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Hello, Many, many years ago, somewhere around twenty years I believe, I purchased this Shirley Temple doll.  She is made of porcelain, and is one of the most realistic Shirleys I have ever seen.  Unfortunately all she has is the maker's name which looks like Glenda Geissler.  Shirley is approximately 13" tall.  She is wearing a perfect Shirley wig.  I loved that she has the pointing finger pose which is so Shirley.  Can anyone tell me anything about her, the maker, how old she might be and how much she might be worth?  I am not looking to sell her because I have an Ideal 16" Shirley and they have matching dresses on and make a nice display together.  I would appreciate any help, many thanks.DSCF8533.JPGDSCF8534.JPGDSCF8535.JPGDSCF8537.JPG

Selling question



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


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


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


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


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


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


5. Everything unchanged. 21 sales over 3 months.


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


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


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


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


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





Selling discussion


I have this t-shirt and I would like to know about this artist!

Thank you!!!


Selling question

Oct 21, 2016 7:31:26 AM PT

T-shirt with unknown singer

Anyone else having ongoing eBay messaging issues today?


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


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


These issues & constant glitches are getting so tiresome.

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










Selling discussion

Oct 19, 2016 5:48:10 PM PT

Ongoing eBay Messinging Issues



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Selling question

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


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


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


This is how a promotion should look:





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



Selling discussion

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





Collectibles & Art discussion

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

Coins & Paper Money discussion

Oct 19, 2016 12:26:26 PM PT

What is with this Quarter



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


Is it a musical band logo or something else?


Thank you!IMG_8778.JPGIMG_8779.JPGIMG_8781.JPG

Fashion discussion

Hi Everyone, hope all are well and healthy !

Amber is just not my strong area.

Picked this up this week at a TS, I haven't tested it with saltwater and my UV light has gone missing.

There is no hidden clasp, it's strung on an older string. 
My sense of smell is not reliable but maybe you guys can give me an idea what you think.
There is marbling on quite a few of the beads, in some areas the white swirls are a bit rough at the surface and can be scratched and it's produces a fine powder.
No seams and a few areas near the holes have small chips like glass would chip.
Any thoughts ?


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 20, 2016 7:07:25 PM PT

Amber Bead Necklace ? I don't know....













































This is a lake in Wisconsin, but not sure where.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Hi All,

It has been a long time since I have posted....I still do regularly check in and read posts.

I cannot find another Coro Duette like the one pictured. I have searched all 21 pages of the Coro Patents, Carroll's Costume Jewelry 101, major online vintage sites and Google Images - no luck. There are some similar flower Duettes, but none exactly like the one I have. So, I am consulting the experts here to see if anyone can shed some light on it.

Many Thanks,



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 20, 2016 2:24:23 PM PT

Coro Duette Help


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

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

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


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

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

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




A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

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


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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Oct 20, 2016 10:26:12 AM PT

any ideas about this pattern and /or age ?

I purchased an item for $25.95 with free shipping:


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and an item for $17.99 that had free shipping:



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Now as I check through my past orders, I see that I was charged $40.82 for shipping on the $26 item and $6.10 for the $18 item.  

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What is going on here????




Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 21, 2016 10:15:42 AM PT

Why am I getting charged for free shipping?

what are the names of these two figurines? looking to add to my collection.71044%20Wonder.jpg71076%20Friends%20do%20not%20live%20in%20harmony%20merely%20figure.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 21, 2016 4:44:11 AM PT

claire stoner figurines

Greetings all - 


I am having some challenges identifying this Agam print, can anyone help? IT is numbered 30/68.


Many thanks,


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 20, 2016 1:08:11 PM PT

Need help identifying Agam

Im not sure what to call this, i cannot find what looks like a name on the underside. What I see is O.F then under the line M    N. Looks like there could be a very faint K in beetween. Then it says Japan. Any thoughts let me know! Thanks



Collectibles & Art discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

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

Collectibles & Art discussion

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

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 19, 2016 8:59:44 AM PT

Didn't recived the item ite

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



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 19, 2016 4:10:34 AM PT

Yellowware Bowls

What does it mean a ball logo on soccer jersey sleeve?



Selling question

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

Selling question

Oct 20, 2016 12:10:45 PM PT

Vintage Model Car Identification

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




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 18, 2016 5:07:09 PM PT

Green Wishing Well Vase?

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

Selling question

Oct 19, 2016 6:26:27 AM PT

COACH BAG with the number HOS-5209



1. The item number does exist.

2. I did not not leave a feedback


 Did you see something like that? Code issues?

Is there a logical way to contact Ebay customer service without predefined questions?


Buying & Selling Basics question

Oct 21, 2016 6:06:53 PM PT

Feed back corrupted code

Could someone please steer me in the right direction with this rabbit, searched and searched but can't find one like it. It is 6 inches tall.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 21, 2016 10:45:28 AM PT

Glass does anyone know who made this rabbit


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


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



Selling question

Oct 19, 2016 3:04:14 PM PT

Information on vintage Lincoln Logs

Any thoughts on the type of ware this piece may be?


Age, origin ???


Size approx: 13 x 4-1/2 inches.


Thank you!





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 21, 2016 8:50:35 AM PT

What Type of Ware is this?


Hi, I was hoping to get some help with the lady on this toothpick holder's era based on her clothing, hair style, etc.  If anyone has any ideas I would be most appreciative.  Also, I apologize for cross posting, I had no idea all of these special interestes were under the groups section!




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This ticket was auto closed today saying there was no response from me for last 30 days. But i responded even on Oct 16. Now i dont know where to go to get a refund. Smiley Happy


Shipping & Returns question

Hi just wondering if anyone has any info on this vase. I havn't had much luck with onlince searches. Hoya crystal vase from Japan in excellent condition. I don't have the origanal box as I found this at a Goodwill. Thanks Kristi











My Account question

Oct 21, 2016 9:11:51 AM PT

Hoya Crystal


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


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


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

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

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


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


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

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

 С уважением, Сергей


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


best regards



Payments question

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



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 20, 2016 11:37:08 AM PT

Glass help identifying vase

I was wondering if anybody here can help with the signature on this bowl or point me in the right direction. It is a very unique bowl and may be just a studio piece. There is a signature that I have tried to search every way and can't find anything, it also has CAL etched into the bottom. I know there are some amazing knowledgeable people here and I so appreciate you sharing your wisdom. Thank you in advance if I don't get back right awayholebowl.jpgholebowl2.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 21, 2016 7:14:52 AM PT

Need help identifying this bowl

Hi all. I picked this up recently and have been unable to even come close to identifying it. Its 8 inches tall and about 3 wide. Any and all input is appreciated.DSCN0011.JPGDSCN0012.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 20, 2016 3:37:11 PM PT

Glassies,help on this vase?

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

Collectibles & Art discussion

I have this vintage Louis Vuitton envelope/wristlet.  I can't find the date code.  I don't know if it was made before the date codes started or if it is even authentic.


The bag measures 12" x 9 1/2".  It has the YKK zipper, which I read would be authentic to LV.


I have included some photos.  Any help would be most appreciated.



Fashion discussion

Hi, does anyone know if Coach gave out like a sales sample or extra hangtag especially with older Hobo purses that were very light Brown...lighter than British tan around 1976? I am including pics...the literature in the upper left hand corner that says '1976' and a newer picture with what I think is the same Thank You!

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Fashion discussion

Oct 21, 2016 3:29:37 PM PT

Coach Hang Tags


Does anyone recognize the markings?Does anyone recognize the markings?




Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Oct 20, 2016 2:23:43 PM PT

Does anyone know these markings?

Does Ipad make a Louis Vuitton case?   Do  they put date code on it, if so where?   I have a very nice LV leather case.  The stitiching is immaculate, the "T" do not touch, the "O" s are oval.  Made of embossed leather.   I see them online.  I just do not know anything about an IPAD case.  This one has me stumped as I have never seen an LV ipad case before.    Any info would be of help.  The craftmanship is awesome!  Not cheap plastic, but soft leather.  EBAY 015.JPGEBAY 014.JPGEBAY 016.JPG

Fashion discussion

Oct 21, 2016 1:14:21 PM PT

Louis Vuitton Ipad case

Bought this today at an estate sale and I have no idea what it is.  I am guessing it might be Fenton or unmarked Northwood...  Stands about 5" high and the bottom part is about 6" across.  Glass is blue underneath the irredescent surface. It is two pieces.  Any ideas of help will be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!


PS...also wondering when you measure a Swung style vase, do you measure height to the lowest part or the highest part?  Thanks again!


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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Oct 21, 2016 10:05:56 AM PT

is this fenton? northwood? and what is it?

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

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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

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

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

Selling question





(For our Dial ups)

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hello to all.  Hope everyone is doing well!.  Does this small pendant remind anyone of a nursery rhyme? And how old might it be? Looks like a transfer design.




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 21, 2016 6:36:03 PM PT

Child's necklace subject matter?


I have this Nike jacket with unknown shark logo on the back!

Also I would like to know is it 90's or 80's jacket!!

Any information will be useful for me!

Thank you!!!



Fashion discussion

I have a Louis Vuitton Ipad cover.   beautiful leather,  the "T"'s dont touch. The "O" are oval.  Gorgeous stitiching.  Very nice embossed leather.  My question is the inside only shows  "Ipad" embossed.   I don't  know if or where a date code would be on this or if they even put one on here, if so, where would it be located.  I have located this one online so they are made and sold for a good bit. 


Just need help!  If anyone has any info.


Here is the pics of it. 



Selling question

Oct 21, 2016 12:01:59 PM PT

Did Ipad make a louis vuitton cover

Hi, I'd really appreciate any advice I can get here. I will be selling this Kestner doll, but have been having a terrible time trying to figure out an approximate value. Internet searches have only overwhelmed me, and to be honest I never did find a picture that looked a lot like her.  I think mine is a "Hilda" doll.  The back of her head has "made in Germany", "J.D.K" with "237" underneath, and an "M." on the left with a "16." on the right.  (I just couldn't manage a good picture.)  I believe I measured the head circumference as 12-1/2 inches and she is about 20" tall.  Her wig is synthetic, made in Korea.  The wig is pinned to the top of the head, which is made of some sort of burlap-ish material.  I'm assuming my MIL was the one who pinned the wig on, that maybe it was originally attached in some other way?  In addition to the dress and bonnet, she has a slip/underskirt, 'bloomers', socks and leather shoes. The dress snaps up the back. Some sites said there should be further markings on the body, but I'm scared to death of somehow damaging the doll or clothes if I try to undress her all the way.  Some of the flowers on the dress have been pinned to it, and I suspect there may be some that are just missing. 

So, does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should try to sell her for?  Or for other things related to the clothing or body I should be checking? 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 21, 2016 4:08:14 PM PT

Kestner doll questions

Encased flowers.  Very small, a bit bigger than a dime.  Anyone know how this was made?  Thank you for any direction.


Front sideFront sideBack sideBack sideLooks like 800 and some letters?Looks like 800 and some letters?

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 21, 2016 6:30:23 PM PT

What is this pendant made of?

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


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


More pictures available if you need them.  Thank you!





Toys & Hobbies discussion

I have had this Plier Tool made by GS Fales New Bedford Connecticut pat May 5, 74 for quite a while and have never been sure what it was.  I may have gotten it from an old dentist a few years back but do not recall.  If so, I assume it is a dental tool.  The jaws open only as far as shown in pictures. Patent searches have not helped me.




Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 21, 2016 11:19:50 AM PT

What is this Plier tool Dental possibly?

I cannot put two pairs of boots in the cart in ebay from the same seller. If I click on "to add more item" a got a page below which shows "item is not available". (Actually they do, I contacted with seller!). Altough on the top of the page it is written that I have added them, cart is empty. Now I could record them separatly, but then the system will count two shipping costs.


Could you help somehow how to order then? How do I have to order more items from the same seller?


Thank you,



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Bidding & Buying question

Oct 21, 2016 4:41:39 AM PT

How to buy more items from the same seller?


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

Antiques discussion

Oct 20, 2016 12:17:26 PM PT

Need help identifying Rug Type and Era

Just curious if anyone else is noticing photos not loading in ads here this afternoon?   Auction preview photos showing fine, click on ad, and only photo file names shown...not pictures.  Same results with IE, Firefox and Chrome.... photos on all other sites loading blazing fast, so I don't suspect a speed problem.


Kinda irritating to look for an item you can't see...



A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Oct 21, 2016 1:23:43 PM PT

Ebay photo glitch?

Yo, I only just put up my item for auction, like yesterday, and I've realized, I've received 2 rather similar questions.  That to me sound rather supiscious.  (Photos posted below, blocked out the names incase they're real people and not scammers) 


As you can see, they both ask for the "FINAL PRICE" which is a strange thing to ask, since it is on auction, with NO "BUY IT NOW" price, I have blocked both them from bidding on my item just in case, for now. But would these be real scammers?

After all, one of the accounts was created today (21'ST OCT 2016) And the other (10'TH OCT 2016), so it just seems fishy.

I await your response.

Selling question

Oct 20, 2016 5:50:15 PM PT

Scam message/question?


When searching my items some of them have FREE SHIPPING showing on the search page. They are NOT Free shipping.When you click on the item it shows a shipping cost. Customers are calling with lots of complaints. Anyone else ever have this problem? Ebay was contacted with not much help. Says they will look into it.

Tools & Apps discussion

I think it goes down but couldn't find one to be sure, not sure is it a ashtray too?Thanks for any helpSAM_6434.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion




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

Collectibles & Art discussion


I am wondering if anyone has any idea as to the style/ethnicity of clothing and the era of the lady on this toothpick holder:




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Collectibles & Art discussion

Could someone please steer me in the right direction with this cast iron toy tractor. It has metal wheel and it is 3 1/2 inches long, any help greatly appreciated.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 21, 2016 10:48:50 AM PT

Old Cast Iron Tractor help please

I have this very very old draw knife.  It is hand wrought Iron and has the crown with the double crosses.  The only lettering I can make out is the tail end which is "...OULD"  the last letter before the o may have an angled line in it "/" like a "V, K, W" etc.  but am not sure at this time.  I realize acid etching would btring more of it out but would not want to do that to this really old artifact.  Havn't found any relly good mark refferences with to this regard.  To be sure its likely a European piece and most likely English Made.  I would love to nail down its actual age and maker.  I will be selling most of my old tool collection soon but always enjoy knowing the history of them.  I have another one to ask about but am more interested in knowing more about this one first.  Thanks for any information and pointers to where to find more out about it.




Collectibles & Art discussion

does anybody know more about this?




Selling discussion

I impulse bid at closing on a camera,  but I had a sudden change of heart after some consideration.  I messaged him a couple hours later and woke up to find an email of him saying that I wasted his time, and that he would inform eBay of me being a non-paying bidder and would give me negative feedback.


He also relisted the Camera.


Is there anything I can do about this to avoid his spiteful actions?

Bidding & Buying discussion

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

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 19, 2016 9:36:22 AM PT

Where is the product really coming from?

I have an auction style listed and a potential buyer sent me a message asking if we could make a deal. Am I allowed to communicate a deal with them via messaging if it is auction style?

Selling discussion

Oct 20, 2016 4:16:20 PM PT

Offer through eBay messaging

Hello all,


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


Here are her approximate measurements:


Length: 12"

Width: 2.5"

Height: 6.5"

Strap drop: 9.5"


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



Fashion discussion

Oct 19, 2016 10:59:14 AM PT

Authentic Coach Purse?

I bid on item Number 252582685392 I was the first Bidder on it and later on looked at the item and later on saw another bid that was higher than mine. I hide it from My Bidding list (so I know it was bid on 2X's) Today I was totally surprised that I won it. 


When I look at the item there is only My bid listed...If someone cancels a BID is that shown? or does it disappear? Or am I going crazy? Smiley Very Happy Sugar

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 20, 2016 7:30:05 PM PT

I thought that there was another bid

I know about vero letter and always very careful of what I list.  I think I got a fake vero letter, well they didn't even say vero. I am selling bulk used electronics and got a letter from a zero feedback account that whose user name was a variation of Pete Sampras I replied and said I am very sorry and didn't know I was unauthorised to sell this product.  I asked for a company contact email and a phone number to discuss it further.  The email stated they have my address and didn't want to start litigation against me. (not sure how possible)  The email came from New York at 1 am and the name at the bottom was the ceo of the large company.  I think it is a competitor trying to scare people off.  Has this happened before?

Selling discussion

Oct 21, 2016 2:57:27 PM PT

Imitation VERO letter

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

Bidding & Buying discussion

Overnight I received an unsolicited lowball offer on a NON-Best Offer listing.  Before replying, I did check the user's feedback.  Turned out it was horrible -- all red and gray dots, and the green all referred to the seller "working with them". So, I added them to my BBL and replied kindly to them that I appreciate their interest, but sorry, my price was firm.


Here I am a few hours later and the item has just been purchased by a buyer who signed up today and the screen name is just a bunch of letters.


Is there any way to find out if this is the same person and that they have created the account to get around my BBL?


Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Thank you!

Selling discussion

Ok so I'm selling my 1973 Porsche 914 and a person from Germany wants to buy it. How exactly does this all work and also I'd like to know if this payment scheme is typical: I AM CHECKING FOR SHIPPMENT CONDITION

Do you agree with 50% on order / ebay confirmation by Banktransfer or if possible PAYPAL (Paypal fees go on my account )

And 50 % on pickup by shipper ?

That's what the buyer said.

Any help is appreciated.

Selling discussion

Oct 21, 2016 2:32:27 PM PT

Selling a car overseas

I know you have to sell 100 items in a year and you must have over 1000 in sales. What I am wondering is if i have auctions ending today and some of the buyers still havent paid by tonight will those sales still count twards my evaluation that i will get tomorrow.

Buying & Selling Basics question

I have been listing items off and on many years and have never before tried to upload a template for the "description" section of my listings. Now I created a nice template in Adobe Photoshop, but I have not been able to find a way to paste it into the description section of the listings. Anyone know how I can do that?


I don't want to use more complicated software than Adobe 7, so I hope it is not necessary.

Tools & Apps question

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


Buying & Selling Basics question

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

Selling question

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This is the message i've received from ebay:


Here's the case outcome

eBay Customer Support has refunded you through PayPal.

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 19, 2016 4:33:46 AM PT

I didn't receive a refund

I am very sorry if I have double posts here.  I have asked a question twice but I can't find it anywhere in the community to see if there is a reply so I'm trying again.  My question is.... I ordered an item from bettergoods88 back on 9/15.  They said it was shipped.  I haven't received a tracking number or any info from them since.  I contacted them about my order but they don't reply.  They said it would take about 10 to 30 days for delivery. Then in another spot in the original reply they say it might take as long as 45 days!!??  I find this unacceptable.  So I contacted them about how my order was doing . They won't reply.  I knew I shouldn't have ordered from China but i did.  Any thought or help would be very appreciated. I also contacted Ebay but so far no reply from them. I find it very hard to get around in the community looking for my posts.  I can't find them.

My Account question

Oct 19, 2016 7:52:18 AM PT

seller won't reply

I see an auction for a RV. The bidding is currently about $21k. The seller indicated that they would take $29,000 for the item within the body of the description, but they did not include a BIN on the auction. 


This seller has no feedback, so it's either a scammer or a novice. If it's a scam, I'll figure it out pretty quickly. I'm not buying it outside of eBay. And I don't want to inadvertently violate any eBay policies.


But... if it's a novice who just doesn't understand how eBay works, what is the best way to proceed if the seller accepts my offer?  I'm thinking one of two ways.


1. Change the auction to include BIN of $29,000 and call me immediately when the new BIN goes up. (I assume that a BIN can be added after an auction starts.)

2. End the auction now. Then, restart the auction with a BIN of $29,000 and call me immediately when the new auction goes up. I'll immediately buy it.


Either way, I'll fly up the next day to inspect the vehicle for any major discrepancies before completing the transaction. 

Selling question

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

Selling question


Hope everyone is well.


I sold an item.

Buyer sent me a rant/rave message that item was horribly damaged.

Said for the money he spent for shipping I should packaged it better.

Said it was dropped, smashed, pieces broken, etc.


I politely asked for pics.

He sent pics and the damage was no where to be seen as

he described it. I even saw my undamaged packing material

in the corner of the pic.


He claims a small part of the item needs a screw replaced from the

maker of the items company. He said it was SHEAERED off in shipping.

Funny how that could happen, it was in a case, wrapped, reinforced,

bubble wrapped again.

He demanded a full refund & shipping and he said he was keeping the item.


Now, as more messages are coming from him, he says he can "live" with

the damages, but wants me to pay for the screw and the shipping from the

company. He wants me to paypal him around $10.00


Now my question is....He went from ranting and raving about horrible

damages, now it is down to one tiny little part, that maybe he twisted

too tight and broke it. This has happened over a 24 hour period since he

received the item yesterday.


He has not left any negative feedback,,,,,,,(yet)


Any advice will be helpful......Thank you...

Shipping & Returns question

I cancelled an order and the customer replied that the cancellation notification she received says that she should wait until after she recieves the refund to accept the cancellation. This is the first time I have had this, usually the customer accepts the cancellation right away. If I send a refund through paypal I don't want it to send another refund after she accepts the cancellation. Does anyone have any insight on this?



Selling question

Oct 20, 2016 6:31:34 AM PT

Cancelling Order and Refund

After I won the auction,The seller email me asking to reverse the PayPal transaction and proceed by bank transfer instead.And I also just found out that this seller use other pictures which also listed on eBay.Because of these my me quite nervous.


So,what should I do next,any recommendations???



Payments question

I just had a Buy It Now purchase from a buyer with only numbers and symbols for Username, O feedback and no last name listed for shipping address. I have perfect feedback at this point and don't want to deal with someone who is obviously trying to hide their identity. It makes them instantly look suspicious. Any suggestions?




Selling question

USPS tracking shows that my package was undeliverable at the addresss on the package. The package was in Arizona, I live in Oklahoma. My question is why does eBay show that my package was delivered on the green bar above the shipping information?

Shipping & Returns question

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