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Does anyone recognize this Glass Candle Stick pattern?

They are a Royal Blue color and about 8” tall and 4 ¼” at base and 2 ½” at top.

No markings that I can find.

Two seams at 180 degrees from each other.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Please help identify the purpose of this new Sergio Rossi pouch 4.5"x3.25, made of gold python leather - nothing inside - retails for $149 - crazy!


Nothing inside - no dividers - just a pouch! Had it been a bill holder, or business card holder - it would have to have some kind of closure...


Any ideas of usage? Thanks.

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Fashion discussion

I have this 16" doll with wooden legs and a composition head.  No markings.  Can anyone help to identlfy? Thanks.









Dolls discussion

Digging through stuff and hope someone can help with this large plate. Charger? Serving plate- bowl. Can anyone give any information on th back stamp?

Age or is it fairly recent production? 

It measures 12 1/2 inches and approximately 3 1/2 inches deep. 

I can never tell which way is up - and out of the three I have posted - bet the crorrect way i the one I did not include in the image!

Thank you for any information!!! plateLARGEasian1.jpgplateLARGEasian2.jpgplateLARGEasian4.jpg


Thank you! 

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 26, 2015 12:16:46 PM PT

help asian platter Back stamp mille fleur?


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 28, 2015 10:41:27 AM PT

Pressed Glass Compote/pedestal bowl

I found this piece in a local thrift store for only $5! At first I just figured it was a print from the FLWright foundation, but looking on their website's store, all the house drawing have a different bottom section where the info is; you can tell it's just a copy.

I can't find another of this house or any in this style. It is of his famous Pottery house in Sante Fe, NM.- the only adobe building he ever made. 

It was bought by Charles Klotshe in 1985 from the Wright foundation since it was after Frank's death. Klotshe's

name is on this drawing, along with the FLWright Fdn. copyright 1991 logo.


Is this ust a gift shop piece or is it possibly a real colored drawing by Frank Lloyd Wright?


I appreciate any help with this one.









Collectibles & Art discussion

he first picture was not good - Hi - I was wondering if someone knows what this item is? I found it in an Estate - it is well made - it weighs close to 10 pounds - it is made of metal - the magnet sticks to it - what is interesting to me is the birds - what do they signify? is it a coat of arms of some sort?DSC04833.JPG thanks for your help - bill,in Pa.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 25, 2015 7:35:29 PM PT

large coat of arms - or what is it



Thoughts of spring.....

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I am having a terrible time trying to find what I want on eBay.  I did a search using the words "rag basket" and narrowed it down to "Home Decor".  A few real rag baskets showed up, along with:


  • Black Metal Wall Mail Organizer
  • Easter Bunny Front Door Wreath
  • Wicker Laundry Basket
  • Rag Doll Figurine
  • and my favorite ~ Realistic Fake Food Cheese Slice laughing emo.gif

Any tricks of the trade?  Use more words or less words?  Any insight would be appreciated.


And, btw, out of the 816 results on the site that rhymes with betsy, nary a fake food slice in sight.....

A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Feb 26, 2015 6:49:07 PM PT

Using "Search" ~ What's The Secret?

I have several necklaces that are strung so tightly they're almost stiff and don't lay properly.  Is there any kind of quick fix besides re-stringing, at which I would fail miserably?   I believe they are strung on nylon.  Thanks for suggestions!




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 25, 2015 8:41:46 PM PT

Problem: beads strung too tightly

Images of products are not loading in the center of the page. They show up in a right hand column, and the center of the page stays blank. 



Technical Issues discussion

Interesting, I've seen the EPQ a number of times, but never the "Embossing" comment.

Also the note was moved to another invoice due to Mint Error "Mashing".

This note was pleased to see a " Embossing" comment on back of this recently graded note. Is this something new PMG is implementing?


Other notable error: 
1.Off centered bell inside inkwell (to the left).
2.One big eye at watermark

















Collectibles & Art discussion

Looks like I have been outsourced. I hoped he would bid on something good but it would appear he is already asleep on the job. Btw, search going ok for everyone ? 1425082844106.jpg It has been kinda sticky for me past couple of days or so. Keeps turning but no results. I have to close the window and try again, sometimes few times.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 27, 2015 5:25:07 PM PT


I don't know very much about coach bags . I'm gonna list this soon. Don't know the name or type of bag.thanksIMG_1939-1.jpg





Fashion discussion



Good morning.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Good day, Any information would be greatly appreicated about these dolls. The dolls are not in my posession, so unfortunately, I am unable to see their markings (if any) Thank you in advance.



Dolls discussion

Feb 26, 2015 11:32:26 PM PT

Can Anyone Tell Me About These Dolls?

I had no suggestions on the Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group so wanted to try here.


I know it is hard to say on these unsigned items, but wanted to ask just incase someone might know. This measures 3 & 3/8", all prong set, great quality and good condition. Any thoughts on a possible maker and when it may have been made? The center piece is soldered to the outer, lower piece.


Thanks! Lori


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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Feb 25, 2015 9:21:03 PM PT

Any idea on age or possible maker?

I ordered an item from an Amazon seller, and it was sent in this thing (inside of an envelope, of course!) . It's thick plastic. The tubes are air-filled, and it has a pocket to slide the item into. it measures 10 in x 7 in.  I think it's neat and would love to get some if I only knew what it was called!








Selling discussion

Feb 28, 2015 11:30:32 AM PT

Anyone know what is this thing called?

Interesting, I've seen the EPQ a number of times, but never the "Embossing" comment.

Also the note was moved to another invoice due to Mint Error "Mashing".

This note was pleased to see a " Embossing" comment on back of this recently graded note. Is this something new PMG is implementing?


This note has other notable error: 
1.Off centered bell inside inkwell (to the left).
2.One big eye at watermark

















Coins & Paper Money discussion

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I have a vintage OR antique opalescent green(a shade darker than imgs). It has a 2-part mold seam, right from the tip of the tail, right through to the plinth. There is a chaunk missing from the top(was it a candle cup? Is this B&S or just plain BS? TYIAfish1.jpgfish1.jpgfish3.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Not much to go on, but the carving is so beuatiful it owuld be a shame to not try. Right now Im not even sure if I should be concentrating on God or mortal, male or female lol.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 12:13:11 PM PT

Any ideas on who this cameo depicts?


Hope someone can help me. I have this print and cannot identify the artist.  If anyone can give me any information or direct me to another group that might have the information would be great

Here are two pictures

thanks again

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Antiques discussion

Hoping someone can tell me who makes this and recognize the insignia. Thanks  in advance for your help.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 26, 2015 1:54:29 PM PT

Pls help ID studio art plate.

I picked up a few pieces at a sale that I would like to sell, however, before posting them I was hoping someone could tell me an approximate age?  they look vintage, however, they are very tarnished so I'm having a difficult time determining if they are old or just dirty.
Also, is sterling always marked?
2 rings are marked sterling, the blue stone ring and the clear glass ring that resembles a diamond.  I'm assuming it's a rhinestone as I can't imagine a diamond would be paired up with a sterling mount.
The turquoise ring is marked 925LOL?
The other rings do not have any marks. Could they still be silver?  if not, what do you think they are made of?
The bracelet is marked 14k.  I was hoping someone could tell me if it's a newer piece or vintage.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as I'm not very knowledgeable in the jewelry department.  Thanks in advance and have a fantastic weekend.











Collectibles & Art discussion

These pants are coming up for auction locally and trying to determine value before bidding.  Any help would be appreciated.T1109-1.jpgT1109-1.jpgT1109-3.jpgT1109-6.jpg

Selling question

Feb 26, 2015 10:41:54 PM PT

1917 military pants value

I have a piece of Waterford Colleen and am wondering what the significance is of the etched date? Why might it say 1993? Does Waterford etch dates into the stemware upon the request of a buyer? Thanks in advance for your help.IMG_7364.JPGIMG_7366.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 27, 2015 6:35:12 PM PT

Waterford Stemware Question

This is a 13" glass sculpture.  It is signed and numbered.  Looks like Biogli or something but need help please. Thank you in advance.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 26, 2015 7:30:36 PM PT

Glassies-Need Help with Signature Please


Music & Musicians discussion

Feb 27, 2015 12:14:24 PM PT

Does anyone know this record label?

Hi. I found a pair of Chinese warrior figures, the taller one is over 8". I wanted to see if these could be anything other than decorative pieces from a museum shop or even from a chess set. They're well done.


One has some characters inscribed on the base. It looks like a Chinese character to the left and clearly '27' on the right, can't make out anything else for sure.


I rubbed the back of one with a wet finger to see if the lighter color sand would come off and it turned my finger black.  None of the above makes me think they're antiquities, but this is an area I'm totally ignorant of.


I'd welcome any opnions.







Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 26, 2015 8:19:59 AM PT

Help with Chinese Tomb Warrior Clay Figures

OK...What looks lrock2.jpgike a boneless pork chop, wrapped in tree bark? My rock specimen. A friend had seen an image and asked if I thought it was petrified wood.

Stats: This weighs 1 3/4 lbs. It is 4.5" wide and between 1-2 inches in thickness. The color is that of cooked fat with tinges of salmon, gray and a curious black vein, in areas.Any clue would be helpful.rock1.jpg

Gems & Minerals

I received these in the late 1950s.  They are between 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" long and 1 3/4" and 2" tall. Light composite of some sort, GERMANY embossed on their bellies. Medieval tack.  Ideas of maker? Thanks for any help.littlehorses.jpglittlehorses1.jpg

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Feb 27, 2015 9:39:30 AM PT

Help with tiny German toy horses



Can anyone help me to identify these small metal toy vehicles?  They are about 3" long.  One says Ambulance and the other says Fire Dept.  They were part of an estate in which there were toys dating to the 30s and 40s.  I thought maybe these two could be part of the extended setting to a train set but there was no train set.


I'd like to know the manufacturer, decade and anything else that could help to describe them. 


Thanks in advance for info.


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Toys & Hobbies discussion

Hi all.

I'm afraid I don't have much for references on zeppelin mail, and yet, here I am trying to figure a few things out.


Item 1 below:

Questions are as follows:

1. What was the mail rate in May of 1934 from Germany to Brazil via Luftschiff?  And, what were the dates this rate was effective? 

It seems to me it is likely a 1mark 50 Pfennig rate since that is the franking here.

2. The "3g" in blue  -I assume it is the weight of the item, which should be light enough for a single rate.  Confirmation on this?


Thanks in advance.




The Stamp Board

Feb 27, 2015 9:19:11 PM PT

Zeppelin Mail

This is a 3 piece sectioned crystal etched Christmas tree candy dish.  Stands 13" tall and heavy. It has etched candles on it. Thank you in advance for help.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Need help identifing this pencil drawing,  Signature is not clear could be Tom Phillips but not sure it is dated 1974 and is 17" x 12" to the edges of the paper and 15" x 10" edges of the drawing it's self.  Any information will be appreciated. DSC05487.JPGDSC05488.JPGDSC05489.JPG 

Selling question

Feb 27, 2015 4:20:11 PM PT

Signed Pencil Drawing

Can someone please help me with this, all I see is the items description in the box and no picsCapture.JPG

Getting Started question

Hi I am trying to find some more information on this piece. It is a well done carved wood picture of cranes on a branch. What is interesting it has a lebl bottom right corner. The lable reads NG Trung KY. I know there is a few artist who go by this name, but am not 100% As I could bot find anything like it. The piece is from the 1960's. It is very nice and size is around 19x33 inches. Any help is appreciated.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 26, 2015 12:56:09 PM PT

Need Help On Wood Picture With Label

please help me with any info on this is item , i cant not find info on this marking.. is this a decanter?

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 27, 2015 6:03:58 PM PT

need italian marking identification

Interesting, I've seen the EPQ a number of times, but never the "Embossing" comment.

Also the note was moved to another invoice due to Mint Error "Mashing".

This note was pleased to see a " Embossing" comment on back of this recently graded note.

* Is this something new PMG is implementing?

* Can anyone tell me what is the value for this note?


This note has other notable error: 
1.Off centered bell inside inkwell (to the left).
2.One big eye at watermark

















Coins & Paper Money discussion

Would like to know if anyone knows exsactly what these things are.  Is it jewlery or  knitting tools or something else altogether?     They are roughly the thickness of a pencil and anywhere from 3 to 7 inches long. Thank you for any assitance.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 27, 2015 6:01:58 AM PT

What is this American Indian like jewelry?

Hi, I have an older Coach purse I am looking for the Coach name for. It is 9-1/2" wide, 3-1/2" deep and 7-1/2" tall. #078-6046...made in USA. I'm thinking maybe a Saddle messenger? Black with medium dog leash non adjustable/removable strap. Pics included. Thanks! 



Fashion discussion

Feb 27, 2015 4:18:59 PM PT

Coach purse Name

    This is a signed SKULTUNA miniature gun.  Possibly a paper weight.  The base mesures about 2 x 1 and it is 1 3/4 inches high.   Anyone care to take a guess at the metal?  I saw something simliar that mentioned gold plated brass.  Is it a paper weight?  Any guesses as to age?  Or what the signing letters stand for?  What category might be good for listing it?


  Thank you for any help or ideas.





Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 27, 2015 2:16:01 PM PT

SKULTUNA miniature gun

I have liked this pot since I found it at a estate sale - it is old, large (15"H x 18"W), is made of terracotta, and has the normal smiling sun on one side. But on the other side it has very hard to find Native American dancing kokopelli flute players - I can't find another like it through numerous google searches.

I appreciate any help.








Collectibles & Art discussion



I bought a kitchen cabinet clean out at an Estate Sale.  The house was a '60's contemporary.  They measure 4.75" high, opening is 3 1/8"

hold 12 oz.  Hand blown with a really rough pontil, glass has random bubbles in it. They look clear but have a cast of ie blue.   The pic of rim is true color.. Any ideas of age and maker. 


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I ordered an item from a seller in india that was estimated to arrive by 2/18 at the latest and has not arrived. The tracking number on the India Post site shows that the lastest action was "Insert Item Into Bag" in New Delhi on 2/5 and that the next office should be ISC New York New York (USPS).   I contacted my local post office yesterday, 2/27, and the USPS has no record of a package with this tracking number.  What can I do to find this package?  What can I ask the seller to do to help find the package?  


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Shipping & Returns question

Feb 28, 2015 7:45:45 AM PT

Item from India has not arrived in US

Got this with a stack of rock and roll Lp's and threw it out, I then thought I should not throw it away just because I do not like it.


Is it worth more than $5? I tried google, no luck finding it.







Collectibles & Art discussion

  This looks like stainless steel and is about an inch and a half high and wide.  Not sure what the slit is in the side for.  Not sure what the whole thing is for.  anhyone reocgnize it?  Age?  Origin?   Is it a paperweight?


thank you for any assistance


Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 28, 2015 6:16:36 AM PT

Is this a golfers pill box or what?

I found these old coins in a drawer - I've had them for years and had forgotten all about them. I believe they are from the era of Jesus (Byzantine?). The first one has letters/numbers on it's edge that I tried to decipher using roman numerals, but that didn't work.

Can anyone tell me what it says/what the date is?

Any info on the other ones?

Thank you, I appreciate any help.

















Collectibles & Art discussion



We were hoping someone familiar with KPM (Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur) porcelain could help us identify this pattern?


There appears to be an imperial Eagle and a Coat of Arms.


The plate is approx 10"


Any help in identifying the pattern would be great.



Rob & Tracie



Thanks for Looking!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

WOW, it has been a while since I posted.  So far 1/2 hour to find this group and load pics.  I hope this works.  Anyway, I thought this was a duoette, but I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to separate.  Appreciate any advice - on whether or not it is and/or how old?  Any advice appreciated.  It measures 2 1/4" by 1".  








Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 9:43:10 AM PT

Whatz it? Duoette or Not? Unusual backing

This small olive green pottery creamer is impressed with Shearwater  and the initials JA along with the numbers 792878 all impressed into the bottom of the piece.  I believe the JA refers to James Anderson who joined the family firm in 1966.  Do the numbers refer to a model number or date or mean anything? 


TIA   :  )





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Good day, Any information would be greatly appreicated about these dolls. The dolls are not in my posession, so unfortunately, I am unable to see their markings (if any) Thank you in advance.



Toys & Hobbies discussion

Feb 26, 2015 9:53:44 PM PT

Please help ID these dolls

Any ideas who made this vase? I'm stumped.greyglass1.JPGgreyglass5.JPGgreenjard2.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 28, 2015 10:28:20 AM PT

Gray Glass Bottle Vase w/Ground Top

Need help describing this necklace and possible age?  It looks like a cloissone rose to me.  All opinions appreciated.  Help with description, please, thanks, Carolyn:heart:


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 9:33:59 AM PT

Would I describe this as book chain link?




I think? the last pic is about as clear as I'm going to get a pic-I used mt 10X loupe and the macro setting on my camera. Any ideas on who made this?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 28, 2015 9:15:24 AM PT

Newer piece-anyone know this makers mark?

Hello...hoping someone can tell me whether this jacket would be a tour of duty jacket or more commemorative? I only ask because I do not see any patches like the other jackets I found. Thanks!!



Militaria Collectors

Feb 26, 2015 4:41:45 PM PT


Pitcher is a gold amber color.  Measures about 6.5" High, Diameter 3.75"  It is dimpled or is it called pinched?  I have been unable to find one exactly like this. Any help would be most appreciated,




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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 27, 2015 6:53:57 PM PT

Glass Pitcher Dimpled Rough Pontil Blenko ?

I think this is signed Stauffer but would like help to know for certain.  If name is Stauffer would like any information on artist. Thank you in advance.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I  cannot find the label on this NWT Ralph Ralph Lauren after searching quite a while. I did see one but no clue as to the year made. Theis first jacket is a ralphLAURENforum1.jpg ralphLAURENforum2.jpgralphLAURENcreamSZ2blazer7.jpgralphLAURENforum3.jpg







Alos a black velvet blazer with a green label.. I thought I had read years ago the freen label are Vinatage? 1980s? Is that correct? 


Any help to clarify the labels is much appreciated! Thank you! 

Fashion discussion

Hi. Does anyone know the maker or age of this vase?

The whole vase glows green. It is 12 3/4" tall x 6 1/8" wide at the flower. It has a rough pontil.

Thank you for any help you can provide.DSCF9855.JPGDSCF9857.JPGDSCF9858.JPGDSCF9861.JPGDSCF9862.JPGDSCF9866.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



This is an interesting photo --- there must be at least one bookseller in the bunch, we never miss a free meal.


 I wonder if anyone recognizes the head gear?



Noted as "Bond Bread Banquet 1939". This came in an old GE Envelope.








Booksellers discussion

Feb 27, 2015 12:33:45 PM PT

Bond Bread Bookseller

I found these old coins in a drawer - I've had them for years and had forgotten all about them. I believe they are from the era of Jesus (Byzantine?). The first one has letters/numbers on it's edge that I tried to decipher using roman numerals, but that didn't work.

Can anyone tell me what it says/what the date is?

Can someone tell me about the other ones?

Thank you, I appreciate any help.














Coins & Paper Money discussion


Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Good morning all...I was directed here by a friendly member from the collectibles forum.  I have a couple of questions and I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out a bit. 

I picked up a few pieces at a sale that I would like to sell, however, before posting them I was hoping someone could tell me an approximate age?  they look vintage, however, they are very tarnished so I'm having a difficult time determining if they are old or just dirty  - I posted photo's below.

Also, is sterling always marked?
2 rings are marked sterling, the blue stone ring and the clear glass ring that resembles a diamond.  I'm assuming it's a rhinestone as I can't imagine a diamond would be paired up with a sterling mount.
The turquoise ring is marked 925LOL?
The other rings do not have any marks. Could they still be silver?  if not, what do you think they are made of?
The bracelet is marked 14k.  I was hoping someone could tell me if it's a newer piece or vintage.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as I'm not very knowledgeable in the jewelry department.  Thanks in advance and have a fantastic weekend. :smileywink:
Above - Is the ring on the top right (green stone, no markings) silver?
Same question on the turquoise ring (middle)
Red stone?
Below -What are the blue stones?
Is the ring below old or dirty? stone?
Vintage?  Note the random green stone, any idea why it was added?

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Does anybody know what these brass guides are for and what they are called? I know they have something to do with vintage lighting, and I believe the power cord is supposed to be threaded through the threaded tubes. But, I could be wrong....


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 28, 2015 11:24:19 AM PT

What is this vintage lighting hardware?



I will be booking us all a hut :smileyhappy: 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Measures 2 5/16", this medallion looks to be made of bronze and has 4 tie/attachment holes. The back is plain.The kneeling man in center is under/within a stone arch and he looks to be holding a dagger/spear behind his back. Jesus(?) is seen in the distance on a cross. I read about  Longinus but that doesn't seem to fit what is happening on this coin. Could be a lion in the lower right corner (Nemean?)


Can anyone tell me the century/country/original purpose (perhaps a religious hermit would sew this on their robe?). Any help would be greatly appreciated.coin1.jpgcoin2.jpg

Coins & Paper Money discussion

I wonder: Can anyone help me translate the note on the back of this Vietnamese carved stone box? The box has a grape leaves design and an inside drawer. Is this a modern or vintage piece? Thank you!




Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 25, 2015 4:48:23 PM PT

Vietnamese Carved Stone Box

I posted this pin a couple years ago but then it sort of got lost and I have just come across it again.  If I remember right, someone who was English said it commemmorated 50 years of Queen Victoria?  and they went on to explain the assay marks to me and the stamping.  I wonder if anyone could take a look and see if they can give me any info on it



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 27, 2015 6:58:47 PM PT

50 year jubilee pin info

It is a fine fillegree metal hexagon shaped.  We are unable to find any markings.  Would be interested in knowing it's maker, period, designated style and estimated value.20141008_080127_3_resized.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Not sure if I am correct and would appreciate your opinion.  Appears to be pot metal.  Chain attaches on either side at the top of the pendant.  White creamy lucite stone.  I thought they were glass originally, but not.  The pendant measures 2" by 1 1/2". Unfortunately, no marks of any kind.  Appreciate your advice






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Greetings and I hope I chose the Right Group to aid me with this lovely Jade bracelet. I have spent hours researching, and am only becoming MORE confused!
So counting on one of you to give me the Correct Info before I list this bracelet. I was told it is Lavender Purple Jade by the lady I bought it from. I haven't seen any with this Rectangle Cut stone. Is that rare? The stones are such a VIVID color, except for the paler one. I was told this is Natural. What ERA is it from?
I'm even thinking it might be Victorian or Deco? It is stamped Sterling. Any help Appreciated!! Thank you in advance! Can't wait for comments! :smileyhappy:
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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

I sold a skirt that had mutliple bidders.  The buyer left this note:


Please don't be upset that I ask, please see if there is any lower cost way to wrap, ship and credit any relevant amount, I am sincere low income on disability, used materials okay, slow arrival or pririty may be less, I'm not rushing.  I always leave nice feedback and hope you do the same.  Thank you for your patient understanding and for fine customer service.


The shipping for this skirt is first class, $4.12 in a poly wrapper.


I want to tell her............well, can't say that.  I am thinking I should tell her that $4.12 is the lowest shipping cost and that if that is too much she can ask to cancel the sale, no hard feelings.  Can  I report her?  If feel like this is extorition. 


What is the best way to handle this?



Selling discussion

I had probably the biggest PITA transaction in 10 years of selling on Ebay.  Other than the ones that use items and then return them for a refund.


Woman bought pair of sandals from me. I upgraded for free to Priority shipping for the free insurance.   USPS tracking had item stuck in the local distribution plant

in status IN TRANSIT for 4 days.   Buyer opens case demanding refund.    I said it was too early due to President's Day Holiday and the blizzards hitting the country.  She starts arguing back and forth and insisting how she know shipping works and the package is never coming.  Sending up to 4 emails a day.  This went on for several days until the package arrived on her first deadline date. Thank God!  

She claimed she was being "Nice about it".  Seriously.  I told her you sent me 4 emails per day arguing and demanding a refund    Her response was she never demanded a refund to the best of her knowledge was just "communicating and won't make that mistake again". 

I am hoping she keeps her promise.  :smileyfrustrated: Horrible woman, even worse doesn't seem to remember or know what she wrote in previous emails or just trying to save face for the foolishness of her email spaz attack.

If you want name of buyer email me. 

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Please help!!! I sent an item out from the uk to america, the buyer said they did not recieve it I, so I refunded them but told them that if they were to order again they would need to choose the tracked shipping option.
My page also has a warning that if the buyer does not choose to pay for special delivery, I cannot be to blame for any loss.
The same buyer ordered again on two separate occasions but chose standard delivery again, a few weeks later they said they had not received one of the items again. I told them that they did not choose to pay for tracking so this time there was nothing I could do, I gave them the benefit of the doubt the first time.

The buyer has opened a paypal dispute saying that 2 of the 2nd lot of items did not turn up (when they told me only 1 didnt) and are saying they want a full refund. I've spoke to paypal and they are saying there's nothing they can do, If I don't have proof of postage then I need to give a full refund. I explained that I don't have tracking details as the buyer chose not to pay for the special delivery even though they were told it was the only guarantee but paypal said it didn't matter. She had paid with paypal and they'd take the money if I didn't refund and paypal has to keep loyalty to the buyer.
Surely there's something I can do?!

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I bought an AED defibulator listed as new. The item also was a week delayed in shipping than described. I found the case had some scratches, the scissor looked used and the worst of all small hair on the  the defibulator. When I contacted the seller he is name calling me. I am a nut job, I am scamming him and I should put the pad on my head and zap myself. Every time I ask him anything he just replies like that. I don't want the item as its not new. Its medical emergency equiment and I don't want a used one for that.  I am ready to ship the item back but the seller is responding with name calling. I don't trust the seller so if I send it back also what guarentty I have that I will get my money back or the seller will creat problem like I spoiled the item something like that. Its abt $1000 item.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 25, 2015 7:42:13 PM PT

Abusive seller sold used item as new.

I had a buyer buy a shirt from me that was in good pre-owned condition. I clearly stated in the description that the shirt did not have tags (I cut them off because they were itchy), but did state where the shirt was from and it was from the store I said- I would know I bought it from there! So she received the shirt and sends me a message about 10 days after receiving the shirt saying it wasn't the brand I said it was and was **bleep** there were no tags on the shirt and how could she know it was that brand if there were no tags. I am usually extremely easy going and have given people partial refunds and refunds really for nothing. This was a 5 dollar shirt. I could've given Her the money back easily, but I am so sick of being bullied on eBay especially when I did nothing wrong. To make a long story short I really didn't want to budge because she ended up cussing at me and using incredibly disgusting language and told me to take my 4.99 and buy myself a personality. How is this allowed on eBay? I am a top rated seller I make eBay thousands of dollars and they're going to let a buyer who has bought ten things in the last 5 years talk to me like that. So clearly she left me negative feedback (I had 100% before that) and I just can't even believe that I can't leave her negative feedback.  She was also laughing uncontrollably in these messages like ha hahahahaha you loser and all this. I spent an hour on the phone with eBay who were of no help. They read the messages and everything and I guess it's just ok to call their top rated sellers names these days. I ended a bunch of my listings- being a mother and a wife- I'm not in the mood to be emotionally and verbally abused by buyers and then have eBay do nothing about it. What a shame. Anyone else dealt with someone totally unreasonable like this? It has me so down because I really liked selling on eBay- this is just making me want to stop.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 26, 2015 11:59:10 AM PT

Unreasonable buyer

I just received a neg feedback from a buyer about the case is unfit.


The item #111578158155.


Pictures are very clear, and I have many good feed back about this item for buyers bought for their cases.  However, this one customer bought and left a neg feedback after receiving it saying it does not fit to her particular 2013 Maxima. (this is something customer never asked me before buying or send a picture)


BUyer never asked question before buying or after receiving it.  Buyer also never discuss of returning it if she's not happy but leaving neg feed back out of nowhere.  I would have take it back in a heart beat because I know other buys would be happy with it.


Is this something Ebay will remove for me?  Thanks.


Purchased on 02/03, delivered 02/07.  Neg received 02/26.

Selling discussion

Feb 26, 2015 1:35:39 PM PT

Unfair neg feedback

Has happened numerous times from same buyer .Is there a way to check their history or how many can they have before they stop. I do know I can probably block them.Thanks for any info

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Ebay does not help with a honest answer, or is it just a bunch of computers?I have contacted the seller and Ebay but neither will be strait forward with me.They keep giving me a tracking number but the postal carrier has no proof of it being delivered to mail carrier how do you talk to a person instead of this stupid typing.

 It was bought on the 12th of February, still not shipped according to the mail carrier. it has been 10 business days and still no true answer. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 26, 2015 11:15:55 AM PT

bought item and they haven't even mailed it.

The help pages are no help, at least I couldnt find an answer.....


Buyer bid on item days before auction ended. They have good enough feedback that they know how to use eBay. They were the only bidder, and won at my starting price. They did not pay, and immediately sent a cancel request via the message system:


"Hello. I hate to do this, but would you be willing to cancel this transaction? I hit Bid instead of Cancel and no one outbid me. I appreciate your consideration. Thank you."


Obviously, they changed their mind, or they would have cancelled the bid long before the auction ended. Still, I have no desire to force payment, I immediately sent back "no problem, I am sending a cancel request now, just make sure you approve it on your end". I used the *buyer requested cancellation*.


50 hours later, the cancel request details still show "waiting for buyer to confirm refund"...they never paid, so that should be a moot point. As I understand it, all that needs to happen is for them to accept the cancel. However, they are unresponsive.


My question is what happens if they do not accept the cancel? Will the cancel go through automatically after X number of days?


I could file a UI case, but I really do not want to force them to pay for an item they want and cause grief down the road.


thanks for any advice.

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I have about 25 items that are electrical items that I don't know how to test because they'd need to be installed to test them  - think an item like a wall heater. They all appear in excellent, unused condition, but I don't know if they work. Altogether, the retail value of these items is over $1,000 so I am hesitant to simply throw them away. If I sel them here as "untested", I'm afraid I'm just asking for problems if they don't work. If I can't sell them on eBay, I don't think there's anywhere I can sell them. I am contemplating an auction of the entire lot of untested items, with a no return policy and no guarantees. Is this just asking for trouble, or is this something that people normally do without difficulty or issues? I've been accumulating this kind of stuff for the past few months, and I want to get it out of my house.

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Feb 26, 2015 6:47:22 PM PT

What would you do?

I've already contacted ebay and they told me to open an item not as described case, but it looks like that is just for returns.  I don't want to return my item, I want a partial refund on the shipping.  Anyone know how to do this?


Here's what happened.


I won three auctions, I contacted the seller and ask for a new invoice with the combined shipping amount.  I received an invoice removing one shipping charge, which made the shipping double what it should've been.  I contacted the seller again and ask if they would be willing to put all three items in a medium flat rate box, no response.  I paid, then received the items ten days later.  They were suppose to have been sent priority, they were sent standard post, and I was overcharged by $10. I contacted the seller again asking why it was mailed standard vs priority, and ask for a partial refund, no response again.   The seller is clearly profitting on overcharging buyers, which is against the rules.  Ebay told me they'll refund it, but I can't figure out what dispute case to open. 


Thanks in advance!

Shipping & Returns question

i need to choose to buy anything that will satisfy the following conditions:
1) it must beheavy more than 300 grams
2) it must be cheap less than 5$
3) it must be from China
Could you please help me?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 27, 2015 12:01:25 AM PT

Help to choose item

I mailed a package to PA and did not use delivery confirmation. My printer was down so I wasn't able to print my own label. I mailed the package First Class and received a Postal ID number. The number is available not online, but only throught the USPS by phone or in person. The buyer insists she didn't receive the package, altough the Postal ID number shows the mail carrier route number and delivery time: and after forwarding the Postal ID number to Ebay, they told me that number is not valid with delivery confirmation. I know that already...anybody have any advice? Thanks.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 26, 2015 8:04:32 AM PT

Dishonest buyer!!

I just listed my item as an auction with a 3 day listing then I get, Would you be open to an offer?  I do not have any bids. Advice?

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I had an auction for a pretty rare video game that ended a bit ago, and when I got on to see who won, much to my disdain I see that some guy with 0 feedback who created his account two days ago and has only bid on one auction (mine) outbid the next lower bidder by 50 cents at the last second. He also has a spammy looking username   and instead of having a zip code his location is just "default", so all that leads me to believe it's just some guy messing with my auction for some reason. He didn't pay after the auction ended and still hasn't... but am I just being pessimistic/paranoid? Or is this something people do for some reason - create fake accounts and bid up random people's auctions? It's especially annoying because it probably looks like I was bidding up my own auction, which will probably make people skeptical when it comes to second chance offers.

Selling question

Feb 26, 2015 4:18:35 PM PT

Someone bid up and won my auction?

 Hey all.


 So I bid for and won a pair of jeans, and when the package from the seller arrived, it contained a similar looking but much cheaper pair of jeans. I messaged the seller asking for either a refund or the correct item, and after 10 hours without a response I made a refund request through ebay. 


 The seller accepted the refund request immediately and messaged me soon after - he/she was very apologetic and conciliatory, offering me a choice between a full refund and the item that was pictured and described in the listing, which they claim to have in hand ready to ship tomorrow. 


 I asked to be sent the correct item. The problem is that since the seller claims he/she is going to be sending the item tomorrow, he/she wants me to cancel the refund request. When I went to do this, I was warned that if I canceled the request, I wouldn't be permitted to open a second one.


 So does this leave me vulnerable if the seller is lying and doesn't send me the correct item tomorrow?


 I do have all of the messages back and forth, including one in which the seller admits to and apologizes for sending me the wrong item. 


 So - how should I proceed? 


 Thanks for any advice anyone has to offer. 

Shipping & Returns question

I literally just sent the same item to a different buyer, same packaging, same weight, same shipping service for $5-6 for the label. Now I go to print another label for the EXACT same package and they want $12.50 for the label??? I don't understand?

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Basically, I bought a motherboard on Dec 8th, 2014. The ebay listing and description specifically said it was manufacturer refurbished, completely working, and had a 90 day warranty. When I got the item it does have MSI manufacturer refurbished label on it so that is correct. The fan connectors on the motherboard were damaged but that is something minor since there are other connectors and the board did work fine. Another minor inconvenience is that the motherboard was not updated to support the claimed LG1150 compatibility so I had to do it myself. Lastly, only to find out that my 90 day warranty was completely bogus.


My system died in the middle of my work (Monday, December 23, 2015). I tried powering it back on only to have nothing show on screen and immediately powers off within a split second. I then opened my case to try and find out if my components got surged, it has no indication of damage, no burnt smell, capacitors were not leaking nor was it bulged. So what I had in mind was it was either the motherboard I got from this guy, or the power supply I got from someone else. I tested my power supply using the paperclip method and then hooked it up on a different system to make sure it still works, and it does. Tried a different power supply on my motherboard and more troubleshooting so far as to go to breadboarding it so it is confirmed dead.


Later on, I contacted MSI directly to issue an RMA because I was confident I have a 90 day warranty that SHOULD be valid until March 8, 2015. I then gave the representative the serial number of the item only to find out it expired on December 16, 2014 which is 8 days after my purchase. I was told to contact the re-seller which I did that Monday night. He only replied Wednesday last night after sending him another message. He told me to contact MSI again so I did, which MSI still confirmed that the warranty is expired. They gave me a ticket number and told me to have my re-seller contact them with it. I got back to my re-seller and stated that his listing and description on ebay was not as described and told him to contact MSI with the ticket number. He told me he would contact me again today, the 26th. I then opened a dispute on paypal on the 25th after conversing with him for a SNAD item since I knew I was still protected with 180 day guarantee. I wanted to fix this issue quick or at least have MSI RMA, but I could not so I had no choice but to file a dispute.


Another day has now passed and I still have not heard from him since his acclaimed "Will get back to you tomorrow." How hard is it to validate the warranty on MSI with one phone call? Re-seller told me last night that they would ask MSI to fix my warranty issue but that is clearly not what I paid for. I am expecting to have my warranty and to have it replaced ASAP. Even if the re-seller fixes this issue, I won't even have enough time on my warranty left because it is only up until March 8, 2015 and still I have not heard from him. So now I am just issuing a refund. I have already missed 4 days to be able to complete projects for clients because I wanted to give him time to respond. I have been speaking politely and provided all the necessary information and now he is not responding again.


I am knowledgeable in using technology, have an anti-static wristband while working with the parts so I'm pretty sure I did not cause any damage myself since it was operational. I am now forced to buy a new motherboard. Waiting any longer prevents me from completing other projects that has been given to me.


TL;DR, in short.. Seller sells me a board with a false 90 days warranty. Will I be able to win this case and refund the $119 I spent? Should I escalate my dispute because I've had enough of waiting for him to respond? What's the best way to handle this?


Posted below are screenshots on imgur.com of our conversation before purchase to confirm that the description is correct, the item's listing and description, screenshot of my account on MSI's warranty page, and the serial number on box.


imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/oyBop


Thank you

Bidding & Buying discussion

is anyone else seeing alot of scammers with the item not as described

Selling discussion

I bought an item I'm not sure is authentic. Can I list it as long as I say I'm not sure?

Selling discussion

Feb 27, 2015 7:41:08 PM PT

selling an item I'm not sure is authentic

Shipping & Returns discussion

Could someone please help me identify these purple flowers? I think the cross on the left is made from forget-me-knots . . . are they violets or something else?  Are the bell-shaped flowers on the right columbines?  Or what?









Selling discussion

Feb 27, 2015 11:39:13 PM PT

Identify purple flowers?

Sold an item to a buyer in AZ. I live in Souther CA. Have 3 days handling time on this item. Estimated delivery time is 5 business days prirotiy mail from date of purchase. I checked to see. On the listing, my zip code is the default. It shows 6 business days for delivery to my own zip code, while 5 business days to a zip code in AZ! Now how can that be?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 26, 2015 11:32:38 AM PT

Estimated delivery time?????????

I have an expensive tie for sale I got as a gift 10 years ago but never wore it and am selling it as pre owned in its original box. A bidder from Canada wants me to mark the package as "used" if he buys it because he said he wont have to pay duty on it if its under 200. Is there anything I need to worry about with his request as far as writing what he wants me to on the package? thanks

Selling discussion

Anyone else get this email?




It might be spam? I don't think it would even affect me. I rarely sell anything.




My Account discussion

blouse:  http://imgur.com/gallery/iidjl4r/new


I'm trying to use imgur but I'm getting trolled hard.  If there is anyone who is good with identifying styles, can you please help me out?

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Feb 28, 2015 10:30:37 AM PT

Trying to get help describing this..

I've purchased several items from a certain seller and unfortunately I got many boxes that were not only worn/old but torn and missing pieces or the items themselves were broken, even more than they described in the ad. I would have cancelled the other orders but they were shipped out before I could cancel. I sent pictures of the damage and damaged boxes, they offered half refund back. I settled for partial refund. I also reminded them to cushion the items better. So, I thought I would try again, but again, the item was in worse condition than any of the other's I got from them. I sent them pictures and they apoligized for the extra damage  and offered a refund. But then the person also asked how the box externally was..

Hmm. I thought to myself. It could be just me and all the packages I get from them, but just in case I am not and they are doing this for every customer (package insurance fraud?) then I would need to report them to the proper authorities.


Any suggestions? Am I jumping to conclusions or is it possible a package insurance $ scam is happening?)


Shipping & Returns question

Major snafu with shipping on a vinyl record album.  Set it up for Priority Mail because I felt the quicker it would get there the more likely it would arrive undamaged (in a box with a stiffener made for shipping records).  Weighed just less than one pound.  Only thing I can figure is that somehow I checked shipping within my own zip code accidentally, although I have a very clear recollection of being offered a ballpark calculation based (I think) on three cities -- I am in Los Angeles so I chose the NYC location (I have never sold a record before, so I was trying to do my due diligence on shipping costs).  Whatever I did, I know I was under the impression that shipping would be less than $10, I offered free shipping and started the auctions at $20.  So maybe I screwed up, maybe there was a glitch, or maybe 13x13x13 box got counted as an odd size -- who knows.


But the postage on each record, I sold two, is more than the auction ending price.

#1 Sold for $28.99, PM to NJ is $34.28

#2 Sold for $35.67, PM to Chicago is $29.68


For future reference for myself, Media Mail prices are less than $3!!


They can't go First Class from eBay labels because the records weigh about 15 oz each.  But I am under the impression that at the post office I can send up to 16oz as FCP.  And I know these Buyers can hit me big time for not honoring the PM, and I am still weighing that risk.  My wife says I should go to my Buyers and tell them I have to change shipping methods -- heck, I can tell them I'd sell at the opening $20 auction price and we'd all be ahead of the game if they allowed me to change to Media Mail, but I'm loathe to give them a heads up if I am able to ship FCP at PO --a method that would actually get the item to them in pretty much the same amount of time and I hope leave me not in negative territory in my wallet. 


So several questions:

1.  FCP up to 16 oz at the Post Office counter works, right?  (Can't remember last time I set foot in the PO!).  Assuming it does, and I know this is on my TRS account, not yours, would you keep your mouth shut and send as FCM?

2.  If I go the route of telling the customer I screwed up and they get the items for less for allowing me to send MM instead of PM, I can give partial refunds without incurring defects, correct?

3.  Seeing as how I still have $1.45 left in my pocket after shipping and eBay/PayPal fees if I just buck up and send the higher selling record to Chicago, if I approach a buyer I thought I'd start with the New York guy -- if he has a fit I'll send PM and not risk irritating the other Buyer as well. 


OK, I open the floor to honeybadger bashing and hopefully at least I few comments on the least obnoxious way to maybe put a few bucks in my pocket while offering the customers a deal.  Sold yesterday so I'll just send the postman away telling him I'm cancelling today's PM pick-ups if I haven't got my mind around the best way to weasel my way out of some or all of this by his 2:30 arrival time.



Selling discussion

Feb 28, 2015 12:38:58 PM PT

I screwed up -- advice please