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I'm drawing a blank on this, I know that I've seen this type of work before but

for the life of me can't remember what its called. 

The bowl feels like it might be stone, the motif is incised into it and the black

looks like it maybe a wash or something like that.


Any help is greatly appreciated.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 20, 2016 1:36:24 PM PT

This should be an easy one



I can't find one similiar and looking up Wedgwood and 3FQ or 3EQ did not yeild any results     Are these grape leaves?   Any help is very much appreciated   Thank you for looking and have a great weekend 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

We acquired this vase many years ago from an estate that had lots of Native American regalia.  I don't know if this vase was made in pottery class or if it's native american.  Doesn't look like any of the standard issue native american pottery, just wondering what others may think.


It's about 8.75" tall.


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Collectibles & Art discussion

8 glasses on caddy. 4 1/2" , caddy 10". thank you for any help.100_0723.JPG100_0724.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



I have this Fenton vase that I am trying to determine the correct color of. I'm trying to figure between Cranberry Opalescent or Peach Blow Opalescent Overlay. The reason I'm questioning it perhaps not being cranberry is because of the color of the inside of the ruffle. Not quite a pink. And when I look at the books I have, the cranberry opalesents seems to only have the white on the tips of the hobnails.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Looked at Pierrot images until my eyes crossed but can't find anything similar.


Just wondering if it held a china or glass votive or something.


The floral piece I haven't clue one what it's supposd to be for - soap or candy dish maybe? Small - stands 3" tall x 4 1/2" across



Selling discussion

Aug 20, 2016 9:33:33 PM PT

What was this Pierrot holding?

I just got my first empty box scam.  Guess I was due..


So the buyer buys 2 endmills(heavy)  I ship them USPS priority flat rate box with tracking and weight.  He sends me a message saying the box was empty and he wants his money back.  I have never had a problem with USPS on something like this and thought this could be a scam. I ask him if he opened the box and it was emtpy. Trying to paint him into a corner, knowing that the package was weighed.  He does not answer.


He then says he can send me a picture of the box...In the picture there is a sticker that says"package received empty"  At this point Im thinking that since the endmills are heavy maybe they fell out of the box and I will have to open a claim with USPS.  Then upon further inspection of the picture.  There were like 8-10 stamps on it?????USPS doesnt put stamps on the flatrate box.  So I ask the buyer why are there stamps on the box? No answer except he wants his money back. 


I ask him if he had it sent to someone else and then they mailed it to him?  No answer.


I go down to the USPS and ask the manager if any of this makes sense.  He tells me without a doubt its a scam. 


So I tell the buyer that if he had it sent to someone else and then they shipped it to him, I had nothing to do with it.  I  shipped the items, it was weighed, tracked and delivered. 


He then goes on saying that I am scamming him and eventually he just gives up.... I think it is over and move on.  I wanted to report him to ebay but didn't want to risk a reprisal from him or a friend.  So I let it be.


Now a few days later he leaves me bad feedback????And apparently ebay changed the rebuttal option.  So now I cant even respond to this bad FB?????


I reported buyer and now am waiting for ebay to open so I can try and get this bad FB removed...SIgh there goes another few hours on this stupid scam on a 20.00 dollar item.............Smiley Sad


Selling discussion

Aug 21, 2016 10:36:14 PM PT

Empty Box scam twarted, or not:(

Does anyone know what era and model Rolex this is? 


My guess is a 1940s WWII Military example, but I'm not 100% sure nor have I found the exact match in a search.


The case is sterling, the dial I believe is porcelain and the numbers still glow-in-the-dark as shown below. 


It's missing the crystal and hour hand, but appears to be running/working just fine. 


I was unsuccessful in opening the back in-order to take a peek at the movement. Smiley Sad


Your thoughts, if any?


Thank you!












Fashion discussion

Aug 20, 2016 1:18:02 PM PT

Vintage Rolex. What Era and Model?

I noticed this today on my listings Here is a screeshot of what is showing.

Has anyone else seen this?


Selling discussion



Good morning.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Aug 21, 2016 4:31:16 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Sunday August 21

I couldn't find it on illusion jewels.  There is a triangle within a triangle and the letters PMS.






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Item I received today does not match the listing description. (I ordered white connector and received almond connector.  Below is a pic of the almond connector I received shown temporarily attached to a scrap piece of white gutter for color comparison purposes - note the "white" rivet that comes with the part).  Ebay  states that seller (a company, not an individual) does not respond to emails.  Seller cancelled item listing after my purchase and relisted under another item number, so I cannot file a return request (ebay form says they cannot find the item, by name or either item number).  Obviously, talking to a live Ebay customer service rep is next to impossible, so does anyone have any suggestions for what I should do next?

Shipping & Returns question

I have two cast iron objects - first one no idea what it is or how old; the lid appears to be a different type of metal. Second one appears to be a dog shaped nutcracker, any idea of the age on this one? Any information is appreciated, thanks.




Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 21, 2016 2:53:06 PM PT

Help identifiying two cast iron objects.

I found this today at a yard sale & had to have it! I've never seen anything like it - it has mermaids for legs (And only 3 legs/mermaids!), gold gilded, a flower pot or something under it between the 2 "legs" (What is that for?) - and what looks like a picture frame for a top!


Can anyone tell me what style this is? Was it made by a known designer or was it someone's week-end project?


Strangest & coolest table ever!


I definitely appreciate any help.












Collectibles & Art discussion

The original price tag was in the pocket...$2100!!  It's 68% wool and 32% silk and feels like satin.  I'm leaning toward long jacket but what do you think?  Thanks!


Fashion discussion

I am relatively new here but have viewed, bid in 100, 150 clock, watch auctions and I see the same thing on a good 15% or more of them. The auction will start at one cent or 99 cents with no mention of a reserve. With one day or a few hours left on the clock the item price will be hovering around a buck or two. It's gonna go cheap. Now someone starts bidding..price is going up. You look at the bid hisory of this latest bidder and  20, 40, 60 or even 80 percent of his several hundred recent bids are with this same seller out of the hundreds that  sell watches.  This guy for example. An average of 16.5 bids a day with the same seller...day in,  day out.

Is that obvious shill bidding or not ? 


30-Day Summary
Total bids: 802
Items bid on: 495
Bid activity (%) with this seller: 37% Help
Bid retractions: 0
Bid retractions (6 months): 0




Bidding & Buying discussion

Aug 21, 2016 3:39:05 PM PT

Shill bidding in clock-watch auctions.

Calling all members, tell me what this is, what grade it is and what you'd be willing to pay for it or what you'd sell it for.


Please, address your response to "David*"


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The Stamp Board

I do not know anything about these wine glasses, so I am hoping someone can help me out. I know I need to wash them. glass unknown.jpg

Product Discussions discussion

Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae. All species of chipmunks are found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk, which is found primarily in Asia.:


Breakfast? Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Aug 21, 2016 5:13:54 PM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Monday August 22

I figured I'd post a few pieces in one thread instead of creating multiples. None of these are signed, so If you recognize any, please let me know. Smiley Happy


1. Trying to figure out the what this type of rhinestone is called (center stones). They aren't like regular rhinestones, they look like they have more facets and are pointy in the center, not flat. 



2. D&E? I don't see any figure 8 puddling, but thought I'd ask.




3. This one has "Germany" written very small on the pin itself. How would this brooch be described? The main center stone has what I'd describe as a "Peacock" coloring. Smiley Happy




4. What are those small "teeth" like settings called, for the rhinestones? 




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 22, 2016 9:34:24 AM PT

Rhinestone Brooches questions

I have this vintage Harley Davidson t-shirt.






Brand - sneakers

50% kodel polyester, 50% cotton


I didn't found the similar t-shirt so I would like to get information about the price if possible! Is it rare or not!









Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 21, 2016 1:35:40 PM PT

Harley Davidson Vintage t-shirt help

Does anyone know what this tool is and what it is used for?

Thank you for your helpPicture 5830.jpg

Product Discussions discussion

Aug 22, 2016 10:12:58 AM PT

Unidentified tool?

This is a 7" carving and I am trying to figure out what this man represents.  I think he looks Spanish but am open to other suggestions. He is kind of shabbily dressed - his right pants leg has a big hole.  He is carrying a red sack in his left hand and also something in his right arm that looks like an upside down hat - when viewed from the top, the contents of this hat are painted gold (to signify money?)


Now comes the interesting part - notice the round whitish object at his right hip ... and follow it around his back in the panoramic view.  He has a whitish sack tied at the top and tied with a red sash to his back - there is a tube (?) connecting from the sack to the whitish object at his hip, and there is another whitish cloth (?) draped over the red sash near his left side.


My college age son thinks this man might be selling wine - what do you see him as?


Thanks in advance.





Selling discussion

hope someone can tell me what type of glass this is--shot ??? It  has pictures and names of Kentucky derby winners from 1938-1954. It measures 3" high by 3" across top. Might be from a bar set. Thanks for any help, Kay


Collectibles & Art discussion




I did a preliminary search but I really need the initals to narrow it down  I am so bad at telling what the cursive letters are   US TS or ?? Any  help is very much appreciated   Have a great weekend everyone! 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This is a large 14" High - 5.5" wide at base Figurine of Shepherd.  Is it Parian Ware?  How Old?  Country of origin and or maker.

Marks are from Goodwill Store. 


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Here is the Home Page of the eBay Community in the UK for those who may be interested.   Opens quickly.


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Selling discussion

Aug 22, 2016 10:37:52 AM PT

Ebay Community UK - Home Page

Hello, I picked up this Buddah statue and I can't figure out what type of stone it's made out of. At 4" tall it's 11.4oz, doesn't feel soft, and is slightly translucent if you hold a light against it. Can anyone give me a clue as to what stone it's made of and a value? Thanks.






Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 20, 2016 6:14:21 PM PT

Help Identifying Buddah Statue

Is this made from corning or pyrex. Large bowl 11 1/2", platter 16". thank you.100_0710.JPG100_0713.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 21, 2016 7:26:02 AM PT

ID help on cobalt bowl glass and platter

I got this today from the antique mall. Is this pair crown shaped? There are no marks anywhere to identify them. Any help is appreciated. Thanks


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 22, 2016 7:23:39 PM PT

Anyone recognize this pair of bookends?

I have two drawings with signatures!

I have made a search but no result!

I hope someone can help!











Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 22, 2016 7:56:52 AM PT

Unknown England artist signature


Mystery pottery vase , I bought it at a sale that had a lot of Art Noveau / Art and Crafts pieces , I thought it might be from Austria , but possible an odd duck in the Roseville / Weller category - ??? No marks


measurements - 8 " high 5 " wide







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I believe this is a BRUSH MCCOY ONYX lamp , brown with drip glaze , almost an art deco ball shape on three feet , maybe part of the KOLORKRAFT line ? ( I don't have a book on this pottery ) It also looks like Hull brown drip , like the glaze you would see on the corky pig bank with a little blue also in the drip . I couldn't find a similar piece anywhere .


measurements - 10 1/2 " high . 6 1/2 " wide , pottery piece is 6 1/4 " high .








Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello,   I have asked the seller through 3 emails through Ebay to identify what was included with an item. 

eBay item number:


Finally he listed these items

Package Included:
1 x 5.8G 250mW Transmitter
1 x 4 Pins Connecting Cable
1 x User Manual


Clearly, no antenna listed.  But one is shown in his photo.  This is a huge matter for wireless video, to have the correct antenna for the device to work.

Some Ebay buyer is in for some heartache if they buy this and find the antenna pictured is NOT included.  Competing products are shown without the antenna because it does not come with the device. 

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eBay Cafe discussion



Good morning everyone



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I've searched a number of forums and online for a positive fix for this issue, without success...Any help or suggestions would be appreciated....Thanks!


I am having trouble with an EFE feature.  The csv template file I'm using uploads successfully, HOWEVER...the PackageLength, PackageDepth &  PackageWidth values do not appear in the actual listing template, when viewed in revise listing tool on the site.  No error message kicks back stating that the data is not recognized, it just doesn't populate the fields, even though the csv fields contain valid data.  Furthermore, there is no valid "Measurement Unit" column header to specify metric or imperial.


I use business policies for my listings, which offer predominantly free US shipping.  However, my GSP and First Class International listings need to have dimensional info to accurately calculate the shipping cost for the buyer...correct?  I have quite a few of these.


This is a screenshot from the revise listing form online, showing the fields from my test upload and another screenshot of my successful csv upload fields, as they were submitted:










The system won't let me upload the pertaining CSV file as an attachment to this post.  So, if anyone needs to see it, please let me know what to do to get it posted/sent.





Tools & Apps question

This has been in my husband's family for many years.  Any idea as to the manufacturer would be appreciated!


Selling question

Aug 23, 2016 11:35:32 AM PT

Need help identifying footed bowl

Good Day everybody, This is a glass beaded necklace,I looked for a similar one to see if I found a match and the brand by comparing the metal parts but no luck, is there a web page that helps on the ID of unbranded jewelry pieces by comparing the metal parts,The earrings are plastic  unsigned to, I have many unsigned earrings and look for a matching pair to add as a bonus,if anybody knows who made them it would be great to know,.any help on the ID or tthe age or origin of this necklace is greatly appreciated, THANKS!




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

IMG_1518 (2).JPGFound this at an estate sale and just think it is different.  Really would like to know what the dish was used for and the pattern.  Any help please!   IMG_1523 (3).JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I got this today from the antique mall. Is this pair crown shaped? There is no marks anywhere to identify them. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

Booksellers discussion

Hope you have a fantabulous day, Di  Cat Very Happy



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 23, 2016 7:54:19 AM PT


I sold a doll and it arrived perfectly fine. Now the buyer is angry because claims other "accessories/ toy figures" that were not described or included in the listing but appeared in photos. Now she opened a claim against me for "item not as described" but in this case, everything I included was shipped to her and received. Do you think ebay will push me to accept the return for her mistake of not readind/asking if the other toys were included? I don't think is fair for me to pay shipping since I sent everything that was included and that was written in the description section. Also, this buyer asked me to help her avoid custom fees, do you think that is enough to lose ebay's protection?

Selling discussion

Hi, first time to the forum....  Been on ebay since 2000, been selling for a few years off & on.  I have a number of Coach items for sale @ auction/BIN.  A potential buyer started asking questions, is interested in 5 or 6 of them.  Great, right?  Then wants a lower price, "that's so much to spend, but I love them...."  SO, I offer to end the auctions on the ones they're interested in & save them $5 on each one.  Great, right?  Then, "the shipping (Priority) is too high, they're all so light, why is it so much?"  (I only charge the Priority price, no extra)  I say I'll ship them all for the one price; that'll save you x$ more than if you'd pay the extra per item.  Then: NO response.  OK, fine.  I check the buyer out, & wham, this person is selling only Coach, not cheap, & A LOT of it.  A few days later, I get this "I still really want 5 of them, I just can't make up my mind about spending so much $ on Coach....."  This person is just jerking me around to get an even lower price, & I'm over it.  I haven't responded, but I want to, saying, "Haven't decided what, wether you're going to keep them, or RESELL them?"  Am I being too dramatic here, since it's their right after buying something to do with it as they wish?  Thanks very much!

Selling discussion

So a couple weeks back then I sold my item, MSI GAMING GTX 1080 for $839. Everything was looking good until I saw the buyer's profile with 0 feedback. long story short. The purchase happened twice but I've never received any form of payment from the buyer. I've proceeded to open an unpaid item case and they've successfully refunded me the final value fee credit, twice.  Everything was settled by then.  


Now fast forward 2 weeks later, the fraudulent buyer somehow opened a case on me claiming he has never received the item (which he never paid for) and asking for a refund. Is it even allowed ? I find this completely ludicrous that someone can open a refund case when a payment was never made. Has any other sellers experienced this before ?



Selling discussion


In taking advantage of the 50% off of FVF on high value items, I am listing 5 items that I have absolutely no idea as to the price.  They are 5 16mm short films that I bought 35 years ago.  I know that originally there were 100 of each made and they are cult classics often played at science fiction conventions by their creator.


Most were incorporated in a feature film, but altered and one was created and shown on a Disney special.


I've decided on a starting price, but cannot determine a BIN price or if I should even use one.  A Google search has been no help at all.


Anyone have this problem and what were the results?



Selling discussion

Aug 21, 2016 10:12:59 AM PT


We are newer to selling on Ebay. We have placed a couple high dollar items for sell. One sold without problems. Today we had a buyer buy a $3500 item, did not do best offer, just bought at the price. Afterwards he emailed my husband through his private email requesting an invoice, more pictures and his phone number and is holding payment till he receives them. He just opened his account today,0 feedback, he provided a personal email account for us to respond to, an address that does not appear when you Google it and a phone number that when dialed says he is a text mail subscriber. This seems fishy to us, so any help, advice or suggestions would be appreciated. We did ask for him to do all correspondence through eBay before we send any further information to him. 

Selling discussion

Aug 20, 2016 4:38:29 PM PT

Help! Have a suspicion

unfortunatly i fell ill in  the middle of july and was hospitalized for a few weeks got 3 non seller resuliton and 5 neg feedback and am now below standar wondering what day the restictions start so i can prepare

My Account discussion

Hey I have a few questions for y'all.. I wake up this morning go on eBay and see someone had left me negative feedback so I see witch item it was and the guy received the item 19 days ago!! He did not contact me or anything he just left the feedback without letting me resolve the issue. Now I'm not out to screw anyone and would of refunded him and or took the item back and covered for return shipping.. My question for you is can I have this negative feedback removed? Let me know thanks

Selling discussion

Aug 21, 2016 6:50:59 AM PT

Buyer leaves neg feedback after....

I sold an item and sipped but buyer has not recieved it yet. Tracking just shows it left my post office. How do I handle this? never had this happen before.


Bidding & Buying discussion

Aug 21, 2016 7:17:08 PM PT

Item lost in postal system


I bought a football jersey at goodwill when I went to take photos of the jersey I notice it has a name and phone number on the collar.  Is there rule against list it with a phone number???  Thanks in advance.




Selling question

Aug 21, 2016 5:18:16 PM PT

Name + phone number on clothing

I've always had the no returns selected. The buyer has buyer protection as we all do. Do I have to except?

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 20, 2016 5:58:49 PM PT

"returns not excepted"

I listed an item and received an offer for it. Unfortunately, the item was removed due to some issues which is being resolved. How do I get hold of the buyer to explain this? When I hit the "respond" link from the email, it says error because the item is not there anymore. I want the buyer to know what happened and not make her think I just ignored her which makes me a bad seller. Pls. help. Thanks!

Selling question

I have a customer who has asked if I have any more similar items to two she has already bought. I do. I am trying to follow the rules and stay on ebay,  but I need to know how to list it so only she can buy it..

Selling question

I sold a watch and the buyer opened a case to return. He said the watch was not keeping time. I do not mind taking returns for any reason but when they open a defective case it counts against my defect rate. I received the watch back this weekend and set the time. The watch is keeping perfect time.He obiviously changed his mind or didn't like it but did not want to pay return shipping. What is the best way to avoid defect claim when it isn't devective?

Selling discussion

Aug 22, 2016 2:42:37 PM PT


Morning, Ebay,


A customer received her purchase, a beautiful serving bowl, broken.  I must file a claim with USPS but don't know how to start the process.  Do I begin on Ebay or with the Post Office?  Do I refund the customer immediately? Or after the claim is settled? 


I tried to find answers on my own with no luck.  Thank you for any help,


Shipping & Returns question

One time I got 16 and one time 18, so this is ridiculous.  How do I see them all?  I've clicked on her name and I've searched  the name brand of all her 36 items.

Bidding & Buying discussion

How do I move my item from auction that didn't sell to my store, without reentering everything?

A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Aug 20, 2016 12:43:21 PM PT

How to?

Hi can someone hlep me identify this paperweight maker?

Thanks for any help!!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi there,


Am hoping someone can id the maker of this urn shaped pink pottery vase. It is marked with incised T178 on the bottom. I found one ad that said it was Abingdon. Another said it was Trenton Art Pottery - Savoy.


Any help is much appreciated.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 21, 2016 5:12:11 PM PT

Pink Pottery Urn Vase T178 - Who made me???

I just received the following message from eBay... As you will notice the "violation" I apparently made is blank. I've NEVER left any negative remark in anyones feedback. EVER. What gives?



After reviewing your eBay account, it appears that you have violated eBay's policy. As a result, we've taken the following action on your account:
- The following Feedback you left has been removed:

This is an informational message only, not a warning on your account.

We understand you may not have known about this eBay policy, and we encourage you to review the Feedback policy guidelines by visiting the link above.

Future violations of eBay policies may result in the loss of member privileges, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.




My Account question

Aug 22, 2016 1:22:04 PM PT

Reprimanded for doing nothing wrong.

I listed a pair of shoes, they didn't sell, the auction ended.  A day later I get a message from someone stating that they would like to still buy the shoes from me and offered a price.  I would like to sell the shoes but I don't know how to sell them to an individual without relisting them.  Please advise me on the steps I would take to make this sale happen.  Thank you.  

Selling question



I sell DVD's & Blu-rays, with an emphasis on quick delivery and free shipping: "Paid by 5, shipped by 7". I live close to a USPS Sort Facility, so a one-to-two day First-Class parcel delivery time is not unusual. My customers love this, while I love the low delivery cost.

When someone buys more than the 3 dvd's than I can fit into one 13-ounce First Class package, but fewer than the 12 it takes to make the Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box cost-effective, I run into difficulties. When I click on "print another label", I am sometimes informed that I've already printed all the labels I'm allowed on this order.


Currently, my best work-around is to go to Paypal, manually fill out additional labels, and possibly pay retail price, foregoing my commercial discount. Does anyone have a better suggestion for me?




Shipping & Returns discussion

i cant view my collections on my ebay account pls help

My Account question

Aug 23, 2016 12:02:43 AM PT

I cant open my collections on my ebay acoount

I had a buyer who filed a complaint in the resolution center and he recieved a refund from me. Ebay found in favor of the buyer who claimed he never recieved the product. I know he did recieved it. if you were such a buyer would you contiue to buy from the same  seller? I know i would not. The buyer contiues to bid on my auctions.I dont trust this buyer. How can I block him from bidding on my auctions?

Selling question

Aug 23, 2016 8:20:40 AM PT

How can I block a bad buyer

What happens if i ordered a bunch of **bleep**, and the address listed was incorrect? What's the easiest fix, because i should have already recieved some of the **bleep**. How can i get this changed, or is all my orders **bleep**ed now?

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 22, 2016 1:09:59 PM PT

incorrect address

My daughter is trying to set up a best offer range on her auctions but it won't give her the option of the range, just the option of Best offer. Does anyone know why? 

Selling question

Can I request a specific carrier at to of order?  FedEx does NOT deliver to our door in our resort.  Thanks!!

Getting Started discussion

Aug 22, 2016 11:13:44 AM PT

Specify carrier

I withdrew my bid because I changed my mind i still had a day 1/2 left and i removed my bid .   I removed becasuse i changed my mind and did not want item.  there fore there will be no payment



Rose VanTassell


Bidding & Buying question

Aug 21, 2016 11:50:14 AM PT

station wallmount

Just logged toady and my watch list is missing... \:

Ebay don't provide us an option to contact tech support via email, probably they're trying to save some money...


Any idea how to fix it?


Thank you.

My Account question

Aug 21, 2016 9:21:05 AM PT

Watch list is missing

Hello, Need some advice or feedack about putting your store on vacation..... So I put my store on a 3 day vacation letting my buyers know that the item will be shipped asap the day I return.   Just pulled up a report and I have a defect from ebay for every item I sold whule on vacation even when i did ship the day i returned......I called ebay and they said that there is no protection for that and the defect cant be removed!!!!!    so if you have a store dont go on vacation ever, also the ebay representive told me that i should of ended all my listing then re listed them!!  what...pay a huge fee to do so  NO.   I pay hunderdes of dollars every month you think you could be protected for 3 day while on vacation......  no!   anyone else had this issue



Shipping & Returns question

I am fairly new at Ebay. Do I need to tell buyers that I accept GSP or does Ebay do that?

Getting Started question

Aug 22, 2016 8:37:10 AM PT

Please Help Fairly New Ebay Seller

Is it legal to list international edition textbooks on ebay? And if so, are there certain criteria that ebay says must be met? I can't seem to find a definite answer to this question in ebay's help section. Any assistance would be appreciated!



Selling question

Aug 20, 2016 4:36:14 PM PT

International Edition Textbooks

I had to cancel my listings last year after surgery and I'd like to list and sell them now. Are they archived or do I have to start over? Thanks

Selling question

Aug 22, 2016 1:12:13 PM PT

are items that I delisted archived?

Looking for any information on this music box. It looks similar to a guitar. Plays music. Measures approx. 11 inches length.

Selling question

Trying to list an item on ebay motors, looks like a new format, it's a vintage part and after filling in all info tried to list it but it throws me back up to the top saying "there's a problem. you must list condition, however, where that is to be filled in, it says no condition is required for this item" therefore I can't list my item. Also no way to put in link about checking my other items. Anyone have suggestions as to what's going on? Thank you.

Selling question

How do I see he answers to my question.  I have 2 replies, but the 2 is black and when I touch it nothing happens.  

My Account question

Wht is there no spelll check? Especially when you are apparently blocking my system from checking??

Tools & Apps question

Aug 22, 2016 9:59:08 AM PT

Spell check

Can I ship a decanter that has the tax stamp paper intact with the liquor still inside.

Selling question

Aug 22, 2016 5:08:48 PM PT

can i ship liquor?

Is there a way to purchase an item with my account and pay for it, so that I could have it shipped to my friend as a surprise birthday present? Wanted to purchase a small LED projector for his birthday and wanted it shipped directly to his home in another state.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Aug 22, 2016 10:00:40 PM PT

Gift purchases

Can someone link this policy....I tried search but I'm not using the right terms...


Looking for the policy that makes the Ebay money back guarantee void if the item is forwarded to another address.  Buyer sent me a message for an item that was broken, but it's been several weeks since they received it, so I was a bit suspicious.  Looked up the address and sure enough it's a forwarding shipping service.


I want to be able to quote policy when I respond to them, so if someone can give me the link, I'd appreciate it.

Selling discussion

Aug 23, 2016 10:31:21 AM PT

Can Someone Give Me A Link To This Policy?

Hi all,


I have a question about on time tracking metrics and how they are calculated.  If for some reason,  I have to void the label (incorrect whatever) and then issue and a new label - how does ebay tracking metrics work on such cases ? 


I know one of the labels will show as active while the other does not.   Will I get penalized on the first label because it does not show any activity ? 


Also, is there a way to update/change the tracking # in the sold listing  ?   I didnt think there was but I am not sure


thanks !



Selling discussion

Aug 23, 2016 8:03:05 AM PT

On time tracking and validated metrics

What are the available options when a buyer leaves a negative comment within a positive feedback?

Selling question

I haven't received my item, and seller does not respond to my message, now several months have passed, and my eBay Buyer Protection case is open. but still no response from seller (I guess already about 2 weeks, since when I opened this case) And I received message from ebay, it says,

'''If you are unable to work things out with the seller, you are now eligible to escalate this case to eBay Customer Support for a final decision.

If we don't hear from you by 09-01-2016, we'll assume you worked things out with the seller and your case will automatically close. Once your case closes, it cannot be re-opened.

Details on how to escalate your case:

1. Follow the Case Details link below
2. Click "Respond to Case"
3. Select "Escalate this case" to eBay Customer Support
4. Click "Submit" after providing additional details you'd like to share about your case


But when I click ''respond to case'' I have an option of only sending message to seller, or close this case. There is no option appear on screen, to ''escalate this case'' to ebay customer support. Then how can I escalate this case? Helpless now, Sep.1 is coming soon, and I will need to give up this case, since no solution. Does ebay know this kind of problem? Then for what this ''ebay buyer protection'' exists?

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 22, 2016 8:25:31 PM PT

cannot escalate the case

I have a buyer who wants two of my listed items without have to pay for them to be combined. Should I delete one item and do the two as a lot at a cheaper price.

Selling question

Aug 21, 2016 3:05:34 PM PT

What's the best way I can do this?

I just sold some stuff and i had thought that after it sells, i just go to the post office and ship it.  now i see ebay can charge me andake labels and what not and im confused.  if i click the stuff from ebay, is that going to send me an empty box forme  to putmy itme in or do i still have to go mail the items at the post and then it will just be paid for already.  just not sure whats going on


Shipping & Returns question

Aug 22, 2016 10:29:55 AM PT

Shipping for the first time



I am Looking for experienced eBay mentor/selling coach in the Mt Waverley Victoria Australia 3149.




Selling question

I sold and shipped a factory sealed ink cartridge and after 27 days the buyer is claiming that the ink prints "extremely light." The buyer opened a case. eBay says I am responsible for paying return shipping on the item (which I will throw away since I cannot re-sell ink that has been used). I called eBay to appeal the case; however, I am unable to do so until I receive the item from the buyer.  So essentially I have to pay return shipping on an item that will be returned to me in a condition that differs from the condition I shipped it in. Also, coincidentally, the buyer contacted me just 3 days before the eBay Money Back Guarantee expired. It's just very frustrating. She is claiming she didn't receive the item she ordered, which is not true. She received the factory sealed ink cartridge that was listed. 


Should I attempt to appeal the case (even paying an additional $10-12 return shipping), or just bite the bullet and refund her money and ask her not to return the item at all? I'm really conflicted.

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 22, 2016 8:44:15 PM PT

Money Back Guarantee From Seller

I messaged a seller about combining shipping on several auctions I was planning on bidding on, as nowhere in their descriptions did it mention anything for or against combining shipping. Seller responded and said that they would combine shipping. Fastforward a few days -  I've won seven items (1-2" figures) from the sellers store, but the seller is now not responding to request to combine shipping (via "Request New Total" feature). In fact, I'm getting a notice that the seller does not allow combined shipping. Seller also has not responded to me in message form. My auctions totalled $20, but the seller wants $27 in shipping charges, despite previous agreement to combine. I still have the original message from the seller in which they state they will combine shipping charges. I won the auctions last night and plan on giving the seller the rest of the day to respond before believing the worst. What are my options if I don't hear from them? Advice?


NOTE: Figures are nothing overly special. They wouldn't require more than a padded envelope.

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 23, 2016 9:14:03 AM PT

Messages exchanged about combined shipping

how to enter a "was price" to show a price reduction on an item

Selling question

Aug 22, 2016 7:58:36 AM PT

how to enter a "was price"

I sold a food steamer a few hours ago.  The buyer contacted me wanting to know where the pan was that collects the dirty water (???)  She said if the pan wasn't with it that she didn't want it~~cancel the order and refund her money.  English is not her 1st language but I tried to explain to her how a steamer works~~water boils in the bottom, steam rises and steams the food and the steam escapes out the hole in the lid.  There is no dirty water to contend with and there is no dirty water pan.


I finally just gave up, canceled the sale saying the buyer requested the cancellation, refunded her and added her to my BBL.  THEN she sends me a message that if there was indeed no pan to go ahead and send it to her BUT it had better be right.


Thankfully these buyers are few and far between.  There is no way I wanted to deal with her after the 1st few messages.

Selling discussion

Aug 21, 2016 11:26:34 AM PT

Buyers who don't know what they are buying

I have clear and unarguable proof that a buyer returned an item to me that I did not sell to them, nor did I ever sell an item like they returned to me. I appealed the case and offered pictures to prove my case. The appeals template does not even offer the ability to upload attachments of any type that I could see. Here is the synopsis of my case: Buyer purchased IBM keyboard part # 60G0817 with a date code on this keyboard of 09-FEB-94. Buyer received and left the following feedback: "Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! A week later she says she wants to return the keyboard because it is "not as descrbibed" however her claim that it is "not as described" is becasue I described it as used, and working, and now it stopped working. (I would have no issue with this except that it is a 22 year old keyboard which had no warranty on it at all. Only that it worked perfectly here). How can we be expected to warranty items this old that are electronic in nature, and then expect buyers like this not to abuse them? Anyways she of course got her return approved via the eBay buyer protection program, and the funds were taken back from my account. Still no big deal really, but here it the kicker: When I get the item back, she has sent me a similar keyboard, but clearly not mine!! She sends me an IBM part #52G9700 with a date code of 06-APR-94!! I submit all this information via the farce called "ebay appeal process" and here is the response that I got verbatum: Dear Lawrence, Thanks for contacting eBay about the item, "Keyboard " with an item number: 282106217133 that you recently sold to your buyer: "cindyrockshard". I understand that your buyer returned the item to you, but in a different condition. I can imagine how frustrating it is to receive your sold item differently, so allow me to review your case further and see what we can come up with. Upon reviewing your case, I noticed that when your buyer opened a 'Not As Described' claim, we do not have a way of validating the concern, hence, letting your buyer return the item back to you, for your inspection. Now that it's returned and you're informing us now on how you received your sold item, we also do not have a definitive proof that it was your buyer who caused the issue. I understand how hard it is to be in situations like this, but please be advised that our decision to let a seller like you, accept the return whenever there's a problem like this arises, issue a refund upon confirmed delivery, are all part of eBay's return process. This way we can ensure that eBay buyers will have smooth online transaction and buying experience. It may not be easy to accept, but the fact still remains, that in any business endeavor, risk is always a part of it and has been a constant challenge. Having that said, I'm sorry to break this bad news but we cannot grant your appeal. Now, if you feel that this buyer you are dealing with, is taking advantage of your return policy, you may report them anonymously to us. Our Buyer Risk Management Team will review the buyer’s account for any history or pattern of buyer abuse. We can't disclose any actions taken on another member's account, but I assure you that we will investigate and respond appropriately. Once you have submitted a report, a record will be noted on the buyer's account which will be detected on another seller's account who has buyer requirements, such as "Buyers with policy violation reports". I would highly suggest that you also add this type of requirement on selling preferences. To add buyer requirements: 1.Go to Site Preferences in My eBay. 2. In the Buyer Requirements section, select Show, and then select Edit. 3. Select your requirements, (e.g. "Buyers with policy violation reports") 4. Submit. I know this isn't the answer you were looking for, but I hope I've explained things clearly. I hope your future transactions will run more smoothly. Thanks for choosing eBay! Sincerely,    Rose D. eBay Customer Service Are you kidding me? Risk is always a part of selling? It really is risky selling on eBay now, because if a buyer feels for any reason that they want to return something to you that they bought from someone else (over the course of 24 years perhaps) then we as sellers have to accept the return, just eat it, it doesn't matter if we have proof that they are cheating us!! This is insane!!! I went 16 years and over 300 sales before I ever had a return. Now I have had 3 in less than a year. All for products over 5 years old, and not one has been a valid situation where what I sold was defective or didn't match description. I have moved every brand new item I sell over to Amazon, because despite more fees, I am protected from buyers remorse on that site. This is a case of buyer scamming, and eBay did not even ask for the proof I offered them. I have pictures of the item the customer sent me back that are clearly a different product. This is the reason that we in the electronics selling business keep track of part numbers, serial numbers, date codes etc. And none of it matters to the wizard of eBay!!! I am outraged!!!

Selling discussion

Aug 22, 2016 4:45:55 AM PT

Ebay seller getting stabbed in the back

18 years here and this is a first.


When the buyer purchased the widget, he wrote a message in the sales record asking about returns and don't worry he'll return it ONLY if it doesn't work. At the time a red flag popped up. But I shipped it anyway and that was that.


So today, I get a SNAD return request with a long story about how it's defective.


He had to purchase additional items for the device to work and my device wasn't shipped too long ago. I used FedEx due to the weight. I thought that's fast for it to have been delivered already, for him to have bought the additional items and already discovered problems.


I checked the tracking number and sure enough it's still in transit. I called FedEx just to be sure and they guaranteed that it hasn't been delivered yet.


Called ebay. Within 1 minuted the case was ruled in my favor. I know he can contact paypal and all that and really don't care. I'll refer paypal to the ebay case and they'll likely drop it as fast as this guy filed the case.


I guess he was planning the whole time to switch my device for his defective one. He should have at least waited until it was delivered. The sheer stupidity of some of ebay's customer base is absolutely mind boggling.  

Selling discussion

Selling under Cookbooks, Region, the option is: North America and Canada.


Canada used to be in North America. Apparently, now it’s been moved. Does anyone know how this will impact shipping costs?

Selling discussion

Aug 21, 2016 6:59:32 PM PT

Somebody moved Canada.

Wow!  Did we have a severe change in the curvature of the space-time continuum that caused this Earth to enter a bizarro alternate universe?


Reason I am asking is because I just on a whim checked the tracking on a First Class International parcel en route to Brazil (this was on my Raven account), and lo and behold, it is showing tracking within Brazil, left Sao Paulo just this afternoon.


What strange quantum level oddness is causing this little miracle to occur?

Selling discussion

I use the term "auction" loosely here, since what passes for an ebay auction is something else altogether.  Rather than interested bidders offering progressively more for an item until all but one buyer drops out, items sold on ebay are essentially the prize for winning a ten-second electronic game that is often assisted by outside (third-party) software.  In other words, the vultures wait to pounce at the last second, coming out of the shadows and gaming the deadline as a replacement for an actual contest of bids.


The question arises: why have week-long auctions at all?  Why not go ahead and make all the "auctions" ten seconds long, which in many cases is the only part of the sale process that matters.  The long prelude to those final seconds is utterly irrelevant, except that it allows the vultures time to register the item with a sniping service.


Of course this will sound like sour grapes, and to an extent it is. While I have been an occasional buyer on ebay for years, and while I realize that some things are only available on ebay, it has become increasingly clear that certain popular categories are impenetrable to the casual buyer, that the odds are very good that even a generous bid, based on similar items and past history of the same item, will be topped by a dollar or two when the flurry of last-second digital ozone clears.  A check of the winner often reveals bids made only in the final hour, which of course means the final seconds.  The professional lurker wins again.


If ebay (and those who sell on ebay) are content with this arrangement, then fine.  But it is not an appealing system to those who either can't monitor a screen 24-7, or pay a digital service to snipe (now there's a term for you).  Moreover, I actually think sellers would benefit from a more traditional system, similar to a live auction.


The advice to bid once, offer your maximum and walk away is somewhat disingenuous.  In the case of items going for less than $100, say, there is no such thing as a "safe" bid.  The reasonable bid will always be one-upped since the margins are so slight.  The only way that proxy bidding makes sense from a fairness standpoint is if that were the ONLY bidding: each bidder bids once, like the current maximum bid by proxy, with no other bids visible


I'm sure nothing will change; I'm equally sure that ebay is becoming -- or has become in certain areas -- the sole province of "professional" buyers, where the general public just gets fed up and leaves.  For good reason.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Aug 22, 2016 7:58:50 PM PT

Sniping: the auction technique for cowards

So I am looking at a post with many kudos, so I think.... I wonder who gave kudos....

I click the little white kudo box, and up pops a new page, with who gave kudos.


But I see it has a tab that says all members,  and next to it there is a tab that says "experts"

I click the experts tab,  and nothing.... I check other post and.... no experts.....


It was one thing when they gave all of us "Community Manager" badges.

Who are these kudos experts...... 

Selling discussion

Aug 22, 2016 10:14:29 AM PT

Are you an ebay kudos "expert" ?

How do I send my items to eBay to sell.


Selling discussion

Someone has something listed for $125. I offered $100. Offer declined. I offered $110. Offer declined. Its not auto declined either. No counter offers or anything. Why even put best offer if you're not willing to go down on price?

Bidding & Buying discussion

a discussion board which actually WORKS.


That is all

Selling discussion

Aug 21, 2016 8:31:26 AM PT

I am reimagining...

I don't see one!



Selling discussion

It says waterbury. Does it have any value? I have it posted as a auction.

Historical Memorabilia discussion

Aug 20, 2016 2:28:39 PM PT

Does anybody know about the war uniform?

I don't really sell outside the U.S. anyway, so who would see this?  Here in the U.S. I am still Top Rated.  Does that mean I don't get the discount if products are purchased by foreign buyers? I don't understand the change, as all my shipments were on time, nothing escalated, and nothing out of stock.

Selling discussion

Aug 20, 2016 12:46:33 PM PT

No Longer Top Rated Globally....What changed?

I became a "power seller" a couple months ago and I've been informed that there is a special board for people with ps standing.  I would like to check it out but I can't find it.  Can someone provide me with the url or advise another a way that I can find it?  Thanks so much.

Selling discussion

Aug 21, 2016 2:15:22 AM PT

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