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I found this lovely doll at Goodwill, but I don't have alot of experience with dolls. I found a site online and I believe the style is Flat-Top aka Civil War head, but I also know that they were reproduced in the 1960's and 70's. The arms appear to be made of soft leather. She measures about 10 3/4" in total height. The porcelain part measures about 2" from top to bottom. I don't know when the clothes were made, the dress has two very small snaps in the back. Could anyone give me an idea of the age and/or origin of this doll?


I appreciate the help!


Dolls discussion

I got this item from a house clean-out, and I have no idea what it is.  The guy was into vintage electrical / radio / tv stuff if that helps at all.  He even had it tagged unidentified.  Smiley HappyPART (1).JPGPART (2).JPGPART (3).JPGPART (4).JPGPART (5).JPGPART (6).JPGPART (7).JPG

Electronics discussion

Feb 11, 2016 12:20:11 AM PT

Can you identify this part / item?

Hi, I would appreciate any help you many know about this vase, such as maker, age etc.


The 13" tall vase, base 6" has a hole in the bottom.  I wonder if this was made for a lamp?


It has hand painted flowers on front with raised outlines.  Would this design be called moriage? 


Some of the work is very nicely done and then there are areas where it is rather messy and crude.


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Have a great weekend all!

Selling discussion

HI all...well..I hope the following will help someone:


i have now had the 30 day return policy in place as a personal test for 30 days.


1. some buyer asked for a refund saying item not as described  : she cannot have gelatin


We are happy to accept your return , but the listing description clearly has GELATIN written in it: here it is below: Supplement Facts Serving Size 1 Capsule Amount Per Serving % Daily Value Rhodiola Root (Rhodiola rosea) 400 mg * *Daily Value not established. Other ingredients: Gelatin, silica. <-----

the ebay form allows us to reply to buyer, wherein i copied and pasted the listing part which exactly said that the vitamin contained GELATIN.  see next:


3. I told her she could return the item for a full refund BUT she had already filed an item not as described.  herein lies the rub!!!

4. she has not replied as yet

5. i phoned ebay  and got DEFECT RESOLUTION SPECIALIST who said it is a clear cut case of buyers remorse as buyer had the words:This vitamins contains gelatin. I don`t take vitamins with gelatin.

6. ebay says they will send her an email telling her that she may return the item at HER EXPENSE. they will not and do not send you, the seller a copy of this letter, of course.


then ebay kicks you in the face:


We're sorry there was a problem with this transaction. After reviewing the case, we made a final decision in the buyer's favor.

This case has been decided in the buyer's favor.

The buyer has been asked to return the item to you. Once tracking shows the item has been delivered to you, the buyer will be issued a full refund.




8. so the deal for this is:

your buyer gets to  scam you

you have to make call one and waste time and explain the scam

you have to make a second call to get the defect removed because there is nothing in place for this SCAM where it is a clear buyer's remorse!


9. the river does this in under 6 minutes...and they report the buyer at the exact same time for the scam.


ebay...you are so frustratingly inept at times.


hope this helps some of you.  i will let you know if they remove the defect...


10.  the buyer must ship the item back within a week, i believe or the case is *supposedly* thrown out.


my best to all!


Selling discussion

Happy Birthday, dear friend!!!


Hope it`s  the best one ever!







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 12, 2016 4:52:05 AM PT


I am looking for assistance in identifying the piece shown in the attached images.  It is a bisqe porcelain figure of a seated black / negro male with a bowl in his lap.  It is just under 14" tall.   I'd like to figure out the age, country of manufacture (Germany?), and purpose.   Thanks.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I found this at a local thrift store & bought it because it was so cool. But I'm having a heck of a time finding out what it is - I've been told it was to sit hot pans & pots on & that it was a door knocker!

Can anyone please tell me what I have? Is it bronze?

Thanks; I appreciate any help.






Collectibles & Art discussion

This is good quality, has wear, but the cameo itself is very interesting, very different than the other cameos I have, unmarked. Maker, and a more specific year range perhaps? It measures 3". Thank You ( again) V76IMG_6321.JPGIMG_6328.JPGIMG_6324.JPGIMG_6325.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 12, 2016 3:43:17 PM PT

victorian brooch

I baought this as a celluiod victorian brooch, but is this infact a "mourning brooch"?  Also, this ( I think) jet glass brooch, mourning as well? or just cool? ( my daughter is coveting this, ..) V76IMG_6365.JPGIMG_6366.JPGIMG_6299.JPGIMG_6300.JPGIMG_6301.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 12, 2016 3:59:38 PM PT

2 more mourning brooches(?)


Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi I was wondering if this Coach bag currently listed on Ebay is real? The listing number is 111897408670, the authentication number is J1085-F14686, and here are the pictures. I appreciate any help, I have 24 hours before the auction ends. Smiley Sad



Fashion discussion

Feb 11, 2016 5:54:11 PM PT

Is this Coach bag real?



Procrastinating this morning. 



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Feb 13, 2016 6:42:07 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Saturday Feb 13

Vintage Charel clip-on earrings - there is a teardrop shape just to the right of the stem near the top on each earring.  Does it look like they are each missing the same stone or made like this?  Stones are glued in so no prongs to tell me if there had been stones.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 12, 2016 3:10:25 PM PT

Missing stone or made this way?





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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Need some opinions on this Vintage sterling ring.

Chanel ~ real or not?.

Only marking is 925 ~ prong set chips, I haven't had them tested to see if they are real or not.







Fashion discussion

Feb 11, 2016 7:59:15 AM PT

Vintage Chanel Sterling Ring - Yay or nay?

Good evening! So before you wonder if I did a search, yes, here is what I found that just confused me, the marks: 950,...236,...10...ZOLOTAS......and a few other smaller marks that even with a glass I cannot read,the 950 can refer to 2 different metals, which one is this? ( non magnetic overall) ...the prominent "10" no idea. The 236, again, none. When I research ZOLOTAS, it brings me to a bing search that has it ZOLOTAS,  New York and Greece. How do I differenciate? Thank You all again, V76IMG_6362.JPGIMG_6363.JPGIMG_6364.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 12, 2016 3:30:29 PM PT

ZOLOTAS octopus



Amish buggy in Shipshewana, Indiana. Gigantic flea market, livestock auction and auction barn. 



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Is this one real? Name/year, if anyone knows, please. Thanks in advance!



Fashion discussion

Here is a PERFECT example of how ebay and  Griffs advice and recomendation  regarding getting your packages to the carrier within your handling time and everything else will take care of itself...


This is a multiple order 5 items, purchased on 2/10/2016, label printed on 2/11/ 2016, taken to the post office at approx 4:30 PM  EST on 2/11/2016... I usually stand in line to get an acceptance scan,or have my mailman pick up, so I get that all important acceptance scan...


Well yesterday  the LINE was snaking out the door, about 20 people deep maybe more, so I decided to just drop it off in the drop bin, my mistake as you can see by the tracking and the acceptance scan, it is 29 minutes late by ebay standards,even though there is NO way to get that scan unless it was dropped off before 3:29 AM EST on 2/12/2016 in   the middle of the night...


If the package is NOT delivered in ebays delivery window that will be 5 late shippments,as I am NOT covered by ebays on time acceptance scan, EVEN though I did eractly what I was supposed to do, and had my pacakages to the carrier WITHIN my handling time...


So when ebay or Griff says JUST do what you are supposed to do, get your packages to your carrier within your handling time, and everything will take care of itself,take it with a grain of SALT,as this example shows exactly what is wrong with that advice!


Tracking #:








Feb-12-16, 04:44 AM, ORLANDO, FL 32824



Feb-12-16, 03:29 AM, TITUSVILLE, FL 32780


Order Confirmed

Feb-11-16, 16:00 PM, TITUSVILLE, FL 32780


Order Confirmed

Feb-11-16, 00:00 AM

Selling discussion

Feb 12, 2016 7:43:13 AM PT

New shipping metric



Welcome to Iowa. Ledges State Park near Boone.



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Is this Gucci real? How old is it. Thanks! Heart



Fashion discussion

Feb 10, 2016 4:17:55 PM PT

Vintage Gucci authenticity please.

Seller victorylaneautoparts is not cooperating with ups in completing his side of the claim so that I can get my $298.16 refunded to me. He said this to me today:


"As I told you before I have not received anything from UPS and if you filed the claim they would reimburse you not me and the only thing I have ever seen on the UPS is that it shows delivered if you have some documentation please send it if not do not contact me any more with your bogus claims as you have tried this with Ebay and Paypal."


I spoke with ups today and here is just an excerpt of what they said regarding this tracking:




Cindy M.: As you can see, when you track the package, it does not say delivered, it say exception.


Cindy M.: As you can see there are 2 status. the first one means we tried to locate the package and the 2nd one means a claim was issued for this package.


Cindy M.: The information about claim was sent to the shipper, in this information we provide all the following steps to finalize the claim.




Now my questions is what do I do now since the seller has refused to follow through and read and respond to his emails from usps, or contact them directly. And has instead told me to leave him alone? Ebay won't help and Paypal won't help. Should I sue the seller? It will be expensive go the legal route. Any input?

Shipping & Returns discussion

need help identifying this piece.  I cannot find anything on pattern or date.  Looks fairly new, but very unusual shape.  Any help appreciated


Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 13, 2016 6:36:04 AM PT

Lenox Fish Tail shaped handled dish

I found this bowl and think it is pretty unique... What terms would you use to figure out the ID of this? I tried looking at salad serving bowl with metal rim but I feel like I am calling it the wrong thing... Ideas?





Thank you for your help,



Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Feb 10, 2016 4:31:38 PM PT

Salad Serving Bowl??? ID Help

Hi can someone please help me with this Sterling mark on this watch? It looks like TL 925 but I can't find it anywhere.  




Fine Jewelry, Gems & Precious Metals discussion

Feb 10, 2016 8:38:42 PM PT

Please Help with Sterling Watch Mark

I have a pair of the glass below. I've never seen anything like this, but then again I'm still learning... Any ideas as to what this is?





Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it!



Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Feb 10, 2016 4:26:50 PM PT

Wine Glass ID Help

Carteret New York label on crochet dress. Do you know the year and any information about maker ?100_9104.JPG100_9112.JPG100_9113.JPG

Vintage Clothing & Accessories discussion

I got these at an estate sale & the daughter holding the sale said her mom left them to her & she was sure they were by some known designer because that's all she wore. With no name on them that decreased the possibility in my eyes - but both being sterling siver increased the possibility; I've never seen sterling costume jewelry. Plus, they have a abstract sort of desiner look, don't they?

Can anyone tell me what/if anything I have?

Thanks all, I appreciate any help.





Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi all,


I just attempted to purchase 3 quantity of a listing. When I selected my color, it stated that there were 5 available. Perfect, because I needed 3. So I put it in my cart and checkout via Paypal. I get a 'we've received your order' page and then click to my purchase history. Nothing there. Nothing in paypal. So I go to the item history thinking it will tell me I've purchased from this seller before...nothing. So i go to my computer history and see a "checkout success' for mbuy.ebay.com  I click it and it shows a successful checkout, the payment method, everything. But still nothing on ebay or Paypal. I called ebay because I was going to turn around and buy them again (although now it shows only 2 available when it was 5 earlier before I attempted to purchase 3) The girl assures me that the three purchases are long ago, not mine. it doesn't show any usernames or dates for the 3 purchases and I find it funny that it had 5 and I attempted to purchase 3.


I don't know what to believe. I have the order confirmation page. Yet nothing is on ebay or on Paypal. I contacted the seller to see if they have more because I really need 3 and now it's only showing 2 available. When I click the "leave feedback" link, it tells me that I can't because the item doesn't exist (which it very much does) or I've already left feedback, which I have not. Anyone have any idea what happened? ebay.png

Payments question

I have been unable to find a piece like this in my searching. It's not made of wood or plaster. I think it's stone, but yet I'm not positive.  Most of the paint that was on it, is now gone. IMG_1172.JPGWould so appreciate someone heading me in the right direction to do more research.  Measures about 5 x 7. No signature.




Collectibles & Art discussion



 So many parties, so little space; your party not represented here?  

Post it down below at tell us a little about it.

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Feb 11, 2016 2:14:54 PM PT

Politics! Politics! Politics!

This brass ceiling light fixture has an attached mirror and I am not sure if I am using the right name to describe the mirror. Do you know the correct term for it? Is medallion what you would call it?

The scalloped mirror is approx 10" diameter.

The mirror is stamped Dec. 1 1926, The Chicago Mirror & Art Glass Co. 


Thanks so much for your hlep.IMG_8398.jpgIMG_8402.jpg

Antiques discussion

Does anyone know if there is a chance of this being a counterfeit? If so, is there a reputable website I could contact to authenticate it? I have more pictures, if needed. thank you!



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Fashion discussion

Feb 11, 2016 12:08:56 PM PT

Givenchy Whistle Necklace, Genuine?

20160210_153051.jpgI bought this intriguing painting at the thrift store today....had a tag on the back that said Brewer #25 (or #75) and possibly "babies"? It has glass over pic so I didn't want to use flash but it is very different. Can anybody identify artist's signature?

Antiques and Research

Feb 10, 2016 5:02:54 PM PT

I Can't Identify Artist's Signature!

I've tried googling the names on this but it offers options wit names that are close, but not these. I think I remember someone telling me these were the 5 brothers? sisters? of Hindu mythology.

Can anyone tell me what this painting represents, please?








Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 11, 2016 3:21:39 AM PT


I often purchase items I have not a clue of the who, what, where and when, just because it's something about it that speaks to me. This 5 x 4 inch carved wooden item most definitely falls under that category. Not really sure what it's trying to say to me, but it's very nicely carved and the shape almost reminds me of a Japanese, jingasa. 


Any thoughts on the possible age, origin, use and culture of this tribal(?) item?


Thank you!



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Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 12, 2016 7:12:12 AM PT

Tribal: Carved Wood. Maori Culture or ???

Can't find nothing about this coin/token. Need your help please. Diameter aprox. 20 mm, weight 6 grams.On reverse are two flags crossed, one with a dragon  and the other flag a dot. Thank you.105_4485.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Found thiscool painting at an estate sale last week-end. I love the colors and the 'look'! But I can't find anything when googling 'Sisie artist'.


Thank you; I appreciate any help.








Collectibles & Art discussion

Is that a browser thing?  I'm using Firefox and Chrome.

Hard to explain, but, the grid lines do not differentigridlines.jpgate each order very well.  If there could be a grid line at the top and bottom of each block, we could see each order better.  So we're taking action on the correct order, instead of the one above it or below it.

Seller Hub discussion

Hi There!


Looking for something comfortable at home? Are you ready to start hiking with your friends? Visit my shop if you'd like to get the best shoe and clog products of your desire!


Label Shop - Shoes and Clothing




The shop is brand new, but our prices are really good and acceptable. Please visit us, buy or send me a message if you're interested in any of the listed products.


Thank you all, and wish you have a pleasant day!

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Feb 11, 2016 10:11:01 AM PT

Label Shop - Shoes and Clothing

Hi Folks,


This ring was my Grandma's and she wore it every day. She was born in 1896, but I don't know when she got the ring.


I have no intention of selling it, I'll pass it along to my daughter. But I'd like to get some information about it.


There is no marking that I can find, but I believe it's gold, it has a bit of a reddish tint, so maybe rose gold. There is a diamond chip in the gold flower on the top.


Like I said, I remember her wearing it every day right up 'til the day she died at age 89, so it is very worn.


Any information I can get on it will be greatly appreciated!


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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Feb 12, 2016 6:33:38 AM PT

Help identifying this ring, please?

Although it's true that traffic is not as busy here as it once was, I for one am still enjoying lurking, sometimes posting, and generally learning from the people here. I check here more regularly now than I do to any other eBay Community board or group. Although there is a smaller group of regular (and semi-regular) partiicipants than there once was, there is also still quite a bit of knowledge and expertise here. And you are also willing to share that with less experienced querents.


So, here is a Valentine from this librarian friend -- thank you!!



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Booksellers discussion

Feb 13, 2016 9:21:39 AM PT

Happy Valentine's Day, BSB members!


The demilune 3 legged table is made by Kiel Furniture Co, Milwaukee, Wi.  I believe it was made from 1907-1932 (stamped on bottom Kiel & name of the company changed after 1932.)


Do you know if the design on the back of the table would be called a cross?  If so, was it made for a church and not home use or does it just look like a cross?


Does the table look like it is made of Mahogany?


Size of table:  26" L x 12" W x 24" H.

Thank you so much for your help.




Antiques discussion

What do you think, Native American made, or Mexican? No marks at all other than 'sterling'. 



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Sterling Brooch Back.jpg


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 13, 2016 11:40:49 AM PT

Sterling Pin: Mexican or NA?


Any ideas what this is?  It is made of a light weight wood.

Approx. 21" tall and the pole is 5-6 ft. in lenght.  

No marks.

Thank you!



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Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 13, 2016 3:03:10 PM PT

Any idea what this is or where it is from?

Not sure who this label is, any help would be great. Thanks so much!



Fashion discussion

Feb 11, 2016 9:48:37 AM PT

Does anyone recognize this label?

Another set, necklace and bracelet, magnetic. Have any seen this style or mark before, and material composition? Very interesting as it is quite pliable with all of the spheres. Maker if anyone knows? Thank You, V76IMG_6355.JPGIMG_6361.JPGIMG_6356.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 12, 2016 3:35:54 PM PT

set help

Looks like CTE to me and almost looks like there might be more letters covered by the pin hardware.







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Around 1970 when visiting the Country with his wife. She doesn't know to much says it was sort of a alley deal? It looks to be granite but I am not sure at all. It is very well made, any information would be appreciated. I've been looking for 11 years now can't find any like it, Ritaimage.jpeg

Antiques and Research

GI reat colors, shows very well, unmarked. again. Again I cannot imagine someone not wanting to take credit, seems so odd to me. Regards V76 and thank you for looking!IMG_6198.JPGIMG_6199.JPGIMG_6202.JPGIMG_6196.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 13, 2016 12:27:35 PM PT

another mystery set

This is a very old and large charcoal painting, native from unknown location, signed James Gloves ??105_4351 (Copy).JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello and thank you in advance I found this beautiful textile at a church thrift store, it is all hand embroidered on silk with muslin or thin cotton backing; there is writing around the center which i googled and it came back in German; my question is does anyone recognize the building structure in the background and approximate age if one had to guess. Thanks!! Marygerman textile 001.JPGgerman textile 002.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

It's 22" long, and it looks like it's made of jet, horn, and coral. 



Antiques discussion

I'm looking for help identifying this, and any other info offered is also appreciated.

I think it's a condiment tray. It's green (the first photo makes it look yellowish, but it's green). It glows under UV. It measures 8 1/2" long and 5 1/2" wide (including handle). The flowers are molded on the underside. There are remants of gold along the rim.

I googled it with no luck. I looked through my Florence Depression Glass book. I searched Chataboutdg using tray flower, and didn't find this pattern. I'm open to suggestion on searching.

Any and all help is appreciated ! Thank you!








Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

A seller, not named, is selling a 1914-D as a "hole filler".


I do not think it would completely fill the hole.



Coins & Paper Money discussion

Feb 13, 2016 1:51:38 PM PT

Hole filler


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 13, 2016 10:08:19 AM PT


I've been researching this sugar / honey / marmalade jar and the more I read, the more confused I become. Some sites say it's Windsor Pink Cane and Button from Federal and  then I found a Royal Brighton from Indiana Glass, possibly using the Federal Glass molds. Looks like a rose color to me instead of pink but I have confused colors before. 

Is this piece from Federal Glass or Indiana Glass and how can one tell? No markings, of course.  Measures 3 1/4" high without the lid, 5" with the lid and 3" across the top and bottom.  Can someone help straighten me out? Smiley Frustrated


Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass



Status: Disconnected
Initial Question: What the current status of my claim? What does We're attempting to verify the package location. / Claim issued mean? Diego G.: Hi, this is Diego G.. I'll be happy to assist you.
Diego G. has disconnected.
Cindy M.: Hi, this is Cindy M.. I'll be happy to assist you.
Cindy M.: Hey Lee.
Cindy M.: Just a moment while I review your tracking information.
Lee: ok
Lee: Hello
Cindy M.: I am sorry it took so long.
Cindy M.: Our records show the investigation was closed, Lee, the report has been sent to the shipper as they are the paying party of the package. I recommend contacting them in regards your package, I apologize if you did not receive this.
Lee: The seller said he did not get any emails from ups
Lee: He also said that the tracking says the item was delivered
Cindy M.: In this case they would need to contact us, Lee.
Lee: As long as the tracking say delivered he will not contact you.
Lee: He said I would need to work it out with you
Cindy M.: Lee, I am sorry, I can see how frustrating this must be. The information in regards this claim has been sent to them. I apologize but they would need to contact us on this.
Lee: The shippers name is Carl coastalsales(at)live.com
Lee: Quoting him, he said: " I have never seen UPS say that a claim is paid back to the shipper as you are the one that started the claim I would think that they will reimburse you since it shows that it was delivered"
Lee: Is he correct in his statement?
Cindy M.: No, I am not sure why they are providing such information, Lee. We only refund the shipper as they are the paying party of the package. If they do not provide the information for this claim, we do not process a refund,
Lee: Ok. May ask a few more questions?
Cindy M.: Of course.
Lee: What does: Suisun City, CA, United States 12/28/2015 12:40 P.M. We're attempting to verify the package location. / Claim issued. Mean?
Cindy M.: As you can see there are 2 status. the first one means we tried to locate the package and the 2nd one means a claim was issued for this package.
Cindy M.: The information about claim was sent to the shipper, in this information we provide all the following steps to finalize the claim.
Lee: I'm asking because the shipper does not believe me when I said the package was not delivered to me, he keep using the "it says delivered" defense.
Cindy M.: As you can see, when you track the package, it does not say delivered, it say exception.
Lee: Yes, but he goes down skipping over all the other notes to where it says "Delivered", and sticks with that entry. And does not want to cooperate any further.
Cindy M.: I am so sorry, Lee. The information has been sent to them in regards this, if they would to issue the paperwork it would be up to them, as this was billed to their account they would have to issue this with us, I am so sorry if they are not assisting you with this, unfortunately, we are no able to issue a refund to you. Is there anything else I can help you with?
Lee: Thank you for help. I was so angry with you guys about this whole situation, but now that you've cleared this up, I can see that you done your part, and just waiting for the shipper to do his part right? Again thank you.
Cindy M.: Yes, that is correct, You're welcome, Lee. Is there anything else I can help you with?
Lee: No thanks. Have a great day.
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Shipping & Returns discussion



Se here we have it. The latest, greatest release by the new CEO today about the "new" search method of what to display to potential buyers. Not so new - this has been going on for a while. 


Apparently, best match, lowest, highest, ending soonest & newly listed are things of the past....article says the buyers are reluctant to shop Ebay because the current search system is burdensome.  MIGHT that be because the current search system hasn't worked properly for years???


Selecting instead for "best value" and "brand new" IS GOING TO KILL US....


IMO - Sellers of high quality antique, vintage or used goods that are FAR SUPERIOR to the majority of like kind listings - just dropped down to the bottom of the bucket.... I see no mention or way for sellers of these quality items to keep their distinction of high quality a search choice under this new method, but rather - will lump them in with poor quality merchandise that has no quality distinction....They frickin left us out again!


For the seller that has items that are antique, vintage or used that are in Excellent or Superior condition are going to be lumped with the Chinese keyword liers, those with very poor quality items and those who are selling knockoffs are going to benefit. 


The supposed "intention" is to eliminate the perception that a buyer has to scroll through hundreds of thousands of items to find what they want...... Fine - straighten that out for NEW ITEMS - GET THEM OUT OF OUR CATEGORIES - We - who sell top quality items that are not newly manufactured are being totally cut out of consideration with this "new search" system. 

Selling discussion

Hi- I mostly sell decorative items, some vintage, glass ceramic ect. And on occasion clothes. If it's clothing it's washed or taken to cleaners photographed and put in sealed bag to keep it clean and smelling clean Bc sometimes people smoke at my home. I don't state it's a smoke free home. I get my things from estate sales flea markets ect. Do you guys think it's petty for buyer to say item (glass candle holders) smelled of smoke? I'm sure it was packing I used (newspaper). Any suggestions please I will appreciate. Even the snarky ones. 😊 Just want to improve. Thx

Selling discussion

Feb 11, 2016 10:35:40 AM PT

Smoke smell

I have seen the mention of "Troll" on some eBay threads and was wondering if there is a good definition of that type of person?????

Selling discussion

Feb 10, 2016 10:42:22 PM PT

What is an eBay "Troll"?

Customer Service is non-existent, just read from a script.


We are serving a three day restriction for nonsense, our first one in like 5 years or more.

Trying to talk to a supervisor is pointless.


We have been on here since year one!

Over 12k feedback, 1 negative in last year

Always top rated etc.


We are the kind of seller eBay should want, not the kind to push away.

As I was explaining to the sales rep, whom I am not sure understood me anyway,

every year we sell less and less on eBay, because we do not feel we are treated like a valued customer

First, all of our Toys, Books, CDs, Video Games, DVDs, etc went somewhere else....

Then after nonsense, we actually become a licensed auction house with live Auctioneer.... so there went more than 50% of our listings

I do still like eBay, and we do list some collectibles on here,  but I do not like being treated like an idiot.


You would think in todays age of DATA and information, someone would see a report of declining sellers, and say "Wow, I wonder what is going on with that seller, we used to make $60,000 a year in fees off that guy, now we make a couple grand, and wait, his store subscription is lower, etc, etc"


Well, that is my rant for the moment,  in three days we will list a few things, unless I sell them first elsewhere Smiley Happy




Selling discussion

Feb 11, 2016 1:06:32 PM PT

Three day restriction selling restriction.

Hi I am relatively new to eBay and am starting to think that eBay is all about price.  My items are great but are not cheap items.  They tend to land between $10-60.  For instance, I posted a pack of 24 Snoopy Easter pencils for $12.99 and someone just asked if I would take $10.07?!!!!  I just don't get it.

I really like the site and find the community nice to work with as compared to Amazon.  But on Amazon, I never get any pricing feedback.



Selling discussion

Went to money gram last night paid 2000 for a 08 Honda accord that was suppose to be shipped to me from eBay moters through a lady named Suzanne Adams who says her husband died 4 mths ago and she wants to sell the car so she won't have to pay storage fees and Blah blah bull**bleep**!!!! Than I got another email asking for another 1000 than I replied with I'm not sending any more money and I want a full refund they never replied back I called moneygram and they said my money was received in Dallas Texas **bleep** I sent it to Tulsa OK to my knowledge what TO DO PLEASEEEEE HELPPPPPPP!!!!!

Motors discussion

Feb 10, 2016 4:02:29 PM PT

Victim of scammer on craiglist

I shipped a package to the UK on 12/21/15, and just today, 2/11/16 it was returned to me unclaimed.  There were customs fees of $16 due, which I assume could be a reason the buyer did not pick up the package.  I had no idea it was being returned to me, nor has the buyer communicated at any time.


What would you do:


a) Don't do anything until the buyer makes contact about the package.

b) Reach out to the buyer and ask what he'd like to do.

c) Issue a full refund including shipping fees.

d) Issue a refund less the original shipping fees.


Selling discussion

Feb 11, 2016 10:55:59 AM PT

International Package RTS Unclaimed - WWYD?

Selling Collectible Stamps on Ebay:  To obtain a tracking number from the USPS, shipment must be a package, large envelope.  Imagine sending a 1" x 1" stamp in a parcel that would qualify as a package.  Does not make sense............extra weight and postage.  Instead I have decided to ship lots via USPS Insured Mail.  1 ounce, with cardboard inside protecting the stamp, costs $2.91. 

This is what prohibits me from being a top rated seller.  Been a member since 1997.

Have called and spoken with Ebay representatives with no resolution to the policy.

Any suggestions?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 11, 2016 10:36:05 AM PT



   just spent some frustration time on the phone with ebay and i am more confused then ever.  so, once again coming to my smart and wise community! 


       i sold a pair of boots.  the boots didn't fit so i offered him a full refund.  i "don't" take refunds but i do.....I  just don't want to seem like i am Macys ( i am sure everyone has opinions about this but its not what i am needing help with ) 

     anyway,  the customer was very nice and offered me cash for my inconvenience to take them back even though i didn't ask for anything.  i told him what he offered me,  was too much and 10 % as a restocking fee would be fine as long as he was sure he didn't want all is money back. ( he was a rarity!)  we were just two nice humans doing business. he sent them back,  i refunded his money and all was good.  

    Until now,  my problem,........ i didn't get my fees refunded to me.  I have been doing partial refunds for shipping if i charged more then it actually cost . Been giving people refunds if they were unhappy or an item is lost etc. and all along, it has looked like " paypal"  refunds the fees charged,  when i do the refund via paypal, but now not sure it ends up that way. 

      i was told by ebay  that i don't get my fees refunded unless the seller requests a refund not that I give them a refund.  but just like trying to "avoid the open case" nonsense's when you can work things out to make the customer happy, I thought that if the person is getting the money back,  i have NOT MADE money then I SHOULDN'T" pay  the transaction fees.   the boots were expensive, so it wasn't chump change I lost but either way these things add up. 


So, is this another darn thing that everyone else is aware of and stupid me didn't know or is this something that has changed over time and others aren't aware of it ?   seems or at least  it feels like theft to me...  thank you!  

Selling discussion

How do I know how much I made on eBay in tax year 2015? 

I can't seem to figure out on Paypal how to get my 1099 or if I'm even getting one. I can see monthly PDF statements but I really dont want to have to add up a year's worth of sales. I have the most basic account on PP.


Any help?

My Account discussion

Searched the forums, and can't find this exact question. 


What is the best way to package a DVD for mailing?  I ship via USPS.


So the choice is:  Small Flat-Rate Box vs. Padded Flat-Rate Envelope.


Which is optimal, to prevent any kind of damage (bending/pressure/cracking) to the DVD cardboard slipcase and plastic casing?  It's a 2-pack DVD set.


I thought Small Flat-Rate Box was made for DVDs, but it seems to be straining at the sides.  It looks like there's a small "bulge" at the sides.   Although, is it better to be absolutely "tight," to prevent damage? 


If I use the Padded Flat-Rate Envelope, I suppose I'll have to put stiffeners in the envelope, or create a makeshift box to protect the DVD. 


What do you do?  Please be kind . . . I do realize this is persnickety.   Just want this DVD to arrive in pristine condition.  :-)

Selling discussion

Feb 10, 2016 5:00:40 PM PT

Best packaging for mailing DVD

Hi! Ther is the possibility ebay to remind a seller for a shipping? Me i tried to contact the seller but no answer!


Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 12, 2016 2:21:53 AM PT

How ebay remind for shipping a seller?

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 11, 2016 2:32:27 PM PT

is this Navy

Shiipping to Japan, tracking unavailable. How do I make sure I can confirm that the buyer received the package? Any ideas?


Selling discussion

Today I printed an eBay label for an 8 lb. 40"x25"x6" package from Oceanside CA 92056 to Albany OR 97321. It cost $21.23 for postage only, plus $1.70 for ship cover ($30 item) since I was shipping ground or parcel rather than priority to save about $25. In order to meet my deadline I took it directly to the post office rather than waiting until tomorrow and giving to my carrier as I usually do.


When I got to the counter the clerk informed me I owed an extra $21.00 for "Short-Paid Online label". I came home and double checked that I had entered the correct measurements and still came up with $21.23 using eBay's label system. I checked the USPS  website for Retail Ground and got $36.91 not counting insurance. 


So I get $21.23 from eBay, $36.91 for the USPS Online postage caclulator, but actually PAID a total of $42.23 to ship it by ground when (if I had known) could have printed an eBay Priority Mail label for LESS - $41.33 with my TR Discount


Now it will take a week to get there rather than 2 days, plus an hour driving to and from the Post office and standing in line AND it ended up costing MORE than Priority mail.


Someone in shipping needs to attend to this discrepancy.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 11, 2016 5:48:36 PM PT

EBAY USPS Label for Parcel mail incorrect.

Before the dashboard changed, there used to be a "listing enhancement recommendations" section as an option to work on when looking at active listings. It was usually along the lines of "we recommend x number of listings have 2 or more photos, add more keywords to titles, missing part number, brand" etc. Does anyone know where this went, or if it just doesn't exist anymore? Thanks in advance!

Selling discussion

i need my money back

Bidding & Buying discussion

Unworn aside from trying on described as "long sleeved" woman's jacket, oversized, I ordered an approximate size 16, it comes up marginally short on the arms, not oversized at all for my 5'3'' frame.
Would this item then be not as described?
They've messaged me back saying I'll have to pay £6 at cost to me for refunding it (it was free p&p) or they can give me £3 compensation... Considering its useless to me I feel I've been had.
Total item cost with free p&p was £12.34

I wanna know if I get a full refund?


Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 11, 2016 10:24:49 AM PT

Returning item of clothing

I got an email this morning that a buyer had requested my contact info.  15 minutes later (at SEVEN AM!) someone called my house.  Of course I didn't answer.
Can we prevent ebay from giving out this info?  If so, where do I go to do that?

My Account discussion

I am an occasional seller/buyer on ebay. Recently I sold an item, which was received (w.signature) by the buyer on the 9th of February. I left feedback for the buyer but haven't received one from them yet. Since I am trying to build up my feedback with more sales in the next future I would like to know how long should I wait until I contact the buyer, asking politely for pos.feedback. Apparently they are happy with their purchase, did not get any message or email stating the opposite.


edit: typo

Selling discussion

Feb 13, 2016 12:03:11 PM PT

how long to wait for buyer feedback

I've been a member since 2000 and haven't had any real problem with sellers excluding Hawaii. I just paid the extra shipping charges, usually through USPS. However, since ebay has switched to their current rating system, it's come to the point where I can hardly find any sellers who will ship to Hawaii, even very small items like screws or nuts. I've asked and it's usually blamed on the shipping rating they get from Hawaii buyers because it takes longer to arrive. Then I learned that seller's fees are based on this system. Now sellers threaten buyers that if we can't give a perfect rating, then don't bid. This has become rediculous! Ebay has ruined a good thing. I would like to know how I can complain/provide suggestions to ebay without calling them. From what little I've read here, calling is a waste of time.

My Account discussion

Hi I am thinking this is Blenko but can not find any help?


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 10, 2016 7:08:17 PM PT

IS this amberina ruby glass Blenko??

I've been getting the same errors about my file excahnge upload. I am about to give up. Any one that could look into my file and tell me what's missing or what I need to change to make it work. I uploaded the file here:



I made some changes according to some feedback  user's posts, but  I think the error is to general. I did erased the shipping type from Flat to nothing, but still getting the same error.


Any suggestions?

Any help would be great


Tools & Apps discussion

I would love for the Manage all orders page to start with the most recent sale at the top, since that is usually the one I'd be checking, not the old ones. How do others feel?

Seller Hub discussion

Feb 12, 2016 2:17:52 PM PT

Manage all orders page

Cant track my order.
Trying to check it & it just shows that the sellet is no a member of ebay anymore.
Just want to know what to do.

Shipping & Returns question

Feb 11, 2016 12:37:22 PM PT

# 141863649229

On the Return Page it states


"If the item hasn't arrived yet, the buyer may not be returning it. If you like, you can contact the buyer. If you can't reach a resolution, you can ask us to step in. Learn more."


The Return page has the following option to
1. Refund the buyer
2. Ask eBay to step and help (5 days + 30 days after Return approved)
The Return page does not have any option for Seller to do anything other than waiting


If I ask eBay to step in after 35 days of no action from buyer, will this add a defect to my account?
Note: 1) Buyer did not marked item as shipped, no tracking number was provided
2) I have not not received the goods


Shipping & Returns discussion

Does anyone know Ebay's 800 number and what time they open?

Selling question

I have two of these cups with lids. Are they for Sake? They are 3 1/8" tall by 1 3/4 top diameter. The lid is larger in diameter at 2".  I believe the flowers are Lotus. It has some writing on the bottom, Japanese??? Does anyone know what these are used for or what the writing on the bottom says 

Thank you!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello all and thank you for being there!


I purchased an item which I did receive.  I inadvertantly opened the request an "Did not receive my item".  I have not been able to work things out with the seller, and have just asked ebay to step in (having waited for the required time to pass).  If I close this request, will I still be able to open the "Item not as described" request?


I have included the above information in my summary to ebay, however as that may take several days, I wanted to request direcion from the real experts here.




Bidding & Buying question

Feb 11, 2016 10:59:39 AM PT

I mistakenly opened the wrong request type

How can I discount an item 10% of original price and have that show on the listing? Item hasn't sold so wanting to mark down price, but wanting that to show on the listed item.. thanks

Selling discussion

Feb 12, 2016 8:34:20 AM PT

discount prices

I had someone purchase two items from me back on the fifth of this month and I've messaged him twice about coming to pick up these items and have gotten no response. 


Is there anything I can do at this point? I suspect that this guy didn't know that it said local pick-up, even though he hasn't contacted me about why they haven't shipped. 


I've had a few lately buy this and other long items expecting them to be shipped, but somehow miss the local pickup under the shipping and no shipping amount. 


His address says NC, I'm in central Florida so unless he's coming or knows someone down here who could pick them up I assume he's going to cancel but I think the least he could do is contact me. 

Selling question

Feb 11, 2016 11:14:53 AM PT

Local pickup buyer not responding to messages

I came online today to see that the item I ordered had been delivered, much to my surprise. I look at the tracking info to discover that it had been sent to an address in Kansas, when it was supposed to be mailed to North Carolina. And when I double checked to make sure the address I provided the seller was correct, it was exactly what I had specified.


I don't even know anyone in Kansas, let alone how or why the item was shipped there. I wrote to them to find out if they had provided the wrong tracking number, but have yet to hear back. And every time I try to specify that the item was not delivered in the resolution center, it just shows me that it was delivered to the address in Kansas and doesn't give me the option of doing anything about it.

Shipping & Returns question

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