eBay Community


The Answer Center is your place to ask fellow eBay Community members questions about buying and selling on eBay, and for you to share your best information, tips, and insights to help other members get answers to their own questions.

View All Questions

Choose a topic to view

Marketing Image for Answer Center Section


Groups are a great place to connect with other community members who share similar interests. Give support, share information, and connect with fellow members. Create or join a Group today!


Marketing image for Groups Section


The latest news and updates affecting eBay buyers and sellers

Marketing Image for Announcements Section
Go Now


Our policies are designed to create a safe and fair environment for all eBay members. Learning what’s allowed can help you avoid unintentionally breaking the rules and helps everyone in working with reliable, trustworthy members.

Marketing image for eBay Community Policies Section
Go Now
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 

My Profile


Connect with Fellow eBay Community Members!
Register or Sign In Today!

The eBay Community

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 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

What would you expect to get if you brought this item...



A. Light with the mount + lanyard.
B. Light only.

It only had the light.
The fine print doesn't say it has the mount or lanyard.




Bidding & Buying discussion

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

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

Hi Everyone,

  I have 2 dolls that do not have any maker marks. One looks like a Older version of a Dress Me Doll. She has blonde glued hair, stringed, sleepy eyes with hard lashes, painted shoes. I tried to take a close picture of her knees because this doll was made with what looks like raised knee caps. She is hard plastic and is 10 1/2 inches tall.

The other is a bride doll. Blonde hair, blue eyes, nail and toe nail polish. She is some form of rubber and looks similar to Barbie. She is not jointed and about 7 inches tall. Her clothes are attached to her body and from the piece of wire sticking out from her foot I assume she has wire throughout her body.





SAM_3993.JPG  SAM_3990.JPG  SAM_3991.JPG   SAM_3992.JPG





SAM_3994.JPG    SAM_3995.JPG    SAM_3996.JPG

Dolls discussion

Dec 1, 2015 8:37:31 AM PT

Please Help with Doll ID

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



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 29, 2015 4:08:23 PM PT



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?  



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 29, 2015 10:12:32 AM PT

What is this Fred Rogers kitchen gizmo?

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 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 ?

Just got this email to my selling account from ebay. These figures are every month! What am I gonna do with all that money. Boy I bet scammers would pay some serious money for my account about now. LOL





Selling discussion

Dec 1, 2015 8:23:15 AM PT




Great egret.


Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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!

I thought emailing GC codes was a no no. Here it is plastered on their front page under featured auctions. 





Selling discussion

Nov 30, 2015 9:22:54 AM PT

ebay promoting prohibited auction



Orioles of some kind?


Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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????

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?

It's a Givenchy ...apx 17 inches

I don't know which KW I shud use...Layered? Tired? 

Stones - Tear drop & baguette?


Do you call the metal gun metal? it has a blackish tint to it.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 30, 2015 6:51:26 AM PT

Necklace style help, please

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


jewel 115.jpg



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 28, 2015 7:52:56 PM PT

ID help please - Sterling & Glass

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

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


pink satin glass set front.JPG


pink satin glass set necklace.JPG


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

Having a bit of a disagreement, would you call this a sweater or a coat or? Do you expect that unless it says otherwise a sweater has stretch! Bought this, it's small but by measurements should have fit. What's more was described as a cardigan sweater but is fabric, as you can tell from the pictures. It didn't say it had stretch or didn't but I own a similar one, outside appearance, and I was surprised when this arrived and wasn't stretchy, it doesn't seem like a cardigan sweater to me, it appears to be a coat missing the lining. It's a mohair blend. Anyone's input? Debating who pays for return etc., buyer beware or bad description? I want to be fair and get other people's input! Thank you! Tried to show inside & out in pic. image.jpg

Bidding & Buying discussion

 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.







P1018625 (577x1024).jpg

P1018626 (1024x577).jpgP1018627 (577x1024).jpgP1018631 (577x1024).jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I looked at my Dashboard today and discovered I had received a defect for this. The buyer had opened an "Item Not Received' request. We corresponded back and forth for a couple of days (she was a very nice lady), she then closed the "Item Not Received" case she had opened.

Now, this is the comedy part. Here is the tracking information.


Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 2.48.48 AM.png



All kidding aside, if anybody has a guess as to what Post Office personnel were thinking, I would certainly like to hear it.

Selling discussion

Dec 1, 2015 1:05:41 AM PT

Tracking History Comedy

Okay for any who might not know I have been pretty critical of this new policy re: shipping... Supposedly there is going to be some allowable acceptance time past 12:00 midnight PST,but when pressed the blues say the policy is, for you to meet the on time acceptance scan it has to be recorded  by 12:00 midnight PST...


Here is an example of USPS tracking on a parcel shipped Monday 11/30... I normally  either get a pick up  or take it to the post office and stand in line for an acceptance scan,however when I went to the post office yesterday the Monday after Thanksgiving the line had about 30 people in it,and was snaking out the door,it was appox 4:30 PM EST..well it looked to be at least if NOT more than a 30 minute wait to get 3 packages scanned,so I dropped them off in the lobby parcel drop. I have done this before and got an acceptance scan on time,before 12:00 midnight PST,no problem...


However here is the scan I recieved,it is 1 hour an 14 minutes late by ebays policy... as you can see there is no way the parcel was not delivered on time(within my handling time) to receive a 4:14 AM EST acceptance scan...I had 3 parcels all with the same acceptance scan time,but it gets worse 1 parcel was 1 item, the other parcel was 2 items,and the third parcel contained 6 items,that is 9 items/transactions(combined shipping)  that did not meet ebays on time acceptance scan,so unless they are delivered on time,or the customers  leave feedback that yes it was delivered on time ,that one day will kill any chance of me meeting the metric,and keeping TRS+ status,even though it is obvious with the time stamp it was delivered to the post office within my handling time,and before the post office closed...


This is only going to get worse as we approach the the holiday season...will ebay do the right thing and really ALLOW an acceptable time allowance,or adhere to the 12:00 midnight PST deadline,we shall see I guess?


Tracking #:







Dec-01-15, 05:29 AM, ORLANDO 32824


Dec-01-15, 04:14 AM, TITUSVILLE 32780



Selling discussion

Dec 1, 2015 10:13:59 AM PT

NEW shipping metrics

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


AA NEW ITEM DRUMS 1A resied.jpg


AA NEW ITEM DRUMS 2A resied.jpg


AA NEW ITEM DRUMS 3A resied.jpg


AA NEW ITEM DRUMS 2AA resied.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 28, 2015 5:55:04 PM PT





How in the world did it get to be DECEMBER already?  However it did, it's here and all the winter holidays are upon us.  This is a month where your friends will be here to talk, listen, and encourage, but also a month where we'll take time to be full of the joy of the season whether at home or out of town.  No matter how big or small your celebration is, let's not forget to count our blessings as this year winds down….and be sure to count your friends here among them!


Please join us for virtual hugs, pats on the back, shoulders to cry on, whatever you need, we're here to help.  All are welcome here. 



We have a beautiful green goddess:






Magic listing dust:






And our old boyfriend, George….they're all here to bring us prosperity, luck, and eye-candy while we slave over a hot computer :-D








Here are our best tips to help you out!


The Gotta Make Money Support Group is here to help and support each other in Making Money, so here are some suggestions to keep the money flowing. We've culled these from years of experience and hope you'll be helped by them!


1) LIST IN A VARIETY OF FORMATS - Try some regular auctions, auctions with Buy it Now, Fixed Price, and Fixed Price with Best Offer. Not only will you get a better idea what works for YOU, but you'll offer buyers a variety of buying options.


2) OPTIMIZE YOUR LISTINGS – By using the free Terapeak Keyword app (find it in the Applications tab), practice how to take better photos, change the keywords on your listing titles regularly, change the opening blurb in your store header every now and then, and experiment with price changes UP as well as DOWN!  Run Sales on a regular basis with the Markdown Manager and also learn how to set up Promotions on your Store listings for better visibility.


3) DON'T LET YOUR UNSOLD LISTINGS LAY AROUND - Check your My eBay page and click on Unsold...get those relisted ASAP!  You've already done all the work, so be sure they're viewable by buyers!


4) OPEN A STORE - If you are wondering whether you are better off with a BASIC store or a PREMIUM store, figure that if you have over 250 store items, Premium is a better buy....under 250, Basic is....this is at least a rule of thumb to get you started.  Stores used to be great places to put items and keep them available year round, but with the fee changes, maybe not so much - sit down and figure it all out.


However, there are at least four really good reasons to have a store.... 1) listing fees are less if you have a store, 2) your items can be separated into categories making it much easier for buyers to shop, 3) you can run Promotions and Markdown Manager sales. They are two different ways to generate sales!, and 4) you can put your store in vacation mode when you need to get away for a bit.


5) DEAL WITH BIDDERS, BUYERS, AND ANNOYING INQUISITIVE POTENTIAL BIDDERS IN A PATIENT AND FRIENDLY WAY - Remember that it's worth money in your pocket and it's good business sense to show respect to all.   If you must, write up that snarky reply, get a laugh at it, then hit delete.


6) KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE! This thread is all about MAKING MONEY, that's for sure, but we feel that being supportive of our Lister Sisters and Brothers helps ALL of us. Drop in and hang out! Venting is allowed, but take it easy on the drama, negative vibes and controversial, off-topic issues such as politics and religion.












Fashion discussion

Dec 1, 2015 4:45:08 AM PT

DECEMBER Gotta Make Money Support Group

Please help id this glass bowl with repeating S border rim that measures 12" across the rim, 3 1/4" tall and has a 4 1/4" diameter base. Thank you in advance.P1012309.JPGP1012310.JPGP1012311.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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

I couldn't get the color exactly right on the stone...it has more of a tan color to it.

Any idea on the stone?


Could this ring be NA?

It has a marking and then the word STERLING.

Can anyone make out the mark or have a link I can check?








Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 30, 2015 3:50:06 PM PT

Help with Sterling NA? ring

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


Hello, just purchased this pipe from an auction. I am uncertain as to the age and markings. Here are some pictures of the markings. The auctioneer claimed it to be 18th century. Just wondering if this has any validation or just an age given to the piece to try to increase bidding. Made of brass. Has good petina to it so it is old. Just how old? Where was it made? Any idea of value?pipe1.jpgpipe2.jpgpipe3.jpg

Collectibles & Art 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. All are good til cancelled.  Like I said, even eBay staff can't tell me why it appears on some listings and not others.

Selling question


Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Nov 30, 2015 5:37:14 PM PT

please help id these plates no marks

image.jpgimage.jpgHello, image.jpg

  I recently picked up two silver pieces at a flea market. I'm trying to do research on them, and see if there is a market for them. Any information will help. Thank you.

Antiques Anonymous


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 29, 2015 1:56:41 PM PT

can anyone tell me what this mark means?

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

Ho Ho Ho!!   santa-dance.gif 


It`s that special time of year again!  Time for family & friends & lots of hustle & bustle of the holidays. But don`t forget to take a few minutes to drop in here for a breather & have a cup of nog or some warm spiced cider!





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Dec 1, 2015 11:50:46 AM PT

Deck The Halls December CHAT!

Looking for some kind of ID on this tiny (under 5" across) tidbit server.  No maker's mark; opaque yellow glass with clear glass handle.  I've seen similar pieces (not identical) described as "Depression" and "stretch glass", but not sure if they are accurate.  Thanks in advance for any help!  PS - sorry about image clarity; camera settings must be goofy.  -kyal



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain 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

Any thoughts on who might have made this large abstract stoneware pitcher or vase?


Thank you!



ABSTRACT 001.jpg


ABSTRACT 002.jpg





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

eBay says "no". That's funny.... because they do mainly side with the buyer. They also say "we strive to make sure cases get resolved fairly to the satisfaction of both parties". Don't they mean, to the satisfaction of the buyer? 



Selling discussion



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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 recently picked these up at a flea market. Waa wondering if anyone knew anything about them? Or if they are worth something? Any information will help. Thank you.





Antiques discussion

Dec 1, 2015 12:36:24 PM PT

Silver teapot and pitcher?

Rimage.jpegimage.jpegOkay, so im tryin to figure out what these tools are. Came from a lot of tools and dies and taps. Any ideas? There are some numbers marked on the bottom. See the photos. Any help is much appreciated!!! Thanks! 

Product Discussions discussion

Nov 30, 2015 12:21:56 PM PT

What in the world are these tools!!!???

Hello, I believe these are Japanese plates. However, I can't seem to find a pattern name or maker name. I'm hoping someone here will have some knowledge. Thanks much in advance.





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


Militaria Collectors

Nov 30, 2015 6:34:05 AM PT

What type of srvice medal?

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?

I thought there was a Christmas board on ebay but maybe no longer?

Maybe someone here is familiar with these?


This is heavy glass with a brass cap.

Does anyone know the maker? age?

The pics came out orangey but it's more red.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 30, 2015 4:52:23 AM PT

Glass - Heavy Glass Christmas Ornament


Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Dec 1, 2015 1:10:31 PM PT

any ideas on what this symbol means?


Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Nov 30, 2015 5:39:23 PM PT

can anyone help id these two glass bowls?

21st Century Toys




Number on the tank is 813


I am trying to idenitfy the name of this tank. Since it is a 1:32 scale replica of the real thing, I have been trying to find out more background/historical information. That would include the name of the tank.


I have listed all the 100% factual information about the tank to this point at the top of this message. But searching for additional information on this tank on the internet has been harder than I thought.


The best I can come up with is a Mobile Mortar tank, but I am far from  100% certain. Thank you in advance.



MORTAR (1).jpg

Toys & Hobbies discussion

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

Thank you in advance for your feedback.

The bag is 15 1/2" high with a 9" diameter bottom.


Fashion discussion

Please help ID this Etched & Ribbed Beautiful glass DSC03475.JPGDSC03463.JPG

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


Disneyana discussion









Collectibles & Art discussion

Does anyone recognize the pattern and/or maker of this silver sugar bowl lid?




077 (2).jpg


078 (2).jpg




Dec 1, 2015 9:18:08 AM PT

Does anyone recognize...


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 29, 2015 10:25:42 AM PT

any help with this footed vase #7276 any help

 photo 1d185fb5-8540-445d-b600-fccee698cf99_zpsdstbjmnf.jpg photo SAM_5272_zpsutjuofcq.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 29, 2015 10:29:33 AM PT

german dog any help please incised ???germany

Hi Joolies, I picked up this little pin at a church sale, it measures 1-1/8", couldn't find a mark on it. I was shootiong it for selling and as I was putting it down I saw something on the clasp. After I shined it up I found this little tiny mark. It looks like AVS, there is an elongated shape stamped into the clasp just before the letters, kind of looks like a fat arrow with rounded corners and points.


The only name I came up with for AVS is a Danish silversmith Askel Viggo Sorensen, 1987-?. The few pieces I found for him online looked nothing like mine, plus the clasp and hinge looks to me to be older.


There is one for A.V.S., a Danish silversmith, A. V. Spenner, 1893-1937. I can't find anything attributed to him.


If anyone has an ideas for me I would really appreciate it Smiley Happy










Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Dec 1, 2015 3:00:37 PM PT

Silver Pin Help

I found this (candy dish?)  I thought it looked like federal glass but I have not seen this pattern or colors. Also I am not sure it it is carnival glass or just heavily colored glass. It is 16" tall and looks like red etched to yellow crystal in person. The pictures do not do it justice, I am guessing it is 30's - 40's vintage.

















image hosting over 5mb

Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 1, 2015 3:30:27 PM PT

Interesting Federal? Glass

...of course they didn't pay and I was refunded the FVF.


I now am over my 6k sales limit and cannot relist the PS4, and in addition, my account has basically been frozen for the entirety of the christmas season.

Is there anything I can do?

Selling discussion

Nov 29, 2015 5:38:27 PM PT

Someone placed a bid on my PS4 for $6300...

Buyer received a 6 and not a 6.5 as ordered. She noticed her feet were hurting 16 days after she received the item. If I put on a shoe a 1/2 size smaller, I can tell.
I personally don't think she needs any discount. I told her $5 and now she says she wants at least $15 since her toe is damaged. What do yall think? Personally, I feel like it's her fault because anyone should have noticed they didn't fit right.

Selling discussion

Hey all! 


So, in the past few months I've found a couple of people using my photos as their own main photo, when listing the same items.


Today I found one by chance, because I did an eBay search of the brand Corey Lynn Calter, I happened to run across someone else's listing of a top that I also sold recently, but the picture is mine. I mean, I take my pics on a hanging bust in my dining room-I know my pictures, you know?? I clicked on it and double checked, and yes they are mine. 


Anyway, my listing is over, but it does annoy me. What are your thoughts on this? Would you say something? Or should I just move on? 


No I don't have any kind of watermark. No my pics are not anything super fancy-or special, but I do take a lot of time taking them. 


Please no negativity, just curious about other seller's thoughts! Thank you!

Selling discussion

Nov 29, 2015 2:53:57 PM PT

When someone uses your pictures...

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 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

hi,, i have an easy 14 day hassle free return.. but i had a buyer try and return something on the 30th day(raised a red flag,like she was trying to game the system,thinking it was 30 day return policy)...  


in her return request,, she clearly states she changed her mind,, and that the seller was great,, .. i called ebay and they said i can deny the return, and won't be penalized because it's outside my return period..



ok,, so i know to be wary of her trying to open a paypal claim,, but i beleive because she didn't say it was not as described, and clearly was happy with my communication and service.. paypal should deny her claim,,if she tries to open one... 


anything else i'm  missing??


i don't know why she waited til the 30th day,, she communicated with me soon after the sale and asked for a partial refund.. because she's not sure she likes it.. i told her i would give her a 10 dollar refund, or she can return it under my return policy..   


then i heard nothing until today,,which is the 30 th day after she purchased,, 24th day after she received it...


thanks in advance,, im trying to preemtively  cross my t's and dot my i.. so to speak..

Selling discussion

Nov 29, 2015 4:19:03 PM PT

denying a return, how to cover myself

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

I just received Negative Feedback from a bidder that won an item 24 hours ago and did not pay!  This person contacted me 24 hours after they bid on the item within the last few seconds (outbid other bidders) and said they could not afford to pay for the item!   I simply replied that since they won the item within the last few seconds by outbidding other potential bidders, I expected them to pay!   The buyer responded and said they would leave negative feedback because I would not let them "NOT PAY" for the item.     I already sent EBAY a message concerning this issue and do not expect anything to be done!   EBAY customer service is not SELLER friendly.   An unpaid item case will open up tomorrow (48 hours) and I will see if this person will pay.  If not, they will receive an unpaid item strike.


One more note concerning the bidder.   They sell a lot of items on EBAY and have plenty of feedback (good and bad), so they can afford to pay for the item. 


Is there anything I can do about the negative feedback since it came 24 hours after the person won the item and did not pay?


Thanks for suggestions and comments

My Account discussion

Nov 29, 2015 1:22:04 PM PT

Negative Feedback from non paying bidder

Buyer offered me more than the buy it now price. Also requested me to give him my PayPal account Id. I'm pretty sure the winning buyer just submits payment through eBay and PayPal. Am I correct on this. I think this is a shady buyer. They just joined 11/24/15 and gas no rating.

Selling discussion

As a general rule how long shuould a Seller wait for a Buyer to Pay for thier item before taking some type of official action or cancelling and relisting the item?  I have the Reminder message set to be sent to buyers after a few days in the Site Preferences section, ete.

Selling discussion

I sold a ring-starting bid was $1500-buy it now was $2000. buyer set up an account last day of sale-o rating & bid $2000-not "buy it now"-no other bids listed. seller then requested an invoice and sent a different shipping address-

150th Avenue Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 United States"

to a person with a different name. Contacted ebay-they said to cancel transaction due to red flags. I did. researched this-stated this was a freight company to overseas-I was requiring signature on delivery. Ebay forwarded my telephone number to the person to "help complete the transaction" and seller contacted me not only on ebay vial email but also by text asking for pics & description of my item & paypal info. Aramex is the shiiping company affiliated with this address. 


has anyone ever had a sale like this or dealt with this company. I reported the buyer for requesting to complete the transaction outside ebay-just hpoing I didn't throw away a good sale.


New seller to ebay-many positive buying experiences. Welcoming any & all advice.



Selling question

Nov 29, 2015 3:23:29 PM PT

selling a ring-new seller-0 rated buyer

Hello Ebay community.


I am a newer seller and have chose to ship flat rate boxes only domestically (United States) for the safest selling.  I got a message after a sale that made me question everything about the sale.


I have received the money, but before I was going to ship out, I recieved this message:

His location is from Chile, but his postal is: United States




Please let me know if you believe this guy is trying to pull a fast one.  I'd rather be safe than out of $ and my items, especially with the hollidays around the corner.


Thank you for your time in advance!

Selling discussion

Simple question.  How long does a buyer have from the sale date to return an item that they are unhappy with?  The ball is in their court, so to speak.  Just wondering how long I have to wait for them to return it for a full refund.  Thanks!

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 29, 2015 8:31:28 AM PT

Unhappy buyer and returns simple questions

I'm thinking of upgrading to a basic store.


annual is $16/month

montly is $20/month.


what's the cancellation fee (per month) if I cancel early?


I don't think I'll have to cancel, but if I do, how bad is the fee?


EDIT thanks for the reply.


Of course, all the terms and fees are written exclusively to Ebay's benefit. Gotta pay for all those lawyers to write the terms.

Selling question

Hi, hope someone might be able to answer this for me.  I accidently sent the wrong item out today.  I had two similar items prepacked and ready to go, but I had switched the labels.  Just noticed tonight when I was packing something else up.  I already notified the buyer and told them I would ship out the correct one tomorrow and that they can keep the other one.  My problem is, how can I print out a new postage label?  Can I purchase and print postage through ebay so I can get the discount?  I can't figure it out.  I can't void or reprint the other one because it's in transit and the weight isn't the same anyway.  Hope someone can help.  Thanks!

Shipping & Returns question

Dec 1, 2015 12:23:24 AM PT

Wrong item sent--how do I print new label?

Payments discussion

Hello all,


I experienced my first TWO non-payers a couple of weeks ago.  I assumed that the appropriate response was to leave negative feedback as a warning to future sellers, but I see that is not an option.


I opened a case and went through that whole process.  EBay said that their non-payment was recorded, but does anyone know exactly what that means?  Is it obvious when looking at a buyer if they have a non-payment in their history?  Does not paying not impact your feedback rating?




Selling question

Dec 1, 2015 6:31:12 AM PT

When someone doesn't pay

I have a comforter set listed and i left the shipping as how ebay had automatically losted it but someone has messaged and asked me how much shipping is, does anyone know the best way to ship something like this????

Shipping & Returns 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?

I've read the threads about people thinking Best Offers reset after 24 hours and I'm fully aware that is ridiculous. I understand the offer expires after 48 hours, but you still only get 3 max.


My question is do you get 3 best offers forever?


I figured it expired at the end of the auction! There's this item I put in a best offer for. I thought the price was fair because there was a record of him selling the same EXACT item (he relisted another one) at the price I offered. He countered and I rejected his counter. Then I made the fatal mistake of making a best offer and retracting.


Locked out. Fine, I did it. *sigh*


But since then, the auction period has ended 5 times over. And I still can't make another offer. He's changed the price, up and down, and I've watched it end each time unsold.


If he keeps relisting the auction, does that mean it technically NEVER ends and I'm locked out forever? I thought the relist was just an automatic "I am listing this auction. Period." not an extension. I figured it would have reset after the max 30 days.


On the surface, I can see I'm wrong about something, obviously. Do I have this right?

Bidding & Buying question

Nov 30, 2015 9:41:37 AM PT

(Yet Another) Question about Best Offers

I can't figure out a few things.


  1. How to post specifically to the Collectible Militaria Discussion Board
  2. How to get my attachment file of 10 pictures into one post.

So, unfortunately, I have to send the pics in 3 separate posts

Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 1, 2015 1:27:50 PM PT

Pics on military items

I list with multiple items in one listing, when I do not sell out on the listing in 7 days, that goes into the UNSOLD Folder, then eBay tells me it's time to RELIST that listing., so I hit the check box and hit relist.  Thinking I am relisting only the UNSOLD Qty, it is infact relisting the entire initial listing.  Then a customer comes along and buys something that was previously sold and I am out of stock on it!  I then Cancel the order as I cannot fulfill it.  This is where my high defect rate came into play, I have a rate of 5.  I called 12 months consequently complaining about my issue of a high defect rate.  I was called by a woman in Leadership asking to speak with me regarding my phone call the day before Nov 24, 2015.  She explainned to me that she listened to my call the previous day of over 2 hours.  She was horrified to hear of the 10 people I was transferred to and each time I had to re explain my issue.  She said she understood that I was also given the wrong information and that the correct info was indeed coming from her!  She proceeded to tell me that all looks great with my account and yes I will have limitations meanig I will get my money 3 days after a buyer gets there item from me and after Dec 20th, 2015, my status would then be Above Standard as long as there weren't anymore defects.   Today, I was packing a few items that I sold and I received a message from eBay, that my account was suspended definitely!  I explained that it wasn't until Nov.18th, 2015 that I was told to use the Good Till Cancelled option.  I changed all my listings over to Good Till Cancelled and a week later, after selling...I am SUSPENDED indefinitely???  Why doesn't eBay want to take ownership of my issue?  Should I seek counsel?  All of the reps I spoke with recited their scriot of "Oh, I am sorry you feel that way and I can understand your frustration"!  Mere scripts that do not help me in any way shape of form!  This is not customer service, this is robotics!  I also received an email alerting me that my other unused account was Suspended, as well!

Thank you for letting me vent.



Selling question

Dec 1, 2015 12:55:04 PM PT

Suspension Indefinitely?

I need to chango my email because my email i forgot to put 64

My Account discussion

Nov 30, 2015 8:34:18 PM PT

Chango my email addresse


I am trying to sell a used guitar (2002 Gibson). Have sold 5 others in the past year. I ship to U.S. addresses only. This time listing is blocked by an error 240, "may be listing an item that contains wood that is restricted for export, therefore this item is not eligible for shipment through the Global Shipping Program."

I do not use the Global Shipping program. I am an individual, not a business account. After years of legal wrangling, the government CITES enforcement found Gibson was not in violation, and an accommodation was made for individuals owning guitars, as opposed to manufacturers. The guitar fretboard is made of Indian Rosewood, which I don't see on the CITES list, unless it is disguised under an obscure species name. I don't ship overseas. Why is this listing blocked, while others have had no problem?

There are hundreds of used Gibsons currently listed, many of the same model.





Selling question

can i accept the second buyers offer before i hear from the first offer -counteroffer??

Buying & Selling Basics question

I can not reply to my feed back form a buyer it says Sorry, you have no feedback. You cannot respond to feedback you don't have i for sure have it. does any one know what to do thx.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Nov 28, 2015 5:22:47 PM PT

I can not reply to my feed back !!!!!!!!

Travel. Browse. Buy. Catalog. Clean. Picture. List. Define. Purchase shelves to store. Wait. Catalog profits. Purchase shipping supplies. Pack. Print labels. Drive to post office. Hope for the best.


A buyer can purchase any item and demand a full refund while also demanding to keep said item.

The same buyer can leave a disgusting, hateful, negative feedback.


eBay takes the buyers side.

eBay takes the buyers side.

eBay takes the buyers side.


and so on and so forth with all such ridiculous and bogus cases.


Many sellers begin to realize that this is JUST NOT WORTH IT.

and to me, I would throw all 1000 items I have in the middle of the road and let morons who work under others pick it up.


Roads exist ONLY for labor.


and with all of what else I have to say,  all I really have to say here is that eBay is a waste of time.

A waste of life.


Are you trying to be self employed?

Do you find yourself hoarding hundreds or thousands of items?


Do you find yourself SCREWED by eBay and their loser employees who script you?


Do you find that out of thousands of transactions, only one negative can allow the next buyer to tell you "I see you've received a negative in the past month and if you do not do this, I will leave you another negative and this and that and this and that."


All while... eBay does nothing.


If anyone wants to quit this bull **bleep** for the better and join my wife and I in planting our own food, building our own shelter, etc.



All of this polluting **bleep**. Ceramics, glass, plastics, antique **bleep**.

All of these humans shopping. Working so that Government becomes powerful and conducts their own wars.


This is ridiculous.


eBay should be taken advantage of.

Sellers should list items for great prices that will sell FAST but no item to be shipped.

We should all cause case upon case to be opened for no one other than eBay themselves to have to deal with.


50,000 cases in a day?

1,000,000 cases in a day?


Why am I or any of us dealing with such ridiculous nonsense in our every single day lives?

We quit this **bleep** for a reason. It is time to quit again.


Each of you opened your eyes and were sent to school at the age of 4.

Each of you were made to labor for others for all of your life until the day you die.

Labor solely to pay 15% of all of your labor and up to 45% or so in taxes to GOD THE GOVERNMENT.


I try not to swear but EFF this.

I  can only hope that more agree.


and of course there is much more to be said about all of the world and the inhabitants thereon but this is eBay.

Selling discussion

Nov 30, 2015 4:43:47 PM PT

Selling on eBay is a losers job.

I made a counter-offer on my item and have 8 hours for them to respond.  In the meantime, I received 2 other offers for the same amount.  How do I handle this transaction?  

Buying & Selling Basics question

eBay Business Blog - Learn More
Chat with eBay Staff - Wednesdays 4pm Eastern Time - Learn More
New to eBay? Join the discussion with other eBay members - Learn More
eBay for Business Facebook Page - Learn More
International Shipping Made Easy - Learn More
Part Time eBay Sellers - Join the conversation
Join the Fashion Conversation - Go Now
Join the motors conversation - Go now