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This is a question for both eBayer's and eBay management. 


The question we would like to ask is what is proper way to deal with unreasonable and manipulator eBay buyer:


Here is the case I met, hope this will also ring a bell for other eBayers:


The issue starts like this: 


New message from: keitht313 (216Turquoise Star)
they were bought at marcs .A reputable grocery store.They are the exact same glove.They are made of the same materials.If i were to to return them i woul would be paying over 4 dollars in shipping both wars. That is almost the same price you are charging for the glove and 2 more dollars i can go to marcs and buy 2 more pairs.So perhaps you could give me a partial discount.Right now i not very happy and i dont think you want me to give your feedback as is. I could take a picture of both pairs to show you im lieing i you would like!!


Hello, if you don't like your item and want to return it, you are welcome to return this and our return policy is the buyer afford the return shipping and once we receive the returned item, we will issue a full refund to your Paypal account. Another thing, is that I suggest you ask your mom where she got the glove for you. Some dealer's, especially street dealers, will sell counterfeit stuff. They looks similar, or in your word "same", maybe also good quality, but buying a counterfeit item equals to killing the legal and honest business. Our products are all officially licensed items and the money you paid partially support your team. Thank you very much!


Hello, I have a couple issues about leaving your feedback id like to let you know before i fill it out. First as a seller myself as soon as my customers pay for their item without any problems i will leave their feedback.Its the proper thing to do you got paid instantly by me i know that and their were no issues i know that as well. I think the least and proper thing to do is show your appreciation by leaving their feedback because the will have second thoughts about leaving you feedback. Also when i got my gloves i showed them to my mom and dad and my mom gave me the evil eye so i knew what it was.I said you got me a pair also didnt you.She went and got them and they were the exact same glove.She asked how much i paid i told her and she said she only paid 2.99 for they ones she got which the price tag said. So now i feel a little take by the price i paid.I hope we can cane come up with a fair resolve to these issues as you may see i am a fair guy and i always will give a buyer or sel


We are new to eBay but not new in the business world. We had a store for 3 years and I have been in a position of store manager for over 7 years. 


From the messages the buyer delivered, we saw a manipulator trying to get everything out of nothing by threatening a new eBay seller to give a negative feedback! 


We would like to know eBay professional's advice and other sophisticated eBay sellers' opion!


Thank you very much! 


Selling question

Dec 19, 2014 7:54:33 AM PT

How to Deal with a Manipulator Buyer??

An item for which the seller cancelled my order shows under my unpaid items. When I click on it under Unpaid items, it says Order was cancelled, my shopping cart is empty, nothing in purchase history about it. Email from e-bay says that the order was cancelled and I do not need to do anything more about it. So now I can't place any bid on anything cause a message pops up that I can not bid as I have an unpaid item I need to pay for first. I can not mark this item as paid, seller can not mark it as paid, there is no such option in there anymore as it is supposed to be cancelled order, yet it is in my unpaid items banning me from bidding now...I'm basically stuck and have no idea what to do, please help! Thanks










Bidding & Buying question

I came across a full set of 1998 Collector's Edge Advantage football rookies. 20 cards in set which include Manning, Woodson and Moss. Two questions. I know difference between regular and silver is the writing should be silver foil. But to be sure I looked at some past listings and basic and silver look same. Silver foil does look more so actually than in scan. Also, any idea of where to start pricing for the set of 20? Thanks for any advice. Moving alot of a football card collection as I have not much interest in football so I can use the advice. Collection also has alot of 50s and 60s football which are in excellent condition. Because of the number of them and not rookie hall of famers I feel the expense of grading may not be worth multi grading. Any advice welcome?jordan close back261.jpg

Selling question

Dec 21, 2014 11:52:12 AM PT

1998 Advantage football rookie set Manning


Buying & Selling Basics question

Nice and wide at 1+1/2" across, art glass and rhinestones, no marks though.

Any ideas who who may have made it ?









Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Dec 18, 2014 8:18:23 PM PT

Thoughts on this Bad Boy ?




New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

In looking for a crystal bead for  Cleio this morning..I realized I have waaaaay too much bits & pcs  strictly for harvest, that I will prob never need.  For sure time to clean house!  


I guesstimate  prolly 7-8 lbs (after removing any true cwap like chains or something that is totally useless) of different types of stones, etc..a mix of vtg & newer in this broken stuff.  There will prolly even be some items that could  be fixed..don`t plan on scrutinizing it very close


So I`m wondering where is the best place to put it?   I don`t even mind doin 2 categories . I tried to search  it out (big Ha Ha!) & I see this kind of 'harvest stuff' listed in too many different categories


or would I be better off pullin out all the good vintage harvest item & listing it alone? 


Thanx for any advice


Heres a quick shot



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Dec 19, 2014 8:41:56 AM PT

Where To List?

Not sure if this is a good place to post this question - but maybe. I've researched this some but found TMI - I wonder if anyone here can shed some light on how to date this jar.


Bottom reads: Trade Mark Lightning Putnam with the number 409 or 419 - the middle number is hard to decipher. Marks on the lid are as follows: PAT 2 JAN. 5. 75, REIS and a small D JUNE 5. 77.


Anyone know what all those numbers mean ... especially the ones on the lid?


TIA for any info.







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



I'm just a baking fool today. Brownies anyone?

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Most folks are super busy this weekend so this will probably not be a very active thread, but what the heck, if you have time, and  want to,  feel free to  post a few pics of  sparklies here, maybe close-ups of  the jewelry you got from your Secret Santa so we can share your excitement even some more. 


Take a break from the hustle and bustle and ENJOY.


Got this old Birks sterling bracelet this week at Value Village. Of very little value except sentimental ....but, I'm a sucker for "Sweetheart jewelry"




Dated 19 March 1942, with an RCAF emblem and  "To Frankie ..From Max".









Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Posted in an art group with no reply, so...


Can anyone translate or guess the signature for me?  I have tried so many combinations now with no luck.  Took on the prints out of the frame and seems like it is on heavy cardstock of some sort, but I can feel lumps and bumps..particularly in the white details of the skirt and around the sleeve edges  No dots under magnification either. Any clues appreciated!!!001.JPG002.JPG059.JPG061.JPG

Antiques and Research

Dec 20, 2014 2:28:23 PM PT

Hoping to get some help with this please

I bought an item from someone and paid them an extra $15 to put Flat Rate Priority Shipping, which they did. (1-3 day shipping) And it's already been 2 days and today would be the third. The tracking on the USPS site hasn't updated since the day it was shipped (December 18, 2014). It's been stuck at "Departed Post Office", does USPS not update tracking or something? I usually use UPS and it updates just fine.



Shipping & Returns discussion


have this lidded hinged, appears to be silverplate container with a removeable underplate

Marked on the bottom wiht an 86

any idea what this is



Antiques discussion


I'm trying to figure out if they're anything special.  They're cultured, you can see the "seed" in some of them that didn't close properly, but the nacre is really thick.  They're not cheap Chinese freshwaters for sure.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I passed this up at a flea market today. I looked the piece over pretty good and didn't see a 14K mark. The department store Goody's was a major reputable chain of stores several years ago, now owned by Stage. Considering the original price was $70 and this was most likely sold when gold was around $300 an ounce, do you think this is solid 14k? Did Goody's even offer solid 14k jewelry? This is a fairly heavy piece. I'd estimate 7-8 grams, so it would be a steal at $8. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Joe

( I have bought 14k earrings that were only marked on the box, but there wasn't any room to mark the actual earring. )




Jewelry & Gemstones discussion


I bought this for my girlfriend for Christmas.  When it arrived, the liner is different than the pictures I've seen.  It's a kate spade wellesely tanner laptop bag.  I think the liner is supposed to be white with pink polka dots, but you can see the pictures below.  It looks really high quality, but I'm no expert.  Can someone with more experience let me know if this is real or not?  I don't want to give it to her if it's a fake.




Fashion discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 19, 2014 2:32:58 PM PT

Can anyone identify this bracelet.

The problem is i can make a payment to the wont item i bid. See picture below


Payments question

Dec 19, 2014 5:41:33 PM PT

unable to paid an item

I don't know where to being to find this.  I googled the initials, but no luck.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Dec 19, 2014 9:13:13 AM PT

Do you recognize this china goblet?

Looks like a board game piece. Its a green/white mountain dotted with holes and little plunger on the bottom that pops a blue ball into the air and into one of the holes.

I tried looking throguh a bunch of current and completed Milton Bradley listings and didn't see it.

Thanks for any help!



Toys & Hobbies discussion

Dec 20, 2014 10:24:09 PM PT

Milton Bradley board game piece?

T?hank You for your help! I just cant quite make out the signature?007.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Need a manufacturer and pattern name please.  Who recognizes this?  Thanks.

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Bird on a Branch

Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 19, 2014 10:35:04 AM PT

can someone ID this piece of asian art

i want my money back , please help . 
ORDER TOTAL AMOUNT IS Rs. 8,820.00 (MobiKwik Wallet mobile payment (Rs. 7,497.00).unfortunately order has been cancelled .
TICKET NUMBER TICKET #1651512, TICKET #1608362,TICKET #1553950

 i still not get the refund amount . ebay told that they send the refund money to you . please help me to short out this problem . please see 18/10/2014, now 9th dec. guys are you joking with me ? refund my money immediately. otherwise i will go for loading F.I.R against this fraud company.

Buyer transaction details for PaisaPay ID 37655911792
Transaction status
Your PaisaPay payment was approved on 18-Oct-14. You paid the order total of Rs. 8,820.00 using MobiKwik Wallet mobile payment (Rs. 7,497.00) and eBay gift voucher MOBIEBAY15 (Rs. 1,323.00) . Please review the Order Details section below for specifics on the item(s).
The seller has not shipped the item by the shipping deadline of 30-Oct-14. PaisaPay has initiated a cancellation for the this transaction.
Item Receipt
Your refund request has been approved by PaisaPay on 31-Oct-14. You should be able to see the refund in your MobiKwik Wallet account within working day

AMBK3523242501 this is my order is , that i placed 19/10/2014 06:29:46 hours. ebay seller unable to shipped my product. and he cancel my order. but i still not get the refund amount .  
Mobikwik told "we have yet not received the refund confirmation from our partner websites."
full details in attach files.
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Wrost experiencewith ebay . not giving my refund

Payments question

I find this genre fascinating and until I began collecting these books, I realized that this isn't a new idea/theme/genre...it goes back to at least the 1950's.



Title: Secret Places of the Lion
Author: George Hunt Williamson
Publisher: Amherst Press
Copyright: 1958
Edition: First American edition    


 Early traditions speak of the arrival of radiant beings from heaven, self-sacrificing guardians of the human race who have reincarnated as pivotal figures in the panorama of human history to assist in the work of evolution. Secret Places of the Lion shows how these great ones have helped mankind for thousands of years, hiding their secrets in tombs, caverns, temple ruins, and catacombs. Posing as wanderers, they would declare universal wisdom and truth at certain periods of history when people were prepared to receive it; then they would withdraw for a time to see what was done with the new-found knowledge. Thus, the rises and plateaus of our cultural history emerged      







Title: The Sky People
Author: Brinsley Le Poer Trench
Publisher: Neville Spearman
Copyright: 1960
Edition: First Edition  & Signed by author


According to Trench in this book The Sky People, Adam and Eve, Noah any many of the other characters from the Bible originally lived on Mars. Trench believed that Adam and Eve were experiment creations of extraterrestrials. His claim was that the Biblical description of the Garden of Eden was inconsistent with what was on Earth and as Mars contained canals, that the Garden of Eden must have been located on Mars. He further claimed that the north polar ice cap melted on Mars, and this caused the descendants of Adam and Eve to move to Earth.






Book Collecting (Modern First Editions)

Dec 19, 2014 9:40:45 PM PT

Ancient Alien Book Collection


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design


Hoping someone has some more information regarding identyfing nordic ware cake egg moldsEGG METAL.jpg

I listed and sold an aluminum egg mold that was unmarked.  It came with directions and the directions were for a nordic ware egg mold

The buyer is asking if nordic ware sold unmarked eggs

all other unmarked eggs are sold as such, but they did not come with the directions taped to the egg.  So the other sellers could not list as nordic ware, since it was not marked


I cannot find any other similar  egg mold on ebay that were produced by any other specific company

The same on the internet


I also cannot find the directions for these molds anywhere on ebay which tells me most were lost


I contacted the Nordic ware co and have not heard back


The only ones on ebay that are unmarked, look like nordic ware


There are very few of either sold on ebay


Does anyone know of any other company that produced these eggs, same dimensions, appearance as nordic ware?


I would think that if there were other companies, there would be information either on ebay or the internet

Other sellers would have identified these unmarked eggs and would haves sold as produced by that company


I also find it hard to believe that someone would have the directions to a nordic ware mold and an unmarked mold made by another company, together


Just playing the devils advocate


Since i am unsure, and there is a chance that the previous owner:


  1. Bought a nordic ware egg with directions or found the directions without the egg
  2. saved the directions and lost the original marked egg
  3. then purchased another unmarked egg and attached the nordic ware directions to the egg


thanks so much and sorry for such a long question.  I will refund the money if needed. Just want to ruld out all possibilities







Selling question



SoI have these bottles which are vintage from a Hong Kong distillery. I was going to sell for the bottles only. But the art and writing on them is JAPANESE. I have no clue who the artist is and was thinking the writing may help me know more. The artist does NOT seem like some random amateur, that's why I'm taking the time to find out. Can anyone lend some info, or interpretation?


Thanks in advance.


Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi all.  Found in West Yorkshire (Huddersfield), I have absolutely no idea what it's use is, date or origin and would really appreciate some help.  I have said oriental simply because of the decoration but am more than happy to be corrected on this.  No marks to give any help. It is a hexagonal piece that measures 11.25 cms tall x 6 cms in diameter and weighs almost 250 gms. 6 small 'feet' on the base.  I thought it could be some kind of incense burner but as the pierced openings go down to the base I'm not convinced about that.  It has been chipped and the material under the glaze is white(ish) - see the images posted.  Any help really appreciated.


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Collectibles & Art discussion

I've tried searching for this picture for awhile now with no luck. It has a gilded look to it. Appears to be pretty old. It has a date on the back of 1871 but I don't know if that bears any relation to its actual age.


It measures 7"x5". At the bottom I believe  it says "Uspomena iz M. Bistrice". 


Never seen one with black figures like that. Curious if anyone has any information on this or seen similar. Thanks!




Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello All! Can anyone tell me what type of stone this is? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.




Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 19, 2014 5:30:33 PM PT

what type of stone is this?

I have these great Lucite earrings but I am a little stumped on KW's other than clear, Lucite, goldtone? Scroll work? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Lori


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Dec 21, 2014 11:14:54 AM PT

KW suggestions please

I came across a full set of 1998 Collector's Edge Advantage football rookies. 20 cards in set which include Manning, Woodson and Moss. Two questions. I know difference between regular and silver is the writing should be silver foil. But to be sure I looked at some past listings and basic and silver look same. Silver foil does look more so actually than in scan. Also, any idea of where to start pricing for the set of 20? Thanks for any advice. Moving alot of a football card collection as I have not much interest in football so I can use the advice. Collection also has alot of 50s and 60s football which are in excellent condition. Because of the number of them and not rookie hall of famers I feel the expense of grading may not be worth multi grading. Any advice welcome?jordan close back261.jpg

Sports Cards, Memorabilia & Fan Shop discussion

Dec 21, 2014 12:47:11 PM PT

Edge Advantage 1998 rookie set with Manning

Just bought a set of gorgeous copper pots. Stuck with maker. Searched every pot to see if any had the B mark but nothing. Does anyone know the maker of these pots. They all have a B on the left of handle and then the number ex. 12, 18 ect. Any help greatly appreciated.IMG_5199.JPGIMG_5198.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 21, 2014 8:27:50 AM PT

Copper Tin Pots and pans


Fashion discussion

Dec 20, 2014 7:10:10 PM PT

Is this a fake Burberry sweater?

I have a couple old original photographs signed in pencil Wm.C Van Horne. I am assuming this to be William Cornelius Van Horne an early father of the railroad in Canda and the Northwest.

Seems like something that would interest railroad and photograhy collectors. Any idea on the best way to authenticate something like this?

Thanks for any assistance!



Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 20, 2014 8:08:35 PM PT

William Van Horne photograph

This seller did not ship the item i had been following until last week



Order details
You completed checkout on 13-Oct-2014
Ship to:Payment details:Total:
Tharani dharanPayPalUS $2.78
A K Nilayam,8/2, K.Kullapa Road,Maruthi Seva Nager,Bangalore-560033
Bangalore, KA 560033 IN
  Seller: justinyrd ( 101364 )
 Item title  Price 
Shipping price
 Qty Item total 
Baby Girls Kids Dress Peacock Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Child Clothes Skirts 2-8Y ( item: 311024155934  transaction: 514668492021 )
Paid on 13-Oct-2014 US $2.78 Free 1 US $2.78 
Economy Int'l Shipping
Estimated delivery: You can contact seller for more information.
 SubtotalUS $2.78 
 TotalUS $2.7


Dear tharani29,

hi friend, could you pls kindly wait it? it's the busty season now. the post office can be traffic. hope you could kindly understand!

- justinyrd
Click the Respond button to reply through Messages, or go to your email to reply

From: tharani29
To: justinyrd
Subject: Re: I didn’t receive my item: tharani29 sent a message about Baby Girls Kids Dress Peacock Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Child Clothes Skirts 2-8Y #311024155934
Sent Date: 16-Dec-2014 13:21:25 IST

Dear justinyrd,

I checked at local post office, they dont have any parcel for me !!! Is there any problem in Providing me tracking number?Why are you not providing me Tracking number ?

- tharani29

From: justinyrd
To: tharani29
Subject: Re: I didn’t receive my item: tharani29 sent a message about Baby Girls Kids Dress Peacock Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Child Clothes Skirts 2-8Y #311024155934
Sent Date: 16-Dec-2014 12:04:46 IST

Dear tharani29,

hi friend, you can use your name and shipping address to check the parcel. hope you could kindly have a try. thanks!

- justinyrd

From: tharani29
To: justinyrd
Subject: Re: I didn’t receive my item: tharani29 sent a message about Baby Girls Kids Dress Peacock Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Child Clothes Skirts 2-8Y #311024155934
Sent Date: 15-Dec-2014 19:59:52 IST

Dear justinyrd,

Without any details how can i check with the local post office? Provide me at least some tracking number so that i can check where it has reached or where it is stuck? please provide the china post office acknowledgment copy or any details?

- tharani29

From: justinyrd
To: tharani29
Subject: Re: I didn’t receive my item: tharani29 sent a message about Baby Girls Kids Dress Peacock Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Child Clothes Skirts 2-8Y #311024155934
Sent Date: 15-Dec-2014 11:57:58 IST

Dear tharani29,

hi friend, we checked the parcel on the China post office website. could you pls kindly wait the parcel delivered? os kindly check with the local post office?

- justinyrd

From: tharani29
To: justinyrd
Subject: Re: I didn’t receive my item: tharani29 sent a message about Baby Girls Kids Dress Peacock Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Child Clothes Skirts 2-8Y #311024155934
Sent Date: 14-Dec-2014 12:21:12 IST

Dear justinyrd,

Could you please share tracking details of the package?

- tharani29

From: justinyrd
To: tharani29
Subject: Re: I didn’t receive my item: tharani29 sent a message about Baby Girls Kids Dress Peacock Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Child Clothes Skirts 2-8Y #311024155934
Sent Date: 09-Dec-2014 13:20:13 IST

Dear tharani29,

hi friend, we just checked the parcel. it arrived to your local post office. could you pls kindly wait for it delivered to you? thanks very much!

- justinyrd

From: tharani29
To: justinyrd
Subject: Re: I didn’t receive my item: tharani29 sent a message about Baby Girls Kids Dress Peacock Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Child Clothes Skirts 2-8Y #311024155934
Sent Date: 08-Dec-2014 16:09:45 IST

Dear justinyrd,

Boss you have been responding with the same reply last 3 times I have contacted you, could you please share tracking details of the package .now it is almost been 2 months since i have ordered , i understand it is international shipping but taking more than 2 months can't be ignored ..

- tharani29

From: justinyrd
To: tharani29
Subject: Re: I didn’t receive my item: tharani29 sent a message about Baby Girls Kids Dress Peacock Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Child Clothes Skirts 2-8Y #311024155934
Sent Date: 08-Dec-2014 13:26:33 IST

Dear tharani29,

dear friend,
we're really sorry for the long waiting. it is the busy season of shipping now. post office has a little bit traffic. our point is is could you pls spend one more week to wait it? since we did send your item out. it delayed on the road. but you'll definitely receive it!
international shipping often get delayed . really hope you could understand!
best regards!

- justinyrd

From: tharani29
To: justinyrd
Subject: I didn’t receive my item: tharani29 sent a message about Baby Girls Kids Dress Peacock Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Child Clothes Skirts 2-8Y #311024155934
Sent Date: 07-Dec-2014 12:25:30 IST

Dear justinyrd,

As you said i have waited from 1 more week , i am yet to get the package .
Please provide me tracking details , when it will reach me ?

- tharani29

Selling discussion

I recently acquired this Waterford piece and am kind of stumped as to the pattern.  My Waterford book shows it to be pre-1987 in age.  The cuts above the diamond pattern are all equal in height with no staggering in height.  I first thought maybe Lismore because there were so many pieces made in this pattern, but I'm just not sure, because this pattern shows staggering of the cuts above the diamond pattern.   I also am not sure if this is a small individual creamer or possibly a syrup pitcher as it measures about 3" in overall height to top of handle and 2" across shortest diameter of bowl.  Any help would be appreciated.002.JPG003.JPG001.JPG 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Dec 21, 2014 6:14:48 AM PT

WATERFORD Crystal Pre-1987 Pattern ID HELP

So a little back I saw my mother had a box of Barbie dolls with clothes at her parent's house. So she let me have them and now I would like to know their value. I have identified all the contents of the box with the exception of these items. The first picture is the one I want to know the most about, as I think i has the most potential. The second picture has the dolls I was unable to ID. And the final picture has misc. items that it would also be cool if they were identified. You do not have to identify everything, but if anything sticks out to you or you know what it is, please tell me their names and such. Thank you!

Barbie Collectors discussion

round   This was found on historic Fort Clark Springs, Texas.  Measures about 2 7/8" diameter and weighs about 2 lbs 10 oz.  I am worried it is not rusty enough to be a cannon ball.  TYIA for any help!

Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 21, 2014 8:34:47 AM PT

Is this a cannon ball?

Got this at auction.  It was called as Waterford; it was in a lot of 15 pieces.  I can't find any marking on it.  What do the Waterford experts think?  Thanks!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Dec 19, 2014 9:14:44 AM PT

This is supposed to be Waterford

IMG_5002.JPGIs this a fake Ralph Lauren sweater? I have not seen a "RL" before. Thank you everyone.

Fashion discussion

Dec 20, 2014 7:08:20 PM PT

Fake Ralph Lauren sweater?

Hello All! Can anyone identify this artist? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 20, 2014 5:19:29 PM PT

identify artist

Does anyone know what this table is for? It has a couple of cut outs. I'm posting this for my cousin, so am posting the only photo I have of it. Thank you in advance!




Antiques and Research

Dec 19, 2014 9:08:38 PM PT

Table with cut outs - what kind of table?

Sorry; I have tried inserting this autograph photo into the message without much success. Trying to identify who the signer is. Possibly of musical genre. First name appears to be "Art," but not certain. Hopefully this will go through. Thanks for your patience!Autograph.jpg

Selling question

Dec 21, 2014 5:09:34 PM PT

autograph identity

Pileated Woodpeckers start the day today!


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New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

For my fellow sellers:  This notice is in fine print on the USPS front page:


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So if your buyers ask if you can overnight a gift to them...you can't guarantee it through USPS.  Well, you could try, but it might not get there in time...  :smileysurprised:


  Post Offices™ Close Early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.


Post Offices nationwide will be open on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31. Most Post Offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on these holiday eves. Regular mail delivery for Dec. 24 and 31 will be unaffected by the change.


Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office. If you are a business customer, please check with your Bulk Mail Entry Unit for specific information regarding holiday hours of operation.


Post Offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 1. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume on Friday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 2.


Mail from Blue Collection Boxes May Be Collected Early.


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Shipping & Returns question

Dec 21, 2014 6:01:20 PM PT

Holiday Mailing Heads Up - USPS updates

Hi, everybody! Can anyone tell me anything about this thing? I thought it might be fire related with the reference to "Engine 1". However, I can't find anything like this. I don't know if "E. Cushing" is a name of a person or a town. I found two Cushing towns, one in Maine and one in Oklahoma, but nothing really referencing an "Engine 1" or "Lucky Lucy". Maybe the form/shape of the wood and the leather strap on top gives someone a clue on what this is? Here are the pictures.....








It measures about 9" x 14" and is about 2" thick.


Thanks so much!



Antiques discussion

First off I put my textbooks up for sake. It sells, so I messaged all my buyers- listen shipping will be delayed because must know Grades. Most of them said sure. But one was like no I won't wait. I will not send it out before I get my grades. So I canceled the order and buyer leaves me feedback that I was clueless! I wasn't I just have to wait!

Selling discussion

Dec 19, 2014 8:20:01 PM PT

Buyer was mean

For all the known reasons I never leave feedback for a buyer till I receive feedback.

I received the following message from a buyer this morning.

"Item received! Very fast shipping! Thanks! Can you please leave positive feedback for me? Once I receive it, I will do the same for you."

How would you respond to this nicely,but letting her know she needs to leave feedback first.


Selling discussion

Dec 18, 2014 5:49:11 PM PT

Need help on response to an email

Hi, I sold a tablet on the 6th and the buyer just opened a case saying they haven't received it. The tracking number shows that it was delivered on the 12th:


Delivered Dec-12-14, 14:26 PM, MIAMI, FL 33178


What should I do now? They never contacted me directly, just opened a case against me. Since it's marked as delivered I should be okay right? I haven't done anything yet, I know from past experiences to come here first for advice! It's item # 201227543212 by the way.

Selling discussion

Hi everyone,


How do you decide  when to place a protective jacket like Brodart or Gaylord over a dust jacket?  Is there a certain price point, condition (fine to protcect it or chipped/tears to stop them spreading), age, genre? 


An old bookdealer told me a protective jacket does not add any monetary value, but it increases the speed it sells at in his brick & mortar shop.


Does the same apply online?

Booksellers discussion

Dec 18, 2014 7:27:59 PM PT

When do you use a protective jacket?

I had a buyer who bid on an item and did not pay.  I have unpaid item assistant set up to send unpaid item reminder after 4 days.  Ebay then gives buyer 4 additional days for a total of 8.  This buyer "says" they sent me a message through Ebay contact seller which I never received asking me if they could wait and pay later.  Had a received it, I would have turned off the unpaid item assistant for that transaction as I have done in the past.  So they did not pay, I got a final value fee credit and they got an unpaid item strike.  On the 9th day buyer contacts me upset stating that they had asked me to wait for payment (which I hae no record of).  I had already A) Relisted the item and received a bid on it and B) Blocked this buyer as I do for all buyers who do not pay since I CANT leave negative feedback.  This buyer is not harrassing me with repeated insulting messages through Ebay which I have reported but to no avail.  My question is, can this buyer who did not pay and received an unpaid item strike, still leave me negative feedback?


Selling discussion

My winning bidder lives in Canada, however,my listing clearly states "ships to United States." He is asking for an invoice before payment.What to do now?

Selling discussion

Dec 18, 2014 8:41:14 PM PT

My "winning bidder" lives in Canada

I have defects that are old. I am on 12 months standard, but find it hard to beleive nothing has fallen off in 3 months. How can we check on these dates. I called Ebay and they would not even tell me if something was due to fall off. 

Selling discussion

Dec 18, 2014 10:56:59 PM PT

Anyone know how to track numbers on defects

A seller is threatening to report me to the 3 credit bureau over the insertion fees, is this something they can do?

Bidding & Buying question

When a member tells to to Go screw yourself **bleep**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DA... When they do not not like the response given to a question they asked when the item was up for auction. Are members, or any one else for that matter allowed to treat sellers /members this way. Does e-bay approve this abuse? I have other items I want to sell through e-Bay, but not if this abuse is considered normal conduct from potential buyers. I will wait to list any other items on e-Bay. Thank you in advance for your comments .

Selling discussion

I paid for a set of 2006 Pink Label Wizard of Oz dolls.  I should have looked at the feedback for this seller. Apparently, whoever this is, it seems they are trying to sell the same set of dolls to various buyers and no one has got the set. The seller also is not responding to any emails. Some are saying this is a scam. Anyone else buy this set from this seller? They ruined my Christmas surprise by being on Ebay and agreeing to sell this. And now there is no way to get the $100 back before Christmas to buy my granddaughter another gift. I will never buy anything else from Ebay. I don't understand how this seller is still allowed and why can I not open a complaint. It has been 10 days and the item still shows not shipped. I am so mad right now, I could just scream!!!!!!!!!!

Bidding & Buying question

Dec 19, 2014 10:47:57 AM PT

Has anyone had trouble

A couple of days ago,  after waiting nearly a week for an eCheck payment from a buyer to clear, I received a message stating that it had failed. I've heard nothing from the buyer, so I've opened an unpaid item case, but this is annoying because now I'm not going to be able to sell this in time for it to possibly be available for anyone before Christmas. And this isn't the first time I've had a problem with eCheck from a payer before.


Is there a way to simply turn them off so that eCheck will not longer be an accepted method for payment to me? I looked in the options for changing accepted payment methods, but I couldn't find anything.

Selling discussion

Dec 20, 2014 1:16:17 AM PT

Problems with eCheck Payments


  I'm sorry for the length, but I'm really stumped, so here goes:

I purchased a little silver ring from a seller located in Armenia on the evening of Nov 2nd....knowing that it may take approx around a month to get here, I still wanted it as it was unique & the only (simple yet elegant) Calla Lily ring I could find. (My Sister loves Calla Lilies) I wanted to get this to her for Christmas. The auction stated that the ring should arrive between Nov 25th-Dec 12th.


 I have been purchasing on Ebay since 98' and have made many overseas purchases & I usually get my items from England approx 2 weeks & China or Australia approx 2-3 weeks. Going off of my past experiences, I figured that it if took a month, or a bit longer to arrive at my residence in San Diego, CA, then I'd still have time to ship it off to my sister before Christmas....(I took in to consideration slow shipping this time of year)....but it seems that my ring may not have left Armenia after 44 days, still?


   That being said, again, the Ebay auction info said that the ring should be expected between by Nov 25th - Dec 12th at latest. After paying for it,  I kept checking back on the tracking, since I wasn't notified when the ring was shipped. The tracking#  numberRR154905585AM  continued to show the same message since Nov 10th....... "Origin Post is Preparing Shipment" (on Ebay) & (USPS showed this) "We have received notice that the originating post is preparing to dispatch this mail piece". The messages have stayed the same, ever since.

*For the record:  I wasnt' sure exactly what this meant, till I called the post office & had it clarified. I wondered if it meant the seller purchased shipping, but hadn't mailed it off yet? I was told that it could be that.....or it could also mean that the seller did indeed drop off the package, but that the package is now stuck in a freight container awaiting more parcels to meet the weight or numbers quota, to make the trip worthwile financially, before finally being shipped to the US. 


  By December 1st, a little concerned that still I heard nothing....but still considering I had 9 days to go till Dec 12th.....I decided to contact my seller (nicely) and asked it the item had shipped out yet, since it had been a while & the message remained unchanged.

I should note that I had to go through the Ebay system which said that I still had 11 days to go till (Dec 12th final waiting date)....but because I wanted to contact the seller anyway, my message was automatically headed to the seller that buyer requesting a sale cancel or refund. Due to this, the automated header....which I did not want, needing just communicate w/ my seller  & ensure the item was shipped...... I made this clear to the seller, that I still wanted the ring...but just needed some clairification & info.


The seller said that the item was sealed in an envelope on Nov 8th and should be in the USA by now (Dec 1st) and likely enroute to me as we speak. Also that I should have it by the final waiting time date (Nov 25th - Dec 12th). The seller also advised me that it was out of their hands and the auction can't be cancelled since the item should be in the US in the next 10 days and they would have nothing if they refunded & I would likely have the ring & the refund. Understandable.......


    On the other hand, I do feel that I have been fairly patient + I didn't want to dog this seller & jump the gun if not warranted.....but now I am looking at 1 full week past Dec. 12th  & well over 44 days since paying for the item. Worse yet, I know that I can't ship this to my Sister, by Christmas....unless it arrives no later than Monday & I will still likely pay through the nose to have it shipped. Shame on me, I know....but I just assumed that this overseas shipment wouldn've been on the same time frame as the others, expecting 4 weeks maximum.

 Now that you have the details, I wanted to know if I am jumping the gun, or am I not being concerned enough? I am a pretty laid back buyer & try to be as patient as possible. The shipping time frame seems a bit extended, in my opinion....& with no real tracking to boot.

     I guess my real questions are: What are my options...since it seemed to me, from the response I got from my seller, that this was basically out of their hands & I am poop out of luck, till it arrives....when it arrives.  I also have not contacted the seller since Dec. 1st, but am now getting a little tired of the waiting game, especially now that the ring is a week overdue from the final date. Worse yet:  I cannot find out the location of this ring, till it just shows up one day & worse yet....there is no way to track it's location. It is becoming even clear that I won't be able to get this to my Sister by Christmas.

   In my past overseas purchases, USPS tracking mentioned the purchased item has entered the USA, but nothing is stated with this ring.....lastly, if this can't make it by Christmas....it's kind of a moot point. Then what are my options? Seems it may not be the sellers fault, but the post office? If that's the case, what can I do?

 I thank you for your time & would love any ideas.

Granny G

Shipping & Returns discussion

I bought some cameras that did not work and so I sent them back and received a refund. I gave neutural feedback and now the seller is messaging every day wanting to "work it out" I stopped messaging back, but it still continues. Can I block someone from messaging or do I just continue to ignore it until they tire out?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Dec 19, 2014 9:20:59 PM PT

Seller messages too much

Greetings fellow Ebayers,

I've recently caught the "Coach Bug" and purchased several in the last few weeks. I've been thrilled with most, with one huge exception.

The very first bag I won was the last one delivered and sadly it is a genuine fake! I was shocked and sad as I paid $132. for it. The immediate signs were 1: The Coach emblem on the front is crooked- VERY crooked. 2. The color is a very bright metallic purple(I already purchased a metallic purple/Iris and this is not it!)  3. The patch inside is No..4C 9911 a simple google reveals this is never a genuine number.  4. The lining is too large for the bag, it moves around & bunches up and it's a cheap stiff light pink satin. 


Needless to say I am sad! More sad than angry because I kind of liked the color. I initiated a "Not As Described"  due to fake/counterfit  refund request and the seller has agreed to refund my money. **Fingers crossed that actually happens when I send the item back.**  

My question is this: Do I leave feedback on the seller that they sold me a fake Coach? Or should I not do that since they agreed to refund? They currently have 37 feedbacks, 100% positive. I'm not sure what the rules are regarding this so any advice is greatly appreciated. 

Also how do I help prevent this person from relisting & selling this item all over again? 


It was my first auction and now that I've done a little research, I can even spot the signs of a fake in the listing photos. :smileysad: Live and learn I suppose.


Thanks A bunch Pika



Fashion discussion

I am so frustrated now, I just decided to not call ebay for like the 6th time and waste my time. I guess I need to vent so I'm posting here.  Firstly, I have a buyer who is claiming he received the item not as described, poorly packed, and damaged by post office.  It was a vintage Budweiser fixture.   We went to great pains to package the item well.  He keeps pressuring me for the refund but has only sent me 3 lousy pictures of the  box.  Yes, just the box.  I asked him nicely to send me pics of the damaged item itself and what does he do ... he puts in 3 duplicate requests to ebay for his money, saying he sent me pics.   Secondly, the account supervisor in Resolutions was mind-boggling stupid to deal with.  It was as if I was calling for the first time to explain the situation.  Yet there is a documented record of my communications with the buyer and supposedly "notes" taken by all the other reps I have spoken to.  His attitude did not seem to be sympathetic to me and he was weirdly robotic to me.   I asked that ebay please take me out of the picture and ask the buyer to file a claim himself for this "alleged" damage, because he has a criminal history.   The supervisor said that ebay would ask the buyer for the pictures of the item and if he didn't comply, then they would ask him to return the item to me, at my expense, after which I could appeal that.   But I'm thinking how is that a solution?   The guy could have bought the fixture for parts for another one that he has and would likely mail it back to me missing those parts.   I just feel I am going to lose on this ... to a dishonest person.

Selling question

So earlier in the week I was lamenting over 4 non paying bidders. The last one was for a pair of North Face boots. I filed for the previous 3 and got FVFback. I asked for advice on whether I should send second chance offer to under bidder.



I apologize in advance since I have just started using the boards...I was too busy selling in the past to do other than lurk here sometimes LOL

Now I have time to spare. Anyway, I am still trying to figure out how to link posts together so bear with me.


Heres the latest:


I sent an email to the underbidder asking if she was open to a second chance offer if winner didnt pay. No Response.


On the last day my (6) fb winner PAID!


Now I have had no experience with non payers before even though I have been on since 1997 and selling since 1999. Guess I was lucky.


Heres my issue (maybe I am over thinking this):


Should I be happy she finally paid and just ship and be done with it and hope for the best?

My concern is I have 100% positive fb and never gotten a neutral or a negative

Makes me feel like a rare exotic bird LOL

I am afraid she might ding me if she was forced to pay.


Or should I try to contact her and ask her if she really wants the boots offer to give refund cancel sale and relist?


I know I can resell them easily for a good price but I would rather not have to.

I am most worried about getting bad feedback or other defect because I had to file against her as non paying bidder.

She never responded to my earlier emails.

What do you think I should do here?:smileyfrustrated:


Selling discussion

I just had my first experience with a moron and/or crook of a buyer. They now have their money AND my old phone.

Can I mention a User ID here or is that a big no-no? There should be like a "sex offender list" for NAD scammers. And retards.

Shipping & Returns question

Dec 20, 2014 9:37:52 PM PT

NAD abusers: can we name names here?

I had a buyer try to purchase something and they were unable to yesterday. They are not on my blocked bidder list. Has this ever happened to anyone else? I asked her if she was given any kind of error message but she hasn't responded yet.

Selling discussion

Hi All, 


Just a quick question to anyone whose had a defect promised to be removed after a call to C-S.  How long afterwards did it take for the defect to actually disappear from your dashboard?  



Selling discussion

Dec 21, 2014 12:03:17 PM PT

If You've Gotten a Defect Removed

Can I cancel this sale and offer to the next bidder?

Bidding & Buying discussion

ID vintage Zenith transistor radio? Can find no markings on it. Fantastic mid century aqua or turquoise color. Apologies if this is the wrong group – if it is, please direct me to a more appropriate group to post this question in and thanks.

Antiques discussion

I mail a package priority mail flat padded envelope.the tracking number shows it was deliver on the address provide by the buyer but he said he never got it what can I do

Selling discussion

Dec 20, 2014 6:07:58 PM PT

What now

( I have ready a few posts about MAX BID but did not see the answer to this Question )


I have bought hundreds of items on ebay, but never used "MAX BID" because I am not sure how it works.  I usually place my Final Bid in the last 10 seconds of an auction if I really want the item.

Does the MAX BID feature just keep bumping the price up during the entire auction price or what.   You often see a FRENZY of bidding on popular products between 2 or 3 inexperienced buyers.  I don't want to be one of those.   So does something prevent the "MAX BID" feature from just becoming part of a FRENZY to run the price up ?


I used to use Auction Sniper, but no longer take the time to do that.

Bidding & Buying discussion

thanks for any help!

Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 20, 2014 9:53:18 PM PT

help with artist signature

wrong because a new postal worker changed it when you owed more money when you took it in?  Then the buyer contacted me on four occasions asking where his refund was.  In the mean time, I went to the post office and they found the transaction (I live in a  small community) and the item had been delivered two days after he paid for it.   Three weeks later he is telling me he never received it and is threatening me with contacting ebay with a complaint.  Now my dashboard is showing a bad delivery when it never happened.  How do I clear this up?  The guy never contacted me again when I told him, ' go ahead contact ebay and complain, I can prove it was delivered."  He never contacted ebay.

Selling question

Negotiated offer w/buyer to pay shipping to expedite item, but the buyer didn't wait for my invoice to pay. Do I refund payment and ask them to repay using the invoice I sent that incoudes shipping?


Selling question

I had two of an item.  I listed both, one as an auction and one as a BIN.  Several people were bidding on the auction and I believe I would have made more money on it than the BIN. The BIN sold almost right away. I went to retrieve it from the storage, and realized my partner had taken one of the items.


The BIN person had legitimately purchased and paid for the item. Even though, in theory, I am making about $100 less than the auction would have brought, I believe I have an obligation to send it to the BIN.


I cancelled the auction. I felt terrible about it, as the item is sort of in demand right now and selling for a price much higher than the current highest bid. There was still 4 days left on the auction, so I have no idea how much it really would have sold for, but I felt as if the bidder was getting screwed because of my miscommunication with my partner.


I sent the bidder an email, explained that I was trying to find another of the item, and if I did, I would send it to them free of charge (these items cost me almost nothing, so I feel I should always offer something in the interest of customer service when I screw up).


Bidder is now going to report me to Ebay because I "didn't get what you wanted for it so you going to relist it".

We will never know what I would have gotten for it, but I sold the BIN for about $150 less than the lowest selling price on the same item that was sold in the past week.


I am just frustrated with this. I stopped selling for a while because someone gave me neutral feedback for a damaged item rather than contact me for a refund.  I just started selling again a few months ago, and now someone is going off on me for offering to try to replace an item I never even sold them.


Now I remember why I stopped working retail.





Selling question

how do i locate a specific seller by user name


Tools & Apps question

Dec 19, 2014 5:38:08 PM PT

how do i locate a seller on ebay

How do i mark down or offer free shipping without revising the item? I see some auctions say save 10% "on sale" ?

Selling question

Vintage Electronics

1. If a seller lists a used item as-is, but also says good working condition but accepts no refunds. Am I covered by ebay protection  if I get the item is defective.  By this I mean, if I hear a slight A/C buz in one of the channels - to me its defective.


2. What constitutes good working condition for ebay.  Like I said if I hear just a slight problem in one of the channels its not good working condition to me.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Dec 19, 2014 9:17:33 AM PT

Used - As -Is but good working conditions

After purchase, the seller got feedback from  2 buyers reporting fraud. Now I am panicking because I dont know if my item is really en route or not. Is there a way to affirm that item shipped? 

Shipping & Returns question

how do i contact ebay? i bought a avg 2014 for 3 pc's / 2 years  well the other day my computer said my avg ended i have item number plus date i bought , i have contacted seller 4 times so im mad now         How do i handle this?


Bidding & Buying question

Dec 20, 2014 7:21:45 PM PT

how do i contact ebay ?

I want To buy a watch from a sneller in the USA and live in the Netherlands.

The Seller offers international shipment. When I click the buy now option the message
We are sorry but the item you selected may not be purchased due to Seller shipping restrictions, country specific import/export or other relevant restrictions.



The seller mailed me:

What could be the problem?

Bidding & Buying question

How do I list a "buy it now or best offer" item?  did it by accident today when I had intended to do a "buy it now" .  Worked for me because the item sold.  Now I can't figure out how to do it again! 

Buying & Selling Basics question

She is 23" tall and has no tags on her body. That back of her neck is marked "My Twinn". Do you know what face mold she has or the approximate date she was made?


Thank you.

Dolls discussion

Dec 19, 2014 8:49:57 AM PT

Can you identify this My Twinn doll?

Can a bidder buy an item at the buy it now price after bidding has started? They clicked bid now instead of buy now and want to buy.

Can they somehow still buy it now? 

Bidding & Buying question

I received a message that says the following, I'm not sure if this guy is trying to scam or what, but it seems a little outlandish to me.




Hi there,

I am interested in your magic card collection and want to start bidding. But there is a high tax price when importing to Europe, the Netherlands... So there is a way to bypass this which makes it more attractive for me to bid on your item.
There is a maximum limit of value for which i dont have to Pay any taxes, about 50dollar. So, if i would win Your item, could you set the item price value to 50dollar or less so that there wouldn't be any taxes? Since this has no downside for you, and is benificial for me.
I would rather Pay more for Your item then bidding low and Pay 50% tax in addition.
Please let me know what you think or have any questions.

With kind regards,

Selling question

Dec 20, 2014 1:23:55 PM PT

International Sales Tax Scam?

Getting Started question

Is thee a tool or a method to put images from a dropshipper or Amazon onto Ebay?

Selling question

As a "Top Rated" Seller with 1 day Handling time. If I have an auction end say on the 12/1 @ 10:00 pm and the buyer pays by paypal 1 hour later @ 11:00 pm that night. When do I need to have it shipped by? Then, What if instead they make the payment 4 hours later @ 2:00 am? And lastly, When it says validated Does that mean scanned by the carrier?

Shipping & Returns question

I had a buyer make a "best offer" that I accetped.  Its been 16 days since the "sale" and no payment even after numerous emails and phone calls.  Any else no how to deal with this situation?  I've been charged listing and invoice fees for a "sale" that never got finished.


Payments question

Dec 19, 2014 12:31:12 PM PT

best offer accepted buyer didn't pay

may things not yet come from Nov 5 


Buying & Selling Basics question

Dec 20, 2014 12:10:37 AM PT

my order not come

I am not receiving a message response from a member that has purchased multiple items,  I thought I might give them a call can anyone tell me how to get a members telephone number? 

Selling question

Dec 19, 2014 8:14:24 PM PT

Get a members phone number

I have a necklace for sell . A buyer put a bid on it . She mentioned in her emails she was going to use it to repair a necklace of her mother's . I went to get the necklace out of storage to get ready to ship and the string snapped and half the beads fall to the ground . I send her a message with pictures showing her the tragedy . I offer to sell it to her for a lower amount if she still wants it , since she was going to take it apart , She is thrilled and agrees . Should I cancel her bid and then put a BIN on it for her or is there a better way to go about this ? Thanks !

Selling question

Dec 19, 2014 7:49:01 PM PT

I need advice on the best way to proceed

I have the "out of stock option" activated. How do I end a good till canceled listing which has sold out?

Selling question

How   can we put our products in christmas offer ?

Selling question

Dec 20, 2014 1:26:37 AM PT

Selling Promotion

My seller indicated the wrong shipping amount on her auction.  I paid immediately (like I'm suppose to).  Am I liable to pay the additional

amount or does the seller have to eat her mistake?  Can she hold the item until the additional amount be paid?

Selling question

I received an email from a buyer who bought an iphone and wants me to give him a refund.  Problem: I never sold him the iphone on 12/10/14.  I have talked to (5) people on ebay to no avail, they state that someone else got the money not me, but it is still on my name and my deficit rating has gone way up.  I have no idea what to do about this, as I emailed the man at least four times and he does not believe me.  Ebay looked his sale up and it is not on my store.  Any help that you can give would be greatly appreciately.

Donna Rogers  donah6bgc8

My Account question

My tracking information shows the item was delivered on November 26. The buyer claims they never got the item. The item cost was $40.00 plus shipping was $ 20.00. This is a lot of money for to me to have to eat if I have to refund it. 

Selling question

In an auction I bid $60 max right at the last second, then got "You've been outbid" so I thought I lost.

But looking at the bid history I see this:

Winner- $50 at 7:30:39 PM
Me- $50 at 7:30:38 PM

How the heck did they win and not me? It should have told them to bid higher right since I bid $50 first??

Bidding & Buying question

I am new to the Global Shipping Program.  In my auctions, if I click on details for shipping, only 10 countries are supported, and these countries are listed in the Global Shipping Program help.  However, ebay has allowed bids from users in two countries that are not on the list when I click on shipping details, Dominican Republic, and Kuwait.  Looking at the help pages for Global Shipping, they describe how to expand the list of 10 countires, but following the instructions I see there are no exclusions in my preferences.  If these auctions complete, will shipping to these other countries be supported?  This is all very confusing to me.

Shipping & Returns question

Dec 18, 2014 6:57:05 PM PT

Countries supported by Global Shipping

Hello. I want to represent my case and consult you about what is the best thing to do in order not to loose my money. I have bought an item from e bay seller on 7 of december. The seller contacted me on 10 of december and said that my item should be shipped the next day. I havent heard back from him since then. I tried to send him a message thru my e bay. I even wrote to his e mail which i took from my pay pal account. But he never answered back. The item is not marked as shipped. Sellers listings were removed on the 11 of december. I can still see my listing though.  The seller is still registered. I want to know if this seller still can receive my messages ?even though i guess he has some violation issues with e bay. What is the best to do in this case? I have paid with pay pal but im worried cause the seller is not replying. My item should have been shipped with express mail service so it have a tracking number for sure. I wanted to open an not receive case but im affraid that in case i receive a wrong item i coudnt open another case. Just to say this sellers communication and attitude wasnt so friendly from the beginning. .. what do you think the best to do? To wait for an item to show up? I still have time cause it is international transaction but on the other hand can i relly rely on seller who is not communicating and his listings were removed? Thanks

Bidding & Buying question

Getting Started question


I am very frustrated.  I bought an item on 12/2.  After a couple weeks of not receiving the item, I emailed the seller about the delay. 

They emailed back blaming the USPS since it is the holiday season.  I tracked the package and it was not shipped until the 16th.
I told the seller that I think it is rediculous that they waited two weeks before they shipped the item and I left negative feedback.  The seller asked me to change the feedback to positive and they would issue a full refund.  I said that I did not want to pay for return shipping.  The seller said that I could keep the item and get my money back as long as I changed my feedback.  I thought that was crazy, but I revised the feedback and changed it to positive.  Now the seller refused to issue the refund.


Dear Customer,
Thank you for cooperating with us.
We sent you the link. Please remove your feedback and reply to us as soon as you removed your feedback and we will issue a full refund to your account asap.
Best Regards,
Dear Customer,
Yes, you can keep the case.
If you have other questions feel free to contact us.

Best Regards,
Is there anything I can do?  The seller lied about the shipping.  It is not the USPS fault they waited two or three weeks to ship the item. The seller also lied about the refund, they said if I change my feedback I would get a full refund. I changed the feedback and did not get a refund.

Shipping & Returns question

Dec 21, 2014 12:12:58 AM PT

Refund for Feedback revision.