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During today's visit guess what I found for sale??






I think there were both 1095s and 1092s


And yes - 99 cents each! 

Selling discussion

Oct 7, 2015 4:34:24 PM PT

Great find at GoodWill??


Not sure of anything about these  It came in a lot full of dollhouse items but they are too big, in my opinion, to be the right scale for dollhouse stuff  Of course I could be terribly wrong  but I was thinking they might be something else  I don't know if stoneware is the proper term    Any help with anything about these is very much appreciated  Thank you 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


The only thing I can see is they kinda look pretty old   I think I see dot matrix on the photos inside and they kinda resemble newspaper (not that they are)  I was thinking some type of sash or scarf thingy?  The fronts are glass and I am assuming the backs are brass, judging by patina, etc  Help!!  

Antiques discussion

I have a return request for item not as described from the UK. I can not print labels from the UK but eBay is asking me to upload the return label to the buyer or provider proof of a tracking number.


The options are

  • Upload a label
  • Confirm you already sent a label (asks you to input tracking number)
  • Confirm you can't send a label

If I click "confirm you can't send a label" will the buyer be refunded and get to keep the item? Will ebay charge me for the return label from the UK to the USA?


Does anyone have any experience with this? What should I do?




Selling discussion



Good morning everyone. 



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Oct 6, 2015 5:58:12 PM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Wednesday Oct 7

Here are my latest puzzlers!


The first one is very heavy and reminds me of a Juliana piece. Now, I'm not suggesting it is, since it doesn't match any of the characteristics. Does anyone recognize the maker or perhaps help me describe it? 


The second is a bracelet with the word "Touraine" on the charm/fob. It has two stamps, one on the charm, the other on one of the links on the back. I've searched the internet for it and can't find it anywhere. I've also searched French assay markings and I don't recognize the stamp at all. 


The third pin I just need to know what it's called. Made of sterling silver and marcasite. Thank you very much for your help!














Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 7, 2015 11:38:08 AM PT

Another UNKNOWN lot...



Recycled opener. Too lazy to go find a new one this morning.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I picked this little pin up out of curiosity. There's an american flag on one side, and an unknown flag on the other. The script at the top says 'Hamburg 1913' and there's a mongram type design of 'VS'(maybe VJ ?) at the center The drop shows the Hamburg coat of arms.

The pin design and consturction is consistent with an early 20th century date like 1913.


I've been googling and yahooing and bing-ing and wiki-ing to no avail. Ive found a Hamburg America steamship company but nothing to confirm this belongs to that

Any help is appreciated!


hamburg pin front.jpg

Antiques discussion






My Neighbor's Grandmother handed these beautiful piece to her. Does anyone know the pattern name and maker.

Thanks for your help!




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Is there a sprcific name for the cut of these crystal beads. I know my photography on them is not that great..looks like a buch of triangles 'puzzled together'. Any color showing is a reflection


Also any idea on age? It is strung on string, sport ring clasp is marked Sterling..approx 16"







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 7, 2015 9:16:41 AM PT

Help With Cut of Crystal Beads

Hi Joolies Smiley Happy


I have a ring and a pin I need help with, the stones are a mystery. First is a silver pin a friend gave me, she said it was her mother’s, I think would be vintage Arts and Crafts. I can’t figure out the stones, tooth tap feels like stone but I am wondering if they are ceramic. I tried scratching the back of the large one but I didn’t see anything to help.






Next is a gold ring with a mystery stone. The color is a a slightly gray greenish blue. It tests on my gem tester in the Spinel range. This also came from my friend, she said a friend got the loose stone in Israel and gave it to her. My friend had the ring made but it was so long ago she can’t remember what it is. Do you think it’ may be a spinel?


As always, thanks for any help Heart




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 8, 2015 11:03:17 AM PT

Mystery stones help please :-)

I started a return, as item which I bought, didnt arrive on time. (I will post the tracking details, so that you can see). This was a gift item, so I had to buy the item locally. When the item did arrived 2 days late, I refused the shipment (my first mistake, as EBAY will not honor their money back buyer protection, if you refuse a shipment. You need to actually request a shipping label through eBAY, and use that to return the item).


Long story short, item did arrive to seller, but since I didnt follow the ebay policy in returning the item, or EBAY will not issue the refund. I lost $62.95 in this transacton, though could have offered the refund, but he is hiding behind strange ebay policy. 


I complained with EBAY, but these guys are no help.


Please be aware how you return your items! Please follow EBAY policy or be prepared to loose a lot of money. ( especially if you get stuck with dishonest seller 


Tracking details follows:


  • Updated Delivery Day: Monday, September 14, 2015
Product & Tracking Information
Postal Product:
  • First-Class Package Service
  • USPS Tracking™

September 14, 2015 , 4:40 pm

Delivered, In/At Mailbox


OAKLAND, CA 94603 


Your item was delivered in or at the mailbox at 4:40 pm on September 14, 2015 in OAKLAND, CA 94603.

September 14, 2015 , 8:25 am

Out for Delivery

OAKLAND, CA 94621 

September 14, 2015 , 8:15 am

Sorting Complete

OAKLAND, CA 94621 

September 14, 2015 , 5:42 am

Arrived at Post Office

OAKLAND, CA 94621 

September 13, 2015 , 2:19 am

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

OAKLAND, CA 94615 

September 10, 2015 , 11:27 pm

Arrived at USPS Destination Facility


September 10, 2015 , 1:46 pm



September 3, 2015 , 9:24 am

Out for Delivery


September 3, 2015 , 9:14 am

Sorting Complete


September 3, 2015 , 7:58 am

Arrived at Post Office


September 2, 2015 , 8:32 pm

Departed USPS Facility

KEARNY, NJ 07099 

September 2, 2015 , 7:40 pm

Arrived at USPS Destination Facility

KEARNY, NJ 07099 

August 27, 2015 , 5:42 am

Departed USPS Facility

OAKLAND, CA 94615 

August 26, 2015 , 9:35 pm

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

OAKLAND, CA 94615 

August 26, 2015 , 8:20 pm

Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility

OAKLAND, CA 94603 

August 26, 2015

Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS


August 26, 2015 , 2:26 pm

Shipping Label Created

OAKLAND, CA 94603 





People, Please read whole thing before giving your opinion. The reason seller is dishonest is because he is refusing to refund, though he has the item.!!! 

Shipping & Returns question

Thanks in advance for any help. Is this bowl (5" across, 3" high) ABP? Any help with age or maker or what the different cuts are called?



Home & Garden discussion

Oct 8, 2015 10:37:40 AM PT

Is this cut to clear bowl ABP?




Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

No real specific situations because this happens so often to me. I'm sure it has to many of you. Buyers file SNAD return requests and in the comment they shoot themselves in the foot saying either "I don't like it" or "Item doesn't fit".


During a phone call to ebay today I had a few defects removed for remorse. I mentioned how this is getting out of hand that so many buyers blatantly circumvent return shipping costs (and restocking fees where applicable) by just going thru this obvious ebay loophole. The agents response "We are unaware  this issue is even going on but if you report the buyer we can look into it. We don't know unless you report it in the ebay system."


Ebay's rug must be pretty lumpy with all the stuff they sweep under there.


Selling discussion

It only has 3500 miles on it, (wait, I may have left out a few zeros, the odo stopped at 350,000)

The paint job is great, it is protected by a coating of,  well I don't know.

Gas mileage is great, not a drop in two years.

It has a security system, (the drivers door won't open, and you need a can of wasp spray)

It is environmentally friendly, the mouse family in the air cleaner seem to be doing well.


In full disclosure, it does need some brake work, I drove it for a year just using the hand brake.

It does not burn any oil... it all leaks out the rear main.

It has a fresh overhaul on the engine ( in 1995)

Clutches are over rated, just park on the hill, let it roll and jam the gears.


Oh, I could go on about the virtues of the "Mouse Mobile"

Not sure what car the second pic is from, but I will throw it into the trunk as a bonus.

Looks like the pics got out of order




Motors discussion

Oct 8, 2015 4:48:17 PM PT

I have a car for sale.....

Hello  Smiley Happy  I'm having a hard time figuring out what the woman is holding in her lap.  A folded fan?  I'm also guessing that this photo would be dated around 1840's-1850's.  Would you agree?  Lastly, is this the Bunker Hill Monument on the case?  Thank you for any additional info!

Antiques discussion

For the first time since I've been here I came across this on an auction I was participating in.  "private listing - bidders' identities protected".  What does that mean and what is the purpose of protecting someones identity when your name isn't made public during the bidding anyway?  Have they replaced the A***Z ( 1842Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999)  member identifier on the bid column with the above declaration.  Any help understanding this would be greatly appreciated.  It seems to me by doing it like that how do we know the seller isn't bidding for his own item to manipulate the price?  With a private listing bidder identity protected I have no way of knowing how many others are bidding either. 

Member To Member Support question


I'm having a little issue with this scarf. I've had many Hermes scarves and am good with knowing real from fake.

But this scarf has me a bit confused, my gut says good but my head isn't as sure. 

If it is legit I would say its a really early one. Has anyone seen one like this or have any thoughts on its authenticity.

It's odd because the print is more like something that would be on a pocket square but it is full size.

Forward hand rolled edging - measures 32.5" x 32.5" - care tag is missing


Here are the pics ~ any help is greatly appreciated.




Fashion discussion

Oct 9, 2015 8:11:02 PM PT

Any Hermes people, help with scarf


approx 4.25" tall  I want to describe it properly  Sorry the pics always flip back in wrong direction  TYIA

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This vase looks very old . It's almost 30 high and 10 in. in diameter. Need help with more info regarding the signature. Thank you105_4339.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

please help me with any information on this Barbie type doll.  No markings except made in China.  Thanks for any help! image.jpeg

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Oct 7, 2015 1:58:05 PM PT

Barbie type doll id



Subject: RE: Your invoice for eBay purchases: AVID XX Hydraulic Disc BrakeSet | Front & Rear | Carbon Levers | MTB XC Enduro (252110524308#)

I have received your answer . Clicking on the invoice Pay Now comes the following message.


The following critical errors have occurred.

Order Service temporarily unavailable or invalid parameters in the request URL.


I can not pay because the above message. I try to pay the total amount through PAYPAL.

please help me to pay.



eBayeBay sent this message to choi won (kr-won6).
Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more.
Dear kr-won6,

Thank you for shopping on eBay! Your total amount due is $103.00. More details about your purchase are included below.

Item # Item Title Quantity Price Amount
252110524308AVID XX Hydraulic Disc BrakeSet | Front & Rear | Carbon Levers | MTB XC Enduro1$93.00$93.00
Shipping and handling via FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery:$10.00

If you send your payment (e.g. cheque) by post, add a copy of this e-mail and send everything to the following address. Please note that eBay does not permit sellers to accept cash payments sent by post.
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Payments question

  291507459418, Men Women Vintage Army Canvas Backpack Rucksack School Satchel Travel Hiking Bag, sold on 07/24/15
Men Women Vintage Army Canvas Backpack Rucksack School Satchel Travel Hiking Bag
Item no: 291507459418
Sale date: 07/24/15 06:56
Color: Grey
Quantity: 1
Here's some information that might help you for 'Didn't receive your item'
Men Women Vintage Army Canvas Backpack Rucksack School Satchel Travel Hiking Bag
Item no: 291507459418
Sale date: 07/24/15 06:56
Color: Grey
Quantity: 1

Member To Member Support question

Oct 7, 2015 10:12:56 AM PT

I dont received these item

I now this is Alcoso.  I have found similar daggers but, noting with this specific hilt.  Any help would be appriciated.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi, I purchased a couple of boxes of old photos at an auction and in one of the boxes was this harmonica.  There was also a piece of paper on which someone wrote what was engraved on the harmonica.  The harmonica is not in great shape but it appears to be pretty old.  From what I found out when googleing it I think it is from the 1876 World's Fair in Philadelphia.  I can't find one like it on ebay past or current auctions or when searching on google.  Does anyone have any information on this and also was it made in Germany?  I want to make sure I title it correctly when I list it on ebay.   Thank You!


Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 9, 2015 12:13:25 PM PT

Old Hohner Harmonica 1876 any information?

I cannot make out the signature on this art glass wrought iron lamp - 2001. Please see pics - thanks!



Collectibles & Art discussion

I wrote the following asking for help on a old (I believed) icon I bought at an estate sale:


Can anyone tell me about this icon? I bought it today from an estate sale. It made from obviously old wood (see photo of back) and the nails holding the figure onto that wood are old hand forged nails.

Is the figure as old as it seems? 

Are the words around the top & bottom of it the name of the saint it is suppose to be?

Are these Catholic? 

I greatly appreciate any help with this.


The post was archived when I found it & wouldn't allow me to add more to it so I am reposting with some new info that I hope will help someone help me.

The figure itself came loose & fell off - luckily onto the couch because it feels like it's made of fragile terra cotta or porcelain/pottery? And surprisingly on the back of it was this stamp (see below)!!


Was this a souvenir for people walking St. James path? A souvenir from the church there? The property of the church? A souvenir of the city?

It seems strange that they would stamp it in a spot that would normaly never be seen if it meant as advertisment, (which made me include asking if it might be a stamp showing it was the church's property or city, etc..).


The stamp was the last thing I expected & by the design/letters I'm guessing this isn't that old; even though the wood & hand forged nails were


Can anyone tell me what this is & what you would list it as?




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Collectibles & Art discussion

any info on the inscriptions would be appreciated.

i am no expert but i have the impression these are made of genuine tortoise shell.

the backs are rather rough...

they vary in length from 1.3" to 2.6"...

and yes i know... if i am not mistaken i cannot sell genuine tortoise shell...



Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello, need your help in reading the artist signature on this sculpture. It's made of stone. I'm guessing its Navajo and possibly modern but don't know for sure. The figure stands 8" tall.   Photos describe him/her best . Thank you in advance for any suggeste website pages, Id assistance. Signature looks like a bird with the letter S in front of it followed by L C Dureh? DSC04589.JPGDSC04587.JPGDSC04591.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

now I can know clearly ebay resolution center always on buyers side.   buyer always win any case. 


item didnt have any issue and buyer wanted return because its not fit to her.  item has size tag US 4 but buyer making excuse and sent email me for return the item and opened case " item not as described"  .  now this buyer knows she can return item anytime.   seller have to get " item not as described" case on record even sold correct item.     look at this photo of email from buyer and item size tag.  it clearly says US 4, but ebay resolution center take buyer's favor. 








Selling question

Has anyone encountered this before?  In the past few days, I have had this happen TWICE.  Before the auction close, the shipping cost was relatively low.  After the auction close, the GSP shipping cost jumped up significantly.  Second time, I made a best offer to a seller at a price below which import fees would be assessed (our country has a $20 tax free exemption limit on shipped items).  Yet, now, all of a sudden, the shipping cost jumped up as nearly as much as the import fees were before.



Shipping & Returns discussion

Hi, I can't make out the mark on this pin.  Does anyone recognize it?  I've searched ebay and worthpoint and found one other example of the pin sold in 2011, but the maker was not identified.  Thanks very much for any help.











Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 9, 2015 6:23:41 PM PT

Mark on sterling Christmas tree pin

Good evening- this was in a large book,in the pages, a large folio Torah,it was framed at some point, no signature, ( and smoking?) another long shot I know, but does this ring a bell with anyone? Regards V76IMG_4866.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 8, 2015 2:10:10 PM PT

ink and water color



i have a question about when an auction actually ends.   i bid on an item that lists the end time at


Ended:  Oct 06, 2015 , 7:39PM
the bidding history shows
 a***n ( 156Feedback score is 100 to 499)   US $118.50
Oct-06-15 16:39:32 PDT
  llthesystemll ( 18Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $116.00
Oct-06-15 16:37:26 PDT
 Starting Price   US $99.99
Sep-29-15 16:39:42 PDT


the winning bidder's bid came within the minute of  7:39PM.  


so does mean that the end time is really  7:39:59PM?


thank you

Member To Member Support question

Oct 6, 2015 5:50:48 PM PT

auction end time question

Then Ebay ask me for Pay Fee 0.30$ ? Really?

"You've qualified for a free insertion fee and have saved $0.30. Learn more"
And its not free? 

Member To Member Support question


Hi ,

to date I have not received the item 5011130359 or message to cndo resolution center wrote me "The return for LCD Display+Touch Digitizer Assembly Fit For iPhone 4S 4GS CNOG # 390799940740 has been closed."  I sent the back and haven't received a refund 5times contact cando13 -I dont know what to  do.




Hi Ota,

We've notified the seller to issue a refund by now if the item was delivered. If you haven't received it,

If you need help with this return, you have until Jul 31, 2015 to open an .

Item Information
Return ID:5011130359
Seller ID:cando2013
Email reference id: [#edf799088dc3493fbae9f648670b70ee#]

Member To Member Support question

Oct 9, 2015 1:57:53 AM PT




Gave below paisa pay id number which i received on 30th may but still i havent received my refund


I had called  your customer care atleast 50 times but still my issue is not resolved.



Refund request approved for PaisaPay ID 39342951002
Dear goblijadoo110989,
Your refund request for item "171803781994"  (171803781994) has been approved.

This refund was automatically initiated on since the seller did not ship the item by the shipping deadline of 30-May-15.

Track your PaisaPay activity
You should be able to view the refunded amount of Rs. 0.00 in your credit card statement / account within 3-4 working days if your issuing bank is private bank else it may take 12-15 working days for nationalized bank.

Note: If you have paid using debit card the refund may take longer than 3 working days. In case there is a delay, please get in touch with your issuing bank.

If the item is delivered to you subsequently, please contact PaisaPay Customer Support for assistance with returning the item to the seller.

Thank you,


Member To Member Support question

Oct 7, 2015 9:47:30 PM PT

Pending Refund

i made a purchase with ebay bucks applied but the whole amount was deducted from my papyal. does anyone know why this may have happened?


Member To Member Support question

 Ebay needs to do something a bit better than what they have going on now with the boards ~ I had to use google just to find this category~


Hi all~ My mom recently passed away and while going through her home, I ran across this pin. The writing is in cursive and that is what is throwing me off~ I have found the patch but not a pin like this AND not with this writing. Could be a fake?


Any help would be greatly appreciated~ I am attaching pics~ Thanks in advance ~DSCF1221.JPGDSCF1217.JPG

Militaria Collectors

Oct 7, 2015 2:26:55 PM PT

Pin has me stumped...



I have problem with my product what i ordered


Yestorday finally my Premium 2.5D Real Clear Tempered Glass Film Cover Screen Protector for Huawei package arrived. Unfortunately,the tempered glass is totaly shattered.
Should i return the package, or what's the policy,to get a new product?

Look attachment abt product, how it looked,when i opened package.


Delivery package 1 of 1
Estimated delivery Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 - Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Premium 2.5D Real Clear Tempered Glass Film Cover Screen Protector for Huawei
Premium 2.5D Real Clear Tempered Glass Film Cover Screen Protector for Huawei
Item price$3.18
Item number321764462984
Shipping serviceEconomy Int'l Shipping

Member To Member Support question

I assume this is EAPG and not depression glass. I searched extensively on line and failed to find it in any of my usualy reliable go to sites. There are no markings.P1240286.JPG

Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Oct 9, 2015 5:20:00 PM PT

Pressed Glass Pattern EAPG ID please.

I am trying to pay for my item but getting error 77035(see below)


Does anyone know what is going on ? 70035

Member To Member Support question

Oct 8, 2015 5:42:00 PM PT

Error 70035

Got this at a thrift shop. Was wondering what is the pattern / maker? Looked thru ddoty.com and couldn't find it. Anyone know? 



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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This paperweight has a signature of R Eickholt 1976. It doesn't look like Eickholt's usual signature. I'm wondering if this a fake signature, or if it is an early variation. 1976 would have been before Eickholt opened his own studio, and it seems like it would have been when he was studying. I'm pretty suspicious that it's fake, but wanted to ask if this signature has been seen before. I did a google search but couldn't find a signature like this.

Thank you in advance for your help!







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 9, 2015 7:26:42 PM PT

Early Robert Eickholt paperweight?

sir /madam i have sold on ebay aqua pearl ro system buyer paid paisapay rs 7250 .. i have shipped the product to buyer and collect the item,,but buyer send to replacement

then connact the to phone and mail all problem will be solve but till now i can t collect the cash pls solve my problem

Item(s) below have not yet been delivered or are awaiting delivery confirmation.
 Item titleDelivery deadline
Courier nameAirway bill no.Remarks 
 Ro system AQUAPEARL UV+ Ro Technology with 10 litre capacity pure TDs for water
rder details (1 Item)
   Item title  Shipping methodQuantityTotal
(Including applicable
shipping cost & taxes)
 Current status
(Click the link below
to view details)
 Ro system AQUAPEARL UV+ Ro Technology with 10 litre capacity pure TDs for water
 National Courier - Delivery outside seller's city1Rs. 7,250.00 Buyer to confirm receipt

     Amount paidRs. 7,250.00 
View shipping address
Items pending action

Member To Member Support question

Oct 7, 2015 11:42:55 PM PT

selling item claim money

Hi All, just made a purchase of the  below item,


Realized straight after that this is not what I wanted, trying to cancel transaction with no success. All :"help and contact" links end up in search for item, when entering the item number search shown "not found" please try again


How can I cancel it?

Purchased From:Parts Retailer, LLC
Receipt ID:5058-9719-0636-2407


Item #Item TitleQuantityPriceSubtotal

20 Layer Car Cover Fleece Lining Waterproof Soft Breathable Indoor Outdoor 17239


Buying & Selling Basics question

Hi, I found a 2006 hybrid Hasbro plastic sword that lights up and makes a power sound. The butt end looks more like a space weapon. It also has a dagger hidden in the handle that extends from the end. I can't another like it here or by searching the web.


It's about 25" long. If anybody has an idea, I would appreciate it. I know this board is not really oriented to modern toys, but maybe there are some collectors here.






Collectibles & Art discussion


Not sure of anything about these  It came in a lot full of dollhouse items but they are too big, in my opinion, to be the right scale for dollhouse stuff  Of course I could be terribly wrong  but I was thinking they might be something else  I don't know if stoneware is the proper term    Any help with anything about these is very much appreciated  Thank you 

Antiques discussion

      hi looking for any help ID this interesting old oak and saddle leather chair

leaning to ranch style because of the thick natural leather seat like saddles

are made of .

     Leather seat is held on with wooden pegs , wood is held together with

machined brass screws and inserts . this is a low sitting Mid century modern lounge chair style  

no markingsDSC01965.JPG on this well made chair that  looks along the lines of some of the old Brandt

ranch oak furniture.   


Thanks in advance for any help

Antiques and Research

Shipment was sent in a flat rate Priority 11" box. So does this look like a lost case or should I just wait it out?



Shipping & Returns discussion

I have a buyer who is trying to purchase an item from me. Before he can get to the actual purchase page he is getting error 2018. While having a conversation with him, we have sold other items. And we told him about our buyer restrictions and he said he doesn't have any strikes against him. The buyer keeps saying it is on our end, but we have no way of fixing this.


Member To Member Support question

Oct 9, 2015 1:37:34 PM PT

Buying error 2018

Hi Everyone,

   I was wondering if someone might be able to tell me which Barbie this is? I know she is not old but the her hand positions and size have me puzzled.






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The Barbie Girls

Oct 9, 2015 10:47:16 AM PT

Barbie ID

Has this ever happened to anyone?



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Payments discussion

Just got his refurbished Dell U2715H out of the box and plugged in. For the first few minutes it was fine, then the display would go black for a second or two, then come back. It may flash like this 5 times, then stop for a minute or two with a normal display, then start back up again. I downloaded the latest monitor driver with no change. I updated the Intel (R) HD Graphics 4000 card driver with no change. The smaller Dell S2340M I'm upgrading from works fine. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit on a Dell OptiPlex 7010 Service Tag: 2P4YCX1 and using this cable. 

Computers, Networking & I.T. discussion

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Looking for any information/direction on this glazed bowl.  Thank you.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Thanks for any help. This bowl is about 5" cross, 3" tall. Is it ABP? Any help with the maker, age and what the designs (cuts) are called?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 8, 2015 10:44:17 AM PT

Is this cut to clear bowl ABP?

You won't hurt my feelings if you tell me my S/A find is a Pier 1 reject or an FTD Florist bowl, but I am curious.  Is it Chinese and can anyone read the mark?  Is it stoneware or pottery with enamel?  It measures 6 3/4" in diameter across the top and stands 2 3/4" tall and is heavy.  I appreciate any help.chinesebowl1.jpg





Antiques discussion

Oct 8, 2015 7:23:40 PM PT

Asian bowl?

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The Front Porch discussion

Oct 8, 2015 9:19:01 PM PT

Read the BIBLE online

I have this set in an Estate Sale and am hoping to find the maker to price it. It is not marked. Necklace, Earring and pin set oct9 012.JPGoct9 013.JPGoct9 014.JPGoct9 015.JPGThanks, Lainey

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Oct 9, 2015 2:59:35 PM PT

Who made me





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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I acquired a lot of old glassware and a few pieces stumped me. This was one of them. P1240289.JPGP1240289.JPG

Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Oct 9, 2015 5:50:14 PM PT

A second EAPG I forgot about needs ID.

So, I sold an item that included a Fixed Shipping Cost of $25 to anywhere in the US by Fedex.


Buyer pays, then messages me to demand $5 refund for "overcharge" on shipping.


I replied that shipping label actually cost me $27, but that resulted in 3 more messages within 30 minutes explaining how Fedex billing works, how the counter-price to ship from my address to his is derived  etc etc and veiled threat of neg if no refund of $5.


Considering the time it would take to reply to the increasingly-nasty emails and the trouble in trying to get unwarranted neg removed, I refunded $5 and added buyer's username to my Blocked Bidder list.


Item arrived with buyer next day and I then got message from another user ID belonging to same buyer threatening neg for blocking him. He said item was great, but he might neg me for blocking him. He also said he has numerous other IDs he can use.


I used "Report a Buyer" link re the extortion of the refund, and called eBay about threat of neg for blocking user.


Only today did I look at his "Feedback Left for Others" - for less than 600 transactions, he has left 48 negatives and 4 neutral...


Surely eBay have the facility to stop this individual's obvious crusade. He is also a seller, although I don't know that ID (I wish I did!) and he is clearly using the Feedback system to impact his competition.


I have 2480 feedbacks, 100% positive, and 5* DSRs across the board. I have no doubt I can get the neg removed should it appear, but why should this person be allowed to continue, given his appalling record of leaving unwarranted negative feedbacks that he announces in advance using the Messaging system?


I know buyers are important, but so are sellers' hard-won reputations.



Selling discussion

Oct 7, 2015 1:17:37 PM PT

Being Harrassed by Serial Negger

I sell very casually on ebay. That said, I had 2 bad buyers in a row. I read a tip on here that if someone offers you a low ball offer on a bin, it's a good idea to block because they can then buy the item and file snad to get all/some money back. So after my 2 bad buyers, I have someone with 0 feedback offer me 50% of my bin price, which I felt was a low ball offer. So I blocked them to prevent another bad transaction, and now the buyer is asking why they can't buy my item..

I don't know how to tell them without sounding like a big jerk. Or am I just being a big jerk? Advice?

Selling discussion

Hi All,

I had a buyer do a BIN for 3 skeins of yarn--total of $7.50.


I like to ship it out early because my postal carrier comes at 8 AM so I didn't see the note buyer attached to payment.  She had changed the shipping address to her mom's house in Oregon because she was in Alaska which I don't ship to so by having the Oregon address, she could do the BIN.  Then, she wanted me to change the address back to her's in Alaska because she thought the postage would cover it.  (It would.)


But, because I didn't notice  her note on my selling page, I sent it to the address she had provided--to Oregon.


Now, she's upset because I didn't see her message and will have to pay extra postage when her mom mails it to her.


Suggestions?  I'm thinking of a partial refund on postage, maybe half, because I should have read the message but in my haste to beat the mailman, I didn't.  Yet, I feel she was trying to change the system to benefit her assuming I would be able and willing  to take the time to send it to an address which I don't sell to.

Should I refund the full amount of shipping?


Any ideas would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Selling discussion


Oct 9, 2015 8:59:45 AM PT

Buyer changed her address and is now upset

My Account discussion

Oct 7, 2015 2:12:36 PM PT


Because different US USPS serviced zones charge variable rates I have been apprehensive about including USPS priority into my listings. Is there a formula? Not experienced to all zones enough to take educated guesses. How is it done without risking an overcharge or monetary debits in sales? I really don't want to experiment. But it may be advisable during holiday season? I don't drop ship. Thanks any advise?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Would that put sellers on the spot if buyer changes mind or are they obligated to the purchase?

 I'm guessing would be a buyer's problem not ours though we know the buyer mostly would win arguements. I ship very fast.




Selling discussion

Oct 7, 2015 5:54:02 PM PT

1 day handling time

So I was dumn enough to buy a Icloud removal service, as soon as I paid and the guy erase his account and the item too. so I cant claim to eBay for a refund. what can I do? I have emailS and the proof. The sellers had good feedbacks. I need help.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 7, 2015 10:48:21 AM PT

eBay fraud. what can I do?

I went to my watch list tonight and was met with this wonderful message from ebay, 


You don't have any items saved in your Watch list.

To add items you're interested in and want to track, click Add to Watch list from the item page. You can watch an item for up to 60 days or until you delete it.
    I had alot of things saved there, some things for a very long time(I save up money to buy them). I had just put many things in the watch list the last few days, now every thing is all gone, poof! I was watching things I wanted to buy. I search for similar items from there to see if what I am watching is a good deal, then I bid, or buy.
    What is ebay thinking? So ebay gets to now decide how long I get to watch what I want to buy? Ebay sure makes alot of dumb desisiouns. This is going to put off alot of buyers (and sellers). Sorry to all you sellers I had saved to buy from, but I am not going to back and look up everything again. Everything here just gets so dicouraging  after awhile. I was just starting to feel better about you too ebay. Shame.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Had the following exchange this morning:


Dear kurttr,


Nice looking lens.

Are you the original owner?

Did you buy this lens as NEW, USED, REFURBISHED?

I would like to estimate the date of manufacture - would you please share the first 4-digits of the serial number? Also, please confirm the serial number begins with US.

Last, I have owned one, seen many, but never seen an 80-200mm mount that was missing the screw drive for it's auto-focus, as well as an 80-200mm that had an Ai mount instead of an Ai-S mount.

Where did this lens' original mount (Ai-S with screw drive) go?






Dear teamconsultants,

I accidentally uploaded a photo of another lens I have up for auction. first 4 are 7705

- kurttr
Dear kurttr,

How about THANK YOU for helping me, you dumb **bleep**ing **bleep**.

- teamconsultants
Dear kurttr,

You are clearly a **bleep**ing **bleep** because you fail to acknowledge the fact I helped you, but you are also a **bleep**ing scammer selling stolen goods because you also obfuscated my questions.

- teamconsultants

Selling question

Oct 7, 2015 2:30:31 AM PT

Rude, profane questioner

My experiences with online ordering on a major website has been terrible. It starts with a W as I do not know if I can post the name. I placed an order that somehow did not go through but Paypal is still got the funds on hold. It seems like there is problems every time on that website for me. Just wanted to say thank you to all the sellers that have been wonderful and will continue to buy primarily on Ebay.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 8, 2015 5:20:14 PM PT

Thank you to all the great ebay sellers






Tools & Apps discussion

I placed an order with a seller (Seller has 92 score) and paid $600 for a brand new phone.


He marked it shipped with a label 4 days ago, and when I noticed the tracking only showed label created but he confirmed he shipped next day.


Till now the USPS tracking shows - Label created.


First I was surprised he shipped a phone on First class mail and now the tracking.


I have shipped small items in First class and always had updates even if delayed.


Is this normal?

Shipping & Returns discussion



My Account question

Oct 7, 2015 9:59:23 AM PT


I created a promotion for all of my items to be 25% off from now until I go out of town on Tuesday. When I looked at my items through my husband's account it's now showing up even though it's active. I included everything from $3.50 - $200 to make sure all items are included, and started it immediately. I was hoping it would have a little banner on each of the price-items that says "25% off".  Is there something I'm doing wrong or does it take a long time for it to show up?

Selling discussion

Oct 8, 2015 10:13:16 AM PT

Question about Listing Promotions

2,000 free listings                         10/7-10/12

Basic Store  150 fixed price          10/1-10/14

Collectibles free                            10/1-10/14

Up to 80 auction style or fixed        9/1-10/15


What big changes will go into effect on 10/15?

Booksellers discussion

Oct 7, 2015 9:06:52 PM PT

Changes coming in the middle of the month?

I'm auctioning a 2008 Imac that boots to safe mode only. I was very clear about this in the title and descripton. I'm asking $129 as starting bid and have no bids yet. A user with 0 feedback and an account that's only a few weeks old messaged me offering $650 and said to text him with an answer and provided a phone number. He mentioned it would be a pay pal payment. This seems too good to be true. Any thoughts?

Payments question

I mailed the package on 9/28, it arrived 100 miles from me on 10-2... and left there on 10-4. And thats it. No other tracking.


I thought I'd read here where folks would file a lost package report with USPS but I can't see to find that on their site? Or is that only for insured mail like priority and one is actually just fiiling a claim on the insurance... This is a first Class package, label printed from ebay, so there is no insurance on it. 


I can send the buyer a new package, the cost isn't great, but is there a place to file a report with USPS so they'll look closer to find a missing package?


Thanks all!


Selling discussion

Oct 8, 2015 6:59:55 PM PT

Package I sent is stuck 100 miles from me

I just got the email yesterday telling me if I list an item in the next week, I will receive a matched eBay credit (up to $100) after the item is paid for/delivered.


My question: My item ends tomorrow. It is the only thing I have that I could conceivably sell for even close to $100. It is a BIN listing with watchers but no one's purchased. Can I end it now and immediately relist so I am within the one-week window for the promotion?


I can't find any info on this either way. Please advise. Thanks :-)

Selling question


Member To Member Support question

Oct 8, 2015 5:26:35 PM PT

about paying for an unpaid item

i want to have my refund because the seller is a liar and never shipped the item i paid for almost a month. i purchased on 16th of Sep

Estimated delivery Thu, Sep 24 and no tracking number at all.


how to reply supporter? 

Member To Member Support question

Hello I can translate English via Google. On eBay, I bought the dress and the seller canceled the account. I would like to return the money can help me out? Thank Fulínová
My email address is H.Tibi@seznam.cz

Member To Member Support question

I have sold a ton on eBay but I don't think I have accepted a best offer on an item I have shipping charges on. I have always had free shipping on an item I have accepted a best offer on. However this item I have a shipping charge on. If I accept this best offer is shipping tacked on at the end?


It's a fairly large and relatively heavy item (1/8 scale RC monster truck) that I have a fixed rate of $35 on. I just want to make sure if I accept the offer I won't be taking a hit on shipping.



Member To Member Support question

Oct 7, 2015 5:49:00 PM PT

Shipping with best offer

Trying to revise a listing or change when i relist an item...to show a sale price. can't figure it out. i've seen it on lots of listings. any ideas or help is appreciated. thank you

Member To Member Support question



I want to purchase an item from Hong Kong and it's listed price is "C $28.99" and below the price it says "Approximately US $22.27". When I go to checkout, the price is "C $28.99" not "US $22.27". It's not a big deal but I'm trying to understand what this all means. Can someone tell me how much my credit card will be charged ($28.99 0r $22.27). What does the "C" stand for before the currency figure.




Member To Member Support question

Oct 8, 2015 11:26:56 AM PT

C $28.99

I am trying to find the ad for an item I purchased about a year ago. My purchase history only goes back a few months. Any ideas how to get old history? Thank you.

Buying & Selling Basics question

This is my first item for sale.  It is a chair that I wanted to have the buyer pick up.  The buyer is requesting to stop by to look at the item first.  Am I permitted to do that, and then just sell it to them for cash, if they want it?

Member To Member Support question

Oct 9, 2015 5:01:17 PM PT

large item to be picked up



I want to purchase a 2002 Toyota Tacoma that apprears to be in great shape but will need to be transported to my location.  As a buyer, what costs do I incur as a part of the vehicle purchase?  What issues are there with an eBay Motors transaction of which I should be aware?


Thank you.



Member To Member Support question

Does anyone have any suggestions for reducing the price it would cost to ship 22 books?  I have sold many new and used books and have always used Media Mail.  However, I am selling a Lot of 22 children's books that weigh about 16 pounds and the shipping calculator says the shipping costs for Media Mail would be $10.22.  Ebay says that the maximum charge for Media Mail is $6.00.  All other choices for shipping are VERY expensive!!  Am I allowed to ship the 22 books in 2 different boxes, thus keeping to the $6.00 maximum?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Lexi

Member To Member Support question

Oct 8, 2015 7:07:44 PM PT

Shipping Costs on 22 books

Dear Respected EBAY Team,


This Buyer (joh-pk5 ( 0 is hurting me alot from last month he purchase the item but did not but for any singe item. last month he buy 4 items and did not buy now this month again he buy 4 items and did not pay for any item. Now he putting negative feedback on me please support.


Please suggest  


Thnx. MD MAker



Member To Member Support question

Hi, does anyone if you can ship somewhere other than your listed address?

Member To Member Support question

Oct 9, 2015 5:56:16 PM PT


I've only been listing multiple quantities and variations for a few months.  When I relisted an item this week, I think the quantity reverted back to the original quantity even though I had sold one during the past 30 days.  Is that true?  Or did I just have bad inventory control? 

For example, if I list "Item A" and say I have 3 available but 1 sells during the 30 day listing, eBay keeps track of what has sold and what is available for the duration of the listing.  But apparently it reverts back to 3 available when I relist it after the listing expires.  I thought since eBay keeps track of how many are sold and/or still available for the duration of the listing, it would do the same when I relisted the remaining items.  What has been your experience?

Obviously, now I will check quantities each time I relist rather than assume eBay is updating that for me.

Selling question

please i want to buy item here, can it be send through DHL or post office.

Member To Member Support question

Member To Member Support question

I am trying to pay in full for a $900 purchase with 9 ea. $100 Gift Cards.  When I enter the 9th one I get an error message stating that my Gift Card codes have not been applied.  Does anyone know the solution?  Do i need to log into PayPal even though I am will not be paying via PayPal?  Thanks in advance!

Member To Member Support question

Oct 9, 2015 10:54:14 AM PT

Paying in full with Gift Cards

Getting Started question

I won an auction the other day and I've been waiting for the seller to ship.

Today I took a look at the item details and ebay mentions the item or one like it has been relisted.

So I go take a look and see the item I bought relisted at a higher price, using the exact same photos.


It's a figurine so the odds of there being more than one is certainly possible, but the use of the same exact picture worries me. Should I be concerned?


On the off chance it is the same exact item as the one I bought, what should I do?

For the record, I paid not even 5 minutes after I won the auction, and the seller has a score of 390 and 100% positive feedback with 524 positive feedbacks, so I want to believe that it's just a coincidence and would have, if it weren't for the reused non-stock photographs.



Bidding & Buying question

Can anyone explain how sometimes it give the free shipping on the listing and other times it has a calculator there even though I have offered free shipping??  Some days it works and others it doesn't, but I like to have the FREE SHIPPING in the row with the description ALL the time, not just when ebay decides to put it there.  

Anyone else have this issue or can anyone help?  



I wanted to be sure the reply poster knew that it was my fault, not done by ebay, and I was kind of trying to be funny...The reality is I had no idea how to do it until she posted the reply.  I am also looking for a place to thank her about replying but I can't find that anywhere.  So here I am.

Thank you very much, it worked just like you said!!


Member To Member Support question

Oct 9, 2015 2:49:53 AM PT

Offering Free Shipping

 how to solve this  iwanna buy item  

Member To Member Support question

Oct 8, 2015 6:17:54 PM PT


Hello! I was given an error when paying ebay lot through paypal (Looks like we need more information to complete this purchase. For your security, Continue to PayPal and log in to your account.)

Member To Member Support question

Oct 8, 2015 8:30:37 AM PT

on the payment of the lot