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Snagged a photo of Alan Freed today at a pre-shop. The verso is signed by Freed and somebody else. To me the first name sort of looks like Chuck. Any ideas?






Booksellers discussion

Nov 20, 2014 1:25:37 PM PT

Help with autograph

Is this restaurant china? 


Is this pattern called Arlington?


Is this called transferware or transferware style?


The backstamp is unusual. Does anyone know when these were made and were these given as gifts since it says "compliments of"? Any other significance to this backstamp?


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 18, 2014 7:23:45 PM PT

Mayer China Help Needed

Unfortunately, this Christmas buying season is not going to be good for us. We get views once a week for about 12 hours. During that time period sales are good. The rest of the week little to no sales. Our sales tanked around October 1st. Here's proof ebay is throttling Cassini.

Monday, sales turned on, shut down today.

Selling discussion

Buyer :

It says that this was delivered I dont know where they delivered this but I never got this what do we do now


7:53 am


8:05 am

xxxxx let us know that they haven't received "xxxxxxxxxxxx" and has requested a shipping status update. A request is open and you can view the request and the buyer's message in the eBay Resolution Center.


9am,  i responded with tracking information and how to get more information, on checking with neighbors or others in the home etc...   ---> this is just a tip to others here,  and not sent to the buyer,,., but just an FYI did you know all USPS scans are gps tracked? Yep! I've seen the print out map from a supervisor. Just letting you know :smileyhappy:


9:20 am

The buyer sent you a message.
Buyer's message:
Im so sorry I went out and looked and it was in there not to blame my husband but he never looks far enough in the mail box so sorry I did get this Thanks


9:21 am

Thanks for working to resolve this issue. The buyer has closed this request. You don't need to do anything else.


You can view the details of this request in the Resolution Center.
Thanks eBay, that will put me at 2.01%
working as intended?


Selling discussion

Nov 20, 2014 7:29:40 AM PT

This is why the Defect System works!



Take My Money on Ebay I Pay Bid Item From 

but he say dont get payment from me when i check my paypal the transaction

this is the seller


Transaction Paypal

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 20, 2014 9:05:39 AM PT


I Purchased this ring for my Daughter..She said it was fake,it has nothing written inside band,It has soldering seam inside and the O in Co is not complete.Please let me know TIA.item num is 301384481374DSCN5742.JPGDSCN5744.JPGDSCN5745.JPG

Antiques discussion

Nov 20, 2014 8:18:07 AM PT

Is this T&Co 1837 Authentic?

Can anyone tell me if this is fake.I purchased for daughter and she said it was fake,I can't find the jewelry board.There are no markings inside and there is a soldering seam inside..It is heavy.DSCN5744.JPGDSCN5744.JPG301384481374.

Fashion discussion

Nov 20, 2014 7:50:51 AM PT

T&Co 1837 Ring

Good evening, 

I originally posted this over at childrens clothing boutique and someone suggested I try here. Hopefully this is where they meant. Could this be a childs pocketbook? Or perhaps to store jewelry for travel? I am really clueless here. Its about 4" wide, 3.5" high (minus the handle) and 2" front to back. There is a metal hoop on each side attached under the handle. One leans towards the inside (under the handle) and the other is leaning towards the outside away from the handle. A shoulder strap wouldn't fit correctly... maybe it had a little wrist strap? There is a silver color detailed heart snap closure and 3 smaller hearts decorating the bottom front. I dont know if its leather or vinyl but it appears to be very well made. Its nicely lined with a tiny pocket on the inside. The only marking I found was on the snap which says 408 W.K.BEE.HK Any thoughts would be appreciated.



Fashion discussion

Nov 19, 2014 7:31:38 PM PT

Is this a childs pocketbook?

this afternoon on my iPhone and this is what I was dealt. What should I do?





Selling discussion

Nov 19, 2014 5:45:05 PM PT

I started a Scrabble game

You'd think I was away for a lot longer than I really was. I am having trouble getting my gears going and I can't decide if this set has thermoset or just a plastic. What is the baby blue material? It's a nice set and in beautiful condition. Not worth a lot but something to list. 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 19, 2014 2:59:28 PM PT

Coro set help with material

Squirrelly morning...


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New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I recieved a promotion regarding free listing of items, but I just recieved an invoice for Ebay's cut off the profits. I was able to list the item for free, as per the promotion, but the invoice is now asking for the 9.1% Ebay takes. What gives?Promotion.png

Selling question

Nov 18, 2014 10:05:39 PM PT

Free listing and no fees?

I have this unsigned bracelet with milk glass and rhinestones. I was wondering if I would call the metal japanned? The back is throwing me off because it isn't black. I know its a reach, but you don't think it is D&E? Or maybe even Weiss?  I'm pretty clueless about this one so I appreciate any help. Thanks!





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 18, 2014 6:00:04 PM PT

Question about a Milk Glass Bracelet

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Product Discussions discussion

Nov 18, 2014 4:07:49 PM PT

Can anyone tell me what these items are?

I am looking for any information or thoughts on this beautiful engraved glass vase.  It measures 11 1/2" tall, 5" in diameter at the base and the ovoid top measures 3 1/4" by 2 3/8".  It is deeply engraved on all sides with hand stippling at the top and bottom.  The base has a polished pontil, and the only mark is the number 45 scratched into the polished pontil area.  The detail is so exquisite that it shows leaves that have holes from insects.





Any help will be greatly appreciated and thank you for looking.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 19, 2014 8:38:27 PM PT

Rose engraved glass vase help please.

I have this beautiful Chico's jacket.  The material is acrylic.  But am at a loss as to how to

describe the fabric in my listing.  Or do I need to?   Hope you can see the pic.  Thanks




Fashion discussion

Nov 19, 2014 1:47:47 PM PT

How can I describe this fabric?

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Ok guys I need your expertise and good eyes!!    The only thing I think I can make out is that the name starts with a C and the bottom right initials look like B/C Maybe someone recognizes the artis Not marked for metal content but I know it's sterling silver and possibly gold but I will have to check that out still  I've tried to google a bunch and nothing but maybe you guys recognize something I don't    Thanks and happy holidays 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Is this an original piece? It has the old thin glass that you can tell will break with any wrong jar, plus a pencil signed name on the front bottom right corner that looks like Walter(?) Talbot 1903 PLUS a hand written note on the back that says


Does anyone know who Talbot was? Or Black Luke (isn't that what blk is short for?)?


Also - is this a pre Yankees baseball league or a basketball league?


The photo is attached loosely to the background paper and does not have a glossy or waxy feel like a reg photograph - but it also does not have pixelation like a print.


Most importantly - Is this a real?!   I haven't found another photo of any champions posing for a photo in their street clothes!


I REALLY appreciate any help with this one.
















Collectibles & Art discussion

I was looking at auction results for an item that sold higher than my buy it now. I have not done auctions for a long time and I am trying to figure these bids out. It looks like the auction started at .99. Then someone bid 2.76. Then a bot? came in and did 7 bids in a span of 22 seconds. Anyone have any idea what's gpoing on here? 



Bidder Click here to know more about anonymous user IDs Bid AmountBid Time   r***y ( 736Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $83.00

Nov-17-14  10:13:08 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $82.00

Nov-19-14  11:12:02 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $76.00

Nov-19-14  11:11:53 PST

   r***y ( 736Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $74.99

Nov-13-14  13:53:01 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $70.00

Nov-19-14  11:11:46 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $64.00

Nov-19-14  11:11:44 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $58.00

Nov-19-14  11:11:42 PST

   l***u ( 796Feedback score is 500 to 999)   US $52.00

Nov-19-14  11:11:39 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $46.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:43 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $44.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:33 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $38.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:30 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $32.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:25 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $29.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:23 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $26.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:21 PST

   j***t ( 23Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $24.00

Nov-14-14  05:30:19 PST

   g***g ( 191Feedback score is 100 to 499)   US $2.76

Nov-13-14  07:26:38 PST

  Starting Price   US $0.99

Nov-12-14  13:24:56 PST

Selling discussion

Nov 21, 2014 12:41:16 PM PT

Are there shill bidding bots?

on my phone and this is what I was dealt. What should I do?





Selling question

Nov 19, 2014 5:38:25 PM PT

I started a Scrabble game

I don't know if this is faux or real fur. I think its faux, but not sure.


Plz help. Thank you







Fashion discussion

Good Evening, I need help please identifying this pottery tea pot,etc. The pot is approx. 8" tall. The pieces have heavy paint glaze. There are no markings at all on these. Does anyone recognize the style? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! TIA in advance.     Gina


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 19, 2014 5:32:10 PM PT

pottery----unmarked tea set

I'm posting here because there isn't any activity on the Art board, and I'm hoping someone here can help me with a site for info or a price range. The artist is Hiroshi Kimura, and the piece is dated 2004. Research shows he's in the New York area, but I can't find where any of his works have sold. It appears to be OOC on a 1 1/2" thick wood frame. It looks to have been varnished (if that's the correct term) with a yellow coat of something, or maybe it's just yellowed with age? Size is 14 1/4" square.


Thanks so much for any info or direction!









Antiques discussion

Woke up this morning and my Dell desktop failed to boot at all.  The power light just flashes green and there is no sound emitting from the unit (no start up noises) whatsoever, and no video to the monitor. I don't usually turn off the computers at night, rather just turn off the monitors and let them time out into sleep mode. No other computer seems affected.


What could have happened and is there a way that I can fix it? I am not scared to open it as I've replaced the sound card and the wi-fi cards myself last year.  I hate having to take it to a repair shop - but that is the PC I use the most and with hindsight being 20/20, it's been about a month since I've done back-ups (my fault I know).


Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer help. :smileyhappy:


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Electronics discussion

Nov 19, 2014 8:12:51 AM PT

Computer experts please help...

My husband's wedding band is broken...again. He's on band #2. They cost around $60 with inscription and everything. Should I try to have it repaired (we've got a local jewler who I can take it too) or just buy him a new one? I thought about getting him a new one for Christmas and a chain so he can wear it around his neck, but he doesn't like necklaces. Sigh...


He basically cracks it while he's laying gas line (natural/propane).  Altho 'laying' isn't the word I'd use, I'd use installing becuase it's all over his head and he's screwing together 20ft section with huge pipe wrenches (those wrenches are what's cracking and then breaking his ring). It doesn't help that he is left-handed and so that's the hand that gets the most pressure with the wrenches. 


I try to remind him to take it off, but he can't remember.


This is a picture of my ring, which is exaclty like his (only not broken and 3 sizes smaller, lol) I bought this style so they wouldn't bend because sterling tends to bend on my finger (if it's thin enough) and go flat on one side. I did talk to him about getting a bendier one, and he said no, he'd rather it break then bend and smash on his finger. I agreed that would be better, for his finger anyway, lol









TY for your help! You guys rock :smileyhappy:

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 20, 2014 2:01:52 PM PT

Sterling (.925) wedding band

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Good Morning !


This spill vase is 5.75 inches high.  Base 4.25" by 2".  Incised No 8502 - Brightly colored.  I am wondering about age and country of origin.

It has a chip on the inside rim.  I did not notice a repair and soaked the vase and off came the patch. One similar is listed for $75.00.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Good morning.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!



My wife and I are hoping that someone has seen these miniature sterling silver military men. They look like a british or french artillery team minus one guy. The soldiers are approx 1" tall and all are marked with the word "sterling". The cannon has the same patina as the men but I can not see the word sterling on it. Does anyone have any information that would help us identify or date them.


Any help would be great - and thanks for taking the time to look at them.


Here are the photos - Our best to You - Rob & Tracie












Rob & Tracie



Toys & Hobbies discussion

Very nice dish that I accidentally saw the mark on. It's difficult to see and you have to have it turned at just the right angle with your head tilted...I don't know where to look to see if there's a pattern name or number. I found this http://books.google.com/books?id=BflYAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA3-PT244&lpg=RA3-PT244&dq=who+made+%22art+cut%22+pressed+glass&source=bl&ots=8mUf3qJMSZ&sig=0WmjSjTPsYIL3pYQLRG_o6twDd0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=1JZrVKnIFMGgNtDjgNAP#v=onepage&q=who%20made%20%22art%20cut%22%20pressed%20glass&f=false Confirming that it was US Glass that did the Art Cut. Any suggestions? TIA!
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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Good evening. I have a porcelain mustard pot. The bottom is marked DEPOSE B-O. The piece is 3 1/2" tall. Any info is greatly appreciated.   gina


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 19, 2014 5:42:30 PM PT

porcelain mustard pot id


Selling question


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hello! I have this lovely dish marked "K.T.&K. Ivory" on the bottom. Any help on the pattern name would be greatly appreciated!


Selling question

I dropped the US Mint online and looked at some of the commemorative offereins. I was kind of intrigued by the US Mint Baseball coin but got a little confused when I saw " Mintage Limit: 750,000* Product Limit: None, Household Order Limit: None" .





Does this mean there is a limit of 750k produced but that you can order as many as you like?  I also would like to know if the silver coins reflect the current {low} price of silver or if they stay the same through the years - like with the American Eagle silver dollar coins.   And if I have caught anyone's ear, any opinions on the new 5 ounce silver commemerative coins?  Will they appreciate in value beyond their silver value?





Coins & Paper Money discussion

Nov 19, 2014 1:55:08 PM PT

US MInt coin pricing {silver} & "limited"

Live auction listed as only "MEXICO MEDAL"



Coins & Paper Money discussion

Nov 19, 2014 4:05:52 PM PT

muera huerta peso - real or fake?

Hi! I have this vintage gravy boat with a fixed under plate, and I am trying to find the name of the pattern. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


It is marked "K.T.&K. Ivory" on the bottom. IMG_8648.JPGIMG_8649.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello All! Can anyone identify this Native artisan or is anyone familiar with this mark (MIKE/ STERLING)?  NOTE: I checked the Native American hallmarks site but didn't find anything!  Any assistance with this query would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 19, 2014 1:17:09 AM PT

can anyone identify this native artisan

Who does one think he is? Why did the artist use a strong aqua color for his shirt? What about the wig? Clothing attire is it correctly early 18th cnty? American? European? Image and video hosting by TinyPicXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Collectibles & Art discussion

Cut Glass Footed Tumbler

Floral, Leaves and Dots

5 3/8" tall with 2 7/8" rim diameter

Optic? has panels.2007-01-10 002.JPG

I've searched the R site.

Maybe a cutting used by multiple mfg's?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 19, 2014 11:34:41 AM PT

Cut Glass Footed Tumbler, Need id help!

When you file a report through the resolution center you get an email saying they received your comments. Can't tell you specifics but do they ever let you know anything? Do they let you know when it's closed so to speak.



Selling question

Nov 20, 2014 12:07:23 PM PT

reports through resolution center.

I have this 1980s Freedom 100 computer still in it's original box & packing, comes with everything.it DOES work! I can't find any online anywhere.Need help with a value..Thanks :smileyhappy:Picture 1.jpg

Electronics discussion

I won a game for PS3 for a really great price and my assumption is the user was mad that I won it for the lowest bid and now he is "No longer selling it" Didn't offer a refund or anything. I cant open a case until the shipping date....... What should I do? I don't even want my money to get to this guy at all.


Bidding & Buying question

I purcahsed and item and received it. I used the item and it was not as described.

I sent a letter to the seller and he agreed to refund me after I will sent the product to him.

I sent the product directly to the seller and he did not refund me. I sent him a letter that

I will complain about him in eBay but he is not answering me at all. Here the detail of my purchase:


Jul 07, 2014
IBD Gel Nail Polish Choose And 9 Colors From Color Chart
IBD Gel Nail Polish Choose And 9 Colors From Color Chart
( 190802269546 )
US $79.95


I will be hapy to hear a tip how can I have my money back from this seller The cost of this product is $79.95.

Thak you


Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 21, 2014 8:37:30 AM PT

returned item still no refund

Trying to get some descriptive words for these earrings, would you call these puffy hearts?


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 20, 2014 5:27:37 PM PT

Puffy Heart

I'm not able to list anything or revise anything for a couple of days now.  I've tired logging in and out of eBay, I've tried using chrome, firefox, and internet explorer and get the same screen every time.  I also tried from computer at work thinking perhaps it was my home computer and got the same message.  I sell quite a bit on eBay so it's not like I don't know what I'm doing.


 I have some items I'd like to list and I really need to revise a few.


Here's the screen I'm getting, anyone else getting this or know what to do?






Selling question


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 20, 2014 4:10:16 PM PT

Please help id the maker on thes salt bowls

I was just browsing My Ebay and happened to notice what appears to be a bug. I have attached a screenshot. It may just be that the seller incorrectly used "placeholders" for buyer's information in his canned responses but I wasn't sure and thought I would leave it here. Hopefully the screenshot tells the full story, if not I'm sure you can contact the seller.



Technical Issues discussion

Nov 19, 2014 4:37:40 PM PT

Possible Bug

Found it in a box with a NIKKROMAT FT3 & lenses.


The hole is about 1 5/16" in diameter. Made of metal.  When you push the knob down & twist 1/4 turn, little "wings" come out as shown.


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Digital and Film Photography

Nov 20, 2014 2:25:10 PM PT

What the heck is it?


Product Discussions discussion

This is an old necklace i bought at an auction this week. Can you tell me what kind of stones these are. These are cold to the touch and a light green. They have been carved into heart shapes.  Thanks so much.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

I have a few questions on this one. I did a breif search on the makers mark the does not bring up much info. Is this considered brutalist? I am guessing the stones are Tigers eye. Does anyone know about the D.S. Handmade Denmark siggy? Thanks!  


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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Nov 20, 2014 8:37:15 PM PT

Out of my normal type of jewelry

Got these at my neighborhood GW.  Are they real or should I return them?  Thanks for your expertise.



Fashion discussion

Nov 21, 2014 6:56:06 AM PT

Bruno Magli Mens Shoe Authenticity Check

Does anyone recognize this stemware? The bowl is plain except for a thin gold band on the rim. The stem is diamond cut and rounded, but oblong. The goblets stand approximately 8" tall, and the wine glasses are 6 1/2". I thought they'd be easy to find, but I'm coming blank. I may not be using the right search terms. Any help is appreciated!

Thank you!




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 21, 2014 2:57:24 PM PT

Stemware with cut roundish stem

THe cut made me think they may be rock crystal. Clasp is a replacement, but the earrings are sterling screwbacks.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 21, 2014 11:55:56 AM PT

Marie, can you test a necklace for me?

This charger measures 13 3/8" in diameter, it was repaired using staples, which would suggest that it's old.

Any opinions on age and country of origin? There are no marking on bottom. Any info would be appreciated.












Antiques and Research







I have a sterling pencil case fob that has a hallmark that I don't recognize.  The secon picture is a photo(but not great), so I drew it out in the third picture.  I am not sure if the circles should be complete circles or not.


Anyone know this mark?



Antiques discussion

Nov 19, 2014 3:30:40 PM PT

Need Help Identifying Silver Mark


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Was wondering what you think about value.... dark leather and brass...


thanks for any help,



Antiques discussion

Nov 21, 2014 2:18:18 PM PT

Has anyone ever seen something like this?


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

No markings anywhere on this set . The decanter is 16 inches to the top of the stopper and has an air twist in the bottom where ir=t connects to the base and in the stopper. The glasses are 8 7/8 inches tall with airtwist stemsnov21phone 001.JPGnov21phone 002.JPGnov21phone 003.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi To Everyone,

First thanks to all who take the time to look at my post. I was wondering if anyone was familiar with or could make out the siggie on this blown glass vase. At first I thought it read: Bultow (something I can't make out) then I blew up the siggie and now it looks like "13Jltow (something I can't make out.)

Thanks Again





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 21, 2014 12:51:10 PM PT

Glassies Help With Siggie On Vase

Hi, hopefully someone can help with this.  I have this figural candleholder that looks alot like Capodimonte.  It has a script R mark that I cannot find in any of my books.  It looks a little like a Meissen R mark but not enough for me to think it is Meissen.  Appreciate any help on this one.  Here are some pics.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hoping someone can give me a lead on this etching.  There is a man shooting from a boat in the white border around the image.  Two signatures which appear to be different. 20141120_121721.jpg20141120_121804.jpg20141120_121927.jpg

Antiques discussion

Nov 20, 2014 10:34:20 AM PT

Need a lead on this old etching

Hi I am hoping someone on the board can help me with a translation on a piece of pottery. Not sure if this japanese or chinese pottery. It has a mark on the bottom. The piece is like a small vase and does show age. The size is 5 inches. Has a scene pn the front painted on it with what looks like enamel highlights. Any help is appreciated.DSC01571.JPGDSC01566.JPG

Antiques and Research

Just registered this posting ID, don't feel comfortable using my regular account. Anyway... Bare with me, this might be long, but I've compiled some evidence that seems off to me.


I've been keeping an eye on a few cars from the dealer sellall-cars  recently, because obviously, I'm in the market for a new car. They're a highly rated dealer on ebay motors, so I've taken to watching what they have in stock lately. But I've noticed some bidding that I've started to call into question. There is a bidder "a***r ( 142Feedback score is 100 to 499)" that bids on just about every single car listing from that seller.



On the surface, it looks seemingly okay. It's a user with 142 positive feedback, with 547 bids. Quite a large portion of them (40%) have gone to sellall-cars, but nothing too crazy. All of their recent bid history is solely on sellall-cars though.  Again, this is reasonable because maybe it's just a guy who really wants a car and has also taken a liking to watching this dealer in particular. However, the user bids on entire stock of cars for a day all at once. No matter it being a Pontiac Vibe, or a Dodge Charger, or an Infinity FX (all completely different vehicles, aimed at different types of drivers, with different price ranges.) I noticed this ealier today as I've been keeping an eye on a couple cars that end today, and I noticed that the the bid leader for both cars was the same user. I clicked the user and noticed they had simultaneously bid on all sellall-cars listings for the day, and had bid on almost all of their stock for the past month. In fact, as I write this, a***r ( 142Feedback score is 100 to 499) is the leading bidder for the 10 or so cars that sellall-cars has listed as ending today (351225561522, 301394526563, 271669848389, 351225569296, 351225571781, 271669859103, 351225576734, 301394552615, 351225582650, 271669872527, 301394566014.)



Again, maybe it's just a guy really trying to buy a car, and has been bidding from this seller to just get whatever they can. But really, who bids on 10 cars at the exact same time to become the high bidder all at once? What if they happened to win all of those cars? Okay, fine maybe they're just rich, or they are compiling cars to sell for themselves, who knows. So I then looked at sellall-cars' feedback to see if a***r ( 142Feedback score is 100 to 499) had ever won a car from them, and it appeared not. But, if you click on the cars sold to other users, there is a***r ( 142Feedback score is 100 to 499) right near the end of almost every single car they've sold, pushing up the price (#301384722250, #301383413312, #271663789983, #301342557021---These are just random clicks, there are too many to list.) 



Okay, so to review what we have here, a seemingly legit seller, a seemingly legit buyer (from feedback scores). However, the buyer bids on multiple cars at once to become the lead bidder. Has a history of bidding on cars from the seller to push up the price in the final few bids, but hasn't won from the seller.


I can reason around those by saying the guy is just like me, and is really looking for a car and has pinpointed this particular seller. However, the last thing that pushed me over the edge to call complete BS on this whole thing is this last piece of information:


A car that I was watching a little while back and had put in my watchlist. I didn't win it, so no big deal, life goes on, and I moved on. I didn't realize it was from sellall-cars until I got suspicious about this other stuff today. For unrelated reasons, I was browsing through "My eBay" when that particular caught my eye in my old watchlist.


It was this 2010 Pontiac G6 (#271660107564). It was sold for $6500 to...... guess who? a***r ( 142Feedback score is 100 to 499). Oh! I guess they did win one. But what's this? I've been watching this other 2010 Pontiac G6 for the past week that is supposed to end today (#351225582650.) The price was so good until this morning when it jumped up to $10,100. Huh. Wonder who made that bid? What? It was a***r ( 142Feedback score is 100 to 499)!!!


And then I started comparing the two auctions. It's the exact same car. Same Vin number everything. So you're telling me that a***r ( 142Feedback score is 100 to 499) already won this exact car for $6500 (no reserve), but now it's relisted and a***r ( 142Feedback score is 100 to 499) is upping the price to $10,100 now? Okay, that's where I draw the line. That is complete BS.





Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 21, 2014 2:27:35 PM PT

Fishy bidding; suspected shilling

Happy Friday All, this is driving me crazy and I've had the best luck, asking and learning about books, in this forum than anywhere else.  So here goes: 


NEW ORLEANS by Bethany Ewald Bultman, Photographs by Richard Sexton, Compass American Guides, 1994


I bought this book years ago for my first trip to New Orleans.  Just for the heck of it, before tossing in my thrift store pile I looked it up on Abebooks.  Lots of copies there but they were all paperback versions.  I have looked everywhere and cannot find a hard cover verison anywhere.  So, does that mean the hard cover version is rare?  Just because it is rare does not, necessarily make it desirable? 


What are your thoughts?  Thank you for looking!





Booksellers discussion

I am looking for any information on this old cut glass vase.  It measures 11 1/4" high 5 3/4" across the top, 6 1/4" at the base and wieghs in at 6 1/2 pounds.  The pattern looks pre-ABP or possibly British or Irish.  I have run out of ideas to search.




Thank you for looking and as always any help is much appreciated.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 21, 2014 2:29:24 PM PT

Any thoughts on heavy cut glass vase.


I really can't wrap my head around this one.  I sold a cell phone a few weeks ago.  Listing was accurate and included about 10 large photos the phone from all angles.  


A few days later I see a message from eBay saying the buyer wants to return the phone and the reason is "I found a lower price."  I of course say no and tell him finding a lower price not grounds for a return.  He then replies that the reason he wants to return is that he chose the wrong option.  I told him that there was wrong option to choose because I'm only selling one phone!  Buyer finally replies with the truth, he wanted to try the phone and see if he liked and he doesn't so now he would like to return it.  I tell the buyer he can't use eBay to "try things out."  Also explained to him that I delivered exactly what I promised in the listing if he didn't like it he should not have bid and I would not be excepting his return.  Buyer then said that because I would not take his return that he would have to involve eBay.


A few days after our message exchange I get a message from eBay saying "A request is open in the Resolution Center, please respond."  7 minutes later I get another message saying eBay has ruled in the buyers favor!  The first message said I had a few days to respond, I guess not.


Needless to say I was pretty shocked eBay would rule in the buyers favor so a re read request in the Resolution Center.  Turns out the buyer told eBay the reason for the return was that the "item was not as described."  Under the Buyer's Message portion of the return request he says "I bought the phone to see if I liked it and I don't. The seller has a return policy so I tried to contact the seller to let them know I would like to return and now they are saying that I may not."  His message is a direct contradiction to the not as described excuse he told eBay!


My question then is how can eBay possibly rule in the buyers favor?  He opened a return request by saying the item was not as described yet he never once said what specifically differed from the description.  Doesn't a buyer at lease have to say how the item differs from the description?  Our entire message exchange was done via eBay so eBay can see the buyer continually changed his reasoning for the return.  Yet still they side with him?  How?


I called customer service and finally go through to the escalations department.  The two customer service people I talked to said it was a clear case of buyers remorse.  I asked to speak to the person who made the decision in the buyers favor so I could get an explination and hopefully avoid having this problem in the future. eBay said I could not speak with them but that they would email that person and have them contact me within 48 hours, which I doubt will happen.


If anyone here has had a similar problem I'm curious as to how it played out.  Thanks.

Selling discussion

Hello ebay community.


I haven't spent a lot of time ebaying and stuff, and I'm not really familiar with it, especially with the scams. I wanted to buy a keyboard


The thing is (for people who are not familiar with gaming keyboards), it costs ~100 dollars in stores. The guy does not have many feedbacks, however the one that he has is from selling the same item (and he replied to me that he has already sold 6 of them, but the people were too lazy to feedback him). Do you think it is too good to be true? Would I get refunded if he does not ship the item or ships something else?


Thank you in advance for your replies. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 19, 2014 2:37:18 PM PT

New to ebay-too good to be true?

The item I shipped arrived broken. The two pieces had been wrapped in bubble-wrap and then "packed" (i.e., empty space filled) with 4 air pillows. All 4 had collapsed when the package arrived.  This was shipped from Mass. to Missisippi, 11/6.


Do pillows collapse? They are recycled - I save them from packages I recieve. 



Home & Garden discussion

Nov 18, 2014 9:04:45 PM PT

Air Pillows in packing collapsed

I won an action for a watch shipping from Turkey and the seller shipped on Oct 14. I got to the US NY sort center and it sat there until today according to USPS.  I was told by USPS customer service that it was probably in customs, no problems. 


I checked tonight and it now says 


  • USPS Tracking™ is unavailable for this product for TURKEY.

To me that looks like it is on its way back to Turkey. 


I've never seen this before but I also don't think I've ever had interational mail from anywhere but SE Asia and the UK.


Any ideas?

Shipping & Returns question

I recently bought a item through the "commit to buy" option, and I do not want the item. If the owner says no, and if I do not pay for the item, then what would happen?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Is is smart (or not) to list auction style listings starting tonight and tomorrow? They would end on Thanksgiving Day/night and black Friday. Thank you for any input!!!

Selling discussion

Alright, here's the scenario.  I sell trading cards that I ship with just a white envelope + stamp.  When I have many items to ship, I have been opening the 'order details' page in a new tab for every single item.  This is kind of a pain when I have 30+ items to ship on a given day.  Is there a better way to do this that does NOT involve printing shipping labels?  Paying $2 to ship something with tracking that sells for $3 is -never- happening.


My question - is there a way to bulk view order details/shipping addresses for sales I have made?  I.e. a list that just shows the item name and shipping address of every item at once?



Selling discussion

Nov 20, 2014 10:58:57 AM PT

Shipping multiple items

I had 5 packages picked up this afternoon and 3 of them got that alert. I still don't understand why some packages get the alert and others don't.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 19, 2014 6:29:02 PM PT



Selling discussion

Nov 19, 2014 2:15:30 PM PT


... . Unable to re-open case or ask eBay to step in. 



Since there's clearly no help given by eBay nowadays I've resorted to posting in here.


I want eBay to step in and help with my issue. I made this purchase over 2 months ago now!


I can't even leave feedback now :/


Suggestions? Help??


More details can be given on request.



I really thought eBay was better than this.

Bidding & Buying discussion

I have been listing items for the shop I work at and have been doing good so far. I have a question for the veteran sellers here. Is shipping your items via Priority Mail better than Standard Post? I know Priority comes with $50 Insurance and is faster shipping time, but of course costs a little more. I also wonder, does using Priority Mail attract more buyers than if I stuck with Standard Post? Just wanting some opinions as I was thinking of changing my shipping to Priority.


Thanks for reading!

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 18, 2014 4:59:42 PM PT

Is Priority better shipping service?


Ebay says "payment is pending" since Monday - that's 4 days.

I sent him a message wednesday morning around 10AM - this is Friday morning.

You'd think he'd a said somethng. I've had to stay in the hospital for a week, I've had my computer break for a week,
but I've always managed to get word to my sellers. I don't want to be this guy's 1st no pay.

What would happen if I were to just re-list this item and forget about it, say starting next Monday?

Selling discussion

Are there any benefits to not using private listings? Especially around the holidays I've been using private listings in case a buyer doesn't want their purchases known to others. Do you use private listings year round or just for specific items (or not at all?)

Booksellers discussion

Nov 20, 2014 12:00:35 AM PT

Private Listings

I've bought a lot of stuff on ebay and this has never happened before. I bought an item for $19.95, and when I went to pay for it, the price had magically gone up by six dollars. Shipping was free, so that isn't it. Has this happened to anyone else?

Bidding & Buying discussion

hi , i bought an item number 300622806954 from ewong2004 and i paid him 15/11/2014 , but till now he didn't ship my item yet and he doesnt respond to my messages , i want to know how to get my money 's back , today is 20/11 and still nothing , anyone can help , pleaase ..

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 20, 2014 7:05:56 AM PT

seller sisn't ship my item yet


I've been going around in circles, following the on screen prompts, but I’m not getting anywhere.. I NEED HELP with a seller  j that is not holding up his end of the deal. I bid on an item & won, paid for it and never received it. Contacted the seller who told me to wait 5 more days. After 5 days, I contacted the seller and told him I still did not receive it. Seller told me they would refund my money. I said I still wanted the item, and would wait for the replacement, because this was a gift. The seller then told me he would refund the money & then I could buy it again! I told him that is not right, because I won the bid for a very good price, and I probably won't get so lucky again. I opened a case in the resolution center, and then the seller responded by telling me they had refunded my money, and then said the case is now closed. There was no way I could escalate this problem once the case was closed, and they knew that, it's obvious they know how to work the system in their favor so that the buyer won't have a chance to dispute their decision or have any say in the matter. To me this is the same as fraud. They can't auction something off and then offer to refund the money and tell you if you still want it, you’ll need to buy it again, that's bogus!!! And If they can go through the trouble to send me another one IF I re-buy it, then their is no reason why they can't ship me a replacement for the one I didn't receive. I'm beginning to think they never had any intentions of sending the original item to me, and probably never did, because they were probably making little to no profit on it. If they are not going to honor low bids, they should have set a minimum bid amount, but they didn’t. Their loss,  my gain. I won the bid, and no matter what the amount was they need to uphold their end of the deal. Their were other sellers auctioning the same item that I could have bid on, but I quit looking when I won this bid. I never thought I would have to fight for a legitimate purchase. This seller is in the wrong, and I don't think they should be able to get away with this. Who knows how many other buyers have lost out as well.  I will be waiting to hear from you, and I would appreciate your assistance in this matter. let me know if you have any questions. Thank you

P.S. I would like to discuss this matter with ebay’s customer support agent, but that is next to impossible to pick up a phone and call them. I have searched ebay for quite some time, and all I do is get caught up in their loop of tabs. There are tabs for Contact Us, Help & Contact, Answer Center, and a few others, all of which lead you nowhere. None of their suggested questions pertain to my problem. I don’t think it is very business like, when you can’t speak to a real person when a problem comes up.  I ask the ebay community if anyone knew the phone number for customer support, and the only answers I got were to click on the neverending Contact Us tabs.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 21, 2014 8:12:13 AM PT

Seller won't send my purchase

I had a buyer who bought and paid for an item. They then emailed me to have the item sent to a different address. I canceled the order and informed them that I can only ship to the address that is listed in the order and they can rebuy the item and input the correct address in Paypal. They then bought the item with an eBay and Paypal account that was created today. The first name on the new account is different but the address is correct. This is very odd behavior and I would like to get the community's opinion on this. The item is over $100, should I proceed or cancel again? Thanks in advance

Selling question

Nov 20, 2014 2:15:00 PM PT

Weird Buyer. Need help!

Approximately one week ago, I won an auction for tickets to a college football game last weekend. By the time the auction ended, a family emergency had arisen which prevented me from attending the game. Thanks to a terribly slow internet connection at home, I was unable to retract my bid in time, thereby winning the auction.


I submitted a detailed cancellation request for the item; and with no communication or reply from the seller whatsoever, he agreed to cancel within minutes. I messaged him through eBay to offer a thank-you and also did not receive a reply.


Yesterday, I received a message from the seller indicating that he had to relist the tickets in a last-minute fire sale (not sure why he did not offer them to the long list of bidders who came up just short of my winning bid). He blamed me for not receiving "market value" for the tickets; and asked that I pay the difference.


I was shocked and appalled at the message and understood our transaction to be canceled, so I ignored what I perceived as a guilt trip. Now, the seller is threatening me (through eBay) with legal action if I don't pay him the difference.


I have been trying to find a way to report the seller and give details of this communication to eBay for nearly an hour now; but am just going in circles. There doesn't seem to be a clear way to open a resolution or make eBay aware of the situation; I just continue to click through a series of "help" links that link back to each other.


Any suggestions on how to proceed? Should I simply save the messages and wait for him to file some sort of complaint through eBay? It is my understanding that once a transaction is canceled - it's as if it never existed. Any help or guidance is appreciated.

Bidding & Buying question

I want to relist some unsold items but they are not appearing on my unsold list. It lists 11 items, says there are 18 but I can't  find the other 7 items. I don't want to rewrite the listings.

Selling question

Can someone tell me how to add a note to my 200+ listings that I will be unavailable for a few days?

Selling question

Nov 18, 2014 7:57:32 PM PT

Need help with listings


I picked up these adorable Coach shoes today and I was wondering if anyone could help me determine if theyre authentic.

The print on the toes are the same color but a little off. The inside tounge checks out okay but I noticed the word Coach on the sole was written in the Poppy style font and I have only seen them written with the traditional Coach print logo. 

Thanks so much!!!

Selling question

I got this ALERT message MID not registered with the EFN in checking the tracking on a global shipping package. It says In Transit and I haven't gotten it to the post office yet! I was worried so I called eBay help line and she said not to worry because USPS was updating some functions. I hope she was correct! Does anyone know for sure?

Shipping & Returns question

Nov 19, 2014 3:48:46 AM PT

What does ALERT

I have my own paypal account which is linked to a VISA card.  My husband has his own paypal account tied to another credit card.  I saw something for my grandson and didn't want to use my money which is strictly for the collection I have.  So I copied it over and paid for it on my husband's account.  But, somehow, and I don't remember how I did this, the item is still listed in my cart.  The item has been paid for and received but it's still there saying to pay for it.  Does anyone know how to delete this from my cart?  Should I leave it there?  Will it just disappear after a few days?  Or is it something I should ask a CR?  Thanks ahead of ttime!

Bidding & Buying question


Nov 18, 2014 6:26:51 PM PT

how to clear my shopping cart

I thought my buyer was a scammer due to reviews I had read, and because he would not respond to my emails, so I asked for a "cancel sale" but then they did pay, and I sent the item. But ebay noted that my sale was canceled and gave me back my sale fees. Should I just wait and ebay will charge again? 

Selling question

Nov 20, 2014 10:53:49 AM PT

canceled sale went through ok

Can you cancel a bid by a bidder with 0 feedback?

Bidding & Buying question

and now I am required to pay?

i bougt in Manchester City, United Kingdom

track:  RS160483665NL

seller don t respond

Customer Service. Awaiting for delivery...

Buying & Selling Basics discussion



I have a question about searching Complete Listings.


I like seeing what things sold for.. 


Example I search  for  Flypaper Mens Jeans.   

I go to advanced search and add on "Buy it now" and "Sold" as options to my search.

I push search and new page comes up with the list.  All green "Buy it now"s, sometimes is says best offer accepted.. fine those sold i get that.

I pick one and want to check the listing. 

A page loads that has the item picture in left upper corner with banner across it that says "SOLD".  Next to it there's a list:  Item condition, shipping, when the listing ended .. etc.  sometimes there's a "winning bid' and price listed there.  It's no where near the Buy it Now price that was green on the previous page.  


So question is which price did the item sell for?  The green Buy it Now price or the winning bid price?  I did click to see things that sold with "buy it now" not auctions least that's what I was doing. 


so confused.   


Getting Started question

Nov 20, 2014 4:29:50 AM PT

Confused myself in Completed Listings

I stopped selling about a year ago, and starting with some listings again.  I *believe* last I sold I was travelling and changing "my location" to zip code in Portland, OR.  It seems this is coming through on the USPS scans as my ship from location.  I cannot for the life of me figure out how to reset it.  Please advise.  TIA.

My Account discussion

Nov 18, 2014 4:30:16 PM PT

selling location

I've had this happen 2 times now, once today and once last week.


I get notification that a buyer has paid for their item but the item they paid for is or was not listed. It also was not in my list of sold items or items waiting for payment. I actually had to call ebay last week to find where this item was and they located it in my deleted folder. Today I received notification that buyer paid for item and again, I find it in delted folder.


NOw they only things I delete are when things end, they go to the unsold folder, I check box them, then sell similar, and after them being listed I go back to the unsold folder and delete those items.


Also noticed things are ending up in the delted folder that have been paid for, shipped and they buyer has already left feedback for, but I haven't. I didn't delete those things either.


This from a week ago...

I think there is a glitch somewhere or I am not seeing something.


But again the only things I delte are the unsold items.


Anyone else having this issue?

Selling discussion

The option for scheduling a listing used to be next to the duration the seller picks, but it's not there anymore. Did eBay take away this option, or just move it somewhere else?

Selling discussion

I am very confused with the new ebay way to do the FVF credit.  What if the seller refunded the buyer and sent out the cancellation request to the buyer and the buyer just ignor the message or doesn't know they need to accept it.  Will the seller still get the FVF credit?  thank you in advance.  

Selling question

We have just put our store on vacation. Can you relist items while in this mode? We used the hide and block option. Thanks.

Selling question