says something completely unrelated to the item I am actually selling. Has anyone else had this issue. Anyone know what is causing it?

Thanks in advance



Selling question

Oct 23, 2016 8:37:36 AM PT

Wrong meta tags on my items








































































































































Any information would be appreciated. This is about 7" in diameter. There is a tiny impressed stamp impossible to read but looks like could be Japanese characters. Dry bottom.


Thank you













Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Good morning , Need your help regarding the cuff bracelet. The writing is inlaid, not Chinese or Japanese. Can somebody help me, please?

Antiques discussion

Oct 23, 2016 5:44:58 PM PT

Asian Old Cuff Bracelet, Need help

does anybody know more about this?




Selling discussion

Hi all,

Because I'm retired, I have the luxury of spending quite a lot of time in the morning on Ebay shopping for Little Golden Books which I collect. Usually, the total number available (both Buy It Now and Auction) is around 25,000.  Recently, the total number has dropped 10,000 items to around 14,000.


I just talked with a seller in Washington State who checked on her computer and she can see the 25,000 or so.  I'm confused as to why I can't see the entire number.  Why would Ebay do this?  Would it do any good to call customer service to see what's going on?  Any other suggestions?  Thanks.

Selling discussion


Oct 21, 2016 5:51:20 PM PT

Ebay restricting my views?

Ok so I'm selling my 1973 Porsche 914 and a person from Germany wants to buy it. How exactly does this all work and also I'd like to know if this payment scheme is typical: I AM CHECKING FOR SHIPPMENT CONDITION

Do you agree with 50% on order / ebay confirmation by Banktransfer or if possible PAYPAL (Paypal fees go on my account )

And 50 % on pickup by shipper ?

That's what the buyer said.

Any help is appreciated.

Selling discussion

Oct 21, 2016 2:32:27 PM PT

Selling a car overseas

As nothing is selling for me i am thinking of selling my Dennys menu. It is modern less then one year old. I purchased it at a book sale. My question is can this be sold and would anyone want it? ( this is a full color menu.) I bought this menu because i am starving and if i look at the pictures i remember what food was.

Selling discussion

Oct 23, 2016 1:39:34 PM PT

Dennys menu

I know about vero letter and always very careful of what I list.  I think I got a fake vero letter, well they didn't even say vero. I am selling bulk used electronics and got a letter from a zero feedback account that whose user name was a variation of Pete Sampras I replied and said I am very sorry and didn't know I was unauthorised to sell this product.  I asked for a company contact email and a phone number to discuss it further.  The email stated they have my address and didn't want to start litigation against me. (not sure how possible)  The email came from New York at 1 am and the name at the bottom was the ceo of the large company.  I think it is a competitor trying to scare people off.  Has this happened before?

Selling discussion

Oct 21, 2016 2:57:27 PM PT

Imitation VERO letter

Buyer has a p.o. box in florida. Now they say they are in Sweden and want me to send there. No problem they are paying extra shipping. But they now have asked for my email to pay me through paypal. Am I allowed to do this and is it legit? Don't want someone screwing with my any of my accounts. Just curious because they are paying as much shipping as items bought. Thank you for any help!

Shipping & Returns question

Some people are just a few gemstone sellers selling bad and damaged gemstones. Sometimes the give a fake tracking number or non at all, and then they even blame you when you complain and ask for a refund.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 23, 2016 1:06:12 AM PT

Bad sellers over flowing eBay

Somebody won an item off me last night that had technically already sold as it had 2 previous bids on it. Following the end of the auction the winning bidder messaged me to say he had no idea how he had won this item.as he hadn't bidded on it and said his child had been playing around on his phone. Personally I don't believe him. He wants me to cancel the transaction and offer it as second chance to another bidder but I then risk that person saying they don't want it and I have lost my sale. But if I message him back saying no I'm not willing to do that and he then buys the item I don't want him to pull a fast one on me like find some way to leave me bad feedback like saying the item arrived faulty or damaged because he's begrudged paying for it.

Either way I've lost the sale so should I cancel the transaction or open an UID against him and should I message him back or ignore him? I haven't messaged him back yet as I don't know what to do.

Selling discussion

32 days after purchase, my customer finally got a textbook/workbook she really needed for upcoming exams.  Media Mail to Guam.  This is the third time a book to Guam has been seriously delayed.  Third consecutive time it' has taken four weeks or more..  What is going on at the USPS Distribution Center in Richmond, California?  Is this also happening for other U.S. territories in the Pacific Ocean?  Or just to Guam?  I"m considering blocking sales to Guam and other U.S. Pacific territories until they have a delivery service that works..  It's unacceptable to take this long.  The customer kept complaining and I was just about to refund the customer $25 when I noticed it was finally in her PO Box.  Ridiculous and incompetent of the USPS. I am really ticked off that I actually have to block sales to U.S. citiizens because the system in the Pacific is broken. 

Selling discussion

I have a weird one...


Sold item more than 90 days ago (but less than 180 days ago for Paypal).


I got a message. Buyer unhappy, accusations, plans to report me (the item is not in my eBay and MBG is gone, I don't see how). Yes, I know a claim can be done in Paypal, buyer didn't do that.


As far as eBay and my account goes, does the complaint carry any weight? Can a buyer report a seller months after a purchase if there's something wrong with the sale, or is that what the Paypal 180 day MBG is for, to fill in the gap when eBay MBG runs out?


I'm going to deal with the buyer the correct way, but because I suffer from severe anxiety I need to know if this "I will report you" is an empty threat or not. The transaction is no longer showing in my solds/archived on my ebay, you can't find it in the 90 days of solds in the search. The only reason I can reference this sale is because I keep very good records offline.


Thanks everyone.


Selling discussion

Oct 22, 2016 4:55:15 PM PT

Unhappy Buyer over 3 months post purchase

I recently sold an item to a buyer and the buyer was immediately emailing me about shipping of the package.  They paid on September 18 and within 24 hours I received two short and rather rude messages about when I was going to ship the item. My listings all state 3 business day processing time and no returns.  It seemed they were in a hurry, so I processed immediately the next day and even upgraded to 2-Day shipping at my own expense.  


On October 7,  the buyer contacted me saying they had not received the item.  I sent them the tracking information throught eBay messaging showing them that delivery was attempted twice and it was sitting at their local post office.  I advised leaving a note for the postal carrier regarding re-delivery or calling or going to the local post office for pick up.  The buyer told me they were too busy and did not have time to do that.  They wanted to wait until the time was returned, and I was supposed to invoice them again for shipping and reship the item.  Ummm, okay.  It is not like I am not busy or anything.  Now I have to invoice, create a new label and take to the post office.


The buyer contacts me again on October 17 asking where the package is.  I again forward them the tracking information showing that the package is still sitting at their post office and again advise them to leave a note for their postal carrier or call the local post office.  Again the buyer declines and said they will wait for it to be returned to me and I should reship.


The package is returned to me October 21 (one month after sale), and I contact the buyer to let them know.  Now they tell me they want a refund.  My listings state no refunds.  It is not my fault they did not follow up on their end with the post office.  What do I say or what is the proper way to proceed? I don't think I should have to pay for the reshipping either.  Help!



Bidding & Buying discussion

I am going to sell 30 plastic model airplanes, all vintage, and all have fragile parts. I am concerned about packaging these since the planes have propellers, guns, and antenae that could easily break in shipping. All of them are World War ll models that are the 1/32 size. Although they are weightless, the box size is going to be sizeable I would think...

If anyone has ideas about how to protect these in shipping I would appreciate your advice. I do not want  damage to occur,  then returns etc. If this is the wrong discussion board to ask, which one is the best?

Thanks for your help.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 22, 2016 11:21:20 AM PT

Need packaging advice please

I recently received an item that was sent by Parcel Post instead of Priority Mail.  The auction stated that it would be sent by Priority.  Now, how would I go about rating the seller's shipping when I leave feedback?  Thanks!

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 21, 2016 11:24:14 AM PT

How to rate the sellers shipping?

Whole story........ I bought a 500GB xbox 360 slim hard drive for my son for his birthday comming up and i decided to test it out. I put it in my xbox and it said unformatted. I thought it might be a mistake so I took it out and put it in my sons xbox and it read it (460GB) I put my sons profiles, a few other things along with some games on my xbox thumb drive and started moving them to the hard drive. All the stuff was moving fine until it came to moving the games. It said I had to be signed in to move this item. So I signed in my sons profile and started moving the games. My sons Xbox instantly froze up. I waited about 15 minutes and no change, So I cut the xbox off and back on again. It Froze on the startup screen for about 2 or 3 minutes then said there was a system update did I want to download it. I clicked ok.. It said I did not have enough storage space. I clicked cancel and went to my storage device and it said the hard drive was unformatted.. I got to thinking I might have got a hacked or counterfeit hard drive So I contacted the seller and he wanted me to send them a pic of the problem to there google email address or through ebay. So I sent them a pic through ebay and a video to their email address. Now they say sorry and want to give me $20 of my $37 I spent back.. they said to keep me from having to pay return shipping.. something about this just seems fishy.. they want me to keep the junk hard drive for $17??? Its junk why do I want it? They say they will refund me the whole amount if I send it back and pay return shipping. If I do send it back to them and they don't refund my money then I just sent them back the only evidence I had to prove it was a counterfeit or hacked drive... By the way it has a tamper proof sticker on it.. So my question is what do I do???

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 21, 2016 8:20:02 PM PT

counterfeit or bad drive


Buying & Selling Basics question

Oct 22, 2016 8:02:40 PM PT


I see an auction for a RV. The bidding is currently about $21k. The seller indicated that they would take $29,000 for the item within the body of the description, but they did not include a BIN on the auction. 


This seller has no feedback, so it's either a scammer or a novice. If it's a scam, I'll figure it out pretty quickly. I'm not buying it outside of eBay. And I don't want to inadvertently violate any eBay policies.


But... if it's a novice who just doesn't understand how eBay works, what is the best way to proceed if the seller accepts my offer?  I'm thinking one of two ways.


1. Change the auction to include BIN of $29,000 and call me immediately when the new BIN goes up. (I assume that a BIN can be added after an auction starts.)

2. End the auction now. Then, restart the auction with a BIN of $29,000 and call me immediately when the new auction goes up. I'll immediately buy it.


Either way, I'll fly up the next day to inspect the vehicle for any major discrepancies before completing the transaction. 

Selling question

have no reutrns accepted - item listed said "30" arrows" in title, "30" & long bow" in description, took almost an hour to pack so that ea arrow was individually secure so as not to ruin 'feather' part - customer wanted to return because he didn't know they were 30" - we've accepted returns & theyt come back useless. We refused the return & he posted a negative feedback -- sent him a message asking him to please remove for the above reasons --


is there anything we can do to remove the negative feedback?

Selling question

Trying to print a shipping label and my printer won't print the label. The message says, "Creating print data" and label never prints.

Any ideas?

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 23, 2016 7:12:10 PM PT

Ebay shipping label will not print

Bidding & Buying question

I won bidding but now the seller doesnt reply. The item didnt have no destripcion about size and color, It wrote only all sizes and all colors. So I presumed that I can choose the size and color of it. Now I have to pay for it, but the seller doesnt respond. He doesn have any feedback ratings and any other items so I think he is fake. What can I do.

My Account question

Oct 22, 2016 7:22:57 AM PT

I won bidding, but the seller doesnt reply

I bought something I need quick and find it's a Hong Kong seller (I choose US only) and claims to be shipping from the US and added a tracking number that I cannot track or find the shipper.


I know eBay allows this, but then, what is the point of choosing to search US sellers only if that means nothing in Ebay stupidland?


I am currently trying to list four or five hundred items and now my incentive to list is zero.

Selling question

my selling item is probleum.why

Selling discussion

Oct 23, 2016 11:26:01 PM PT


My buyer realized she ordered the wrong size and backed out of the transaction after I purchased shipping label. How do I issue a partial refund (minus shipping costs)? Thanks!

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 23, 2016 5:49:43 PM PT

Order cancelled after I purchased shipping

Keeps saying buyers prefer larger pictures of 500 pix. I don't have any other pictures of the boat and need to use these and I can't get by this part of the listing process.


Selling discussion

Oct 24, 2016 6:31:39 AM PT

Pictures of boat I am trying to sell.

She purchased my item yesterday (Sunday) and sent me a message asking me to cancel. I told her sure and to cancel on her end. She says she is unable to as it says it's too late to cancel.


I thought if I cancel an item, it hurts my acct but when buyer requesats to cancel an item it doesn't. Can't a buyer cancel as long as the item hasn't been shipped?

Selling discussion

Will this product work in the United States and will i be able to record from my TV? I know that the cable connectors are different and that i will need to buy the adapters and a step up transformer.
The UK tv frequencies are different then US, will i need some kind of converter box to change this. Anyones help regarding this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Electronics discussion

Shipping & Returns question


First off, this is my 3rd ebay account, so I am not a new seller, this is just a new account. I listed my first item on this account about one hour ago. I wanted to have a 30 day return, however the listing tool will only let me do 14 days. Any one have any idea how to fix that?

I called ebay and the CS rep was unable to change it either and suggested I end this item and relist it so it will list under the old listing tool.

any ideas?

Selling discussion

They are selling New Kindle Paperwhites for $11.99 with free shipping from Italy.  I really want one of the Paperwhites

but something seems really wrong about this one.  Apparently more than 100 have already been sold in the last couple of days but it will likely be weeks before feedback starts coming in to confirm that this is a legitimate listing.  Any thoughts?

Bidding & Buying question

This mark is on a vintage silver Mexico Pin.  I haven't been able to find it anywhere.  Hard to read.  any help would be appreciated.  thanks, brenda

Collectibles & Art discussion

I have not had any views on my 100% silk  NWT embroidered Hawaiian shirt.  I thinks it is awesome and wondering why no one else does.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Selling question

Oct 22, 2016 5:29:46 PM PT

HAWAIIAN SHIRTS with listing

I have never closed my shop and i need to get help on putting my shop

on vacation.... I am having surgery

Thank you in advance


My Account question

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