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Could someone please steer me in the right direction with this bowl. Believe its vaseline, opalescent and hobnail but no idea of age or maker. Any help greatly appreciated.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Seller Hub had a benefit after all. Below are screen shots of one of my accounts over the past 2 years. On a number of a occasions I contacted eBay about low views to no views for extended periods of time with no sales also. Every time I called I got no where. Just the same script..."I don't see anything wrong with your account", "I just checked your listings (in 2 mins), and they come up in search", "Your account is normal". 


I always kept a monthly inventory of 400 or more listings, except for Aug to Oct this year when I dropped them down to 250 and 350 listings. Below I posted 9 screen shots which show the gaps in views over time, and related sales, etc. I also added related notes below for each chart. 


1. Over 400 new listings posted. I called eBay a number of times about lack of views and sales. Got the script speech. 9 sales over 3 months.


2. Sales start ramping up along with views after 3rd relist of over 400 listings, Just one hic up in views during the end of Jan. 38 sales over 3 months.


3. Another View hic up in the beginning of Apr. Views drop and sales drop over 50%. 17 sales over 3 months.


4. View count unchanged by much and sales up a bit. 24 sales over 3 months.


5. Everything unchanged. 21 sales over 3 months.


6. Sales started to pick up then views basically stop and so did sales. Called eBay and got script speech. Huge gap in Jan. 27 sales over 3 months.


7. Calls to eBay fall on deaf ears. Views plummet, and lots of gaps. Sales tank. Just making store fees. 9 sales over 3 months.


8. Problem continues with calls to eBay going nowhere. Just making store fees. 9 sales over 3 months.


9. Called eBay everyday pushing issue. Cut inventory down to 200 listings. Sales ramp back up after a few more calls. Last week of Aug 8 sales, Sept 15, and Oct 4. Short lived bump in sales and views as they taper back down. 27 sales over 3 months.


Note: Below are the charts in order over 2 year time line. If this isn't proof, I don't know what is.





Selling discussion

Hi.. I am putting in original art by Vladimir Fedorovich Kadulin.  Does anyone know what  it is.. for example watercolor.. etc.  I am not in the art field.  Also.. not sure what catagory to put it in in ebay.    Any information would be  appreciated.  





Collectibles & Art discussion

I'm helping sell for a friend's estate and came across this odd item. I have no idea what it is, but it seems to be a tiny funnel on one side and a scoop on the other. Someone suggested perhaps it was used in an apothocary. I'd be thrilled to know for sure!


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Antiques and Research

It’s unclear to me whether or not sellers are allowed to put direct links to their social media pages in their ebay store.

On ebay’s links policy page there is no mention of social media links in eBay stores, that I could find -


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So would it be classified as “restricted”, but allowed, if you’re NOT selling on your Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc?

Also, the links policy says you can place links to social media in your profile. But the only way I can see to do this is in the written section, but the links you put there are not hyperlinks, just a copy paste deal.

I have spoken to a few people at ebay HQ but still didn’t get a definitive answer.




A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion











































Good morning everyone.

That is a buckeye butterfly.









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Hey my 86 year old neighbor has this really old oil painting that he asked me to figure out what it is. Does anyone have a clue about it. It seems quite old and mayby fragile. It does not seem to be signed. 






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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi, I hope I'm posting this in the right place.  I'm wondering if anyone recognizes the design on the lobster claw clasp, it is heart-shaped.  Is that a maker mark?  Trying to determine if this is sterling or not.


Thank you!




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Fashion discussion




Getting Started discussion

Hi everybody! Both these pieces are a bit of a mystery to me. Both are marked sterling, but no other markings. Both have rhinestones, and are gold toned. I'm not sure as to how old there are. I'm guessing at least Mid-Century. Thoughts? Remarks? ThanksIMG_6613.JPGIMG_6614.JPGIMG_6619.JPGIMG_6624.JPGIMG_6628.JPGIMG_6633.JPGIMG_6636.JPGIMG_6637.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 17, 2016 2:01:12 PM PT

Sterling Rhinestone Brooches

I have the following doll from the 1960's.  I know she does not work.  She was mine.  I am having trouble figuring out which doll she was (Tubsy?  Hungry? or another one?).  Let me know if you need more photos.  Thank you in advance.



Dolls discussion

Oct 17, 2016 6:10:04 PM PT

Need Help Identifying 1960's Doll


We were hoping someone with a better eye could help us read the name on this drawing. It has a signature in the bottom left corner..

Any other information would be great - are they soldiers are they French British etc?


Here are some photos:



Thanks for taking the time to look.


Rob & Tracie

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 17, 2016 1:44:10 PM PT

Help identifying signature on drawing?

I am looking to i.d. the pattern and manufacturer of these glasses and pitcher. I believe they may be lead crystal.




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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Can anyone tell me the name of this sterling silver flatware maker?  This fork is 5" long - is there a specific use for it, or would I just call it a serving fork?





Antiques discussion

Oct 17, 2016 2:09:09 PM PT

Help to Identify Sterling Silver Hallmark

Hello fellow ebayers,

Please could someone with knowledge of vintage or older style of chanel garments please take a look at my chanel top and let me know if it is genuine.  I bought as genuine but it's too small for me now and I want to sell on. I tried to check date out of production but could not find anything like this.  It is very well made with gold detail piping down side and across front. It's well stitched and very stretchy still for item approx ten years old. Any advice greatly received. I don't want to list until I have more info as I value my eBay account. Many thanks.IMG_20161018_150712.jpgIMG_20161018_150154.jpgIMG_20161018_150218.jpgIMG_20161018_150702.jpg

Fashion discussion

Anyone else having ongoing eBay messaging issues today?


All day today, whenever I received a new eBay message, I would also recieve duplicate and even triplicates of previous messages, forcing me to look to see if the messages indicates sales were duplicates or indeed a new sale.


I'm also receiving duplicates & triplicates of Buyer questions.


These issues & constant glitches are getting so tiresome.

This is more like a 1970s BBS Wildcat Bulletin Board than a real eCommerce Site.










Selling discussion

Oct 19, 2016 5:48:10 PM PT

Ongoing eBay Messinging Issues



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I found another doll in my mom collection with no information or box.  I have researched a little about porcelain clown dolls.  Found two categories:  Harlequinn or Peirrot.  Wish I know more about dolls.


I have looked at the back of neck and there is no writing or markings.  It seemed as if it could have something carved on the back of the gold design on back of head, but it could be just the design.


Can anyone tell me any information, suggestions and or ideas on how to find out who/what the doll is.




















Collectibles & Art discussion



I have this t-shirt and would like to get any information about this logo!


Is it a musical band logo or something else?


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Fashion discussion

I am waiting , but they not arive.    GUEST ORDER SHIPPED: Jockey Mens Staycool V-Neck T-Shirt 2 Pack T-Shirts Shirts 100% cotton

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 19, 2016 8:59:44 AM PT

Didn't recived the item ite



I print this label and  this Label but when we take the packege to the usps, the packege sizes was wrong. I can back to home and Void this label and Print a new one.




NEW LABEL AND USED TO SENT THE ITEM. The item was delivey ok.

Oct-05-16 10:43 252554225645

Lisa Cassidy $25.62


USPS Priority Mail  Delivered 


Print Another Label

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Oct-04-16 20:15 252554225645

Lisa Cassidy $23.95


USPS Priority Mail  Void Requested


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Shipping & Returns question

Oct 17, 2016 3:43:56 PM PT

Void Requested BUT Paypal charged me for it

Trying to verify that a brown chocolate COACH bag I have is real or fake. The number shows HOS-5209. I have included some photos. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.20160119_110658.jpg20160118_093109.jpg20160118_093120.jpg20160118_093126.jpg

Selling question

Oct 19, 2016 6:26:27 AM PT

COACH BAG with the number HOS-5209


I've searched the internet and Ebay, but haven't found a set packaged in a box like the one I have.  I've found the same cover on cardboard boxes, but haven't run across another wooden one.


Has anyone seen this packaging before?  If not, can you direct me to a good resource for researching my set?  Thank you.



Selling question

Oct 19, 2016 3:04:14 PM PT

Information on vintage Lincoln Logs

I need a little help with this, I have no clue what it is used for. The figurine is a antique bronze Eagle with a shell bowl set in a wood base, the bronze looks to have had a gold leaf at one time and the wood base looks to be a replacement, may have had a marble base at one time. Any help would be great and Thank You Smiley HappyIMG_8113.JPGIMG_8114.JPGIMG_8115.JPGIMG_8116.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

You might want to check your listings if you are running a promotion.


I posted this on the PS board last night to see if I was alone.  So far another person has reported the same promotion issue. 


I am running a Buy 1 Get 1 '%' off promotion. It is supposed to show in Search Results to drive traffic to your listing.  Mine is not showing on any of the 40 items I have in the promotion in search results.  It does show when you open the listing.  I started the promotion yesterday morning and it looked fine at first.  Then last night I discovered it wasn't showing anymore.


This is how a promotion should look:





Also, my TRSP badge is missing from about 17-20 listings (8%ish) - which are all qualified



Selling discussion


I'm kinda confused  the sticker inside says J B Van Sciver but I just saw the same ones listed as Heywood Wakefield Rio Collection in Maple   Any help is much appreciated  

Antiques discussion

If anybody can help me identify this class I would greatly appreciate it. It is thick green glass, has to be about a half an inch thick at its thickest or more. It has three mold lines evenly spaced. It has small bubbles in the glass, kind of waves and dented all over the piece. Anything?



Antiques discussion

Oct 18, 2016 4:37:11 PM PT

Thick green glass flower footed dish?

2 yellowware bowls probably part of a set. Same design numbered 34 and 36 on the bottom. Anyone know maker?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 19, 2016 4:10:34 AM PT

Yellowware Bowls

Is there anyone out there know more about this wishing well vase? The vase is marked on the bottom with 663. The vase measures 6 1/2 inches tall and has 3 inch diameter.




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 18, 2016 5:07:09 PM PT

Green Wishing Well Vase?




Antiques discussion


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Selling question

Cowboy salt or pepper (3 holes in top) about 5" tall and old stopper caught my eye.

The shape looks familiar. Does anyone recognize? Any help appreciated.cowboy salt shaker resized.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion




Just tried to upgrade TL; and I receive the following above error message. This is the first time that this has occurred; as I previously have always been able to upgrade to the latest version. I am using Windows 10 with user admin privileges. Any help would be appreciated.

Tools & Apps question

Oct 18, 2016 12:28:02 PM PT

Re: Unable to Upgrade Turbo Lister

Could someone please steer me in the right direction with this vase. It is 6 1/4 tall and 4 1 /2 across. Any help greatly appreciated.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 20, 2016 11:37:08 AM PT

Glass help identifying vase




Unsure of maker, no marks, cool vintage pattern!  Thanks in advance.

Collectibles & Art discussion

I've searched the internet and Ebay, but haven't found a set packaged in a box like the one I have.  I've found the same cover on cardboard boxes, but haven't run across another wooden container.


Has anyone seen this packaging before?  If not, do you think it's a home made container and the cardboard was cut from other packaging and attached to the top of the wooden box?


More pictures available if you need them.  Thank you!





Toys & Hobbies discussion

I got this small decanter a while ago and was wondering if anyone recognizes this pattern.  I  think it might be EAPG as I don;t think it is cut glass since the notches are smooth, not cut.  The decanter is about 5.5 inches high without the stopper and the bottom is 3" in diameter. Just under 8" incl the stopper. Any help is greatly appreciated!  Thanks in advance.


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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Oct 20, 2016 10:26:12 AM PT

any ideas about this pattern and /or age ?













































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Could someone please point me in the right direction with this rug. I have no idea what type, style, era, age or maker it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It measures 72" x 45"  First pic is of the front, and the second is of the back.

Antiques discussion

Oct 20, 2016 12:17:26 PM PT

Need help identifying Rug Type and Era

Help with this artist I thought it was Charles Twelvetrees but doesn't look like it.  It is dated 1917 original 8x12



Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 18, 2016 7:23:17 PM PT

Help with artist signature

4 lobes, vaguely cabbage-y. But the lobes have beaded(?) decorations. 4 footed. Says USA and something elset. Lots of pics. Thanks so much in advance,Copy of 20161019_224714_001 (1).jpg20161019_224716.jpg20161019_225004_001.jpg20161019_224829.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

There are no makers marks of any kind on this car.   Does anyone know the make and model of the car?  Which Model company produced this model (AMT, Monogram, etc.).   Any idea of age?DSC08378.JPGDSC08383.JPGDSC08384.JPG

Selling question

Oct 20, 2016 12:10:45 PM PT

Vintage Model Car Identification

I noticed a few weeks ago ebay significantly changed their revise listing page (either that or I just got opted into it a few weeks ago). The new page has a totally different "Multi-Variation Revision Pop-up" page. Most of it is different but fine, except for the sorting order of my existing variations.


For instance http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=221488100540 you can imagine how many unique variation combinations I have in this listing because of the various colors and sizes. They were all in an organized neat order... grouped by color and sizes in ascending order (S to L, or S to 2XL). As shown here in my edit page

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Now after the change, the order of these variations combinations  in the edit page has basically been all shuffled around and messed up. You can imagine how VERY frustrating it is for me to add quantity stock to these shirts. It's like a I'm doing a word search puzzle everytime I try to. Here's how it looks now (You can see the first 10 variations combinations don't match at all... It's supposed to start with Black, not Heather Green)

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Can a Blue help me file a help ticket for this or anyone show me how to fix it?


Technical Issues discussion

Oct 18, 2016 1:04:24 AM PT

MV Listings shuffled around my variations


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Can anyone identify this pattern or maker?


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

A 1998 Quarter that has some kind of problem with its edgesIMG_0012.JPGIMG_0025.JPGIMG_0012.JPG

Coins & Paper Money discussion

Oct 19, 2016 12:26:26 PM PT

What is with this Quarter


Здравствуйте. Я отправлял запрос 14 октября. До сих пор никакого ответа от ebay не последовало. То ли затерялось обращение, то ли просто решили игнорировать проблему. Продублирую еще раз.


02/09/2016 у пользователя wzw21wzw я приобрел и оплатил товар (30205945913) на сумму 28,00 usd. 111.png


На странице товара была пометка, о том что товар участвует в программе защиты покупателей и при проблемах мои деньги будут возвращены 

Далее. Спустя несколько дней я получил сообщение от ebay о том, что данный продавец БОЛЕЕ НЕ является членом ebay. Так как продавец не принял платеж, система НЕ ПОЗВОЛИЛА мне открыть спор, пока не принят платеж. Paypal также отказались решать проблему, сославшись на то, что если платеж не будет принят в течение 30 дней, средства вернуться автоматически. Либо открывать спор. Напоминаю, что спор открыть я НЕ МОГ, пока НЕ ПРИНЯТ ПЛАТЕЖ.

Далее. Продавец спустя 30 дней принял платеж. Но, при попытке открыть спор, я уже получил сообщение:


К сожалению, на вашу покупку больше не распространяется действие Программы защиты покупателей eBay, поскольку с даты расчетного срока доставки товара прошло 30 дн., однако мы советуем вам связаться с продавцом, чтобы уладить все разногласия. Большинство продавцом охотно идут на контакт с покупателями, когда возникают проблемы.


Таким образом, получается такая мошенническая схема. Продавец размещает товар, который не собирается продавать. Устанавливает очень маленький расчетный срок доставки. Продает несколько сотен (а может тысяч) товаров, не принимает платежи в течение 30 дней, чтобы ЕЩЕ нельзя было открыть спор. Далее, через 30 дней принять платеж, но спор к тому моменту УЖЕ нельзя открыть!

В итоге, друзья, я пострадал от действий мошенника. И не я один. На странице с товаром я видел более 300 покупок этого товара. А теперь, пожалуйста, расскажите, как же мне сейчас воспользоваться программой защиты покупателей и гарантией возврата денег? Или это всё просто обман?

 С уважением, Сергей


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Hello. I sent a request on 14 October. So far, no response from ebay has not followed. Whether the appeal was lost, or simply choose to ignore the problem.
09.02.2016 user wzw21wzw I bought and paid for the goods (30205945913) in the amount of 28,00 usd. On the product page, there was a note about how that product is involved in a program to protect customers and the problems of my money will be returned
Further. A few days later I got a message from ebay that the seller is no longer a member of ebay. Because the seller has not accepted the payment, the system will not allow me to open a dispute until payment received. Paypal also refused to address the problem, referring to the fact that if payment is not received within 30 days, the funds will automatically return. Or open a dispute. I remind you that the debate open, I could not, until ACCEPTED PAYMENT.
Further. Seller after 30 days of payment received. But, when you try to open a debate, I received a message:
Sorry, your purchase is no longer covered by eBay Buyer Protection Program, since the estimated date of delivery date of the goods have passed 30 days. However, we recommend that you contact the seller to settle all differences. Most sellers reluctant to contact customers when problems arise.
Thus, it turns out this fraudulent scheme. The seller places the goods, that is not going to sell. It sets a very small current delivery time. Sells hundreds (maybe thousands) of goods, does not accept payments for 30 days, it was still impossible to open a dispute. Then, after 30 days to accept the payment, but the dispute at that time can no longer be open!
As a result, my friends, I have suffered from the actions of a rogue. And I'm not alone. On the product page, I saw more than 300 purchases of this product. Now, please, tell me now how to use customer protection program and a money back guarantee? Or is it all just lie?


best regards



Payments question

My father-in-law asked me to sell some rings for him as he is raising money to go on a trip.

All of the rimix1.jpgmix2.jpgngs are marked 14k except one.  It is marked 14-18k.  When I look at it it almost looks like a different  ring was

added to the bottom.  My father in law is 92 years old and the ring belonged to his mother.  SO I would say it is pretty old.

Selling question

I have contacted customer support, but they wont do anything about it.

I know for a fact I didn't buy or bid on this item because it doesn't show up in my history, but if I go to the listing of the item it tells me to PAY NOW
but the item is also not in my cart. 

I'm extremely unnerved about this. 

I can also provide screen shots if acceptable or needed.


Item number : 152279008995


Solved, turns out my account was hacked form outside the US. 
Thank you everyone for your help.

My Account question

This is a crazy mess.
I find an item that's listed as best offer. We do a little haggling (everybody likes to horse trade) and come to an agreement. I put in the offer, wait, then go to bed never hearing back.
Look this morning, the seller has accepted, canceled because they lost the item, found it, went around with eBay, and sent an invoice to PayPal for said item.
All while I was asleep (east coast-me, west coast -seller). Did the right thing, said they refunded (never had time to pay), gave em 5 stars n glowing review, re submitted an offer, but...
I've tried all day and no response as of 7:30 est. I'm over it. I really like the item, passed over cheaper to get what I want, but I'm over it. How do I retract the offer, or how do I proceed.
The going over my head and billing me at PayPal got it. I do eBay gift cards so I don't overdo it (I'm sick, Ex Calce Liberatus Quod Autem Malum😀).
Thanks for your help in advance

Bidding & Buying discussion

So, am I not getting my purchased item? It was a laptop sending to Hong Kong. Thanks guys.

Selling discussion

I thought it was eponymous but I checked his recent posts and it's not him.


SOMEBODY here got it working again after some all night updates, something like that. How about some details? Smiley Happy

Selling discussion

Oct 18, 2016 8:03:51 AM PT

Who got XP and TL working again this week?



So I basically have to explain the situation to get to my question. I buy often on eBay. This week, I made three recent purchases under one seller based in the US (somehow split into 3 separate purchases) totaling close to $100. They weren't a power seller, but didn't have any negs or neutrals (around less than 100 feedbacks, a decent number were as a seller and some as a buyer). When I inquired about the items in question (collectible imported plush dolls) they responded to me almost instantly (within minutes for three consecutive days) and provided me the necessary information. I went ahead and purchased one item that I plan to give to someone when I fly back home. The next day, I believe they listed new plush for even lower prices, so I inquired about them again. Satisfied with the pictures and comments given, I went ahead and purchased them for myself. Even if they were separate, I wanted them all to ship together. 


Two were listed under "First Class Packaging Service," while the other was standard shipping. Seller agreed however, to ship the next two together (since she had already packed the first one and couldn't ship all three at once). Seller agreed to ship everything together on Monday and post tracking information (seller did not print out labels...I believe they hand-wrote them). I also paid for extra insurance for the first package via PP, which seller also agreed to do. Turns out that when I checked the tracking info yesterday, the postal product was listed instead as "First Class Mail" on both, and no insurance on the one I requested (and paid extra for). I was sort of concerned, because I couldn't see how two plush dolls (around 6-7" tall, and definitely more than 3/4" thick...unless seller really stuffed them?) could possibly make it to the First Class Mail product instead of Package Service. Seller did mention she would be using a poly mailer to ship them in. I do not ship, so I do not know the difference or whether this is possible to still fall under First Class Mail rather than Package Service? 



I messaged them twice asking about this difference and why there was no insurance as promised. Ironically for all the times seller was able to instantly respond to my messages when I was interested in the items, now there's only silence. It's been over twelve hours.


I know I should just wait anyway, nothing really can be done right now, until I receive them. And the insurance is more for them than for me, to be honest. Just really disappointed seller has chosen not to respond at this time. I also would like to ask anyone out there what they think about this, and if they know the difference between the two types, and if it's still possible for small- to medium-sized plush dolls to be able to fit? (The only other items seller sells are imported notepads). Also, if one is required to put a return mailing address on this type of postal product (since they didn't print out labels)?


Thank you.



Shipping & Returns discussion

I am banned from bidding on certain items because I have 2 + nonpayment judgements in a 12-month period.  What determines what items are not allowed...? is it based on the specific sellers who have that judgement against me?  ---Jonathan caswell


Bidding & Buying question

I recently listed a heavy, bulky item.  I was so careful about making a box, weighing it and measuring it and putting all of that in the calculated shipping.  The item is 15 pounds, 14 oz and 50" long.  The calculated shipping showed $10 for the cheapest and about $47 across the country. That seems about right. So I listed it.


This morning a guy in S. Dakota purchases it and pays about $9 in shipping (I live in Virginia).  I knew right away something was badly wrong.  Sure enough, I go in and they gave him a shipping price for a 12 oz item.  Not pounds...12 oz.  This is through Fed Ex.  When I put in the correct weight, it jumped to about $30.  I despise cancelling a sale and this is only the second time I ever have, but I had to.  I apologized out the ying yang, but I can't take that kind of loss for an ebay glitch of some kind. 


I have had it glitch before,but nothing so drastic.  Usually, I will bite the bullet and ship if it's just a few bucks. 


Anyone else have this problem?

Selling discussion

Oct 18, 2016 10:42:46 AM PT

Calculated shipping is a mess right now!

I signed up for ebay about one to two weeks ago and haven't ever bought an item. Now, it's my birthday and I asked my mom about buying something but she said no, by now I already commited to the item and acknowledged that I was being stupid. I don't have my own credit card but if I did I would definitely pay for it.

I have a few questions.

Can I get sued for not paying?

Will they send something to my house? (e.x mail)

What happen's if the seller does not respond to my request to cancel and I don't pay (because I can't, not that I don't want to)

Will I be the one paying for the fees?

Bidding & Buying discussion



Just yesterday, someone bought a computer from me for about $400. A few hours later, they told me that they didn't want the computer anymore, and to refund them. I did, using Paypal's partial refund option. This happened yesterday night. The partial refund says that it takes 3-5 days to appear in the person's email, so they haven't gotten their money back just quite yet. The problem is, I want to cancel the offer on ebay itself. So, canceling the offer refunds the person, of course. My question is: if I cancel the offer on ebay, and have already issued a refund on Paypal, will I end up paying the person a second time when calceling the sale on ebay?



Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 17, 2016 3:00:42 PM PT

Paypal Partial refund

Seller is asking for personal information outside ebay ( a picture of me, my signature, ID and address).
It looks, smells and feels like scam, but I can't seem to find where can I report this!
Any help?



I think it's past time eBay adapted to it and provided these sellers with better options than to scare potential buyers like this.
I will not comply with these requests, but after eBay's answer I can sympathize with the seller.

Payments question

can i connect my boss's pay pal account to my ebay account? - so when i buy stuff for work it bills to him and when i buy stuff personally for me it comes out of my paypal account ? thanx heaps cheers bigscreenz

Payments discussion

So, last week I decided to sell my Rolex. not because I dont love it but it is from a different era in my life.  I listed it and to my wonderful surprise, it sold very easily....or so I thought...I received an email from ebay shortly after I accepted the buyers offer that stated the listing was deleted due to suspicious buyer and the buyer was no longer registered on ebay.  No way for me to leave feedback for that.


So....I relisted my watch and got a few offers the next day.  I waited about 24 hours before accepting any of them and accepted the one who had a history and some positive reviews.  Today, the buyer contacts me by text, I was surprised but ok, I am new to ebay and maybe I missed that part while i was reading policies and such.  He asked about the condition of my watch and I reiterated what the ad says and that yes, that is the condition. He says to check my email for payment confirmation from paypal. I got an email that LOOKED like paypal payment was pending but I never got payment showing on ebay nor in my paypal account.  I kept checking and told the buyer it wasnt there.  He said I had to enter the tracking number for payment to be released, that paypal wouldnt release the funds until I shipped it.  I was very leary being dupped just two days prior by an illegitimate buyer.  I sent the email to spoof@paypal.com.  Paypal almost immediately responded with confirmation that it was in fact a "spoof".   I have "reported the buyer" to ebay.


Now, I have to wait for the second day of waiting for payment to be up before I can do anything.  I cant relist it, I can offer it to other buyers...Im stuck.  How can I weed out these scammers?  I just want to sell my watch.  I am surprised at ebay really, I didnt think it was like that.  Niavety on my part I guess.  I also cant find a number to call ebay to have them to fix it...Im so frustrated!  Anyone have any suggestions?

Selling question

Oct 17, 2016 12:48:41 PM PT

So many scam buyers!??

Tell me please. I want to sell information (Fail, not a physical product), which will send the buyer by email. What kind of shipping items to choose? It requires is required to specify the postal service

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 18, 2016 1:08:35 PM PT

Free shipping

I cancel an order because buyer bid and run. But a week later buyer paid the order.. Does a buyer can pay a cancelled order? I'm sure the order is cancelled. 


I have relisted the item and someone is biding it. I don't know what to do next. Ship it and end the biding?

Payments question

Would anyone please help me out with the name on the attached tag? I bought this women's coat from a thrift store but am finding it very difficult getting the name right.



Fashion discussion



Is this bag an authentic Dooney Calvary Spectator? If so, any ideas if it is indeed vintage and what size it is (I'm thinking small/R89)

Here are the measurements I took:


Base length: 6.5"

Height: 8"

Width: 2.75"


Thank you all in advance!

Fashion discussion

Oct 17, 2016 3:45:12 PM PT

Authentic Dooney Calvary Spectator?

Hello all,


Is this purse an authentic Coach Whitney East West Flap Shoulder Bag made in the US in 2000? Not sure if that is the correct name.


Here are her approximate measurements:


Length: 12"

Width: 2.5"

Height: 6.5"

Strap drop: 9.5"


I was unable to find one that had a creed like mine in my search. Thank you in advance for your time!



Fashion discussion

Oct 19, 2016 10:59:14 AM PT

Authentic Coach Purse?

Tell me please. I want to sell information (Fail, not a physical product), which will send the buyer by email. What kind of shipping items to choose? It requires is required to specify the postal service

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 18, 2016 1:07:01 PM PT

delivery - Free shipping

The buyer did not realize it was local pick up only.  We have worked out the details for shipping and the buyer needs to pay - how does the buyer pay the additonal cost for shiping under these circumstances?



Payments discussion

I was contacted by a buyer who wanted an item I no longer listed.  I said I could not do transactions outside of eBay but could relist under Buy it now.  They said OK that's what they wanted.  I relisted and they did not make the purchase.  Does that happen often?  Was I played?

My Account question

eBay DOES inform the buyer that an unpaid item case has been opened against them, right?

Selling discussion

Oct 18, 2016 5:51:34 PM PT

Unpaid item cases: Just so we're clear...

I sell used clothing so to begin I know to measure twice return never, use all 10 free photos, return never, accurately describe every detail of what buyer is receiving SO you never get a return request, item not as described forced refund from paypal...I offer a 14 day return policy, ebay says that makes me sound friendlier and they're more likely to purchase from me, however when I list every measurement and detail they know whether it fits, the color matches their eyes, etc and buyers remorse is just that....basically of the couple returns I've had was because of being damaged in shipping, not mine or the buyers fault.


With all that said, I sold a book and have a question for the sellers, veteran sellers, not the 1000 item a day, 1 in every 100 bad feed back doesn't hurt me because ebay likes taking my fees...I sold a 40+ yr old well read text book, very rare and when found in collectable condition sells for several hundred, not say $50, I've read this book over and over, forced it out flat, broke the binding so it would lay flat, glue in binding after 47 yrs shows age, however book is sound, no loose or missing pages, all photos show cover, back, spine, facing top pages, facing bottom pages, side and inside several pages.  So I get offers, someone buys it at asking price....gets book on a Fri then on a Sun sends me a message stating sections are falling out of the book, would like a 40% partial refund without doing anything through ebay, just messaging.  I called ebay within minutes Sun afternoon, spoke with someone in returns as this person wasn't asking to return item just wanted partial refund, stating that they would have to have the book rebound.  I had an issue where a painting was damaged in shipping, the glass broke, buy said they would work with me taking it somewhere and I'd partial refund the cost of the glass as they wanted to keep it, waited for a week and then saw they were shipping it back with no notice, got it back in the original packing destroyed and now shattered glass shaking around destroying artwork.  Went round and round with photos and their messages till eBay found in my favor and didn't refund them as they didn't have any photos to back their statement of damage, basically they tried to pull small arwork out of matting and had to brake frame and backing making original item useless.  I explained if buyer got item and tried to pull binding apart to re glue anything, I'm not taking back something in worse condition as when I sent it, especially an item that shows up on eBay once every couple years, basically an estate item where someone has to die for someone to sell it.


I know, getting long, girl on Sun told me and we both agreed, lets see what he does, if he sucks it up we can worry about negative feedback, but so far it's buyers remorce he should abuse the 14 day return policy and based on terms, pay to ship back and loose 20% restocking fee for not being happy because he didn't look at photos or read description.  So days go by and I get another message, and found a buyer loophole which makes the ebay people just go quiet like they are not on the line anymore hoping you'll hang up....message states, sent you an email expressing my dissatisfaction. I received no reply. I left you VERY BAD feedback, Please respond and I will change the feedback.  Feedback states book is falling apart. I want a 50% or total refund. It is not as described.  I called eBay, spoke with a guy this morning, he read the notes from Sun, today is Tues, he said nothing we can do with the feedback, for some reason I left you VERY BAD feedback, please respond and I will change it and the I want 50% or total refund isn't resonating as feedback extortion, and the fact that he doesn't want to open a refund as he wants to keep the book, they don't think that someone telling me they want 50% back or total refund without mention of shipping back the book is an unreasonable demand, and he states in the feedback item not as described, which again is another reference to paypal and so long money and maybe you'll get item back.


I told they guy, why is it I called Sun and got 1 response and today your telling me it's an opinion, give me 50% back or keep the negative feedback isn't feedback extortion, he has an opinion he should get half his money back?  I told him ok, as he couldn't understand what I was told and he read from notes on Sun was different from what he was telling me..so I said thank you, oh well, eBay...I called back 5 min later, wen't through the whole thing again in the same department with someone different, however she said she saw the person I spoke to earliers remarks, but no notes from Sun, the 1st person said he read Sundays notes, the 2nd person said there were no notes from Sun, just the ones from the person I just spoke with who told me I could respond to his negative feedback with my what 12 characters to try to explain he wanted to keep the book for half the price....


So I called again a 3rd time to see if they had any notes from today or it was all just, well yes I have this documented....I contacted the buyer explaining I'd gladly refund his purchase based on the terms in the listing, I'd spoke with ebay when I received his first message, with the worry he possibly damaged the vintage book as he didn't want to return it or send any photos showing damage, then after receiving his negative feedback another message about gettting a partial refund to remove feedback, all of these things I discussed with eBay, hoping he'd as the first person said, let him slip up and dig a hole, if he did damage the book, he knows he can't return it as the photos will show damage against your listing photos, he told me he's sorry he didn't mean to be harsh, but looking at 2 of the photos from the listing it clearly shows sections of the book jutting out...yes it does, and if he did try to pry them out and damage the book....I'm waiting to call them back and dispute the feedback allowing them to read the message where he acknoledges he saw the photos, but after receiving the book didn't like it, yes buyers remorse, sometimes that does hold up in eBay court....


My question verterain eBayer's have you ever listed something with accurate photos, to the point where the buyer admits they knew what they were receiving, however after they got it, were upset they purchased it, didn't want to return it as they knew they weren't going to be able to at that price buy it again, however expect the seller to pay to have I don't know, lets say I sold a LCD Projector where the bulb was dead, now I tested it with another bulb, knowing these bulbs cost $300 to replace, the listing didn't include a new bulb hense the low price, but the projector worked, so the buyer states, he wants money back so he can buy a working bulb? Or he based on photos purchased a pair of dress shoes that  from the photos shoed they needed to be shined or worse re-soled to bring to perfect new condition, sold as EUC, can I be forced to pay to polish those shoes, re-sole shoes that show the soles are worn, or pay for a working bulb in a projector that stated there wasn't one included to change feedback?  In this instance I could have had the book binding repaired to make it look as it did when it was new on the inside, but I would have added that fluff into the asking price...all around this is the first time eBay and their scripted responces are not protecting the seller.

Selling discussion

I ordered a water pipe from ebay. When I looked at the information it said that the pipe was being shipped from Mt. Rainier,Washington.
A couple of weeks after I placed the order I get a message letting me know that my item has been shipped. It was how long it may take that caught my attention. They basically tell you it could be a couple of weeks up to over a month. Why so long? It is coming from China. Had it said that it was being shipped from China not Mt. Rainier, WA. I would not have purchased this.
I have not used EBay in awhile. After this experience unless EBay is my only soureal for a product I will not be using Ebay in the future.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 19, 2016 9:36:22 AM PT

Where is the product really coming from?

I recently sold an item, and a month has passed, and the buyer now claims that it is faulty. Ebay seems to suggest that I must accept the return, without knowing whether it is the same item I shipped or if it was damaged etc... Is this typical? 


Thanks in advance for help or suggestions!

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 17, 2016 12:29:50 PM PT

Time limit for a return?

They are 2" tall. I cannot find on replacements.com or Google search. They look like shot glasses.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I believe these are Chinese teacups. They are a strange bluish gray color (Celedon?). Porcelain is very thin and the round ovals are translucent. 4 of the teacups are just marked China but one has an actual Chinese mark. I would love to have any information on them.


Use, age, maker, and value. I want to list these items for sale with better knowledge than what I have.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

If i list a item at $250 plus 8.65 shipping And i get a best offer For $242. Is shipping added onto that amount of $242 

When i accept. Or do i have to stipulate that in a counter offer. Thank you. I know this is a easy one but you cant get a 

Easy answer from the Ebay help answers. SELL ON MY PEOPLE. HOLIDAY MADNESS IS COMING.!!!!

Buying & Selling Basics question

I purchased 2 items on ebay from same seller (Buy Me Now) on my cell phone. Not connecting with paypal well on phone so came onto computer to pay and can't find the items. Don't know if the order went through or not. Can't find it on ebay or paypal. I would like to still purchase these items. Was going to contact the seller but can't find the place to seach for sellers. Starting to feel like a dummie! If you can help I would appreciate it. How on earth do you email ebay also! Ebay keeps showing items recently purchased but not these 2. If they are not waiting for me to pay for them I am not going to worry about it right now. I am a paying ebay member with a great reputation so want to keep it that way. Thanks so much!


Buying & Selling Basics question

I sold an item Tuesday morning and it said the buyer has 48 hours to pay. However, the buyer contacted me beforehand asking if he could pay Friday when he is paid and I said yes. Will something happen if it goes over to 48 hours without him paying or will I be ok leaving it until he does? I don't want the sale to cancel at all.

Payments question

Oct 18, 2016 11:28:51 AM PT

Receiving Payments

Hello everyone.
I wonder if I may participate in the auction, although the seller did not write the price SHIPING for my country. I sent him a message and he wrote that transportation for my country costs about 20 euros. When I offer bid comes my messages ask the seller for the price shiping. I asked him change transportation for my country, but no answer. What next?


Bidding & Buying question

Oct 18, 2016 8:38:18 AM PT


When I put my store on a vacation hold but still want folks to be able to buy, do I get dinged for late shipping because my store lists that I will ship within 3 days?  I did this earlier in the year and after a lady purchased I got the message from Ebay that my item sold and now it was time to ship within 3 days even though I had a message that I couldn't.  I hope that makes sense. 

Selling question

I picked this up a few years ago and put it aside. I bought this with a lot of other expensive Scandinavian pottery which I managed to sell most of. I never really looked into this one, but I think it might be like the rest of them. Anyone recognize the mark or maker? Thanks for the help. 




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 18, 2016 1:03:51 PM PT

Help Identifying small Scandinavian? vase

I bought the Microsoft office 2016 from E bay and the version was stopped after 6 month automatically. When I spoke to Microsoft they told me that the version you bought from E bay was piracy version. When I called e bay they don't even tried to help me out but also helping to seller. They don't even given a different CD or refund because they said the refund policy works only for 30 days after that they don't covered. It means never buy the item which is expensive from E bay because they don't covered after 30 days, Just buy only cheaper item from E bay.

Getting Started question

Oct 18, 2016 8:03:40 PM PT


Hi Everyone, please HELP! I have been selling for a year now & have never had any trouble buying postage & printing the USPS label right from the 'my selling' page and then the 'sold' item. I usually just select the "PRINT SHIPPING LABEL" & I get the screen where I can adjust my weight if necessary or change from 1st class postage to priority. I did this 4 times this MORNING. Now this late afternoon, I sold another item & when I select the PRINT SHIPPING LABEL it takes me to this stuff about UPS and sign up there & print a UPS label.  


I don't WANT to use UPS. I live across the street for the US Post office & I want to use that postage.  So I went to Paypal & I can see I can choose the Post Office that way, but was unsure why I now have to go to another site for the US Post office. 


Am I missing something or is the ONLY way to do USPS to go through paypal.  I am so confused.... any help would be appreciated.




Shipping & Returns question

Oct 19, 2016 3:02:07 PM PT


Can we do it? Someone gave me an ebay gift card and I was just wondering.

Selling discussion

Oct 17, 2016 11:30:15 PM PT

Paying Seller Fees w/ Gift Cards

A buyer has been messaging me about buying some toners I have on Ebay. She wanted me to lower my price on my toners and we finally agreed on a price. Now she wants me to email her and she doesn't act like she knows how to put an email address right. And she says you know what I mean. Which I'm not sure but wants to make the sale privatelty not through ebay. What do I do. Don't really want her to have my private email.

Selling question

I have been encountering so many "long running script" error messages that freeze up  and I cannot scroll through listings anymore. what can be done to eliminate them?????

Tools & Apps question

I receieved an item that was not as described. Contacted the seller and they wouldn't help me. Asked eBay to step in, and they ruled in my favor. Printed the prepaid shipping label on eBay that was provided. Returned item. I kept waiting for the tracking number to upload. It never did. 3 calls to customer service and the first two just told me to wait. The 3rd one said she would make a note and it should be taken care of. Today, the item is showing as delivered. The 4th CS agent said she would manually upload the tracking number and it should show up in 3-5 minutes. I tried uploading the number myself, and it says it's not recognized. It's the same number that is showing on the "Print Shipping Label" screen. It's like it never printed. It did. Same tracking number shows delivered today. How can I get a US based CS agent? I've had very few returns I had to make. The other one I had was this year and it was smooth. I have no idea what to do now. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Coins & Paper Money discussion

Oct 19, 2016 10:01:17 AM PT

india rupees note on sell

Is it possible to do a buy-it-now or fixed price lising and restrict it to only one bidder?  I have worked out something with an ebay user and want to sell it to them only.  Is that possibe.  Thanks.

Selling question

My buyer asked me to ship to a different address.  When I change it, I get a pop up that says "no longer protected by eBay if I make this change."  I tried finding the answer, but couldn't find it. Please help asap


Shipping & Returns question

Where does AUCTION ZEALOT reside and how do I remove. Not in Control Panel / Remove Programs. ???

Tools & Apps discussion

Oct 18, 2016 12:34:27 PM PT

Auction Zealot removal

Hi there. If you do a partial refund to buyer, are you eligible for Ebay fee refund?

Shipping & Returns question

Hi Friends,


A little thing which I wish to pick your brains on! 


Is there a way to hide the item description under my feeback profile?  I don't want others (specially competitors) to see what I have sold which I got a particular feedback for. 





Selling question

It is becoming difficult to do certain things on ebay, apparently due to too much active content.


Often, after searching for an item, the search page (and also any page opened for items of interest) shows that it is still busy doing something, after it loads.


Frequently, I get a message "Windows out of virtual memory." and then the browser crashes. I'm using the current version of FireFox on Windows XP. I don't have this problem on most other sites... or on the ebay help, community, or seller pages. So, my guess is that there are active features on the listing pages. Is there any way to turn these off?


Thanks for your help, in advance.

Selling question

Oct 18, 2016 10:54:12 AM PT

Browser crashes... runs out of memory

is there a feature to be notified when a seller puts up a new listing to sell?

Tools & Apps question

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