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I'm giving this platter (cake plate) as a Christmas gift and would like to enclose some information in the package.

Maybe someone knows who made it, pattern and date of manufacture.?

It could be lead crystal, as it is extremely heavy. 

It is 12" in diameter.


Any help would be appreciated. :smileyhappy:







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

can you help me with this item.

i have seen a few listed as kutie-vue Stanhope.

but they apparently have nude pin-up pics.


mine has pics of a slim cowboy dressed in black along with a white horse.

looking through the item the pics are rather blurry and can't make out the face.

does the description reminds you of a tv-show/movie cowboy?


can i still call this item a "kutie"-vue since it doesn't have pin-up pics?

what does Stanhope stand for?

dislike using a word in my titles when i have no idea what it refers to...

thanks for any help...044.JPG043.JPG




Collectibles & Art discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Dec 24, 2014 12:25:46 PM PT

Help with ID'ing Pottery piece

Is this a waterford Crystal?pretty 001.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 24, 2014 6:39:07 AM PT

Help to id

About a year ago I applied for and was accepted for using PayPal Credit (or, whatever name they're calling it now) The monthly payments are due on the 14th of the month. I generally mail my payment about the 9th, priority mail with delivery confirmation, which gets the envelope to them (in Atlanta) by about the 11th. I mailed this month's payment...priority mail with delivery confirmation...on the 9th and it was confirmed as delivered on the 12th...two days before it was due. No problem, right?


Read on: I got my next month's bill in the mail today and saw that the last payment wasn't posted until the 15th of December. They purposely waited THREE DAYS until posting the payment. Why? Because, on the bill was a big, fat LATE CHARGE of $35 for a LATE PAYMENT for being one day past due...when they actually had the check in-house two days before the due date. Not only do I pay interest, I'm also hit with a bogus late charge.


I called them and, frankly, chewed them out. The agent apologized and reversed the charge. But, the damage is done. I will no longer use these vultures once my small balance is at zero. I can't and won't support people who are evil, manipulative, conniving and duplicitous.  


Should you be tempted to use PayPal Credit, please remember: if you do...you'll be shaking hands with the Devil. 


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Bidding & Buying discussion

eBay is promoting its own gift card, but I haven't been able to find the terms yet to see if they can redeemed by any seller (so the gift card buyer can buy from anyone on eBay) or if they are only redeemable through eBay's favored sellers. I'll try to find the info and post:



Selling discussion

Dec 22, 2014 6:21:16 PM PT

eBay selling gift cards...

It's hard to keep up with the constant changes, so I thought I'd post this FYI.


This is going to confuse new sellers. They will see these digitally delivered items from the big stores and think it's okay and not realize that small sellers can only sell digital goods like gift cards by shipping snail mail or by listing them (for $10 + options) in eBay classifieds. Then they get MC999 violations or buyers that ding them for changing their terms midstream.



The rules are different for big stores, however, as these banners show from eBay's home page:










I checked policy to get a handle on the new rules but the policy page looks the same. Digital delivery (through email in particular) is still listed as prohibited except through eBay Classifieds:



Selling discussion

PEO-smiling face


New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I figured with Wednesday being Christmas Eve people will be too busy eating real candy to be posting eye candy.  

Please keep the pictures to a reasonable size as usual to speed loading, and as always no live auctions.  Live kittens and puppies of course are welcome.  



Michaud cranberries, off to Japan. 



Rose gold plate and lucite pin and earrings.



Bitty and old Zuni pin.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hello, is there a problem selling original Lederman on 3.jpgeBay site?

Selling discussion

Dec 23, 2014 10:54:29 AM PT

hi, can i sell Leatherman on ebay ?

Good Morning.AnilDA

Good morning everyone!!!

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!


I recently purchased this at a moving sale.  The lady having the sale told me that it was a swedish picnic basket

THe enamel ware is marked sweden but nothing else is

It appears that is was made to carry food, utensils possibly for a picnic,

three tin inserts, snaps that hold the silverware in place, two thermoses,

It has one layer that you can lift out and underneath that is two of the tin inserts

Pretty large, about 22" x 13" x 9" high

Here are some pictures sorry so fuzzy

what is the formal name for this and would i be better off selling off the pieces each or as it appears

Nothing matches, the silverware is nickle wm rogers


picnic basket sweden.jpg

Antiques discussion

I want to take a moment to wish all the wonderful people on this board a very:


      Merry Christmas Clip Art.jpg



Thank you all for giving me your advice and help over the years.

Fashion discussion

Dec 23, 2014 9:00:41 AM PT


Okay, so after 90 minutes of useless ebay phone support, I've come here.

Why on earth does this say I've got 13 defect transactions, while this report only says I have 7?



This doesn't make any sense!

My Account discussion

Does anyone have any information about these trains - what the "RA" stands for, who operated them, what kind of trains they are, time period, etc.?

Before I bought them, I thought a quick web search of their numbers would bring me a wealth of information...NOPE...

Based on the collection they came from, I believe they are circa 1910s, Massachusetts (or New England).


Collectibles & Art discussion

I bought a doll for a friend who asked me to buy it for him. I didn't look at it too carefully, i thought it was a Hawaiian doll but it turned out to be a Black doll upon arrival. I initiated a refund based on the description. No where in the description was the doll escribed as black. I sent a few emails to the seller and returned the doll, still no word from the seller. The child is blonde-haired and we don't want her to try and get such a dark tan or have to explain, she's only three years old.


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Shipping & Returns question

Found this beautiful butterfly brooch with a different kind of texture:


If you look closely on the bottom of the right wing, you will find a familiar maker's mark.  Did you find it?  Research says this piece was introduced in 2005 and retired in 2008.  Do you see it?  I only found it only when I looped it.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

The lady I bought this from had no idea what age or material this ring was.
No marks, doesn't test as sterling, very slow dissolve with 10k acid.
Very slightly magnetic, just a slight bit, maybe an alloy used ?
The metal is white, no brown spots, any spots you see are my flash/reflection.
I don't have any 9k acid so this is all a guess.
Stones test as rubies, but no idea if synthetic.
I was thinking maybe 1920's English 9k white gold ?
What do you guys think...maybe newer than my guess ?

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Can anyone confirm who made this goblet, and what the stem might be called? T

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Dec 23, 2014 12:44:20 AM PT

Glass goblet ID help

I am constantly reading in the Selling board that to be TRS, you only have to print the shipping label within 1 business day. (And also that even non-TRS handling time constitutes when you upload tracking) That when you get it to the post office really doesn't matter.


This ticks me off a bit ....


The tracking/handling portion of the TRS states


Tracking requirements:

You've uploaded valid shipment tracking to My eBay within your promised handling time for at least 90% of transactions with US buyers in the last 3 months.
  • 1 business day handling time:  If a buyer pays on Tuesday, you need to upload tracking by 11:59:59 pm Pacific Time on Wednesday.

  • Same business day handling time:  If you offer same business day handling, you also have 1 business day to upload valid tracking information. For example, if a buyer pays on Tuesday at 10:00 am Pacific Time, you need to upload tracking by 11:59:59 pm Pacific Time on Wednesday. The tracking number must have at least one carrier scan recorded within your promised handling time.

  • Handling time is measured in business days. Weekends and holidays aren't counted. For example, if you specify 1-day handling time and a buyer pays on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, you need to upload tracking by 11:59:59 pm Pacific Time on Monday.



The definition of handling time is how long it takes to ship your item. NOT how long it takes to print your label!!!


Your handling time = Out the Door time.




Handling Time

The handling time is the number of business days the seller will take to ship the item after receiving your cleared payment


So .... just printing the label and hanging on to it until whenever you get around to it makes a mockery of those of us to do our dammdest to get the package into the carrier's hands within 1 business day.


GRRRR .... end rant


Happy Christmas Eve all :smileyhappy:

I knew I shouldn't have started to browse around after posting my decoration pics :smileytongue:


A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Dec 24, 2014 11:12:03 AM PT

Definition of Handling Time - Mini Rant

I just had an item returned for a refund and didn't realize that the buyer never opened an INAD case against me. Is this unusual?


I thought "cases" were refferred to as "requests" now, but I guess not really.

A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Dec 23, 2014 12:16:52 PM PT

Return requested without opening a case


These are cuff links and pretty old.  The ship is the America's Cup winner Puritan from 1885.  These could be pretty old.  


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

the "leather" feels cheap.  any help is very appreciated.y.jpg

Fashion discussion

Dec 23, 2014 2:58:52 PM PT

Fake Coach?

I cannot read anything on the bottom other than made in Italy.  I assume the illegible part is the maker.  I has shields, swords, jousters and chess pieces.  All of these have great clarity to them.  Hoping someone can help me out as to who made it and what it represents.    It stands about 3 3/8" tall and about 3" in diameter.  Thanks for any help.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 22, 2014 7:14:09 PM PT

need help identifying this candelabra

I'm looking for an online source for this type of condiment holder.  I've looked all over the internet and can't find anything.  Any help would be appreciated.


condiment tray.jpg

Decorative & Holiday discussion

Dec 24, 2014 6:07:17 PM PT

Online source for condiment holder

Can anyone confirm who made this goblet, and what this type of stem might be called?

Thanksempoli 001.JPGempoli 002.JPG

Selling question

Dec 23, 2014 12:38:31 AM PT

Glass goblet ID help


Checking in to see if I have the real deal.  Thanks in advance!





Fashion discussion

Dec 24, 2014 11:22:46 AM PT

Valentino Rose Scarf Authentication

I requested the Battery Charger for Fujifim NP 95 Battery but I received a Nikon MH - 65 which is no use for me.


Please send me the Charger which I requested.




Delivery package 1 of 1
Estimated delivery Friday, Dec 5, 2014 - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014
Show shipping details
BC-65 BATTERY CHARGER FOR Fujifilm NP60 NP95 NP120 F601Z F610 Z3
BC-65 BATTERY CHARGER FOR Fujifilm NP60 NP95 NP120 F601Z F610 Z3
Item price$7.59
Item discount-
Item number261523547619
Shipping serviceEconomy Int'l Shipping

Shipping & Returns question

Dec 24, 2014 7:07:55 AM PT

Wrong Brand Battery Charger

Hello All! Can anyone identify the logo on this vintage hammered copper box? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.






Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 24, 2014 7:18:06 PM PT

identify logo

Christmas Very Merry quoteand a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Motors discussion

Dec 24, 2014 7:53:00 PM PT

Merry CARistmas

I really cannot determine if this dish is glass or pottery.  It is smooth inside and has very small dimple like indentations on the bottom and sides.  It is slightly irregular in its dimensions, but about 5" by 4.5" and very heavy for its size.  There is no mark of any kind on it.  Thank in advance for any help.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Dec 23, 2014 9:18:07 PM PT

Small art dish is it glass or ceramic?

Please help me to figure out what these figures are call..I have many of them to list..Thanks a bunch......

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Can anyone tell me who made this...thing?! It looks like someone tried to scratch out the intials or date.

Also, any idea of era (I'm thinking 70's)?

Finally, as you can see it is Dirty! Is there a safe way to clean it?

Thanks, I appreciate any help.

PS - Happy Holidays all!










Collectibles & Art discussion


Season's Greedings and Holiday Wishes!

Hopalong Cassidy Bikes & Skates. Designed & Made by Rollfast". Black ...






The Golden Age of Comics

Hello All! Can anyone identify this vintage cast brass sarazan sword style dagger/ letter opener? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Dec 23, 2014 3:47:05 AM PT

identify brass dagger/ opener

Hope I'm not breaking protocol by starting this thread too early ...


Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays to all!



Coins & Paper Money discussion

Dec 24, 2014 1:29:49 PM PT

Merry Christmas!


New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Hi, I have an older large Coach bag...Number: 0320-004. It is white with brown trim. Dimensions: 12-1/4" wide, 9" tall and 4-1/4" deep. It has a dual buckled adjustable strap.


I am including Pics. Merry Christmas!



Fashion discussion

Dec 24, 2014 3:27:33 PM PT

Looking for a name for this Coach bag

I'm looking for an online source to buy these condiment or nut dish holders.  I've looked everywhere on the internet and can't find them.  A couple of sellers and Replacements are using them so they must be available somewhere.  Thanks


condiment tray.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Dec 24, 2014 6:11:39 PM PT

online source for condiment holder

I found this in the contents of a box of costume jewelry at an estate buy-out. The owners spend many years living in Taiwan. It was tested as 24 carat (pure)content. I would appeciate help in translating the writing and perhaps that might tell me what it is, why it was made. It is possible that this was a presentation piece or maybe a good luck pin? It measures about 1 1/4" in height and weighs about 5.8 grams. Any help will be greatly appreciated.




Collectibles & Art discussion

Found this a few weeks ago. I doubt it's very old, but it's still pretty (and heavy). I tried searching for Mollys of Bath stuff, but I couldn't find much that would lead me to what exactly this item is. I assume it's used to hold tissue boxes based on its size and shape, but I'd like to know more about it.


Let me know if you know anything.


Antiques discussion

Dec 25, 2014 5:20:24 PM PT

Hollys of Bath object?

Hello i want to buy a G3 targa mounting jig . Anybody to help me ?

thanks jean-francois


Bidding & Buying question

Dec 25, 2014 8:48:21 AM PT




I bought an item from ebay.

but thats not received yet.

I open a case.

but when I try to step in to ebay then I get error " Please try again later or Contact us."

I am getting this error fropm many days.


is there any solution ?

Because I got mail that if I didnt escalate till 1-January-2015. Then case will close automatic.

So what to do now.

Its not my fault then  why I am suffering.

Do I did wron g that I biught from Ebay, is it my mistake ?






Shipping & Returns question

Merry Christmas All!

I found this Boucher Pin, numbered 8183P and I was wondering if it is from a specific line? The mark shows it dates to 1962 or later, I think. Also, do the missing stones devalue it much? I've never replaced stones and I am not sure how to even go about it, but I could probably take a stab at it if it would make much of a difference in value.

Thanks for your help.DSC_0011.JPG





Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Dec 24, 2014 9:20:07 AM PT

Boucher pin help please


Movies & Memorabilia discussion

Selling discussion

I sold a buyer a pair of sandals.  She emailed and said they are nice but don't fit as listed. I listed them as a 7.5 medium (which is the size that the sandals were labeled as) but she said they fit like a size 7 narrow.  She said that she will have to take them to a shoe repair place to get stretched and asked for a partial refund for this.

Any suggestions on what I should do? I was thinking of saying to return it for a refund. Had I made a mistake in the listing I would have been willing to offer a partial but this sounds like buyers remorse. Can she try to claim the item isn't as described?

I'm trying to weigh whether it is worth trying to sell them again or if the buyer is fishing for a partial refund.

Thanks for your help!

Selling discussion

How do I research back to September or October 2014 to find out if an Oneida Morning Star silver set service for 8 or 12 was illegally sold on ebay?  Luckily I was able to win an identical set but it  troubles me to think this MAY have happened.


Bidding & Buying discussion

Dec 23, 2014 6:35:56 AM PT

In September 2014 there was an estate sale

I completely understand the concept of being new but it's really frustrating to know I am the only one who can see my auctions.  Is there redemtion here or is this pretty much the eBay of 2014 - 2015?

Bidding & Buying discussion


Bidding & Buying discussion

I wanted to buy this ride on giraffe toy for someone so I found the cheapest one that was BIN and bought it.  A day later they emailed me saying 'sorry it is out of stock and refunded me.  Next I bought it from another guy BIN that wasn't the cheapest but had good fb.  Two days later 'Sorry we are out of stock'.  I replied that since you already have my money it is up to you to find another seller buy it from them and get it shipped.  They didn't care for that answer on to the next guy.  Now I found a guy with good fb that was $10 more than the first guy and again 2 days later I get the sorry we are out of stock.  I am a seller and do not like to leave negatives but this is **bleep**.  I would have paid whatever it takes to get the item to the buyer.  Would you guys leave 3 negs?

Selling discussion

Dec 23, 2014 10:03:39 PM PT

Out of stock

After realizing there was a mistake in my listing.I called ebay,then promtly refunded all money.EBAY & I both contacted the buyer.i never shipped the item lucky for that!!!!! The buyer is now threating me with feedback extortion also saying if dont ship the item by a certain date I will be finished on here as a seller,lol he expects the item FREE  seriously.I am a  seller & buyer ....buyer mostly so I'M familiar with both sides but this guys NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & yes I reported  his threats.I guess all my apolgizes  for the situation are 0.

Selling discussion

Dec 24, 2014 3:07:55 PM PT


I am in awe of this one.  I've been an ebayer for many years, and started selling again this year.  The buyers are downright insane!  

To set the scene on this one,  I opened an unpaid item case 4 days after non-payment.  I receive message,

I never agreed to the message of delayed payment but took the high road and didn't respond to this threat.  I figured if they paid, (hopefully) the torture was over.  If they didn't pay, I would get credited.  BUT NO...

Now they have said that the can burst in shipment.  So now I've had to wait for my payment, suck up a threat, pay the fees, AND lose the item.  :smileyfrustrated:

Selling discussion

Dec 23, 2014 5:34:53 PM PT

What would you guys do with this situation?

Buyer makes me a reasonable offer on an item this morning.  I immediately make a counter-offer that's extremely close to his offer (I usually do this instead of just accepting an acceptable offer because it puts the ball in the buyer's court and cuts down on the number of nonpayers).


Minutes later he buys-it-now at the full asking price.


Would you say this is

- the buyer saying "Wow thanks!  Just for that I'll pay full price."

- the buyer saying "Geez, what a nickler-and-dimer.  Take it all then, jerk."

- yet another glitch in the system


I ate too much yesterday and I'm hoping that exercising my brain over the trivialest of things will help with the calorie burn.

Selling discussion

Dec 25, 2014 9:17:52 AM PT

"Merry Christmas"? Or "Go to H---"?

Sellers are not treated fairly and Ebay allows buyers to rip us off.  We are the bread and butter for Ebay, and it is time we stand up and fight.  I believe the only way to send this message to ebay is for all of us to join together and pull all of our listings for a 5 day period and let them see how much money they make without sellers.  PASS THE WORD...."For the first 5 days in March (March 1st through 5th), ALL SELLERS WILL CLOSE THEIR LISTINGS IN PROTEST OF EBAY POLICIES.  Ebay is micro managing sellers too much, and have taken away our selling rights!



Selling discussion

I just won an item and I am happy about that but odd occurance.  I wanted to wait until the auction was ended to ask this. 

I bid a certain amount when I first saw the item and decided I wanted it.  A second bid was placed by someone a day or two later.

That second bid came within just 1 cent of my "max" bid but NOT over so I remained the highest bidder.  How could that happen

if no one can see your bid?   It is hard for me to believe that was just coincidence being THAT close.   Shilling?  Something else? 


Bidding & Buying discussion

Dec 23, 2014 4:40:42 AM PT

No one can see your max highest bid?

I could use some help, does anyone know this symbol / mark?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

If my package weighs 5.3 ozs, do I select 5 ozs. for shipping weight or do I have to go up to 6 ozs.?

Selling discussion

This is my first post in the forums, so I hope I found the right spot.


I sold a pair of shoes, a well known quality brand.  Sizes were marked on the bottom of the shoes.  They are too big for me, so I couldn't tell you on the fit.


Buyer received them and says even though the sizes are clearly marked, they fit differently according to buyer.  They said they wear this brand often and know what a good fit is.


This brand does have an excellent infinite guarantee.  In fact I bought a pair off eBay myself and they had a nick in the leather.  I contacted the company about a possible leather glue to prevent further tearing and they immediately sent me a new pair of shoes.  No receipt, no questions.  I did have to mail the old ones back.  I could suggest this route.


WWYD?  I lost more sleep than I should have last night thinking about this.


I have no returns on all my items, but one time someone said a dress was "so pilly it was worth going in the trash."  I really thought it was in good shape and I was a little embarrased that she hated it so much, so I let her return the dress for a refund.  When I got it there wasn't a single pill on the dress.  It was in great shape!  I worry that people who change their minds after the fact.

Selling discussion

This seller sold a phone that was obviously in someone else's name...I tried activating the phone on my cell phone account and no can do. The seller says...oh I am so sorry...I tried located the person we got (stole) it from but could not reach that person. The phone was a gift to my son for.Christmas. How do I know for sure that I will get a refund. I purchased the phone on December 15 by auction.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Dec 23, 2014 6:41:41 PM PT

I want my money back!

Trying to contact ebay to solve this
Item 12 digit num was not found because:
  • This item number does not exist
  • Or you have already left feedback.
Item is bought, paid for and received today. Feedback not left. 
But then cannot contact ebay  community "node does not exist"
And yes, I know i'm probably in the wrong comment section or something. Born that way.
Any help welcome

Bidding & Buying question

Dec 22, 2014 6:11:08 PM PT

Problem contacting ebay

I am wondering what these Tivoli Swank Genuine Jade Cuffs are worth. Thanks for your help!!!

Fashion discussion

Dec 23, 2014 10:45:00 AM PT

Tivoli Swank Genuine Jade Cuffs

Hello, I really Need Help, trying to figure out these rates. When we got to print label and charge the ship fees. 

I see Priority Mail (1-3 days) Regional A  and  Priority Mail (1-3 days) Regional B 

I ordered these boxes...don't have clue...on what these mean for shipping zones and the proper fee rates.


I would greatly appreciate help with figuring this out. I live in California...Thanks and have a Wonderful Holiday :smileyhappy:))


Shipping & Returns discussion

Find today an item I sold a week ago in my mail. Buyer never contacted me about returning it, but puts in a note saying his son didn't like it and he wants a full refund. I don't offer returns, and I answered his questions (7 of them) before and after the sale. What should I do?

Selling discussion

Dec 24, 2014 9:19:09 PM PT

Buyer sends back item without contacting me

Does anyone have any insight/experience on this?   I sold an item for $24.  The buyer changed their mind and returned it.  I refunded the $24 but my FVF refund is only $1.92.  

      Anyone know why this would be?


Selling discussion

Dec 24, 2014 11:13:11 AM PT

FVF refund is less than FVF charged ?

A seller has stopped the auction because she sold the item from her shop. She didn't have written that she has the right to end the auction early. There were 10 bidder for the item and another 24 hours left on the auction. Is this allowed? If so, then anyone who is selling something and feels they can get a better price elsewhere will just do what this buyer did and stop the auction early without notification!!

Bidding & Buying question


Sold a $300 item on my selling ID, shipped it via Priority with signature tracking, and it got to the buyer's location last Wednesday. No authorized signer available on delivery, so it was held for pickup or re-delivery. Tracking shows the same info almost a week later.


Do you contact the buyer in cases like this? I'm thinking he could have missed the notice, especially this time of year. I'm also thinking that he might already have the package, and the tracking wasn't updated. Buyer seems to be an infrequent eBay buyer. Fewer than 20 feedbacks. Contact, or no?

Selling discussion

Dec 23, 2014 6:36:26 AM PT

Contact buyer about unclaimed package?

I have an issue that I can only resolve by calling eBay's support number in the US. However, I live in Bulgaria, so I'm not gonna pick up the landline and risk racking up an enormous bill. I was thinking to charge skype credit and call from there, but is that even possible? I notice there is a "passcode" that I have to enter. How would I do that on skype? Has anyone done this? Thanks!

My Account question

Dec 23, 2014 8:48:31 AM PT

Can I contact eBay Support using Skype?

Let me quote a few things for you. for the sale of goods and supply of services certain basic provisions are implied by statute in order to provide protection to purchasers. The main provisions derive from the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982. The Sale of Goods Act protects purchasers where the seller does not have the right to sell the goods(s.12). Where the goods are sold by description there is an implied term that the goods will correspond to that description (s.13)Businesses must ensure that the goods they sell are of satisfactory quality and fit for their purpose (s.14)Where the goods are sold by sample there is an implied term that the goods will correspond to the sample in quality(s.15)S.48B(1)Repair or replacement S.48B provides that the buyer can require the seller to repair or replace the goods at the seller'sexpense. The seller is required to do so within a reasonable time. If the buyer makes this request they lose the right to reject the goods unless the seller does not comply within a reasonable time. The seller need not repair or replace the goods where this would be impossible or disproportionate to do so.
This is our right as buyers.

Please feel free to email meany questions.

My Account discussion

Dec 24, 2014 3:33:09 AM PT

buyer protection. I'm nexcall1

I accept the std. 14 day returns policy on all my listing.  (no additional restocking charges or terms noted)


I had a buyer ask for a return simply because he changed his mind. (no problem with the item)  I rec'd the item back today and Ebay gives me the option to include the original shipping cost in the refund.  I chose not to since it was clearly buyer's remorse.


Is this the std. way to do it?  Is there any policy that buyer's should get the original shipping cost included as part of their refund if they change their mind.



Shipping & Returns question

So I have someone who keeps sending me lowball offers and harassing me about an item I have for sale. I intially sent them a counter offer which they did not accept, but since I have been inundated with harrassing e-mails. I have already added them to my blocked buyer list.

I wanted to report their e-mails but it seems that when I click the "report" link in the messages it (eventually) takes me to either 1) a page simply stating ebay policies or, 2) a page that only allows me to report BUYERS. This person has not actually purchased anything from me, nor would I let them after their communications.  Is there any way to report a member who has not purchased an item yet?

Buying & Selling Basics question

I ordered a book as a Christmas gift and I should have looked more closely at this sellers feedback because they have ALOT of bad feedback. This is the first time I've ever had a issue with anything I've bought and I just started selling. They sent me the wrong book and took so long to even respond to my messages that I opened a case. They finally got back to me and are mailing me a return shipping label to send them back the book they mistakenly mailed me. They won't refund my money for the book I ordered and didn't get till they receive the book. Is that normally the procedure? I guess I assumed I'd get my refund FIRST. One, I'm not the one who made a mistake and TWO I don't exactly have a lot of faith and confidence this seller will do the right thing. Any info or help would be really appreciated. Is what they are asking for normal? If they get their book back and still don't refund my money, what steps do I then take?

Bidding & Buying question

 I am pretty livid right now, my tongue is bleeding ! A bad buyer tried to cancel a sale after I already shipped I said no !


he repliad to me telling him no,  telling me to shove them up my --- fill in the blanks and called me a f----- idiot fill in the blanks i did report that profane very rude message but we all know that did not do me much good either  


the rude buyer had buyers remorse because some one does sell them cheaper sometimes, leaving $20 on the table imo waited for 2 & 1/2 days before asking to cancel but I already shipped the item


He used the #1 most common excuse buyers use to get out of sale of that thier child son daughter etc bought it. 


yea right  like his 7 year old son knows his paypal password, it was IPR item so its not like he did not have to pay to buy it


after he left me a neg ,  i bet that really made him even more madder that he had to wait 7 days before leaving that neg {powerseller thing} he mentioned that too in the phone call . he got really rude and talking all kinds of nasty profane crude rude dirty stuff about how he would have sex with my wife what things he would do to her very graffic detail like in porn books movie stuff  etc a--l- then he started telling me how he was going to make up new ids to to buy more items and  leave even more bad fb for me and that he was going to have his friends do it too


I think he must be my #1 worst ever malicious bad buyer I ever had now in over 10 years of selling !



well ebay so far removed the comment left and said the neg would be gone in 24 to 48 hours.  do you really think they will do that ?  I do not have much faith in that really

is there anthing i can say or do to make sure the neg gets removed & buyer suspended. 


it use to be much easier a few years ago when buyers like this one came along toget them taken care of but ebay seems to care more about buyers like this then sellers who provide good as described items.

 how many sellers can say only 1 refund period in 11 years and that is only 1 due to my error and any claims filed i won all of them


i am not perfect but i am one of the good sellers on ebay  



before bad buyer fb was left  i was at 100% with one 5.0 and four 4.9 's thats not that easy to maintain a 4.9 on s& h star when you charge handling fees

 really i am quite upset should have hung up before i did

Selling discussion

I thought when you sell you couldn't have private feedback.  Is it different if they are registered on a different ebay site - like China?





Selling question

Dec 24, 2014 1:52:18 AM PT

Private Feedback

You can not reach someone in the US that can make anything happen!!!!


They are hiding cowards!

Selling question

I had a buyer in Korea buy an item two days ago.  I sent them an invoice today. They have asked me to ship in one month. This worries me as I am afraid it will affect my seller status and seller protection. What to do?

Shipping & Returns question

Dec 22, 2014 9:22:21 PM PT

Being asked to ship in one month

I sold an item and buyer didn't pay. After 48 hours I opened an upaid claim in resolution center. I relisted it and it sold. 13 days later the first buyer paid. I refunded buyer. Now the unpaid claim shows closed. How do I get my refund from ebay for fees from the sale that was refunded?



My Account question

Dec 24, 2014 4:08:51 PM PT

Unpaid item Question

Same day created new accounts from china buying the same expensive item , won't pay , won't  communicate

What to do ? thanks

Payments question

I bid an won an auction 2 days ago. It was a very low price. Today I received an email from the seller saying that the price wasn't enough to cover their cost and they want $8.00 more.  They offered a refund. But  my question is shouldn't they have to honor the deal. Because they didn't start the auction at an adequate price. And now they didn't get the price they wanted they want to change the deal?  The seller has 1432 negative feedbacks. Apparently their selling practices are suspect.  How do I report this kind of behavior?  I am wiling to  accept the refund .  It's this "shady" behavior I don't like. If every seller on eBay sold an item then decided it wasn't the amount they wanted and demanded a price of their choice, what kind of mess would that be.?

Bidding & Buying question

Dec 25, 2014 2:58:16 AM PT

Seller wanting more money.

hi~ i have question about the  invoiced fee!   why i need pay the $60 dollar ? i just post the car ,but i didnt sell to my buyer!!  how can


i get back the money . thanks !!!

Bidding & Buying question

Dec 25, 2014 12:29:45 PM PT

about invoiced

I'm looking for feedback from experienced sellers please! 



Selling question



I'd like to know if you're allowed to sell red or blue strobe lights on eBay. Does anyone know?


Please advise.


Many Thanks


Selling question

Dec 24, 2014 10:13:52 AM PT

Strobe lights

I've been including new batteries as a gift with battery operated items, especially this time of year.
Haven't had any problems yet but I'm wondering if I'm liable if those batteries don't work?
We've all had brand new batteries that didn't work and I was wondering if I should stop including them.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Selling question

Dec 25, 2014 11:39:02 AM PT

If I include batteries as a gift

I could use some help, does anyone know this symbol / mark?

I can not find a pottery board? Not sure where to post question.

Selling question

so i had/have an item for sale i received and offer and accepted for 100.00 waiting on payment.  about 20 minutes later received an off for 75.00 for same item from different screen name, counter at 89.00 and was accpted.  the 89.00 was paid for almost right away.  (was on myu mobile app for this time period) now looking at the as yet unpaid item it goes to the same ship to address and the same end email (although 2 different screen names) i have not shippind anything yet. what are my rights it seems wrong. do i have to honor either sale? just file an unpaid on the 1st offer? not sure

Buying & Selling Basics question

Hello I sold something in Ebay and used 2 day priority mail with signature confirmation and printed the label directly from ebay with tracking. When I dropped off the item at the post office, the clerk scanned my box and I was done. Since I purchased the signature confirmation on ebay, was I supposed to fill up another form at the post office for the signature confirmation? Not sure if I was supposed to. As of now the shipping status says "Delivery Status not updated" It is the holidays so that could be the reason for the status but I still want to know If I missed to complete another form somehow. Thanks & Merry Christmas.

Shipping & Returns question

Dec 25, 2014 8:59:36 AM PT

Signature Confirmation

So, about last Thursday, I received a damaged ps3 and I sent a lot of photos of the item to the seller to show her the damage so she could start the claims process (it was mailed through USPS priority so it had insurance on it) and I could open a return request.


However, this is where the problem started.


She want me to go through with the claims since I have the items and is not willing to refund the price of the ps3 until after she receives the item back. I'll be okay with returning the item and waiting for the refund until she gets it back (this is if I'm NOT going through the claims process) but definitely not okay with waiting for the claims process to finish before getting my refund back.


As far as I've read, once I hand the item back over to USPS, I have nothing to protect me since I wouldn't have the item anymore. Say if I escalate the case as soon as the 3 business days are over and ask ebay to ask her to refund me and she states that I need to return the item before getting the refund. Which wouldn't work because USPS may take the item and I'll be **bleep** out of luck.



I have no issue with going through the claims process because, hey, it's unfortunate for both of us that the item got damaged along the way (I would like to trust in her that it wasn't damaged like this prior to shipping) and I would like for her to have the chance to get part of the value of the ps3 back. However, I do have an issue with passing the item back over to usps without getting my payment back.


What should I do?

Shipping & Returns question

I'm mailing a package that doesn't fill all the space in a padded envelope. Is it possible for me to seal it, then fold it in half so that it doesn't look as flimsy, tape it, then put my postage on it? Not sure if this is one of those things that the post office is picky about. Any help is appreciated!

Shipping & Returns question

Dec 22, 2014 8:02:05 PM PT

Can I fold a priority mail padded evelope?

Bidding & Buying question

hi, all.  I bid on an item and shortly after found the item was mis-represented:  it was not what the description claimed it to be.  I emailed the seller asking they cancel my bid for this reason.  No response.  It is now less than 12 hours until auction end and eBay says I cannot retract my bid at this point.  What are my options?  If the seller still doesn't respond, can I file a 'not as described' claim and not pay?  It is definitely not was the seller claims it to be.  Thanks

Bidding & Buying question

Dec 22, 2014 8:52:56 PM PT

Retract bid no response from seller

I have ordered pearl earrings from China seller and paid for them $29.99. I got them and they were totally different from the picture (size almost 2x larger, some odd shape, pearls were damaged). Packaging was intact, so obvoiusly pearls were sent damaged.


I opened a case and requested a refund from the seller. I posted the earrings with tracking number. When I saw the earrings are in China, I contacted the seller and...


I got a partial refund $19.99 from him. He did not refund me $10 for some reason. Ebay case status states I got fully refunded. My Paypal original  transaction status states partial refund.


Seller is not willing to pay the remainer.


I already paid return shipping in full and not willing to loose $10.


Seller requires me to revise negative feedback I left him. Then he pais the remainer.


I think it is unfair. He screw everything, sending me  wrong and defective item. So I'm not obliged to revise until the full refund is issued.


What are my options?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Dec 24, 2014 1:26:48 AM PT

partial refund after item return

I opened a case when I didn't recieve a item. Ebay found the case in my favor and gave me a refund. THE DAY AFTER....two months after I bought the item, I got it in the mail. 

I have no way of contacting support to deal with this issue. I have to 'select a topic' before I can talk to anyone...and none of the topics fit my case.

I would like the seller to get their money back as they did acutally send my item and I finally got it.


Any suggestions?

Bidding & Buying question

Yesterday I asked the question about a buyer asking that i ship his order in one month. I accepted the helpful answer that i should not do that. I wrote to the buyer and told him that was not possible.  Now he tells me i need to either wait for one month for payment or i need to cancel the transaction.  I have never had this problem.  I dont want to cancel as i obviously want him to follow through with the contract or he needs to ask to cancel.  Can buyers request a cancellation?  Should i just wait and file nonpaying bidder report?   I want to do whatever is best for my seller reputation and i am not the one wanting to cancel. 

Shipping & Returns question

Dec 23, 2014 3:49:17 PM PT

Buyer asks that I cancel trqnsaction

Bidding & Buying question

It used to be easy to find. Guess they changed it like everything else on here..


If it isn't broke dont fix it

Selling question

So on my sold items, it shows up that the item I sold, my Playstation Vita, was paid for and completed and that I should ship it out. I am all for getting this thing out as soon as possible, but on my paypal it says I have recieved payment, yet the funds are not available and won't be until January 11, 2015? I have contacted the buyer twice to let him know the situation, but no action has been taken on his end to ensure the funds are available. EBay sent me an e-mail this morning telling me that I need to ship the item I sold, but I don't want to ship it until I actually can get the money in my paypal. What do I do? Try and cancel the auction and relist? Just wait it out? Please help!


Thanks a lot!

Buying & Selling Basics question

I uploaded the tracking information, and shipped the item later that day. 2 days later now, the item has been marked as delivered according to my USPS tracking number, but the return status hasn't even updated to shipped. Can anyone help, or tell me how to get in contact with ebay to get some I hope it isn't an issue, but it started saying that the seller is no longer listed on ebay sometime after I started my request. 

Selling discussion

Its been a few days after items have been delievered to the buyers and they havent left any feedback either. I'm a little worried because of the possibility that they might start a dispute after they've had the item for a while. How long do they have before they can file a dispute because I don't want to spend money and then have to pay them back as well? The fact that they left no feedback either scares me beucase I don't know how they feel about the items they bought.

Buying & Selling Basics question

I paid for an item with an e-check it is pending, how long will it take to be processed? I can change my payment to a credit card if applicable How do I do this?

Payments question

Dec 22, 2014 9:10:11 PM PT

payment option

Hello, I ve purchesed an item and got the tracking. Tracking never worked and ofcourse seller never replyed. Im not the only one who bought it and got fake code. Item:  151489721842 

I can not do anything even contact the EBAY support! I want to back money, how can i do that?


Shipping & Returns question

I recently sold a Brand New item to a seller and apparently it is not working as it should. So the item is being returned to me. The buyer created a return shipping label and I assume they will pass the bill on to me. Thats fine, but my problem is the item is only 30 pounds. I just looked at the shipping label that they made through UPS and it says 70 pounds. Thats an excess 40 pounds over original weight. 


My question is, if the item is returned and I am quoted at this 70lbs weight when its only 30lbs, will I be billed for this?


Will this be covered under seller protection? I'm not jumping to conclusions just yet but when the moment comes, I want to know if eBay will consider this fraud.


Another reason I ask is because the buyer seemed pretty heated about the item "not working" which I also have some concerns about since it was brand new. 


I have 100% feedback and have every intention of keeping it as well as keeping my customers happy. I wanted to ask this on the discussion board first before contacting the buyer and escalating the situation in a negative way. 


I appreciate any response and Happy Holidays!

Shipping & Returns question

Dec 25, 2014 8:59:26 AM PT

Buyer Return Shipping Fraud?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Dec 24, 2014 11:45:37 AM PT

Anyone know this mark?

I have been the high bidder and only bidder on an auction item. My max bid was $55.00. The buy is now price for this items was $60.00. With 5+ hours to go till end, I bid $60.00 figuring I might as well go for the buy it now price, but when I placed the bid, the reserve not met and buy it now price both disappeared and now it under the bid box it says "enter $61 or more". If i bid $60 and the buy it now price was $60, why am i not the winner? I don't understand. Will someone please explain this.

Bidding & Buying question

I am a frustrated seller from the USA.  I DO NOT want to deal with selling to anyone other than the USA. I DO NOT want to participate in the Global International program.  WHY do I have to ALWAYS reselect the countries I don't want to ship to?  Is there a button on Ebay that I can select that my account DOESN'T ship outside the USA and I never have to be bothered again??  I am just now having to revise ALL my listings because I have just realized that EBay check marked the stupid Global international box!!!!!  This is taking TOO **bleep** long to constantly revise my listings from something I NEVER asked for!


Please help!

Selling question