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I have this fleece jacket by Chaps.  Size says L (16-18).  

Pit to pit measurement is 19".  Checked mens sizing but mens is around 22"-24"

so could it be womens or youth?   Thanks for your help.  Here are the pics:   









Selling discussion

Nov 29, 2015 8:55:14 AM PT

Is this Chaps jacket womens, mens or youth?

I'm having trouble with a listing that I would like to ship to US and Japan only.  When I check shipping it only gives a US option.  Can someone let me know what I am doing wrong?  TIA


Here's the listing number:  151896152432




Screen shot of list it yourself page.  I tried to click on Japan in the "Require buyers to contact you" section but it won't stay clicked after I revise.  I guess I need to click somewhere else but I don't know where.  This is the only listing I want to open to Japan. 



Selling question

I couldnt find anything on google.

Cannot even figure what it says.

Underneath written something like well569.1.04.1

Please help



Collectibles & Art discussion


Can anyone tell if these are falus coins on these cufflinks?
Thank you Thank you




Coins & Paper Money discussion

Nov 28, 2015 12:26:41 PM PT

are these Falus coins?


i bought this item from some antique in york last week but im not sure that is real alexander the great coin or not. Please help me Thank you a lot.

Antiques discussion

Do you know the name of this pattern? Thanks very much!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 29, 2015 4:08:23 PM PT


Just want to see if anyone else gets whats actually happening her ein this photo....



Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 8:15:28 PM PT

Whats wrong with this photo?


Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 3:47:09 PM PT

Jan 2016 First Class Shipping Rates




And of course it's not saving to draft, either.



Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2015 8:06:47 PM PT

The whirling circle of doom

eBay recommends, that since my item isn't selling I should lower my price and accept Best Offers.



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Really? On what basis does eBay determine this recommendation? One would assume that Cassini would be comparing my listing to sold similar items and would be looking at those similar items within the same refined category. So why is it that when search is reduced to that refined category there are only 3 results, all of which are priced higher than my recently ended listing including shipping costs?




And, at least at the time I'm posting this, at the search linked above if you try and click the box for "sold listings", it isn't active.

Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 10:26:27 AM PT

eBay recommends ...


Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 11:24:39 AM PT

Traffic Stat from Seller Hub: Want To Compare



Does anyone have any info on this table?  I believe it may be from the 40's, but am unsure.  The top piece is removable as is the marble top.  I have a set and have been unable to find any info on them.  Thanks in advance.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Antiques discussion

Nov 26, 2015 8:36:59 PM PT

3 legged marble top tables....need help

I don't know if anyone else has seen this. So, I was browsing a competitor's store to see if they are making sales (trying to see if it's the item or ebay)...well it's ebay. They had this advertisment in the item search results. It appeared after typing the keyword "pokemon". So, I went to see if it was on mine as well, and it is!


This is outrageous! No wonder sales are slow. When you click "shop now" it takes you to other sellers' items...ad.png

Selling discussion

Nov 28, 2015 6:50:37 AM PT

eBay advertising in my item search!


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This is a Fenton Wild Rose with Bowknot lamp shade/chimney. I can't remember the name (if there is one) of the "Pebbly" type of glass?

Thanks so much, I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving weekend!













Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 27, 2015 3:13:45 AM PT

What is this glass "finish" called?


This ceramic piece is about 6" tall and has a Fred Rogers sticker on the bottom.  The bottom is very slightly recessed.  It has a small hole at the top for hanging.  Any idea what it is?  



Selling discussion

Nov 29, 2015 10:12:32 AM PT

What is this Fred Rogers kitchen gizmo?

Im at a loss for key words here, other than pink satin glass.


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it seems to be ARt Deco era, but not really Art Deco style.  It looks like its Czech, but its not signed anywhere. I do think its unusual to find a matching set? Id appreciate any ideas!



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!



Titanic feline version


Good morning everyone



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 29, 2015 1:56:41 PM PT

can anyone tell me what this mark means?

I bought headphone pad on May 2014
I could not get it then I sent to mail to seller by ebay
He replied me he will send to me again but I could not get it it was on Aug 2014
then I was waiting for 2 months but I could not get it
I tried to sent to mail again but I could not becase the ebay says can not find seller's ID
Any other solutions?

purchase details:

May 09, 2014
US $4.58
See description
Order Headphone Earphone Foam Earpad Ear pad cover cup 54mmView similar itemsView seller's other items
1 item sold by kkck830830
Headphone Earphone Foam Earpad Ear pad cover cup 54mm
Headphone Earphone Foam Earpad Ear pad cover cup 54mm
( 111342079813 )
US $4.58

and his replyment:
From User:
kkck830830 (2304)
98.1% Positive Feedback
Member since Sep-20-06 in Hong Kong
Activity with kkck830830 (last 90 days): I have bid on 0 items from kkck830830
Activity with kkck830830 (last 90 days): kkck830830 has bid on 0 of my items
Dear hirho9244-uxozn2jld9,

Yes sorry for late to reply you as weekend.
We could be send again to you ok??
This is we are lot of in store

- kkck830830

Shipping & Returns question

Is this a 19th(?) C. American(?) paperweight?


Looks to be either chromolithography or reversed-painted under the glass....hard to tell.


















Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 28, 2015 1:54:05 PM PT

19th C. American Paperweight?


I have a 13-piece amber colored ceramic manger set.  There are the three wise men, donkey, cow, sheep, baby Jesus, Joseph, Mary, cow, boy with sheep, shepphard.  These have a very high shiney gloss to them and are a bronze, amber color.  They have a nice

weight to them.  Any information would be very appreciated.manger1.JPG


Thank you so much!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I am NOT referring to the number available/number sold in individual listings.  This is on the search results page.  I notce that some listings have a big red Number Sold



I called eBay about this and two people had no idea how that number appears and said they would get back to me.  That was a week ago.  Anyone actually know what I need to do to make that show up on my listings?  All of my listings are multi-quantity.

Selling question

I bought these earrings because they are really pretty, but they are also marked, just no idea by who.  Any ideas?  TIA

Mark shown both ways because I'm not sure which way it is suppose to be viewed.



The earrings



These are pierced, so I'm figuring they are fairly new.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 29, 2015 7:02:48 AM PT

Help With Maker's Mark

Hello!  I have this necklace and matching earrings that have me stumped. The only markings on them are what looks like a Crown & maybe upside down Tiara. It was hard for me to photo, do you know who this maker is? Also, what would you call this color of brown stone? Thanks!

Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

I picked this cannetille pin last week, no marks at all, I've been all over it many times with a lighted loupe.
I just assumed it was a gold washed silver piece like quite a few others I've had over years. Magnet doesn't attract, so then I did a scratch on stone acid test and it stayed at 14, 10 min. slow dissolve at 18. I then decided to try and do a small file test but I'm not getting any silver or base metal to test so I just put a small drop of 14k acid directly onto the tiny nick I made, no reaction at all.
Now, I really don't know why, but for some odd reason I'm having a hard time believing this is solid 14k gold. I test real gold all the time and I'm pretty confident with my results most of the time.
I know they didn't always mark some early gold pieces but the catch and hinge makes me think vintage, not antique so maybe that's what's giving me doubts. They look original to the pin, not replaced.
Any thoughts to age and origin of this piece ?

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 28, 2015 8:06:46 PM PT

Cannetille pin, gold ? Also...when/where ?

I have a set of these 7 necklaces.. are they pendants? just plain fashion necklaces? any help is appreciated





Product Discussions discussion

Here's a coin that just might fit into David G's collection of esoteric/odd coins...current bid only $1.49 with free shipping.


1877 Indian Head Cent 1c --Filler--138 Year Old



Sorry, David, eBay does not let me reveal the seller name or item number.



Coins & Paper Money discussion

Nov 27, 2015 5:43:53 PM PT

Something for David G









Collectibles & Art discussion

Yesterday I bought an item, car stereo with a very low price (25€). But right after my payment, I have recieved an email from ebay saying that, ebay has removed the listing. Today while I was checking the item, I found out that the seller has deactivated his account. Also, the email address that he provided is wrong. 


Now I can see clearly that this is a fraud case. What shall I do now?'


Item No. 181942404990



Selling question

Hello.Greetings from PA  I recently acquired a lot of doll clothes with some tagged VOGUE. The pics below are of untagged (except for the brown outfit with pants - that is tagge) The other sets, I am not familiar with. Do these look like VOGUE clothes and if so  any info you may have would be greatly appreciated. THank you 071.JPG077.JPG083.JPG087.JPG098.JPG091.JPG097.JPG094.JPG099.JPG093.JPG095.JPG

Dolls discussion

I was hoping to get a hand with this Native American? small rug.

It measures 36" long x 16 1/4" wide.


This is not my primary area, so any info would help greatly, such as:

NA or not?

style, with the size what was it used for.
I don't know the age ~ Doesn't seem to be antique.






Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 28, 2015 5:59:26 PM PT

Help please with this NA small rug

I found this wierd necklace, it has polmer clay beads, leather chain, and what looks to me like an alien pendant and 2 lizards on the sides, the pendants/lizards are heavy probably brass.  Has anyone seen anything like this, is there a theme of lizards and aliens out there somewhere that is popular???  I am assuming this is just some random artisan piece?  There are no markings on the brass.alienlizard1.jpg



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 28, 2015 4:23:23 PM PT

Aliens & Lizards Necklace????


Selling question

I have a plush Boyds Bears that my mother purchased from QVC.  I have not been able to identify it - can anyone help identify this white bear with a blue jumper?  Thanks so much in advance for any help!  Mary



Bears and Plush discussion

Nov 28, 2015 8:28:48 PM PT

Help to Identify Plush Boyds Bears Bear

2165498.jpgTHANK YOU!!!!!

Collectibles & Art discussion

Can anyone help idenhtify this mark on a demitasse cup, saucer?  It's an arm with a hand clasping a broad sword.  I can't read the writing (almost certainly NOT Meissen).  The date seems to be 1883.  Any information greatly appreciated. 100_4530 (2).JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have a problem as I can't register a complaint on the normal ebay resolution center as the seller has delisted and the product number is no longer valid.  

I bought the item on the 29th July as my birthday present.  I can see the order in my history,  but its not letting me report it and its also not accepting the itme number.  Please can someone help me either get the item or get a refund.  It has been almost 6 months now!



Jul 29, 2015
ZAR 235.12
See description
Order null
1 item sold by
This user is no longer registered on eBay.


A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Have an entire monogramed china set but I can not figure out the Old English letter that is on them. Any help?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Please help i.d. this bowl that measures 12" tall, 10 1/2" across the rim and has a 5 3/4" diameter base. Thank you in advance.P1012306.JPGP1012307.JPGP1012308.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

this is an unusual pair of bombadier wings, they are 3inch x 1 inch attached to a 21/2 inch dia, sterling target disc, the wings appear to be silver plated bronze , some of the plating is worn off, the disc is marked on back sterling with the name eagle with a star and the number 96. And is sterling silver,

  the back of the disc has an attachment for a bolo style rope or cord to be used,,  I have looked and looked and cannot find anything similar,  I have no idea if it is even a USA piece,  Does anyone have any ideas,  All info will be appreicated , thank you


Historical Memorabilia discussion

Nov 28, 2015 7:53:45 PM PT

Unusual bombadier wings need some help

I was thinking of picking up this chess set listed on my local Craigslist.  Does anyone have any idea what age or area it's from?









Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 28, 2015 1:41:33 AM PT

Vintage? Chess set - Asian/dragons


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 29, 2015 10:29:33 AM PT

german dog any help please incised ???germany

Old screwbacks, thought they were reverse carved, but they are not. Is "encased" the right term? Also not sure if they are six point stars or maybe pinwheels. Thanks for help!



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Looking for any info on this unsigned necklace. TYIA002.JPG005.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 29, 2015 11:28:46 AM PT

Dragons Breath?



Great egret.


Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I am do not know enough about different pottery pieces but thought this was interesting. The has a smooth, almost buttery texture. Small areas of shiny glaze over the smooth satin finish. Rich forest green. Measures 5 5/8". No marks. Thanks for any help!100_7296.JPG100_7297.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi glassies, I found these at the free shop at the local transfer station along with a Panelled Flower goblet and a Bleeding Hearts goblet. I thought maybe these are also older?


I got a total of seven, the last photo with the measurements shows two of them. The smaller one is pretty much the same as the others. The larger one is slightly larger but the foot is quite a bit larger. Could this be a spooner?


I looked through Metz, Ruth Webb Lee, McCain and Miles/Miller, the closest thing I found was Almond Thumbprint, but it just didn't look quite right. Does it look familiar to anyone?


Thanks so much for any help Smiley Happy









Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 29, 2015 12:05:51 PM PT

Glass - EAPG goblets

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction on this glass. It was mold blown (the flowers are indented on the inside) into a 4-part mold. The flowers look like they may be based on dahlias to me.


I got this at the free shop at our transfer station. I don't know why I took it, it just looked older to me. The top is ground smooth.


Thanks for any help Smiley Happy











Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 29, 2015 11:57:33 AM PT

Glass - Mold blown flower design, old?

Can anybody  ID this mark ?  I just got a set of sterling silver ware and can't find this on the web!DSCN9396.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 29, 2015 11:49:02 AM PT

need ID of makers mark on sterling flatware

Have two of these sterling bracelets - one in pinks, one blues. Anyone recognize the mark?


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 28, 2015 7:52:56 PM PT

ID help please - Sterling & Glass

Hello! I found these at a friend's store today; he got them in a storage auction he won. - Are these real drums or just decorative? The nails on them are old.

If real what are they called so I can find out more about them?

I appreciate any help


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 28, 2015 5:55:04 PM PT


My first thought was an eyeglass holder but I can't figure out what the chain would hook to?




While you're here, could the bottom left pin actually be a victory pin? Back makes me think older. TIA!!!



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 29, 2015 12:34:49 PM PT

I found a whatsit and need some help please!


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 29, 2015 10:25:42 AM PT

any help with this footed vase #7276 any help

 Hi There, I have recently found this beautiful neo-classical style glazed porcelain vase. It looks antique to me (though I might be wrong), and certainly was made with a lot of style and skill. The markings don't give away too much '1533a' and I have so far failed to find anything similar in my research (after hours of looking). 


It was purchased at a local estate auction (in Melbourne).


The first thing I thought was Wedgwood, and it actually looks a bit like the famed Portland Vase (though with square rather than rounded handles). It is very light for it's size (237g), and Height: 12cm, Diameter: 11cm.


It looks to have a rough finish that's typical of older pieces, and the style looks to me like the late 18th-19th century neo-classical which was popular in England at the time. However, I'm no expert on china and would appreciate any help.







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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

i cant find this marking and signature DERBY? I included a pic of the figure as sometimes the colors help any Help will be appreciated.1448802131877.temp.jpg1448802174417.temp.jpg1448802239725.temp.jpg 

Antiques and Research

Nov 29, 2015 7:21:23 AM PT

identifying porcelain figurine mark


Are all 3 of these boxes French? 


I'm pretty sure the enamel box dates to the 18th C., but I have no idea about the mark (looks like a wasp or mosquito ??). Does anyone recognize it?


The other 2 are porcelain. One with brass mounts and the other with a silver mount...both unmarked. Are these 19th C.(?) and any thoughts on the possible makers?


Smallest box approx: 2-3/8 in.


Thank you!






















Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 27, 2015 4:50:37 PM PT

18th & 19th C. French(?) Snuff Boxes.

These pendants appear quite old... 


18th/19th C. Mughal or Persian? 


The center stone on the first piece I *think* is an opal(?), not sure what the others are. The larger of the two is jade.


I also have a silver and amber necklace and earring set I believe is Mughal or Persian as well. Well post images a bit later.


Thank you!












Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 28, 2015 1:21:39 PM PT

18th/19th C. Mughal or Persian?

Hi there - Found this rug with some 1930s clothing... 


from my research it looks like a Two Grey Hills Navajo rug? Does anyone have any information on how to date and price such a thing?








Antiques discussion

Nov 29, 2015 4:48:59 PM PT

Native American Rug info..


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 29, 2015 3:56:45 PM PT


I purchased this pre-owned coach Backback here off eBay from a very unprofessional, rude seller. The listing had 2 pics, and only a few words in the description. I recieved the backpack, there was stains ALL over it, literally everywhere. I contacted the seller, asked what's up with the stains ect. She replied with "I NEVVERRR said there were NO STAINS, that's why you only got it for $50." I replied with something like, "I will act like you just don't know any better since that's how you responded, but it doesn't matter what you DONT say in the description, it's about what you DO SAY. There's a million and one things that DONT happen to a bag, like a cat living in the bag, a muffin, a blue smurf, doesn't mean a, those things will show up in the bag. it's not the buyers responsibility to read your mind and just assume that what you don't put in the listing, means that's what's wrong with it, since it can be anything, we are not psycic" She is kind of dumb, I know... And I know when I return it, she will do the same thing to the next seller. I opened a item not described case, she said she refunded me and lied, then stopped responding so I won it, and they want me to return it. I don't want to return it to her since she doesn't desevre to sell it again and screw someone else over. I want to know if this bag is fake, if it's not, I will sell it. I have already listed it because I only have till the first to return it to her. So if I find out it's fake, I will take it down immediatley. Someone tell me if its fake! I hear if there's the subs true CC on both the inside and outside it's fake, this true? No exceptions? The serial number or w.e it's called on the inside creed is No A2J- 6094

Fashion discussion

I accept best offers to give buyers an even better deal on my items. Lately and it probably do to the economy the buyer doesn't pay and I don't get it.. why bother with a best offer if the buyer won't follow through? Then a case is opened and the buyer gets reported.


If the original listing had "immediate payment required" so should the best offer. Otherwise there is no point in accepting the offer. In the last month 3 non paying buyers with fairly substantial amounts each.   Sellers have guidelines to follow, in the same respect so should the buyer's.  Many times after accepting the offer no further action by the buyer is done. This is running rampant not just on my items but look at all the other threads being written,  again probably do to the economy.


In the mean time No response to invoice sent, or follow up emails, then eBay sends a reminder 4 days later if no payment is made, then seller has to wait another 4 days to get paid or a non payment strike is given.  While in the mean time the listing sits off line until 8 days have past in order to get paid or to re-list the item. Since your listing goes offline, no one sees it and you can't re-list it.


I think that if your listing had a BIN and "required" immediate payment then best offer accepted should require immediate payment as well if the buyer made an offer that was accepted by the seller. Understandably  Not everyone lives on eBay like sellers do 24/7, so  a 24 hour leeway would be acceptable facilitating time difference and locations of the buyer.  However, most everyone is on line these days all the time, I can't remember when I have not seen a person with a device attached to their hand.   I would think if a buyer made an offer and it was accepted they would be waiting for the acceptance notice and react to the email "eBay" sends them informing them that their offer was accepted,  not to forget the email invoice sent by the seller.  


 Regardless of which notice the buyer gets, the buyer should follow through within the next 24 hours, not 8 days or never. And which could mean Your item is put on hold if not paid, for up to 8 days.  The buyer should have the curtsy to contact the seller if a delay is needed or if they have a change of heart and can't make the payment,  other wise it is totally unacceptable. There is no recourse action taken on a non paying bidder (NPB) unless 2 or more different sellers are affected by a NPB.  Then eBay decides what action will be taken and I really could care less what eBay dose to them,  myself I block them but my list is getting bigger and bigger each month. If it continues, I will drop the make an offer from my listings lose of sales, is better then no sales do to NPD's.  At least with immediate payment the transaction will go though.  But watch out for the bogus return request!!

Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 4:25:09 AM PT


they say it's quicker to come here and get an almost immediate answer, so I might be listing some 1st day issue Postal covers and there will be two per sheet, the sheet will be a notebook binder glassine like sheet/protector and will be under 3/8" thick, so will be eligible for shipping large letter format rather than package format, I have almost never used large letter shipping during my ebay career, always have shippedpackages, but mneed to know can a guy get USPS TRACKING NO. using large letter shipping? I won't be using Priority Mail flat rate envelope but will be using my own polky mailers to ship

Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 9:46:07 AM PT

Shipping USPS w/ Large Envelope


Scammers are so prevalent here that all the offers I have currently recieved are fraudulent (asking me to text them my Paypal for payment lol). It's also the reason why I do not do auction anymore. 


The item is worth as much as my current bank statement, so I need a guareentee that I will not be scammed by some scammer who says the box is empty or whatnot. Thus, I am willing to take great precautions to minimize that risk. And yes, this actually does happen quite often, especially for expensive items.


Granted, it is adult signature and I will be recording myself weighing and putting the item in the box, as well as recording the serial number on the box to ensure that it's valid. This will be done at the post office immediately before handing it to the post office. I may even try to get a few signatures lol. I wish I can actually force the buyer to open the package, register the serial, and turn on the laptop before signing for the package.  :/ Even then, PP is dumb egnough to favor the buyer...


However, the problem is that my ratings are low, so I'm not viewed as a "trusted seller" either.. I can understand why people would be skeptical of buying from me. The whole system is a failure in my opinion, because there is no real way to distinguish a fraudulent claim from a legitament one. 


Furthermore, PP and ebay favors higher reputation, so it is even easier for the "trusted" guy to scam me. By the sole merit of reputation, Paypal will favor them in a dispute.  What should I do? Should I sell this item locally? 


Any advice on carriar options? I am currently using USPS, but I will change it to whatever carriar favors the seller in the case of an claim. 

Buying & Selling Basics question

I have an item that I listed as fixed price with make an offer option. An potential buyer made an offer.... i countered and the b
Potential buyer never responded. When the item ended it auto-relisted and since then the tab that said "end item" is gone. My only options are "watch" "share" or "make an offer"

Why does my own item think i can make an offer. Just to see what would happen i tried to make an offer and an error that says "you cannot buy your own item" comes up.

All i want to do is erase this listing. With being able tk end the auction it has just been auto-relisted and has been running for almost 6 months!!!!

Please help. Thanks

Selling discussion


Buyer wants me to ship a 200 dollar phone to a locker service. That company will then ship the item to them in the Dominican Republic.


Buyer has made arrangements with the second shipping company. All I have to do is ship it to them.

I am afraid if the item is damaged when shipped by the second company, I will end up being responsible. 


 Item is paid and I said yes to his request, but now I have doubts. What should I do?


Thank you

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 28, 2015 2:37:06 AM PT

Complicated buyer

This is probably the third time I've run into this now, and it's starting to get on my nerves.  The first time was a seller in Singapore who charged the international  flat rate for a record (as in an old 78) which was about $4.50, then turned around and said he needed $30 after the sale which I refused.  His excuse was Ebay had him "listed wrong" even though he had dozens of items for sale, and it was all my fault as I was supposed to wait for an invoice.  (????)


Now it's a US seller who had a radio (old tube type) for sale, which had a calculated price of $13.20  That seemed really good, but not unrealistic.  First thing the seller asks is am I going to pick it up (from 800 miles away) and then wonders how I was able to get a shipping cost, and finally said he/she would query shipping companies.  This thing is not that big or heavy.


If I'm able to close a sale and calculate the shipping, can a seller really decide later it needs to be more--as in they knew it would be a lot more than a default amount, and should never have listed it that way?  Literally all this person had said in the auction was "buyer responsible for shipping."


Second, if I'm not prompted to ask for a total and can still checkout, can a seller still get away with insisting I should have asked for an invoice/total? 


And lastly, is there anywhere in Ebay's policies that tells someone they can't have the auction set one shipping price and then decide later it's another higher price? 


It's not like a seller lists a price in good faith and then goes to the post office and finds out it can't be shipped by them and has to go by a truck, this seems to be a really blatant  cheap shipping price per Ebay's system and then, "well, despite whatever Ebay suad, the actual cost is going to be more, you should have realized that."  And it's also not "Well I thought it would be $3.00 and it's $4.50," the Singapore seller wanted several times what the original shipping cost would be, and this person seems likely to do the same.


And even if it does comes down to the seller won't budge, how can it be handled via Ebay that suddenly that steal at $100 is now going to be $150?  I don't like the idea of paying one price via Ebay and then more via seaprate Paypal invoice. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 27, 2015 9:59:29 PM PT

Changing shipping costs after the sale

I have a question now for my fellow sellers. I and my neighbor order quite a few things from A and I hate the thought of throwing out those boxes.


I have seen quite a few threads by buyers miffed that they bought something on eBay but it was shipped from Amazon. So worried that a buyer might think I was drop shipping, (not that there's anything wrong with that) I have been hesitant to recycle the Amazon boxes for my sales. Most of mine go in Priority boxes but for the ones that don't fit in the FRB, I would like to reuse the ones from A. They're really nice sturdy boxes.


Anybody had any negative reaction from a buyer for doing that?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 28, 2015 8:53:35 PM PT

On reusing Amazon boxes

I'm looking to buy a certain item which the seller offers "No returns or exchanges" for, but it is covered with the eBay Money Back Guarantee.


Now, if I buy the item and it turns out to be faulty, and since the seller doesn't accept returns, does it mean I should contact eBay first?


The problem is that ebay says in case of problems we should contact the seller first, but he/she isn't accepting returns in the first place, so how should I approach this situation?


I'm really interested in buying the item but the "no return" thing is making me nervous.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Just as it says in the subject line. Can you still receive messages from a blocked bidder?

Bidding & Buying question

Hello.  I just received payment from a buyer in the form of an e-check, though it was through paypal.  I didn't even know this was a method of paying so I am thrown a little for a loop.  It says the check will take 5-6 days to clear.  


The question I have is do you always wait for it to clear to send or do you send presuming it's a safe bet that it will clear?  The buyer has had the account since 2011 and has over 1600 feedback.


I would like to drop them off at the PO tomorrow morning but not if it's considered too risky,

Selling discussion

Nov 29, 2015 1:20:40 PM PT

E-check 5-6 days to clear

I have sent items to a different address before but it won't let me do it this time. I get a message saying invalid adress and it won't let me go ahead and do it. Did something change? Is there a way around this. I know it will void seller protection but it is a low cost item and I would like to not upset the buyer who claims this has not been an issue for them before. Last time I had the buyer temporarily change the address on PP and it went fine. I am worried this buyer won't do that and then be upset with me. How should I handle this ain a way to not get bad FB. should I cancel for address issue? This would make the buyer angry as they have done this several times I am told with no problems.


Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 2:09:27 PM PT

different address

Selling question

Nov 28, 2015 7:32:03 AM PT

thank you it's been taken care of.....

Selling question

Nov 28, 2015 7:34:12 AM PT

thank you it's been taken care of.....

I have always had to log into paypal before I make a purchase. Now it does not even make me log in. What happened?  I want to login to paypal first and was happy with how checkout was.

My Account question

Is this against eBay rules?

I bought an item and paid for it through PayPal and would have been a great deal. I waited for it's arrival but got a message from the seller saying that he couldn't find the item in his inventory. He sent my money back to me immediately. I did a search on the items listing history just by chance. I found that he had sold the item for $9.00 more to somebody else. I also found that he started the listing and ended the listing 37 times within a two month period and sometimes several times in the same day. When I accused him of selling the item from underneath me he said that he must have sold the item and then re-listed it by mistake. He called it an honest mistake. Before we were able to resolve the issue I left a not so good feedback because I felt that I got ripped off even though I did get my money back. Maybe I should feel fortunate for that and comply with his wishes. What do you guys think? 

Selling question

I hace problem to play my oder

Payments discussion

Nov 28, 2015 4:24:29 PM PT

God bless you

For Christmas, I usually buy gifts for my brother and his family.   Can I still get postage thru my paypal account???

Thanks, Fran 

Shipping & Returns question

I had a listing from last July. I would like to re-list it, but I can't find it in my account. (it only goes back 60 days) Any way to find it and re-list it?

Selling question

Nov 29, 2015 9:55:08 AM PT

Can I revise a listing from 5 months ago?

For simple selling of personal possessions, which type of paypal account is recommended?

Buying & Selling Basics question

Nov 29, 2015 1:29:03 PM PT

eBay and PayPal

I have an offer for an item that has already ended.  how do I accept that offer?


Selling question

I have always been able to check my Sold - Awaiting shipment page and see the last item I sold on top.  

For the past 2-3 days, it is backwards! It's showing an item I sold Fri afternoon on top and I have to scroll to the bottom to see what I recently sold.

NOT very convenient Ebay!!!    What going on?

Pages dissapearing, items relisting by theirself, Ebay telling me what prices to charge.......


Ebay PLEEZ STOP monkeying with the stuff that works!!!  Especially right before Christmas.  I'd like to be able to at least see at a glance what I just sold instead of having to search for it!      Oh, "search" ..............don't get me started Smiley Frustrated


I KNOW Ebay doesn't read these boards but it feels better just to vent!



I'm not "old" ................. I'm 29 + shipping & handling

Selling question

Nov 29, 2015 9:08:45 AM PT

SOLD - Awaiting shipment all mixed up?

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