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I saw a listing and wanted more picutres.  The seller had hist email address in the details, so I emailed him directoy asked for more picutres of specific things.


He then pulled the listing and asked for personal information, and of course I didn't play that game.


I want to be able to report the member, but the listing is gone and I can't find it.


I can't find a way to contact ebay about potential seller fraud.


Here is the exchange:


GmailGregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>

Ramirez on ebay
7 messages

Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 3:17 PM
To: *****@gmail.com
Hey, can you show me a picture of the full label?  It doesn't sound like it's actually a 1A.

james robertson <*****@gmail.com>Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:22 AM
To: Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>
The item is already at shipping company ready to be shipped.
If you want to buy it now for the price of $3500 with shipping and handling included, i will need your full name, address(shipping address) and username so i can contact the eBay team to let them know about our transaction, and after they will approve it, you will receive an invoice containing all the steps that you need to follow for this to be a safe and fast transaction. Also a phone number is required where you can be found at any hour(cell phone). My auction is 14 days money back guarantee (if it's not like we agreed, or broken you will receive the money back). I can ship in 3 days, and please let me know if we can arrange a deal
[Quoted text hidden]

Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 9:53 AM
To: james robertson <*****@gmail.com>
I don't see the item on ebay any more.  Is it still there?
[Quoted text hidden]

james robertson <*****@gmail.com>Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 10:34 AM
To: Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>
Yes sir the item is ready to be shipped...
If you want to buy it now for the price of $3500 with shipping and handling included, i will need your full name, address(shipping address) and username so i can contact the eBay team to let them know about our transaction, and after they will approve it, you will receive an invoice containing all the steps that you need to follow for this to be a safe and fast transaction. Also a phone number is required where you can be found at any hour(cell phone). My auction is 14 days money back guarantee (if it's not like we agreed, or broken you will receive the money back). I can ship in 3 days, and please let me know if we can arrange a deal
[Quoted text hidden]

Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 10:35 AM
To: james robertson <*****@gmail.com>
I can't find it today for some reason.  Will you link me to the item or provide the item number?
[Quoted text hidden]

james robertson <*****@gmail.com>Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 4:52 AM
To: Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>
I stopped the auction for you. Now i wait your e-mail with your fullname and shipping address so i can contact eBay to finish this transaction.
thank you


Sent from my iPad

Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 6:36 AM
To: james robertson <*****@gmail.com>

Sorry, I'm not falling for that.  Good luck with your scamming.

[Quoted text hidden]

Bidding & Buying discussion

Trying to add my active listings to my catogories. Every time I do, they go to "Other" and not what I chose.

help.pnghelp1.png  What am I doing wrong?

Selling question

Apr 25, 2015 1:12:15 PM PT

What am I doing wrong?

How do I add a store theme to my store? I have been researching it online and this is what it says: "

  1. Go to My ebay>Manage My Store>Display Setting.
  2. The second window in the page says “theme and display” on the left"

I can't find the "Display Setting". Help?


This is all I can see: 2221.png


Selling question

Apr 25, 2015 7:09:00 PM PT

How to pick theme colors for store?

I recently picked this up at an auction...because I thought it was cute and that it looked rather old/vintage.  Can anyone identify the maker and approx. year of it's manufacture?  There are no markings on the bottom.  It is 8" tall x 6 3/4" long (side view).  Thanks so much in advance.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Morning all!!   


We have a special lady (kinda in our midst) that is having a BIRTHDAY Sat April 24.


I know it`s a day early, but want to have plenty of time for all our joolies to  pop in with wishes for her special day tomorrow!


Her name is Miz Lillian & she is our own Tex`s mama!  I won`t divulge her age (will leave that up to Tex) but we should all be so lucky! :catwink:



Isn`t she a doll???


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Soooooo..Miz Lillian..to start your celebration.. wishing you a  Happy & Blessed birthday with some flowers for you.  :heart:



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Normally I can see them pretty definatively but tonight I can't decide if they are figure 8's or not. Something just looks "off" to me. I dunno, maybe it is just the angle of them!



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 24, 2015 5:05:24 PM PT

Figure 8"s?

Found a jar of junk jewelry at TS.  Anyone see anything interesting? Know what the DBH/BDH/BHD stands for?  The ring is adjustable faux leather with enamel butterfly marked "N".  Earring at bottom have lion charm. Think there's a complete picture later!



Shell earrings with gold gilt.  Acrylic stones? Fossil watch.




Glass Micro mosiac.  This stumps me--See sold from 3.00 to 4000.  This is a keychain.  M/N Italia on pendant 

Patent Made in Italy on keychain ring.  Haven't fount that mark anywhere. Much shinier than picture.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 24, 2015 1:22:22 PM PT

Jar of stuff!




                   POST AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I was revising an item on eBay (something I RARELY do... and I clicked this option at the bottom just to see what it did:


Add remove options.jpg


Now understand I do NOT have IPR clicked anywhere on my listing or in my third party listed... I don't want it, I can't stand it... in fact I hate the farding thing...


BUT... When I clicked that option this is what I found under the payment tab... WTH!!!!


IPR clicked here but not on the main page.jpg



So I went and checked a few others.... they are ALLLLLLL checked... and they aren't showing in the payment section as being checked...


Am I going to have to go through every single listing every time I list something to UNcheck this stupid thing?!?!?

Selling discussion

Show us what you found this week.

This is my best bling this week ..... my first great-grandson!  Athens was 7 pounds 12 oz and 21 1/2 inches long with lots of hair.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 24, 2015 5:08:55 PM PT




Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!


Thanks So much!! I don't know much about Burberry bags... but this one feels it has very good quality! I just really need to double check....




Fashion discussion

Apr 24, 2015 11:43:21 AM PT

Need help authenticating a Burberry handbag


New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Each of these bookends (I think they are bookends)  measures 4 3/4" wide, 3 1/2" tall and 2 1/4" thick. They are a mustard yellow color and the clay is white. They are unmarked and have crazing. The flowers look like daisies and a tulip, though I had thought water lily because it looked like a lily pad behind them. I haven't had any luck searching for art pottery bookends with those type of flowers. I was hoping someone might recognize them. Thanks for any info or suggestions!


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hope I can get some help with a few EAPG id's  I was active here for a short while about a year ago but had to stop. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I've done a lot of searching and found id's for quite a few pieces but these I can't seem to place. Thanks for looking.sstop    IMG_7555.JPGIMG_7552.JPGIMG_7550.JPGIMG_7553.JPGIMG_7544.JPGIMG_7541.JPGIMG_7546.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 24, 2015 5:13:33 PM PT


I bought the sofa from the seller. When I was buying it, the dimensions of the sofa were the most important factor for me in choosing which sofa to buy because I have a very narrow door and staircase. So I specifically asked for the "exact" dimensions of the sofa, not just the approximate ones. Seller then added the dimensions of the sofa to the description. I checked the added dimensions against my door and the staircase and they were OK. I then paid by Paypal and arranged a delivery company. The the sofa arrived it appreared that the dimensions were wrong, especially the most important dimension for me - the height (i.e. the smallest dimension) of the sofa.


I immidiately messaged the seller but he rufused to accept the return. I then opened the case. After a number of communication with eBay and seller EBay closed the case in the seller's favour with the following comment to me in the email I received: “We've determined that the seller has described the item accurately.”


Seller said the the height of the sofa is 27'' including the feet. On the pictures it can be clearly seen that the height with feet is 28.75" (73 cm) height (including feet which are 3" (7.6 cm)).


The difference may look little but when we are talking brick wall 1.75'' is quite a lot and there is no real way to get a sofa through a space if that space is smaller than the sofa even by 1 inch. 


I wanted to appeal but whe I pressed the "I want to appeal" button on the page, the page immidiately turned to "Your appeal was made and we will come back to your" message, I wasn't given any opportunity to explain anything or upload the photos. In 10 minutes the paga again chencged and now is saying "Your appeal was unsuccessful". I haven't received any email confrming that I made the appeal and it was unsuccessful, not any explanation why it was unsuccessful. I have then sent an email to Ebay Customer Support asking this question, explaining my situationa nd attaching the photos, but did not get any response.


What can I do now? I spent £460 for the sofa and £56 for the delivery company, and now I don't have money for another sofa and this sofa is blocking my hallway downstairs because it cannot fit through anywhere else because of its height.


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Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Any idea what the type of acrylic this might be called?  It has a sort of inner glow in sunlight or light.  It looks firey!  It's bumpy.redred

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I picked up a beautiful Victorian photo album yesterday, full of wonderful images and I wanted to share this lovely woman's photograph.

Is she wearing some lovely jewels or what ? I love looking at old photographs, but it's especially nice when they have on their bling. :smileyhappy:



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 10:30:50 AM PT

Victorian photograph, love the jools !

Hello: Anyone familiar with perfume bottles? This has an art glass base in pink and white. The metal atomizer parts look like they were made by Devilbiss. True? My concern is that this looks very new. It is in perfect condition and the glass style looks new to me. Remember, though, I am NO glass expert. Can anyone help me with this?










It's 8" tall.


Thanks so much!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 24, 2015 2:40:24 PM PT

Devilbiss? Perfume Bottle Help Please

After a buyer received item they want to return, so I sent a return label. buyer can not get to Post Office till date that refund is due. I do not want to refund money until I have my coin back. Please advise, and see below.


Dear grcooper68,

i will ship it out this monday. i work the next few days and will not be able to get to the post office. thank you for your time,

- everything4george
Click the Respond button to reply through Messages, or go to your email to reply

From: grcooper68
To: everything4george
Subject: grcooper68 sent a message about 1944-D Hand Engraved AW Initials in MS 64! #321723443273
Sent Date: Apr-23-15 10:59:15 PDT

Dear everything4george,

Sorry you are not happy with your purchase, so I sent a return label so the item can be returned. I will refund the full purchase price when the coin is received. I want everyone to be satisfied.


- grcooper68


Hi grcooper68,

everything4george requested to return 1944-D Hand Engraved AW Initials in MS 64! because something is wrong with the item. The buyer requested a full refund.

Next steps:

See the request details. Be sure to resolve the buyer's request by Apr 28, 2015. After that date, the buyer could ask us to open a case, and this can affect your seller performance level.

Note that if you accept a return, you'll be charged for return shipping because the buyer mentioned that something's wrong with the item.

See request details

You can ask us to step in and help if there's a problem with the buyer's request.

Item Information
Item ID:321723443273
Order ID:321723443273-0
Buyer email:richardray7771967@hotmail.com
Sale price:$110.00
Sale date:Apr-19-15 13:48:55 PDT
Buyer ID:everything4george
Return ID:5008892785
Return opened:Apr-23-15 05:40:57 PDT
Return shipping:seller pays
Return reason:It arrived damaged
Comments:hello sir, i appreciate the prompt shipping, but there is a problem with the coin. let me first say that i am not trying to be a jerk. i am an experienced numismatist with over 45 years of service. the holder has been cracked open and re-glued. the holder is supposed to be hermetically sealed. the coin does appear to be a au-58 as well. i realize when i bought the coin you do not offer returns, but you have to see my side of it. it appears as if a better quality coin was in the holder, the holder cracked open and this coin was substituted. that may not have happened, but if i were to resubmit the coin for it to be re slabbed there is no doubts in my mind that it would come back as au-58. can you work with me on the price of the coin. a fair price for this would be $75. i completely understand your policy and i am not trying to upset a fellow person from North Carolina but i was hoping some sort of resolution. thank you, Richard

Shipping & Returns question

Apr 25, 2015 6:16:46 AM PT

Returns and refunds

I read the Silpada pieces have an arrowhead mark which this one does (Joseph's head)

There is also a copyright symbol and .925. Above that, there is what looks like the number 69.

Does that number mean anything?

Are all the nativity brooches retired?

Thanks for any help.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 4:28:34 PM PT

Markings on Silpada Nativity Brooch



Good afternoon everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out if the flower part of this brooch is enamel or  textured?

What do you think?

Thank you for any help.









Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I would like your assistance on making sure this bag is authentic. Thanks!



Fashion discussion

Just "mark" in lower case.  Imagine the frustration of googling a maker's mark called "mark".  I did not see it on the RCJ site.


Whole necklace, in case it reminds anyone of something:




The tag:



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

It`s 2".    Unique design the way the clusters of 5 marquis wire over to the front from the back (clear as mud..right?)  


Any ideas on origin? I`m getting a West Germany or Austria vibe, but alas, no marking.


Not quite sure how to descripe the larger pear shaped..all I can think of is a soft, muted Sabrina? That correct?


Thank ya!







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 2:24:28 PM PT

Any Ideas On This Lovely Brooch?

I have just posted another post qith more serious question, but this just want to check people's opinion:


Seller said the the height of the sofa with feet is 27''.



I measured the height with feet 28.75".

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Ebay closed the case saying seller's description is accurate.


Do I not get something here? I just honestly don't understand the situation and started to think I am missing something obvious....

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:24:08 AM PT

please confirm I am not an idiot?

I do quite a bit of rhinestone replacing but I'm especially proud of this large Coro Duette restoration.
Picked this up in a TS last week, one area of one of the clips had black/dead stones and the metal had a gummy black gunk over them. Not sure what it came into contact with but between the bead set stones and the gunk, those stones had to be removed by carefully crushing them and cleaning out the cups.
It was also missing a few of the other stones and a couple of the square central line stones.
After a few days of removing the dead stones and cleaning the settings I started replacing those stones yesterday.
Thankfully 95% of the original stones were fine and it was just a matter of getting the sizes right.
Every cup called for a slightly different size, none were consistant and I had to tuck them up under the sliver of metal to set them properly.
I just wish I had thought to take a 'before' picture.
A special shout out to Sarah for the stones she sent me a few months ago, they were a huge help:heart:

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I was so lucky to have found this in a box lot, I can't believe it,  now I need help with dating the item.  I think the leaves are green gold.  I put the stones on the gem tester and it said the middle was ruby/sapphire and the purple ones I could not tell but kinda went between spinel, topaz and sapphire.  I know the presidium will not say if synthetic or not but no biggie.  The pin/pendant is not marked but tested solidly as 14k with acid and the auracle metal detector.    I was thinking because of the trombone closure and the fact that it's not marked might make it an antique but I'm no expert and I was wondering if you guys would chime in, please???    My weekend bling!!!  wooo hooo    This is why I love doing this   The hunt is so much fun  Thank you guys in advance  

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Can this lamp possibly be a Fenton lamp? The base is marked HEDCO, searched using HEDCO Fenton and see there are some but , not in this pattern. Can someone please assist in an ID? Measures approx 16" tall. Thanks very much!Fenton Violets Snow Lamp (2).JPGFenton Violets Snow Lamp (3).JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 7:02:52 AM PT


I know it's probably very difficult to get an answer from just a pic but maybe someone recognizes something  Anywho, here it goes  These appear to be wood, kinda rosewood in color  What do you think?

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This white one is cold to the touch but not glass  What klind of stone could this be?  

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Is this cloissone?  Do  you think it's very old?  Chinese, Japanes, or? 

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Thank you for any help you can provide    



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

The answer is no.


When you see the bidder "o****a" in these live auctions (who has placed 590,352 bids in the last 30 days) that is NOT a person on eBay.


An eBay "live" auction allows eBay buyers to bid via the Internet while a live auction is taking place.

There are people in a room with an auctioneer and everytime one of those floor bidders raise their numbered paddle, the eBay system has to be updated with the latest bid.


To do this, they use a proxy bidder with the eBay ID of o****a. So this is not a single person placing 19,678 bids a day but represents all of floor bidders in the room where the auction is taking place.


30-Day Summary
Total bids: 590352
Items bid on: 110956


  Bidder Click here to know more about anonymous user IDs Bid Amount Bid Time

  Member Id: o***1 ( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499)   US $425.00
Apr-12-15 14:54:22 PDT
  Member Id: o***a   US $400.00
Apr-12-15 14:54:19 PDT
  Member Id: o***1 ( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499)   US $375.00
Apr-12-15 14:54:13 PDT
  Member Id: o***a   US $350.00
Apr-12-15 14:54:12 PDT
 Starting Price   US $1.00
Apr-03-15 12:45:14 PDT

Bidding & Buying question

Apr 26, 2015 2:04:21 PM PT

Are there shill bidders in live auctions?




I just need to change the size from L to XL for above item I've requested before?

Please let me know when I will receive the iteam (date)?

Thank you.

My Account question

Hi. Does anyone know what the mark on this bowl says?

I searched Gotheborg and couldn't find it.

It is 3" tall x 9" wide and weighs a little over 2 pounds.

The design has butterflies and flowers.

The flowers have dots on them that you can feel.

Any help is much appreciated.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 25, 2015 10:35:25 AM PT

Help With ID And Maker Of Ceramic Asian Bowl

Vase is 10.5" tall with no maker's mark that I find.  Looks similar to a couple of the Northwood and Fenton listings, but for all I know it could be from the closest FTD shop.  Glass is clear at tips and base.  Any info will be greatly appreciated!





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Hi My second find for this weekend!  It tested positivwe with simichrome as bakelite.  I tried rubbing it to see if I could smell the formaldehyde and got nothing but then agin my smeller is not that good.  What color would you consider this?  I tried looking at other examples but there is a wide range of names to choose from.  Please help with the color and a possible date range for production.  It's approx 1.25" wide 2.5" across the inside aznd pretty thick, my hope is that it's one of the nicer ones...fingers crossed!   Thank you in advance for your imput 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 26, 2015 2:11:17 PM PT

Dark amber bakeleite bangle help please!


Historical Memorabilia discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:22:26 PM PT

this is paper is it an original or repro

Good morning,   here are a pair of candleholders, Scandinavian modern style, with a mark I do not recognize.

These appear to be put together by hand, but the bottom sections are identical so I assume pieces were poured?

TIA for any help.  :smileyhappy:


bottom mark





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi, Is anyone familiar with this mark?  I checked the art-amerindien.com site and did not see it under pictoral marks or under the M section.  Any help with the mark or other sites to check is appreciated.  For a second I thought the Sterling stamp might be a name, but I think it is just Sterling weirdly overstamped with Sterling.


This has also been posted on the Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group, with no replies so far.


Thanks !







Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Apr 24, 2015 12:35:01 PM PT

Help with mark on Native American pendant

Hoping to get some info on this childs bowl marked Germany 236 on reverse?  Thank you!DSC_0001.JPGDSC_0002.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 26, 2015 2:13:07 PM PT

Pottery - Childs Bowl Germany 236

Picked this up today for a couple bucks.  Fairly sure it is new but can't find one like lt.  It is 7 1/4 inches in height and weighs a bit over 1 1/2 pounds.  There is an impressed mark on the bottom.


Can anyone translate the mark and tell me which picture is the correct orientation of the mark?  Thanks!













Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

IMG_0547.jpgIMG_0545.jpgThe first one, The picture"Venice" is an authentic antique etching by F. Farkas.  With tilted towers in corner. Sold 5/13/2011. There is a very small tear on the bottom right near the artist name. 

The second one is the famous Castle Garth part of Newcastle-0n-Tyne by C. Manning done before 1889.  I found  a lot of photos for this scene around this date in flicker basically identical to the painting with different people.  None had the painters name of C. Manning.  I am totally lost when it comes to these pictures.  Any help with any pricing, so I can list them would be greatly appreciated.  I am at my moms going through years of collections of a lot of mysteries.

Tools & Apps question

I hope someone can help date these Gianni Versace leather pants. I have had them since2007  and thought they might be from the Bondage series? 

I have lost the frontal view -the mos timportant view I know 

Thanks versaceLEATHERpants2.jpg versaceLEATHERpants7.jpgmuch. 


ugly pic I know 


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Thank you for any help! 

Fashion discussion

any one have any information on this water melon bowl002.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 26, 2015 3:27:49 PM PT

information on water melon bowl

I recently picked up this beautifully vase. It is unmarked so I need help with the ID if possible. The vase has metal handled top and bottom glass vase with amazing pink glaze that gives off a rainbow design with moved in the light. I just fell in love it, and hope that someone can help me out. The vase measures 8 inches tall. Thanks for your help in advance,




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I am wondering if I have categorized this correctly..There is a stamp on the bottom that I am hoping can be identified..Any help appreciatedcopper1.jpg2.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 26, 2015 11:09:40 AM PT

Vtg Arts & Crafts Art Deco copper vase

Haven't seen any of these in a while - has eBay stopped having these promotions?


Here's an email invite that I received in August 2014:


MORE FREE LISTINGS For back to school
List the items every student needs to be successful. Now through August 8, pay no insertion fees* on up to 15,000 fixed price listings. Includes 30-day listings.

Selling discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi all and thanks.

From an estate. I was thinking those look like Yei characters but this is an area I know little of. Is that a horse or lama? Any thoughts would be gratfulley accepted. Approx. 38" long w additional 2" fringe. 18 1/2" wide

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Antiques and Research

Hopeing someone can help identify the artist of this colorful pottery pitcher with what looks to be a holly leaf.  The bottom is incised with letters that appears to be ufyc or ufmc but doesn't make sense to me.  Also incised Italy and numbered.  Appreciate any help provided.DSCN0887.JPG








Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi!  I know there's a name for these mugs made in Italy, but for the life of me, I can't remember what it is.  Can anyone please identify this mug for me?  Also, can you make out the signature on the bottom.  The mug is approx. 5" tall x 3" round at the top.  Thanks so  much in advance.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 26, 2015 4:18:51 AM PT

ID this face mug made in Italy....

I posted this on the Pottery, Glass and Porcelain board also.


Picked this up today for a couple bucks.  Fairly sure it is new but can't find one like lt.  It is 7 1/4 inches in height and weighs a bit over 1 1/2 pounds.  There is an impressed mark on the bottom.


Can anyone translate the mark and tell me which picture is the correct orientation of the mark?  Thanks!













Collectibles & Art discussion


Getting Started question

I am hoping someone can help me identify the origin of this porcelain bull that has floral and other designs on it?  There are no marks other than the number 122 stamped on the bottom.  It stands about 5.5" tall.  Thank you for any help or advice.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

ALL EBAY STORES are to receive a 1099 tax form!!  The 200 listing and $20,000 limit will disappear!!   So what do you think?


I predict within 6 months this will be mandated and that's the real push... oh and of course eBay wants more money.. they always do. 


Everyone is sharing how angry they are over the 20 Listing/20 Auction deal, but I bet its more insidious than that.  Also if you didn't keep all receipts... those "Free Shipping" deals you paid for at eBay's push... well now thats income for you to pay taxes on too.


Its 20 listings a  month for me now!!! 

Selling discussion

I had an item on eBay auction that was particularly popular and suddenly my phone started ringing and I was inundated with calls and texts (at 11 pm). I didn't take the calls as I didn't recognize the numbers or locations, but when I listened to the voicemails they were from (potential) bidders. I was astonished! I know we're required to provide a phone number on our ebay account but I was totally unaware eBay would give out my number to strangers! Ridiculous! Seems like an invasion of privacy. First time this has ever happened in 15 years. I tried to change a setting on my account info to "private" but saw no option to do so.

Selling discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:54:21 PM PT

eBay Gave my Phone Number out to Bidders

I've been selling a lot of books, mostly as sets (by series, by author, by type), and have started to accumulate a lot of singletons that can't be listed this way. Good books, high quality, but individually not worth effort to list given very small profit margin. However, it occurred to me that maybe I could do something like this:


Put together an inventory list of all these singletons -- or maybe an inventory list for the singletons in each genre -- then put up a listing on ebay for each inventory list with something like "Science Fiction Genre - Pick 10 books from list in Description for $10" 10 books together would be worthwhile to list, plus customer would pay a lot less shipping. When a customer bought one set of ten, he indicates the ten he wants as a note to the order. His buy takes the listing down, I ship his 10, adjust inventory list in the listing and then put the listing back out again.


This is such a simple idea I figured others must have thought of it, but I can't really find any listings of this type on ebay. This then makes me wonder if ebay has some type of policy against listings like this.



Selling discussion

I am having trouble with an ebay seller. I thought we had resolved the issue, but yesterday I received a very mean message:


I am so confused and mad. I have no idea what happened, and I am not sure who did what wrong here. Maybe you guys can help me?


The long story's short version is this:

I bought two plates and one tea cup from them. After more than a week and two emails, they answer that they don't have the tea cup in stock and ask me to wait a bit more. I bought and paid for an item that they DID THEN NOT HAVE IN STOCK. I email back and say:

I will give you two options:
1. I give you one more week to find a cup (until sunday 19th). If you don’t have it until then, I’ll request my money back. If you do, you’ll send it asap, and I won’t leave any feedback at all, or neutral feedback.
2. You can send me any of these two alternative items instead of the cup:
a) Large creamer
b) the Coffee Cup and saucer + one Serviette ring
They’re worth a little bit more than the tea cup, but you’ll have to see that as another form of apology. Upon receiving the items (and the plates) I will leave positive feedback.
Get back to me about what you want to do.
Best regards,
- chibikumo  


They then send me the coffee cup, serviette ring and two plates.


The thing is that when handling with fine china, there's something called "factory seconds". This user had previously reassured me that their items are top quality and their auction says "ALL ITEMS ARE IN STUNNING VINTAGE CONDITION, WITH NO CHIPS, CRACKS OR SPLITS, AND EXCELLENT GILDING" and "excellent condition". A factory second is a defect product that were being given away for free or sold cheaply from the factory. They have faults that should have been stated, and does not earn the "excellent condition" definition.


So I email him this and included pictures:

I received the items today, thank you. They were very well packed.
I love the serviette ring and the plates are awesome. However, the coffee cup is a factory second. It was not stated anywhere that it was a factory second, and you didn’t tell me this either. Your auction says there’s no flaws in any of your items. If it was only a little problem with it, I wouldn’t care, but on this factory second there’s obvious problems in the colors of the rose. Did you think I wouldn’t notice? I’ve messaged you about factory firsts and factory seconds before, didn’t you understand that I am very keen on getting factory firsts only? I attach photos with comparison to a factory first tea cup I own. As you can see, the flaws are very visible.
Factory seconds should NEVER be sold at the same price as factory firsts. They were given away for free or sold very cheaply from the factory. If you bought it at normal price, you were scammed. This cup is not worth the £14.99 you put on it, and not the £17.99 I paid for it and the serviette ring. At least the saucer and the ring were factory firsts, but this coffee cup has such obvious flaws it’s just not worth that amount at all. I want a £5 refund, or I will leave neutral feedback and explain that you sell factory seconds at the same price as factory firsts. I will also never buy from you again, and I won’t recommend you to anyone. There’s been so many faults in the service I’ve received from you, I should just leave negative feedback by now. I will give you one last chance of refunding me £5, and I shall still leave positive feedback, but will never buy from you again. I appreciate you trying to make up for your past mistakes to me, but sending me a factory second with obvious flaws is not going to help, sadly.
I am sorry to see it turn out this way.
Thank you regardless.
- chibikumo


He then tries to say that it's not a factory second, and I send him a picture of the mark on the underside of the cup that says it is a factory second. After another email, he sends me my £5 and I leave positive feedback for him, as I feel that he deserves it regardless because he did his best to fix the problems that arose. Even if he sold me an item that he didn't have.


And then he sent me that first message. So apparently he's reported me to ebay? He thinks I blackmailed him, although he at any point could have opened an issue with ebay? This case was SOLVED between the two of us, he agreed to EVERYTHING! And now he brings it all up again, even if HE is the one who broke two rules: All sales are final, and the item condition was a lie.


I've researched a lot and looked through the ebay rules, and I am sad to say that I was not completely aware of everything, despite my long history here. I don't sell here, and I rarely buy anything either. I've never had to leave a negative feedback and I've never received one either.


I don't find anything absolutely specific for my situation and what I should have done, but I realise that I should have not forgiven him for not having my item in stock. I should have reported him to ebay from the start for selling a non-existing item, gotten my money back and bought something somewhere else. I swear, SWEAR that I did ONLY try to make things easier on us, I only tried to fix the situation. I wasn't trying to get items that I wasn't supposed to have - I got ONE serviette ring which I frankly don't need. I have tea cups for 6 people, why would I even need a single serviette ring? I asked for it just because I was okay with getting the coffee cup but it wasn't listed for as much as the tea cup. So instead of having him refund me and sending the coffee cup, I just said he could include a serviette ring and we'd be done. I had nothing but good intentions of making everything easier on us both AND letting him avoid getting a NEGATIVE feedback from me for not having my item in stock! And he also avoided getting suspended for violating ebay rules of selling items not in stock!


I should not have done that. I should have reported him immediately. Now it's this huge mess.

I did NOT try to blackmail him. I did not request something that was outside of the original listing or I'd leave negative feedback - this is a violation of ebay policy, I read. It is NOT what I tired to do, but I guess he can try to claim that I did. But he already agreed with me, so why didn't he just report me then? Also, I gave him the choice of me requesting my money back entierly, in the first email from me included here. In the second where I requested a £5 refund, I didn't state that he was free to ask me to request my money back and send back the item. I thought it was implied. I wasn't trying to MAKE him do things by "blackmailing" with feedback. I was trying to TELL him was he could do to earn a positive feedback, even though he repeatedly made offenses! I shouldn't have done that either, I should have left negative feedback at once without giving him a single chance to redeem himself.


So I'm wondering what you guys think? What should I do? Will my account be suspended because I "blackmailed" him? (Which was, yet again, NOT my INTENTION!) Is the whole thing still valid since we didn't go through the resolution center? Are my mistakes even valid since he was the one who sold me an item not in stock first? Should I go to the resolution center and request a full refund and send the items back? Can I still report him as a non-complying seller?


Thankful for all answers.


Some off-site links with more info:



Selling discussion

Apr 26, 2015 9:18:11 AM PT

Seller made mistakes, did I make mistakes?

What exactly is the 7 day wait for when you want to leave a neutral feedback with someone who is a powerseller? My feedback wont be aby different now then it will be then. I have my item, it wasnt as described but I was able to get it working so I want to leave a neutral. Just dont understand the exact purpose of the waiting period. Are they hoping we will forget or change our minds later?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Apr 25, 2015 11:46:40 AM PT

Why the 7 day wait?

Yes I am once again having an issue with a buyer and ebay as well. I have received a false negative feedback from a buyer stating the dress i sold her was only 23 inches long which is untrue this item was 34 inches long and have sold many others of the same with many other positive feedbacks to prove it. After looking further into buyers feedback left for other sellers it was the same thing buyer was rarely happy. Ebay told me i have to communicate with buyer and ask them to revise it there is no way they can remove it. This is false and has just knocked me from a top rated seller for my next evaluation. And if it was truly 23 inches why did buyer not file inad case

Selling discussion

Apr 25, 2015 7:35:49 PM PT

False negative feedback

Clear was bought by Sprint so I cancelled the service.  Now I have the Clear modem.  I looked at EB listings and there are pages of them for sale. But if the company is going out of business, what good is the modem?  I would like to put mine up for sale.  Need advice.

Selling discussion

I purchased an item from a seller and paid for expedited shipping and he emailed me the day after (not using eBay) telling me that he was going to try shipping it out that day.

He didn't ship it out. On his listing, it states that the seller usually ships within two days. It has been about a week now. I asked the seller when he planned on shipping the item and he said if it hasn't shipped in 3 weeks from order date then I can report it to eBay. I don't exactly want to wait three weeks for a seller who may or may not ship my item. Am I being impatient? Do I have to wait the three weeks before reporting a problem?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Ok, I must say this is a first, I sell my books on ebay, for less than my publisher.

I screwed up and did not send immediately via media mail, so I sent it priority.   (so cost me extra money)

But what bothered me was his response and reason - mind you, this came right out of an unopened box of 20 books... All I did was sign the interior.

Here's what the buyer said:
Reason:I don't need it anymore
Comments:Hello, I received the book yesterday and wish to return it. It has a tear on page 174, and the info in it is basically a repeat of other books I have. Thank you. Regards, William

I realize there is info in it from other books, but no other book has a detailed chart of all known Simson, with info on proofs, type, names, and then about 30+ pictures of different guns so you can compare AND detailed close ups of parts and acceptance markings.

So, my primary question is this:  Do I deduct shipping to HIM from the Paypal?  Or I just lose out?


Technically his reason I could have denied it, but I think he threw in the 'tear on pg 174' to cover himself.  I have since blocked him, but I hate getting screwed by someone. 

Selling discussion

Hiya, have been having trouble with a seller. I never received a package that i brought from them, they said that it was delivered and said they have a tracking number to prove it. They were rude and unhelpful so i opened a case for it. They replied to the case three days later and was rude again and then left bad feedback inside a positive feedback, again being rude. As they were completely not helpful and didn't reply i had to look into it myself, turns out the address the courier had was not my address. He says he doesn't care and it doesn't matter and that eBay will side with him because he has a tracking number that says it was delievered "somewhere" is this true? Thanks !

Shipping & Returns discussion

Apr 24, 2015 11:01:23 AM PT

Seller delivered to wrong address

I bought something that arrived in the mail today.  I immediately left the seller a positive feedback.  Then I realized that they sent the wrong item.  Because I left the seller a positive feedback, have I ended the transaction and removed my ability to file for a return from the seller for not shipping the correct item?

Bidding & Buying discussion

does ebay charge for bid? when i bided it asked for credit card information and blocked some money on the card

Bidding & Buying question

Apr 24, 2015 12:32:24 PM PT

does ebay charge for bid?

. Bought in Antique shop in the 40s, opaque glass, bought in SE Ct, appear to be hand painted with a gold rim, no markings of any kind

Selling discussion

I recently listed a semi-valuable board game and had a bidding war between three accounts, all with 0% feedback ratings (and two which were registered the day they started bidding).


The account who won (for ~$300) paid me immediately after the auction was over, so I'm not concerned about getting the money--but should I be worried that I'll get scammed after the fact? Maybe they'll file a claim with eBay/Paypal that they never recieved the item, or it was damaged; something like that?


Basically seeing all those 0-feedback accounts flying around makes me nervous, and I'm wondering if there are some preventative meaures I should be taking to make sure I don't get ripped off.


Thanks for your help!

Selling question

Apr 24, 2015 7:05:07 AM PT

Bidding war with 0% feedback accounts?

I have a case, but not how to handle it because Ebay does not give me the tools to do it or do not know how, it turns out, I win a bet, almost inadvertently a LG G3, which was saying that was defective in reading the sim card, but the seller never put photos of the damage, and when they ask, I leave you on hold, and never the shipping, so I have not paid the bet because of poor communication with the seller, and the seller has not completed the shipment, because I have not paid, 2 days after requesting him to cancel the purchase I get tired of waiting for photographs, but with very bad attitude told me I ought to paying it, or else I would block my paypal account, I need to know how to handle this case, since by his bad attitude and poor communication do not want to deal with this seller.
I need help because ebay could cancel my account or paypal account.
and try to discuss with the seller but I can not treat that person.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Wanted some thoughts on this issue. I sold an item (diabetes test strips) to a buyer. Mailed them (3/16). Got paid. Never heard anything.  The other day (4/23) I get a message from eBay saying the buyer wants a refund as he never received the item.
I never included the tracking information in my shipment (first and last time I ever do that).  I through out the receipt from the USPS as it was over a month.

My solution thus far is having the Post Master try to locate the tracking number.


I was proactive and called his local Post Office (across the country). The new guy (his store) before I could finish. They have got calls before and claim his system of receiving is a nightmare as he gets a lot of packages weekly. The man at the post office said he is sure he definitely has the item and cant find it in his own store.

With that being said the buyer now keeps asking for a tracking number and a refund.

End of the day if the post office comes back empty can I dig my heels in and say it's been over a month? The refund too is over $1K.

I appreciate all advice. 

Selling discussion

I got an offer on an item that ended. I accepted the offer and relisted the item. The problem is that I listed it in the auction format for 3 days instead of BIN. The bidder that made the offer already bid on it but now it has to run for 3 days.

The buyer is fairly new and probably thinks this is how it's done so I don't want to make a big deal out of it. Any suggestions??

Selling discussion

Apr 24, 2015 6:49:23 AM PT

can you sell to first bidder

Hi. Just received a strange request by a new member (no feedback rating) and message was sent the same day as their ebay membership started. I'll post message for a better understanding



I became suspicious because it DOES NOT specify for a particular item that is listed and there was no "unanswered question" [red bar] on my active selling page. I did not answer because of the reasons mentioned and also the member sent the message the first day of their membership on ebay; just not adding up.
I could be wrong, but I am a skeptic - too many "phishy" people out there.
Thank you.

Selling question

Apr 25, 2015 7:53:40 AM PT

Unusual request by "0" feedback member?!?

I was reading a recent thread about lies sellers tell which referred to "estate sale" description & this got me to thinking-is the fact that an item was acquired at an estate sale a plus or a negative? Does it give an item cache or is it a way to say "I'm not the original owner so I can't vouch for its provenance"?
Now, I myself have included this in listings for true estate finds but in retrospect am not sure why other than I see it is commonly used by others!
Any thoughts on this subject?

Selling question

Apr 24, 2015 11:55:53 AM PT

"Estate Sale" Description?

I sold an item, invoiced the customer, went back in later it showed paid in eBay (check mark and $ sign were in Blue.  Said PRINT LABEL in Blue, so I did and mailed package out same day. When I went back in much later it showed item was not paid that it was mailed and the check mark and the $ were in grey. I called ebay they sent me to Paypal: Paypal said customer attempted to make payment and it did not take. They don't know why eBay marked it as paid.  eBay said they have no record of payment being made and that perhaps I hit the Label button by mistake or the Customer may have changed their mind. I should put in an unpaid item assist.  Now I am out $190.00.  Because customer is ignoring me completly.  I have been selling for at least 10 years I know the difference between a Paid item and an Unpaid item.  Has anyone had this problem?  All I know is PayPal and eBay are saying they are not responsible.

Payments question

looking for a shiping price to bring a van from usa to dublin ireland? regards ronan

Getting Started question

Selling question

There are too many China sellers are using fake locations. They say their locations are Hong Kong or the US but  they are not in Hong Kong or in the US. They are actully in China. I've purchased some items from Hong Kong sellers before. But items were shipped from China. Then I search "US Only", but there are sill some China sellers. I am not saying that all China sellers are not honest but many of them are doing such thing called "location abuse".  I always try to avoid purchasing things from China sellers because it takes like a month or even longer time to ship an item from China to the United States. And when a problem happens, it's hard to make a resolution. As a buyer, I felt like I had been cheated by sellers location. Why does Ebay allow them to use fake locations?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Apr 25, 2015 4:26:47 PM PT

Many China sellers are using fake locations

Can't sell items on eBay displaying dollar sign not pou d sign do not k ow how to change it to pound sign so I can list items Margaret-87

Selling discussion

Hello, Does anyone have an idea who the maker of this footed matte green jardiniere is? Heavy matte green glaze appx. 10 inches tall 13 inches wide. The leaf motif is like a dandelion leaf. Mint condition ,any suggestion on value ?

Collectibles & Art discussion

buyer can create, real or imagined, by just opening a case because they don't want to bother (pay themselves) to return an item? Even when seller accepts returns has said they will refund the returned item? Thank you.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Can anyone shed some light on what this is?  I've looked up antique plungers but haven't found anything that looks quite like what I have.  Any ideas?

Antiques discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:47:19 PM PT

ID help: Antique copper plunger?

Why does counter indicate multiple views immediately upon listing item?


Sometimes the counter shows zero upon listing item. Then other times the

counter shows as many as six views immediately upon listing. I'm talking

about one second after listing. This diminishes my confidence that the

counters are accurate.


Does anyone have an explanation?




Selling question

I just sold a few items, and one buyer claims the item is not as described.


At first, he was asking 1/5 of the total value for refund (item is not cheap), and I offered paying return shipping plus full refund. He then got back to me and asked for a different amount of partial refund, and I again, offered paying return shipping plus full refund.


It seems like he would like to keep to item, but with some sort of refund, but I'd much prefer having the items back and do full refund. After reading many terrible ebay seller storiese, I start to wonder, what is the worst case scenerio for me if he just won't return the item? I don't care about feedback as I'm only an occasional seller. Also, should I do anything on my end now?


Selling question

Apr 24, 2015 8:37:51 AM PT

Issues with items I sold.

So here is the deal:

I purchased an amp that was listed as "Excellent Condition".  When I received the amp, first thing I did was remove the non-original hokey badge that was on it.  I want to return this amp, because it is not in excellent condiiton, it is not even in workable condition. Problem is, I lost the badge.  Am I out of luck, will I still be able to return the amp if eBay steps in?  



A little background:
After plugging it in, I noticed a multitiude of issues.  I figured I would take it in to the shop to see if it could just be some maintenence stuff.  It wasn't.  It is going to cost me over half the cost that I paid for it to get it to a normal running condition.  The tech told me it was electrically unsafe to use. Upon speaking to the seller, he wanted no part in helping me out. Told me "Luck of the draw", and that it is clearly stated that he doesn't offer returns.




Shipping & Returns question

Apr 26, 2015 3:45:26 PM PT

Returning an amp without badge

Unique carved design tabletop, anyone familiar? 

Moving right along cleaning out my Mom's 3 story full house. .until I found this!

Not sure anything about it but it's beautiful! Every inch tells a story.

I'll post individual pix of each side and any info at all would be wonderful

Selling discussion

Buyer purchased IPhone 4s but wants to ship to a relative in Nigeria. Have any others come across this request? Potential scam? They offered to pay an additional $70 for shipping.

Shipping & Returns question

Apr 24, 2015 11:27:33 PM PT

Ship to Nigeria

Hey guys. My package was out for delivery on the tracking information, but I revieced this instead of the package. Why do i owe money? I paid $5 for economy shipping to the seller on the transaction. This is something the seller should pay, correct? 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Apr 25, 2015 11:59:33 AM PT

Payment due to Post office?

I posted two questions a couple of weeks ago.

How can I find out if anyone answered them?


All I can find here seems to be recent questions and answers.

Selling question

I hate that we have to accept Paypal E-checks, there should be a way to select an option of not accepting them. They tie up our inventory too long.  I could have opened an UPI case by now and relisted the item!




Just had to vent. 





Payments question

Apr 25, 2015 3:58:54 PM PT

I hate paypal E-chcecks

Do I have to refund him the full amount including the initial shipping cost?  How about the shippping cost for the return? 

Getting Started question

Apr 24, 2015 4:23:24 PM PT

Buyer wants to return an item

Hello eBay community,
I decided to purchase some items from a new chinese seller and im already having a problem :smileysad:
I ordered to bracelets wich seemed to ship just fine fine with the right tracking and all
But ive recently ordered 2 necklace chains
And the tracking number is 11 numbers
No letters at all and the shipment method was Econmy shipping outside of US and whatever china tracking site i try nothing works

Heres the tracking number:

If anyone knows anything about what this might be
It would be greatly appreciated


Shipping & Returns discussion

Apr 24, 2015 12:40:47 PM PT

China tracking 11 digits?

Hello, Does anyone have an idea who the maker of this footed matte green jardiniere is? Heavy matte green glaze appx. 10 inches tall 13 inches wide. The leaf motif is like a dandelion leaf. Mint condition ,any suggestion on value ?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 24, 2015 5:25:16 PM PT

identify matte green jardiniere

Follow up on "exuberant bid buyer".


So after I sent:


1. Five (5) polite reminders/messages to the buyers about winning, paying, invalid shipping address, missing order details.

2. Waiting 2 days and no response from buyer.

3. Filing a UID.


Today (day 3) I finally get a bunch of messages from the silent buyer asking to MC.


What should I do? I did not respond to any of those messages yet nor did I do a MC yet.


Remember that if they do pay (which I doubt), the shipping will be impossible since the shipping address is invalid according to UPS (I'm in the US and buyer is in RU).

Selling discussion


Selling question

Apr 25, 2015 8:08:36 PM PT

Is this a scam?

how can i change my account back to english pound from dollars

Buying & Selling Basics question

Apr 26, 2015 11:19:50 AM PT

how do i get rid of dllar back to pounds

Where can I find the Ebay Stores Index, also Templetes for a store?  Margaret Bookwalking4u 

Starting an eBay Business question

I would like to change the order of my pictures. Like put the last one first. Can and how do I do that?

Buying & Selling Basics question

Apr 26, 2015 2:41:19 PM PT


Hi you guys,


I bought this Brazza wallet and before i purchased it, the seller said it was okay to return it if i wasnt fully satisfied. The seller seemed geniune and mentioned that he/she recieved the wallet as a gift and is positive its authentic. It just came in the mail today and im a bit skeptical about the purchase. I've boughten from a Louis boutique before and i was a bit surprised by the sticker on the side of the box that read China. I know this a red flag but I'm not concerned about the packaging as I am with the wallet. Also, i visited the Louis store today to compare the one i bought to the Brazza they sell in the store and they looked a bit different from each other, however, im assuming its because the brazza I bought is a year or two older than the ones they sell in the stores as my brazza has 3 currency slots on the right rather than two. Also, the wallet is a little stiffer than the one I held in their store. Additionally, i feel as though the stamp on the inside has a larger font than usual. Do you guys think this is authentic? I'd just hate to return it if its genuine but also id hate to keep it for a few weeks and find out for myself. Thank you so much in advance!

Bidding & Buying question

I just got a message from a buyer telling me the eBay system is telling him i can't receive funds when he/she is trying to use the buy it now option. What would be the reason for this? My PayPal seems to be working fine and I'm in good standings with eBay.

Payments question