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I bought an item with FREE SHIPPING.

 

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Then I received an invoice that included US$ 3.00 shipping cost.

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This must a bug in the eBay system. I refuse to pay on principle.

I contacted the seller. No answer. I Wanted to contact eBay too, but the 'contact' process is driving me nuts. Seems totally designed to discourage you to contact support personnel.

Anyway, now the seller has opened an unpaid item case. Again there's no way to enter my side of the story.

I will not pay shipping cost. Very very unhappy with eBay. Am starting to look for alternatives after being a member since 1999.

 

Anybody with the same experience? Any suggestions on how to proceed, other than abandoning eBay?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Hello. I was wondering if anyone has had similar issues...

 

I was looking at my seller dashboard this morning and noticed that I had a 1.74% on my Return Rate section. The reason It caught my eye was that it said 3 of 127 transactions. I have been selling on eBay since 1986 but I'm not a high volume seller. I had only become a top rated seller about a year ago now. Thing is, since the upgrade to top seller status, I HAVE NOT HAD ANY RETURNS TO DATE! How can it tell me I have 3 when that's not possible. When I click on the link to see all returns, I get a blank returns screen. Maybe I just don't know enough about this part of the top seller reports or is it clearly an eBay mistake? This picture was taken last week...Would love to hear from other sellers if they have any similar issues or maybe they can explain it to me...Thanks!

 

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My Account question

Hello - first of all, is this a tray, underplate, charger?  Also, the hallmark at the back upper rim looks like F,S,U, then maybe a bird or rooster with a comb or feathers, then 58.  I have tried researching this, but am not having any luck with those letters.  The piece is 10" in diameter.  Thanks so much for any help you can provide.

 

 

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Antiques discussion

Aug 26, 2016 8:00:15 AM PT

Help with silver hallmark ID, please

I am wondering why there is a discrepancy on the All Selling page on the amount of items I have up for sale. For a long time it was off by 1, as of today it's off by 2. Any ideas?

 

 

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I see ebay has been messing with things again. I cannot get that screen shot to upload any larger. I hop you can read it. I has 55 listed under the Monthly Selling Limits section, but 53 under the Active Selling section. 53 is correct.

 

Selling question

Aug 25, 2016 11:57:11 AM PT

Why the discrepancy?

I  have acquired a small collection of what look to me like silver, or perhaps billon, coins.  Maybe from somewhere in the Turkey - Persia - India region?

 

They each measure between approx. 14mm and 20mm in size.  Some have concentric circles in the middle, some do not.  They look to me as though they were hand hammered.

 

Any help in identification as when and where these were struck would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lee

 

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Coins & Paper Money discussion

I thought this vase was Northwood Fine Rib, the base is 3 1/2", but all of the examples I can find have smooth bottoms. The Fenton vases I can find seem to be smooth also. Anyone know who made this one? Could it be a reproduction?

Stands 14" tall.

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Can anyone tell me about this cross (age?, special meaning, etc.).  It is not sterling but I think it is so pretty.  Thanks in advance.

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Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Aug 25, 2016 11:52:48 AM PT

Can anyone tell me about this cross?

This is what I see when trying to use it on my desktop. This post was done from my tablet.

 

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Selling discussion

Aug 25, 2016 7:42:43 PM PT

Your new uploader SUCKS...here's your proof

Could be the best buy of, Summer '16....   ???

 

Probably by: Faberge, A. I. Sumin or the like working in Russia during the early-20th C.

 

He was hiding at the top of a cabinet full of other goodies ( I see you! Smiley Wink ). 

 

(Carnelian/Cachalong/Gold/Rubies)

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 25, 2016 11:55:38 AM PT

Absolutely Stunning!!!

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Good morning everyone

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I bought this in a lot from a dealer, who said this is celluloid.  I'm having difficulty identying exactly what it is, though. It measures 3-1/8" long, and each end turns,but doesn't come off.  Thanks!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 25, 2016 8:05:42 AM PT

Can anyone identify this celluloid piece?

There are three framed pictures/arts. I don't know whether they are original or not. They look good but I would like an estimate on them so I can decide whether I want to list them. Thanks.

 

Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 24, 2016 8:02:15 PM PT

Any idea on the value of these Korean Arts?

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Good morning everyone.

 

Radine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Aug 25, 2016 5:03:17 PM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Friday August 26

Well... not unexpected, as that pink bar has been here for quite some time, random, when trying to post.

And why do you feel the need to tell me twice...  I can read just fine, don't stutter.

One good thing, when you hit post, it does go to the boards, in the past you just lost all of your writing.

And don't say eat your cookies, and clean you cashie thing, and it ain't the browser... it is you lithium.

 

Off topic.... got up this morning, and there was blood all over the house... looked like a crime scene.

Some how Ack the cat has ripped the skin off her tail, we have no clue, never heard a word.... it's a mystery.

Medicine Woman used a Maxi Pad as a band aid, and wrapped it with surgical tape... poor cat.

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Selling discussion

I'm going to stick my neck out and list an item with this title:

 

US Administration of Cuba, Postal Stationery, Sc# U2, Unused Entire, Edge Toning

 

This is it:

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It is CLEARLY a US item but I'm afraid eBay will only see "Cuba" and ax the listing.
If so, then I'll have to look into Amazon.

Selling discussion

Aug 26, 2016 5:39:11 PM PT

Okay, Going To Stick My Neck Out

Hello! I made an offer on this purse serial number is 021-5042.  The tag says Coach "Leatherware" but inside the logo is without the"leatherware".

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Fashion discussion

I have this old vase, 17 1/2" tall - 7" diameter at center.  Overlapping scalloped rings, drip glaze, blue green.  White clay.  I see an A on the bottom and another area shown in photos that is indented and looks like a mark.  Does anyone have any idea who made it?  Does have crazing.  I bought this years ago.  Thanks for any help!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Anyone else having problems with bulk shipping today? Just spent the last 2 hours having to print my labels one at a time. No bulk shipping on eBay or Paypal.

 

Instead of the usual screen when I select all orders and hit "Print shipping labels" I'm getting the attached screen. I've never seen this before. Tried restarting my computer thinking maybe a weird occurance, no luck. Tried laptop, same thing, phone, same thing. Paypal bulk shipping tool won't work either...try to import all PayPal items and nothing...Anyone have a fix for this? I can't do this again tomorrow. It will literally take me 5-6 hours to print my labels if I have to do them all one at a time.

 

 I tried following the instructions on the screen shot ...log in to PP, etc...nothing. Just had to do every label one..at...a...time. I have about 20 people that won't be getting their orders on time now.

 

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Shipping & Returns question

Aug 25, 2016 3:43:14 PM PT

bulk shipping not working today?

 So I picked up these 2 necklaces as part of a costume jewelry lot.

The first piece is stamped "14K" (I haven't had it tested yet.)

It "looks" like an older piece, BWDIK??

If it is in fact older, what era?

Opinions please Smiley Embarassed

 The second one same question.

Does it look like a "real" flapper necklace or just one that wants to beSmiley Wink

 For some reason I'm thinking it's a "wanna be." 

Gezzz they changed the way we upload pics to the board Smiley Sad

Thanks to all who take the time to look/reply.

Pauline

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

THREE PICTURES TO EACH POST

     POST AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT

 

PLEASE KEEP PICTURES MEDIUM SIZE 

(For our Dial ups)

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

 

 

 

does anyone recognize this pottery rhino , brown glaze with yellow drips , reminds me of the old bennington / rockingham pottery but I have no idea what the age or maker is on this , a mystery ! overall it reminds me of the 1950's glaze is different than what you would see on the Hull brown drip pottery .

measurements - 7 1/2 " long 3 1/4 " wide 3 1/4 " high .

 

 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

We have this set of 4 siver berry spoons and I cannot find this mark anywhere, dos anyone recognize it?

 

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Antiques discussion

Aug 25, 2016 4:35:08 PM PT

Silver mark

I received this as a family heirloom and I'm looking for any information on the piece, maker, age, value, etc. It is about 20" tall and I think it may be Czeck.

Any help is appreciated.

 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 25, 2016 11:18:21 AM PT

Help identifying cut glass vase

Need help identifying the signature of an artist.  I have six prints all with his signature.  Any help would be very much appreciated.

 

 

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Selling question

Aug 26, 2016 2:24:42 PM PT

Need help with signature of artist

Hi!

"Financial Accounting" an introduction second edition book by Harold Bierman, Jr. and Allan R. Drebin

This book have some notes and dollar sign $ 1095

I want to sell this book but would like to know what does these notes means to provide full information for selling!

Thank you!

 

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Selling question

I am hoping I posted this on the correct board.  Can anyone help with an id of this piece??  Any help appreciated.  8" high x 23" round..No mark..Thanks

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 26, 2016 7:03:22 AM PT

Found pottery piece..No clue

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this came into my shop and goggle isnt helping me with any info

 

if anyone can provide any information?

 

Thank you in advance

Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 27, 2016 8:32:13 AM PT

help identify value or more info on artist

Hello,

I have about 3 hours into researching this mark and I have come up empty. Anyone know who made it and any other details?

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 26, 2016 7:41:51 PM PT

Help with maker on teal jasperware pitcher

I have these 2 atomizers and I believe that they are Steuben Aurene Devilbiss... Can anyone confirm this?

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Any thoughts on the possible age and origin of these silver and gilt-silver earrings?

 

Thank you!

 

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM PT

Age & Origin of these Silver Earrings?

KNife 1.jpgThis knife was in my grandfather's flea market stuff. I have spent hours trying to pin point the origins of this knife. I am guessing indonesian but I don't reall see the carving elsewhere

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Selling question

Aug 26, 2016 12:22:56 AM PT

trying to identify this knife

Sending wishes for a wonderful day for you, terri ! (Mrs E )  Miss ya

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 27, 2016 3:59:18 AM PT

HAPPY BIRTHDAY mrselegance!!

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Can someone help with an idea of wood and value and the correct name? Thank you

Getting Started question

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 27, 2016 4:06:04 PM PT

Please help with mark on figurine

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Good morning everyone.

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Hi everyone.  Hoping Walter stops in for this one.  The scary clown is 10 inches in height and made with a dense, heavy solid ceramic or porcelain.  It weighs 2 pounds 10 ounces.  It is signed on the left heel but I can not make out the first word.  The second word is Pesaro.  We thought Pesaro was the last name but it appears to be the town in Italy where this piece was made. 

 

It is hand made and you can actually see finger prints impressed on the bottom of the foot.  It is covered with a thick, white glaze with crackle lines.   Any thoughts or ideas appreciated.  Thanks!

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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 I got these tumbler glasses, I am assuming from the 50's or 60s... they have a D on the bottom... I tried taking pictures  and hopefully it can be seen .  Can someone help me ID  the logo or mark? Thank you in advance for any help!

 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I'm attempting to respond to some feedback, however every time I do I get an error saying "Sorry, you have no feedback.You cannot respond to feedback you don't have."  This happens for feedback for 2 different items.  This message appears after I've typed in my response and hit "Leave Reply".  Is this a known issue or is there a way around this?Untitled.png

My Account question

Aug 27, 2016 2:12:39 PM PT

Unable to respond to feedback

What's going on - I've tried 2 different browsers and the section for uploading photos is just completely blank.  I list often and this isn't normal.

 

 

 

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Tools & Apps discussion

Aug 25, 2016 10:25:42 AM PT

New listing - cannot upload images!

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Antiques discussion

Aug 25, 2016 5:10:05 PM PT

another silver id

Size 38x38 framed. appx.

Board on Back, Signed on back Ron Agam

Frame by Eli Wilner Co.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

I bought this piece from an Estate. She had collected many pieces of Roseville. I cannot find the name of this or a value for it. The marking is very faint. It is a pitcher in the Water Lily design in blue 6 inches at the tallest part

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 26, 2016 4:47:46 PM PT

Roseville

I am hoping I posted this on the correct board.  Can anyone help with an id of this piece??  Any help appreciated.  8" high x 23" round..No mark..Thanksgrn 1.jpggrn 2.jpggrn 3.jpg

Home & Garden discussion

Aug 26, 2016 6:54:20 AM PT

Found pottery piece..No clue

Smiley Mad

 

So I get a "We are sorry" email from ebay and send me a code to get 5bucks off my next purchase.  But after a couple of days trying the code, i think i was given  an expired coupon because it doesnt work. 

 

So i reply to the email i got witth the code. But the reply address is no good.  So then i spend lots of time going through the fancy automated customer service system, but get NO WHERE with finding a solution to this problem. 

 

So i finally get to aplace where ebay can call me back if i provide them with my phone number.   So I sit and wait idly by for the all important phone call that never occurred. Later i find an email in my inbox citing they couldnt reach me.    But i am boggled by this email response because 1) my phone service does record all incoming and outgoing phone numbers plus provides a bunch of fancy features as well in order to ensure me, ie the customer, with never missing a phone call , But utimately, nothing was recorded as having been made from ebay.   And 2, i know the phone number i provided was accurate, else ebay would have been unable to email me.

 

So after much time spending on Ebay **bleep**py Customer Service System, I calculate that instead of getting a 5 buck credit for an ebay inconvenience regarding a past order that was less than stellar, i have incurred a defeciet much greater than 5 bucks for bad customer service that is undoubtedly less than steller.

 

What now?

 

Wait a few days to cool off then Ebay at the 1800 number and raise hell?  Should i again have to allocate my valuable time to call ebay, go thru their automated system, then be placed on hold, then chew out some poor woman sitting in some cubicle in india?

 

Woman Frustrated

 

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My Account discussion

Aug 27, 2016 4:25:44 PM PT

ebay customer service sucks, right?

Hi!

I have this Industrial Marketing by Ronald McTavish and Angus Maitland book with signatures.

I found this book at thrift store and would like to know what it worth!

I want to sell it on the auction.

Thanks!

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

I love Weiss jewelry and have collected and sold pieces for several years now. Today I posted a pair of lovely cognac clipon earrings and hope they do well. The photos turned out really clear and sharp (at least I think). Has anybody ever seen cognac stones before?

 

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Selling question

Aug 27, 2016 12:57:06 PM PT

Excited About My New Weiss Listing

Here are two bugs.

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And my Watch list items have wrong shipping fees

Bidding & Buying question

Aug 25, 2016 4:57:22 PM PT

inconsistent search results

I have read a bit about Poole Pottery. Is this a Delphis bowl? Was it made in the 1960s-1970s? Whose mark is the G below? I have only found one similar, but not itdentical pattern to this one online. Thanks!IMG_1465.JPGIMG_1464.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 26, 2016 2:07:58 PM PT

Poole Pottery Help Please

 

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Home & Garden discussion

Aug 25, 2016 10:53:57 AM PT

Help identify estate rug 10' x 7' 10.5"

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Thank you

Collectibles & Art discussion

Good morning, 

Could someone help me identify the date/origin of this blanket? I thought it looked old so I grabbed it but I don't know very much about this type of thing. Thanks!

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Aug 27, 2016 7:44:39 AM PT

Chinese Blanket

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3" tall x 1 5/8" wide opening  I was thinking juice but they are too teeny to me  I thought this might have been the daisy pattern but there is no flower  Anyone recognize anything?   There is a seam so EAPG?   Thank you for any help  

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

 

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Selling question

Would appreciate help identifying thin copper token(?) 15/16" in diameter, 1 S C on both sides. Sorry about photo quality.

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Selling question

Aug 27, 2016 9:55:10 AM PT

Help identifying copper token(?) 1 S C

Hi all,

I found this painting at a local thrift store & thought it was cool - and definitely 70's (it's dated 1973)! The signature on the back looks like D.C. DeMeulmeeter. I found a abstract artist named Amand DeMeulmeester, but no DC DeMeulmeester; could they be the same somehow? If not does anyone know abaout DC or is this just a weekend artist's work?

Thanks, I appreciate any help.

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

 

No marks anywhere.  Any ideas where I should start?  1950's?  Thanks!

 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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approx 5" tall   2 14" in diameter top  Sherry glasses??  I dsay because of the size but I don't know     I thought this was thumbnail pattern or something like it  but maybe there is a better name for it   I'm just guessing on Anchor Hocking but don't really know    They both have pontil scars on the bottom   Any help is very much appreciated  Happy Weekend Everyone! 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I had listed a camera a couple of weeks ago, it went for just over $2k at auction. Buyer did actions to make me suspect a scammer. Resulted in closed no pay case.

 

i immediately rexisted the camera, but added a Buy It Now. Within 1 minute, the auction closed with the Buy It Now. Buyer has private  feedback (over 3000 feedback, about 70 in the past month).

 

I've never seen a private feedback buyer, nor have I seen any Buy it Now close within a minute.

 

what is going on? I don't have a good feeling about this. Buyer hasn't paid yet (about 24 hours after close).

 

thanks for any advice or enlightenment.

Selling discussion

Recently, I sold an item through the bidding system. I did a check up on the item because technology tends to break down without notice, so I did and it wasn't functioning correctly. The item sold for under MSRP. I had to cancel the order because obviously I can't ship a broken item that I claimed was "Like New." to a customer. The customer then begins to bash me through emails and accusing me that I didn't want to sell the item because he won the bid at under the MSRP. (Note: He won the bid by $20 under the MSRP of $279). Obviously, I didn't cancel the order because the bid was low, but because the item was not working properly. He continues to bash me saying I was a liar and sounded very unprofessional. He then offer a solution telling me to send him the broken item for him to test it. I personally couldn't agree to it because I need the item on me to be able to RMA (warranty) it to the manufacturer ASAP and there was a chance he could open a fraud case and may not send it back to me use that advantage to RMA the item. 

 

In other words, how do I approach this professionally? I already sent him an email telling him my reasons for the cancel order but he continues to bash on me that it sounded like a kid or an immature adult that wants to make a huge fuzz about it. 

Selling discussion

I sold an item today that is (for me) in the higher dollar range. The last 3 I sold, it was very apparent the buyer was in some way in a field of work that required this item. This last sale has me a bit baffled because this does not appear to be the case in any way, shape or form. .

 

No red flags, in fact this appears to be an excellent buyer. Just a little want of caution on my part and I would like to go ahead and pay the extra to require signature for receipt required. I will also be paying for insurance (USPS)  Would this make a purchaser upset or angry? If someone else other than the purchaser signs for it and there is something strange going on will I be covered? Any direct experience with this would be appreciated. ThanksSmiley Happy 

 

 

Selling discussion

Hi everyone, I have been on here for quite a while and thought I knew what I was doing but sales have completely dried up... Can anyone take a look at my shop and advise what on earth might be wrong? I recently converted to a shop to see if that helped but it really hasn't so but if a waste of £20 a month.

 

Kind regards,

Roslyn

Selling discussion

I will try to be brief.

Bought something I thought remarkable beautiful never saw before.

Paid $110.

Finally got to listing it as I've done since 1998.

4 Some strange reason I then looked it up here before just taking at least 5, 6 pix and filling out the item listing form.

Usually a new unusual item will take me 3/4 to 1 hour between the photography, listing, measuring, selling, thinking, revising etc.

 

Here is where I'm shocked.

Comparable things here now sell at very very rock bottom low prices.

And underneath the listings I looked up, there are EBay suggestions with some items from India selling at $.01, a penny!

And if that was'nt enough competition underneath that are sponsored listings of like stuff which would be completing with me.

 

Yada Yada Yada.

 

I didn't bother to list this item as I saw I'd have no chance in selling it.

 

Sad.  This never happened before.  I usually would go full steam ahead and photograph & list.

 

But now I really know this would have No chance in selling on EBay.

Selling discussion

Aug 27, 2016 6:37:41 AM PT

Who loses here, EBay, U, Me, All?

How can I tell if someone else has made an offer on a Best Offer item?  If its possible, how would I know how much that offer was?

Selling discussion

An unpaid item dispute was recently closed and I received a credit for my fees.  I want to leave negative feedback for this person but when I try to leave feedback there's no place where I can leave positive, neutral or negative feedback.  There's no box for me to enter the reason why I'm leaving negative feedback.  The only thing that is there is the "Leave Feedback" button or Cancel.  I've tried entering the item # even and it just refreshes the same page where there's no place to leave feedback.

Selling discussion

I accepted a Best Offer on an item, but the buyer didn't pay or communicate for 5 days.  I opened an unpaid item dispute after 2 days.  Finally a few hours before I'm able to close the case and get the fees back the buyer paid.  However, with the extra hassle so far, I really don't want to deal with this person, so, I want to cancel the order, can I do this?  What will happen?

Selling discussion

Won a MacBook Pro in an auction. That was Sunday. It's day five since the sell, though the seller had until yesterday to ship. I haven't heard a thing, the item has not been marked shipped. The seller has a perfect feedback rating and has been a member since 2001. Is this normal? I know something could've happened (family emergency, death, alien abduction) and I'm open to refunds and excuses, just curious if folks with perfect feedback normally act this casual,or am I overreacting? I had a seller pull an item AFTER I bought it on Reverb last week. (Reverb is ok with that!) Maybe it's just my month to hold the green weenie?

So, yeah, I know I'll get my money back, but $1000 is a lot of money not to have for what could be weeks. I feel like someone has hacked this persons account. They have the same computer listed--same pic, details, and SERIAL NUMBER--which seems insane, but eBay is apparently cool with this! Is there anything you'd suggest I do other than wait until after the last delivery day? How long does it take to get refunded usually? 

 

Bring on the seller apologists. Tell me I'm somehow in the wrong. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

In recent years, digital items have become increasingly more popular. However, eBay still requires you to send these out with a tracking number, defeating the whole purpose of what these items are meant for in a way. Does anyone know why they don't implement a system where you can simply enter a code into a field specifically meant for this which goes directly to the buyer? Doesn't seem like it would be too difficult, especially with the budget eBay has. It would prevent a lot of fraud that has been going on via the site as well. Thougts?

Selling discussion

I’ve noticed something a bit strange about my listings over the past year or so. I get very few questions from potential buyers, due to the simplicity of the things I sell, and the full description and multiple photos. Most are requests from foreign buyers and from people asking for my “best price” (all of my listings are Fixed Price). More often than not, whenever I receive a question, the item sells within 2 or 3 days to a USA buyer (never the questioner).

My items don’t move quickly because I price them fairly high; my sell-through rate is around 40%, using 30-day listings. So this pattern is pretty conspicuous, to the extent that I may start sending myself questions on a couple of items just to see what happens.

Has anyone else noticed anything like this? Is this one of the parameters used by Cassini?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Aug 25, 2016 12:41:21 PM PT

Items sell quickly after a question is asked?

I'm a new seller and recently have had lots of issues with scammers trying to trick me into shipping my laptop without payment.

I recently got an offer that seems normal, the user is new, but has had their account for at least a few days rather than the account being a few minutes old. Kind of a red flag, but might be a legitimate new user.

The only thing I find odd is that the shipping location is listed as "default, default, United States".

Is this very abnormal? I've never seen that before and don't know if I should accept or decline the offer they made. It was a reasonable offer, but I just don't want to deal with another potential scammer when I have other counteroffers I'm waiting on responses to.

I've attached an image and stripped any identifiable information.


Selling discussion

Aug 25, 2016 12:27:06 PM PT

Odd Shipping Location

On another ID, I'm a bronze power seller. My dashboard shows that's at risk with this explanation: "Alerts You are at risk of losing your PowerSeller level because you missed the sales requirements last month."

 

Looking at the details, I have green checkmarks for everything, including September's evaluation. The requirement is $3k/100 transactions for the last 12 months. I'm at $7k/150 transactions.

 

Is there a monthly requirement, besides the annual $3k/100 requirement?

Selling discussion

Aug 27, 2016 12:30:56 PM PT

Bronze Power Seller

How do make all feedback private?

My Account discussion

Aug 26, 2016 11:46:47 PM PT

Feedback private

Buyer said item didn't work, but they took it to Staples to be checked.  Now she wants to return item for refund and she contacted ebay. I thought once a business checked out the item, it nullified any returns. 

 

 Item was returned to me, I checked it and it works fine.  Do I have a leg to stand on with ebay or should I just forget it?

Shipping & Returns discussion

To Who It May Concern:

 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 
 
 
I received my email from eBay yesterday evening reminding me that I have violated eBay policies by listing a historical flag, specifically the much-maligned Confederate Battle Flag. I was told via email that I was not being judged, however, these types of flags have "become a contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism." I have been a eBay seller and buyer since 1998, and have an excellent record.  I sell many types of things, and this flag is one of many. For eBay to tell me it is not allowed is definitely selective 'prosecution' as eBay allows MANY other things that are VERY offensive to the public.
Allow me to cite a few examples:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just to name a few.
 
Now, I find it hypocritical to say the least that an organization that promotes racism, murder and communism would not allow a Midwestern mom to sell flags from American history, especially when so many other items that are currently listed on eBay promote similar periods in 'history.' 
 
For eBay to become a watchdog group with a pro-socialist, communist, anti-American agenda is pathetic.  I will be a good eBayer and obey and not list my historical flags, but mark my words, I will let as many media outlets and people know about this treatment which clearly does not support the US Constitution or my rights.
 
Lastly, I'm terribly disappointed in eBay.  I will begin transitioning to sell my goods elsewhere.

Selling discussion

Aug 24, 2016 8:46:34 PM PT

The end of Me and eBay

3 weeks ago, I ordered an hdmi cable. it arrived 2 weeks ago, and was seen in my purchase history. today, when I view the purchase history, instead

of seeing an hdmi cable, I see, in its' place, an led reading lamp. the hdmi cable purchase is gone. everything else about the transaction is the same: the seller is the same, and the price is the same. Has this happened to anyone else? thanks.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Aug 25, 2016 3:45:40 PM PT

wrong item showing in purchase history

Can someone please help me identify what it looks like 2 signatures on this picture, please?  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 24, 2016 10:01:01 PM PT

Signature Identification

So I see stores with Save $5 of Every $30 you spend and all I can do is offer money off shipping - I'm already doing free on most everything so where do I do this or is it feature of a better subscription or upgrade with Ebay?

Selling question

There was a recent post about a seller who didn't provide a tracking number, case was escalated, etc. As part of his post, he pasted the response he got from CS.

 

There's a part of the response that caught my eye. Here is part of the CS response:

 

"...we expect our sellers to be at par when it comes to providing customer service, therefore, using ‘Seller Standards’ to focus on what matters most to buyers; these include but not limited to: getting the item they ordered on time, receiving an item as described on your listing and providing effective customer service to resolve any requests for help from your buyers. This is measured in 3 metrics: • Defect rate • Late shipment rate (starting February 2016) • Cases closed without seller resolution."

 

What I'm curious about is CS saying one seller performance metric is late shipping rate. I thought we were measured by only two metrics: out of stock and cases closed w/o seller resolution?

 

Maybe I dreamed it, but I seem to recall Griff saying several times that the shipping metric wouldn't be used against sellers (or something.)

 

What am I missing here?

Selling discussion

Aug 26, 2016 12:33:19 PM PT

Shipping metric

I bought an item from a seller first 2 days it appears  "Your payment is being processed" on ebay and " PENDING"  in my papal but the purchasing amount is detucted from my account..... Today I recieved a new upadate about seller which is "This user is no longer registered on eBay" so what can I do now .......? 

 

Shipping & Returns question

1991 enor pro football hall of fame cards "one free admission to the pro football hall of fame" i bought a box....thank you, greg

Collectibles & Art discussion

I've seen the answer to "How to Change the Size of a USPS Printed Label"... but nobody has answered the real question I have... is it ALRIGHT to? 

Assuming the resolution remains such that the bar-code isn't altered too much (IE; the bars are sill seperated and retain their proportionate size) then it's fine, right? Or will the post office try to scan and anything bigger/smaller than the standardized bar-code will be rejected? 

I am selling a ton of old video games, DVDs and other similarly sized things, and the USPS label is just a little too big to fit on the wrapped package... it can be done, obviously, but requires more tape, and folding over the edge and it's just annoying. If I could shrink the label by even 5-10%, then it'd be MUCH easier and much better... 

Thoughts? Again - I know HOW - I just want to know if I'm running the risk of being rejected by the not-terribly-flexible United States Office of Post... which I'm not the biggest fan of. Smiley Happy 


Thanks

 

Follow up Question: What about that blank space BELOW THE BARCODE? I assume that's for signature space? If I don't require signature can I chop that off? I wouldn't even necessarily have to shrink the label if I could just ditch the empty space... Thanks again for any comments/answers. 

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 24, 2016 5:21:10 PM PT

Size of USPS Printed Label

i want to know if a buyer is legitmate or not, because they left ne their phone number for me to text them about my product of what I'm trying to sale.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Getting Started question

I had an item listed at $850 minimum and $1200 BIN. Someone offered $1075 now and I'm good with that. They placed a bid for $1075, but they are the only bidder now, so the price still sits at $850. If I end the auction, I'll have the $850, not the $1075 we agreed on. I can't edit the item to change the BIN to $1075. How can I end the auction and sell it to them for the $1075 we agreed on?

Selling question

can a buyer open an "item not received" case, then receive the item, close that case and open another for "damage in shipment"?

Selling question

Buyer bought and paid for an item on July 28th, 2016.

 

Tracking shows the following:

Notice Left (No Secure Location Available)
Aug-01-16, 11:16 AM, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02746

Out for Delivery
Aug-01-16, 08:18 AM, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02746

Sorting Complete
Aug-01-16, 08:08 AM, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02746

Arrived at Hub
Jul-31-16, 09:43 AM, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02745

Departed Post Office
Jul-29-16, 19:21 PM, WARREN, MI 48089

Picked Up
Jul-29-16, 15:39 PM, WARREN, MI 48089

 

Today, we received the package back with a, "Return to Sender" sticker. Buyer has not contacted us or given feedback for this transaction, though it seems the buyer has never left feedback for any sellers.

 

I have never handled a case like this so I am wonder what is the best course of action to take.

Shipping & Returns question

I would like to list four of these Villeroy & Boch 11-3/4" (chop?) plates and of course, would love to have the name of the pattern in the title.  I have looked at 14 pages of patterns on Replacements and found nothing.  I have Googled until my eyes are googled and cannot find this pattern.  Is it possible that these plates are accent plates for a plain aqua rimmed pattern?  Any help or sources would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for looking.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 25, 2016 3:41:04 PM PT

Help with my Villeroy & Boch pattern

A buyer purchased a 2nd item and paid for the shipping for both (each) items seperately. How can I refund the buyer the shipping on the 2nd item I intend to combine with the first one that was bought and paid fpr sepperately? Please

 

Shipping & Returns question

from a seller iwth over 2000 feedback.

 

Would you say something, show USPS or what?

Bidding & Buying question

I recently sold a broken netbook for $12.50, and I was expecting my seller fees to be $1.25. However, the fee was $2.03 instead! Thats an extra 78 cents! Why is eBay over charging my seller fee?

 

I took some screenshots so you can see for yourself.

Payments question

Aug 26, 2016 2:24:08 PM PT

eBay overcharging seller fee?

Buyer is asking about international shipping fees to the UK but I'm shipping using the global shipping program.

 

I selected "buyer pays shipping"

and selected  "Send your package to the US shipping center and the rest will be taken care of for you"

 

I've never sold internationally before, but shouldn't the shipping be calculated automatically for the buyer?

Is there any other fees or will they simply be charged what is displayed in the ad as their shipping cost?

Shipping & Returns question

 

I use ebay's regular rich text format to create my listings from a desktop computer. I'm not using HTML

 

 I've recently used the eBay viewpoint  "test" and listings are  not mobile compatible. YIKES! 

 

Have i missed a box to check or some listing tool that allows me to enable this header to be inserted during the listing creation process?

 

Why wouldn't eBay automatically provide this mobile viewpoint  metatag information when creating a listing from a desktop? 

 

Help appreciated! 

 

 

 

Selling discussion

Aug 26, 2016 6:28:03 PM PT

Inserting the viewpoint header metatag

Wondering if it's just me or is there a MAJOR glitch with the app.  I only use it for notifications of when things sell or are paid for, new bids,  or if a customer has a question.  

 

Last couple of days it's been telling me that an item did not sell ( different items )  when it did and has already shipped!   Or it will say that I have a new bid on an item that is already sold and shipped. 

 

What's weird too is I'll get a notification of a new bid on an item if I click it look at the listing it brings up a SOLD item saying it didn't sell.

 

I removed the app and re-downloaded it,  cleared all caches I can think of.  Is there anything else I can do? 

 

Thanks for any suggestions or just letting me know that it's a known problem.

 

Jenny

 

 

 

Tools & Apps discussion

I go to site map on ebay US.  I enter to revise feedback and am told I have no revisable feedback and then all the sudden I"m on ebay AU.  This has happened three times now-Twice on Firefox and once on IE.

Bidding & Buying question

I have less than 12 hours to go on 2 different items I'm trying to sell on auction. They are big/bulky so I opted to offer local pickup only. Lots of people have looked at the items, but no one is watching or bidding. I've tried to revise the items, but can't seem to get the shipping option changed. How do I offer shipping now? And what's the best way to ship big heavy items? Thank you. 

Shipping & Returns question

Hi Guys

A buyer initially wanted to return an item and I approved the return when he opened a case

 

He has now changed his mind and decided to keep it

 

How do we close the case ? I cannot do anything at my end (except give him a refund )

At his end he is being asked for the return tracking number

How long before I can contact eBay to close the case ?

Ive asked him to telephone eBay to resolve the issue but obviously he's in no rush and is hoping a magic close button will appear after the 28th Aug which is the date eBay have asked him to confirm the tracking number by.

 

At the moment my funds £200 have been put on hold in PayPal 

Shipping & Returns discussion

Aug 24, 2016 7:57:34 PM PT

Return Limbo

I paid for a hat ($14.50) and then, once I saw that the seller has absolutey ZERO feedback and has been an eBay user since May 19,2016. A few minutes after paying for the hat, I requested to cancel the order. Hours later I get a message from eBay saying that I can't cancel the order because the seller shipped the item. ' 

Hi Myfirstandlastmine,

We couldn't cancel your order because the seller already shipped it on Aug 25, 2016.

Here's the tracking number: Tracking Number:

As you guys can see, the tracking number is blank even though the seller claimed to send it through USPS First Class Package. Then I get a message and email from ebay telling me that ebay removed the listing, so now I can't see the item, although it's still in my purchase history.

I see that the transaction was completed on PayPal and the money has been taken out  of my bank account. So I sent a message to the seller asking if he could provide me a tracking number. He ignored my message, I then open a case in the resolution center, then he decides to respond to me, saying " I have not yet received payment. You refunded it so the money reversed". This puts me on edge because out of over 100 purchases that I have made on eBay, I've never had a problem with a listing being removed after I paid for it. The seller has now told me that he will take my word and send me a tracking number today, which he should already have if he shipped the item yesterday, as he marked so he wouldn't have to refund me my $14.50. I'd like to know what I can do to get my money back before this guy deletes his account and escapes.

Payments question

Aug 27, 2016 11:01:02 AM PT

I think I've been scammed

I bid $96- on and won a pair of moccasins that were described as elk and buffalo by the seller, and made by Itasca Leathergoods. I knew that these sell new for around $350.

When I received them, the shoes had an Itasca label which says "Full Grain", and the price $250- Looking on the Itasca website, I can see that this means they are made of cow hide. NOT ELK!

The reason I wanted the elk is that elk is much softer than cow leather, and easier to break in. I emailed the seller and explained I was very disappointed that they were not ELK as she described, and asked if she would consider a partial refund of $20-

I have  bought and sold many items over almost 10 years of ebaying ( I have 100% positive)and I have occasionally made mistakes in my listings. I am always happy to let the buyer keep the item and give a partial refund that is fair to both.

I think that asking for $20 is more considerate than posting negative feedback, which I would never do for someone who I guess made an honest mistake.

The seller sent me a nasty email saying she had contacted ebay and they recommended she open a case against me if I don't return them for a full refund,For me to make a return involves of driving to a post office and standing in line etc etc, at least 45 minutes.

My question is ,is it OK to ask for a fair partial refund for an item not as described? It was her mistake to describe them as the more valuable item.

Payments question

Hello, 

 

I got contacted by a buyer today saying they haven't received their item yet, even though USPS tracking saying the item was delivered two weeks ago. I asked them to contact USPS and open an inquiry and check to make sure they had it mailed to the correct address. What else should I do?

 

Thank you

Shipping & Returns discussion

If I want to sell a product that is a "knock-off" but I do not refer to the brand and do not list as authentic, is that permissible? 

 

Buying & Selling Basics question

Aug 27, 2016 3:45:36 PM PT

restricted brands

Hello,

 

I sold an item earlier today and the buyer requested a cancel within 20 minutes but immediately sent me a message asking to ignore the cancel request and ship the item anyway.

 

Should I proceed and say "I cannot cancel the order" or just completely ignore the alert.

 

Is there a chance that the buyer can contact ebay later on after receiving the item and say: "I requested a cancellation but he refused, I want a refund" or am I safe considering the fact that he messaged me in the first place telling me that he wants to buy the item after all.

 

The user only has positive reviews as a buyer but I am still thinking it could be a way to trick the system and make me pay for it.

 

I do not sell very often on eBay and I am a little nervous about this situation as it has never happened to me in the past.

 

Thank you for your time.

Selling question

Buying & Selling Basics question

I shipped an item to a gentelmen in Los Angles, CA. He contacted me a bit ago and said Tracking said it was delivered, but he looked all over and didn't find it. I don't think he is lying, but is there anything I can do or just between him and USPS?

Shipping & Returns question