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Please help me find the maker of this small glass vase 6 2/3'' high

Thank you


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This has been hanging on the wall of my vacation home for many years, and I don't think I ever really researched it. It's probably close to 3' more or less. Any ideas who it is? Thanks for looking

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 25, 2016 1:53:07 PM PT

Master Ship Painting

Can you identify a frosted glass basket like this? It has blown glass thorn branch crossed handles (applied) and on each corner of the basket, there is an attached thorn branch bud vase.  The square basket has a polished pontil and has an overall alligator-like pattern. The top edge is crimped.   There is no signature or mark.  Anyone know its origin and age?glassbasketthornhandle.JPG Also, I'm not sure how to clean it...is it OK to wash it in a tub of soapy water?  Thanks for any help.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Is it a napkin holder?


I am familliar with the company I just can't find this piece. It is 4 inches so very small.


Thank you for any help, much appreciated.







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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 26, 2016 11:02:53 PM PT

Never seen one

I was told by the antique dealer when I bought them that these two small figurines are made of wood. But something tells me they are made of something else. I'm hoping somebody will recognize the material by seeing close-ups. I'm also interested in any input you may have on their history. Thanks to anyone that can help!


My observations: There is a vertical mold line down the middle of each figurine. The coloring is either ink or paint and will come off easily when scratched. The bottoms look like a composite to me, but not the new kind. There are vertical hash marks on everything but the heads.


I have lots of photos just in case one helps more than another. Please tell me if you want me to email them to you.


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 26, 2016 8:27:16 AM PT

Vintage Figurines of Jewish Couple

I got this for .25 at a Garage Sale it is very old - The center looks like wood grain which is unusual. Mark on the bottom says England with a W in a Crecent. Is this a religious wine cup? My best guess. Cup measures 3 1/4" by 1" tall. Thanks for help with maker and what it is.







Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi, I have this old Soldier's Pocket Bible which is dated 1643.  I know this is not form 1643 but the date it was first issued.  I don't know if this is from WW2 or not.  The logo on the front cover almost looks like Civil War but I doubt that.  I have searched all over the internet and can't find one like it.  Does anyone know the age of this?  Thank you for any help!


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Antiques discussion



How to escape the heat.


Good morning everyone



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Jul 25, 2016 5:22:49 PM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Tuesday July 26

Did I find a old toy chest? Or a salesman sample?

Nice old miniature steamer trunk measures 18" x 11" x 11" and is made of a light wood.

It has a label inside lid, but no markings anywhere with a name. Does anyone know what I have or who made it?

I appreciate any help.














Collectibles & Art discussion

Thanks for taking a look!


Recently purchased a tokidoki-for-lesportsac purse, from limited research I think this might be from 2006 or 2007, but could not find the pattern.  It has the little keychain figure (I think called a "Qee").


Purses are not really my thing, so ANY help, keywords, etc. is much, much appreciated. Heart  Thanks!




Fashion discussion

If you bought or plan to buy SilverTowne 1 oz. silver bars. Thousands of buyers
were scammed. Sorry if you were one. CHECK THE REVERSE. CHECK THIS OUT.



Selling discussion

Does anyone know what game this is for. It has metal chips, thought it might be backgammon but no board and there is cards, any help greatly appreciated.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 26, 2016 9:28:07 AM PT

Help with board game please

Got a couple bags of jewelry at a flea market yestera\day (oh yeah) and found these faces marked Selro Corp. Thoughts appreciated as always Smiley Happy



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Or just a squiggle? If it is a signature, does anyone recognize it.  It is the only mark on the back of the brooch that might be a signature.





Front of brooch:



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 26, 2016 9:58:55 AM PT

Is this a signature?

Wondering if someone would know the maker of this piece. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 26, 2016 1:24:17 PM PT

Help identifying a pretty brooch.

All I did was look ...




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 26, 2016 8:35:32 PM PT

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hope someone can help identify this large pedestal bowl.  The underside of the base indicates it was made in Italy-  Marking shows three lines of Italy-  Numbered  1496/641  with another number of 525 or possibly 523.  This is a large bowl that measures 10" x 6.75" H   The inside of the bowl has a large gold leaf pattern and all around the outside is alterating gold and white.  The rim is outline in gold finish with small raised dots.  Would like to know if anyone recognizes the pattern, the maker or the era.  I am at a loss so any information or direction would be greatly appreciated.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

The mark on this swan is a raised four leaf clover.  Anyone familiar with the maker?







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi I  am trying to id vase. It is about  10.25 " tall and 6" in dia, The pattern on the outside looks and feels like a lizard  skin. It is hand carved and very intricate. Thanks before hand. RAAPHDS

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I understand there is an expert in Italian Ceramics in this group (from another member who directed me here).  He believes this figure is from the 18th Century. I would appreciate any help in identifying the mark and maker.  Huge thanks in advance. 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Good morning everyone.

This was a National Geographic photo of the year (forgot which year!)



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Jul 24, 2016 5:31:41 PM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Monday July 25

This beauty wa my find of the day today at my local thrift store! I thought it was a fly fishing basket, but another regular there said it was a picnic basket  not as collectible because it was made in America instead of England.

Is it a picnic basket? Can anyone tell the maker by the 1/2 label (any good memories remember it?!)?

As always, I appreciate your help.










Collectibles & Art discussion

Doing this when I remember rather than when I'm supposed to.  Please keep the pictures smaller to speed loading, phones and dialup don't like the big ones, and as always no live auctions.  



Probably precious metal claw, with rhinestones and synthetic opal.



Dichroic glass.  There's a third "stone" on each earring.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 26, 2016 3:31:25 PM PT

Hazy hot and YUCKY Eye Candy Wednesday

Hi, I want to say that this is a lady's garter, but I can't find another like it.  Any ideas?  There is a break in the loop of the front piece.











Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 27, 2016 3:27:37 PM PT

What is this 14K lingerie thing, a garter?



What's up?



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Jul 27, 2016 11:31:17 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Wednesday July 27

 I think I found an original Renoir etching. I cannot determine if it is an early strike or later. It measures 4 1/4" by 3 1/2" plate size.  Who is a trusted authority on such items? Thanks.


Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 27, 2016 3:02:51 PM PT

Original Renoir etching?

I am so not a linens person so I would really appreciate some help with ids on these tablecloths..Thankszip.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 25, 2016 1:23:41 PM PT

Please help with tablecloth ids

Is this an Imperial Candlewick Pattern? Both the bowl and the underplate are etched with Hughes Cornflower. Imperial did alot of candlewick for Hughes in the earlier years but I can't seem to find this particular pattern of bowl or plate. Any information would be greatly appreciated. If you have the actual stock number and amount I could list it for I would be forever grateful. Thank you very muchcandlewick - 1.jpgcandlewick - 1 (3).jpgcandlewick - 1 (4).jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi All,


I have an 18k gold bracelet that is marked "18K EU". I am trying to find out who the maker is. Anybody know what EU stands for?


The bracelet is 72.8 grams of solid 18k. It is extremely well made and the clasp completely blends in with the rest of the bracelet.






Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jul 25, 2016 7:46:09 AM PT

EU Makers Mark

Is this piece made by Laurel Burch? It is not signed and I found one similar by her. The tag reads New York Gold Dust and does not help me in my searches. Any ideas?IMG_0985.JPGIMG_0986.JPGIMG_0989.JPG IMG_0988.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 25, 2016 5:06:45 PM PT

Info please on this necklace/choker.

Hi All,  I have so far not been able to find anything with an embossed Bizzirri back stamp, such as is on this canister. I have only seen ink stamps. Does anyone have info on this or on this canister?  Thanks, Alison






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Anyone knows whether or not something has happened to my order? It was sent out on 20th of july, arrived to my country on 23rd, and I still haven't received it.


Also, why does it also show Warsaw?






Shipping & Returns discussion


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Is this an Imperial Candlewick Pattern? Both the bowl and the underplate are etched with Hughes Cornflower. Imperial did alot of candlewick for Hughes in the earlier years but I can't seem to find this particular pattern of bowl or plate. Any information would be greatly appreciated. If you have the actual stock number and amount I could list it for I would be forever grateful. Thank you very muchcandlewick - 1.jpg

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Selling question

I would really appreciate any assistance with either an ID or suggestion for description of this very small creamer and sugar.  The sugar is only about 2.5 in to top of finial and the creamer is about 1 3/4 to top of spout.  The only mark is gold stamped number L-204.  demicrsug1.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi y'all,

I need help please to identify.



Horsehead, FRANCE, NIOX, Christofle


Is it Spatours ? solid silver or silver plate?

How much do you think it worth?



Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 25, 2016 4:27:58 PM PT

Christofle France identify

Screenshot_2016-07-26-12-22-36.pngScreenshot_2016-07-26-12-22-36.pngI generated a fedex label today home delivery insured going through the motions like I do every day as a top rated vendor, but I am getting an error message after I generated the lavel and also it gives the same error message when i try to reprint it in the correct menu through ebay.

Shipping & Returns question

Jul 26, 2016 12:08:51 PM PT

Fedex label will not print


Can anyone help with this metal horn? I found it in our old place
how much does it worth? any ideas?IMG_20160723_175433.jpgIMG_20160723_175429.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 26, 2016 6:59:07 AM PT

Help with metal horn

Hi Everyone,

  I posted all 3 outfits with the same maker mark. I was wondering who made the clothes and or which doll these are for?





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Dolls discussion

Jul 26, 2016 10:43:39 AM PT

Question about doll clothes

Hi Everyone,

  I need some additional help with identifing doll clothes either maker or doll. Any help would be appreciated.





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B.        Front                                                                       Back plug for doll?


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C.       Front                                                    Back


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D.                                                             E.                                                                 F.    Vinyl type material for small doll like Dawn






Dolls discussion

Jul 27, 2016 7:16:37 PM PT

More doll clothes help

Could someone please tell me what kind of razor this is, is it a safety razor? And any idea what era? Any help greatly appreciated.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 26, 2016 9:30:40 AM PT

Vintage Gillette Razor help please

Need help, I am not a delph/delft collector. What is the difference? I purchased this plate at an estate sale, has gold painted trim, marked delph Rg #2 cannot read the rest., see picture. Age of the plate, value? Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 27, 2016 9:57:29 AM PT

Need help Delph plate


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Can I get an opinion on this vintage MCM leather Patricia Collection bag.
I think it looks legit, but I'd like to be sure.





Fashion discussion

Jul 27, 2016 7:00:50 PM PT

Vintage MCM Patricia collection bag, good?

Well, here we go again!


Another reboot from one of the Big 2 - this time DC trying to back peddle to before their New 52 initiative took place under the stewardship of Geoff Johns.


DC Rebirth One-shot by Geoff Johns with art by Gray Frank and Ivan Reis.


Lovely artwork throughout and the main plotline involves Wally West & Barry Allen. Not a bad story but you get a lot of pages for $2.99/£1.99 so I'm not complaining - apart from the last pages which veer towards Watchmen territory!


Are the Watchmen about to become part of the main DCU? Probably only Mr Johns knows for sure!


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League of Extraordinary Comic Book Collectors

Jul 27, 2016 1:46:27 PM PT

DC Rebirth!

Hello again!


I have an 18k gold charm that is marked "750 LW". I am trying to find out who the maker is. Anybody know what LW stands for?


The charm is 10.6 grams of 18k with beautiful diamond accents.







Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jul 25, 2016 7:49:10 AM PT

LW Makers Mark

Looking to the experts for help with this glass mark


Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Jul 27, 2016 1:24:32 PM PT

Red Footed Glass Tumbler

Got this beautiful piece today - besides the sailors dancing together because there are no women, almost all of the clear sailors you can see are smoking pipes!


I can't find the name or info on it though - it has W. H. Overend under the bottom left cornet and P. Noumann under the bottom right corner - but looking them up I find there is art engraved by BOTH! I did find something that said they published something together - is this one of those?


There is no name of the original artist.


Does anyone recognize the piece  know the name of it? 


Finally, What are/why are all those lines there; is it a type of engraving or printing?


This one I may acrually keep & not resell!


Thank you all










Collectibles & Art discussion




Any clue about maker of this 5.5"  wheel thrown teapot?


thank you



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 25, 2016 4:48:39 PM PT

Pottery teapot maker's mark id if possible

I thought these were plastic or something at first. Now I realize that the silver swirls have the post attached, not the disks. they have a hole drilled in the middle and are cold to the touch. They just got a lot more interesting... Smiley Happy




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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 27, 2016 10:29:01 AM PT

Could these be lapis? Thanks for help!

Bought this ornate patio set today; It is beautiful! Someone told me it's called 'French bent wire? Or is it still wrought iron even as thin  as it is?


I've looked through a LOT of photos today trying to find another example to no avail. Can someone tell me what kind of patio set this? Was it done by a designer? (I think mass produced would have turned up at lease 1 other example).


Is it mid century or antique?


Bottom photo is of another wrought iron patio set I have been trying to sell - is it by a mid century designer?


Thanks in advance for any help!
















Collectibles & Art discussion

Good Day!


I ordered a LCD screen replacement, but when I received the item it was damaged as in a crack to the lcd "which is none functionable", but the seller does not offer returns. What do I do since there is no option for a  return,  should I ask for a refund in full? If by chance i get to return through ebay I went to DHL website and did a rate and time qoute to have it shipped but the pirice ( DHl express wasthe same price as I bought the item which was ($54US = XCD153.93). I live outside the US which I use another shipping company to have items in which I ordered to get to my country "Saint Lucia" normally it takes a week or two for me to have the item in hand. But some may say thats not the sellers problem or because of me living overseas, and yes I am aware that some buyers abuse this sytem to get their aorund things to rub off the sellers service but  with me thats not the case as this goes both ways.What I'm try to say that I would it unfair if I had to ship the item back to the seller paying the shipping prices as of what I payed to order the item if I don't get to return it not as half partial refund. But I would like the communties advice on what to do as there is no return accepted, what I did so far was to let the seller know the situation having to figure out a solution, before I go ahead on opening a case.





Shipping & Returns question

Jul 27, 2016 6:35:29 PM PT

seller does not offer return

Trying to identify this tool and its purpose. My husband guesses it may be for lifting logs, but we really don't know. Any help will be welcomed. Thanks!


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi, this pendant is marked 14k 585 and also has a mark that looks like a P in a square.  Does anyone recognize the P mark, or have a link for a site with gold jewelry makers marks?













Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 27, 2016 2:26:37 PM PT

Mark on 14K pendant

On the main page or from any search there are no pictures show, just blank white boxes.

There isn't even a loading circle.




Getting Started question

So I sell a cassette collection via BIN to a buyer in Hawaii over the 4th of July weekend.  Buyer had the option to have it sent with Expedited Shipping but declined, so it was sent "standard" via Media Mail.  I use eBay's labeling system, package up the item, and take it the PO for dispatch.


Later that afternoon, I get a message from eBay saying the buyer had requested to cancel their order, but since package had already been sent, eBay had informed buyer on my behalf it was too late to cancel.  I call eBay about this as I had never run into this problem before, and they say, "no worries -- we've informed you and the buyer what's going on -- you need do nothing more." 


After I mail out any eBay purchases,  I always check eBay's tracking info and the USPS site to make sure they're on their way.   Within 24 hrs of pick up at the PO this woman's package arrived at the USPS sorting center in Warrendale, PA awaiting further dispatch.  A few days later I check again, and the status is the same, so the next time I go to the PO I ask them why it seems to be just sitting there and whether I should be concerned.


The answer was no.  Media Mail to Hawaii from the Mainland usually takes 3-5 weeks as the PO aggregates the packages until they have sufficient quantity to merit onward shipment.  Media Mail is the last to be shipped.  They tell me to keep checking on its status and if the package hasn't been delivered in 4 wks time then to file a lost package trace request  as it's too soon to do so now.


A few days later, I notice the buyer has lodged negative feedback against me.  Reason being "I refuse to communicate."   Huh?  I never have heard a thing from this woman.  Any/all communication I got about the order was from eBay -- not her.  On top of that, I had spoken to eBay when I received the notice from them that they had denied the buyer's request to cancel the order and they had told me "everything's fine -- you don't need to do anything more."


So I call eBay about the negative feedback comment.  They look at the trasaction and eBay message records.  They agree that the buyer's negative feedback was unwarranted and removed it.  


Another week goes by and I get another message from eBay.  This time telling me the buyer had opened a case because "item had not been received" and that I need to provide eBay with tracking info.  Huh?  


Tracking info was instantly/automatically put into the transaction the second I printed the label via eBay's labelling system.  Yes, I double-checked.  It was and is still there plain as day so what in the heck are they talking about that they need me to provide the information?


But, I respond within minutes of the request giving eBay the tracking number, carrier, plus additional information about the fact buyer had opted for Media Mail shipping which takes 3-5 wks which PO confirmed.  Since it's only been two weeks, I cannot file a trace request but was advised by PO if package doesn't arrive in 4 wks time to do it then, which I intended to do and would keep all posted.


Same info was sent to the buyer.  I hear not one word from the woman AGAIN.   No, "Thank you for the update.  I'll let you know when it arrives.  I'd like to send it back when it does because XYZ,"  etc.  Absolute "radio silence" from her end, once again. **bleep**?


So I call eBay to discuss the situation and verify they received the information I sent them.  They tell me "Yes, I see it here. You did everything right -- there's no reason to be concerned or nothing more you need to do."


SO TODAY, (you guessed it), I get a message from eBay saying they have closed the case, decided in the buyer's favor, and refunded her money.  The reason?  "Tracking info I provided was invalid."    Come again?


I call eBay and the CS Rep tells me, "Yes, you did everything right, but the buyer didn't get her item so she has a legitimate complaint."   I ask the woman if she can see the info I had relayed about usual Media Mail transit times to Hawaii, that the buyer opted NOT to use expedited shipping, and that PO had informed me that 4 wks need to go buy before I should file a lost package trace.


She says, "Yes I can see all that and I understand, but once a buyer opens a case, we let seven days go by and if there's no status change in the tracking info, we consider the info you provided to us as "invalid" and close the case in favor of the buyer."


I ask her again if she understands this package was sent to Hawaii not the lower 48 states, and the usual Media Mail shipping time is 3-5 wks which the buyer agreed to and enough time hasn't elapsed for the package to reach the buyer yet and my hands are tied trying to trace it until the first week on August according to the PO.


Her response?   "Yes, I understand that, but your appeal will be denied because the buyer hasn't received the item so her complaint is legitimate."


So I ask her what happens when the item shows up.  "Nothing," she says.  "eBays already closed the case so there's no reason for us to get involved.  If you want to try and send the buyer an invoice and ask her to pay for the item *outside of eBay* you can, but eBay won't intercede as the case is already closed."


I can't believe my ears.


I then ask her if there are other ramifications to this debacle and she says:  "No, the buyer can't leave any negative feedback for you, but yes, since the order wasn't fulfilled it will count against you."


At that point, I had just about had it and said:  "You mean to tell me, that despite the fact you and others at eBay have told me numerous times that "I did everything right" and provided you with everything your requested in a timely manner and kept everyone involved in the loop,  that not only am I out an item which I am left to my own devices to get shipped back or paid for, you're penalizing me for something I have no control over -- a "crime" that hasn't even been proven to have been comitted since the requisite amount of time hasn't even elapsed yet for the item to be verified lost or for that matter delivered?"


Her answer?  "Well, you could have avoided the problem entirely if you had just sent it Priority Mail.  It would have gotten there in a timely manner and if it did get lost it would have been insured."    


Gob-smacked doesn't quite cover it...


I said to her, let's not hash over the fact again that IT WAS THE BUYER that opted for Media Mail shipping, but if that's eBay's position (not to use Media  Mail), then why doesn't eBay make it impossible for sellers to ship an item any other way, or at the very least have an auto warning message come up that says:  "Due to significant delays in shipping from the Mainland to Hawaii (or vice-versa) we strongly suggest you use Priority Mail instead of Media Mail in order to expedite delivery and avoid your seller opening a 'Item Not Received' case against the transaction due to probable time required for delivery."


Her response?  "Oh, we would never do that because we want sellers to have control over how they choose to sell and ship their items.  Besides, I don't see why you're so concerned, you have 100% positive feedback and Top Seller status -- this incident isn't going to make a difference."


I kid you not!   That's what she said.  SImply incredible.  So I hung up and told her:  "Have a nice day."


So, moral of the story:


-- If you're selling an item that ordinarily is allowable and can be shipped via Media Mail and the buyer is in Hawaii, DON'T send it Media Mail.  Either cough up the extra money to send it Priority Mail yourself, indicate in your listing that expedited shipping is required for buyers that aren't in the lower 48 states, or don't allow bidders outside of the lower 48 to bid at all.


-- Or, change your Media Mail listings to Priority Mail to avoid the problem all together, though in my case most of my "Media Mail items" sell for so little, the cost of expedited shipping would double or triple the total amount due, which is a buyer deterrent -- which is why I am not in favor of going that route.


-- Realize that even though eBay has denied a buyer's request to cancel an item after it has been shipped, that doesn't mean they can't blast you with negative feedback however unwarranted.  IOW, you'd best keep eBay on your speed dial as you'll be talking to them a lot to get things straightened out.


-- Though I realize there are divergent opinions about whether to put bidders on a BBL, the buyer in question is now on mine and will stay there permanently.


-- If an eBay CS Rep tells you "You've done everything right, there's no need to worry" -- don't count on it.


-- For those who are wondering, yes I will be filing a lost package trace request with the PO in another week, though I fully expect the package will show up in due time.  


-- And finally, I'm not totally convinced that the buyer wasn't trying to pull a fast one from the get-go given her behavior, but if she wants to scam me out of eight bucks that bad, she can have it.  I'm not going to waste any more time or emotional energy on chasing her down for the money or demanding my item back.  Just not worth it.


Apologies for the length of this, but hopefully there's some value in sharing what happened -- especially when it comes to how eBay chose to handle the matter, which on one hand is mind-blowing, but on the other, sadly the way it seems it goes.


Regardless, thanks for listening to me vent.   Keep calm, and sell on!

Selling discussion

I was in the fine jewelry industry 23 years and I'm also a gemologist with technical expertise on stones, metals, labor and fabrication cost. I had been on Ebay before and listed a few modest value items not wanting to list my better pieces right away by testing the waters. I last month listed 20 items a few of those were better jewelry pieces. I've sold a few this month but notice paypal and ebay fees are taking a big bite . I'm seriously concidering not relisting or new listing my best expensive jewelry. I'm getting ridiculous lowball offers even on signed and designer items. I'm not desperate and the quality of buyer is bottom feeder types. I know finding a bargain is great but when I take the time and research to list my items against exact item listings and still get lowballed it's time to look at other selling avenues.

Selling discussion

Jul 26, 2016 11:21:15 AM PT

Ridiculous low ball offers on expensive items

Buyer had a buyer's remorse (I guess) but just refused the package. I just got it back. Zero communication - didn't send a msg saying he/she isn't interested anymore and didn't open a return request (which would have been approved automatically) - what am I supposed to do?


Never happend to me before.

Selling discussion

Jul 25, 2016 1:51:12 PM PT

Refused Package

It's been a while since I've listed anything for sale and I noticed a big difference in the procedure.  One thing I don't see anymore is the "require immediate payment" on a buy it now offer.  Is that no longer an option?



Selling discussion

Jul 25, 2016 11:23:26 AM PT

Immediate Payment

I sold item on July 9th person paid on July 11th. It showed paid to eBay I have transaction number of PayPal but it's never showed up in PayPal. Everytime I send PayPal information they send me somewhere else. It's not buyers fought she has proof of her payment. What do I do?

Selling discussion

Jul 25, 2016 12:57:36 PM PT

eBay shows paid not showed paid. to PayPal

Why would I have to offer 30 day returns on home decor and glassware to become top rated? 14 days is fair. I'm not selling gifts.

And why is the shipping listing section ( auction) not updated yet? If I add free shipping common sense tells me

the minium ( suggested price thingy should adjust.( Example Glass Bowl Fenton . Thingy suggests start bid at $ 6.95.

I have selected free shipping so it should idealy add that projected  cost then calculate starting bid suggestion to include that rate.

Listings engines dont post if if I dont use the suggested values as a new seler or it seems to me. I like offering free shipping every time with auction

because I sell vintage not new. Can the ebay team develope an adjust free shipping feature into starting bid price so the items will fit the

systems average price of sold items. It is logical right? Just a freindly suggestion for the developers. Because the price thingy is a turn off

to new sellers when it does not adjust free shipping into the senerio. In fact it freaks some new sellers away from selling here. Its a scare feature

if you are learning how to list and price the way it is now. Want more sellers?  Start there. Im experienced so I work around it but it should be updated to match eBays updated policies. Thanks. Good idea ? Or not?

Starting an eBay Business discussion

Jul 25, 2016 7:41:42 AM PT

30 day return? Free shipping ?

I gave the item information to the buyer by txting and giving photos. Buyer was happy and left me a positive feedback. But on Paypal the payment is still pending, I couldn't provide shipping labels and stuffs. I am a bit worried that the buyer may try to get the money back by saying the item has not been received or any other reasons...

Payments discussion

I recently purchased an item on Ebay paying with PAYPAL.Shortly after purchase was paid, vendor contacted me DIRECTLY saying he would ship item as soon as I sent Credit Card info to pay for it. I informed him payment had already been made through PP. (VIOLATION: Contacting buyers directly and not through Ebay messaging).  I have not heard ANYTHING back from him.


Shortly after his email, I checked my PP and my Credit Card for this transaction: Both had been billed. I returned to Ebay to check on my purchase to find 'the item was no longer available' and that the Seller was no longer listed with EBAY. It has been a week and neither my Credit Card nor PayPal has been refunded.


I have spent HOURS trying to contact EBAY directly, with no success due to needing the above information to jump through their many hoops. I still can't reach them. I'm not a happy camper at the moment! lol 

Any suggestions please?

Thank you!


Payments question

Jul 25, 2016 12:18:26 AM PT

Contacting EBAY impossible

Batik?? been stored since 1989.  Any info as to style/design greatly appreciated..Thanks

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 24, 2016 5:16:13 PM PT

need textile expert please



So a buyer recently won an auction for a laptop I am selling. He says he got a payment error and paypal told him he needs to get my email address and wants me to start corresponding with him through his phone number. This buyer also created his account on the day the auction was going to end. How should I proceed, I have already verified my paypal account works. Why would he needmy email address in order to pay?


Thank you

Payments question

Jul 25, 2016 9:19:48 AM PT

Buyer says he is having issues with paypal.

cple days later same truck,same owner is up for auction again ,now with a reserve, what`s going on??

My Account discussion

I purchased a pair of black lounge pants back in June. After waiting a couple of weeks, I still had not received them, and I emailed the seller to get a status on the order. The seller never responded, so I opened a DNR case with Ebay. Suddenly, the seller quickly shipped the item and I received it, and Ebay quickly closed the case in the seller's favor (which I understand because I had now received the item). 


I almost never leave negative feedback, but I was pretty irritated about this, so I went online to leave feedback for this transaction. For some odd reason, the item is NOT listed on my purchase list on the computer, yet I am able to pull it up on my phone. Whatever.


I left negative feedback for this seller: "Took seller a MONTH to ship this item to me. Did not reply to emails.", and literally five minutes later, Ebay emails me to tell me that my feedback was removed because of the case. I cannot appeal this decision, or even email someone to inquire further about it. It's just done and over with, as far as Ebay is concerned.


Because of this, I now view Ebay feedback as a joke. Sellers already cannot leave negative feedback for buyers, and now apparently, buyers cannot leave negative feedback for sellers at all if there is a case involved? So if a buyer has an unsatisfactory experience with a seller, that's just too bad, and we cannot warn other buyers of the issues? I have had cases before and I was able to leave negative or neutral feedback afterwards, so what gives? I feel like I am being censored. What is the point of feedback if we are unable to leave it in cases such as this? >:[


I will certainly be shopping more on Amazon from now on. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 27, 2016 7:10:34 AM PT

Ebay removed my negative feedback

Hi, my Husband found a fish locator he wants, it was a buy it now, he was messaging the Seller and they came to an agreement on a lower price. The Seller has not adjusted the buy it now, or sent an invoice, but messaged my Husband to transfer the payment directly to his paypal. This is a huge red flag for me, since it doesn't appear that there will be a "transaction" or "check out" through ebay. The price is about 1/4 of a new one retail, again, red flag. Thanks in advance.

Bidding & Buying discussion

This has happened to me 3 times just this month it is a hard case to win and is wasting my time


Today again I received my order just to see all items are not in my package yet all are marked as delivered in my purchase history.

over a week or two ago was my first hit with this so I opened a case and lost because they said all items were delivered

that was funny because I stated exactly what happened so obviously they did not even take time to read the case so I re-opend another case and that is still in process

but since then 2 more boxes came with the same darn thing.... missing items from order


I have 6,034 feedback received and purchased a lot more than that and I am going to have to stop buying multiple items on ebay and never out of the county again. That is pretty darn sad!


I know it has to be happing to other buyers I hope everyone complains and some how can get this fixed!


Oh buy the way they always ask you to return item for refund lol when you do not haver the item to send back

and no matter what you say they repeat the same thing in every message they send you.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Bought this clock for the glass. Notice all of the free packaging items from the P.O. It really cranks me off. The box is full of free padded mailers, Priority boxes, envelopes. It's the only thing they used for packaging. Of course the clock didn't make it in one piece any way!Smiley Mad

Selling discussion

i sold a dvd movie, written feedback comment from the  buyer was for perfume. the comment was negative. damaging my seller image,how do i remove the written comment

Selling question

I have a pair of Star wars shoes that have "eatwithhope" on them and Im wondering if anyone knows the reference?

Selling discussion

Before I sold an item a lady asked if it had a dongle
I sent her pictures of what was included since I didn't know what a dongle was and told her I wasn't sure if that was a dongle but that's what was in the box
She bought it anyway and now says that part is missing
I told her to open a case with eBay because that's what your suppose to do with global shipping because she wanted either half her money back or for me to pay for all the shipping fees which I explained eBay charged her those fees
Not me
instead she opened it with Paypal does anyone know how PayPal handles global shipping cases?

Selling discussion

Jul 26, 2016 7:03:35 PM PT

Global shipping

I made a "Best Offer" on an item. I put no additional message in my offer.


The Seller responded with a counteroffer and included a URL in the message. I want to decline the offer, but I get this message:


"Your Best Offer cannot be sent for the following reason: We’ve noticed that your Best Offer included some contact information. We don’t allow email addresses, phone numbers, or URLs in Best Offer communications. Also, members can’t use the Best Offer feature to contact each other about buying or selling outside of eBay. Please go back and remove your contact information, as well as make sure that your transaction will take place on eBay where it will be covered by our buyer protection and feedback policies."


I did not include the URL in my communications, the seller did. I can't remove a portion of their message, only they can. Ebay is not differentiating the two sides of the communication like it should.


Also, there doesn't appear to be anywhere I can communicate with the seller about this problem and tell them to remove the URL from their message, other than the Best Offer dialog, which won't let me send anything. There is the ask a question link at the bottom of the description, but all those questions are public and they plus their answers will be displayed on the page for everyone to read.


Ebay's own contact page breaks everything down into preset catagories and sub-catagories, and doesn't appear to have a spot for something like this.


I don't want to just wait 48 hours to let the offer time out and risk some sort of black mark on my account because I didn't respond. What can I do? Please help!

Bidding & Buying discussion

My Account question

I can't find where my purchase history or buying summary is at with the Seller Hub. Where can I view my recent purchases?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 25, 2016 4:27:13 PM PT

Where is the Purchase History?

Hello! a buyer cancelled a bid on me, how's this possible? all I received was an email from eBay saying buyer cancelled bid. there is nothing in my bid history of their ever being a bid now I'm stuck with the item as it was an exclusive and now the market is flooded with the same item that is now cheaper Smiley Sad I thought buyers could not cancel without 1st contacting the seller (me) please help Smiley Happy

Selling question

Jul 26, 2016 8:49:35 PM PT

Buyer cancelled a bid on me?

How do I can cancel my ebay store?  Where do I go?

My Account question

Jul 26, 2016 10:31:50 AM PT

where to i go to cancel my store

I am new to this ebay cancellation stuff and wondered if any of you could advise me. I bought an item which the seller has now cancelled. IT is now currently a pending case and it says to accept the cancellation request but i have not yet been refunded. Please can someone advise me what i need to do so i can make sure i get the refund? The seller is saying that he cant refund the money until i accept the cancellation request. I would be so grateful if someone could get back to me.

Getting Started question

Jul 26, 2016 12:24:23 PM PT

cancellation and refund

how can i report a member(seller) who keeps listing out of stock item? i purchased and paid but seller told me out of stock but they still keep listing and listing page shows still 3 pcs are in stock. i emailed to ebay cs for help explaining the situation and they told me to click "report a member" and write the problem so that ebay can warn or punish seller but i cannot find "report a member" section. thank you for your kindest help.

Tools & Apps question

Jul 25, 2016 4:20:21 PM PT

report a member

If a bidder has 48 bid retractions in 12 months, is that a bad sign?

Selling question

Jul 26, 2016 10:07:37 AM PT

Bid retraction number is high


Turbo Lister will not restore any items/listings within any backup file (there are several that should contain the listings I desire) after the items/listings were accidently deleted (along with the folder that they were in) in one Turbo Lister session.  These items/listing were in an unsold folder, other items in other folders restore as normal.


What I tried:  Unistalling and reinstalling TL. Installing TL on another computer and attempting to restore database from thumb drive.  Renaming backup files (so that my username isn't part of the filename), I've tried restoring from an external backup hard drive.


Note that during the restore process, a window appears tha says: Processing for (my username).  This doesn't happen during a normal, sucessfull restore.


Any ideas?


Tools & Apps question

Jul 25, 2016 7:10:49 AM PT

Turbo Lister will not restore database

I have another account that I want to link with this account.  I cant find the place to do it.

My Account question

Jul 25, 2016 1:45:43 PM PT


I need help identifying what this artwork is and I would like to now who made the artwork?

Selling question

Jul 25, 2016 2:28:20 PM PT

I need help identifying this art?


Was hoping someone knew where this little guy was made? He's made of wood. Carved and shell opens up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 26, 2016 3:55:21 PM PT

Help with where turtle was made?

How can I keep the number of items sold displaying on that item and still not sell any in the wintertime?

Selling question



I recently had a buyer leave positive feedback  "Great doing business with!!!!". Smiley Happy Thing is they dinged my DSR. Smiley Sad It was for the "item as described" category. Why leave positive, if not happy? (not complaining, just wondering). FWIW, buyer never contacted me. Should I just go ahead and block them? My gut says YES.



Selling question

Jul 25, 2016 3:59:34 PM PT

To block or not to block?

You guys recently helped me with my response to a package that took a tour of the USA on its way to a buyer. BTW it got there, late, but the buyer was never worried about it and was very nice. Now a book sent by media mail has been sent to the wrong city and then to a mail recovery center, according to the tracking. It has been 10 days, not business days. I filled out a search request with USPS but haven't heard anything yet and haven't heard from the buyer either. I know some of you will say wait for the buyer to contact me. I don't know why he/she hasn't. On my seling accounts I really pride myself on getting things shipped next day and sometimes same day and when things go right with USPS people get their stuff in 2-4 days even in Hawaii. This is just frustrating to me and I feel guilty for failing my buyer.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Jul 25, 2016 7:01:05 PM PT

Here I go again

I was having a problem with my password so I purchased as a guest.  Now I have recieved my items and I love them, but I can't seem to get in to leave the seller a super review.  What can I do.?


Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 26, 2016 11:59:57 AM PT

are guests able to leave positive feedback?

Hi can someone help me identify this mark?

Thanks for any help!!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 25, 2016 11:50:59 AM PT

Can someone help with hallmark on cup?

Selling question

Well, I live in Europe, bouthg on ebay USA, I paid 665$ for a new, unopened, sealed Iphone. It was advertised as UNLOCKED! Then I spent months to contacting T-Mobile. They said they can't unlock the mobile because I am not their customer. I contacted the seller and she never replied. T-Mobile told me to contact Apple, and Apple told me to contact the career. Thet don't want to understand my situation, I don't live in USA Smiley Happy I have read the requierements of T-Mobile in order to unlock the phone. It was new, sealed, in box, never opened, I don't think it was stolen or something else. But they refuse even to check the IMEI because I am not their customer. Guys, friends, any idea? Do you know what I have to do? Usually I always buy phones from ebay and it was my bad experience for the first time. Any suggestion? Or maybe there is some solution that I don't know?



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