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Turquoise ceramic urn? Can anyone help identify this piece & its makers mark? Much Thanks!
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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 23, 2014 5:46:48 PM PT

Native American Indian basket tray?

I listed an item for $35 with FREE shipping or Best Offer. Received an offer of $25 with the notation:


InfoShipping is not included in the offer price.


What does this mean? Is the buyer offering $25 for the item alone, without FREE shipping, and offering to pay for the shipping cost?


Or does it mean shipping terms remain as listed and are not part of the negotiated price either way?


I don't find any clear explanation of what is intended by this notation, obviously added by eBay. If the latter meaning was intended, it would be better worded as "Shipping terms remain as listed and are not a part of the negotiation."

Getting Started question



Please help me identify this pattern.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I can not find another vase like this.  It is  9 5/8 inches in height and parked on the bottom.  Can anyone tell me the age, origin and possibly read the mark on the bottom?  Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!











Antiques discussion

Oct 24, 2014 8:10:07 AM PT

Asian metal signed vase. TIA!



Saturday in the Fall....go sail your boat! 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Christmas came yesterday! =) I love her. She has brown sleep eyes and is a big girl. I've not seen a big Fulper doll with brown sleep eyes before. Her clothes she came in are antique but  I put her in this dress to show her knobby knees, lol.

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Dolls discussion

Oct 23, 2014 5:57:21 PM PT

My new Fulper doll =)

Didnt see this already, so thought Id get it started. Need my fix!


No more than three pics per post, and keep them smaller for the people with internet speed issues



Mint conditon shell necklace, unsigned but dangle is attributed to Art

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 25, 2014 10:04:54 AM PT

***Weekend BLING thread*****



8 days and counting...bring in fun costume pics for show and tell! 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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I have a few pieces with this mark on it  It's probably some newer maker's mark/symbol  I can't place it and I googled my fingers off (almost)  Is it a butterfly?  Recognize it?  Thanks 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I have bought an item from a seller located at Warminster, PA, USA.

The item was shipped via Global Shipping., take a look to the tracking at Ebay site:


Global tracking #:



Multiple Carriers
This shipment has been transferred to AMXKEB for delivery to the final destination # 3984849293



Delivery Attempt-

Oct-23-14, 08:17 AM, Tel Aviv 69710

Delivery Attempt-

Oct-21-14, 08:59 AM, Tel Aviv 69710

In Transit with Destination Carrier

Oct-20-14, 10:36 AM, Tel Aviv 69710

Customs Cleared

Oct-20-14, 08:14 AM, Tel Aviv 69710

In Transit with Destination Carrier

Oct-02-14, 06:53 AM, Tel Aviv 69710

Shipped from Shipping Center to International Destination

Sep-29-14, 19:46 PM, Erlanger

Customs Documentation and Labeling

Sep-29-14, 16:17 PM, Erlanger

Processing at Shipping Center

Sep-29-14, 16:08 PM, Erlanger

Global tracking #:



Multiple Carriers



Arrived at US shipping Center

Sep-29-14, 12:35 PM, ERLANGER, KY 41025

Enroute to US Shipping Center

Sep-29-14, 02:35 AM, ELSMERE, KY


Sep-27-14, 00:49 AM, ELSMERE, KY


Sep-26-14, 22:46 PM, LEXINGTON, KY


Sep-26-14, 10:51 AM, LEXINGTON, KY


Sep-25-14, 23:59 PM, HORSHAM, PA


Sep-25-14, 15:38 PM, HORSHAM, PA


At the box the Tracking number gived by Ebay doesn't exist.....

There are the following numbers:

USPS Ground #1Z 250 X00 03 5058 3594

Aramex 3984849293 + LPKEN000000077359132

GCX Global courier Express #0100065290422

Maman transport #  I 036771


And I received finally the item at the Nahariya city where I live from the hands of a Israel Postal Authorithy employee who said me that the item was not delivered at Tel Aviv as in the tracking of Ebay was declared.


Without a real tracking number and a real information is impossible to obtain any information about the item.


If any attempt of delivery is done and in the box is clearly visible the purchaser telephone, is not the transporter obligation to make a phone call?

My address is in Nahariya City, far from Tel Aviv 200 kilometers....


Could I accept as logical an attempted delivery in Tel Aviv in 2 oportunities?


Twice a mistake?


I have opened a non delivery case because this lack of information !!!! Ebay with this Global Shipping Service is endangering the good feedback of the sellers and buyers.....


I prefere sellers that ship via USPS, UPS, DHL or any serious international courier service.......

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 24, 2014 10:20:13 AM PT

Is this Global Shipping a serious service

hello , all

Since March I have a lock on the account.
I was just 9 not satisfied customers.
in the help I learned that I could sell now since November.
but as soon as November already ebay.com blockade imposed on me at all that I will not be able to sell on ebay.com
I'm Polish and I will only be able to sell in Poland, please save me, maybe someone knows a way to regain the ability to sell on ebay.com?


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My Account question

Oct 23, 2014 6:37:27 AM PT

my account have limit

I think it's for sure circa 1970's.  I'm almost getting a Russian or Scandinavian feel from it, but it's hard to tell.  Any one else have any ideas??  No markings anywhere unforntunatey,  but does acid test at sterling.  It's missing a safety chain as well, maybe the mark was on that? Who knows!  Thank you for any help :smileyhappy:








This is the clasp


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I so rarely find any deco around here..wanna list it right.  But I think the more I research the more I confuse myself.  


1)Is it called Paperclip or peanut chain?


2)Would it be called a drop, lariat, or negligee necklace?  And would the 'choker' term apply here or no? The total length is 13 1/2" with a 3" drop  


3)And what type of cut are the clear glass beads? All I can think of is multi-faceted rondelles. (maybe polished?)  They have nice flat tables...love the stacked design


Anyhoo..I appreciate any help!









Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 23, 2014 3:20:36 PM PT

Needy Questions on A Deco Necklace



Good morning!

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

010.JPG006.JPG       The earrings are Trifari and have gorgeous blue stones but the metal looks tarnished and they're in need of clear baguettes.  You can see on the Juliana that some of the beads have peeled.  Don't know if this is repairable or not.   I thought maybe the green brooch was juliana because of the carved type stones but generally have just found the oval stones like that.  That piece is just missing one of the molded marquise stones.  Anyway, these are a few of the lot of items I have that need repairs or for harvest but can't decide if I want to take the risk of listing a lot nowadays. 



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 23, 2014 1:43:07 PM PT

few pieces of a repair lot



Hi, I've never seen this type of pottery before - Hardtmuth - and just wondered if anyone could tell me anything about it please? and what is the significance of NO.1? thankyou very much, jasmine. 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi all


I am cleaning out my mother in laws house found a lot of items packed up.

Googled for B&F and little known.

Images are here, can anyone tell me if its old / collectable and if so a ball-park value?


Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 24, 2014 6:30:43 PM PT

Old English Jug with B&F on the base

Hi all!


Just wonderin' if anyone would have an idea of age of this sweet ol' basket.  I'm thinkin' 50's-60's or so.


It is rather LARGE  19" x 11" x 12" or there abouts.


I do LOVE the color to it.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 24, 2014 7:23:44 PM PT

Vintage Basket Ideas Please

HI, I have this set that is very busy! Plastic beads, rhinestones (one missing) and baroque faux pearls. The beads look like there are held in place by a rod that  extends from the middle of the  filigree backs . The rhinestones settings are part of the filigree backs. It has a box clasp. Any ideas on who the maker might be? As always thank you.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 23, 2014 5:31:43 PM PT

Who's my daddy?

David's Interactive Auction Calendar. Move your mouse over the calendar, you will see what day your auction will end and whether it's a good day to start your online auction. (The forecast indicates whether it is a good day to begin a 3-day, 5-day, 7-day or 10-day auction.)




I don't know how accurate it is, but I like it. I think it's cute.




The Front Porch discussion

Oct 25, 2014 4:32:30 PM PT


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Hi  What are these?   I am confused to which are buttons, cufflinks, etc    Please help  TY 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I'd love to know who made this bowl , a long shot but maybe someone will recognise the design .


This is unsigned , the base is rounded and is textured almost like the wet clay had been placed on material , this effect is also under the glaze on the underside only , the glaze is also crazed.


Measures approx' 7 1/2" across



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 24, 2014 10:36:18 AM PT

Mid Century/Eames Era Studio Pottery Bowl

Hi all,


I have this cup and saucer with the Capodimonte marks.  The marks are different so I do not know if this set is a marriage set or it made

slightly different on purpose.


The mark on the cup has what I think are initials of EPP, do those initials mean anything special?  Also, the saucer mark has three dots, does that mean



Any idea on age for this set?  Saucer is 5" diameter and cup is 2-3/8" tall so this is small.


Thank you for looking and any help.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Dear Members,


I am new to eBay and would like to ask a question regarding a shipping calculator available in my listings in an ebay store. The seller is located in Australia.


I would like to be able to have this on my listings:


Shipping calculator


Will this calculator work in Australia so that buyers can enter their ZIP code and get varying rates for shipping based on their location?


Or do I have to use a 3rd party plugin to implement such functionality in my auctions? If so do you have any recommendations regarding such plugins?


I will appreciate your help!

Shipping & Returns discussion



Starburst foot, six sided stem, crosshatch and 7 point starburst pattern on glass, 7 1/4" tall.  Thank you in advance for any help you might offer.  - Mary





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 23, 2014 1:40:09 PM PT

Help with Glass Pattern

Can someone please help me identify this pattern?  Thank you!  Todd


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Home & Garden discussion



Are you ready for Halloween!?? Did you buy your costume on eBay?

Show us what you found!

Cash Around My House

Oct 25, 2014 7:53:46 AM PT

Are you ready for Halloween!?

This piece is 10 3/4 inches in height and made with a reddish brown pottery.  It appears to be a bartender and he is holding a bottle inscribed "vinho do porto" which I believe is Portuguese for "port wine."  It appears to be old, lots of crazing and some rippling to the glaze in the back that has chipped off a bit.  No markings on the bottom.


I haven't been able to find anything like it.  Any help with age, origin and key words for listing purposes would be great.  Thanks!




















Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

don't remember where I got this bracelet.  It is so pretty but it needs the end re-attached, soldered I guess and I haven't gotten around to finding someone to do it but it has beautiful stones.  :smileyhappy:003.JPG002.JPG004.JPG



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Sterling coat/dresss pin. Sorry for the resolution but this is the best my phone can do.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 23, 2014 8:58:46 AM PT

Can Anyone ID the Mark On This...

Any ideas on keywords for this piece-thanks!001.JPG




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Here's another mystery mark - Shaw - possible Military teapot? I could use help identifying...teapot  770.jpgteapot  771.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello everyone,


If you go to this eBay item listing you will see a logo on the far right hand side, right above the user-id




Also, please see the pictures.

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Selling question

Can anyone tell me anything about this? I'm familiar with the glass shoes made by different makers, but I've never seen one in metal. The bottom looks like it was "patched" at one time on the sole of the shoe. I don't even know what this is. A paperweight? Thank you.a1.jpga2.jpga3.jpg

Selling question

I cant find any infomraiton on where or who this eagle mark belongs to. If anybody has any suggestions, Id appreciate it! Its on the back of a souvenir spoon.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

The time zone on the My eBay pages are in PDT. Is there a way to change it to EST?


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My Account question

I bought some loose stones that are pre-drilled and I would like to know what my options are for pierced earlobe connections. I know I can get plain French wire hooks but maybe there is something that will connect the drilled holes to something decorative that will then connect to the earwire? I don't have the stones yet so I don't know the thickness of the material that a finding needs to connect through but it seems possible to make an educated guess. I want earwires rather than post. In sterling. Any ideas?


Thanks is advance for your help.




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 25, 2014 10:08:49 AM PT

OT: Some Advice Needed For Earrings Findings

This elephant is large measuring 3 1/2" in length and can also be worn as a pendant.  Would you say this is an indian or african elephant, and would call the color deep coral? I think it's acrylic, and is pretty heavy and solid.  TIA




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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Im thinking its bible related but idk. Adam and eve? The one by the water fall looks like it has wings. An angel? Satan? Opinions please im stumped.


Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 24, 2014 9:53:51 AM PT

Bible themed shirt? Opinions please

OMG, can eBay not leave ANYTHING alone!?  Every time I come here, it's different.  Had to Google for a link to this category, couldn't figure out how to find it otherwise.  ::sigh::


Anyway.  I recently purchased a teapot which is out of my usual collecting focus.  My research indicates it is "American Belleek", with a mark indicating it was made by Lenox between 1906-1924.  I noted that many other teapots with this mark have similar handles and finials, apparently a common design trait.  However, I cannot find another one like this.  I would like to know if this shape has a name, or belongs to a specific line.  The quality is exceptional compared to the Thirties and Forties colorware I usually collect, the only imperfections I can find are a few tiny glaze pops and a glazed over crumb.  I was wondering, as most of the other pots I saw are very ornately decorated, if this would have precluded it from being decorated, and designated it as a second, or was it meant to be starkly elegant and simple?  I do intend to list this pot to finance my own obsession, so would also be interested in an opinion of what a collector might pay for it (yup, I know book values are worthless!)  Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Hope I haven't messed up with these pics, last I knew, eBay auto-resized them if they were too big?  Would also appreciate any gentle advice on what for me, is yet another "new format" for these boards. 





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

How do I actually get an answer from someone?  I have tried to print a refund label for the past 3 days and each time it says there is a problem and to try again later!!  If this is somekind of problem I wish they would fix it and stop changing everything else!!

Sorry we're not able to process the label at this time, please try again later.

Print a free return label and ship the item back to the seller by Oct 29, 2014.
Print return label
Hold on while we create your return label

Technical Issues discussion

Hello. Can anyone tell me about this old tin box? Thanks for your help.


Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 25, 2014 3:02:27 PM PT

Dutch Fraktur Toleware Flour Mail Box

Hi Everyone,

I have these two sets of clothes. The pink undies set has a Made in China tag and I do not see any tags in the other outfit. I do not know if they are Barbie clothes or another 11.5 doll.  I have had these posted on both Barbie Groups with no response.





1. Does anyone know if these are Barbie clothes if so could you tell me what outfits they are?


2. If no one knows if these are Barbie clothes can I list them as "Fit 11.5 size dolls including Barbie?"


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Dolls discussion

Oct 24, 2014 6:36:35 PM PT

Please help with doll clothes

I know this is handmade, unable to date, but could be over 100 years old.  Very delicate and lightweight.  Any help would be appreciated

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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

I also posted a thread for this piece on the Pottery, Glass & Porcelain board. 


This piece is 10 3/4 inches in height and made with a reddish brown pottery.  It appears to be a bartender and he is holding a bottle inscribed "vinho do porto" which I believe is Portuguese for "port wine."  It appears to be old, lots of crazing and some rippling to the glaze in the back that has chipped off a bit.  No markings on the bottom.


I haven't been able to find anything like it.  Any help with age, origin and key words for listing purposes would be great.  Thanks!




















Antiques discussion

I strayed far from my usual and picked up this lovely jar today.  It looks like it may have had a lid once.  I thought the design and decoration was marvelous, and it's a nice, heavy, sturdy piece.  What little I can see in the murky depths leads me to believe that it may have been wheel thrown, and assembled in a couple of sections.  Though I know that there is some serious talent out there re. making things look old... this looks, to my untrained eye, to have some genuine wear.  I can see where the design (different on both sides) was drawn on in spots, it does have fine crazing, plus glaze flaws.  It is 9" high.  Oh, please don't tell me it used to have someone's grandma's ashes in it...


I guess I would like to know:

1) What is/was it?

2) Approximate age

3) Keywords I can use to do a little research

4) How long I should cry if I break it.


Any help would be greatly appreciated! 


Pics of the two scenes:





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi. I hope everyone is doing well!!

I would like to know if anyone can tell me the maker of this beautiful dresser box.

It is 3" tall x 4 1/2" wide. It is green with raised flowers and leaves.

Any info would be appreciated!




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 25, 2014 9:41:08 AM PT

Help ID Glass Dresser Box

Don't know what this set actually is.  3 larger saucers and 2 smaller mugs.  I was hoping someone here would help ID the mark.  Bottoms are impressed with either France or Made in France.  Mark shown.


Many thanks,



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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 25, 2014 11:38:23 AM PT

Glass Pattern Help Needed Depression

s it possible to determine the authenticity of the handbags that serial number 19452033 chanel boy


Fashion discussion

Oct 25, 2014 10:17:40 PM PT

chanel bag serial number

Hi and thanks for your time!

Real or fake?






Fashion discussion

Oct 25, 2014 1:46:43 PM PT

Fake Louis Vuitton Wallet?

this item appears to be oil painting or at least an oil medium of an art work by El Greco titled "La Ascension" it has a little label stating in handwritten text what I just said, plus 1548-1625 plus a Marco del Prado Madrid along with a European looking written 1553 to the side which might be a catalog number? 10-3/16" tall 4-7/8" wide..anybody that can help me with more information about what this artwork actually is I would be appreciative..thanks in advance...

Collectibles & Art discussion

Found at an estate sale in the bathroom if that helps. I know it is a jar but what are the hooks inside the lid for?





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 25, 2014 8:00:00 AM PT

Art Deco Pottery What Is It?

It does not have any markings anywhere. It does not have Coach creed or old black label. But for some reason, I am inclined to ask Coach Experts here, to please look at this bag. Could it possibly be an early Coach Bag, pre-creed or something?

Well made, very nice, Coach quality supple black leather with an interesting front insert, that looks like "cork", I am sure it is some leather finish. 

Well, at least I'll have someone else to take a guess at this bag, because I don't know what it could possibly be.





Fashion discussion

Oct 25, 2014 8:41:04 PM PT

Could this Bag possibly be Coach?

This guy looks familiar but I can't place him.  Have you seen him before?  No markings.  I believe his outfit is original. He's about 10 1/2" tall



Dolls discussion

Can anyone ID this sweater? I found this photo online from the 2010 catalog but there's no line names to refer to.



Childrens Clothing Boutique discussion

Oct 25, 2014 7:00:46 PM PT

Hanna Andersson ID please

I found this mask with the 2 big ones I asked about a couple of days ago, and I was offered $40 for it today at our yard sale, but looking at it closely I decided to wait until I could run it past here before selling - it has 'something' about it.


First, it has a large protruding forehead, detailed teeth in a mouth with black lips - and white skin. I read that white color for a mask's skin refer to death, but couldn'y find anything when I added 'protruding forehead and detailed teeth'.


Does anyone know what tribe this came from? Is it possible to tell if it's real or a tourist piece?


Also, is that his hair, or a hat?


Thanks, I appreciate any help.


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Have looked high and low but unable to locate this jewelers mark. Anyone know?  Thanks.


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Oct 25, 2014 7:46:40 PM PT

Trying to Identify a Jewellers Mark please

I found a brooch signed Art that is similar, but not on the spot exact.

Its a gorgeous necklace with shells, ab rhinestones and faux pearls, but is unsigned. I guess Art didnt always sign their jewelry?


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

What company does this represent?  It is on the bottom on a beer stein made in West Germany.  Thanks!





Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 23, 2014 8:30:41 AM PT

Helo with West Germany Beer Stein Logo

This is a beatuful hand made pin,hand painted,highly glaze,signed by artist..
I can't make out the artist name..please help.
Measures about 2 1/4" Long x 1 2/16" Wide
.would like to list it..thanks...jimbo

Collectibles & Art discussion


This is a tiny reliquary, made of metal, with 5cm high and it has hand written 28-8-1909 on the base.

Is it possible? Someone can identify this item? Where was made, and by whom?

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 23, 2014 11:19:19 AM PT

Tiny reliquary, could this be from 1909?

Please help id these three different type of blue depression glass. maker? pattern? era?

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 23, 2014 5:39:16 PM PT

ID Depression glass

As you all might recall I mentioned that a large tree limb fell on the hood of my truck.




The end of th elimb that is to the left and off-camera was across the front fender of my Road King!


My step-father asked someone to come and cut it off the truck.  When I arrived he was cutting the base of the part that branches upword over the windshield.  We got in to a big argument that if he cut it there it would fall right across the windshield which was miraculously undamaged and I wanted to keep it that way.


The guy insisted until I suggested that should he continue to cut I would hold him personally and financially responsible for any further damage to the truck.  Once I mentioned he would have to pay for the damages and I would sue him if he continued and something was damaged he finally stopped, shut up and went away. 


I found myself a ladder, climbed on the roof of the truck and cut the limb from the  top down with a sawsall equipped with a pruning blade.


I cut short, manageable sections off and tossed them to the ground which gradually relieved and shifted the weight.  As I got closer to the bottom the weight nd balance shifted and the whole thing popped up and off the truck without touching anything else.


The hood is smashed beyond repair but it does open and close.  No damage to the fenders, grill or anythig else except the hood.



Motors discussion

Oct 25, 2014 2:24:31 PM PT

Vehicle pictures from this fall.

I have no expertise in this type of printing, any help? No little dots that I see on most prints.









Collectibles & Art discussion

I found a pair of beautiful prints that are of 2 women who look to be in the 'machine age' - or the Rosie the Riveter era style (is that what this style of art is called? It's cool looking - but almost pen & ink cartoon image?). They are signed Noel '93, and on the left corner there is a A/P with her signature again as if to verify they are artisit proofs.


Can anyone tell me who this artist is? Putting in print signed 'Noel' brings a few up, but none of the images look like these.


You out there greatmodernpicture?











Collectibles & Art discussion

Wow. Amazon is getting hammered. 21% down for the year and is reporting a "huge" quarterly loss and is expected to drop of 12% "more" on Friday. And some of you thought Ebay was bad. Do they have a seller message board there? There has got to be "more" anger there than here.

Selling discussion

I can't see any details on the "return", but it looks like another SNAD claim in disguise. Of course, on a listing with NO returns.


AFAIK, the money was not refunded , and the buyer "closed" the return voluntarily.


However, I'm wondering if this will now count as a defect on my account, and if it does , isn't that a malicious seller attack?



Selling discussion

I have been shopping for some Callaway golf clubs and ran across several listings. As I always do before bidding on an item, I try to research the seller to make sure they appear legit.  I noticed right away that this selller has HUGE feedback.  Then I noticed that the positive feedback many times were left from the same buyer.  I didn't think much of it at first because I've purchased multiple items from the same seller before.  But then it stuck out like a sore thumb to me that this happens over and over again.  On the sellers feedback page, when I view the items sold and then I click on the buyers hyper link I can see the % of bids with that peticular seller, most of the time it is 75-90% range.  So this seller is apparently covering their negative and neutral feedback scores with fake purchases.  This is also convienient for the seller to run up bids or maybe NOT sell some thing because the price was too low.  I've tried to report it but who knows if eBay will do anything about it.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 23, 2014 4:59:58 AM PT

fraudulant feedback, seller boosting scores

On my selling ID, I sold a new, sealed DVD and got this message from the buyer:


"For positive feedback, please send this ASAP and have the package marked "HANDLE WITH CARE" or "FRAGILE" as well. Note: If you can spare some cardboard, please put a piece in front and in back of the movie to help prevent damage during shipping and/or the DVD coming off the hub in the case. Thanks."


Does he want me to remove the shrink wrap and break the seal in order to do this?  Won't that open me up for a SNAD dispute?  


I've come here first to get opinions before contacting him.  If I ask him about it and he instructs me to open the DVD in order to package it as he desires, I am seeing two options:


1.  Do as he asks and risk a SNAD dispute for sending an opened DVD when the listing states new and sealed.

2.  Ship it as is and risk a negative feedback for not complying with his request.


Any advice?  Thanks in advance!


If it makes a difference, this is a $3.98 sale.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 24, 2014 6:50:44 AM PT

Packing request from buyer. Advice?

I am currently bidding on 15 items. Two of them show the usual anonymous bidding info (which for me helps in determining if I might be competing with shill bidders). The other 13 all have "private listing - bidders' identities protected" for the bidders. Those 13 auctions are auctions that started at $0.01, and are for craft items that could reasonably not be expected to sell for a high cost.


In online customer support, eBay supplies this as a reason for protecting bidder information: "There are cases where private listings are appropriate, such as the sale of high-priced items or approved pharmaceutical products, but you should only make your listing private if you have a specific reason."


None of these items I've bid on would fit into such a category, and I've just perused years of complaints about this very issue. So, I wonder why it is still permitted for sellers to protect bidder identity for low price auctions that don't warrant such protection? Surely, it only provides an avenue for dishonest selling and shill bidding?


I think eBay should enforce the above and restrict hiding bidders identities to auctions that start at a higher dollar amount (for example: auctions that start at $200 or more) or specific categories like approved pharmaceuticals.


I'm interested in knowing the thoughts of other eBay users regarding this. Should eBay restrict this? What do you think?

Bidding & Buying discussion


At least once a week I'll have a customer make multiple purchases in separate transactions -- because they don't know how to use their shopping cart, decided to add another item later -- plenty of reasons -- buyers do it all the time, ESPECIALLY now that "Commit to Buy" is on the wane. Until this week, it's been no big deal. I just refund any additional shipping they might have paid and upload the same tracking number for all the separate transactions.


NOW EBAY WON'T ALLOW THAT, which leaves me with the choice of telling customers, "Sorry but since you bought the items separately, I have no choice but to print separate labels and deny you combined shipping," or accept the strike against my Top Rated Seller status that comes from not uploading a tracking number that gets a scan.


I've been through a lot of changes on eBay that I didn't agree with and stayed silent, but this one is far and away the least acceptable. Or is it just me?



Selling discussion

In 15 plus years we may have posted 1 or 2 times but this situation is just to much fraud.


We have been a top rated plus gold seller for many years I think the account is past the 15 year mark now. We refund everything no matter what.  I describe ebay as a wild and sometime wonderful place to buy and sell from.  But then every few years eBay shows me exactly why we choose to put our energy into every other avenue other than eBay to grow our business.  

Why I refuse to allow ebay to become more than 10% of who we are as a business.  


This just happens to be on our buying end.  We purchase a Le Creuset pot that was described as new with a few scratches.  When it arrived that was not the case at all! The seller is brand new with no seller rating and only 126 feedbacks. Which we all know are fake postives as sellers are gagged when it comes to feedback.   MY FIRST MISTAKE, buying from a non rated seller!  


MY SECOND MISTAKE caring about the other seller. "We did not file against the "NEW" seller and open a case first".

We put the pot back into the same box, very well padded and returned it to the seller.  


We emailed and had a friendly exchange, fully expecting to get a refund and not have a mark against the brand new seller. The package was returned and a week later we had not seen the promised refund, we emailed and the issues started. The seller claimed the package was damaged in shipping and refused to refund.  We filed with eBay then with UPS. The seller refused to allow UPS to look at the pot and damage.  


This all ended with: eBay allowing the seller to keep the returned pot and our money.  UPS did not pay for insurance because the seller refused to allow them to see the damage. The seller is now refusing to return the pot even on our UPS account at our expense. 


So lesson re-learned:  Can you figure out where my money will be spent from now on???? 



Bidding & Buying question

I put an item up for sale and put that the actual shipping cost would be added after the sale.  How do I do that now?  I can't find a place to actually add it and I look at the invoice and it is saying free to the buyer.  Help, please!

Selling question

I sold an item yesterday afternoon. I shipped/dropped off the item at the PO this afternoon. That's one business day like my listing said.


As I was printing out the postage this morning, I see the buyer has ebay mailed me asking when i was going to ship the item. Apparently she bought an item on Wednesday and expected it to be on the other side of the country using parcel post (as stated in the listing) by the weekend. I ended up upgrading the ship to priority (im now losing money on the item b/c of this) in hopes.


Ive looked through her ratings of other sellers and she's neutreled other people on shipping time too......Anyways....Since she emailed me does that give me an automatic defect?

Selling discussion

Oct 23, 2014 4:22:36 PM PT

Did I Just Get a Defect?

What happened to MY EBAY--SELLING Page?Active selling view has been removed.When I go to My eBay/Selling it takes me to (Selling Manager Summary).

The page is ugly all black & white & grey no color and doesn't show active selling view.What happened?Did eBay change something or is it my screen or settings.I can't find a thing anymore.Help?

Selling discussion

I was contacted by Paypal today about a transaction Oct 7th. Buyer is trying to get the charge reversed, claiming she didn't buy it. But she did-she even left feedback! I provided the USPS tracking information and Ebay feedback information to Paypal but I don't want to get stuck with a loss even though she clearly received the item. Has this happened to anyone else? Wondering what my chances are..I don't want to take a loss and I don't want this buyer to get my brand new item for free!

Selling discussion

Am I correct? FVF is on total sale (cost of item + shipping) and there is also a fee on shipping? Are sellers being hit twice with final value fees???

Selling discussion

Oct 23, 2014 12:56:12 PM PT

Double final value fees?

What are my benefits to having an EBay Store;  I currently list 100 to 200 items per month.  I'm allowed 400 listings per month with 100 free listings per month but all in auction style which only lasts a week.  If I open a basic store do I get my free 100 listings along with my 150 free listings for the store;  AND do the listings include Fixed Listings????   I'd like to list 200 fixed price listings per month....  For Free !!!

Starting an eBay Business discussion

Can anyone help me with this handbag? I think it may be a knock off idk? There is no number anywhere I could find on the bag.

Fashion discussion

Oct 23, 2014 11:44:02 AM PT

Help authentic or fake Burberry?

since this promo includes 10 day listings AND there is a new policy change to take effect on Nov. 6.......


If one should choose to use the "free relist 1x"...THAT freebie would put the listing into the "new" period....would that freebie count toward the "normal" 50 listings?


or, is "free", really "free"?


Hope I'm making myself clear....I have not had coffee yet this morning.

Selling discussion

Oct 25, 2014 4:02:27 AM PT

New Promo & a ? re: free delisting

Good morning community,

I have an issue that I am curious as to where others stand and if they have had a similar experience.

I recently purchased an item from a US seller in Louisiana, that turned out to be from an importer in China. 

I am a locavore and while I know a great many of my consumables are not manufactured in the US anymore,

I am willing to purchase items made in China sold by US vendors. I want to keep my dollars in the US, I don't want to spend my money in China. I have political reasons,religious convictions, and most importantly freedom of choice. I am allowed to be delusional, I am unhappy about being deceived. I want to return this item and the seller stipulates no returns. The listing stated it would be delivered via USPS, instead it came via International UPS. No way am I paying to ship this back to China when I thought I was buying from  US seller. I am unhappy with the quality of the merchandise and the deceitful nature of the transaction. This is my first experience of this in 14 years on eBay. Lately I notice a lot of sellers of electronics or health and beauty items that have strange user names and few feedback. I think the community has changed so much and the protections for buyers and sellers haven't caught up with all the scammers. Please help if you can, and sorry about the rant.


Bidding & Buying question

I just started selling about a week ago. I tried selling an Iphone 6 two weeks ago and got scammed buy the same person, or location, which is Nigeria. Basically, I fell into his trap and lost the iphone 6. Now, I've been trying to sell an samsung galaxy but it seems that the scammer is getting craftier, by hacking into profiles with ratings and very good feedback. For those of you who had a similar experience how did you end up selling the phone? Or how does a beginner like me even sell it? I'm really considering not even selling anymore. So please fellow sellers lend me your selling powers. Thank you.

Selling discussion

Need some input as to the authenticity of this Coach, I will be  providing  3 more pics and some additional info.



Here are the outside dimension of this handbag: length - 11-1/4", height at teh middle 5-1/2"; depth - 4-1/4, strap drop 10-1/2 to 14-1/4" adjsutable in 1-1/4").


Thanks in advance for your input.

Fashion discussion

Oct 24, 2014 9:49:22 AM PT

Coach Handbag H2H-9026, Real or Fake???

I've never left anyone a bad feedback. I'm really torn here on 2 situations. Seems like bad run lately yes?


Situation 1.

I paid for item. Seller left right away pos feedback for me. Seller never sent the item. He claimed he did  but i never got it. He claimed he had to delay shipment due to his paypal adress was wrong or something like that . He stopped answering me after the 3rd week. I open an e-bay case and won immediately. E bay refunded me. Seller has only 11 feedback but been member since 2003.. Item was only $6. Does he deserve negative?


Situation 2-

I bought and paid for item. 4 days later i got e-mail saying seller cancelled transaction. I see he relisted item for more. However, he refunded me full amount and left me pos feedback. He said item was listed at wrong price. I'm thinking just leave no feedback here?




Grazie(thank you) for any advice, i'm not sure how to handle these issues.I don't want to really ruin anyone selling career but?...

Bidding & Buying discussion

I sold a quilt from the 1960s.  In my listing I said it showed years of wear and had stains.  I had washed it and kept it under a stack of other quilts in my home.  The buyer paid 32.00 plus shipping for it.  I estimated shipping at 18.00 but ended up paying an extra $3.00 for shipping out of my pocket.


Today I receive a message from ebay that the buyer said it was not as described.  She wrote that it was very dirty.  (It was not dirty but was stained as said in the listing).  She wants me to pay return shipping.  That will be about $21.00 plus the extra $3.00.  I would give her a refund in she paid return shipping, but don't feel it is fair for me to pay for shipping back when I did describe the item as stained and had signs of years of wear. 


Advice please?  Do I just pay return shipping?  Will I also have to refund her in full (which means that I have paid about $42.00 for shipping it around the country?)  Can she still leave feedback? 

Selling discussion

Oct 25, 2014 1:20:25 PM PT

Need Help about a return

Am I correct that the fixed price listings promo I received does not include jewelry?

Thanks for your help!



Selling discussion

Oct 25, 2014 4:19:14 PM PT

Promo Fixed Price Listings

I recently bought a toner cartridge from seller nr 1 on Ebay. Cartridge arrived but didn't work in printer so I asked to return it. No problem. Desparately needing a working cartrdige I bought another toner cartridge from what I thought was a different seller (seller nr 2). The replacement cartridge arrived the same day as the new toner. Turned out that one of these had leaked badly. I emailed seller nr 1 who had supposedly sent the two cartridges saying that I was very impressed with his service and that two had arrived but one had leaked. He asked me to return not only the original bad toner cartridge but the leaked one as well. When I checked my purchased items seller nr 2 toner cartridge was marked as having been delivered. What? So now I am wondering why Ebay would allow such a practice. Separate boxes but from the same place despite the seller nr 2 having an item address as somewhere different from seller nr 1. I have emailed seller nr 1 asking for a further replacement. Is this common practice?

Bidding & Buying question



how do I ditch this  ?   When  I click my Ebay  on this account  I get selling manager.  On  my other account I don't get selling manager I get the old active selling page  which I prefer.


  I know it exists  because I still see it , but how do I change it?  It makes no sense to have selling manager  in an account with only  a few listings.


The other account has 100 listings active   you'd think they would have changed that to selling manager.



Selling discussion

Oct 23, 2014 10:24:49 AM PT

Annoying selling manager default view



I was wondering if anybody have experienced a similar situation. I am selling a bunch of untested customer returns. I try my best to test items that I can but certain items need specific tools to be tested. For example, ps3 controllers need ps3 to get fully tested. I dont have the time nor resources to test it and I sell it simply as untested customer return sold AS IS. In this particular case, the condition states:

Untested customer return. Item comes with the microUSB AC adapter ONLY. When plugged in, it shows a blinking red light. Not sure what that means. It might or might not be working - it is UNTESTED. Please buy at your own risk, as it is sold AS IS - no returns."


The buyer does not see the message, which is written in size 18 in red font, and buys it. Then after winning the auction he/she contacts me explaining that he/she didn't see the message, which is understandable. I send a cancelation request, he/she denies it and demands that I would ship the item and then I would issue a refund if the item is not working. The listing clearly states that the item is not guaranteed to work and now the buyer is bullying me into shipping him/her the item and refunding if it doesn't work. I, personally, think it would work as over 90% of all untested returns I sold work just fine and the customers are happy, but the point is that it's unfair that he/she can just bully me like that.


How should I go about it?



Selling discussion

Oct 25, 2014 4:16:40 PM PT

How to handle unreasonable buyers?

eBay was working fine earlier, now I cannot bid on anything. It's not that I'm blocked, I enter the bid and click and nothing happens. Tried hitting enter and that does not work either. Also when I click to see pictures other than the first one, it wint change pics. It will highlight the, but it will not switch te the next photo.

Some sellers are gonna lose money tonight because I can't bid and who knows how many others are having issues.

Most other links etc. are working fine.

Technical Issues discussion

A buyer with a zero feedback score won an inexpensive auctionitem on 10/19. Did not respond to the eBay invoice or the one I sent sent two later. She finally answered my email and said she was trying to pay so I explained what she needed to do. Two days after that, still no payment so I went and opened an unpaid case. I get an email asking me to wait until 10/30, when her checking count is cleared of a fraud alert? Today's email said she'll definately pay me on the 30th. I'm a pretty new seller and willing to give someone a break but two weeks for payment on a $2 item is nuts. And with the case being open it looks like I'll have to wait. Anyone have this experience? I have no idea what kind of feedback I'm supposed to leave if I do eventually get paid.

Payments question

Can a buyer open a INAD case after opening and closing a return? It is a bottom feeding buyer that wants free items. First they wanted a partial refund, or they were going to open a case. Then I get notice that they opened a return for INAD. Now I get a threatening email, they are going to call ebay if I don't send them money by morning. I replied "You started a return. You will receive a refund when the items are received." I then get notice that the return is closed and then a message telling me how they don't want to pay return shipping and be out any money. Funny thing is, I PAY RETURN SHIPPING regardless of case or not. He wants the items but wants money too.


Back to the original question: Can a buyer open a INAD case after opening and closing a return? Or was that his chance?

Selling question



I'm somewhat new to ebay and never really had any problem with any sellers. Anyways, a seller sent me a defective phone (whatever, it happens?), so i opened case requesting a replacement. The seller emailed the following:


We will take care of you better through this email, so "PLEASE CONTACT EBAY


Should i close the case and exclusively communicate with the seller thru my email (yahoo)?



Shipping & Returns question

I have some cards I was thinking of listing on ebay but in the thousands listed I cannot find an exact example of what mine look like. The large uncut cards are very heavy card stock and the samples I see listed on ebay are # and these do not have any # on them. Any idea where to search to find out if these cards are worth listing?

Sports Cards, Memorabilia & Fan Shop discussion

Hi my friends,

As a seller i would like to know how can i remove the "view item" button from my feedback profile .Thank you.

My Account question

A buyer just send me an email telling me that he wanted to purchase an item but when he tried to pay he received an mesage with "unable to accept funds". He said he bought recently via paypal with no problems. I need some help since I'm new on ebay,

Thank you

Payments question

Oct 23, 2014 8:30:16 PM PT

Unable to accept funds

I have a user from another country asking me to remove several DVDs from their cases to save them on shipping. Since I don't have the DVDs listed that way and they were not won on auction that way (most are actually brand new), is that against eBay policy and if not, will I still be covered under Seller Protection? It seems as though I would not be covered if the buyer claims the discs were damaged during shipment or items sold as NEW were not sealed and new. If there is a policy somewhere on here that may deal with such a thing, I would like to read it. Or if someone could give me the correct answer that would be great. Thanks!


*Wasn't sure which board to select since this has to due with shipping and seller protection, so I just chose shipping.

Shipping & Returns question

I am getting views but no watchers or bidders or sales most of the books I am selling are new books I am using just the stock photo's would it be helpfull to add more photos to the listing.

To the description I am adding the following  making slight changes to reflect wether the book is wraped of not. I appreciate any advise you may offer Thank you.

This book is new wrapped, I offer a 14 day no questions asked money back guarantee if you are not 100% happy with your purchase, buy with confidence.

Thank you for your consideration.

Selling question

Oct 24, 2014 7:53:13 AM PT

New book listings adding non stock pictures

This is a message I got from someone, regarding an 5.1 surround sound system, that I have for sale, Buy Now $170 with a Best Offer option. 30day listing.
What does this mean?

"I would make a offer but you have not sold anything yet . If I buy it from you paypal will only use echeck ."


I am a new seller, I have sold about $250 since I started the begining of this week. Just waiting for those items to get to the customers for feedback. 
So that is why they are mentioning me not saleing anything. 


I have my option set to only accept paypal and block all other payment methods.

Selling discussion

Need help identifying artist.


Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 24, 2014 6:35:10 AM PT

Need help with artist

Can someone give me details on this glass piece? Libby?

Collectibles & Art discussion