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My wife and I were hoping someone in the EBay community could tell us what this porcelain piece was used for / what it is?


It is approx 3" tall and 4" diameter it has brass clasp and edge treatments and when opened it appears the lid and bottom were at one time lined with silk. The floral design has some enameling.


Any help would be great and we appreciate all answers.



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have a great day

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


She is about 6" long,  legs appear to be composition painted legs, sleep eye, marked m 5.

Dolls discussion

Does it look to you that this piece might have been part of a larger piece?  The flat edge on one side is what is making me think so. 


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

It's got the blue mark from the 90's.  Can you tell me the pattern name, please?  Thanks



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

7" x 7:" plate. IS the design cane? Is there a name for the floral design? Anyone know who made it? Is this American Brillant Cut Glass? Thanks.IMG_5034.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello all; I'd be very grateful for any advice you can give me on this. A family member has asked me to try and sell this (something I wouldn't normally do, but in this case I must), and I'm trying to give them as much information as I can. These are the photos they've given me. I understand the vase is about 12 inches tall. Anyone know about it at all? I've sold porcelain before but it's usually porcelain statues of ballerinas, etc. Thank you so very much!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Looks handmade to me, and feels much heavier than most of the hankies I find with lace corners.  Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.


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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

My first guess would be that this hat was a Freemasonry hat, would that be accurate? 


Does anyone know any specifics about where/when/why it might have been used.


Thanks in advance for any help!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Any idea what CAA of M stands for... couldn't find any info...

the button is 1.25" in diameter and made by the Western badge & Novelty Co.



Collectibles & Art discussion

OMG is eBay insane??


I just logged into my Buy Account and there's a huge blue button next to every purchase that says Return this Item. Instead of the usual feedback button and drop-down menu underneath.


This is what it used to look like (and still does on my seller account):





This is what it looks like now (on my buy account):





I mean it's BIG and it's BLUE and it's one of those things that says, "Click Me" as though you'll win a prize or something if you click it.



What is this company THINKING???? Do they not realize this is a selling site?


This is HORRIBLE marketing psychology, telling buyers to return when they didn't explicitly ask for return information. If eBay had anything between their ears, they would leave it alone or put a button that says this:





Selling discussion

Got this a few minutes ago. Can a the 13th (this year) hack outage be on the horizon for all to enjoy. Makes me wonder what the cube gizmos are up to.  Generally when there's THIS MANY glitches, they are stirring the pot for yet another round of "New and Exciting Changes that will benefit ALL sellers!"


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eBay Community Experience discussion

Yeah. This isn't going to work for me. I emailed the buyer directly to work things out. Turns out once again it was user ignorance. He flipped the thingamabob and all is right with the world again. IS THERE AN OPTION TO WORK THINGS OUT ON THIS INSANE FORM? NO. Heck NO. It's a one-size-fits-all cluster flop. 


Now I have a defect, a case and all the man-made nonsense ebay has shoveled in from the corporate mine field.


Effective today I am changing all of my auctions to no returns and 3 day handling. TRS can kiss my &*&* (you won ebay, your plan to disembowel TRS is working.)  I had another return request from an auction that had 'no returns' and I didn't get this ridiculous form. 


I'm already working with with a merchant account (due to paypal's new 6 month rental policy and regular theft of funds) and will be removing paypal from my life for good. Bummed my flier didn't work this time but that's life. Working a little at a time to get this parasite out of my business.


No matter what I do, I give myself 6 months to a year at best and will be thrown out of here like yesterday's trash. 16 years. The first 10 were pretty nice. Under JD's watch, there are no words.






Selling discussion

Just had my Baby (1999 Toyota Corolla) in for her 90,000 mile check up, where they go over her from stem to stern, and she passed with flying colors....  It was just time for a new battery and I knew that going in ahead....


This has been absolutely the best little car...  It runs so quiet that standing next to it while it's idling, if you put your hand on the hood, you can't even feel any vibration.


I got her new, and have had to do very little except for routine maintanence stuff....  but, then, I do baby her a lot.


They did warn me to make sure that I'm driving it enough, to keep everything properly running..... 


I do love that little car, and expect her to be my last.


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The Soapbox discussion



Love ya GF :smileyhappy: Happy Happy Birthday........


Lest we not forget the sweets !!!!!!



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group



Good morning everyone. 



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!


From one of your biggest fans!!!!!

Have a very lovely day.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group



Awesome morning. 



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Look at the last entry. I have to admit I'm not very good at math but something just doesn't add up. Could this be buyers just hitting the watch button without actually opening the auction itself? And who said buyers don't read descriptions. Pleeeze.





Selling discussion

My DH bought this today with a group of other items, ?What is it for. It is about 4 inche tall and oval, It is evgraved on one side with a scene and the otherside with letters, When you press on the "Lion on top "  2 half oval boxes slide out of the base. I did not notice till I was cropping the pictures that the carvings on the inner pieces are erotic, sorry

Any help is appreciated

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Antiques discussion

Should the ‪#‎Bible‬ be taught in ‪#‎Astronomy‬ ? 










The Soapbox discussion

My husbands aunt called me wanting help with her mothers Sterling and Blue topaz jewelry. I told her she could send me a photo and I would try but I don't know much about fine jewelry her one photo is really bad....





I told her they are rhinestones.....she explained that her mother only wore authentic real jewelry. Am I wrong....I told her she should take it to her local pawn shop for a closure look.....To me I see a married rhinestone set.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi and thank you for looking. Appreciate any help. The (I'm guessing) womens pins are marked Jordan Craft Boston on back. .Can't find that either. Just I have so many of em and they are nice. Fraternal, millitary, industry...I dunno. CJAA and others look like CLAA. I even looked for Alcholics Annoymous. Sorry bout the bad photos...Dawn

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Antiques discussion

This Vase is 12 inches high, 4" Opening 8" at widest.  Marked No. 468 and USA  Molded Bottom has 2 notches.  The top is almost flat.  Can anyone ID it ?  I cannot find this style opening anywhere.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

'Heavens Trail' in Ireland, the Milky Way line up with the path!


"Road to heaven" where the Milky Way lines up with road every couple of year, in Ireland. 

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Still looks exactly the same.



Selling discussion

Hello, I think these were made by Fostoria, but can't find the pattern, so maybe I'm wrong about the maker.  I'll be the first to admit, I've been wrong before!  :smileywink:

Thanks, Katie







Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

My visitors are still here so not that much hunting for me this week, but went out yesterday and did a bit of buying.


Here's a nice old Mexican bracelet I bought. It has a very distinct maker's mark (VCA) and eagle 19 mark, but I can't find any info about the maker. Oh well, par for the course with a lot of Mexican silver.




Here are a few non-jewelry items I scored at a sale yesterday. Maybe the most unusual sale I've ever been to. THOUSANDS of items jammed into a house, being sold by the family. When I say thousands I am not exaggerating. I must have seen 40 Victorian silverplate pickle jars, for example, and maybe 200 cat figurines, this lady was a collector/hoarder ...but the house is immaculate and everything is spotless.


I am going back there this AM, but this is what I got for $30 yesterday. (No jewelry, unfortunately) -  portrait of the lady (need to research), a carved Indian  ivory figurine, tall sterling compote and a Bavarian hat pin holder (?)




Hope we all have wonderful finds today and please post them here, and if you don't, feel free to post some oldies to share!

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

any ideas what this is for

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Sporting Goods discussion








Selling question

Collectibles & Art discussion

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Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Hi, I have an older Coach briefcase that I am looking for the name for. I am including some pics. The number is: 0847-304. Made in USA. 16" wide-13" tall and 5" Deep. Thanks!






Fashion discussion

I hate identifying these,  especially when the cancel is heavy etc. 



The Stamp Board

Seems like it is handmade, but I know most of my guesses in fabric items are way off.  Also seems like it is made of heavier cotton thread.


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Needle Arts & Vintage Textiles discussion

Hello, we were hoping someone could help us with this item?


The Ludwig snare drum is 14" x 5" - the strainer has 20 wires and there are 10 lugs. it has a steel metal chrome finish inside and out.


The label is black and white and prob from 80's-90's more than likely a student's drum.


Any help would be great?


Thank you for looking and any answer will help get us a bit closer.










Rob & Tracie

Music & Musicians discussion

We found these today and cant read the signatures, The lady said she paid a lot for the glass one, It is about20 inches across and painted on the back

The pottery on is from Alaska possibly and we can read Mathew but no the last name



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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

This is from the Weekly Chat on the 17th.  If I am reading this correctly, we can get dinged for "defects" for 12 months, but CS can't review anything older than 120 days.  How are we supposed to dispute things we didn't even know about within that 120 day window?
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 ‎09-19-2014 04:05 PM


Hi Pattonsmom - 


Customer Service is able to review defects left in the past 120 days.  In order to accurately and fairly evaluate removal of a defect for all sellers CS needs specific information available. Some information is not available after 120 days, as such any defect appeals need to be made within the 120 day timeframe.  





So, I am a mostly seasonal seller (Halloween costumes) and the defects I am getting dinged on are from last season.  I have the transaction and tracking info, but they are no longer trackable by Ebay.  Now what?  I spoke with CS and a Defect Removal Specialist already, who said they would "review" the cases and should not impact my status.  Well, here it is on the 21st and I am "above standard" after having had TRS since the beginning.  Any ideas?

Selling discussion

Hello All! Can anyone identify this 4 1/2" wide (long) gilt cobalt dish? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



Collectibles & Art discussion


12 AOK ~ 12 Acts of Kindness

I wondered if this was transferware... it has fine lines that would be used as a screen to print solid colors. At very high magnification it does have the look of fired on pigment. Just now, I noticed that it has "gaps" (the white dots on the back of the fish) along the bottom inside surface where the transfer didn't touch the porcelain.


Anyhoo, it's caught my eye and imagination. It looks Victorian and Chinese to me.Is it a Victorian copy of a Chinese plate?


Please tell me what you guys think?


Antiques discussion

This Lamp is a gorgeous Red Ruby Satin Glass Font converted to electric. The pattern looks like a floral with a spider web background. Pittsburgh, Consolidated, Fostoria? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cast iron base is marked 196 K and C Co.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I think this is art deco? If it is..it is kinda outta my league as I don`t find enough of it to be comfortable describing correctly.


The design reminds me of a buckle? The red square center stone has a bit of a pinkish hue when I loupe it under a light. Has a scratch across the top of it. :catsad:  It`s 2 1/8" long The gold color is very nice..kinda has a rosy hue to it


Any help appreciated . Several pics











Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Picked this up in a lot at an estate sale, trying to date this, any ideas greatly appreciated.

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

This ones for you minty!!!!laugh.gif


Weekly Chat with the eBay Mobile Team – September 24, 2014[ Edited ]
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We’ve just released updated apps for iPhone and Android and they are packed with features and updates for millions of mobile eBay shoppers to buy and eBay sellers to manage their business. Join us to chat with the eBay Mobile team and visit this link for more information.


We'll open the discussion shortly before 4pm ET/1pm PT on Wednesday and will be around for the full hour. See you then.

and for those that couldn't care less ~ take a look ~ LOL

Part-time eBay Sellers discussion


Collectibles & Art discussion

Can anyone help me identify this piece?  I THINK it's French porcelain but not sure.


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I can't make anything of it, my hubby thinks it's nothing and not worth a penny.:smileyhappy:))

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello All! can anyone identify this vintage ribbon pendant? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.



Collectibles & Art discussion



I'm going to post both of these in the same thread to save space. If I could get help with an authenticity check on both pairs I would appreciate it! thank you.


Pair 1:





Fashion discussion

This pitcher has several interesting characteristics and I am hoping some recognizes it.  It has a coin spot pattern in the glass. It appears to be cased Topaz over crystal. It a finished pontil on the bottom and a few spots on the inside of the pitcher are rough like sand paper.  The pitcher has very nice enameling and measures 6" high and 5 1/2" in diameter.





Any thoughts or information would be greatly appreciated and thank you for looking.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Need help with ID on these two small (cordial?) glass goblets.  Red one measures 5 1//8 inches tall and blue one measures4 7/8 inches tall.IMG_0638.jpg   TIA, Candice

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Trying to determine the age of this "D of N" jewelry, which is Daughters of the Nile, a fraternal organization. None of these pieces are for sale on the D of N website. I did find a similar pin for sale on ebay, but no age is given. Any thoughts appreciated, as always.






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

These tools are wrapped in a plastic roll.  They are attachments that have a single handle (missing.) There are several sized domes, some hooked kind of things, a cylinder with two holes in it, and so on.  There is one that looks a little like a scalpel but none of them have sharp edges.  The tool ends appear to be solid brass and the handles are either chrome or steel, (probablly the latter.) Some of them are all white metal.  In these cases they are all one piece. There is no identifying mark anywhere. Anyone?? Any suggestions appreciated!









Collectibles & Art discussion

  Hello, Can anyone identify this Japanese (I assume) artist by the signature or style?. Thanks in advancejapan2.jpgjapan4.jpgjapan3.jpgjapan1.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

I bought this piece today and it was unsigned when researching it I found one signed Corocraft the back is different but the front seems to be the same....As always many thanks




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Trying to decide what this is. Cobalt glass with silver and gold paint. Looks like a stencil with some free hand, can't find a signature or I'm overlooking it. Smooth pontil. Vase is about 8"-9" tall. Quite a few air bubbles in the glass. Search terms escape me with this, even a few ideas on that would be helpful. I apologize for the picture quality. TIA!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Fashion discussion

Well,  my Gotz creepy baby doll sold.


Before it sold,  I got two messages asking if it was haunted.  Then I got one message advising me it was definitely haunted  - the person remote viewed using a pendulim somehow... I guess.


Poor thing..I gave her a lecture on "Don't Mess with Spirits" which is ancient and good advice for anyone.


I'm thinking its violet eyes turned pink/red due to a manufacturing flaw.  


The person who finally bought it was interested in paranormal things, but I NEVER stated it was haunted or I saw, sensed, heard or felt anything unusual. In fact the opposite. 


Finally I got a lovely message  from another saying my wild eyed doll made her laugh. Amd that made me smile too :smileyhappy: nice lady.


I was just surprised  about the "is it haunted" messages.

Have you all had similar experiences?




Dolls discussion


Any idea what this is, it appears to be made of solid nickle silver. Stands 3.25 inces tall. Staph also goes through hole in right hand.












eBay Community Experience discussion


Hello!  I have multiple antique hay baling tools from the farm I grew up on in Iowa.  This one has me a bit stumped.  I think it's called a Tying Rebar.  Wood handle is about 3 1/4 inches long.  The hook on the end rotates around and I think it was used to tie/twist either twine or wire on a hay bale.  These are fairly scarce and I can't find much info at all.  I can't read the entire company name  "...eve Bag Corp. Chicago Pated. 1885? 6 4 C".


Can anyone tell me what company this was in Chicago?  The word "Bag" may be wrong.  And is my terminology correct?  Tying rebar?


Thank you so much!!!



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Collectibles & Art discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello all, I need help identifying a Porcelain Charger. It is signed on the back with Italy and another mark. The charger measures approximately 15 inches in diameter. Any help that you can give me would be greatly appreciated!IMG_4094 1.jpgIMG_4098.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have strong sense that his is not a true antique, but because of the state of these boards of late I am resorting to using Sutton's law.  I can find a few similar examples as far as general shape, but nothing with the small spout.  I can also find similar examples of the hand painted perched bird, but these are on larger items.  It stands just over 5" tall.  My best guess is that it is more recent Japanese studio pottery.  I did not find this mark on the Gotheborg site under Japanese or Chinese marks.  Thanks in advance for any help.







Antiques discussion

I found this piece last week & bought it just because it was different. At first I thought it may have been part of a "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil" - but it only has 1 hand up to it's mouth & it looks more like a baboon than a monkey to me.

It has some age judging by the patina - could it be from a Thai or other temple?

Any help or thoughts would ne appreciated.











Collectibles & Art discussion


Antiques discussion


Motors discussion

I have this encased glass snuff? bottle and it has writing in japanese or chinese--anyone know what it says?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

No marks on these beauties!  The bowls are etched or cut, (fingernail test.) I can see two mold marks on the base. The stem and base and underplate are pinkish-peach. They stand 5" tall. Are they elegant glass? Any suggestions, help will be appreciated!  Thanks





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Trying to decide what this is. Cobalt glass with silver and gold paint. Looks like a stencil with some free hand, can't find a signature or I'm overlooking it. Smooth pontil. Vase is about 8"-9" tall. Quite a few air bubbles in the glass. Search terms escape me with this, even a few ideas on that would be helpful. I apologize for the picture quality. TIA!

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

It is marked Royal Albert Old Country Roses Bone China England 1962,, but I do not know what it is called or what it's use might be. It measures 3.75 inches across and is a bit over an inch high. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks

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Collectibles & Art discussion

This font is glear glass measures 6" Tall. It has a bullseye and floral etching pattern. It rests on a massive milk glass pedestal. It has straw marks.20140920_142847.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi I have a vintage Coach bag-Serial # 0299-311 Made in the USA.It is 9"tall, 7" wide and 3-3/4" deep with peg style adjustable strap. It has the older clip style closure and looks like an early binocular/Spectator bag? I am including pics. Thanks!



Fashion discussion

I was still able to post to Antiques, sending my original post into limbo - I apologize if this turns out to be a duplicate.


Please tell me what you guys think? Is this a Victorian transferware version of a Chinese pattern? Or a mash-up of export Chinese emulating European? It comes from an estate of many genuine antiques, mostly Imari and Mandarin. from 19th C, and we know there is nothing newer than 1960.


I haven't handled much transferware, but It has the fine lines needed to screen and print solid colors on paper. I thought the white dots were damage, but realized now they run along the bottom inside ruffle (along fish's back) where transfer paper didn't make contact with blank.









Collectibles & Art discussion

Can't find anything on this shape or pattern.  The artist is Diane Gessel; the label is from the 1982-1985 era.  Although it's faint, the oval molded Fenton label is present, with "9" under the name, with gibeswith the label date. Vase is about 7" high. Couldn't find anything in any of my Fenton books.....ANyone know that shape name and/or pattern?1-IMG_1968.JPG2-IMG_1970.JPG



Any help would be much appreciated!

Collectibles & Art discussion

I posted this on the pottery board with no response, so I am hoping someone here will be able to help.  This vase stands about 4.5" high and there is a signature on the bottom that appears to read Mackenzie.  I am wondering if this could be done by Warren Mackenzie or associated with his pottery in any way?  There are some similarities to his style and methods, but I cannot find anything by him that is really like this or anything that actually has his signature.  He usually uses an impressed mark.  I did find a copy of his signature on a book he signed and it looks very close.  Also, what would the style in general be called?  Thank you for any help.







Collectibles & Art discussion


I am paring down on my bird collection and have this art glass bird I can't identify.  My Great Aunt had this and it was passed down to me.  I don't think it's really old, tho.  She bought things up until the day she died so it could be 1970's all the way to 2010 or 2011.  It is about 7 inches long and weighs roughly 1 lb.  Is it Iittala or Finnish glass?  She loved things from Scandanavian Countries but had a very vast collection of birds.  Thank you so much in advance for any help. The thing is it could be worth $15 or $1500 and I have no idea. :smileyhappy:


Blessings to you!


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Can anyone tell me about White Elk art glass? I've found some pieces googling it today, but none from the 90's like this one. Also none with a asking price - even the studio's website says to contact them for prices.

Is this a good piece/known artist?

PS - I almost sold it to a lady at our garage sale today for $10 until she said something about the bottom (where it was blown) - looking at it I saw the name & date and decided to check with the board before selling it.

I appreciate any help with this.








Collectibles & Art discussion

Tiny little pendant. 10K gold and maker's mark are stamped on the back. I'm not able to decipher the maker's mark. Anyone know the name of the organization? Any help appreciated. Thanks.


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi here is a yarn doll. The head and body are not styrofoam balls covered with yarn. The head seems to be a ball of yarns, the body has a muslin like covering over yarn and scraps of cloth. The hat is cardboard covered with yarn. It has a hanging yarn on top there. Its pretty big..perhaps a foot, foot and half.


For those reasons,  I'm thinking this is not a kit doll but made by hand in some other country,  but I could be oh so wrong!


Any thoughts on what country or region this may have come from or is suppose to represent? Or anything else..like age...keywords to use lol.   Thanks!


Dolls discussion

I am trying to find out the name of this pattern. My grandmother's china from 1930. Thank you in advance for your help!


Product Discussions discussion



This Chandelier came from my grandmother's house--my Mom thinks from the 50's.  It's been painted over (not very well) at least once and the wiring would need to be redone.


I'm guessing it's junk, but wanted to ask a community that knows a lot more than I do!


Many thanks,





Collectibles & Art discussion

O.K., I will go first. Today is the 19th. Based on last year's sales when we could list FP for free with promos, and the average sales thereof, by the 19th of each month I would have at least 20-22 sales. Alas, I only have 8 (not counting the 2 bids). So, the number of sales I am missing right now due to glitches, items hidden, outages, etc., is, 10-14.


How about you?



Selling discussion

...that "First Class Mail International is not covered under Seller Protection"?


I didn't either.


See the "What isn't covered by Seller Protection?" section here:




Swell.  That should come in handy with that new 180 day Buyer Protection!



Selling discussion

This is my first time using this forum, after over 15 years buying and selling on eBay. I'm very upset because I politely raised some questions about why a member was selling a relatively common item, a series 1929 National Bank Note worth perhaps $200, for $100,000. He threatened to "arrest" me and to "bust" me. Of course he has no grounds to have me arrested, as I never said anything threatening or even defamatory. But I'm very concerned about this individual's reaction, and about the effect sellers like this may have on the eBay community. There doesn't seem to be a way to report this to eBay, and it's not clear it's even a violation of eBay's terms. Any suggestions about what I should do?

Selling discussion

We got one threatened to be arrested from a seller.

The guy with 2 crutches falls passed out waiting for paypal on the phone.

Another 16 year seller threatening to commit suicide.

The guy who is mad about the NAZI moderator thing.

The seller worried about the medical equipment, 10 pound shipping box affraid of a bomb being sent back.


Thread after thread of mad sellers.


Man just start listing at other places, you will find rlelief, the sales are low here, it's not worth it anymore.

Just leave like ebay wants us to, it's much more fun at other places.


heck who knows anymore, between google adwords, higher shipping cost, and this place, aaaaaaaaaaaargh


Selling discussion



Trying to understand something. Bought something, returned it for a refund. Seller did a cancel request.


In his/her request she puts the reason as, "The seller says that you have purchased the item in error."


If I approve this request, does it count against our buying or a strike?

Why do they have so many reasons, which are the ones good and bad for buyers and sellers. Trying to understand all this before we go ahead and cancel the request.


When we cancel an item from selling, we just pick, "Buyer returned item for a refund." Not sure why all these sellers start choosing the wrong or a random reason.


Selling discussion

I unwittingly posted this in the "ask a question" portion of the boards... Why does eBay have to make everything so convoluted? Anyways...   I am a small, new seller, specializing in vintage jewelry. A month ago a buyer opened a case against me for SNAD, and after I said I would refund for return, the buyer never responded. They opened the case because the item didn't "seem as bright colored" and were smaller than the buyer thought, even though I put measurements in my description, said there was some discoloration in the gold tone, and a disclaimer about my items being vintage and most have an older looking patina. Fine, buyer didn't like them, I offer returns. 


I didn't hear anything for a month, and the case was closed. I thought that after a month of being open, if the buyer made no action to return, the case would automatically close in my favor. How wrong I am! I now have a defect even though the case is closed. Is there any way to get this defect removed? I have only been selling on ebay since July, and I am extremely frustrated at the way things are going, with ebays policy, and with my sales which for my first month were awesome, and now are barely existent. Thanks for listening to my rant!

Selling discussion

I bidded on a fascinator and won mostly because I don't think many ppl wear them. The seller answered my questions prior to me paying the day I won it I paid. It's actually been not 12 days. It's been since the 11th to now. The 20th. The seller stated that it would be sent within 2 days in the shipping description. Has not answered my messages so far on if it's been shipped, and if I'll get it before a certain date. This is quite important that I get it on time because of the event I need it for. And if it's not I would very much like to cancel my order as to get another one. But the seller still isn't responding. What should be my course of action.

Bidding & Buying discussion

  This is for a book and it's a lot text to scroll thru before seeing MY description.  But I see no option to not have it - am I stuck with this?  I don't mind having the info, but would prefer as to WHERE in my listing is resides :-/

Selling discussion

Well, actually I need to end two auctions both of which contain the same small error.  Trouble is, both are less than 12 hours from closing and have bids.  I don't want to let them end and then get dinged for defects.   Anything I can do?  Thanks!

Selling discussion

I call ebay regarding a sale with a suspicious address. Brand new account, the buyers name look like they stomped on their keyboard to decide on what to choose. First thing CS told me "I see that they made the account today but don't worry, they already have one positive feedback" .......


First of all autofeedback, second how is that not supposed to make me feel comfortable, the address was so ridiculous. The CS agent pretended like this was normal and suggested I ship the item for the buyer has 100% feedback. 


The CS rep then suggested I contact the buyer for a new address. I believe that is the scam, have an address so ridiculous, that the seller changes it losing paypal protection. 


Beside that terrible suggestion, I was also told if I'm uncomforable shipping to this address I can cancel. I specifically asked if I would receive a defect. When ensured in this instance I would not receive a defect I went ahead and cancelled. What do I get when I log in the next day?? Awww yeaaa another defect! 


This month I sold 94 times the amount of product on The River and according to my time sheets here I've spent almost 12 times the amount of time dealing with seller support issues on eBay. How you can make a product so inefficient and user unfriendly is beyond me. 


Here's to another wasted hour trying to get this defect removed. 

2014 Fall Seller Update discussion

I have an item that's a custom request from a certain buyer.

Is there any way I can list it so that only he can make the purchase? I thought I saw "private listing" on an ad somewhere before... How do I do that? 



Selling discussion

Curious to know if anyone has heard much about the new Apple Pay.  I was sickened to learn that Buyers now have 6 months vs 14 days to return an item?  Are they serious?  There is no store that I know of--anywhere--that you can do this. This new policy is fraught with potential problems.


Is Pay Pal doing this because they know they have no competition?  If so, I hope that Apple Pay will make them nervous--more important give us an option.  (Apparently they're already nervous as they slammed Apple Pay in a new ad...low blow, IMO.)



Payments question

So basically I put an item for sell and some "idiot" offered 10k$ which of course he didn't paid and I reported it couple of times and sent him messages to cancel it requests and everything and I still got 250$ invoice for nothing. Which I surely can't pay. HELPP!!

Payments question

If you make a best offer and the seller doesn't acknowledge your offer , is it just dead or do you have rights to purchase for that offer price?

Bidding & Buying question

I haven't sold anything in a long time and wanted to calculate shipping costs for various zip codes before deciding to use flat or regular or regional priority mail or just use UPS ground, which is almost always cheaper for packages over 12", since most of the Priority Mail flat and/or calculated rate boxes I have are pretty useless for what I want to sell, size-wise.


The Priority Mail Tyvek envelope is around the right size for my needs, but I can't calculate any shipping costs for it, as the USPS Postage Price Calculator page shows no options at all for the cost of shipping a tyvek envelope  - what do I do??


Shipping & Returns discussion

I received my first defect for a low DSR given by buyer.  I know which buyer whose FB states "skirt looked longer in picture".  The actual length of the skirt in inches is listed on the description.  So buyer did not read the description... 

How ridiculous can eBay get with this new defect system?  The DSR's are so subjective,  how will sellers ever survive this?  eBay has gone too far with it's defect system.  My selling days are coming to an end. 


I know, only one defect.  But, I am sure no matter what a seller does to prevent a defect, they will receive them due to a one sided biased subjective FB system.






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Selling question

OK I've been staring at the help page for a half hour and still didn't find the answer I was looking for.


So I purchased a camera flash, it was descibed as fully functional, except one function is erroring out. So the seller agrees to issue a refund. I thought I'd be polite and just deal straight with them instead of going through the resolution center, but that might have been a mistake. They finally responded and only sent $20 to cover s/h and said they'd issue the reminder of the refund once it arrived. Is this the correct process or should I be getting the full refund up front THEN sending it back.


I've never had to return something on ebay, so I'm new to this process.


Thanks in advance!


Shipping & Returns question

How can one seller bid the same amount three times? (opening bid...99cents)




Is this from different computers?

Buying & Selling Basics question

I'm trying to sell an item on eBay but I don't understand how I can get the money and by the way Im trying not to use pay pal.

Buying & Selling Basics question

Please read everything I typed before replying as it's all relevant.


Asked a seller with over 13,000 sales and 98.5% positive feedback for a smartphone and they could list it.

They responded:

"Sorry ,but we can't list the phone on ebay store
You can buy it from us directly through paypal ,is it OK for you pls?

Sorry ,we don't have the X or X colors.
We can offer you the phone with a configuration of 32GB: $XXX including shipping if you pay us directly through paypal
If you agree,Pls kindly send money to our paypal account this way:
1.log in your paypal account.
2.find"send money"option
3. input our paypal account :
X@gmail.com and the amount .
4.Choose" services"to complete the process.
And pls make sure to state your ebay ID,item model name and our ebay ID: X clearly in the payment.
We await for your news.


I read somewhere that "goods" would be needed to specified instead of "services" so  I asked around eBay and I've been told not to do it. So I didn't.

Although I replied the seller with the answer "why "services" and not "goods"?"

They replied: "you can label as 'goods' too."


So, I don't know, is this fishy? Do I have protection?

I just wanna purchase a phone without the possibility of being scammed.

Also it's important to note I've bought off of their eBay store once and everything went smoothly.

Buying & Selling Basics question

My bidder wants to cancel their bid. Auction is still open, but not for long, and no one else has bid. She has a legitimate reason, ordered a dress for family wedding, when it arrived it didn't fit. So she returned dress, and went to store, bought another dress but different color so the jewelry now does not match. What should I do, any suggestions? I didn't see anywhere to cancel or retract bid? But she said she would pay if I didn't want to cancel, and I really don't, but is that fair?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Doesn't the size of the package matter? Haven't done it yet so unclear on how this works....thanks in advance for your advice! Meesh.

Shipping & Returns question