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Trying to add my active listings to my catogories. Every time I do, they go to "Other" and not what I chose.

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Selling question

Apr 25, 2015 1:12:15 PM PT

What am I doing wrong?

I recently picked this up at an auction...because I thought it was cute and that it looked rather old/vintage.  Can anyone identify the maker and approx. year of it's manufacture?  There are no markings on the bottom.  It is 8" tall x 6 3/4" long (side view).  Thanks so much in advance.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

How do I add a store theme to my store? I have been researching it online and this is what it says: "

  1. Go to My ebay>Manage My Store>Display Setting.
  2. The second window in the page says “theme and display” on the left"

I can't find the "Display Setting". Help?


This is all I can see: 2221.png


Selling question

Apr 25, 2015 7:09:00 PM PT

How to pick theme colors for store?

Show us what you found this week.

This is my best bling this week ..... my first great-grandson!  Athens was 7 pounds 12 oz and 21 1/2 inches long with lots of hair.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 24, 2015 5:08:55 PM PT


Haven't seen any of these in a while - has eBay stopped having these promotions?


Here's an email invite that I received in August 2014:


MORE FREE LISTINGS For back to school
List the items every student needs to be successful. Now through August 8, pay no insertion fees* on up to 15,000 fixed price listings. Includes 30-day listings.

Selling discussion

It`s 2".    Unique design the way the clusters of 5 marquis wire over to the front from the back (clear as mud..right?)  


Any ideas on origin? I`m getting a West Germany or Austria vibe, but alas, no marking.


Not quite sure how to descripe the larger pear shaped..all I can think of is a soft, muted Sabrina? That correct?


Thank ya!







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 2:24:28 PM PT

Any Ideas On This Lovely Brooch?

I have just posted another post qith more serious question, but this just want to check people's opinion:


Seller said the the height of the sofa with feet is 27''.



I measured the height with feet 28.75".

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Ebay closed the case saying seller's description is accurate.


Do I not get something here? I just honestly don't understand the situation and started to think I am missing something obvious....

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:24:08 AM PT

please confirm I am not an idiot?

I picked up a beautiful Victorian photo album yesterday, full of wonderful images and I wanted to share this lovely woman's photograph.

Is she wearing some lovely jewels or what ? I love looking at old photographs, but it's especially nice when they have on their bling. :smileyhappy:



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 10:30:50 AM PT

Victorian photograph, love the jools !


New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I am wondering if I have categorized this correctly..There is a stamp on the bottom that I am hoping can be identified..Any help appreciatedcopper1.jpg2.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 26, 2015 11:09:40 AM PT

Vtg Arts & Crafts Art Deco copper vase

The answer is no.


When you see the bidder "o****a" in these live auctions (who has placed 590,352 bids in the last 30 days) that is NOT a person on eBay.


An eBay "live" auction allows eBay buyers to bid via the Internet while a live auction is taking place.

There are people in a room with an auctioneer and everytime one of those floor bidders raise their numbered paddle, the eBay system has to be updated with the latest bid.


To do this, they use a proxy bidder with the eBay ID of o****a. So this is not a single person placing 19,678 bids a day but represents all of floor bidders in the room where the auction is taking place.


30-Day Summary
Total bids: 590352
Items bid on: 110956


  Bidder Click here to know more about anonymous user IDs Bid Amount Bid Time

  Member Id: o***1 ( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499)   US $425.00
Apr-12-15 14:54:22 PDT
  Member Id: o***a   US $400.00
Apr-12-15 14:54:19 PDT
  Member Id: o***1 ( 270Feedback score is 100 to 499)   US $375.00
Apr-12-15 14:54:13 PDT
  Member Id: o***a   US $350.00
Apr-12-15 14:54:12 PDT
 Starting Price   US $1.00
Apr-03-15 12:45:14 PDT

Bidding & Buying question

Apr 26, 2015 2:04:21 PM PT

Are there shill bidders in live auctions?




I just need to change the size from L to XL for above item I've requested before?

Please let me know when I will receive the iteam (date)?

Thank you.

My Account question

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

IMG_0547.jpgIMG_0545.jpgThe first one, The picture"Venice" is an authentic antique etching by F. Farkas.  With tilted towers in corner. Sold 5/13/2011. There is a very small tear on the bottom right near the artist name. 

The second one is the famous Castle Garth part of Newcastle-0n-Tyne by C. Manning done before 1889.  I found  a lot of photos for this scene around this date in flicker basically identical to the painting with different people.  None had the painters name of C. Manning.  I am totally lost when it comes to these pictures.  Any help with any pricing, so I can list them would be greatly appreciated.  I am at my moms going through years of collections of a lot of mysteries.

Collectibles & Art discussion

I read the Silpada pieces have an arrowhead mark which this one does (Joseph's head)

There is also a copyright symbol and .925. Above that, there is what looks like the number 69.

Does that number mean anything?

Are all the nativity brooches retired?

Thanks for any help.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 4:28:34 PM PT

Markings on Silpada Nativity Brooch

I hope someone can help date these Gianni Versace leather pants. I have had them since2007  and thought they might be from the Bondage series? 

I have lost the frontal view -the mos timportant view I know 

Thanks versaceLEATHERpants2.jpg versaceLEATHERpants7.jpgmuch. 


ugly pic I know 


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Thank you for any help! 

Fashion discussion

Hi all and thanks.

From an estate. I was thinking those look like Yei characters but this is an area I know little of. Is that a horse or lama? Any thoughts would be gratfulley accepted. Approx. 38" long w additional 2" fringe. 18 1/2" wide

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Antiques and Research

Hopeing someone can help identify the artist of this colorful pottery pitcher with what looks to be a holly leaf.  The bottom is incised with letters that appears to be ufyc or ufmc but doesn't make sense to me.  Also incised Italy and numbered.  Appreciate any help provided.DSCN0887.JPG








Collectibles & Art discussion

I bought the sofa from the seller. When I was buying it, the dimensions of the sofa were the most important factor for me in choosing which sofa to buy because I have a very narrow door and staircase. So I specifically asked for the "exact" dimensions of the sofa, not just the approximate ones. Seller then added the dimensions of the sofa to the description. I checked the added dimensions against my door and the staircase and they were OK. I then paid by Paypal and arranged a delivery company. The the sofa arrived it appreared that the dimensions were wrong, especially the most important dimension for me - the height (i.e. the smallest dimension) of the sofa.


I immidiately messaged the seller but he rufused to accept the return. I then opened the case. After a number of communication with eBay and seller EBay closed the case in the seller's favour with the following comment to me in the email I received: “We've determined that the seller has described the item accurately.”


Seller said the the height of the sofa is 27'' including the feet. On the pictures it can be clearly seen that the height with feet is 28.75" (73 cm) height (including feet which are 3" (7.6 cm)).


The difference may look little but when we are talking brick wall 1.75'' is quite a lot and there is no real way to get a sofa through a space if that space is smaller than the sofa even by 1 inch. 


I wanted to appeal but whe I pressed the "I want to appeal" button on the page, the page immidiately turned to "Your appeal was made and we will come back to your" message, I wasn't given any opportunity to explain anything or upload the photos. In 10 minutes the paga again chencged and now is saying "Your appeal was unsuccessful". I haven't received any email confrming that I made the appeal and it was unsuccessful, not any explanation why it was unsuccessful. I have then sent an email to Ebay Customer Support asking this question, explaining my situationa nd attaching the photos, but did not get any response.


What can I do now? I spent £460 for the sofa and £56 for the delivery company, and now I don't have money for another sofa and this sofa is blocking my hallway downstairs because it cannot fit through anywhere else because of its height.


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Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Vase is 10.5" tall with no maker's mark that I find.  Looks similar to a couple of the Northwood and Fenton listings, but for all I know it could be from the closest FTD shop.  Glass is clear at tips and base.  Any info will be greatly appreciated!





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Meant to start chat earlier. 



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Picked this up today for a couple bucks.  Fairly sure it is new but can't find one like lt.  It is 7 1/4 inches in height and weighs a bit over 1 1/2 pounds.  There is an impressed mark on the bottom.


Can anyone translate the mark and tell me which picture is the correct orientation of the mark?  Thanks!













Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 26, 2015 3:27:49 PM PT

information on water melon bowl

I am hoping someone can help me identify the origin of this porcelain bull that has floral and other designs on it?  There are no marks other than the number 122 stamped on the bottom.  It stands about 5.5" tall.  Thank you for any help or advice.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hoping to get some info on this childs bowl marked Germany 236 on reverse?  Thank you!DSC_0001.JPGDSC_0002.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 26, 2015 2:13:07 PM PT

Pottery - Childs Bowl Germany 236

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I could not find any markings to lead me in any direction  The textured circular thing slides out and reveals a little coiled spring.  It looks like it once had a silver finish to it  I say pocket thingy but the ring on the top could mean something else.  HELP!!    Thank you for taking a peak and any assistance you can provide 

Antiques discussion

Apr 27, 2015 11:31:12 AM PT

What pocket contraption is this? Militaria??

Hi!  I know there's a name for these mugs made in Italy, but for the life of me, I can't remember what it is.  Can anyone please identify this mug for me?  Also, can you make out the signature on the bottom.  The mug is approx. 5" tall x 3" round at the top.  Thanks so  much in advance.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 26, 2015 4:18:51 AM PT

ID this face mug made in Italy....

After a buyer received item they want to return, so I sent a return label. buyer can not get to Post Office till date that refund is due. I do not want to refund money until I have my coin back. Please advise, and see below.


Dear grcooper68,

i will ship it out this monday. i work the next few days and will not be able to get to the post office. thank you for your time,

- everything4george
Click the Respond button to reply through Messages, or go to your email to reply

From: grcooper68
To: everything4george
Subject: grcooper68 sent a message about 1944-D Hand Engraved AW Initials in MS 64! #321723443273
Sent Date: Apr-23-15 10:59:15 PDT

Dear everything4george,

Sorry you are not happy with your purchase, so I sent a return label so the item can be returned. I will refund the full purchase price when the coin is received. I want everyone to be satisfied.


- grcooper68


Hi grcooper68,

everything4george requested to return 1944-D Hand Engraved AW Initials in MS 64! because something is wrong with the item. The buyer requested a full refund.

Next steps:

See the request details. Be sure to resolve the buyer's request by Apr 28, 2015. After that date, the buyer could ask us to open a case, and this can affect your seller performance level.

Note that if you accept a return, you'll be charged for return shipping because the buyer mentioned that something's wrong with the item.

See request details

You can ask us to step in and help if there's a problem with the buyer's request.

Item Information
Item ID:321723443273
Order ID:321723443273-0
Buyer email:richardray7771967@hotmail.com
Sale price:$110.00
Sale date:Apr-19-15 13:48:55 PDT
Buyer ID:everything4george
Return ID:5008892785
Return opened:Apr-23-15 05:40:57 PDT
Return shipping:seller pays
Return reason:It arrived damaged
Comments:hello sir, i appreciate the prompt shipping, but there is a problem with the coin. let me first say that i am not trying to be a jerk. i am an experienced numismatist with over 45 years of service. the holder has been cracked open and re-glued. the holder is supposed to be hermetically sealed. the coin does appear to be a au-58 as well. i realize when i bought the coin you do not offer returns, but you have to see my side of it. it appears as if a better quality coin was in the holder, the holder cracked open and this coin was substituted. that may not have happened, but if i were to resubmit the coin for it to be re slabbed there is no doubts in my mind that it would come back as au-58. can you work with me on the price of the coin. a fair price for this would be $75. i completely understand your policy and i am not trying to upset a fellow person from North Carolina but i was hoping some sort of resolution. thank you, Richard

Shipping & Returns question

Apr 25, 2015 6:16:46 AM PT

Returns and refunds



Good afternoon everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out if the flower part of this brooch is enamel or  textured?

What do you think?

Thank you for any help.









Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I would like your assistance on making sure this bag is authentic. Thanks!



Fashion discussion

Just "mark" in lower case.  Imagine the frustration of googling a maker's mark called "mark".  I did not see it on the RCJ site.


Whole necklace, in case it reminds anyone of something:




The tag:



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I do quite a bit of rhinestone replacing but I'm especially proud of this large Coro Duette restoration.
Picked this up in a TS last week, one area of one of the clips had black/dead stones and the metal had a gummy black gunk over them. Not sure what it came into contact with but between the bead set stones and the gunk, those stones had to be removed by carefully crushing them and cleaning out the cups.
It was also missing a few of the other stones and a couple of the square central line stones.
After a few days of removing the dead stones and cleaning the settings I started replacing those stones yesterday.
Thankfully 95% of the original stones were fine and it was just a matter of getting the sizes right.
Every cup called for a slightly different size, none were consistant and I had to tuck them up under the sliver of metal to set them properly.
I just wish I had thought to take a 'before' picture.
A special shout out to Sarah for the stones she sent me a few months ago, they were a huge help:heart:

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I was so lucky to have found this in a box lot, I can't believe it,  now I need help with dating the item.  I think the leaves are green gold.  I put the stones on the gem tester and it said the middle was ruby/sapphire and the purple ones I could not tell but kinda went between spinel, topaz and sapphire.  I know the presidium will not say if synthetic or not but no biggie.  The pin/pendant is not marked but tested solidly as 14k with acid and the auracle metal detector.    I was thinking because of the trombone closure and the fact that it's not marked might make it an antique but I'm no expert and I was wondering if you guys would chime in, please???    My weekend bling!!!  wooo hooo    This is why I love doing this   The hunt is so much fun  Thank you guys in advance  

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Can this lamp possibly be a Fenton lamp? The base is marked HEDCO, searched using HEDCO Fenton and see there are some but , not in this pattern. Can someone please assist in an ID? Measures approx 16" tall. Thanks very much!Fenton Violets Snow Lamp (2).JPGFenton Violets Snow Lamp (3).JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 7:02:52 AM PT


I know it's probably very difficult to get an answer from just a pic but maybe someone recognizes something  Anywho, here it goes  These appear to be wood, kinda rosewood in color  What do you think?

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This white one is cold to the touch but not glass  What klind of stone could this be?  

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Is this cloissone?  Do  you think it's very old?  Chinese, Japanes, or? 

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Thank you for any help you can provide    



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi. Does anyone know what the mark on this bowl says?

I searched Gotheborg and couldn't find it.

It is 3" tall x 9" wide and weighs a little over 2 pounds.

The design has butterflies and flowers.

The flowers have dots on them that you can feel.

Any help is much appreciated.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 25, 2015 10:35:25 AM PT

Help With ID And Maker Of Ceramic Asian Bowl

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Hi My second find for this weekend!  It tested positivwe with simichrome as bakelite.  I tried rubbing it to see if I could smell the formaldehyde and got nothing but then agin my smeller is not that good.  What color would you consider this?  I tried looking at other examples but there is a wide range of names to choose from.  Please help with the color and a possible date range for production.  It's approx 1.25" wide 2.5" across the inside aznd pretty thick, my hope is that it's one of the nicer ones...fingers crossed!   Thank you in advance for your imput 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 26, 2015 2:11:17 PM PT

Dark amber bakeleite bangle help please!

Any idea what the type of acrylic this might be called?  It has a sort of inner glow in sunlight or light.  It looks firey!  It's bumpy.redred

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


Home & Garden discussion

Can anyone tell me what the mark on the back of an old plate I found means?

I appreciate any help.






Collectibles & Art discussion

On My Ebay account I am showing no purchases. But I am showing the purchase on PayPal. It was delivered to Monee IL and I live in Black River NY.


Transaction Details

Express Checkout Payment Sent 

 Date  Type  Status  Details  Amount  Date  Type  Status  Details  Amount
Original Transaction
 Apr 24, 2015Payment To Robert Prieto Completed ...-$69.99 USD 
Related Transaction
 Apr 24, 2015Add Funds from a Bank Account CompletedYour transfer from your bank account to your PayPal account is complete.
Your transfer from your bank account to your PayPal account is complete.
 Details$69.99 USD 

Shopping Cart Contents

Qty Item Options Price
1Vintage Dead Nuts Pro Copper John Bow Sight Lighted 5 Pin Optic Site Aluminum
Item # 271797389843
 $69.99 USD
Amount $69.99 USD

My Account question


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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I went through the Gotheborg website and the Qianlong marks are the only ones that come close to the stamp on the base of this  I just wanted to see if anyone was more familiar with these marks and is it standard for the marks to be a little different from each other or does it mean I don't have a match?  I don't think this vase is too old but I'd like to associate it with the proper maker, era etc.  Thanks for any help you can lend 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi everyone, just was curious if anyone recognized the marks on these jars. Or are they just a nice Pier 1 / Pottery barn find? Thanks.IMAG2419.jpgIMAG2417.jpgIMAG2421.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Good morning,   here are a pair of candleholders, Scandinavian modern style, with a mark I do not recognize.

These appear to be put together by hand, but the bottom sections are identical so I assume pieces were poured?

TIA for any help.  :smileyhappy:


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I recently picked up this beautifully vase. It is unmarked so I need help with the ID if possible. The vase has metal handled top and bottom glass vase with amazing pink glaze that gives off a rainbow design with moved in the light. I just fell in love it, and hope that someone can help me out. The vase measures 8 inches tall. Thanks for your help in advance,




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew an approximate age or name of style for this dress? And what a good asking price would be? Thank you for any help!016.JPG016.JPG017.JPG

Fashion discussion

Apr 27, 2015 3:53:39 PM PT

Need Help With Christian Dior Dress

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Product Discussions discussion

Hi All,


Was just wondering if there's a name in the jewelry world for this technique? The layer underneath the gold lines appears to be enamel and the gold is painted over the base layer  to emulate fish scales and accent the whole piece. I couldn't find another one that looked quite like this one.


TIA for any info.









Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Apologies for the lousy photos, quick pics to post, obvious jewlery , but I seem to remember this type of lidded box for some type of memorial...it feels like light plaster,or chalkware, there is a small chip where it is visable, not ceramic or porcelain, Thanks for input, V76IMG_4125.JPGIMG_4126.JPGIMG_4124.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 27, 2015 4:33:52 PM PT

Jewlery box, or something else?

Does anyone know if Fenton make Milady in milk glass, either for themselves or for sale by someone else?


This vase is 10.75" high, 5.75" diameter at the rim, 5.5" diameter at the base.  I can only find Milady vases in carnival versions, overlay versions, and one experimental green version. Also, the vases I have found all have 6-pointed crimped / ruffled rims, whereas mine has a flared rim.


I've looked in the Whitmyer 1907-1939 and 1939-1980 books (only covers carnival), the Walk 1940-1970 "Big Book" and 1970-1985 Compendium (none listed), and the Warman/Moran ID Price Guide (shows the "kitchen green" version, and a couple of QVC overlay colors).  And, of course, the usual websites like DDoty, FentonFanatics, Carnival Heaven.  The National Fenton Glass Society page also shows several of the vases in their newsletter archives, but none matching mine.


Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!









Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 27, 2015 4:34:42 PM PT

Did Fenton make Milady in milk glass?


Historical Memorabilia discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:22:26 PM PT

this is paper is it an original or repro

I posted this on the Pottery, Glass and Porcelain board also.


Picked this up today for a couple bucks.  Fairly sure it is new but can't find one like lt.  It is 7 1/4 inches in height and weighs a bit over 1 1/2 pounds.  There is an impressed mark on the bottom.


Can anyone translate the mark and tell me which picture is the correct orientation of the mark?  Thanks!













Collectibles & Art discussion

9564.jpeg9564.jpegBought this piece and need help identifying. Came from a collection of other glass I have bought including a Vistosi Bird By Allessandro Pianon. This piece is 30" high by 12" wide by 4" deep.  Waffled three layer piece with a hollowed triangle running through the width. Also a cylindrical pattern is present through the whole piece. Piece weighs an easy 150lbs. Any help appreciated

Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Apr 27, 2015 3:34:59 PM PT

Retro Art Glass 1960 1970 vintage

Please help id this black glass tray that has a ribbed top surface and flat bottom. It measures 13 1/4" diameter, 1/2" tall and weighs 4 1/4 pounds. Is this made by L.E. Smith or possibly McKee? I do nt see and marks. Thank you in advance.P1012139.JPGP1012140.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have a case, but not how to handle it because Ebay does not give me the tools to do it or do not know how, it turns out, I win a bet, almost inadvertently a LG G3, which was saying that was defective in reading the sim card, but the seller never put photos of the damage, and when they ask, I leave you on hold, and never the shipping, so I have not paid the bet because of poor communication with the seller, and the seller has not completed the shipment, because I have not paid, 2 days after requesting him to cancel the purchase I get tired of waiting for photographs, but with very bad attitude told me I ought to paying it, or else I would block my paypal account, I need to know how to handle this case, since by his bad attitude and poor communication do not want to deal with this seller.
I need help because ebay could cancel my account or paypal account.
and try to discuss with the seller but I can not treat that person.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Wanted some thoughts on this issue. I sold an item (diabetes test strips) to a buyer. Mailed them (3/16). Got paid. Never heard anything.  The other day (4/23) I get a message from eBay saying the buyer wants a refund as he never received the item.
I never included the tracking information in my shipment (first and last time I ever do that).  I through out the receipt from the USPS as it was over a month.

My solution thus far is having the Post Master try to locate the tracking number.


I was proactive and called his local Post Office (across the country). The new guy (his store) before I could finish. They have got calls before and claim his system of receiving is a nightmare as he gets a lot of packages weekly. The man at the post office said he is sure he definitely has the item and cant find it in his own store.

With that being said the buyer now keeps asking for a tracking number and a refund.

End of the day if the post office comes back empty can I dig my heels in and say it's been over a month? The refund too is over $1K.

I appreciate all advice. 

Selling discussion

I had an item on eBay auction that was particularly popular and suddenly my phone started ringing and I was inundated with calls and texts (at 11 pm). I didn't take the calls as I didn't recognize the numbers or locations, but when I listened to the voicemails they were from (potential) bidders. I was astonished! I know we're required to provide a phone number on our ebay account but I was totally unaware eBay would give out my number to strangers! Ridiculous! Seems like an invasion of privacy. First time this has ever happened in 15 years. I tried to change a setting on my account info to "private" but saw no option to do so.

Selling discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:54:21 PM PT

eBay Gave my Phone Number out to Bidders

What exactly is the 7 day wait for when you want to leave a neutral feedback with someone who is a powerseller? My feedback wont be aby different now then it will be then. I have my item, it wasnt as described but I was able to get it working so I want to leave a neutral. Just dont understand the exact purpose of the waiting period. Are they hoping we will forget or change our minds later?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Apr 25, 2015 11:46:40 AM PT

Why the 7 day wait?

Yes I am once again having an issue with a buyer and ebay as well. I have received a false negative feedback from a buyer stating the dress i sold her was only 23 inches long which is untrue this item was 34 inches long and have sold many others of the same with many other positive feedbacks to prove it. After looking further into buyers feedback left for other sellers it was the same thing buyer was rarely happy. Ebay told me i have to communicate with buyer and ask them to revise it there is no way they can remove it. This is false and has just knocked me from a top rated seller for my next evaluation. And if it was truly 23 inches why did buyer not file inad case

Selling discussion

Apr 25, 2015 7:35:49 PM PT

False negative feedback

I've been selling a lot of books, mostly as sets (by series, by author, by type), and have started to accumulate a lot of singletons that can't be listed this way. Good books, high quality, but individually not worth effort to list given very small profit margin. However, it occurred to me that maybe I could do something like this:


Put together an inventory list of all these singletons -- or maybe an inventory list for the singletons in each genre -- then put up a listing on ebay for each inventory list with something like "Science Fiction Genre - Pick 10 books from list in Description for $10" 10 books together would be worthwhile to list, plus customer would pay a lot less shipping. When a customer bought one set of ten, he indicates the ten he wants as a note to the order. His buy takes the listing down, I ship his 10, adjust inventory list in the listing and then put the listing back out again.


This is such a simple idea I figured others must have thought of it, but I can't really find any listings of this type on ebay. This then makes me wonder if ebay has some type of policy against listings like this.



Selling discussion

. Bought in Antique shop in the 40s, opaque glass, bought in SE Ct, appear to be hand painted with a gold rim, no markings of any kind

Selling discussion

I sold an item, invoiced the customer, went back in later it showed paid in eBay (check mark and $ sign were in Blue.  Said PRINT LABEL in Blue, so I did and mailed package out same day. When I went back in much later it showed item was not paid that it was mailed and the check mark and the $ were in grey. I called ebay they sent me to Paypal: Paypal said customer attempted to make payment and it did not take. They don't know why eBay marked it as paid.  eBay said they have no record of payment being made and that perhaps I hit the Label button by mistake or the Customer may have changed their mind. I should put in an unpaid item assist.  Now I am out $190.00.  Because customer is ignoring me completly.  I have been selling for at least 10 years I know the difference between a Paid item and an Unpaid item.  Has anyone had this problem?  All I know is PayPal and eBay are saying they are not responsible.

Payments question

Selling question

Hello, Does anyone have an idea who the maker of this footed matte green jardiniere is? Heavy matte green glaze appx. 10 inches tall 13 inches wide. The leaf motif is like a dandelion leaf. Mint condition ,any suggestion on value ?

Collectibles & Art discussion

Can anyone shed some light on what this is?  I've looked up antique plungers but haven't found anything that looks quite like what I have.  Any ideas?

Antiques discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:47:19 PM PT

ID help: Antique copper plunger?

Why does counter indicate multiple views immediately upon listing item?


Sometimes the counter shows zero upon listing item. Then other times the

counter shows as many as six views immediately upon listing. I'm talking

about one second after listing. This diminishes my confidence that the

counters are accurate.


Does anyone have an explanation?




Selling question

So here is the deal:

I purchased an amp that was listed as "Excellent Condition".  When I received the amp, first thing I did was remove the non-original hokey badge that was on it.  I want to return this amp, because it is not in excellent condiiton, it is not even in workable condition. Problem is, I lost the badge.  Am I out of luck, will I still be able to return the amp if eBay steps in?  



A little background:
After plugging it in, I noticed a multitiude of issues.  I figured I would take it in to the shop to see if it could just be some maintenence stuff.  It wasn't.  It is going to cost me over half the cost that I paid for it to get it to a normal running condition.  The tech told me it was electrically unsafe to use. Upon speaking to the seller, he wanted no part in helping me out. Told me "Luck of the draw", and that it is clearly stated that he doesn't offer returns.




Shipping & Returns question

Apr 26, 2015 3:45:26 PM PT

Returning an amp without badge

Hey guys. My package was out for delivery on the tracking information, but I revieced this instead of the package. Why do i owe money? I paid $5 for economy shipping to the seller on the transaction. This is something the seller should pay, correct? 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Apr 25, 2015 11:59:33 AM PT

Payment due to Post office?

I hate that we have to accept Paypal E-checks, there should be a way to select an option of not accepting them. They tie up our inventory too long.  I could have opened an UPI case by now and relisted the item!




Just had to vent. 





Payments question

Apr 25, 2015 3:58:54 PM PT

I hate paypal E-chcecks

Hello, Does anyone have an idea who the maker of this footed matte green jardiniere is? Heavy matte green glaze appx. 10 inches tall 13 inches wide. The leaf motif is like a dandelion leaf. Mint condition ,any suggestion on value ?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 24, 2015 5:25:16 PM PT

identify matte green jardiniere

Follow up on "exuberant bid buyer".


So after I sent:


1. Five (5) polite reminders/messages to the buyers about winning, paying, invalid shipping address, missing order details.

2. Waiting 2 days and no response from buyer.

3. Filing a UID.


Today (day 3) I finally get a bunch of messages from the silent buyer asking to MC.


What should I do? I did not respond to any of those messages yet nor did I do a MC yet.


Remember that if they do pay (which I doubt), the shipping will be impossible since the shipping address is invalid according to UPS (I'm in the US and buyer is in RU).

Selling discussion

There are too many China sellers are using fake locations. They say their locations are Hong Kong or the US but  they are not in Hong Kong or in the US. They are actully in China. I've purchased some items from Hong Kong sellers before. But items were shipped from China. Then I search "US Only", but there are sill some China sellers. I am not saying that all China sellers are not honest but many of them are doing such thing called "location abuse".  I always try to avoid purchasing things from China sellers because it takes like a month or even longer time to ship an item from China to the United States. And when a problem happens, it's hard to make a resolution. As a buyer, I felt like I had been cheated by sellers location. Why does Ebay allow them to use fake locations?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Apr 25, 2015 4:26:47 PM PT

Many China sellers are using fake locations

I am selling a camera and I accidentally made it available internationally.  I noticed this mistake 3 days ago, and quickly "revised" the item description to read that it can only ship within the USA. I made the revision very lear with several ****** asteriks.


Still, the current high bidder is from Russia and the auction ends tonight.  I just sent him a message a few minutes ago, but I don't know if I should wait to cancel his bid with the auction ending so soon, or just do it right now.



Selling discussion

Apr 27, 2015 6:37:16 AM PT

Should I cancel the high bid?

Buyer purchased IPhone 4s but wants to ship to a relative in Nigeria. Have any others come across this request? Potential scam? They offered to pay an additional $70 for shipping.

Shipping & Returns question

Apr 24, 2015 11:27:33 PM PT

Ship to Nigeria

Ok so I checked tracking and it says "package transferred to local post office" 1day ago wouldn't it be delivered today?

Shipping & Returns discussion

I just opened return request and ill probobly have to return item that i got to the seller. In return details there is seller's address written, the problem is that it is written with chinese letters. How do i address package with chinese letters? Is there anyway to check seller's address written in our alphabet?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Apr 26, 2015 12:12:08 PM PT

Sending item on chinese adress

Unique carved design tabletop, anyone familiar? 

Moving right along cleaning out my Mom's 3 story full house. .until I found this!

Not sure anything about it but it's beautiful! Every inch tells a story.

I'll post individual pix of each side and any info at all would be wonderful

Home & Garden discussion

Hi. Just received a strange request by a new member (no feedback rating) and message was sent the same day as their ebay membership started.


I became suspicious because it DOES NOT specify for a particular item that is listed and there was no "unanswered question" [red bar] on my active selling page. I did not answer because of the reasons mentioned and also the member sent the message the first day of their membership on ebay; just not adding up.
I could be wrong, but I am a skeptic - too many "phishy" people out there.
Thank you.

Selling question

Apr 25, 2015 7:53:40 AM PT

Unusual request by "0" feedback member?!?

I bought something that arrived in the mail today.  I immediately left the seller a positive feedback.  Then I realized that they sent the wrong item.  Because I left the seller a positive feedback, have I ended the transaction and removed my ability to file for a return from the seller for not shipping the correct item?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Hi All, 


I have sold an item for $155. I ship Priority Mail. With Priority Mail, I get $50 free insurance. I want the package to be insured for $155. Do I just buy the Shipcover insurance for the difference of $105, OR do I have to buy the entire $155?


Thanks for any help you can provide


- Steph

Selling discussion

Apr 27, 2015 8:34:08 AM PT

USPS Insurance

I'm not happy with the spring changes, but I just roll with it, it's their rules and we can either play or not, but I'm REALLY annoyed that I commited to a yearly store subscription, I've had an Anchor store for 2 years but just signed up for the yearly rate in March. I commited on the terms that I get 2500 FP and AUCTION listings a month, now I can't use them for auctions and I don't need 2500 FP listings a month and they'll charge me $600+ to drop my store level. This just seems unfair, as well as illegal to me. How can they change the rules and not give us an out?

2015 Spring Seller Update discussion

He opened a case in Paypal not eBay for an eBay transaction and comes up with a random number $165 USD for partial refund.  How do I deal with this?  I am spending too much time with scammer that comes up with new trick every week.  I will have a nervous breakdown soon!

Getting Started question

Apr 25, 2015 4:57:02 AM PT

Buyer claims the product is damaged

Hi! I am fairly new to selling on EBAY. So far I have had great luck with buyers until now. I am having a problem with a buyer that purchased an item on Monday 4/21/15. The item is marked sold but I have not received payment.  I have sent 2 invoices and 3 emails.  In my last email I told the buyer that if they do not want the item, that we can cancel the transaction but to let me know.  I also stated that of I do not hear back from the buyer by Monday, I will attempt to cancel the transaction.  I noticed that the buyer is very new to EBAY so I wanted to give them some slack but no communication is ridiculous.  So, my question is:  Can I cancel this transaction if an entire week has passed without payment or any communication from the buyer?


Thanks in advance for the help!


Selling discussion

I posted two questions a couple of weeks ago.

How can I find out if anyone answered them?


All I can find here seems to be recent questions and answers.

Selling question

I've searched this topic and I've found what seems to be the official answer but I just want to doublecheck it because it seems crazy.


A buyer accidentally left me negative feedback. The text of their feedback says something like "Great! Love it!" plus there's a ding. I asked them and they are embarrassed and said they screwed up somehow and want to change it. It looks like I have to use up a Revision Request to enable them to change it. Why? I only get a few of those. I've only used a couple of them in 10 years but it's the functional principle of the thing. I had nothing to do with the feedback so why do I have to get involved? I can see putting a limit on how many of my "sticky situations" I can work on resolving per year but what if I get a bunch of fumble fingered buyers for some reason? I shouldn't be involved in any of their typing management. I can't imagine why eBay would set up a system to make me responsible for someone's typing skills. ?? What am I missing? Usually there's a logic behind a system.


Thanks for any explanation or work-around.

Bidding & Buying discussion



Has anyone else noticed that there are two different pages that you can get when listing products?


One of them has many more options, including the ability to make a 'good til cancelled' listing, the ability to add a 'theme' and the the ability to collect sales tax.


This last feature (sales tax) is very important to me. However, I am unable to select it for certain products that I have listed. I have tried revising them and relisting them many times, however I can't get to the page where I can select sales tax. 


I'm very confused...

Buying & Selling Basics question

Apr 27, 2015 10:35:20 AM PT

Different product listing page (no sales tax)

Jicked this up just because I though it was wall done, not because of any great value. I don't recognize the makers mark. Can anyone help?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 26, 2015 10:44:08 AM PT

Porcelain Bell Makers Mark - Who Made It? TIA

I just got a large box of Metlox Poppy Trail Sculptured Grape dinnerware and there are several variations in the marks on the back.  Does anyone have a site for aging the pieces.  I know they have been made over time and want to get the descriptions right.  Also, is the name Poppytrail or Poppy Trail, sometimes it has a space and sometimes not. Thanks for your help.  

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

how can i change my account back to english pound from dollars

Buying & Selling Basics question

Apr 26, 2015 11:19:50 AM PT

how do i get rid of dllar back to pounds

I only post my items when there is no listing fee, and I just realized I posted 3 items after my free listings had run out, so I had to pay like 30 cents on each of them. Is there a way to immediately retract my listing and get my money back? If not it's not a big deal but that really sucks, how I don't pay attention. Thanks for any help!

Selling question

I have what I believe to be a zoomorphic vessel. It has a hole in the back, but no spout. What is the use of this vessel? Thanks! Todd

Collectibles & Art discussion

Why aren't the "Time left"  of the items listing and the times in the notifications in sync?  There's always a difference which varies between 10 to 15  seconds and sometimes a few more.   Which is correct?

Bidding & Buying question

Apr 25, 2015 9:59:10 PM PT

Times remaining for listing

This problem just started out of nowhere in the past week. When I go to print a shipping label in firefox on ebay it shows me a preview of the label before printing (as it always has) but recently the label preview is showing a label without any scanable barcode on the USPS labels and it is missing the "P" for Priority in USPS Priority labels (top left corner of the shipping label). The same goes for all methods of USPS labels and with Fedex labels it is missing the scanable part of the labels too. The only thing I've done in the past week is really install Windows updates. Is there a Windows update that broke this?


The strange thing is when I use Google's Chrome browser it shows the scanable barcode but the "P" in the top left of the label is always halfway missing. With Fedex labels on Chrome everything is fine but the "G" or "H" (for Home or Ground) is halfway visable too (just like in Firefox). I've fully updated Firefox to the latest version. I've updated Flash, Adobe Reader, Shockwave, and Java to their latest versions. Nothing is fixing the issue with Firefox or Chrome.


Again, this has NOTHING to do with my printer. What the ebay label previewer is showing, is exactly how its printing out. Something is broke on both Chrome and Firefox. It either has to be Ebay or a Windows update. I can't imagine I'm the only one experiening this!


Any help?


Shipping & Returns question

I only started using eBay yesterday so I'm not really sure of a few things. I listed an item as auction which ends in 5 days, it has 3 watchers and no bids. I've had a message asking how much I would be willing to take for 'buy it now.' Would it be bad to change the item to buy it now as it has watchers or does it not matter?

Buying & Selling Basics question

Apr 26, 2015 2:56:56 PM PT

Buy it now?

Hello, I just sold an item and a zero feedback bidder won the auction. He hasn't paid, and I'm almost positive he won't. I've reached out to him and there was no response. Rather than going through the whole process of waiting for 48 hours to file the unpaid item claim and going through that process, I noticed the canel a transaction option. Would this save me some time if I went this route? I'd like to list the item back up ASAP, but it is obviously being held up right now. Also, another important question: If I request to cancel the transaction, will I still have to pay the ebay fees?

Thank you!!

Selling question

Apr 26, 2015 7:53:55 PM PT

Canceling an item transation

Im kinda anoyed with how much of a pain ebay has been, but to top things off they want to charge me to reprint my postage.  The printer i wanted to print to was having trouble because it jammed.  I went to print it again but it gave me a error message and told me it was unavalable to print.  So now they expect me to repay shiping to print it again, and I need to get this shipped buy tommarow so my customer gets it asap.  What do i do?

Selling question

Apr 26, 2015 7:19:07 PM PT

ebay wont let me reprint an item.

so even if i list a electronic item as no returns no refunds i still must issue refund? . It has been a month and this person now says the item is bad?  It was good when i sold it. I feel like iam being taken on this one.

Shipping & Returns question

Apr 26, 2015 6:28:40 PM PT

Refunds ??

Where can I find the Ebay Stores Index, also Templetes for a store?  Margaret Bookwalking4u 

Starting an eBay Business question

I would like to change the order of my pictures. Like put the last one first. Can and how do I do that?

Buying & Selling Basics question

Apr 26, 2015 2:41:19 PM PT


Today I bid on an item in a live auction.  It was a sterling necklace bracelet set.  I bid $60.00 and almost immediately the bid was retracted.  This forced me to bid $65.00 (WHICH I DID NOT), then $70.00.  The lot ended up unsold.  The problem I have is that I did not retract my bid, someone else did, and that was forcing the price up for me(an interested buyer)  Things happen so fast in live auctions that you really don't have time to think.  For me, this incident has lessened my faith in the legitimacy of live auctions.  Does anyone know who controls the bidding process for these?

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