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Hi Everyone,

   I have this doll that is marked on the back: Made in Hong Kong © Hasbro  US Pat. Pend

She is 9 inches tall, painted eyes and lashes. On the back of her head is 59. She is TNT and her knees are bendable.

When I look at the Hasbro World of Love dolls she does not look like them.

She also does not have the rooted eyelashes of Beautiful Bonnie Breck doll.

Her eyes look like Ideal Tammy doll. Could someone have switched the doll's head or am I not looking in the correct places? I have looked on the doll reference site as well as yahoo and Ebay.

 

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Ellen

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I found this post on the 2014 Fall Seller Update board this evening and found it so fascinating that I read it twice.  pvcliff   Re: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING...

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What Ebay Is doing and Why?


This is a very in depth look and I apologize for how long this post is but if you decide to read the entire post you will have a much deeper picture of what and why.


To really see the whole picture its really important to take a look at the past. This transformation that EBay is going through really has nothing to do with buyer satisfaction. It has everything to do with the past and what they want to accomplish in the future.  

 

Here is a look back to 2004 when EBay entered the China market and I need to say this article below was in no way written by me it is a published Forbes article written by Helen H Wang.

 

In 2004 eBay had just entered China and was planning to dominate the China market. Alibaba was a local Chinese company that helped small- and medium-sized enterprises conducting business online. Most people in the West had barely heard about it When eBay entered the China market, Jack Ma, founder and CEO of Alibaba, was alarmed that “someday, eBay would come in our direction.” He knew too well that there was no clear distinction between small businesses and individual consumers in China. As a defensive strategy, Ma decided to launch a competing consumer-to-consumer (C2C) auction site, not to make money, but to fend off eBay from taking away Alibaba’s customers.

A new Web site named Taobao—meaning “digging for treasure”—was launched free of charge for individuals buying and selling virtually any consumer goods, from cosmetics to electronic parts.

In 2004, I visited Alibaba at its headquarters in Hangzhou. It is located on a campus of three ten-story buildings in the northeastern part of Hangzhou, about a ten-minute taxi drive from West Lake. In the lobby, a flat panel TV was streaming video clips of Jack Ma speaking at various public events where his admirers, most of them in their twenties, were cheering him like a rock star. While visiting Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, I felt the same “insanely great” energy of entrepreneurship as I felt in Silicon Valley. When I asked a senior manager at Alibaba whether the company was worried that it would be bought by eBay, I was blown away by the answer: “We will buy eBay!”

EBay, on the other hand, began its most aggressive campaigns to dominate the market and thwart competitors. Soon after Taobao was launched, eBay signed exclusive advertising rights with major portals Sina, Sohu, and Netease with the intention of blocking advertisements from Taobao. In addition, eBay injected another $100 million to build its China operation, now renamed “eBay EachNet,” and was spreading its ads on buses, subway platforms, and everywhere else.

Ma fought back cleverly. Knowing that most small business people would rather watch TV than log on to the Internet, Ma secured advertisements for Taobao on major TV channels. In 2004, one could easily feel the heat of fierce competition between eBay EachNet and Taobao. When I was taking a taxi in Shanghai, I noticed the ads of eBay EachNet on the back of the driver’s seat; when I checked into my hotel, I heard the ads for Taobao popping up on TV almost every half hour. Since its name means “digging for treasure” in Chinese, it attracted a lot of attention by a smart play on words. While most people in the West had never heard of Taobao, its name was heard loud and strong in China.

Nevertheless, most industry observers were suspicious about Taobao’s future, particularly its sustainability. Unlike eBay EachNet, which charged its sellers for listing and transaction fees, Taobao was free to use. Neither Ma nor any members from the management team gave a definite timeline as to how long this “free period” was going to last. “Free is not a business model,” the doubters said. Some thought Ma was crazy and nicknamed him “Crazy Ma.”

No doubt Crazy Ma was changing the game. Taobao got a quick start with its free listings and continued to gain momentum as more and more users switched from eBay EachNet to Taobao. According to a Morgan Stanley report, Taobao was more customer focused and user friendly than eBay EachNet. With most users not

sophisticated about auctions, the majority of Taobao’s listings were for sales. Only 10 percent of its listings were for auctions, while eBay EachNet had about 40 percent of its listings for auctions. Taobao had also better terms for its customers: it offered longer listing periods (fourteen days) and let customers extend for one more period automatically. EBay EachNet did not have this flexibility.

Taobao’s listings appeared to be more customer-centric while eBay EachNet’s listings more product-centric. For example, Taobao’s listings were organized into several categories, such as “Men,” “Women,” and so on, while eBay EachNet stuck to its global platform, grouping users into “Buyers” and “Sellers.”

At that time, China had about three hundred million cell phone users versus ninety million Internet users. Taobao offered instant messaging and voice mail to mobile phones for buyers and sellers because Chinese users were cell-phone savvy rather than computer savvy. It was clear that Taobao had an upper hand against its global counterpart because it really understood Chinese customers. As a result, Taobao had higher customer satisfaction than eBay EachNet. According to iResearch, a Beijing-based research firm, the user satisfaction level was 77 percent for Taobao versus 62 percent for eBay EachNet. The experience of competing with eBay gave Ma tremendous confidence. He was determined to win:

“eBay may be a shark in the ocean, but I am a crocodile in the Yangtze River. If we fight in the ocean, we lose—but if we fight in the river, we win.”

By March 2006, Taobao had outpaced eBay EachNet and became the leader in China’s consumer-to-consumer (C2C) market, with 67 percent market share in terms of users, while eBay EachNet had only 29 percent market share. “The competition is over,” Ma exclaimed. “It’s time to claim the battlefield.”

On December 20, 2006, Meg Whitman, eBay’s then CEO, flew to Shanghai to take part in a press conference to announce a new joint venture with Beijing-based Internet portal Tom Online, which provides wireless value-added multimedia services. It was, in reality, a formal announcement of eBay’s withdrawal from the online auction market in China. EBay shut down its China site, eBay EachNet, and took a back seat to a company with only $173 million in revenue and no experience in the online auction business.


Jack Ma represents a new generation of savvy Chinese competitors who should not be underestimated. They study their markets and bring to bear their local knowledge. They learn from their competition and from their own mistakes as they move up the competitive landscape.


The case of Alibaba provides an invaluable lesson for multinationals to succeed in China market:


First, eBay failed to recognize that the Chinese market and the business environment are very different from that of the West. EBay sent a German manager to lead the China operation and brought in a chief technology officer from the United States. Neither one spoke Chinese or understood the local market. It was eBay’s biggest mistake. Second, because the top management team didn’t understand the local market, they spent a lot of money doing the wrong things, such as advertising on the Internet in a country where small businesses didn’t use the Internet. The fact that eBay had a strong brand in the United States didn’t mean it would be a strong brand in China. Third, rather than adapt products and services to local customers, eBay stuck to its “global platform,” which again

did not fit local customers’ tastes and preferences.



Interesting facts about Alibaba:


1-Alibaba has more sales than both Amazon and Ebay combined

2- "On last year's Singles Day -- China's version of Cyber Monday -- sales on Alibaba's shopping sites clocked  in at $5.7 billion, more than double America's Cyber Monday" This was in a 24 hour period.

3-Alibaba has more money than some third world countries

4-"This is the largest e-commerce company in what will be the largest e-commerce market in the world. Everything about it is: Wow"


Now you might ask yourself, what does this article have to do with the present?

What's happening now?


Yesterday Jack Ma released his intension to significantly increase Alibaba presence in AMERICA and guess who Alibaba is aimed at ??  Ebay it's former rival who tried to monopolize China's Ecommerce in 2004.


EBay has been preparing for Alibaba's arrival. Ebay is attempting to stage itself as a large volume arena by getting rid of small and medium sized sellers especially sellers who sell used and refurbished goods and replacing those unwanted sellers with corporations, large chain retail stores and large volume sellers from China.


How are they doing this? Simple it's called the "defect rate" you see the defect rate only applies to regular sellers.

 

The "wanted sellers" such as large corporations, National retail chains and Chinese sellers are "immune" to this new standard.


EBay knows it's virtually impossibble for those who are "not immune" to the defect rate to stay within standards with the new system especially when sellers are hit with defects for both: Events that are out of their control: Examples:  lost, damaged or late shipment incurred during delivery or secondly Normal business operation such as a returns or cancelled transaction. It would be interesting to see what EBay's defect rate is?


When you fall below standard any discounts you may have earned are taken away, your Paypal account assets from sales are he held for up to 21 days and additionally your adds are hidden in a swarm of unrelated items. Thus begins a war of attrition: You will find it nearly impossible to operate because not only are your sales greatly reduced but in addition you have no access to your income for 21 days.  This means zero buying power for up three weeks.


The trap in nearly impossible to escape because if you do not make at least 400 transactions within a 3 month period you will then be rated based on the last 12 months of your transaction and feedback history and of course since they have taken steps to greatly reduce your sales this means you will really have to fight to reach 400 transaction and all with no revenue.

 

If one does not make enough transactions in a three month period it will take nearly 1 full year to escape the snare.


By then you are either bankrupt or you have moved to different market.

The 90 day return and HFR "hassle free returns" will be the final blow. The 90 day return policy means that you can get a defect up to 90 days after an item was purchased. In addition the hassle free return is yet another snare. If you implement it any item not as described case that is opened or even escalated will be an automatic victory for the buyer. EBay's response: Those enrolled in the HFR cannot have any item not as described cases removed because the buyer is covered also by the hassle free return program as well.  


Conclusion: 

Ebay is driving away some of their most loyal customers as they kick off more and more sellers. Most small and medium sellers also buy from Ebay on a regular basis. So they are replacing buying customers with Volume sellers like Tiger Direct, New Egg, Best Buy not to mention untold numbers of large volume Chinese sellers. These corporate merchants are there for one sole purpose and that's to sell. So in essance EBay has alienated a large number of buyers from EBay's economy and replaced them with corporate sellers. EBay is the first corporation I have ever seen that chases away it's best customers.

Secondly: EBay is hinting that PayPal and Ebay will become a seperate entity. Investors are putting great pressure on Ebay to do this.    Why?

 

Because PayPal's greatly outperforms EBay. Many investors want to solely invest in PayPal and drop EBay stocks. If PayPal separates this will greatly drop the number of EBay investors and in retrospect it will negatively effect the value of  EBay stock. Let's compare EBay alone (without PayPal) to other online Ecommerce Venues. The last month EBay gained only 5.9 % same sales growth while Amazon gained over 45%. If you were an investor which would you choose?   Alibaba stock is also rumored be going public soon offering a 20% discount on their stock . Which would you put your money into? The under performing EBay? Or would you pick a Venue that has proven higher gains?

Third: Alibaba is coming for Ebay. When this giant Ecommerce site establishes itself in America do you think the chinese sellers and the large volume sellers will remain loyal to EBay?  I can tell you right now the Chinese sellers will switch to Alibaba in a heart beat.  After all Alibaba originated in China furthermore the Corporations will go where it is most profitable as well. The loyal small and medium sellers that have been with EBay from the beginning will already be gone due to the defect system.


Ma Quotes: The founder of Alibaba

1-"In the past decade, we measured ourselves by how much we changed China," he wrote in a letter to investors last week. "In the future, we will be judged by how much progress we bring to the world."

2- "We will buy EBay"




My quote 'A kingdom divided shall surely fall" EBay better get undivided because the completion is all in one accord.

Selling discussion

Hello Everyone,

 

After extensive research we have proven eBay is costing sellers thousands if not millions of dollars in sales.  In our store alone (http://www.ebay.com/usr/jewelstreeteast) we have lost up to $10,000 in sales the last two weeks.  

 

Our team has kept very accurate records of our selling over the last 5 years.  We list around 1500 items each week and average over $20 per item.  During the eBay outages over the last two weeks we have lost on average $3 per item or up to $10,000.  

 

We knew something was wrong but didn't know how to prove it.  So we decided to dig deeper and this is what we have found.

 

First - Being Powersellers with a large following we have work with a lot of buyers.

 

  1. We have made a list of customers who buy from us and use Auction snipers or place their own bids.  We have collected data from each of these buyers showing bids not going through.  Then also collected data on our auctions closing much lower than customers are bidding. 

 

Second - Our team created mobile listing app Minute List It so we also work with a lot of sellers.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whizpool.apps.mli

 

 2.  We are in the process of working with a group of sellers to collect data similar to the data we've collected.

 

Third - Thousands of buyers rely on Snipers like Myibidder

https://www.myibidder.com

 

Quote from Myibidder costumer support

As I mentioned above, the sniper heavily relies on eBay. 
If there are any issues with eBay, the sniper will have issues too. All snipers will, not just Myibidder. 

Here is the announcement of the today's issue: 
http://www2.ebay.com/aw/announce.shtml 
Even though the said that major part of the issues were resolved only, their system looks fine and working as expected as of now. 

 

See for yourself - https://www.myibidder.com/forums/viewtopic/6206/failed-snipe-password-problem/index4.html

 

 

Here is a photo of a snipe that didn't go through that we placed tonight 

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This is the same error many people are having with snipers.  It is not Myibidders fault.  It is the eBay's fault and its costing sellers thousands of dollars.  If you scale this same senario, it could be costing sellers MILLIONS!

 

If you are a buyer or seller please do your research and post any info you can to help prove eBay is costing us sellers money.  Its hard enough running a small business with low margins.  EBay needs to take responsibility for this!

 

 

 

 

Selling discussion

hi there ma'm/ sir, i just wanna ask if how do i go by reporting the seller of not responding me at all after i paid the item i bought? is there any way for me to get my refund ? because i contacted his/her many times but no reply at all... thank you and more power!!!! 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221539026146?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

seller name is : 

 

 

j.holla555
 
 
thank you!!!!
marilet

Bidding & Buying discussion

Show us your finds, your favorites or items that are gone but not forgotten.  Just no currently listed items on eBay, please.

 

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Marvella with original tags

 

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Sterling ring with mechanical wings

 

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Unsigned, but quite lovely

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Unlike Cleio, who has a beautiful outdoor Hawaiin backdrop with which to take pictures, I don't.  I also couldn't find a space indoors that didn't have a "busy" background for taking pictures.  My regular lightbox is great for taking pics of brooches, earrings and smaller items but it couldn't accommodate taller jewelry busts.  For $2.00 at the Dollar Store, I bought a white poster board and a white tri-fold student project board and set it up on a table.  Now I can take pictures of jewelry busts or spread out a large jewelry lot without worrying about what's in the background.  It also folds up and can be stored behind a desk or bookcase or anywhere there's a narrow slot.  Here's a couple pics of my inexpensive set-up.  I only stood back that far in the first pic to show how much space there is.  The second pic is closer up and the third pic is a close-close up:

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I have been getting these emails for a few months.  Can you spot the problem? 

 

If you are a normal person, you can see it, but if you work for ebay's search results department, I will point it out.  There are ZERO Honda Civics in the search results.  

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These aren't sellers using keywork spam.  When I click on the "see all results" I get zero results. 

 

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I would report this as a technical problem, except for one thing. You can't. If you spot a website error or problem they want you to call, yes call.  "Hello, tech support, I'd like to report a problem, the bad URL? It's 450 characters long, let me read it to you, do you have a pen?  It's h-t-t-p-:-/-/r-o-v-e-r-.-e-b-ay-.-c-o-m-/-r-o-v-e-r-/-0-/-e-1-1-0-2-1-.-m-4-4-.-l-1-1-5-0-/-7-?-e-u-i-d-=-2-7-b-b-f-6-7-4-5-a-a-9-4-5-8-6-b-2-3-b-2-5-c-5-a-4-a-4-0-7-2-8-&-l-o-c-=-h-t-t-p-%-3-A-%-2-F-%-2-F-m-o-t-o-r-s-.-d-e-s-c-.-s-h-o-p-.-e-b-a-y-.-c-o-m-%-2-F-C-a-r-s---T-r-u-c-k-s---%-2-F-6-0-0-1-%-2-F-i-.-h-t-m-l-%-3-F-M-o-d-e-l-%-3-D-C-i-v-i-c-%-2-6-_-s-o-p-%-3-D-1-0-%-2-6-_-f-s-p-t-%-3-D-0-%-2-6-_-f-p-o-s-%-3-D-8-4-0-7-0-%-2-6-_-n-k-w-%-3-D-h-x-%-2-6-_-t-r-k-s-i-d-%-3-D-m-1-9-4-%-2-6-M-o-d-e-l-%-2-5-2-5-2-0-Y-e-a-r-%-3-D-1-9-9-7-%-2-6-B-o-d-y-%-2-5-2-5-2-0-T-y-p-e-%-3-D-C-o-u-p-e-%-2-6-L-H-_-T-i-t-l-e-D-e-s-c-%-3-D-1-%-2-6-_-d-m-p-t-%-3-D-U-S-_-C-a-r-s-_-T-r-u-c-k-s-%-2-6-M-a-k-e-%-3-D-H-o-n-d-a-%-2-6-s-s-P-a-g-e-N-a-m-e-%-3-D-A-D-M-E-%-3-A-S-S-%-3-A-S-S-%-3-A-U-S-%-3-A-1-1-5-0-&-e-x-e-=-9-8-4-4-&-e-x-t-=-2-4-7-7-8-&-s-o-j-T-a-g-s-=-e-x-e-=-e-x-e-,-e-x-t-=-e-x-t, did you get that all correct? No? Let me read it to you again. h-t-t-p......

 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Not sure if this is a snuff vial or what. Anyone have any idea? I appreciate any help you can give me, thanks. :smileyhappy:

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

The mother of slain American journalist James Foley said she wasn’t necessarily surprised that the U.S. government threatened her family with prosecution should they raise money to pay her son’s ransom, but she was astounded by how such a devastating message was delivered.

 

“I was surprised there was so little compassion,” Diane Foley told ABC News today of the three separate warnings she said U.S. officials gave the family about the illegality of paying ransom to the terror group . It just made me realize that these people talking to us had no idea what it was like to be the family of someone abducted… I’m sure [the U.S. official] didn’t mean it the way he said it, but we were between a rock and a hard place. We were told we could do nothing… meanwhile our son was being beaten and tortured every day.”

 

Earlier this week five current and former officials with direct knowledge of the Foley case confirmed the alleged threats were made.

 

"It was an utterly idiotic thing to do that came across as if [the U.S. official] had the compassion of an anvil," said a former official who has advised the family.

...

“It is a long standing policy of this administration, it was the policy of previous administrations that ransoms should not be paid to terrorist organizations,” Earnest said before referring more specific questions about the Foley’s situation to the Justice Department.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/government-threatened-foley-family-ransom-payments-mother-slain/story?id=25453963

 

I hadn't heard about this before, but weren't those guys from GITMO we gave back a form of ransom?

 

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The Soapbox discussion

The glass is such a dark red, it looks black. Measures 1 3/4" by 2 1/4" across. Help/thoughts with age, style, type appreciated as always!

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Any ideas on the maker -- from design or marks?  Thanks for all replies!  :smileyhappy:

 

 

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Home & Garden discussion

Last one for a while...this one feels lovely!!!

 

Thank you so much for your help. I LOVE this board, been lurking for ages x

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Fashion discussion

C&P - I'm iggy to screen shots...

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It was a one day offer - today for a eBay Bucks Bonus...click the activate button & see what your bonus is....

 

 

EBAY Bucks

 

See how big your bonus will be
Click to activate your Reward

 ...so I click the "activate now" button...

 

THIS OFFER CAN'T BE ACTIVATED

You are not qualified for this offer

______________________________

 

so...why send it to me?

Selling discussion

I decided to try a premium store last year around April.  As you can see, page views steadily increased for the first couple of months and then dropped off to nothing for several months.  Got rid of the premium store around April this year, and look what happened - page views shot way up again!

 

Is anyone aware of something wrong with the reports for that timeframe where the views are flat and almost non-existent?  I don't recall anything different going on with my listings during that time - if anything, I had at least twice as many listings during those non-view times as I do now.

 

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Selling discussion

Ok so pageviews where never really so greate  however i was doing ok with my sales.

 

This month since sept 3rd i have noticed an extreme drop in sales despite new listings good prices and everything done right.

 

So i checked my omniture report and the google analytics for pageviews.

 

according to omniture on sept 5th i had 458 pageviews google however tells me i only had 67!!

 

but look for yourself

 

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According to google i get 10 views a day well that makes sense after all in  the past 7 days i made about 100$ usually i make 100$ a day regular 

 

Now here omniture reports

 

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No relations with the google reports, honestly i believe google sales.... NEVER have been that bad 

 

This is just unbelievable, 

 

The boards are also filling with complains..

Ebay great job !!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Selling discussion

Is this a real Eames chair? How can I tell?

With a chip behind the back and no seat, does it still have any value? (I thought it looked real & should have value, so I gambled at a yard sale today - $40).

If it is real, I have an opportunity to buy 4 more (5 total) for $50 each - but they are complete

Thanks, I appreciate any help

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

 



45723
45723 + 683
 = 98.5%

 

I'm trying to to buy a LED Projector.I see 100's of sellers selling these projectors and 99% of these sellers has negative feedback.I'm not talking about a few negatives.I'm talking about 100's!

How can a seller decide what seller to buy from when just about every seller has negative feedbacks?

Notice this rating of a seller I stated above,45723 feedbacks with 683 Negatives in 12 months.The seller has over 100 negatives within "1 month".683 negatives within 1 yr of time.It's clear to me that this seller has issues selling.You would think after this seller received his first 50 negatives he would have learned and attempted to solve his selling defect product issues after the first 50 negs received.Even after his first 100 negs received he still didn't attempt to solve his issues why he gets so many negs.You sure can't attempt to use all 686 negatives on excuse of bad buyers.It's clear that this seller with 686 negatives feedbacks has issues with the products he sells.You would think the seller would stop selling that type of product to avoid receiving that amount of negs.

Tell me what buyer in his/her right mind would even attempt to buy from this seller with all of these negatives and feel safe?Why hasn't eBay removed these sellers with 600 plus negatives to make room for better sellers?eBay is a safe place to buy?Ya right!.With 600 plus negatives I don't think it's very safe is it?

Not only that,

Mostly all of these sellers with tons of negatives are lieing about their locations.The item location may say United States but,if you click on their feedback dashboard the sellers locations in fact,state Hong Kong or China.Why does eBay allow these sellers to stealth their locations?

I bought a item the other day off of eBay.Prior of buying.I searched eBay using search results USA only option.

I found the item I wanted.The item location stated NY,NY.So,I bought the item.Then I decided to check the sellers feedback.In the seller's feedback information the seller's location now states Hong Kong.This isn't fair for any seller wanting to buy with in the USA.

What is wrong with eBay?Why don't eBay fix these many issues?

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

"Make a Hat Day

When : Always September 15th

Make a Hat Day is is a day for fun. Design, make, and wear your a hat for yourself today. Put your personality into it. Or, make a hat from a character you would like to imitate for a day. This day is very popular with preschool, kindergarten, and grade school teachers and students. Early in the new school year, teachers look for fun and interesting projects to break up the classroom routine, or for art projects. Kids, who love arts projects by nature, can use their creativity in making a hat that fits them! The rules for Make a Hat Day are quite simple. Just make a hat, any hat. It can be for you, or for mom or dad. Wearing the hat is optional. But, it's half the fun."

 

I made one for my little friend:

 

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Can you make a hat for someone special in your life?

Is there a "character you would like to imitate for a day?"

 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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After being blocked in the morning, I am able to access ebay (and Paypal).

 

I have tried several browsers, I have tried clearing my cache, I have tried rebooting, I have tried logging in via mobile and PC.  I am still blocked.

eBay Community Experience discussion

I'm trying to identify the maker of these busts, or at least to find a comparable. So far no luck on eBay, or searching on google, including image search looking for a visual match.

 

The busts are solid metal. I'm thinking polished brass, but perhaps bronze? George VI is 7 inches high and weighs 5 pounds 5 ounces. Edward VIII is slightly shorter, measuring 6-3/8 inches high. It weighs 4 pounds 8 ounces.

 

There is nothing to identify the manufacturer, but both have the number 6398 on the undersides of their base. The number looks hand marked, and is constructed from a series of "dot" impressions in the metal. No hidden hallmarks or anything of that nature.

 

Any help would be appreciated!

 

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Antiques discussion

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello,

 

I am going through my grandmothers dolls and found this rabbit and teddy bear.

 

Can anyone tell me if they know of the year, value and maker of these treasures? They both do not have any tags.

 

The bear "does not" have a button in his ear - he is 12"  - squeeks and has a plastic nose and eyes. (No Hump on his back)

 

They are both pretty hard stuffing. THANKS!!

 

Photos below

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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Technical Issues discussion

Hi All, it seems each time I am gone for awhile and return the boards have taken on a new format.  Hopefully my thread is on the right board and done correctly.  I have this 8.5" tall three sided pink (depression?) glass vase with a impression of a female (deco?) nude on each side.  Each of the three side panels with the nude is 3.5" wide.  The vase is very heavy as the glass is thick.  I did a search of active and closed auctions and saw this vase in green and when I searched the McKee Glass site I did see the exact pink vase like this but the lady figure was not nude rather had a flowing skirt.  Can this be an authentic McKeep depression glass vase? All replies and comments are greatly appreciated.  Thanks.  Joci

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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

I see this has been asked before, but no appropriate answer has been posted. here is what my page looks like and I can not find my RSS feed anywhere, has this been removed or just hiding some place.RSS.JPG

 

 

 

Selling question

This vase stands about about 4.5 inches tall.  There is a signature on the bottom that appears to read Mackenzie with pottery underneath and 84 underneath that.  I am wondering if this is associated with Warren Mackenzie in any way?   I can find nothing remotely similar by Warren Mackezie and nothing signed by him other than a chop mark.  But the glaze and the raised lines running around the circumfrence are similar to some of his pieces I have seen.  Also the lines radiating small to large from one side to the other on the bottom can be seen on some of Mackenzie pieces.  Of course knowing nothing about potting, this could be common to a method of turning.  The last picture is his signature from a book he autoghraphed and it does look simila001.JPG002.JPG003.JPG005.JPGmackenzie.JPGr.  I will be very thankful for any help.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

The item I want to ship to China is a NERF toy gun that shots soft darts. I have done some research regarding what imports China prohibit. USPS states that "arms, ammunition and explosives, of all kinds" are prohibited. Fedex states that "weapons, imitations of weapons, ammunition and explosives" are prohibited. What Im confused about is the "imitations of weapons" part?? is a nerf toy gun considered a imitation weapon?? here is a pic of the actual nerf toy gun:

Shipping & Returns discussion

I have been watching the movie FAILSAFE (an exceptionally good film) and trying to picture our current slate of possibilities (including Obama) in the place of the President in those circumstances...

 

I can't come up with one that I think would manage the situation.

 

Try it,sometime, and see what you come up with.

 

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The Soapbox discussion

I swear, everything I find these days is unmarked.  Pretty piece, detailed stamped metal base.  The carving is cupid and who, I don't know.  Anyone recognize this?

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

A friend of mine has this beauty and asked me to tell her more about it. I've looked through the few books I have an haven't been able to determine a maker for it. It was with a Julianna Book Piece worth quite a lot of money, which lead me to assume it's a designer piece as well.

 

Anyone have any ideas on this one? I'd appreciate any and all help with it. Thanks.

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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

I found this trumpet at a local thrift tore a few weeks ago. It has no maker's name on it anywhere except VINCENT BACH CORP MT VERNON NY 1 1/4 C

around the mouthpiece - and the number 1254 on the side of one of the 3 valves in the middle of the horn.

If this is a Bach trumpet, then according to the serial number it was made in 1928 or 1929 (see Bach serial number code here: http://www.bachbrass.com/legend/trumpet.php).

How can I tell if this is a Bach trumpet and not just a trumpet with a Bach mouthpiece?

Is Bach a good name in trumpets? I don't know if it was commom practice, but this has mother of pearl tops on the keys(?) you press to get different notes

As always, I appreciate the board's help!

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Picked up this vase today and I was hoping someone could help with maker.  It measures nearly 11" high and 3 3/4" diameter at the base.  It has a damaged handle, but I couldn't help myself.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Thanks for looking.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Good afternoon all! I have this gorgeous porcelain flower frog marked ? Czechoslavakia. The piece is air brushed art deco horses. The makers mark is distorted. Does anyone recognize the mark? Any info would be greatly appreciated! gina001.JPG004.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello,

 

I am going through my grandmothers dolls and found this rabbit and teddy bear.

 

Can anyone tell me if they know of the year, value and maker of these treasures? They both do not have any tags.

 

The bear "does not" have a button in his ear - he is 12"  - squeeks and has a plastic nose and eyes. (No Hump on his back)

 

They are both pretty hard stuffing. THANKS!!

 

Photos below

 

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Bears and Plush discussion

Hi everyone! What a fantastic month... Here are the nominees for our September Theme Week ("Fantasy")! There were several artists who received more than one nomination, so if you don't see the exact piece that you nominated, or if it is in a different category, that's why…

 

Please vote once in each poll (People's Choice and Most Unique) to select this month's TW winners. Nominees are numbered and shown in the images below (for a larger image of the ACEO's, please click on the links under each nominated piece). Polls will close on September 15 at midnight and winners will be announced thereafter.

 

You'll find the poll by following the link at the bottom of this post.

 

The nominees are:

 

People’s Choice

"Inn Chanted Land" by mhcuteandcolorful, # 111451604128

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111451604128

 

"Wolf-fin" by jennyluanart, # 321508985008

321508985008http://www.ebay.com/itm/321508985008

 

"The Wizard" by southshoreartist, # 141393148418

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141393148418

 

"So Sleepy" by jeanweiner, # 261581822153

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261581822153

 

"Good Fortune Teller" by spreading-joy-through-art, # 311075139478

http://www.ebay.com/itm/311075139478

 

"Lil' Circus Clown-V2" by ireland.brady, # 121424308045

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121424308045

 

"Lady Snowshoe" by mapsy, # 321509027553

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321509027553

 

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Most Unique interpretation

"Cavern Wisps" by devagrant, # 251634008341

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251634008341

 

"ALS Polar Bear" by robinjayneart, # 121425905762

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121425905762

 

"The Fantasy Football Draft" by jlandis_aceo, # 141393745603

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141393745603

 

"Checkboard Cat Fairy" by robinjayneart, # 121425909804

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121425909804

 

"Horrifying Eye Amphibian Girl" by carolynnzart, # 261581679198

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261581679198

 

"Cora Cinderella going to the ball" by artatelier54, # 141393441837

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141393441837

 

"Alien Agenda" by elainevernon, # 301299980567

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301299980567

 

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Link to poll: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DDNVGWJ

ACEO ~ Art Cards Editions and Originals

Hello,

 

I am going through my grandmothers dolls and found this rabbit and teddy bear.

 

Can anyone tell me if they know of the year, value and maker of these treasures? They both do not have any tags.

 

The bear "does not" have a button in his ear - he is 12"  - squeeks and has a plastic nose and eyes. (No Hump on his back)

 

They are both pretty hard stuffing. THANKS!!

 

Photos below

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Antiques discussion

Posted on the other forum but just in case I can get more suggestions here on who the figure is.

Thanks

Antiques discussion

Hello, I just got this very old photograph that has been mounted to canvas and has parts of background hand painted. I would say it dates back to the early twenties. The canvas is tacked to stretcher and is very brittle . Photo is excellent except for a couple spots of paint loss. It looks like there may have been a signature, but it is too faint to make out.kmn.jpgoold1.jpgoold4.jpgoold2.jpg Any idea who the person is or what type of photo it is? Thanks for any input

Collectibles & Art discussion

I've had it for a long time and have no idea where it came from!  Chuckle.  It's just been hanging out in my jewelry box forever ... any help id'ing is greatly appreciated. TIA!!DSCF2640.JPG

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Watches, Clocks and Timepieces discussion

We found this figurine but cannot read the marks, maybe someone recognizes here. It looks like Wedgwood and Los Angeles but not sure

Thanks

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Blenko collectors maybe you can help? I have been out to the Blenko site and the closest I can find is the Crystal Plantation but hardly any info or images on it.

Maybe I am way off and these are not Blenko at all. If anyone can steer me to the rigjht direction, I would appreciate it!

 

Green (actually glows but not sure if it is due to the color itself!)

Handmade with indented bottom & rough pontil

Applied Handles on both creamer & sugar

Creamer approx 5 1/2" tall

Rolled Rims

Squat Shaped

 

Thanks so much in advance for your assistance!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

My PTS link has looked like this for 2 days now. Is it black for a reason? Some kind of warning perhaps?

I can only wonder who LdIeTcHiIdUeMd to use this wonderful color scheme? Are our days numbered here?

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Part-time eBay Sellers discussion

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Does anyone know anything about this designer?  It looks like Nusi to me but can't seem to find any informaton on the company.

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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It is signed "Luce" and in great condition.  Any idea of age?  Any good descriotive words?

 

Thanks so much for any info you may be able to provide.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

My original post in this forum is not here.  Or, I cannot find it.  I'm having a lot of techinal issues with ebay as are other sellers.  So, here it goes again:

I need your help identifying the age and potential maker of this lamp, it is porcelain/pottery with handles that look like inchworms.  The base has an eye on it and the design on both sides of the body is floral/branch/leaf and vine.  I don't know if it's a tree nor do I recognize the flowers.  It's a strange glazed shade of brown.  The base is square, some sort of metal, the bottom is felt lined.  It measures 15"  to the square one top....27" total height and the base is 5-3/8" square.  I think it's telling a story, but I don't know what kind of story it is.  Any and all help is appreciated, as always.

Many thanks,

Linda

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

leaf and sunoy pumpkin face

 

fall scene

 

Another week and it will be "official"...fall will be here!

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Be mindful if you're shipping larger/dimensional weight items through USPS.   They are now printing the dimensions you're inputting for Large Packages.  I guess it's an efficient way for USPS to spot check that the right postage is being paid for oversized packages.

 

 

 

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Part-time eBay Sellers discussion

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Any help with identifying this greatly appreciated. Have searched online but can't find anything similar.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Looks to be silver, has angel on it with wings coming out of her head also has v+k stamped on back.

Heres a pic (webcam) WIN_20140915_135419.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello All! Can anyone identify this 2 3/4" dia Middle Eastern medallion? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Can anyone help ID the maker of this vase? Stands 12" tall. The handles are applied after the vase was made. The base has a satin look to it, no signatures that I can see.

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

and while on the subject of the pattern what the heck are the bell flowers on it called? My brain is drawing a blank. = )

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi I have this stone carving of a inuit eskimo. On the back it has old screws and hanger. There is also writing in pencil , but is very faint. All I can make out is the Moore and followed by Great Runn? It is carved from some kind of stone. Almost a typre of granite rock. It is very nice and shows its age. Size of this is 8 inches(just the carving) Any help is appreciated.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello all! I have a Minnie Mouse charm necklace (not sure if that is the correct name) that I'm curious about. It looks like it's old but it could just be very well loved. It measures approximately 1.5" x 1.5". The back is marked "Disney 6".  I want to get advice from the experts about this...should I list this or trash it? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time, help, and expertise!

 

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Disneyana discussion

I was promised a full refund and provided proof that the buyer has recieved items and now the buyer is just stalling for time so that this will exspire and I won't recieve my full refund please help. I have cases on both items with no resolve just stalling. I sent both of these shirts back in the same package. UPSP #

Your message to the seller:
"9114901230801948176925 tracking number again please send refund"
Item picture
 
OOBE Mens NEW Zip Flog Golf Polo Moist Wick Sport Shirts ... (220768139678)
Main Color: Lagoon Blue (Light Navy)
 
 
OOBE Mens NEW Zip Flog Golf Polo Moist Wick Sport Shirts ... (220768139678)
Main Color: Mushroom Khaki
Size: XL
 
 
 
 
Sale date: 08/14/14
Tracking number: 9400111899561398394662
Size: 2XL
 
 
 
 
Sale date: 08/10/14
Tracking number: 9114901230801948176925

Shipping & Returns question

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Can anyone tell me about this old spear I bought at a yard sale yesterday? It measures just under 80" (but end of spear is skightly broke/wore off, so it's probably 80" long), has a metal spear tip that was made from the spear's body (not attached later), has a rubber 'handle' near the end of it, and also has 4 "beads"?with holes in them near tip that I believe held the line or rope so you could retrieve the spear afterthrowing/shooting it.

 

The rope/string guides that look like beads instead of the reg. holes that guide line on a fishing pole - are unusual - I've never seen them before; maybe like that they are easier to fire from a gun of some type?

 

Is it a harpoon?

 

I tried googling 80" metal spear with no results that look like this one and I'm not sure of the correct name for the nead like string guides to use in my description.

 

Thanks; I appreciate any help.

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Can anyone tell me if these jeans are selvedge?  I have never come across one before.

 

Thank you.

 

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Fashion discussion

Hello,

 

IMG_0786.JPGIMG_0790.JPGIMG_0786.JPGI have a platter (limoge) that has 3 marks or stamps on bottom. A. Lanternier, West Tice Co. I would like to know the value. I have attached some photos. Thank you!

 

Cindy

Selling question

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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Not even sure which way up this goes! Searched on the internet but can't find anything remotely similar. Anyone seen this mark before?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

IMG_1836.JPGDoes anyone have an idea about who may have designed these tables?

 

I think they may be from Arts and Crafts era but can't find anything exactly like this.  Anyone?

Collectibles & Art discussion

 

 

Could some one please help me figure out if this is authentic?

Everything seems to be correct, all the hardware is the same color, the leather interior tag, the zippers have Michael Kors on it in capital letters, everything looks good.... However, I just don't know. Look at the interior? Has any one seen an interior like this in a MK bag? You can click on the photos for more high resolution viewing. Any help would be appreciated SO MUCH..

 

Fashion discussion

U YOU SUSPENDED MY ACCT DUE TO EBAY WORKERS THINKS MY ITEM IS NOT AUTH! 

I HAVE ALL THE PROOF AND I READ YOU EBAY SITE FOR TO TELL IF THE CHANEL BAG IS AUTH OR NOT 

AND MY BAG FIT ALL THE DESCPITION THAT THE ITEM IS AUTH!! BUT YOU GUYS STILL SUSPENDED MY ACCT FOR 7DAYS! 

I HAD OTHER ITEMS THAT WERE UP FOR SELL AS WELL!!!! 

 

AND EVERYTHING IS TAKEN OFF NOW WHAT IF I COULD OF MADE A SELL ON THOSE ITEM, IT WOULD BE MY LOSS FOR MAKING MONEY! 

 

AND I HAD A BUYER EMAIL ME THIS MORNING ABOUT THE CHANEL BAG THEY WANTED TO PURCHASE THE ITEM NOW THEY CAN'T! IF THEY PURCHASE ANOTHER CHANEL BAG FROM ANOTHER SELLER THEN I WOULD THIS BUYER AND I COULD OF MADE THE PROFIT FOR THIS ITEM! 

 

THIS IS BS FOR SUSPENDING MY ACCT YOU GUYS COULD OF JUST CONTACT ME AND ASK FOR MORE PICS AND INFO ON THE CHANEL BAG BEFORE SUSPEND MY ACCT!!! 

 

NOW THE BUYERS THAT I HAD I WOULD FOR PROFIT THE MONEY AND EBAY MADE ME LOSE BUYERS THAT WAS INTERSTED IN MY PRODUCTS!!!! 

 

AND NOW I HAVE TO WAIT FOR 7 DAYS TO POST ALL THESE STUFF AGAIN AND I WOULD HAVE TO SO MUCH WORK TO RE-POST I AM A VERY BUSY PERSON I DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR THIS BS WITH EBAY. 

 

RE-CONSIDER YOUR POLICY IT'S NOT FAIR TO SELLERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

IF YOU GUYS HAVE NO EVIDENCE DO NOT SAY MY ITEM IS NOT AUTH N SUSPEND MY ACCT! I READ YOUR EBAY TERMS HOW TO TELL IF ITEM IS AUTH OR NOT HERE'S THE MORE PICS! 

AND I WANT MY ACCT TO BE UN - SUSPENDED RIGHT ASAP!!!!!!GIVE ME THE PERSON EMAIL ADDRESS WHO CHECK THE PRODUCT IF IT'S AUTH OR NOT I WILL EMAIL THE PICS TO THEM MYSELF! BEFORE I RE-LIST AND U GUYS SAY IT'S NOT AUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

My Account discussion

Interesting article about violent assaults by women on their partners in GB:

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/sep/05/men-victims-domestic-violence

 

40% or more of victims of domestic violence are thought to be men, but men may actually be victimized MORE than women in GB (and elsewhere), but too afraid/ashamed to report it.

 

 

 

 

The Soapbox discussion

Well its been years now and nothing changes. I am a american living in Germany. And I Sell on ebay.com. And everytime I list an item Ebay forces me to enter 4 dollars for the domestic postage costs as if I live in the USA and ship within the USA. I do not.... And then when a customer buys from me it gives them the incorrect postage even though it shows the item location in Germany. And then my customers are angry and think i am screwing them. Why does ebay continue to allow this error. And when will this be resolved. I have tried everything to remove the field, use other shipping forms but still it forces me into this format over and over and shows the shipping costs as 4 dollars for my USA viewers when they are international buyers. I am so frustraited and this makes me look bad. I have a case against me currently over this issue and another **bleep** off person fighting me for the 4 dollars  postage as stated in ebays format. In my description it is clearly stated the correct postage. I am really ready to cancel ebay and forget it over this energy draining **bleep**.

Selling discussion

Let me first explain what I sold,I listed a auction lot vintage collection of 50 pre-owned/Used HotWheel toy cars.

Here's a example of my listing,(Auction sold for $50 free shipping)

Vintage collection lot of 50 pre-owned/Used HotWheel toy cars.

Condition:smileytongue:re-owned/Used items.Items may have missing parts,signs of wear,scratches,missing decals,missing paint,missing wheel or wheels,fades paint, chips,dents.Items will need to be cleaned from yrs of storage.Items show signs of use.Some items may need repaired .I don't know if any of these items have ever been repaired.Free Priority mail,no returns.Original boxes or packing not included.sale is for the cars only.Seller is no grader or expert with HotWheels.

 

You can't get anymore direct in stating conditions of items then what I stated above.It's dummy proof.There Used items in used condition.

The issues,

After the buyer paid he contacted me stating this,(I ask for you to packaged these item with bubble wrap.I received many items in the past from other sellers .I'm done receiving damaged junk!!!)

 

This message I received was red flagged at the start I felt.Some how I knew at the start I will have problems with this buyer I could just feel it in my bones.Sure enough.

The buyer received the items.Sends me a message stating this,

(I received the items great packaging thanks!.I have a few issues tho.2 cars are missing both front wheels another is missing 1 back wheel.The paint on some of these cars are faded.A few seem to be low end value hotwheels.I don't want to give you negative feedback so I just wont give any at all.Thank you!)

 

I replied back to the buyer stating this,

I apologize,By all means I don't want you to be unhappy with your purchase.There's no reason for you to hide your feedback.

Let me fix this for you.I can either offer you a partial refund or you can ship them back for a full refund.

 

Buyer replies,(If you can refund me $30 I will be happy and give you positive feedback.)So,I refunded the buyer $40 to make him more happy my thinking.

 

15 minutes later this buyer contacts me stating this,(Hi,I bidded on your other HotWheel lot you have listed for sale using another account I have.Did you block me from bidding?I didn't know it was your auction I was bidding on sorry.Knowing the condition as from the past purchase don't worry I will not ask for a refund.If this is a issue for you let me know?Or cancel my bid?)

 

I replied back explaining this,

Yes I did add your name to my block list.Because,this auction that is now running was created before your purchase and has missing parts as well as the lot you purchased.If your seeking HotWheels without missing parts this is not the lot for you to purchase.I added you to my block list for this reason.Give me a day to create another HotWheel listing to better fit your needs then I will contact you and unblock you.

 

O-boy does this buyer show many red flags I see as warnings not to sell to.I feel if I attempt to sell to this buyer again i will just have more further issues.

Everything the buyer stated about the condition item refund issue I stated in the listing description and condition of the auction.Clearly either the buyer didn't read the item conditions or scamming me to offer partial refund.

So,I decided to check this buyers feedback history and past User's ID history.I learned that this buyer has many user's accounts as a buyer and a seller with large ebay stores.This buyer's feedback rating is 98 with many negative feedbacks.Understanding that buyers cant receive negatives.With all these negatives this buyer has with many accounts.I feel not to sell to this buyer.In fact I feel I should contact eBay about this buyer bidding on my items again using other accounts.I'm now worried if this may be feedback manipulation towards me from blocking this buyer.Could it be?Should I report this to eBay?

I wonder why this buyer bid on my other items 15 minutes later after he learned I blocked him.Plus he used another eBay account to bid.The buyer is now upset that I blocked him.Asking for me to unblock him stating if he buys he wont have further issues will not give problem.

Do I unblock him or not?Do I need to worry about this buyer?Do I report this to eBay?What's my options?

I hope my past friend on this forum will read this post.I really need her help.Cry wolf I past did I'm sorry.We learn the hard way sometimes.

Best,

Dan.

 

 

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Avast reports malware attack stopped and I can't find any other way to report this to eBay except here.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COOL-WATER-Davidoff-Cologne-for-Men-4-2-oz-BRAND-NEW-IN-BOX/291214151976?pt=fragrance&hash=item43cdb75128

Avast reports malware infection attempt when I use Details button:

hxxp://208.91.197.132/bthome/BlackthorneB2Shade_GB.bmp

Tools & Apps question

I received a weird note, ostensibly from eBay:

 

Subject: MC999 The listing you're interested in is no longer available

 

We're writing to let you know that we've removed an item you recently won:
xxxxxxxxxx


Since you've already paid for this item, you don't need to do anything else. If your item hasn't arrived yet, it should arrive soon.

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

eBay still has lots of other great deals. Go to http://www.ebay.com to shop. We hope to see you soon.

Thanks,

eBay

Please don't reply to this message. It was sent from an address that doesn't accept incoming email.



eBay Document ID: 11726478009

 

Seems completely contradictory. Anybody seen anything like this before?

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Okay, where to begin. My best seller on ebay is xbox live codes. I sell several codes daily and only run into problems every now and then because of ignorant buyers. However, lately I've been harassed by a buyer by the name of rosanta123. He claims the codes don't do what my listing says and it's a complete lie. I sold him 4 codes and after using the first one, he complained that I was false advertising. I offered him a refund and offered my trust that he wouldn't use the remaining 3 codes so that I could sell to other buyers. However, he is still using the codes and demanding a refund. He is also threatening me with negative feedback if I fail to comply.

 

I know that everyone gets bad buyers here and there, but in this particular situation, is there anything I can do?

Selling discussion

 

I purchased some Royal Albert Plates. The transaction went well... I received the plates promptly. Upon arrival & inspecting plates, one of the plates had a white mark over the Royal Albert stamp on the back of the plate ( I knew that this meant that the plate was considered by maker as a "second"). There was no indication in the sellers listing of the plates that one was a second. I contacted the seller, he made no apologies, or acknowledgement of the one plate being a second.

I sent the plate back for an exchange. Several weeks after I received the new plate... it occurred to me that I should have been refunded the return postage fee for the plate that I had to return (especially since it was an item not fully represented in the seller's listing). I contacted the seller.... he said he did not know if he needed to refund my postage... he would have to ask Ebay.

Several days later I got a note from the seller... he told me that Ebay said that he did not need to refund my postage, but he refunded it anyway. I sent him a kind note to say "thank you" & ask if he needed the receipt for the postage amount...  I immediately left positive feedback w/ a kind comment.

The next day I got this response from the seller:  "No more emails... no receipt.... were done"

I just felt the response was very unprofessional.... especially since I was kind about receiving an item that was not accurately portrayed in the listing.

 

What would you do, or how would you handle this situation?   Sorry this is so long.. thank you for taking time to read!  :smileyhappy:

Selling question

So I puts a toe in the water on a no-biggie deal auction for a couple of coins today, just to test my service is "working" and that my last failed snipe was some sort of subspace anomaly, lol!

ebay item #121430553947

... and it happened. Again. The service I used to place my bid reports that the auction end time changed.
So a no-go as far as my bid getting placed. A bit discouraging..

Has anyone else experienced the same thing lately?

Does it have to do with the difficulties logging-in to ebay that I've seen posted about on the boards today?

Thanks for any opinions.. admonitions.. renditions!

Just wondering how y'all gettin it done? Sitting at the screen watching those little red numbers? Yowp!

Selling discussion

Hello,

 

Before 5 days i made a payment and purchase an item from Power_Hobby . 5 minutes after that i deside to cancel the order because i remeber that i already have buyed from this seller and i was unhappy with comunication, time of making shipping and time arriving of the item. I have contacted them and they answared " We will refund this shortly "  i don`t think 5 days is "shortly". I tried to contact them with several msgs but, no response, no shipping, no refund, nothing! 

 

So whats up next? 

 

Selling discussion

I just sold an iPhone 6. The winner of my auction has 0 transaction history and registered on the day my auction ended. After the auction, I wrote a detailed email to him explaining how the transaction will proceed and asking him to check network compatibility etc. He responded really fast, but he only asked me for my payment info when he responded. I took that as a sign that every thing is clear so I proceeded to send him an invoice. He responded by asking me to give him my paypal email or send him a payment request through paypal. I asked him to pay me through the link on the invoice, and he responded me again with pretty much the same thing.

 

I'm pretty new to ebay so I'm not entirely sure how payment works. Does this sound suspicious to you? Is it okay to by pass ebay and just have him pay with paypal? I also get the feelign that I can't get through to him at all. Whatever I say, he just says "give me your paypal and I'll pay you." Could this be a potential sign of trouble?

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

Selling question

Hi sold an item at the end of July. I just today received a message they will not approve the item. I checked tracking and their post office contacted them twice about the custom taxes. The post office is now getting ready to send the item back to me. I shipped it USPS priority mail. It has been over 45 days.

 

Do I have to pay the return shipping when it gets back to my post office?

 

They aren't asking for a refund. Once the item is back to the US they want me to ship it to a US address which is their family member. This is just too weird to me. I have never had an international situation like this before.

 

Any advise? Thanks

Selling discussion

With the differences in currencies, just curious if my $11.05 item will end up being only $7.05 in my pocket (for reasons OTHER than fees) by the time everything is said and done.... 

 

Thanks!

Selling discussion

I'm hearing post after post about ebay immediately refunding the buyers purchase before the seller even has a chance to check in the return. All that has to happen is the return shows delivered. The buyer could have sent back anything but ebay is happy to refund immediately even though the seller has 3 days to post the refund upon return. My question is why doesn't ebay immediately refund their fees? This is the very type of thing that is destroying ebay and it's directly related to greed! Not only that but if you refund the buyer 1%-99% ebay says they are entitled to 100% of their fees. So if you sold a $100 item and refund the buyer $99 that means you made $1 but your fees to ebay would still be around $8 for a loss of $7 before shipping and other fees. Oh I know it's ok because it's in the user agreement. Whatever!

Selling discussion

It's suddenly either just spinning on the sign in page on FF and on IE it won't even bring up the sign in page

Technical Issues discussion

Well, I just spent 40 minutes and went through 3 ebay, e PayPal and 1 PayPal Credit total reps without having the satisfaction of knowing whether or NOT my customers are getting to see any ad about PayPal Credit option before having to click into Pay now or whether they even see that option advertised on my checkout pages.  Does anyone know why I am unable to see ANY advertising for PayPal Credit to my customers or to see the checkout option for it?  Has anyone else had a problem this way?  PayPal Credit site says that a seller can raise the selling by 18% if PayPal Credit options are visible.

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Hi,

 

This is probably not appropriate, but...

 

As a seller and trying to figure out how to price something many sellers just have Accepted Best Offer in the sold listings, but there is no way to know what that price was.  Is it appropriate to ask the seller what they accepted?  I was trying to put myself in the shoes of a seller and see reasons not to divulge and reasons where it would not matter.  Wondering what your thoughts are - as sellers and/or buyers.

 

thanks,

cc

Selling question

Do you get on the first few pages? Is it the free BIN people like? Or do they like it because it's more reputable? Just curious

Selling discussion

I sold an Iphone 5 that had a crack in the upper left corner. I stated it had this crack in the description, but you can barely see it in the photos. My buyer emailed me about the phone having a crack in the upper left corner and said that I did not state this in the description. I emailed him back proof from the mobile app. Now he opened a case saying that the item was not as described when it cleary was. What do I do, or how can I appeal this case?

Selling question

Do you determine the cost of your shipping after your international buyer has paid, but put some caveat in your listing that Intl buyers may have to pay more for shiping than listed? Just curious how Intl shipping was handled when the cost can go up for out of US buyers.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Hello and THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

 

Would anyone tell me what this pattern is and a guesstimate on pricing? I have six of them and they are about six inches tall.

 

Thanks, again!

 

Jeff

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi there,

 

Am hoping someone can id the pattern and/or maker of this EAPG bowl.   Have seen it before but can't remember.

 

Thanks for you help in advance.


Kathy

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi ebay community! I opted out of the GSP this am after finding out it can't do combined shipping - anyway, now all my listings that offered free shipping no longer say "free shipping," but "read item descripton or contact seller"  I went in to "revise" a couple and each still have the "free shipping" check box checked. Anyone have any ideas or theories on this? Could it be a carry over from their tech issues this am when many of us were not even able to sign into ebay?  Could it have to do with opting out of the GSP? (is ebay "punishing" me for wanting to save international buyers some money?)

thanks for any input or insight, 

jo

:smileyhappy:

Selling question

So I'm wondering about the defect rate system... Once you've gotten a defect, does it ever go away? Suppose I have a few transactions that end up giving me defects as a seller, are they going to stay on my dashboard forever? Or is there some kind of time limit/percentage of all transactions that would make them disappear eventually? Because, if they don't ever go away, once you get 6 you'lll be doomed as a top rated seller. 

Selling question

Hi all, 

  I won an auction for an iPhone 5s. I added a phone case from another seller to my cart and then proceeded to check out, the total being about $514.00. Now usually right after I finish checking out, eBay says my order has been paid and all that. Yet this time, eBay said my order is being processed, and that I will receive an email if the order doesn't go through. That was last night. Since then, I've only received a confirmation of my order which shows the iPhone and the case. I click on order details and it says that the seller hasn't received payment yet (for the iPhone) but the phone case has already been paid. Even more so, I have the option to ask for a refund or cancel my transaction, as if I've already paid. I've checked my bank and paypal, I still have all my money. I'm thinking of doing the pay now option again, but what if I accidentally pay twice because it's still processing from the first time? Not sure what to do :\

Bidding & Buying question

I can only see the price for an item in USDollars, I want it to show in AUST Dollars, how do I do this. Beginner here...patience, please..

Also, is there a 'help' button I can click on a sellers page to do these litttle things? I couldn't find one...

thanks

Sylvia

Buying & Selling Basics question

Is there a list available of free insertion fee categories

 

Selling question

I have an auction  item with a start price of 25.00 and a reserve amount of 50.00. I have offered a second chance to my one and only bidder after the item relisted. Do I remove the item with the reserve now? Is the second chance offer private? What if I get a bid while second chance bidder decides? Thanks. Laurie

Selling question