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

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Selling question

Apr 25, 2015 1:12:15 PM PT

What am I doing wrong?

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

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

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


This is all I can see: 2221.png


Selling question

Apr 25, 2015 7:09:00 PM PT

How to pick theme colors for store?

I have this collection of post stamps that i need to estimate or gather some info about. If you can help please write your email so i could send all the photos.

Thank you in advans for help.


Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 27, 2015 5:52:23 PM PT

Need help! stamps!

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

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Collectibles & Art discussion

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

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



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 10:30:50 AM PT

Victorian photograph, love the jools !

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


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


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


Thank ya!







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 2:24:28 PM PT

Any Ideas On This Lovely Brooch?

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


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


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

Selling discussion

the email started like this: my item is an I phone 6 with acessories.

Dear chase_sowde,

Hello, I will like to buy your item as a Birthday gift for my cousin, please let me know if you can ship abroad via UPS international priority mail express. I will give you $700 plus the shipping and your expense. You can message me here for urgent respond...202) 827-5189

- deromarmarqu
Click the Respond button to reply through Messages, or go to your email to reply
 I replied:
Dear deromarmarqu,

I am not sure how that would work because I have never shipped internationally. I would have to research cost of where your cousin is and let you no amount that it would be for shipping and handling and then, you would have to put the money in my paypal account. I dont take cashier checks or personal checks. I go directly threw ebay so let me now his address and we can go from there. Thank

- chase_sowde
   He replied:          
Dear chase_sowde,

thanks for your reply,want to get it to my cousin as his birthday present.here is my cousin receiver address

Text me at (202) 827-5189 for further information

Recievers Name: Name: Ayomide Sodiq Saidu
Address : BP485, 3 Rue du Gouverneur
State : Cotonou
Post-Code: 00229
Country : Benin Republic

calculate the shipping from UPS international priority mail and get back to me with your full name and your pay-pal email where you want paypal to send you my payment confirmation or you can send a paypal payment invoice to me.when i get any of these i will send the payment asap.. thanks
 THis sounds too weird. Has anyone ever seen something like this before?

Selling discussion

Apr 27, 2015 7:12:44 PM PT

weird email from a buyer

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

Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 26, 2015 11:09:40 AM PT

Vtg Arts & Crafts Art Deco copper vase

The answer is no.


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


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

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


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


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


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

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

Bidding & Buying question

Apr 26, 2015 2:04:21 PM PT

Are there shill bidders in live auctions?




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

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

Thank you.

My Account question

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

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

Does that number mean anything?

Are all the nativity brooches retired?

Thanks for any help.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 25, 2015 4:28:34 PM PT

Markings on Silpada Nativity Brooch

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

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

Thanks versaceLEATHERpants2.jpg versaceLEATHERpants7.jpgmuch. 


ugly pic I know 


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Thank you for any help! 

Fashion discussion

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





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Meant to start chat earlier. 



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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

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

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

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Thank you for any help you can provide    



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

any one have any information on this water melon bowl002.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 26, 2015 3:27:49 PM PT

information on water melon bowl

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


Whole necklace, in case it reminds anyone of something:




The tag:



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

What do you think?

Thank you for any help.









Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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


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













Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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








Collectibles & Art discussion

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

Antiques discussion

Apr 27, 2015 11:31:12 AM PT

What pocket contraption is this? Militaria??

Hi all and thanks.

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

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Antiques and Research

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

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 26, 2015 4:18:51 AM PT

ID this face mug made in Italy....

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 26, 2015 2:13:07 PM PT

Pottery - Childs Bowl Germany 236

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






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Product Discussions discussion



Good afternoon everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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



Fashion discussion

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

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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

I searched Gotheborg and couldn't find it.

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

The design has butterflies and flowers.

The flowers have dots on them that you can feel.

Any help is much appreciated.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 25, 2015 10:35:25 AM PT

Help With ID And Maker Of Ceramic Asian Bowl

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

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 26, 2015 2:11:17 PM PT

Dark amber bakeleite bangle help please!

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

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Home & Garden discussion

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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


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


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













Collectibles & Art discussion

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

Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Apr 27, 2015 3:34:59 PM PT

Retro Art Glass 1960 1970 vintage

Any help / information regarding this little cup would be greatly appreciated. I have a set of 6. They came from my grandmother and in the bottom of each one is stamped 'ST 935' in addition to the hallmark stamped on the rim of the foot. Thank You for your help. Sincerely, Erika

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Collectibles & Art discussion


Antiques discussion

I've asked the questions before when I've seen the "promise" made by eBay on my behalf as an estimated delivery window. I had asked in the past why my listings stated "Delivery in 4 Days" in red below the listing when I had 3 day handling and would not make the promise that and item would be to my buyer in four days since I feel that guaranteeing delivery in four days is impossible for me. At the time it was pointed out to me (by members of the boards) that the promise was based upon my geographical location and not everyone saw that on my listings. I accepted that as the answer - if I am selling an item in Michigan shipping to Michigan it should probably arrive to the buyer in four days. That eased my mind that not everyone all over the country was seeing on my listings because I cannot, and will not, guarantee delivery in four days since I have a full time job that is not selling on eBay.


I've noticed on my listings now that I will intermittently see "Delivery in 2 Days" in red on my listings - which is even more alarming than eBay's promise that I would deliver it in 4 days! Again, I can't control that which is my issue. It's not something that I've ever set up in my account - I don't have one day handling, I don't ship items overnight, etc so there's NO WAY that an item can get to my buyer in two days - even if they are also in Michigan.


So I'm browsing listings today (items for sale by other buyers) and I see the listing that follows. It really raises my blood pressure because I see in red the promise that eBay is making on that seller's behalf that an uneducated buyer would believe and therefore base their experience with the seller on - which would only be bad for everyone. eBay has promised that I could get this item delivered to me In Michigan from California in two days using USPS Priority shipping. They have no special handling selected, they're not offering to overnight the package to me.


At this time I'm thinking that the promise of "Delivery in 2 Days" is not exclusive of geographical location or proximity and if I am seeing it on the listings of sellers of items I'm shopping for I have to assume people can see it on mine regardless of where they live. Does anyone have an answer about whom to contact about this before we all have upset buyers on our hands?


I've seen others post on this question as well with only answers of "we don't know why they do it" and "you can't change it". Any ideas?


Shipping & Returns discussion

Has anyone seen this type of bracelet before? It's really small (maybe for child?). The stones are made of glass, the metal isn't sterling. Probably just silver plated. Any direction is wonderful. Cheers!IMG_5088.JPGIMG_5086.JPGIMG_5094.JPGIMG_5092.JPGIMG_5095.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 28, 2015 7:07:34 AM PT

Bracelet ID

Can anyone tell me the age of and is this a Vintage Marx Lightning Express 3000 Ride on Toy Train Engine? I've searched google and couldn't find this exact train. It measures about 23 inches long. Thank you all.002.JPG002.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

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

I appreciate any help.






Collectibles & Art discussion

This is a tiny steel(?) retangular block. It is 1.5" x 3/4 x 1/2. It is a small, fully realized and attributed, sepia-tone photo of Lover's Lane, Lakewood, NJ.

The glass is chamfered and firmly adhered to the photo and block. It has a vey "Edwardian" incised design, on the reverse...bat's wings, a sword and a stylized "g". Is this a  mini gelatin print or some sort of ambrotype? Any info would be helpful, as I am stumped!love1.jpg

Antiques discussion

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

Fashion discussion

Apr 27, 2015 3:53:39 PM PT

Need Help With Christian Dior Dress

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

Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 27, 2015 4:33:52 PM PT

Jewlery box, or something else?

This coin was found in the road in Cetnral Illinois.  We're just curious as to what you think it may be.






Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 27, 2015 6:51:40 PM PT

Coin found in road



*insert stupid banner that fills your listing up with spam INKK FROG*




*oh and my title of this post I found using auctina which i pay 50 bucks a month for so i can utilize STATISTICS FROM THIS



dont believe me?- they watch everything.   look at your account settings and find 3rd parties - the list of programs and such, you know like the 14 boxes. (this basically meansall of those UNCHECKED boxes having your password.) let me ask you something, would you give your password to paypal and ebay to 15 people you dont know?? how about 15 people times lets say 3, considering they have employees, and im really lowballing it here.



AND THAT GOT CUT OFF.  all of those have access 247 to my account.  some of them has MORE administrative rights than me or you. and its WORSE on your phone.  look at your phones ebay apps permission to do WHATEVER they want

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yeah some of those actually make sense to have permissions, but dude.. come on

this company is TERRIBLE FOR SELLERS

if a customer complains BAM! SCAMMER GETS A REFUND



you have a choice to not have refunds  and no returns right? a box you check. (if youre on desktop mode! ha)


but ebay made it so you cant make bad feedback for buyers nowadays.

so the buyer *extorts freebies out of you.


this place used to be cool and now theyve let all tech support and customer service outsource to southeast asia!


IM NOT RACIST. but i cant talk to someone i cant understand about MY MONEY. its not even their same EXCHANGE!!


i was in the hospital last week for a serious head injury and they gave 3 people refunds without my input at all. i had no way of  contacting anyone, i was alone in a hospital bed. and it wasnt like i didnt send. it was the people made up some BS and ebay just *CHA CHING* there ya go, hes not here right now but i have the keys to his lively hood.


is that right? for them to refund withtout my consent?


paypal didnt think so at all. which is funny because they arent much better.


so why is ebay just allowed to hijack money, isnt there two sides to every story? shouldnt i defend myself before you just go taking money i worked for? you didnt GIVE that to me ebay, you gave me a platform to use. im the seller, or i guess i should say im the  service clerk that does everything and youre the manager and boss of my company.






theres one




theres another! and look at how much better that listing looks than normal sellers, its bc they pay for perks




theres thousands of them. 

why dont they just remove them all?





look at the people selling thousands of vaporizers

if these "bots" they have are scanning the thousands of posts put up everyday. thhen why are they still up?? whyare those sellers not banned for a day every once and awhile.


currupt system that helps lowlifes scam and hold a gun to your head for freebies, ruined product returns, and free stuff bc you want to be a professional seller and provide good customer service. (AND YOU DONT WANT THE THREAT OF BAD FEEDBACK")


isnt that what terrisom is?? (loose analogy but...ya know)


Fear? thats why im made to take back returns people obviously just used and sent back.

this isnt walmart.


i actually like walmart better now.

i really dont care what any of you have to say because theres always some troll wants to talk some smack and be a big tough guy. but i dont care about any of this anymore. i just didnt feel right leaving without saying something.

if you are with me message me

(oh wait am i allowed to give yall my email?)


youve really messed up ebay

im dissapointed.

im directly giving to my charity of choice now- thats the only positive thing yall do.


(i would like to see where the money is divided though. )



im sure you gotta skim something off the top.



give some americans that need telemarket/service jobs. nothing agaisnt southeast asia but dont you get that NOONE LIKES THAT. NOONE LIKES TO FIGHT WITH A WEBPAGE TO FIND A NUMBER TO CALL OR EMAIL TO SEND CUSTOMER SUPPORT.




its so hard

they wont even let you call without filling out check boxes full of "oh no we might have to do something ...uh uh....CHECK OUR FAQS."
its like yeah thanks, for nothing. like i didnt think of that.  checking out  the frequently asked questions.  its 2015 we can google any answer in FAQS dummies think about it. if im trying to call to talk to a perso  nowadays then ive probably already googled and checked your FAQS. plus google speaks english.



they didnt

i still have too pay. they claim to record every conversation so i asked them to playback the one where the PERSON ON THE PHONE AGREED TO NOT BILL ME AS A PRO SELLER AND TO DOWNGRADE MY ACCOUNT.  NOPE. i have to pay still bc of their human error NOT MINE.


youd better start making this place more seller friendly or its only going to be ONLY STUPID dropships from Amazon and wholesalers from china



by the way search vaporizers.

youll see what i mean

i know i have a choice to be here

and this is my bye bye

but im taking care of my customers first.bc i actually care about people unlike you mass group of corporate trash. maybe someone will read this in your company and hopefully you can get some feedback.




i m friends with about 20 people that sell her and we all agree. BYE.


rant done.

now im going to call my lawyer.


My Account discussion

Does anyone recognize the Florenza set? What is the estimated age on it? 


The clear stone set I just need help describing. 


Thank you sooo much, having writer's block...IMG_5078.JPGIMG_5079.JPGIMG_5081.JPGIMG_5117.JPGIMG_5118.JPGIMG_5120.JPGIMG_5122.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 28, 2015 7:11:28 AM PT

Help with two Necklace/Earring Sets


Historical Memorabilia discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:22:26 PM PT

this is paper is it an original or repro

I have this collection of post stamps that i need to estimate or gather some info about. If you can help please write your email so i could send all the photos.

Thank you in advans for help.


Stamp Collectors discussion

Apr 28, 2015 7:21:48 AM PT

Need help!


I have checked my porcelain maker mark books.  Can't find this one.  Please help20150427_141445.jpg20150427_141449.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 27, 2015 7:12:26 PM PT

Help with mark please identify maker.

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


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


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


Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!









Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 27, 2015 4:34:42 PM PT

Did Fenton make Milady in milk glass?

Hi all thank you for looking at my vase its about 8" tall in black glaze 2 handles has a mark on bottom like 8 m or w 8 come in a red clay/pottery please help me with this if you can THANK YOU



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi All,


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


TIA for any info.









Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

I found this yesterday and need help with a description as I cannot find one like it.  Maybe 1950's, just a guess.  It is so heavily plated, I thought it was Coro at first but turned out to be Mazer Bros.

Could the plating be Rhodium?


I think it is so beautiful & also my very first Mazer Bros.  Have no idea how to price this so Crow anything you can find comparable would be a blessing in disguise:smileywink:

Any help will be definately appreciated as always.  Carolyn


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 27, 2015 5:49:56 PM PT

Help with description Mazer Bros. Brooch

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


Transaction Details

Express Checkout Payment Sent 

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

Shopping Cart Contents

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

My Account question

Post your complaint .i am organizeing help for you..Keep it short.

Put details without name blame game please. I have nothing else to do.

I will work to help put pressure on fixing issues. Pressure is the key word here. Not law.

I am saddened by the amount of unfairness and corruption I see happening.

I am determined to organize help.

This is people supporting people only .

I never beleive there is nothing you can do about it. And we get that alot here.

Never underestimate the power of organized voices. So post please.

This is a forum to respect the rules. Dont break them. You will ruin it for everyone else.

Selling discussion

Apr 27, 2015 4:15:39 AM PT

There are alot of voices crying out?

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

Selling discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:54:21 PM PT

eBay Gave my Phone Number out to Bidders

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

Bidding & Buying discussion

Apr 25, 2015 11:46:40 AM PT

Why the 7 day wait?

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

Selling discussion

Apr 25, 2015 7:35:49 PM PT

False negative feedback

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

Bidding & Buying discussion

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


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


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



Selling discussion

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

Selling discussion

Selling question

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

Antiques discussion

Apr 25, 2015 3:47:19 PM PT

ID help: Antique copper plunger?

Why does counter indicate multiple views immediately upon listing item?


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

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

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

counters are accurate.


Does anyone have an explanation?




Selling question

So here is the deal:

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



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




Shipping & Returns question

Apr 26, 2015 3:45:26 PM PT

Returning an amp without badge

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

Bidding & Buying discussion

Apr 25, 2015 11:59:33 AM PT

Payment due to Post office?

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




Just had to vent. 





Payments question

Apr 25, 2015 3:58:54 PM PT

I hate paypal E-chcecks

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

Bidding & Buying discussion

Apr 25, 2015 4:26:47 PM PT

Many China sellers are using fake locations

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


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



Selling discussion

Apr 27, 2015 6:37:16 AM PT

Should I cancel the high bid?

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

Shipping & Returns discussion

Apr 26, 2015 12:12:08 PM PT

Sending item on chinese adress

Hi All, 


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


Thanks for any help you can provide


- Steph

Selling discussion

Apr 27, 2015 8:34:08 AM PT

USPS Insurance

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

2015 Spring Seller Update discussion

I posted two questions a couple of weeks ago.

How can I find out if anyone answered them?


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

Selling question

Unique carved design tabletop, anyone familiar? 

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

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

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

Home & Garden discussion

I found a plate and a bowl in this pattern listed on ebay.  I also found a plate on the internet that sold a couple of years ago.  All of the sellers seam to think this was either presidential china, or "somehow connected to the White House".  But, I haven't been able to verify any connection.  Do you know anything about this pattern?  Manufacturer? Age?


It's about 8" squalre, and the only mark is "7594".

Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 25, 2015 6:50:58 PM PT

ID help Federal Eagle plate

Follow up on "exuberant bid buyer".


So after I sent:


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

2. Waiting 2 days and no response from buyer.

3. Filing a UID.


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


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


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

Selling discussion

I bought this dog figurine because I had never seen anything like it but unfortunately I can't find out a thing about it..Does anyone know anything? Thanks..

Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 26, 2015 5:08:47 PM PT

Any clues to what this is?

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


Thanks in advance for the help!


Selling discussion

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


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


Thanks for any explanation or work-around.

Bidding & Buying discussion

I bought an item, and recieved it.


I had no issues with the transaction or seller, I just did not like the item in person.


I returned the item and paid for the shipping out of my pocket. It is not the sellers fault I did not like the item.


The seller has refunded me, but only refunded tthe cost of the item and not the cost of the original shipping.


Is that how it goes? Or should I be refunded the full amount I originally paid?



Shipping & Returns question

Apr 25, 2015 5:26:38 PM PT

Return question

Is there a way to report the "mysterious 0 rated bidders" that strategically show up and run the price of auctions up?


I've noticed this happening very often for nerd community type auctions, ie; video games, RPGs, wargaming, etc. It seems pretty easy for dishonest sellers to have a friend (or even themselves) run the price of auctions up because they know nerds are pretty fanatical about so called "rare items", so the strategy being to run the price up but not to the breaking point. I usually watch bidder activity on things I'm interested in and these 0 rated bidders usually show up toward the end of the auction, especially in the middle of bidding wars.


There have been a couple cases in the past where I backed off and let the 0 rated bidder win, and then the seller comes back and offers me the item because the deal fell through for whatever reason. So I'm sure this is a common practice.


A lot of people are getting suckered into making high bids on items that are artificially given a higher market value due to collusion with dealers who post items on "Buy it now" at sometimes 2 to 5 times market value and sellers who are fraudulently making phantom bids on their own items.


 What is ebay's policy on this type of fraud and are they doing anything about it?


I can't find anywhere on this site that actually addresses this issue or where I can send a message to an actual person at ebay. Where are they hiding?


Bidding & Buying question

I had an item on Auction, the highest bidder never paid or responded to 3 e-mails. The automatic Unpaid Item Assistant was opened and on the 4th day, about 20-15 minutes before it closed, the bidder sent an e-mail stating he/she could pay within 2 days time. The final value has been credited and the case has been automatically closed. Should the item still be sold to this bidder or not? I have not responded back to the bidder. Thank you.

Bidding & Buying question

Excuse me. I ment to say make a paymen?


Electronics discussion

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

Buying & Selling Basics question

Apr 26, 2015 11:19:50 AM PT

how do i get rid of dllar back to pounds

only 15 items show in view sellers items while i have a list of 48

Getting Started question

Apr 27, 2015 6:58:22 AM PT

only 15 items show in view sellers items

What is the count for rememberence of passwords for email? I can't use my previous password.


What the hell is that? how many passwords do I need to create when every time I forgot some password.


Who are the one you protecting my accoutn from? you are protecting my account againest me?


Please stop beeing irritator..




What is the count for rememberence of passwords for email?




Getting Started question

Apr 26, 2015 10:59:45 PM PT

ebay password

I told the buyer that I can make the mailing label because the address is invalid, when I look at the change part is says This address was not found in this city and in the state nothing is selected. 


Buyers answer


Can you take the United States out of the address? I am in the Army deployed to Afghanistan, I think the APO part will suffice.


My answer there is no option for that


Buyers question The APO is the USPS military mailing system, so they can resolve this, don t you think? There is a USPS on my camp and people get all kinds of stuff mailed here all the time, especially packages.


Thanks for your help

Shipping & Returns question

Hello I need your help. I notice many people use "Vintage Manuals & Merchandise" when listing old Commodore Computer Games (1980's Games). I always list them in Video Games and Consoles / Video Games.


Is there an advantage when listing these old games in one or the other?


Thank you in advance for your help.



Shipping & Returns question

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

Thank you!!

Selling question

Apr 26, 2015 7:53:55 PM PT

Canceling an item transation

I made a purchase and applied my ebay bucks to that item. The item was lost in the mail and the seller refunded my money. Will I loose those bucks now?

My Account question

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

Buying & Selling Basics question

Apr 26, 2015 2:41:19 PM PT


Hi once again I know almost everything the symbol at the middle top of the Chinese etched round disc plaque kissing birds but the symbol stumps me still there is 80.000  any help greatly appreciated thank you in advance.   

Collectibles & Art discussion

Apr 26, 2015 8:45:59 AM PT

symbol help

as hard as i try i cannot find my own listings.why is this happening?i have listed 48 items and some are coming to and end of a 5 day auction.i copy paste the exact words to search.nothing.i try looking at ending soonest.zero.i combine shipping for multiple purchases and i'm not sure that  my other listings are seen at sellers other items.

Selling question