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Hello, I am helping my parents to sell things from their estate.  One item is a brand new Girard-Perregaux stainless steel men's watch, model 101-956, 17 Jules, 4175 BF.  Metal band, silver bezel, black face. It is a mechanical wind, from about 20 years ago. Never worn. Can anyone help estimate the value of this watch for sale?


Many thanks for your help.





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Collectibles & Art discussion

During today's visit guess what I found for sale??






I think there were both 1095s and 1092s


And yes - 99 cents each! 

Selling discussion

Oct 7, 2015 4:34:24 PM PT

Great find at GoodWill??

So, I chose a specific display photo for both my listings. They keep changing when searched though. See photos, please. If you click on my two listings, you can see the photo I chose as the display main picture... Why doesn't it show this in the search results?




Listing 1

Listing 2


I used to make variation listings all the time and it always showed my main display picture in search results. Am I unaware of a new change? Or is this just an error?


Thank you.

Selling question



Good morning everyone. 



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Oct 6, 2015 5:58:12 PM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Wednesday Oct 7

I think I posted this some time ago for a translation, but the lettering wasnt clear enough.  Can anyone tell if this is Chinese or Japanese writing?  Other than the first charater is a regular latin alphabet K, Im not even sure where to start lol!

Its a small gold and pearl pendant.




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chinese pearl drop pendant side.jpg

I need to get a better photo, but it will be a few days before I can work on that.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 6, 2015 7:14:09 PM PT

Is this script Chinese or Japanese?

Here are my latest puzzlers!


The first one is very heavy and reminds me of a Juliana piece. Now, I'm not suggesting it is, since it doesn't match any of the characteristics. Does anyone recognize the maker or perhaps help me describe it? 


The second is a bracelet with the word "Touraine" on the charm/fob. It has two stamps, one on the charm, the other on one of the links on the back. I've searched the internet for it and can't find it anywhere. I've also searched French assay markings and I don't recognize the stamp at all. 


The third pin I just need to know what it's called. Made of sterling silver and marcasite. Thank you very much for your help!














Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 7, 2015 11:38:08 AM PT

Another UNKNOWN lot...



Recycled opener. Too lazy to go find a new one this morning.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I picked this little pin up out of curiosity. There's an american flag on one side, and an unknown flag on the other. The script at the top says 'Hamburg 1913' and there's a mongram type design of 'VS'(maybe VJ ?) at the center The drop shows the Hamburg coat of arms.

The pin design and consturction is consistent with an early 20th century date like 1913.


I've been googling and yahooing and bing-ing and wiki-ing to no avail. Ive found a Hamburg America steamship company but nothing to confirm this belongs to that

Any help is appreciated!


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Antiques discussion






My Neighbor's Grandmother handed these beautiful piece to her. Does anyone know the pattern name and maker.

Thanks for your help!




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Is there a sprcific name for the cut of these crystal beads. I know my photography on them is not that great..looks like a buch of triangles 'puzzled together'. Any color showing is a reflection


Also any idea on age? It is strung on string, sport ring clasp is marked Sterling..approx 16"







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 7, 2015 9:16:41 AM PT

Help With Cut of Crystal Beads

For those of us on the East Coast at least.  I'm doing it now so I can't forget to "I'll do it later".  Keep the pictures smaller for those on slow connections, there are still folks stuck with dial-up even here in Connecticut, and please no current auctions.  



See you next year!  Image by an unknown artist, but she's pretty.



Altered art pendant of a Mucha painting.  Sold and on its way from another website.


Coming later this month to an auction near you - Valentino.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I have a return request for item not as described from the UK. I can not print labels from the UK but eBay is asking me to upload the return label to the buyer or provider proof of a tracking number.


The options are

  • Upload a label
  • Confirm you already sent a label (asks you to input tracking number)
  • Confirm you can't send a label

If I click "confirm you can't send a label" will the buyer be refunded and get to keep the item? Will ebay charge me for the return label from the UK to the USA?


Does anyone have any experience with this? What should I do?




Selling discussion

Hi Joolies Smiley Happy


I have a ring and a pin I need help with, the stones are a mystery. First is a silver pin a friend gave me, she said it was her mother’s, I think would be vintage Arts and Crafts. I can’t figure out the stones, tooth tap feels like stone but I am wondering if they are ceramic. I tried scratching the back of the large one but I didn’t see anything to help.






Next is a gold ring with a mystery stone. The color is a a slightly gray greenish blue. It tests on my gem tester in the Spinel range. This also came from my friend, she said a friend got the loose stone in Israel and gave it to her. My friend had the ring made but it was so long ago she can’t remember what it is. Do you think it’ may be a spinel?


As always, thanks for any help Heart




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 8, 2015 11:03:17 AM PT

Mystery stones help please :-)

I started a return, as item which I bought, didnt arrive on time. (I will post the tracking details, so that you can see). This was a gift item, so I had to buy the item locally. When the item did arrived 2 days late, I refused the shipment (my first mistake, as EBAY will not honor their money back buyer protection, if you refuse a shipment. You need to actually request a shipping label through eBAY, and use that to return the item).


Long story short, item did arrive to seller, but since I didnt follow the ebay policy in returning the item, or EBAY will not issue the refund. I lost $62.95 in this transacton, though could have offered the refund, but he is hiding behind strange ebay policy. 


I complained with EBAY, but these guys are no help.


Please be aware how you return your items! Please follow EBAY policy or be prepared to loose a lot of money. ( especially if you get stuck with dishonest seller 


Tracking details follows:


  • Updated Delivery Day: Monday, September 14, 2015
Product & Tracking Information
Postal Product:
  • First-Class Package Service
  • USPS Tracking™

September 14, 2015 , 4:40 pm

Delivered, In/At Mailbox


OAKLAND, CA 94603 


Your item was delivered in or at the mailbox at 4:40 pm on September 14, 2015 in OAKLAND, CA 94603.

September 14, 2015 , 8:25 am

Out for Delivery

OAKLAND, CA 94621 

September 14, 2015 , 8:15 am

Sorting Complete

OAKLAND, CA 94621 

September 14, 2015 , 5:42 am

Arrived at Post Office

OAKLAND, CA 94621 

September 13, 2015 , 2:19 am

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

OAKLAND, CA 94615 

September 10, 2015 , 11:27 pm

Arrived at USPS Destination Facility


September 10, 2015 , 1:46 pm



September 3, 2015 , 9:24 am

Out for Delivery


September 3, 2015 , 9:14 am

Sorting Complete


September 3, 2015 , 7:58 am

Arrived at Post Office


September 2, 2015 , 8:32 pm

Departed USPS Facility

KEARNY, NJ 07099 

September 2, 2015 , 7:40 pm

Arrived at USPS Destination Facility

KEARNY, NJ 07099 

August 27, 2015 , 5:42 am

Departed USPS Facility

OAKLAND, CA 94615 

August 26, 2015 , 9:35 pm

Arrived at USPS Origin Facility

OAKLAND, CA 94615 

August 26, 2015 , 8:20 pm

Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility

OAKLAND, CA 94603 

August 26, 2015

Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS


August 26, 2015 , 2:26 pm

Shipping Label Created

OAKLAND, CA 94603 





People, Please read whole thing before giving your opinion. The reason seller is dishonest is because he is refusing to refund, though he has the item.!!! 

Shipping & Returns question

I got a few pieces of carnival and depression glass after the passing of my grandmother. She had a pretty expensive collection. I correctly identified one of them and its not up for sale on ebay, but I wasn't sure about these other pieces. A few of them had reyed stars which I thought was Millersburg but I have been having a hard time finding the patterns, and correct ID'ing the makers. If anyone with experience can help me decipher the pattern/maker/color  of some of these pieces I would be very grateful. Thanks. 



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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Thanks in advance for any help. Is this bowl (5" across, 3" high) ABP? Any help with age or maker or what the different cuts are called?



Home & Garden discussion

Oct 8, 2015 10:37:40 AM PT

Is this cut to clear bowl ABP?

I found this small silver colored (possibly sterling?) pistol in my late Mother's things.  It is marked "Japan" and is about 1.25" long.  The hammer cocks back and the trigger moves. The hadle has an engraved floral design.  I did have a relative that was an importer in the 1950's and he did live in Japan.  I can recall his having small sample items of cloisonne pieces and other items.  Any information is greatly appreciated.  guncharm2.gif

Collectibles & Art discussion

I have two ceramic figures about 8 inches tall that I would love to get more information on.  Any help is greatly appreciated!







Antiques discussion




Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!


Hi ,

to date I have not received the item 5011130359 or message to cndo resolution center wrote me "The return for LCD Display+Touch Digitizer Assembly Fit For iPhone 4S 4GS CNOG # 390799940740 has been closed."  I sent the back and haven't received a refund 5times contact cando13 -I dont know what to  do.




Hi Ota,

We've notified the seller to issue a refund by now if the item was delivered. If you haven't received it,

If you need help with this return, you have until Jul 31, 2015 to open an .

Item Information
Return ID:5011130359
Seller ID:cando2013
Email reference id: [#edf799088dc3493fbae9f648670b70ee#]

Member To Member Support question

Oct 9, 2015 1:57:53 AM PT




Gave below paisa pay id number which i received on 30th may but still i havent received my refund


I had called  your customer care atleast 50 times but still my issue is not resolved.



Refund request approved for PaisaPay ID 39342951002
Dear goblijadoo110989,
Your refund request for item "171803781994"  (171803781994) has been approved.

This refund was automatically initiated on since the seller did not ship the item by the shipping deadline of 30-May-15.

Track your PaisaPay activity
You should be able to view the refunded amount of Rs. 0.00 in your credit card statement / account within 3-4 working days if your issuing bank is private bank else it may take 12-15 working days for nationalized bank.

Note: If you have paid using debit card the refund may take longer than 3 working days. In case there is a delay, please get in touch with your issuing bank.

If the item is delivered to you subsequently, please contact PaisaPay Customer Support for assistance with returning the item to the seller.

Thank you,


Member To Member Support question

Oct 7, 2015 9:47:30 PM PT

Pending Refund

Just got his refurbished Dell U2715H out of the box and plugged in. For the first few minutes it was fine, then the display would go black for a second or two, then come back. It may flash like this 5 times, then stop for a minute or two with a normal display, then start back up again. I downloaded the latest monitor driver with no change. I updated the Intel (R) HD Graphics 4000 card driver with no change. The smaller Dell S2340M I'm upgrading from works fine. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit on a Dell OptiPlex 7010 Service Tag: 2P4YCX1 and using this cable. 

Computers, Networking & I.T. discussion

This vase looks very old . It's almost 30 high and 10 in. in diameter. Need help with more info regarding the signature. Thank you105_4339.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Boca Raton luxury homes view

Live on Ocean Boulevard in Boca Raton, just a walk across the street from the crystal blue Atlantic Ocean. This Boca Raton luxury homes is a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo that comes with 1692 square feet of living space.


Looking out enjoy marina and garden views on the large balcony; looking in relax in the spacious living area with beautiful tiled floors. The kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances, including a double oven. The tile backsplash blends in perfectly with the white cabinets and natural counter tops. Separate dining and living space is perfect for entertaining.


As part of Sea Ranch community, residents have access to 4 state of the art fitness centers, pools, private beach, tennis, and marina.


Get all the details and view photographs at the listing for this condo in Boca Raton luxury homes




I have problem with my product what i ordered


Yestorday finally my Premium 2.5D Real Clear Tempered Glass Film Cover Screen Protector for Huawei package arrived. Unfortunately,the tempered glass is totaly shattered.
Should i return the package, or what's the policy,to get a new product?

Look attachment abt product, how it looked,when i opened package.


Delivery package 1 of 1
Estimated delivery Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 - Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Premium 2.5D Real Clear Tempered Glass Film Cover Screen Protector for Huawei
Premium 2.5D Real Clear Tempered Glass Film Cover Screen Protector for Huawei
Item price$3.18
Item number321764462984
Shipping serviceEconomy Int'l Shipping

Member To Member Support question

Hi All, just made a purchase of the  below item,


Realized straight after that this is not what I wanted, trying to cancel transaction with no success. All :"help and contact" links end up in search for item, when entering the item number search shown "not found" please try again


How can I cancel it?

Purchased From:Parts Retailer, LLC
Receipt ID:5058-9719-0636-2407


Item #Item TitleQuantityPriceSubtotal

20 Layer Car Cover Fleece Lining Waterproof Soft Breathable Indoor Outdoor 17239


Buying & Selling Basics question

Hello, I made an offer that was maintained for a long time suddenly 1 dollar increased disproportionately by someone within seconds, see the example, what's happening here...???  who is a private listing - bidders' identities protected? Thank you.

private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $15.00
Oct-06-15 07:40:06 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $14.00
Oct-06-15 07:40:01 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $11.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:57 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $9.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:51 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $7.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:47 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $5.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:43 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $4.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:40 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $3.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:34 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $2.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:30 PDT
 Starting Price   US $1.00
Oct-05-15 20:40:04 PDT

Member To Member Support question

Oct 6, 2015 4:59:21 PM PT

I'm not understand

      hi looking for any help ID this interesting old oak and saddle leather chair

leaning to ranch style because of the thick natural leather seat like saddles

are made of .

     Leather seat is held on with wooden pegs , wood is held together with

machined brass screws and inserts . this is a low sitting Mid century modern lounge chair style  

no markingsDSC01965.JPG on this well made chair that  looks along the lines of some of the old Brandt

ranch oak furniture.   


Thanks in advance for any help

Antiques and Research

You won't hurt my feelings if you tell me my S/A find is a Pier 1 reject or an FTD Florist bowl, but I am curious.  Is it Chinese and can anyone read the mark?  Is it stoneware or pottery with enamel?  It measures 6 3/4" in diameter across the top and stands 2 3/4" tall and is heavy.  I appreciate any help.chinesebowl1.jpg





Antiques discussion

Oct 8, 2015 7:23:40 PM PT

Asian bowl?

Shipment was sent in a flat rate Priority 11" box. So does this look like a lost case or should I just wait it out?



Shipping & Returns discussion

any info on the inscriptions would be appreciated.

i am no expert but i have the impression these are made of genuine tortoise shell.

the backs are rather rough...

they vary in length from 1.3" to 2.6"...

and yes i know... if i am not mistaken i cannot sell genuine tortoise shell...



Collectibles & Art discussion

Good evening- this was in a large book,in the pages, a large folio Torah,it was framed at some point, no signature, ( and smoking?) another long shot I know, but does this ring a bell with anyone? Regards V76IMG_4866.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 8, 2015 2:10:10 PM PT

ink and water color

Hi, I found a 2006 hybrid Hasbro plastic sword that lights up and makes a power sound. The butt end looks more like a space weapon. It also has a dagger hidden in the handle that extends from the end. I can't another like it here or by searching the web.


It's about 25" long. If anybody has an idea, I would appreciate it. I know this board is not really oriented to modern toys, but maybe there are some collectors here.






Collectibles & Art discussion

I am trying to pay for my item but getting error 77035(see below)


Does anyone know what is going on ? 70035

Member To Member Support question

Oct 8, 2015 5:42:00 PM PT

Error 70035

Oviedo homes for sale

Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3323 square feet of living space, this 3 way split bedroom provides a fantastic floor plan.


Details and custom design makes this home a gorgeous find in Oviedo homes for sale. Owners kept the Oviedo real estate in great condition so it is an easy show. Family room is 30 feet and is situated just off the kitchen, making this a perfect space for entertaining family and friends. Custom trim, custom built-ins, arched windows, and vaulted ceilings are just a few of the extras that make this residence a step above other Oviedo homes for sale.


Owner is willing to sell furniture at the right price. Take a look at the listing and make an offer.


Has this ever happened to anyone?



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Payments discussion

It only has 3500 miles on it, (wait, I may have left out a few zeros, the odo stopped at 350,000)

The paint job is great, it is protected by a coating of,  well I don't know.

Gas mileage is great, not a drop in two years.

It has a security system, (the drivers door won't open, and you need a can of wasp spray)

It is environmentally friendly, the mouse family in the air cleaner seem to be doing well.


In full disclosure, it does need some brake work, I drove it for a year just using the hand brake.

It does not burn any oil... it all leaks out the rear main.

It has a fresh overhaul on the engine ( in 1995)

Clutches are over rated, just park on the hill, let it roll and jam the gears.


Oh, I could go on about the virtues of the "Mouse Mobile"

Not sure what car the second pic is from, but I will throw it into the trunk as a bonus.

Looks like the pics got out of order




Motors discussion

Oct 8, 2015 4:48:17 PM PT

I have a car for sale.....



i have a question about when an auction actually ends.   i bid on an item that lists the end time at


Ended:  Oct 06, 2015 , 7:39PM
the bidding history shows
 a***n ( 156Feedback score is 100 to 499)   US $118.50
Oct-06-15 16:39:32 PDT
  llthesystemll ( 18Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $116.00
Oct-06-15 16:37:26 PDT
 Starting Price   US $99.99
Sep-29-15 16:39:42 PDT


the winning bidder's bid came within the minute of  7:39PM.  


so does mean that the end time is really  7:39:59PM?


thank you

Member To Member Support question

Oct 6, 2015 5:50:48 PM PT

auction end time question

I think its a boy and its marked Germany. Any Idea on who the maker might be. The tongue wiggles as if it was connected to a spring.DSC07650.JPGDSC07652.JPGDSC07662.JPGDSC08067.JPG

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Oct 6, 2015 6:04:08 PM PT

Help Id German doll

Has anyone encountered this before?  In the past few days, I have had this happen TWICE.  Before the auction close, the shipping cost was relatively low.  After the auction close, the GSP shipping cost jumped up significantly.  Second time, I made a best offer to a seller at a price below which import fees would be assessed (our country has a $20 tax free exemption limit on shipped items).  Yet, now, all of a sudden, the shipping cost jumped up as nearly as much as the import fees were before.



Shipping & Returns discussion

i made a purchase with ebay bucks applied but the whole amount was deducted from my papyal. does anyone know why this may have happened?


Member To Member Support question

please help me with any information on this Barbie type doll.  No markings except made in China.  Thanks for any help! image.jpeg

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Oct 7, 2015 1:58:05 PM PT

Barbie type doll id

 Ebay needs to do something a bit better than what they have going on now with the boards ~ I had to use google just to find this category~


Hi all~ My mom recently passed away and while going through her home, I ran across this pin. The writing is in cursive and that is what is throwing me off~ I have found the patch but not a pin like this AND not with this writing. Could be a fake?


Any help would be greatly appreciated~ I am attaching pics~ Thanks in advance ~DSCF1221.JPGDSCF1217.JPG

Militaria Collectors

Oct 7, 2015 2:26:55 PM PT

Pin has me stumped...

Thanks for any help. This bowl is about 5" cross, 3" tall. Is it ABP? Any help with the maker, age and what the designs (cuts) are called?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 8, 2015 10:44:17 AM PT

Is this cut to clear bowl ABP?

Then Ebay ask me for Pay Fee 0.30$ ? Really?

"You've qualified for a free insertion fee and have saved $0.30. Learn more"
And its not free? 

Member To Member Support question

  291507459418, Men Women Vintage Army Canvas Backpack Rucksack School Satchel Travel Hiking Bag, sold on 07/24/15
Men Women Vintage Army Canvas Backpack Rucksack School Satchel Travel Hiking Bag
Item no: 291507459418
Sale date: 07/24/15 06:56
Color: Grey
Quantity: 1
Here's some information that might help you for 'Didn't receive your item'
Men Women Vintage Army Canvas Backpack Rucksack School Satchel Travel Hiking Bag
Item no: 291507459418
Sale date: 07/24/15 06:56
Color: Grey
Quantity: 1

Member To Member Support question

Oct 7, 2015 10:12:56 AM PT

I dont received these item

This is an 18k yellow gold, tanzanite and diamond ring.  Stamped 750 (18k) and SETO  with what looks like a small new moon in the upper right from letters.  I searched 'til I'm cross-eyed, but cannot find this mark anywhere.  This is such a beautiful ring, I'm just sure someone must have run into this mark before.  I don't post often because I usually find the answer I need here-but I'm stumped on this.  I'd appreciate any help, DebIMG_0004_edited-1.JPG

Fine Jewelry, Gems & Precious Metals discussion

Oct 6, 2015 7:19:23 PM PT

This mark on ring familiar to anyone?

Weston luxury homes townhouse

The Legends at Weston Hills has a townhome in the Weston luxury homes listings that is perfect for a family or seasonal rental. The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhome offers awesome views of the golf course and water scenes, too. With 1920 square feet of living space, there is room to spread out in this spectacular floor plan that gives you an endless amount of options.


Open kitchen to living and dining area makes entertaining easy. Hardwood floors add warm to the space. Stay safe with installed hurricane shutters.


Take a peek by visiting the listing to see it in pictures and then call to schedule an in-person showing.


Oct 8, 2015 1:33:28 PM PT

Elegant and Cozy Townhome in Weston Hills

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The Front Porch discussion

Oct 8, 2015 9:19:01 PM PT

Read the BIBLE online

I ordered a device recently and the seller provided a tracking number...that wasn't actually a tracking number. I asked on here and many people said that it dosen't matter and the seller probably has the legit one. But I still want to track my package, but then I saw this. On two pages, it shows two different things. Is the 2nd one real? Is ebay messing up?  Thanks1.PNG2.PNG

Shipping & Returns question

sir /madam i have sold on ebay aqua pearl ro system buyer paid paisapay rs 7250 .. i have shipped the product to buyer and collect the item,,but buyer send to replacement

then connact the to phone and mail all problem will be solve but till now i can t collect the cash pls solve my problem

Item(s) below have not yet been delivered or are awaiting delivery confirmation.
 Item titleDelivery deadline
Courier nameAirway bill no.Remarks 
 Ro system AQUAPEARL UV+ Ro Technology with 10 litre capacity pure TDs for water
rder details (1 Item)
   Item title  Shipping methodQuantityTotal
(Including applicable
shipping cost & taxes)
 Current status
(Click the link below
to view details)
 Ro system AQUAPEARL UV+ Ro Technology with 10 litre capacity pure TDs for water
 National Courier - Delivery outside seller's city1Rs. 7,250.00 Buyer to confirm receipt

     Amount paidRs. 7,250.00 
View shipping address
Items pending action

Member To Member Support question

Oct 7, 2015 11:42:55 PM PT

selling item claim money

Got this at a thrift shop. Was wondering what is the pattern / maker? Looked thru ddoty.com and couldn't find it. Anyone know? 



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Collectibles & Art discussion





(For our Dial ups)

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I cannot make out the signature on this art glass wrought iron lamp - 2001. Please see pics - thanks!



Collectibles & Art discussion

I now this is Alcoso.  I have found similar daggers but, noting with this specific hilt.  Any help would be appriciated.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi Everyone,

   I was wondering if someone might be able to tell me which Barbie this is? I know she is not old but the her hand positions and size have me puzzled.






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The Barbie Girls

Oct 9, 2015 10:47:16 AM PT

Barbie ID


Not sure of anything about these  It came in a lot full of dollhouse items but they are too big, in my opinion, to be the right scale for dollhouse stuff  Of course I could be terribly wrong  but I was thinking they might be something else  I don't know if stoneware is the proper term    Any help with anything about these is very much appreciated  Thank you 

Antiques discussion

Hello  Smiley Happy  I'm having a hard time figuring out what the woman is holding in her lap.  A folded fan?  I'm also guessing that this photo would be dated around 1840's-1850's.  Would you agree?  Lastly, is this the Bunker Hill Monument on the case?  Thank you for any additional info!

Antiques discussion


The only thing I can see is they kinda look pretty old   I think I see dot matrix on the photos inside and they kinda resemble newspaper (not that they are)  I was thinking some type of sash or scarf thingy?  The fronts are glass and I am assuming the backs are brass, judging by patina, etc  Help!!  

Antiques discussion

Hi, I purchased a couple of boxes of old photos at an auction and in one of the boxes was this harmonica.  There was also a piece of paper on which someone wrote what was engraved on the harmonica.  The harmonica is not in great shape but it appears to be pretty old.  From what I found out when googleing it I think it is from the 1876 World's Fair in Philadelphia.  I can't find one like it on ebay past or current auctions or when searching on google.  Does anyone have any information on this and also was it made in Germany?  I want to make sure I title it correctly when I list it on ebay.   Thank You!


Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 9, 2015 12:13:25 PM PT

Old Hohner Harmonica 1876 any information?

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I wrote the following asking for help on a old (I believed) icon I bought at an estate sale:


Can anyone tell me about this icon? I bought it today from an estate sale. It made from obviously old wood (see photo of back) and the nails holding the figure onto that wood are old hand forged nails.

Is the figure as old as it seems? 

Are the words around the top & bottom of it the name of the saint it is suppose to be?

Are these Catholic? 

I greatly appreciate any help with this.


The post was archived when I found it & wouldn't allow me to add more to it so I am reposting with some new info that I hope will help someone help me.

The figure itself came loose & fell off - luckily onto the couch because it feels like it's made of fragile terra cotta or porcelain/pottery? And surprisingly on the back of it was this stamp (see below)!!


Was this a souvenir for people walking St. James path? A souvenir from the church there? The property of the church? A souvenir of the city?

It seems strange that they would stamp it in a spot that would normaly never be seen if it meant as advertisment, (which made me include asking if it might be a stamp showing it was the church's property or city, etc..).


The stamp was the last thing I expected & by the design/letters I'm guessing this isn't that old; even though the wood & hand forged nails were


Can anyone tell me what this is & what you would list it as?




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Collectibles & Art discussion

I have a buyer who is trying to purchase an item from me. Before he can get to the actual purchase page he is getting error 2018. While having a conversation with him, we have sold other items. And we told him about our buyer restrictions and he said he doesn't have any strikes against him. The buyer keeps saying it is on our end, but we have no way of fixing this.


Member To Member Support question

Oct 9, 2015 1:37:34 PM PT

Buying error 2018

I looked at a listing that had "awesome" as condition.

I asked the seller to be more specific (no tears, no holes, no loose threads, etc.).

The seller posted my emails to the listing including my ebay userID.

I thought that wasn't allowed? What are my options to have my userID removed from the listing "Ask A Question" section?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 6, 2015 2:13:18 PM PT

Seller can do this?

So, I sold an item that included a Fixed Shipping Cost of $25 to anywhere in the US by Fedex.


Buyer pays, then messages me to demand $5 refund for "overcharge" on shipping.


I replied that shipping label actually cost me $27, but that resulted in 3 more messages within 30 minutes explaining how Fedex billing works, how the counter-price to ship from my address to his is derived  etc etc and veiled threat of neg if no refund of $5.


Considering the time it would take to reply to the increasingly-nasty emails and the trouble in trying to get unwarranted neg removed, I refunded $5 and added buyer's username to my Blocked Bidder list.


Item arrived with buyer next day and I then got message from another user ID belonging to same buyer threatening neg for blocking him. He said item was great, but he might neg me for blocking him. He also said he has numerous other IDs he can use.


I used "Report a Buyer" link re the extortion of the refund, and called eBay about threat of neg for blocking user.


Only today did I look at his "Feedback Left for Others" - for less than 600 transactions, he has left 48 negatives and 4 neutral...


Surely eBay have the facility to stop this individual's obvious crusade. He is also a seller, although I don't know that ID (I wish I did!) and he is clearly using the Feedback system to impact his competition.


I have 2480 feedbacks, 100% positive, and 5* DSRs across the board. I have no doubt I can get the neg removed should it appear, but why should this person be allowed to continue, given his appalling record of leaving unwarranted negative feedbacks that he announces in advance using the Messaging system?


I know buyers are important, but so are sellers' hard-won reputations.



Selling discussion

Oct 7, 2015 1:17:37 PM PT

Being Harrassed by Serial Negger

This is a first for me.

Buyer purchases auction item that ended Sunday evening. They pay immediately.

I print out shipping label at 11:32 am the following day (Monday) and drop off at post office at 12:30 (about an hour later).


Two hours after dropping the package off I get a message from the buyer simple saying:

"I'd like to cancel this order. If not, please ship ASAP. This came directly to me and not through the ebay cancel system


I respond and say that I already dropped the package at the post office and was unable to retrieve and cancel the order.


I figured that the buyer would understand that i could noy cancel the order but would be happy that i shipped it ASAP. So fast in fact that i shipped it before she even asked me to ship it ASAP! LOL


Next message from buyer; "What is the tracking? for $18 shipping, I definitely expect tracking!"


A minute goes by...and it seems the buyer was able to find the tracking number that is automatically uploaded to Ebay when I printed the shipping label.



The next message from the buyer basically accuses me of lying about what time I printed the label and dropped off the package and would surely reflect that in the feedback they leave. and leaves this note:


"If you look at your own tracking, it says you didn't create the label until 3:32 pm. It also doesn't show the package as received, just that the label was created. I'll be sure to remember that when I leave feedback. Smiley Happy"


I then forwarded the buyer a screenshot of "printed labels" including hers to prove I printed the label at 11:32 AM and that I cannot control when the post office scans the package once I drop it off to them...


I see a big red donut in the near future for something that was out of my control.


She has been sending messages all day saying I am lying and not being truthful...


I have dealt with cancellations in the past and am happy to honor them. Irather just agree than avoid a hassle.


In this case the cancellation request came after the item was delivered to post office.


I think the buyer is just angry that they could not cancel and now is just trying to find any fault on my part. I also sense a SNAD. ugh,,,






Selling discussion



 Seller lied about the product being new when in fact it was used. However he admitted the error saying he deals with a lot of inventory which gets mixed up and refunded the full amount. He also told me to keep the product which used is worth $70 which is what i paid for it, this product works just fine and it doesnt feel right getting something for nothing even though it was a sort of bad transaction. Here is my question, would you keep the money or refund part of the amount or all of the amount?

Bidding & Buying discussion

My Account discussion

Oct 7, 2015 2:12:36 PM PT


I sell very casually on ebay. That said, I had 2 bad buyers in a row. I read a tip on here that if someone offers you a low ball offer on a bin, it's a good idea to block because they can then buy the item and file snad to get all/some money back. So after my 2 bad buyers, I have someone with 0 feedback offer me 50% of my bin price, which I felt was a low ball offer. So I blocked them to prevent another bad transaction, and now the buyer is asking why they can't buy my item..

I don't know how to tell them without sounding like a big jerk. Or am I just being a big jerk? Advice?

Selling discussion

or is it pretty routine for most online company's? I often see threads about new and old Ebay members spending countless hours trying to solve this or that, is this online experience true with most other online venders??



(sorry terrible at spelling)


cheers  oj

Selling discussion

I need help identifying these vintage vases. I'm not sure how to describe the finish on them, it looks like the white in the design was done on purpose having only clear glaze no paint.

Vase #1: 10" inches tall, 5" inches across the opening, 4" inches across the bottom 8" across the widest point.

Vase #2: 7" inches tall, 4" inches across the opening, 3 3/4" inches across the bottom 7" inches at the widest point.

Thank you for your time.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 6, 2015 5:22:59 PM PT

Please help identify these vintage vases?

I need somebody who can actually answer my question. I said this: 


"I cancelled an order from them because I had accidentally left it in my cart when purchasing other items. They refunded me without argument, and now I wanted to buy another one of their items, and also put an offer in for an item, and it tells me the seller is not taking offers from me. When I add something to my cart, it says that I "do not meet the seller's requirements." Is there any way at all that I can contact them because I actually do want to buy some of their items. I wouldn't have imagined that they would get so angry as to pull this stunt - they didn't have to refund me just because I asked if they could, so this is really pissing me off...


I just want to buy some items from them without hassle, but I can't contact them to ask them about the issue (since they've clearly ignored me or something - whatever eBay sellers can do about buyers)."


I'm a seller too, but blocking a buyer seems quite ridiculous to me simply because it could easily be a mistake. When I bought the item from the man, I IMMEDIATELY (at 1am or so at night, meaning there's no way he could've sent it out) asked for the refund. What's funny, is he raised the price of the item after I did all that, so now he'll get more money out of it from someone else anyway...


I would go to another seller if I could find the item from another seller. eBay does, indeed, make it easy to relist an item, and if the person woke up to see the refund message rather than seeing it bought, sending it, and then getting the message, then I would understand why I was blocked. I made it extremely easy for the seller. If he had said no to the refund, then I would have just resold the item when I got it. 


The reason this got immensely longer is because I'm answering the replies I got from the previous, where people did not answer my question. Please understand that I have dealt with many people on Etsy and eBay and have had this happen to both me, and I have done it myself, and guess what all of the sellers/buyers did? The sellers still sold to me the actual item I meant to buy, and the buyers still bought the item... It's really simple.


I'm simply asking if there is a way that eBay can contact him for me in some way or another since he has blocked me. That's all I wanted to know, I didn't want answers telling me why they didn't want my business simply because I messed up. I wish he would have contacted me about the block before doing so, then I could have sorted this out with him.



I'll just make a new account and buy it from there. (: Feedback will be based on how that order goes. 

My Account question

Because different US USPS serviced zones charge variable rates I have been apprehensive about including USPS priority into my listings. Is there a formula? Not experienced to all zones enough to take educated guesses. How is it done without risking an overcharge or monetary debits in sales? I really don't want to experiment. But it may be advisable during holiday season? I don't drop ship. Thanks any advise?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Would that put sellers on the spot if buyer changes mind or are they obligated to the purchase?

 I'm guessing would be a buyer's problem not ours though we know the buyer mostly would win arguements. I ship very fast.




Selling discussion

Oct 7, 2015 5:54:02 PM PT

1 day handling time

So I was dumn enough to buy a Icloud removal service, as soon as I paid and the guy erase his account and the item too. so I cant claim to eBay for a refund. what can I do? I have emailS and the proof. The sellers had good feedbacks. I need help.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 7, 2015 10:48:21 AM PT

eBay fraud. what can I do?

I went to my watch list tonight and was met with this wonderful message from ebay, 


You don't have any items saved in your Watch list.

To add items you're interested in and want to track, click Add to Watch list from the item page. You can watch an item for up to 60 days or until you delete it.
    I had alot of things saved there, some things for a very long time(I save up money to buy them). I had just put many things in the watch list the last few days, now every thing is all gone, poof! I was watching things I wanted to buy. I search for similar items from there to see if what I am watching is a good deal, then I bid, or buy.
    What is ebay thinking? So ebay gets to now decide how long I get to watch what I want to buy? Ebay sure makes alot of dumb desisiouns. This is going to put off alot of buyers (and sellers). Sorry to all you sellers I had saved to buy from, but I am not going to back and look up everything again. Everything here just gets so dicouraging  after awhile. I was just starting to feel better about you too ebay. Shame.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Had the following exchange this morning:


Dear kurttr,


Nice looking lens.

Are you the original owner?

Did you buy this lens as NEW, USED, REFURBISHED?

I would like to estimate the date of manufacture - would you please share the first 4-digits of the serial number? Also, please confirm the serial number begins with US.

Last, I have owned one, seen many, but never seen an 80-200mm mount that was missing the screw drive for it's auto-focus, as well as an 80-200mm that had an Ai mount instead of an Ai-S mount.

Where did this lens' original mount (Ai-S with screw drive) go?






Dear teamconsultants,

I accidentally uploaded a photo of another lens I have up for auction. first 4 are 7705

- kurttr
Dear kurttr,

How about THANK YOU for helping me, you dumb **bleep**ing **bleep**.

- teamconsultants
Dear kurttr,

You are clearly a **bleep**ing **bleep** because you fail to acknowledge the fact I helped you, but you are also a **bleep**ing scammer selling stolen goods because you also obfuscated my questions.

- teamconsultants

Selling question

Oct 7, 2015 2:30:31 AM PT

Rude, profane questioner

My experiences with online ordering on a major website has been terrible. It starts with a W as I do not know if I can post the name. I placed an order that somehow did not go through but Paypal is still got the funds on hold. It seems like there is problems every time on that website for me. Just wanted to say thank you to all the sellers that have been wonderful and will continue to buy primarily on Ebay.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 8, 2015 5:20:14 PM PT

Thank you to all the great ebay sellers

I created a promotion for all of my items to be 25% off from now until I go out of town on Tuesday. When I looked at my items through my husband's account it's now showing up even though it's active. I included everything from $3.50 - $200 to make sure all items are included, and started it immediately. I was hoping it would have a little banner on each of the price-items that says "25% off".  Is there something I'm doing wrong or does it take a long time for it to show up?

Selling discussion

Oct 8, 2015 10:13:16 AM PT

Question about Listing Promotions

I mailed the package on 9/28, it arrived 100 miles from me on 10-2... and left there on 10-4. And thats it. No other tracking.


I thought I'd read here where folks would file a lost package report with USPS but I can't see to find that on their site? Or is that only for insured mail like priority and one is actually just fiiling a claim on the insurance... This is a first Class package, label printed from ebay, so there is no insurance on it. 


I can send the buyer a new package, the cost isn't great, but is there a place to file a report with USPS so they'll look closer to find a missing package?


Thanks all!


Selling discussion

Oct 8, 2015 6:59:55 PM PT

Package I sent is stuck 100 miles from me






Tools & Apps discussion

I placed an order with a seller (Seller has 92 score) and paid $600 for a brand new phone.


He marked it shipped with a label 4 days ago, and when I noticed the tracking only showed label created but he confirmed he shipped next day.


Till now the USPS tracking shows - Label created.


First I was surprised he shipped a phone on First class mail and now the tracking.


I have shipped small items in First class and always had updates even if delayed.


Is this normal?

Shipping & Returns discussion

I bought few items from seller dancing-hot  and they have never arrived to me. this happend to me first tiem so i open case where i request refund but the seller beg me to close case and not to leave him negative feedback because he will get fired and promise me to sent me package again with faster shiping. 2 weeks after that I contact seller again and he acts like we haven't talk before and avoid questions about my package. I can't even left negative feedback anymore. What to do

Member To Member Support question

Oct 8, 2015 1:36:18 AM PT

Help, what to do

Hello, I bid on a compound miter saw and the amount I bid was accepted by the seller. He accepted my offer on 9/29/15 and I used paypal. I've sent at least a half a dozen emails to him with no response. On my ebay it shows I paid, but shows nothing from him. So I have no responses at all and I don't know if he has or has not shipped my item.  What should I do? It's been 10 days.  Thanks Ken

Member To Member Support question

Oct 8, 2015 1:41:52 PM PT

No communications from seller



I want to purchase a 2002 Toyota Tacoma that apprears to be in great shape but will need to be transported to my location.  As a buyer, what costs do I incur as a part of the vehicle purchase?  What issues are there with an eBay Motors transaction of which I should be aware?


Thank you.



Member To Member Support question

I am listing some fabric and was wondering if anyone knows who made this fabric and what style it would be under Thanks

Home & Garden discussion

Oct 6, 2015 2:07:19 PM PT

Anyone know any information on this Fabric

I had just sold a book and was in the process of preparing the shipping label when I noticed that the 20% discount is no longer there. I do have a basic store subscription as well. I looked though my messages from eBay and I don't see anything that indicates a change in this. Can anyone help to clarify this?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 6, 2015 3:42:09 PM PT

No Longer a Discount for Shipping?

please i want to buy item here, can it be send through DHL or post office.

Member To Member Support question

Dear community!
I had openned a case against a seller who has not sent me an item 15 days after I paid him.

eBay customer service has closed a case in my favor, and told me:

We've initiated a refund of AU $ 9.99 back to the PayPal funding source that you used to purchase the item. Please allow 48 hours for the refund to process.

I didn't had an paypal acount. So I made one and linked it to my ebay acount.
Refound has not yet been paid and it has passed 48 hours.
And on same day the case has been closed I hawe an unpaid item in my summary. Needles to say it is that same item wich had ben retracted from sale in the meantime.
So, I haven't got my money back for the item that has been paid and never sent, and still I need to pay this item once more.

What to do?

I don't know who to contact.


Member To Member Support question

Can someone help me understand, if we (seller and ebay) make our money from sales, to why they would limit the number of auctions to a ridiculously low number because a seller raing slightly crossed over into "below average". We are losing a discount on final value fees. Why wouldn't ebay want to make money. Plus selling more would allow us to offset the ratio quicker. I'm so confused

Member To Member Support question

Oct 9, 2015 9:09:38 AM PT

Limte on auction listings

I bought an irtem and paid by Pay Pal, then the order details came back as "seller has not accepted" and the item has not shipped.  Timing is very important!  

Member To Member Support question

Oct 7, 2015 4:54:19 PM PT

Purchase not confirmed by Pay Pal

Hello, I have sold 1 item for unreal price to 1 guy (it was mistake/bug). Now i want to return him money because price is not real at all, but transaction doesnt appear in pay pal (amount is 0). Transaction only appears in sell list on account options. How to fix it and return buyer money? Do I have to contact him and say him about it. Btw item has money return guarantee by ebay, but I want to return him money my self.

Please msg me ty!!!



I just want to edit post and ask for you help again cuz I see that you know the solution. True this is my 1st item ever sold so there is big chance that something went wrong. Listen, I understand part that if there is no pay pal amount on bill, payment= not made. But in Myebay options inside selling windows it says that i got the money (on the left side of window the amount is showed), but when I click see pay pal transaction on the item that was sold and when i log in on my pay pal acc it says: Error process cant be completed at this time and I cant access my account. And when I log on it by normal way (without accesing it from ebay sold item) it says 0$ and no selling history on info. I hope you still understand me, regards.



P.S. Looking forward to your answer

Member To Member Support question

I have been cheated on 'ebay', I think. I ordered a pair of coloured contact lenses two weeks ago and until now there is no response, niether from ebay nor from the seller. It is very annoying that a buyer pays full amount in advance and doesn't get any response for two weeks. Can somebody help me to trace out my order since ebay doesn't give me any access to find out 'whereabouts' of my order? I think, I have lost my money, fortunately a couple of Danish Kroner only, not thousands!!!! So annoyed!!!!


Bidding & Buying question

Just want to be sure I am listing in correct place on ebay. Adult only or General regular Books, magazine back issues?

Selling question

I have not used FedX shipping in the past, but I want to use it for 1 particular package.  Does anyone know if they pick up the package at my house, or do I have to drop it off?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Okay so i'm relatively new to e-bay and I have just made my first couple of purchases but i noticed a problem my shipping address originally said that I was in Olympia, Wa I didn't notice untill after the purchase was confirmed I immediately changed my address and messaged the seller's with updated info. the orders just posted that they had shipped and the address info still says Olympia, Wa. I worried that I won't get my items and that they will be returned to the sellers thus aquiring additional postage charges. can anyone help? 

Member To Member Support question

Oct 9, 2015 10:39:29 AM PT

shipping issue

Hi, I would like to ask mainly the German users if they can help me with the issue I'm currently facing. I (as a non-German, but still European, resident) won the item listed on German version of eBay without noticing that the seller hasn't specified international shipping. I have already communicated with the seller and he agrees to send me the item I have won. So I have send to the seller the standard request for the new total including shipping to my country. The problem is that the seller doesn't seem to know how to prepare and send me the new total. I have tried to do my best to help him with it but I'm not very familiar with it either. Therefore I would like to ask if there is any (preferably German) user who is able to give me (for the seller) a step-by-step instruction (preferably in German language) on how to send a new total to the buyer upon his request specifying the international shipping costs. Thank you very much for any help.

Member To Member Support question

Oct 8, 2015 2:09:15 AM PT

Germany - New Total Request

Items condition was misrepresented.  Was listed as "Used" when it should have been listed as "For parts or not working".  Auction was for a professional tripod and fluid head and I won it at $326.00 + $30 shipping.  


When I received the item (took 2 weeks from PA to MI, btw...), it was instantly evident that the fluid head was broken.  Anyone taking pictures of or handling it would have had to realize there was something wrong as the top pieces were very loose and "shifty" when they obviously should be tight. Item was packaged well in both it's own soft case and outside boxing so damage didn't occur during shipping. Yet the description said "...in great used condition tested & functional..."  After discovering this issue, I contacted the seller to report the problem and his/her reply was "I buy these items at a clearing house & sometimes don't have know what the full function of the equipment is.  I considered everything as working fine...You did mention that you are happy with the tripod itself & seam as if you would consider some partial refund.  I'm currently broke from paying ebay fees & bills but In a few weeks may be able to offer a partial refund if that is suitable to you"  


I replied that a partial refund would be acceptable and that I would consider 15% an appropriate amount (15% off for a 50% functioning item seemed generous to me) but would expect to receive the partial refund within 1 month of auction close (10/6/2015) - after all, I still needed time to do a return if necessary.  Never herad abck from the seller so I also sent a reminder message a few days before this deadline indicating I would have to leave a negative review because of how the seller failed to follow through.  I never received a reply to that either so on 10/7 I left a review summarizing my experience:


"Slow shipping-Item was not functioning-seller misrepresented condition...beware" 


I added the last word because (1) I saw negative reviews from other buyers saying negative things which indicated a pattern and (2) Limited characters meant I had limited words to choose from but wanted to emphasize this is a seller that maybe you'd want to think twice about buying from. 


This is what he/she wrote in reply to my review:


"extortion - buyer wanted $50 - but never provided proof of any damage"


Instead of just leaving a negative review right away or immediately filing a return request, I chose to go the route of communicating with the seller to resolve the issue and I get accused of extortion.  Nice.  I was willing to accept a partial refund because I was still interested in keeping the part of the tripod that was functional and also wanted to avoid the hassle of returning.  I am indeed happy with the tripod legs and intended from the start to use ithem with one of my higher end Sachtler fluid heads but I was also hoping to use the Vinten head on another set of legs.  In fact, shortly after the auction I purchased a camera plate from B&H in anticipation of such as the seller stated it didn't have one.  Since the fluid head from the auction is broken, that $75 was wasted money because it is specific to this model of tripod head and won't work with any of my other equipment.  One more thing I have to worry about returning and getting refunded for…


If the seller wanted proof the item was broken he/she should have made that request instead of telling me that they'd issue a partial refund when really they seemingly intended to just 'wait out the clock' on the return window.  The issue with this head would not be evident in photos at all - the part that is broken is inside the fluid head.  The problems are, (1) if you mount a camera onto the head, it significantly wiggles up and down on one side and (2) the counterbalance springs don't work - i.e., there's no counterbalance resistance at any setting.  Both issues point to the problem being that the drag shaft has sheared off within the housing.  Anticipating that I might have to return the item in the end, I refrained from taking the head apart to document or confirm this issue worrying it would affect return eligibility.


Although I'm not an eBay 'power user', I've been a member since 2002 and amazingly don't recall ever having to give negative feedback or return an item before. Never received negative feedback, either.  Though I did once receive a partially non-working item years ago, the seller and I communicated on the issue and came to a resolution that worked for both of us.  This has been my first 100% negative experience in 13 years and it's true what they say -  it only takes one bad turn to leave a sour taste in your mouth.  If sellers can lie about the condition of an item, then lie to buyers about what they intend to do to remedy the problem, then actually do nothing to resolve the problem and then finally lie about the circumstances of their negative feedback without recourse from anyone... well, then buying on eBay is ultimately neither a positive nor secure shopping experience.  In the end, this one transaction will have cost one of eBay's good and long time customers their time, money and patience.  





So, to my question:



If I return the item under the eBay Money Back Guarantee, what's to keep the seller from lying about the condition it was returned in or lying about whether he/she ever received the item?  Even with tracking, based on the messaging I've seen from & by this person I could totally see them claiming I sent them a box of rocks - would I then be out the money AND the item??!  And possibly the shipping charges to return the item as well?  That'll bring the total cost of this debacle to just shy of $400 for me... 


What a hassle :-(




Member To Member Support question


Seller is proposing to refund the purchase because it was found out that the shipping costs more, when checking at the post office, or

I can pay the difference for the shipping.

Can a seller do that?


Buying & Selling Basics question

Why am I even getting notified of a case being opened by a buyer whom states they have not received their item. The shipping label was created through ebay, tracking status was automatically added to the listing at time of said shipping purchase, and ebays own tracking update shows that usps delivered the item 11 days ago.  Shouldn't ebay automatically rebut the customers case by informing them the item was delivered?

Member To Member Support question