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This Crown Devon Fieldings creamer is clearly marked, "Sailors Farewell" but, the poem and picture are the "Sailors Return".  I haven't been able to find any information on the "Sailors Return".  I have found a few pieces of the 'Farewell', on line but, nothing on the 'Return'.  The creamer measures, 3.25" tall, to the opening X 4.5" from outside of spout to outside of handle X 2.5" dia. base.  Any information is much appreciate, thank you.Picture 23849.jpgPicture 23851.jpgPicture 23857.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

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

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

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


This is what Google Trend says!

Put more preassure on sellers!!

You people can go deep more !! Yes! Great!

haahaha! well done ebay!




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Competitor Trend


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Bye bye eBay!!!

Put more and more preassure on sellers!!


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2015 Spring Seller Update discussion

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?



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

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





Antiques discussion

I would appreciate any help with terms/wording for listing this necklace. Bead type? Closure Bead & Loop? Age?908.JPG898.JPG



Thank you! 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

So I'm looking for advice on selling a large photo negative collection I purchased from a local auction house.  It came in three large crates filled with slides from the 60's through the 90's from various NYC photo and advertising agencies as well as thousands of unlabeled slides.  Most are of fashion models, black and white, many are of risque nudes or topless models and others are of NYC buildings graffitti etc.  Most of the the slides are in numbered or cataloged  sleves and various are labeled with the models name.   I would imagine 30 thousand slides would be conservative plus hundreds of black and **bleep**e photos.  Some signed others not.  Just from an hour looking though I got nowhere.  What is the best way to sell these??  As an entire collection??  Shipping would cost a fortune.  


Collectibles & Art discussion



Anybody having trouble getting started this Monday morning afternoon?

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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


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Collectibles & Art discussion


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 29, 2015 7:59:17 AM PT


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

Hello everyone!


I require assistance identifying this copper/silver Dragon Brooch. It has no makers mark or other identifying markings. Maybe someone recognizes the style of this particular designer or has seen similar pieces? I haven't tested the silver yet. I also can't figure out the appoximate age and would love some suggestions. Thank you!IMG_4530.JPGIMG_4532.JPGIMG_4534.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 30, 2015 11:53:26 AM PT

Copper & Silver DRAGON Brooch

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

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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?

or perhaps recognize it from its appearance?  It appears to be four letters and the copyright sign.







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 31, 2015 10:56:06 AM PT

Can anyone make out this signature...



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Promote Your Auctions

Mar 30, 2015 6:24:20 AM PT


This was a old find many years back.  My first impression was a grill mount Badge or it may be body mount for car - An double eagle with the number 32 in a triangle between the Eagle heads and the words (latin?) SPES MEA IN DEO EST on the banner below.  Badge measures 3 inches in diameter - Original Bolt and washer on the back.








Collectibles & Art 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

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



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Odds & Ends

Mar 30, 2015 6:54:45 AM PT

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 11:25:31 AM PT

Anyone recognize this artist?

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?

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 10:37:45 AM PT

Anyone recognize this artist?

43.5" long by 27.5"widest by 39-3/4" tall. Thank you





Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 4:35:08 PM PT

primitive trunk with legs? Help ID please


Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 7:17:34 AM PT

Can any one id this art glass vase

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

There are a bunch of names and date around the front: W. Setna, Rocznice Przysiegi,  T. Kosgiuszki,  W. Krakowie, then  24. marca 1884.  The back has the date 1794 next to the soldier on the left, and 1831 next to the soldier on the right. Then under the eagle 1772.

Then below that date is a small placque with the date 1863 where 2 crossed swords come together. Any information would be appreciated. 






Historical Memorabilia discussion

Hello Folks,

Are there any Boehm porcelain figurine collectors in the group?  If so ...

I recently purchased this porcelain sculpture made by the artisans at Boehm Studios. It must be quite scarce, as I can only find one other example pictured anywhere online.  The dealer who had this other example referred to it as "Trotting Foxhound".  The sculpture is certainly a wonderful rendition of a tri-colored foxhound, but I was wondering if anyone knew if this was the correct name of the sculpture.  I'd also be interested in knowing approximately when it was made.

The figurine is rather large and stands about 8 3/8" tall to the top of the tail. It measures approximately 10" long from the tip of his nose to the back of his right rear foot. It has a glossy finish.  The underside of the hound's belly is hand signed with a Boehm script signature.

The hand signature on this piece suggests to me that it may be from the 1950's or 1960's, but I'd like some input on this.  I'm also thinking that very few were likely produced.  Does anybody have a Boehm porcelain reference that mentions this figurine?  Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can provide!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain 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?


Thank you in advance for any help with these plates. 

There are 4 ceramic plates that are approximately 9 3/4" across. They are between 1 1/2 -2 pounds each. 

There is a part of a silver label left on one of them that says "Kyoto". Colud anyone help identify the maker? 



Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 8:37:37 PM PT

Japanese Ceramic Plates Help Please?

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.




After purchasing goods have paypal payment card used

And were a clear right now is shipping


And the return through current Malltail

  ebay oder no : 390679859164 Tracking number: 1Z786Y210353288557 


The return of the ordered goods

I received the following message to the seller



I would like the processing required to return



Thank you~





  New message from: harmanaudio (134407RedShooting Star)
Thank you for contacting Harman Audio. We’re sorry, but once checkout has been completed we cannot cancel the order.  You may return any item purchased on our Web site for any reason, within the first 30 days. We'll gladly exchange your product or give you a refund for the full amount of the merchandise - whichever you prefer. No restocking fees. No questions asked.
Thank you,
ChannelAdvisor, on behalf of Harman Audio


Shipping & Returns question

Mar 29, 2015 5:33:45 PM PT

Return is processed requests



Does anybody know the parents of this little birdie? 


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I have been trying to find this logo forever.  Is there a forum that might be able to help?  Or maybe a website?

Appreciate any direction!  Maybe it's even a foreign language!!




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 30, 2015 8:36:46 PM PT

LOGO Board?

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

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 would appreciate any help with info on this Boehm piece.  I could not find any other Madonna bust like this in my searches and I wanted to make sure the signature on the bottom looked right.  She is white bisque and measures, 8" tall X 5" long X 3.5" wide.  There are some vertical manufacture lines visible in certain lighting, is this typical or would it be considered a defect?  Thank you, to anyone looking at this post and anyone offering any help.Picture 23429.jpgPicture 23427.jpgPicture 23431.jpgPicture 23417.jpg 

Collectibles & Art 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

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



Recently acquired these two Boudoir Dolls. I was hoping someon could help me identify a maker? I know it's difficult to ID them, but I figured it was worth a shot. Also, I could use some help discovering what material their dresses are made of. Very silky to the touch, could it be silk? I know boudoir dolls were made/popular between 1916-1930's. How old could these be? 


Lot's of questions, I know, so thank you for any help or thoughts you can provide! :smileyhappy:


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DOLL #2:


Dolls discussion

Mar 31, 2015 10:39:50 AM PT

Boudoir Dolls

Hi! Are there any Judith Leiber experts here? I have a friend's bag that she thinks is pretty special. She says it's probably one of Judith Leiber's first bags made in the 1950's or 1960's. I just don't know. I would like to find out more about this bag for her. It is, I think, alligator, and my friend calls it an attache. Here are a few pictures......








It measures about 16" x 6 1/2" x 10" plus a 5 1/2" handle drop. I've tried contacting the Judith Leiber museum in New York but they seem to be closed until Memorial Day. Anyone have any ideas? I can't find another example like this.


Thank you so much!



Fashion discussion

Mar 31, 2015 12:08:49 PM PT

Judith Leiber Bag ID Help

So I don't do repairs not even simple ones to scared of screwing it up.After my favorite necklace broke, I asked around on some collector boards and a lady in Seattle was highly recommended. So I sent off a few pieces to get repaired. Just got a call from them, they cannot repair my necklace:smileysad: Any thoughts or suggestions? She said the metal is too thick to be soldered and that using glue would not work.....I know she is probably right but I am praying for a miracle...It will be a few weeks before I get them all back, as they can repair my others...Simple gluing in stones and cleaning:smileyhappy:





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 31, 2015 1:47:35 PM PT

Repair or Pitch?



Good morning!

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!





Any clues? 4.25"....shallow....copper leaf garland and silver or silverplate duck or fowl vignette...no marks....

Antiques discussion

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Beads Beads & More Beads BBMB Bead & Jewelry

Mar 30, 2015 3:15:06 PM PT

Do you know what type of beads these are ?



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




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Advertise Your eBay Store Here

Mar 30, 2015 6:08:36 AM PT


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?

what is this cast brass piece, cam with a bunch of household hardware such as mail slots, switch plate covers.... measures about 4" x 3 3/4" too small for a mail slot.



Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 1:20:42 PM PT

Identify this cast brass piece please

I post this in collectibles,  4 of the pictures werent public then I edit the post and when I was done I ran out of time and couldnt fix it.  can someone here help?


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 5:05:47 PM PT

any one here know wood primitives?

I stupidly purchased "Office Pro 2013 Plus" for $ 60.00 from this stranger.  The transaction went through and I could not cancel it.


I am sure this is a scam and microsoft will shut this down as soon as they detect it online (or after the trial period).

I cant discuss this with ebay!  There is no way to get to them!  Transaction ID is 5FU39502PR394923C.  Then ebay emails me with this CONFUSING message:


 The listing you're interested in is no longer available

Hello holmziep,

We're writing to let you know that we've removed an item you recently won:
191547810278 - Microsoft Office 2013 Professional E-mail Delivery

Since you've already paid for the item, you don't need to do anything else. If your item hasn't arrived yet, it should arrive soon. If it doesn't, then you'll want to open a case in our Resolution Center. You can learn how to do this, plus find timelines for opening cases, at:

We wish you all the best on eBay and hope your future experiences are pleasant and successful. If you have questions, please click "Help & Contact" at the top of most eBay pages."


Last night I tried to cancel the transaction unsuccessfully.  I got this message from ebay!! :


Here's what we found for "I'm a buyer and I want to cancel a transaction"

Hello, holmziep

Item: Microsoft Office 2013 Professional E-mail Delivery
Item number: 191547810278

Looks like you're not buying or selling this item. Choose another item, or look up an item number in My eBay.
There is no link to call ebay because they do not detect a sale has commenced!!! no shipping: it's emailed!!
This AM I was sent  Microsoft's download link in my in-box from the seller, along with the key.  NOW I tried to cancel the transaction again and got the same message.  It seems they didn't "ship" anything and ebay allowed paypal to pay the seller.  Here it is below:
The Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Product Activation Key is:
32 Bit
64 Bit
We offer Microsoft products, including win 7 win8 office 2010 office 2013
We welcome large wholesale, we accept paypal as payment. I will provide the best products and the best price. 
Have any questions or re-purchase , please contact mail: hotsoftwarekey@163.com
$ 60.00 bucks?  Get real!  Help me someone, be gentile, I'm a nu-be.


Getting Started question

Mar 31, 2015 9:19:36 AM PT

Fraud Office Professional 2013 sale


My Mom has had this vase for years and years. We have looked everywhere (in books, online, etc.) trying to find out the maker of this vase. It isn't porcelain but seems to be more like pottery. It is completely hand painted. We have just always been curious as to the maker as my Mom would like to search for more pieces.  Thanks again for any help you can give!  We really appreciate it so much!! asian_vase2.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Home & Garden discussion

Mar 29, 2015 5:57:06 PM PT

help ID this primitive trunk on legs

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?

Thank you in advance! 



Fashion discussion

We used to get a ton of sales from UK, Canada and Australia.  Since the Global Shipping Progranm started, that business has all but died. 


The only reason we are so vested in eBay is because of the international exposure.


There was a story in the UK's Guardian newspaper about Chinese sellers not having to pay VAT tax.  This story got all the way to eBay management, and suddenly UK listings were getting a lot of exposure.


Now it's American sellers reaslly getting slammed. Views and sales are way, way down.


Because the Chinese pay NO shipping at all for their knockoff junk thanks to treaties and deals with Donahoe's cronies.

Because the Chinese have flooded the site with utter, utter trash.

Because buyers see eBay and they ASSOCIATE it with bad buying experiences, when they order from China and the item turns out to be cheap garbage or completely the wrong size/style/etc.


We demand equal footing and exposure.  This is disgusting.  Do something about it, eBay.


Selling discussion

Mar 29, 2015 4:10:47 PM PT

AMERICAN Sellers Need a Break, eBay!

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 would really like to thank all the people that have purchesed from my store.Is there a way to send a mass email ?

Selling discussion

      I just received a neutral feedback regarding a 45 rpm record that I sold. The feedback states that I claim the record to be in VG+ condition and that it looks good but is deceiving. In fact, I graded the record as VG- which is a huge difference.I contacted ebay and they wouldn't take care of it.

    They stated that my customer is enitled to his opinion. I believe that this goes beyond that. His feedback is stating an untruth, regardless of his opinion or intent. I know that eBay can be less han helpful to we sellers, Still, I am bewildered as to how they believe this should be allowed to stand. Anyone have any experience with this kind of situation? Thanks

Selling discussion

I moved to of my items to the saved tab as soon as I seen them I paid for both but I still have a no big thing on my side every time I bid it says I have unpaid items but I do not have any unpaid items how do I fix it I get excited and want to bid on something and I know it's going to tell me I can't but I try to anyway help

Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 28, 2015 5:44:17 PM PT

unpaid and can't bid

I'm a newbie seller. I used the shipping estimator tool to calculate UPS cost to buyer. Buyer paid estimated cost. However, actual cost is lower than amount buyer paid. I found that out when printing label via PayPal.


**I now know to weigh & measure box before sending to get actual cost.**


What do you sellers do? Is it usual to refund amount buyer paid that is greater than actual cost? I did not say I would in my listing. However, I voluntarily did refund a previous buyer already because I felt I'm selling for a fixed price and shipping is above and beyond.


I am asking because I don't know what is customary and I want to do the right and moral thing.



Also, how do I generate a packing list for the box that reflects the sale as shown?


Thank you for all input.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Selling question

I'm looking for some advice from more experienced sellers.


I'm selling my wife's iPhone 4 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iPhone-4-8GB-White-nTelos-Smartphone-/161651164056?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT) and some odd things are happening with the listing.


I had three eBay members message me asking for the ESN...all three of them had zero feedback points. After doing some research, I let them know that I was not willing to shre the ESN (or whatever it is called now) due to the risk of cloning, etc.


The phone has 27 bids, and they're all from 5 eBay members who have feedback scores of 0-2. Two of them are new accounts. After doing some reading, I have learned that many sellers have had folks like this not pay.


Last fall, I sold my iPhone 4S to a US address, but it ended up being forwarded to Ukraine and the buyer insisted that the phone had a counterfeit screen (iut did not) and gave me my first negative feedback since I joined eBay in 1998.


I'm not an electronics retailer--I'm just trying to sell our family phones that we have upgraded out of. Should I cancel my listing? Any tips on how to sell an iPhone on eBay without so much sketchiness?

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 8:06:49 AM PT

Sketchiness with iPhone listing

I have had problems in the past when I create a listing sometimes the shipping charges dissappear. It will still give the shipping option to the buyer but it will give it to them for free.

For example I had a pair of pants listed with shipping for $3.76 First-Class but Priority was listed as free.

You would think a buyer would see that there are charges for the other shipping option(s) and know there must be a mistake but they go for the free option.


This brings me to my question: I had a buyer open an account yesterday (03/29/15) and they bought a pair of pants from me. The same pair I mention above. They chose the "free" Priority shipping option.

Im suspicious of this buyer for a few reasons: the user name they chose is just a bunch of random letters with periods. They chose the obvious error "free" shipping option. The same day they opened an account they made a purchase from me.


I feel like they opened their account just to make a purchase from me. Is it so they can leave me negative feedback when I call them on the shipping charges? Is it so they can leave me negative feedback for some other reason? Is this a buyer on my blocked list trying to get around it?


What should I do? Refund them their money? Ask for the additional shipping? Its not even about the money so much as I feel like there are ulterior motives at work. Like I am being manipulated. Is there a way I could ask these questions to the buyer without causing a problem?


Heres another question: can I include in my Terms and Conditions section "I reserve the right to refuse service" or something along those lines?


I would appreciate any help, advice, or information anyone has.

Thank you

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 9:54:17 AM PT

Suspicious Buyer--what can I do?

I've been buying and selling a long time on eBay. I know my way around the system, more or less.


If I open an INR and the seller provides tracking and closes it and I then get a brick in a box, can I open a SNAD because I got a brick and not a box of dolls?


I have every reason to believe this seller is a scam artist, at this point. It's about a $50 order, and the seller is giving me every excuse in the book including "flu" and "her roommate moved out ad took them with her."


Bidding & Buying discussion

Hi , What does it mean on your seller page where it says "Active listing 1 to 25 of 42?

That is so confusing, are the rest of the listings even being shown?

Thanks for any help.

My Account discussion

the seller send me a false truck no. for return item,and request me to change the feedback to possitive-this was by mail through ebay-what is i can do with him?till now i did not accpet to change the feedback

Shipping & Returns question

How/When do they go away? I just got one this weekend from someone leaving me a POS FB with low stars. Please explain how the defect system works and how long these things hang around. I think I have 3 defects already. Thank You

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 4:25:29 PM PT

How Do Defects Work?

I WANT TO CONTACT SOMEONE IN THIS EBAY!!! I need an email address to send my problem to it! HELP AND RESOLUTION Center can't help me neither questions and this **bleep**ty answers!!!!!


Shipping & Returns question


I have recently sold an item which the buyer has not yet collected but the PayPal payment has been made. I have now found a fault in the item which I have reported to the buyer and the buyer has, very reasonably, offered a reduced bid (which is acceptable to me). How do I set about accepting it and ensuring that PayPal pay the buyer the difference between what she has paid already and what I have agreed as the final price?

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 8:08:13 AM PT

How to accept a reduced bid?

I'm beginning to miss not-so-free shipping!  Up until recently I've sold 95% of my items (clutter from around the house) with Free Shipping.  I am now listing records (albums and 45s) from my brother's estate with calculated Media Mail shipping.  This is the third time in just a few days that I'm back with questions/issues on postage.  Yesterday it was pointed out to me that the 45s could likely be shipped First Class for the same price or less than Media Mail.  So last night the very first 45 sold and here I am frozen in a quandary as to how to proceed.


I was paid $2.69 for MM shipping.  MM costs me $2.92 because eBay does not include the 23 cent mandatory tracking charge (it cannot be removed by me even if I wanted to).  First Class for 5 oz. is $2.09.  It is ridiculous to even be agonizing over this, but can't I just upgrade to FC and pocket the freakin' 60 cents differential without either contacting my customer or worrying about negative feedback because I changed the service?  They should be happy they will likely get this faster, right?  Or am I just cruisin' for a bruisin'?

Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 9:25:49 AM PT

Postage overage/change of mail service

 I ordered original flavor nicotine gum, and received mint flavor. I started a "return for refund", printed the shipping label, and shipped the package off to the seller (package still in transit per tracking number). Seller contacted me, and said that they would send me the correct gum, if I cancelled the return. I'm fine with this, but what if the seller never sends it? Should I close the return? If so, what is the procedure for this? Or, does the seller have to close it? Under the seller link for the item sold, I know there is an option to issue refund. Is there also an option to issue replacement? Thanks

Shipping & Returns question

Mar 29, 2015 7:08:26 AM PT

Question about returning an item

I received my first "Item Not Received" request notice from ebay today -- and am not sure how to proceed.


Buyer bought item evening of 9Mar15. I shipped 10Mar15 via Media Mail with tracking. Item shows as having left Denver, CO sort center on 11Mar15 and then nothing since then. 


I checked directly on USPS website and signed up for all electronic notices regarding this package -- as some on this forum say that sometimes yeilds additional tracking info, but this yielded nothing.


All of the INR threads I have read only talk about what to do if package has actually been delivered. But, at this late date package is probably lost and thus will never show up. Should I just refund now?


I understand I received defect when buyer opened INR request. But I don't want to get another defect for closing this wrong. Advice?

Selling discussion

I had an order for two McCormick bourbon bottles. Vintage glass bottles.
They were shipping to Puerto Rico, costing $16. I packed and shipped the item. It arrived, was listed on usps tracking as no secure place to deliver.
I contacted the buyer and let him know. I told him that for 15 days usps would hold the item at their facility and he could take the notice left on his door and pick up the item.
It sat at the facility for the 15 days and I emailed him multiple times. Finally usps sent it back to me. 53 days after sale of the item I got them back, and one of them was broken.
Do I refund the shipping to the customer?
I plan on of course refunding the cost of the item in general, but I would lose the $16 plus one of the bottles. Please help!

Shipping & Returns discussion

not wanting to do a local item search, but wondering if there is a way to just see all the ebay sellers that are in my city/vicinity?

Selling question

Mar 28, 2015 9:28:18 PM PT

ebay sellers that are in my city/vicinity?

Hi everyone,

   When someone makes a purchase and doesn't pay should I go to resolution or list the item immediately. It's been a week and I sent two reminders.

Payments question

Hello can someone help me understand the upgrade my store better.. I've been
selling since 2001 a few years ago I started a basic store (Free first 150
listings) I have around 670 listings now currently listed all "Buy it now"
.. Relist until canceled..auto re list... So every 30 days or so my store
items are relisted automatically ..I only sell between 10-15 items a month
I'm listing more than I sell,ebays telling me to upgrade for more
exposure...I need more exposure and to pay less in RE List fees.... My
listing fees are outweighing my sales ..I'm trying to figure out if I
upgrade to the premium store that says your "first 500 free listings per
month "
Does that statement mean that the first 500 of my 670 listings when they
auto re list after 30 days will the relist fee be free? Or will they still
charge me for that 500 items being relisted and expect me to list another
500 items to get free listing fees... I don't know if I should upgrade or
Other notes.I hardly ever do auctions,I have a 2000 item limit per month.

Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 7:40:13 AM PT

Ebay Store Upgrading

Hello people i need ur help. I have a cosmer that says that she cant pay or bid my iten on ebay and she need to buy a dresse urgent. she have a software  problem ans she cant pay throw my side on ebay with paypal but i should give her my email adresse? She even offer to pay more than dopple of the amount my articul cost, but i have give my email adresse in oder for her to be able to pay on skype? Help*****

Getting Started question

So, it's a little wierd, and I do not know how to get about dealing with it, if I have to, but I shipped an item through Ebay prepaid labels and I weighed it about 11 1/2 LBS. But when the label was printed, it had said 14 LBS. I do not know how that happened, but is this ok? Or would this shoot flags at the PO?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Buyer open a return request and claimed that the item arrived damaged. 

After talking to her via ebay message i found out that the item never arrived damaged because she sent me pictures 

and she only wants to return it because she doesnt need it anymore.

In my listing i put that i dont do refunds or returns

I dont know what to do, should i call ebay and tell them whats happening? or should i give her a refund?

She also wants me to pay for the shipping cost also would i get the selling fees back?


Shipping & Returns question

Can i sell steam codes but i would be emailing the buyer for quick receipt and then sending a letter to the buyer with the code too?

Selling question

Mar 30, 2015 6:46:09 PM PT

Steam codes

On one account I can enter the shipping prices, in $$$'s

and the international shipping prices.

and so on

On another account I get polocies... polocies that I must edit.

How do I get back to the regular listing options???

Selling discussion

I just started doing ebay again recently after 3 years or so off. When I left the jewelry board was hopping! When I finally figured out where this board was (!) again I was surprised by the lack of participation. Did something happen? Did ebay mess things up for the boards? Just curious. Lisa

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Mar 29, 2015 6:21:54 AM PT

What happened to this board?

Since the buyer never went to the post office to pick up the package I don't think that I should be responsible for paying the shipping fees again.  Can I ask him to pay them?  If so, how do I get him to pay me?

Shipping & Returns question

Listed a top as 3x with measurements, buyer won the bid and paid, printed shipping label and wrapped up the item, something told me to check the size on the top, I did and it is a 1x.  BIG MISTAKE, I sent a message right away to the buyer explaining the situation and asking her if she still wished to have the top or should I refund her the money (just in case she had the same measurements). No response that day so I voided the label, and sent her another message advising her of the problem, and that I voided the shipping label and that the package had not been mailed.  Still no response. It's been A couple days  should I assume she no longer wants the item and refund her the money, or wait, if wait how long?  THANKS


Payments question

Mar 29, 2015 8:00:04 PM PT

Buyer won bid but SIZING is wrong

I deleted by mistake some unsold listings.

There is any way for me to recover those listings.

I clicked too fast and I don't even know which and how many I deleted.

If there is any way to see it I will be able to identified them.

Thanks in advance for any help

Selling question

Mar 29, 2015 3:24:03 PM PT

how to recover deleted unsold listing

I sold a $90 item which the buyer decided to return using the money-back guarantee label I authorized.  When it arrived back by priority mail, it was damaged beyond repair.  The maximum priority mail insures for free is $50.  Am I out the remaining money, or does the buyer who returned it have any liability for not fully insuring it?

Shipping & Returns question

Mar 30, 2015 11:57:00 AM PT

Sold item returned in damaged condition

hey all,

i've read yea and no to adding a buy it now to a listing after it has started.  a possible buyer asked me if I would sell earlier and asked me for a price.  I'm cool with the amount ... is this against the 'rules'?


Selling question

Hello, Im writing you to request to increase the selling limit for the webside ebay.com there is a helpline on that. Can be done this increase but unfortunately I can not call the helpline - the voice is telling me that calling number does not exist. i hope that it is possible

user ID: ercz360

Thank you, Best Regards :smileyhappy:



Selling question

Mar 31, 2015 10:05:44 AM PT

Selling limits

I'm used to printing out records of all of my purchases by going into the "Print Page" link in the middle of the listing page, but the link has disappeared as of late. I've read that it's a temporary glitch or something.

In the meantime, I'm simply printing the listing pages as they are, but because of the "See what other people bought after buying this item" and "Sponsored Links" pics taking up all the space between the item title and other info, I'm having to print out two or more pages for each listing. A big waste of paper and ink after a few dozen listings.

I've been looking all over the account settings to see if there's a way to manage the display, to no avail. Really annoying.

Is there a way to disable or block them? Or do I need to go into my browser and configure it so it can block those images/sections in particular?

I do need for the item pic to stay up. I'm using Firefox and don't really know how to go about it.

Buying & Selling Basics question

I shipped the item with First Class Pacakge with tracking number. I bought and printed the lable in my eBay accont.


The buyer reported me that that tracking status has not updated on USPS website, and it seems to be stuck at one locaiton for several days.


I advised the buyer to wait for a couple of more days, but if it is not delivered due to the mail loss, what can I do?


I do not think First Class Package with tracking number offer insurance. 


What is the best practice as a buyer?


Thank you very much.

Shipping & Returns question

Is there any way to refine the search critera?  I've been trying to find a way to limit my searches but no matter what I do, I don't seem to be getting anywhere.  Is it possible to put quotes around words that will restrict the search to only those words?  Or some other character?  And I'm assuming there isn't a way to eliminate certain things, i.e. I'm looking for a book but I don't want the paperback version.  Can I say "Hardback" or "Not paperback" in some way?  I'm also searching for a particular book by an author but I keep getting other books by that author also, which I then have to wade through.  It's very frustrating and any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Getting Started question

Mar 28, 2015 5:13:44 PM PT

search criteria

Seller is requesting a combined discount if she's the winner on all 3 items she's bid on. Never done this. One  item I can put with another for less shipping. The other 2 are heavy and already have higher shipping costs-$18 and $18.

Is combined shipping an incentive to get the sale of all three items? Do I ask for lower shipping to get the sales? or should it follow practical lines-it will cost me $18.00 to ship each item. What's the usual practice? $30.00 for all 3 ?. But then, depending on what the end price is, I'll be out. Currently one of the heavy items is at $15, the other is at .99.

I don't send an invoice and have seen directions for fixing the shipping when sending the invoice. Can I credit her paypal account for the shipping of the one item I can combine with the heavier one? Looking for help on the sense of the practice and then how to do it.

Thank you

Shipping & Returns question

Mar 30, 2015 8:16:21 AM PT

combined discount

I have been ON HOLD with Ebay over 30 minutes to answer this simple

straight forward question!


Please see attached photo.

Some completed listing prices are in Green

Some completed listing prices are in Black.


What does Green completed listing price mean please?

Does Black completed listing price mean it was sold for $3,000?


Thank you!

Selling question


Selling question

Mar 30, 2015 2:20:58 PM PT


As a New Jersey Resident, can I sell a crossbow on eBay? Are there any state laws against me selling a crossbow on line?

Selling question

Mar 28, 2015 5:50:13 PM PT

NJ Selling of Crossbows

Hi there,


Am hoping someone can id this scalloped EAPG clear pressed glass spooner  It has a horizontal band with ferns interrupted by  diamonds. Any help would be much appreaiced. 


Thanks in advance.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 28, 2015 4:41:26 PM PT

EAPG Spooner