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This was a gift and I am no expert so i thought I would ask. Photos are of coach bag and the info I have researched points to it being a fake but wanted second opinion. I have read that if it has the CC on the outside it wont on the inside. Thanks in advance for any info or advice. The number on the inside is M1K-6047.


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Fashion discussion

Mar 29, 2015 7:35:09 AM PT

Coach Bag Authentic

Hoping someone recognizes the logo etched on the side of this 9.5" glacial glass plate.

The owner was an artist from Norway, living in Minnesota; most of her items were of mid century European origin.

I have struck out with my usual internet searches... fingers crossed someone know this.





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 12:14:07 PM PT

Help ID Scandinavian glass plate with logo

This Crown Devon Fieldings creamer is clearly marked, "Sailors Farewell" but, the poem and picture are the "Sailors Return".  I haven't been able to find any information on the "Sailors Return".  I have found a few pieces of the 'Farewell', on line but, nothing on the 'Return'.  The creamer measures, 3.25" tall, to the opening X 4.5" from outside of spout to outside of handle X 2.5" dia. base.  Any information is much appreciate, thank you.Picture 23849.jpgPicture 23851.jpgPicture 23857.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

I've been using firefox with ebay for years.  All of a sudden starting a couple of days ago I've been unable to update or create listings because these are no standard / html tabs.


I consistently get this in firefox:



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instead of this:


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It seems to be a browser issue because chrome works ok.


I deleted my ebay cookies from firefox but it did not help.  Is anybody else having this happen?

Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 6:05:48 PM PT

Firefox Issue Creating or Updating Listings

I stupidly purchased "Office Pro 2013 Plus" for $ 60.00 from this stranger.  The transaction went through and I could not cancel it.


I am sure this is a scam and microsoft will shut this down as soon as they detect it online (or after the trial period).

I cant discuss this with ebay!  There is no way to get to them!  Transaction ID is 5FU39502PR394923C.  Then ebay emails me with this CONFUSING message:


 The listing you're interested in is no longer available

Hello holmziep,

We're writing to let you know that we've removed an item you recently won:
191547810278 - Microsoft Office 2013 Professional E-mail Delivery

Since you've already paid for the item, you don't need to do anything else. If your item hasn't arrived yet, it should arrive soon. If it doesn't, then you'll want to open a case in our Resolution Center. You can learn how to do this, plus find timelines for opening cases, at:

We wish you all the best on eBay and hope your future experiences are pleasant and successful. If you have questions, please click "Help & Contact" at the top of most eBay pages."


Last night I tried to cancel the transaction unsuccessfully.  I got this message from ebay!! :


Here's what we found for "I'm a buyer and I want to cancel a transaction"

Hello, holmziep

Item: Microsoft Office 2013 Professional E-mail Delivery
Item number: 191547810278

Looks like you're not buying or selling this item. Choose another item, or look up an item number in My eBay.
There is no link to call ebay because they do not detect a sale has commenced!!! no shipping: it's emailed!!
This AM I was sent  Microsoft's download link in my in-box from the seller, along with the key.  NOW I tried to cancel the transaction again and got the same message.  It seems they didn't "ship" anything and ebay allowed paypal to pay the seller.  Here it is below:
The Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Product Activation Key is:
32 Bit
64 Bit
We offer Microsoft products, including win 7 win8 office 2010 office 2013
We welcome large wholesale, we accept paypal as payment. I will provide the best products and the best price. 
Have any questions or re-purchase , please contact mail: hotsoftwarekey@163.com
$ 60.00 bucks?  Get real!  Help me someone, be gentile, I'm a nu-be.


Getting Started question

Mar 31, 2015 9:19:36 AM PT

Fraud Office Professional 2013 sale


This is what Google Trend says!

Put more preassure on sellers!!

You people can go deep more !! Yes! Great!

haahaha! well done ebay!




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Bye bye eBay!!!

Put more and more preassure on sellers!!


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2015 Spring Seller Update discussion



What's up everyone?


New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Mar 29, 2015 11:43:14 AM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Sunday March 29

I would appreciate any help with terms/wording for listing this necklace. Bead type? Closure Bead & Loop? Age?908.JPG898.JPG



Thank you! 

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

So I'm looking for advice on selling a large photo negative collection I purchased from a local auction house.  It came in three large crates filled with slides from the 60's through the 90's from various NYC photo and advertising agencies as well as thousands of unlabeled slides.  Most are of fashion models, black and white, many are of risque nudes or topless models and others are of NYC buildings graffitti etc.  Most of the the slides are in numbered or cataloged  sleves and various are labeled with the models name.   I would imagine 30 thousand slides would be conservative plus hundreds of black and **bleep**e photos.  Some signed others not.  Just from an hour looking though I got nowhere.  What is the best way to sell these??  As an entire collection??  Shipping would cost a fortune.  


Collectibles & Art discussion



Anybody having trouble getting started this Monday morning afternoon?

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

This is a painting signed RUNCI. Who is this and what is the value?


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Collectibles & Art discussion


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 29, 2015 7:59:17 AM PT


Hello everyone!


I require assistance identifying this copper/silver Dragon Brooch. It has no makers mark or other identifying markings. Maybe someone recognizes the style of this particular designer or has seen similar pieces? I haven't tested the silver yet. I also can't figure out the appoximate age and would love some suggestions. Thank you!IMG_4530.JPGIMG_4532.JPGIMG_4534.JPG

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 30, 2015 11:53:26 AM PT

Copper & Silver DRAGON Brooch

It was bound to happen sooner or later.


The most irritating thing about internet pages are the video advertisements that start up unbidden whenever you open the page.  Usually these ads involve screeching music or grating voiceovers, which provoke nothing but hatred as the viewer scrolls up and down the page to find where the stupid ad is stuck so he can turn it off (and vow NEVER to buy that product/service).  EBay in its complete lack of wisdom was destined to employ these ads eventually, and now they have, only with a typical eBay twist--you can't do a "mouse-over" enlargement to see the item in the auction without the video ad breaking through on top of what you are trying to see.  View the screen shot below to see what happened when I tried to get a closer look at a cover in an auction that had an auto-video ad embedded in it--


(Thanks eBay!  You guys are all a bunch of $#%@#^#&@!!!)



The Stamp Board

Mar 29, 2015 9:09:02 AM PT

EBay Advertising Idiocy Strikes Again



Good morning!

New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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Collectibles & Art discussion

This car must have been very expensive in its day.  The country setting is intriguing, as is the driver.  Anybody know the make and year?  What about the car to the left - is it the same?  Thanks for your help.


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Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 7:12:09 PM PT

Looking to ID this old car

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I would appreciate any help with info on this Boehm piece.  I could not find any other Madonna bust like this in my searches and I wanted to make sure the signature on the bottom looked right.  She is white bisque and measures, 8" tall X 5" long X 3.5" wide.  There are some vertical manufacture lines visible in certain lighting, is this typical or would it be considered a defect?  Thank you, to anyone looking at this post and anyone offering any help.Picture 23429.jpgPicture 23427.jpgPicture 23431.jpgPicture 23417.jpg 

Collectibles & Art discussion



I got this piece today.  Saw it and just had to have it.  It is a bronze lizard or, more likely, a horny toad.  It is signed on the bottom, but it is really hard to make it out.  It has a bale so I think it is a pendant.  A really big, heavy

pendant at 3 1/4" by 2 1/4". It is really neat looking.

Has anyone here seen anything like this? Or a point in the right direction?  Or, is there anyone who can decipher that signature.

Any and all help is most appreciated!


Antique & Vintage Jewelry by Design

There are a bunch of names and date around the front: W. Setna, Rocznice Przysiegi,  T. Kosgiuszki,  W. Krakowie, then  24. marca 1884.  The back has the date 1794 next to the soldier on the left, and 1831 next to the soldier on the right. Then under the eagle 1772.

Then below that date is a small placque with the date 1863 where 2 crossed swords come together. Any information would be appreciated. 






Historical Memorabilia discussion

they were a bonus in a box of junk jewelry  I almost canned them and then I thought just test them!  For some reason I remember them from some line of jewelry but I can't think of the name  Anyone???  I think they are onyx and crystal  Thank  you so much 

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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


She is so beautiful, I could not pass her up.  Actually, it's the handmade clothing got me. Here is what I know:  She is hard molded plastic, the head and arms are jointed.  The eyes open and close.  The legs and feet are stationary. The shoes are painted on. Possibly Nancy Ann?  She is about 7.5" tall.   Any expertise is greatly appreciated.  Let me know if you need further info. 


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Dolls Artists and Limited Edition discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 11:25:31 AM PT

Anyone recognize this artist?



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Odds & Ends

Mar 30, 2015 6:54:45 AM PT

depression glass



Does anybody know the parents of this little birdie? 


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I post this in collectibles,  4 of the pictures werent public then I edit the post and when I was done I ran out of time and couldnt fix it.  can someone here help?


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 5:05:47 PM PT

any one here know wood primitives?

This was a old find many years back.  My first impression was a grill mount Badge or it may be body mount for car - An double eagle with the number 32 in a triangle between the Eagle heads and the words (latin?) SPES MEA IN DEO EST on the banner below.  Badge measures 3 inches in diameter - Original Bolt and washer on the back.








Collectibles & Art discussion

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Home & Garden discussion

Mar 29, 2015 5:57:06 PM PT

help ID this primitive trunk on legs

what is this cast brass piece, cam with a bunch of household hardware such as mail slots, switch plate covers.... measures about 4" x 3 3/4" too small for a mail slot.



Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 1:20:42 PM PT

Identify this cast brass piece please



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Promote Your Auctions

Mar 30, 2015 6:24:20 AM PT


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 10:37:45 AM PT

Anyone recognize this artist?


Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 7:17:34 AM PT

Can any one id this art glass vase




After purchasing goods have paypal payment card used

And were a clear right now is shipping


And the return through current Malltail

  ebay oder no : 390679859164 Tracking number: 1Z786Y210353288557 


The return of the ordered goods

I received the following message to the seller



I would like the processing required to return



Thank you~





  New message from: harmanaudio (134407RedShooting Star)
Thank you for contacting Harman Audio. We’re sorry, but once checkout has been completed we cannot cancel the order.  You may return any item purchased on our Web site for any reason, within the first 30 days. We'll gladly exchange your product or give you a refund for the full amount of the merchandise - whichever you prefer. No restocking fees. No questions asked.
Thank you,
ChannelAdvisor, on behalf of Harman Audio


Shipping & Returns question

Mar 29, 2015 5:33:45 PM PT

Return is processed requests

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Beads Beads & More Beads BBMB Bead & Jewelry

Mar 30, 2015 3:15:06 PM PT

Do you know what type of beads these are ?




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Advertise Your eBay Store Here

Mar 30, 2015 6:08:36 AM PT


I posted this on the antique board with no responses so I am hoping someone here can help me out on this art nouveau style mirror.  I found another on another site just like it only in an ivory color.  It was described as French ivory/celluloid from 1915.   I know the colors of celluloid can vary so what I am mainly interested in knowing before listing is if it is actually an older piece and made of celluloid .  I am guessing it is judging by the patina, wear on the handle and style of the mirror glass.  It is about 4.75" long and the mirror diameter is about 2 3/8" in diameter.  Thanks in advance for any help.







Collectibles & Art discussion


Thank you in advance for any help with these plates. 

There are 4 ceramic plates that are approximately 9 3/4" across. They are between 1 1/2 -2 pounds each. 

There is a part of a silver label left on one of them that says "Kyoto". Colud anyone help identify the maker? 



Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 8:37:37 PM PT

Japanese Ceramic Plates Help Please?

Hello. I have this carved wooden display shelf. I can't find any information on Loony Zoo. Marked on the bottom, By JJ Design 74. It stands 20" tall and 16" wide. Any help at all would be appreciated.


Thanks for taking a look...Dale






Toys & Hobbies discussion

Mar 29, 2015 1:09:31 PM PT

Anyone Ever Hear of Loony Zoo? TIA


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Mar 29, 2015 4:35:08 PM PT

primitive trunk with legs? Help ID please

I've searched several places trying to ID this mark and I haven't found anything. The subjuect matter is unusual for Satsuma. The building doesn't look Japanese.  Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thanks, Joe




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 31, 2015 8:46:29 PM PT

Japanese Pottery Satsuma Mark...

I don't see many photos online of this pattern in my shape. I believe this is a double old fashioned in Baccarat's Monaco pattern. The goblets in this pattern look completely different to me. I saw a photo on Worthpoint and another on R of what looks like mine and it does say this is Monaco. Cannot find it anywhere else and I want to be sure that Monaco is the correct name for this pattern. Glass is 4" tall and measures 3.25" across the top.IMG_7807.JPGIMG_7812.JPG Thank you in advance!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Apr 1, 2015 4:29:35 AM PT

Baccarat Crystal Help with ID

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Antiques discussion

Hi! Are there any Judith Leiber experts here? I have a friend's bag that she thinks is pretty special. She says it's probably one of Judith Leiber's first bags made in the 1950's or 1960's. I just don't know. I would like to find out more about this bag for her. It is, I think, alligator, and my friend calls it an attache. Here are a few pictures......








It measures about 16" x 6 1/2" x 10" plus a 5 1/2" handle drop. I've tried contacting the Judith Leiber museum in New York but they seem to be closed until Memorial Day. Anyone have any ideas? I can't find another example like this.


Thank you so much!



Fashion discussion

Mar 31, 2015 12:08:49 PM PT

Judith Leiber Bag ID Help

Got these at an estate sale. First plate octagon shape, handles. The second plate is about 7 ¼ diameter etched flower , leaf design around the outside of the plate. Any help would be appreciated on age and manufacture


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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Mar 29, 2015 10:39:01 AM PT

Need help Green Depression Glass I.D.

 Of course not!




                     Post your finds here!

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Apr 1, 2015 4:57:12 AM PT

Did I Really Find "THE" Octopus!


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Been going through more boxes and came across a set of eight of these idshes or maybe saucers . They measure close to nine inches in diameter . No marking or numbers to be able to identify them . Look like clear glass . Anyone know what they are ?? And are they considered depression glass or just some old dishes .



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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 31, 2015 9:37:52 PM PT

Need help identifying dishes

Hello!  I have a doll that is approx. 24 inches. Marked Lili Ledy on back and back of neck. Can anyone tell me if she has a Name? And what the square holes on her belly nad back side are for? Thanks!


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Dolls discussion

Mar 31, 2015 5:15:40 PM PT

Lili Ledy Doll



Recently acquired these two Boudoir Dolls. I was hoping someon could help me identify a maker? I know it's difficult to ID them, but I figured it was worth a shot. Also, I could use some help discovering what material their dresses are made of. Very silky to the touch, could it be silk? I know boudoir dolls were made/popular between 1916-1930's. How old could these be? 


Lot's of questions, I know, so thank you for any help or thoughts you can provide! :smileyhappy:


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Dolls discussion

Mar 31, 2015 10:39:50 AM PT

Boudoir Dolls

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

This pot has a few different colors in it. The outside has a rough feel and the inside has a crackle glaze. Signed Rain Dance 91. Can anyone help?



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 12:35:05 PM PT

Contempoary NA Black Pottery





Any clues? 4.25"....shallow....copper leaf garland and silver or silverplate duck or fowl vignette...no marks....

Antiques discussion

or perhaps recognize it from its appearance?  It appears to be four letters and the copyright sign.







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 31, 2015 10:56:06 AM PT

Can anyone make out this signature...

So I don't do repairs not even simple ones to scared of screwing it up.After my favorite necklace broke, I asked around on some collector boards and a lady in Seattle was highly recommended. So I sent off a few pieces to get repaired. Just got a call from them, they cannot repair my necklace:smileysad: Any thoughts or suggestions? She said the metal is too thick to be soldered and that using glue would not work.....I know she is probably right but I am praying for a miracle...It will be a few weeks before I get them all back, as they can repair my others...Simple gluing in stones and cleaning:smileyhappy:





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 31, 2015 1:47:35 PM PT

Repair or Pitch?

Just wondering if this pin would be for some organization or for a family crest?  


The top reads: "HONI  SOIT QVI MAL YPENSE" around the circle. At the bottom, from left to right it reads:  "DIEV ET MON DROIT".

Some words appear to be french, from the little I remember, and some another language.  Greek? Maybe it is a sorority?

The attached pin is not sterling, and appears newer. 





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

While my husband and I were out this past weekend at garage and estate sales I bought this. I just really couldn't pass it it up for the price. This was bought at an estate sale that had been going on for a day or 2 already and when we got there it was late in the day. I did not seek it out, but once I saw it I was mezmorized. I initially thought I "Oh man, look at all the pretty stuff stuck on there, that is sad". Then I thought "well if all those items were already damaged  or mismatched, that is a good use."   I love Christmas. Then add the shiney stuff! How could I not buy it? 


I was initially thinking of reselling it, now I am just thinking of my super blingy Christmas tree and where I should hang it this Christmas.


I do not know if any VCJ was hurt in the making of this project and honestly I do have very mixed feelings on items like this. In this case, the damage was already done and by the looks of it it was done in the late 70's or early 80's (judging by the label with the makers name). It may as well be with someone who likes it right? :smileyhappy:  The frame is kind of ugly, so I may replace it. 


I just wanted to share it here. I know when I see jewelry boquets I cringe and art made from VCJ. So I know all the potential feelings and thoughts an item like this can evoke. I do love Christmas and rhinestones though!


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 31, 2015 8:53:57 PM PT

VCJ Christmas tree art

Hey kids, I became obsessed with pools of light about 5 years ago.  The obsession waned about 2 years ago but on a whim I did a search for them tonight (specifically necklaces) and was stunned to see how many were listed that were not authentic.  I'm not naive,  I know that this happens but holy weasels!  I never saw this many misadvetised in all the time I was looking.  What is really disgusting to me are the folks that claim that their necklace is "genuine" or true POls.  Even more stunning are those with really high price tags.  There is a particular "high end" seller of these who seems to take liberal use of the description and in fact is being misleading at best.  True Pools of Light are undrilled quartz crystal orbs wrapped in sterling wire.  The more ornate sets have a fancy repousse floral wrap.  They date to the 1920's.  If they are drilled in any way they are not true pools of light.  I recently have seen several strands with a flower caps.  These are almost always drilled through the top to hold the bead.  The drill is shallow but still a drill.  Even if undrilled almost all the flower caps are newer; 1970's and many last week.  Another seller has an open back crystal necklace listed which would probably sell even better if it was listed correctly.  The strands with a wavy wire are all newer. 

I know I sound like I'm ranting and I guess I am.  I am just frustrated as a seller that there are unscrupulous sellers out there taking advantage of buyers.  I am a general dealer; I know alot about a little :smileyhappy: but I do have more than average experience with Pools of Light and encourage anyone out there to call sellers out on items they describe incorrectly,  It makes for a much safer marketplace.

Have fun out there!

Julia PAJUJU                    

PS  If anyone needs help with identifying or interest in bidding on POL's please feel free to contact me.  I am happy to help.

PSS I included a shot of my own personal POL's which I bought for myself for my 50th birthday, enjoy!

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Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 31, 2015 9:10:37 PM PT

Pools Of Light~ Real Or Fake?

I have been trying to find this logo forever.  Is there a forum that might be able to help?  Or maybe a website?

Appreciate any direction!  Maybe it's even a foreign language!!




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Mar 30, 2015 8:36:46 PM PT

LOGO Board?




Oh my gosh, April already?!!  Well, let it rain GREEN on the Chicks because we can use it for sure.  This month, let's get our spring and summer items ready to roll out and catch the attention of buyers who are ready for this awful winter to be OVER!  Should be plenty of demand, right?


Join us while we talk, work, and live life.  All are welcome here--lurkers, please join in.  Don't feel that you have to keep up with everything, but we'd love to just have you say hi sometimes.


We have magic listing dust:






A lucky green goddess:







And of course, George, who's been our boyfriend for longer than we can remember:





Finally, here are some suggestions to keep the money flowing.  We've culled these from years of experience and hope you'll be helped by them!



 1. LIST AT LEAST ONE THING EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE WEEK!  If you are like some of us here, and have another job, write things up and schedule them to launch on a daily basis.



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



 3. OPTIMIZE YOUR LISTINGS – By using the free Terapeak Keyword app (find it in the Applications tab), learning how to take better photos (there are free courses online), changing the keywords on your store pages regularly, changing the opening blurb in your store header regularly (web spyders love new content) and experimenting with price changes UP as well as DOWN!



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



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



 However, there are at least three really good reasons to have a store....listing fees are less if you have a store, your items can be separated into categories (much easier for buyers to shop), and you can run Markdown Manager sales.



 6. DEAL WITH BIDDERS, BUYERS, AND ANNOYING INQUISITIVE POTENTIAL BIDDERS IN A PATIENT AND FRIENDLY WAY - Remember that it's worth money in your pocket and life is too short to have your tail in a knot.  Write up that snarky reply, get a laugh at it, then hit delete.  Kill 'em with kindness :-)



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



Fashion discussion

Apr 1, 2015 3:48:31 AM PT

APRIL Gotta Make Money Support Group

Join us for Fardville's April's Listing Contest. 


In honor of our fellow ebayers up north who still have snow on the ground, our theme for this month is: 'Waiting For Spring To Arrive!'


List anything related to Spring.  or Winter.  or Waiting!


We do have a few rules.  Here they are:


1. 'LFVS' (Lilo's Fardville Sale) must be in the title for search purposes.

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

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

4. Use an official Contest Logo in the description.  Logo at end of this post.

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

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


The winner of the contest is the listing that ends at the highest price above the original start price.  Winner gets bragging rights and can pick the theme for next month.   We LOVE it when a listing fits the theme!


So spring through your house and find some widgets.  You never know, you might be the winter winner.


Here's the Logo:

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Selling discussion

Thank you in advance! 



Fashion discussion

Hello Folks,

I tried this on the Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain Board without success, so I thought I would try here.  I'm hoping there might be some Boehm porcelain figurine collectors in the group? If so ...

I recently purchased this porcelain sculpture made by the artisans at Boehm Studios. It must be quite scarce, as I can only find one other example pictured anywhere online. The dealer who had this other example referred to it as "Trotting Foxhound". The sculpture is certainly a wonderful rendition of a tri-colored foxhound, but I was wondering if anyone knew if this was the correct name of the sculpture. I'd also be interested in knowing approximately when it was made.

The figurine is rather large and stands about 8 3/8" tall to the top of the tail. It measures approximately 10" long from the tip of his nose to the back of his right rear foot. It has a glossy finish. The underside of the hound's belly is hand signed with a Boehm script signature.

The hand signature on this piece suggests to me that it may be from the 1950's or 1960's, but I'd like some input on this. I'm also thinking that very few were likely produced. Does anybody have a Boehm porcelain reference that mentions this figurine? Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can provide!

boehmfh side1.jpg

boehmfh close1.jpg

boehmfh mark.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

2002_0107heididaus0011.JPG2002_0107heididaus0010.JPGThanks for looking. About 4" tall, impressed 43 on the bottom. The bottom is black not brown.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hello Folks,

Are there any Boehm porcelain figurine collectors in the group?  If so ...

I recently purchased this porcelain sculpture made by the artisans at Boehm Studios. It must be quite scarce, as I can only find one other example pictured anywhere online.  The dealer who had this other example referred to it as "Trotting Foxhound".  The sculpture is certainly a wonderful rendition of a tri-colored foxhound, but I was wondering if anyone knew if this was the correct name of the sculpture.  I'd also be interested in knowing approximately when it was made.

The figurine is rather large and stands about 8 3/8" tall to the top of the tail. It measures approximately 10" long from the tip of his nose to the back of his right rear foot. It has a glossy finish.  The underside of the hound's belly is hand signed with a Boehm script signature.

The hand signature on this piece suggests to me that it may be from the 1950's or 1960's, but I'd like some input on this.  I'm also thinking that very few were likely produced.  Does anybody have a Boehm porcelain reference that mentions this figurine?  Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can provide!

boehmfh side1.jpg

boehmfh close1.jpg

boehmfh mark.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Can you folks please tell me whether or not this is a Fenton Mulberry Beaded Melon Creamer?


It measures a tad over 5 1/2 inches tall.


Also, I do not see a Fenton mark on the bottom. Is that possible?

Thanks for any help.



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 29, 2015 11:07:40 AM PT

GLASS: Fenton Mulberry Beaded Melon Creamer?


My Mom has had this vase for years and years. We have looked everywhere (in books, online, etc.) trying to find out the maker of this vase. It isn't porcelain but seems to be more like pottery. It is completely hand painted. We have just always been curious as to the maker as my Mom would like to search for more pieces.  Thanks again for any help you can give!  We really appreciate it so much!! asian_vase2.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

We used to get a ton of sales from UK, Canada and Australia.  Since the Global Shipping Progranm started, that business has all but died. 


The only reason we are so vested in eBay is because of the international exposure.


There was a story in the UK's Guardian newspaper about Chinese sellers not having to pay VAT tax.  This story got all the way to eBay management, and suddenly UK listings were getting a lot of exposure.


Now it's American sellers reaslly getting slammed. Views and sales are way, way down.


Because the Chinese pay NO shipping at all for their knockoff junk thanks to treaties and deals with Donahoe's cronies.

Because the Chinese have flooded the site with utter, utter trash.

Because buyers see eBay and they ASSOCIATE it with bad buying experiences, when they order from China and the item turns out to be cheap garbage or completely the wrong size/style/etc.


We demand equal footing and exposure.  This is disgusting.  Do something about it, eBay.


Selling discussion

Mar 29, 2015 4:10:47 PM PT

AMERICAN Sellers Need a Break, eBay!

I've been buying and selling a long time on eBay. I know my way around the system, more or less.


If I open an INR and the seller provides tracking and closes it and I then get a brick in a box, can I open a SNAD because I got a brick and not a box of dolls?


I have every reason to believe this seller is a scam artist, at this point. It's about a $50 order, and the seller is giving me every excuse in the book including "flu" and "her roommate moved out ad took them with her."


Bidding & Buying discussion

I want to post a question, but I need a screen shot, I have no idea how to do this.

I also want to blur some info, how to do this?


I am using a new laptop with Win 8.1 

Selling discussion

      I just received a neutral feedback regarding a 45 rpm record that I sold. The feedback states that I claim the record to be in VG+ condition and that it looks good but is deceiving. In fact, I graded the record as VG- which is a huge difference.I contacted ebay and they wouldn't take care of it.

    They stated that my customer is enitled to his opinion. I believe that this goes beyond that. His feedback is stating an untruth, regardless of his opinion or intent. I know that eBay can be less han helpful to we sellers, Still, I am bewildered as to how they believe this should be allowed to stand. Anyone have any experience with this kind of situation? Thanks

Selling discussion

I moved to of my items to the saved tab as soon as I seen them I paid for both but I still have a no big thing on my side every time I bid it says I have unpaid items but I do not have any unpaid items how do I fix it I get excited and want to bid on something and I know it's going to tell me I can't but I try to anyway help

Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 28, 2015 5:44:17 PM PT

unpaid and can't bid

I'm a newbie seller. I used the shipping estimator tool to calculate UPS cost to buyer. Buyer paid estimated cost. However, actual cost is lower than amount buyer paid. I found that out when printing label via PayPal.


**I now know to weigh & measure box before sending to get actual cost.**


What do you sellers do? Is it usual to refund amount buyer paid that is greater than actual cost? I did not say I would in my listing. However, I voluntarily did refund a previous buyer already because I felt I'm selling for a fixed price and shipping is above and beyond.


I am asking because I don't know what is customary and I want to do the right and moral thing.



Also, how do I generate a packing list for the box that reflects the sale as shown?


Thank you for all input.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Selling question

I'm looking for some advice from more experienced sellers.


I'm selling my wife's iPhone 4 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iPhone-4-8GB-White-nTelos-Smartphone-/161651164056?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT) and some odd things are happening with the listing.


I had three eBay members message me asking for the ESN...all three of them had zero feedback points. After doing some research, I let them know that I was not willing to shre the ESN (or whatever it is called now) due to the risk of cloning, etc.


The phone has 27 bids, and they're all from 5 eBay members who have feedback scores of 0-2. Two of them are new accounts. After doing some reading, I have learned that many sellers have had folks like this not pay.


Last fall, I sold my iPhone 4S to a US address, but it ended up being forwarded to Ukraine and the buyer insisted that the phone had a counterfeit screen (iut did not) and gave me my first negative feedback since I joined eBay in 1998.


I'm not an electronics retailer--I'm just trying to sell our family phones that we have upgraded out of. Should I cancel my listing? Any tips on how to sell an iPhone on eBay without so much sketchiness?

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 8:06:49 AM PT

Sketchiness with iPhone listing

I have had problems in the past when I create a listing sometimes the shipping charges dissappear. It will still give the shipping option to the buyer but it will give it to them for free.

For example I had a pair of pants listed with shipping for $3.76 First-Class but Priority was listed as free.

You would think a buyer would see that there are charges for the other shipping option(s) and know there must be a mistake but they go for the free option.


This brings me to my question: I had a buyer open an account yesterday (03/29/15) and they bought a pair of pants from me. The same pair I mention above. They chose the "free" Priority shipping option.

Im suspicious of this buyer for a few reasons: the user name they chose is just a bunch of random letters with periods. They chose the obvious error "free" shipping option. The same day they opened an account they made a purchase from me.


I feel like they opened their account just to make a purchase from me. Is it so they can leave me negative feedback when I call them on the shipping charges? Is it so they can leave me negative feedback for some other reason? Is this a buyer on my blocked list trying to get around it?


What should I do? Refund them their money? Ask for the additional shipping? Its not even about the money so much as I feel like there are ulterior motives at work. Like I am being manipulated. Is there a way I could ask these questions to the buyer without causing a problem?


Heres another question: can I include in my Terms and Conditions section "I reserve the right to refuse service" or something along those lines?


I would appreciate any help, advice, or information anyone has.

Thank you

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 9:54:17 AM PT

Suspicious Buyer--what can I do?

Hi , What does it mean on your seller page where it says "Active listing 1 to 25 of 42?

That is so confusing, are the rest of the listings even being shown?

Thanks for any help.

My Account discussion

the seller send me a false truck no. for return item,and request me to change the feedback to possitive-this was by mail through ebay-what is i can do with him?till now i did not accpet to change the feedback

Shipping & Returns question

How/When do they go away? I just got one this weekend from someone leaving me a POS FB with low stars. Please explain how the defect system works and how long these things hang around. I think I have 3 defects already. Thank You

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 4:25:29 PM PT

How Do Defects Work?

I WANT TO CONTACT SOMEONE IN THIS EBAY!!! I need an email address to send my problem to it! HELP AND RESOLUTION Center can't help me neither questions and this **bleep**ty answers!!!!!


Shipping & Returns question

I received my first "Item Not Received" request notice from ebay today -- and am not sure how to proceed.


Buyer bought item evening of 9Mar15. I shipped 10Mar15 via Media Mail with tracking. Item shows as having left Denver, CO sort center on 11Mar15 and then nothing since then. 


I checked directly on USPS website and signed up for all electronic notices regarding this package -- as some on this forum say that sometimes yeilds additional tracking info, but this yielded nothing.


All of the INR threads I have read only talk about what to do if package has actually been delivered. But, at this late date package is probably lost and thus will never show up. Should I just refund now?


I understand I received defect when buyer opened INR request. But I don't want to get another defect for closing this wrong. Advice?

Selling discussion

I was just wondering if anyone can tell me what kind of cars these toys cars are? I think the cars are from the 1950s and are Chevrolets, but I am not  sure what model they are.




Motors discussion

Mar 29, 2015 12:47:41 PM PT

Toy cars which I am trying to identify

I just sold a BIN item, a lot of 18 classical cassette tapes for $20. I was paid immediately and the buyer asked for tracking info. When I googled the buyer's address I found out that it was an industrial building that is currently for sale. Looking further I found some complaints associated with this address, which is 70 McCullough Dr, New Castle, DE. I always buy shipping labels through eBay and use a tracking number. What should I do to protect myself at this point, if anything?

Thanks and sorry if I am being over cautious. I don't even like shipping to those Chinese shipping companies that forward items intended for US only into China. This isn't pretending to be one of those and I haven't actually been burned yet. (Knocks wood)

Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 12:01:17 PM PT

Possible Fraud?

Many of the challenges that new and/or occasional sellers run into is that if a sale needs to be refunded they do not have anything in their Paypal account to cover it because they moved it all out.


I fully understand the hold for new sellers, we had to go through this and I believe it is wise.


Wondering if it is also wise that sellers need to have a deposit placed when opening up a selling account that is in trust.


Not that this deposit means anything....but RAISING it and coming up with it does.


I think this would flush out many unprofessional sellers and or scam artist sellers who are not interesting in anything put getting the cash.


This thought may be simply way past it's time now with all the changes.


Compare it to when people have to get utilities put in their name etc. A deposit is required.


Can you imagine how many bad customers they would have if no deposit was ever required?


We put 20% down on our home...we didn't loose it...matter of fact we profited from it.


If ebay is going to demand everyone to act like a business then sellers need to be aware of this before they even sell. Having to make a $100 deposit into an ebay trust account held for at least a year may do a lot of good.


To all those that want to scream....if you can't raise $100 to be able to sell then "me thinks" you may have selling problems.


Mr C



Selling discussion

Quite a shocking information!  





Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Mar 30, 2015 2:19:07 PM PT

OMG I�ll never have my money!

 I ordered original flavor nicotine gum, and received mint flavor. I started a "return for refund", printed the shipping label, and shipped the package off to the seller (package still in transit per tracking number). Seller contacted me, and said that they would send me the correct gum, if I cancelled the return. I'm fine with this, but what if the seller never sends it? Should I close the return? If so, what is the procedure for this? Or, does the seller have to close it? Under the seller link for the item sold, I know there is an option to issue refund. Is there also an option to issue replacement? Thanks

Shipping & Returns question

Mar 29, 2015 7:08:26 AM PT

Question about returning an item

I would really like to thank all the people that have purchesed from my store.Is there a way to send a mass email ?

Selling discussion

As a Seller I have been getting pushed around by Buyers and Ebay.  I'm not feeling the love anymore here and would like to leave this mess.  I tried to close my account but Ebay says....Now, Now, you need to wait until you have a zero balance and we show you currently have a credit balance.  So I dig deeper and ask for a refund of my credit...they say Now, Now, after you get your refund and your balance is zero then you can close your account (I am assuming that is at the end of the invoice cycle) however; Then you must wait an additional 60 days before you can close your account.  Why?  Well, someone might want to open a case or leave feedback.  I was not aware the you could open a case that far into the past....They say that I can cancel my request at any time and I will be reinstated....REALLY?  Why would I do that after the subpar policies that Ebay has employee with negative impact on Sellers?  Why should Ebay care so much about losing me now...they didn't care enough when I was Selling--to offer me my honest opinion on what I thought about the Buyer I was dealing with.  They didn't care when I assumed 100% of the risk is selling an item at their recommended "no reserve" listing.  I know they want all items to sell high, but its not their loss if they don't.  The feedback forum is deal breaker...no feedback for Sellers when it matters...I want a divorce from this situation.  I can get this elsewhere on the Net for less cost.

Selling question

Mar 29, 2015 5:22:03 PM PT

Help! I want to Divorce Ebay

I'm beginning to miss not-so-free shipping!  Up until recently I've sold 95% of my items (clutter from around the house) with Free Shipping.  I am now listing records (albums and 45s) from my brother's estate with calculated Media Mail shipping.  This is the third time in just a few days that I'm back with questions/issues on postage.  Yesterday it was pointed out to me that the 45s could likely be shipped First Class for the same price or less than Media Mail.  So last night the very first 45 sold and here I am frozen in a quandary as to how to proceed.


I was paid $2.69 for MM shipping.  MM costs me $2.92 because eBay does not include the 23 cent mandatory tracking charge (it cannot be removed by me even if I wanted to).  First Class for 5 oz. is $2.09.  It is ridiculous to even be agonizing over this, but can't I just upgrade to FC and pocket the freakin' 60 cents differential without either contacting my customer or worrying about negative feedback because I changed the service?  They should be happy they will likely get this faster, right?  Or am I just cruisin' for a bruisin'?

Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 9:25:49 AM PT

Postage overage/change of mail service


I have recently sold an item which the buyer has not yet collected but the PayPal payment has been made. I have now found a fault in the item which I have reported to the buyer and the buyer has, very reasonably, offered a reduced bid (which is acceptable to me). How do I set about accepting it and ensuring that PayPal pay the buyer the difference between what she has paid already and what I have agreed as the final price?

Selling discussion

Mar 30, 2015 8:08:13 AM PT

How to accept a reduced bid?

Lately I'm seeing some listings like this. Bidding + Buy It Now format. There is at least one bid, but the BIN option is still available. What?? I thought BIN goes away once bidding starts. At first I assumed they must have reserve prices, which would keep the BIN for at least a while. However, there is no "Reserve not met" notation. To compare, I found some other listings that do have it, so this must be something else, right? But I can't think what. Has eBay policy changed? Can anyone shed light on this? Thanks.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 31, 2015 2:53:52 PM PT

Listing has bids but BIN still available??

Shipping & Returns question


I purchased an item from a seller on January, 2015, but due to bad weather I never received the item. So, I contact the seller around March and told him I didn't got the item I purchased from him. He was very nice and understood the situation. So he resend me the item and this time I got the item. I usually don't leave a seller feedback until I get the item. I was also going to do the same  for this seller but I got item so late that, when I went to leave him a feedback, eBay tells me, "item never exists," or "I already left a feedback," which I never did. So can anyone help me out? Can anyone tell me how can I leave him a feedback? He was really helpful and understanding. Thanks in advance :smileyhappy: 

This is what it tells me when I click on the "Leave Feedback," link. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Mar 31, 2015 3:37:20 PM PT

Trying to leave a Feedback.

I have looked online for this mark to identify this signature with no luck. Can anyone help with this? Thank you so much

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Mar 31, 2015 4:08:39 PM PT

Blue and white China plate mark?

I am a book seller with around 1400 books listed and plan on listing many more.  As of right now I only have the basic store but will need to be upgrading to an anchor store with all the new fees that are starting for media items on May 1st.  My question is am I safe waiting till May 1st to upgrade my store ot do I need to do it before than to avoid any huge fees?  Any help is greatly appriciated.... Tried calling and asking ebay but felt like I was in the twighlight zone, no matter how many ways I asked the question the girl kept giving me really odd answer

2015 Spring Seller Update discussion

Mar 31, 2015 11:53:49 AM PT

When to upgrade my store

So I win the bid for what looked like a nice glass item. It arrived broken and was poorly packaged in newspaper and bubble envelope. Seller is unable to replace parts that were broken which is what I would have preferred. Seller has offered to refund me when I return item. I feel seller should pay for return shipping since I paid for an item including shipping that was advertised as new and now have paid the shipping for a broken item.  Seller has now stated they will "refund" me when I return the item.  Shouldn't the seller send me a prepaid postage label instead?  Otherwise I am out shipping twice along with the cost of the item, and will not only not have a broken item but no item.


Bidding & Buying question

Mar 30, 2015 5:13:43 PM PT

Returning broken item

I sold an untested video game disc that ended up not working. The buyer wanted to return it, and so I told him I would pay return shipping (which is fair, and I am obligated to do by eBay policies anyway). However, he returned it using USPS Priority Express Mail for $20.00 when it could hav been shipped First Class with tracking for $3.00. Am I obligated to pay the full $20.00? I already refunded him the original price and shipping price via the Resolution Center (there was no option to include return shipping that I saw).

Shipping & Returns question

Buyer open a return request and claimed that the item arrived damaged. 

After talking to her via ebay message i found out that the item never arrived damaged because she sent me pictures 

and she only wants to return it because she doesnt need it anymore.

In my listing i put that i dont do refunds or returns

I dont know what to do, should i call ebay and tell them whats happening? or should i give her a refund?

She also wants me to pay for the shipping cost also would i get the selling fees back?


Shipping & Returns question

Hello can someone help me understand the upgrade my store better.. I've been
selling since 2001 a few years ago I started a basic store (Free first 150
listings) I have around 670 listings now currently listed all "Buy it now"
.. Relist until canceled..auto re list... So every 30 days or so my store
items are relisted automatically ..I only sell between 10-15 items a month
I'm listing more than I sell,ebays telling me to upgrade for more
exposure...I need more exposure and to pay less in RE List fees.... My
listing fees are outweighing my sales ..I'm trying to figure out if I
upgrade to the premium store that says your "first 500 free listings per
month "
Does that statement mean that the first 500 of my 670 listings when they
auto re list after 30 days will the relist fee be free? Or will they still
charge me for that 500 items being relisted and expect me to list another
500 items to get free listing fees... I don't know if I should upgrade or
Other notes.I hardly ever do auctions,I have a 2000 item limit per month.

Selling discussion

Mar 31, 2015 7:40:13 AM PT

Ebay Store Upgrading

I have a newly registered Chinese buyer that's bidding on an item marked NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. I blocked his id and hope that is enough. I fear that he is up to no good. What do you suggest?

Selling discussion