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Good morning, with the damage is this painting undesireable? I didn't mind it myself when I picked it up, liked the subject.I don't have much into it...I don't want to give it away either, worth listing? Or was I TOO forgiving on the damage? V76IMG_6238.JPGIMG_6237.JPGIMG_6235.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:43:01 AM PT

painting quality..

Please help id this glass tumbler or cup? It measures 3 7/8" tall, 2 7/8" across the rim, 2 7/8" across the mid body and has a 2 1/8" diameter base. The name engraved reads Frank Blair and has a vine and leaf motif around the circumfrence. Can anyone tell me what the intended use for this would have been, and if the name Frank Blair may have any significance with this item. I have seen names engraved on dated eapg souvenir pieces but this one seems unlike others I have seen. Any thoughs and input are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.Frank Blair Eapg (1).JPGFrank Blair Eapg (2).JPGFrank Blair Eapg (3).JPGFrank Blair Eapg (4).JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Seller says "top one" etched on reverse of this coin, I think they meant "TOP 1". Smiley Very Happy

 

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Coins & Paper Money discussion

Feb 7, 2016 6:18:53 AM PT

TOP ONE

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 7, 2016 11:00:29 AM PT

Help ID water goblets

I have found 2 of these listed on here that are snake skin and look exactly like mine.  They are older and were not marked inside.  Just can't figure out what kind of skin or leather mine is.  Any experts on here care to give it a whirl?

Thanks, CarolynHeart

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 8, 2016 10:33:29 AM PT

CoCo Chanel or not?

I was poking around Google Search, trying to find an article when I came across these links. One is the announcement, dated 2012 and the other is a page detailing how this works. TRS sellers items marketed on ebay.xiu.com. When I put ebay.xiu.com in the search bar it took me to m.xiu.com (since I'm using a mobile device). I didn't see any mention of eBay. There are two choices, one to download an app or the other to view the site directly. Doing that, I did get choices, like "new arrivals, men's, etc." Upon selecting a category, another page came up showing items (see attached screen shot) but none were clickable for me.

Here is some of the translated homepage:

-2000 daily on new international brands
-Straight imported 100% authentic guaranteed
-Europe and the United States share the world's no need to fly with the same price of goods

Like I said, beyond a certain point, nothing was clickable for me. I don't know if viewing the site from a computer and/or downloading the app, would make a difference.

So, does anyone remember this? Is it still an active concern or a defunct project?

What are your thoughts on this? From reading the page everyone with eligible goods was automatically opted in and the only way to put out, was to contact support by phone.

The other thing, is that these are high end luxury goods, the exact opposite of what is flooding the US site from China.

 

http://announcements.ebay.com/tag/ebay-xiu-com/

 

http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/build-your-business-online/grow-your-sales/ebay-style.html

 

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Selling discussion

Feb 6, 2016 11:36:55 AM PT

TRS selling to China threw ebay.xiu.com

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Volcanos National Park, Hawaii

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Good Morning! If you could take a look at these and rate them best to last in terms of interest, none are marked, the elongated diamond shaped brooch actually has very light yellow/canary stones rather than the clear like the rest, and the rectangular is far, far more showy than the photo picks up, thousands of tiny faceted stones. The (1) large round is 3 1/2"..(2) diamond shape 3 1/2"....(3) smaller round 2"......(4) rectangle 3"....Thank You for looking, V76IMG_6129.JPGIMG_6134.JPGIMG_6144.JPGIMG_6139.JPGIMG_6141.JPGIMG_6136.JPGIMG_6142.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 7, 2016 9:07:00 AM PT

group of vintage pins, unmarked

I have this tussie mussie posy holder marked on the bottom and would appreciate any help I can get with who made it.  Thanks, CarolynHeart

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Also I need help with this Cameo, is it shell, I can see thru it and it is very cold and convex.

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 10:39:53 AM PT

Who is HM with a crown symbol?

Thanks, CarolynHeart

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 9:39:28 PM PT

Need help describing bracelet Please

So, after almost a 3 year hiatus from costume jewelry, I got bit by the bug and am back buying and selling.  Sadly, so much has changed on Ebay boards and I no longer have the majority of my bookmarks.  It seems there use to be a very helpful link on identifying jewelry based on clasps or fobs.  Would anyone be kind enough to share?  Also, if my pics are done incorrectly please let me know

 

Second, I have this lovely set, it is really heavy & has tons of stones, and the back is beautiful as well.  No marking, but wondered if anyone recognized the back or the hook closure on the necklace.  Would appreciate any imput  Thanks!!! Becky

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I only received the refund of the item but did't receive the refund of delivery fee.

Would anyone sugguest how can I get the refund of the shipping? thanks!1.jpg

Shipping & Returns discussion

As I am nearing the end of the first round of jewelry, and hop back over to first edition books, I have to switch it up occasionally or I get completely obsessed with one type of item, and make myself, and my family crazy...here is a very attractive, very ornate set, multiple materials, but no mark. Amazing that something this unusual would not have a mark proudly displayed. The meatal backs are I think silver or silverplate, I think it may be a semi-valuable set, but what the heck would you call this mix of medium? IMG_6165.JPGIMG_6170.JPGIMG_6167.JPGIMG_6166.JPGIMG_6169.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 7, 2016 10:02:18 AM PT

unmarked set, very fancy!

Got a minute here at Super Bowl halftime to do some posting.  There are 2 batches of old flashbulbs that I need some advice on.  The first is some loose FP26 bulbs that have purple spots, not blue, not pink - are they still any good?  Next are some boxes of #5 bulbs that have yellowed with age - are they any good?  Thanks for your help!

 

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Selling discussion

Feb 7, 2016 6:51:01 PM PT

Looking for help with old Flashbulbs

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I have tried various titles, descriptions, including product details by eBay, different phrasing for condition and nothing works. This is very frustrating. I have sold so many things on this sight and am just today having so many issues.

 

Tools & Apps question

I have no description for this, very large, 4"x3". Is this contemporary or deco? V76IMG_6151.JPGIMG_6152.JPGIMG_6153.JPGIMG_6154.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 7, 2016 10:31:51 AM PT

um...

Great piece, put it away last year, got it back out and the chain has this on it...I tried a gentle wash, didn't budge, tried harder, nada...can this come off, or is this piece toast..'IMG_6243.JPGIMG_6245.JPGIMG_6246.JPGIMG_6247.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 8, 2016 6:29:40 AM PT

can this Trifari be fixed?

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Somewhere in Idaho.

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Found this doll today at an estate sale - and I can tell the last name is Rubert, but the 1st name looks like Pawa? (lol) to me! Googling Rubert doll brings up Donna Rupert dolls, but the signatures I can find don't look like mine + most of her dolls - that I saw - were life-like baby dolls.

Can someone tell me who made this doll? If it has a name?

I appreciate any help

 

 

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Dolls discussion

I received this doll for Christmas when I was about 3 years old.  She still has her original shoes, but that's all.  I'm not positive, but I think her original dress was a little sailor dress.  

 

My younger sister played with her too after I "outgrew" her and my sister ended up leaving her at my father's house, where she got stuffed in a closet.  I thought she had been thrown away, so I was very thrilled when I found her again a few years ago.  

 

Her hair was a matted mess when I brought her home.  I stupidly cut it all off and hot glued cheapo hair on her, which is also now a hot mess.  Her eyes are cloudy, one worse than the other, and one of her lids is a tiny bit droopy. I'm thinking about sending her to a doll hospital to have her eyes repaired or replaced and to get a new hairdo (can this hot glued mess be removed without damaging her?).  She also needs a good bath.

 

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone recognizes her face or might know who made her?  She stands about 35" tall.  I haven't found any marks on her.

 

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Dolls discussion

Feb 7, 2016 9:01:08 PM PT

Can anyone ID this doll?

Found this today and I'm stumpped. I think it is either an award or thank you gift or maybe it was a production piece. there is a date on the back (I think) it says 12-11-929 from ALCOBACA loicas MFB. I looks to be super old.
IT IS HUGE 17" across
I'd be greatful for any info

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

No marks, is this Pandora? What stone is this? Thnx, V76IMG_6239.JPGIMG_6240.JPGIMG_6241.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 8, 2016 6:24:37 AM PT

Pandora?

Hello everyone,

I recently sold my used iPhone on ebay. The phone was in good shape and ALL working parts. After 4 days of auction process, the phone got sold. I ship it to this buyer diligently and after three days he tells me that the phone is broken.

 

He also went on to say that he had gone to a local "business" and they said "it isn't even worth fixing". He is demanding an immediate refund. 

 

I am confused. Is this a scam or a possible exploitation of the protection program? 

Any thoughts on what went wrong? I am not saying that only my argument is valid but I find this upsetting. 

 

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The Front Porch discussion

Feb 6, 2016 2:52:24 PM PT

Abuse of buyer protection policy

What is the best way to sell this huge lot of exhaust parts?  I have inventoried all of it. I have over 100 various mufflers. That is just mufflers. Then there is the masssive amount of chrome tips, stacks and turn downs..The hardware goes on and on. Brackets, straps, clamps etc. Everything but tail pipe. I don't know what any of this stuff is called. I bought out an exhaust shop. Well most of what they had anyway. Should I sell it piece by piece? Please tell me there is another way. It's all name brand and all new old stock. It's almost all Imco and they sold out in like 05 so no way to run the part numbers to identify what each piece is or what it fits. Ebay catalog is no help. If I sold all of it as a lot, what would it be worth? And is eBay the right place to list it? The pics are just a small representation. Not all are shown. By far. Any help will be appreciated. If anyone knows of an Imco part # cross reference, that would be Great. Thank you for your time, Dot

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Motors discussion

Feb 7, 2016 1:47:47 PM PT

How do I sell this?

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#1  Looks like sodalite, middle eastern and older  What do you think?

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#2  Could I call these cannetille? The mark looks Egyptian or maybe Israeli, what are your opinions?  The cabs look like sleeping beauty turquoise but how do I rule out glass?  I also think these look older....

 

  

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#3 Antique?  Australian?  Not marked but it gives me an Austrian vibe but I am not too good at picking that out yet, still learning!!!   The bi-cones feel like glass but I think because of the weight and coldness that they might be crystal   Sadly it's missing the dangle from the centerpiece but I am thinking it's not a deal breaker

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#4  Is this a perfume charm?  It smells like perfume and looks like an old, hardened sponge inside  Can anyone date it?  

 

Thanks for all the help  I'm trying to list these for this week's sales   Good luck to everyone else!  

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

image.jpegDoes anyone know this marking?  It's on a Japanese vase...

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Feb 6, 2016 8:56:11 PM PT

Help to identify a Japanese signature?

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Good Evening,  another pair of screw backs, the center piece is cut shell, it is surrounded by tiny little, somethings...pastel colored teardrops and dried, somethings. Is the only natural substance the shell? ( and tiny shells in front that are easily identifiable) These would be listed as shell earrings? That really doesn't sound appealing, shell and what? I have not listed much jewelry in the past, but I am enjoying all of the schooling immensely, as it usually happens, two other posters with questions had them answered very quickly, I of course happened to have similar pieces in my mystery pile, mysteries no more! Thank You again for your willingness to help and educate, V76IMG_6098.JPGIMG_6096.JPGIMG_6102.JPGIMG_6100.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 3:39:56 PM PT

shell earrings detail

I picked this up a week or so ago and I am going crazy trying to identify it.  It looks familiar to me, like a cartoon or video game character, but I am just unable to recall.   It is made of porcelain by Axia, Spain and stands about 9 1/2" tall. 

 

 

 

Seems to me he was a Professor or Conductor/Maestro, but maybe I'm just going crazy.  Thanks for looking.

Comics discussion

Feb 7, 2016 8:43:45 PM PT

Porcelain figurine help with ID.

Can anyone tell me about this necklace, I am curious about the beads, they look like beans, nuts or seeds or something organic, I find it very pretty and artisan looking.  Not sure what those beads are though.

 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi everyone,, I found these at an estate sale, did not know the maker, they didn't either.  Had them marked as opalescent  glass candlesticks.  I just found them attractive to me so I bought them for $8.00.  Searched for 2 days and finally found a few that I think match.  1 said Boston and Sandwich and the other said New England Glass circa 1850.  Can some help me with a positive ID, if so is this flint glass, and what color would you call this.  9 1/8" tall and 3 7/8" across the base. They have some rough edges but no cracks.

Any help is always appreciated.

 

zanie

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 6, 2016 3:45:22 PM PT

era of ring

Hi I'm new to D&G brand and not familiar with this label. Anyone know if this is authentic? Thanks$_57 (4).JPG

Fashion discussion

Feb 7, 2016 12:13:04 PM PT

D&G ittierre label

Ive been searching for ages for this knife. its become sort of a quest of mine to find it. A custom knife maker recently has started making a similar product but im only interested in the original. ive searched high and low, auctions, yardsales, ebayand forums alike. Im hoping maybe somebody else could help, provide a company name, model number. anything.

 

 

 

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Antiques discussion

Feb 6, 2016 10:46:40 PM PT

Need help identifying Vintage butcher knife

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi - i have a pair of cloisonne floral enamel clip on earrings I believe I purchased in the 1980s.  There is a mark on the back (a crown I believe) but no other name or mark.  I could not find anything in trying to research the "crown" except, of course, for Crown Trifari.  Has anyone seen this mark or know who the mark belongs to? 

 

Thanks so much in advance!  Mary

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Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Feb 8, 2016 2:23:06 PM PT

Need Help to Identify Mark on Earrings

Looking for an ID (could be studio) on this winking Toby face mug.  A fractin over 4" high and no maker's mark that I can find.  ANy info appreciated!

 

-kyal

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 1:52:02 PM PT

Winking Toby Head Mug Info Request

Hello,

 

I am having trouble reading this jacket label.  The second word seems to be "Basic" but I can decipher the first word.  Can anyone help me?  It would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!label 001.JPG

Selling question

Feb 8, 2016 1:55:32 PM PT

Can anyone identify this label?

Hi, I'm living in Iran. How do I register? I'm an exquisite carpets. I would like there to sell a carpet. I need guidance.

This carpet is woven in Tabriz . thankS

 

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Buying & Selling Basics question

Feb 8, 2016 1:58:53 PM PT

help

Hiya, I have a fine painted glass goblet with gold and gorgeous little flowers. Does anyone know where it might be from or the maker please. Also it appears to have been made in 2 parts and fused with a brass pin or screw. Thanks for any help.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Hi I am trying to sell a WWII Eight Army Yokohama Bankers Club Chit book . Has anyone got any idea of the value? I want an idea as to how I should price it. It still has 15 One cent chits remaining . I've included some scans.

many thanks for any help

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Militaria Collectors

Feb 8, 2016 12:23:18 PM PT

WWII eighth army chit book

 

All the does is telle me "something went wrong." It suggests I go to My ebay or ebay home page, which does not good.  I've tried two different credit cards.

 

Sugggestions?

 

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Payments question

Feb 8, 2016 11:21:33 AM PT

Getting error code 70049 when trying to pay

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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Feb 9, 2016 7:46:57 AM PT

Help identifying 9.25 x 4 bowl

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Feb 7, 2016 10:23:17 AM PT

another group of brooches

Hi, I have a New York City Bag - DSCN7396.JPGDSCN7397.JPGDSCN7398.JPGBlack - Dimensions are: 8" wide-6.5" tall and 3.5" deep with adjustable strap. I was hoping to find the name for it...it seems authentic. I am including pics. Thanks in advance!

Fashion discussion

Feb 8, 2016 11:55:10 AM PT

Coach Name?

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Today's state is Illinois. The state bird is the cardinal.

 

Radine

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Feb 9, 2016 4:53:37 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Tuesday Feb 9

I have a Coca Cola 10k Gold FIlled Zippo Lighter that is engraved with what appears to be George W. Woodruff on the back. Which may mean this was his personal lighter give as a gift. Does anyone have any information about this and whether it is one of a kind. Seems pretty rare to me. Thank you in advance.

 

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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They almost look like a bunch of grapes from the back but the flowers and leaves don't look like they are grape anything  These are wired, glass beads   Help!  Ty

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I found this token and was hoping someone can ID where it came from. On the front is says Adam Exchange Good for one drink and on the back is says Brunswick Co. The token is in an octagon shape and measures 1" across. Any help will be appreciated. adams1.jpgadams2.jpg 

Coins & Paper Money discussion

I have attempted multiple times to upload some new listings and keep getting this error: "Error - A return policy must be specified."

I have opted in to business policies and have seen that this has caused problems for other users - I believe I have everything configured correctly on my upload but I must be missing something. Any assistance would be appreciated! 

 

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Tools & Apps discussion

Would appreciate any help on etching and manufacturer of this goblet.  Thanks.

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 10:20:00 AM PT

ID Help Glass Etching and Manufacturer

Anyone know the maker of this casserole dish. It looks nicely made thought maybe someone would be familiar with this artist. Thanks for any help. 

 

 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 11:56:23 AM PT

Mark on lidded studio casserole dish?

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Is USPS down, not available through eBay now?  It's 1:00 am est 2/8 and I need to go to bed!!!

 

I'm trying to ship a package out tonight, and normally after I hit "print shipping label", the screen comes back with the USPS info, I review it and edit if needed, and I go ahead and hit "purchase postage".  Tonight, a Fedex end user license agreement message is popping up, and I can't get around it.  It's blocking the bulk of the page and seems to have prefilled in the weight and package size I set up for USPS. I declined it, as I only ship USPS. When I decline, or if I just X out of the box, I see only this:

 

Carrier:
Change carrier option to FedEx reload the page
USPS selected as a carrier option.Press enter and then tab to change selection.
Service:
[ Compare delivery services ]
 
Please select a shipping service.
 
Please select a shipping service
 
 
Additional Options
Add Signature Confirmation™ Signature confirmation help
 
 
Add insurance (Cost varies based on package value) 
First Class Package International packages cannot be insured.
Print SKU/order number on label
Mailing date

 

 

 

I try to click on USPS but the screen just bring up the FedEx end user license agreement.  Any idea what's up?  I printed OK earlier in the evening.

 

Oh, I did try the USPS site, but it didn't display any online rates, so I didn't pursue.  It may be that I had to click somewhere for online rates, but frankly I'm not used to their changed site and don't want to deal with it just now.

 

Shipping & Returns question

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 7, 2016 11:59:51 AM PT

ID help please for glass goblets with etch

Hello,

Thanks for looking at this mark - any help would be great.

Item is a footed fruit bowl with a blue mark which is a turtle inside a ribboned oval.

Reads top to bottom; "american beauty - hand paint - made in japan"

We are assuming "american beauty" is the pattern.

Thanks Again for looking!

Any help with identification would be great!

Regards,

Rob & Tracie

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Found this little glazed porcelain figural posy(?) holder over the weekend. 

 

Can you all please help me ID the age, origin and its possible maker? It has an impressed mark on base near the foot rim, but it's illegible.

 

Size approx: 4 in.

 

Thank you!

 

 

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:23:36 AM PT

Porcelain: Help ID Figural Posy(?) Holder.

Does anyone know if the block buyer system works ?
Some joker 2000 miles away did a buy it now on a $2000 pick up only item.
Wont return my messages , sent me one message making crazy demands blaaa blaaa blaaaa , he already left me positive feedback with a request/demand in the feedback , lol

I just wanna block him from ever bidding on any of my items again

The buyers on ebay keep getting bolder and more ignorant.
Ohh yeah he has 0 feedback too , haha and a member since 2014
Anyways
Does ebay inform you when someone on the list tried to bid?
The thing with separating buyer names with a , and then a space is kinda weird so if you put the , after the space it might not work
And the blocked buyer exemption list doesn't make much sense to me.
Thanxks

(The only good thing is the NRA commercials , hillary is hitlerly on gun ownership)

Selling discussion

Feb 6, 2016 12:50:20 PM PT

block buyer, xxxxx, xxxxx,

 

I have been an eBay member since 2006. In my decade of selling/buying on eBay and using PayPal I've not had a single negative or even neutral feedback. 

 

Recently I sold again on eBay for the first time in a while, I was shocked to see eBay gouge me for more than 10% of my profit, then on top of that PayPal took another 10%!

 

There were always fees for these services, but they have shot through the roof.

 

Despite my perfect 10 year history with ebay over almost 100 transactions, my funds are being withheld for 21 days while I "establish a successful selling history with eBay".

 

If you're a large scale business entity buying in bulk from some 3rd world country, then flipping it on ebay marked up by 200% or more you can still turn a profit, I'm sure. But for normal everyday honest/ethical small scale sellers, getting at least 20% skimmed off the top of your final sale price is just absurdly unsustainable.

 

It's possible I'll buy from eBay sellers again, but I just sold my last item unless something changes drastically.

Selling discussion

i am sure this is not the first thread on this ,but i think there should be limit on how ebay allows one to snip  ,my case it gems ,an they allways seem to be the same ones doing it ,i know an have sniped a few times ,wait til last 10 sec ,an be on 1 click ,its thos that stay up late ,i know i have even stayed up late to see if they get sniped ,i just think ebay should have limit on it ,alot of time if i see someone bid one something i think well i dont want to be sniped so i dont snip others more time then none ,when someone just lives to snip it ticks me the win it for like 1.00 more then you bid ,just venting for the most part

Bidding & Buying discussion

Feb 6, 2016 10:59:38 AM PT

Sniping

Just dealt with one of the worst buyers yet in my many years as a seller

Demanded a refund before they even received the item,usps tracking proved that,

then one lie after the other about why the $1.57 part he bought was wrong & it was my fault he ordered the wrong one?!.

Refused to adhere to the return policy wanted to keep it & get a full refund....then

Leaves abusive/malicious feedback not just for me but for @ 50% of the sellers he deals with even stating that most sellers are bad &deserve neutral/negative fb.

Ebay rep was great & quickly removed the -fb  so just a note to watch out for this feedback manipulator & abuser,

exactly the type of buyer sellers wish they could still leave a negative feedback for.

My Account discussion

Feb 6, 2016 11:22:09 AM PT

abusive feedback

Hi all,

Please advise. I contacted a seller about her "Buy it now listing" and when she responded, I said "great, I'll buy it now'. I hit the button, seconds later, it stated ' listed ended'. I refreshed and then saw on the listing under the item ' Get to know the buyer w/my info , city, etc. I had to run and was happy.

Upon my return 2 hrs later, the seller said someone else had purchased it minutes after me. I even mentioned to her then that I was in such a hurry when I bought it that I thought I had seen my info as the buyer. She just said sorry, the buyer was Elizabeth not Evelyn.

Today as I was reviewing my Sent box, I found the email with the picture of the listing with me as the buyer.

 

I contacted the seller and politely followed up with the preceding info.

What are the buyers' options in such a situation? 

 

I would appreciate your input.

Bidding & Buying question

Feb 6, 2016 5:56:25 PM PT

Seller yanking "buy it now" listing ?

I have a no return policy. Recently I sold a Tiffany diamond necklace that the buyer first claimed didn't look as good in person as it did in the photos. I said I took the photos, they are the exact item and not manipulated in anyway.  I also gave a detailed description of the item. The buyer then said "well, the truth is, it looks fake". I offered to return her money if she got any proof whatsoever that it is fake. Buyer then stated they dont care if its real they just dont like it and are going to get their refund. I have spoken to Ebays "high value resolutioin department" several times and was told that buyer would need to show some kind of proof that the item was fake or SNAD in order to reutrn it. I just spoke to ANother ebay rep who said that NO, everyone else I spoke to at Ebay was either wrong, or the notes they wrote said something different than what they told me. One guy said he would write to buyer stating that if the buyer provided proof the item was fake I would accept a return. NOW ebay is claiming THAT WAS NEVER TOLD TO ME AND NEVER HAPPENED! What????

 

Then the guy basically said if the buyer claims the item looks fake (yet refuses to even get it tested) they can return it. Period. Then the guy also said that if its fake its illegal to send it through the mail back to me. I said, you just contradicted yourself. If ithe buyer beleives it is fake how can they legally return it to me? The buyer is obviously lying and changed their story so many times as to why they should get to return an item that is authentic and accurately described just by saying "it looks fake to me but I wont attempt to prove it". I know the item is real and the buyer has already left me neg. feedback stating that it is fake.

 

The NO RETURN POLICY means NOTHING. Ebay will always side with the buyer even if it obvious the buyer will say anything to get a return. This is not fair to small sellers like myself. Ebay has frozen over $1000 in my paypal account until this is resolved and any way you slive it, Ebay is going to allow the buyer to return the item because she lied.

 

Am I the only one that thinks this is crazy?

 

Selling discussion

By the time I pay EB fees and PP fees I have barely made a profit Smiley Sad Any one else feel this way ?

Selling discussion

Feb 8, 2016 5:17:21 PM PT

I can't sell items

Also.. could you identify me this label? who does put this label that is in the picture?

I live in Israel, could it be inside my country?

Shipping & Returns discussion

I received an email from ebay stating that I could list 5 items for free. So I did. One item sold and all was well, no fees or additional charges. The second and only other item I listed at the same time, finally sold about a month and a half after it was listed and what do you know, this time I am being charged for selling the item.

Both listings were under the same promotion but I am now being charged for the second listing.

I contacted eBay and they wanted to know what free listing promo, because they have no record of the promo I meantioned. When I informed them that the first item I listed under the promotion had no addition fees, they again asked, What other listing "We only see you have sold one item on eBay".

 

So my question is, how did I receive money for and ship an item to an eBay buyer if I never listed it on eBay?

 

Personally I think they deleted all the activity on my account so they wouldn't have to honer the promo that I activated, and never told me that I was now going to be charged for my active listing, cause I would have removed it if that was the case.

 

Anyone else run into this Scam from eBay before?

Selling discussion

Feb 6, 2016 10:48:35 PM PT

December 2015 list 5 free items

Opened an unpaid item case. I have waited 4 days with no response. So... do I just close the case and, am I now able to relist the item? So, my question is, what is my next available step in the process?

Selling discussion

Feb 7, 2016 8:01:06 AM PT

Unpaid item case...now what?

 

How is inventory done for Ebay selling? I'm new to this. I think from research beginning iventory is zero since this is my first year.

I'm am doing accounting method CASH and now I come to Business Income - Change in Inventory. How do I calculate that?  I don't sell that much.....definitely not over 20,000. During 2015 I would purchase something, then list it and did this throughout the year so of course inventory is always changing so what exactly are they wanting here when they ask if change in inventory? Thanks.

Selling discussion

I had someone send me a message about if he won the auction could I send it to a different address. I told him that I would have to contact Ebay first to make sure that was ok. If I do this for this customer is that against Ebay's policies? Thanks Ann

Selling discussion

Feb 7, 2016 6:51:23 PM PT

Sending to a different address

How can you leave feedback if you're not the buyer or the seller, but the victim? I just found out my iPhone 6 was sold on here. I know who sold it & who bought it. I would like to most definitely leave negative feedback on the sellers page but I'm not allowed since I don't have any transactions. The honest thing to do would have been to get in touch w me, NOT SELL MY PHONE!!!

Selling discussion

Feb 6, 2016 10:27:07 AM PT

Dishonest Seller

When buyers buy multiple items and pays with multiple guest accounts, often times they are uniquely different accounts so their user ID doesn't match. I combine those items for shipping because their shipping address is an exact match. But ebay's sytem will not allow me to use the same tracking for different user IDs, thus giving me a shipping defect for "not uploading tracking" for the additional items purchased.

 

I've complained to ebay about this but they admit it to be a loop hole and unable to do anything about it. My question is once this becomes an issue regarding return or case, will ebay force refund them out immediately because technically the additional item never had tracking with it to being with?

Selling discussion

Feb 8, 2016 11:31:33 AM PT

Buyer pays with different guest accounts

Can anyone tell me how to find a seller using their ebay username? I've tried the advanced search, then filtered by "find a member/seller, etc..."  I've even searched via the sellers email address, and although ebay admits that the seller is indeed on the site, it won't give me ANY information because I haven't bought from this seller before. DUH!!!  How can I buy from a Seller that I can't find???  Help!

Tools & Apps question

Feb 8, 2016 2:03:11 PM PT

How to find a seller by username

So I need help.

 

I got on all my items return policy.

Basicly at the moment I am selling antivirus keys. My problem is that buyer requested return which was automaticly approved and he said that he bought key for 1 year but his antivirus expires on 19.9.2016. while he sent attachement where you can cleary see that key expires on 19.9.2017. which is more than 1 year and half. 

 

What should I do, can someone get some advice or anything. Pictures will be in attachments.

 

Kind Regards,

Borna

Selling discussion

I've got some calculated shipping items where the buyer paid $8.10 (actual cost) but Ebay's Bulk Shipping tool is quoting me a whopping $12.03.  Every single shipping price is jacked up.  Does this have to do with the First Class $.06 debacle?  

Shipping & Returns discussion

ANY SUGGESTIONS?

A TEAM 40 STONG AT THE LIVE NYC MORNING SHOWS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER WITH SHIRTS EXPLAINING HOW EBAY SUCKS AND WITH SIGNAGE?

ARTICLE POSTED TO THE HUFFINGTONPOST BLOG?

A GRASS ROOTS GRAFITTI MOVEMENT WHERE 'EBAY IS A CON GAME' TAGS START SHOWING UP IN EVERY CITY / COUNTRY?

A WHITE HOUSE PETITION FOR SIGNATURES TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE?

GETTING ALL CONCERNED TO CONTACT ELIZABETH WARREN & THE CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCY?

A CROWD TO FREEZE AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION FOR A FULL MINUTE OF SILENCE IN RESPONSE TO DEAD SALES?

PEOPLE JUMPING INTO NEWS LIVE SHOTS SCREAMING HOW EBAY IS A SHELL GAME & IS DOING EVERYTHING TO SCREW OVER ITS SELLERS / COMMUNITY?

A PLANE BANNER FLYING OVER L.A. & NYC: NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO ,YOU CAN'T MAKE A LIVING ON EBAY!! IT'S A CON GAME!! ?

 

AT SOME POINT THIS WHOLE THING IS GOING TO BACKFIRE UP IN EBAY'S FACE

Selling discussion

I have been selling on ebay for about 2 1/2 months.  I am having some success and learning alot.  I want to be here for the long haul.  Looking at this as a supplement to retirement income.  

 

At what point should I be looking at starting a store?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a store?

 

Also, if I opt for the year payment of the lowest level and decide within that same year to go for a higher level is the amount that I paid for the year applied to the cost of a higher level store?

 

Thanks.  The learning continues.

 

Annette 

Selling discussion

Feb 7, 2016 11:14:00 AM PT

store subscription

I went to print a label and low and behold! It's now 2.54$ for 3oz and under.

 

*checks watch*  Only took a couple of weeks!

 

Horray!  

 

I didn't see anything here about this, but if there was....sorry for the double post! I'm just so excited.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:53:44 AM PT

eBay fixed it! 3oz now 2.54!

I recently had someone bid and ultimately win one of my auctions.   Since this person placed their bid early on, I had an opportunity to review their feedback as well as feedback they leave sellers.  All were "rave reviews."  As soon as the auction closed, I sent the requested invoice.  I noticed this person had a lot of feedback for being less than a month on the website.  I was shocked to see "buyer bids, no communication, doesn't pay" over and over from so many sellers.  I then researched and saw that this "buyer" made at least 200 purchases and for all different size baby outfits.  My question is:  Are buyers not limited to how much they can bid/win when they are brand new?  As a seller, we need to prove ourselves before we can sell more.  I feel bad for the sellers that don't know to open a claim to get their fees back.  Thank you to whoever can answer my buyer limitation question.

 

Selling question

Feb 7, 2016 5:53:15 PM PT

Are there bidding limitations?

Shipping & Returns question

why was item removed 2 days before end date?

Bidding & Buying question

i am anew member to ebay and have been trying to buy a graphics card from a seller who keeps cancelling my bids. one reason stated that he could not verify my identity,but i have submitted everything that i am supposed to do as far as i know and if i didn't do something right i would appreciate some help on this please.

Bidding & Buying question

We have a buyer who has requested a refund and opened a case concerning a CB radio.  The item description explained the unknown condition as follows:

 

"This is from an estate of a person who was very involved with electronics and radio communications. This is right from his bench/desk that most of his equipment was used on. Please check our other listings for other equipment. We have not attempted to test any of it since we are not knowlegable in this area. I am not sure what some of the items even do. Everything is sold AS IS condition unknown. So far, if you look at our recent feedback, other electronic items from this estate have made our customers happy but this stuff is untested and AS IS. Please see all pictures. Larger pictures are at bottom of listing."

 

Buyer claims the item has a broken circuit board and we knew it.  We, of course did not because we never test, try or open up an item we know nothing about.  These circuit boards are inside the radio and one would need to open it up to look. 

 

Is this worth the argument or should we do the refund?  First one of these cases in about 17-18 years of Ebay selling from estates.  Thanks for your opinions.

Shipping & Returns question

Feb 9, 2016 3:45:45 AM PT

Buyer Request For Refund

My listings have been canceled due to listing violation. I've got a message in which I'm told the listings have been removed and selling limits have been placed on my account. There's no explanation for these listing violations and I have no idea what have I done wrong. Any advice?

Selling question

I cannot complete payments to two different sellers because when I initiate the Checkout process I get a 'Something went wrong. Please try to check out again.' Error code 70245 message. Repeating the process, trying different combinations of PC-OS-Internet Browser does not help. I have also checked my account details are correct. Any ideas for fixing this problem would be most welcome.

Payments question

Feb 8, 2016 8:36:01 AM PT

Checkout error code 70245

 

Is it reasonoable for a seller to expect a buyer to pay twice or three times the cost of the item for shipping?  For example, a heavy item such as a 17 pound salesman's sample miniature piece of furniture might sell for $35.  But to ship within your postage zone would cost perhaps $35.  But to ship to a postal zone furthest from the location of the item might cost $90 to $120.  The postage calculator cannot possibly come up with all the possibilities for a larger, heavier item that doesn't fit into a flat rate box.  Is the general message here not to use Ebay for large, heavy items, like a sled, for example.  Or is the solution to use the local pick up option which is to seriously limit your audience?  

Shipping & Returns question

Feb 7, 2016 8:52:15 PM PT

Shipping large and heavy Items

Hi has anyone veer seen a photo like this it is on a copper platenot sure if someone made this way or what???

Antiques discussion

Feb 8, 2016 6:37:18 PM PT

Unusual photo on copper plate

What should I do? I have filed a claim, but my local post office says it will likely be denied since tracking shows successful delivery.

 

What is the buyers recourse if I refuse to provide a refund? How does eBay and eBay sellers protect ourselves from potential fraud in this scenario?

Shipping & Returns question

Hi,

 

12 hours trying to find a similar one to asertain it's value

Google images

Ebay

Etsy

Auction houses

 

Keywords: Antique, brass, cauldron, french, flies, laguiole, france

Nothing came up

 

solid brass. or perhaps bronze?

1181 grams
2.60 pounds
41.65 Ounce

 

Has flies, beetles and a lizard on the cover.

I do know that the fly symbol on knifes is known in france as a laguiole knife (laguiole is a place in France).

And the beetles and lizard are another clue that can help.

Perhaps it is very very old.

 

 

Selling question

I recently made my eBay account, and have been told that I can list 10 items per month, now, when that month is over which will be in just over 2 weeks, how many items can I list?

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Selling question

Hi I believe this is Gorham mark but not sure I can not find out what pattern this is any help??

Thanks

Antiques discussion

Hello.

 

I'd like to know the best way to issue a refund. I shipped some books via Media Mail. The only confirmation the tracking number shows is that it left Phoenix on 1/12. It hasn't arrived at the post office in La Honda, CA. I've visited my post office twice and once I was told that it was opened for inspection on 1/26 in California. Last week I was told to check with the PO in La Honda. I called La Honda and the buyer has been stopping by, it hasn't arrived there.

 

I did purchase insurance through ebay. I cannot file a claim until 2/11.  

 

What is the best way for me to issue a refund to the buyer to cover myself. I will file a claim with ebay on 2/11.

 

Thanks for any guidance!

Shipping & Returns question

If a buyer says they did not receive an item but it is scanned as delivered, questions:

 

- Will eBay/PayPal side with you if USPS tracking shows delivered?  or will you be required to refund order? 

- If they leave negative feedback, if this something that will be ignored since item is scanned delivered?

 

I sell on multi channels, each having their own policies for this.  I just ran into my first case here on eBay where the customer said they didnt receive their package and they want a refund.  I have no plans of refunding them if and until eBay steps in and says I need to.  Some channels will automatically close the case in the favor of the seller if item is scanned delivered and deletes any inappropriate feedback related to this.  While another venue I sell on will take the word of the buyer, even though anyone can claim they didnt receive an item, and will force the seller to refund.  Just curious on how it works here....

 

Thanks

Selling question

I could really use some help on this watch.  I am inserting three links to Imagevent so you can easily see it.  It is an Elgin Father time 21 Jewel watch and it was my great grandpas I think.  My mom is 90 and wants to sell it as she never displays it any more and could use the money.  I know NOTHING about pocket watches.  It looks gold but I am not sure of the carat.  The watch is in working order and actually keeps good time.  The front white face has some chips and cracks.  It does not have a hinged cover to go over the front, it never did.  My questions are:

 

1.  How would I describe it? 

2.  What is the possible value (I want to tell my mom so she doesn't think it is worth $6000 and it is really $90)

3.  Inside the back cover there are very faint marks, look like dates, No idea what they signify. 

 

 

I really appreciate any help you can give. 

 

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Watches, Clocks and Timepieces discussion

Feb 6, 2016 12:15:01 PM PT

Need help on Elgin Father time watch

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