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Is this a trick question from ebay?


If I click no or I don't know, will they do something to me?


Also, what happens if I click the box that says "I am having more success selling through other channels..."?


I don't know...I just have an urge to click it as they've done nothing but frustrate me to no end.


Does anyone at ebay even look at these ebay surveys?



Selling discussion

Nov 24, 2015 1:16:14 PM PT

Trick question?

this is probably the 4rth time i have found a piece of glass made by this maker.

all the other pieces were also miniature (3 vases) but not as tiny.

it is the same signature and it is not that old. this one is dated 1990...

the sig will not show in pics.

and of course i have never been able to make out the sig.

i sold all the other vases for decent money for what i remember.

so this time i decided to post pics here hoping for a maker's id.

the bottle is about 1"+ tall (tiny).

the finish is iridescent.


the last letters could be RY... the beginning might be St (for Saint?)....






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Well, It looks like someone thought I could be scammed. I sold this cluster for $105, and before the day was over, another user came up with the sold listing and said, "I really want this cluster, what would it take for you to sell it to me?" I actually went digging because I like to keep a few on hand in case of an issue. The one I sold had 119k miles on it, but found an identical on with 116k miles on it. I took pictures and said, "Sorry but the one in this listing has been sold and is being shipped. I have this one which I will let you have for the same price. Let me know if that works and I will set up a private sale." I got no response. Then days later I get a return request. Says, Item doesn't fix, mechanic said too much trouble to install. BIG RED FLAG! It is held in by two T20 torks screws and all 3-Series BMW Cluster have the same connectors, they were cosmetically altered in looks as time goes by, so I knew this was incorrect about it not fitting. I accepted the return and videoed opening the box. To my non-surprise the cluster I got back is not the cluster I sent him. \


The one sent:


Cluster sold and sent



The one returned:

The one returned


One can clearly see that the rev limit (The RED line on the Tacomitor) runs starting half way between 6 and 7, where the one I got back started on 6 and ran to 7. So this is what I have done so far...


I messaged the buyer with the following message.

"I video taped this return. This is not the cluster we sent you. You have one chance to make this right and send the correct cluster back, or I am going to the post office and file mail fraud charges against you which holds a penalty of 20 years in prison. This could have been just a mistake, but don't take me for a fool."


I almost immediately get the following responce...

"The car is at the shop still I don't know what the mechanic did but if he send the wrong one back I have no issue sending the correct one. Sorry I am not aware of what's going on. But we can swap them soon as I ask. Them what's up"

My reply was this:

"I take that this was a mistake. Just so you know what I am talking about, all you have to do is look at the red markings on the revolution limits to see the difference." and sent the two photos for his reference.


I will keep you all posted as this continues. I think this will get resolved without any further ado.



Selling discussion

Nov 22, 2015 1:39:50 PM PT

Someone thinks I can be scammed...

30-Day Summary
Total bids: 9103
Items bid on: 7303
Bid activity (%) with this seller: 99% Help
Bid retractions: 7
Bid retractions (6 months): 81

Selling discussion

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Fashion discussion

Nov 22, 2015 12:47:28 PM PT

authenticate a Louis V



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

ceramic shot glass? Why the spoon? Any ideas?






Selling discussion


I just wanted to double check and make sure that this Gucci bag is authentic.

Also are the insets alligator or crocodile.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks ~ Walter






Fashion discussion

Nov 22, 2015 8:12:31 PM PT

Help with a Gucci Leather & Croc Handbag

I have tried every KW I can think of for this sweater and nothing seems to come up in a eBay search.

Any help would be great

Sweater is by Toms for Target

Thanks Vanessa


Fashion discussion

This is the first time I've been presented with this problem for antique paperweight glass eyes.  The eyes were loose inside the head (but still in the plaster).  I worked with them to get them in place, and noticed this white film.  I thought maybe the eyes were cracked or broken, but they aren't.  I used cleaner to remove it.  The eyes stay clear for about 10 seconds, then this white film reappears every time.  Does anyone know what this is?  Is there a way to repair them or will they have to be replaced?  Also, anyone recognize the mold or maker?  It's a belton type with solid some and stringing holes in the head.  Only marked with a "0".  Found her with a box lot of antique doll heads. :-)  Thanks so much for any help!  Fog.Eyes.CMSonnenberg.jpg

Dolls discussion

this is ceramic but where is it from


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I have these three sterling bracelets and I do not know how to describe them. I don't think they count as cuffs?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 23, 2015 9:13:55 AM PT

How to describe these sterling bracelets

image.jpegCan anyone tell me how to describe this and what it is. Also can you translate the writing?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 22, 2015 6:14:32 PM PT

What is this?

Can anyone identify what kind of stone this is?  I'm not really sure it's even a stone, it might be a bead and it may even be plastic.  It almost looks like a flower with the ab rhinstone in the center.  Maybe some type of molded stone?  I was just wondering if it had a specific name.




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 23, 2015 8:15:18 PM PT

What kind of stone is this?

I bought this sword at the flea market this past weekend. Seller said it's German and about 150 years old. Just hoping someone can decipher the markings for me and tell me more about the sword. It is fairly short measuring just about 24 inches long from top of sword to bottom of scabbard.

Thanks for any insight you can provide...

Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 22, 2015 7:34:10 PM PT

Help ID markings on old german sword


Anyone know whodunnit?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Help ladies, if anyone comes across these charms , could they let me have one of the one of ours. This is a picture of charms offered on EBay, but 5 are rips offs of mine. that they have had remoulded . The mouse than ran up the clock, the acorn, the ship in the bottle, tha Noah's Ark, the Genie in the Lamp.The others on this picture are not mine, and going by what they have done to me I would put money on they have ripped these off someone else. 

EBay won't listen to me, but, the English Police will as they have replied, but I must get a sample or two , or all so I can have them compared. The trouble is the company won't reply or sell to me and I have no friends to buy one for me over seas. They will not sell to Australia or New Zealand. They have been on my sight and know who I am now. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for any help in advance. Charmaffair or Jillian.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 24, 2015 7:23:53 PM PT

Ripped off

My 95 years old aunt says it's gold plated, and it was worth $5000 about 20 years ago.

Any info will be greatly appreciated,









Antiques discussion



Pacific Grove California


Good morning everyone



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Has any one else had trouble with getting information about someone on EBay who you know is copying your product?

5 of my charms have been remoulded fom one of mine and are now being sold on EBay. They are not helpful, as charms are not copiwrighted as it is too expensive and the tiniest change to the pattern makes the copywrite obsolete. We have tried to get someinfromation to who is doding this and the person selling on line will not help. The English Police have suggested that I get your help. I need someone to contact me that has bought one of or more if possible of the charms. They are. The acorn. The mouse that ran up the clock, Noah's  Ark, Ship in the bottle , Genie in the lamp.These are my charms and I can prove it if I have the copies.  The other charms in the picture are not mine but I would guess that they have been rippped from someone elses sight. If you can help me I would appraciate it as I know no one in Britain, or overseas to ask. This firm will not sell to Australia or New Zealand which tells you they know they could be in trouble.

Here is a picture of their sight. Thank you in advance for your help, Charm affair or Jillian. other pictures are in www.gardones.co.nz

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Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 24, 2015 7:39:29 PM PT

Fraud , copying my charms.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 24, 2015 5:27:04 PM PT

help with description please

Lane or Drexel or ? Coffee table with matching end tables. They have a basket weave design on the fron of the drawers and a terrozo or marble inlaid pieces. No markings on them at all.




Home & Garden discussion

ebay error

this error is wrong since I'm not trying to buy something edible.....

Any idea why this is happening?




Shipping & Returns question

Nov 25, 2015 6:08:40 AM PT

cannot buy plastic suprize eggs

Hello.  We just acquired a couple sports masks, but can't seem to figure out age, or even what sport.


Initially we thought baseball, but can't seem to find comparables that don't have a metal cage in the front.  We thought hockey goalie, but can't find any like these either.  We ruled out boxing and wresting, unless we did so erroneously.


These are horsehair stuffed leather, with a metal plate under the leather in the front.  They are full face, including ear protection.  There are no markings of any kind. 


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Sporting Goods discussion

Can someone please tell me if this looks authentic? 

Its a Fendi skirt ..it has the hologram sticker on one of the label and the main label at the waist is brown w/ Fendi made in Italy. Even the zipper has Fendi on it but i'm still not positive about this item and was hoping someone could help me out. Thanks in advance.

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Fashion discussion

Nov 22, 2015 9:30:07 PM PT

Fendi Skirt Help

Ja fick medelande från ebay 


Hej rudolf5092,
Vi skriver för att meddela dig om att vi har tagit bort ett objekt som du vann nyligen:
121818219674 - Mini Smart Själv Balancing Electric enhjuling Scooter balans 2 hjul Hover Board

Eftersom du redan har betalat för varan, behöver du inte göra något annat. Om ditt objekt inte har kommit ännu, bör det kommer snart. Om den inte gör det, då kommer du vill öppna ett ärende i vår resolution Center. Du kan lära dig hur man gör detta, plus hitta tidslinjer för att öppna fall på:

Mini Smart Själv Balancing Elektrisk enhjuling sparkcykel balans två hjul hover Board
Beräknad leverans: ons December två - Tue. 22 december
Linjetrafik: Standard Int'l Shipping
Artikelnummer: 121818219674
Transaktions ID: 1555502301002

Varför det fick jag??







 Ska jag inte får detta som jag köpte, ???

Hälsning  Rudolf 

Bidding & Buying question

Here is the answer from ebay :



eBay eBay sent this message to (electronix001).
Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more.
We were unable to refund you for your item  

Hi electronix001,


We're sorry there was a problem with your purchase. It appears that a resolution has been reached, so we won't be issuing a refund at this time. For more information, you can visit the case details in the Resolution Center.

Mini PC TV Box M8S Android 4.4 Amlogic S812 Quad Core 2GB 8GB XBMC 4K
Mini PC TV Box M8S Android 4.4 Amlogic S812 Quad Core 2GB 8GB XBMC 4K
Item # : 141782486250
Sale price: EUR 13.00
Quantity: 1
Sale date: Sep-23-15 10:19:51 PDT
Case #: 5090937361
Case opened: 01.10.15 21:31:29 MESZ
Case closed: 12.10.15 12:33:53 MESZ
View purchased item


Here's  details :


The eBay customer has sent you a refund through PayPal.
Final decision:
The case was decided in your favor and closed.
Reason for request:    article not received
Reason for opening of the case:  I have not received my product ever.
Definitely was a scam !!!  But where is the buyer protection ?
And details of paypal transaction :
Invalid or missing transaction code. Repeat selection.
What shall i do now ? Please help !!!!!!!!!!!!

Payments question

as I get my money back if I now say that the seller does not exist?Untitled.png

My Account question

Hello I am hoping to get some help with ID on this Wool flate woven rug. it is about an 8 x 5 foot. PB230002 (640x480).jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Someone possibly know anything about this artwork Thanks

This is done on wood It measures 47" x 23"

I think that the figures are mother of pearl

Someone did some quality work on this




Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 24, 2015 5:26:37 PM PT


We have just acquired what we think is a Guan Yin statue. Not sure if it is made of jade, soapstone or something else. It is hard, heavy, smooth and cold. The statue has characters on the bottom that we would love to understand. Can someone help us interpret what the bottom says and what kind of stone this is carved from?









Antiques discussion

Nov 23, 2015 5:02:03 PM PT

Need help identifying Guan Yin statue

Anyone know the facemold on this My Twinn doll. Neck is 1996, body is tagged 2011. TIA~




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Dolls discussion

Nov 24, 2015 5:16:50 PM PT

My Twinn Doll Facemold ID?

Hi eveyone,


Can you all please help?


Below is an unmarked, but tested silver and gold sword or dagger hilt.


Any thoughts on the possible age, origin and type? -----> 18th/19th century U.S. Officer's???


Size approx: 5-1/4 x 1-3/4 in. Weight approx: 7+ oz. 


Thank you!









Militaria Collectors

Nov 24, 2015 9:15:21 AM PT

18th/19th C. Sword or Dagger Hilt?

Screenshot_2015-11-22-20-54-09-2.pngHi I have never seen these precious moments natively dolls before. Does anyone know how old they might be? Did they come with a creche?

Dolls discussion

Nov 24, 2015 6:13:26 PM PT

precious moments natively dolls

If someone could help id this sword it would be greatly appreciated

it is 34 1/2" from the tip of the blade to the top of the helmet. The blade itself is 28" long. On the bar across the bottom of the handle it has KSP




Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 23, 2015 8:39:45 PM PT


Below is an unmarked, but tested silver and gold sword or dagger hilt.


Any thoughts on the possible age, origin and type? -----> 18th/19th century U.S. Officer's???


Size approx: 5-1/4 x 1-3/4 in. Weight approx: 7+ oz. 


Thank you!










Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 23, 2015 2:23:33 PM PT

18th/19th C. Sword or Dagger Hilt?

I have tried every KW I can think of for this sweater and nothing seems to come up in a eBay search.


Any help would be great


Sweater is by Toms for Target


Thanks Vanessa



Childrens Clothing Boutique discussion

It's that time again.  In between baking pies, post 'em if you got 'em!  Keep the pictures smaller to speed loading, and as always please no live auctions.



Carnelian and or agate with basket weave carved accents - unearthed from a pile recently. This weekend stank, but hunting in my own house was pretty good.



Sean Connery lenticular charm. 


Joan Rivers.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 24, 2015 9:50:47 PM PT

Forget the Pumpkin Pie, pass the Eye Candy!


To voice your opinion on the 2016 changes, and late shipping measurements, go to your seller dashboard and click the "tell us what you think" button at the top of the pop up preview page.


It will look like this.....



Selling discussion

Nov 24, 2015 8:39:39 AM PT

Ebay late shipping survey

Hello i need help with the artist and date of this karhula glass decanter. Any help will be appreciated. 1122151217.jpg1122151217.jpg

Antiques and Research

Nov 23, 2015 12:11:16 AM PT

Karhula art glass age



Scene from Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas where some students from Diane's school went for a break trip.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Hi there again. I have this piece that I think is from the Victorian era but i'm not 100 percent sure. Both locket and chain is unmarked, locket looks like it could be sterling silver and chain looks more like a silver metal although neither has been tested (just got them yesterday).


Tried searching for comparables on locket design pattern online but had no luck.  Because items are unmarked I tend sometimes to freak out not knowing anything about them and really don't want to assume what I think they are.



Any additional information will be Greatly Appreciated and Thanks as Always......










Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

I could use some help to date a Fire King ivory cake pan.  The mark is Fire King in script

and beneath is oven ware in block letters.  No other marks.  Thanks for any help!

I did try to do this myself but no guide I have found mentions this particular mark.SANY2909.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 22, 2015 12:52:45 PM PT

Help dating a Fire King mark

Looking for help please with a signed Satsuma vase.  Looking for age, maker, anything really.  Thank you in advance for your time and for any help!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 24, 2015 7:54:18 PM PT

Satsuma Vase Help

Can anyone help me identify the maker of this china shaving mug?  It is marked "Made in Germany" and it appears that the painter initialed the mark with a gold cursive L.   It's funny to me - the decorative paint does not go along the back of the mug, but stops abruptly at the halfway point - I've never seen that!  


Thanks so much!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

It has been 20-30 days since i raised a claim on ebay asking for refund or a replacement . Atfirst ebay did not reply so I contacted the seller and he asked me to ship the product back to him which i did and later when I called him up to ask what had happened about the item he told me to upload the shipping details on ebay which i did on the same night.

After 2 days of waiting for the response from the seller which he never did , I contacted him and told him that I want the replacement and I also told him i would be giving a negative feedback against him , then he threatened me and told that he will not ship the product until i giv him a positive feedback. 

I did inform this to ebay but no action was taken against him. Ebay has become useless and I think they dont have any authority over the seller so they are just emailing him and the seller never even checks his emails that is what i came to know after i mailed him about 15-20 times. Proof of caseProof of shipment

Shipping & Returns question

I've had approx 600 sales or so since I started selling and have never seen a buyer like this-10 negs/neutrals of their last 20 purchases. So I have a 50% chance of getting my first neg!

I upgraded (free) shipping on an item that could have gone first class (it's going cross country)-hope that makes them happy!

At least I won't have to wait as long for "their opinion" to hit my account!


Selling discussion

Nov 23, 2015 1:10:56 PM PT

Please Wish Me Luck With This Buyer!

People put stuff on for sale, and people are able to buy it  24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all around the earth, in different time zones. No specialized sale times, on and off switch, selling spurts, being controlled by the state, like a clockwork orange, or 1984. discriminating against certain sellers, trying to control buyers into buying from certain sellers, treating us like children. such control issues, such childishness, such evilness and incompetence. Amen Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Selling discussion

Nov 22, 2015 4:35:40 PM PT


I have this wanting me to download everytime i open ebay . smart_tag.js from secure-gl.imrworldwide.com


What is it?  is it safe?


Shows up only on main ebay page, when I refresh, open new window/tag, only happens on ebay

Using desktop pc windows 10






Looks like Ebay either fixed or removed that java script that wanted us to save or download smart_tag.js

Cause I no longer get the download message

Getting Started question

Well, I knew it was only time before this would happen again.  I had a big order, YEAH, from someone in China ICK.  Last time that happen they bought about the same amount of items and then all my Victorian Designs ended up in the China manufacting companies.  Once again, everything basically that is an art deco pin or brooch was bought in quantities, guess so they can be distributed out to everyone.  I don't know what to do, it is being shipped to some auto fabric dealer in California and her ID says China, her living place is China.  


Also she didn't ask for a combined invoice so she paid over 200 plus for shipping.  Which for some reason ebay won't call paypal anymore so I can't get any refund for whatever I refund back.  This has been a constant argument with ebay from the last 3 years.  They know it is wrong, they just keep doing it.  But here I am once again, having to ship to a US address and now my design that I keep finding and having made will be out there for the entire world, of course with free shipping.  Ebay told me I had to ship, since it was a USA address and that they no longer talk to paypal so no money back on the shipping end either.  I don't want to ship, what do I do.

Selling discussion

Good evening.  I am inquiring if TSR's receive a discount on shipping fees.  I thought I remember reading that on this board, but I am searching the help section on  ebay and all I'm coming up with is the 20% on fvf with same-day or 1-day shipping.  Can someone please advise if there is or isn't a separate discount on shipping fees?  Thanks so much in advance.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 22, 2015 6:44:24 PM PT

Do TRS's get a discount on shipping fees?

That they were looking at my helmets on ebay and below my listing it says buy Zox helmets on Amazon ugh we are doomed

Selling discussion

Nov 23, 2015 9:41:43 PM PT

I was just told by a friend

I sell batteries on here, and we get a lot of orders daily for them. We handle hundreds of battery orders daily on multiple sites, so of course mistakes can happen and I always try my best to fix them. I recently had a buyer report to me that they were sent the wrong kind of batteries (they ordered AA, recieved AAA). This doesn't happen often, but I've experienced it enough to know what to do, and generally instances like these are dealt with quickly and everyone is happy. Of course, I accepted that it was our mistake for sending the incorrect batteries, despite having no proof, and gave the buyer a couple of options for rectifying the situation. The options were as follows:


1. Return the batteries (I pay shipping), and recieve a full refund.

2. Return the batteries (I pay shipping), and I send them the correct batteries.

3. Keep the batteries and recieve no refund.


The buyer has not opened a return case, and this has been purely through the messaging system. The buyer is repeatedly telling me that he "can't" return the batteries, that I'm playing a game with him, he doesn't have time for this, etc. etc. - generally just giving me a hard time. I keep telling him the only thing I can do is what I listed above. He is unwilling to send the batteries back in any way but still wants me to fix the problem- I haven't even asked from proof that he did recieve the wrong ones, as generally they just return them and whether they're wrong or not we give the refund. I'm beginning to think this guy has used the batteries and is just trying to get more money/free stuff from me.


What should I do? I don't want them to leave nasty feedback, and I've always been extremely accomodating when it comes to fixing problems with buyers but this guy has been going back and forth with me for weeks now about this.

Shipping & Returns discussion

I shipped an audio component in a USPS flat rate envelope, the buyer claims that it was damaged in shipping.


I put the component inside of plastic bags to protect from moisture then put it in a box and them put it in the flat rate bag. He claims that a 1/16" thick stainless steel face plate was bent in the mail. The item cost was $50, I told him to contact USPS and let them know what has happened because under normal circumstances this should not happen. He tells me that he is thinks it is my fault and will see me pay. My question is how do I get him to file the insurance claim when he refuses to? I cant see this happening unless the package was severely mishandled, therefor I deserve compensation for my item that was destroyed in the mail.


I do not think I have the original reciept for postage, will I need it?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 23, 2015 2:24:09 PM PT

How to handle this?

Hello, I'm stuck in a loop with ebay support and don't know what to do, I need help.


Here's situation: I bought an item on ebay listed used (Electronics, computers), seller described it as "fully functional" in the listing. So I bought it. Item arrives, it's completely Dead on arrival. I messaged seller, and seller responded saying they agreed to issue me a refund if I send it back to them. So On good faith, I went ahead and sent it back. Seller confirmed he receieved it back, however he has not issued the refund to me.


I've never had this situation before and I tried opening a case to escalate it to ebay support under buyer protection but now I'm stuck in a support loop. I go to the ebay resolution center and click on "I received an item that does not match the seller's description.", then click the blue Continue button, and click on the listing for the item in question, and it goes "A return request is already open for this item." and just has a link to click on "View the return status". So I do that, and it says "If you have not agreed on a solution or the seller has not responded by Nov 23, 2015, you can ask us to step in and help." ... Okay? So I can't figure out how to -DO THAT-.  If I go back to resolution center and click on "Contact Us" (Blue Button on the "Select the item you need help with" screen at the bottom), it goes down to "Select the item you need help with." and just below that it says "To help us send your report to the right agent, please give us more details by selecting an item or entering an item name, item number, or a member's user ID. Follow the instructions to complete your report." So.. I click on the listing for the item again, and then it goes right to the same "A return request is already open for this item" screen, with the only option being "You can view the return status for more details."  Below that on the bottom under "Contact Options" it says "Please follow the options we've provided to resolve the issue." But there's nothing to click on to do it and there's no contact option.


Please, someone tell me how to escalate this? I've waited the alloted time on the return request, it's time, and it's been 6 days now and no contact from seller and no refund. I'm worried I'm going to run out of time and lose my $200 on this deal because I waited too long. But I can't find any other way to escalate this.. Smiley Sad Smiley Sad Smiley Sad Smiley Sad Smiley Sad

Bidding & Buying discussion


I had a van for sale. I received 11 bids for it from four different bidders, 3 of them had ZERO feedback and one of them had a feedback of 1.  The winning bidder, of course has not paid the deposit and has not responded to any of my emails.  So now, I have to wait for eBay to give him 7 days to pay (which he won't) before I can relist it and get my Final Value Fee refunded.


How can I prevent this from happening? All of the 0 feedback bidders were from brand new accounts as well. Is that just some strange coincidence? Of course not!  I'm pretty sure that none of these bidders actually planned on buying the van. I'm sure they all had some sort of plan to try to scam me out of my money. One of the bidders was from California, and the van (which needs to be towed) is in Connecticut !  





Selling discussion

Nov 24, 2015 6:36:14 AM PT

Problem with Zero Feedback bidders

I have two active promotions right now:


1:  List FREE - 1,000 auction-style or fixed priced listings (ends 11/29/15 23:59:59 PST)

2:  Save on final value fees - $10 cap for first 100 sold items (ends 11/30/15 23:59:59 PST)


I want to have my new listings allocated to the 2nd promotion, but they are getting allocated to the 1st promotion (presumeably because it ends earlier).


Any thoughts on how I can do this?


Thanks =)

Selling discussion

I list 90%+ of my items just using eBay's simple listing wizard.  And it works for what I need.  The problem is, on every single listing, I have to go in, select buy it now as my method, select free USPS First Class shipping, etc.  Is there anyway to make the listing wizard remember my preferences?  It would save a ton of time.   

Selling discussion

Nov 22, 2015 8:00:26 PM PT

Make eBay remember your listing preferences



I don't know why they show in my listing...  I didn't see them when I created it, or when I revised it, so I don't know how to fix them or just get rid of them.

Selling discussion

Ebay for New Sellers a 21 day hold to get paid Ok so not fair we as sellers ships items in 3 to 5 Days and to hold payment for 21 days is so not fair.Reality if I buy something and its not as described I will report it in less than 4 days.I thank a 7 day hold would be fair. Its like Ebay dont wont new Sellers.In truth not all on here wishes to sell 25 items a month.

Selling discussion

Nov 24, 2015 7:59:19 AM PT

21 Day Hold PayPal


I purchased an item that was listed as shipped soon after but never received by me. I opened a case with Ebay and have waited the time and went through an automated call with Ebay that was confusing and left me with the question of "Is Ebay going to step in or what?"...What should my next step be? Should I go through Paypal now to get back my payment for item not received?

Bidding & Buying question

So I bought a product (discs for a Nerf blaster) that didn't work and I started a return.  The seller "couldn't send a shipping label, but after talking to them, they said they will just send a refund and I don't have to ship back, but then they said they couldn't send the refund because I have claim open (I don't, unless you consider the return request a claim).  What now?  If I cancel the return request would that clear up the situation, or are they just trying to scam me?

Buying & Selling Basics question

Nov 24, 2015 9:29:17 AM PT

Seller is "unable" to give a refund.

I have opened an ebay store and it has been doing ok but since then my seller dashboard says my seller performance is below standard. I Print out my labels and ship out without any issues. Is there a way to get this back up to good standards ? Should i adjust my shipping timeon my items ? I notice tis happen when i converted over to a eBay store and wonder if going back to regular account status would fix it as well. I have had only 2 refunds due to items being broke during shipping. but i feel that most of the items i'm not getting any feedback is hurting me as well. I still think it has somethng to do with the shipping time and maybe a mistake i'm doing in my listings. thanks for the help i want to get my rating back up where there where last month but since the 20th it has dropped down. Ebay is now holding my fees until Item is recived and they never did ths before until now. Thnks for the help. 

Starting an eBay Business question

Nov 24, 2015 6:36:10 AM PT

seller performance dropped ?

I won an auction a week ago and paid for it that night. It has yet to be shipped and the seller wont respond to my messages. what should i do?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 24, 2015 12:28:47 AM PT

seller not shipping items i paid for

Hi, I have spent the morning trying to find an email address for ebay customer support to no avail. I bought something last night which went just below my maximum bid and paid for it straight away. When I got up this morning, I had a message from them saying: 

Sorry not willing to sell for this amount. I will have to check with my son who lives in New Zealand selling for him.

as well as a message from ebay saying the order had been cancelled as the item was no longer available. What happens here? I would have thought that if you put something in an auction without a reserve, be that ebay or any other auction, that you can't just decide after the auction has finished and the winning bidder has paid that you don't want to sell it for that amount; if there was a certain price you wanted you either put in a classified ad or set a reserve. Obviously, this costs more and I'd have thought they were now legally obliged to send me the item. I am currently in the middle east and not willing to spend a lot of money on my UK pay as you go mobile talking to customer support and can't find either live chat or an email address for them so hoping you guys might be able to help? I have been an ebay member for about 12 years now and never come accross this before; as a seller, I have certainly sold things well below what I wanted but thought I had no choice but to send the item. Frustrated with this to say the least!

Thanks, Gareth

Bidding & Buying question

Hi,  I just sold a car here and my bank account was just deducted $125.00. I paid the $44.00 to set up the listing, so why am I getting hit with more deductions? I wasn't aware of any of this. It also seems like I'm going to get charged every month. I hope this is not the case and I almost reported this as fraud to my bank until I did more investigating!





Buying & Selling Basics question

Nov 23, 2015 12:44:46 PM PT

First time seller and fees?

Getting Started question

Have customer requesting an invoice with purchase of a preowned item. Is this standard? Is there a place to jelp create one?

Selling discussion

Nov 23, 2015 4:49:46 PM PT

Request for invoice

I plan to cancel my store before December 1st. The sales are too low to afford 20 dollars a month. I'm in the hole every month. So, I paid Nov 3rd a 20 dollar store fee. Was that for November or October? I want to make sure because if I am going to owe December 3rd another 20...it's going to have to come out of my personal work check.

Selling question

Nov 24, 2015 11:06:37 AM PT

store fee

Why do Ebay hold funds after sales for New People for 21 Days.Thats really to long. I sold item as a No Return Pictures showed exactley what they were gwetting  (Jewelry) sent with  tracking info, but I will not see any money on sales for 21 Days REALLY , and  Ebay thanks thats fair?

If a seller has to ship item out fast then the buyer should have to report damages Fast THATS FAIR> < on most items like Clothing Jewelryand Home Decor items.These  items it dont take 21 Days to find its not as stated in listing Maybe give Buyers 7 Days to report Damages or not as described THAT WOULD BE FAIR>  Ebay really needs to stop Punishing new sellers who dont wish to sell 24 Pluss items a month. I thought the tracking would Prove item got to her guess I was wrong.

 She did email me Loved item but she didnt leave feedback (Ok she is kinda new to so I dont look for a feedback from her from what Im told some on Ebay dont leave feedback anyway , but trust me Problem with item you here about it in less than 5 days.

I fell like 21 days thats way to long to waite to get paid for Jewelry items or clothing for that matter Its like Ebay only wonts people who wishes to sell allot of items not ones who only sells maybe 10 a year. .As for the new sellers we get 21 Day before seeing payment for item WOW So not fair......

Not Happy Deborah

Selling question

Nov 22, 2015 5:27:12 PM PT

21 days to get your mony

Hi I believe this to be a older photo but is there a way of telling for sure??

Historical Memorabilia discussion

Nov 22, 2015 4:51:48 PM PT

Antique photo ?? Billy the kid ??

I recently bought some stuff on ebay and the seller contacted me before shipping saying my paypal adress was wrong and wanted to make sure its the right adress. Then i told him i messed up on one number and told him the right adress and he said okay ill ship it Monday but he still shipped it to the wrong adress. What do i do? I mean its kinda not my fault i told him my real adress and he still sent it to the wrong adress.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 23, 2015 5:18:50 PM PT

Wrong shipping adress

A friend asked for help signing up to sell on eBay ... never had either an eBay or Paypal account.  When I got to their house they had already created a PayPal account with linked cc card but they had NOT created an eBay account.  So they set that up but there seems to be a disconnect between eBay and Paypal as they created a listing that showed on their Active List but the item can not be found via ebay searches on the eBay wed site?  When they try to see the PayPal balance via the eBay Account menu they get no link to the PayPal account.  They did a Link Account via the eBay account but there just seems to be a disconnect.  Does this sound like a simple problem or should they contact PayPal for resolution?

Getting Started discussion

Nov 22, 2015 7:40:09 PM PT

EBay - Paypal connection

I received an email through eBay that says they are writing me on behalf of the buyer and they are requesting I send the buyer an invoice through PayPal due to site technical issues through eBay.

The buyer wishes to inform me they have every intention of paying for the auction but can only due so through paypal invoice.

Is this a scam?

Selling question

Sometimes I do an auction as a buy it now and later try to add the auction option and it won't let me.  I have no trouble adding a buiy it now to an already existing auction. Anyone know what I am doing wrong?

Selling question

Nov 22, 2015 2:54:31 PM PT

Can't add auction to buy it now

Buyer requested a cancellation, i obliged. Several days later they paid. What do i do? I have 1-day shipping for items and tomorrow is monday. I have contacted the buyer through ebay and paypal several hours ago. Do i ship this, wait it out or what? I do not deserve a defect for following buyers request and non-response x.x Thanks!  Edit- Buyer has not accepted the cancellation either.

Selling question

I am getting requests for shipping cost quotes. I thought it was generated automatically, but when I view my listing from a devise not signed in to my account, I see that the listing has a "ask seller" by the shipping cost. People have been supplying zip codes, but I can't figure out how to give a quote. I'm using the mobile app.

Shipping & Returns discussion

I sold a heavy electric mobility scooter yesterday.  The buyer is bringing cash and will pick up today.  So far, so good.  Smiley Happy   My question is:  If I indicate I received payment and that the item was "shipped" (because there is no local pick up button), will I earn a defect because there is no online proof that the buyer got the item?  Is it best to leave those 2 spots blank (money received and shipped)?  Will the buyer get reminder messages from EBay to pay?  Will their EBay history be tarnished because the system will think they didn't pay?


Thank you in advance for some expertise in this area.

Selling question

Nov 22, 2015 5:44:21 PM PT

Item For Pick-Up Only

Are bear skin rugs (authentic taxidermy, not faux) allowed for sale on ebay? I have a taxidermy item I'd like to sell. I see all sorts of animals such as wolves, lions etc listed under taxidermy......  Am I correct in hearing that a bear skin rug cannot be listed?


Thank you

Selling question

Does anyone have any info about the pay pal, "pay after delivery" feature? It is activated but i can not use it on any transaction so far. ThanksSmiley Wink

Payments question

Nov 23, 2015 6:44:11 PM PT

PAD pay after delivery??

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