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YouTube reivewers with a massive audience badmouthing eBay - Jun 11th, 2015


Self Balancing Review : 1,000,000 Views




YouTiube guy

3:25  -"You can even find them cheaper on eBay, but I bought mine through az because eBay feels a bit sketchy, while az gives me a gaurentee of money back"


He goes on to talk about what we sellers have been saying for the longest, Chinese sellers being shown before/next to Americans/Europe sellers.


3:35 -"While most others are slow shipping from China"


eBay, if you're reading this, can you now listen to not only you sellers, but your buyers as well? 

Let the people in their respected country sell what the Chinese want to sell, as it used to be. 

More jobs for Americans, more competition since we aren't having to compete with ridiculously low prices due to subsidized shipping or sellers being manufactureres, etc.



P.s. good thing this guy isn't buying from eBay, watch from 3:00 to find out why. 


Selling discussion

Jul 31, 2015 4:45:06 PM PT

This is why we're losing customers

My Apologoes I had posted this earlier and it got in the wrong board.. So it is sitting somewhere and cannot find it or if there is a way to move it here. I have not been forums for a while! 

i am looking at purchasing this Japanese Vase. Description says it had hole drilled in bottom for lamp? Bottom has Made in Japan. The only marking I know since I am not holding it physically.

It is 12 inches in height.


Anyone know what it is called? Beautiful colorsl. It has a lot oc crazing.


Any help is appreciated. JAPANESEvaseREDO.jpgJAPANESE12.jpgJAPANESE13jpg.jpgJAPANESE14.jpgJAPANESE14.jpgJAPANESE15.jpgJAPANESE16.jpgJAPANESE17.jpgJAPANESE18jpg.jpgjapaneseVASEB.jpg 


Thanks for any help and your tSmiley Frustratedime.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 5:07:58 PM PT

Help Japanese Vase Age ? Pottery?


Selling question

So here is the story.

I tried to sell my laptop. List it under fix price (buy it now) or best offer.

The buyer offer above my fix price and I accept it. He immeditely send this message to me :

I have paid. Is this your first time selling? eBay is holding the funds. When you provide a tracking number, and you put it in eBay, they will track the package and release the money before it gets to me. You HAVE to put the tracking number in eBay or they can't track it and release the funds. Understand?? Please ship express

- dif.us7


He included two screen shot photos, one indicate he paid, another with his address.

However, on my side, my ebay account, it says I am still awaiting for payment. AND "Buyer has not completed check out," and "Buyer has marked item as paid." See below:



I have not received anything from either ebay or paypal regarding the payment. upon carefully I realize this might be scam so I call ebay and confirmed that HE DID NOT PAY.

Plus his account is brand new, meaning 0 feedback, signned up just before trying to buy my laptop.

I insist that I will not ship until he go through the payment process with ebay, and then he insisted he paid.

So what do I do then?


Payments question

Jul 31, 2015 7:18:29 PM PT

What to do with a scam buyer?

Good Morning! This blue glass bowl measures 8 1/2" wide and 3 3/4" tall. It has a vertical rib design, and painted flowers and leaves w/ gold trim. There is considerable wear to the gold trim and plenty of scratches on the foot, it has an "old" feel to it. The rim and base remind me of EAPG, but I haven't found anything researching that end. I've also looked at Bohemian glass, but the decoration looks more elaborate than this bowl. Any suggestions?


Thanks for any help!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Don't know if this is allowed but I am just laughing too hard to keep this to myself.(Sorry, the red donut did not paste)


I would rather it be sent without the clumps of ear wax on the earpiece.Buyer:
c***o ( 28Yellow star icon for feedback score in between 10 to 49)
During past yearFeedback conversation
  • Reply by xxxxxxxxx (Oct-03-14 17:06):

Selling discussion

This is from my auction lot from a couple of weeks ago.  Just a little brooch 1 in. by 7/8 in.  Red/orange stones;  back was tarnished, cleaned up with silver polish so I assume it is at least silverplate but no marking at all.  It has a C hook fastener.







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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August is finally here - it's a great transition month for eBay Sellers.  And it's also a great month for beach lovers and winding down on Summer fun.  If you haven't taken the time this summer to visit a beach, go and do so.  Relax, catch some rays, and recharge before the busy part of the month arrives. 


August is a great time to start thinking about the upcoming Holiday season that will soon be upon us.  Get your fall items prepped and ready to list as the sales will soon be picking up as the weeks go by.  We welcome all and hope you will stop in and visit with us.



    For Luck we have Magic Listing Dust

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    For Support we have the Green Goddess


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      And of course we have George for another month




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!



Fashion discussion

Jul 31, 2015 10:37:44 PM PT

AUGUST Gotta Make Money Support Group



I'm wondering do i need to refund buyer shipping fee for damaged packaging? the items remained undamaged however. Because I put shoes inside a stow bag.


it is a pair of shoes, I stated in the listing that, the auction is for shoes only, no shoe trees no anything else.


No, I didn't say i would ship it in the original packaging, i didn't even mention the word packaging. 



Shipping & Returns question

Jul 31, 2015 11:48:45 PM PT

Do i refund for damaged packaging?



What's everybody up to today?



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I immediately think of the three little pigs with this guy but hubby first said dog and then deer! What do ya think?  Marked Monet.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 1, 2015 4:58:12 PM PT

What kind of animal am I?



Have a calm day.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Aug 1, 2015 5:56:00 PM PT

New to Ebay Daily Chat for Sunday August 2

Anyone have some insight on a solution?

The short of it I purchased an item from Hong Kong, the total was $4.26 shipping included...   This item was/is eligible for Ebay's Money Back Guarantee...  I should note the item wasn't packaged in a box or envelope, it was wrapped in some bubble wrap with a skin of packing tape, it didn't even have a customs form, so I'm surprised it got past customs...  The item arrived broken and damaged, I contacted the seller the same day it arrived telling them it arrived broken/damaged and included a picture as well as a description of the damage...  The sellers offer was to refund me 10% or 43 cents as compensation, basically an insult that I refused...  They then told me to send it back for a full refund...  I find the idea that they want it shipped back at a cost far exceeding the purchase price stupid but whatever they want, I'm not looking to scam them I just want my money back...


So I opened am Ebay return dispute for the item, under not as described - damaged to track the return in Ebay's system...

The seller accepted the return in the dispute and provided a return mailing address in China, not Hong Kong where the item was purchased and shipped from, I find that suspicious in itself... 

Anyway in the return dispute I'm presented with this page, red highlight my doing...


return page

At the bottom of that page I have three choices "Enter Tracking Info" "Contact Seller" or "Close the Request"

So for the last 4 days and I have been contacting the seller requesting the pre-paid return shipping label so I can ship it back, as step one clearly outlines I'm supposed to do...  The seller has went silent and has not responded to that request...

So today I get an message from Ebay telling me I have to ship/return the item by August 4 or possibly forfeit my refund...  After receiving this message I called Ebay to hopefully settle this or get a solution...

After 35 minutes on the phone today, and talking to two customer service reps (one supposedly a return specialist) all I did was go in circles, honestly both appeared to not have a clue about how  returns work...

They kept insisting I scroll down the page and see the seller provided their address and I should ship it back, I kept telling them I would love to ship it back as soon as the seller provide the pre-paid return label that step one indicates they are required to do...  They kept insisting the return address the seller provided was sufficient, while I kept explaining that the return address was not sufficient as the seller is also obligated to pay for the return shipping not just provide an address as that requires me to pay the shipping...  I also kept explaining that for the last 4 days I have been contacting the seller to get said pre-paid return label...  This went on for 35 minutes like a ping-pong match...

Also when I opened the dispute the Ebay message said if it's not resolved by July 31st then I can request they intervene, that is what the phone call was supposed to be, but the 'return specialist' is now telling me they can't do anything until at least Aug 2 and that I needed to wait until Aug 2 before he could do anything else, and then went on to thank me for letting him help me :-/

BTW: I was quoted nearly $28 from the post office as the lowest option return shipping with tracking, that being first class parcel stacked with registered mail service...  I highly doubt the seller wants to cover the $28 return shipping vs just refunding me the $4.26, but if they are I'm more than willing to ship the broken item back...


Anyone resolved a similar issue, it appears the return policy is simply broken...

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jul 31, 2015 3:50:59 PM PT

Broken Item Return Problems, any insight?



We have a few rules. Here they are:

1. 'YFD' (Yard Fard Days) must be in the title for search purposes and record keeping.


2. The 7 Day Auction Format must be used. You may add BIN.

3. All auctions start @ $8.88. BIN's must be a fardie number. Ex: $12.12, $18.18, $33.33, etc.

4. Use an official Contest Logo in the description.

5. Auctions must be started on August 1st or 2nd or 3rd, eBay time (PDT).


6. Please add the following disclaimer to your listing: This auction is part of Yard Fard's Monthly Contest. YFD is an eBay recognized group of sellers that promote community values.


7. The winner is the listing that sells for the most above the original list price. Winner gets bragging rights and gets to choose the theme for next month. Here is the logo, it must be placed in the description of every contest listing:



Selling discussion





Thought I would start the chat hope no one minds Smiley Happy




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 2, 2015 4:18:11 AM PT


Hi I am needing help on figuring out the signature of this piece and if not that maybe someone wil be able to identify which artist this may have come from? The piece is framed and came from a gllaery. But you can only read this part of the gallery name which is ead Gallery. Any help is appreciated.Size is around 5x7.






Collectibles & Art discussion

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Fashion discussion

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Product Discussions discussion

I have a slew of game pieces, but have not been able to determine what game they are for. They are similar to some of the Ages of Empires game pieces, but that is not what they are as far as I can determine. Any and all help is appreciated -- I really appreciate getting answers from the Ebay community, and try to offer help when I can on the doll board. Thanks!

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Toys & Hobbies discussion

Please help me ith this vintage folk art piece just not sure what it is thanks maybe a cup for drinking ?



Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 1:26:11 AM PT

Russian folk art help please

I'm not great with glass, so any help would be greatly appreciated, if someone could steer me in the right direction as to where to look. I am sure the bowl is depression, I think it might be vaseline? I haven't found anything yet that resembles it. If you click on the photos, they will enlarge Thanks for your help!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Thank You for looking at my post. 

They are approx. 7.1/2" high

Very fine porcelain with gold accents, marked 1666 

Any help will be IMGP4149.JPGIMGP4158.JPGappreciate it.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I bought this commodity-free shiping.
Allen Bradley 1762-IF4 (1762IF4) 2015 NEW Factory Seal *SHIP TODAY*
Allen Bradley 1762-IF4 (1762IF4) 2015 NEW Factory Seal *SHIP TODAY*
Item price$159.99
Item number161740729981
Shipping serviceFedEx International Economy
The seller sends me the following message:     Neue Nachricht von: fhx2015 (13Yellow Star)
Dear Sir/Madam,

Good day and thanks for your purchase.
sorry some problem has happened in our system,this item cannot free ship to Croatia.the shipping cost to Croatia is expensive,the profit cannot assume the shipping cost.do you willing pay the shipping cost $56 to my paypal account:fanqinxiong@163.com?
if not,we will cancel the transaction and refund all your money.
pls tell me your advice.
we will hold on the package to wait for your reply.
have a nice weekend.

Best Regards,
Erin Li
How to solve the problem?
Thank you!

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 11:25:14 PM PT

shiping problem Item no: 161740729981

JAPANESE15.jpgHi, I hope some can help with the age of this Japanese Vase. There is a hole JAPANESE1.jpgJAPANESE12.jpgJAPANESE13jpg.jpgJAPANESE14.jpgJAPANESE15.jpgJAPANESE16.jpgJAPANESE17.jpg drilled in the bottom  (for  Lamp?) and marked – Made in Japan.

I am thinking of purchasing it but hope someone may shed some light on age and any other information as to what it is.

The vase is 12 inches tall. There are two  women and one male. The colors are beautiful .

I have not seen it in person.

Any information as to what it is and what style/ age?  

I hope this is not too many images or too large?


Thanks for the help! 

Selling question

Hello friends, good day, I have a problem when trying to pay the sales tax tells me that the payment was not satisfactory and need to contact PayPal, but what is the process that I follow? The payment tried to do again? I have sufficient balance on the credit card to pay the debt but the debt charge is not performed. I hope you can help me and guide me. Thank You.Failure with payment

Member To Member Support question

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.  Measures about 11" tall and 10" wide.  Weighs six and a quarter pounds.  Alas, I find no Lalique signature.  I also don't see any seams.


Department store?  Cheap import?  Something else?


Thanks in advance,





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 1, 2015 3:21:37 PM PT

Large Satin Glass Bird Vase ID Request

I got this from my friend along with the Isaac Maimon I asked about yesterday - they were both in the same storage unit he'd won at a auction. He owns a furniture store & bought the unit because of the beautiful, high end furniture that was in the unit. That same high end furniture is what made me agree to buy the Maimon piece even though I couldn't see the signature, and this piece.

This is another large piece, but not as big as the Maimon, and appears to be a pastel but I can't tell even with a magnifying glass.

It also appeared to not be signed until I saw what looks like initials (bottom photo).


Does anyone recognize the art or the initials - if that is what they are? Is there a way to tell if it's a real pastel without removing it from the frame? If not I will open the back enough to feel it; I think it's worth the gamble just because of the type of home it came out of.


I appreciate any help if it's possible.







Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 1:05:35 PM PT


Can anyone help me identify this porcelain figurine and possibly provide keywords? I've searched Disney's website and eBay and I can't find this one. From what I understand, they have names - does anyone happen to know this one? Possibly a year it was produced? The bottom is marked "authentic original Disney theme parks" so I'm guessing someone bought this at Disney World. It's approximately 5" tall and 6" across. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you need additional information from me. Thanks in advance for your time, help, and expertise! 






Disneyana discussion

Can anybody translate what is written on the this. And the artist?  Is it a print of a sketch with watercolor? Or is it called something else? Thank you.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Good morning. Can anyone please help id this green creamer?  Thanks in advance for any assistance. gina003.JPG001.JPG

Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Aug 1, 2015 2:29:52 AM PT

green glass creamer

Anyone else having this issue???? When people bid on your items, when viewed on your phone app it is showing retracted bids even when you havent gotten a retracted bid on your item? I have seen others complain about this too and are now accusing sellers of schilling their auctions but its not true and it is hurting sales for good honest sellers. This shows up on my all the time and sometimes will show 4 bids with 20+ retracted bids when I never got an email or even have actual retraced bids. heres a perfect example. i have attached a pic. I just got a bid on one of the items I am selling. I got the notification and checked my phone instantly. It shows 1 bid and one retracted bid already but the bid is still there and nothing got retracted? HOW CAN WE GET EBAY TO FIX THIS! Ive contacted them and they never understand what I am talking about but it makes sellers look bad because people say we are schilling our auctions which isn't the case at all.


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Member To Member Support question

bottom of vase24" drip glaze vase


Hi!  seeking help identifying the maker of this 24" tall vintage drip glaze vase. 


many thanks in advance...   Kristi

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 2, 2015 12:52:27 PM PT

ID help: ceramic drip glaze MCM 24" vase

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 31, 2015 6:38:10 PM PT

Crystal Cordial Stem Need help with ID

 Please cancel this order. Come back my money paypol account. Is not shipped this order.Cancel this transaction. Thank you.
Delivery package 1 of 1
Estimated delivery Friday, Jul 31, 2015 - Friday, Aug 7, 2015
$1.7/Serving Zeal for Life Zeal Wellness Tropic Dream (3 Canisters + 72 Bottles)
$1.7/Serving Zeal for Life Zeal Wellness Tropic Dream (3 Canisters + 72 Bottles)
Item price$275.00
Item number141726058756
Shipping serviceFedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 6:39:22 PM PT

Transaction Zeal Wellness

i bought two turquoise 9I think this is turquoise, I don't know, I am still trying to learn about it) rings at an outdoor antique show today.  This is one, and I have now clue about the "hallmark" in it.  I believe it is Navajo because of the constructions.  The gold overlay is rosy in color....it is stamped "sterling" inside and was tested as such.  Please give me your opinions on it- and maybe the stone is glass?  I don't know.  Thanks.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 2, 2015 3:49:59 PM PT

Navajo? Turquoise? ring hallmark help- TIA

I don't even know if this ring is turquoise, but I am guessing if it is, it is Navajo in construction.  The gold overlay is rosy, and it is stamped "sterling" inside and tests as such.  Does anyone know anything about this ring, including the hallmarks?  I am trying to learn about turquoise, but it hasn't been easy.  Smiley Happy


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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Is this coach purse real

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Have one to sell? Sell now

Selling question

i buy a dress and pay but next day i get mail from ebay that dont buy from that seller. What do I do?


this is mail from ebay:




 You may have received messages from a compromised account

Hello josipa3101,

Our records show that you recently contacted or received messages from ptitemarianne through eBay's messaging system. We’re writing to let you know that an unauthorized third party may have compromised this member's account security. It’s important to note that we’re unaware of any problems with your account. We recommend the following precautions to help keep you safe:
- Don't respond to offers to buy or sell an item from this user. The offer may be fraudulent, and the transaction won't be covered by eBay.
- Don't respond to any messages you received from this user that appear to be a Second Chance Offer for an item you recently bid on.
- Never pay for eBay items using instant cash wire-transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. It's against eBay's Safe Payments Policy for a seller to request payment with these methods.

For more information, please visit:

If you’ve already sent payment for an off-eBay transaction, contact the payment service you used to make the purchase immediately. If you’re a seller who already shipped an item to a fraudulent buyer, contact the postal service or shipping company you used to have it returned to you.

If you have received any messages that seem suspicious, please forward them to us at spoof@ebay.com for review. For more information about staying safe on eBay, please visit eBay’s Security Center at:




Transaction Details

Express Checkout Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #4P061465PY749432H)


Shopping Cart Contents

Qty Item Options Price
1Hot Long Chiffon Bridesmaid Formal Gown Ball Party Cocktail Evening Prom Dress [Green,10]
Item # 191640850677
 $9.99 AUD
Amount $9.99 AUD

Item Total: $9.99 AUD
Sales Tax:  
Shipping: $0.00 AUD
Seller discount or charges: $0.00 AUD

Total amount: -$9.99 AUD (equals -52.59 HRK)
Fee amount: $0.00 AUD
Net amount: -$9.99 AUD
Date: Jul 29, 2015
Time: 00:32:08 PDT
Status: Completed

Conversion from: -52.59 HRK
Conversion to: $9.99 AUD
Exchange rate: 1 Croatian Kuna = 0.1899 Australian Dollars

Insurance: $0.00 AUD
Status: Completed  

Shipping Address: josipa dukovac
kralja tomislava
gospić, HRVATSKA 

Payment To: 游 俊    (The recipient of this payment is Non-U.S. - Verified)
Seller's ID: ptitemarianne
Seller's Email: youjun9457@126.com

Funding Type: Credit Card
Funding Source: 52.59 HRK -

 Date  Type  Status  Details  Amount  Date  Type  Status  Details  Amount
Original Transaction
 Jul 29, 2015Payment To 游 俊 Completed ...-$9.99 AUD 
Related Transactions
 Jul 29, 2015Charge From Credit Card CompletedYour transfer from your credit card to your PayPal account is complete.
Your transfer from your credit card to your PayPal account is complete.
 Details52.59 HRK 
 Jul 29, 2015Currency Conversion Completed Details-52.59 HRK 
 Jul 29, 2015Currency Conversion Completed Details$9.99 AUD 

Description: Shopping Cart

Payments question


Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 3, 2015 7:35:21 AM PT

Does anyone know what this logo is?

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Ordered my item 10 days ago, and it's basically doing circles. 
Is this unreliable? Or is something wrong with my order? Smiley Indifferent

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 2, 2015 5:48:00 PM PT

What's up with this tracking info?

 I have always assumed it to be faux turquoise and a silver plated alloy. No markings.  Before I list it, is there any chance it might be more than I think?  Maybe an older piece?  I am and I've had it for a while now. Thank you for taking time to share your wisdom!


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 2, 2015 4:19:05 PM PT

Costume Turquoise Bracelet?

Does 10KT mean

10 KT gold or gold fill





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 2, 2015 9:30:50 AM PT

Pin Carl Art w/Arrow Marked 10Kt

Hi, Thank you all in advance for any help with this piece. 

We believe this is an early (19th. Century) Japanese Satsuma Vase. 

Could anyone help us confirm this? 

This piece is not marked anywhere. 

Also, does anyone know what this technique is called when there are applied pieces on a vase like this? 

This piece measures approximately 11  7/8" tall, 4" across the top, 3  1/2" across the bottom and 6  1/2" at the widest part in the middle. 

This also appears to have some Samurai swordsmen in it. 100_9065.jpg100_9071.jpg100_9072.jpg100_9075.jpg100_9076.jpg100_9080.jpg100_9083.jpg100_9085.jpg100_9086.jpg100_9089.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 1:15:35 AM PT

Japanese Satsuma? 19th. Century?



I had an auction going that ended yesterday and I am having some trouble with the buyer. I included free shipping as one of the stipulations of the auction and clearly stated the item ships within the US only. Not only does the buyer live in England but now they want me to ship the item to Nigeria!  I have included the chain of events below.





1. The auction was for a PS4 console, a PS4 controller, and one game, and ended yesterday with a winning bid of 420.00




2. I soon after received a message from the buyer asking for a money request from Paypal.




 3. I then sent the buyer a money request from Paypal which included the shipping costs to have the item sent to England. The total came to 499.85.




4.The buyer did not respond to either request directly. Instead I received the messages below.




pato jeje sent you $520.00USD
Transaction ID: C528L006Q999T5350

Dear Drew Kahler

Just thought you'd like to know pato jeje sent you $520.00USD

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Dear vegasharbor,

Hello seller,
I have carried out the payment via paypal, kindly check your PayPal email (inbox,spam or junk folder) for the notification emails from PayPal. Cos I have received emails from them stating the money has been deducted from my account. I hope they have notified you via email? I want the item dispatched to my nephew in west africa as am presently out of the UK and would be travelling to Nigeria in the next few days to see my nephew due to some family reasons. I sincerely hope you can assist me in dispatching the item over there so it would be convenient for me to receive the item when I get there.
Thomas Bada
29,Agunbiade Street,
Abesan Ipaja,

I want you to dispatch the item today to the address above via USPS Express Mail International, I have added $100 to the initial price paid for the item to cover up the postage bill to the address. Please grant my request.

- jej.pat
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5. Now I have no idea what to do. I calculated what the shipping cost would be to have it shipped the the address above and it is over $500. At this point I just want to relist the item and sell it to another buyer, but I don't want to do anything that will incur negative feedback.


Any help would be great!



Member To Member Support question

Aug 3, 2015 11:28:52 AM PT

Shady Buyer


Since Thursday, I have had problems listing a new product on eBay, with the site asking me to "select or create a shipping policy." And in the Paypal policy dropbbox, there is also a bunch of gobbledygook. I have cleaned my cache and cookies several times since then, and this is still the same result.

Selling question

I am trying to find out everything I can about this ring..... to start, do you think this is genuine turquoise?  The ring is marked sterling with gold overlay on the front in a rosy color.....I have been researching mines and am trying to determine what mine this could be from.  Thank you for any help!


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Gems & Minerals

Hi, Thank you in advance for any help with the age of this piece. 

It measures approximately 15  5/8" tall, 5  1/2" across the top, 6  1/2" across the bottom and 7  1/2" at the widest point across. 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 2:22:16 AM PT

Czeck Vase--Age?

This fly reel was in with a bunch of vintage Shakespeare and Martin reels but it does not have a maker's name on it - only has JAPAN stamped on the mounting plate.  It is painted with what appears to be original flat black.  What would be the best way to title it so that some interested party might have at least a remote chance of finding it.  Thanks for your help.




Selling discussion

Aug 1, 2015 1:45:51 PM PT

Would Like to ID this Fly Reel

Any thoughts on the possible age and origin of the burnished earthenware seated feline holding a small bird to its mouth? Appears to be an effigy drinking bottle/vessel of some sort.


Native American (Mississippian Culture, etc.) or South American (Chimu, etc.)????


Size approx: 9-1/2 in.


Thank you!














Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 5:45:46 PM PT

Native American or South American?

Hello, I dind't sold anything on Ebay and I need to pay this?

Yes I did put shometing on Ebay but he didn't buy it on ebay we did sold it on an other site.

why do I still need to pay 11 euro for it.



(When you guys response on this question how can I answer back)


Hope you guys can help me.



Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 6:22:06 AM PT

Why do I need to pay fee for this.

Hi trying to get some help on this piece I believe it may be newer but thought I would ask the experts!!


Collectibles & Art discussion

Can anyone provide some insight into this pendant with a stamp "bordeaux" o the back?  The piece is a sterling and gold link necklace with this pendant. I just want to make sure I'm pricing fairly for the buyer and for myself.


Thank you!


Buying & Selling Basics question

I believe this to be a Juliana bracelet based on the verified page: http://imageevent.com/julianajewelry/verifiedbracelets


Thoughts? Cheers!IMG_7043.JPGIMG_7044.JPGIMG_7045.JPGIMG_7046.JPGIMG_7047.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Busy day! This one has me puzzled. They mystery is trying to date and describe it. What's unusual is that some are crystal/glass and others plastic/lucite. 


The crystal/glass ones are all the AB and orange AB "round" beads. The plastic ones are the clear with foil and the oval shaped ones. 


The earrings are plastic/lucite. I need a nudge in the correct direction. Totally stuck here. It's also much heavier than it looks.IMG_7052.JPGIMG_7053.JPGIMG_7054.JPGIMG_7055.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 3, 2015 12:23:30 PM PT

Orange & Foil Crystal Bead Necklace mystery

I think these figures are really funky cool!  Does anyone recognize them? or know how old they are?   They are only marked 'China' on the bottom.

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Toys & Hobbies discussion

Picked this LARGE jar or jug up Saturday at a local sale, do you all think it could possibly be American Southern redware or is it European?


It's partially glazed and splashed with what appears to be a greenish-brown alkaline-type glaze at top and to the interior, the rest is unglazed, but dressed in a very weathered white slip. The shoulders have an incised sine wave between two bands going all the way round.


Can you all help determine the possible age and origin?


Thank you!



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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 3, 2015 8:25:12 AM PT

American Southern Redware or European?

Hi there,


I'm a noob seller to eBay and have not yet listed any items yet (I'm still wanting to get all my settings perfect)  and given that I live in CA, I want to be sure I get all my tax tables set up. I've read the help files on this (http://pages.ebay.com/help/pay/checkout-tax-table.html#setting) but when I follow the instructions  I am unable to find the Account information and the tax table settings. Do I need to first list an item in order  to get to those features? Is the helpfile out of date? I'm losing my mind trying to figure this out.


AN UPDATE: Please don't suggest that I read the taxtable help pages that I already referenced above. I have read them, and followed them carefully. I am NOT able to see any option for "Buyer Preferences" when I go to My eBay > Account > Site Preferences (see screenshot).




Also, I'm not asking about business licenses, sellers permit,  CA tax or anything like that. I have all that info straigntened out. My question is PURELY mechanical - how in the heck do I activate my tax tables? Or do I need to first post my first item to get the sales tax table options to show up?


Thanks for the help!

Member To Member Support question

My friend found this in a storage unit he won at a auction & sold it to me (he only deals in furniture). I bought it because it looks like it was done by a well known artist whose work all have ladies in this style in them. - I bought it even though it was too big to fit in my car & I had to take it out of the frame It has to measure at least 36" x 48" - it covered my whole back seat!) and even though it had slid behind the matting so I couldn't see the name before removing it, - I bought it because I was sure I knew the work & would recognize the name once I saw it.


BUT I DON'T!! (aagghh!)


Can someone please tell me who this signature belongs to & if it is a known artist?  The piece is a limited edition; it is also signed in pencil 174 / 275.

PS - Is there a way to tell if this is a litho, serigraph or reg print? The artwork has a "feel" to it - different than a reg print that would feel just like the paper it is on.

I appreciate any help.





Collectibles & Art discussion


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Member To Member Support question

Aug 3, 2015 1:01:08 PM PT


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So I've had this for a while now and just keep putting it away, like most my other pieces.

Would this be considered "modernist or abstract" in design??

What do you think the center part with the profile looking picture is made from it's looks as though it is flaking or "peeling" away ?

The only mark I could find was a tiny letter on a solder part which looks like an "M" or an "E". Any help is much appreciated TIA Smiley Happy

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I believe this is a Navajo sterling turquoise ring.  It is marked sterling inside with some hallmarks.  I am trying to determine if it is turquoise, and if so, what mine it may have come from.  Thank you!


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Fine Jewelry, Gems & Precious Metals discussion

This is a recent piece, sponge coral and maybe turquoise. Definitely sterling.  The hang tag is a square piece of shell with a V cut through it with a laser.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

This has been my desktop pic for several months now. It's also on my TV as the two are connected, so I'll keep it for awhile, makes me feel good. And a tribute to Cecil and to Kevin Richardson, The Lion Whisperer and all the good work he's done for the lion wildlife.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Gosh, I haven't asked for help in a year or more, and now I've asked two questions in one weekend!  Thanks in advance for taking the time to help.  I don't do that much glass but scored at a sweet sale of an old lady's estate.  I have a glass beverage pitcher, esimating it's 64 oz, the pattern looks distinct to me, but I've spent a large part of the day looking for it and have come up empty handed.  Any help would be much appreciated!



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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

HI there

That is what happened to me

I bought and item and the item never was delivery

I've been sending email to the seller

at first he said that he sorry but now after many month and severals email

now he don't even answer

this is not something about money is something about honestly

here it is the copy of my transaction




Apr 10, 2015
1 item sold byfashionmall2009
Sterling silver pretty lovely amazing blue heart cubic zirconia drop earrings

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 7:20:06 AM PT

report a seller

Is this necklace considered Haute Couture or Runway style? Still learning and don't want to describe it inaccurately. Thank you! Smiley HappyIMG_7022.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

This came from an estate sale.  It is marked STER and it is sterling with a real, light cream pearl in his mouth.  He's on a sterling box chain, but since there were other box chains the same size at the estate it may not be original to the pendant.  The mark looks to me like an "S" inside of a crown.  Maybe it's not a crown, but the general shape of a crown?  Definitely an S though inside something.  I love the way his tail wraps around to create the bale.    Any idea what the mark is?  I've found him listed a couple other places but the sellers don't appear to know the hallmark either.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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These things are huge 3.5" and heavy. I think I see a small marking right under the loop there kinda looks like a bell and under that scratch looking mark I see 35 etched.

Any help with the maker or even an era to list these in would help bunches.

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This is the only other marking I can find maybe scratches?? but one looks like a "V" with a dot over it?? Thanks again Smiley Happy


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I picked this up at an estate sale quite some time ago, along with a couple of really neat Native American baskets. Was going to list it, then while doing some research online realized that I have no idea how to price it, and more importantly, whether or not it is old and actually Native American.


It has a decent patina, good work on the carving/design, and is certainly elk horn. When I search for Hupa or California elk-horn purse, very similar items appear on google etc. but I've noticed that a lot of them, most of them actually, have larger slots in them, presumably to fit the dentalium shells.  Other than that, this piece seems to fit the bill for being a purse.


This piece is about 4 1/2" long, 1 1/2" across, and has a very thin slice of horn/antler glued into one end. The string is just for a tag I attached to help keep track of when/where I got it.20150801_221806.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi, I'd appreciate any information about this magazine.  I found it at a Book Fair and can't read Japanese.  It's copyright 1993 in English on the back, and I recognize the Blue Swat and Super Sentai Mighty Morphin' cards and those were about that same time.  Is this considered collectible or just an interesting piece?IMG_0094.JPGFullSizeRender.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

image3.JPGAny idea whay this is? Came across it years ago in lost in transit items. It was coming from or going to Suomi Finland if that helps.


Country/Rural Style discussion

Aug 2, 2015 9:32:32 AM PT

can anyone identify this item?

Tons of brass buddha on eBay, issue is I can't find one just like it. 


It's thick brass, but hollow inside, filled with something like concrete to give it weight. I'm guessing its from the 60's. It was in an old estate.


Looks to be holding something, but what?


What is it worth? I'm guessing around $10.


Looks like it was cold when his sculpture was taken, lol.




Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 9:56:24 PM PT

Help with this Buddhist piece.

I purchased an AC adapter for my MacBook in May of this year, and it stopped working less than 90 days after I received it. I sent the following message to the seller ventefacile:



Dear ventefacile,

After less than 90 days this adapter has completely stopped working. I'd like a new one sent to me ASAP.
Thank you.

- huwheel
L tip 60W AC Power Adapter Charger for Apple Macbook pro 13" 13.3 A1184 A1330
L tip 60W AC Power Adapter Charger for Apple Macbook pro 13" 13.3 A1184 A1330
Item Id:281121334790
End time:Aug-02-15 18:33:16 PDT
ventefacile (30956)
98.8% Positive Feedback
Member since May-12-11 in Hong Kong
Listing Status:This message was sent while the listing was active.
I received the following in response:
Dear huwheel,

We are sorry to hear that.

Would you please provide the info about your laptop?
And printed on your original adapter or on the back of your laptop:
1. The output voltage(Volt)
2. The output Current(Amps)
3. The model of your laptop(Such as Axxx)
4. Size of the tip (Magsafe1 or magsafe2? showing as the picture, or please send a picture to show the tip of your laptop . )
And please advise when you bought the laptop ?

Don't worry, we will solve the problem for you.
If you have any further question, please feel free to contact us.

- ventefacile
 They know all this information, so all this is nonsense, clearly designed to stall the process. I contacted them again and informed them that per their defective return policy I wanted a replacement shipped ASAP or I would file a complaint with eBay and BBB. Unfortunately, since they are based in Hong Kong, I have no recourse via Better Business Bureau. Any suggestions?

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 1:12:54 PM PT


Does anyone have a clue what this logo is for is this the same Nikko that makes R/C Cars or some other company? Any help is appricated.nikko.jpg

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Jul 31, 2015 3:44:57 PM PT

Any clue what this logo is?

I got the dreaded neutral for an item deemed "not too cute".. there was nothing wrong with the item, it was promptly mailed via priority, arrived rapidly. But... NOT TOO CUTE!!


What the HECK is not too cute?


There is a new button "report buyer" Any and all tips much appreciated!!


Also, am I able to block this "NOT TOO CUTE" buyer before the transaction is complete?


Thank you in advance,



Selling discussion

Hi I am fairly new at selling and my art is what I want to sell. I have had very few people looking at my listings this week and I'm not sure why. I've read that the more listings I have the better so I will put some more of my art up for sale. Would anyone mind taking a look at my listings and critique them for me? I'm all ears as to what I can do to improve.   http://www.ebay.com/itm/291522022866?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Selling discussion

 buy tons of stuff from china but have been cheated so many time, I buy mostly beads which are very cheap 1/5 the price of what they cost in the US.  The problem is  it  most take forever to ship and most use fake tracking numbers which never work.




And then there is this problem I buy a lot sometimes from one seller, that just happens to leave some items out of package but the tracking numer says delivered when filing for not received ebay says here is the tracking number and it says delivered so no refund for this items  I withhold feedback but will leave neg. for all items, how would you handle it????

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 31, 2015 5:21:21 PM PT

buying from China bad service







Getting Started question

Aug 1, 2015 7:00:28 AM PT


So I live in Canada and want to buy something from a guy in the states. His listing doesn't say anything about import charges. Do I still have to pay the import charges? And when and where?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 31, 2015 5:56:31 PM PT

Import charges

I sold a photo printer. It was rather heavy so cost a lot to ship....just over 50.00.


The buyer's address looks like it could be an apt.


Anyway the day he purchased it (Sunday) I hadn't printed a label for it yet because I knew it wouldn't go out until Monday. The buyer sent me a Ebay message with this:


"Hey sir. Plz I need this item."


I write him back, thanked him for his purchase and let him know that the item is going out Monday and he should get it soon. It went out 2 day priority.


He writes me back:


"OK thanks for the business . hoping to get it soon."


The item was attempted to be delivered July 29th, but he must not have been home or whatever.


On July 30th, the printer went back to the post office as "Available for pick-up".


The buyer has yet to pick it up but he seemed to be in a hurry for it.


I got to wondering if the buyer had 2nd thoughts. Could the buyer refuse the shipment and it get shipped back to me and he be refunded? I put on listing "no refunds". If he refused the item, I'd be out of over 50.00 in shipping?


How would Ebay handle this?  I'm just trying to research ahead of time because you just never know. I got a little concerned too when I saw his Paypal email address was yahoo in UK.


I'm always so afraid of scammers and their tricks but this guy could be completely legit.



Shipping & Returns discussion

I am new to ebay and i just made a paypal but i dont have a credit card or a bank account and i want to buy and sell on ebay so is their another way i could receive payments ?can i use a paypal prepaid card and link that to my account ?

Selling discussion

what is the correct procedure for ending an auction a day early and accepting the high bid (only bid) as the winner?  Thanks!

Selling discussion

I got to get a paypal card and put how much i want and then i put the number on the paypal site and then my money is in the paypal account and i can buy from ebay etc ? Correct ?

Selling discussion

I had a very weird experience.   Today when I checked the shipping status of my sold items, I discovered that on a recent international sale a partial refund for a significant amount of money had been granted to the buyer.  I had not been advised about this in any way whatsoever.  When I called eBay to learn more, I was told that it was an "Admin refund".  They could provide no other information, but the eBay CSR refered me to Paypal.  Note, that thus far no money has been debited from my account.


When I contacted Paypal, I learned that the the "Admin refund" was because the customer's credit card had been declined, at least in part for the total amount due.  I expressed my concern to the Paypal CSR that it appears that the buyer may get a nice art print for free, or nearly so, if the shipment is not reversed or the buyer doesn't pay the full amount.  Paypal said they would email the buyer and ask them to pay the full amount.  Paypal also said I should try to contact the shipping carrier to have the package sent back to me.  


The item has left the US and is on it's way to Norway.  I do not have the carrier and tracking info yet for this leg of the journey, only eBay's internal GSP number.  Fedex was responsible only for the domestic leg of the journey.  And so, my concern is that the buyer will get a nice art print without paying for it, and that somehow I will get charged for it.  I probably won't, or shouldn't, as I used eBay's GSP to ship it, and I did not process the payment, eBay and Paypal did.  


Should I just wait and see what happens, or should I contact eBay again and try to get the shipment reversed?  Personally, I have a moral issue with fraudsters getting away with things, even if I am not personally affected.  Plus, I don't like the idea of nice art in the hands of questionable people.  What would you do?

Selling discussion

Aug 1, 2015 8:38:30 AM PT

Weird Admin Refund

Hello people ! I have small question .. I come here to ebay to sell my iphone 5 now is sold but the money is on pending and i have 5 bids more . anyone can give me an good advice?? Thank you and have a really nice day ! Ionescu Brad

Bidding & Buying discussion

Aug 1, 2015 3:27:26 AM PT

Hey ! Iphone sold im waiting for money

Hi. I have just won a item and was confirmed highest bidder. After some time the seller messaged me to say another bidder had made a offer higher than mine (dont know how they know what i put on) but they claimed a error with ebay and they should of won. As far as i was concerned i was the highest bidder, i also phoned ebay and spoke with them and they said by looking at their system that I had won but now the seller has also spoke to ebay and now cancelled my order. There were two items, a kitchen and island, i lost the island won the kitchen, the other bidder won the island and lost on the kitchen. Is there anything else i can do.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Aug 3, 2015 3:43:43 AM PT

Item cancelled

Hi, is there a glitch in the system right now? When I list, get to my continue button, it flips me back to the front page with a red block and exclaimation point saying '500 FREE LISTINGS ' basically.  This usually is in an informational block done in blue, and there is nothing that needs to be done.  I will have to think this is a glitch, is anyone else experiencing this problem?Photo related, it's a screen cap of what i'm experiencing. 


Selling discussion

Aug 2, 2015 9:02:15 PM PT


I received an email from a person identifying themselves as an eBay employee.  They asked if they could contact me via email or text to dicuss an upcoming video promo.  I replied through eBay messaging indicating tell me more.  After hitting send I noticed that the email doesn't fall under the From eBay category but from Members. Would like to notify eBay as I'm sure I'm not the only one receiving it. Anyone else receiving this email?


Selling discussion

Aug 3, 2015 12:21:06 PM PT

I received an email from ebay employee?

Hello I am not new to this board but have not been here in ages. I always admired the wisdom of book collectors on this forum. I would like to ask a question about a child's book that I believe is the only one besides another one I read about online. Now I don't know if it is valuable or not but just need some input. It is a Holly Storybook Library Book "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Caroll. Here ia a photo.

Booksellers discussion

Aug 2, 2015 9:22:02 AM PT

Rare Book?

Hello again,

Just found this at the thrift and I need some help determining if it's real. It is hand rolled, but I think I saw someone say Coach scarves are not hand rolled. Thank you in advance!

Fashion discussion

Aug 1, 2015 6:06:32 PM PT

Real Coach Scarf?


  What is the best format to save my pictures at? They are saved as a JPG, but won't load, and the error comes up saying that it has to be a JPEG, or bmp or something(?) Is it the file size or what?

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 6:08:00 PM PT

Pictures won't load

I was able to post my fisrt listing online without any problems, but now, whenever I try to upload something, it says that I don't have a reimbursement payment. What changed?

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 9:06:23 AM PT

Help the Newb

Hello i have sold a item and the buyer did not pay. Ebay charged the 10% fee on the item i sold, atleast i think thats what the fee is for. I don't think the buyer is going to pay because he has not respnded to any of my questions. I opened a case so i guess i will have to close that soon, but anyways if the buyer does not pay do i need to pay ebay the fee and get a refund, or not pay ebay and let the fee go away, if it will? Will i still owe ebay anything if the buyer does not pay? This was also a buy it now or best offer listing how did he not pay right then when he bought it. Oh and there was not a insertion fee atlest i dont think there was.


Thanks alot

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 12:27:12 AM PT

Sorry I Need Help

I got the get 10% of everything you sell in July promotion, and wanted to know how long it typically takes for them to send it. Thanks! 

Member To Member Support question

I just got an email from an ebayer who wants to buy an item I just listed, but wants to pay with a personal check.  I have always just accepted paypal.  Is accepting a personal check or money order allowed?  If allowed, how do I do this?  Would I have to end my auction to wait to get his payment in the mail?  He wants to pay the buy it now price.  If I don't end it, then what if someone else buys it before I get his payment in the mail?  I don't know what to do.  Please advise, thanks!

Member To Member Support question

I received an offer on an item I have up. The offer was for only 50% of the asking price. It was a very low priced item anyway.

The item has hung around so long that I would have let it go just to get rid of it.


That's not why I want to end the listing though. I have looked and looked and can't find it! I did put some iems in a street garage sale in June and maybe this was one of them and I forgot to take it down.  Can't remember.

Fortunately, it wasn't Buy It Now. Prefer not to get the red donut.


The 48 hrs ends tomorrow evening. My question is can I take it down now? I have not answered the potential buyer yet but not being able to find it is driving me crazy.  All my eBay stuff is in one room and I just want to get rid of the problem. (OCD)


Or should I just let it time out and immediately take it down. I always think it's somewhat rude of me not to answer an offer but I prefer not to tell them I can't locate the item. Normally I would be offended at a 50% offer but like I said at least this time I would have been rid of the item.


Any help would be appreciated.



Selling discussion

Jul 31, 2015 2:45:13 PM PT

Ending an item with offer on it.



I am looking for help again with a pink bowl.

I am wondering who made it, what the pattern is.

It is 11 inches in diameter, and 3 inches high.


Thank you,


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 1, 2015 2:51:28 PM PT

Help with pink bowl

Hello.I can sell 10 items-$500 per month and I need to increase my selling limits, I have another account too with higher limits(100 items $5000per month),but I need it now for other things to sell and for this account I need higher limits(100 items $5000) per month.there is written that I should confirm my information or link my account to an established account,How can I do this and where?


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