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Lady bought something from me last night then left me this message. I looked at my PayPal to see just one not two transactions. Should I cancel thinking that maybe she is trying to get me or am I just being paranoid?Capture.PNG

Selling discussion

Feb 4, 2016 7:29:05 AM PT

Red Flag or am I just being paranoid

I hope this isn't a duplicate posting, I can't find the first one.  Sorry if this is a duplicate.


If I am in the wrong place/board, please don't be mean, just point me in the right direction. I'm pretty new to the boards, and this wouldn't be my first OR last mistake Smiley Wink


I have this book "Impression of Xi'AN"  It has no publisher name or date.  It doesn't even have an author's name. And to make it more unsual is there are actual uncirculated stamps and enbedded in the back cover is what appears to be very old coins.


I will happily post a series of pictures, but IF I am on the right board, I don't want to waste everyones time. 




Selling question



Link: http://www.cmog.org/artwork/beaker-traveling-case


Any thoughts on what the outer material is made of (it's not leather)?


Thank you!



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Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 4, 2016 8:32:16 AM PT

I Don't Have the Beaker, but I Have the...

I hope no one here has been in this situation, but I suspect some of you have.


I received a return request today for item 252269378079.


Item Information
Item ID:252269378079
Order ID:252269378079-1792209948015
Buyer email: 
Sale price:$7.00
Sale date:Jan-29-16 20:14:33 PST
Buyer ID: 
Return ID: 
Return opened:Feb-03-16 04:09:41 PST
Return shipping:seller pays
Return reason:Doesn't match description or photos
Comments:I thought it was a 4x4 not a business card size. Sorry it s beautiful but I have no use for it. 


Please have a look at item 252269378079 and tell me if you see any reason why someone would expect this painting to be 4x4?


The ebay item specifics indicate 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (inches), 

in my description I explain that an ACEO is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (inches)

and state that the painting is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (inches).  



Then, in about 18pt font, I indicate, "This painting is the size of a playing card."


I really feel l've done due diligence to make sure any buyer would have no confusion about the size of the painting.


NOW, my question.    The only option i see is, "be sure to resolve the buyers request by Feb. 8th, after that the buyer could open a case and affect your performance level."


There is no option anywhere I can locate to point out that, in fact, this item EXACTLY as described.


I want to proceed with caution, of course, as I know my seller rating is in jeopardy here... and, frankly, that makes me livid.

Had the buyer just said, sorry, didn't realize it was this small (although there is no escaping the dimensions if one reads the description),

if it had been requested in the, "my bad".. spirit, I would have accepted it.  But if I accept the return, it's the same as saying that the item was

not as described and it was EXACTLY as described, but the buyer either didn't read the description.


What do I do from here to best protect myself?


My first impulse is to point out that the item is exactly as described, but to offer to accept the return as a one time courtesy anyway (BBL updated, of course)...

but I'm fairly certain that the machine that is ebay will take that as an admission of guilt and place me in the back 40 of listings /downgrade me substantially.  



Selling discussion

Preface , my old post , now been 1 week and eBay has done nothing after hours and hours of phone calls  : 

Why are manual refunds done through paypal being counted as cases closed without seller resolution?  I understand they are defects for whatever reason if you don't do a eBay cancellation request etc.. However... WHY are they being counted as the "SERIOUS" cases closed without seller resolution metric? How do they even correlate to each other? That a "case" is closed without a resolution, when the seller refunded the buyer themselves WITHOUT a eBay "CASE" or PAYPAL "CASE"


As a community, i think i speak for everyone, on your LOWEST forgiving metric, you are counting this against sellers when it has nothing to do with a case.



I am now below standard because i refunded 2 buyers complimentarily over 30+ days after the transaction, because they claimed non receipt via email to me. I could not open a eBay cancellation because it was past 30 days. So i had the perfect storm of SCREWING me over. From TOP RATED PLUS to BELOW STANDARD.. because i gave great customer support.



Dashboard :




Dashboard 2 "cases"


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And here is the supposed 3 cases, blacked out of course



And here is the purchase history showing that these 2 were refunded manually, as you can see from the time area they all match up. eBay has been provided all of this, and just doesn't care to fix this bug that's saving big time sellers like myself almost $40+ a month. I feel wronged and not even bringing it to their attention last week has been of any help, no updates, no acknowledgment NOTHING*********************


Selling discussion

Okay, just created a listing. It is listed at 15 ounces, First Class Parcel, and it is coming up as $6.45 shipping?  Shouldn't it be showing $3.65?  (There is no handling fee!)  Am I missing something (besides my marbles...there saved you all from saying it - ha!)













Selling discussion

Feb 5, 2016 9:02:22 AM PT

WTH? 15 Oz. FC Showing as $6.45

I think this is a shoe clip, do they get a makers mark just as other forms of jewelry? This one does not, and are they only desirable if quite old? V76IMG_5869.JPGIMG_5870.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 2, 2016 5:34:53 PM PT

do shoe clips have the same rules?



Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse, Connecticut



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Feb 2, 2016 5:41:53 PM PT

New to eBay Daily chat for Wednesday Feb 3

Another odd piece, the stitching is so very tiny, and such attention to detail for such a clearly hand made piece, 50's?  It really would have taken so much time and effort to make this, and yet sadly enough was in a small lot sold for pennies. U.S piece? Tourist buy? ( so much tiny tiny detail...) It has a small pocket in the flap, tiny purse, but the tiny shoes are fascinating. A small safety pin on the back, was this meant as a pin/brooch, or something else altogether? V76IMG_5867.JPGIMG_5868.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 2, 2016 5:12:05 PM PT

Where did this originate?

If it even has a name - it looks pretty much like white tiger eye but the bar of white moves up or down when the jewelry moves.  I know the jewelry itself is no big deal but it is nice to know the name of things.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Unusual piece in that the pearl is on the inside...what color or type of pearl would this be? I've been dying to sacrifice the entire piece to satisfy my curiosity, but of course that is foolish...also, on the second piece I can read all but the last word, I have tried various searches with it pertaining to the composition, but is this a jewelry term I simply haven't heard? Very possible as this is not my field, it will probably be incredibly obvious once someone points it out...these are both large pieces with .925 marks, so I don't think it pertains to the metal..I think..no idea, Thanks V76IMG_5881.JPGIMG_5880.JPGIMG_5873.JPGIMG_5874.JPGIMG_5876.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 2, 2016 2:05:35 PM PT

what type of pearl is this?

It has a C clasp which is pushed over to one side a little.  He is missing 99% of his stones - just a couple of tiny dark stones in his body - but I liked him even without the stones.









Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 3, 2016 3:00:18 PM PT

Is this peacock brooch very old?

Funny looking little pin.  When I started to photo it, it suddenly looks like it could be a bird.  But, the head is so much bigger than the body.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 3, 2016 8:38:44 AM PT

Is this a critter?

DSCN9515.JPGThank you so  much Marie, it finally bloomed!  It is about 3 1/2' tall with 4 huge blooms!  I love it and I love you Marie!  I will think of you every time it blooms!  Thank you again!!!! Carolyn


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 3, 2016 2:37:20 PM PT


Is this necklace antique? The back of the box clasp reads "Gold Fild" Each bead, I believe, is made of crystal. It's really pretty. Is this certain cut attributed to an era? There's a fine chain link rope that holds all the beads together. 


Any insight on this necklace is a win for me. Thank you for helping! IMG_2344.JPGIMG_2345.JPGIMG_2346.JPGIMG_2347.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 4, 2016 1:13:09 PM PT

Is this Necklace Antique?



Somebody else can do Delaware.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Feb 3, 2016 5:18:51 PM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Thursday Feb 4

Got this in my email from Ebay this week. I've moved 95% of my business elsewhere over the last several years because Ebay wasn't listening to ANYTHING long-time sellers like me had to say over those past few years, and because I've watched capable dealers be banned forever from Ebay over trivial mistakes, been scammed time and time again with no support from Ebay, and paid the highest charges ever with almost no page views and very limited sales because of that. Now thier stock is tanking, and they want to play gushy-gushy good guy? Did anyone else buy into this?


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Selling discussion

Today we visit Florida, let's start at the southern tip of the state . . . which is also the southernmost point of the contiguous United States that is open to the public; Key West.








And as we move north, we will be looking for towns with the names of Briny Breezes, Elfers, Fluffy Landing, Lone Cabbage Fish Camp, Ocheesee, Soopchoppy, and Weeki Wachee.

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Hi...any help is appreciated in identifying these 3 graduated bowls. They are a very lightweight pottery of some kind largest is approx. 11 1/4". Thanks so much!


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I am not sure if this is a set or they are made by different makers.  Can you help me with the maker and age of the monkeys?

 I purchased them together from an estate sale.


The 5" tall monkey only marks is M3912.  Could this be a Napco marking?


the 4 smaller monkeys have a red oval foil stick "Bone China Japan". 


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Could not find anything like this on listed or completed items.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

All morning I am getting McAfee warnings .Smiley Sad
Does anyone else who uses norton or other programs have this problem today?

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Selling discussion

This does not look very old, but I am trying to find out where it is from. It looks to me like maybe Peru or Columbia, but hoping someone knows something about this and what the significance is.






Antiques and Research

Feb 4, 2016 6:52:06 PM PT

Need Info on Textile Dolls - So America?

You know the drill, nothing listed, keep photos smaller Smiley Happy


Silver today. Stuart Nye Pinecone earrings:



1970s-80s Art Nouveau style pin, textured finish:



Danecraft Calla Lily bracelet:


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 3, 2016 2:08:05 PM PT

Bring on your eye candy :-)

This tapestry was framed and the fabric was the backing. How old and who made it (country)? Also, how should I clean the fabric? The tapestry was also tacked with thumb tacks that say "Rekord" Thanks for your help!


Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

From Consumer Affairs  2/1/16


Pet food maker Blue Buffalo has agreed to pay $32 million to settle a group of class action lawsuits filed on behalf of consumers who said the company's products made their pets ill. It's thought to be the largest pet food class action settlement ever. 

The amount each qualifying pet owner receives will depend on the total amount of Blue Buffalo products purchased during the class period and certain other conditions, the company said.

Blue Buffalo has denied any wrongdoing and says health problems encountered by consumers' pets may have been caused by supplier misconduct.

"More than a year ago, we informed our Pet Parents about the misconduct of a former ingredient supplier and a broker. While we will continue to pursue our claims against them, we decided that it is in the best interest of our Pet Parents and our company to resolve the class actions now," said Bill Bishop, chairman and founder of Blue Buffalo.

True BlueBlue Buffalo Pet Foods Feb. 1, 2016, 4:42 p.m.


Consumers rate Blue Buffalo Pet Foods

The lawsuits claimed that Blue Buffalo had broken its “True Blue Promise,” which specified that its pet foods contained “Only the Finest Natural Ingredients” while not containing certain other ingredients, including:

“NO Chicken or Poultry By-Product Meals,”

“NO Corn, Wheat or Soy,” and

“NO Artificial Preservatives, Colors or Flavors.”

The class action complaints argued that independent tests showed that some Blue Buffalo products did, in fact, contain chicken and poultry by-products.  In addition, the tests indicated the presence of rice and corn in some products, including products from Blue Buffalo’s “Wilderness” and “Freedom” product lines, which were advertised as being grain-free.

The settlement agreement is subject to preliminary and final approval by the court.

Still pending is a false advertising claim filed by Nestle Purina, a competing pet food maker. It sued Blue Buffalo in May 2014, claiming that the "True Blue Promise" was false and misleading.



Animals discussion

This piece actually looks better than it photographs - would like to figure out what it is.

I am not sure what the metal is - it is not attracted to a magnet.

The other side looks like chinese symbols.

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Vintage discussion

Feb 2, 2016 5:36:28 PM PT

help identifying old asian bird pendant

This 15 or 16 inch doll was purchased on a military base near San Francisco, CA--probably sometime between 1973 and 1979.  The box has pink, blue, and white stripes, and the number 2625 is stamped on it next to the price tag (which also says 2625 on it).  The doll's eyes are blue and can open and close.  


Even knowing the name of the manufacturer would be helpful, as online searches have yielded nothing.  Thanks in advance!


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Dolls discussion

I have seen this mark before, but just cannot put a name to it anymore (old age lol) Tried finding something, but gave up.


Is that supposed to be the letter C backwards?


Thanks in advance.




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 3, 2016 2:39:03 PM PT

Need iD of Porcelain Mark

I have this interesting what I believe is a Tokoname Red Ware vase with dragon and Foo Dogs. I'm looking for opinions as to whether I should list it or not. It does have a small chip and scrape to the rim. Chip is much smaller than appears in photo. Any and all opinions appreciated. Thank you.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 3, 2016 8:50:29 AM PT

Tokoname Red Ware Pottery

We’re excited to announce more Seller Hub beta improvements addressing your feedback about navigation.


  1. Most links no longer open in new browser tabs.

  2. There's now a link at the top of every page in Seller Hub that takes you directly to the page where you can read your latest feedback. Just click your feedback score that appears in the username drop-down menu. Note: Clicking your username in this dropdown menu will continue to take you to your profile page.


  3. Marketing drop-down menu (only for sellers subscribed to an eBay Store):


  4. Performance drop-down menu:


  5. Link to Cases in the Orders drop-down menu, which takes you to the Resolution Center


  6. Link to Inventory in the Listings drop-down menu (only for sellers subscribed to Selling Manager Pro):


We hope these changes make it easier for you to get around Seller Hub. As always, we welcome your feedback – keep it coming!

Seller Hub discussion

I'm not sure where to ask this, so I'll ask here.


I believe it to be a water pump for a fire truck. Mansfield OH


Vintage - Antique


Any info would be appreciated. Thanks



Motors discussion

Feb 3, 2016 11:34:24 AM PT

Gorman Rupp Fire Eagle

I've been through 4 books and about an hour on the internet to no avail.  Ykk zipper and black and white/Japan tag,



The Barbie Girls



I recenlty bought an item that was send by Global Shipping program. I checked alot of info that tells me that the tracking system can be checked in purchase history but wen i go there i see as tracking number UPAAA000000147655547. I press the number and all i got is this table:


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The seller told me he sent the item to ebay depot and until there there is a tracking number and the item was delivered but nothing more.

I tried to contact eBay an even Pitney Bowes, but no response. Can someone help?

The item was delivered at the depot in 29/01/2016 and its supposed te rech the destinanation from 2 to 6 of February so 2 more days until the last day. But i have no idea of where the item is.


Thank You

Bidding & Buying question

Feb 4, 2016 11:18:11 AM PT

Tracking an item in Global Shipping Program

I realize things happen but what do I do?






Arrived at Post Office

Jan-27-16, 05:31 AM, CAMARILLO, CA 93010

Departed USPS Facility

Jan-26-16, 22:28 PM, GOLETA, CA 93199

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

Jan-26-16, 12:50 PM, GOLETA, CA 93199

Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility

Jan-26-16, 11:35 AM, ONTARIO, CA 91761


The sale date was 1/22, I wrote to seller and they sent me the tracking number.

I already had that and it shows stuck in CA. I emailed usps and called them.

I have waited on hold forever and got no response from email.

I wrote to the seller again requesting a refund so I may order item again from somewhere else

and I have not heard from them. I opened a case at the resolution center but would like my part sooner because I need it.

What else can I do?

Is it a scam?

The seller has good reviews...

Thank you


Shipping & Returns question

Feb 4, 2016 10:19:07 AM PT

My package is stuck in CA

Was just made aware of the existence of this wine today, and thought some here would get a kick out of it (from a bit north of elheron):



Coins & Paper Money discussion

Postage costs $2.54. The ebay "discount" added 6 cents to bring the total cost of shippting to $2.60. What gives? 


Shipping & Returns question

How to list this piece?  Glass "globe" is about 7.5" tall, brass base and top.  Clear glass with opalescent swirls.  Made to hand from the ceiling.  Is it Victorian?  Newer?  Looking for any specific information regarding age and description.  Thanks in advance.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello eveyrone! I can't seem to remember what this type of jewelry was called. Please help! Thanks in advance!





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 4, 2016 11:13:15 AM PT

What is this type of Jewelry called?

IMG_5958.JPGIMG_5959.JPGGood looking buckle, what kind of stone? Would it be considered semi-precious?  Thank You for looking, V76

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 5, 2016 11:51:41 AM PT

Stone in buckle?

Someone has this set listed as "Whispering Leaves" is that the correct name for this SC set?

DSCN9635.JPGThanks, Carolyn

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 4, 2016 4:35:33 PM PT

Hope someone know Sarah Cov Jewelry names

I had to draw it as my camera cannot get a clear enough picture, it could be upside down...huge multi fasceted stone surrounded by black cut stones, they could be very dark blue, if I can get my hands on a flashlight I can possibly light them up, I'll get back with that, Thanks, V76IMG_5956.JPGIMG_5957.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 5, 2016 11:57:48 AM PT

Screw back earring ident

Could anyone please help identify this painting and possibly the artist? Any help would be greatly appreciated. The painting is oil on canvas and the size is about 14” x 18” H.003.JPG027.JPG

Product Discussions discussion

Feb 5, 2016 11:56:23 AM PT

ID of Artist and Painting

Hi hope someone can help ID age style, technique?  any info is appreciated, I want to list it so any idea of how you would title the auction would be appreciated.  There was a TV guide from 1958 in it so I know its at least that old. Thanks! 



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I know this is probably a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone had seen this hallmark before.  At least I think its a hallmark, Im really not even sure about that.  Its teeny tiny little script on the ring, and another tiny touchmark on the bale that may be the makers intitials, looks a bit like a CV?

 It tests for 12 kt gold but Id feel a lot more comfortable if I could just figure out what the word says.


ive seen a few otehr vintage lucky 13 charms taht were similar, from Italy and France.  This doesnt look like anything I canfind from those places, tho.


Thanks for taking a look!


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Not marked that I can see. 7 1/4" tall. thank you for any information.100_9001.JPG100_9000.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 4, 2016 11:08:18 AM PT

Help ID crystal water or wine glass

I came across this little girl tossed aside at a flea market..undressed, no wig, with severely damaged facial paint and lashes missing on right eye. I saw she has very thickly painted lower lashes that were missing on the ends and a pretty coral lip color. I repainted her discolored skin areas to even out her tone, added eyebrows and added missing lashes on right eye. I left her pretty coral lip color untouched. Though her lashes are ugly, I kept with the theme incase they really were original and just retouched them. Any ideas on who she is? She I crudely painted so probably not a well known brand. She is unmarked and a walker, and arms can be posed/swiveled. Any comments and critiques welcome =)



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Dolls discussion

Feb 5, 2016 7:14:24 AM PT

latest doll restoration..who is this girl?

Are these actually from a branch of military, or simply a patriotic embellishment?  Again Thank You, V76IMG_5960.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 5, 2016 12:00:39 PM PT

Military earrings?

Good Morning:


I found this at a local TS and no one there knew what it is used for.  It measures 10.25" long, metal part 5.5".  It is not sharp. Any ideas what it is called and what it is used for?


TIA - Sue


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Vintage discussion

Feb 5, 2016 6:44:15 AM PT

Kitchen Tool What is it ?





(For our Dial ups)


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I have this book "Impression of Xi'AN"  It has no publisher name or date.  It doesn't even have an author's name. And to make it more unsual is there are actual uncirculated stamps and enbedded in the back cover is what appears to be very old coins.


I will have to post pictures in several posting as they are too large to put in 1.


Here are the first 2  I don't know what you call it, but it comes in a box like covering





Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi, I purchased this wooden plaque at an estate sale in Texas.  


It appears to be old & with paint flaking off.  Measures 15" x 6".   


On the back you can read faintly "Samantha" and there is a date which looks like 1917.


I would greatly appreciate if you could help me with any information that may be helpful & do you think the date 1917 would be accurate?



Thank You.




Collectibles & Art discussion

I'm figuring probably Home Shopping Channel, QVC or something similar.  It's sterling, but the top is ombre enamel and rhinestone.  The Ill Will missed the sterling marks, but I didn't.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


I was hoping that someone could assist me with the piece.

Specifically with the region of origin, I'm thinking it may be Ottoman or Persian.
It definately has some age to it, 19th century or perhaps even earlier.
The threading has metallic features to it and it is on cotton.

Any help is greatly appreciated.





Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Some listings that I've been relisting are showing a blank pic thumbnail after relisting, they were fine before this relist. They seem to show up in the search result listings but not in "My Ebay" Active listings. Same pics, good quality using 8 to 16 megapixel camera...what happened?

Any help would be appreciated.Blank pic.JPG

Selling question

Trying to identify the location & buildings in this photo. I believe taken in late 1930s-1940s.

Based on source, I believe most likely Florida or California area. 


Building in front has large owl figures & shell architectural detail between large center square pane windows.

So, I am assuming it is a school or library building. The arched windows makes me think it has a church affiliation.


Building in background has unusual uneven stepped tall corner tower.

I know I have seen this building before but can not remember/place it.


Thanks for any help.


Antiques discussion

Feb 5, 2016 8:34:35 AM PT

Help identify Photo Location

I have seen leather horses like mine dated from 1895-1909 & from the 1960's.   Do you have any idea how to date this horse or any other helpful information?


He stands about 18" and I believe he has glass eyes.


Thank You for your help.SAM_5360.jpg



Collectibles & Art discussion

Measures about 2" by 2 1/2" It has an 8 point star center cut stone. Thanks for looking!





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Been through 4 books,  several times overMVC-003S.JPG and about an hour on the internet,  can't seem to find this one.  Any help?  It has the black and white/Japan label and the YKK zipper in the back.  Tiny pearls at the empire waist,  cuffs and adorable bow at the back hemline.



Barbie Collectors discussion

Hi...any help is appreciated in identifying these 3 graduated bowls. They are a very lightweight pottery of some kind largest is approx. 11 1/4". Thanks so much!


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Not signed. About 10 1/2" x 23". 100_8973.JPG100_8974.JPG100_8975.JPG

Antiques discussion

Feb 4, 2016 7:14:35 AM PT

Help ID antique print

I asked the seller to cancel an offer and she replied in a rude way. She insulted me calling me rude when I kindly emailed and apologized due to personal problems. Are there any ways to report this? I am glad I am not buying from a rude seller who just can't be professional about this. She didn't even try to understand my personal reason.. instead she just insulted me.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 3, 2016 7:50:43 AM PT

Rude seller

Hi everyone, as a seller on ebay for over 13 years trying to offer wonderful examples of antiques, primitives, jewelry, and Native American Art using a $9.99 No Reserve format, this evening I was informed about eBay's "Rolling-Blackouts" a certain amount of time in which your auction is not seen by the public, I was shocked to find out about this. I read numerous comments regarding this issue and now I'm very nervious and even confused, perhaps this is why so many of my fabulous pieces never reach a fair price. Selling a $400.00 necklace for $34.00 or a pair of Native American earrings with a $250.00 price tage for $10.49 are just a few examples. Can anyone shed some light on this subject? Thanks 

Selling discussion

I am at a loss.....my sales have completely dropped off a cliff. I am a TOP RATED PLUS seller and recently I often have to search pages and pages deep to even find my listings and sometimes I cannot find them at all. Also items that are selling like hotcakes right now are not even getting views. I have 5 auctions running right now for Nike Huarache 4 LE Lacrosse cleats that when I look at sold listings appear to be selling steadily...yet several of my listings have less than 10 views after being up for several days now. I am not the cheapest or the highest priced on my items...im in the middle. But If you look at my listings like my Nike Huarache Lacrosse shoes listings I beleive my listings are of a pretty high quality and my feedback backs up that quality...so why are my listings getting such low view counts? I thought being "TOP RATED PLUS" meant your listings go to the TOP. Any suggestions. I cant event cover my ebay fees at this sales rate. If this keeps up I will be forced to close my store. I did far more sales BEFORE becoming TOP RATED PLUS than I do now....far more.

Signed......confused, scared and more confused.


My Nike Huarache listing to use as an examle:


Selling discussion

I haven't personally dealt with a chargeback in several years and the buyer cleared that up by resending payment. That's as far as my chargeback knowledge goes. So, I'm not sure how to proceed from here.


I sold item: 151872987315 on November 2, 2015


Tracking: 9405509699938911675461 shows delivered November 5th


Buyer: is now a number@deleted and therefore, I can't send them a message


I just got an email from paypal that an unauthorized purchase dispute was opened against me, there is nothing on eBay as far as I can see (does this count as a case opened against me on eBay?).


This is the status details it give me on Paypal:


The buyer has filed a chargeback with his or her credit card company stating that the buyer did not authorize the payment.

The credit card company has reversed the payment, and we've placed a temporary hold on the funds while we review this case. If this transaction is covered by protection against unauthorized payments, we'll lift the temporary hold and restore the funds to your account. If the transaction is not eligible, we'll return the funds to the buyer or the rightful owner.

For this transaction to be covered by protection against unauthorized payments, please provide proof that you shipped the item through an approved shipper to the address on the Transaction Details page.

If the item is not a tangible good, this transaction is not eligible for protection against unauthorized payments. However, depending on the information you provide, we may be able to help you recover your funds by disputing the chargeback with the credit card company. Please provide us with information about your case. We'll let you know if we can dispute the chargeback with the credit card company.

Please respond within 10 days. Click Resolve Claim Now to continue.


Knowing eBay and Paypal...I'm a little concerned about what may happen should I hit the "resolve claim" now...so I thought it best to ask here before doing anything.

Selling discussion

Feb 3, 2016 12:14:28 AM PT

Chargeback on an item sold in November

 This is being done with many items on ebay and is a growing problem ever day you will see the same pictured item for sell by many different sellers one will cost 400.00 the same from another is 400.54, 420.00, 430.00 , 436.00 ,500.00 etc. ! 

  All with identical picture and descriptions . YOU CAN STOP THIS! by reporting when you see it on the page it is easy to tell by people who view this item also view the same . 

Selling discussion

Hello, I don't know what else to do so I am here writing to ask for your opinion about my case. I sell repair manuals, one guy purchased one and asked for a specific model, I did sent to him and all good until one day he ask for a refund because supposedly the one I sent wasn't for his model, but he is lying and I am sure about that. Without any previous message to me or to try to resolve any problem he left negative feedback, specifying this "problem" that he didn't received a manual for his product model.


Anyway, the problem is that he NEVER respond ANY of my messages, I sent him the form to revise feedback but today expired and also did not told me why he was doing this, why he never reply any message, etc. I contacted eBay with no success, all I could do is reporting this buyer (which I did) but I cannot get rid of the unfair negative feedback. I was 100% positive feedback but know with this I'm 98%. The buyer received a 100% refund, so I don't get it, why is he doing this?


I did a little research by viewing his last purchases and his feedback, I just find out that actually a seller CANNOT leave negative feedback for a buyer, so the buyer always will have "100 % positive" feedback, however, one thing I found out too was that he left the same exact feedback for other seller, and that other seller don't even sell manuals, he sells a sort of thing for jewelry, the very strange thing is that he left a negative feedback for me and a positive feedback for this other seller, both with the same exact message "Diferent model its Not for my p70", which don't make any sense, why did someone leave a negative and a positive feedback with this same message?


Trying to contact the buyer is IMPOSSIBLE, he never reply any message and I wrote to him through eBay message system and from my personal account, right now I don't know what else to do. I'll attach a proof of what I am just explaining here in case I wasn't clear enough.


Any recommendation, opinion will be very appreciated. Thanks!


Selling discussion

Buyer says item not received. Tracking says it was delivered. EBay told me, as the seller, eBay would make a final decision in the case and would release the funds, currently held captive, to me within 24 to 48 hours. It has now been a week. What can I do? They've already said I am not at fault for an item lost by USPS.

Selling discussion

Just wondering how or why a Lang Rooster wall calendar from 2013 could sell for over $900.  I have several of these calendars from past years that I have listed recently most for under $10  that are not selling. I did a search of SOLD similar items and just came across one that someone sold for over $900!  I have one just like it that I haven't listed yet.  What do you think is the deal here?  It makes no sense to me. The attached photo is one I have had listed from another year that is representative of the type I am referring to.  Could this be some type of a test listing?

Selling discussion

I sold an item weighing 2 lbs after packing, shipping to zone 5 via Priority Mail. My buyer was charged 14.45 shipping. However, when preparing the shipping label I see that the postage cost is listed as $9.45 minus my ebay discount of $1.54, bringing my net postage cost to $7.91.


I used the calculator to see what amount comes up, sure enough it is coming up $14.45. If that is correct, why does the shipping label screen show my postage as $9.45? Has anyone else had this issue? I've never seen this happen before!



Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 2, 2016 3:47:34 PM PT

My buyer was overcharged for shipping

Long story short, friend of mine bought an Iphone, listing title and details stated for AT&T -- turns out it isn't for AT&T, but for Verizon. Seller (larger, not big box, perhaps pawn shop) offers returns.   Friend sends message advising they received wrong phone -- seller says ok to return but buyer to pay return postage!


I told my friend to open a case for Item Not As Described.  Friend does so -- but for some reason, she does so in PayPal, not Ebay.  Seller declines to resolve or accept return. Friend calls PayPal, told to open appeal.  She does and not 10 minutes later, she is told she needs to send the phone back and pay for return shipping!


I am a seller and just don't understand how this is possible, where return shipping cost is not paid for an INAD??  Is it because she opened case through PayPal rather than Ebay? Ebay says they can't do anything because she started with PayPal.


Even if she made a mistake, it just irks me that a larger seller gets away with something like this while so many smaller sellers deal daily with being scammed for bogus returns, etc.


Anyway, is my friend stuck with the return shipping cost? I get it's not much, but the principle.... Smiley Sad

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 2, 2016 4:23:46 PM PT

Have to pay shipping on an INAD return?!

Hi All,


I have a questions and hope someone will be able to help me.


Does eBay reports my sales to IRS? If yes, do they report all sales or after specific amount?  If they report is there a way to download/obtain a tax form?


I know they (ebay/Paypal) have my SS number, but not sure if they do anything with it...


Thank you!


P.S. The next question will be how to separate my own sales (let's say old text books) and sales from small (very small) business from the same account (I definitely want to use the same account because it has more feedbacks) ?

My Account discussion

Feb 2, 2016 4:58:47 PM PT

ebay and taxes

I get this sometimes. FYI, none of my listings have best offers nor do I deal with price negotiating (unless it's a bulk amount). A buyer messages and offers to pay a discounted price for 3 units. I would have rejected their offer saying I don't negotiate and let them move on. But I noticed they already purchased the 3 and paid full price before I had a chance to respond.


So what would you do? Ignore the message? Respond, thanking him for the purchase but giving him bad news rejecting his initial offer? What are the chances that response might upset the buyer, now that they can leave bad feedback since they bought something?

Selling discussion

I would like to list this 9-1/2" carved stone bird made in Cuba.  I am looking for help identifying the breed of bird (cockatoo?) and the green stone.  Thank you!

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 2, 2016 2:38:09 PM PT

Help with mystery bird from Cuba



Today somebody bought a volume set of audio books from me for £30.00 with free P&P. I have had these Audio CDs for sometime. They were given to me as a from a shopping channel but I barely touched them and only ever listened to a couple of the CDs once. Well as I was packaging them I checked the CDs just to be sure they were all in place as I did look before but didn't notice until today that the CD of Volume 1 is a duplicate of Volume 3. So there is no Volume 1 but I always assumed there was. I feel absolutely terrible and I shouldn't have assumed. I am letting the buyer know about this obviously to ask if they still want thte items. But should I also offer a partial refund?


Thanks in advance

Selling discussion

Feb 5, 2016 8:15:24 AM PT

Messed things up

Hi, I have 2 Coach? bags that are both mini ergo bags...both made in usa, one pink-G0D-9027 and the other mahogany-L4P-9027...wondering about the serial numbers/authenticity of the serial numbers only. Thanks.

Fashion discussion

Feb 3, 2016 9:59:22 AM PT

Coach mini ergo bag serial numbers


Selling question

Feb 2, 2016 6:48:14 PM PT


Let me get this straight, A seller is penalized for a bad buyer. I had a listing with a other buyers and the winner emailed me this


--- Hi unfortunately i m going back to my country. I m not able to buy the watch


So before I have any chance of re-listing I have to wait for this buyer to confirm. I am confused, I have an email saying they are not paying. Ebay should be able to view that and put me back at 0 immediately  



Payments discussion

Feb 3, 2016 4:44:01 PM PT

Seller penalized for unpaid item



  I remember a few weeks back the whole problem with printing labels under the new First Class Package Rules. As per the USPS 15-15.99 oz is OK but 16 oz is NOT. The problem is on ebays shipping label board it has 15 then 16 oz listed. I know there was problems with 16 oz labels so has this been fixed? Will a 16 oz label print as 15.99?



Selling discussion

Feb 3, 2016 3:51:04 PM PT

How can I print a 15.7oz label?

I sold an item and it was packed well, buyer even commented but still got broken in transit. The buyer is requesting I refund them.


I put insurance on the item for when it was sent.  The buyer sent photos of the broken item so I don't doubt it.


BUT they don't want to go deal with Australia Post and have already thrown the item out and the rubbish collection has happened the very next day. Seems weird that they don't want to claim and then threw it out immediately, the night they contacted me.


They have requested I do the "honourable thing" and give them a refund..... has anyone else had this?  I know I want to say "Sure, send it back to me" but as far as I am concerned it was insured so they should present the item at the Post Office.


I am inclined to tell them to go jump but I must be getting more pleasant in my old age..... or trying.

Selling discussion

At the end of November, We had a buyer that messaged us to request that we 'hold' an item for her, 

because she 'really' wanted it, but didn't get paid for 3 days...

At the time, We had plenty available...But she never came back. 


A couple weeks later, she did the same thing.

At this point, We were running low on stock, and I let her know of this, and told her,

We cannot hold an item unfortunately. And she never came back and purchased. 


A month later, She starts all over again, asked the same question, but said she would give us half price, 

I explained we already had the item on sale, with free shipping and no sales tax.

At this point I blocked her ebay from bidding, and I thought messaging.


So she started messaging on a different ebay account-With the same types of requests. Smiley Sad (same town, and state)


Finally, I believe she just purchased our item.

on a new ebay account, just registered. (same town, and state)


I guess THAT could happen! lol! Coincidence? Smiley Wink Kind of doubful... 


I  will go ahead and fulfill her order, and our end of the deal.

But is there anything we can do if she gives negative feedback or comments?

(feedback for not lowering the price, shipping, and or holding the item for her?) 




I didn't think you could have more than one ebay account... 


Thanks in advance! Smiley Happy

Have a great night!






P.S. Sorry for the 'book', This has been going on for four months... ugh...


Selling question

This came with a Japanese Banko grey/enamel teapopt but it is in red clay. Anyone recognize the ware and/or the marks?

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 2, 2016 10:06:00 PM PT

Chinese/Japanese teapot w/frog on lid

Does anyone have any experience with this program?


Is it good, bad ?


I'm always skeptical of ebays stuff that's supposed to be " better " for sellers.

Selling discussion

Feb 3, 2016 2:42:03 PM PT

Returns Resolution Pilot Program

A buyer that had no sales recorded bought an item, and paid right away.

A few days later, I got a message on my personal email acct thanking me and, essentially, gave me positive feedback-on my personal acct!

I copied and pasted ebay communication rules to her, both on her email site-"forward", and on ebay messaging.

I asked her to leave her f/b on my ebay site. I suggested that if she's a new ebayer, many sellers would like to see a historyand I would leave her f/b when she left mine.  I have not heard from her, and there's no f/b on ebay.

How did it happen that she got and used my personal acct?

Selling question

I received an item which was not as described and opened a case today Feb 2nd.

It says on the case details that "If there's a problem, you can ask us to step in and help on Feb 06, 2016"

What happens after Feb 6, I presume I can escalate the case to eBAY ?

And then how long (days) does eBAY take to arrive at a decision ?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Hi, ebay sent me a message that said I recieved my refund on paypal, but there is nothing on my paypal. How can I answer them on that message ??? 

Shipping & Returns question

Feb 3, 2016 7:39:25 AM PT

Answer to ebay

I have listed 4 item to my eBay store but I only see 3 why is that?

Selling discussion

Feb 3, 2016 6:47:14 AM PT

4 item only see 3 item??



Seller and I have been discussing solution to a defective purchase. Combo of 2 electric components in which one part stopped working within the first few days of use.

Seller was quick to innitiate a return for full refund, however now we have both agreed that a 50% refund would be the best solution.


Who or how can we change the status of the return from "return initiated" to go back to option of "partial refund"??


Seller is suggesting to close the request, but I read everywhere that I should only do that once the refund is complete.


Surelly this is possible?




Selling question

Feb 4, 2016 1:03:06 PM PT

cancel return opting for refund

It states it only contains south and north america, europe, australia and asia, does it mean it doesn't ship to africa if i use this option?

Selling discussion

If I choose these options (Like in the pic), will it be 15 dollar for russian federation, but for the rest of the world 8 dollar?

Or worldwide will be first priority and will make all countries 8 dollars?

Selling discussion


I thought my invoice looked a little high, and sure enough, I was billed the $15.95 for my basic store subscription twice in January (2016) so that it became $31.90.  This is the beginning of my second year with the store.  I started my yearly subscription on Jan 1, 2015, one year ago.   

Thank you for your help.

My Account question

I returned two computers to the Seller thru the Return process and now it's showing the Seller refused the computers.  Now what happens?  Am I going to have to pay for the computers being returned to me?  Will I get a refund?  Never had this experience before.

Shipping & Returns question

Feb 4, 2016 7:04:52 PM PT

Seller refused returned product

I am trying to revise my listing to include a Buy It Now option. I have 8 days left on listing.


Is this possible?

Selling discussion

Feb 3, 2016 2:42:32 PM PT

Buy it Now

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