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Purchased at an estate sale. I was told it is an Apai pot, but can't  find muchDSC02002.JPG about the Apai tribe. It measures about 5 inches tall. Appears very old, but not decorated.DSC02001.JPG

Antiques discussion

1) This Strong Date



2) This Corroded Damaged Denver Filler



or 3) This Key Date of Series Lower Mintage


Coins & Paper Money discussion

May 3, 2015 4:02:50 AM PT

Which coin should I buy?

I picked up this gas heater at a yard sale. I believe it's from the 1800's. I've done the best I can to take photos of the maker info, but I still can't make out the name. Does anybody recognize the name? (I can add a photo of the entire unit, if necessary.)


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Collectibles & Art discussion

May 4, 2015 1:29:47 PM PT

Antique Gas Heater MAKER NAME????

I found this old Coro brooch which has something odd on the back.  It looks like something you would put a scent in but there is no way to open it.  There are two metal "fold overs" on the top and bottom and the center has what looks like cotton in it.  Has anyone run across something like this before?  Any ideas on how to you would put the scent in it?  Maybe drip it onto the exposed cotton?  Does anyone have a link to the Coro patents--it does say pat pend. And does it look like something should have been attached to the middle of the front.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

May 2, 2015 8:49:24 AM PT

Odd thing on back of brooch

Can someone please identify the maker of these goblets? The stems only have the yellow/gold cast. Thank you so much! Why can't I get to the pottery glass board? My choices are few and end with "Categories: Other Categories." I only have about seven categories to post in.


Product Discussions discussion

I got these hanging mannies yesterday afternoon  - 3 children, 4 plus size female, 4 regular size female top half, 1 regular size waist to thigh, and 6 regular size females but kind of busty.  Total of 18.


Paid $20


They were pretty dirty, so just took advantage of the sunny day to soap them up and powerwash them.


I have no need for that many - which fact my husband pointed out, but since he's the one who generously powerwashed them for me - I didn't get too defensive about it.


Once I decide what I really can use, I will offer the remaining ones up to anybody interested for free - just pay the postage.


Fashion discussion

May 2, 2015 10:05:14 AM PT

Woohoo. Hanging mannie windfall

Hi Gang ! I know we've discussed similar things that we see or think may go on behind the scenes at our thrift stores but I wanted to tell you about this experience I had yesterday.
Went into what used to be a regular haunt (lately pickings have been slim, now I think I know why) to check out the jewelry and the usual jewelry clerk wasn't there. I casually asked where she was to make small talk and she told me the regular person had called in because her mom was ill.
Chit chatted a bit while looking at the jools, nothing really catching my eye.
There was a large jar filled with the usual bits and pieces, cheap beads, etc.
I like to look them over because sometimes you just never know. I asked to see the jar and the clerk told me she "just put that out" because the regular lady had left it in the back all priced and covered. I looked it over (can't open them, store policy) and I thought I spotted a part of a stretch band used in WW2 sweetheart bracelets.
It was inside a baggie inside the jar with all the other cheap stuff packed tightly around it so you couldn't see the whole thing, just a segment sticking out a bit.
Priced at $7.99 so I took a chance and bought the jar.
Opening it last night I found this:
Sure enough, a 1942 Speidel Phoenix sweetheart bracelet (with sweet pictures of a woman and her sailor sweetheart) and also all of this.This was all put together in a large taped over baggie and then the junk was covering it on all sides, top and bottom.
We have a Richelieu multistrand necklace, KJL strawberry ring, vintage Carl Art etched sterling bangle, unmarked sterling bracelet, freshwater pearls with multicolor rhondelle spacers with a sterling clasp and other stuff, obviously not junk.
The triangle stone CZ necklace is sterling and very heavy, really gorgeous.
So, what are your thoughts on this ?
I'm thinking she has been saving all the good stuff and selling it to someone she knows at a prearranged time, maybe splitting the profits from selling later, etc.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Not sure if it is ceramic pottery? looks old but just wondering if it is just junque?

approx 3 inches tall 

It kind of has ridges on both sides

Thanks for any help






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

May 3, 2015 8:12:10 PM PT

Is this home made? small vase

Hi everyone, anyone know pattern and maker of this footed opalescent bowl??  It is 2 1/2" tall and 8 3/8" in diameter.

Any help is always appreciated.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

May 3, 2015 5:56:44 PM PT

ID help with opalescent bowl.


Trying to id this mini pottery elephant coin bank. 2"H x 3"L, no marks.

Any ideas or information appreciated.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

May 2, 2015 10:20:27 AM PT

Pottery Mini Elephant Coin Bank

I haven't bought anything but I got three notifications in quick sucsession about purchases I did not make. I went into my settingas and the postage adress was changed to some place in the phillipines. 

Before I go any further, I must clarify that I've only purchased one thing on this account, and there were no issues. The seller and I did not speak, and I have done absoultely nothing that would have allowed anyone to gain access to my account. 

I changed my password immediately, and the purchases have stopped, but this is a problem.

I have screenshots here.

The only thing I have bought is the Lapis Lazuli. 
I am a female from Australia, and I have no need for men's clothes.

The postage address was changed

And here is them contacting a seller for this iPhone (Which I do not need, I have a Galaxy) in what I assume is Fillopino.

I've already sent messages to the sellers of those items, but what should I do about this situation?

A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

May 3, 2015 4:51:15 AM PT

I think my account has been hacked?

I would like to know what is writen around the "doors" of the Islamic makeup mirror attacthed.

it has inscriptions above below and both sides of the door area .

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Tools & Apps question

I came across these earrings first a few months ago and I recently came across the barrette's together.  I don't know if the earrings and the barettes were made by the person. The pink flower barette has some slight damage underneath, it may be missing an entire leaf~Im not sure. Its hard to tell if there is a signature on that one~it looks like there could be one in green on part of the leaf.  Both barretts metal is stamped "Made in France". Any help and thoughts are GREATLY APPRECIATED! Thank you :smileyhappy:


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

DSCN7587.JPGDSCN7588.JPGDSCN7592.JPGDSCN7593.JPGDSCN7590.JPGIt is signed Amserdam on the fromt of one of the section, would it be called  tourist bracelet?  Thanks Carolyn

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

May 4, 2015 8:13:34 AM PT

how old would you say this is

I just dug this creamer and sugar bowl out of my stored inventory and was wondering if anyone out there knows who made it.  I thought maybe Fostoria.  It has a pretty deep etching, and the glass clarity is excellent (minus the dust).  Any help would be appreciated.002.JPG001.JPG003.JPG004.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I am not sure if this jointed goose figure is older "folk art" or something newer done by a crafter from a mold kit.  I can't find anything else like it and the use of the leather to join the pieces leads me to believe it is an older piece that has been rigged back together.  There are no marks of any kind unless something has been painted over.  It is about 6.25"  Thanks in advance for any help.






Collectibles & Art discussion



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

May 4, 2015 8:30:35 AM PT

Welcome to NTE daily Chat for Monday May 4


Historical Memorabilia discussion



could anyone translate the printed Asian characteres on this black & white postcard.

i think it might help to determine the country/scene depicted...

thanks for any info...


Collectibles & Art discussion

hello i am clueless as to the maker on this pottery vase , it seems hand thrown - my only guess was bybee , not like anything i've seen , it's 11 1/2 " high 7 " diameter 7 3/4 " handle to handle . has the number 135 , the actual numbers are odd looking . any thoughts


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I got this set awhile ago and would appreciate some KW help. Unsigned, & extremely lightweight, probably aluminum. Would you call this effect "antiqued" ? I'm thinking it's probably from Germany but WDIK. I have researched Fluer di lis and haven't found anything similar. The back is the same design without thd Fluer di lis.


fluer di lis

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

May 4, 2015 11:46:11 AM PT

Fluer di lis set needs KW input

I got this in my inbox yesterday.  ebay protecting me..... again.



They sent us all this kind of email a month or so ago, here it is again.

( I need to check the old email, I think this one is identical)


MBG request?   I have not had a return in the last 2 years. 

11 dsr set to 5 star ?   What did I get gold stars for?  Shipping within my STATED shipping time?

Perhaps it is communication with the buyer, oh wait, all my buyers were happy, there was no communication, (unless you count great FB)


Hey ebay, how about this, stop telling me how you protected me from "Phantom"  defects.

Your time would be better spent, if you protected sellers from the bogus defects,

Like a buyer who ask a question, and some how a case is opened, buyer sends me a message that they had no intention to open a case.

They were more than happy with the deal. 

CS reads the email, CS says yes the buyer was happy, CS sees the glowing FB,  CS CAN'T REMOVE THE DEFECT.







Selling discussion

May 5, 2015 7:15:05 AM PT

ebay blowing smoke.... again

Hi, Can anyone tell me if this is Waterford? It's small, measuring approx. 8 1/2" tall and 3 1/4" squared. Thank you!w1.jpgw2.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

May 2, 2015 8:37:13 AM PT

Is this a Waterford decanter?



Good morning. A reflective gif for Fire.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

May 3, 2015 6:45:07 AM PT

Welcome to NTE Daily Chat for Sunday May 3

So, I was looking around at Dior scarf because of the other thread and found this wild thing I wouldn't mind getting. Can you check the authencity for me ? Would Miss Dior really have pictures with other brand names ? Thank you.

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Fashion discussion

May 2, 2015 8:42:30 AM PT

Miss Dior Scarf

I would Kindly ask if some one can tell me what is wrtien around the door of the Brass makeup mirror.

There are basically 4 iscriptions - above ,bellow and on both sides of the little doors.

Attached is an image :

Thnak you


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Collectibles & Art discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

May 2, 2015 5:15:53 PM PT


I have a green glass perfume bottle and matching powder pot and the closest I can find in my research is 30s art deco and possibly from Czechoslavakia. I think I am close on the art deco, but most but not all of these sort of things purported to be from Czechoslovakia seem to have some decoration on them.  I think they are molded glass and the glass is fairly thick and heavy.  The bottom rim and inside rim of the jar are unpolished but the bottom rim the bottle is smooth and polished if that means anything.  I don't have access to a black light now to check for uranium glass, but that may be a possibility.  Thanks in advance for any help.







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Does anyone recognize (or have a suggestion on) these candlesticks? They have a twisted shape, and are molded in 4 parts. The base has a depression. The glass is clear. The green is applied or fired-on, and is pretty durable, as these have been scrubbed and the green stays intact. 

They stand approximately 9 7/8" tall. The base measures 4 1/2" across.

Thank you!




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

IMG_0322.JPGIMG_0324.JPGI have a friend that has a couple of her parents things that she is asking me to sell.  She herself is a senior and both parents passed years ago.  Finally ready to let go of some things.  This set was her mother's and her mother was not into real gold or silver.  The box is marked Coro and the set seems to fit inthe box  but the set is not marked Coro.  Deep inside the necklace it  says 22ptINC (I think)  the earrings sayKREG and a couple more letters.  Guess my question is did Coro make jewelry unmarked years ago.  I'll post some pictures but i am really sorry that I couldn't focus my camera very good.  Let me know if you can help.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group



I'm trying to get some info on the two basket pictured below. When I got them there was a note that said: 1920's indian basket.

I'm assuming it was referring to the basket with the orange band, but really have no idea. The larger one measures about 7" across the top by 4.5" high.

The smaller one, with the orange band, is about 3.5" across the top by 5" high.

Any info you can give me on both would be great.

1. How old are they

2.What type of workmanship is it

3. What style would they be considered

4. Any idea who might have made them

5.How would you descirbe them in a listing

6. What catergory would you list them under

Thanks for the help













Vintage discussion

I've never ever needed and used them! Why cannot I disable them on the UI?


Thou thanks to the AdBlocking extensions/add-ons!



My Account question

Fashion discussion








I'm trying to find out which California pottery company made each of these. Are they Bauer, how old would they be and what are they called? They're about 8.5"-9.5" tall.

Thanks for help









Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Is there any way of dating this green glass cameo pendant? Definately can not by the chain necklace that came with it.


Appreciate all the input!



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

May 3, 2015 12:47:08 PM PT

Help date green glass cameo

I found in researching my brooch, one that sold and was advertised as Juliana - do you concur? She posted no evidence to support her statement. Can I list truly as Juliana? Looked at all of the reference sites that you the board recommends, and found none like mine.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I see almost identical toggle bracelets marked Monet listed on ebay but mine is not signed.  It does however have a little M charm.  I have a different signed Monet bracelet with an M charm -, solid, not open like this one, and it is the same squared looking M. 


So my question is, does Monet sometimes use the M charm as its signature? Although I don't know why they wouldn't sign the bracelet on the round part.







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

May 3, 2015 9:59:26 AM PT

Question re Monet bracelet

I found this at an antique dealer's yard sale the end of the last day.  I just loved it from the second I saw it, and I want to rebead it, making a necklace and earrings.  I am guessing it is cherry amber bakelite?  would have to test, one big bead is chipped, but what I really like are the beads that go with it.  I researched and didn't see any plastic, bakelite, or celluloid beads that looked like these, but they do look familiar, seem to be giving me an Asian feeling.  Is there a name for the brown carved-like beads?  Thanks for any help you can provide.  :smileyhappy:

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I know these two ducks are not Swarovski but was hoping to find out their maker. They both have an etched flying bird mark on bottom of their feet.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

When I want to see an item this pops up it is nothing but a ''NUISANCE'' how do I remove it? It started happening today. The annoyance

Product Discussions discussion

May 3, 2015 4:02:19 PM PT

This is really annoying



I am looking for help please with some Greek letters on a Pin.  I know the first is Mu and the last is Kappa, but I have no idea what that second letter that looks like a "C" is and I have not had any luck with searching so far.


I would appreciate any help or guesses.


Thank you in advance!!


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Antiques and Research

May 3, 2015 5:36:30 PM PT

Help Please with Greek Letters On Pin

Capitol Cadillac spring show Greenbelt MD.








Motors discussion

May 3, 2015 6:58:41 PM PT

Cadillac show pics



What type of Hamilton watch is this? Rutledge?



Watches, Clocks and Timepieces discussion

May 4, 2015 12:56:47 PM PT

Hamilton Watch Identification help

I have about 2 dozen doll head masks, that I am trying to find information about.  They are made of buchram, and each has a different face and hat, mostly costumed characters.  ????DOLL MASKS.jpeg

Toys & Hobbies discussion

May 3, 2015 7:17:05 PM PT


Good evening everyone,


I had absoutly no idea where to post this so I did eeenie, meeing, miney, moe and THIS board won!  :smileytongue:

I have a pair of small, vintage floral paintings on a low nap velvet. Is there a special name for the tecnique used to do these? Also, is there an easy way to tell if the frames are wood or plastic without removing the paper backing? Any ideas on age?

They are approx 4.5 wide by 5.5 high.

Thanks for any info you care to share   :smileyhappy:


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Hobbies & Crafts discussion

Acquired two new beauties.  I have yet to go through my catalogues but could use some extra eyes.  The first is a nice ice tube with zipper cuts and hobstars, similar ones I saw by Clarke and Hawkes.  The second I believe may be a banana bowl?  I appreciate any help at all.




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

My two new babies.  I believe the first one is Webb diamond quilted pink satin cased vase with a great handpainted flowers and butterfly.  Is this considered enamelling?  The second one, I think is a tankard by New England Glass co. in a nice peachblow.  Thoughts, comments?






Would it be common for the quilting to be broken as shown right above?






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This is a beautiful well detailed oil painting on canvas board. I am having a hard time deciphering the signature. Does anyone have any idea's or suggestions? Thanks in advance.001.JPG002.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

I read the blogs and research things out all the tiume. But we all know when faced with a good deal sometimes our better judgement goes out the window!   Please help me authenticate the following three bags! <3 Hugs this is the one I'm excited about but i've seen some pretty incredible counterfeits lately and I don't know up from down, lol


allright the first one is the one that gets me all giddy! I mannaged to get lots of pics... but they are just that Pictures. get the purse in a couple weeks at the longest i hope. so yes, i allready bought it and now request your help to ease (or trouble) my mind.





then the other two I have very limited exposure to, but I was in a trusting mood and excited about the first bag so i just kinda bid blind







Fashion discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

May 4, 2015 5:20:49 PM PT

help id German mark and era

i posted on the collectible board with no reply so far.

so trying here as well... sorry for the duplicate post...


wondering if 1 could translate the Asian characters...

was hoping it would help determine the provenance or country depicted...




Postcard Collectors Group


Collectibles & Art discussion

has anyone seen popups by mac vx coming up recently on your screen  ? is it from eBay ?

Getting Started question

May 4, 2015 4:13:54 PM PT

Macvx what is it

Please Help-I found this great piece of pottery but there are no marks on it.  Has anyone ever seen anything like it?



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Collectibles & Art discussion

May 4, 2015 10:34:59 PM PT

POTTERY-Help to ID no marks Leaf Shaped

How does one prevent turbolister from putting the icon at the bottom of the description in ebay listing  


Tools & Apps question

This is my items information i order two but i receive only one i pay for two quantity of Laser hair re growth and i receive onley one pleas help me get my item i would thank you so much pleas. if u need a order peper i can fax to ebay Help & Contact department i only receive one item when i pay for two items so peas look in to this metter n help me with this order thank you and have very plesent day.


Laser hair re growth treatment therapy with more power than ANY regrowth combs

Item price$254.00
Item number251580405173
Shipping serviceExpedited Shipping from outside US

Now i have seen the second item in the way beetween 8th of May to 13th of May so please Make sure i get my  items on time thank you and have nice day 

Item: 251580405173
Laser hair re growth treatment therapy with more power than ANY regrowth combs
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Shipping and handling
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Payments question

I have looked in all my books (admittedly a small library, but getting there)

I have searched online

I looked at Bryce, Blenko and Morgantown (and others) ... nothing that has this color and optic with a clear ball.

I even asked GlassLovers - GLDB suggests Empoli or Viking, But no sure ID :smileysad:


Maybe someone here recognizes these pieces :smileywink:


Definitely glass and not crystal


No Makers etch, stamp or sticker


Blue-Green (Aqua, Teal, Peacock) paneled optic. The decanter's optic turns into a swirl at the neck.


Clear ball stem and clear stopper


Glasses are 6" Tall x 3.25" Diameter


Decanter is 11-7/8" without the stopper








glass base

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

May 4, 2015 5:56:10 PM PT

Blue-Green Glass Decanter and Glasses

Hi, can anyone identify this pottery bowl and its age?  At the bottom is initials. M.B.  IMG_4173.JPGIMG_4178.JPGIMG_4172.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Recently I found an item that interested me greatly, listed as a 19th century European porcelain piece, with a photo of an unclear mark. After doing a lot of research and finding the piece and the mark, I discovered that it was made in the US in the 1970s or 1980s. I wrote to the sellers and told them, and they took down the auction.Tonight it is back up, with the same description, 19th century European. The mark, which had been impossible to decipher, is now perfectly clear to me since I know what it is. I told the sellers what it is, too, and there's no way they can't see it. They have years of 100% positive feedback. And if I want the item, there are about 20 other listings, all for less than half this seller's starting price. But do I have any obligation to other buyers here?

Bidding & Buying discussion

May 3, 2015 6:55:17 PM PT

Do I have a further obligation here?

Did anyone else get this email?  I'm not ready to activate this offer so I'm worried that if I activate it to check it out I will be committed to start right away.  Any advice?  Did anyone activate this offer yet?


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Selling discussion

May 4, 2015 3:52:14 AM PT

New Store Email from eBay

Hello all. After winning an auction item that I described as damaged, the winning bidder emailed me asking if the item was damaged (they have not payed for it yet). Does anyone have advice on how to deal with this situation? I get the feeling that this can only end badly for me if I continue with this transaction, but I don't know if I have any other choice. Thank you!

Selling discussion

Here's another broken or "unused" electronic device.  My Canon digi cam broke and rather than toss it -- would anyone know if it's good for parts?

I saw someone on EB who was selling the exact camera, but stated it had "faults."



Selling discussion

I'm so happy ebay has reduced the number of free listings you get each month, and changed the price on buy it now.  They are trying to get everyone to enter a store.  It's pathetic and they must be hurting for money. 


Selling discussion

ive recently noticed at least 3-5 differnt ebay sellers from china are selling the same item. i asked one about it, they responded 'some sellers will steal their photos and list it for sale'  3 of these sellers all have the same photos with each others name on it.  shouldnt this be a violation?   example:  item # 

171770215085 the photo has a different sellers name on it.   (all the prices from each seller are different) 


Selling discussion

I sold a clothing garment, and it's being returned as "not as described". She said the material is not the same as items of the same description she has purchased in the past, and she can't wear the the fabric the item is made of. I listed the fabric content as "product identifier", and in the item description(2 places). Just because it's not the same material as items she's purchased in the past, doesn't mean I didn't describe it accurately. Can I dispute the return? I don't mind returning for a refund, but I have to pay return shipping and that goes against my defect rate. Will eBay correct this if I call them? I think she wanted to return it and didn't want to pay return shipping. She also won't return my email.

Thank you!         

Shipping & Returns question

May 2, 2015 8:02:46 AM PT

Returned item as "not as described"

I bought an item and the seller sent something similar but not the item pictured in the auction.  I contacted the seller and nothing.  So I filed an "item not as described" case with Ebay.  After 4 days, the seller didn't respond to the case so I elevated it to Ebay.  Ebay then ruled in my favor and refunded the money I paid for the item.  That was 2 days ago and here's what I see...  (1) Still no response from the seller.  (2) The item now shows up on my Purchase list as an unpaid item.  (3) No link or instructions for returning the item to the seller.


When I filed the "item not as descrbed" case, what I expected when Ebay ruled in my favor was that Ebay would require return shipping at the seller's cost and I'd then be refunded when the tracking shows the return arrived at the seller.  But this isn't the process that happened, so I'm confused.


I believe with "item not as described" cases the seller is required to pay return shipping.  But the seller seems completely non-communicative to either me or Ebay.  Eventually the seller will figure out the refund was issued and makd some sort of response.  I could send it back at my cost, but I think I'll just get screwed in the end if I send it back outside of Ebay's system.  Just trying to figure out the system here.


What happens next?  Thanks.

Bidding & Buying discussion

   Well it's happened again.. I seem to have bought some burner covers at $21 (this time) through a "Go Between" that will ultimately be placing a Sears order to me.  The sponsors link once I had finished the purchase showed the same items for $13 and free ship.  The item arrival time was to be the 30th and I requested tracking info on the 1st and it's now the 2nd , still ignored... (This same scenario had happened to me before with a toilet seat from K Mart) 

   What I get now is some vague reference to delivery sometime by the 6th.. This was a "time sensitive" gift opportunity.  So again I will ultimately bite the bullet on the extra time and expense... All due to my lack of "Due diligence" in spotting the "Go between's" .. I can't even call them re-sellers as they are just making an order for you...  I can't be the only one this happens to...:smileyfrustrated:

My Account discussion

May 2, 2015 8:11:01 AM PT

Lack of due diligence ?

I recently bought a bag and when it arrived it had stains on both sides and inside. The item was listed as used but there was no mention of stains in the item description. When questioned the seller said that it was clear it was stained in the photo. On a large photo you can see it but on an iPhone you can't - there was no mention in the description - that's my beef. When I contacted the seller they offered to refund but I had to pay my own return costs. The thing is, I don't want to send it back, I like it, I just want a gesture of goodwill like a full or partial refund of the initial postage costs for the inconvenience. Am I being totally unreasonable?

Shipping & Returns question

Hi, I need help from our vintage Coach experts to identify the name and style of this green and brown pebbled leather bag.  Thanks in advance for any help!  Measures 11.5x8.5x3

Fashion discussion

May 2, 2015 4:30:33 PM PT

Help with Coach bag identification

What is the price for insertion fees now? I'm a non-store subscriber. I get a total of 40 free listings. What do they charge for 7 day auction and 7 day fixed price for a non-store subscriber after free listings? I looked on the site under insertion fees and I couldn't see a number. I saw something about they refund the insertion fee if the item sells. But it would still help to know as I have a good amount of listings that don't sell.

2015 Spring Seller Update discussion

May 3, 2015 7:36:39 AM PT

New Insertion Fees

My FREE listings were reduced to 20 plus 20 or 40 overall on May 1st.  I only sell 8 items a month, sometimes 5 and have about 125 items for sale, yardsale stuff.  Why would a member like me since 2002 be punished by EBay like this?  Makes me want to drop out altogether.  Not worth it to be singled out.  Am I being singled out even?   Arbo

Selling question

I don't have any info on this compote, suspected Fostoria but have discarded that possibility, have been through Replacements "green compote" search, don't have measurements and am without books.  This is the only picture I have and it won't enlarge.  Thanks for any help.  

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have a blocked buyer that has been sending multiple abusive emails, how do I report him and get him off my back

Selling discussion

May 4, 2015 4:35:08 AM PT

how do you report abusive person

It looks like Fed Ex Smart Post won't insure for over $1000 and I'm not able to get a Fed Ex Ground quote for some reason.

Is USPS Ground my best option?

Selling discussion

What should I do when the buyer making an approved return only returned empty box & not the items sold? They opened a case for an item (necklace and pendant) being fake/fraud/not as described. I approved a return for her and today I get the same box that I sent them out in, the buble wrap, the jewelry box I put them in and a "thank you" note with a smily face with the tounge hanging out. All the stuff that I shipped them with came back along with a thank you letter - what do I do? This person never made any complaint to me or had any contact with me at all - only with ebay. I said that I'd give her a full refund and that's $176.30, how can I get the pendant and chain back so I can refund her? Or am I just supposed to give the refund without getting my stuff back???!! HELP PLEASE  

Shipping & Returns question

May 2, 2015 5:29:49 PM PT

Approved return yields an empty box!

I'm getting the impression that sellers who start their items fairly low are consistently using shill bidders. Any thoughts? 

Bidding & Buying discussion

May 3, 2015 1:03:16 PM PT

Shill Bidders

I bought it today and the more I look at it the weirder it beomes.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

In the past I would accept a decent offer immediately, blinded by the euphoria of money in the bank and concluding a successful listing.  It just occured to me that maybe I should wait at least 24 hours so that other buyers see that there is an offer and time is short.    So far, I seem to recall never getting more than one offer on any one listing.



Selling discussion

May 3, 2015 3:35:55 PM PT

Should I wait on accepting a best offer?

Hi. I'm new to ebay and found out that I cannot send the pin code via email, which I did before I knew. (I had someone to list my item) So the person recieved the code and has redeemed it as I checked with the Merchant to see if in fact the card was redeemed. I still have the card in my posession and regardless of it having $0 balance, I will mail it very soon. I also have the tracking number to the sale for which I printed and saw the message asking for the code after the fact. The buyer opened up a "I haven't recieved my item" case for which I replied to and haven't gotten a response back yet since the person knows they are wrong for trying to scam. I did hear that since that particular case was opened, mailing the card will prove to ebay that the item was delivered and the case can be closed witin a certain amount of days. Is this true? Thanks in advance and please don't bash at me.

Selling question

I bought an item knowing that the seller wasn't sure if it was in working condition.  He has a 14 day money back return policy, so I thought if it wasn't in working condition I could return it and only pay the return shipping costs.  He only refunded the purchase price, so I paid shipping both ways.  Is that the way a 14 day money back policy works?

Shipping & Returns question

For some reason I thought we were going to be allocated 20 free listings per month. On my seller dashboard, it says, you have x number listed, you can list x more this month (until I reach 20). So why didn't I get 20 additional free listing opportunities on May 1? Is this part of what changed?


Selling discussion

Hello everybody! I just sold 2 products on ebay..apparently they both sold... when I sold them I didn't hook them up to my paypal, I hooked it up to my credit/Debit card.... now when I go into my bank account I don't have the money!! Does it take a while?

Payments discussion

May 3, 2015 9:13:36 PM PT

Help me please!!! :(

There is literally NO other way for anyone to obtain the amazing playable teaser for the cancelled game Silent Hills. I have P.T. permenantely installed on multiple PS4s. 


But people keep flagging my listings. Now I'm 'indefinitely prohibited from selling in the video game section'?


What bs is this? 

This isn't any safety rule or whatnot. eBay is going out of its way to prevent grown adults for having the option to purchase a system that has P.T. on it.

Selling question

How do I creat listings in advance?


I'm not referring to scheduled listings since those still subtract from my free listings when created.


I'm looking for a way to do all of the work of creating a listing and having it ready to go with just a click or two when ebay offers me bonus free listings.


Every item I sell is a unique listing for me and takes time.  I REFUSE to pay any listing fees.  11% in fees if I make money is more than enough for ebay.


I'm not willing to pay period.  I'm not buying an ebay "store".  I'm not paying for third party software.


How do I acheive my goal WITHOUT PAYING?

Selling discussion

May 3, 2015 11:08:04 AM PT

How do I creat listings in advance?

Hi guys. Its my frist time I sold something on eBay and I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct area but I guess this is an account issue. I am not really sure if I owe moeny on a selling invoice. My invoice is $15 and I have a balance of $15. Does this mean I have the money to pay it off or no? And do I have to pay $15 every month or is it for when I just sell something?


Thanks for the help!



My Account discussion

May 4, 2015 2:07:10 PM PT

Question about invoices.

I have just recently gone from self-postage and addressing to the online postage purchase/shipping label.

The USPS label with bar code for tracking prints out fine, but it then prints out the INSTRUCTIONS and ONLINE LABEL RECORD

which uses up the bottom label. Is there a way to print JUST the postage/address label. I don't need the instructions, etc. It is using

TWO half-page labels for ONE transaction...and labels ain't cheap. I've looked everywhere for an answer, but know that someone will know on this board. :-D


Thanks for any help.

Shipping & Returns discussion

May 2, 2015 5:58:22 PM PT

USPS label...I only WANT the top half

Selling question

I have an Ebay store where I get 500 free listings per month, and it costs $0.15 to list per item after those first 500 listings. On the first day of every month, those 500 free listings have renewed themselves, giving me another 500 free listings for the month.  However, this month, it is now May 2 and Ebay is still prompting me to pay $0.15 per listing.  Why is this?  I sell mostly jewelry and lightly used clothing.  Why did my free listings disappear?

My Account question

May 2, 2015 8:25:32 AM PT

lling fees

Hi, so I recently bought a video game on ebay for $23.80 with free shipping on the 28th, and I needed the game fast for an upcoming tournament because my disc broke. I saw the seller listed the method as first class mail, so I expected the item to come around now or maybe later. When I checked the tracking number, I saw the shipping method was media mail, which doesn't make sense because this is a video game. Ebay's delivery date is May 6, and usps expected delivery date is May 9. I contacted the seller and he said he didnt have enough money for first class so he did media mail purposely. He offered me a partial refund two days ago but never went through with it and stopped responding to my messages. Is there anything I can do to make him give me a partial / full refund while I keep the item? Or what will ebay do?

Shipping & Returns discussion

I saw an item that I wanted to purchase and on the listing it said that the seller will post to my country it's just that there was no shipping price. So I messaged the seller and they told me how much it would cost to ship the item to me. After that I decided to buy it, so I committed to buy and requested total so that they send me an invoice with how much I need to pay. 


The problem is after I did that I got an email from ebay which seems like should have been sent to the seller and not me.


It goes kinda like this:


Invoice Request


Dear (seller's name),

I have purchased the following from you on eBay. Please send me an invoice with the total amount that I owe you.

Thank You,

(my name)


And below that there's a button that says Send Invoice.


Seems like this is supposed to be sent to the seller and not me??


What's happening here? I bought from this seller before and I didn't have this issue.

Payments question

May 4, 2015 10:39:06 AM PT

Question about request total

I bought an iPod back in March and instead of opening a complaint with eBay I contacted the seller who promised me he would let me know how to get it to download music.  Well, he drug it out until it was to late to open a complaint.  I sent it back to him and now I not only don't have the iPod but I am out $70.00.  Talk is cheap but this has been a very expensive lesson. I just hope that no one else makes the same mistake I did, always open a complaint FIRST, as soon as you realize there is a problem and do not trust the sellers no matter how nice they seem and how much they promise to "fix things".  I know there are many good honest sellers out there but this has really left a bad taste in my mouth and I won't be purchasing from eBay again.  I wasn't a big buyer but did spend close to $100 a month on here buying everything from camera equipement to fabric.  I'll really miss being able to purchase from so many of the great people on here but I can't afford to loose that kind of money.

Bidding & Buying discussion

May 4, 2015 1:31:44 PM PT

What do you do about a crooked seller?

I have been selling on Ebay now since 2002. Never had any problems with anyone. Recently I sold a boat for my niece. Boat is 1982 and is in good condition. Not only the boat we sold him, we also sold him the trailer (which is more then the boat) Plus gave him over $100.00 worth of free items. He went to my niece's home and was there for about two hours. He was happy about the boat. Started it up and heard it run. Shook hands with my nephew three times and said how happy he was. The only thing he complained about was the cost of gas to get here. Which he is  from North Carolina and we live in Virgina. That is the only thing he complained about. Well 10 hours later I get an email from him saying that the boat is in bad shape. If you click on my name you can see the boat is in very good condition. He said it cost him over $200.00 to pick up the boat and want's money for that. Told him sorry it is listed buyer pays for pick up or shipping. Now if he was unhappy when he got her the $500.00 deposit would of been refunded back to him. But again, like I mentioned he was extremely happy. And we told him if he was not happy and didn't like the boat he could get a refund. I have a feeling that this purchase was done with out his wife noing and now he wants full refund. Plus not only does he want full refund but he wants us to pick  up, plus he wants payment for coming down the first time. Longer story short. I gave him my number so he could text me in case he got lost. And he has been sending me harrassing text ever since, since Ebay said that he can't do anything since he got the title and the boat. Again, like customer service told me he should of said something when he was here to pick up the item. I have blocked him from purchasing and also since I have an iphone I can block his number. Well now he is texting me from another phone number. As you can see I had perfect feedback until now he of course gave me poor feedback saying that it was not as described( which it was by the way) and he had to drive 9 hours to get here ( not my problem. It says buyer pick up) It also said where the boat is located. Feedback isn't the problem. Already reported bad feedback to Ebay. My problem is, is can they do something to stop him for harrassing me. Here is the last text I got


"Your a sorry kinda **bleep** you'll get lots of engaticve feedback as I will buy your junk just to leave negative feedback. Hillbilly toothless **bleep**!!" 


By the way I got all my teeth lol 


This has been going on since Saturday evening. I am at my witts end. Can someone help me with this? 


Thank you so much


Selling discussion

I just sold an item and have pending funds in my paypal account. In the shipping notes, the buyer is asking for a paper copy of an invoice to be shipped with the item. I have read about buyers scamming people by requesting these but they haven't asked for a PayPal invoice specifically AND have paid for the item.


Is this legit or a scam?


Also if it is legit, how do I generate one?

Selling discussion



I have two completed listings that are more than 60 days old that I want to find and relist. Is this possible? When I search I seem to be limited to a 60 day time frame. IIRC, that has not always been true, but it's been a long time since I've sold much on eBay.





My Account question

Hi I sold a pair of shoes on eBay and I mistakes the size in my listing, I believed the size to be a 9 as the print had rubbed if a bit however they was an 8. The buyer contacted me and told me, i don't have proof from the buyer that this is true I've taken their word for it and said sorry please return the shoes and I will I she you a full refund all postage and packaging cost. The uber said ok great thanks. Now a week later the buyer is demanding that I issue a refund before he sends the item back. I've done this before and got scamed. I've said to the buyer I have no reason to doubt you won't send them back but I'm sorry I can not issue a refund until I have the item. He said he don't quote ebay rules to him and it was my fault so I should or he will escalate it to ebay. Am I right or will I have to refund him before he returns them? Also it's been 14 days now since the sale date do I still have to refund after this as he is taking so long. Many thanks for all replys

Shipping & Returns discussion

May 4, 2015 3:59:10 PM PT

Refund problem need help please !!

Hi,  Can anyone help identify this porcelain figurine mark?  It looks like a shield with a 'j' in it.  I have searched, but have not been able to find it.  She stands about 3.5 inches tall.  Thank you- 

Collectibles & Art discussion

May 4, 2015 8:51:23 AM PT

identifying porcelain figurine mark

I have not previously used global shipping.  Does the foreign buyer pay U.S. postage to get the item to the global shipping center, or is that at the seller's cost?


Shipping & Returns question

Hi, under item location it only is allowing my to put a zip code, if I try to put Hong Kong it doesn't work. How can I change the location to outside of the USA?

Selling question

May 3, 2015 5:41:00 PM PT

How to change item location to Hong Kong

What if my auction ends and the reserve is not met?


Buying & Selling Basics question

how do i cancel a transaction that ive paid for but hasnt been shipped?

Payments question

Is it possible to sell a software on ebay?

What happens if the buyer CLAIMS it doesnt work and wants his money back, while he is still using it?


Buying & Selling Basics question

May 3, 2015 9:14:21 AM PT

how to sell a software