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Hello. Firstly the bowl is not marked at all. It measures 10" wide by 6" tall. Nice heft to it. I tried to use google images to ID the pattern but came up with nothing.

It sort of has an early art deco look to it with the chevron spike motif. The unusual or different thing about this bowl is the the bottom and foot are fully glazed. There is no unglazed rim on the foot of the bowl like you see on most of these older ones.


Any ideas as to the maker? I know Red Wing fully glazed some of their bowls...but who knows.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Celadon, Glazed, Pottery...   Mystery.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 29, 2015 5:00:45 PM PT

What is this?

Hello I bought an item which I still see no tracking number has been assigned. The cost is high and Pay pal has made payment. I was just reading negative reviews of the seller for the same Item. What happens if this seller does not abide with its responsibility. Its alot of money.


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My Account discussion

Jan 29, 2015 6:48:22 AM PT


OK, this is a very different type of glass that I normally deal in. Judging from the bottom of the base, it could be maybe 1960s? Definitely molded.

The thing that caught my eye is there are several techniques involved which makes me thinkith that it is a higher quality piece. The woman I bought this from was selling her mother's estate and she said she bought it from an antique shop years ago (for whatever that is worth)


Green overlay on stem & bottom of bowl - kind of a matte green finish but not frosted, something fused

Yellow stain around rim and at foot

Intaglio cutting where the fans are, can feel & see ridges between the fans blades and carved at a 45degree angle (I don't think you can do this with a wheel?)

Cut punties at base

Cuts around the upper 3rd of bowl under the bouquets of flower and fans (eyebrows)

If you look close at the flowers, you can see the wheel cut flowers at the stems, are filled with that same green color

Clear ballastrade between stem and foot

7 1/2" Tall x 8" Diameter at Bowl


Anyone???  I'm racking my brains on this one! Thanks!


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello Folks,


I recently purchased this vintage art pottery vase.  It has a heavy drip glaze, primarily a lavender and darker purple color.  The vase stands about 9 1/8" tall and is quite heavy.  It appears to be old, I'm guessing the first quarter of the 20th century.  The underside is unmarked, except for the hand written number "29".


Does anybody know who might have made this vase?  A person I know suggested it was made by the Burley Winter Pottery Company in Crooksville, Ohio.  While researching this possibility, I found that Burley Winter produced some very similar glaze colors, but they were more blotchy and not a "drip" like this one.  I also could not find this shape in a Burley Winter piece.


Any ideas folks?  It looks like an old, quality made piece.  Thanks in advance for your help!



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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I am teeth whitening producer and I sell it on ebay, over the last couple days I was the TOP seller getting close to 25 sales a day blowing away the garbage chinese sellers that couldn't even compete with my pricing (sucks to be them). But then all of a sudden I disappeared, I couldnt find myself under 'teeth whitening', or 'teeth whitening kit', I had been dropped from the results as if I did something wrong, so lets go over the facts


-Top Rated Seller

-14 Days Money Back Gurantee

-1.42 Defect Rating

-Plenty of Photos


Now Ebay Analytics is very accurate and shows you your position within the search results for a given term, you can use this to track your position.






180% Sell Through, does that really seem like something ebay would want to drop from their pages?






Oh look at rank 4, or the whole page...Where am I to be found? Nowhere, I am not even on the page, my new listing that I placed says im rank 65 for a different item, its like im being purposely hidden from the search results



But wait.. The story get EVEN BETTER


I Called Ebay and I was connected to someone who I spoke with the other day about the same problem, turns out they're having the same problem on their personal account, they've said they were top seller for a specific item and that they've disappeared from the face of the results too, so I am not alone.


Ebay is not telling us something, and I dont want to hear the whole **bleep** about your rating is messed up blah blah, because the CS rep. also said 5 other people before me called about the same problem, so now I want to hear what my fellow ebayers think? Best Match Conspiracy

Selling discussion


Hi dreambo,

 Well, I just want to say, if you are honestly correct in your buying and selling experiences. Ebay will see the light and cover you as well....

We have decided to issue you a courtesy refund for this case on Jan 30, 2015 to the PayPal account you used to purchase this item. The refund includes the purchase price plus original shipping.



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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I recently bought a spotty Bag  (121522011385 )  we ordered the purple bag, but when it came it was fuschia pink.  I requested a return and have returned the item and been refunded, but now the seller keeps emailing me because he wants to me to contact ebay to say that the bag was purple, when it most obviously wasn't.  The label on the bag admittedly said purple, but after we placed our order, the purple bag was shown as out of stock, and colour in the picture he shows is not the same as what came.


What can I do to stop this, I don't want to say it was purple as he wants me to as this is misleading.


This is the picture on the listing:  New-Spotty-Satchel-Shoulder-Bag-Style-Womens-Ladies-Faux-Leather-Polka-Dot



Bidding & Buying question

I am curious to know if any other sellers received an email from eBay recently

regarding the promotion "List 1000 items for Free" which ran from January 22 thru to January 26th? I received the listing promotion from ebay.ca on January 27th, a full day AFTER the promotion ended! What's up with this? April Fool's joke in January? lol

Who can I talk to about this? I am somewhat upset as I was waiting patiently for a promo to come along, and I missed out on it..I will copy and paste directly from my email to show proof of emailing date below:


List 1,000 items for free
From:  eBay.ca
Sent:  27-Jan-15 13:00
Auction-style and fixed price listings free through January 26.eBay Seller Protection
Learn more
Seller CentreSell NowSell On Mobile
insertion fees for auction-style or fixed price listings. 5-, 7-, and 10-day durations included.
Now through January 26
Sell now
Offer applies to new listings only; excludes relists


Bidding & Buying discussion

Jan 29, 2015 3:04:47 PM PT

ebay seller promotions

Hi , Could I have some help with the marks on these two cloisonne bottle vases , are they Chinese or Japanese ? 19thc ? One is 12cm the other 12.5cm

Many  thanks in advance , Ellie.





Antiques discussion

Jan 29, 2015 10:34:58 AM PT

Signature on Cloisonne , Chinese I think .



Rise and shine! :smileyhappy: 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

The setting dips down on both sides, very ornate.  I cant get good pics of it.  How old do you think it is?  The rhinestones are prong set and the stone is glass or onyx, it is cold.  Thanks for any input  CarolynDSCN4235.JPGDSCN4234.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 30, 2015 3:59:00 PM PT

Have you ever seen a cameo made like this?

This first set has a vintage feel but I am just not sure.  It is well made & unsigned. The bracelet is hinged with a safety chain & push in. Thoughts on age or maker?


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 30, 2015 5:00:06 PM PT

Thoughts on these 2 sets

Have I just not been paying attention or is this something new? In leaving FB this afternoon, I noticed a blurb by the star ratings ..."Keep in mind that detailed seller ratings aren't anonymous-sellers can see the individual ratings they receive". Who left what ratings used to be hush-hush.



Selling discussion

Jan 29, 2015 2:20:31 PM PT


It was my understanding that I have either 50 or 100 free listings per month, depending on the item's category.  I went to create a listing in the Wholesale Books 51-100 category and I noticed this:




I assumed this was because I used up my freebies for the month, but I scrolled down and saw I have some left:




I tried switching to auction only or Buy It Now only but neither of them removed the fee.  The "Learn More" link does not say books are ineligible for free listing.

Selling discussion

Jan 31, 2015 4:29:45 PM PT

Why can't I use my remaining free listings?



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New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I know there are several people on here with the military in their family histor, so I was wondering if anyone could help with this pin.

I didnt know it was copper till i spent some time with a cloth buffing away the blackness. The back is a c-clasp.

Who exactly were the Air Apaches and is this pin from the same time period as WWII (thy were WWII weren't they?)?



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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 29, 2015 8:55:56 PM PT

Air Apaches copper pin help

Hard plastic walking doll about 21 inches high. No manufacturer's markings. Found wearing what looks like a 1960's dress with detachable collar.







Dolls discussion

Jan 29, 2015 10:31:25 AM PT

Please help to ID or date my doll

 :catvery-happy:Well,  we don`t know the EXACT day, but we know it`s coming, sooooo let`s go ahead & Party!!






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 30, 2015 6:27:46 AM PT

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! fredi*frogi

I've recently been given a lovely Frankoma pottery piece that I've never seen before. The bowl is leaf shaped with a swirl, but tilted and doesn't have any leaf pattern inside, which is smooth. It measures 7" long, has a C shaped base on the bottom and is signed John Frank Frankoma, with no other numbers or marks. It appears to be a late 50's design from the brick color of the clay. The previous owner was the founder of a popular kitchen boutique chain, and has given me several pieces from other manufacturers that were commemoratives made and signed specifically for the opening of their stores. She believes this is a one of kind given to her as a gift by the company, but her memory isn't what it once was so I don't want to assume. Any idea if this is a rare or unique piece, or is it a mass produced and just not many around? I haven't been able to find anything similar in weeks of research. Has anyone here seen this piece, same or other colors?




Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 29, 2015 2:29:27 PM PT

Unusual Frankoma Pottery Piece?

Hi, I purchased this book at a local auction house a while back and I think it is a soldier's  scrapbook. Today I started reading it more trying to see if therewea a name in it and boy it is very strange.  There seems to be a lot with numerology and Scripture is this normal for one of these type books?  Is it a Soldier's scrapbook or something else?  Thank you!


Antiques discussion

Hope someone recognizes the signature on this vase and the name that goes with it.  It does not appear to be old, but looks like it may be blown glass.







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 31, 2015 6:23:49 PM PT

Need ID of Signature on Art Glass Vase



Thses Candle holders are mint green with lavender glaze.  Measure 1.75" high, 3.75" diameter.  I am not familiar with the bottom as it too is glaze completely. Any help toward ID would be greatly aprreciated.


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 31, 2015 12:54:09 PM PT

Pottery Candle Holder ID Help

I have a Burberry London tie and was wanting to know if it is real?  I would appreicate any help. Thanks.IMG_3946 (3).JPG

Fashion discussion

Jan 31, 2015 6:37:07 PM PT

Is this a real Burberry Tie?

As I recently had an acciden while washing a porcelain (Limoges) plate,it broke hitting the faucet,cut my hand and I ended first in the ER then in the OR to fix my tendons, I can not go to the garage sales or TS anymore and I am trying to sell my inventory,but most of what I have has not been identified, like this votive candle holder, the signature,I have made many combinatios with no results,anyone can help me,has seen or know who made this piece, it looks more than just a hobbist piece but I culd be wrong, heavy, weight is 2.1 lbs,measures 4 3/4" D x 2 3/4" H, etched shells.Thanks in advance for your tips or/and help.


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Flute is 9 1/4" tall and diameter of 2 1/8". I think this is  the Dom Perignon flute glass.


Double old fashioned measures 4 1/8" tall and has a diameter of 3 1/4".  Think this is the Harmonie pattern double old fashioned glass.


Would like to confirm the IDs. Thank you.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jan 31, 2015 6:25:50 PM PT

Baccarat ID Help

The buyer is requesting a refund after 25 days he received an item.

(item information is attached at the bottom.)


This item was sold on Jan 2, and he received on Jan 5.

Right after he got this item, he messaged me it looked good and he thanked me.

The item was working perfectly fine and after 25 days, he is requesting a refund.

He had 25 days of reviewing this item and now he says the item is not working.


How can I close this case and what's the proper way to deal with this problem?

Thank you.






Item Information
Item ID:251776202871
Order ID:251776202871-0
Buyer email:dustinviettran@gmail.com
Sale price:$135.00
Sale date:Jan-02-15 03:30:35 PST
Buyer ID:nilmoe
Return ID:5005484580
Return opened:Jan-30-15 17:52:01 PST
Return shipping:seller pays
Return reason:It's defective or doesn't work
Comments:No sound is emitted from the device when I play songs from my computer.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Jan 30, 2015 9:56:25 PM PT

Buyer is requesting a refund after 25 days.

I received two emails informing me that I had violated ebay feedback policy but there was no indication as to what the problem was, what transaction it refrred to, or any links as indicated in the body of the email. How can I tell what I am supposed to have done wrong? Below is what I received:



eBay policy violation:
From: eBay
Sent: Jan-30-15 02:04 PM
eBayeBay sent this message to stearne, phil (fortnum1).
Your registered name is included to show this message came from eBay. Learn more about how to tell if an email is really from eBay.
eBay policy violation:

Hello (name removed),

After reviewing your eBay account, it appears that you have violated eBay's policy. As a result, we've taken the following action on your account:
- The following Feedback you left has been removed:

This is an informational message only, not a warning on your account.

We understand you may not have known about this eBay policy, and we encourage you to review the Feedback policy guidelines by visiting the link above.

Future violations of eBay policies may result in the loss of member privileges, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.



Please don't reply to this message. It was sent from an address that doesn't accept incoming email.

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Jan 31, 2015 8:33:37 AM PT

eBay feedback Policy violation

Found at estate sale. Black marble mantle clock with carved floral design on front. Says "Robin" and "West Germany" on clock face; not sure it's the proper face. It doesn't operate, but there is a key for winding inside attached to the works. The only thing I can find from a google search is that it may be a "Japy", whatever that is. Can anyone tell me something about clock type (if special), maker, whether original works, and anything else interesting?


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 29, 2015 1:10:34 PM PT

Need Info on Antique Marble Mantle Clock

Greetings! I have a green glass vase that I know nothing about, except it is handblown and looks sandblasted (grainy texture to the glass). I would appriciate any assistance and expertise. Thank you kindly in advance.



Collectibles & Art discussion

I've noticed this issue for a while, but after a shot or two at reporting it there seems to be no direct path to EBay tech support, finally I found the forums.


I'm in US EST and I've noticed that the calculation for time remaining in search results is incorrect, it compares the auction end time fixed in PST to the time in the user's timezone without accounting for a variance in timezone's, so in my case resulting in a 3 hour variance between EST & PST.


For example it's currently 17:12 here in EST and I'm looking at an auction that ends at 15:11 PST (18:11 local), my search results display that the auction has already ended and the item is no longer available, but when I click the item the item's page tells me there's 59 minutes remaining.


As shown in the example below the timezone variance is accounted for properly on the item page, but not in search results.


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Technical Issues discussion

Jan 30, 2015 3:24:07 PM PT

Incorrect timezone in search results


Militaria Collectors

Hello all! Is this 5 3/8" high aluminum turquoise cross native? It is not signed! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 31, 2015 3:16:57 AM PT

large aluminum turquoise cross

approximate size is 20" x 20" Pencil signed on paper.DSC_1095.JPGDSC_1096.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

This is a nice piece of glass. Has a ground glass foot and measure 19 1/2" long and is 8 1/4 inche wide and stands just a tad over 2 inches tall. Any help on glass maker and name of pattern would be appreciated.  







Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

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Militaria Collectors

Jan 30, 2015 4:49:55 PM PT

Liberation Map



I have not been able to access my ebay.com shopping cart for weeks.


I have not exceeded the 100 item limit. The cart works perfectly well on other Ebay sites like ebay.de and ebay.co.uk.


When I try to access the ebay.com shopping cart, I invariably get the followinf error message:

"We were unable to load your cart. Please try again. If the problem persists, contact Customer Support or send us feedback."

The same happens when I try to add something new to the cart.




When I try to acces the shopping cart via the mobile site m.ebay.com, I get a paradoxical message that says:

"You shopping cart is empty, but it doesn't have to be."

Meanwhile, the cart icon with the number of items in it is clearly visible in the upper right corner.




I have tried clearing the cache, I have tried different browsers and devices. It is clearly an account-specific problem, because on another account I can access the US cart with no problems.


I would appreciate any advice on how to solve this problem. Calling Ebay is not an option as I do not live in the US.

Technical Issues discussion

Jan 28, 2015 5:45:13 PM PT

Cannot access my shopping cart on ebay.com

Hi Folks. This is a long shot, but I would like to have this Tiki drink mug ID'd if possible. It's glazed on the inside, the outside is fired clay with some glaze highlights on the eyes, lips and forehead jewel. The bottom is concave, with a 1/4" rim, no marks. It may have had felt glued to it at one point.


It definitely looks manufactured to me and has some age. If anyone recognizes the style or the Tiki god it's showing, it would be helpful.







Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 29, 2015 7:01:38 PM PT

Pottery - Tiki Mug identification

This is a one piece hurricane candle holder. Would love to know the maker. Thanks in advance for help.



Home & Garden discussion

I purchased this fellow with Steiff's Mucki and Macki toys. He is simlar to them, but he is not Steiff and the quality is not the same at all. He is in pretty good shape and i like his face, so I would like to know who he might be.2015-01-31 22.18.28.jpg

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Jan 31, 2015 2:32:59 PM PT

I need help identifying an old toy animal

Hello all....I know studio pottery is hard to identify but would like to know if someone can help ID this signature? Almost looks like Ethan King? Thanks for any ideas.


Collectibles & Art discussion

i think it's a glass holder -   thanksSAM_5804.JPGSAM_5802.JPG


Here is the inside of  the carnival glass piece.  Thanks for any help in identifying.IMG_2488.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 31, 2015 3:31:39 PM PT

Second carnival glass vase picture.

This is an old oil painting I just bought at an auction. I can not begin to read the signature. any ideas? Thanks so mcuh.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Came across this piece and was wondering if anyone had any information on his sketches.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 29, 2015 2:18:15 PM PT

Leo Jansen sketch: Any knowledge to share?


Fashion discussion

Does anybody here do solder repairs?  I think these are worth saving if for no other reason than because I like them.  They're signed Judith Jack sterling and marcasite earrings.  Can this be repaired and have the repair be reliable?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 31, 2015 6:19:00 PM PT

Does Anyone Here do Solder Repairs?


Can I call this a chandelier canopy?  Others I see on ebay don't have the extra three holes, not sure what they're for.  Is there a better name for it?

Many thanks!  I have three to list, would love to find them a new home.

Home & Garden discussion

I found this at a local thrift store today. I know it's not really a baby lion - their manes are not developed yet. But it is some kind of fur/hide. And looking at the terrible craftsmanship (on side of chest & tail 2 hide pieces do not even reach each other), I'm wondering if this could be a lion's fur that was left after a regular taxidermy mount?


I've never bought something like this before, but it was so unusual I had to get it - now hopefully someone can tell me what I have!


Thanks, I appreciate any help.








Collectibles & Art discussion

Jan 30, 2015 9:05:12 PM PT


Reaching out to you experts out there. Picked up four Burberry ties yesterday at a consignment shop. Hoping someone can help me authenticate them before I list. Thanks for any help!DSC_0625.JPGDSC_0626.JPGDSC_0619.JPGDSC_0620.JPGDSC_0620.JPGDSC_0621.JPGDSC_0622.JPGDSC_0627.JPGDSC_0628.JPGDSC_0629.JPG


Fashion discussion

Jan 31, 2015 10:49:29 AM PT

Are these authentic Burberry ties?

This is a "coach" bag I recently obtained.  I would appreciate your judgments as to its authenticity.  It is about 12 in. wide and 12 in. tall.



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Fashion discussion

Jan 31, 2015 5:53:03 PM PT

Coach handbag comments please


Home & Garden discussion

Greetings and I hope I've come to the right place for answers about this Gorious Statement Piece! I was told it was Native American, from the 60's, but since then, I know that isn't true; but most likely Middle Eastern/Pakistani?? My friend's Grandmother wore it all the time. It looks like Turquoise beads and Silver, but I don't think it is Silver. Might be "Tibet" Silver? Whatever it is, it is Fabulous! I do need help so I can list it so appreciate the right Keywords and ANY info!

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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

License Plate Topper - Dragons & Staff Symbol - Need Help ID ----- At the point of purchase I was told this object is a license plate topper and the symbol represents dentistry. However, research indicates the Dentistry symbol is intertwined serpents and these appear to be dragons. Any help in identifying this symbol would be appreciated. Also if not a license plate topper, what might this object be? Thanks!



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Collectibles & Art discussion

Please help ID this pitcher. It has a rough feel to it but I can't say it is crackle glass. It measures 13 " high and very heavy. It does not seem or feel like a cheaply made piece of art.  Thank you in advance for any help


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Home & Garden discussion

I don't know anything about shirt patterns or styles. What would the title be for this shirt.tommybahamashirt1.jpgtommybahamashirt5.jpgtommybahamashirt2.jpg

Fashion discussion

Jan 31, 2015 11:00:07 AM PT

Tommy Bahama title help


Collectibles & Art discussion

Join us for February Listing Contest.  This month's theme is 'Love is in the Air'.  List anything that you feel fits that theme or just something that you would love to sell!


Here are a few rules to listing:

1. 'LFVS' (Lilo's Fardville Sale) in the title for search purposes.

2. 7 Day Auction Format must be used.  You may add BIN

3. All auctions start @ $8.88.  BIN's must be a fardie number. Ex: $12.12, $18.18, $33.33, etc

4. Use an official Contest Logo in the description.  Logo at end of this post.

5. Auctions must be started on February 1st or 2nd, eBay time (PDT).

6. Please add the following disclaimer to your listing:   This auction is part of Lilo's Fardville Monthly Contest.  LFVS is an eBay recognized group of sellers that promote community values. 


The winner of the contest is the listing that ends at the highest price above the original start price.  Winner gets bragging rights and can pick the theme for next month.   We LOVE it when a listing fits the theme!


So find some widgets that you would love to send to a new home and list, list, list! 


Here's the Logo:

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Selling discussion


Very old miniature mohair teddy bear. Approx 10 cms high. Head, body and limbs are very hard, probably woodwool filling. Jointed with rods. Head isn't jointed and can't turn. Plastic orange eyes, very small with black centres. Nose and mouth are stitched in brown thread. No ID tag in ears. No labels. Sole of left foot has traces of old glue, possibly from a label that has disintegrated. Has what looks like metal staples on the joints which have rusted. If I raise one arm up, the other arm will lift too. Similarly if one leg is moved then the other one also moves. This would suggest a rod mechanism?



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Bears and Plush discussion

Jan 29, 2015 10:04:02 AM PT

Please help ID an old miniature bear ?

Hopefully this is the correct board to ask my questions and if not please direct me to the right one.  I have a Wilcox SP Co, International Silver, 808 bride's basket.  I have done some research but am a bit confused.  Some of the Wilcox items in completed have sold for a hefty price others not so much.  I need help from you knowledgable board members by looking at the photos to let me know if this is one of the finer pieces or just mediocre .   All help, comments, and suggestions are greatly appreciated.  Thanks.  Joci


The basket pedestal to rim top is 7"  high and  the entire high handle over all hight is appx 16".  diameter is appx. 5X5".  Below are the photos.  full to 1fx.jpg


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Further questions:  Is there a reason why the outer silver plating (?) was only dripped a part of the way down in the inside of the basket?

                                   If it is silver plate should I clean it up before I list?  If yes, do I just use silver polish?


Again I appreciate any and all info you can provide.  Thanks.

Antiques and Research

Jan 31, 2015 3:44:11 PM PT

Wilcox S P Co IS Bride's Basket Help Please

Please help me with any information or thoughts you have about this brooch. Sorry the pictures are not great. Age? Material? What kind of back is it? THANK YOU!



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jan 30, 2015 8:27:55 PM PT

Cameo Help~ back slide bar?

I have this Air Apache pin, done in copper (its so heavily patinated it took a while with the sunshine cloth to figure it out).  Ive since leanrned quite a bit about the Air Apaches, but am not sure if this pin is then from the 40's, or later? Any help would be appreciated!

It was originallyposted to the jewelry board, here is the link.




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Militaria Collectors

Hello Folks,

I recently purchased 2 Griswold No. 18 muffin pans. Although they are the same "model", the markings on each are quite different.

The first muffin pan is made of thinner cast iron than the other. The top handle is marked "GRISWOLD'S" and the bottom handle is marked "ERIE NO 18". The bottom side of the lower handle is marked "6141". There are no other markings.

The second muffin pan has no markings on the top side, but the bottom of each muffin cup has markings that include "No.", "18", "GRISWOLD", "ERIE PA.", "U. S. A.", and "6141". The cast iron of this pan is heavier than the other one.

I presume that the first muffin pan is the earlier one of the two. I've read that there are named variations for this #18 pan. I don't have the Griswold Muffin Pan book, but I was hoping someone reading this thread might have a copy. Specifically, I was interested in knowing which variations these pans are and when they were likely manufactured.  Is the first muffin pan variation 2 or 3?  Is the second muffin pan variation 5 or 6?

Any knowledgeable Griswold collectors out there who might be willing to assist? Thanks in advance!

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Top View of First Muffin Pan


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Bottom View of Second Muffin Pan


Collectibles & Art discussion

This is a large Asian (Chinese or Japanese) tablecloth or wall hanging.  It is lined with tassles on each corner. Measures approcimately 4 1/2 feet square with intricate design of dragons and flowers. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to list it but don't know how to describe it or what it is. Thank you in advance for your help!




Home & Garden discussion

License Plate Topper - Dragons & Staff Symbol - Need Help ID -----  At the point of purchase I was told this object is a license plate topper and the symbol represents dentistry. However, research indicates the Dentistry symbol is intertwined serpents and these appear to be dragons. Any help in identifying this symbol would be appreciated. Also if not a license plate topper, what might this object be? Thanks!

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Selling question

Hello Everyone


I am asking this question for a friend. I am hoping to get any information on this piece that you can give me.  ( Sorry not the best picture ) but it is pink and plain no design.


Anything at all would be greatly appreciated.!!


Thank you in advance

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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

This is pic from a closed auction a few weeks (?) ago.  I didn't win.  But I am totally in love with the dress she has on.

(yes, it is Francie with a Tressy box) 


Can anyone ID the dress she has on?  I don't think it is Mattel but I could be wrong. 




Francie & Dress

Dolls discussion

Jan 31, 2015 8:33:45 PM PT

What dress is she wearing please?

where is the best way to find wholesale suppliers for your eBay business?  What is involved in buying wholesale? 

Selling discussion

Jan 29, 2015 8:56:26 AM PT

Wholesale suppliers

Hi -


I recently sold a computer (Acer Aspire Home server) and hard drive - item 231435646246.

My  return policy was no returns.

The sale included the server itself and a hard drive. It did not include the operating system, as specified in the item specifics.


I tested both items immediately before shipping and they worked fine.


The buyer reports that BOTH items do not work.  He claims the drive is corrupted in some way and not recognizable by his systems, and that he can't successfully get the server detected and set up.


He also claims to be an experienced IT tech and to have worked on similar systems before.  I am also very experienced with computers and  operating systems.


On the one hand, knowing that the items were fine when I shipped and that I did not offer refunds, I feel I have no guarantee he didn't damage the items and therefore no obligation to accept return.


On the other hand, if there's something genuinely wrong with them, I have no desire to stick the guy with something faulty.


I originally asked for $125 plus shipping, but as a result of a Best Offer, did not charge him for shipping. He also didn't tell me initially that he couldn't pay for 2 weeks, but I agreed to wait 2 weeks after sale for payment.


I have offered to take it back even though I didn't offer returns and refund his money minus my shipping cost to him.  That seems pretty reasonable to me.  He'll be out the cost of shipping both ways.  I'll have a possibly damaged system back and have lost my sale, and possibly be unable to sell it again if he damaged it.


I know ebay also offers a money back program for buyers in his situation, but I don't know what would happen to my seller rating if he uses this, or if he could then turn around and give me poor feedback.


I'd appreciate advice on this situation.


Thank you!



Selling discussion

I recently had a customer harass me and I put him on my BBL after he threatened to put an end to my selling account.I also reported all his messages and he still continues to send me messages. Today someone with a new account made today with 0 fb bought something from my store and I added that name to the BBL and issued a refund.


Now I did all the requirements to block people from buying and they(newbies) somehow still manage to slip through and buy my items.

Why doesn't ebay fix this?

Is ebay broken and don't care about it's customers?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jan 30, 2015 10:08:16 AM PT

Blocked Bidders List Broken



I had a buyer open a return request on a very small dollar item, claiming damaged in shipping.


I agreed to the return request 11 days ago. Time has passed for them to return it.


I'm assuming they simply wanted the item for free and didn't expect me to pay for the return. Or if it is indeed damaged,

it was not worth their time to return it. (from their feedback left for others it seems they have had "issues" with shipping damage........)


I've only had a handful of returns and never one that was not actually followed through.

Do I have to eat the defect on this? Is it worth going through CS torture to attempt to get it removed?



Selling discussion

Jan 30, 2015 8:05:15 AM PT

Return not completed. Defect removable?

I don't know if it is appropriate, or even meaningful to anyone, to "out" a dishonest seller on this discussion board. The EBay system does not work, and I sort of doubt the feedback system truly works since (a) only 80 characters are allowed for feedback, and (b) the seller can get in a last (dishonest) word. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jan 30, 2015 1:25:18 PM PT

Is it OK to out a bad seller here?


As a fairly new seller, just recently having to deal with non-payers, it is a tremendous help. Yes, I have to scan through a lot of feedback comments which are almost ALWAYS positive, but it does help me ahead of time to cancel bids from those I would rather not sell to. Although, it is positive feedback, I will read the comments and be warned ahead of time in order to avoid unpaid item cases. I know its been said, but Ebay has GOT to help resolve this issue...

Selling discussion

I'm a new seller here; here's the story, a guy whose shipping address is in Florida yet his profile says he's based in Venezuela 'bought' my item, yet he hasn't paid.



Ebay sent an invoice, I sent an invoice and then I sent an email asking nicely if he still intended to purchase the item.


No response, ok, it's only been two days, Can I just cancel the transaction?


I feel we're wasting time when this item could be up for sale and maybe even bought by now by someone whose gonna pay.




Signed impatient

Selling discussion

     I listed and sold a Keith Urban guitar yesterday. I set my shipping to be customer paid and calculated for Standard USPS first choice and UPS Ground 2nd choice. I put my weight and dimensions in correctly. So, a guy from California buys it and it calculated his shipping to be $13.00!! It totally screwed me because the shipping is a minimum of $58.00 to where he lives.


    Has anybody ever had the ebay calculated shipping be wrong and if so what in the world can I do about it? I don't think it would be good business to ask the buyer to pay more shipping but I'm just about tempted to ask if he would mind. I didn't have much profit margin in this to begin with and now I'm pretty much loosing money...


DCS Sales

Dalton Smith

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jan 29, 2015 6:39:37 AM PT

Shipping price not calculated right



For the purpose of this post, we'll be referring to this person as "Dave" (not the real name.. obviously)


So I sold a few items the other day and one bidder in particular, our Dave, had bid on three items.  As the items started closing, another bidder outbid one of those items and Dave ended up only winning two.  Shortly after closing, I get a message from Dave asking me if I will sell him the third item he lost for a higher price than it actually closed for, and to tell the other buyer that it is no longer for sale.  Something something computer crashed something something.


Red Flag.. right?


So I respond and let him know that I unfortunately can't do that, try to be all politically savy by saying the other bidder had been emailing me all week, already paid, etc etc.  I had no intention of entertaining it, but I at least make it look like I thought about it and things are out of my control.  I also end this message by letting Dave know I'll get him an updated invoice for the two items he did win, with combined shipping.  I then send him the invoice.


Next message from Dave.. he is no longer interested in the two items he won and wanted all three, not just two.


So what to do?  Report buyer for making unreasonable demands?  He did, after all, ask me to back out of a PAID item from another buyer.. is there even a policy against asking me to do this?


I'm certainly interested in making sure Dave gets a NPB strike, so I'll wait for my automatic unpaid item assitant to kick in.  But, I want to make sure this process does not have any possibility of getting me an negative feedback.  Is feedback from buyers blocked if they don't pay?  What if I kick-off this process, and then he ends up paying and doing shenanigans with the items (destroying, making a false claim, etc.)?


It feels like I'm stuck with two options.  The Let-Dave-Out-Of-Jail option of just canceling the bid, for which he gets no strike against his account I believe.  And the Roll-The-Dice option of doing an unpaid item and maybe getting roped into a horrible situation.



Selling discussion

I'am a new seller on E-bay. I had two of my items on auction. One was ending 7  days after the First auction. I had bidder with good feedback bidding on my item and the amount was satisfactory. But this 0 feedback bidder who made his profile same day started bidding like crazy. He won and is not responding to my messages and not paying for my item. 


To my shocking horror  the other item on auction, he made sure he remains the highest bidder. And he has also exceeding the retail price of that item. I am sure he will not pay for this one also. since, it has exceded the retail price way high. No genuine buyer will buy from me now. So disapointing as a new seller i have to go through with all of this. What can i do next. I'am dead sure he will not pay. 


Any Ideas ? sugessions? 

Bidding & Buying question

A buyer who recently won one of my auctions messaged me within 24 hours to say sorry, but they are unable to pay. I appreciate the proactive communications, but I'm still annoyed that the person bid in the first place. What is the best response - to cancel the transaction or open an unpaid item case? I think the person should receive a strike for nonpayment, but would hate to get hit with negative feedback, too.

Thanks in advance for any input!

Selling question

I was interested in a pair of slippers, but I saw that the shipping charge for the particular pair I really wanted was more than twice any of the other pairs that came up in my search. He was charging $14.95 to ship an item that could be mailed in a bubble envelope, and would total weight would be 1.5 lbs tops. I put this info into the usps calculator, used his location and mine to determine shipping, and came up with flat rate Priority at about $6 or $7. So I wrote to him, told him how much I liked the item but was puzzles by such a high shipping charge--would he consider lowering it? I even told him the price I researched. Here's his response: 

Dear [prospective buyer],

I'm selling them for the wholesale price and the only profit is the shipping, so I can't.

- [seller]

His listings are all Buy It Now, with no option to bid. Some of his other listings offer free shipping. What gets me is he's just so blatant about gouging on shipping. Obviously I am not going to buy from him--I know that's how it works, if you don't like the terms of a listing, you give your business to another seller. But is there anyway to report his message to eBay? I did report the listing as a circumventing of eBay fees, but it didn't give me a chance to mention his message to me anywhere. Or am I just making too much of this? As a seller myself, it just bugs me to no end when I run across cheaters like this.

Shipping & Returns question

I had an item removed yesterday by Vero (my first and God-willing last!)  & am still awaiting a reply to clarify the reason why.

The item had the name of a dealership on it and was purchased at the dealership so I know it was not a fake (unless the dealership created the item without authorization).

Regardless of what Vero comes back with I won't relist it as it's not worth the anxiety.

My question is that do I have to be concerned that a permanent listing suspension might follow or whould I have notified of that by now by Ebay?

I appreciate any advice!

Selling discussion

Jan 29, 2015 8:48:17 AM PT

Vero Question, Please

I am so annoyed.  I have a listing right now, and originally when zero feedback buyers (2) had bid on my account, I figured I had messed up something in my seller preferences.  I looked online (I've literally sold like 3 things on ebay - so I know the rules, but not the intricate rules) and I made sure that I was allowed to cancel a bid due to zero feedback bidders.  


After I cancelled the bids the 2nd day my item was listed and successfully had reset my auction back to the first bidder (large number positive feedback).  It was no biggie - It was the 2nd day and I would rather get paid from a legitimate buyer than risk not getting paid or put through the ringer by a scam artist.    


I saw a post that you should set your selling site preferences to -1 feedback and the issue would be eliminated.  I did that.  Now, I have like 2 days left and my item has doubled in price, but there are two more zero feedback buyers bidding with the original bidder and I now realize that the -1 feedback listing does not block zero feedback bidders.  I can't keep cancelling bids when I only have like two days left.  That would be ridiculous.  


Does anyone have any suggestions?  Is there a way to block the zero feedback bidders?  If not, is this a recent epidemic?  I'm just selling my used phone because I need some extra cash.  I don't want to go through some buyer drama over this.


Any insightful advice?  Or happy thoughts?



Bidding & Buying question

Hi, i bought an item and paid 2.50 for the shipping.  when the package came it said i owed 3.92, so they wouldn't deliver it.  The sell said it was a scam.  I went to the PO paid the 3.92.  the problem was (1) the seller paid for 1st class postage, but shipped in a priorty box, and (2) he listed it at 3 oz, and it weighed 10 oz.   I asked him to pay reimburse me the 3.92 since it was his mistake, and he said he is going to open a case, but i haven't heard anything (24 hours later)  Should i open a case....?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jan 30, 2015 8:14:39 PM PT

extra postage due

I recently purchased an item at a great price. Now seller claims that his account was hacked and he won't honour the purchase. Any advice?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jan 29, 2015 3:33:09 AM PT

Fraud or not?

Some included earrings with stones, and Buyer has just contacted me saying the cloisonne earrings are not real and wants a partial refund. I emailed back that everything was sold as a lot and he needs to retrun the whole lot. I would be glad to refund in entirety, just not one portion with stones since he is asking for price of general weight in gold.

How will ebay likely respond to this? Will they require he return the whole thing?

Selling discussion

I just sold something "buy it now", and immediately after the buyer paid, they sent me an email notifying me they forgot to change their address in Paypal/eBay and asked me to ship it to their new address.  Same name, same town. Just different street.  Usually this would be fine, but the item was over $100 and the person has 0 feedback.  How do I handle this?  Can they update their address in Paypal and eBay, or do I need to cancel the transaction? I already created the shipping label with the new address, but then got to thinking that I might not be protected should something go wrong. 

Selling discussion

Hi, while viewing the seller's item listing, the shipping cost indicates $10.20 Expedited Shipping but when I hit the BUY IT NOW button the shipping cost changes to $27.35. I haven't encounter this with my previous purchases. Why is this so?

Shipping & Returns question

Jan 30, 2015 4:24:30 PM PT

shipping cost changes upon buying the item

I have an object to sell that needs an ID. It is pictured below. It is hand-carved hardwood with a wooden spool of thread and a heart shaped carved opening. Any help will be appreciated. 

Antiques discussion

I am trying to figure out how to set up an auto follow up message to all of our buyers EXACTLY like the attached message. 

What third party app are they using? I asked the seller from the picture and they said they didn't know and that they paid an engineer to set up all their stuff (large Chinese seller). I even called eBay (twice) and neither of the people I spoke with could figure it out. I have found apps that will send messages via external email, but I cannot find one that sends through eBay's messaging system.

Selling Manager Pro will let you set up an auto follow up message that links the customer to their order details. However, I need one that the customer can respond to directly (see picture).

Any thoughts? I appreciate any help.

Selling discussion

 I am placing many Bids with one Seller. They are small bid amounts and the Seller states that they will combine Items for shipping. Since, I dont plan on biding higher than the amount of shipping for most of the items and I am bidding on a good many of their items, I felt secure in doing this. However, now I am worried.


I am bidding on junk jewlery. Most of it is not worth the amount to ship. My purpose is to build an inventrory  for my upcycled Art Jewlery projects.


In the past couple of hours, one same bidder has bid on 17 of the same items that I had bids on. What are the odds, that another artist is finding all the same pieces, I've chosen to bid on , desirable too???

Bidding & Buying question

I purchased a phone from a seller with close to 250000 sales and 99.3% positive feedback.  Verizon won't activate the phone claiming it's been reported as lost or stolen.  Seller says it's not lost or stolen but that this is Verizon's standard reply when trying to activate a phone which is associated to an account with a balance and that he in fact bought the phone in a bulk purchase from Verizon.  I don't really care about the intricacies of the situation for him.  I just want a usable phone.  Seller asks for me to return phone via a form he linked me to and he will exchange.  First, am I still protected if I don't return the phone using ebay's return process but use this other form?  Secondly, do I have a legal right to be compensated for return shipping?  Thank you for your help.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jan 30, 2015 2:39:34 PM PT

'Lost or Stolen' phone received

I just bought and paid for 3 items , in the emails that I recieved from eBay I noticed the 3rd one had my address with numbers and characters inserted in between . Now I'm worried that this item will be lost with my money that I paid for. Can someone help me how to fix this as I contacted the seller and this was their answer:

Your order was shipped yesterday 1/29..Ebay has changed the way we ship the international order are handle , now we ship it to there KY warehouse and they ship it to the customer with there Global Shipping Program.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jan 30, 2015 2:28:26 PM PT

my address was mistyped by eBay

I barely shipped the package and the buyer already opened a case asking for a refund. It says delivered on the shipping and he said that he didn't get it.

Selling discussion

Jan 31, 2015 3:07:43 PM PT

Buyer opened a case

Is there any way to enlarge the text in these messages? I looked under my settings and couldn't find anything.


I have to enlarge each forum post by hand, every time I click on one of these posts. Pain in the butt.


Is there a way to make this an option?

My Account discussion

Jan 30, 2015 7:28:42 PM PT

The text is too darn small!


  I had a customer buy an extended battery from me recently for a drone (worth $70), and they are returning it for "Item not as described." They said it did not fit the drone it is designed for, even though the description states 3 times that it requires a seperate battery compartment. My return policy is no questions asked return for a 20% restocking fee but I cant enforce that since it is "not as described." Is this worth taking to ebay to fight? If i don't, will it reflect badly on my account? Also will they be able to leave bad feedback?


Thanks in advance



Shipping & Returns question

Jan 28, 2015 10:37:53 PM PT

Question about "Item not as described" return

I sold itm. number 390250460388 and sent wrong color; wasn't sure how to determine whether the error was mine.


Determined it was mine and refunded buyer prior to return ultimately agreed to refund return postage when buyer returns item.


Buyer has been refunded; still has my merchandise and wants prepaid return postage.


Committment with buyer has been horrible.


I just want to be done with buyer but I think EBay should say something to client. I've already blocked her from future buying with me.





Shipping & Returns discussion

Jan 29, 2015 8:32:51 PM PT

How do I resolve this #390250460388

Trying to resolve a difficult seller protection issue, ans customer service can't/won't help.  Trying to reach someone responsible for setting policy.  E-bay claims to have "Seller Protection Roardshows" where they meet with sellers, but customer service claims never to have heard of them.  Are these real? How do I find one?

Selling question

Like the title says... How to report these sellers? I don't see anything regarding this listing violation in the dropdown boxes.

Bidding & Buying discussion

For years I wanted to get into online marketing but never had the time. I retired last year and thought now was the time. I thought I would get my feet wet by starting with ebay one of the largest retailers in the world. I not going to say I'm not doing this for the money because extra money is always nice. But the drive to be successful is the real reason. I have always been a professional and enjoyed a lot success. It's great to go to bed at night knowing you have accomplished something,


My old fashion values is part of the reason I have been successful. Being upfront and honest and treating people with the same respect as I would like to be treated. I give those that wish to do business with me the best service I can possibly give because that is what people want. Value for their money. In my six months on ebay I have seen so many negative aspects of the online business. Not just ebay but the industry has a whole. Remarkably with hundreds of billions of dollars a year being spent through internet purchases it only makes up about 7% of the world sales. A big opportunity for people like us who are trying to get our foot in the industry.


I spend countless hours each day researching all the big billion dollar online companies to see what makes them so successful. Some of the things I see makes me wonder why some people would ever turn to the internet to shop. I read a posting one day on one of these big companies explaining to their customers why they are selling refurbished products at the same price as new products. They said they had many request from customers wanting to know why they did it. They explained that in their opinion refurbished items have been sent back to the factory and tested and restored to its original condition. So in their opinion it was a new item. I don't agree because items these days are designed to fail after a certain period of time so that we replace them and buy new. How many hours has that item been used before it was tested and put back on the market. I'm not down grading refurbished because I buy a lot of items that have been refurbished and have had a lot of luck with them at a savings when they are not being sold at a new price. But why would we shop with someone that is willing sell us used items at new item prices?


Then I went to a new and fast growing site that popped up from nowhere and now is a top ranked online store. As I browsed the store I seen an item at a price that I thought I could flip for a few dollars profit in my ebay store. I read the listing believing that I was purchasing a new product. After I filled in the blanks and inputted my credit card information and the sale was final a window popped up and said Condition of Item. I read below that and it said "used but in good condition" I was appalled by the fact that information was not revealed to me until after the purchase.


After I started my business on ebay my next step was to find a reliable supplier of items to sell that I could make a profit on. I quickly found out ebay was no longer a place to sell unwanted junk but a place where buyers look for the best possible prices on the most newest popular products on the market. So I began bidding on pallets of these items for resell. One lot I bought said the items were refurbished but when the shipment finally arrived I discovered the items were not refurbished but returned items. I quickly learned what seller refurbished means. Everywhere I turn Items I purchase online are not as described. It seems all the big companies are taking advantage of the buyers. 


But as a new seller the word "not as described" is magic here. If you did not describe that 1" tread underneath the arm of that black shirt the buyer could use that magic word to get an instant refund or a return shipping label at your expense and again you would not know about it until after the fact. If only that seller would have contacted me first I would have gave him that instant refund and let him keep the item as my apology. I have a note on all my packing slips telling the buyer if they have any questions or concerns about their purchases to please contact us. I have went far beyond what our customer service would do to make a customer happy. I have went to the point that the buyer was apologizing to me because of the fact that they felt I had done too much to satisfy them. They feel bad because they made an issue out of something that was not really an issue and was treated like royalty and thanked for their purchase. I still called it a purchase after I gave them a full refund and asked them to keep the item as an apology.


I have to say 95% of my sells have been hassle free. Those buyers are the ones that will make a purchase, promptly pay you and appreciate the fact that they were able to buy an item that would have cost them $80 plus shipping for only $20 with free shipping. And when they see that 1" tread underneath the sleeve will get a pair of scissors and snip it off and be proud of the money they saved. Then there is that small 5% of the buyers that will look for a reason to use the magic word. Then instead of contacting the seller they go directly to customer service file a return a give you a big red hicky on your seller performance. I had a buyer that claimed I sold an item not as described. I admit when I resized the picture to ebays specification the stretching of the pixels made the shirt look a lighter color. But I described the shirt color as purple and it was definitely purple no other color or variation. If you looked up the sku number I provided in the listing could see the original unstretched version of the picture and if you had a good monitor and not using a phone with a two inch screen that you purchased in 2007 it was definitely purple. The buyer provided pictures to customer service to prove the shirt was not as described. When I received the pictures of the shirt had morphed into a red wine color. Clearly Photoshop had been at work. Another big red hicky on the seller performance.


I still contacted the buyer and showed him the respect he did not show me. I apologized and promised to instantly give him a full refund and told him to keep the shirt for my apologies. The shirt was a brand new Under Armour polo with the tags still on it. It was priced at $54.95 and he purchased it from me for $21.95 and I gave him free shipping. A free shirt with free shipping is that not a value for your money. I was trying to have a successful business and did not want any bad publicity. That old fashion business value I have and how I choose to treat people will be the one thing that will insure my success in online marketing. Hopefully that buyer passed along the fact that I took care of him in a professional manner and went out of my way to satisfy him. That is good business.


After a few more hickies on my seller performance because buyers refused to let me take care of them and chose to go directly to customer service I received a message from ebay that I was "Getting to big to fast" that they would prefer me to remain small so I was able to give better service. I could not help the fact that people chose to buy my products. I could not help it that I felt inclined to work on a listing until I felt it was the best I could do. I can't help the fact that I have old fashion business values that buyers appreciate. I can't help that my sells were tripling every month. I can't help the fact that I have a drive to be successful. I can't help that some people have negative attitudes and are out to ruin anybody in their path. That is the 5% that will drive the honest sellers from this business and everyone will be left to buy from the big industry leaders who sell them refurbished at the same price as new and make wait on hold on your phone for an hour when you have a problem. Only to connect you to someone else who you wait on again for long periods. Never to get a straight answer about your purchase.


For the past two months my seller performance has been below average. Not because of the service I give. My shipping is at 100%. I have the best feedback from 95% of my buyers praising my business. But because that small percentage of buyers find pleasure in trying to ruin people because they don't even like their selves. Ebay each month cuts more of my legs off leaving me crippled. My seller limits have been cut by 66% in two months but by trying to cut my sells back how will I ever be able to lower that defect rate. You go in Walmart and the return line stretches out of the customer service area. Because people feel a purchase does not meet their needs and expectations do they quit going to Walmart to shop.


I was informed this week that I must improve my seller performance that I was pushing away buyers. I feel I am being pushed away as a seller. I have been cut back to seller limits that were given to me the first two weeks I opened my business here. Yet this month has proved to be my best month in sales and volume. And that online store that didn't reveal to me the fact I was buying a used item until after I purchased it. They are owned by ebay. That is what you call double standards.


Starting an eBay Business discussion