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YouTube reivewers with a massive audience badmouthing eBay - Jun 11th, 2015


Self Balancing Review : 1,000,000 Views




YouTiube guy

3:25  -"You can even find them cheaper on eBay, but I bought mine through az because eBay feels a bit sketchy, while az gives me a gaurentee of money back"


He goes on to talk about what we sellers have been saying for the longest, Chinese sellers being shown before/next to Americans/Europe sellers.


3:35 -"While most others are slow shipping from China"


eBay, if you're reading this, can you now listen to not only you sellers, but your buyers as well? 

Let the people in their respected country sell what the Chinese want to sell, as it used to be. 

More jobs for Americans, more competition since we aren't having to compete with ridiculously low prices due to subsidized shipping or sellers being manufactureres, etc.



P.s. good thing this guy isn't buying from eBay, watch from 3:00 to find out why. 


Selling discussion

Jul 31, 2015 4:45:06 PM PT

This is why we're losing customers

My Apologoes I had posted this earlier and it got in the wrong board.. So it is sitting somewhere and cannot find it or if there is a way to move it here. I have not been forums for a while! 

i am looking at purchasing this Japanese Vase. Description says it had hole drilled in bottom for lamp? Bottom has Made in Japan. The only marking I know since I am not holding it physically.

It is 12 inches in height.


Anyone know what it is called? Beautiful colorsl. It has a lot oc crazing.


Any help is appreciated. JAPANESEvaseREDO.jpgJAPANESE12.jpgJAPANESE13jpg.jpgJAPANESE14.jpgJAPANESE14.jpgJAPANESE15.jpgJAPANESE16.jpgJAPANESE17.jpgJAPANESE18jpg.jpgjapaneseVASEB.jpg 


Thanks for any help and your tSmiley Frustratedime.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 5:07:58 PM PT

Help Japanese Vase Age ? Pottery?

So here is the story.

I tried to sell my laptop. List it under fix price (buy it now) or best offer.

The buyer offer above my fix price and I accept it. He immeditely send this message to me :

I have paid. Is this your first time selling? eBay is holding the funds. When you provide a tracking number, and you put it in eBay, they will track the package and release the money before it gets to me. You HAVE to put the tracking number in eBay or they can't track it and release the funds. Understand?? Please ship express

- dif.us7


He included two screen shot photos, one indicate he paid, another with his address.

However, on my side, my ebay account, it says I am still awaiting for payment. AND "Buyer has not completed check out," and "Buyer has marked item as paid." See below:



I have not received anything from either ebay or paypal regarding the payment. upon carefully I realize this might be scam so I call ebay and confirmed that HE DID NOT PAY.

Plus his account is brand new, meaning 0 feedback, signned up just before trying to buy my laptop.

I insist that I will not ship until he go through the payment process with ebay, and then he insisted he paid.

So what do I do then?


Payments question

Jul 31, 2015 7:18:29 PM PT

What to do with a scam buyer?


Selling question

Good Morning! This blue glass bowl measures 8 1/2" wide and 3 3/4" tall. It has a vertical rib design, and painted flowers and leaves w/ gold trim. There is considerable wear to the gold trim and plenty of scratches on the foot, it has an "old" feel to it. The rim and base remind me of EAPG, but I haven't found anything researching that end. I've also looked at Bohemian glass, but the decoration looks more elaborate than this bowl. Any suggestions?


Thanks for any help!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Don't know if this is allowed but I am just laughing too hard to keep this to myself.(Sorry, the red donut did not paste)


I would rather it be sent without the clumps of ear wax on the earpiece.Buyer:
c***o ( 28Yellow star icon for feedback score in between 10 to 49)
During past yearFeedback conversation
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Selling discussion

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August is finally here - it's a great transition month for eBay Sellers.  And it's also a great month for beach lovers and winding down on Summer fun.  If you haven't taken the time this summer to visit a beach, go and do so.  Relax, catch some rays, and recharge before the busy part of the month arrives. 


August is a great time to start thinking about the upcoming Holiday season that will soon be upon us.  Get your fall items prepped and ready to list as the sales will soon be picking up as the weeks go by.  We welcome all and hope you will stop in and visit with us.



    For Luck we have Magic Listing Dust

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    For Support we have the Green Goddess


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      And of course we have George for another month




The Gotta Make Money Support Group is here to help and support each other in Making Money, so here are some suggestions to keep the money flowing. We've culled these from years of experience and hope you'll be helped by them!


1) LIST IN A VARIETY OF FORMATS - Try some regular auctions, auctions with Buy it Now, Fixed Price, and Fixed Price with Best Offer. Not only will you get a better idea what works for YOU, but you'll offer buyers a variety of buying options.


2) OPTIMIZE YOUR LISTINGS – By using the free Terapeak Keyword app (find it in the Applications tab), practice how to take better photos, change the keywords on your listing titles regularly, change the opening blurb in your store header every now and then, and experiment with price changes UP as well as DOWN!  Run Sales on a regular basis with the Markdown Manager and also learn how to set up Promotions on your Store listings for better visibility.


3) DON'T LET YOUR UNSOLD LISTINGS LAY AROUND - Check your My eBay page and click on Unsold...get those relisted ASAP!  You've already done all the work, so be sure they're viewable by buyers!


4) OPEN A STORE - If you are wondering whether you are better off with a BASIC store or a PREMIUM store, figure that if you have over 250 store items, Premium is a better buy....under 250, Basic is....this is at least a rule of thumb to get you started.  Stores used to be great places to put items and keep them available year round, but with the fee changes, maybe not so much - sit down and figure it all out.


However, there are at least four really good reasons to have a store.... 1) listing fees are less if you have a store, 2) your items can be separated into categories making it much easier for buyers to shop, 3) you can run Promotions and Markdown Manager sales. They are two different ways to generate sales!, and 4) you can put your store in vacation mode when you need to get away for a bit.


5) DEAL WITH BIDDERS, BUYERS, AND ANNOYING INQUISITIVE POTENTIAL BIDDERS IN A PATIENT AND FRIENDLY WAY - Remember that it's worth money in your pocket and it's good business sense to show respect to all.   If you must, write up that snarky reply, get a laugh at it, then hit delete.


6) KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE! This thread is all about MAKING MONEY, that's for sure, but we feel that being supportive of our Lister Sisters and Brothers helps ALL of us. Drop in and hang out! Venting is allowed, but take it easy on the drama, negative vibes and controversial, off-topic issues such as politics and religion.

Join in!



Fashion discussion

Jul 31, 2015 10:37:44 PM PT

AUGUST Gotta Make Money Support Group

This is from my auction lot from a couple of weeks ago.  Just a little brooch 1 in. by 7/8 in.  Red/orange stones;  back was tarnished, cleaned up with silver polish so I assume it is at least silverplate but no marking at all.  It has a C hook fastener.







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Haven`t had one in quite awhile..& since August heat is knockin at our door..perhaps this will be a fun break in the monotony of the summer! 


Rules are simple.


Photo will be posted at end of this post.


Come up with your BEST caption for it..Will choose a winner Friday evening August 14th 8pm EST. That gives ya 2 weeks to get creative! Stepson will be here visiting..so I will ask him to choose the winners (keeps me outta trouble lol) 


Enter as often as ya want. There will be 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners.


I will post photos of the prizes in a few days (soon as I decide  what they will be Cat Very Happy)  


1st place chooses, then 2nd, with last prize going to 3rd place.


So..be creative & have fun!





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 31, 2015 1:02:03 PM PT




I'm wondering do i need to refund buyer shipping fee for damaged packaging? the items remained undamaged however. Because I put shoes inside a stow bag.


it is a pair of shoes, I stated in the listing that, the auction is for shoes only, no shoe trees no anything else.


No, I didn't say i would ship it in the original packaging, i didn't even mention the word packaging. 



Shipping & Returns question

Jul 31, 2015 11:48:45 PM PT

Do i refund for damaged packaging?



What's everybody up to today?



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

 Found this old milk bottle that has W.H. Allen & Sons Indian Orchard.  Is it a dud and worthlessbot 001.JPG? I know nothing about them and if someone can tell me how to clean the inside bottom of it to remove some kind of yellowing. Thanks!

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 31, 2015 1:28:15 PM PT

W.H. Allen and Sons Milk Bottle

I immediately think of the three little pigs with this guy but hubby first said dog and then deer! What do ya think?  Marked Monet.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 1, 2015 4:58:12 PM PT

What kind of animal am I?



Have a calm day.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Aug 1, 2015 5:56:00 PM PT

New to Ebay Daily Chat for Sunday August 2

Anyone have some insight on a solution?

The short of it I purchased an item from Hong Kong, the total was $4.26 shipping included...   This item was/is eligible for Ebay's Money Back Guarantee...  I should note the item wasn't packaged in a box or envelope, it was wrapped in some bubble wrap with a skin of packing tape, it didn't even have a customs form, so I'm surprised it got past customs...  The item arrived broken and damaged, I contacted the seller the same day it arrived telling them it arrived broken/damaged and included a picture as well as a description of the damage...  The sellers offer was to refund me 10% or 43 cents as compensation, basically an insult that I refused...  They then told me to send it back for a full refund...  I find the idea that they want it shipped back at a cost far exceeding the purchase price stupid but whatever they want, I'm not looking to scam them I just want my money back...


So I opened am Ebay return dispute for the item, under not as described - damaged to track the return in Ebay's system...

The seller accepted the return in the dispute and provided a return mailing address in China, not Hong Kong where the item was purchased and shipped from, I find that suspicious in itself... 

Anyway in the return dispute I'm presented with this page, red highlight my doing...


return page

At the bottom of that page I have three choices "Enter Tracking Info" "Contact Seller" or "Close the Request"

So for the last 4 days and I have been contacting the seller requesting the pre-paid return shipping label so I can ship it back, as step one clearly outlines I'm supposed to do...  The seller has went silent and has not responded to that request...

So today I get an message from Ebay telling me I have to ship/return the item by August 4 or possibly forfeit my refund...  After receiving this message I called Ebay to hopefully settle this or get a solution...

After 35 minutes on the phone today, and talking to two customer service reps (one supposedly a return specialist) all I did was go in circles, honestly both appeared to not have a clue about how  returns work...

They kept insisting I scroll down the page and see the seller provided their address and I should ship it back, I kept telling them I would love to ship it back as soon as the seller provide the pre-paid return label that step one indicates they are required to do...  They kept insisting the return address the seller provided was sufficient, while I kept explaining that the return address was not sufficient as the seller is also obligated to pay for the return shipping not just provide an address as that requires me to pay the shipping...  I also kept explaining that for the last 4 days I have been contacting the seller to get said pre-paid return label...  This went on for 35 minutes like a ping-pong match...

Also when I opened the dispute the Ebay message said if it's not resolved by July 31st then I can request they intervene, that is what the phone call was supposed to be, but the 'return specialist' is now telling me they can't do anything until at least Aug 2 and that I needed to wait until Aug 2 before he could do anything else, and then went on to thank me for letting him help me :-/

BTW: I was quoted nearly $28 from the post office as the lowest option return shipping with tracking, that being first class parcel stacked with registered mail service...  I highly doubt the seller wants to cover the $28 return shipping vs just refunding me the $4.26, but if they are I'm more than willing to ship the broken item back...


Anyone resolved a similar issue, it appears the return policy is simply broken...

Shipping & Returns discussion

Jul 31, 2015 3:50:59 PM PT

Broken Item Return Problems, any insight?



We have a few rules. Here they are:

1. 'YFD' (Yard Fard Days) must be in the title for search purposes and record keeping.


2. The 7 Day Auction Format must be used. You may add BIN.

3. All auctions start @ $8.88. BIN's must be a fardie number. Ex: $12.12, $18.18, $33.33, etc.

4. Use an official Contest Logo in the description.

5. Auctions must be started on August 1st or 2nd or 3rd, eBay time (PDT).


6. Please add the following disclaimer to your listing: This auction is part of Yard Fard's Monthly Contest. YFD is an eBay recognized group of sellers that promote community values.


7. The winner is the listing that sells for the most above the original list price. Winner gets bragging rights and gets to choose the theme for next month. Here is the logo, it must be placed in the description of every contest listing:



Selling discussion

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Bidding & Buying question





Thought I would start the chat hope no one minds Smiley Happy




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 2, 2015 4:18:11 AM PT


I feel like I've seen this before so I was wondering if there was a name for this. The front is lime green and the back is white. Looks painted but not sure with what kind of paint?





Thank you in advance!


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 31, 2015 1:23:36 PM PT

What does this say? Thank you.

This tear drop shaped piece is 2 3/8" long and is made from 1/16" thick steel. The upper mount is detachable via the hex bolt. The hex bolt does have some tiny lettering, which apears to be "YFS" or "VFS", but that may refer to the manufacturer of the hex bolt.



Collectibles & Art discussion

IMG_9207.JPGIs this a cordial glass? It holds 2 ounces when filled nearly to the top and stands 4 1/8 inches tall. The stem is 6 sided. It has an interesting pedal or even Star pattern when looking into it. The pattern of this pedal is ribbed and frosted. Any idea about who made this goblet? Thanks!IMG_9206.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 31, 2015 6:38:10 PM PT

Crystal Cordial Stem Need help with ID

Good morning. Can anyone please help id this green creamer?  Thanks in advance for any assistance. gina003.JPG001.JPG

Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Aug 1, 2015 2:29:52 AM PT

green glass creamer

Hi I am needing help on figuring out the signature of this piece and if not that maybe someone wil be able to identify which artist this may have come from? The piece is framed and came from a gllaery. But you can only read this part of the gallery name which is ead Gallery. Any help is appreciated.Size is around 5x7.






Collectibles & Art discussion

Can anyone help me identify this porcelain figurine and possibly provide keywords? I've searched Disney's website and eBay and I can't find this one. From what I understand, they have names - does anyone happen to know this one? Possibly a year it was produced? The bottom is marked "authentic original Disney theme parks" so I'm guessing someone bought this at Disney World. It's approximately 5" tall and 6" across. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you need additional information from me. Thanks in advance for your time, help, and expertise! 






Disneyana discussion

This fly reel was in with a bunch of vintage Shakespeare and Martin reels but it does not have a maker's name on it - only has JAPAN stamped on the mounting plate.  It is painted with what appears to be original flat black.  What would be the best way to title it so that some interested party might have at least a remote chance of finding it.  Thanks for your help.




Selling discussion

Aug 1, 2015 1:45:51 PM PT

Would Like to ID this Fly Reel

Anyone else having this issue???? When people bid on your items, when viewed on your phone app it is showing retracted bids even when you havent gotten a retracted bid on your item? I have seen others complain about this too and are now accusing sellers of schilling their auctions but its not true and it is hurting sales for good honest sellers. This shows up on my all the time and sometimes will show 4 bids with 20+ retracted bids when I never got an email or even have actual retraced bids. heres a perfect example. i have attached a pic. I just got a bid on one of the items I am selling. I got the notification and checked my phone instantly. It shows 1 bid and one retracted bid already but the bid is still there and nothing got retracted? HOW CAN WE GET EBAY TO FIX THIS! Ive contacted them and they never understand what I am talking about but it makes sellers look bad because people say we are schilling our auctions which isn't the case at all.


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Member To Member Support question

image3.JPGAny idea whay this is? Came across it years ago in lost in transit items. It was coming from or going to Suomi Finland if that helps.


Country/Rural Style discussion

Aug 2, 2015 9:32:32 AM PT

can anyone identify this item?

Please help me ith this vintage folk art piece just not sure what it is thanks maybe a cup for drinking ?



Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 1:26:11 AM PT

Russian folk art help please

 Please cancel this order. Come back my money paypol account. Is not shipped this order.Cancel this transaction. Thank you.
Delivery package 1 of 1
Estimated delivery Friday, Jul 31, 2015 - Friday, Aug 7, 2015
$1.7/Serving Zeal for Life Zeal Wellness Tropic Dream (3 Canisters + 72 Bottles)
$1.7/Serving Zeal for Life Zeal Wellness Tropic Dream (3 Canisters + 72 Bottles)
Item price$275.00
Item number141726058756
Shipping serviceFedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 6:39:22 PM PT

Transaction Zeal Wellness

Can anybody translate what is written on the this. And the artist?  Is it a print of a sketch with watercolor? Or is it called something else? Thank you.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

I purchased an AC adapter for my MacBook in May of this year, and it stopped working less than 90 days after I received it. I sent the following message to the seller ventefacile:



Dear ventefacile,

After less than 90 days this adapter has completely stopped working. I'd like a new one sent to me ASAP.
Thank you.

- huwheel
L tip 60W AC Power Adapter Charger for Apple Macbook pro 13" 13.3 A1184 A1330
L tip 60W AC Power Adapter Charger for Apple Macbook pro 13" 13.3 A1184 A1330
Item Id:281121334790
End time:Aug-02-15 18:33:16 PDT
ventefacile (30956)
98.8% Positive Feedback
Member since May-12-11 in Hong Kong
Listing Status:This message was sent while the listing was active.
I received the following in response:
Dear huwheel,

We are sorry to hear that.

Would you please provide the info about your laptop?
And printed on your original adapter or on the back of your laptop:
1. The output voltage(Volt)
2. The output Current(Amps)
3. The model of your laptop(Such as Axxx)
4. Size of the tip (Magsafe1 or magsafe2? showing as the picture, or please send a picture to show the tip of your laptop . )
And please advise when you bought the laptop ?

Don't worry, we will solve the problem for you.
If you have any further question, please feel free to contact us.

- ventefacile
 They know all this information, so all this is nonsense, clearly designed to stall the process. I contacted them again and informed them that per their defective return policy I wanted a replacement shipped ASAP or I would file a complaint with eBay and BBB. Unfortunately, since they are based in Hong Kong, I have no recourse via Better Business Bureau. Any suggestions?

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 1:12:54 PM PT


My friend found this in a storage unit he won at a auction & sold it to me (he only deals in furniture). I bought it because it looks like it was done by a well known artist whose work all have ladies in this style in them. - I bought it even though it was too big to fit in my car & I had to take it out of the frame It has to measure at least 36" x 48" - it covered my whole back seat!) and even though it had slid behind the matting so I couldn't see the name before removing it, - I bought it because I was sure I knew the work & would recognize the name once I saw it.


BUT I DON'T!! (aagghh!)


Can someone please tell me who this signature belongs to & if it is a known artist?  The piece is a limited edition; it is also signed in pencil 174 / 275.

PS - Is there a way to tell if this is a litho, serigraph or reg print? The artwork has a "feel" to it - different than a reg print that would feel just like the paper it is on.

I appreciate any help.





Collectibles & Art discussion

bottom of vase24" drip glaze vase


Hi!  seeking help identifying the maker of this 24" tall vintage drip glaze vase. 


many thanks in advance...   Kristi

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 2, 2015 12:52:27 PM PT

ID help: ceramic drip glaze MCM 24" vase

Hi, Thank you in advance for any help with the age of this piece. 

It measures approximately 15  5/8" tall, 5  1/2" across the top, 6  1/2" across the bottom and 7  1/2" at the widest point across. 

The mark on the bottom says "Made in Czechoslovakia"100_9090.jpg100_9091.jpg100_9097.jpg100_9093.jpg100_9096.jpg100_9099.jpg100_9101.jpg100_9104.jpg100_9105.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 2:22:16 AM PT

Czeck Vase--Age?

Hello friends, good day, I have a problem when trying to pay the sales tax tells me that the payment was not satisfactory and need to contact PayPal, but what is the process that I follow? The payment tried to do again? I have sufficient balance on the credit card to pay the debt but the debt charge is not performed. I hope you can help me and guide me. Thank You.Failure with payment

Member To Member Support question

JAPANESE15.jpgHi, I hope some can help with the age of this Japanese Vase. There is a hole JAPANESE1.jpgJAPANESE12.jpgJAPANESE13jpg.jpgJAPANESE14.jpgJAPANESE15.jpgJAPANESE16.jpgJAPANESE17.jpg drilled in the bottom  (for  Lamp?) and marked – Made in Japan.

I am thinking of purchasing it but hope someone may shed some light on age and any other information as to what it is.

The vase is 12 inches tall. There are two  women and one male. The colors are beautiful .

I have not seen it in person.

Any information as to what it is and what style/ age?  

I hope this is not too many images or too large?


Thanks for the help! 

Selling question

I bought this commodity-free shiping.
Allen Bradley 1762-IF4 (1762IF4) 2015 NEW Factory Seal *SHIP TODAY*
Allen Bradley 1762-IF4 (1762IF4) 2015 NEW Factory Seal *SHIP TODAY*
Item price$159.99
Item number161740729981
Shipping serviceFedEx International Economy
The seller sends me the following message:     Neue Nachricht von: fhx2015 (13Yellow Star)
Dear Sir/Madam,

Good day and thanks for your purchase.
sorry some problem has happened in our system,this item cannot free ship to Croatia.the shipping cost to Croatia is expensive,the profit cannot assume the shipping cost.do you willing pay the shipping cost $56 to my paypal account:fanqinxiong@163.com?
if not,we will cancel the transaction and refund all your money.
pls tell me your advice.
we will hold on the package to wait for your reply.
have a nice weekend.

Best Regards,
Erin Li
How to solve the problem?
Thank you!

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 11:25:14 PM PT

shiping problem Item no: 161740729981

I got this from my friend along with the Isaac Maimon I asked about yesterday - they were both in the same storage unit he'd won at a auction. He owns a furniture store & bought the unit because of the beautiful, high end furniture that was in the unit. That same high end furniture is what made me agree to buy the Maimon piece even though I couldn't see the signature, and this piece.

This is another large piece, but not as big as the Maimon, and appears to be a pastel but I can't tell even with a magnifying glass.

It also appeared to not be signed until I saw what looks like initials (bottom photo).


Does anyone recognize the art or the initials - if that is what they are? Is there a way to tell if it's a real pastel without removing it from the frame? If not I will open the back enough to feel it; I think it's worth the gamble just because of the type of home it came out of.


I appreciate any help if it's possible.







Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 1:05:35 PM PT


Does anyone have a clue what this logo is for is this the same Nikko that makes R/C Cars or some other company? Any help is appricated.nikko.jpg

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Jul 31, 2015 3:44:57 PM PT

Any clue what this logo is?

I don't even know if this ring is turquoise, but I am guessing if it is, it is Navajo in construction.  The gold overlay is rosy, and it is stamped "sterling" inside and tests as such.  Does anyone know anything about this ring, including the hallmarks?  I am trying to learn about turquoise, but it hasn't been easy.  Smiley Happy


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Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Is this necklace considered Haute Couture or Runway style? Still learning and don't want to describe it inaccurately. Thank you! Smiley HappyIMG_7022.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Any thoughts on the possible age and origin of the burnished earthenware seated feline holding a small bird to its mouth? Appears to be an effigy drinking bottle/vessel of some sort.


Native American (Mississippian Culture, etc.) or South American (Chimu, etc.)????


Size approx: 9-1/2 in.


Thank you!














Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 5:45:46 PM PT

Native American or South American?


Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 3, 2015 7:35:21 AM PT

Does anyone know what this logo is?


Since Thursday, I have had problems listing a new product on eBay, with the site asking me to "select or create a shipping policy." And in the Paypal policy dropbbox, there is also a bunch of gobbledygook. I have cleaned my cache and cookies several times since then, and this is still the same result.

Selling question

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Bidding & Buying question

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These things are huge 3.5" and heavy. I think I see a small marking right under the loop there kinda looks like a bell and under that scratch looking mark I see 35 etched.

Any help with the maker or even an era to list these in would help bunches.

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This is the only other marking I can find maybe scratches?? but one looks like a "V" with a dot over it?? Thanks again Smiley Happy


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I have two unsigned pins that I have no idea where I got them from.  Both are pretty and unusual in their own way.  Could someone please tell me anything you know about age or style?  I usually only buy jewelry that is signed and I can look up to find information.  


1)  This lovely red enamel pin has clear rhinestones for the stamen.  Where the pin closes looks like it may be broken.  





2)  This one has both enamel, glass or plastic open back stones incased in saw tooth like prongs, and faux pearls for the stamen.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 31, 2015 12:17:13 PM PT

Help with two pins please!

Is this coach purse real

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Have one to sell? Sell now

Selling question

This has been my desktop pic for several months now. It's also on my TV as the two are connected, so I'll keep it for awhile, makes me feel good. And a tribute to Cecil and to Kevin Richardson, The Lion Whisperer and all the good work he's done for the lion wildlife.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.  Measures about 11" tall and 10" wide.  Weighs six and a quarter pounds.  Alas, I find no Lalique signature.  I also don't see any seams.


Department store?  Cheap import?  Something else?


Thanks in advance,





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 1, 2015 3:21:37 PM PT

Large Satin Glass Bird Vase ID Request

I have a slew of game pieces, but have not been able to determine what game they are for. They are similar to some of the Ages of Empires game pieces, but that is not what they are as far as I can determine. Any and all help is appreciated -- I really appreciate getting answers from the Ebay community, and try to offer help when I can on the doll board. Thanks!

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Toys & Hobbies discussion

Picked this LARGE jar or jug up Saturday at a local sale, do you all think it could possibly be American Southern redware or is it European?


It's partially glazed and splashed with what appears to be a greenish-brown alkaline-type glaze at top and to the interior, the rest is unglazed, but dressed in a very weathered white slip. The shoulders have an incised sine wave between two bands going all the way round.


Can you all help determine the possible age and origin?


Thank you!



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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 3, 2015 8:25:12 AM PT

American Southern Redware or European?

I picked this up at an estate sale quite some time ago, along with a couple of really neat Native American baskets. Was going to list it, then while doing some research online realized that I have no idea how to price it, and more importantly, whether or not it is old and actually Native American.


It has a decent patina, good work on the carving/design, and is certainly elk horn. When I search for Hupa or California elk-horn purse, very similar items appear on google etc. but I've noticed that a lot of them, most of them actually, have larger slots in them, presumably to fit the dentalium shells.  Other than that, this piece seems to fit the bill for being a purse.


This piece is about 4 1/2" long, 1 1/2" across, and has a very thin slice of horn/antler glued into one end. The string is just for a tag I attached to help keep track of when/where I got it.20150801_221806.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

I think these figures are really funky cool!  Does anyone recognize them? or know how old they are?   They are only marked 'China' on the bottom.

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Toys & Hobbies discussion

Hello, I dind't sold anything on Ebay and I need to pay this?

Yes I did put shometing on Ebay but he didn't buy it on ebay we did sold it on an other site.

why do I still need to pay 11 euro for it.



(When you guys response on this question how can I answer back)


Hope you guys can help me.



Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 6:22:06 AM PT

Why do I need to pay fee for this.

Hi, Thank you all in advance for any help with this piece. 

We believe this is an early (19th. Century) Japanese Satsuma Vase. 

Could anyone help us confirm this? 

This piece is not marked anywhere. 

Also, does anyone know what this technique is called when there are applied pieces on a vase like this? 

This piece measures approximately 11  7/8" tall, 4" across the top, 3  1/2" across the bottom and 6  1/2" at the widest part in the middle. 

This also appears to have some Samurai swordsmen in it. 100_9065.jpg100_9071.jpg100_9072.jpg100_9075.jpg100_9076.jpg100_9080.jpg100_9083.jpg100_9085.jpg100_9086.jpg100_9089.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 1:15:35 AM PT

Japanese Satsuma? 19th. Century?

Tons of brass buddha on eBay, issue is I can't find one just like it. 


It's thick brass, but hollow inside, filled with something like concrete to give it weight. I'm guessing its from the 60's. It was in an old estate.


Looks to be holding something, but what?


What is it worth? I'm guessing around $10.


Looks like it was cold when his sculpture was taken, lol.




Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 2, 2015 9:56:24 PM PT

Help with this Buddhist piece.

i buy a dress and pay but next day i get mail from ebay that dont buy from that seller. What do I do?


this is mail from ebay:




 You may have received messages from a compromised account

Hello josipa3101,

Our records show that you recently contacted or received messages from ptitemarianne through eBay's messaging system. We’re writing to let you know that an unauthorized third party may have compromised this member's account security. It’s important to note that we’re unaware of any problems with your account. We recommend the following precautions to help keep you safe:
- Don't respond to offers to buy or sell an item from this user. The offer may be fraudulent, and the transaction won't be covered by eBay.
- Don't respond to any messages you received from this user that appear to be a Second Chance Offer for an item you recently bid on.
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For more information, please visit:

If you’ve already sent payment for an off-eBay transaction, contact the payment service you used to make the purchase immediately. If you’re a seller who already shipped an item to a fraudulent buyer, contact the postal service or shipping company you used to have it returned to you.

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Transaction Details

Express Checkout Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #4P061465PY749432H)


Shopping Cart Contents

Qty Item Options Price
1Hot Long Chiffon Bridesmaid Formal Gown Ball Party Cocktail Evening Prom Dress [Green,10]
Item # 191640850677
 $9.99 AUD
Amount $9.99 AUD

Item Total: $9.99 AUD
Sales Tax:  
Shipping: $0.00 AUD
Seller discount or charges: $0.00 AUD

Total amount: -$9.99 AUD (equals -52.59 HRK)
Fee amount: $0.00 AUD
Net amount: -$9.99 AUD
Date: Jul 29, 2015
Time: 00:32:08 PDT
Status: Completed

Conversion from: -52.59 HRK
Conversion to: $9.99 AUD
Exchange rate: 1 Croatian Kuna = 0.1899 Australian Dollars

Insurance: $0.00 AUD
Status: Completed  

Shipping Address: josipa dukovac
kralja tomislava
gospić, HRVATSKA 

Payment To: 游 俊    (The recipient of this payment is Non-U.S. - Verified)
Seller's ID: ptitemarianne
Seller's Email: youjun9457@126.com

Funding Type: Credit Card
Funding Source: 52.59 HRK -

 Date  Type  Status  Details  Amount  Date  Type  Status  Details  Amount
Original Transaction
 Jul 29, 2015Payment To 游 俊 Completed ...-$9.99 AUD 
Related Transactions
 Jul 29, 2015Charge From Credit Card CompletedYour transfer from your credit card to your PayPal account is complete.
Your transfer from your credit card to your PayPal account is complete.
 Details52.59 HRK 
 Jul 29, 2015Currency Conversion Completed Details-52.59 HRK 
 Jul 29, 2015Currency Conversion Completed Details$9.99 AUD 

Description: Shopping Cart

Payments question

HI there

That is what happened to me

I bought and item and the item never was delivery

I've been sending email to the seller

at first he said that he sorry but now after many month and severals email

now he don't even answer

this is not something about money is something about honestly

here it is the copy of my transaction




Apr 10, 2015
1 item sold byfashionmall2009
Sterling silver pretty lovely amazing blue heart cubic zirconia drop earrings

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 7:20:06 AM PT

report a seller

 I have always assumed it to be faux turquoise and a silver plated alloy. No markings.  Before I list it, is there any chance it might be more than I think?  Maybe an older piece?  I am and I've had it for a while now. Thank you for taking time to share your wisdom!


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 2, 2015 4:19:05 PM PT

Costume Turquoise Bracelet?

I am trying to find out everything I can about this ring..... to start, do you think this is genuine turquoise?  The ring is marked sterling with gold overlay on the front in a rosy color.....I have been researching mines and am trying to determine what mine this could be from.  Thank you for any help!


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Gems & Minerals

i bought two turquoise 9I think this is turquoise, I don't know, I am still trying to learn about it) rings at an outdoor antique show today.  This is one, and I have now clue about the "hallmark" in it.  I believe it is Navajo because of the constructions.  The gold overlay is rosy in color....it is stamped "sterling" inside and was tested as such.  Please give me your opinions on it- and maybe the stone is glass?  I don't know.  Thanks.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 2, 2015 3:49:59 PM PT

Navajo? Turquoise? ring hallmark help- TIA

This is a recent piece, sponge coral and maybe turquoise. Definitely sterling.  The hang tag is a square piece of shell with a V cut through it with a laser.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Gosh, I haven't asked for help in a year or more, and now I've asked two questions in one weekend!  Thanks in advance for taking the time to help.  I don't do that much glass but scored at a sweet sale of an old lady's estate.  I have a glass beverage pitcher, esimating it's 64 oz, the pattern looks distinct to me, but I've spent a large part of the day looking for it and have come up empty handed.  Any help would be much appreciated!



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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This came from an estate sale.  It is marked STER and it is sterling with a real, light cream pearl in his mouth.  He's on a sterling box chain, but since there were other box chains the same size at the estate it may not be original to the pendant.  The mark looks to me like an "S" inside of a crown.  Maybe it's not a crown, but the general shape of a crown?  Definitely an S though inside something.  I love the way his tail wraps around to create the bale.    Any idea what the mark is?  I've found him listed a couple other places but the sellers don't appear to know the hallmark either.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Does 10KT mean

10 KT gold or gold fill





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 2, 2015 9:30:50 AM PT

Pin Carl Art w/Arrow Marked 10Kt

I'm not great with glass, so any help would be greatly appreciated, if someone could steer me in the right direction as to where to look. I am sure the bowl is depression, I think it might be vaseline? I haven't found anything yet that resembles it. If you click on the photos, they will enlarge Thanks for your help!

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Ordered my item 10 days ago, and it's basically doing circles. 
Is this unreliable? Or is something wrong with my order? Smiley Indifferent

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 2, 2015 5:48:00 PM PT

What's up with this tracking info?

I believe this is a Navajo sterling turquoise ring.  It is marked sterling inside with some hallmarks.  I am trying to determine if it is turquoise, and if so, what mine it may have come from.  Thank you!


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Fine Jewelry, Gems & Precious Metals discussion

I believe this to be a Juliana bracelet based on the verified page: http://imageevent.com/julianajewelry/verifiedbracelets


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


Thank You for looking at my post. 

They are approx. 7.1/2" high

Very fine porcelain with gold accents, marked 1666 

Any help will be IMGP4149.JPGIMGP4158.JPGappreciate it.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi, I'd appreciate any information about this magazine.  I found it at a Book Fair and can't read Japanese.  It's copyright 1993 in English on the back, and I recognize the Blue Swat and Super Sentai Mighty Morphin' cards and those were about that same time.  Is this considered collectible or just an interesting piece?IMG_0094.JPGFullSizeRender.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

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So I've had this for a while now and just keep putting it away, like most my other pieces.

Would this be considered "modernist or abstract" in design??

What do you think the center part with the profile looking picture is made from it's looks as though it is flaking or "peeling" away ?

The only mark I could find was a tiny letter on a solder part which looks like an "M" or an "E". Any help is much appreciated TIA Smiley Happy

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi trying to get some help on this piece I believe it may be newer but thought I would ask the experts!!


Collectibles & Art discussion

So, I made a "best offer" on an item, and gave myself a little bit of leeway for haggling. The seller refused the offer and sent me a scathing email saying that my offer was insulting, and I had no idea how much sellers pay in fees, etc. I am aware of fees and such, because I have sold on eBay in the past,  but that isn't the issue. It's what happened next. I apologized to them profusely in reply, and received another email full of anger. They said they were blocking me, and not to contact them again.


I searched all over for another item like theirs, and could not find one, so I asked my next door neighbor to just buy the item for me, at the seller's full BIN price, and I would pay them back. The next day, my neighbor received a similar heated email from the seller saying that while they would ship the item, that their buying the item for me was against eBay rules and that they were going to report BOTH of us if we "gave them any trouble".


I am aware that if I myself had made a seperate account in an attempt to subvert the seller's blocking me, there might be an issue, but can the seller really have us BOTH reported for this? I mean, really, the seller got their full price for the item.  If she reports me, so be it, but my friend as well?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 31, 2015 12:02:17 PM PT

Angry Seller

 buy tons of stuff from china but have been cheated so many time, I buy mostly beads which are very cheap 1/5 the price of what they cost in the US.  The problem is  it  most take forever to ship and most use fake tracking numbers which never work.




And then there is this problem I buy a lot sometimes from one seller, that just happens to leave some items out of package but the tracking numer says delivered when filing for not received ebay says here is the tracking number and it says delivered so no refund for this items  I withhold feedback but will leave neg. for all items, how would you handle it????

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 31, 2015 5:21:21 PM PT

buying from China bad service

I got the dreaded neutral for an item deemed "not too cute".. there was nothing wrong with the item, it was promptly mailed via priority, arrived rapidly. But... NOT TOO CUTE!!


What the HECK is not too cute?


There is a new button "report buyer" Any and all tips much appreciated!!


Also, am I able to block this "NOT TOO CUTE" buyer before the transaction is complete?


Thank you in advance,



Selling discussion

Hi I am fairly new at selling and my art is what I want to sell. I have had very few people looking at my listings this week and I'm not sure why. I've read that the more listings I have the better so I will put some more of my art up for sale. Would anyone mind taking a look at my listings and critique them for me? I'm all ears as to what I can do to improve.   http://www.ebay.com/itm/291522022866?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Selling discussion







Getting Started question

Aug 1, 2015 7:00:28 AM PT


So I live in Canada and want to buy something from a guy in the states. His listing doesn't say anything about import charges. Do I still have to pay the import charges? And when and where?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 31, 2015 5:56:31 PM PT

Import charges

I sold a photo printer. It was rather heavy so cost a lot to ship....just over 50.00.


The buyer's address looks like it could be an apt.


Anyway the day he purchased it (Sunday) I hadn't printed a label for it yet because I knew it wouldn't go out until Monday. The buyer sent me a Ebay message with this:


"Hey sir. Plz I need this item."


I write him back, thanked him for his purchase and let him know that the item is going out Monday and he should get it soon. It went out 2 day priority.


He writes me back:


"OK thanks for the business . hoping to get it soon."


The item was attempted to be delivered July 29th, but he must not have been home or whatever.


On July 30th, the printer went back to the post office as "Available for pick-up".


The buyer has yet to pick it up but he seemed to be in a hurry for it.


I got to wondering if the buyer had 2nd thoughts. Could the buyer refuse the shipment and it get shipped back to me and he be refunded? I put on listing "no refunds". If he refused the item, I'd be out of over 50.00 in shipping?


How would Ebay handle this?  I'm just trying to research ahead of time because you just never know. I got a little concerned too when I saw his Paypal email address was yahoo in UK.


I'm always so afraid of scammers and their tricks but this guy could be completely legit.



Shipping & Returns discussion

I am new to ebay and i just made a paypal but i dont have a credit card or a bank account and i want to buy and sell on ebay so is their another way i could receive payments ?can i use a paypal prepaid card and link that to my account ?

Selling discussion

what is the correct procedure for ending an auction a day early and accepting the high bid (only bid) as the winner?  Thanks!

Selling discussion

For some reason it is taking forever to upload anything on Turbo Lister.  I have deleted and re-installed and still no improvement.  Anyone else having this issue?

Tools & Apps discussion

I got to get a paypal card and put how much i want and then i put the number on the paypal site and then my money is in the paypal account and i can buy from ebay etc ? Correct ?

Selling discussion

Hello all! Found this at the thrift store and would like to know what you all think. Real or fake!

Fashion discussion

Jul 31, 2015 11:57:05 AM PT

Coach Op-Art Wristlet?

I had a very weird experience.   Today when I checked the shipping status of my sold items, I discovered that on a recent international sale a partial refund for a significant amount of money had been granted to the buyer.  I had not been advised about this in any way whatsoever.  When I called eBay to learn more, I was told that it was an "Admin refund".  They could provide no other information, but the eBay CSR refered me to Paypal.  Note, that thus far no money has been debited from my account.


When I contacted Paypal, I learned that the the "Admin refund" was because the customer's credit card had been declined, at least in part for the total amount due.  I expressed my concern to the Paypal CSR that it appears that the buyer may get a nice art print for free, or nearly so, if the shipment is not reversed or the buyer doesn't pay the full amount.  Paypal said they would email the buyer and ask them to pay the full amount.  Paypal also said I should try to contact the shipping carrier to have the package sent back to me.  


The item has left the US and is on it's way to Norway.  I do not have the carrier and tracking info yet for this leg of the journey, only eBay's internal GSP number.  Fedex was responsible only for the domestic leg of the journey.  And so, my concern is that the buyer will get a nice art print without paying for it, and that somehow I will get charged for it.  I probably won't, or shouldn't, as I used eBay's GSP to ship it, and I did not process the payment, eBay and Paypal did.  


Should I just wait and see what happens, or should I contact eBay again and try to get the shipment reversed?  Personally, I have a moral issue with fraudsters getting away with things, even if I am not personally affected.  Plus, I don't like the idea of nice art in the hands of questionable people.  What would you do?

Selling discussion

Aug 1, 2015 8:38:30 AM PT

Weird Admin Refund

Hello people ! I have small question .. I come here to ebay to sell my iphone 5 now is sold but the money is on pending and i have 5 bids more . anyone can give me an good advice?? Thank you and have a really nice day ! Ionescu Brad

Bidding & Buying discussion

Aug 1, 2015 3:27:26 AM PT

Hey ! Iphone sold im waiting for money

Hi, is there a glitch in the system right now? When I list, get to my continue button, it flips me back to the front page with a red block and exclaimation point saying '500 FREE LISTINGS ' basically.  This usually is in an informational block done in blue, and there is nothing that needs to be done.  I will have to think this is a glitch, is anyone else experiencing this problem?Photo related, it's a screen cap of what i'm experiencing. 


Selling discussion

Aug 2, 2015 9:02:15 PM PT


Hello I am not new to this board but have not been here in ages. I always admired the wisdom of book collectors on this forum. I would like to ask a question about a child's book that I believe is the only one besides another one I read about online. Now I don't know if it is valuable or not but just need some input. It is a Holly Storybook Library Book "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Caroll. Here ia a photo.

Booksellers discussion

Aug 2, 2015 9:22:02 AM PT

Rare Book?


  What is the best format to save my pictures at? They are saved as a JPG, but won't load, and the error comes up saying that it has to be a JPEG, or bmp or something(?) Is it the file size or what?

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 6:08:00 PM PT

Pictures won't load

Hello.  I don't see my item to sell in the search results.

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 7:20:56 AM PT

Appearance of my item to sell

How to lower buy it now price once a bid has been placed?

Member To Member Support question

Hi my ebay is now the usa and I want to change it to the GB ebay. but I am not able to can you tell me how I can do this .

Kind Regards



Hi thanks for getting back to me , i have just updated from windows 8 to windows 10 and my ebay is the usa I have logged out and tried to log in on GB ebay but it is still coming up with the usa ebay, also can you tell me how do I reply to anyone who answers my questions on here . Smiley Sad thanks Lynda

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 12:29:57 PM PT

change from usa to GB Ebay

I have found in the attic an old replica christian dior hand bag, but do not know if I can acctually sell it on ebay, my son said I may get in trouble for doing so, SO I need some advise can I or can I not sell it for what it is a replica. do not want to bin it as it was my pride and joy ,it was a gift from abroad many years ago.

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 10:11:15 AM PT

Replica hand bag

I have a potential buyer who wants a faster shipping option than I have listed. She is willing to pay more for the higher shipping. Can I change the price of shipping if she wins the auction?

Member To Member Support question

Aug 2, 2015 7:47:02 PM PT

Change in shipping cost

Hey guys! I recently upgraded to a basic store. Included in that was the selling manager tool. I have the unpaid item assistant active and it is automatically filing cases against my buyers. Normally that is fine but I have some buyers that need more time for different reasons. I have decided to grant some of them a few extra days but can not figure out how to add extra days onto their due date. I don't neccesarily want to cancel the unpaid item reports in case they don't actually end up paying if that is at all possible. I jsut want to give them more time. Any help would be MUCH appreciated! Thank you!

Member To Member Support question

Aug 1, 2015 11:05:27 PM PT

Need to cancel unpaid item assistant

can you please help me, im trying to return an item perticulary a used phone that wasnt able to be activated through. and the seller is not responding to my requests. the sellers name is alexispoquiz and my confirmation number is 131536771071. and its been over a week and know reply from the seller. how can i contact ebay support?

Member To Member Support question

Jul 31, 2015 1:23:54 PM PT

returning an item

Apologies for the vague title; I feel my question is somewhat complex, and I am trying to go about this as properly and ethically as possible to ensure I don't accidentally violate any of ebay's policies. First, the lead-up:


While browsing, I found a seller who put up a single large listing with multiple items. Several of the items within I have been searching for and would be eager to buy, but as they were part of the aforementioned single listing I wasn't going to place a bid, with it being more than I could afford and containing other products I had no interest in. Now, the listing has recently expired with no bids and (as far as I can tell) the seller still has the items.


My main question then is this: would it be allowable (and ethical) for my to contact the seller about my interest towards the specific items he has, and ask if it was possible for them to list them once more, only individually?


Please note I am NOT IN ANY WAY looking to engage in backdoor dealing or seeking to convince the seller to sell me the items exclusively; I would only want to ask them to re-list the items so that I and others could fairly bid on them as allowed by ebay. I have tried to find any official answer to this sort of question, but so far I have had no luck. If anyone more versed in using ebay knows where to find such responses, I would be most grateful for any links.


Once again I stress I have absolutely no intention of attempting anything underhanded; I simply don't know whether asking a seller such a question is allowed, and I want to be absolutely certain I act in a lawful and acceptable manner. If the answer is a straightforward "NO!", then that is totally fine by me and I will be relieved to know I avoided making a regrettable decision. If it is allowed on the other hand, then I will be glad to have the chance to purchase something I would like to own.


Any help and answers, especially official ebay responses, to this murky situation are very much appreciated!


Bidding & Buying question