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Picked up this piggy bank at an estate sale this weekend.  Internet research has not been very productive.  Could be Hull.  Could be Shawnee.  Could be repro.  I just don't know.  Any thoughts?

 

It's about 10 inches snout to tail, about 6 1/2 inches high, about 5 inches wide.  Marked "U S A" no periods under the chin.

 

Looks old, but who knows.  Some crazing under the glaze, but not excessive.  This is hard to explain and I couldn't get it in a photo, but there is what looks like a line around the center like the top and bottom halves were joined together.  You can feel a slight dip as you rub your finger from top to bottom over this.

 

Any help appreciated.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 25, 2015 10:03:24 PM PT

Help with this Piggy Bank - Any thoughts?

Hi guys! Am trying to find this old Sonia Rykiel globe and few more items - would love to add it to my collection of Rykiel items! Will appreciate if anyone can help with locating those ))) 

 

 

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Bidding & Buying question

Jan 27, 2015 12:05:51 AM PT

need to find a rare Sonia Rykiel item

I've posted about this twice already and haven't been able to solve the mystery. 

 

How is this possible?

 

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What?  It doesn't pick up items that have those words clearly in the title.  Yet, when I add MORE words to the search window, it does pick up the items in the search results.  See below.

 

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So what gives?  How come a search for "Arm's Reach" can't find my listing but "Arm's Reach Blue" can?

Selling discussion

This is my latest addition to my collection and was trying to at least find a bracelet to match or marry. I have had no luck so far no markings but I love the silver-toned filigree cups in which the red tear drop stones nestle in the detail just amazes me.

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 26, 2015 7:08:54 AM PT

Help on Key Words

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This snow plow looks like something out of Mad Max movies! 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

If anyone out there has any information about thie location of this atomic bomb test, please let me know. Thanks so much. 

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Get some pictures up, folks.  Please no live auctions, and keep 'em smallish to speed loading time for tablets, phones, and the dreaded dial-up. 

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14k and aquamarine, off to its new home.

 

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Moriah Jewelry bracelet, also gone to a new home.  Unmarked sterling.  It says I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine in Hebrew. 

 

 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I got this yesterday from a friend I used to go to storage auctions with. He owns a used furniture store now that he cupplies exclusively through things he finds at auction. He found this in a unit & sold it to me for $50 (with another gold chrome 2 level table) because it isn't something his clients would go for. I jumped o it because I like it - but now I need to know what it is!

 

I'm guessing a portable bar (the glass shelves were wrapped & marked "Shelves for Bar") like a bar cart or trolley, but it's the first one I've seen that you can unlatch and it swings all the way (or 1/2 way - it looks cool either way) open to become a buffet? or long table? with a smaller lower 2nd shelf on 1 side for glasses, plates, etc.. I think. 

 

But I can't find anything like it. Un less it has a name I don't know, 'Large mid century bar trolley that swings open' doesn't bring up anything similar.

 

Also, how do I clean the chips & scuffs? It is only along a edge & probably happened from the glass being placed & removed, but where the gold chrome (?) has been lost there is a small amount of rust from the metal underneath being exposed). Should I touch it up with gold paint? 

 

I appreciate any help.

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 27, 2015 4:36:57 AM PT

MID CENTURY ROLLING BAR? ROLLING BUFFET?

Any idea who made these vases , I have been researching and Hopi is the one that they look like the most but not sure, they measure about 6 1/2" H ,one of them has some initials marks but did not find any with that letters, thanks in advance.

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Are the pink beads opalite, or does anyone know the term for the effect...there is a glow at certain angles..

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 25, 2015 4:51:46 PM PT

Are these opalite beads???

I found this MASSIVE heart shaped pin in one of my lot purchases...it is 3 1/2" wide x 4" long.  I have never seen a pin this big, so I am wondering if it could be an embellishment for something else???  It has a classic pin back but there is no fold over clasp and it doesn't look like there was one there and broken off????

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask...if anyone recognized this pattern?  And maybe help with a description?  I learned the stem might be called 'bulbous'.  Double boulbus?  Also, I think they have 15 panels?  I looked at Replacements and found nothing.  Appreciate any opinions! 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

So I am wondering if this Kirks Folly Mermaid Siren pin is an earlier piece, possibly 80's since there is no enamel on it. I have search and hoping someone on the board may know or have directional help. Many thanks!

 

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hello,

 

I have come across this napoleonic dresden figural scene in one of my local antqiue stores and wanted to get some opinions on what a "fair" price would be for it. They are asking around $1240 for it now. Assuming its in good condition does this sound like a fair value?

 

I am a porcelain novice and would love any help or opinions. Thank you in advance.

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Can anyone please identify this pattern name? I was thinking either Fostoria of Tiffin, but not finding it. The candle holder has a slightly different pattern but was purchased from the same estate as the glasses. Thanks 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 25, 2015 2:21:35 PM PT

Help ID Glass Pattern Please

HI,

I'm trying to figure out who made these pretty pieces,no marks on them. The Brooch is 2" in length. The colours are quite nice, but they don't show up very well in the photos. It has been a while since I've posted, hope the photos are okay.

Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks for looking.

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 27, 2015 1:33:55 PM PT

Purple And Green Brooch Earrings ID Help

So this pin is pretty neat I have identified it have been made in the early 1900's. It is unmarked but tests to be 10k-12k. It weighs almost 6 grams. I know that in the early 1920's when they found King Tut's tomb the Egyptian revival sprung up. And some companies were setting real Egyptian artifacts in gold. Do you think this is a real Egyptian artifact? It measures 25mm by 20mm.And if it is real what do you think the value is?

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 26, 2015 9:08:14 PM PT

10k Beetle Scarab Brooch Pin

I know nothing about pottery, but this vase caught my eye because of the unusual marking on th bottom.  Do you know who would have used this mark?  It looks like a koi fish.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 25, 2015 9:55:44 PM PT

I need help with a marking on a vase

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Happy Monday everyone.

 

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New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I cannot for the life of me think what to call the color of these pink beads.  They are gorgeous and the necklace is in excellent condition.  I look at it and think ombre, but I'm not sure that begins to describe it.  Is there a name for this kind of coloring?  It's hard to caputre it but the color is not faded, this is just how the beads were made, and each bead has a slightly different faded color pattern to it.

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

So I am guessing these are earrings, any ideas on age?

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 26, 2015 11:41:37 AM PT

I am guessing these are earrings?

It has the cig box, matches box, & ashtray.

Thinking there must be a name for it, but it escaIs there a specific name for this cigarette box?pes me.

Thanks.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

DSC_0005.jpgDSC_0006.jpgDSC_0001.jpgThe base piece is made of cast iron. It is painted black with gold highlighting. It has Patented Feb 17, 1874 stenciled on the underside. The base is 3" in diameter and it stands about 1 3/4" to the top of the bent spring. I don't think it is electrical as there aren't wire connections and the spring contacts the cast iron base and is  not isolated like a heating element would be. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Antiques discussion

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Antiques discussion

Hello Everyone!

 

I just picked up this bowl recently. It is unmarked. The exterior is black with a light blue interior. The interior is crazed. The interior has a black "ink splatter design." The exterior has little divots/marks/craters throughout. The base or "foot ring" is unglazed, however the rest is indeed glazed. The bowl's diameter is 5 1/2" at its widest point. The height is 3".

 

I have no idea how to research this bowl and its origin. Any help is appreciated.

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 26, 2015 1:38:30 PM PT

What can you tell me about this bowl?

I was hoping one of the Coach experts could supply some info on this wallet

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Fashion discussion

Jan 25, 2015 2:32:57 PM PT

Can a Coach Expert Identify This Wallet

She is about 16 3/4" long.  Her eyes close and open.  She is all cloth, but the face feels quite hard, like something other than fabric.  I think here eyes are glass.  When they are closed, her eyelids are somewhat shiny, like plastic.  Can you tell me anything about her age or name?  Thanks so much.IMG_0654.JPGIMG_0648.JPGIMG_0651.JPGIMG_0649.JPG

Dolls discussion

The following is the part Im confused on

 

82.61%of your transactions had tracking uploaded within handling time and validated by carrier

 
Tracking uploaded within handling time and validated by carriertooltip
82.61%
(19 out of 23 transactions)
(Top Rated Sellers must have at least 90.00%)
Tracking uploaded
91.30%
(21 out of 23 transactions)
Tracking uploaded within handling time
86.96%
(20 out of 23 transactions)
Tracking uploaded and validated by carrier
86.96%
(20 out of 23 transactions)
 
When I click download report and it shows me which 4 transactions need improvement, I agree with the 1st one but not the last 3 done over the weekend.  1 transaction was bought/paid on Saturday and other 2 on Sunday.  I have a 1 day handling time listed in my auctions. I uploaded all 3  tracking numbers first thing this morning.  Is this a glich or did I do something wrong when I was messing with my prefences yesterday. I changed this part of the shipping part.
Order cut off time for same business day handlingYes   9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jan 26, 2015 7:10:48 PM PT

I am confused about my seller dashboard.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Curious about this old set of maps I have. There are five of them and they are about 4' x 3' in size. They are dated 1945.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 26, 2015 5:25:46 PM PT

1945 USAF Map of Northern Hemisphere

These are unmarked, and have unusual pierced findings. The backs look tarnished like silver, and cleaned up a bit with a silver polishing cloth. I included a pic of the backs too for reference. Any information as to marker, stones, age - anything would be appreciated.



Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jan 28, 2015 1:41:23 PM PT

Vintage earring ID and help please.

After I do this a new tab is created in Adobe with the labels, when I go to print them the first label is fine and then the rest of them are in a font that is so compressed and on top of each other.

 

Anyone have a solution to this problem?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Shipping & Returns question

I have an open case, that eBay wrote to me asking if I wish to escalate the case.
but! I can not find a menu where I can click on: "Escalate this case "

Here's a screenshot of my case:

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How can I solve my problem ?

Shipping & Returns question

 

We are NOT UNIQUE REPS, or even FAKE REPS. We purchased these products on Ebay. YOUNIQUE 3D Mascara can NOT be sold on either Ebay or Amazon per their "Presenters Agreement". It states "You may not list or sell Younique Products on ebay or other online auctions, nor may you enlist or knowingly allow a third party (customer) to sell.

 

Source: http://bigriodog.wix.com/infinityeyez

The FAKE Product shown in the photos was purchased on EBAY. Before you buy, make sure your getting what you paid for. Check the Label - If the price is too low - It's FAKE!
99.5% of YOUNIQUE MASCARA on Ebay and Amazon are FAKE - Knock-off.
Knock offs may be okay if your buying sunglasses, but when your putting something in your eyes...Maybe not so good. You get what you pay for...Think about it!
***Real Label is smaller 1 inch and 3/8ths
***Fake Label is larger 1 and 7/8ths
***Real Label shows "LEHI, UT"
***Fake Label shows "PLEASANT GROVE, UT"
***Real Label is smaller 1 and 1/4 Inch across
***Fake Label is larger 1 and 5/8ths across and easy to spot

 

 

There are still some of the very old labels with no bar code as seen on the right...

 

 

 

Health & Beauty discussion

Jan 26, 2015 2:18:11 PM PT

Younique Mascara - How to spot the Fakes!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 26, 2015 6:11:50 PM PT

Help with translating late Ming bronze mark

Hello All! Can someone tell me if this 6 1/4" dia heart pattern filigree bowl is Russian or middle eastern? It appears to be silver, however I couldn't find any marks! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.

 

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 25, 2015 5:34:08 PM PT

heart pattern filigree bowl

 Hi all, I have this small watercolor painting. I am guessing it is from 50s or 60s. It is signed, but I cannot make out signature. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.untit 2.pnguntit 3.pnguntitled3.png

Collectibles & Art discussion

Any idea about the signature? I saw this in the booth next to mine and I snapped a few pictures.

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The Artists' Gallery

I can't seem to find anything on this doll maker....  Shirley Coldsmith.  They are kind of cute, and made of paper mache.  Is anyone familiar with this doll artist?Coldsmith.jpg

 

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Dolls discussion

Jan 26, 2015 7:41:19 AM PT

Indian Dolls by Shirley Coldsmith

Can anyone help ID this small wall clock? it has a porcelain face and winds with a key. The face has in very faint letters Le Roy (the rest I can't read) It is about 8-10" tall.

 

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Selling question

I'm hoping someone can help me with the maker of this lidded aluminum dish or bowl.  It has great starburst designs on top and a V or boomerang shaped handle that spins.   There are no markings at all on it.  It is about 4" tall not including the handle and is about 8" in diameter.  Thanks in advance for any help.

 

 

 

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Mid-Century/Modern discussion

hi 

I'm a new seller on ebay and i need your help.

i want to enter the tracking number of the items that i have sold but i can't

i'm living in Jordan and i choose the shipping method outside usa! but it shows me that i have to enter USA address! 

i do have one but it doesn't make any sense to enter my USA address! 

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Shipping & Returns question

Jan 26, 2015 4:58:59 AM PT

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Can anyone help me with identifying this brand of men's vintage wool cowboy or stetson style hat? Came in an early stetson box...from estate...but do not recognize this label.  Thanks for your help!IMG_20150125_185648737.jpgIMG_20150125_185707433.jpg

Fashion discussion

 

Hi,

Can you tell me what company might have made these vintage bowls? Bauer, Fiesta or ?????

The rings on the biggest bowl are flat, the rings on the two smaller bowls are slightly raised and rounded.

Thanks for the help

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 26, 2015 4:41:58 PM PT

Are these vtg bowls bauer or fiesta or ?

I'm looking for any help on identifying the maker of this cut glass goblet.

It has a cut stem. The bowl has a half cut flower and foliage, along with slant cuts alternating with ovals on the lower part of the bowl. It has a wide, straight, subtle optic. There are punties cut on the foot.

I've found simliar shapes in Tiffin and Seneca, but not a definite match so far. I'm not as concerned about identifying the pattern as much as the maker. Although if someone knows the pattern, that would be great, too.

They stand just under 8" tall (less than 1/8" under). I have a set of 11 and plan to list them, but it's helps so much to know the maker. I'd also like the opinion of our cut glass experts on whether you think this is a good piece, nice cut or just average. I think it's nice, but I've only been collecting for a couple of years and have much to learn.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!

Jennie

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 27, 2015 7:18:02 AM PT

ID help with cut glass goblets

Is there a name for these types of beads, and also the peach to orange color is there a name for that effect?  It is a 3 strand Hong Kong signed plastic beads.

 

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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Hope someone can help with this. I cannot get the photo any clearer.

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jan 27, 2015 2:55:01 PM PT

Need ID Jewelry Signature On Necklace

I have 3 old Navy rank patches. Can anyone tell me what country they are from?

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Militaria Collectors

Hi. I thought we'd all like the list of Kmart Days cars-for us collectors.:cathappy:

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Hope you can all get to it where you live.

Ready for the first Kmart Collector Day event of the year? Of course you are! Don’t miss the special Hot Wheels edition recolors, and get started on your Collector’s Edition ’71 El Camino at the same time.

 

Kmart Collectors Day Event

When: Saturday, 2/14 at 9 a.m. local times

Where: U.S. Kmart Stores (excluding Puerto Rico)

Info: Click here to find a location.

Specially-packed cases of Hot Wheels vehicles, which include all-new special color editions, will make their debut at the event. Here’s your inside look at what those special colors are:

    • ’69 Chevelle SS 396 – Muscle Mania (Grabber blue)
    • ’86 Monte Carlo SS – Muscle Mania (Amazon green)
    • Datsun 620 – HW Hot Trucks (Light yellow)
    • Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept – Track Aces (Satin white)
Collector Edition ’71 El Camino

Grab yourself at least 20 basic Hot Wheels at the event so you can get started on the 20-for-1 promotion: this Hot Wheels Collector Edition ’71 El Camino! (You’ll have from February 14, 2015, to March 21, 2015, to make your purchases, but why wait?):

    • Body Color: Spectraflame black
    • Deco: Red hood cowl & roof, red & gold flame deco on sides
    • Wheels: Real Riders “steelie” wheels w/red stripe tampo
    • Base: Zinc-plated chassis
    • Window Color: Clear
    • Interior Color: Silver

We’ll have the complete rules and details on the promo for you separately, but we wanted to get your motors running now – we think you’re gonna wanna get ready for this!

 

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’86 Monte Carlo SS
’86 Monte Carlo SS
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Collector Edition ’71 El Camino

 

Hot Wheels & more

Jan 28, 2015 12:43:50 PM PT

Kmart Days-Feb, 2015

Hi! I'm new around here, and I don't know much about jewelry, especially fine jewelry. 

 

 

I have a really beautiful brooch that appears to be silver (it's tarnished). It's covered in natural pearls. Has anyone seen this particular design before? Could it be a designer piece? It came with clip-on earrings, but one of them has some pearls missing. I feel like it's probably mid-century, but I'm clueless. Any help would be so greatly appreciated!!!

 

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Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

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Every item that is listed as a CBR 600 F4i and has a product that looks like this is wont fit. It's a rear hugger for a CBR600RR, a COMPLETELY different bike. There's over a hundred listings for this item and all of them are wrong. 

 

Shipping & Returns question

Please help to verify if this bag is real, and if so, is it's name Coach Ergo?

Thanks!

 

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Fashion discussion

Need help identifying.  Thank you.

 

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Antiques and Research

Jan 28, 2015 7:37:11 AM PT

Unique settee bench

How do I select the international site visibility listing upgrade foprt UK? The help files only tells me that I CAN do it to make my listing appear on the eBay UK site, but does not explain how to do it (see below). Also, do I have to do it before submitting the listing, or can I change an existing listing to include UK visibility? Thanks!

 

There are 2 ways to list your items internationally.

Use the international site visibility listing upgrade.
You can purchase this listing upgrade for some eBay websites, to maximize your item's visibility in search results on those sites. 
  1. If you're eligible for this listing upgrade, you'll have the option to add it before you submit your listing. There's a separate fee for each country you choose.

  2. Choose a shipping option for the US, UK, Canada, and Australia so buyers will know what international shipping will cost.

Selling question

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Home & Garden discussion

This is not marked and could have had a hangtag at one time. For some reason this reminds me of a certain designer, but the light bulb is just not coming on =P. Opinions appreciated!!

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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Maybe it's just plain old nothing but how would you describe it?  Anyone see anything that would tell you an era or age?    Anything will help  Thanks

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I have a large Barbie doll house that has been in storage for awhile. The bottom says 1995 Mexico.

When I try to let down the porch with the columns there is a resistance and I'm afraid to force it

and possibly break it. I know very little about Barbie products but maybe someone will recognise

and know the secret to open it. Probably any child from two up could do it. lol 

 

The back opens easily but when I try to let the front porch with the columns it catches and I feel it

will break. I don't know if its because it's been stored for a pretty long time so I've tried to wash it up

some but so far no go. I have tried to lift it up and out, press down on it, even looked to see if the

columns need to be removed. I really don't think it would be that complicated for a child so I am

asking here since you have a lot of Barbie experts.

 

Also if anyone knows the name I would appreciate. I did see one that looked pretty close and it

doesn't seem to be one of the more expensive houses but I still don't want to break the plastic.

 

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Barbie Collectors

Jan 27, 2015 2:39:26 PM PT

Problem opening a Barbie doll house

hi 

I'm a new seller on ebay and i need your help.

i want to enter the tracking number of the items that i have sold but i can't

i'm living in Jordan and i choose the shipping method outside usa! but it shows me that i have to enter USA address! 

i do have one but it doesn't make any sense to enter my USA address! 

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Buying & Selling Basics question

Jan 26, 2015 4:58:48 AM PT

something went wrong :(

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 27, 2015 10:29:11 AM PT

Does anyone read Chinese or Japanese?

Games?  No computer or phone needed for this one!  wink emo.gif

 

                                        

 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Maybe someone will recognize this vase? 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 25, 2015 5:08:02 PM PT

Yellow Cased Glass Vase with Handles

I was told this stone is carnelian; the metal is marked 9K, which I'm assuming is 9 k gold.  I'm trying to date the pin; is it victorian?  Any value here?  The pinback is broken off.  Any help will be very much appreciated.  Thanks in advancevictoria brooch1.jpgvictoria brooch2.jpgvictoria brooch3.jpgvictoria brooch5.jpgvictoria brooch6.jpg

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Need help with ID of this pottery bowl. It has marks on the bottom. Any info appreciated. Even just point me in a direction.pottery bowl

Selling question

Jan 27, 2015 2:49:23 AM PT

help id pottery bowl

Not looking for an appraisal, but is there any value in these/is it worth my time to list on eBay?  Got these old "test tubes" a while back in an auction box lot.  I don't know a thing about them.  Any information appreciated!

 

-kyal

 

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Motors discussion

Jan 28, 2015 12:57:12 PM PT

Old Antifreeze Test Tubes

I bought this rug that came with a story of how it was hanging on the wall of a fancy estate. Sellers family believe their parents bought rug at an estate sale 40-50 years ago, and the rug was supposedly old back then. Honestly I dont know a good rug from a hole in the ground. I have several on the floors of my house but they were aquired inexpensively at tag sales and I suspect they are not old...

Anyway, back to this prayer rug that is supposed to be old.... is it? It seems unusual to me because it's flat with no real pile to speak of. Looks more faded in person then some of the pictures show(to me it looks better viewed from the side). Measures approx. 43 X 56 inches. See the pictures below and tell me what you think. Anyone know the area it was made? age? any value(did I waste 45 bucks)? lol

Thanks for any info you can share, greek38

Collectibles & Art discussion

I would like to use clear FedEx lable pouches like those below to ship packages via USPS.  Note that  once the paper label is in the pouch, the FedEx logo is not visible.  Is this permitted by USPS?  I actually cannot find any information about the USPS allowing plastic pouches for labels at all.  Do they?

 

clear pouch

Shipping & Returns discussion

Can someone possibly tell me what this is? It measures 8 1/2" in length and is made of tin on the base and another metal (the arms, finial). Is it possibly the bottom for an old hanging lamp possibly an old Kerosene or Gas lamp? Any comments are greatly appreciated.I boughtt a box of antique lamp parts and it was among the pieces. finial.jpgfinal2.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Have had other pieces of lace like this and am pretty sure they were hand made.  I love the help I receive from knowledgable people here, so I hope I don't drive you nuts asking about my piddly pieces of lace.

 

These pieces are from a set of tableware I got from my gandmother.  She and my mom are no longer around to ask about these pieces -- tablecloth, table scarf, doilies and place mats -- all made with the same thin thread and fragile looking pattern.  Has to be at least 25 years old, but could be much older. . . I just don't know and should have asked more questions.

 

Closeup photos of lace are included.  Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

Mrs. Marbleman

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Got this in a jewelry lot.  It appears to be a resin material and it's unmarked.  Is it just cheap costume?cameo.jpgCameo2.jpg

Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jan 26, 2015 6:51:36 AM PT

Is this Brooch anything special?

Good morning all. I recently purchased a huge lot of vintage and newer ornaments from an estate and am hoping someone can help with identifying a couple of them. Neither have maker marks. I've found a few that are similar in style, by De Carlini, but not sure if these were made by them or someone else. Any information/help would be greatly appreciated and many thanks in advance.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 28, 2015 7:01:57 AM PT

Please help identify Christmas ornaments

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 27, 2015 9:09:08 AM PT

American Brillant oval bowl need help to ID

Hi, Does anyone recognize this porcelain hallmark? Thanks!IMG_1563.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 27, 2015 6:23:52 PM PT

need help with ceramic hallmark

 

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A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

I am trying to figure out the next action to take. I am a new seller and want to continue without problems. I know declining a refund can have a negative impact on your seller rating, but feel I am being taken advantage of since I'm new and more inclined to accept it over fear of my seller status. My thought is, what is the point of selling anyway if I don't make money and get broken products back? I sold someone a tablet that was in new condition but was a generic tablet you had to manually update. It couldn't connect to web pages because it was so far behind on Google updates. I was to nervous to connect to my computer and try myself. I descried all of this in detail with multiple pictures of it turning on, the information screen showing the type, storage, etc., as well as the home screen and app screen. It still had the foam insert it had to protect during factory shipping. I have a no return policy, but thats beside the point. I sent a message saying I saw it was delivered and hope they were happy with it. I said to please let me know if they had any problems. After a week I sent another message saying I hadn't gotten their feedback and I hope they were happy with the product. This was their response....

Do you really want my feedback the tablet iz just I'm not dealin wit diz...i have sent you 3 e-mailz a ready. Yall need 2 fix diz asap, with their phone number?

I contacted ebay and they informed me there was no record of these messages on their end either and they made note of the issue. I sent them a kind message telling them what ebay said, and said to contact them to confirm the messages were never sent.I also asked that they please give me a detailed description of the problem so I have a clear understanding of it. I didn't hear anything for two weeks when I recieved a request for a refund and return two days ago. They had "not as described" marked and all their notes said was "it doesn't work". I feel the untrue message claim along with refusal to communicate isn't adding up. I sent them a message saying that they have never described, or reached out to communicate with me about the problem before now and asked again to tell me the problem. This time, in much less aggressive manor they said " it just doesn't work at all please just give me my money back". I sent them a message tonight telling them I have to decline the request because the lack of description, communication, (and in a nice way) their lying. Do you feel I handled this right? Do you think I have a strong case? Do u do anything else once I've messaged them declining the request?

Selling discussion

So get a load of this, I buy an iphone 5c (sprint) on dec 6th it arrives the 10th woohoo i think...The phone turns on operates as it should, christmas comes and i deliver this shiny like new phone to my girlfriend she goes to sprint on the 27th to hook up the phone. This is where things go downhill. She tries to connect the phone only to have sprint say that the phone is still connected to a sprint account and we can not do anything to disconnect the phone from its origional owner. Now 2 weeks go buy i get her another phone that worked perfectly from a local friend to settle my girl down. I contact the seller to get a refund they refuse to issue me a refund claiming they will "do whatever they need to do rectify the situation" by having the person im dealing with at sprint call them. **bleep** this is what i need to go thru after i paid for a product from someone?! not only that i paid an absolute premium for the phone. Today i found out you can open up a case with ebay and they told me its past 30 days and im pretty much SOL when i have numerous messages adressing this within the "30 Days" I guess this shows exactly how much ebay "guarentees" your money back what a joke! Thank god this person isnt local !!

 

Ebay feel free to chime in.

 

Yours Truly, 

 

Violated Unhappy Customer

Bidding & Buying discussion

I just got a ding on one of my items.. says they arrived broken.. ! They were fine when they left here.. Never contacted me or emailed me.  Why are customers allowed to do this??? I just don't get it.  Common sense.. Go back to the store first and left them make it right before acting on emotion! 

 

 

Selling discussion

Every year, for the past ten years it seems, about this time the USPS raises the rates.

I've heard nothing ... and that's fine, but I'd hate to be caught by surprise with so many listings with free shipping that would need a price increase to compensate for it.

What's going on?

Booksellers discussion

Jan 25, 2015 4:40:00 PM PT

Postal Rate Increase

I was using the GSP.  I had a buyer who managed to skate around that (I posted days ago on that) on an auction.  I contacted them and told them that I only use GSP and so they no longer want the item, which is fine.   I cancelled it as an address problem.....but even with a few nice messages, they won't agree to the cancelation.  The fees are only a few dollars so not a big deal but to I just let the case sit open?  Nothing was paid for and nothing was shipped.

 

 

 

Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 7:06:18 AM PT

How to get my fees back...

Ok.. I went to give feedback on an item I received that I KNOW I did not give feedback on and it says I could not give feedback for that item because feedback was already given...???? Anyone else ever come across this and why? 

 

Michelle

Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 4:41:18 PM PT

FEEDBACK???

Does anyone had a luck to get real help from Ebay Customer support?

I had a request opened and every time i try to get the details on the site would say "Oop! We are having technical hick-ups". No matter how deep I tried it will take me back to first or secong page of CUstomer Support?

My issue #1: I haven't received the item for which I paid 5 and half months ago. I gave the benefit of doubt- I gave extra time bcs it was sent back first time  bcs of our mail office mistake, and he was seller from Turkey  -  still 5 and half months - it just too much. The Ebay Resolution Center would not let me open Request bcs Ebay Buyer Protection time is expired. That is why I needed to reach Ebay Customer support. Tried at least 20 times. Am I so dump or simply I should stop buying at Ebay? Such a shame, hence I was happy buyer since 2006 - one can get a really good deals on Ebay.

My isuue #2: I returned the item to seller after e-mail correcpondences 2 months ago. I still haven't received the credit for the item back and emailed the seller guy few times - no responses at all. What should I do as a buyer when seller is not responding nor I can get help or assistance from Ebay Customer Support?

I would appreciate any response and/or any tips!!!

Thank you,

Tuya

Selling discussion

I live in the blizzard-bound Northeast. I have 2 items to ship that were paid for last night. Although I have a 2 day shipping time on these, I almost always ship my sales the very next day. I expect to be able to get these th the PO tomorrow, but am more concerned about USPS shipping delays overall due to the storm.
My questions: should I ship tomorrow and hope for the best, or is it advisable to send the buyers an email or a note on the shipping label that ship time might be somewhat longer?
I don't like to pester buyers with communication but wonder if this would be an opportunity to head off defects?
Thanks for your opinions!

Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 5:31:52 PM PT

Blizzard Delay-Should I Email My Buyers?

The base piece is made of cast iron. It is painted black with gold highlighting. It has Patented Feb 17, 1878 stenciled on the underside. The base is 3" in diameter and it stands about 1 3/4" to the top of the bent spring. I don't think it is electrical as there aren't wire connections and the spring contacts the cast iron base and is  not isolated like a heating element would be. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Collectibles & Art discussion

 

 

The item I'm wanting to list is very heavy. I don't want to charge too much or not enough. I've seen in other posts that the shipping calculator calculates the cost of shipping to your own zip code.  Thanks

 

Selling discussion

Obviously I messed something up with a return...

 

Someone bought (and obviously wore) a pair of dance shoes.  They asked to return them based on wrong size so I clicked to return for a refund and turned out they were at the front door. I went ahead and refunded the original price minus the original shipping as per my return terms.  It shows that I still owe them the $9 original shipping cost.  It said that it was due by Feb. 5th.  Is it okay to just ignore it or is there something that I should do?  I cannot find out how to file for a final value fee credit.  Can I not file for one if I charge them the orignal shipping fees?

Thanks in advance.

 

A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Jan 26, 2015 1:16:08 PM PT

Need Help with a return mistake...

RE: potential buyers on eBay using small tablets or smart phones for viewing seller listings

 

Hi, I have a question...with the  current technology that buyers might be using to view eBay (mobile Smart phones and Tablets)

...do you need to increase the size of the type font when you create a listing for eBay ?  so they can see it , properly read item the text descriptions ?  I currently use 13 pt. to 18 pt.  and 24 pt...is that big enough?

Selling discussion

i find alot of good things on ebay.  but i think  that some r just too high on stuff.  they relly go crazy when it comes to bidding !   they will have a great deal on a part or  what ever else.  then people will get too bidding on something & just bid it beyond  reason lol.  i wish i had money like that lol.

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Jan 26, 2015 6:18:23 AM PT

sellers getting too high

Guys, 

I'm relatively new here on this board but am reading as much as I can to find out what just happened to me today. I'm still in the dark and would love help. 

 

The auction I was bidding on was running out, my highest bid was still in the green as the clock went to 0. I was 100% sure I'd won, since my (green) bid price was $13.50 and my highest bid left room to go up to $28. Victorious, I went to my summary page to pay for the item. And then I don't see it. So I go back to the item page and see that it was listed as SOLD for $29.

 

HOW did this happen? I never got any indication that anyone had topped my $13.50. Ever! So then I went to see the bid break-down, and in total disbelief, I saw some bids that happened that I never saw on my end. (See screen shot)

 

Questions:

1) How did my counter go to zero with $13.50 showing as my winning bid price (when there was clearly other activity)?

2) How did the winning buyer who hadn't participated at all in the bidding know to bid exactly $29 when they never saw my top bid? 

 

* I will concede that it's possible the item total jumped to $17.50 as I was watching the ticker. Allowing for the fact that my eyes were trained on the ticker going to 0, but I see that there was a bid that came in at $17 (screenshot) and and my automatic bid kicked in at $17.50, so that may have updated on my screen without catching my attention (because the numbers stayed green and there was a .50 on the end of it and everything was still green as I was watching the counter go to 0). So the only real question I still have is #2. How did this super-bidder (see screenshot) swoop in AFTER the clock went to zero. How did they get a bid in? I'm so upset.  

 

I feel like this is incredibly shady, because I just don't understand how it could have happened. Can anyone shed some light? I'm using Safari, in case that makes a difference. 

 

Thanks!

 

Bidding & Buying discussion

I sold a EVGA GTX 650 Ti boost, and clearly stated as USED.  Took a picture with the items that came with the product.  Now the item has arrived at the buyer, she wants a return because the item did not come with the cables/connections; DVI.

 

Exact Quote here" It s bad enough the seller doesn t tell you that the card is missing DVI connections until after I paid for it, but seller said nothing about it also missing the 6-pin power to motherboard cable. The ad says nothing about missing anything. For $161, I expect to have an honest ad or everything included that came with the card in the first place."

 

What should I do?  When I buy used items from Ebayer's I never expect to receive all the components as it was brand new.

 

Help Fast!

Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 2:05:05 PM PT

Buyer wants return

I sold an iphone 5 for $150. I made sure to ship the item after it showed the buyer paid for the item. I used ebay to print a shipping label so the tracking information was automatically uploaded. It shows that the item was delievered Monday 1/26/15 however the sell contacted me today 1/27/15 saying they didn't receive the item. What do I do? 

 

Its my first time selling on ebay and I don't want to be scammed by a buyer.

 

Thanks

Selling discussion

Jan 27, 2015 4:45:00 PM PT

Buyer says he didn't receive item

I am selling a vehicle and a bidder just won the bid for $15,000 over the buy it now price. This is a scam, right? Also, it shows that 6 hours before the auction closed, the last bid was $4,500 and then all of a sudden a few hours before the auction closes, the next bid jumps to $15,000. My buy it now price was $5,500. The vehicle is not worth the highest bid at all. If this is a scam, I don't want to get trapped paying eBay commission or fees on a vehicle I don't ever receive payment for. When I contacted ebay, they claimed that I can't cancel anything until after the deposit is received....this feels like a giant trap. Anyone have any advice or experienced anything similar?

Motors discussion

I have an inexpensive item that was bid on by a person who got around my BB list by creating another ID.  I have called ebay CS and they said they would take

 

care of it, that the person indeed was the same, and they were violating Ebay policy. This was 2 days ago and yet HIS BID IS STILL THERE. Ebay gave me a

 

return contact number for the report. Do I proceed to sell it to him? Item ends in 4 hours and he is the only bidder.

Selling discussion

Hi All,

 

Just noticing I am now being charged .30 insertion fees for my items. I am not a store seller, and simply relist the item if it does not sell. There is no way  the six items I am relisting per week, for six days, would exceed the 100 or 150 allotted per month.

 

Can anyone clarify for me what is going here?

 

This is probably going to drive me away from ebay once and for all. I am not paying for items to list that don't sell at reasonably listed prices.

 

Thanks...

Selling discussion

Jan 27, 2015 11:37:59 PM PT

I Don't Understand These New Insertion Fees?

I have noticed that buyers will say anything to avoid paying the return cost. I recently sold an item, in used condition. The buyer stated things that were wrong with it, but these etails were clearly vissable in the photos I listed. One wasn't even true. So, this buyer either didn't even bother looking at any of the photos, or just wants an excuse to not spend money.

 

All they have to do is say it wasn't as described; it doesn't matter if it was or not. I called ebay about this, pointed out the clear and obvious faults listed (which were minor, in any case), and they would do nothing about it. The woman said something about 'hassle free'. Well, it also says 'buyer pays'. 

 

So, even though the listed may have 'buyer pays return shipping', they really don't have to. It is very mis-leading. The only way to get rid of it that I can see, is not to offer returns- but that doesn't really matter either; all the buyer has to do is say it wasn't as described. This becomes a matter of opinion; I could list all 12 possible photos, describe everything, and any fault can still be found if one is creative. 

 

As I sell more and more, I began to notice how people can work the system to their advantage. Ebay can't side with both buyer and seller, so they tend to go with the one that makes them the most profit, usually the buyer. They wan't the buyer coming back.

 

Does anyone have any advice about how to avoid this issue?

Shipping & Returns discussion

I'm about to print my shipping label but my only option of shipment is Fedex. I'm trying to click the dropdown box and select USPS but it doesn't do anything. Before there was some kind of agreement notice from Fedex, but now I can't select USPS. Is this a bug or did something happen? My original listed item was for USPS First Class.

Shipping & Returns question

Jan 26, 2015 2:54:45 PM PT

I can't change my eBay shipping carrier

Customer purchased 1 item paid with paypal.

 

Must have decided he needed 3 more, purchased and paid with paypal.

 

I would like to save him money by combining the 2 purchases into one FRE.

 

If I refund patially through paypal for shipping will I get a defect?

 

If so I will not partially refund and send him 2 separate packages :smileyhappy:

 

Thank you for any and all answers.

 

 

Selling discussion

I received an item in the wrong size and I contacted seller rather than following eBay's return process which I've heard hurts the seller. She said she will happily refund and pay for the return shipping and I have spent two days trying to find the cheapest way to ship the item back. I can't go to the post office due transportation issues but I found an unused tyvek priority mail envelope in my trash that another seller had used for interior packing. Problem is that it's a regular priority envelope which will cost $9.97 whereas a flat rate tyvek would only cost $5.05.  Here is my question: can I write FLAT RATE on this envelope and print a flat rate label or will the postal carrier refuse to take it, or if he does, will it be refused when it gets to the post office?

 

I know I can order some flat rate envelopes online but I hate to keep the seller waiting for her merchandise.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Folks

 

A buyer is not satisfied with his item and I'm offering him a partial refund based solely on trust. After receiving the payment, I presume he can still go ahead and give me negative feedback and no eBay rule would prevent that. What's my discourse on that? Can I message him making it part of the settlement that he cannot and should he still do that, can I email eBay to delete the negative feedback rating from my profile?

Thanks

Selling question

Jan 26, 2015 4:31:22 PM PT

Resolution and feedback

Had a buyer cancellation this morning. (my first)

 

I approved the cancel, the buyer was refunded. However, the item still appears in my sold list awaiting payment. Is it safe to just delete this item from the list? I've already re-listed.

 

Thanks in advance for any answers :smileyhappy:

Selling discussion

Jan 26, 2015 11:28:27 AM PT

Quick ? about a cancelled order

Hello,

 

I'm a new seller and i was brand new in Ebay back in 2012 as well, but someone bought a 35 Dollar purse from me, the person is out of the UK and has 0 feedback and been in Ebay since today January 26 2015 when the purchase was made.

I was getting ready to print the shipping label and became aware of the address and the buyer. Should i be concerned?

I did not have a restrictions of any kind in the item.

 

The item it's already paid as well.

 

I know that if i don't want to Ship internationally i can put it there and also restric buyers i guess but i just havent run into this situation and i know it's only $35 but i would rather not lose it, :smileyhappy:

 

Thank you in Advance for your responses!

Selling question

Ok I checked tracking and it's not updated since leaving California But the app says apparently my package is still in Honolulu and the delivery date is the 30th so my package is in Hawaii 2 days early...sooo...my question is could they be delaying it?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Does handling time include weekends

Shipping & Returns question

Jan 27, 2015 4:28:03 AM PT

Does handling time include weekends

Ive misread and need to retract a bid

 

Bidding & Buying question

Jan 27, 2015 10:30:37 AM PT

i need to reteact a bid