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Hello all


Just recently I had an unpleasant dealing with member who purchased my item 271777084429 Breviile hemipshere mini blender


Upon recieving the item the buyer claimed it was not working. I told him that thats impossible because the item was tested 3 times prior to listing it. Once before thoroughly cleaning it then once after cleaning it then it was tested again before boxing it

I told the buyer to try to reset it and something might have happened in shipping, It could have been dropped but according to this member the box shows no damage. I knew that theres no way that this blender would just quit working.


He filed for a return request and me being an honest seller accepted the return so that I can inspect this item and make sure nothing was replaced and altered for it not to work


He claimed that he took it to an appliance guy and was told that the jar on those originally came in plastic, That statement alone made me sure about my doubt that this guy is pulling a fast one on me. I know for a fact that the blender came originally with a glass jar because it was bought brand new with a glass jar. Hes making it sound that the jar was replaced and it had to be wiggled for it to work. Thats his second lie right there


Got the item today and the first thing I noticed was the 3 big dents on the nice brush chrome base, that wasnt my concern at that point, I immidiately plugged it in and sure enough as I expected it is working. Turned the jar in every position (handle facing me , on the back and on both side) and worked every time I turn the knob. Left it off plugged in for 10 mins came back and turned it on, Its working flawlessly.did this 4 times and never fialed to work (again as I expected)


Inspected the whole blender and another thing that I noticed was the jar has moisture inside and has a sour smell, I know for a fact that this blender jar smells like Dawn dishwashing soap because Im the one that washed and air dried it before listing. I can guarantee that this blender was used by him or somebody in their household.


Ebay now wants me to refund him because I accepted the return. I told ebay I accepted the return so that I can inspect this blender , Itll be kinda hard to prove that its working properly if its not in my hands


This member got away with this kind of dishonesty once before and if you check his feedback that was left by a seller it states on there that this buyer was refunded by the seller and returned the wrong item.  


Does ebay really let crooks like this member do business on here? It is outrageous. First this buyer already lied about the item not working then on top of that ruined a very nice blender


Sad part is ebay is favoring this crook. I was told that because I accepted the return I have to refund him once the item is delivered. 


This member knows I dont take returns unless the item is not as described but to me both his scamming ways failed. The blender is working Flawlessly. We are honest people and would not sell items that doesnt work and if for some reason it is not working upon arrival and was retuned in the same condition it was in we dont have any problem giving refund


Any help or advice to this matter is greatly appreciated and Thank in advance





Shipping & Returns question

Mar 27, 2015 4:05:32 PM PT

What to do with a dishonest buyer


Getting Started question

Mar 26, 2015 5:06:24 PM PT


Hello everyone,


My first question in the forums is for the following reason:

According to e-bay rules "If the buyer doesn't respond within 7 days, you can close the case and you'll receive a final value fee credit."


However in my Resolution center ebay.jpg

I'm waiting buyer to respond 9 days already and yet е-bay don't give me option to close the case. Should I wait for eternity?

Or how I'm supposed to close this case, cancel the transaction and proceed with my final value fee credit.


Just few notes:

- Buyer never paid the item.

- Same buyer bought 2 items from me, I've opened UPI case for the other one but I made mistake (or was too gracefull towards buyer) to open Cancel request, right after Auction was over, instead of waiting 2 days and then open second UPI case - that would be 2 consecutives UPI strikes for buyer.

- I don't want (I can't) contact e-bay by telephone to contact them directly and I find it a bit frustrating to contact them only by phone.

Selling discussion

I have these 2 pieces that I purchased at different times. I thought they were both bases for a punch bowl. While photographing them, I started thinking that they may be the same pattern? I've looked through a book I have and online and can't figure it out. Any help will be greatly appreciated, Joanne


Punch Bowl Base?



Base or Vase?





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 27, 2015 4:00:23 AM PT

Glass - EAPG Pattern Help, please

Trying to ID this dome covered butter.  Entire piece is about 5 1/2" tall, plate 7" diameter.

My reasoning on Duncan Miller is the rayed bottom looks identical to some positively

identified pieces.  Thick glass. Thanks for any help.  SANY1342.JPGSANY1341.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello All,


I recently came across this interesting Laughing Buddha figurine. It appears to be made of heavy, amber colored resin or glass. It measures approximately 2 3/4" tall and 3 1/2" wide.  It came in a fancy box with cloth lining.  The inside of the box has a plaque with Chinese writing.  A plastic coated card was also in the box with Chinese writing.

Can anyone translate the writing for me?  I suspect the figurine isn't worth much, possibly made for the tourist trade.  But it looks interesting with the fancy box and all.  Any information about the piece would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello Folks,


I recently purchased a rather large set of pink depression glass goblets and sherbet glasses.  The pieces have a panel optic shape in the blank and a beautiful etched design.  The etch design consists of floral band of roses and a tilted basket with flowers tumbling out.  The water goblets stand about 7" tall and the sherbet glass is approximately 3 1/4" tall.

Does anyone know the manufacturer and pattern name for this design?  I strongly suspect Tiffin as the maker, but I've been unable to find this design in any of many glass books.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance!

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Closeup of Pattern Design

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Can anyone offer any information on this encased trinket dish? Any idea what the bowl is made of or what the markings on the bottom mean? The rim measures 4.25" diameter. Is there any better way to describe it? Thanks!




Collectibles & Art discussion

I found these 2 glasses but cannot find an ID on them, they are 4 inches tall. The foot has a little scallop desing with the pattern on the underside

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 27, 2015 11:04:26 AM PT

2 depression glasses I need help with IDs

This was a gift and I am no expert so i thought I would ask. Photos are of coach bag and the info I have researched points to it being a fake but wanted second opinion. I have read that if it has the CC on the outside it wont on the inside. Thanks in advance for any info or advice. The number on the inside is M1K-6047.


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Fashion discussion

Mar 29, 2015 7:35:09 AM PT

Coach Bag Authentic

I was told it was for wine tasting but how would that work. thank you for any information. 100_5030.JPG100_5031.JPG100_5029.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I picked up this leather briefcase at a garage sale, and their is no makers name on it.  It looks vintage,  but how do I know for sure?  I have googled untl I am blue in the face to find anything even close with no luck.  Any help I can get would be appreciated.  Also, should I clean it...or leave it?   How can I get some traffic to my listing if I am not eveb sure of its age, etc.  Thanks



Antiques and Research

Mar 26, 2015 9:01:37 PM PT

Hand Tooled Leather Briefcase...info needed

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Is this glass made to look like cat's eye or is it something else?  

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What are the stones on this one?  I know those are not jelly bellies!!   Also, the back is not blackened so it's not  Japanned but is there a word for this back?  ,It almost looks like tarnished silver.  What are the piecrust looking settings?  Thanks  for all the help  


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I think, this is a pretty neat necklace, but not sure of age. Looking at it, now, I see Mt Fuji in the background on some of the squares, so it must be Japanese. Some squares depict a pagoda, but I haven't yet figured out what is depicted on the other squares.  A magnet doesn't stick to it, so it's not brass.


Would cloisonne be an accurate term for the squares, or something else? There's a spot of verdigris on the back. If that wasn't there, I don't think I'd clean it.


Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

When I enter the UPC code into turbo lister, the number is always a 12 digit number, but ebay wants 13 digits.  What am I doing wrong???  Please note the 12 numbers.....





Selling discussion

Mar 28, 2015 7:43:40 AM PT

Question about bar codes

Like it wasn't already hard enough to find the right policies, and look for the information...


I go to look up something, and it takes 3 pages just to get to the MBG policy page...


New Help page:


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That threw me off to start with... but I thought w/e and typed in MBG... which used to take me straight to the MBG policy page... not anymore:


I clicked the wrong link to start with on the following screen shot, and had to come back to the start to find the right one... and I knew what I was looking for...


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Any one ELSE see where this might be a problem???

Selling discussion



Howdy everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Is there a name for these beads? They're clear glass and big.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 28, 2015 2:49:13 PM PT

Glass Bead help



Yes, indeedy ~ big dogs are wonderful!  Good morning, NTEers.....

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I have found two different examples of this lovely Carolee flower.  One describes it as an orchid and one as an iris.  What are your thoughts?  TIA



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 27, 2015 7:38:05 AM PT

Opinions Needed ... Iris or Orchid?

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Kinda has the cats eye thing oing on, sorta.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 27, 2015 3:32:25 PM PT

Does this look like moonstone to you? TY

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I think these are Bohemian garnets  The clasp is a different hue, you think it's been replaced?  Should that make a difference?  Thanks 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 27, 2015 3:45:16 PM PT

Opinions please Bohemian garnets?

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

So this bracelet is stumping me. Tee construction feels right for art deco era, the metal is a potmetal type, has a faint silver plating, possibly rhodium, and theres lots of tiny rose cut marcasites. The clasp is foldover type, so not much help there.

Whats throwing me is the condition. All the marcasites are there (they do not appear to be prong set, but with marcasites this small Im not surprised), and they really sparkle. Other than a tiny bit of pitting to the metal on the back, the condition is really, really good. As if it was never worn, or even moved lol.

What do y'all think?


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Ill put the other pics in post #2. Thanks!

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 28, 2015 4:03:04 PM PT

Art Deco bracelet: 20s or repro?

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How do I describe this beauty?   I've never had anything quite like it.  No markings so I don't what direction to go and google didn't help.  TYVM

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

So we had a case opened against us for INR.  The end-user is in another country but the package itself was going from Tampa, FL to Miami FL.


The timeline from 2/19-2/20 shows the information below. The "official" status is in-transit, delayed.  But it shows delivered/left w/individual & nothing after.  Any idea how eBay would look at this?




Shipping & Returns discussion

Mar 27, 2015 6:35:39 AM PT

USPS in-transit, delayed

I put this on the military board, but I though you all might have some ideas too.  I hope this isnt against the rules?


 I recently purchase this great badge or medal.  It is two pieces with a (blank) name area at the top.  The main badge is connected by chains.  It has 10 points and has the letters HHC in the center.  I have googled and googled but I dont find anything like this. 


Anyone have any ideas?  Is it military?IMG_8547.JPGIMG_8553.JPGIMG_8554.JPG


Thank you as always for your time.



Antiques and Research

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 I am trying to determine if this is worth repairing? 

lithograph of The Two Cousins. I have attached photos. I am thinking of getting it restored but have no idea what it’s worth. Am wondering if restoring will cost more than it’s worth. What about the frame? 


I see four things that need repair
1) It seems some water damage or lifting is happening in a small area on the boy cousin’s jacket. Its an area maybe 2” round. 
2) Along the right seam, near the frame is an area that is flaking. 
3) The frame has a chip out of it. There are other very minor paint chips, but very few and minor.
4) cleaning/brightening. 

Collectibles & Art discussion

 The rim of this charger is wavy. Does anyone recognize the art work or the signature? Thank you in advance!IMG_7790.JPGIMG_7793.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I just sikd an item that seems to have some wstarbnge acticity on it. The "buyer" has (0) feeback and bought the item at a really surprising high price. I have tried contacting the buyer but have heard nothing from them and received NO payment in 24 hours. I think this seems fishy because somene els eis selling the exact same item and the same thing happened the highets bidder is someone with (0) feedback. In my case there were 2 people with the same higest bid...see below.....the ultimat ewinner was the (0) feedback person. If the (0) feedback person doesn;t repsond to me can I just send a seconf chance offer or do i actually have to go through the entire unpaid item case...



Selling question

Mar 27, 2015 2:23:45 PM PT

Unpaid item and ) feedback customer.

Hi Everyone,

  I was told by a fellow Ebayer that there was an Avon Brochure that showed the photos of the "Fashion for Avon Barbies" outfits which are in the sealed package.

I have tried to get in touch with that person to find out which brochure/catalog but unfortunately I have not received a response. Does anyone know which catalog has the outfits in them? If so do you know where I can purchase the catalog? I am attaching the photos of the package.








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Dolls discussion

Mar 27, 2015 2:41:46 PM PT

Help with Fashion for Avon Barbie

Trying to get the age and other listing advise for these two pieces.  The first one is 1 5/8" long and has a silver metal around a carved plastic material.  It has an older I assume simple closure on the back.  Any help with age and keywords for listing.  The only mark is Czechoslovakia on inside of rim of metal.


TIA, Bryan









Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Help me please, to identify this vase. It is 11 1/2" tall, base is 4 1/2", upper diameter about 7". If it's clay, it's very hard, it rings almost like glass. The bottom portion (brown part) is crazed. The base looks painted almost. I fear it's a recent import but something about it said better to me. Maybe I got suckered, but I'dlike to know what I've got if anyone can help.GreenBrownVase (2).JPGGreenBrownVase (1).JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

laperouse3.jpgPlease help with signature on limited edition serigraph. I have looked for days to no avail.... 


Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 28, 2015 10:18:56 AM PT

Help with Signature on Serigraph?

Hi looking for any info on this piece i think it might be from italy or holland and looks like a inkwell to me . it's about 3" tall by 3 1/2" round has markings



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 28, 2015 4:54:06 PM PT

Help with old pottery inkwell?


Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 7:17:34 AM PT

Can any one id this art glass vase

This measures about 7 1/4 inches long and 3" wide. I am very curious about the mark on the base. It looks kind of like a keyhole. This seems pretty old,  a couple of the chips look so dirt covered that they must be ancient. Does anyone have any opinions on age or the maker of this? Thanks for any help!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello All,


Maybe this post would be more appropriate in another group, but I sure do like the good results I get here, so here goes ...

I recently purchased this nice amethyst oil lamp.  The font has 9 panels with a rounded top.  The stem and base are also 9-sided.  The collar is old 2-line brass version.  If original to the lamp, the collar type would suggest the lamp was made pre-1876.  The lamp stands about 7 1/4" tall to the top of the collar and the base is approximately 3 3/4" wide.

Does anyone know the name of this lamp and/or the likely manufacturer.  To me, it has a Boston Sandwich look to it, but I haven't been able to find this lamp in any of my books.  Any ideas?  Thanks in advance for any assistance the group can provide!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

If anyone can identify this pattern it will be most appreciated. Thank you in advance. AndreaIittala.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 28, 2015 7:57:33 AM PT

Iittala Pattern Identification

I picked these up at a flea market. I own several real Moreau table lamps, but they are in good condition compared to these and don't "feel" the same. I'm questionning whether these are true Moreaus, copies, or even from a kit. Here's why:


1. The metal is a dark gray and very smooth. Is this spelter?

2. I can't read the seals at the bottom of either sculpture.

3. The date 3-21-57 is written in red marker on the inside of each base.


Any opinions are greatly appreciated.







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Seal 2

Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 27, 2015 8:09:21 AM PT

Are these real Moreau lamps?



I am back again with another question.  I recently purchase this great badge or medal.  It is two pieces with a (blank) name area at the top.  The main badge is connected by chains.  It has 10 points and has the letters HHC in the center.  I have googled and googled but I dont find anything like this. 


Anyone have any ideas?  Is it military.


Thank you as always for your time.



Militaria Collectors



oil on canvas, 40" x 30"

Selling question

Mar 27, 2015 8:21:49 AM PT


Hi, who the maker is, what does the "B" stand for

What is this type of porcelain called

Your help is very much appreciated





Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 28, 2015 12:18:00 PM PT

ID on German Porcelain please

In researching this vase I came across a website on Tango Glass that claims the mark on my vase was a later Harrach mark.  I am hoping someone can either confirm or clarify this.  The vase is black amethyst glass with enameled and silver overlay decorations.  It measures 7 1/4" tall, 2 7/8" across the top and 2 3/4" at the base.




Any help is always greatly appreciated and thank you for looking.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Got these at an estate sale. First plate octagon shape, handles. The second plate is about 7 ¼ diameter etched flower , leaf design around the outside of the plate. Any help would be appreciated on age and manufacture


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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Mar 29, 2015 10:39:01 AM PT

Need help Green Depression Glass I.D.

I do know that his first name is Luther but have no idea about his last name. Also how popular he is. I think this is a pastel or chalk but I do not know anything about art.











Collectibles & Art discussion

Good morning,

So I have exhausted my meager collection of glass ID reference books and I am not finding this piece. Stands 6 1/2" tall, 9 1/4" wide.

thanks to all who take the time to look.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 28, 2015 7:10:32 AM PT

Glassies Help ID cake stand

The are cold to the touch. necklace might be hand made I am not sure. thanks for your help.100_5045.JPG100_5046.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I bought these 2 paintings this week & have been looking for info on their artist since. I've found a cuban painter and one from Dallas, but both paint abstract. Can someone help me find out about my newest paintings?

PS - Doesn't the man in the boat look like he could be the man in the portrait?

Thanks, I appreciate any help.






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Collectibles & Art discussion

Any information would be great. 100_5049.JPG100_5050.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group



Does anyone know if this lining fabric on a vintage Burberry Fairview II trench coat has a name?  Or what to call it???  thanks! 

Fashion discussion

I am hoping someone can help me out on this art nouveau style mirror.  I found another on another site just like it only in an ivory color.  It was described as French ivory/celluloid from 1915.   I know the colors of celluloid can vary so what I am mainly interested in knowing is if it is actually an older piece.   I am guessing it is judging by the patina, wear on the handle and style of the mirror glass.  It is about 4.75" long and the mirror diameter is about 2 3/8" in diameter.  Thanks in advance for any help.






Antiques discussion

The subject pretty much says it all.  Thanks for any info.





Antiques discussion

It was bound to happen sooner or later.


The most irritating thing about internet pages are the video advertisements that start up unbidden whenever you open the page.  Usually these ads involve screeching music or grating voiceovers, which provoke nothing but hatred as the viewer scrolls up and down the page to find where the stupid ad is stuck so he can turn it off (and vow NEVER to buy that product/service).  EBay in its complete lack of wisdom was destined to employ these ads eventually, and now they have, only with a typical eBay twist--you can't do a "mouse-over" enlargement to see the item in the auction without the video ad breaking through on top of what you are trying to see.  View the screen shot below to see what happened when I tried to get a closer look at a cover in an auction that had an auto-video ad embedded in it--


(Thanks eBay!  You guys are all a bunch of $#%@#^#&@!!!)



The Stamp Board

Mar 29, 2015 9:09:02 AM PT

EBay Advertising Idiocy Strikes Again

This is completely out of my experience, but when I saw it, I had to have it. $7.99 at Goodwill was a no-brainer! :smileyvery-happy: Can anyone tell me anything about this neat primitive looking horse? What kind of legs would it have had? It's about 18" from snout to rear end. 








Thank you!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 28, 2015 9:38:36 AM PT

Primitive Painted Terracotta Horse

Hi ya'll!


I got this piece today.  Saw it and just had to have it.  It is a bronze lizard or, more likely, a horny toad.  It is signed on the bottom, but it is really hard to make it out.  It has a bale so I think it is a pendant.  A really big, heavyIMG_8617.JPGIMG_8627.JPGIMG_8624.JPGIMG_8616.JPG pendant at 3 1/4" by 2 1/4".  It is really neat looking.


Has anyone here seen anything like this?  Or a point in the right direction.


Most appreciated!



Antiques and Research


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 29, 2015 7:59:17 AM PT


Does anyone recognize this maker's mark on gold cufflIMG_7803.JPGIMG_7805.JPGinks? It is marked 14k as shown.  Thank you.

Fine Jewelry, Gems & Precious Metals discussion

Hello all!  I've searched through all of the lady figural pottery planter vases I can find.  I need help idenitfying her.  She is marked USA on the bottom and she stands a tad over 7 1/2" tall.  Thank you so much!


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Antiques discussion

they were a bonus in a box of junk jewelry  I almost canned them and then I thought just test them!  For some reason I remember them from some line of jewelry but I can't think of the name  Anyone???  I think they are onyx and crystal  Thank  you so much 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 11:25:31 AM PT

Anyone recognize this artist?

This is a painting signed RUNCI. Who is this and what is the value?


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Collectibles & Art discussion

This pot has a few different colors in it. The outside has a rough feel and the inside has a crackle glaze. Signed Rain Dance 91. Can anyone help?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 12:35:05 PM PT

Contempoary NA Black Pottery

 I didn't even know I sold on half.com. Now I get a violation notice? WTH is this? They don't even explain the letter!  Can anyone decipher this drizzel? It reads;



Hello ,

We're pleased to have you as part of the eBay Community. However, your account was involved in the following activity that violated eBay and Half.com policy:


We understand that you may have been unaware of this Half.com policy, and we invite you to learn how to keep your experiences on Half.com pleasant and successful.

Thank you for your understanding.





Half.com discussion

Mar 27, 2015 11:57:42 AM PT

Violation Notice H9520 from Half.com to my

Hoping someone recognizes the logo etched on the side of this 9.5" glacial glass plate.

The owner was an artist from Norway, living in Minnesota; most of her items were of mid century European origin.

I have struck out with my usual internet searches... fingers crossed someone know this.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 12:14:07 PM PT

Help ID Scandinavian glass plate with logo

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What is this?

Antiques discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 10:37:45 AM PT

Anyone recognize this artist?

Hi thanks for looking in need of a little help here with this i think it's a old inkwell but could b wrong please see photos and help if you can or point me in the right direction thanks


Collectibles & Art discussion

These were found in a button box. 


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 28, 2015 4:12:45 PM PT

What are these buttons called? Use?

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Can you folks please tell me whether or not this is a Fenton Mulberry Beaded Melon Creamer?


It measures a tad over 5 1/2 inches tall.


Also, I do not see a Fenton mark on the bottom. Is that possible?

Thanks for any help.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 11:07:40 AM PT

GLASS: Fenton Mulberry Beaded Melon Creamer?

I've been looking at thrift stores for Barbie dolls--sifting through the ones that have totally mangled hair, or ruined outfits, and plucking out the good ones or ones that may only need a hair reroot. In doing so, I stumbled upon this gorgeous doll, stamped 1976 Mattel on the back of the head. However, I am unsure if the dress/ensemble she came in is the same year/the one she originally was sold with. The tag inside reads 'official Barbie fashion' and is white and pink.  Her hips are able to twist left and right, and her legs are 'squishy' and somewhat bendy. Though, the year seems a bit late to be a TNT and so does the face. Below are pictures of the Barbie and her dress.



Barbie Collectors discussion

Mar 28, 2015 6:52:11 PM PT

ID'ing a Barbie and dress she's in?

Hello. I have this carved wooden display shelf. I can't find any information on Loony Zoo. Marked on the bottom, By JJ Design 74. It stands 20" tall and 16" wide. Any help at all would be appreciated.


Thanks for taking a look...Dale






Toys & Hobbies discussion

Mar 29, 2015 1:09:31 PM PT

Anyone Ever Hear of Loony Zoo? TIA

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This is the shriner's Mason symbol, right?   Belt buckle?   Maybe something for a sash?  Feminine, right?  I can't find another like it but I might be wrong about everything.  Do you recognize anything?    Thank you for any help

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design



What's up everyone?


New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Mar 29, 2015 11:43:14 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Sunday March 29

This is a fantastic, chunky leather bangle. The beads are blue, white, gre and yellow. There is a starburst pattern and a red/yellow and green flag. Any ideas?bead bracelet.jpg

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

I posted this on the antique board with no responses so I am hoping someone here can help me out on this art nouveau style mirror.  I found another on another site just like it only in an ivory color.  It was described as French ivory/celluloid from 1915.   I know the colors of celluloid can vary so what I am mainly interested in knowing before listing is if it is actually an older piece and made of celluloid .  I am guessing it is judging by the patina, wear on the handle and style of the mirror glass.  It is about 4.75" long and the mirror diameter is about 2 3/8" in diameter.  Thanks in advance for any help.







Collectibles & Art discussion



I got this piece today.  Saw it and just had to have it.  It is a bronze lizard or, more likely, a horny toad.  It is signed on the bottom, but it is really hard to make it out.  It has a bale so I think it is a pendant.  A really big, heavy

pendant at 3 1/4" by 2 1/4". It is really neat looking.

Has anyone here seen anything like this? Or a point in the right direction?  Or, is there anyone who can decipher that signature.

Any and all help is most appreciated!


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Hi! I'm not sure which board would be best to post this on, so I'm starting here. Any horse lovers here? I think I have a piece of horse tack that would fit at the front of the chest of a horse. It is leather, beaded Native American style, and has Mexican Alpaca silver buckles. Can anyone tell me anything about this? Do I have it right what it is? It measures 12 1/2" on the leather with the parts holding the buckles at the widest point. Here are the pictures.....








Thank you!



Antiques discussion

Mar 28, 2015 9:26:10 AM PT

Piece of Beaded Horse Tack

I got 24 comic posters at an estate sale for $20 - still in their original plastic sleeves, including one that I believe is very rare - 

it is Art Thibert's promotional poster for the NIGHTWING series that never was - it was canceled when Thibert left DC comics and went to work for MARVEL.

I found one other example; selling with the original artwork for $4,000, but no other examples. How do I find out what it & the others are worth? Does anyone here know it's value?

I've found a website that gives comic book values, but none for comic posters - is there one?

Thanks, I appreciate any help.










Comics discussion

I got 24 comic posters - still in their original plastic sleeves, including one that I believe is very rare - 

it is Art Thibert's promotional poster for the NIGHTWING series that never was - it was canceled when Thibert left DC comics and went to work for MARVEL.

I found one other example; selling with the original artwork for $4,000, but no other examples. How do I find out what it & the others are worth? Does anyone here know it's value?

Thanks, I appreciate any help.










Toys & Hobbies discussion


She is so beautiful, I could not pass her up.  Actually, it's the handmade clothing got me. Here is what I know:  She is hard molded plastic, the head and arms are jointed.  The eyes open and close.  The legs and feet are stationary. The shoes are painted on. Possibly Nancy Ann?  She is about 7.5" tall.   Any expertise is greatly appreciated.  Let me know if you need further info. 


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Dolls Artists and Limited Edition discussion

dear ebey,

        first its very hard to talk with u . you must show on the screen how to chat with u derect. second i bought one item they took payment from my paypal .but that item its not alow me to contect the seller . i recevied item to, but i cant contect with seller when i click they said i m not a buyer or not a seller , i will send u item detail ,

Hi Nouman - Your order has shipped to 18 foxley road and your access code to view your order detail is W82ZIMBS.
2015 New Fashion England Men's Business Leather Shoes Casual Sport shoes N25
Estimated delivery : Mon. Apr. 6 - Mon. Apr. 20
Shipping service : Standard Int'l Shipping
Item # : 371284064004
Transaction id : 697959808024

but its short and not in good condition i want one nomber bigger and nice condition if you can fix this ok other wise i want my money back.

My Account question

Mar 28, 2015 6:23:01 AM PT

i have a complain

Goof morning. Anyone recognize this large purple glass vase? The vase is 13" tall with a 2" lip/rim. TIA for any info! gina125.JPG130.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 3:40:30 AM PT

tall glass vase-Blenko?


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Recently I got a message from a buyer asking for a return


I accepted the return.  Even covering the return shipping.  Please bear in mind the buyer it was the buyer's mistake.  Nothing to do with the motherboard I was selling.


I just noticed a "Return Requests: items not as described" in my seller dashboard.  I called up eBay and asked why I am being punished?  Since the return was due to buyers fault.


eBay CS told the very fact the buyer had to return the item means I am I at fault.  It doesn't necessarily have to be "items not as described".  If the buyer requests a return for any reason, I will get a point in the "Return Requests: items not as described".


I asked the genuine to please read the message the buyer sent me.  It clearly stated he got the wrong item and apologized.  Still the genuine at eBay refused to removed the defect point in my seller dashboard.  He said there's nothing he can do.


Is this eBay logic??? 

Selling discussion

Mar 26, 2015 5:42:08 PM PT

Can someone please explain eBay's logic????

What is currently going on with ebay??? All of the relist item descriptions are showing up in code! OVER IT!

Selling discussion

The new fee system that ebay will begin April 1st is just another way of attempting to get more $$ from the Sellers.


They want Sellers to open 'Stores' which will cost about $16.  That's a lot when you nickle and dime it with small sales.

You'll be allowed 20 FREE auctions, and each auction thereafter will cost .20-.25cents to list.  Listing fee will only be refunded if your item sells.


What's the incentive to relist unsold items, they've already cost you the entry fee. Odds aren't good it'll ever sell.


Some of us can only do ebay part time, after our daily 9-5 jobs.  


Any thoughts?

Selling discussion

ebay now allows buyers to brag about winning ebay money back cases with negative feedback. This on top of the fact that ebay does not refund listing or final value fees on cases it decides makes it crystal clear that ebays only concern is its own profits.

My Account discussion

I recently purchased a $75+ fragrance on ebay.  The seller did not call out in the listing that the item was actually a hybrid product, a discontinued item that is essentially an all-in-one home fragrance / skin fragrance.  For fragrance afficianados here, it's a Jo Malone product  called"Blue Agava & Cacao Living Cologne".   Her listing was technically honest but for those of us unfamilar with this obscure product, it is VERY easy to presume that this is the standard cologne, just in a much larger size. 


I did NOT realize that this was not the standard cologne. My problem is that it smells NOTHING like the other items in this same fragrance e.g., cologne, candles etc. etc., all of which I've purchased in the past.   In fact, until i did my post-purchase research, to understand what I had purchased, I had presumed that it was counterfeit - since it truly smells nothing like the fragrance that I know and love AND, I wouldn't even describe the scent as pleasant - certanly nothing that i would ever choose to smell like.  The seller contends that it's a "lovely scent" and simply "lighter" than the standard cologne.  IF this were the case, I would simply chalk this up to experience and move-on...but it truly smells NOTHING like the fragrance that I love.


So, I initially opened a request to return with the seller, stating that the listing was innacurate...the seller fired back that it was certainly not a fake, and that she would definitely not accept returns.  She then opened a case, that was seemingly instantaneously decided in her favor...VERY frustratrating since I didn't even get a chance to share my side.  I appealed the ebay decision BUT since I really didn't have any new info to share, it hasn't been overturned.  The rep said that she could again politely request that the seller accept a return...I never heard back from ebay and have zero hope that the seller will change her tune.


It's especially frustratating knowing that I have no use whatsoever for the pricey product...of course, I could very hippocritically try to re-sell it on Ebay...in hopes that ebay will then side with me when the would-be buyer opens a case.  :smileysad:  


I've been on ebay for nearly 15 years and this is easily my most frustrating experience...I paid via PayPal...is there any point in contesting the payment with my credit card company (Visa)??  Is there any other recourse??


Thanks in advance for any thoughts...


Shipping & Returns discussion

I bought a 2 pound item.  Paid $6 flat rate shipping (listed as "Standard" shipping in listing).  Seller shipped Priority Mail, 2 pound rate.


Item is not as described, seller accepted return request, out pops a First Class Return Service label.


Just curious if there's a glitch with return labels or if anyone knows why this happened. 


I guess I'll be spending my morning on the line with ebay getting the label switched up.

Selling discussion

I made a purchase for $38, it shows that the item was sold for $48.  I think this may be a scheme for eBay to make for money on listing.  They tell you to look at "sold" listings when listing your own stuff to get an idea of what things are selling for.  Could this be a way for eBay to make you overprice and have to relist?  Now with this no more relisting for free, it seems we're being scammed by eBay.....anyone else notice this going on?  Very sneaky....

Bidding & Buying question

Why oh why can't I see weather an auction is private or not after I sign in???  Check out the pic I included, identical listing, one on the left is before I sign in, the right one is after I sign in. Notice the listing pic changes size also, weird no?


This problem popped up within the last year or so, ebay changed it for some mysterious reason. So I'm searching thru listings, click on an ad and right at the top of the sellers listing is a white bar which states "This is a private listing. Sign in to view your status or learn more about private listings." BUT, once I sign in to my account, it is gone. Not just in this ad, in every listing that I view as long as I'm signed in. The bar disappears and I have no idea weather auctions are private or not?? Try it yourself and let me know if it happens to you. Find a few private listings, save the links, sign in and watch the private listing indicator magically disappear. 


Before you respond with - "then just don't sign in" - We need to sign in to watch items and I need to sign in to see the many auctions only available for U.S. buyers. I'm Canadian with a U.S. shipping/ebay address so I have access to way more auctions and avoid unbelievable shipping rip offs even tho I live 1 hour from the USofA. 

you may also answer- "then just check their feedback and see if their older listings were private" - nope, many sellers sell thru private and non private auctions depending on the item so this method would not be dependable. + this extra step would be a PITA


Hiding the fact that an auction is private is unfair to sellers because they can increase sales by selling to people who may or may not want to buy from a private auction depending on the item. If I am selling an item that I believe would receive more bids if it were private, I now have to put "private listing" in the sub title to let people know and that costs me money! This is also unfair to buyers who want to buy an item from a private auction or those who want to buy from a non private auction to ensure there is no shill bidding.


Let's give ebay the benifit of the doubt and say this is a coding mistake, intentional or not it needs to be fixed asap IMO!

Bidding & Buying discussion

Bought a vase, item description was:  Tamara Aladin´s design and Riihimäki Glass Factory product. I paid via PayPall.


I told about my purchase to my glass collector friends. They seriously doubted announced origin when they saw the picture of the vase. I asked about the vase on design glass forum and I was told the vase isn´t known in Aladin´s well documented production. I´ve made an inquiry to Riihimäki Glass Museum and I hope I´ll get answer soon.



I contacted the seller right away and told he what I had learned about the vase. The seller answered: "This is how it was sold to me and I have no reason to doubt the dealer who sold it to me.I am not an expert and I have no way of being 100% on the origin.
If you had any doubts you should say before bidding ,it is a lovely vase and I hope you will be pleased with it."


Seller hasn´t given me feedback. 


Is there such a culture on eBay, that for leaving negative feedback one will get negative feedback on return? They are called "revenge negative feedback".  In some auction sites that happens and therefore it´s not wise to give anyone negative feedback even if being cheated. 


As a new seller I must avoid negative feedback. 



Buying & Selling Basics question

Mar 27, 2015 10:24:23 AM PT

Is it unwise to leave negative feedback?

It wasn't working on the 27th and I still can't get it to work. I can't list anything or revise what I already have for sale. 

Technical Issues discussion

When I have orders on Sunday like this one was, I usually ship in the afternoon the NEXT day so if there are more orders I can take them to the post at the same time. What the buyer did was pay and then, ask to ship to their P.O. Box. because eBay had "defaulted to their FexEx" address.I told them I couldn't but they could cancel if they couldn't accept it at their "FexEx" addy. I waited as long as I could for them to respond, but time was almost up for the "1 business day shipping" period. So I went ahead and cancelled. Today I am looking and I see it affected my DSR "Dashboard". SO what and why did they DIS me. I was just trying to get things done within the "One business day" shipping period and now it is "MY FAULT?" WHere do we get to post feedback rating for eBay? It is something eBay needs. Is eBay a member of the B.B.B.?

Where is the POST button? **bleep** eBay? **bleep**?




Selling discussion

I want to post a question, but I need a screen shot, I have no idea how to do this.

I also want to blur some info, how to do this?


I am using a new laptop with Win 8.1 

Selling discussion

I am having a problem with the picture upload button on my selling page.

Selling question

I recently won an auction on a designer handbag for about $1300(it's about $2100 in retail store). However, the seller told me that she was helping her friend to sell that handbag since she doesnt have an ebay account. When she got that bag to ship out this afternoon and looked at the bag it doesnt feel right to her. She said she works in the luxury business and was pretty confident that the bag is not authentic... So... in order to keep her good population, she wants to give me a full refund... Should I just let her cancel the order? Is it possible that she just lied to me because the auction price is too low? Any suggestion to deal with this kind of case? Thank you

Bidding & Buying question

Good morning!

I had a buyer buy a pattern. She then wrote and asked what a combined shipping would be if she added another pattern. I sent her the information. She then wrote saying "I used add to cart. Please hurry before someone bids on my item." I only show the original pattern purchase. Where do I find the "add to cart" and how do I send an invoice with her combined shipping when I do? Never had this come up, and my seach for information doesn't help me in this situation, and I don't want her to loose her purchase while I hunt around.


Will appreciate help.


Thanks in advance.

Shipping & Returns discussion

I have a negative feedback and had a defect to go with it.


The defect is gone, but the feedback is still showing as "within 12 months"


The defect for the transaction had three reasons for the defect: SNAD dispute, negative FB and low DSR for As Described.


The defect for the transaction is gone, and all three triggers are showing as gone, even the one for negative FB(even though the neg is less than a year old).


I thought the defect would stick until the neg aged off, but that's not seeming to be the case.


The SNAD case was opened before the neg was left.  Since the case was the first trigger of the defect, are all aspects of the defect gone now because the case aged off?

Or, in other words, does a defect age off at the earliest trigger or the latest trigger?




Selling discussion

Mar 27, 2015 1:37:20 PM PT

defect gone before negative