Good morning, with the damage is this painting undesireable? I didn't mind it myself when I picked it up, liked the subject.I don't have much into it...I don't want to give it away either, worth listing? Or was I TOO forgiving on the damage? V76
Seller says "top one" etched on reverse of this coin, I think they meant "TOP 1".
thank you for any help you can give me 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Volcanos National Park, Hawaii
Good Morning! If you could take a look at these and rate them best to last in terms of interest, none are marked, the elongated diamond shaped brooch actually has very light yellow/canary stones rather than the clear like the rest, and the rectangular is far, far more showy than the photo picks up, thousands of tiny faceted stones. The (1) large round is 3 1/2"..(2) diamond shape 3 1/2"....(3) smaller round 2"......(4) rectangle 3"....Thank You for looking, V76
The patent # is for the hinge in the center but there is an R in a square below it.
I only received the refund of the item but did't receive the refund of delivery fee.
Would anyone sugguest how can I get the refund of the shipping? thanks!
Got a minute here at Super Bowl halftime to do some posting. There are 2 batches of old flashbulbs that I need some advice on. The first is some loose FP26 bulbs that have purple spots, not blue, not pink - are they still any good? Next are some boxes of #5 bulbs that have yellowed with age - are they any good? Thanks for your help!
I have tried various titles, descriptions, including product details by eBay, different phrasing for condition and nothing works. This is very frustrating. I have sold so many things on this sight and am just today having so many issues.
I have no description for this, very large, 4"x3". Is this contemporary or deco? V76
Great piece, put it away last year, got it back out and the chain has this on it...I tried a gentle wash, didn't budge, tried harder, nada...can this come off, or is this piece toast..'
Somewhere in Idaho.
Found this doll today at an estate sale - and I can tell the last name is Rubert, but the 1st name looks like Pawa? (lol) to me! Googling Rubert doll brings up Donna Rupert dolls, but the signatures I can find don't look like mine + most of her dolls - that I saw - were life-like baby dolls.
Can someone tell me who made this doll? If it has a name?
I appreciate any help
I received this doll for Christmas when I was about 3 years old. She still has her original shoes, but that's all. I'm not positive, but I think her original dress was a little sailor dress.
My younger sister played with her too after I "outgrew" her and my sister ended up leaving her at my father's house, where she got stuffed in a closet. I thought she had been thrown away, so I was very thrilled when I found her again a few years ago.
Her hair was a matted mess when I brought her home. I stupidly cut it all off and hot glued cheapo hair on her, which is also now a hot mess. Her eyes are cloudy, one worse than the other, and one of her lids is a tiny bit droopy. I'm thinking about sending her to a doll hospital to have her eyes repaired or replaced and to get a new hairdo (can this hot glued mess be removed without damaging her?). She also needs a good bath.
Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone recognizes her face or might know who made her? She stands about 35" tall. I haven't found any marks on her.
I have found 2 of these listed on here that are snake skin and look exactly like mine. They are older and were not marked inside. Just can't figure out what kind of skin or leather mine is. Any experts on here care to give it a whirl?
It was well worn inside and apparently loved.
Found this today and I'm stumpped. I think it is either an award or thank you gift or maybe it was a production piece. there is a date on the back (I think) it says 12-11-929 from ALCOBACA loicas MFB. I looks to be super old.
IT IS HUGE 17" across
I'd be greatful for any info
#1 Looks like sodalite, middle eastern and older What do you think?
#2 Could I call these cannetille? The mark looks Egyptian or maybe Israeli, what are your opinions? The cabs look like sleeping beauty turquoise but how do I rule out glass? I also think these look older....
#3 Antique? Australian? Not marked but it gives me an Austrian vibe but I am not too good at picking that out yet, still learning!!! The bi-cones feel like glass but I think because of the weight and coldness that they might be crystal Sadly it's missing the dangle from the centerpiece but I am thinking it's not a deal breaker
#4 Is this a perfume charm? It smells like perfume and looks like an old, hardened sponge inside Can anyone date it?
Thanks for all the help I'm trying to list these for this week's sales Good luck to everyone else!
What is the best way to sell this huge lot of exhaust parts? I have inventoried all of it. I have over 100 various mufflers. That is just mufflers. Then there is the masssive amount of chrome tips, stacks and turn downs..The hardware goes on and on. Brackets, straps, clamps etc. Everything but tail pipe. I don't know what any of this stuff is called. I bought out an exhaust shop. Well most of what they had anyway. Should I sell it piece by piece? Please tell me there is another way. It's all name brand and all new old stock. It's almost all Imco and they sold out in like 05 so no way to run the part numbers to identify what each piece is or what it fits. Ebay catalog is no help. If I sold all of it as a lot, what would it be worth? And is eBay the right place to list it? The pics are just a small representation. Not all are shown. By far. Any help will be appreciated. If anyone knows of an Imco part # cross reference, that would be Great. Thank you for your time, Dot
No marks, is this Pandora? What stone is this? Thnx, V76
As I am nearing the end of the first round of jewelry, and hop back over to first edition books, I have to switch it up occasionally or I get completely obsessed with one type of item, and make myself, and my family crazy...here is a very attractive, very ornate set, multiple materials, but no mark. Amazing that something this unusual would not have a mark proudly displayed. The meatal backs are I think silver or silverplate, I think it may be a semi-valuable set, but what the heck would you call this mix of medium?
All the does is telle me "something went wrong." It suggests I go to My ebay or ebay home page, which does not good. I've tried two different credit cards.
Just a few more, I am probably boring the heck out of you all, sorry, the square pin I think is amythest, very prett purple stones, the green and white is very layered...1-4, left to right, any thoughts of makers and time periods? Thank You, I had no idea this box held so many brooches...
Ive been searching for ages for this knife. its become sort of a quest of mine to find it. A custom knife maker recently has started making a similar product but im only interested in the original. ive searched high and low, auctions, yardsales, ebayand forums alike. Im hoping maybe somebody else could help, provide a company name, model number. anything.
I have a Coca Cola 10k Gold FIlled Zippo Lighter that is engraved with what appears to be George W. Woodruff on the back. Which may mean this was his personal lighter give as a gift. Does anyone have any information about this and whether it is one of a kind. Seems pretty rare to me. Thank you in advance.
Hiya, I have a fine painted glass goblet with gold and gorgeous little flowers. Does anyone know where it might be from or the maker please. Also it appears to have been made in 2 parts and fused with a brass pin or screw. Thanks for any help.
Looking for an ID (could be studio) on this winking Toby face mug. A fractin over 4" high and no maker's mark that I can find. ANy info appreciated!
Any ID help would be great. TIA
I'm coming up blank & yet it seems so familiar.
I have been checking Cambridge & Tiffin-Franciscan so far and haven't had any luck. Does anybody have any ideas? The goblet is 6 5/8" tall. Was leaning toward Cambridge because of the stem. TIA. Judy
Hi I'm new to D&G brand and not familiar with this label. Anyone know if this is authentic? Thanks
Hi I am trying to sell a WWII Eight Army Yokohama Bankers Club Chit book . Has anyone got any idea of the value? I want an idea as to how I should price it. It still has 15 One cent chits remaining . I've included some scans.
many thanks for any help
Hi, I'm living in Iran. How do I register? I'm an exquisite carpets. I would like there to sell a carpet. I need guidance.
This carpet is woven in Tabriz . thankS
Looks like a diamond pattern. 12" to top of stopper.
They almost look like a bunch of grapes from the back but the flowers and leaves don't look like they are grape anything These are wired, glass beads Help! Ty
I just called into your help line and I don't feel confident that the representative got my point.
Hi - i have a pair of cloisonne floral enamel clip on earrings I believe I purchased in the 1980s. There is a mark on the back (a crown I believe) but no other name or mark. I could not find anything in trying to research the "crown" except, of course, for Crown Trifari. Has anyone seen this mark or know who the mark belongs to?
Thanks so much in advance! Mary
Does anyone know this marking? It's on a Japanese vase...
Would appreciate any help on etching and manufacturer of this goblet. Thanks.
I have attempted multiple times to upload some new listings and keep getting this error: "Error - A return policy must be specified."
I have opted in to business policies and have seen that this has caused problems for other users - I believe I have everything configured correctly on my upload but I must be missing something. Any assistance would be appreciated!
Thanks for looking at this mark - any help would be great.
Item is a footed fruit bowl with a blue mark which is a turtle inside a ribboned oval.
Reads top to bottom; "american beauty - hand paint - made in japan"
We are assuming "american beauty" is the pattern.
Thanks Again for looking!
Any help with identification would be great!
Rob & Tracie
I am having trouble reading this jacket label. The second word seems to be "Basic" but I can decipher the first word. Can anyone help me? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Can anyone give me some help in finding the maker or pattern or time period of manufacture of this bowl? It is
I picked this up a week or so ago and I am going crazy trying to identify it. It looks familiar to me, like a cartoon or video game character, but I am just unable to recall. It is made of porcelain by Axia, Spain and stands about 9 1/2" tall.
Seems to me he was a Professor or Conductor/Maestro, but maybe I'm just going crazy. Thanks for looking.
Hi everyone,, I found these at an estate sale, did not know the maker, they didn't either. Had them marked as opalescent glass candlesticks. I just found them attractive to me so I bought them for $8.00. Searched for 2 days and finally found a few that I think match. 1 said Boston and Sandwich and the other said New England Glass circa 1850. Can some help me with a positive ID, if so is this flint glass, and what color would you call this. 9 1/8" tall and 3 7/8" across the base. They have some rough edges but no cracks.
Any help is always appreciated.
Can anyone tell me about this necklace, I am curious about the beads, they look like beans, nuts or seeds or something organic, I find it very pretty and artisan looking. Not sure what those beads are though.
I found this token and was hoping someone can ID where it came from. On the front is says Adam Exchange Good for one drink and on the back is says Brunswick Co. The token is in an octagon shape and measures 1" across. Any help will be appreciated.
Is USPS down, not available through eBay now? It's 1:00 am est 2/8 and I need to go to bed!!!
I'm trying to ship a package out tonight, and normally after I hit "print shipping label", the screen comes back with the USPS info, I review it and edit if needed, and I go ahead and hit "purchase postage". Tonight, a Fedex end user license agreement message is popping up, and I can't get around it. It's blocking the bulk of the page and seems to have prefilled in the weight and package size I set up for USPS. I declined it, as I only ship USPS. When I decline, or if I just X out of the box, I see only this:
Add Signature Confirmation™
Add insurance (Cost varies based on package value)
First Class Package International packages cannot be insured.
Print SKU/order number on label
I try to click on USPS but the screen just bring up the FedEx end user license agreement. Any idea what's up? I printed OK earlier in the evening.
Oh, I did try the USPS site, but it didn't display any online rates, so I didn't pursue. It may be that I had to click somewhere for online rates, but frankly I'm not used to their changed site and don't want to deal with it just now.
Hi, I have a New York City Bag - Black - Dimensions are: 8" wide-6.5" tall and 3.5" deep with adjustable strap. I was hoping to find the name for it...it seems authentic. I am including pics. Thanks in advance!
Today's state is Illinois. The state bird is the cardinal.
Found this little glazed porcelain figural posy(?) holder over the weekend.
Can you all please help me ID the age, origin and its possible maker? It has an impressed mark on base near the foot rim, but it's illegible.
Size approx: 4 in.
The stones are speckled light and darker blue, Lapis family? The artisan initals are LP - have searched for the LP and have waded through LP records with no help. Possibe to be Native American? Thoughts and opinions please.
Anyone know the maker of this casserole dish. It looks nicely made thought maybe someone would be familiar with this artist. Thanks for any help.
Sherbet 2 1/2" x 3", plate 5 1/4"
I have only one of these but it is large (2" x 1.5") and beautiful! Is it a shoe clip?
I have been an eBay member since 2006. In my decade of selling/buying on eBay and using PayPal I've not had a single negative or even neutral feedback.
Recently I sold again on eBay for the first time in a while, I was shocked to see eBay gouge me for more than 10% of my profit, then on top of that PayPal took another 10%!
There were always fees for these services, but they have shot through the roof.
Despite my perfect 10 year history with ebay over almost 100 transactions, my funds are being withheld for 21 days while I "establish a successful selling history with eBay".
If you're a large scale business entity buying in bulk from some 3rd world country, then flipping it on ebay marked up by 200% or more you can still turn a profit, I'm sure. But for normal everyday honest/ethical small scale sellers, getting at least 20% skimmed off the top of your final sale price is just absurdly unsustainable.
It's possible I'll buy from eBay sellers again, but I just sold my last item unless something changes drastically.
By the time I pay EB fees and PP fees I have barely made a profit Any one else feel this way ?
I have a no return policy. Recently I sold a Tiffany diamond necklace that the buyer first claimed didn't look as good in person as it did in the photos. I said I took the photos, they are the exact item and not manipulated in anyway. I also gave a detailed description of the item. The buyer then said "well, the truth is, it looks fake". I offered to return her money if she got any proof whatsoever that it is fake. Buyer then stated they dont care if its real they just dont like it and are going to get their refund. I have spoken to Ebays "high value resolutioin department" several times and was told that buyer would need to show some kind of proof that the item was fake or SNAD in order to reutrn it. I just spoke to ANother ebay rep who said that NO, everyone else I spoke to at Ebay was either wrong, or the notes they wrote said something different than what they told me. One guy said he would write to buyer stating that if the buyer provided proof the item was fake I would accept a return. NOW ebay is claiming THAT WAS NEVER TOLD TO ME AND NEVER HAPPENED! What????
Then the guy basically said if the buyer claims the item looks fake (yet refuses to even get it tested) they can return it. Period. Then the guy also said that if its fake its illegal to send it through the mail back to me. I said, you just contradicted yourself. If ithe buyer beleives it is fake how can they legally return it to me? The buyer is obviously lying and changed their story so many times as to why they should get to return an item that is authentic and accurately described just by saying "it looks fake to me but I wont attempt to prove it". I know the item is real and the buyer has already left me neg. feedback stating that it is fake.
The NO RETURN POLICY means NOTHING. Ebay will always side with the buyer even if it obvious the buyer will say anything to get a return. This is not fair to small sellers like myself. Ebay has frozen over $1000 in my paypal account until this is resolved and any way you slive it, Ebay is going to allow the buyer to return the item because she lied.
Am I the only one that thinks this is crazy?
Also.. could you identify me this label? who does put this label that is in the picture?
I live in Israel, could it be inside my country?
I received an email from ebay stating that I could list 5 items for free. So I did. One item sold and all was well, no fees or additional charges. The second and only other item I listed at the same time, finally sold about a month and a half after it was listed and what do you know, this time I am being charged for selling the item.
Both listings were under the same promotion but I am now being charged for the second listing.
I contacted eBay and they wanted to know what free listing promo, because they have no record of the promo I meantioned. When I informed them that the first item I listed under the promotion had no addition fees, they again asked, What other listing "We only see you have sold one item on eBay".
So my question is, how did I receive money for and ship an item to an eBay buyer if I never listed it on eBay?
Personally I think they deleted all the activity on my account so they wouldn't have to honer the promo that I activated, and never told me that I was now going to be charged for my active listing, cause I would have removed it if that was the case.
Anyone else run into this Scam from eBay before?
I had someone send me a message about if he won the auction could I send it to a different address. I told him that I would have to contact Ebay first to make sure that was ok. If I do this for this customer is that against Ebay's policies? Thanks Ann
When buyers buy multiple items and pays with multiple guest accounts, often times they are uniquely different accounts so their user ID doesn't match. I combine those items for shipping because their shipping address is an exact match. But ebay's sytem will not allow me to use the same tracking for different user IDs, thus giving me a shipping defect for "not uploading tracking" for the additional items purchased.
I've complained to ebay about this but they admit it to be a loop hole and unable to do anything about it. My question is once this becomes an issue regarding return or case, will ebay force refund them out immediately because technically the additional item never had tracking with it to being with?
Can anyone tell me how to find a seller using their ebay username? I've tried the advanced search, then filtered by "find a member/seller, etc..." I've even searched via the sellers email address, and although ebay admits that the seller is indeed on the site, it won't give me ANY information because I haven't bought from this seller before. DUH!!! How can I buy from a Seller that I can't find??? Help!
So I need help.
I got on all my items return policy.
Basicly at the moment I am selling antivirus keys. My problem is that buyer requested return which was automaticly approved and he said that he bought key for 1 year but his antivirus expires on 19.9.2016. while he sent attachement where you can cleary see that key expires on 19.9.2017. which is more than 1 year and half.
What should I do, can someone get some advice or anything. Pictures will be in attachments.
I've got some calculated shipping items where the buyer paid $8.10 (actual cost) but Ebay's Bulk Shipping tool is quoting me a whopping $12.03. Every single shipping price is jacked up. Does this have to do with the First Class $.06 debacle?
I have been selling on ebay for about 2 1/2 months. I am having some success and learning alot. I want to be here for the long haul. Looking at this as a supplement to retirement income.
At what point should I be looking at starting a store? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a store?
Also, if I opt for the year payment of the lowest level and decide within that same year to go for a higher level is the amount that I paid for the year applied to the cost of a higher level store?
Thanks. The learning continues.
I went to print a label and low and behold! It's now 2.54$ for 3oz and under.
*checks watch* Only took a couple of weeks!
I didn't see anything here about this, but if there was....sorry for the double post! I'm just so excited.
I recently sold a pair of Nike foe a vey low price. To day I received an email from the buyer that the sneakers arrived and they like them and want to keep them, but want a partial refund because they are not leather as my description stated.
the first line in the description states they are a combination of leather, mesh and synergic upper. This buyer has tons of feedback and I'm guessing knows want they are doing.
how should I handle this. I know they will open a case and give me a negative.
BYW the description is as per Nike.
Hi Fellow eBayers,
My grandfather, the late R.G. Smith, is counted among the greatest aviation artists in the history of aviation. I don't mean to brag, it is the truth. While I would love to keep all of his artwork, we have decided to sell a few originals (although we will stick mostly to selling prints).
I know it sounds cliche, but it's almost time to send our daughter to college.
To that end, I would appreciate input on the value of an original watercolor by a renowned artist. Also, what are these planes? What do you think is being depicted in this painting. Any suggestions on how to position the listing to prospective buyers?
I appreciate you thoughts and time,
Please advise. I contacted a seller about her "Buy it now listing" and when she responded, I said "great, I'll buy it now'. I hit the button, seconds later, it stated ' listed ended'. I refreshed and then saw on the listing under the item ' Get to know the buyer w/my info , city, etc. I had to run and was happy.
Upon my return 2 hrs later, the seller said someone else had purchased it minutes after me. I even mentioned to her then that I was in such a hurry when I bought it that I thought I had seen my info as the buyer. She just said sorry, the buyer was Elizabeth not Evelyn.
Today as I was reviewing my Sent box, I found the email with the picture of the listing with me as the buyer.
I contacted the seller and politely followed up with the preceding info.
What are the buyers' options in such a situation?
I would appreciate your input.
Buyer messaged me after payment: "I noted the Poster is being sent to my primary address. This is incorrect as it is a gift for a friend and is to go to:
(he posted address here)
Additionally, if it can be sent to arrive on the 12th of February that would be great."
As you can see, as if that weren't enough, he asked for the item to arrive on a certain date. What can I respond about both requests? I can't control the date of arrival but I can ballpark it because I'm doing Priority anyway. And can he change the shipping address after the fact? If I change it manually I lose my seller protection.
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I am trying to upload products via file exchange Template.I tried 2 products for testing and getting error :
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Shipping Calculator not working, Shipping cost cannot be calculated. Please enter a valid ZIP Code.
Zip is valid (tried many valid zip codes.) Is there a work around or fix? Don't want to bid without knowing price.
See attachment for example.
Hi has anyone veer seen a photo like this it is on a copper platenot sure if someone made this way or what???
I cannot complete payments to two different sellers because when I initiate the Checkout process I get a 'Something went wrong. Please try to check out again.' Error code 70245 message. Repeating the process, trying different combinations of PC-OS-Internet Browser does not help. I have also checked my account details are correct. Any ideas for fixing this problem would be most welcome.
I recently had someone bid and ultimately win one of my auctions. Since this person placed their bid early on, I had an opportunity to review their feedback as well as feedback they leave sellers. All were "rave reviews." As soon as the auction closed, I sent the requested invoice. I noticed this person had a lot of feedback for being less than a month on the website. I was shocked to see "buyer bids, no communication, doesn't pay" over and over from so many sellers. I then researched and saw that this "buyer" made at least 200 purchases and for all different size baby outfits. My question is: Are buyers not limited to how much they can bid/win when they are brand new? As a seller, we need to prove ourselves before we can sell more. I feel bad for the sellers that don't know to open a claim to get their fees back. Thank you to whoever can answer my buyer limitation question.
Ocasionally(though recently qiete often ) i get this one buyer with 0 feedback from Boswana or another country in Africa who does not pay nor did he had such intentions..(do they just try their luck hoping i will send item without payment?) no communication form them eather
Id like to list my items without commitment to buy the item but rather straight payment on chekout or go fish)
But i cant seem to find that option? is this another privilage of premium account sellers?
I am so nitpicky and paranoid over these new Seller Standards that it seems I have done nothing but end up doing everything WRONG and nothing correct. Thus, I am here to ask a question and perhaps have a discussion on it. I currently have a buyer [very kind, repeat buyer] who messaged me earlier in the day stating that an item she purchased was highly loved by her friend. So much so, of course, "would I happen to have another because her friend would like one."
Of course I tell her yes (because I do), and then I go to grab the link for the customer. She messages me back and says, yes I already saw that; but this is at a higher prices."
... **crickets** .... | (<------------- cursor currently still blinking in open tab next to this one...).
I try to be optomistic with buyers and very kind but really? This just seems strange...
What do I do/say?
-- No the item was NOT on sale when she purchased it originally.
-- Yes I increased the price.
-- Buyer currently has pending open spot to leave negative feedback... 0_0
COST DIFFERENCE: Less than 3 dollars.
I do not read Japanese but there is an item I like. So maybe the seller of item 151705932004 can contact me in English? Or is there a methode to make the site in English?
I am interested in this item Seiko S-840A Digital MULTI-tester, Watches, Clocks, With Instructions.
What does it costs and what are the shipping costs to the Netherlands?
With kind regards from the Netherlands.
iI have to block these type of buyers! I didn't and now I have someone that
bought a forty dollar item. They paid and I was about to send it and saw
that they have only one feedback. They tried to sell a video game and
didn't honor their sale. It was a video game. It was sold low and they
didn't respond at all according to their feedback from their buyer.
I looked them up and it's a teenager I found on Facebook. A male.
The address has a woman's name though. Not sure if I should
send with tracking of course or cancel the sale altogether.
This is a new one on me. Thanks for your thoughts!
i purchased an item with free shipping,when it came today,the postman made me pay for the shipping,the seller only paid 45 cents on it,i had to py the rest,what can be done?
why is my dashboard rating now at 4.9 as I offer free shipping in U.S. and exact shipping elsewhere
Any help would be grateful !!
I sold an item to someone with a PO Box for his address. I am shipping UPS and can't use that address. I emailed him twice to see if he had an alternate address I could ship to. No response after two weeks, so I finally tried to cancel the order and it says buyer has 10 days to respond. It is like wasting a whole month on one item
I'd like to know the best way to issue a refund. I shipped some books via Media Mail. The only confirmation the tracking number shows is that it left Phoenix on 1/12. It hasn't arrived at the post office in La Honda, CA. I've visited my post office twice and once I was told that it was opened for inspection on 1/26 in California. Last week I was told to check with the PO in La Honda. I called La Honda and the buyer has been stopping by, it hasn't arrived there.
I did purchase insurance through ebay. I cannot file a claim until 2/11.
What is the best way for me to issue a refund to the buyer to cover myself. I will file a claim with ebay on 2/11.
Thanks for any guidance!
Hello... Yesterday, 8 february 2016, at 08.54 AM, clock of Moldova, I paid for something but I don't know for what. I dont received any emails about this... What's happens? I know is not so much but I need to know for what I paid 1$? . Thank you an advance.
First of all apologies for my english as it's not my native language.
To make the long story short.
About two months ago a buyer from US ordered a pair of boots from me (I am located in Poland). I've shipped them as normal (I often ship to US and never had a negative comment), but for reasons that were beyond my power the package was stuck unusually long in transit. The buyer was understandably upset as he needed the boots before Christmas. When he realised it wouldn't happen he petitioned Ebay to have his money refunded. Even though I did provide a tracking number, Ebay ruled in his favour and his payment was taken from my PayPal account. A couple of days later I got a notification that the package has finally arrived in US. I contacted the buyer and asked him kindly that since he opted out of the transaction, not to pick up the package so that USPS would ship it back to me. He agreed and told me he wouldn't pick it up.
The package arrived at his local postal office on January 2nd. When I typed the tracking number into USPS site it said that if nobody would pick up the package until February 2nd, then it would be returned to sender. So I waited. Today I've checked the tracking number again out of curiosity and saw that on February 4th the status of the package was changed to DELIVERED with the buyer's city tagged as place of destination. My first thought of course was that the guy has swindled me and took the boots at the last moment. But then I looked at the date again and noticed that the packaged was marked as "delivered" on February 4th, which is two days after it was supposed to be shipped back to me.
So now I am willing to give the guy a benefit of the doubt. Obviously I am going to contact him, but first I wanted to ask some Americans here more familiar with USPS, would he be even able to pick it up after a month has passed? Or is it possible that it's just some mix up and "delivered" is just a unfortunate status shortcut for "returned to sender"?
Any help would be appreciated.
Relatively new seller here (since Nov 2015) and still "learning the ropes". I've used both "Free" shipping (adding $$ to the price to account for shipping costs) and buyer pays shipping - and I'm fairly comfortable with using both. At this point I only ship to the US.
I'd like to try listing an item with free shipping, but giving myself the option to select the carrier once sold depending on the buyer's location/shipping costs. Specifically thinking of items > 3 lb, something that won't "fit" in any of the USPS flat rate boxes, where e.g. USPS Parcel Select is the cheapest option for some zip codes but FedEx Smart Post is cheaper for others.
I've gotten this far -- I can set up a listing, select/check the "Free" checkbox for shipping with e.g. USPS Parcel Select as the carrier . . . add a 2nd carrier - FedEx SmartPost with shipping cost = $0.00. But here are my questions:
- Will the seller still have the option to "select" the carrier even though shipping is "Free" (as with a listing where the buyer pays shipping)?
- If they select FedEx but it's cheaper for me to ship USPS, I guess my only option is to message the buyer and ask if they mind if I change carriers . . . if they say they want the carrier they chose, then I stick with that - and eat the higher cost?
Thanks in advance . . . seems if I'm paying for shipping, I should be able to select the most cost effective carrier as long the shipping services are equivalent!!
I sold a guitar and I went to print the shipping label like I have before by hitting the blue print shipping label button and it keeps going to paypal and to UPS. I dont have a UPS account and I stated USPS shipping on my description.
I really want to get the item to the mail to the buyer today on my luch break but I do not know how to make it go to the ebay shipping page like usual.
The weird thing is the other two items I sold I can go to the right page for printing the label.
Can some one tell me what I did wrong with the guitar and how to fix it?
Thank you so much,
I just sold my old video card yesterday and the guy didn't pay yet so I've been waiting to ship it. Now today Ebay sent me an email saying he is no longer registered on Ebay and he is a suspicious buyer. They cancelled his bids on my auction and said any associated fees have been credited back to my account.
So my question is: can I go ahead and do a second chance offer to the second highest bidder? Even though my auction is still showing in my sold items category. It says I'm still awaiting payment from that guy. So does Ebay need to close this case or something like that? Or should I just go on with the second chance offer and consider this matter settled?
What do they mean and how do I do this.
I have a buyer who has paid for five books, including full price shipping for each book. I'd like to refund them some of the shipping fees, but if I do so via Paypal, does eBay refund the final value fee? If not it changes my calculation of how much I should refund.
For example they bought five books at $3.25 shipping each, for a total of $19.25 shipping. If I want to charge them $6.00 shipping, and I refund them $13.25 from Paypal, will eBay still charge me the 9% (or whatever it is) final value fee on that $13.25? If so I only want to refund about $12 instead.
Thanks for any help with this. I must say it would be nice if I could look at an individual completed order and see what the eBay fees were; that would answer a lot of questions.