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I recently won an item that I bid more than what it should have sold for to increase the likelyhood that I would win. I'm fine with that. I won it. But while following the bids toward the end of the auction, I saw something that seems suspicious.


In one minute and 14 seconds, the last bidder entered 14 individual bids (not "automatic bids") at $5 and $8 increments and stopped at $249.50. That's an odd number to stop at. It is more logical to go just above the "round numbers" like $250 in this case to "out smart" those who bid a penny over, etc. Stll, every bidder can stop when they want so no problem. However........


When I looked at the bidders bid history, they had 7 bid retractions on only 30 items in the past 30 days. They had 122 bid retractions in the past 6 months. How can this buyer continue to be allowed to bid? My suspicion if that they are only trying to run up the price and if they happen to go over the other buyer's max bid, then they retract it. Great for a seller. Lousy for a buyer. I thought Ebay had strict restrictions on bid retractions. Can someone check on this buyer's activity?


Item number: 221864888422

Bidding & Buying question

Sep 2, 2015 5:08:33 PM PT

25% bid retraction rate.

I think this was a popular planter but I cannot find another one.

Is this a McCoy? possible age?

Thank you for any help.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Antiques discussion

I love this dress, untagged, modeled on Francie but probably made for Barbie.  I think its the same material used for the 1971 TNT swimsuit, but I can't find this dress style or this material dress in my books or online.  Can anyone ID it or date it for me?  Thanks in advance!  

Dolls discussion

Carafe?  Decanter?  Something else?  Measures about 10' high including stopper.  Any notion of age?


Thanks in advance for any assistance.  -kyal



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 2, 2015 11:23:42 AM PT

Etched clear glass Bottle with Stopper


This fused glass plate is 8.5" in diameter. The letters Syd. are etched on the bottom. Thanks for your help! : )



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 2, 2015 2:08:52 PM PT

GLASSIES - Please Help ID Maker's Mark

I saw this truck on craigslist - emailed with the person - she said she'd list it on ebay and "sell" it to me directly as a buy it now. 

I got this invoice but it isn't my ebay account - it's just my full name - (which she asked for)

Now I'm not so sure it's legit . . . 

How do I find out if it's a real thing or a scam at this point

I haven't paid her yet





Financial Department <e.BayCustomerService@financier.com>
Aug 29 (4 days ago)
to me
Vehicle info in the middle -
eBay Motors sent this message to ... . 
Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay.

eBay Motors Purchase Invoice 
  Invoice for VPP Transaction Case ID #54628364534OKER between ... as the Seller and ... as the Buyer.
  Please follow our instructions to complete the transaction safely.
Vehicle Purchase Protection Overview:Email reference id: [#6ddb8154e4ec4d30aab0935f5182a046#]
Please don't remove this number. eBay may ask you for this number, if you should need assistance.
Please confirm in 1 day (24 hours) your proof payment by replying at this email with the attachments, the back of each voucher with the 10 digit PIN and the receipts!

Member To Member Support question

Sep 2, 2015 5:51:16 PM PT

Is this legit?

Are these Anchor Hocking Boopie glasses?  Also, are these water and sherbet glasses? Thank you!


Taller glass is 5 1/2" tall and shorter one is 3 1/2" tall.IMG_9769.JPGIMG_9773.JPGIMG_9774.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 4, 2015 8:03:11 PM PT

Glasses-Are these AH Berwick/Boopie

So I recently bought a blazer  that was descirbed as "beautfiul pristine condition" and nothing else except for a copy pasted description from the original retailer's website. 


I received the blazer today and I discoverd that there were 3 small holes on the blazer. One on the shoulder and two on the sleeve. I don't know if I'm just being picky or if I'm actually justified but I feel like if something was listed under beautiful pristine condtion it shouldn't have holes. 


The seller doesn't offer returns. 


The holes aren't major enough to warrant an entire return process but I think a partial refund might be reasonable considering the fact that the existence of said holes were never brought up. If I do ask for a refund, how much should I ask for? 


Here are pictures of the holes 

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Bidding & Buying discussion

Hi All,

do you think this necklace could be old mediterranean coral, the beads are very heavy and cold, the necklace weighs 127 grams. The stringing and fastening is new but the bead caps are old worn silver.

I'm supposed to see a gemologist to get it valued but it costs heaps, so I thought I'd ask for your feedback first.

thanks Marie



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Sep 2, 2015 10:28:23 PM PT

mediterranean coral

Hello, forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong forum.


I have a sterling mug/cup stamped with four marks. The last mark is possibly the date stamp but I cannot figure out the symbol/letter. My research shows the HA to be Harry Atkin/Atkin Bros, the Crown is Sheffield, the walking lion is England, but whatever the last symbol is eludes me. Help, please Smiley Happy



Antiques discussion

A friend of my cousin brought me this yesterday & asked me if I would sell it for her - since I buy & sell a lot of unusual things she thinks I could find out what it is. She told me she's taken it to a couple of unniversity professors whocould only tell her it was very old & made from animal skin (vellum?). None of them could identify the language it was written in.

Another thing - she told me it had a blob of wax on it but she threw it away thinking it was just something that stuck to it over the years (I cringed when she told me that - I think it may have been a seal).

I told her I would try, but if professors couldn't tell her anything ...

Can anyone help me look like a hero & tell me what it is ( just a letter?),  it's age or at the least what the language is it's written in?

I appreciate any help.












Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 3, 2015 10:40:05 AM PT


Canvas measures 26" X 15.75".  I have tried to photo the signature but my little Coolpix isn't very good with close-ups.


Came from a lot that also included several sketches by a Mary Schaefer but this is not her work (I'm pretty sure).  My guess is a local (southern Ohio/northeastern Kentucky) amateur artist but with an indecipherable signature (to me), I just don't know.  


Any information at all will be much appreciated!  -kyal



Collectibles & Art discussion

I found this pretty thing at a thrift store.  Can't find any marks.   She is composition and real eye lids, human hair, I think.

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Dolls discussion

Sep 3, 2015 7:01:47 AM PT

Who is She????



Hope everyone has a peachy day!



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!



When did this happen??


It wasn't like this a couple weeks ago, and it's not on the Post Office website that I can find.


Glitch, maybe?

Selling discussion



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Sep 3, 2015 6:50:56 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat Thursday Sept 3

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Hi everyone! What's on the agenda for today?



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Sep 4, 2015 7:37:25 AM PT

New to eBay Chat Friday Sept.4 Welcome!

I'm going to spend the long week-end looking for my 52 items. Smiley Very Happy

And I'm gonna change my ID name too to something chic. 




You in?


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Sep 3, 2015 7:38:57 PM PT

Wanna play 52 Pick Up???

Let's see if i can figure this board out now.


These are always popular threads on other boards, so....


Let's see your lates acquisitions.


I just got these in the mail the other day.


First is the small numeral version of the 5ö green from 1882 (scott #35). I actually fund it unexpectedly in a small lot of Denmark I won, so I was happy. It's my first one of these.


Second is the 4ö slate and ultra (Scott #26b)



The Stamp Board

Sep 3, 2015 2:48:41 PM PT

Let's see your latest pickups!

Good evening, yet another set of treasures from the newly acquired... yep, the dice earrings actually open up and they are real, really tiny dice..a maker of such whimsy would be a great help in listing, otherwise I have to list under generic, and these are anything but, a time frame would help as well, Regards V76IMG_4674.JPGIMG_4675.JPGIMG_4673.JPG

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Sep 2, 2015 3:29:01 PM PT

maker of whimsical screw backs



Morning and welcome to Force Friday and flashbacks. 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I recently acquired this center bowl done in reverse glass with enamel floral design.  I was thinking maybe Westmoreland glass from the 1920s/30s. It measures approximately 12.5" in diameter and approximately 2.5" in height with no makers mark to be found.  I would appreciate any help on manufacturer and possible pattern name if there was one.  Thanks.




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi, Hope someone can tell me about these baskets. I believe they are very old. The larger  one measures about 12" in diameter and the smaller one measures about 7 1/2" in diameter. Are they American Indian? If so what tribe and if not what is their origin? Are they made of pine needles? Thanks so much for any help you can give. Kay




Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 2, 2015 2:53:57 PM PT

ID Old Baskets--Pine Needle / Straw?

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Can anyone help identify this maker's mark? I've tested the earring bodies 3 times and get 10k gold or better. The glass has gold flakes in it which might be a hint at Italian? Thank you in advance for any input.


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Sep 2, 2015 12:59:13 PM PT

Earring makers mark - need help identifying


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 4, 2015 11:48:40 AM PT

Kitty cat planter any with id? has usa 2005

Can someone help me identify this Lenox pattern?  It is cream white with this unusual gold trim.   Hallmark indicates after 1953, but probably no later than 1965.

It is on a large shallow centerpiece bowl which measures 7" x 14".  Thanks!lenox.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 4, 2015 3:41:23 PM PT

Lenox pattern ID needed

4 glasses.jpgI purchased a group f wonderful items from a collector, in a FB group. She mistakenly attributed these snifters as Waterford. They are not.....

   There is heft and clarity and the blank is lead crystal...but there are no marks.

    Could these be European cousins of Waterford? TYIA


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This piece measures 7" across and weighs in at nearly 3 pounds - very heavy for size.  Interesting effect when viewed from the bottom (second photo).  I see no maker's mark.  As always, any help with an ID will be greatly appreciated!  -kyal



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Send Invoice to Buyer
The following critical errors have occurred:
 A system error has occurred. Please try again.

Member To Member Support question

Sep 4, 2015 3:19:33 AM PT

Cannot send invoice~!

Stamp Insider for September-October 2015




The September-October issue of the Stamp Insider, journal of the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, is online and available for free download in PDF format or viewing online with page turning. It is available in both PDF and HTML5-friendly format at:




The cover story is “This Cruel War is Over” by Alvin O. Sabo explores events that led to Victory in Europe (VE) and Victory in Japan (VJ) days. A specialist in World War II patriotic covers, he illustrates his article with covers and postcards. In a related article, Steve Davis writes about “VJ Day in Tokyo Bay September 2, 1945” in his Via Airmail column, focusing on use of the US six-cent transport airmail stamp (C25) that was valid on mail sent through army and fleet post offices. 


Steve Swain has written an illustrated how-to article — “Creating Successful PowerPoint Presentations” — showing easy step-by-step instructions to create eye-catching philatelic programs. He plans to follow up with an instructional PowerPoint presentation that will be posted on the Virtual Programs section in November. One of his presentations — “Postal Systems and the Public React to the American Civil War” — is already posted on the site.


A new virtual program — “All Aboard: the All Aboard stamp issue of 1999” — has been added. PDF and PageFlip versions were generated from scans. The exhibit was by the late Norman E. Wright, Sr., of the Rochester Philatelic Association.


The featured video is an instructional film by Encyclopedia Brittanica Films to show children the daily activities of city and rural mail carriers in 1946.



Stamp Collectors discussion

Sep 3, 2015 5:23:47 PM PT

Stamp Insider for September-October 2015

I have an odd piece of pottery i can't id. it is around 7 inches tall and is green with a slight gloss. on the bottom it is marked in 3 places. one says wedgewood, one says no. 50, and the other says 1937. there is a purple glaze going down the inside.20150904_181052.jpg20150904_181019.jpg20150904_181126.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 4, 2015 5:05:42 PM PT

unknown pottery mark

I have inherited a brass or pot metal covered in brass 27 inch tall lamp.  It has a crystal cut globe and prisms around the bottom of the globe.  Also has some marble near the base.  Has green felt on the bottom so I cannot find a manufacturer of the lamp.  I assume it was purchased in late 40s or early 50s.  See picture.   Believed to have been purchased from Hudson's


I would appreciate anyone's help and how to find some information about this lamp.  Even some proper words to search for it online.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 4, 2015 6:30:39 PM PT

Vintage 27" High Lamp

From a local estate of world travelers, appears hand painted (signature? at top left). Very crisp silk; feels & sounds like tissue paper. 43" long x 21.25" wide. Comparing characters to Japanese/Chinese but cannot discern which. Is this more of a souvenir piece or more special?


Only window I had available - please excuse shadows behind fabric. Thank you for your assistance/opinion Smiley Happyfabric 002.jpg


Closeups next post -

Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Sep 3, 2015 11:19:13 AM PT

Hand Painted Silk - China? Japan?

Is anyone else having a problem viewing attached pictures in messages? When I open the message and there are attached pictures it looks like Image 1 (below). When I click on a photo it looks like Image 2 (below). The photos in Image 2 are being distorted and are not the same aspcect ration as in Image 1. These images are screen shots and I have not modifided them in anyway except to crop them out.



Image 1

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Image 2

Ebay Attached Message Lightbox Popup.jpg.


Tools & Apps discussion

I have an odd piece of pottery i can't id. it is around 7 inches tall and is green with a slight gloss. on the bottom it is marked in 3 places. one says wedgewood, one says no. 50, and the other says 1937. there is a purple glaze going down the inside.pottery20150904_181052.jpg20150904_181126.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Sep 4, 2015 4:53:53 PM PT

unknown pottery mark - wedgewood

Hello ebay community, I have a major question, 


I have sold one of my items for 309.99 Listed, And The Buyer has said they have sent payment, but in my paypal email, i have no authroized Hold on my account of $345.18 (That is what was in the total when is was processed but the order says not available and says that the payment method is Defualt) 


So i dont know what to exactly believe, Maybe he did send it and it may take a few days for it to arrive or "he" is actuly trying to scam me... 



From Sold Section

I have relisted the item, Becuase i do say in my Description, Please Message Seller Before Placing Bid, This guy never got the memo..... 




EDITED: Not the only one with a problem.... Read here...  http://community.ebay.com/t5/Payments/Buyer-said-they-paid-but-i-did-not-received-any-pending-payment/m-p/24451690#M26199

Payments question

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Antiques and Research

Sep 3, 2015 1:50:35 PM PT

Need help identifying this figurine....



005.JPG1..5" x 5"  no indentattions for the cigarettes  Recognize this?  Any help is appreciated 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Is there anywhere to view the Offer History on an item after it has sold?  If there are more than one of an item sold there is a link associated with the "# sold" that will show the offer history as shown below but I can't find any such information on single item listings.


Purchase history
Note: You can see the item description for each buyer's purchase by clicking View Purchased Item.
  User ID (show email addresses)  Buy It Now Price Quantity Date of Purchase Location* Action
 merenkov_dmitry ( 536Feedback score is 500 to 999)US $85.001Aug-12-15 11:23:01 PDT07201
Sell similar
More actionsMore actions
Offer history
Success nkem12310 has won your item!
Note: You can see the item description for each buyer's purchase by clicking View Purchased Item.
  User ID (show email addresses) Offer Price Offer Status Quantity Date of Offer  Location* Action
 nkem12310 ( 636Feedback score is 500 to 999)US $75.00Buyer accepted1Aug-12-15 11:58:50 PDT20785-1408
Sell similar
More actionsMore actions
 trantuanvu ( 5 )US $75.00Expired1Aug-12-15 12:20:19 PDTSingapore--
Buyer message: I just finish high school and am buying this as a gift to my little 14 year old brother. It would be his first laptop. Since it s your last piece. Please kindly accept my offer. Thank you very much
You can retract your Counter Offer under certain circumstances.
*Confirm the Zip code or location with the buyer.


Member To Member Support question

Sep 3, 2015 7:00:51 AM PT


A total lunar eclipse will take place on September 27-28, 2015. You’re not going to miss it, are you?


A total lunar eclipse following the so-called “supermoon” will occur on September 28 bringing the rare phenomenon of four consecutive total eclipses – known as a “tetrad” – to an end.


Early in the morning of September 28 the moon will venture very close by our planet and appear much brighter and bigger than usual. After that the “supermoon” will be completely eclipsed, since the Earth will stand directly between the moon and the sun. After about an hour and a half the celestial body will become visible again.


As a rule, total eclipses do not have a specific order of occurrence. However, when four total eclipses happen in a row in an approximately six month interval, it is called a lunar tetrad (from the Greek word for “four”). Astronomers have calculated that the number of such tetrads varies from century to century. The current century will have eight of them, which along with the 16th, ninth, and 26th centuries will be an absolute maximum. NASA says. The 20th Century yielded a relatively decent result of five tetrads.


The next lunar eclipse tetrad is scheduled for April 25, 2032.





The Front Porch discussion

Sep 2, 2015 6:43:04 PM PT


Hi, folks.


Got tired of banging my head against the wall trying to identify this pattern. Hope you can help.


(I was able to identify the shape as "corail.")


It looks very 1960s to me.  Would you call the gold part of the pattern wheat or something else? The photo is from a 7-1/2" flat soup bowl.


Thanks in advance for any help.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Tracking #:



China Post



Undeliverable as Addressed

Sep-01-15, 10:57 AM, ALPHARETTA, GA 30005

Out for Delivery

Aug-31-15, 09:29 AM, MARIETTA, GA 30008

Sorting Complete

Aug-31-15, 09:19 AM, MARIETTA, GA 30008

Arrived at Unit

Aug-31-15, 06:18 AM, ALPHARETTA, GA 30005

Departed USPS Destination Facility




Member To Member Support question

A couple of weeks ago I listed some things and was able to set automatic parameters for the Best Offer option. My recent listings have not offered me the option to set limits. Is that no longer available? I've used Firefox and Safari and it doesn't show in either one, so I don't believe it to be a browser issue.


This is what I see when I list:



Technical Issues discussion

Sep 2, 2015 6:25:43 AM PT

Can't set Best Offer parameters

Hello i found these at an estate sale, they are very heavy and weighted as you can see the black sand/tar substance underneath one of them; i am clueless about these and was hoping someone might be able to give me an idea of their age, they are marked with numbers 2684 and capital L on the inside of the top where the candle sits; i would appreciate any help it looks like silverplate over copper? They are 11 1/2 " tall and 5" across bottom. Oh boy, i need some help...........thanks in advance, marytole sconces tennis shorts 045.JPGtole sconces tennis shorts 039.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

When I go to my listing with a start time of Sep 07, 2015 00:00:32 PDT, 5 photos I had were replace with what looks like grey polaroid slides.


When I go to revise the item all of the photos are there. I clicked the 'revise it tab' and it shows "Your Item Has Been Successfully Revised"  I check out my listing on eBay and it still does not show those 5 photos!  I would really appreciate any help you can give me to correct this problem. I called Customer Service yesterday and they told me it could take up to 24 hours to get the photos on the listing. It has been over 24 hours.  Thanks    



Member To Member Support question

Sep 4, 2015 9:59:08 AM PT

Missing Pictures on Listing

I have this Beautiful Amber/greenish blown glass vase, with Black threads. She stands 8 1/2" tall, 3" top, 6" bottom. 

Thank you in advance. Appreciate the help. image.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion


I have an open case with a seller that committed himself to refunding me as package didn't get delivered to me and got returned to him.

The seller refunded me using PayPal, however the refund status remained as "pending" for a while until PayPal finally informed me that "A refund by SELLER was not processed successfully at the sender's side" and the refund got cancelled.

Now eBay is asking me to confirm if I successfully received the refund, but when I try to press the button that say "ask eBay to step in", I get redirected to a page that says:

Page Not Responding 
The eBay page or feature you are attempting to access is not responding.
Please try the options below:
  • Try to access the feature directly from the eBay Home Page, instead of using a bookmark.
  • Wait a few minutes and try to access the feature again.
If you have waited ten to fifteen minutes and you still can't access your page:If what you are looking for is unavailable, you may still be able to access other parts of the site from the eBay Home page



And it's impossible to ask eBay to step in since they have no customer support email available and if I try to open a case again on that item, it won't let me until I close this one, but the only way to close it seems to be telling eBay that I did receive the refund as the site won't let me ask eBay to step in.

I live overseas and this is very frustrating. I really need my money back and I can find no solution.

I would really appreciate the community help.


Shipping & Returns question

My first guess was Shirley Temple, but my wife says no.  Anyone have a idea who this doll is?  She stands about 18 inches tall.  Mark on back of head base is the number 180.  Thanks for your input in advance.





Toys & Hobbies discussion






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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


please, i receive this msg the seller .. and he send -me a picture about my address ,.. is impossible to send for me .


help me please


New message from: darkknight937 (127Turquoise Star)
Sorry about this but it still won't let me send this out to you.

On 9/3/15, 8:25 AM, eduardoale75 wrote:

Re: darkknight937 has sent a question about item #171917325645, that ended on Sep-02-15 09:58:40 PDT - Nintendo 64 System Console Bundle Lot Controller 9 Games TESTED

ok.. i adjusted ..
i wait your box mail
tks .

Member To Member Support question

Sep 3, 2015 8:21:52 AM PT

the seller told me , my adrres is worn

I hope someone can help me ID the artist, origin, and what the Asian writing says.  I think it's a woodblock print with bleeding on the back, but I need to know for sure before I put it up for auction. Thanks in advance.  Linda


Collectibles & Art discussion


Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

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Anyone recognize anything about this little gal?   Would the strung beads be art glass?  Any kw suggestions?  TY

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I went thrifing yesterday and my blind behind thought this was the script B for Brighton  (Thought e1 could us a good laugh)  Anywho...........  Can you send me the link for the hang tag site or do you recognize this one?  The colorful beads are cut crystal at least  hmmmph!  


As always thank you in advance for any help and hears to a great selling weekend for everyone!!!

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

3-1/2" tall. I think the correct term is opaque glass. No signature. I've searched Bohemian and Victorian glass but not sure if that is correct. The decoration is not raised - completely smooth on the outside. Searched the 20th Century Glass site and googled otheres. Appreciate any help with it.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have an old English Silver candleabra that I Inherited. It is very tall about 20"

Thre are only two Hallmarks at the base. One says England and their is a hallmark that looks like a shell. The bottom has old felt.

Can anyone shed some light on this piece?




Collectibles & Art discussion

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2" tall 4.75" in diameter  Dessert bowls?  they ring like crystal but are very thin  Anyone recognize maker, pattern, era, etc?  What do you call the 3D diamond pattern on the bottom sides?  

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2.25" x 4.5" diameter  Also very thin and ring like crystal but??  Is this wheat and a deer?  Anyone recognize, maker, pattern, age, etc?

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#3       4" x 4"  Poor fellow is broken but out of curiosity, what was it?  Maker, patter, age, use, etc 

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#4    Recognize the partial mark?   It's translucent so porcelain, right?  I think the green is a transfer  

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Sorry for the sideways pic  Recognizer the Haviland Limoges pattern?   I tried looking it up with no success

glass 014.JPG#6

2.5" x 2.5"  Is this an egg cup?   Recognize the Limoges pattern please?   Bird of paradise egg cup??  


Thank you all for any help  Have a great long weekend

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi all,


Does anyone know the marker of these figurines?





Collectibles & Art discussion

Sep 3, 2015 7:42:16 PM PT

Pilgrim family figurines (Vintage)

Someone bought this hammock that was listed as local-pick up. They clearly didn't read that detail. I messaged them several times asking if they were going to pick it up or wanted their money back. I never heard back. I refunded their money. But, eBay is charging me a selling fee, anyway. Is there any way to get that fee refunded?
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Selling question

Would  someone lend a hand to describe accurately the carving  or key words to this religious  cameo sterling brooch

Thanks for any input Tx


Jewelry & Gemstones discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion


  I am Malitha Dilshan. I am using ebay since a long time. But i cannoth undestand what is happening here. 

There was a tabler for AUD 32 and i have paid for it. And i recieved the comfirmation email and after one day i have recieved the shipped email. 

But after 5 days i have recieved that, you have a full refund. So is the item has cancelled or why they have tell me that item has shipped?

This is not the first time it happened to me. I lost 4 deals like this. 3 tablets and a projector.

Please Help.


Thank you,

Smiley Indifferent


Here is the shipping email:




SHIPPED: 9 inch Android 4.4 Tablet PC Quad Core 8GB Wi-Fi Dual Camera +Keyboard Bundle


✓ Shipping info received
In transit
Last scanned dateN/A
Package location 
Shipping statusShipping info received
Shipping carrierChina Post
Tracking number RI590983751CN
Delivery message N/A
See Full tracking history
9 inch Android 4.4 Tablet PC Quad Core 8GB Wi-Fi Dual Camera +Keyboard Bundle
9 inch Android 4.4 Tablet PC Quad Core 8GB Wi-Fi Dual Camera +Keyboard Bundle
Item priceAUD 32.22
Item number231665560148
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Member To Member Support question

5 September 2015


Proof of deceptive, unfair, and arguably illegal trade practices by Toshiba 

in the marketing and support of its Windows-based “Encore 2 Write” tablets




As of the date of this complaint, Toshiba has marketed its Encore 2 Write tablets in two USA versions, the 8-inch model WT8PE-B264 with MSRP of $349.99, and the 10-inch model WT10PE-A264 with MSRP of $399.99, both sold with 32-bit Windows 8.1 Home/Bing. Included with the tablets is Toshiba's “TruPen” digital stylus, as well as three pre-installed programs or “apps”, called “TruNote”, “TruCapture”, and “TruRecorder.” Taking full advantage of the stylus and of other special hardware, these powerful and exclusive “TruApps” are major selling points for the two tablets, as indicated by the Toshiba advertisement below:




Toshiba-published specifications for the two tablets can be found at


and at



Details of complaint:


Except for the three TruApps, Toshiba provides downloadable installation packages for every driver and for every software app originally installed on the Encore 2 Write tablets. In purchasing one of these tablets, a buyer has also purchased the three TruApps, but for any scenario in which the TruApps are lost, whether due to drive failure, file corruption, or because of any “clean” re-installation of Windows, Toshiba provides no straightforward method for re-installing the apps. This amounts to theft, since without the TruApps the tablets lose significant usefulness and value.


Windows system reset/refresh recovery options on the tablets will not restore the TruApps. For owners who lose the apps and who have not made a “full system backup” of the tablet to an external drive or to other media, the only way in which to recover the TruApps is to purchase special, $39.95 “recovery media” from Toshiba, the use of which will return the tablets to their OEM configurations with Windows 8.1 Home. Owners who have upgraded their Encore 2 Write tablets to Windows 10 Home or to Windows 10 Pro will thus be returned to square one, and with an additional expenditure roughly equal to 10% of what they paid for their tablets.


Owners who contact Toshiba Technical Support will be denied installation files for the TruApps, although Toshiba makes no disclaimer on any website about not replacing the TruApps if they are lost. Therefore, based on the proofs that follow, this complaint asserts that Toshiba Corporation is guilty of deceptive, unfair, and arguably illegal trade practices in the marketing and support of its Encore 2 Write tablets.


Proofs that the complaint is valid:


That the three TruApps are purchased with the tablets is self-evident from the Toshiba website at


as well as from the Amazon websites at


and at



That the owner of either tablet has a non-forfeitable right to the use of all Toshiba-developed software purchased with the tablet is proved by the Toshiba End User License Agreement at



That the TruApps purchased with the tablets are Toshiba-developed software is proved at


and at



That Toshiba provides no method to replace the TruApps is proved by their absence from lists at

and at



That Toshiba makes no disclaimers about any of the items listed in this complaint is proved at


and by the lack of any such disclaimer on any of the other webpages listed in this complaint or on any webpage linked to from any of the other webpages listed in this complaint.


Supporting discussion:


The Toshiba Encore 2 Write tablets are relatively new to the market. Free or purchased Windows 10 upgrades are also only a recent development. Because of these factors, few owners of the tablets may have thus far experienced the loss of the TruApps. However, the submitter of this complaint is not the only victim of the “dirty little secret” regarding these tablets, as can be verified for example at


and at



The submitter of this complaint has tried to resolve the problems described by contacting Toshiba Sales and Technical Support. He has received a great deal of misinformation for his efforts. In the course of the discussions he was told that the three TruApps can only be obtained from the Microsoft Store. On another occasion he was was told that the apps are available from the Toshiba store. He was even told to seek the apps from the Google store, where of course all of the apps are Android-based, not Windows-based. The TruApps are not available from any of these stores. Even if they were, whether in the past or in the future, they would only be obtained through purchase. Since they are already purchased with the Tablet, buying them again would amount to double payment, yet another form of theft.


Further, the TruApps are Toshiba programs, wholly developed and owned by Toshiba, not by Microsoft or by any other third party, as indicated by the “about” information on the following page, captured from actual running TruApps:




The TruApps are therefore in the complete possession and control of Toshiba. The submitter has been told that Toshiba repair technicians do in fact have the ability to re-install the TruApps onto Encore Write 2 tablets, but he has been refused all his requests to be provided with the installation files used by those technicians. He has also been told that the tablets are to be discontinued, but that is irrelevant, because even if the tablets are being discontinued, the TruApps are not. In any event, Toshiba is legally obligated to support the tablets and all of their OEM-installed drivers and software for many years to come.


Toshiba representatives say Microsoft has determined that the TruApps are incompatible with Windows 10. There is no such incompatibility. When the tablets are upgraded to Windows 10 Home or to Windows 10 Pro, the TruApps continue to function correctly unless they are lost through some other mechanism than the upgrade. The “about” images above were captured from actual TruApps running on Windows 10 Pro. Therefore claims of Windows 10 incompatibility are false, and in any event such claims cannot excuse Toshiba for withholding the installation files for the Windows 8.1 versions of the apps.


As a footnote, Toshiba formally claims that all of the OEM-installed apps on the Encore 2 Write tablets are fully compatible with Windows 10 upgrades, as proved at the bottom of the webpage at


and further when the tablet part numbers, PDW0CU-001002 and PDW0DU-004004, are entered at


and by the absence of any TruApp being listed at





Toshiba representatives have repeatedly refused to provide installation files for the three TruApps, even the original, OEM, Windows 8.1 versions of the apps. As a result, owners who have paid for the apps but who later lose them cannot recover them through any other means than by purchasing $39.95 recovery media from Toshiba and by returning their tablets to their original, OEM condition. Promises by Toshiba representatives to address this issue have not been kept as of the date of this complaint. Therefore Toshiba Corporation is guilty of deceptive, unfair, and arguably illegal trade practices in both the marketing of its Windows-based Encore 2 Write tablets and in its lack of full and proper support for those tablets.

Member To Member Support question

I have two customers who are afraid to click BUY because of exorbitant shipping costs. I have wasted lots of time trying to explain to them to click buy, but do not pay. Then I can invoice with the lower shipping costs. One buyer just said,"forget it, Ebay is too complicated".

So I have lost a sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Am I handling this the correct way?


Can I invoice through Paypal without them buying?



Selling discussion

Selling discussion

Sep 2, 2015 3:40:32 PM PT

Why is so slow lately please anyone?

Does anyone really know how safe purchasing via Ebay is?



So far, I have 2 succesful refunds and 1 successful fraud money back. 

However, this is small money. Most transactions are under $500.



Currently, I am looking into purchasing an item with high dollar on Ebay, upper 40k.

How safe will my transaction will be?


How does it really work with the paypal payment?

for example: 

I won a bid of $40k item.

I paid via paypal 40k to seller

Seller promised to send me the item in 2 weeks.

Waited 2 weeks, and item not arrived yet..

filled claim.


During these process, does ebay hold the money that I sent to Seller via paypal?

What if I seller withdraw the money out  of his bank account and run away?


Will i still get my $40k back?


Anyone has clearer idea?





Bidding & Buying discussion

Sep 2, 2015 11:21:03 AM PT

How Safe is Purchasing via Ebay?

I received an email a couple of weeks ago, informing me that my first 100 listings (or first 20 Collectible listings) would have NO INSERTION FEES.


And I quote:

"List your Collectibles FREE, up to 20 items auction-style

No insertion fees: auction-style listings in collectibles categories. Add Buy It Now free."


So I list my auctions. I get a weird invoice at the end of the month. Insertion fees for every auction.


I call eBay and tell them about what their promotions says. It doesn't say "Exclusions apply." It just says NO INSERTION FEES. PERIOD.


They inform me that the fees I owe are because I listed my auctions in two categories and that I'm paying for the second category.


I say, "But no insertion fees means no insertion fees. I understand if they charge a listing fee per category. If, perhaps, I broke my 20 Collectible listing limit by, say, putting up 10 auctions in 2 categories each then count it as 20, I don't care. But those 20 should be FREE. I don't understand what part of "No insertion fees" that eBay doesn't understand. It's not the most money in the world, it's the idea that I was and could be surprised again by mystery fees that suddenly are hidden on the website.


I asked the person on the phone if there was someone I could complain to and she said "No"! She told me I could complain online, but I cannot for the life of me find it.


Does anyone know where I can complain against eBay? I've seen threads in the past here about people wanting to charge eBay for seller misconduct, but that is not this.


Additionally, I wanted to sell my collectibles individually as they were not selling as a full set. If I put up all 24 separately, I'd pay $55 each time. I discovered two auctions - selling my EXACT items, but with the "multiple variations" listing - and inquired as to how I could do that. Apparently, in the UK, you can sell collectibles with a drop-down menu and only pay 1 listing fee. In the US, you can't. This is total BS. I'm stuck because eBay varies by country?? Why would something like this be restricted??


Hell, maybe eBay will charge me for adding multiple tags to this post!

Selling discussion

I recently signed up for a store.  I noticed on my end of August invoice that I am being charged 10% FVF on many items.  When I called to get a credit for these, I was informed that only the items that were listed AFTER I started my store were eligible for my new FVF rate.


This is unfair and inaccurate according to the store subscription Terms of Service:  http://pages.ebay.com/stores/subscriptionterms.html


see #2 paragraph 4 :  

    When you sign up for a yearly or monthly subscription for the first time:
    • Your Stores benefits start immediately.

Now I understand that their computer system might only catch those newly listed items in order to calculate them automatically.  However, it does NOT say that my old listings are ineligible.  In fact it says benefits start immediately.   That would imply to me that all items sold after opening a store will receive the "benefits" of having the store (in this case decreased FVFs). Someone in customer service can manually add a credit to my account to adjust for the overcharged FVF's.   Mine add up to over $70 for August - more than the cost of my store - so yes it is a very important issue for me.  These FVF savings are part of the calculations that help cover the cost of the store, making it worthwhile to begin with.  


I fought with an agent on the phone for 2 hours today with no luck.  They just repeat themselves without looking at the contract to see that my benefits started IMMEDIATELY.   If these older listings are not eligible, then somewhere on this agreement ebay needs to state:

Note: Older listings will not receive the discounted FVF rates. If this is important to you, cancel all of these listings and relist them under the new store.  I have 500 free listings so it wouldn't cost me a cent to do this.  But it costs me a lot because I relied on their TOS and was not informed of this ridiculous loophole that a "stroke of a pen" (or computer keyboard) can easily credit and correct.


Please any advice would be appreciated.  My head hurts from getting angry. I'm not asking for a special favor. I just want what I was told I was getting.

My Account discussion

Alright, so I just had my first couple of auctions on Ebay for the first time ever. Two games in particular where marked as payed by a member of this site (I won't say his name as I'm not too sure if its against the rules or not, haha). However, once I checked out the person's feedback, everyone in the past month has said that the person doesn't pay and doesn't respond to their messages. If I had known this, I would have never even associated with the person. Unfortunately for me, I've already mailed the two packages to the person's address! So, my question for you all is if there is a way to recover those two packages so that I won't be giving away the two games for free. Thank you in advance for anyone who takes the time to answer!

Selling discussion

this seller ships empty parcels.

I have his OFFICIAL address, from which he ships his stuff, so I reported him the OFFICIAL authourities in his town.

Any knock on his door may be the local sheriff, who will want to have a talk with this crook.


Bidding & Buying discussion

Sep 4, 2015 2:44:17 AM PT

he ships empty parcels


I got a Moby sling as a present when my baby was born. When he outgrew it I sold it on ebay. The lady used it for months and now she tried to sell it on but apparently it is a fake. She wants either a full refund or half of the money back....what do I do now?


Shipping & Returns discussion

Does anyone know what this showstoppers dolls name is? When was she made?

Dolls discussion

Sep 2, 2015 8:11:07 PM PT

Showstopper doll help

Won an item in auction, paid immediately. 4 days later seller marks the item as shipped without tracking number, sent a message asking for traking number.

There was no response to the message, later I open a case with resolution center asking for the item. The seller sends a refund.

If he marked the item as shipped, can he issue a refund? I think this is the same as lying, besides leaving the feedback is there anything else I can do?

Bidding & Buying discussion

My Account discussion

A buyer purchased a gold bracelet from me on the 25th, and I mailed it to him within 24 hours.

In the 7 days (5 business days) since I sent it, I have received 9 messages from him, each increasingly hostile (his name sounds foreign, and his English is terrible).

The first, on Aug 30, telling me I should compensate him "with something" for the delay (2 business days).

Again, on the 30th, a complaint that the price was too high.

The next emails were about me "playing" him, trying to delay the shipment so I can have it back.

Today he told me I was playing him and I should send him another bracelet that was the same (like I have one).

Followed by this message: "If not I will mess your business up on here."


I have responded to his emails with grace and courtesy. I have phoned USPS (both nationally and locally) and they are looking into this at the last place recorded. I will not hear anything for 24 hours. Nothing satisfies him.


Does the threat of "messing up my business on here" if I don't send him another bracelet qualify as extortion?

I have a perfect feedback rating, which I have worked hard for.

I have a feeling that even when he gets his bracelet it's not going to be the end of the story, since he has been so unreasonable already.

And yes, I have blocked him as a seller for the future.


I know I don't technically have to worry about this YET, until he actually DOES something besides threaten me, but I guess I wanted to know my options WHEN (not IF) he makes his next move ...


Never encountered a buyer like this one!

Selling question

Sep 2, 2015 11:07:01 AM PT

buyer threatens even before receiving item

Anyone have this issue? I made a mistake and tried to list a 'replica" of a  famous maker purse. I listed it as a Replica so that buyers would know its not authentic. I tried to list it with the manufacturers name first in the title...I deleted that (mssg. came up and said its not allowed) then I put the name  in my description and again, I was warned. So I took out the name all together and tried to list this as a leather purse....Well, next day they restrict my account and say I violated a policy. I have been on Ebay since 2000 and never violated a policy. I have a 100% score and had no idea that my listing was still a violation because when I took out the designers name ...ebay said "congratulations your item is listed" and I thought I was good to go...NO WARNING. Did anyone have this happen to them....I am mad about it...tried talking to manager who was a-------- Am I being to sensitive and I should just get over it ....or should I keep pursuing it? They pretty much told me to bad ....dont bother us we will not lift the restriction. I cant list anything new or relist anything when it expires for 7 days....What  do you think?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Will somebody please wake the IT person up from their nap in the mop room?

Selling discussion

Sep 4, 2015 2:00:10 PM PT

Boards Have Slowed To A Crawl!

Seller listed a trading card item as new and factory sealed in the original box. Feedback on seller looked good when I placed my order about a week ago. I get the item today, box was a little worn and seemed to be sealed. I open the box and all the card packs have been pre opened and re glued togehter. I check the sellers feedback today and five people already reported the same thing that they were scamed the past few days reguarding the same type of item. The box and packs are now damaged but I have all the cards. Some of the cards are damaged from the seller resealing them in.... What should I do? Seller wont take returns. Total scam.  The picuture is before I opened it. As you can see it looks tampered due to the opening. The seal was also torn on the side but you cant see that. I thought it was from shipping and handleing but it was the seller...

Shipping & Returns discussion

Several times lately I try to shop for items only to have pages of semi-nude women mixed in duplicated items. Nothing that would interest a real shopper for quality items. It doesn't matter if i click on just US or World the pages stay the same. Trash is all I can say. No wonder my neice told me they longer shop on Ebay because there is no variety. THERE IS NO VARIETY!  After being on Ebay for over 18 years, I know what should be there and it is not whatever some young male programmers wants to see.

Bidding & Buying question

Sep 3, 2015 10:31:56 PM PT

Am I on Ebay or Floozie Girl Magazine?

Hi, Buyer submitted a return request with reason "Wrong size or doesn't fit" 

Buyer just did not know his size. 


I got the item back but there is no way to withhold  any "restocking fee".

Item was listed with free shipping. 

And the only option there is to do full refund. 


I thought i am allowed to withhold some amount if return is not due to "not as described".



Selling discussion

I sold an item from overseas, No tracking, No insurance.
bubble packed it and raped in plastic rap. Simple but effective.
And after I shipped it I realized that the buyer noted for extra packaging.
I apologized and told the buyer that didn't realize about the note and I couldn't do as requested.
Then the buyer replied that if the item is damaged he will report it tp ebay and get his money back..

If it dose get damaged what should I do?
And is it realy my fault? I do insurance with extra cost but the buyer didn't choose it.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Sep 2, 2015 12:07:17 PM PT

Whos responsible?

Greetings & Blessings, 

How can I use the 'price mark through' when I lower a listing price?

Member To Member Support question

Sep 4, 2015 9:57:17 AM PT

Strike Out Price for Mark Down



I have massage to verify my account what the required to remove the restrication?



Member To Member Support question

Sep 3, 2015 5:09:16 PM PT

eBay account restriction

New to selling and recently Sold a handfil of items. When I was posting the auction it kept saying free. Now I get bill for 34$. I think it should say they get 15% of final price when you're preparing a post. I thought I was only being charged by paypal, And I thought that because it kept saying no fees. Is that 15% how they do it? I'm still not sure. Can someone tell me if  thats what they charge for standard listing, no extras? My invoice wasn't exactly itemized. 

Member To Member Support question

Sep 3, 2015 9:56:36 PM PT

final value fees 15%?

Selling question

I had to pause and snap a pic. This was a Ladies dress (no it did NOT come home with me!!!)

Selling discussion

Sep 3, 2015 11:52:15 AM PT

Disturbing Find At The Thrift Store

Good afternoon! Prompt, which the procedure for returning goods after the buyer has received their money back.The buyer does not want to return the items. What can I do? thank

Member To Member Support question

Sep 3, 2015 9:32:55 AM PT

the buyer does not return the goods

How can I change a price of an item where it will show on the listing that it is reduced?

Selling question

Sep 2, 2015 9:57:02 AM PT

Reducing price of item question

dear ebay. i have to change feedback to one seiler. tell me pleaes how i make this? because i late to change. plesea i have to change until 5 of mounth.

the bayer and prodact is this:    bravocollection2014

Member To Member Support question

Sep 4, 2015 6:25:11 AM PT

change feedback

I ordered an item and the seller canceled the order(out of stock). The result being I have this item listed as an "unpaid item" and I want it removed/cleared. The seller tried to clear it up but, was unable to do so. They said E-BAY will not let them. Help!!!

Member To Member Support question

Sep 4, 2015 12:44:22 PM PT

unpaid item problem

Hi, new to eBay and trying to learn.


I placed an initial Maximum Bid not quite understanding it. I now realize it was too low (I thought it was my actual bid.)


Question: Can I place a second Maximum Bid and will it be visible to other bidders?



Member To Member Support question

Sep 3, 2015 10:08:13 PM PT

maximum bid, can I re-bid a new maximum

I was emailing with someone on craigslist about a vehicle, she stated that she was living out of state with the vehicle and easily negotiated the price down 1000$. Then, she said she needed my full name and address. I then received an email from "eBay" stating the transaction, and telling me I needed to reply with the card numbers of prepaid cards with 500$ each. 

I love the car, but this sounds like a scam. 


Payments question

Hi, This is first time selling an item. Item was paid and was delivered today. My money is still pending in Ebay account. When will I be able to transfer money to bank.

Member To Member Support question

Sep 4, 2015 12:25:23 PM PT

Getting paid

I know ebay keeps my credit card info on file even though I dont use it to pay for anything. I think they want to be sure I am a responsible adult or something. I received a card with a new expiration date. How do I change this on ebay?

Member To Member Support question

Sep 4, 2015 8:01:33 AM PT

credit card info

If i have not met the reserve, can i retract my bid and go bid on an identical unit which is actually cheaper, and shipping is better and closer to my home?


Thanks for your help

Member To Member Support question

Sep 3, 2015 7:54:18 PM PT

Reserve bid not met

hi i bout a Monitor  And the seller wants more money for shipping he did say shipping was going to be more but he sold 2 other monitor and he still did not fix the shipping.

and a day before i bout it i send him a message about the shipping but he did not include any numbers when he responded. but he already sold two of them so he knows the cost of the packaging and i even think that he already had them boxed up because there were only stock pitchers of them.

what should i do now.



Member To Member Support question

Sep 3, 2015 6:47:55 PM PT


Hi,  how I can close or cancel "request to cancel this order" 

 I purchased an item, but there was missing one part.  The only way I find how to contact a seller fast (I'm not familiar to ebuy) through "request to cancel this order" 

We solved a problem, seller will send me a missing part. But seller is asking me "to close the request to cancel this order".  How can I do that? 

Member To Member Support question

Is there anything you can do to get members to leave you feedback after the sale and delivery of an item without sending them messages begging for feedback lol ? we are new to ebay and need the feedback 


Member To Member Support question

Sep 3, 2015 10:24:44 AM PT


Someone has made me an offer (via a message) just as the listing ended.  If I relist the item I will be charged a fee for doing so.  Do I have to relist to agree to his offer and confirm the sale or can I accept his offer some other way?  Thanks


Member To Member Support question

Sep 2, 2015 5:02:25 PM PT

Offer made for item just as listing ended