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Hi All,


I have this Blue Willow Teapot from Japan with mark but i am trying to get some kind of age of the piece.  Can anyone help?


I can not read the first word before of.




MaryBlue Willow Teapot 1.JPGBlue Willow Teapot 14.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 3, 2015 9:51:54 AM PT

POTTERY - Need help with Blue Willow Mark

I am lost with this one, Moriumura bros, used for what? Tazza, small compote, I have no clue. Measures: 6" high and 4" top. 

Please help, Thank You all for your time.IMGP6004.JPGIMGP6009.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 5, 2015 1:50:04 PM PT

POTTIES, What is this Asian piece? TIA



191678543663 - Price: US $31.00


hello can you send me another invoice on my e-mail please !!!!

Member To Member Support question

Oct 5, 2015 12:16:23 PM PT

can i get invoice ?

Long shot I realize, as the mark is anything but defined...the age is not in question, nor the art, simply looking for a mark ident. Appears to be two ..bears upright holding a shield, I can make out the number 685, but beyond that it is too bled out to sort out, Regards, V76IMG_4742.JPGIMG_4743.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 4, 2015 6:43:41 AM PT

mark on balsa wood box

When I acquired this pitcher or vase, I was pretty sure it might be Blenko.  However, according to characteristics of Blenko, it should have a pontil mark on the bottom, which it doesn't.  However, the color seems to match up with Blenko colors produced, the bubble pattern is similar to theirs, the design seems correct, and this piece is pretty transparent.  Could it be Blenko designed by Wayne Husted?  The vase measures 8" in height, 6.5" approximately in width, and 3" in depth.  Any help would be appreciated.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 3, 2015 8:16:48 PM PT

Maybe BLENKO? Help in ID

to get this message? 



Selling discussion

Oct 5, 2015 11:17:25 AM PT

I'm the first?

Their websites are breaking up. Multiple errors today during a single checkout:



Only a determined buyer would persist and go through with the purchase.


"Send us your comments" --> trashcan

Selling discussion

Anyone recognize this brooch style? Silver tone art deco filigree? No marks that I can see.  I 'm thinking it's modern/newer with a antique look?  All information/direction is

appreciated.  IMG_8770.JPGIMG_8780.JPGIMG_8787.JPG


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 4, 2015 9:31:31 AM PT

Old brooch or wishfull thinking?



Good morning everyone.



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hi everybody.  i'm trying to find out if this box is an authentic antique.  it has a very nice weight and feel to it, but i know there are some very good fakes out there.  i'm also trying to find out what the mark on the base means.  how old is it?  what are the materials?  the box is 11 inches in length and it is broken along the top.  also, i've already tried the Asian Arts Forum and gotten no response.  any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks

Collectibles & Art discussion

Hello, why my invoice is too high, i only sold an smartphone for 302 and they are charging me more then 700 dollars. This was my first time selling in ebay. 

One thing that happened was that i try to sell the item a couple of times in auction but buyers with cero feedback always bid on my listing, and never paid and after some minutes they canceled their acount and my listing was removed.If i sold my phone was because i needed money and now i have to pay 700!. Please i need help on what to do. !


Hera are somo pictures of my incvoice and selling .



My Account question

Oct 4, 2015 8:31:24 AM PT

Invoice is too high

Found this today. It is LARGE and stunning in person. I found 2 comparables. One here on eBay, sold item # 151817728485. The seller says "MONET BOOK PIECE, ONE OF THE FAMOUS BRITHERS PREMIER HAUTE COUTURE PIECES."  I Googled Brithers Premier and found nothing so I am wondering if anyone might know what the seller is talking about or if they know what book this may be in. I found the same necklace on betsy but no mention of books or Brithers. 


I am also wondering if this is 80's, 90's or even newer?


Here are some pics.  Thanks! 


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 3, 2015 9:18:25 PM PT

Question on necklace



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This is what i soldHello , I sold and item in the last 26 days for 302 dollars. I tryed to sell if for couple of times but buyers didn't pay and they canceled their account, i guess it was the same person who was doing this to my listing. One person offered 15,000 for the phone. The unsold items are not showing in my selling list they got removed. i only made 302 dollars from the item and they are charging me 788 dollars for it. I am in panic i can't pay so much money i sold it for a reson. PLEASE HELP. It is unffair what they are doing this was my fist ebay sell. I am so dissapointed of this service.


Here are some screenshots. 



That is the amount i sold from al time. Also if i cant do something about it what will happend will i have to pay for it anyway ?

My Account question

Oct 4, 2015 1:15:25 PM PT

Why is ebay charging me so much?

All feel warm to the cheek but I don't know what to call them, plastic, lucite or whatever. Any help would be great. thank you100_7717.JPG100_7718.JPG100_7719.JPG100_7724.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I've looked and looked with loupe and good light and cannot make out what it says, if anything.  The brooch itself is very small and this is just tiny raised area on the back.






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Close-up of mark:


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

2015-09-25 17.20.40.jpgThey are ceramic and were in a box with a lot of vintage Christmas ornaments.  I'd say they look like Fruit of the Loom but I don't think those guys have wings and the ones on these ornaments do.

Selling discussion

Oct 5, 2015 3:41:04 PM PT

Does anyone recognize these ornaments?

The bottom piece looks like a replacement or add on.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 5, 2015 6:25:35 AM PT

Is there a name for this style brooch?

Thank you again! My local jewler was able to re-size it and it fits perfectly Smiley Happy 


New ring.jpg

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 5, 2015 8:15:00 AM PT

Gauntlettgems, check this out!!



I recently bought an iPhone that was advertised as clean and clear for activation on the Sprint network, was a white 32gb iPhone 5C in great condition other than minimal use, and had a clean ESN/MEID ... The only thing true about the phone was the color and the cosmetic condition of it! The phone was only 16GB and it was reported lost/stolen when I went to the Sprint store. Smiley Sad This was literally the third phone I'd purchased on eBay that had some kind of defect, but the other sellers quickly resolved the problem and I was refunded. However, with this latest purchase, the seller has been extremely slow to respond to any messages and comes across as anything but concerned about the defective device. (For the record, I finally found a phone on Craigslist and met the seller AT a Sprint store where he stayed and waited until I could solidly confirm that the phone was in great shape! --- I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a used phone btw, too... hate to say it but after three bad attempts, it's frustrated me to the point of no return <no pun intended> as far as buying used cell phones here).... Anyway, I ended up paying $175 for a beautiful white iPhone 5S 64gB - less than I paid for a 16gig 5C (which was falsly advertised as a 32gig with a bad MEID! Crazy! lol)


Anyway, back to the problem, I requested a refund and the seller slowly and begrudgingly accepted. I was offered a shipping label (economy) but I wanted to get my refund faster so I purchased a flat rate expedited shipping label from the post office. Unfortunately, I never did get to the post office the day I created that label (and subsequently added its tracking number to the refund/not as described case I'd opened here on eBay. 


I did manage to get the item shipped and have the new tracking number. The item has arrived according to the USPS tracking number I have, but there doesn't seem to be any place to put the tracking number on the case details. I did add a "note" under the 'purchased items' section of my account but I think that area may just be for my own use - not sure if anyone else sees it. I also sent a message to the seller providing this information to him. Of course he hasn't responded in any way and I only have my tracking number to go by. The case still shows the old tracking number and nothing has escalated, though the device was returned to him at 2PM Sat Oct 3, 2015. 


So where does this put me with my refund status? If the incorrect tracking number is in the case details and there is no way to update that information, am I still protected my eBay's guarantee? I paid nearly $200 for this phone and I'm feeling like I'm being ignored by the seller - and when I go to help/contact on eBay, I have to go through so many steps that all just lead to an article or 'helpful video' ... nothing helps with the problem I have and I don't know how to get ahold of eBay. Can someone please advise me on this? I need to be sure I get my refund and without guidance from 'the powers that be' in eBay, I fear I won't get the refund - and even worse, the seller will have made a profit off of nothing and could likely list the same phone again!


I'm just frustrated and need help. Thanks to anyone who has any advice. 


Here's some screen shots to better explain the problem. I've covered any information about the seller for their protection at this point. Also I added my own descriptive notes in red. Hopefully this helps explain better than my rambling! Thanks again! 








Member To Member Support question

Oct 3, 2015 10:58:33 PM PT

Refunds and Tracking Numbers


You can use this android  app i developed named "eBay Seller Profit Calculator".

it calculate the your profit and fees.


would like to hear from your opninion and ideas how to make it even bettter.






eBay Mobile App - Android

I didn't win Item number: 252101594461 (Reserve not met) even though I was the highest bidder. After auction finished, item was relisted.

Why is like that?




Member To Member Support question


Dear tlewis0881,

No, u need to contact them. If need be, have them contact me to fill out any paperwork. ive been compensated for my loss. 

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

From:"eBay - tlewis0881" <<email address removed per ebay policy>>
DateSmiley Frustratedun, Oct 4, 2015 at 18:39
Subject:Re: tlewis0881 sent a message about Vintage Maytag Dairy Sanitary Cheese Preserver Heavy Glass Square #181818039975

Dear azure639,

I knew they would mess this up - I filed with them, they said they would reimburse me if I reimbursed you. Can you just forward it to my paypal account?

Thank you,

- tlewis0881

From: azure639
To: tlewis0881
Subject: Re: tlewis0881 sent a message about Vintage Maytag Dairy Sanitary Cheese Preserver Heavy Glass Square #181818039975
Sent Date: Oct-04-15 13:40:55 PDT

Dear tlewis0881,

Yes they did. Thanks for checking. I didn't have to file with them either. I think it went back on my card. They should reimburse you.

- azure639

From: tlewis0881
To: azure639
Subject: tlewis0881 sent a message about Vintage Maytag Dairy Sanitary Cheese Preserver Heavy Glass Square #181818039975
Sent Date: Oct-03-15 20:43:28 PDT

Dear azure639,

Did you receive a check for this from FedEx? I returned your money and they were supposed to refund me. Please let me know so I can make a request to have this error fixed.
Thank you,

- tlewis0881
Click the Respond button to reply through Messages, or go to your email to reply

Member To Member Support question

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Before getting started, there are some things every owner of Weston luxury homes should think about as part of almost any remodeling job. Read about them and get some general ideas for your garage remodel.

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DSCF1934.JPGDSCF1935.JPGDSCF1936.JPGDSCF1936.JPGDSCF1937.JPGDSCF1939.JPGDSCF1937.JPGDSCF1942.JPGWe purchased this Native American Doll at an estate sale and they believed it was circa 1905.  We would like help identifying her.  She was handstitched except for repairs to her skirt.  The material is very faded and fragile with many tears in it.  That is how we were able to photograph the bottom of the doll.  No legs at all.  She is missing several tin conchos and her beaded earings may be real unpolished turquoise.  Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 3, 2015 12:59:13 PM PT

Help Indentifying Native American Doll

I purchased a lovely porcelain handpainted portrait in a Gutta Percha frame at an estate sale.  The potrait is marked on the back with very faded pencil and a red stamp mark.  The markings are so faded that they are illegible.  I'm hoping someone may recognize the mark on back despite its fading.  The frame is dated 1855 but unsure if the painting dates to the same timeframe.  Thanks for any help you can lend. 

Porcelain Portrait Image 1


Porcelain Portrait Image 2


Collectibles & Art discussion

Looking for information on this blue stone LaRel bracelet.  I've had it for many, many years. Clearing out my jewelry box.  How old do you think it is? Prong set crystals?   Any suggestions on taking a better pictures of it?  So many questions.  Thank you.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 4, 2015 9:12:25 AM PT

Help w LaRel Bracelet

I tried contacting the customer who sold me some lights but I havent got a response back from them in over a month. I purchased some HID lights and they came with a 2 year warranty, the lights only lasted me about 8 months and I want to return them so I can get another set. I contacted the seller but have not got any response back. How do I report this to ebay?


Email reference id: [#834521ee30834ffd8fdc48c815c726a0#]


Dear 2453dee,

I purchased some light bulbs from you on Dec 31 of 2014 and both bulbs have since burned out. The second bulb just went out this Saturday so I am now back with my stock bulbs back in. Can you please let me know what i need to do in order to take advantage of your 2 year warranty since it has only been 9 months since my purchase. If you need proof I can send you photos of the burned out bulbs. Here is my contact number if you need to get a hold of me (559)356-7489
The lights i purchased were for my 2007 tahoe

55w 3000K 55watt 4000K 5000K 6000K 10000k HID XENON KIT FOR ALL LIGHT BULB blue
( 301209961116 )

- mrsmonruva
55w 3000K 55watt 4000K 5000K 6000K 10000k HID XENON KIT FOR ALL LIGHT BULB blue
55w 3000K 55watt 4000K 5000K 6000K 10000k HID XENON KIT FOR ALL LIGHT BULB blue
Item Id:301209961116
End time:Oct-01-15 21:38:26 PDT
mrsmonruva (36)
100.0% Positive Feedback
Member since Jul-07-06 in United States
Location: CA, United States
Listing Status:This message was sent while the listing was active.

Member To Member Support question

Oct 5, 2015 11:57:54 AM PT

Warranty issue

Hi ,

I returned my item and the seller accept it ,below is its massage to me:


Yesterday I sent you a maeesage about the confirmation and you sent me:

You sent a return request


We'll email you when the seller responds to your return request.If you and your seller need more time to work things out, your request will stay open until Nov 13, 2015.
 I have a question that what is the next step or what should I do? do I have to just wait for refund and how long do I have to wait?
                                                                                                                   Thanks for your consideration,
New message from: lilydirect2012 Top Rated Seller(27,556TurquoiseShooting Star)
We have received your return package. We have sent you a mutual agreement to cancel this transaction. Please confirm with ebay and your order will be cancel. Once your package has been cancelled then ebay will automatically refund your payment. If there is anything else we can do please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lily Direct

Member To Member Support question

Oct 3, 2015 10:09:49 AM PT

returning my purchase

I go to my Personal Information page and click on Edit my Email address. Then I entered my new address and click continue. I get this:

  Your eBay user id cannot be the same as your email address.

So does anyone know how to resolve this?

Member To Member Support question

Oct 5, 2015 6:59:45 AM PT

Update Email Address

I have been selling scince 2011 and have recenly come across a problem when I send photos to members in a private message.. I do custom vinyl decals or stickers and I like to send a pic of the custom item completed prior to listing to make sure the buyer is satified with there product. But I take a pic and upload it as a attchment in the message section it shows or of proportion and does not show the image as it was taken.. Tried lowering the size of pic but it keeps doing it... When ever the buyer would click the picture the overlay appears but photo is not correct and show improper size..... I want the buyer to be able to see the decal as it looks not out of porportion... gives a false decsciption when the pic is falsly accuate..... I also tried numerous browsers with the same outcome.....




Correct image porportion....

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eBay message overlay INCORRECT PORPORTION

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Member To Member Support question

This vase measures 6" high and 4"  diameter.  It has 4 mold lines with 8 columns.  Is it old, is it a celery vase?  What is the name of the pattern.  TIA


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 3, 2015 10:57:36 AM PT

EAPG Paneled Celery Vase ID Help

About 4" tall. Stands on three curled toes. Goofus decoration. Frosted glass.






Thank you


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Could anyone help me identify this golf ball stem diamond pattern goblet with square base?  It measures 5" in height. 




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 5, 2015 1:27:40 PM PT

Who Made This?

sir / madam

i bought the item (181816645652) from  amenda1225 (4398) . i didn't receive the item yet. so i asked my refund to that seller. but he told give my paypal transaction id, but sir i bought this item from using my credit card. then how i got my transaction id? please give me a sollution. i'm very afraid.  how can i get my money again to my account?


Member To Member Support question

Oct 5, 2015 9:27:03 PM PT

finding transaction id

is this one a scam?  I placed a bid but it seems suspicsioius as this is a very nice camera and others price it for sale around $26,000...




pic on bid page saying contact privately

Member To Member Support question

Oct 5, 2015 8:01:50 PM PT

is this a scam?



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i want to bid for the product from Electronics cafe he told to contact ebay for shipping . What will be economy shipping cost to India Pin code is 560022.


please find the traling mail from seller







From: shankarpm
To: electronicscafe
Subject: Re: Shipping: shankarpm sent a message about Sony TC-730 Vintage Reel to Reel Tape Recorder Player *Read Description* #131606281644
Sent Date: 05-Oct-2015 21:39:13 IST

Dear electronicscafe,


I am not able select the shipping cost information i get is contact the seller,

- shankarpm
Seller has responded to your question about this item


Dear shankarpm,

You would have to contact eBay directly for a shipping estimate as this item would ship through them.


- Electronics Cafe 

M-F 8am-4pm EST

Member To Member Support question

Oct 5, 2015 7:06:18 PM PT

regarding shipping the product to india

Hi, Hope someone can give some info about this clock. I can't find one just like this on the internet.  It measures 18" high and had a lady holding flowers in each hand. It has a procelain face with pink flowers. The clock movement has the intials ST inside a diamond shape which is inside a circle. It also has  MADE in US AMERICA with the numbers 51792. At the top if the movement is R. Kaiser. The clock is very heavy. It doesn't work. Looks like it is missing something on the movement. I have a key (that doesn't go to this clock but it works with it) and it can be wound to set both  the time and the chimes. Thanks for any help,







Collectibles & Art discussion



please can some one guide me how to track where i can contact in my location, i had already contacted the post office, they said if we recived we will be delivered you.


the post man was well know to me....




couple of year also i had ordered from this fellow seller "pzf2011", i contacted him but he said to wait for few more week and i waited like that he made me to wait for 45 days, after that no response.


i contacted ebay customer care they said, we will resolve only with in 45 days of period and i lost the $ 26.21.



Jun 12, 2013
US $26.21
See description
1 item sold bypzf2011
Men casual military pockets cargo camo combat pants trousers size 30-38
Men casual military pockets cargo camo combat pants trousers size 30-38
( 130923556882 )



This is the order link




Order placed on

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015

Payment method


Payment date

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
Order total



100pcs 20mm Brass Barrel Swivel Connector Solid Rings Fishing Accessory Hot
100pcs 20mm Brass Barrel Swivel Connector Solid Rings Fishing Accessory Hot
Item ID:200949409107
Order Id:200949409107-1276830713010
End time:

22-Oct-2015 11:35:43 IST




But i did not recived the iteam.


i had ordered the some other item from the other seller after this order 1 day but i recived that product.


Sep 16, 2015
US $5.58
+ US $3.89
Order 141381286363-1174020817004!533619215013Leave feedbackView order details
1 item sold byanderlink
High Quality 600pcs Fish Jig Hooks with Hole Fishing Tackle Box 3# -12# 10 Sizes

Quantity: 2

Estimated delivery Wed, Sep 30 - Sun, Oct 25


New 1200 Lumens 6 LED Lights Headlight Headlamp flashlight head light lamp Best
Estimated delivery Mon, Oct 05 - Mon, Oct 26
US $2.19






Member To Member Support question

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Anyone know the year and anything else about this coin?20151005_211018.jpg20151005_211031.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 5, 2015 6:18:57 PM PT

help identifying Chinese coin

I acquired this chair at an estate sale, as I was struck by its beauty and uniqueness. It was made by the now-defunct Trouvailles Inc, Watertown MA. Can somebody tell me anything about it? For instance, the era it represents and what you would call its design?


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Repro Chair 009.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 4, 2015 1:47:54 PM PT

Looking for Info on Repro Chair

Kidney shaped covered dish with a Smoo knob. 60's maybe? Simple inciced mark GERMANY 208. Gold trim. Speckled glaze in yellow and blue.






Any help is appreciated.


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

1914D-1944D Comparison_5.jpg


1) When a 1944 D is altered to make the first 4 appear to be a 1, the distance between the 9 and the altered 4 is significantly wider than on a genuine 1914 D cent.


2) The slope of the 4 is different between a 1914 cent and a 1944 cent.  An imaginary line drawn down the slope of a genuine 1914 D cent will miss the bottom of the 1 of the 14.   An imaginary line drawn down the slope of a 1944 D cent will intersect the bottom of the 1 of the 14.  


3) The distance between the date and the edge of the coin is different between a 1914 cent and a 1944 cent.   A genuine 1914 date is farther away from the edge than is the 1944 date.


4.  The height of the 4 in both dates is taller than the 1.  In an altered coin, they frequently leave the altered 4 the same height as the final 4.


Here is a sample alteration.  See if you can detect the four items above in this sample.  This one has a "bonus" indicator - see if you notice it.


Sample alteration.JPG




Coins & Paper Money discussion

Oct 5, 2015 7:30:17 AM PT

Detecting an altered 1914 D Lincoln Cent

I have an ebay store & I've seen some other ebay shop owners on facebook who have linked their ebay to the tabs on their facebook business page.
I was told to go to my facebook tab manager & I'd be able to add the link, but I don't have that option.
Do any of you have this & how the heck did you get it in your tabs, please? 
Thanks a million!


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Tools & Apps question

Please help me id the pattern or the design descriptionDSC07979.JPGDSC07980.JPGDSC07981.JPGDSC07982.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion


You can use this android  app i developed named "eBay Seller Profit Calculator".

it calculate the your profit and fees.






Professional eBay Sellers Alliance

This pottery shell planter measures approximately 7" long, 6" tall, and 4 3/4" wide. It has a light grayish green exterior and coral pink interior and is very glossy. It is unmarked. I found a pinterest page about Gladding Mcbean Catalina Art Ware, and there is a shell piece that appears to be the same shape, but it has a white exterior and turquoise interior. I really think my piece could be Gladding Mcbean, but haven't found much info about the Catalina Art Ware line, or this exact color combo. Is this by GMB in a different line? Thanks for any help!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


Can you please help ID, is this Ugo Zaccagnini?, I did reasearch  tIMGP5931.JPGhis marks, but all o them have the word Italy.

Thank You very much.IMGP5924.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

It's be accident, since this wounded bird has to go back to the 50s somewhere, but every time I look at the face all I can see is the Monkey Jesus painting. This was taken at 9PM so the picture isn't the greatest. 



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Italy and 4-113 is all I can make on the bottom hand writting of this paperweight,the scratches make me think is vintage/old, any idea by seeing the colors and shape or siggie of who made it?


Thanks in advance for your help.fish ppwppw 2ppw3

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Selling question

So, every morning it does this..and I'm not sure why. It says 31 even though I have 96 listings. Later on in the day, it will say 96. Why does it always say 31 in the mornings?


Selling question

Hi - I know this is probably a long shot but I have an older belt buckle with a faux scrimshaw insert with appears to have a signature or initials on the bottom.  If anyone can give me any help or point me in some direction, I would really appreciate it!


Thanks in advance for your help, Mary



Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a good October so far. Smiley Happy


I've got a few mystery brooches. I know they're old, I'm guessing 1930's, but don't really know. The emerald glass stone brooch is much heavier than it looks. I need your input, thoughts, opinions on these. I'm noticing that these aren't in the best condition.... are they worth listing? Thank you!IMG_8061.JPGIMG_8062.JPGIMG_8063.JPGIMG_8064.JPGIMG_8067.JPG










Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 5, 2015 7:09:22 AM PT

Mystery Brooch TIME!




IMG_0940.jpgTHANKS, DAV.ARMYMOMIMG_0945.jpgIMG_0941.jpg


Selling question

If anyone could help translate these two pictures, I would be grateful. Thanks


Selling question

Oct 5, 2015 5:28:35 PM PT

japanese chinese art translation

Hi I am needing help to identify this print. It is numbered out of 300. It has a watermark of Arches of France. I cannot make out the signature, but am hoping someone on this board can help me out. Thank you in advance.


Collectibles & Art discussion

Smiley HappyFound this info on the eBay Announcements page:



Jordan Sweetnam

Jordan Sweetnam

It’s Holiday ramp-up time! We’re excited, and I know a lot of you are too. But—I want to be sure. So we’re kicking it up a notch and announcing something that many of you have personally asked me for: More free—zero insertion fee—listings, starting October 15*.

You also asked for more flexibility with the free listing formats and categories. Done. We expanded the categories so that more of your items qualify for the zero insertion fee allotment.

And, to help make the most of the Holiday selling season, we’ve increased the listing limits for tens of thousands of eBay sellers.

Plus, for those of you who don’t yet have an eBay Stores subscription, there’s a Free Trial Offer that will take your selling game to the next level. It includes a higher monthly allotment of listings—yes—but more importantly, you’ll have access to promotional tools for Holiday selling, and you can dress up your Store home page for the season.

So, here are the details:

Starting on Thursday, October 15, the following price and listing changes will go into effect:

For sellers without an eBay Stores subscription:

  • You’ll get an increased monthly allotment from 20 to 50 zero insertion fee listings for auction-style, or fixed price listings, in nearly all categories†. This increased allotment also replaces the 20 zero insertion fee listings dedicated to auction-style listings in Collectibles categories
  • And, for those of you ready for the next level, you can try a Basic eBay Stores subscription for one month—FREE. But, space is limited, so you’ll have to activate it by October 31. Learn more

For eBay Stores subscribers:

  • Basic-level subscribers will get an increased allotment from 150 to 200 zero insertion fee fixed price listings per month
  • And—for all eBay Stores subscribers—the monthly allotment of 100 additional zero insertion fee auction-style listings will be extended to apply to listings in both Collectibles and Fashion categories**

- See more at: http://announcements.ebay.com/2015/10/sellers-you-asked-for-more-free-listings-and-were-delivering/#sthash.OrZO6AEg.dpuf




A Part-time eBay Sellers Group discussion

Item picture
HP Colorado JT20C Jumbo Trakker Portable Parrallel Port ... (321863610565)  This item rcvd by buyer.   He confirms this through an E-Mail  sent to me through the auspices of E-Bay.  I need to get this item unlisted and do not see anyway to do that.  Help.

Member To Member Support question

Oct 5, 2015 4:48:48 PM PT

Item Rcvd - No tracking No.

I bought this at an estate sale, very well done, there was a piece of paper inside stating it's meji period Satsuma. it's much lighter then most of the new vases I held in my hands Thank You so very much.IMGP5979.JPGIMGP5987.JPG

Help please, ANY input is more then welcome,

Thank You

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I have 4 illustrations from a book - what book, I have no idea. I looked at quite a few illustrators from the late 1800s and did not find anyone whose style looked like this. There are childish scribbles on the back with someone's name and date-1881. What's interesting is I'm pretty sure I found the person who did the scribbles (in ancestry records).


I know it's a long shot, but maybe someone will recognize what these might be from. The common denominator seems to be dolls and puppies, lol. They're very colorful - perhaps chromolithos.


Do the images ring a bell to anyone? TIA to anyone with information or a lead.


Illy a.jpg     illy b.jpg

illy c.jpg    illy d.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 5, 2015 5:32:06 PM PT

19th Century Children's Book Illustrations

From all that I have read about Mary Gregory, most of what she really painted was not of children at all but pastoral scenes and winter landscapes such as what is on this pitcher.  I wanted to know if anyone has any knowledge about the maker of this Victorian-era handblown lemonade pitcher with pontil mark based on shape and handle design and whether the painting on this piece could be authentic Mary Gregory.  I thought maybe Dugan might have made the pitcher based on some of the handles I saw similar to this one. It comes with a couple of matching tumblers with same handpainted theme which measure 4" in height and have a very slight octagonal panel design to the glass, and the pitcher measures approximately 8.5" in height.  As always your input is appreciated.











Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion


After purchasing a item, (see below)

PayPal logoOct 6, 2015 15:15:53 GMT+09:00
Receipt No: 3828-9205-9061-5749

Hello Min-Jun Huh,

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This email confirms that you have paid zhuhua lin (kayleelin@hotmail.com) $388.99 USD using PayPal.

This credit card transaction will appear on your bill as "PAYPAL *KAYLEELIN".

Now that you've completed your payment, sign up for a free PayPal account by clicking Sign Up Now below. You'll be able to check out faster next time and track your payment history for all of the items you purchase on eBay.

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Payment Details

Purchased From:
Receipt ID:3828-9205-9061-5749

Item #Item TitleQuantityPriceSubtotal
311439653821Nicolaus Amati 1649 4/4Violin #5010.Excellent work1$329.00 USD$329.00 USD

Shipping & Handling:
(includes any seller handling fees)
$59.99 USD
Shipping Insurance (not offered):--
Total:$388.99 USD
This charge will appear on your credit card statement as "PAYPAL *KAYLEELIN".
Payment sent to kayleelin@hotmail.com
Hi Min-Jun/Pan-do - Order confirmed. eBay will update you when your order ships to 15 Bongdam-eup,Saemmaeul
PAID : $388.99 with Paypal

You can use the access code 7F3BQAWU to track this order.
Track your order
i have a problem with "track your order" link that has been sent to me (see above)
Apparently, my purcahse is not reported in my personnal ebay account because I bought it without logging in first.
So that, once I logged in,   the item I bought is not visible. 
Could you please solve this probleme?
Thank you

Member To Member Support question

Oct 5, 2015 11:45:25 PM PT

My purchase has not been registrated

I am having trouble with eBay mobile application in my galaxy note 4 with being unable to open  (drop off whenever click). See attached. This problem has been since I got this new phone 3 months ago.  Initially I was able to use by 2nd time clicking. Not at all now. Uninstall and reinstall a number of times + cleaning of cache with unsuccessful. Clean th ecachNo issues with other applications.



Note 4 SM-N9100,

Android: 5.0.1

error: "Unfortunately eBay has stopped" ...  report   OK

Looking forward

eBay Mobile App - Android

So this has been sitting on my desk for some time now, and I'm am clueless as to the type of stone-any ideas.

Also age???

Thanks to all that take the time to look/reply






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 5, 2015 7:02:00 AM PT

Opinions on age and stone I.D. help TIA!

The first time I had to restart my order and then it reapeared doubling 2 of my items, 1 resolved 1 still pending

Oct 04, 2015
US $23.84
Free shipping
Order 281696879645-1432736646018!542532343012See cancel detailsLeave feedback
1 item sold bycostume_supercenter
US $23.84
Oct 04, 2015
US $33.99
Free shipping
Order 271892227042-1542501743017!542532342012See cancel detailsLeave feedback
1 item sold by7thavenuestore
Saloon Girl Womens Sexy Can Can Dancer Western Halloween Costume Std/Plus Sizes

Size: 2X (Plus Size 2X)

Estimated delivery Fri, Oct 09
The seller canceled this order—just confirm that you received a refund.Reply now.
US $33.99


And because of the other error instead of all this being added to my paypal credit account it has taken the amount from my bank!



Wells Fargo Account Activity 

10/05/1510/05/1510/05/1510/05/1510/05/15  10/05/1510/05/15
Returnable Item:PAYPAL INST XFER 151004 7THAVESTORE    .
 Double order need refund of one!
Returnable Item:PAYPAL INST XFER 151004 7THAVESTORE   
Returnable Item:PAYPAL INST XFER 151004 DIRECTTOULL   
Returnable Item:KISHKASH PTY LTD IAT PAYPAL 151005 5XQJ294PWKYE    
Returnable Item:PAYPAL INST XFER 151004 COSTUMESUPE   
Returnable Item:PAYPAL INST XFER 151004 LOWRYPAULJ    $11.50
Returnable Item:PAYPAL INST XFER 151004 LAURENMCAMP    


Member To Member Support question

Oct 6, 2015 12:18:22 AM PT

Error at checkout please try again

Hello, I am a newbie who has a question regarding the free auction style promotions.  I took advantage of the 1,000 free offered a couple weeks and listed some things.  With some of these listings I later revised them altering the layout of my item description and/or add photos.  I've come to learn that I was charged .25 for each of these revision.  What?  That doesn't seem fair at all.  The customer service rep I spoke with said I didn't read all the details of the promo which I admit -- I didn't.  I just could never have imagined they'd make extra bucks by charging for revisions.


Anyway, the rep was nice enough to credit me for these charges -- BUT, I forgot to ask them if all promos are the same re: revisions?



Selling discussion

I recently sold some laptop memory and and unfortunately found the following information after I mailed it out. I got the following information from BadBuyerList.org... I did a check on a company named AXLAO because I noticed it was part of my buyers mailing address.. It seems that eBay allows users to use mailing addresses that have had prior problems with sellers and are actually businesses not individuals... What I found is that AXLAO which is a company at 70 McCullough Drive, New Castle DE,19720 has amassed a large number of complaints for reporting non-delivery of items most of which are computer memory. What this company does is... register as an individual user on eBay and then purchase numerous memory items on eBay in a short time period, then reports them undelivered and collects refund from sellers through eBay buyer protection. When eBay finally catches up to them they just open up another user account with the same address but make up another fake PO box number and contunue ripping off sellers.

Selling discussion

I was just wondering,  when a defect is removed are the associated DSR's removed also?


I recently had a defect removed because the buyer made an error, but when I run a report the dsr is still there.

Selling discussion

Oct 3, 2015 9:41:23 AM PT

Defects & DSR's

I recently received a coupon in my eBay inbox for $20 off a purchase of $100 or more for being a loyal eBay customer during its 20th aniversary. I bid on an item and by the time the auction was over, the coupon had expired! It was literally only valid for four (4) days. How is that supposed to be a eBay doing me a favor? Instead, I now need to cancel a transaction because I cannot afford the product- which is going to anger the seller- and I am angry because I am not getting to use the coupon and I am afraid the seller is going to leave me negative feedback. I've been a member for 14 years with 100% feedback as a buyer and seller and the eBay customer support team didn't seem to sympathize with me at all. I am disappointed in eBay.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Oct 3, 2015 8:11:40 PM PT

eBay's misleading $20 coupon - AVOID

I am selling Calvin Klein Euphoria. It is listed on here by lots of other people, some newer members than me. Why are mine taken down every time and their's are not? Starting to feel like Amazon.

I can prove they are from an authorised supplier.

Selling discussion

I ordered it from China and the seller asked me to wait but now I can't open a refund case. I dont know what to do, the item wasnt very expensive but now I will have to buy a second one and by the time i buy the second one it will have added up. is there anything i can do? The seller was tapehair

My Account discussion

Oct 4, 2015 12:40:34 PM PT

My item never arrived. Too late to complain

Just wondering if it was possible to have something shipped to my local post office so I could go pick it up instead of having it shipped straight to my house.

Shipping & Returns discussion

 Can negative feedback be removed if the trading partner is no longer a registered member of Ebay?

Member To Member Support question

Hi, I sold a brand T-shirt a few weeks ago to a buyer on ebay. I provided tracking number and everything went ok until the buyer contacted me today says the item is currently being held at the post office and will be discarded due to the item found to be fake.



So, does post office have this kind of policy? I have never heard of it!


Discarding items because they think its fake. Also, what rights they have to open people's package and look and also, at what rights to discard item?


It's a T- shirt, not a C-4 .


Also, the tracking number says the item is delivered.



The buyer threating me that he/she will leave a negative feedback and open a case againts me.


Please help.


Thank you 

Selling discussion

I'm just wondering what's going on..About an hour ago I sold an item on buy it now and Ebay showed the buyer paid.

The only problem is that I didn't get an email or did not get any money (funds) on my paypal..Not only that but I also printed out

a shipping label using paypal and it didn't show the transaction for that as well. 

Payments question

I'm pretty new to selling on Ebay. The second item I sold had a "Not Received" case opened and I had not been contacted by the buyer nor had she looked up the tracking info provided. As a buyer, I would wait a week or more AFTER the estimated delivery date before opening a case (with the exception of one and that was opened on accident) and when I did open a case on purpose it was only because I didn't receive a response. I understand wanting what you paid for, but opening a case for anything under 7 business days seems a bit harsh? Is this a common occurrence?


Selling discussion

I sold a Beatles Abbey Road vinyl LP to Peru the customer paid in full.

I shiped it same day on the 11th of Sept.

The pkg was mis-shipped and came back to ME on the 15th. I gave it back to the carrier snd she rescanned it in to ship to the correct address of the customer in PERU, but because it was scanned upon returning to me, tracking showed as DELIVERED by USPS!

The pkg went very quickly to San Francisco Terminal and was scanned as leaving the U.S. on the 16th of Sept.

The customer saw the "Delivered" in tracking & thought he got scammed and opened a case on the 18th.


1st of all WHY DID EBAY allow someone to open a case on an INTL. order to PERU, ONLY 7 DAYS AFTER IT WAS ORDERED???


Then The buyer stubbornly ket asking the same dumb questions as recorded in the case and sent to me as emails from eBay:
"When you gonna send my package" ? (x2)

"When am I gonna receieve my package" (x2)

After this went fro 2 more weeks I asked eBay to step in. BIG MISTAKE!

Ebay promptly refunded the entire amount back to the customer.


HOw long does it take to get to peru and then find an address inside Peru? Who knows but the point is:

 The case WAS OPENED TOO EARLY & my $ should not have been refunded to the customer while it is still in transit!

This is the worst. I am now out not only $32 dollars but also the money I spent on the record. ALL BECAUSE THE EBAY CLAIMS PERSON CAN'T READ A TRACKING ENTRIES!???


Shipping & Returns question

How do i report seller fraud? Seller listed multiple auctions for a splatoon Amiibo 3-Pack. 7 other buyers besides myself have already left negative feedback. The seller provided all of us with bogus invalid USPS tracking numbers and isn't responding to any of the buyers that also won an auction for the same item from this seller. I opened a dispute yesterday in the resolution center, but it says that I must wait 7 days (until October 8th) before I can escalate the claim to have ebay investigate. No response from sellers paypal email address either. Is there anything else I can do prior to October 8th? I realized something  was wrong once I saw 7 negative feedbacks that were recently left for this seller, all with the same complaint...bogus tracking number, item not received, and they too won an auction from this seller for the Splatoon amiibo 3-pack. Does the paypal resolution center require that you wait just as long? Will ebay or paypal do something sooner if i call them? I've been buying on ebay for over ten years and as many problems that  have come up, I've never dealt with this before. Unfortunately this will end up being the 1st negative feedback that i will have ever had to leave for a seller. Heck...almost 90 transactions and I've only even ever left 1 neutral feedback.


Please advise as to what I can do without having to wait a week.





Bidding & Buying question

Oct 3, 2015 12:38:50 PM PT

Report seller fraud?

I cancelled a sold item within an hour of it being sold and paid for via PayPal as I sold it locally and had not had the chance to close the ad on ebay. I messaged the buyer and submitted a request to cancel. EBay said that if they used PayPal it would auto refund the buyer. It is 11 days later now and the buyer has not accepted and eBay has not initiated a refund from my PayPal? What am I to do at this point?

Selling discussion

Oct 4, 2015 9:36:07 PM PT

Canceling a sold Item

Will I get charged a fee when it renews? Even if I have free listing spots available?


Thank you!

Selling question

Oct 3, 2015 5:03:46 PM PT

GTC listings, how does it work?

i wanted to have International site visibility on one of my items, but i noticed that it cost $0.50, i remember i selected the same for $0.20.
so what makes it change? is that based on the price of the thing i'm trying to sell? or what? thank you

Selling question

Oct 3, 2015 2:08:03 PM PT

International site visibility

I have a bidder sending a best offer but he lives in Guam.  Guam is part of the US although not a state, He says it is not a military base or address, He also says standard Priority should work. Yet I called the automated service twice and looked up the zip code 96xxx,


They all three suggested GUAM should be extra shipping minimum being $12.99 for a small box. (regular priority small box rate $5.99)/


Anyone have any experience? Its a small radio approx 3x6x3/4 inches. Thanking you in advance.

Selling question

Oct 3, 2015 3:43:09 PM PT

WIll standard Priority mail go to Guam

I just noticed that I have spelled one word in the title wrong that I think may cause problem for people to find my auction. Can I edit the spelling in the title without changing anything else. Do I have to choose a new time left for the auction? There are NO bids placed in my auction yet.

Selling question

I sold an item to a gentleman in Poland for $50 shipped.   USPS site quoted me a shipping cost of around $25. When I went to print a shipping label through Paypal after the man paid me, it came up as shipping cost to Kentucky GSP facility was $8.10. Is that the total cost to Poland or do I need to pay the difference somehow? if so where and how? Thanks in advance.

Shipping & Returns question

Oct 5, 2015 10:16:01 AM PT

HELP !!! Trying to understand this GSP

Can I ship internationally for a buyer, even if I had originally said no international shipping for the sale item?

Member To Member Support question

Oct 5, 2015 2:23:38 PM PT

Shipping change

pls help, I sold the phone, but the buyer has not paid, but Ebay sent me an invoice 20 Dolar. what should I do?

Member To Member Support question

Oct 4, 2015 11:15:37 PM PT

Final Value fee

Can you add more than 12 photos? if yes how and how much?

Member To Member Support question

Oct 3, 2015 2:35:52 PM PT


I would like to know how I can research what an item has sold in the past before I place my bid.

Member To Member Support question


Member To Member Support question

Oct 3, 2015 12:23:01 PM PT


Thank you for your prompt action. Anyhow, the money has not been credited to my account yet.

Member To Member Support question

Oct 4, 2015 10:11:37 PM PT

Case # 5090703893:

How does ebay determine the fees of an item sold? Is it 10%? This was for clothing and purses. I'v read what's online about fees but nothing tells me how they calculate the fees.

Member To Member Support question

Oct 5, 2015 10:10:03 AM PT

Monthly Fees

I am wondering if there is anywhere on Ebay that I can find a full list of my active auctions along with the quantities that I have of each listed. There doesn't seem to be any quantities on the active listings page and I need to make sure I have in stock what I have listed for sale. I also need to be able to print this list off. I found the information I need in the edit listings page but I cannot print off that list in it's entirety.

Member To Member Support question

Oct 3, 2015 7:03:25 AM PT

Inventory Control

The first time I returned something, I did it all from my ebay:  the shipping label was on half the paper that printed out.  The other half said to enclose that part in the box I was returning.  This time, evidentally, I took a left at Albuqurque because I couldn't for the life of me find a way to print a return label from ebay.  Finally opened an account with the USPS and did it that way.  But what about the little piece of paper that goes back to the seller in the box?  Is that NECESSARY?  Can I just return it with no note?  Help me Obi Wan.

Member To Member Support question

my rewards cert expired 11-2-2015 is it too late to redeem

Member To Member Support question

Oct 4, 2015 7:04:38 AM PT


i forgot which account I use how can I found out?

Member To Member Support question

Oct 4, 2015 7:26:53 AM PT


When Ebays Global center wont support and item whats best USPS alternative?


Shipping & Returns question

Hello there,

I think my item might be a problem with purchase, but I did pay everything and the seller couldn't help me at all so he told me that I should contact asistance and I can't find any useful to open claim because I don't know how to do it since I'm still new to eBay. I also did contact eBay on Facebook so they told me open claim and it tells me to contact assistance or ask community members and I ordered this Spectum 97970 Flower Flat Napkin Holder, Chrome New and I think the problem is carrier



Here's my Global tracking is UPAAA000000133109463 and my status display so far

Shipped from the Global Shipping Center to International Destination

Oct-02-15, 15:10 PM, Erlanger

Customs Documentation and Labeling

Oct-02-15, 04:52 AM, Erlanger

Processing at Global Shipping Center

Oct-02-15, 04:37 AM, Erlanger

Arrived at Global Shipping Center

Oct-01-15, 13:19 PM, ERLANGER, KY 41025

Out for delivery to Global Shipping Center

Oct-01-15, 07:35 AM, ELSMERE, KY

Out for delivery to Global Shipping Center

Oct-01-15, 05:02 AM, ELSMERE, KY