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Hello - I was hoping someone could help me with the pattern on this punch bowl. It has 3 mold lines - not sure if that info is needed. Thank you in advance.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 22, 2015 8:55:44 AM PT

EAPG Punch Bowl - Help Please

this is probably the 4rth time i have found a piece of glass made by this maker.

all the other pieces were also miniature (3 vases) but not as tiny.

it is the same signature and it is not that old. this one is dated 1990...

the sig will not show in pics.

and of course i have never been able to make out the sig.

i sold all the other vases for decent money for what i remember.

so this time i decided to post pics here hoping for a maker's id.

the bottle is about 1"+ tall (tiny).

the finish is iridescent.


the last letters could be RY... the beginning might be St (for Saint?)....






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Is this a trick question from ebay?


If I click no or I don't know, will they do something to me?


Also, what happens if I click the box that says "I am having more success selling through other channels..."?


I don't know...I just have an urge to click it as they've done nothing but frustrate me to no end.


Does anyone at ebay even look at these ebay surveys?



Selling discussion

Nov 24, 2015 1:16:14 PM PT

Trick question?

Well, It looks like someone thought I could be scammed. I sold this cluster for $105, and before the day was over, another user came up with the sold listing and said, "I really want this cluster, what would it take for you to sell it to me?" I actually went digging because I like to keep a few on hand in case of an issue. The one I sold had 119k miles on it, but found an identical on with 116k miles on it. I took pictures and said, "Sorry but the one in this listing has been sold and is being shipped. I have this one which I will let you have for the same price. Let me know if that works and I will set up a private sale." I got no response. Then days later I get a return request. Says, Item doesn't fix, mechanic said too much trouble to install. BIG RED FLAG! It is held in by two T20 torks screws and all 3-Series BMW Cluster have the same connectors, they were cosmetically altered in looks as time goes by, so I knew this was incorrect about it not fitting. I accepted the return and videoed opening the box. To my non-surprise the cluster I got back is not the cluster I sent him. \


The one sent:


Cluster sold and sent



The one returned:

The one returned


One can clearly see that the rev limit (The RED line on the Tacomitor) runs starting half way between 6 and 7, where the one I got back started on 6 and ran to 7. So this is what I have done so far...


I messaged the buyer with the following message.

"I video taped this return. This is not the cluster we sent you. You have one chance to make this right and send the correct cluster back, or I am going to the post office and file mail fraud charges against you which holds a penalty of 20 years in prison. This could have been just a mistake, but don't take me for a fool."


I almost immediately get the following responce...

"The car is at the shop still I don't know what the mechanic did but if he send the wrong one back I have no issue sending the correct one. Sorry I am not aware of what's going on. But we can swap them soon as I ask. Them what's up"

My reply was this:

"I take that this was a mistake. Just so you know what I am talking about, all you have to do is look at the red markings on the revolution limits to see the difference." and sent the two photos for his reference.


I will keep you all posted as this continues. I think this will get resolved without any further ado.



Selling discussion

Nov 22, 2015 1:39:50 PM PT

Someone thinks I can be scammed...

I know they will be for me.  A lot of my items fall in the 14oz - 1lb range which now must be set via Priority Mail.  But come January, these packages can be sent First Class, at a lower cost.



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Selling discussion



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30-Day Summary
Total bids: 9103
Items bid on: 7303
Bid activity (%) with this seller: 99% Help
Bid retractions: 7
Bid retractions (6 months): 81

Selling discussion

Haven't been here in a looooong while - life, you kow.

I found this little clothespin doll in a boxlot of small teddy bears I bought at auction.  She appears to be quite old.  Are there collectors for these dolls?

Any guess as to what time period.  Is she worth anything?


Thanks, fellow doll lovers!




Dolls discussion

Nov 21, 2015 5:00:04 PM PT

Anyone Know About Antique Clothespin Dolls?

A buyer gave me a best offer amount with a request to please consider it--see below.  I accepted.  Now the buyer says that he would like me to cancel because he cannot pay, as he did not realize that shipping was not free.  



Offer price:$125.00
Buy It Now price:
$182.50Buy It Now
Your terms:with the amount for shipping i can spend 125 for the item which will bring my total near my budget of 150 which includes shipping. this is for mt daughter to do school work on so please I ask for you to at least consider my offer.
Offer expires:Nov-22-15 18:47:50 PST
Buyer user id: 




I apologize... I was under the impression that shipping was free. I do not have enough for bill me later to pay for the purchase. Would you please cancel



What do I do now?  Is there a way for the buyer to request the transaction be canceled so that my rating will not be damaged and my fees refunded?


BTW, this is the second time a buyer has backed out of a "Best Offer" deal, in this past week, for the same item.  I am at wits end.  


Advice?  Thank you!


Payments question





hi, I purchased(Sep 22, 2015) a fender customshop 60 relic guitar for $1828 by EBAY auction

But, the seller sent me a fake guitar.



First, its release date on its COA warranty is December 1999, and the inspection date of its neck is July 2000. This make it obvious that the guitar is not original.

Second, the body of guitar is even an imitation and there’s some marks that the seller tired to manipulate..The body of the guitar has no customshop V mark. Guitars after the 90 s should all have the mark. I can also see that there is this word RELIC to trick me. This is a fraud. It is supposed to be put before lacquer finish but i can see that it has been done after lacquer finish by someone. It is not the 60 s( 3 tone sunburst colour lacquer finish) style but the 50 s style (2 tone sunburst colour lacquer finish ), and this does not suit. The control panel s routings are completely different between the 50 s and the 60 s. The bolt hole is therefore different and I found that another hole was made.. the pickguard and the hole does not fit either.     


Third, its volume port is also replaced, and its neck is refretted as well.


I think the seller bought parts of fender separately and assembled them for sale – needless to say, fraud.

And the seller hasn't replied me a single word, even though I told all of these and sent images. So I ask you for help to deal with this case. Thanks.





The seller hasn't responded until the due date which was November 15th.. I would like to request you to take measures to resolve this problem .  







I attached the images of the fake fender guitar,











Shipping & Returns question

Nov 21, 2015 5:59:40 PM PT

hi~~the seller sent me a fake guitar.

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Fashion discussion

Nov 22, 2015 12:47:28 PM PT

authenticate a Louis V



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

ceramic shot glass? Why the spoon? Any ideas?






Selling discussion


I just wanted to double check and make sure that this Gucci bag is authentic.

Also are the insets alligator or crocodile.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks ~ Walter






Fashion discussion

Nov 22, 2015 8:12:31 PM PT

Help with a Gucci Leather & Croc Handbag

image.jpegCan anyone tell me how to describe this and what it is. Also can you translate the writing?

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 22, 2015 6:14:32 PM PT

What is this?

I bought this sword at the flea market this past weekend. Seller said it's German and about 150 years old. Just hoping someone can decipher the markings for me and tell me more about the sword. It is fairly short measuring just about 24 inches long from top of sword to bottom of scabbard.

Thanks for any insight you can provide...

Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 22, 2015 7:34:10 PM PT

Help ID markings on old german sword

Hi, I have a small Coach leather item I am seeking a name and authenticity for. It looks too small for 3 pill bottles...but maybe not...it is embossed Coach on front and inside. It has stippled? Dark Blue leather exterior, and CDSCN6911.JPGDSCN6915.JPGoach inscribed lining. I am adding some pics...dimensions are: 4" wide...3" tall and 1-1/2" deep....it has a wrap around zippered closure. Thanks for your time!!!

Fashion discussion

this is ceramic but where is it from


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Found this really cool japanese mask at the local thrift store (jumping ahead here to question 2 & 3 - how do I remove price from wood & WHY do thrist stores write prices in sharpie on wood??) and while examing it started to think it might be more than just decorative.

The work/detail that went into painting the mask - like the individual dots on the chin

The Japanese characters written inside it - artist's signature?

The sewing of the shroud onto the mask instead of just stapling it


Can anyone tell me what I have or if I have anything?

I appreciate any help











Collectibles & Art discussion

This is the first time I've been presented with this problem for antique paperweight glass eyes.  The eyes were loose inside the head (but still in the plaster).  I worked with them to get them in place, and noticed this white film.  I thought maybe the eyes were cracked or broken, but they aren't.  I used cleaner to remove it.  The eyes stay clear for about 10 seconds, then this white film reappears every time.  Does anyone know what this is?  Is there a way to repair them or will they have to be replaced?  Also, anyone recognize the mold or maker?  It's a belton type with solid some and stringing holes in the head.  Only marked with a "0".  Found her with a box lot of antique doll heads. :-)  Thanks so much for any help!  Fog.Eyes.CMSonnenberg.jpg

Dolls discussion

My 95 years old aunt says it's gold plated, and it was worth $5000 about 20 years ago.

Any info will be greatly appreciated,









Antiques discussion

We have just acquired what we think is a Guan Yin statue. Not sure if it is made of jade, soapstone or something else. It is hard, heavy, smooth and cold. The statue has characters on the bottom that we would love to understand. Can someone help us interpret what the bottom says and what kind of stone this is carved from?









Antiques discussion

Nov 23, 2015 5:02:03 PM PT

Need help identifying Guan Yin statue

I could use some help to date a Fire King ivory cake pan.  The mark is Fire King in script

and beneath is oven ware in block letters.  No other marks.  Thanks for any help!

I did try to do this myself but no guide I have found mentions this particular mark.SANY2909.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 22, 2015 12:52:45 PM PT

Help dating a Fire King mark

Can anyone help me identify the maker of this china shaving mug?  It is marked "Made in Germany" and it appears that the painter initialed the mark with a gold cursive L.   It's funny to me - the decorative paint does not go along the back of the mug, but stops abruptly at the halfway point - I've never seen that!  


Thanks so much!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have these three sterling bracelets and I do not know how to describe them. I don't think they count as cuffs?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 23, 2015 9:13:55 AM PT

How to describe these sterling bracelets

This piece came in an auction box lot and I'm having trouble authenticating it.  The jar is 4 1/2" tall with an opening of 3".  I found the lid on eBay but not attached to this type of jar.  There is a barely visable circle on the bottom of the jar.  No other ID marks.  Any help would be appreciated.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 21, 2015 7:38:59 PM PT

Milk glass Peter Pan jar

Below is an unmarked, but tested silver and gold sword or dagger hilt.


Any thoughts on the possible age, origin and type? -----> 18th/19th century U.S. Officer's???


Size approx: 5-1/4 x 1-3/4 in. Weight approx: 7+ oz. 


Thank you!










Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 23, 2015 2:23:33 PM PT

18th/19th C. Sword or Dagger Hilt?

Hi there again. I have this piece that I think is from the Victorian era but i'm not 100 percent sure. Both locket and chain is unmarked, locket looks like it could be sterling silver and chain looks more like a silver metal although neither has been tested (just got them yesterday).


Tried searching for comparables on locket design pattern online but had no luck.  Because items are unmarked I tend sometimes to freak out not knowing anything about them and really don't want to assume what I think they are.



Any additional information will be Greatly Appreciated and Thanks as Always......










Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

If someone could help id this sword it would be greatly appreciated

it is 34 1/2" from the tip of the blade to the top of the helmet. The blade itself is 28" long. On the bar across the bottom of the handle it has KSP




Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 23, 2015 8:39:45 PM PT


Hello i need help with the artist and date of this karhula glass decanter. Any help will be appreciated. 1122151217.jpg1122151217.jpg

Antiques and Research

Nov 23, 2015 12:11:16 AM PT

Karhula art glass age

I recently bought four sets of these tea & biscuit sets, but I can't find a logo, sticker or brand name anywhere on them.  Any help is greatly appreciated Smiley Happy









Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Can anyone identify what kind of stone this is?  I'm not really sure it's even a stone, it might be a bead and it may even be plastic.  It almost looks like a flower with the ab rhinstone in the center.  Maybe some type of molded stone?  I was just wondering if it had a specific name.




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 23, 2015 8:15:18 PM PT

What kind of stone is this?

I need help identifying these two pieces of bohemian glass. Both have matching decanter sets. Is either piece Moser or Egermann? Are they acid etched ruby red or called something different, flash or cut to clear, crystal? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Nov 22, 2015 7:21:19 AM PT

Red Bohemian Glass Moser or Egermann

Attached is a photo from my childhood (mid 1970's), with me basking among my Christmas presents. I was just wondering if anybody can identify those tracks that are next to me (to my right, but on the left side of the image)?


Not the train track, but those ones with wide, flat surfaces. I have some vague memory of there being cars that could drive on those tracks. I want to say mabye cars with friction motors or battery-powered ones? Cars, or perhaps military vehicles?


Anyway, if anybody knows, I'd sure be interested in the answer. Thanks!




Toys & Hobbies discussion

Nov 21, 2015 8:31:11 PM PT

What play set did these tracks come from?

Can someone please tell me if this looks authentic? 

Its a Fendi skirt ..it has the hologram sticker on one of the label and the main label at the waist is brown w/ Fendi made in Italy. Even the zipper has Fendi on it but i'm still not positive about this item and was hoping someone could help me out. Thanks in advance.

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Fashion discussion

Nov 22, 2015 9:30:07 PM PT

Fendi Skirt Help

Lane or Drexel or ? Coffee table with matching end tables. They have a basket weave design on the fron of the drawers and a terrozo or marble inlaid pieces. No markings on them at all.




Home & Garden discussion

Hello.  We just acquired a couple sports masks, but can't seem to figure out age, or even what sport.


Initially we thought baseball, but can't seem to find comparables that don't have a metal cage in the front.  We thought hockey goalie, but can't find any like these either.  We ruled out boxing and wresting, unless we did so erroneously.


These are horsehair stuffed leather, with a metal plate under the leather in the front.  They are full face, including ear protection.  There are no markings of any kind. 


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Sporting Goods discussion

Hi I am hoping some of you on this board can help identify who may have done this piece. It is signed and numbered. It is from the 1960's. I cannot make out the signature. so hoping someone can. Any help is appreciated from the board. DSC07016.JPGDSC07015.JPGDSC07018.JPGDSC07019.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion


Anyone know whodunnit?



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Ja fick medelande från ebay 


Hej rudolf5092,
Vi skriver för att meddela dig om att vi har tagit bort ett objekt som du vann nyligen:
121818219674 - Mini Smart Själv Balancing Electric enhjuling Scooter balans 2 hjul Hover Board

Eftersom du redan har betalat för varan, behöver du inte göra något annat. Om ditt objekt inte har kommit ännu, bör det kommer snart. Om den inte gör det, då kommer du vill öppna ett ärende i vår resolution Center. Du kan lära dig hur man gör detta, plus hitta tidslinjer för att öppna fall på:

Mini Smart Själv Balancing Elektrisk enhjuling sparkcykel balans två hjul hover Board
Beräknad leverans: ons December två - Tue. 22 december
Linjetrafik: Standard Int'l Shipping
Artikelnummer: 121818219674
Transaktions ID: 1555502301002

Varför det fick jag??







 Ska jag inte får detta som jag köpte, ???

Hälsning  Rudolf 

Bidding & Buying question

Anyone know the facemold on this My Twinn doll. Neck is 1996, body is tagged 2011. TIA~




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Dolls discussion

Nov 24, 2015 5:16:50 PM PT

My Twinn Doll Facemold ID?

Someone possibly know anything about this artwork Thanks

This is done on wood It measures 47" x 23"

I think that the figures are mother of pearl

Someone did some quality work on this




Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 24, 2015 5:26:37 PM PT



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 24, 2015 5:27:04 PM PT

help with description please

Hi eveyone,


Can you all please help?


Below is an unmarked, but tested silver and gold sword or dagger hilt.


Any thoughts on the possible age, origin and type? -----> 18th/19th century U.S. Officer's???


Size approx: 5-1/4 x 1-3/4 in. Weight approx: 7+ oz. 


Thank you!









Militaria Collectors

Nov 24, 2015 9:15:21 AM PT

18th/19th C. Sword or Dagger Hilt?

I have tried every KW I can think of for this sweater and nothing seems to come up in a eBay search.


Any help would be great


Sweater is by Toms for Target


Thanks Vanessa



Childrens Clothing Boutique discussion

as I get my money back if I now say that the seller does not exist?Untitled.png

My Account question

Hello I am hoping to get some help with ID on this Wool flate woven rug. it is about an 8 x 5 foot. PB230002 (640x480).jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion



Pacific Grove California


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New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Here is the answer from ebay :



eBay eBay sent this message to (electronix001).
Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more.
We were unable to refund you for your item  

Hi electronix001,


We're sorry there was a problem with your purchase. It appears that a resolution has been reached, so we won't be issuing a refund at this time. For more information, you can visit the case details in the Resolution Center.

Mini PC TV Box M8S Android 4.4 Amlogic S812 Quad Core 2GB 8GB XBMC 4K
Mini PC TV Box M8S Android 4.4 Amlogic S812 Quad Core 2GB 8GB XBMC 4K
Item # : 141782486250
Sale price: EUR 13.00
Quantity: 1
Sale date: Sep-23-15 10:19:51 PDT
Case #: 5090937361
Case opened: 01.10.15 21:31:29 MESZ
Case closed: 12.10.15 12:33:53 MESZ
View purchased item


Here's  details :


The eBay customer has sent you a refund through PayPal.
Final decision:
The case was decided in your favor and closed.
Reason for request:    article not received
Reason for opening of the case:  I have not received my product ever.
Definitely was a scam !!!  But where is the buyer protection ?
And details of paypal transaction :
Invalid or missing transaction code. Repeat selection.
What shall i do now ? Please help !!!!!!!!!!!!

Payments question


To voice your opinion on the 2016 changes, and late shipping measurements, go to your seller dashboard and click the "tell us what you think" button at the top of the pop up preview page.


It will look like this.....



Selling discussion

Nov 24, 2015 8:39:39 AM PT

Ebay late shipping survey

I have tried every KW I can think of for this sweater and nothing seems to come up in a eBay search.

Any help would be great

Sweater is by Toms for Target

Thanks Vanessa


Fashion discussion

I've had approx 600 sales or so since I started selling and have never seen a buyer like this-10 negs/neutrals of their last 20 purchases. So I have a 50% chance of getting my first neg!

I upgraded (free) shipping on an item that could have gone first class (it's going cross country)-hope that makes them happy!

At least I won't have to wait as long for "their opinion" to hit my account!


Selling discussion

Nov 23, 2015 1:10:56 PM PT

Please Wish Me Luck With This Buyer!

Well, I knew it was only time before this would happen again.  I had a big order, YEAH, from someone in China ICK.  Last time that happen they bought about the same amount of items and then all my Victorian Designs ended up in the China manufacting companies.  Once again, everything basically that is an art deco pin or brooch was bought in quantities, guess so they can be distributed out to everyone.  I don't know what to do, it is being shipped to some auto fabric dealer in California and her ID says China, her living place is China.  


Also she didn't ask for a combined invoice so she paid over 200 plus for shipping.  Which for some reason ebay won't call paypal anymore so I can't get any refund for whatever I refund back.  This has been a constant argument with ebay from the last 3 years.  They know it is wrong, they just keep doing it.  But here I am once again, having to ship to a US address and now my design that I keep finding and having made will be out there for the entire world, of course with free shipping.  Ebay told me I had to ship, since it was a USA address and that they no longer talk to paypal so no money back on the shipping end either.  I don't want to ship, what do I do.

Selling discussion

I have this wanting me to download everytime i open ebay . smart_tag.js from secure-gl.imrworldwide.com


What is it?  is it safe?


Shows up only on main ebay page, when I refresh, open new window/tag, only happens on ebay

Using desktop pc windows 10






Looks like Ebay either fixed or removed that java script that wanted us to save or download smart_tag.js

Cause I no longer get the download message

Getting Started question

People put stuff on for sale, and people are able to buy it  24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all around the earth, in different time zones. No specialized sale times, on and off switch, selling spurts, being controlled by the state, like a clockwork orange, or 1984. discriminating against certain sellers, trying to control buyers into buying from certain sellers, treating us like children. such control issues, such childishness, such evilness and incompetence. Amen Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Selling discussion

Nov 22, 2015 4:35:40 PM PT


Good evening.  I am inquiring if TSR's receive a discount on shipping fees.  I thought I remember reading that on this board, but I am searching the help section on  ebay and all I'm coming up with is the 20% on fvf with same-day or 1-day shipping.  Can someone please advise if there is or isn't a separate discount on shipping fees?  Thanks so much in advance.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 22, 2015 6:44:24 PM PT

Do TRS's get a discount on shipping fees?

I have two active promotions right now:


1:  List FREE - 1,000 auction-style or fixed priced listings (ends 11/29/15 23:59:59 PST)

2:  Save on final value fees - $10 cap for first 100 sold items (ends 11/30/15 23:59:59 PST)


I want to have my new listings allocated to the 2nd promotion, but they are getting allocated to the 1st promotion (presumeably because it ends earlier).


Any thoughts on how I can do this?


Thanks =)

Selling discussion

I list 90%+ of my items just using eBay's simple listing wizard.  And it works for what I need.  The problem is, on every single listing, I have to go in, select buy it now as my method, select free USPS First Class shipping, etc.  Is there anyway to make the listing wizard remember my preferences?  It would save a ton of time.   

Selling discussion

Nov 22, 2015 8:00:26 PM PT

Make eBay remember your listing preferences

I shipped an audio component in a USPS flat rate envelope, the buyer claims that it was damaged in shipping.


I put the component inside of plastic bags to protect from moisture then put it in a box and them put it in the flat rate bag. He claims that a 1/16" thick stainless steel face plate was bent in the mail. The item cost was $50, I told him to contact USPS and let them know what has happened because under normal circumstances this should not happen. He tells me that he is thinks it is my fault and will see me pay. My question is how do I get him to file the insurance claim when he refuses to? I cant see this happening unless the package was severely mishandled, therefor I deserve compensation for my item that was destroyed in the mail.


I do not think I have the original reciept for postage, will I need it?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 23, 2015 2:24:09 PM PT

How to handle this?

Hello, I'm stuck in a loop with ebay support and don't know what to do, I need help.


Here's situation: I bought an item on ebay listed used (Electronics, computers), seller described it as "fully functional" in the listing. So I bought it. Item arrives, it's completely Dead on arrival. I messaged seller, and seller responded saying they agreed to issue me a refund if I send it back to them. So On good faith, I went ahead and sent it back. Seller confirmed he receieved it back, however he has not issued the refund to me.


I've never had this situation before and I tried opening a case to escalate it to ebay support under buyer protection but now I'm stuck in a support loop. I go to the ebay resolution center and click on "I received an item that does not match the seller's description.", then click the blue Continue button, and click on the listing for the item in question, and it goes "A return request is already open for this item." and just has a link to click on "View the return status". So I do that, and it says "If you have not agreed on a solution or the seller has not responded by Nov 23, 2015, you can ask us to step in and help." ... Okay? So I can't figure out how to -DO THAT-.  If I go back to resolution center and click on "Contact Us" (Blue Button on the "Select the item you need help with" screen at the bottom), it goes down to "Select the item you need help with." and just below that it says "To help us send your report to the right agent, please give us more details by selecting an item or entering an item name, item number, or a member's user ID. Follow the instructions to complete your report." So.. I click on the listing for the item again, and then it goes right to the same "A return request is already open for this item" screen, with the only option being "You can view the return status for more details."  Below that on the bottom under "Contact Options" it says "Please follow the options we've provided to resolve the issue." But there's nothing to click on to do it and there's no contact option.


Please, someone tell me how to escalate this? I've waited the alloted time on the return request, it's time, and it's been 6 days now and no contact from seller and no refund. I'm worried I'm going to run out of time and lose my $200 on this deal because I waited too long. But I can't find any other way to escalate this.. Smiley Sad Smiley Sad Smiley Sad Smiley Sad Smiley Sad

Bidding & Buying discussion

I sell batteries on here, and we get a lot of orders daily for them. We handle hundreds of battery orders daily on multiple sites, so of course mistakes can happen and I always try my best to fix them. I recently had a buyer report to me that they were sent the wrong kind of batteries (they ordered AA, recieved AAA). This doesn't happen often, but I've experienced it enough to know what to do, and generally instances like these are dealt with quickly and everyone is happy. Of course, I accepted that it was our mistake for sending the incorrect batteries, despite having no proof, and gave the buyer a couple of options for rectifying the situation. The options were as follows:


1. Return the batteries (I pay shipping), and recieve a full refund.

2. Return the batteries (I pay shipping), and I send them the correct batteries.

3. Keep the batteries and recieve no refund.


The buyer has not opened a return case, and this has been purely through the messaging system. The buyer is repeatedly telling me that he "can't" return the batteries, that I'm playing a game with him, he doesn't have time for this, etc. etc. - generally just giving me a hard time. I keep telling him the only thing I can do is what I listed above. He is unwilling to send the batteries back in any way but still wants me to fix the problem- I haven't even asked from proof that he did recieve the wrong ones, as generally they just return them and whether they're wrong or not we give the refund. I'm beginning to think this guy has used the batteries and is just trying to get more money/free stuff from me.


What should I do? I don't want them to leave nasty feedback, and I've always been extremely accomodating when it comes to fixing problems with buyers but this guy has been going back and forth with me for weeks now about this.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Ebay for New Sellers a 21 day hold to get paid Ok so not fair we as sellers ships items in 3 to 5 Days and to hold payment for 21 days is so not fair.Reality if I buy something and its not as described I will report it in less than 4 days.I thank a 7 day hold would be fair. Its like Ebay dont wont new Sellers.In truth not all on here wishes to sell 25 items a month.

Selling discussion

Nov 24, 2015 7:59:19 AM PT

21 Day Hold PayPal


I had a van for sale. I received 11 bids for it from four different bidders, 3 of them had ZERO feedback and one of them had a feedback of 1.  The winning bidder, of course has not paid the deposit and has not responded to any of my emails.  So now, I have to wait for eBay to give him 7 days to pay (which he won't) before I can relist it and get my Final Value Fee refunded.


How can I prevent this from happening? All of the 0 feedback bidders were from brand new accounts as well. Is that just some strange coincidence? Of course not!  I'm pretty sure that none of these bidders actually planned on buying the van. I'm sure they all had some sort of plan to try to scam me out of my money. One of the bidders was from California, and the van (which needs to be towed) is in Connecticut !  





Selling discussion

Nov 24, 2015 6:36:14 AM PT

Problem with Zero Feedback bidders

How do i use the credit on my ebay account??? Ive looked and read everywhere i can think of and can't figure it out
Thanks, Jill

My Account question

Nov 22, 2015 4:14:13 PM PT


My Account discussion

Nov 22, 2015 5:19:38 PM PT

paypal cash card with25dollars



I'm a seller who recently had an international buyer pucharse an item from me using the GSP. I was unaware I was signed up for this program, and have a few questions about the shipping process. First, I was informed to ship the item to a Kentucky address, this would be with REGULAR priority mail (NOT international), correct? I don't use eBay's shipping label service. Second, I hear horror stories about this GSP, about how viciously they handle the mechandise and ruin the goods... Is that an accurate statement based on peoples experience with the GSP?


Thanks guys.

Shipping & Returns question

Nov 21, 2015 10:56:13 PM PT

Global Shipping Program Questions?

Length- 2 3/8"


Collectibles & Art discussion

I was trying to place a bid and once I click on confirm bid it will then say buyer does not have a linked PayPal. What does this mean?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 23, 2015 6:42:10 PM PT

help a confused buyer

I sold a heavy electric mobility scooter yesterday.  The buyer is bringing cash and will pick up today.  So far, so good.  Smiley Happy   My question is:  If I indicate I received payment and that the item was "shipped" (because there is no local pick up button), will I earn a defect because there is no online proof that the buyer got the item?  Is it best to leave those 2 spots blank (money received and shipped)?  Will the buyer get reminder messages from EBay to pay?  Will their EBay history be tarnished because the system will think they didn't pay?


Thank you in advance for some expertise in this area.

Selling question

Nov 22, 2015 5:44:21 PM PT

Item For Pick-Up Only

What do I do if the customer says he didn't receive the item but tracking says it was delivered to his address?

Selling question

I sell cases for game consoles  there all the same just different colors, since the variation tool isn't aloud in video games section, can I asked the buyer to message me what color they want after they buy the item?

Selling question

Hi trying to figure this out this had a dice inside so not sure if it is a game??

Antiques discussion

Nov 23, 2015 10:32:11 AM PT

Japanese lacquer dice nesting cup game??

HI All!! 


Is it really essential to provide a shipping tracking number? i heard if you are not providing a tracking your account can be blocked as a seller.. Please guide. Thank you Smiley Happy

Getting Started question

How can a listing with a price under $2 offer free shipping when the cheapest shipping is $1.93?

Selling question

Thank you in advance for any help I may receive with this question. I recently acquired 7 wooden figurines. Each figurine represents a man doing some kind of physical labor. Some have an ax, some have a pick ax, one is walking with a shotgun, one is raking hay, etc. Each figurine appear to be made of a wood or wood like composition. Each figurine is approx 9 inches tall. The tag is marked with a crown above an N and says style CAPODIMONTE. The inside of the tag reads "Questo articolo e decorato nel tradzionale stile CAPODIMONTE Made In Italy. It also has the English translation. The back of the tag read Cetificato DI GARANZA with a PS and ART.N.   I assume this is the certificate of authenticity. I also have 2 much larger figurines of the same style - one of a man relaxing on a bench after a long day and another, larger yet (much larger and on a wooden base). This man sits on a large rock. He is wearing a hat and has a knapsack or some type of bag over his shoulder. One of them is signed A.G. (man on bench). They are by no means beautiful but very fascinating. Any info will be most welcome and helpful. I simply have to start buying stuff I can readily identify! Thanks for looking at the pics below.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 22, 2015 9:31:49 AM PT

Wodden Figurines Capo Di Monte Style?

I got a bad screen and I sent it back for a refund the seller has not yet giving my full refund back he asked for me to do a follow up on my negative feedback so i did and he hasnt answered any of my messages since then, ive tried getting help from ebay but it says i have to contact the seller first which i have and still nothing.

Shipping & Returns question

I know I can block bidders for this reason, but am I allowed to tell a bidder who has contacted me trying to negotiate my price/shipping down (even though I don't list Best Offer as an option) that, because they've left numerous negative feedback for other sellers, I don't feel comfortable doing business with them?  I wonder if buyers realize that many sellers review a buyer's feedback left for others (since true 2-way feedback was taken away from sellers many years ago), and if it would help some buyers from being so thoughtlessly trigger-happy with the neg FB.

Selling question

A while ago there was the option to bypass logging in into your PP account, and you paid without that route. I never signed up for that in any way. But just now I purchesed something and without going to my PP account I had paid.. How can I change that again? I do not want this, I want to have to log in into my PP acct.


Thank you for any help


Mildred Denney.

Payments discussion

I chose calculated shipping for my listings. I have gotten some requests for shipping quotes. I have entered weight and dimensions of the package in the shipping section of the listing. I have not been able to figure out how to input a zip code so I can supply a quote. I have tried both the mobile app and mobile Web page.

Selling discussion

Nov 23, 2015 10:02:15 PM PT

how to supply a shipping quote

Helllo, can anyone tell me if eBay reports sales to the IRS??

Selling question

Hi,  I just sold a car here and my bank account was just deducted $125.00. I paid the $44.00 to set up the listing, so why am I getting hit with more deductions? I wasn't aware of any of this. It also seems like I'm going to get charged every month. I hope this is not the case and I almost reported this as fraud to my bank until I did more investigating!





Buying & Selling Basics question

Nov 23, 2015 12:44:46 PM PT

First time seller and fees?

I won an auction a week ago and paid for it that night. It has yet to be shipped and the seller wont respond to my messages. what should i do?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 24, 2015 12:28:47 AM PT

seller not shipping items i paid for

Bidder made several bids, bidding up other buyers, then cancelled bids with excuse, "entered wrong bid amount", but did not bid again. I can't seem to find a way to report this bidder. I have blocked them from bidding on my items, but would like to follow through with eBay. Thanks.

Selling question

Nov 24, 2015 11:59:42 AM PT

how to report a fraudulent bidder?

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