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Could anyone help me identify this? I thought vintage mechanical pencil/lead holder because of the metal tip+4 slots but inside are teeny drill bits the size of sewing needles.

I've researched mechanism pencils, handheld drills, even went to a pencil blog+sent my pix+question only to receive an auto reply that they don't reply:/.

There are no markings other than made in the usa.

I was going to list as 'vintage unique mechanical leadholder pencil with needle like drill bits' but that doesn't sound correct.

I though it maybe a spiral pencil where the drill bits push the lead down but there are soo miniscule that it couldn't work that way.

I'm stumped?

Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

Home & Garden discussion


Selling question

So here is the story.

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

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

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

- dif.us7


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

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



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

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

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

So what do I do then?


Payments question

Jul 31, 2015 7:18:29 PM PT

What to do with a scam buyer?

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

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

It is 12 inches in height.


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


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


Thanks for any help and your tSmiley Frustratedime.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 5:07:58 PM PT

Help Japanese Vase Age ? Pottery?

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


Self Balancing Review : 1,000,000 Views




YouTiube guy

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


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


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


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

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

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



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


Selling discussion

Jul 31, 2015 4:45:06 PM PT

This is why we're losing customers






(For our Dial ups)

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

So, I made a "best offer" on an item, and gave myself a little bit of leeway for haggling. The seller refused the offer and sent me a scathing email saying that my offer was insulting, and I had no idea how much sellers pay in fees, etc. I am aware of fees and such, because I have sold on eBay in the past,  but that isn't the issue. It's what happened next. I apologized to them profusely in reply, and received another email full of anger. They said they were blocking me, and not to contact them again.


I searched all over for another item like theirs, and could not find one, so I asked my next door neighbor to just buy the item for me, at the seller's full BIN price, and I would pay them back. The next day, my neighbor received a similar heated email from the seller saying that while they would ship the item, that their buying the item for me was against eBay rules and that they were going to report BOTH of us if we "gave them any trouble".


I am aware that if I myself had made a seperate account in an attempt to subvert the seller's blocking me, there might be an issue, but can the seller really have us BOTH reported for this? I mean, really, the seller got their full price for the item.  If she reports me, so be it, but my friend as well?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 31, 2015 12:02:17 PM PT

Angry Seller

24 hours ago, 3 of my auction style listings went from about 120 page views to over 7700+ within a 2 hour period in the middle of the night. Almost immediately when the 2 hours were up, the page views slowed down and trickled in, then eventually just stopped and went to normal. The items in question are rare, but not so rare they would generate that many views in such a short amount of time.


I have listed like items before and generated 500 or so page views over a 5 day span, but never anything like this.


I can not find the source that posted the links. is it possible my listings were hacked in some way? - or is there any way to see where the links were posted?


Im totally stumped

Selling discussion

Jul 30, 2015 5:58:27 PM PT

insane number page views

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


What the HECK is not too cute?


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


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


Thank you in advance,



Selling discussion

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

Selling discussion

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




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

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 31, 2015 5:21:21 PM PT

buying from China bad service

How can i get multiple sellers Accounts?


Can i operate more than 1 Ebay Seller account with the same computer? Same IP adress?. Please let me know asap

My Account discussion

Jul 31, 2015 4:01:46 AM PT








Getting Started question

Aug 1, 2015 7:00:28 AM PT


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

Bidding & Buying discussion

Aug 1, 2015 3:27:26 AM PT

Hey ! Iphone sold im waiting for money

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

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 31, 2015 5:56:31 PM PT

Import charges

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


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


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


"Hey sir. Plz I need this item."


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


He writes me back:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



Shipping & Returns discussion

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

Selling discussion

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

Selling discussion

For some reason it is taking forever to upload anything on Turbo Lister.  I have deleted and re-installed and still no improvement.  Anyone else having this issue?

Tools & Apps discussion

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

Selling discussion

Hello all! Found this at the thrift store and would like to know what you all think. Real or fake!

Fashion discussion

Jul 31, 2015 11:57:05 AM PT

Coach Op-Art Wristlet?

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


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


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


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

Selling discussion

Aug 1, 2015 8:38:30 AM PT

Weird Admin Refund

Hi my ebay is now the usa and I want to change it to the GB ebay. but I am not able to can you tell me how I can do this .

Kind Regards



Hi thanks for getting back to me , i have just updated from windows 8 to windows 10 and my ebay is the usa I have logged out and tried to log in on GB ebay but it is still coming up with the usa ebay, also can you tell me how do I reply to anyone who answers my questions on here . Smiley Sad thanks Lynda

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 12:29:57 PM PT

change from usa to GB Ebay

can you please help me, im trying to return an item perticulary a used phone that wasnt able to be activated through. and the seller is not responding to my requests. the sellers name is alexispoquiz and my confirmation number is 131536771071. and its been over a week and know reply from the seller. how can i contact ebay support?

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 1:23:54 PM PT

returning an item

Hey guys! I recently upgraded to a basic store. Included in that was the selling manager tool. I have the unpaid item assistant active and it is automatically filing cases against my buyers. Normally that is fine but I have some buyers that need more time for different reasons. I have decided to grant some of them a few extra days but can not figure out how to add extra days onto their due date. I don't neccesarily want to cancel the unpaid item reports in case they don't actually end up paying if that is at all possible. I jsut want to give them more time. Any help would be MUCH appreciated! Thank you!

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 11:05:27 PM PT

Need to cancel unpaid item assistant

Try to pay for item and it wasn't accepted. Contacted seller 3 times over 4 day period asking why payment was not accepted. On July 30th they finally responded with this: No sir go ahead and cancel the payment I had my storage room get broke into and they took a lot of my fishing poles and hunting supplies I'm so sorry for this inconvenience and sorry for taking so long but just have been real busy with the cops and all and trying to get all my stuff back to me.


I don't want to just cancel order because I know this is a little white lie but I just happened to use my Ebay bucks on this order and I am about to lose them. Any ideas?




Thanks for the input.


Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 4:45:52 PM PT

seller would not accept payment

How to lower buy it now price once a bid has been placed?

Member To Member Support question

Item number291525087070

i have yet to see shipping tracking on this item i purchase on the july 28 2015 its been three days what is up with this seller

Member To Member Support question

I have been selling on Ebay for quite some time and when my items don't sell they go into the unsold category waiting to see if I'm going to relist them or what. For the past month or two they are not doing this. Has something changed or do I need to mark something in the selling item before I list it so it comes back to the unsold place?


Help PLEASE!!!!



Member To Member Support question

Why does ebay charge a final value fee on shipping ? I charge actual shipping fees. I don't buy shipping thru ebay and I print my own labels. I package and take to shipping point. I understand the auction fees because you are paying to use their site, but I'm not utilizing any part of the shipping services. I do not profit from shipping from them or my customer, so again, why the fee ?

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 3:02:06 PM PT

Ebay final fees on shipping ?

I've been a buyer for over a decade (291-100%), just sold my first item, four identical items (car wheels) as ONE item. The listing came out different than I expected, suggesting I was selling the wheels individually. As a result the shipping figure on the listing was 75% below actual shipping cost as it was figured on the weight/size of only one of four boxes. I had a few interactions with the Buy-It-Now buyer (800+ -100%) who clarified with me that if he bought my listing, he was getting four wheels, NOT just one of four. He paid the original listing at the figure on the listing, and made up the difference to me. Both of us are satisfied with the sale which has been paid. Will there be any problem if I do NOT use the UPS label attached to the listing based on the incorrect costs?

Shipping & Returns question

Jul 31, 2015 9:58:53 AM PT

Shipping alternative

I ordered one item from a seller in Singapore and paid for it, however, even before the delivery dealine ends, the seller is marked as "No longer a registered user". Does this mean that this might be a fraud? Does eBay keep the money in its escrow account as long as the purchased item is not delivered yet? Thanks.


Member To Member Support question

Hy to all. I won an auction and the seller send me a message he is on holidays for 24days. He said i pay the item and shipping costs (140e) and he will send it to me in 25days. Is it safe to pay? If i dont i will have an unpaid case.. help please..

Payments question

Jul 31, 2015 9:48:27 PM PT

Is it safe to pay an item 24days earlyer?

I thought that the item had been paid for because I really want that item and I was waiting on the item

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 1:23:20 PM PT

payment for item



I just had a buyer pay and now is asking for a refund because he purchased the same model but different color.  I am ok with refunding, but am wondering what I should do from a PayPal aspect and eBay aspect to make sure I don't get charged for eBay final value fees since I am refunding the customers money.


Thank you. 

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 7:56:14 AM PT

Buyer paid, but now is asking for a refund


Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 6:20:52 AM PT




I want to add a trucking company, "Central Transportation" to eBay list of carriers. We ship 1-3 orders, becasue they are full skids, via Central Transport. It is looking poorly on my eBay sales and I do not want to get in any trouble because of something that could have been pervented. Please let me know.


Side Bar: I would also like to add "Local Deliveries" as we do make a few of those as well.


Thank you


Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 7:30:41 AM PT

How to add a carrier to ebay?

So Im wanting to sell but Do i need my paypal to be a bussness accaunt or can it be a reguler accaunt like when I made it?

Do I need my bank accaunt linked or can I do it so i get paid and it says as paypal ballance?

If I can get help as soon as possible that would be great 


Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 9:18:14 PM PT

Im starting to sell

I just palced a bid on a golf club that the picture looked right hande but lower in the description i found out it was left handed. What can I do. Sent message to seller but time runs out in 2 hours! The listing at top did not address left or right.

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 9:31:46 PM PT

Bid retraction

Am I allowed to list a mobile home for free? It must be removed from it's curret location. Therein lies the expense. Thank you for your advice.

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 4:36:21 PM PT

listing item for free

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

Member To Member Support question

I am new in selling here in ebay. I have sold an item and the buyer sent a message that he already sent the payment but ebay is putting it on hold. Should I send/ship the item and wait for the payment to be posted in my account?


Here is the message:


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

Member To Member Support question

The Buyer never paid for this item.

Buyer never accepted the Global Shipping Program.

After communicating with the buyer I had no option other than cancelling the transaction and relisting the guitar.

I do not feel this item cancellation should count against my product returns ratio and hurt my Top Rating Performance Ratio.

Hopefully this message can be forwarded to someone who can help befor the August 20th evaluation.

I appreciate your help!

Thank you,

-Bill King

Member To Member Support question

I know you can't have two auctions for the same item at one time.


I know you can't have an auction w/BIN and a FP listing at one time.


Can you have a straight auction and a FP listing at the same time?


Thanks in advance Smiley Happy

Selling discussion

Jul 31, 2015 3:00:02 PM PT

Quick listing question RE: duplicates

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

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


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

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


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


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


Any help would be appreciated.



Selling discussion

Jul 31, 2015 2:45:13 PM PT

Ending an item with offer on it.

I went to cancel order while trying to adjust shipping, etc and I would like to know how to now UN-cancel the cancel order? Does it time out after a certain time or is there a way to undo what i've done? It did not process at the time as there wasn't that much in the paypal account, so that saved it from going all the way through. I would like to see it does not go through since I'm sending the item manually so I can reimburse the difference, if any, in shipping. I'd never had to do that before, and went to cancel order in error. Any ideas? Thank you. 

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 11:01:13 AM PT

Un Cancel a cancel order

To whom this may concern,


I sold something two day ago and the buyer paid it hence I bought the postage from ebay but for some reason the buyer asked me to cancel the order. I already canceled the order so I just wonder to know whether I can get the refund from the postage fee. Thanks.




Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 9:17:14 AM PT

Can I get a refund?

my seller does not want to issue me with a return label, anybody know why? he says ebay might give him a defect, is this correct, thanks for any help.

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 4:11:07 AM PT

defective i pod

I have a 14 day money back on and he wants $8.75 and to keep the idem and sell the controllers to get all his money back, Isn't that rong? I can give him all his money back but he has to give me the idem and pay return shipping.

Member To Member Support question

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

Member To Member Support question

I have a new ebay account in which I have not placed any listings whatsover onto it.  Is there a limit to the number of listings I can place in this account?

Member To Member Support question


Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 4:33:19 PM PT


I haven't sold on ebays for years, so this is all new to me.  I have bidders texting me wanting my paypal email to make payment.   What do I do from here?

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 5:39:05 PM PT

bidders texting me

I purchased an item from China 3 weeks ago and the shipping was 2.99.   I wanted to buy the same item again but there were none in the sellers listing so I asked if they had anymore available.  A few days later they responded that they just relisted more of the same item.  I went to make the purchase but noticed the the shipping is now 15.99.  All the other items are still 2.99 and 3.99.  I suspect that this seller has jacked up the shipping because they want to make more money on the item.  I was looking for a way to report shipping but there does not appear to be any.  The item is popular and I think the seller saw an advantage.  Is there anything I can do or is the seller allowed to charge whatever they want for shipping?

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 5:43:53 PM PT

Seller jacked up shipping price

I'm just curious if anyone knows if unsold listings will disappear after awhile if you don't relist them? Is there a time frame? Any help would be appreciated.

Selling discussion

Aug 1, 2015 5:57:52 PM PT

Unsold listings

I list an item over and over.  I list it for 30 day periods.  After it expires I lose all of the "watchers" and it usually takes 7-10 days to build them back up again.  I want to keep the listing ongoing so it will never expire.  Not sure if there is a way I can achieve this.  Please help.

Member To Member Support question

I have a PayPal Smart Connect Account.  I had planned on using it to pay for a cheap item. 


But then when I go to pay the option is either Paypal or credit card and I didn't get a choice.  When did this happen?  And why am I logging into PayPal from an eBay screen rather than going to PayPal.


For companies that are separating, this felt like they were all one company.

Payments question

Aug 2, 2015 12:03:47 PM PT

No payment options in PayPal



I am looking for help again with a pink bowl.

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

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


Thank you,


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 1, 2015 2:51:28 PM PT

Help with pink bowl

I found this several years ago and have never found the maker.  It is true black glass and well finished with a fired rim and no rough seams.   I anyone has a maker and or age, it would  greatly appreciated.  The height is 8 1/2 inches , top is 4 1/2 inches per side and base is about 3 7/8 inches per side.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

How do i make a return shipping label ? Thanks ,


Shipping & Returns question

Aug 1, 2015 10:45:45 AM PT

return shipping label

I received my HP75XL Ink Cartridge, print test shows that the Magenta color is missing.  Please send another!

Item ID:  330447957328

Shipping & Returns question

Jul 31, 2015 12:49:35 PM PT

Bad Ink Cartridge

I've had an offer on an item but they've requested free shipping. How do I do that?

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 4:38:59 AM PT

changing shipping to free on an offer

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


Thanks alot

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 12:27:12 AM PT

Sorry I Need Help

The buyer is telling me he wants a refund but I have yet to receive any type of payment from the buyer? What do I do? I've told him that I checked paypal and everything and its been 24 hours and I still havent got a payment. He said he was went through ebay checkout and not PayPal?

Selling question

Jul 31, 2015 11:22:28 AM PT

Buyer wants a refund??

Hello.  I don't see my item to sell in the search results.

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 7:20:56 AM PT

Appearance of my item to sell

Some of my listings show "Delivery in 4 Days" even though I have selected a 3-day handling time for the item.  At the same time, it shows "Delivery: Estimated between Aug 7 and Aug 12" (on the current date of Aug 1) because I selected Standard Shipping.


Why is the listing promising delivery in 4 days when that is clearly not going to be possible?


Thanks for your help!

Selling question


I ordered a cosplay outfit from a seller here, due to my less than stellar english and the google translated english on the items page I realized that none of the items would actually fit me after a couple hours after having them ordered. I contacted the seller about this and they told me that I could "just click to apply for refund" I messaged them back on what I need to click to which they responded that I could apply for a refund on the item's *order details* page.
I don't see a apply for refund or request refund button anywhere, is there something I'm missing? Any help would be appreciated.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Aug 1, 2015 2:19:12 PM PT

Cancelling an item

I recently sold an item and I want to know how I get paid. My account says money has been recieved, but how to I get that money? Does it automaticly get transferred into my account or what happens?

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 3:19:40 PM PT


I sold an item listed as "free shipping".   My very first International sale and is going via Global shipping program.  Now, here is my problem.  Item sold at $16.49.  Total weight with packing of brooch is 4oz.  Calculated to see the First Class shipping cost at $2.13. that will go to a US address in KY.


Now starts my nightmare.  I pull up the page to print the packing slip, and shipping cost says $16.81  -  MORE than payment of item.  After fees and shipping I am paying extra money to ship an item I am giving away for free.


HELP???  Is this normal?  What did I do wrong?  Am I supposed to charge shipping (just in case someone from overseas  buys my items?  


I don't know what to do.  I can not afford at this time to spend any money I don't have.  Just pd. rent and bills.  OMG, please someone advise!  Thank you!



Shipping & Returns question

how do I put an item I am offering for sale on hold?

Member To Member Support question

Due to some circumstances I couldn't leave a feedback in time (that is, within 60 days after the purchase). Now I would like to leave a feedback for my purchase. Is there any way to do that?

Member To Member Support question

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

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 9:06:23 AM PT

Help the Newb

Am I charged a Final Val Fee if I cancel a "Good Till Cancelled" Fixed Price listing that is still active?

Selling question

A buyer bought a presale item from me that is due to release next month. They bought the item and paid for it already. Then I get a message that their son bought the item without their consent. For some reason they were signed in to ebay and paypal at the same time(what of the oddsSmiley Indifferent). The listing states all sales are final and no returns. I have a restocking fee if returned, but no return policy. The question here is should I charge the restocking fee or still persist to send it? Also, what will ebay do to help or maybe try to help the buyer?



Selling question

I have a potential buyer who wants a faster shipping option than I have listed. She is willing to pay more for the higher shipping. Can I change the price of shipping if she wins the auction?

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 7:47:02 PM PT

Change in shipping cost

Member To Member Support question

I have purchased things back in 2014 and didn't get need a receipt for the items I purchased.  I was recently involved in a car accident and I need to claim items that were installed on the vehicle such as exhaust and intake that were quite expensive.  I was able to only go as far back as 13 months on pay pal but previous items can't been seen on ebay.  Please help.


Eddie C.

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 4:31:14 PM PT

Old transactions (i need receipts)

Can anyone answer my question I want to know the advantages or disadvantages of doing local pickup through ebay for an item, but I've already called two times in a row just recently and back to back and their phone service keeps hanging up on me. I want to know how safe it is compared to craiglists when meeting the buyer or seller in person and how ebay can protect both parties during the transaction if at all?

Member To Member Support question

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


Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 4:20:00 AM PT

Selling limits



I ordered an item from a seller (buy it now) and paid for the item immediatly. Within two days the seller processed a refund, but did not tell me why. I have emailed them two times and they will not reply with a reason. Is there anything I can do to report this situation or push for an answer?


Thank you!

Member To Member Support question

hi why all of a sudden are all my watch and selling items coming up as dollers insted of pounds please help.

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 5:33:21 PM PT



i am thinking about selling a used item on ebay. i was wondering of whether or not it is okay for me to just sell 1 item, wait for the buyer to recieve the item and then close the account. Im only asking this because i only have 1 item to sell, and i do not wish to have a sellers account when i dont have much to sell atm. 

Thank you so much.

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 2:11:32 AM PT

Selling an item


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

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 6:08:00 PM PT

Pictures won't load





MY LISTING ( 141726000277 - Vimax Pills Size Enhancer Increase Male Climax Volume Natural Product ) HAS BEEN REMOVED AND I DO NOT KNOW, BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY ITENS TO SELL IN EBAY,  THERE ARE 179 NEW , 7 - USED , 48 - NOT SPECIFIED







Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 7:03:07 AM PT


Post Office says my item weighs more than what my shipping label says. I do not know how to update my postage. Should I void my shipping label and then try to find a way to increase the weight or can I pay for additional weight. I am new to saling and sending books via media mail

    NOW I CANT FIGURE OUT HOW TO DELETE THIS QUESTION the PO couldnt do anything except snarl her nose lol i had to void the shipping label and then go buy a new one and change the weight from there. it was a womping $1.00 extra. 

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 1:41:34 PM PT


" Okay here's my delima !!!  A buyer offers me a Buy It Now price and i accept it, quanity 4, at $90.00 total $360.00  After item has ended buyer is informed that by a third party that he needs 4 more of these speakers plus a an in-ground speaker to make the system work correctly as i only have 4 speakers total and such was said in the details of my listing as these were sold only for replacement of damaged ones not for add on's and such and buyer agrees he made a mistake in not reading the rest of the listings information,however we came to an agreement that i would give him a discount of $160.00 and now the total is $200.00 and we both agree and he ask's me to just send the difference/total on a new invoice  !!!  Well here's the problem i already sent him two invoices for the original amount of $360.00 right after the sale and now the invoice wont let me change the new total of $200.00,so i call e-bay and they tell me just go to Pay Pal and send the buyer a new invoice from Pay Pal with all of the information from the e-bay invoice plus the discount and new total and problem solved Right ????   Wrong !!!!  Now i tell the buyer i just sent him a new invoice from Pay Pal with all the info from e-bay and same money back guarantee and terms as the original listing plus the discount and he tells me that that's all fine but  "  FOR E-BAY TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PAYMENT AND ASSIGN IT TO THIS AUCTION THE INVOICE WILL HAVE TO BE PROCESSED THROUGH THEM " AND THEN TELLS ME IF I GO TO MY INVOICE I CAN ADD DISCOUNTS ON IT AND SEND IT FOR THE $200.00 "  However the invoice doesn't let me give discount's or let me change the price on the original Buy It Now Price only on shipping will it let me give discounts and then re-invoice the invoice !!!  My question is how can i change the buy it now price on the invoice and send it to the buyer or can i with out having to cancel the item as i have already paid the final value fee's and honestly i just want to get rid of these speaker's and not upset the buyer as it isSmiley Sad kind of touchy and i dont want to lose a sell as well !!!  Any suggestions out there ?  They would be greatly appreciated  !!!    Thanks   "berdoo08"http://community.ebay.com/t5/forums/postpage/choose-node/true/interaction-style/forum/override-styles/true?is_ocs_submission=yes&autoComplete=false&Contextid=8301c051-5559-4847-aa69-fa2fff4f600c:14eedc5202d#

Member To Member Support question

After searching what seems like forever, found Dooney handbag, no bids except mine, which I won.  Paid immediately after sale, inbox this morning informs me seller refunded my money, sent 2 emails for explanation, no reply, she even lives in the same State.  How come a seller is allowed to just arbitrarily cancel sale but of course buyer cannot.   

Bidding & Buying question

I made a collection where the majority of the products are found on ebay, however there were some products i had to buy from other websites.


How can I add these products from the other site to my collection?


if that's not possible am i allowed to put it up for sale with a title and discription saying PRODUCT NOT FOR SALE, JUST ADDING TO MY COLLECTION or something similar so that it can be found on ebay and therefor can be added to my collection?

Member To Member Support question

I have found in the attic an old replica christian dior hand bag, but do not know if I can acctually sell it on ebay, my son said I may get in trouble for doing so, SO I need some advise can I or can I not sell it for what it is a replica. do not want to bin it as it was my pride and joy ,it was a gift from abroad many years ago.

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 10:11:15 AM PT

Replica hand bag

Seller apparently never bothered to ship item.

Never responded to multiple attempts at comunication.

After holding my Money forover a month he just refunded it out of the blue despite the fact that my messages said i still wanted the item.

No reason for not shipping it or even an appology.

I want to review this seller and leave appropriatly terrible feedback for him but now that he has proccessed a refund i can't seem to do that.


Does anyone know what to do?

Member To Member Support question

Jul 30, 2015 5:46:35 PM PT

Want To Review Ebay seller but can't

i have bought over 100 items, not much, to some people. I always try to find a way to leave positive feedback unless the service is really bad. My question is whether sellers are required to send tracking info after I paid for the item, so I can be home when it arrives; especially since the package is large and shows that is in the box? I have emailed the seller twice to request the tracking info, but have no reply as of yet. The item is to be delivered between 8/3-8/10, and I can't stay home every day to wait for it! What options do I have, and what action do you suggest I do next?  The item was $259.99 so not chump change to me...


Thanks for any ideas.



Member To Member Support question

Hello, recenlty I bought an item from a seller and had some issues. Soon after, the same person buys an item from me and then leaves a nearly identical negative feedback. What is the best way to handle these sitations?

Selling question

Aug 2, 2015 8:10:34 AM PT

How to deal with revenge feedback

Seller agreed to a return request but has not send me a return label. I contacted the seller to request a return label but seller claims that she is unable to upload the return label for me and all I want is refund because the items are not authentic.

What do I need to do in order to receive a full refund ?


Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 10:03:55 AM PT

Need assistance with a return

Hi everyone.


I purchased an item and two days later I got the notification that it was shipped. Two days further pass and I get a message from the seller telling me that the item was actually out of stock and asked me if I wanted a refund. What do you think is going on?

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 1:36:45 AM PT

Purchased out of stock item

Hi Guys,


I get this message when I try to see my product: I have no idea why, does anyone had similar expirence and how did you resolve it? Thanks.


This listing (261987639927) has been removed, or this item is not available.

    • Please check that you've entered the correct item number
    • Listings that have ended 90 or more days ago will not be available for viewing.



I didn't receive any message from EBAY, not on e-mail and not in my EBAY message center.

Member To Member Support question

In my travels to my honey-hole thrift stores today, I found a doll mold.  It's out of my normal buying criteria but I was intrigued and like to learn new things.

Anyway after trying to find solid information on it and it potential value I am coming up dry.

I took a few pictures of the back of the head and base

You can see "9 or g" "made in Germany" "11 "JDK 221"

The base says, "Barons Mold" "3-483" "1983"


Is it a legitimate Kestner? 

Who is Baron molds?

Is it a 221 or a 483?

Can it be listed on eBay without getting people upset?

Estimated value?


Or am i out $5.



Dolls discussion

Jul 31, 2015 7:43:25 PM PT

A doll head mold from Kestner or Baron

BE CAREFUL if you want to purchase items . They are not LEGIT and they will keep your money but never send what you're ordering as they did to me. I've try several time to communicate and have my money back, they've not responded.

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Jul 31, 2015 5:26:38 PM PT

BE CAREFUL if you want to purchase items

I know I've seen this Staffordshire transfer pattern before, but can't bring it up in my senior memory.


If you've seen it before any help would be greatly appreciated.


No markings on the base other an an impressed "3" production number.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


I recently cam across a group of old lithos from the 1960s.  

the prints are 18.5 inches x 12.25 inches

I would greatly appericate help in identifying the artist signture (R. Hubb____???) and the cars depicted.

thank you so much for your time and knowledge!!!!


Motors discussion

Jul 31, 2015 6:45:52 AM PT

1960s Race Car illustrations

Apologies for the vague title; I feel my question is somewhat complex, and I am trying to go about this as properly and ethically as possible to ensure I don't accidentally violate any of ebay's policies. First, the lead-up:


While browsing, I found a seller who put up a single large listing with multiple items. Several of the items within I have been searching for and would be eager to buy, but as they were part of the aforementioned single listing I wasn't going to place a bid, with it being more than I could afford and containing other products I had no interest in. Now, the listing has recently expired with no bids and (as far as I can tell) the seller still has the items.


My main question then is this: would it be allowable (and ethical) for my to contact the seller about my interest towards the specific items he has, and ask if it was possible for them to list them once more, only individually?


Please note I am NOT IN ANY WAY looking to engage in backdoor dealing or seeking to convince the seller to sell me the items exclusively; I would only want to ask them to re-list the items so that I and others could fairly bid on them as allowed by ebay. I have tried to find any official answer to this sort of question, but so far I have had no luck. If anyone more versed in using ebay knows where to find such responses, I would be most grateful for any links.


Once again I stress I have absolutely no intention of attempting anything underhanded; I simply don't know whether asking a seller such a question is allowed, and I want to be absolutely certain I act in a lawful and acceptable manner. If the answer is a straightforward "NO!", then that is totally fine by me and I will be relieved to know I avoided making a regrettable decision. If it is allowed on the other hand, then I will be glad to have the chance to purchase something I would like to own.


Any help and answers, especially official ebay responses, to this murky situation are very much appreciated!


Bidding & Buying question

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

Booksellers discussion

Aug 2, 2015 9:22:02 AM PT

Rare Book?

My Balance are pending after the buyer Receive اhis items and leave positive feedback , now 3 days left and the Funds not yet available.

Note: not Add the tracking number to the process in Paypal Smiley Sad

Payments discussion

Aug 1, 2015 1:32:26 PM PT

My Balance are pending



I can't force a seller to sell me their item, but if I make numerous inquiries without a response, shouldn't the seller respond sooner or later?


The seller is within 100 miles of me and I would like to do a local pickup.  If the seller never gets back to me, their loss, however, I'm worried that they will try to rip off out of town buyers who may purchase via "Buy it Now" or some other online payment way.  I feel this seller is acting suspiciously.  I would like to file a complaint with the seller in order to get them to be a more respectable seller.


Thank you

Member To Member Support question

Today is the 31st and I am out of free listings. After the 1st, I will have free listings. If I list them today, but schedule them to go live on the 2nd, will fees apply?

Selling question

Jul 31, 2015 11:14:42 AM PT

will fees apply?


one of my items is for sell on ebay. Some body asked me a question about it and I send an answer with picture back. How can I post the question and my answer on my item listing on the bottom of the page. thanks

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 1:10:43 PM PT

posting questions

I had a person who did not pay for an item until eBay got involved. They have now paid but are requesting I ship to a different address than what is listed on the eBay account. It seems sketchy to me. How should I respond?

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 1:08:54 PM PT

Buyer is asking to change shipping address.

can a buyer bid the same amount 3 times on the same item making it look loke more bids?

Bidding & Buying question