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I have what I think is a bronze bell with a walnut handle.  There are (3) stamps on the base, one of which ("G") stands for Gorham (I believe).  What are the other (2)?  Thanks!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

I hope these two pictures are sufficient, they are the only ones I got.

I would like to know if authentic and if anyone knows the  name and approx age even better. Thanks in advance.

 

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Fashion discussion

Nov 25, 2014 10:32:52 AM PT

Please help, is this vintage Coach real?

This is my find for the day. It has very high quality matte hand painted decoration. It actually reminds me of some the American arts & crafts makers, like Rookwood and Newcomb. I'm not sure what to make of the subject matter, ladies running silhouette. I'm almost certain the mark within the square is the signature of the artist or company. I've search gotoberg and couldn't find anything. Measurements, 6.5" tall and 5" diameter. Any thoughts as to maker or age are greatly appreciated.

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 25, 2014 4:29:50 AM PT

Help Id Glass Pattern Please

There was a new message in my listing form today that demonstrates how much eBay knows about selling.

 

It recommended that I list my fixed-price item as an auction, that buyers are almost twice as likely to purchase it:

 

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I was surprised when I saw this, so I looked at Completed LIstings for the last 30 most similar items, made two lists (fixed-price and auction). Here are the results:

 

Fixed Price - 17 items sold for an average of $5.29 each

 

Auction - 13 items sold for an average price of $1.61

 

 

There was no substantial difference in the style or quality of the items selling by both methods.

 

 

 

So what should we learn from this?

 

Either eBay's "trending," pricing, and analytical software doesn't give accurate information on prices and how to sell particular items or... eBay knows perfectly well that fixed-price items sell better and bring better prices in this category but wants sellers to sell by auction so buyers get those feel-good rock-bottom prices.

 

 

Either way, eBay gave me bad advice and I ignored it. I suggest you all continue to do your own research and don't trust eBay's suggestions. Look up the completed listings to see what works best for your product.

Selling discussion

Nov 25, 2014 9:00:12 PM PT

go sit in the corner eBay...

Today, I visited a personal friend of mine at the jewelry shop he owns.  I'd gone in there to get a wedding set repaired and to replace its faux stone with an emerald.  A planned 30-minute visit turned into a 4.25 hour visit and lunch.  *grin*

When I visit, I often bring jewelry which I find interesting and unique.  It's a thing we have, this gawking and talking about jewelry and gems.  Sometimes, I consign some of his older stock on venues to get it moved out (more of that in another post).  He knows many things I don't in regards to fine jewelry, and my wealth of knowledge in costume jewelry often comes into play when I look at things that have been brought to him.

Today, he gave me a gift:  several pieces of Rostov finist jewelry.  The bracelet has no assay marks, but the earrings do have an assay mark.  All are lovely.  They were given to me as a blessing, and I'll be quite honest:  I'm in love with these pieces.

If anyone can tell me anything about this type of jewelry or can translate the tag, I'd greatly appreciate it.  All of the pieces have the original Russian tags.

Thanks!

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 24, 2014 8:22:43 PM PT

Rostov Finist Jewelry

I hope I am in the right place, I am completely turned around with the way the boards are now. Can anyone help me with this pattern please? It's on a small vase I have. Thought it was a tea leaf but I think I am wrong. Thanks!mark.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 24, 2014 7:29:34 PM PT

Need help with pattern on vase.

OK, all the regulars here know I am a Victorian Sash pin maven, I LOVE them! So, I won a lot last week that had a sash pin in it that looked strange to me in the photos, but I bid on it anyway (keeping the wonky look in mind) and won. Got the lot and there is this poor, sweet, brass sash pin covered in a layer of silver spray paint!

 

At least they had the good sense to remove the stone first!

 

But what I want to ask is what is the best way to remove the paint? Should I start by soaking in water? Or should I go right to paint stripper? It looks fairly recently done since the painted surface is in good shape - lucky me :smileymad:

 

Here is a photo of my poor, painted sash pin (yes, they very nicely painted the back also!) :smileysad:

 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 25, 2014 4:54:44 PM PT

WWWAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Payments discussion

Nov 25, 2014 1:06:55 AM PT

stupid website

I did this about 10 years ago. At that too much was going on in life and sales was not good enough to mitivate me to put any time in it. I lasted about one year. Mostly just paid the rent and the cost of merchandise.

Now I want to try it again. I just secured a booth of size 12x15 feet. The rent is $1 per square foot. I also bought a few bookcases from a dealer in the mall.

The idea is of couse to sell books that are otherwise not sellable online.  I know that it involves a lot of time to do this.

Pros? Cons? Experience?

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Booksellers discussion

So I have this glass which has a gold coin embedded on the front. It appears to be a 1915 Austrian 4 ducat which I know has been restruck for decades. Thing is, this one doesn't have the bumpy border next to the rim like the restrikes I've seen. Sorry, don't know the correct terminology.

 

Thing is, would this be a replica of a restrike? second, why on earth would someone stick a gold coin onto a glass in the first place?

 

Thoughts?

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Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2014 2:25:37 PM PT

Question for ted or other coin gurus

If eBay doesn't fix this in 48 hours, I lose this sale!

 

Here's the best offer page:

 

 

 

 

Here's the error:

 

Selling discussion

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Good morning everyone. What's up?

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Hi All,

 

I am really confused about the Chicken in Basket ,  I know absolutely nothing about these items.   I have looked them up and some are calling it Westmoreland and then other do have a maker at all.

 

Hoping someone can tell me exactly who made this.  

 

This measures 3" tall x 3 1/2" long x 2 1/2" wide , is definely Milk Glass ( has the blue tint on edges in sunlight) and has an open tail.

 

 

Any help with identifing this is greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi! Can anyone tell me anything about this nice hand painted bowl? I saw several Acoma pots that had similar very detailed geometric designs. This one has some age to it. Can anyone confirm or deny if this is Acoma pottery and the approximate age? Here are the pictures....

 

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This lovely bowl measures about 5" diameter x 2" tall.

 

Thank you!

 

Juli

Antiques discussion

Nov 25, 2014 3:16:35 PM PT

Native American Bowl Help Please Taupou?

I found this Chinese? Japanese? mask at a thrift store & bought it because I've never seen one like it. It is made out of clay? Chalkware? - there is white where a small nickin the mask  is like chalkware, but it is a lot heavier and just feels sturdier than chalkware. It measures 14.5" long.

What is this & what is it made of?

Another reason I bought it is becaise I was hoping it is an antique - looking at the wear around the hook where it would hang on a wall, can someone roughly tell me it's age?

I appreciate any help with this

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello

Please help identify these animals maker and material... looks porcelain the colored ones, but the white Hyppo gives some doubt...

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

When I can not resource the style of pottery or the marks of the artist as well exhausting my resources, where would you recomend getting the information for items such as this one?

 

 

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Selling question

Can anybody tell me the name of this pattern?  Thanks!

 

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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Militaria Collectors

Hello

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 25, 2014 3:33:54 PM PT

Can someone identify this type of glass?

Cut glass experts, I'm looking for how to describe a cut glass goblet.  I saw something similar described as criss cross with fan. But I've also seen some similar described as strawberry diamond and fan. How would you describe these?

Thank you for your help.

Jennie

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 25, 2014 5:47:16 PM PT

Cut Glass Goblets - how to describe?

It's real fur, because you can see the skin under the hairs, has two matching hairpin, a bow in back.  What fur would it mostly likely be?  Also the year?  Thanks.Mikes Stuff 1111214602.jpg

Vintage Clothing & Accessories discussion

I am not sure exactly what this is or how to describe it.  The backround appears to be silk with the backrounds of the different objects painted onto it with stitching or embroidery over those.  I can't find anything identical but some that appear similar.  I don't think it is especially old and its probably a tourist type item, but the images and colors are very nice and quite vibrant.  I would appreciate it if somone out there could give me an idea of what exactly it is called.  I don't know if it is embroidery or refered to as something else.  Thanks in advance for any help.

 

 

 

 

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Not sure how you would describe this knob/finial. Help is appreciated. Also what  does the design with in the glass have a specific name? Is this EAPG? Looking for an ID. Piece has 3 feet. It stands about 7.25" tall from the finial ot the base.  Also would this just be called a covered jar? Thank you.IMG_6073.JPG

 

 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello!

 

When I try to create a request for combined shipping and confirm (request total from seller), i get the error "Page not Responding". 

 

Does anyone else have this error?

 

 

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Technical Issues discussion

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eBay Cafe discussion

Nov 26, 2014 1:17:46 PM PT

Happy Thanksgiving

Can someone explain this situation:  I shipped a Priority Mail Package on 11/24/14 in the early afternoon, around 1:00pm.  I checked the tracking information today and "SHIPPING LABEL CREATED" is showing at an incorrect time -- & acutally hours AFTER the package was mailed?  Does anyone have any insight about why USPS tracking is showing like this?  I checked at usps.com and it shows the same thing.  Any Ideas why this is happening?

 


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Status:

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Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

Nov-24-14, 18:56 PM, SANTA CLARITA, CA 91383

Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility

Nov-24-14, 17:41 PM, STEVENSON RANCH, CA 91381

SHIPPING LABEL CREATED

Nov-24-14, 20:00 PM, STEVENSON RANCH, CA 91381

Shipping & Returns question

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Bidding & Buying question

Looking for a little help here.  I was out checking out some thrift stores this morning and came across these boots and now wondering if they are genuine or not.  They have been worn but in great condition for the price that I did pay for them.   

 

 

 

 

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Fashion discussion

I have found a brass mask that I believ to be African in origin. Was wondering if anyone might be able to confirm this, along with a region and possible age. Measures 11" long, 4 3/4" wide and is 3 1/4" in depth. Thanks

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Antiques discussion

Nov 25, 2014 11:30:37 AM PT

Brass Mask African?

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The Stamp Board

Nov 26, 2014 9:06:18 AM PT

Airmail Envelope

Thought this was vaseline glass and could still be but was really surprised at the fiery glow.  Bright yellow faceted heavy glass beads on a gold string with a barrel closure.  Look at the bright orange glow under a black light.  Thanks for your help. CarolynDSCN8895.JPGDSCN8889.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 26, 2014 5:13:06 PM PT

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Coins & Paper Money discussion

Nov 26, 2014 1:22:30 PM PT

Happy Thanksgiving

I could not find anything information on these wings please help.
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Historical Memorabilia discussion

Nov 26, 2014 4:40:51 PM PT

help me to identify this wings pls

I have been looking for an ID on this glass for awhile now with no luck. It stands 8 5/8" tall with an opening of 3 1/8' and a base of 2 7/8" across. The stem is has 12 facets and tapers down to the base. It has a lovely ring when tapped. Any help would be great. Thank you in advance042.JPG043.JPG044.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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May you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

 

 

Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2014 6:13:38 AM PT

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Hello, I would appreciate any info on the maker of the porcelain tray, ivory colored with gilt, grape vine relief design, marked with "F 8194", and what looks like thrre dots in a triangle, it measures 15.5" in diameter. Thank you in advance, regards, sellwell

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello> i would appreciate any help on the maker of this tray. Thank you

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Here is a pic, I think it may be Field Flower or Sleeping on Snow. I have been looking for a week and can not find another like this

I appreciate any help at all! :smileyhappy:

 

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Fashion discussion

Hello -- Hoping someone can tell me who made this wine (i think) glass.  It's just a hair over 5-3/4" tall.  
Thank you!  :smileyhappy:

 

 

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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

My first thought was that this was Indiana glass....but I don't know.  Thanks!

 

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

This piece of hand painted Nippon has these raised gold beads....are they considered moriage?  Thanks.

 

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

I have a few Asian plates I would like to list and was wondering if anyone could translate the markings on the back.  I am pretty sure these plates are all Japanese.  TIA!

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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This one is for James :smileyhappy: 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I could have sworn it was down to one auto relist yes? I go to relist an item just now and it's back up to two relists? **bleep** ebay, make up your mind!

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Selling discussion

Nov 24, 2014 1:38:17 PM PT

Auto relist back to two times now?

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I don't think these problems are normal -

  1. When I log into "community.ebay.com", when I click the buttons "Answer Center", "Discussion Boards", "Groups", etc., the URL will add #discussion (etc.) but nothing seems to have changed - WHY? I remember seeing "Sellers" under either Boards or Groups in the past...
  2. I have two eBay usernames - it's easiest to use the eBay greeting name for them - Doug & George (they show at the top left)
  3. I cannot "sign in" to the Community - most of my Community screens don't even show the "Register" or "Sign In" option (shown in the screen below), but when I click of "Sign In" (note the URL in the status bar at the bottom), the screen goes blank, there's a short pause, and then it refreshes, but without a "Sign In" option 
  4. I NEVER see my username and private messages - I did get a PM, eBay sent email, I clicked on the link and I get what youi see below
  5. Tech stuff - Win XP, happens in both Chrome and Firefox, I allow pop-ups for eBay.com

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Note: I have copied the URL, opened it in a new tab, and it goes back to the same screen - I don't think I have ever seen a screen for Community login

 

Below is from Circa1901 (thanks!) - why can't I see this? Why does he have "Board" in his drop down menu? Mine only shows Community or Users...

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Thanks,

Doug

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Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2014 11:25:17 AM PT

Tech problems w/ my Community screens

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May your day be overflowing with many blessings to be thankful for . . . 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Have these two and there aren't any identification marks on them. I was hoping someone could help me either ID them or help discribe what material they're made out of? Would these be considered slush cast? Cast Iron? Not sure. Also, I'm guessing these are c. 1950's, any help dating them would be super! 

 

Thanks!

 

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Toys & Hobbies discussion

Nov 24, 2014 12:46:57 PM PT

Help Identifying vintage toy race cars

Grateful for so many things and people this year!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!....terri

 

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Dolls discussion

Nov 27, 2014 10:04:57 AM PT

Happy Thanksgiving!

I found this figurine and am having troouble nailing down it's origins or the culture it is depicting. Clearly the woman figure is pregnant, and the small male companion is gran for his sword. The figurine is solid brass. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.20141123_113954.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

hello, and Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

I have a set of 10 of this

Led glass ( bell sound, heavy), cut panels, ovoid bowl, 5.3/4" high, 3.7/8" wide (top), green-yellow under UV light.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

There was a thread posted on the old board  discussing a reproduction filigree Deco style sterling ring set with an  amethyst glass intaglio of a woman. The mark on it was quite interesting because it included the word Vintage.

 

The reason I'm posting this thread is because yesterday I bought a brooch that has the identical mark that was on that ring.It also had an original tag on it indicating it had been made in Thailand. Not sure if this info was known before so thought I'd share it here.

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I could not find anything information on these wings please help.
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Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 26, 2014 1:27:17 PM PT

hel me to identify this wings pls

I have this photograph that was doctored up the old fasioned way, probably before Photoshop.  I can't get anyone to agree on who the Ventriloquist dummy is depicted on it.  Jerry Manhoney has a slight lead in votes around here.  It's and interesting picture with the photographers notes on the back about lens speed, filters and that sort of thing.  Any help will be appreciated.027.JPG028.JPG029.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

As friends and family gather on this day to give thanks ... please remember ...

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And remember those that can't be home today because they are so far away.

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 26, 2014 5:18:44 PM PT

Happy Thanksgiving

Anyone know the maker and the pattern name of this Amber Goblet?  Thanks for your help.

 

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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

First post attempt

 

  Is this what it looks like?  I am thinking it is a body part pendant.  I do not have the chain.   And does anyone recognize the hallmark?  It sure looks like silver and is not magnetic but not marked so unless that hallmark indicates as such. It measures about 2 inches long by 3/4 inches.  See second pic first.   thanks for any help.  Hope to list it soon.

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 27, 2014 4:02:18 AM PT

Boobie Pendant? Jewlery

I think it says "This is a very rare & valuable coin" :smileysurprised:

Thanks

 

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Coins & Paper Money discussion

Nov 25, 2014 8:28:56 AM PT

Need help. Please identify coin. Egyptian?

Ebay, you're running scared.  Afraid you're going to get cut out of a $.30 listing fee.  But that's not all, you're also protecting your 10% fee for providing a service that works as it should some of the time.  Then tack on the Paypal fees....mind you ALL fees are paid by sellers yet you sh*t on them and are effectively driving prices up as a result.  That's real smart.  These days customers buy on price alone and they don't care where the item comes from.  Thing you fail to realize is that a seller's incentive already exists.  They want to feed their family.  But you interject with your awesome help.  An example is the modification of seller ratings recently.  You've asked sellers to work harder and gave nothing to them in return.  When was the last time you were asked to work harder and didn't want to be compensated for it? NEVER.

 

So now you'll argue that you're doing the sellers a favor by pushing them harder.  Guess what, if they earn more they worked their *ss off for it and you don't get credit for that.  You do however get paid more don't you.   Again, you gain at no expense.  Just because you think the seller will get more business because of your ever so wize seller management; the fact remains they did the work, not you.

 

 

 

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Technical Issues discussion

Nov 27, 2014 12:00:18 AM PT

I copied and pasted your OWN link. Geniuses.

Hello

Please help identify these animals maker and material... looks porcelain the colored ones, but the white Hyppo gives some doubt...

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Good morning my fellow **bleep** off ebay sellers!!! I just wanted to say EBAY is showing 2014 growth in sales!!!!

And every seller I have spoken to has seen a 70% decline in sales in 2014 !!! **bleep** is really good with ebay!!

 

Ebay's policies are broken & it's time we sellers show them that we have other alternatives to FEEBAY.

 

FEEBAY WHERE WE TAX SELLERS & PROTECT BUYERS!!:smileysurprised:

 

A new site with growing potential!! Bonanza.com which is shaping up to be pretty impressive.

 

 

Selling discussion

I recently received a shipment of 8 internal hard disk drives listed by an eBay seller as "new."

 

I contacted the seller, giving three reasons why I thought the drives were not actually new as produced by Western Digital, but were drives that had been removed from WD My Book USB external hard disk drives.

 

The most important reason is that the serial numbers of the drives are associated on the WD support website with the My Book devices, not with internal hard disk drives.

 

The seller’s response does not include an admission of deception.

However the seller has offered to refund the purchase price and shipping charges and provide a return shipping label.

 

Is it too idealistic to demand that this deceptive listing practice be stopped?  Is negative feedback justified?

 

Is there a better way to help other eBay buyers avoid this kind of deceptive listing from this seller?

 

 

 

 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Hi. Don't know what to do. Won an item and the seller doesn't want to accept my payment - saying that I contacted on the 4th day and it was late and he sold it someone else. What should I do? I understand that I had to contact him earlier, but also I think that the seller had to inform me that he was going to sell the item  someone else. Thanks for your attention and help

Bidding & Buying discussion

Just sold a $400+ item on eBay, everything went great, buyer paid promptly. I’m looking around at the shipping info for no reason and I realize that the buyer is based in Cambodia, but the item is shipping to an address and person with a similar name in California. I paid extra for the signature confirmation. If something goes wrong and the buyer opens a case against me for any reason, what precautions should I take? Assuming I get the item returned to me. And I also had a question about some comments I see around, how do I check the item, before I sign for it, with the delivery guy present? Doesn’t the delivery guy have a time schedule? How do I check if it’s the correct item without screwing myself out of my money if the item is missing or incorrect?

 

I know it’s a lot to take in but any opinions are appreciated!

 

Thank You!

Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2014 2:19:34 AM PT

Seller Precautions!

Yesterday an odd thing happened on an auction, #271664994021 that I was bidding on. My bid and the winning bid were the same amount and arrived at the same time. The other bid was accepted. This of course is not unusual, but on the bid page my bid is listed under the winning bid. It has been my observation, in these auctions, that when a bid comes in, after another bid,that is less than one bid increment over the highest bid comes in, in this case $2.50, it is ignored/not listed. My bid is there on the bid page under the winning bidder, same time, same amount. A second is broken up into an infinite number of parts. Even though the bids are listed as the same time, they came in at different times. In order for my bid to be listed, it would have had to come in before the winning bid.

I called eBay customer service. He talked about sniping for a while, but sniping has nothing to do with this. eBay has to process the bids as they come in, no matter where they come from.

I have been a member of eBay for sixteen years and have bid on thousands of items. Never saw this before. I just thought I would run it by this forum. Why did I not win this auction?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 24, 2014 2:18:16 PM PT

Ignored winning bid

I'm trying to be a fair seller, but can I add a little more to my listings?

Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2014 4:22:31 PM PT

Curiosity

Ebay gives me a shipping ding!

 

I ask CS (in Utah) if my customer leaves feedback confirming delivery would ebay take the strike off ~ NO

 

The system can't do that she says.

 

I ask why the customer doesn't have an option to click that would confirm delivery or pickup

 

She says sellers would harass buyers that didn't leave feedback, I explain it's not a feedback issue.

 

It's the ability for a buyer to confirm delivery of merchandise

 

Then she goes into the 10% thing and it's for issues just like this

 

I then ask if I mail my customer a toothpick with tracking would this satisfy ebay

 

She said YES

 

So in essence local delivery and pickup can affect your TRS status.

 

Sometimes I think ebay has gone CrAzY

Selling discussion

I just tried to save a customer $2.00 on shipping with a Regional Rate A box.  I can no longer select the box on the invoice.  Ebay had A and B available in their drop-down menu.  They never had C.  Now they have none.  What gives with that? I heard nothing about the USPS getting rid of them.  Are they scheduled to end the first of the year or something?

Selling discussion

I recently sold an item.  I just get an email from buyer stating they have a problem with their paypal and it will take atleast a week to reset it.  They told me to relist it if I couldn't wait a week for payment.

 

First, I've never heard of such thing about Paypal.  Sounds like buyer is trying to get out of purchase.  I don't want to relist but I don't want to wait a week.  UGH!  What would you do?

 

TIA

Selling discussion

Nov 25, 2014 2:10:51 PM PT

Buyer claiming they have to reset paypal.

Since here lately one has to wait at least an hour to even talk to an ebay rep, and then maybe be unlucky enough to talk to a very rude one, not to mention never getting a defect removed, I am wondering if I should even bother to call....

I had 5 stars all along, and now I have 4.9 in "description" and a defect .

Running a report I found out who gave me the low stars. Person says the following in their FB for me:

I would highly recommend. Item matched description. Packaged well for shipping.

So- do you think that's worth the effort to see if I get it removed?

Also, am I allowed to leave a follow-up FB for her saying:

If you recommend me, why leave low stars???

 

Selling discussion

1:

Had the laptop that appears to be a retail return.  The box was taped up, I opened the box and the laptop appears new, but I had to test it to be sure.  Hooked it up, tested it, took a bunch of pictures of it running and the specs screen then erased it so that the buyer would have to set it up themselves. This whole process along with the pictures was in the description.  I listed it for $799 New Other and said it was an opened box and I tested it to make sure'  A guy offers me $400 for my $800 laptop and since sales have been slow I took it.  I should have looked him up first because he leaves negative to almost everyone.  So I got one too saying 'Sold Used Item As New" In the emails between us he told me the process on how to test it and how to erase it.  I have only Macs and did not know how to erase a PC.  I emailed him back and forth for a week, he said he is a drop shipper and will ask the buyer if he minds the condition of it and will return/remove neg if they are satisfied.  Haven't heard from him since.  

 

2:  Sold an item and with different choices of shipping.  FEDEX Ground or USPS Priority.  The guy picks Ground.  I ship within stated time and it take a week to get to him.  Negative feedback 'Slow Shipping'  

 

Can I fight these?  99.5% 6500 sales

Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2014 2:56:48 AM PT

Can I fight this neg? Two in a week

Very wierd situation. 

I've had two seperate purchases from two different newby customers.  It's the same item, but different colors.  Both IDs were created Nov. 25, and obviously have zero feedback.  Both purchases have been paid, so I am responsible to ship.

 

Today, I received contact (via eBay email) under yet another ID asking to cancel one of the purchases. 

The note was sent through the ask the seller a question, not either purchase. 

 

 Again, the ID in the note was NOT either of the IDs connected to either purchase.

 

I responded to the email asking to clarify which ID they are referring to.  As of yet, I have not heard back.  Waiting....

 

I have no clue what to do.  Especially -- since I'll be dinged for a couple of defects if I don't ship soon enough, or if I ship and they return.

 

What would you do?  Advise please....

Selling discussion

Now this is just weird.  I got an e-mail telling me about the 500 free listings promotion for November 21-26, 2014.  It even shows up atop My eBay page:

http://oi58.tinypic.com/11w9f7k.jpg

However, when I list an item (I tried 4 items today 11/25), it counts towards my regular 50 free listings (again, see the screenshot), and doesn't go towards the 500 free listings.  I have over 300 items ready to list, but I can't submit them if it's not gonna go off the 500 free.  I've never had this problem before with "free listing" promotions.  If I change the category on an item (like to "Entertainment Memorabilia"), I get charged a $0.30 Insertion Fee - it doesn't even count toewards the 50 free, much less the 500 free.

It seems like there's no way I can get it to count towards the 500 free listings.  That's gonna hurt any chance I have of making any holiday sales.

Selling discussion

I am going to use an example.  I posted some Christmas ornaments.  When posting it, I choose "standard shipping".  It came up as $12.65.  I put $12.65 on the invoice for the buyer.  When I went to the "Purchase and print USPS postage" page, there wasn't even an option under shipping for standard.  I chose "parcel select" and it only came to $5.80.  Why are there such differences in costs?  Is my buyer going to be upset because she paid more shipping than she needed to?

 

 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 24, 2014 2:52:37 PM PT

Choosing shipping for an item

I recently received and cell phone that the seller said was clean but would not give out or check the ESN/IMEI number.  I received the phone and the inside white label had been partially removed.  I tested the phone on another LCD and found the ESN/IMEI number and then found out the phone was stolen.  Because I went past the 30 days, (after ordering the LCD and then doing the repair) I was not able to file an eBay claim.  I did however file a PayPal claim.  After appealing a decision I finally won and received my money back.  The trouble is that anyone who is selling a phone either new, for parts or otherwise should be forced to state in the auction that the ESN/IMEI number is either Bad, Stolen, Reported Lost or Clean & ready for activation.  I repair computers and cell phones and when their are so many out their I continuously get an eBay error stating that I have sent out hte maximum number of emails today - please try again tomorrow.  The problem with that is some of those auctions end today and I would need that information prior to placing a bid on that particular item.

 

My suggestion is

Force sellers (as I am one of them) to list the ESN/IMEI number is Bad - Reported Stolen or Lost or Clean - Ready to be activated OR Allow more emails to be sent out each day by potential buyers that need answers.

 

WHAT SAY YOU?

 

Bill

Bidding & Buying discussion

Hello to everyone

I need a help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i bought a watch and didnt get it in 45 days.He gave me a tracking code and yesterday it showed that he took the pack back.I am writing to send my money back and he doesnt answer

tracking number ee010475933my

is there any way to take the money??????????

Buying & Selling Basics question

Nov 24, 2014 1:09:49 PM PT

how to push the seller to give money back

I contacted ebay to ask them if Friday was considered a business day for shipping items sold on Thursday. I asked because I do my ebay from my job and we are closed both days. I have one day handling and do not want to ship Friday since it is a holiday/vacation day for me. When I asked them I was told that it was a business day, then upon further questioning, I was told it was considered a holiday and items sold on Thursday do not have to ship until Monday. I have been told wrong info before from ebay reps so I am curious if anyone else had this question and what the answer was.

 

Thanks in advance for the advice.

Bidding & Buying discussion

I shipped a glass double boiler on Monday.  The tracking didn't show up as accepted on Tuesday but another package sent the same day did so I decided to wait until today to find out what's happening.  Called the PO and was told that since I used a recycled box that was previously used to ship beer they were returning it to me.  I crossed out the beer advertising but I guess that's not good enough.

 

Question:  The buyer is in the loop and I informed her of what happened.  So what should I do next?  Should I cancel this sale since there is no way it is going to be delivered to FL from PA by Saturday even if I can get it reposted today.  Do they cancel the label that's already on it?  Can I reuse it on another box? 

 

TIA for any advice.

Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2014 7:24:17 AM PT

post office returning package to me.

I'm about to list these sterling cufflinks & think the logo looks familiar

but can't 100% place them as Dior.

Fashion discussion

Nov 25, 2014 1:25:18 PM PT

Dior logo?

Today I sold PS4 box only, what kind of shippment label I need to get ?

Selling question

Nov 24, 2014 4:34:27 PM PT

ps4 box only

The seller told me I needed to file the claim with USPS which I did. They/USPS sent me check for $10 and now I am out cost of shipping which si $15.  What should I do now. I did not cash the USPS check. It occured to me that this made no sense  since I am now out $15 and the item has been trashed as it was nothing more than broken glass and a soaking wet box which i kept leaking on my floor till I received check from USPS.

 

I have never had damaged item so i listed to the seller.

 

I do not understand the next steps.

Thank you

Erica

Shipping & Returns question

Nov 24, 2014 3:56:41 PM PT

item shattered in shipping pt 2

This has happened to me a few times now. 99% of my listings are buy it now but for some reason buyers are able to buy my items without paying. So they move to sold but i never receive payment. This is getting very irritating and i want to stop it. eBay says require immediate payment is automatically on but obviously that is not the case.

Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2014 8:53:40 PM PT

BiN Listings ending without payment

I am a fairly new seller on Ebay and can't quite seem to understand how the Ebay bid increments work.  I recently had an item up for auction with a starting price of $3.99.  I received two bids.  The first bid was for $5.00 and the winning bid (two days later) was for $5.01.  I believe that both bids were manual bids. My understanding was that an item with a bid of $5.00 would require that the next bid be at least an increment of $ .50.  After over 30 minutes on the phone with an Ebay representative (most of that time placed on hold), I got the answer that a manual bid for any item can be placed for any increment over the previous bid (including $ .01) regardless of the Ebay bid increment schedule.  Does this sound correct?  If this is correct, I would expect to see a lot of bidding with $.01 increments, which I have not observed.  So, is the Ebay increment schedule valid only for automatic bids? 

Bidding & Buying question

Nov 25, 2014 2:37:19 PM PT

Do Ebay bid increments mean anything?

Can't get my camera to talk to my lap top -- will try to post a picture tomorrow after I figure out what's wrong.

 

I have what appears to be a marlo flip Barbie, only her hair style is a mirror image of what it should be -- the part is on the wrong side, and the spit curl is going in the wrong direction. Is this a different doll, a variation, a foreign market doll, or ????

 

As an aside, I just spent a good hour dressing this doll in the Underliners outfit, with the plan of putting her up for sale in a booth I have in an antique store. I am never, ever, ever, dressing a doll in that oufit again. I had to get my crochet hook out to get the garter straps out from under the teddy, and it took me a good half hour to inch the stockings up her legs. (For now, she's sitting on my work bench -- I didn't realize her hair style was reversed until I had her dressed and I started looking at Marlo Flips on eBay to get a sense for the current value. I won't be sending her off to sale until I get a solid ID on her!)

 

Help?

 

I will post pictures as soon as I can. She's a very pretty girl in beautiful shape. :-)

Dolls discussion

Let me start off by saying I'm a fairly seasoned shipper so I've already covered all the bases in checking what might have gone wrong, and still cannot figure this out.

 

I sold a pair of children's boots and the buyer paid.  When I went to print the label, I found that Ebay charged the buyer only $6.35 for shipping when they should have charged $11.55.  The shipping label page correctly displays "11.55" as the cost of shipping a priority 2-pound package from San Jose, CA to the buyer's location (Hawaii), and under normal circumstances that should have been what the buyer paid.  But the ACTUAL shipping that the buyer paid is showing as $6.35, and I confirmed this was the case in my paypal account.

 

I went back into the original listing - yes, everything was correct.  I had Calculated Shipping worldwide on a 2-pound priority mail package. 

 

And dimensions are NOT a factor here.  The boots are small enough to fit in a box the size of a Regional Rate A box - not that it's even relevant to this case, since I never specified dimensions in the listing NOR in the label I was about to print, which means that the standard non-balloon rate would be applied anyway.

 

I do not pass on shipping discounts to buyers either, but even if I did, the buyer should still have paid $8.99, which is my discounted price for a 2-pound priority package to hawaii.  not $6.35.

 

I can't even guess how Ebay came up with $6.35.  it's not equivalent to the cost of a 1-pound package to Hawaii.   It looks like it could be the cost to send a 2-pound package somewhere within Zone 1 of me.

 

Any ideas how this happened?

 

(By the way, I already called Ebay and talked to the shipping department.  CSR has refunded me in full for the cost of the shipping label and filed a report, but they're as puzzled as I am.)

Selling discussion

Some buyers, as we know, readily hit the negative or neutral feedback button without any contact to the seller.  Is there a way to block buyers that are constantly unhappy with sellers?

Bidding & Buying discussion

I use calculated shipping and for example, shipping calculates to $ 7.05 I get the standard USPS online discount of $ 1.31 and my PayPal account gets charged $ 5.74......Buyer's calculated cost is $ 5.84 and he pays $ 5.84, therefore $ 0.10 to my benefit.   However, eBay then charges Final Value Fee on Shipping of $ 0.58 meaning it just cost me $ 0.48 out of my pocket to send the item.   It did not seem to work this way a few months ago, I thought the buyer paid the full calculated amount of $ 7.05 meaning that after eBay charged the FV fee there was still some cushion due to USPS online discount.    Is eBay now showing the buyer the online USPS discount price for the buyer cost to ship ?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 24, 2014 1:08:54 PM PT

Am I net losing money on shipping cost?

Who's cooking in your home?  What are your favorite "must haves" for your Thanksgiving day feast?  Traditions?  Going out to eat?  One year I had Chinese food on Thanksgiving day ~ long story.....

 

 

 

A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Nov 26, 2014 8:32:19 AM PT

Happy Thanksgiving Part Time eBay Sellers!

I am a new member in eBay and actually my experience with it maybe 1 or 2 month maximum .. in last month I bought 4 items from eBay .. my problem with last one .
I won auction for mobile IPhone 6 in 23 November and immediately I paid by PayPal and direct eBay mark this item is paid but not shipped .today is 26 November and still status is paid but not shipped ..l send 3 messages to seller but he didn't answer .
By the way item location is USA ,
Shipping within 3 busines day ,
Seller fead back 100% by 135 members ,
Shipping is free by USPS parcel ,
Edyamted delivery from 28 November to 8 December , my concern why not shipping yet or maybe item shipped but not updated in eBay.
many thanks in advance.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 26, 2014 2:25:09 PM PT

Paid items but not shipped

This affects seller ratings, is there any way we can clear up these mistakes?

Selling question

Nov 24, 2014 6:01:59 PM PT

Buyer request for refund by mistake

My friends i need your help urgently

One of my friends (eBay's newbie) paid for 4 items from the same seller on 28th of September and today we saw that the seller has not even shipped  the items,so please tell us what must we do because few days left to act.

Payments question

I am trying to put my debit card on file with ebay so I can start selling and buying things, but it says that my card number, cvc code and date of expriation are all wrong. I have re checked everything.

Payments question

Nov 24, 2014 5:26:08 PM PT

Invalid Card Number

I messed up big time and set up the shipping on a 3 pound item with "21x13x10 in." dimensions (the 21 and 13 probably being in feet, not inches) with a resultant retail charge of $39.40.   Needless to say, I own the buyer a significant refund, since the actual retail price is $12.20.  Funny thing is the buyer paid without question- that a LOT of money!  I voided the label and went to post office and purchased the correct one there.  Not so funny thing is the postal employee couldn't figure out why the online charge was so high.  She looked at the label and said everything was set up correctly - didn't notice the DIM WEIGHT PRICE notation.  

 

My question is how do I issue this $27.20 refund....I didn't see an option under All Selling/More Actions.  Do I go into PayPal and do it, or somewhere else within eBay?  Do you recommend I also send a short note to the buyer explaining the situation now - or wait till I see that the refund has been issued???  

Selling question

I'm having problems with the 'sell an item' page. When I click on it, it says the page is not responding, and to try it from the eBay home page. Tried that too, and still says same thing. Is it just me, or is anyone else having this problem today? Thanks anyone/everyone.

Tools & Apps question

Do I understand this correctly, if I post a link having selected the US program and someone from Australia purchases using my link, I don't get credited?

 

WWW means world wide web, right? eBay knows what programs I belong too.  Why doesn't the link generator automatically take that into consideration.

 

I used to make more money when it was paid by click!  I'm not going to post 10 different links for the same thing.

 

I've really had to keep on top of eBay to make sure that I'm being credited for the sales I've made.

 

This seems like BS to me.  I'm generating links throuh eBays tools.  But I have to use google's URL shortener to track how many times my links have been clicked.  I have people telling me they've purchased through my links but I haven't received ANY payment information from eBay since 11/4.  

 

I understand you've been having issues lately, but something is more messed up.

 

Very frustrating.

Tools & Apps question

Nov 25, 2014 7:10:56 PM PT

Global Audience

Hi I'm trying to figure how the best/most affordable way to ship from the USA to Germany. The package is at 12.8 oz. so I thought I could use International First-Class but I read that there is no tracking once it leaves the USA. 

What service would you guys recommend?

Shipping & Returns question

Nov 25, 2014 11:37:34 AM PT

shipping to germany

Shipping & Returns question

The buyer sent me a message asking me to please tell his post office that he will pick up the package at the post office.  I plan to ship tomorrow. Anyone else get such a request? Does the buyer mean write a note on the exterior of the shipping envelope?  I wanted to find out if this is a common practice among buyers/sellers before I ask him to explain.

Shipping & Returns question

I had a customer purchas an item and I noticed she was in canada, and it was going through the global shipping program. I don't do international shipping, I only ship to the US. When I list my items I always make sure that box is not checked, never had a problem. But after I saw that purchase I looked at my listings and almost all of them had the global shipping box checked. Then I went in and unchecked all my listings Then I went to the site preference and saw that I could opt out so I did and a while later looked at them again and the box was checked again on all my listings. I just took all my listings off. If I re list them will this happen again? 

Shipping & Returns question