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Collectibles & Art discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 22, 2015 12:57:59 PM PT

Does Anyone Recognize this English Fox?




Hello, could anyone help me figure out if this is real or not. Thank you for your time.





Fashion discussion

Apr 23, 2015 2:38:48 PM PT

real or fake Coach

I saw a listing and wanted more picutres.  The seller had hist email address in the details, so I emailed him directoy asked for more picutres of specific things.


He then pulled the listing and asked for personal information, and of course I didn't play that game.


I want to be able to report the member, but the listing is gone and I can't find it.


I can't find a way to contact ebay about potential seller fraud.


Here is the exchange:


GmailGregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>

Ramirez on ebay
7 messages

Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 3:17 PM
To: *****@gmail.com
Hey, can you show me a picture of the full label?  It doesn't sound like it's actually a 1A.

james robertson <*****@gmail.com>Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:22 AM
To: Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>
The item is already at shipping company ready to be shipped.
If you want to buy it now for the price of $3500 with shipping and handling included, i will need your full name, address(shipping address) and username so i can contact the eBay team to let them know about our transaction, and after they will approve it, you will receive an invoice containing all the steps that you need to follow for this to be a safe and fast transaction. Also a phone number is required where you can be found at any hour(cell phone). My auction is 14 days money back guarantee (if it's not like we agreed, or broken you will receive the money back). I can ship in 3 days, and please let me know if we can arrange a deal
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Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 9:53 AM
To: james robertson <*****@gmail.com>
I don't see the item on ebay any more.  Is it still there?
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james robertson <*****@gmail.com>Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 10:34 AM
To: Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>
Yes sir the item is ready to be shipped...
If you want to buy it now for the price of $3500 with shipping and handling included, i will need your full name, address(shipping address) and username so i can contact the eBay team to let them know about our transaction, and after they will approve it, you will receive an invoice containing all the steps that you need to follow for this to be a safe and fast transaction. Also a phone number is required where you can be found at any hour(cell phone). My auction is 14 days money back guarantee (if it's not like we agreed, or broken you will receive the money back). I can ship in 3 days, and please let me know if we can arrange a deal
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Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 10:35 AM
To: james robertson <*****@gmail.com>
I can't find it today for some reason.  Will you link me to the item or provide the item number?
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james robertson <*****@gmail.com>Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 4:52 AM
To: Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>
I stopped the auction for you. Now i wait your e-mail with your fullname and shipping address so i can contact eBay to finish this transaction.
thank you


Sent from my iPad

Gregory ***** <*****@gmail.com>Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 6:36 AM
To: james robertson <*****@gmail.com>

Sorry, I'm not falling for that.  Good luck with your scamming.

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Bidding & Buying discussion

OK..here's another oil painting on canvas that I have.  This time I can read the signature (Walton).  I have looked that up and cannot find this identical painting.  I'm trying to find the actual name of the print.  There's a similar one for sale on Ebay, but it's a lady by a lake.  Anyone?  Thanks so much in advance.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 23, 2015 12:53:47 AM PT

Title of oil painting signed by Walton

Found a jar of junk jewelry at TS.  Anyone see anything interesting? Know what the DBH/BDH/BHD stands for?  The ring is adjustable faux leather with enamel butterfly marked "N".  Earring at bottom have lion charm. Think there's a complete picture later!



Shell earrings with gold gilt.  Acrylic stones? Fossil watch.




Glass Micro mosiac.  This stumps me--See sold from 3.00 to 4000.  This is a keychain.  M/N Italia on pendant 

Patent Made in Italy on keychain ring.  Haven't fount that mark anywhere. Much shinier than picture.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 24, 2015 1:22:22 PM PT

Jar of stuff!

Hi everyone! I'm hoping that one of you experts will recognize the feature stone in these earrings. I appreciate your opinions and your time.






I didn't realize how blurry that was until I inserted it. Let me know if you need a better shot.  Thanks!

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 22, 2015 8:26:48 PM PT

This piece has me stumped! Help!



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I would appreciate any help.  The basket measures, 13.25" dia., at the opening X 6.75" tall X 9" dia. bottom.  Is is purely decorative or would it have a utilitarian purpose?  Thanks, to anyone trying to help.Picture 24296.jpgPicture 24292.jpgPicture 24293.jpg  

Collectibles & Art discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Bought this awhile back in California.

Hand laced suede panels. Fringe details with glass beads & feathers.

Bone buttons (possibly antler horns), each one individually cut.

What do I have here & what is the value range?

Is it Native American or vtg 70s Rich hippie (a la Cher)


Collectibles & Art discussion

Can someone tell me if this is real or just a tourist piece? The long pole has a cheap, hollow bamboo rod feel making me think it's a cheap copy, but the needles/darts look pretty real to me. I had a antique bow & quiver w/arrows before & they had the same metal tips. But what are the cotton like balls on the ends for? To hold poison? Seems like it would make precise shooting difficult.

Finally, any ideas where this is from?

Thanks, I appreciate any help.


PS - The 2nd photo is of the long pole where it came apart as I was trying to figure out what it felt like/was made of - it is made of a thin hollow wood, but this also looks more real than fake to me?















Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 22, 2015 7:18:22 PM PT


For instance...what shape is this, lol? Layered rhinestone and molded glass brooch is all I got! Looks maybe floral?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 23, 2015 6:31:20 PM PT

Any KW help appreciated!

This is in Adobe Reader or Chrome Embedded or Firefox 


Or I changed to different computer, the same result. 


PDF on eBay Side generated incorrectly. How to fix it? 



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Selling discussion

Morning all!!   


We have a special lady (kinda in our midst) that is having a BIRTHDAY Sat April 24.


I know it`s a day early, but want to have plenty of time for all our joolies to  pop in with wishes for her special day tomorrow!


Her name is Miz Lillian & she is our own Tex`s mama!  I won`t divulge her age (will leave that up to Tex) but we should all be so lucky! :catwink:



Isn`t she a doll???


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Soooooo..Miz Lillian..to start your celebration.. wishing you a  Happy & Blessed birthday with some flowers for you.  :heart:



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I took this out of the bag it was stored in to possibly list it, and 1 piece was chipped off. Should have been in a box...  Bummed!


Anyway, the turquoise is real, but I would not know what to call this type of necklace set this way if I still decide to list it. I do not remember even seeing one like this where it is cut into arrow shapes. Also, anyone know what tribe or area of the Southwest?




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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Cloisonne??? I think I see the metal partitions  I do not know what the ivory colored material is and it looks like real wood inlay on the top  My smeller is not that good but I don't think I detect that it's been used  The interior is blackened, sorta  I think it is so pretty and I do not even smoke!  What is your opinion on age, origin and anything else that would help me list these properly?  Thank you in advance for your infinite wisdom  I love learning this stuff...........

Antiques discussion




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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I recently purchased these 2 items at an estate sale. I was hoping someone could help me with age, maker, style - especially with the coffee set. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.


First is this frog vase. It is unmarked and I haven't a guess on age. It's about 9 x 6 1/2 inches wide.





Next is this tea or coffee set. I'm assuming coffee. It reminds me of India. Is there a name for this type of pot? It stands 16 1/2 inches. To my untrained eye, it reminds me of the 1960s or 1970s. Again, any thoughts?  





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 23, 2015 12:54:46 PM PT

Can anyone help identify this vase, TYVM.


I picked this up for $.50 at a church sale the shoulder strap is missing but i love it anyways. It is rugged and i love the color. I think it must be a fake for the price or did i get lucky? Any ideas? Thank you kindly for your time :smileyhappy:

Buying & Selling Basics question

Apr 23, 2015 12:29:51 PM PT

Real or fake Coach

I was revising an item on eBay (something I RARELY do... and I clicked this option at the bottom just to see what it did:


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Now understand I do NOT have IPR clicked anywhere on my listing or in my third party listed... I don't want it, I can't stand it... in fact I hate the farding thing...


BUT... When I clicked that option this is what I found under the payment tab... WTH!!!!


IPR clicked here but not on the main page.jpg



So I went and checked a few others.... they are ALLLLLLL checked... and they aren't showing in the payment section as being checked...


Am I going to have to go through every single listing every time I list something to UNcheck this stupid thing?!?!?

Selling discussion

 vintage lion rope artistic looking it is old can someone tell me origin and or maker cant figure this one out 89_mc5u.jpg49_jwv8.jpg89_mc5u.jpg

Antiques discussion

Apr 23, 2015 4:54:51 PM PT

vintage lion rope artistic mystery


Thanks So much!! I don't know much about Burberry bags... but this one feels it has very good quality! I just really need to double check....




Fashion discussion

Apr 24, 2015 11:43:21 AM PT

Need help authenticating a Burberry handbag


I need help, I wanna buy this tray but I have no idea if t is real or not, they claim it is and it tested positive for silver. it is hallmarked 0900 and weighs 4.2 POUNDS. any help would be great!!







Collectibles & Art discussion

Here's hoping the art experts are out there today!  I got this really nice painting (when you can paint the cows realistically it's a nice painting!) today at my local thrift store, but I can't make out the signature. The name is written really small, but the writing is nice - like they've signed their name a few times before. So I'm hoping if you can't make out the letters, maybe someone recognizes the style or look of the signature. 

PS - I see Stomenotos, but nothing comes when I google that.

Thanks, I appreciate any help with this.










Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 23, 2015 2:44:15 PM PT




I hope this will be the last time I need to bother you sterling gurus, but can anyone identify this pattern?


And many thanks for all the help you have given me.


Antiques discussion

Can anyone please tell me what type of wood this is? It had a small strip of paper that said Made In Indonesia - so maybe Cypress?

A friend found it in a storage auction he won & sold it to me for only $80!  I want to know what kind of wood it is so I can figure out it's value.

Thanks, I appreciate any help.





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Home & Garden discussion



This is the next to the last sterling piece I need help identifying.  Anyone recognize?




Antiques discussion

Each of these bookends (I think they are bookends)  measures 4 3/4" wide, 3 1/2" tall and 2 1/4" thick. They are a mustard yellow color and the clay is white. They are unmarked and have crazing. The flowers look like daisies and a tulip, though I had thought water lily because it looked like a lily pad behind them. I haven't had any luck searching for art pottery bookends with those type of flowers. I was hoping someone might recognize them. Thanks for any info or suggestions!


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Step 1. put necesary information and click "Request a return".  Home > My eBay > Request a return. URL is below.




Step2. Got following webpage. I did the same 24 hours ago and I still see the same issue now. Please fix this issue so that I can make a request. I did this with two different networks. e.g. home and company. Both did not work. I got the same error.



Shipping & Returns question

Apr 22, 2015 6:35:32 PM PT

"Request a return" page does not work

When I try to print invoices, I just get a blank screen with the following message:


Sorry, unable to access one or more sale records. Please refresh the screen and try again.


Anyone else having this problem?

Selling question

Apr 22, 2015 4:01:47 PM PT

Unable to print invoices

Can this lamp possibly be a Fenton lamp? The base is marked HEDCO, searched using HEDCO Fenton and see there are some but , not in this pattern. Can someone please assist in an ID? Measures approx 16" tall. Thanks very much!Fenton Violets Snow Lamp (2).JPGFenton Violets Snow Lamp (3).JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

there is no doubt in my mind the mini pitcher is NOT that old...

it is crudely made and wonder if perhaps a student piece?...

the initials on the bottom could look like: REE...

it is about 3" tall...

what do you think?


as for the tile it is 4.4" by 4.4"...

it is new, old?


any info would be appreciated...



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi, Is anyone familiar with this mark?  I checked the art-amerindien.com site and did not see it under pictoral marks or under the M section.  Any help with the mark or other sites to check is appreciated.  For a second I thought the Sterling stamp might be a name, but I think it is just Sterling weirdly overstamped with Sterling.


Thanks !







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 23, 2015 12:54:08 PM PT

Help with mark on Native American pendant

Normally I can see them pretty definatively but tonight I can't decide if they are figure 8's or not. Something just looks "off" to me. I dunno, maybe it is just the angle of them!



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 24, 2015 5:05:24 PM PT

Figure 8"s?

I have just posted another post qith more serious question, but this just want to check people's opinion:


Seller said the the height of the sofa with feet is 27''.



I measured the height with feet 28.75".

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Ebay closed the case saying seller's description is accurate.


Do I not get something here? I just honestly don't understand the situation and started to think I am missing something obvious....

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:24:08 AM PT

please confirm I am not an idiot?

Good morning,   here are a pair of candleholders, Scandinavian modern style, with a mark I do not recognize.

These appear to be put together by hand, but the bottom sections are identical so I assume pieces were poured?

TIA for any help.  :smileyhappy:


bottom mark





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

After a buyer received item they want to return, so I sent a return label. buyer can not get to Post Office till date that refund is due. I do not want to refund money until I have my coin back. Please advise, and see below.


Dear grcooper68,

i will ship it out this monday. i work the next few days and will not be able to get to the post office. thank you for your time,

- everything4george
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From: grcooper68
To: everything4george
Subject: grcooper68 sent a message about 1944-D Hand Engraved AW Initials in MS 64! #321723443273
Sent Date: Apr-23-15 10:59:15 PDT

Dear everything4george,

Sorry you are not happy with your purchase, so I sent a return label so the item can be returned. I will refund the full purchase price when the coin is received. I want everyone to be satisfied.


- grcooper68


Hi grcooper68,

everything4george requested to return 1944-D Hand Engraved AW Initials in MS 64! because something is wrong with the item. The buyer requested a full refund.

Next steps:

See the request details. Be sure to resolve the buyer's request by Apr 28, 2015. After that date, the buyer could ask us to open a case, and this can affect your seller performance level.

Note that if you accept a return, you'll be charged for return shipping because the buyer mentioned that something's wrong with the item.

See request details

You can ask us to step in and help if there's a problem with the buyer's request.

Item Information
Item ID:321723443273
Order ID:321723443273-0
Buyer email:richardray7771967@hotmail.com
Sale price:$110.00
Sale date:Apr-19-15 13:48:55 PDT
Buyer ID:everything4george
Return ID:5008892785
Return opened:Apr-23-15 05:40:57 PDT
Return shipping:seller pays
Return reason:It arrived damaged
Comments:hello sir, i appreciate the prompt shipping, but there is a problem with the coin. let me first say that i am not trying to be a jerk. i am an experienced numismatist with over 45 years of service. the holder has been cracked open and re-glued. the holder is supposed to be hermetically sealed. the coin does appear to be a au-58 as well. i realize when i bought the coin you do not offer returns, but you have to see my side of it. it appears as if a better quality coin was in the holder, the holder cracked open and this coin was substituted. that may not have happened, but if i were to resubmit the coin for it to be re slabbed there is no doubts in my mind that it would come back as au-58. can you work with me on the price of the coin. a fair price for this would be $75. i completely understand your policy and i am not trying to upset a fellow person from North Carolina but i was hoping some sort of resolution. thank you, Richard

Shipping & Returns question

Apr 25, 2015 6:16:46 AM PT

Returns and refunds


I have 2 pieces I need some help with.

#1 is a glossy porcelain piece witn an impressed mark - I can only make out the ampersand symbol not the letters. It is 4 1/4"L x 3 1/2"H.

#2 is a bulldog figure on the British Flag. some kind of molded (?) porcelain maybe.

Any ideas or information is appreciated.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 7:02:52 AM PT


Hope I can get some help with a few EAPG id's  I was active here for a short while about a year ago but had to stop. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I've done a lot of searching and found id's for quite a few pieces but these I can't seem to place. Thanks for looking.sstop    IMG_7555.JPGIMG_7552.JPGIMG_7550.JPGIMG_7553.JPGIMG_7544.JPGIMG_7541.JPGIMG_7546.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 24, 2015 5:13:33 PM PT


I bought the sofa from the seller. When I was buying it, the dimensions of the sofa were the most important factor for me in choosing which sofa to buy because I have a very narrow door and staircase. So I specifically asked for the "exact" dimensions of the sofa, not just the approximate ones. Seller then added the dimensions of the sofa to the description. I checked the added dimensions against my door and the staircase and they were OK. I then paid by Paypal and arranged a delivery company. The the sofa arrived it appreared that the dimensions were wrong, especially the most important dimension for me - the height (i.e. the smallest dimension) of the sofa.


I immidiately messaged the seller but he rufused to accept the return. I then opened the case. After a number of communication with eBay and seller EBay closed the case in the seller's favour with the following comment to me in the email I received: “We've determined that the seller has described the item accurately.”


Seller said the the height of the sofa is 27'' including the feet. On the pictures it can be clearly seen that the height with feet is 28.75" (73 cm) height (including feet which are 3" (7.6 cm)).


The difference may look little but when we are talking brick wall 1.75'' is quite a lot and there is no real way to get a sofa through a space if that space is smaller than the sofa even by 1 inch. 


I wanted to appeal but whe I pressed the "I want to appeal" button on the page, the page immidiately turned to "Your appeal was made and we will come back to your" message, I wasn't given any opportunity to explain anything or upload the photos. In 10 minutes the paga again chencged and now is saying "Your appeal was unsuccessful". I haven't received any email confrming that I made the appeal and it was unsuccessful, not any explanation why it was unsuccessful. I have then sent an email to Ebay Customer Support asking this question, explaining my situationa nd attaching the photos, but did not get any response.


What can I do now? I spent £460 for the sofa and £56 for the delivery company, and now I don't have money for another sofa and this sofa is blocking my hallway downstairs because it cannot fit through anywhere else because of its height.


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Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Hi I need help to find out info info that you might know about this painting and artist signature.  Country of origin ect. It is on canvas and about 23"X20". Thanks so much. RAAPHDS.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi, Is anyone familiar with this mark?  I checked the art-amerindien.com site and did not see it under pictoral marks or under the M section.  Any help with the mark or other sites to check is appreciated.  For a second I thought the Sterling stamp might be a name, but I think it is just Sterling weirdly overstamped with Sterling.


This has also been posted on the Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group, with no replies so far.


Thanks !







Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Apr 24, 2015 12:35:01 PM PT

Help with mark on Native American pendant

IMG_0547.jpgIMG_0545.jpgThe first one, The picture"Venice" is an authentic antique etching by F. Farkas.  With tilted towers in corner. Sold 5/13/2011. There is a very small tear on the bottom right near the artist name. 

The second one is the famous Castle Garth part of Newcastle-0n-Tyne by C. Manning done before 1889.  I found  a lot of photos for this scene around this date in flicker basically identical to the painting with different people.  None had the painters name of C. Manning.  I am totally lost when it comes to these pictures.  Any help with any pricing, so I can list them would be greatly appreciated.  I am at my moms going through years of collections of a lot of mysteries.

Tools & Apps question

Hello: Anyone familiar with perfume bottles? This has an art glass base in pink and white. The metal atomizer parts look like they were made by Devilbiss. True? My concern is that this looks very new. It is in perfect condition and the glass style looks new to me. Remember, though, I am NO glass expert. Can anyone help me with this?










It's 8" tall.


Thanks so much!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 24, 2015 2:40:24 PM PT

Devilbiss? Perfume Bottle Help Please

Hey All,


Its been a long time since I have been around and I am happy to see there is still some sort of doll board. I went on toys and hobbies and saw a link here.  I

am wondering if anyone knows which doll this belongs to as its not on the box I was thinking maybe lissy, or elise? It measures approx 13.5"x13.5". I went thru many of my books and did not see it there. Also did some searches etc. no hits. Thanks in advance for any help.






Dolls discussion

Show us what you found this week.

This is my best bling this week ..... my first great-grandson!  Athens was 7 pounds 12 oz and 21 1/2 inches long with lots of hair.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 24, 2015 5:08:55 PM PT


SO 3 time now I have had a buyer screw me over.


1st time the buyer reported that he bought a part for a laptop, stuck it in a different model and it didnt work but ebay let him return it, they told me to put a better disclaimer on my listing...


2nd guy bought a camera that was listed as used, no warranty, untested, as-is and he said he could not get it to work so he wanted to return it, ebay let him! GRRR


3rd guy bought both NEW and used items and stated that he used the wrong power source and they didnt work so he wanted to return the now dead items and I am waiting for ebay to rule on these, I CLEARLY put them AS-IS even the new(other) items!


tell you the 1 thing I did this week was to close the bank account linked to paypal and just use a preloaded visa card linked to paypal, good luck stealing money from me even with ebays help! The second funds clear they are moved to my actual account so ebay can only send my paypal negative they cant actually take my money anymore!


So my question is what seller disclaimers do you use that seem to work?


I do not take returns, my things are always as-is, I usualy show a picture of the item powered up if it is electric and always multiple pictures with good lighting. I was thinking about a disclaimer like..... by clicking the buy it now button you agree that you wave your right to return this item for any reason except if the item does not appear as pictured in this sale, all other conditions, warranties or claims are waved.  

Selling discussion


eBay Makes Big Promises to Small Sellers as SEO Penalty Still Stings


...In what might come as a surprise to EcommerceBytes readers, Wenig said eBay's sweet spot was small- and medium-sized merchants and brands. They represent 70% of the global retail market, offering the diverse inventory and value eBay shoppers are looking for.


He promised them improved seller tools, "unmatched access to more data, and more balanced predictable policies and standards."


Consumer selling is another key eBay strength, and he intends to revitalize that segment of the market. There is $100 billion of value is trapped in people's closets and garages - "and that's just in the U.S."




I'll believe it when I see it. Ebay has a long history of rocketing back and forth with their vision of what the company should be. How long before it changes again? I guess we can always hope, though.


Selling discussion

Apr 23, 2015 4:36:44 AM PT

Change coming for small sellers?

ALL EBAY STORES are to receive a 1099 tax form!!  The 200 listing and $20,000 limit will disappear!!   So what do you think?


I predict within 6 months this will be mandated and that's the real push... oh and of course eBay wants more money.. they always do. 


Everyone is sharing how angry they are over the 20 Listing/20 Auction deal, but I bet its more insidious than that.  Also if you didn't keep all receipts... those "Free Shipping" deals you paid for at eBay's push... well now thats income for you to pay taxes on too.


Its 20 listings a  month for me now!!! 

Selling discussion

I have yet another case of a buyer lying about the condition of an item and asking for money back - this time via a "return request"


I'm trying to reply to them and the system shows "message sent" - HOWEVER - the sent message is not appearing in the Messages/Sent folder.

I sent it twice - and nothing.  No email copy of it either.


Is there a limit on how many words the reply can be?   All I see in the reply field is (attached screen shot)

Selling discussion

Sold a clothing item on another account. Description stated "2nd hand item and eventhough this is a smoke free home the possibility existed". Received a positive feedback saying. "Smelled badly of smoke. Good Item". Doesn't appear that the seller hit my dsr as I am at 5 stars on item as described.


My only concern is that it is at the top of my feedback as I write this. 


Should I respond to this feedback since the smoke possibility was posted in the description, or do I leave as is?



Selling discussion

Apr 22, 2015 4:12:44 PM PT

Should I respond to a false positive fb?

Its been 4 times already, someone out their is tying to scam me.  The first time he almost got me, thank god the postofficer got suspicious and stopped me right before i would have shipped it.  But now evey time I post my ipod 5th gen ipod for sale, within 2-5 hours he creats a new account and trys his same old scam again, he wants me to ship it over seas to his son for his birthday, then he sends me the fake email saying he payes me. What can I do to stop him, or even better give him the concequences of trying to steal from me.

Selling question

Apr 22, 2015 4:04:36 PM PT

I am being harassed buy a scammer

I have a buyer who has paid and has asked me to send it later, In May, for a birthday.

Should I print the shipping label and send something so it shows as sent so I don't get a defect, or not print anything at all and in May go to the post office and send it that way?

Of course, I'm hoping to keep a defect away. 

What will appease the 'Bots'?

Thank you!

Selling discussion

I woked hard to get to top rated and power level status and now i feel like they are taking everything i worked so hard for. I cannot open a store because i cannot always ship in 24 hous, i am disabled and sometimes side effects from meds give me days that i cant do much, or painful days. most of the time i do fine. I know that the post office will pick up packages free but its a bit more than just the pick up. I take great care in my shipping, it takes time for someone who dont move normally. ebay has repeatedly offered the option of opening an ebay store, but the 24 hr shipping is the problem. The new fees give me 20 listings/where i have 150 now without a store. I would have to open a store just to get what i have been getting all along, so what did i work for??

I have been the biggest ebay supporter /promoter for the past two years, I thought it was the greatest thing, amazing! Was i spoiled?

Please, How do you feel about these fee changes? Should I go to another web host?

Selling discussion

Hi guys,


recently i've returned the item back to seller because it wasnt as described, the seller agreed on full refund.

The item was purchased with global shipping program so the transactions have been splitted.

When i received a message from ebay that i got 56 $ of refund back today, i log into paypal and i saw that the seller refunded me everything back but the 2nd transaction which was for pitney bowes the global shipping program wasnt refunded full, it says partially refunded...so there's total 48 $ of refund, why pitney bowes partially refunded me ? If this is legit and legal why didnt get a message before refunds so i could know i wont be getting a full refund back in the first place, why ebay sent me a message i got everything back and was clearly written, you've got a 56 $ of refund back which i did not. What is this ?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Apr 23, 2015 4:11:37 AM PT

Partial refund from Pitney Bowes

My Account question

Is the 30 day eBay money back guarantee still in effect if I’m waiting for a replacement item that could take another 30 days to arrive?



Details of transaction:


An item I received was not as described.


I have been in contact with the seller via eBay messages.


They agreed it was their suppliers fault and offered to send a replacement new item but that will take an additional 17 to 30 days.


I agreed but this will put me way past the original 30 days from the actual or latest estimated delivery date (April 1st, 2015) to open a request for your eBay money back guarantee.


If the replacement item is again different than described, or does not arrive at all, am I still covered under your eBay money back guarantee?



Extra notes:


There has been no request to return the original incorrect item.  


I don’t see “Case details” in the Purchase history for the item.




Thank you.


Bidding & Buying question

I purchased an item from a seller and paid for expedited shipping and he emailed me the day after (not using eBay) telling me that he was going to try shipping it out that day.

He didn't ship it out. On his listing, it states that the seller usually ships within two days. It has been about a week now. I asked the seller when he planned on shipping the item and he said if it hasn't shipped in 3 weeks from order date then I can report it to eBay. I don't exactly want to wait three weeks for a seller who may or may not ship my item. Am I being impatient? Do I have to wait the three weeks before reporting a problem?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Ok, I must say this is a first, I sell my books on ebay, for less than my publisher.

I screwed up and did not send immediately via media mail, so I sent it priority.   (so cost me extra money)

But what bothered me was his response and reason - mind you, this came right out of an unopened box of 20 books... All I did was sign the interior.

Here's what the buyer said:
Reason:I don't need it anymore
Comments:Hello, I received the book yesterday and wish to return it. It has a tear on page 174, and the info in it is basically a repeat of other books I have. Thank you. Regards, William

I realize there is info in it from other books, but no other book has a detailed chart of all known Simson, with info on proofs, type, names, and then about 30+ pictures of different guns so you can compare AND detailed close ups of parts and acceptance markings.

So, my primary question is this:  Do I deduct shipping to HIM from the Paypal?  Or I just lose out?


Technically his reason I could have denied it, but I think he threw in the 'tear on pg 174' to cover himself.  I have since blocked him, but I hate getting screwed by someone. 

Selling discussion

Why did this seller  ban me from bidding on an item where they are the ones who posted that Best Offer was an option and I made an offer? They won't even allow me to ask a question. they won't allow me to make another offer. Weird.... I don't know these people and why would they do that? Totally ridiculous and I would think against Ebay rules. Don't they want to sell the item?

Bidding & Buying question

I recently bought a wax pack and then checked the last two sales from the same seller same wax pack from a full box and I see I paid almost 30% more then their first two sales. This does not make me feel good at all. What is going on here? I smell a skunk!!!

Comments would be apreciated, thanks...

Sports Cards, Memorabilia & Fan Shop discussion

Apr 22, 2015 11:22:43 PM PT

Over paid on wax pack

Does anyone know if a Seller can leave a Buyer bad feedback.  The policy has changed so much over the years that now I'm sure what the policy is?

My Account discussion

Hiya, have been having trouble with a seller. I never received a package that i brought from them, they said that it was delivered and said they have a tracking number to prove it. They were rude and unhelpful so i opened a case for it. They replied to the case three days later and was rude again and then left bad feedback inside a positive feedback, again being rude. As they were completely not helpful and didn't reply i had to look into it myself, turns out the address the courier had was not my address. He says he doesn't care and it doesn't matter and that eBay will side with him because he has a tracking number that says it was delievered "somewhere" is this true? Thanks !

Shipping & Returns discussion

Apr 24, 2015 11:01:23 AM PT

Seller delivered to wrong address

I have a buyer on what was a time sensitive Record Store Day auction, where the price I'll get after relisting when the unpaid case closes is half of what I should have gotten. My question is, if I leave positive feedback saying "No payment, no communication. Cancel bids and block buyer" ... will that prevent me from closing the case and getting a final value credit tomorrow? Will ebay attempt to discipline me for being honest, responsible and right in every way (except for the "positive" classification of the feedback)? Would they discipline me if i had tagged this question with his full name and/or address? Thanks. 

Selling question

Hello wise Ebay sellers! I am wondering if anyone has some listing on Ebay advice for me. I have been on Etsy for 4 years and have decided to give Ebay a try. I sell handmade Czech light bulb covers for lighting fixtures. Basically I feel like I have been brainwashed by Etsy on the proper way to list items...Etsy has a whole other way of doing things. I know I am missing so many things over here on Ebay so I I am hoping for some tips if anyone has the time. Thank you in advance.

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Apr 23, 2015 1:20:49 PM PT

Any advice for an Etsy refugee?

Thanks to the massive community of scammers harassing me I have had to cancel and resell my ipod 4 times and apparently ebay charges 10% to close an item!!! What is with that, people are attempting to scam me and on top of that ebay is charging me 16$ for the closing fee each time! This is extreamy unfair what do I do?

Selling question

Apr 23, 2015 4:44:54 PM PT

Im being unfairly charged by ebay

Clear was bought by Sprint so I cancelled the service.  Now I have the Clear modem.  I looked at EB listings and there are pages of them for sale. But if the company is going out of business, what good is the modem?  I would like to put mine up for sale.  Need advice.

Selling discussion

Hi, just checking......can people who know your user name find out what you've been buying on ebay? If so, how? Thanks

Bidding & Buying question

Apr 22, 2015 12:11:06 PM PT

can people see what you've bought

I do not have a store only have 400 items listed ,i am going on vacation next week,how can i stop selling for that time

My Account discussion

does ebay charge for bid? when i bided it asked for credit card information and blocked some money on the card

Bidding & Buying question

Apr 24, 2015 12:32:24 PM PT

does ebay charge for bid?

I just bought some poly bags for shipping to buyers. When I went to list items on quick listing, I don't see a choice for bags, just envelopes, and boxes. How do I fill out this section? I scanned through eBay shipping, and didn't find anything on this. Would appreciate info, or where to find info on eBay shipping information.


Thanks in advance.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Apr 23, 2015 6:54:22 AM PT

I just bought some poly bags for shipping

I'm confused. I listed a hat at a fixed price and 30-day duration. I attracted over 200 views and 7 watchers. But none of them bid on the hat! What is that about? 

Selling question

How do I keep my name private when I bid on an item?



Bidding & Buying question

Apr 22, 2015 7:03:09 PM PT

How to keep name private

I bought something that arrived in the mail today.  I immediately left the seller a positive feedback.  Then I realized that they sent the wrong item.  Because I left the seller a positive feedback, have I ended the transaction and removed my ability to file for a return from the seller for not shipping the correct item?

Bidding & Buying discussion

I recently listed a semi-valuable board game and had a bidding war between three accounts, all with 0% feedback ratings (and two which were registered the day they started bidding).


The account who won (for ~$300) paid me immediately after the auction was over, so I'm not concerned about getting the money--but should I be worried that I'll get scammed after the fact? Maybe they'll file a claim with eBay/Paypal that they never recieved the item, or it was damaged; something like that?


Basically seeing all those 0-feedback accounts flying around makes me nervous, and I'm wondering if there are some preventative meaures I should be taking to make sure I don't get ripped off.


Thanks for your help!

Selling question

Apr 24, 2015 7:05:07 AM PT

Bidding war with 0% feedback accounts?

Here's the link to  the box thanks





Shipping & Returns question

Apr 24, 2015 7:56:55 AM PT

small mailing tube priority express price

I have someone trying to do a chargeback thru Paypal on me for a purchase made in December of 2014. How can I access those old  shipping labels? Thanks Tammy

Shipping & Returns question

Can someone tell me why the Australia only selection has been removed from the left hand menu.

I like being able to choose items from Australia only as it often takes ages trying to find things listed that are located in Australia.

Bidding & Buying question

Hello, I cannot figure out how to use chat to talk to customer service I cannot hear on the phone so

calling them for me is not possible. Any help would be appreciated all links direct me to call them.

On one page is says that I can chat with them online but all links only direct me to the call us page

any help would be appreciated thank you, Alan

My Account question

How do I assign my current items for sale to store categories?


I can't figure it out. Thank you!

Selling question

These are glass I think they are old earrings without posts or I might have seen tyis dangling off a lamp any one please help and thank you there is a lot of missleading things on the net ;( As always thanks in advance.


Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 23, 2015 8:39:26 AM PT

What are these earrings or ???

these are 12 inch plates ( 3 ) of them. I will post more stuff later. I guess I have to do 1 at a time

Selling question


Ive got a multi quantity listing up and want to add GTC to the listing. When I try to revise the listing there is no option for GTC? Does this mean that I just have to relist it from scratch after the 30 days?

Selling discussion

My Dad has a classic car for sale on Craig's List.  He got a call out of the blue from "eBay".  They want to list his car for him for $429.  He is not an eBay member and I smell a scam.  Anyone heard of this?

Selling question

This thought occurred to me and I can't seem to find a clear answer on Google. 


This account is based out of a retail location and I make an invoice for everything sold on ebay, I'm wondering if we're double paying the tax amount for sales sold within the state of Florida. 


Does ebay simply collect the tax amount so that when I make an invoice the tax amount is there? Or does paypal collect it and then pay the IRS? 



Selling question

I sold an item, invoiced the customer, went back in later it showed paid in eBay (check mark and $ sign were in Blue.  Said PRINT LABEL in Blue, so I did and mailed package out same day. When I went back in much later it showed item was not paid that it was mailed and the check mark and the $ were in grey. I called ebay they sent me to Paypal: Paypal said customer attempted to make payment and it did not take. They don't know why eBay marked it as paid.  eBay said they have no record of payment being made and that perhaps I hit the Label button by mistake or the Customer may have changed their mind. I should put in an unpaid item assist.  Now I am out $190.00.  Because customer is ignoring me completly.  I have been selling for at least 10 years I know the difference between a Paid item and an Unpaid item.  Has anyone had this problem?  All I know is PayPal and eBay are saying they are not responsible.

Payments question

This is weird.  I have two accounts.  Much earlier today, I added items to my new account.  They show as Active on that new My Selling page,

but are not included when I try to find them by clicking on Sellers Other Items on a current listing, nor in any Search.  Now, I know it could take some

time for listings to become active, but when I add an item onto my older established account, it shows up just about immedately.  Has anyone

else had this happen to them?  I really do hate to call CS, so I will wait until tomorrow and hope for a miracle.  LOL

My new account shows no limits (that I can find). 

Selling discussion

Apr 23, 2015 3:03:52 AM PT

New listings not showing up yet

Ok so I checked tracking and it says "package transferred to local post office" 1day ago wouldn't it be delivered today?

Shipping & Returns discussion

On 04/21/15, I sold my xbox 360 and some games. The winning bidder won it for $172.50. Literally the minute the auction ended, they messaged me saying "change it to $25", when I asked them what they meant, they were basically telling me to change their bid to $25, because they didn't want the entire auction, but just one of the games. When I said I couldn't / wouldn't do that, they told me they were only thirteen, and if I didn't sell them just the game, they wouldn't be paying. I immediately sent them a cancel order notice, which they ignored. I sent them a message earlier today, asking them to please accept the cancel notice, to which they replied "you're mean so no". Awesome. 


I entered the cancel order instead of the resolve an issue / open unpaid case because I figured since they were online at the time, and since they knew that non-payment would leave a mark on their record, they'd agree to cancel the order. Now they're declining to cancel. Can I still open a resolve an issue / unpaid order case to get a fee credit, or will I have to pay for the "buyer" winning?


What drives me crazy with this is, they were a last minute bid. There was about eight second left on the auction, and she bid and won. This xbox is cursed, I swear it. This is the third "buyer" who hasn't paid. :smileyindifferent: 


(It kind of messed up the screenshots - it starts where the picture is in the middle and reads up, then the last two are the final messages before I did the cancel)

Selling question

I just sold a few items, and one buyer claims the item is not as described.


At first, he was asking 1/5 of the total value for refund (item is not cheap), and I offered paying return shipping plus full refund. He then got back to me and asked for a different amount of partial refund, and I again, offered paying return shipping plus full refund.


It seems like he would like to keep to item, but with some sort of refund, but I'd much prefer having the items back and do full refund. After reading many terrible ebay seller storiese, I start to wonder, what is the worst case scenerio for me if he just won't return the item? I don't care about feedback as I'm only an occasional seller. Also, should I do anything on my end now?


Selling question

Apr 24, 2015 8:37:51 AM PT

Issues with items I sold.

buyer can create, real or imagined, by just opening a case because they don't want to bother (pay themselves) to return an item? Even when seller accepts returns has said they will refund the returned item? Thank you.

Buying & Selling Basics question

I have had situations in the past where a buyer has been such a bad experience I add them to my block list to prevent them from buying again.  But as Ebay's allows multiple accounts, what does the blocked buyer list really do other than cause a minor inconvenience to someone?  Or if it's a case of someone wanting to buy something just to leave negative FB as retaliation, how easy is it to use a friend's account or just create a new account to do so?

Selling question

I listed an item the first time around and it did not make the reserve. SO I relisted it and removed the reserve and raised the starting price. Do the users that bid on the item the first time get notified that it relisted? If not, would it be ok for me to contact them and tell them that it relisted?

Shipping & Returns question

OK, here is the deal. I sell adult domain names in the Adult Only section of eBay. Apparently, eBay just underwent system maintenance approximately 22:00 PT (10pm) to 22:15 PT (10:15pm) on Thursday, April 23rd, according to eBay System Status Announcement Board (http://www2.ebay.com/aw/announce.shtml).  Now, after their maintenance, I cannot access Adult Only searches, even within categories. If I click on Domain Names in Adult Only, I get zero (0) results with some ambiguous long search string nonsense. What is going on? Does anyone else have this problem with the Adult Only section? Great going, eBay. What will you fix next that isn’t even broken?

Selling question

Apr 24, 2015 4:55:45 PM PT

Adult Only Section Technical Issues

The lot of games I sold was 14 ps3 games. The buyer says he is missing 2 of them. I remember that before sealing the package, I had measured the box to be exactly the height of 7 games side by side, making for a perfect fit. I also remember cleaning all games with a wipe on a white table and immediately putting them in their corresponding case, leaving nothing behind even after repeated visits to that white table. I used tape to seal the box tightly and I also used wrapping paper to write down the name and added even more tape. It really seems impossible to me that he would be missing 2 games, and I am awaiting a reply as to the condition he received his package.

What do I do? I am pretty sure I sent everything and protected the package perfectly. Even now I fail to see anything from that game lot anywhere.

Selling question

First time returning.  Item not as described.  I started the return but I also want to put a tracking number along with it.  I need help as to how to get the tracking number.


Shipping & Returns discussion

Apr 22, 2015 4:26:29 PM PT

returns with tracking number

I only ship in the US but someone in another country bid on my item and are the high bidder.  They contacted me to ask about international shipping AFTER placing their bid.  I let them know that we dont do international shipping, how do I cancel the bid?  I have since changed my settings to block bidders from locations that i dont ship to.  Anything else I should do?

Bidding & Buying question

Apr 23, 2015 5:30:29 PM PT

international shipping