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So, I chose a specific display photo for both my listings. They keep changing when searched though. See photos, please. If you click on my two listings, you can see the photo I chose as the display main picture... Why doesn't it show this in the search results?




Listing 1

Listing 2


I used to make variation listings all the time and it always showed my main display picture in search results. Am I unaware of a new change? Or is this just an error?


Thank you.

Selling question

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 ?

Hello, I am helping my parents to sell things from their estate.  One item is a brand new Girard-Perregaux stainless steel men's watch, model 101-956, 17 Jules, 4175 BF.  Metal band, silver bezel, black face. It is a mechanical wind, from about 20 years ago. Never worn. Can anyone help estimate the value of this watch for sale?


Many thanks for your help.





Girard-Perregaux watch.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Logged into one of my account this morning and was greeted with this:





This is October 6.  The payment is due October 15 and will be automatically withdrawn from my credit card which is current and up to date.  Same as every month.  So what is the point of this ALERT



Selling discussion

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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


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Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 5, 2015 8:15:00 AM PT

Gauntlettgems, check this out!!

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!

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!

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

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

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

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

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

Please let me know if you can see the creed, my tablet has a pretty poor camera. It looks good to me so I am hoping it's authentic.







Fashion discussion

Oct 6, 2015 12:27:13 PM PT

Coach check



I like it that we have so many different people here. 



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

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

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



Selling question



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

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?

www.jw.org is a wonderful Bible website. There, you can read the Bible online, and find clear, truthful answers from the Bible to the following questions:


1) What happens when we die?


2) What is Hell? Is it a place of eternal torment?


3) What is the soul?


4) What is false religion?


5) Is Jesus God?





The Front Porch discussion

Oct 6, 2015 6:07:20 PM PT


10585_NW_56_PL_Coral_Springs_FL_33076 front.jpg

Enjoy this beautiful townhome recently listed on the Coral Springs homes for sale roster. Renovated and updated, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home also sports a loft for extra space that may serve as a computer room, office, playroom, or reading room. The two-story townhome has all its bedrooms on the 2nd level.


The kitchen comes with all stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and backsplash, along with a big breakfast area. Living and dining rooms are on the first floor.


Details include front screened in porch, accordion shutters, crown molding, and more. Get more details and see more pictures at the home’s listing.


Hello, I made an offer that was maintained for a long time suddenly 1 dollar increased disproportionately by someone within seconds, see the example, what's happening here...???  who is a private listing - bidders' identities protected? Thank you.

private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $15.00
Oct-06-15 07:40:06 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $14.00
Oct-06-15 07:40:01 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $11.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:57 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $9.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:51 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $7.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:47 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $5.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:43 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $4.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:40 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $3.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:34 PDT
  private listing - bidders' identities protected   US $2.00
Oct-06-15 07:39:30 PDT
 Starting Price   US $1.00
Oct-05-15 20:40:04 PDT

Member To Member Support question

Oct 6, 2015 4:59:21 PM PT

I'm not understand

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?

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


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

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


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
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Member To Member Support question

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.

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

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




IMG_0940.jpgTHANKS, DAV.ARMYMOMIMG_0945.jpgIMG_0941.jpg


Selling question

Escrow Account for Boca Raton luxury homes

An escrow account, also known as an impound account, is where insurance and tax payments are held in by a mortgage company. Typically included in monthly mortgage payments, these monies often are required in order for home buyer to keep their home whether it is a Boca Raton luxury homes or Oviedo real estate.


However, there are situations where the escrow can be waived. According to RISMedia, a conventional loan that consists of a 80 percent or less of the purchase price may qualify for a waiver on the escrow. However, the lender may charge an additional quarter point for this exclusion.


If an escrow account is waived, home buyers may need to set up separate account where funds for property taxes and insurance are kept. These are often called pledge accounts. Talk to your lender about what options are best for you and your current home loan situation.

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i have not received nor have i had contact back from a company i purchased items from that should have been delivered 9 days ago thank you i have sent contact seller 3 times and still had no reply 

+ Show additional actions
Delivery package 1 of 1
Estimated delivery Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 - Monday, Sep 28, 2015
Night Queen Spiritual Sky Oil Body 8.5ml 6 bottles

Member To Member Support question

Oct 6, 2015 12:01:47 AM PT

i paid for item and have not received it

I think its a boy and its marked Germany. Any Idea on who the maker might be. The tongue wiggles as if it was connected to a spring.DSC07650.JPGDSC07652.JPGDSC07662.JPGDSC08067.JPG

Toys & Hobbies discussion

Oct 6, 2015 6:04:08 PM PT

Help Id German doll

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

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Weston Luxury Homes Garage Remodels

Weston luxury homes usually come with a lot of space, including in the garage. But if you are like most owners of Weston luxury homes, you garage has become a storage area instead of another part of your living space.


There is no reason why your garage cannot be just utilitarian but also comfortable and stylish. If you are looking for a space that houses your car, gives you room for a hobby or projects, and offers a welcoming atmosphere, than think about the garage.


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.

Welcome to eBay Groups!

I can't read the mark on this plate except for the word England on the bottom. I looked in Kovels but can't find it. Any guesses? Also I don't think I ever saw a flow blue plate covered with this much gold. The photo is clear, it's just that the mark is flow blue too! Thanks for your help!





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 6, 2015 1:32:01 PM PT

Illegible Mark on flow blue plate

This plate looks like flow blue totally overpainted with gold. It is marked with a crown and circle mark which I have not found in Kovels. The only word I can make out is England. Does this look familiar to anyone? My picture is clear; the mark isn't!






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I got a few pieces of carnival and depression glass after the passing of my grandmother. She had a pretty expensive collection. I correctly identified one of them and its not up for sale on ebay, but I wasn't sure about these other pieces. A few of them had reyed stars which I thought was Millersburg but I have been having a hard time finding the patterns, and correct ID'ing the makers. If anyone with experience can help me decipher the pattern/maker/color  of some of these pieces I would be very grateful. Thanks. 



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Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Thank you!  I don't think coral has veins, right? 


Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

I can't read the mark on this plate except for the word England on the bottom. I looked in Kovels but can't find it. Any guesses? Also I don't think I ever saw a flow blue plate covered with this much gold. The photo is clear, it's just that the mark is flow blue too! Thanks for your help!





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Oct 6, 2015 1:36:27 PM PT

Flow blue mark

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

the top part is about 6.4" long.

the whole item is about 9.25"...

it feels heavy.

have the impression the top part is missing something.

it is not marked.

any info would be appreciated like; maker, old or newer, model....


Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 6, 2015 3:34:37 AM PT

Help with Metal Cannon toy

I ordered a device recently and the seller provided a tracking number...that wasn't actually a tracking number. I asked on here and many people said that it dosen't matter and the seller probably has the legit one. But I still want to track my package, but then I saw this. On two pages, it shows two different things. Is the 2nd one real? Is ebay messing up?  Thanks1.PNG2.PNG

Shipping & Returns question

I have two ceramic figures about 8 inches tall that I would love to get more information on.  Any help is greatly appreciated!







Antiques discussion

This is an 18k yellow gold, tanzanite and diamond ring.  Stamped 750 (18k) and SETO  with what looks like a small new moon in the upper right from letters.  I searched 'til I'm cross-eyed, but cannot find this mark anywhere.  This is such a beautiful ring, I'm just sure someone must have run into this mark before.  I don't post often because I usually find the answer I need here-but I'm stumped on this.  I'd appreciate any help, DebIMG_0004_edited-1.JPG

Fine Jewelry, Gems & Precious Metals discussion

Oct 6, 2015 7:19:23 PM PT

This mark on ring familiar to anyone?



i have a question about when an auction actually ends.   i bid on an item that lists the end time at


Ended:  Oct 06, 2015 , 7:39PM
the bidding history shows
 a***n ( 156Feedback score is 100 to 499)   US $118.50
Oct-06-15 16:39:32 PDT
  llthesystemll ( 18Feedback score is 10 to 49)   US $116.00
Oct-06-15 16:37:26 PDT
 Starting Price   US $99.99
Sep-29-15 16:39:42 PDT


the winning bidder's bid came within the minute of  7:39PM.  


so does mean that the end time is really  7:39:59PM?


thank you

Member To Member Support question

Oct 6, 2015 5:50:48 PM PT

auction end time question

I found this small silver colored (possibly sterling?) pistol in my late Mother's things.  It is marked "Japan" and is about 1.25" long.  The hammer cocks back and the trigger moves. The hadle has an engraved floral design.  I did have a relative that was an importer in the 1950's and he did live in Japan.  I can recall his having small sample items of cloisonne pieces and other items.  Any information is greatly appreciated.  guncharm2.gif

Collectibles & Art discussion

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

Does this little indian guy look familiar to anyone?  I  think he looks like a vintage advertising icon but can't place him. Love his bent feather. Anyone recognize him? 



Collectibles & Art discussion

Oct 6, 2015 10:28:15 AM PT

Does this little indian guy look familiar?

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

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.


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Coins & Paper Money discussion

Oct 5, 2015 7:30:17 AM PT

Detecting an altered 1914 D Lincoln Cent

I think I posted this some time ago for a translation, but the lettering wasnt clear enough.  Can anyone tell if this is Chinese or Japanese writing?  Other than the first charater is a regular latin alphabet K, Im not even sure where to start lol!

Its a small gold and pearl pendant.




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chinese pearl drop pendant side.jpg

I need to get a better photo, but it will be a few days before I can work on that.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Oct 6, 2015 7:14:09 PM PT

Is this script Chinese or Japanese?



Good morning everyone. 



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Oct 6, 2015 5:58:12 PM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Wednesday Oct 7

      hi looking for any help ID this interesting old oak and saddle leather chair

leaning to ranch style because of the thick natural leather seat like saddles

are made of .

     Leather seat is held on with wooden pegs , wood is held together with

machined brass screws and inserts . this is a low sitting Mid century modern lounge chair style  

no markingsDSC01965.JPG on this well made chair that  looks along the lines of some of the old Brandt

ranch oak furniture.   


Thanks in advance for any help

Antiques and Research

Palm Beach Gardens Luxury Homes Security Systems

Every 54 seconds, a property crime is committed in Florida.  One potential deterrent to property crime is a home security system.


According to statistics, a home security system does have an effect on whether or not the crime has a successful end. Information on burglary rates from the FBI indicates 1 in 3 homes will fall victim to a burglary if they do not have a home security system. Compare that to 1 in 250 homes that do have a security system.


Owners of Palm Beach Gardens luxury homes and other similar properties often install home security systems, but how do you know which type is best? Find out the differences and which type you might want to install.

Welcome to eBay Groups!

For those of us on the East Coast at least.  I'm doing it now so I can't forget to "I'll do it later".  Keep the pictures smaller for those on slow connections, there are still folks stuck with dial-up even here in Connecticut, and please no current auctions.  



See you next year!  Image by an unknown artist, but she's pretty.



Altered art pendant of a Mucha painting.  Sold and on its way from another website.


Coming later this month to an auction near you - Valentino.

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group




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

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 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


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,

Sign Up for a Free PayPal Account
100% protection for buyers against unauthorized account use
Your financial information is never shared when you send a payment
Free for buyers

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.

Sign Up Now!

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


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

it calculate the your profit and fees.






Professional eBay Sellers Alliance

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

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

Popcorn Ceilings in Coral Springs homes for sale

Disco and popcorn ceilings - they are a trend from the past that still sticks around today. Both really aren't so bad; however when it comes to Coral Springs homes for sale, the latter could affect your final selling price.


Realtors report that home buyers prefer Coral Springs homes for sale that do not sport the bumpy ceiling texture. In fact, many will request a home seller remove the popcorn ceiling as part of their negotiation or may not even want to place a bid or see Coral Springs homes for sale if they know it has that type of ceiling texture. 


If you have popcorn ceiling, find out what you can do to better the chances for your Coral Springs homes for sale. 



Welcome to eBay Groups!

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



Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!


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

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






Thank you


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

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

Have a question for a friend.


I thought I'd read that bad FB was removable if it was a "product review" rather than about the transaction, but I can't find anything in the help pages etc.


Anyone know the relevant policy on this?

Selling discussion

I sold $500 in old books to NL, Canada. I noticed on the invoice (Ebay's Global Shipping Program) they he is being charged $74 in "Import Charges." Knowing that NAFTA is supposed to provided "free" trade between US, Canada and Mexico, I read that these "import charges" are "sales taxes." Looking up this rate for Newfoundland & Labrador, it is 8%, or $40 on a $500 sale. The books are wholly made in the USA.


So how did $40 become $74? Any Ideas?


Would it do any good to enclose a NAFTA certificate, statting that the good are made in the USA? If so, what sort of certificate is it, and where can I get one?


Thanks for help and advice.

Selling discussion

I had a vintage BIN book with no make an offer option and received several emails from a buyer who wanted it for for about 30% less and free shipping.  I should have followed the advice I have seen here that they may prove to be trouble but went back and forth and finally agreed to the lower price including shipping. I had checked feedback left for others and did not see anything worrying.Then I got an email cautioning me on how to pack it.  I take great pride in the time and expense ( tissue, bubble wrap , zip lock bags ,boxs) in how I ship.


Now I have just gotten an email from the buyer saying they are unhappy with the book they thought it would be better ( I use 12 pictures and great detail) and want more money off . They are not happy with it but want to keep it to read.


I have been nothing but polite in all the exchanges but am fedup with the buyer at this point and just want this to end.   I know I can say return it for a full refund but I dont want to prolong this. 


If I say keep it and credit them the full amount will I get a defect from ebay anyway for refunding the full amount?   


They have not opened a case but I would rather lose the money and chalk it up to a lesson learned on what may happen with unsolicited offers. Needless to say they will go on my blocked list.


Thanks for your help


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

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

Package was $25


Buyer bought on 9/13. Tracking says delivered on 9/17. Buyer opened a PP case on me for items not received.


Buyer says they still did not get it, and should get their money refunded. I told the buyer to check with USPS re: not getting their package. They said USPS can't do anything due to it being "delivered". Buyer said she checked with neighbors as well.


The case was closed in my favor because I have delivered tracking.


Buyer then emails me saying she will tell everyone that neither I or PP resolved anyting for her.


What should I respond with or should I even respond? I'm concerned she will go on social media, and say something not true or who knows what.


Shipping & Returns discussion

This guy claims he never received the item after more than 2 months. He did, of course. Why is PayPal even allowing him to file a dispute when this happened more than 45 days ago? It also happened more than 60 days ago, no refund should be issued and they shouldn't be holding my fees?


Their own page says so:




Am I correct?

Selling discussion

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



 Seller lied about the product being new when in fact it was used. However he admitted the error saying he deals with a lot of inventory which gets mixed up and refunded the full amount. He also told me to keep the product which used is worth $70 which is what i paid for it, this product works just fine and it doesnt feel right getting something for nothing even though it was a sort of bad transaction. Here is my question, would you keep the money or refund part of the amount or all of the amount?

Bidding & Buying discussion

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

This is a first for me.

Buyer purchases auction item that ended Sunday evening. They pay immediately.

I print out shipping label at 11:32 am the following day (Monday) and drop off at post office at 12:30 (about an hour later).


Two hours after dropping the package off I get a message from the buyer simple saying:

"I'd like to cancel this order. If not, please ship ASAP. This came directly to me and not through the ebay cancel system


I respond and say that I already dropped the package at the post office and was unable to retrieve and cancel the order.


I figured that the buyer would understand that i could noy cancel the order but would be happy that i shipped it ASAP. So fast in fact that i shipped it before she even asked me to ship it ASAP! LOL


Next message from buyer; "What is the tracking? for $18 shipping, I definitely expect tracking!"


A minute goes by...and it seems the buyer was able to find the tracking number that is automatically uploaded to Ebay when I printed the shipping label.



The next message from the buyer basically accuses me of lying about what time I printed the label and dropped off the package and would surely reflect that in the feedback they leave. and leaves this note:


"If you look at your own tracking, it says you didn't create the label until 3:32 pm. It also doesn't show the package as received, just that the label was created. I'll be sure to remember that when I leave feedback. Smiley Happy"


I then forwarded the buyer a screenshot of "printed labels" including hers to prove I printed the label at 11:32 AM and that I cannot control when the post office scans the package once I drop it off to them...


I see a big red donut in the near future for something that was out of my control.


She has been sending messages all day saying I am lying and not being truthful...


I have dealt with cancellations in the past and am happy to honor them. Irather just agree than avoid a hassle.


In this case the cancellation request came after the item was delivered to post office.


I think the buyer is just angry that they could not cancel and now is just trying to find any fault on my part. I also sense a SNAD. ugh,,,






Selling discussion

Hi- i have my settings and listings to not accept international sales(mostly because for some reason when I go to print a label it meses up my computer), but I just had someone from canada buy a scarf. I am going to do the sale but wondering why my settings did not work ( it is international shipping rate). I have had requests in the past that make me assume that the settings DO work. Before i get told to fix my print situation I have called Ebay many times over this and it is just easier to not do these type of sales. Thanks!

Selling discussion

Oct 4, 2015 6:42:20 PM PT

Blocking international sales

If shipping first class where do i get envelopes and can i still print labels thru ebay? I know how to ship priority usps but not first class.

Shipping & Returns discussion

Oct 4, 2015 11:44:54 PM PT


Hello items arrived broken. i took pictures sent to seller. He want me to do the insurance claim through usps.she sent all this links so i can read them. i sent them just one from this community. where is says differently. Now what?

Here is the item 950551323763527401


Shipping & Returns question

Seen a few reports from sellers who already got their coupons, wondering how many more, like me, have sold a qualifying item under the promo conditions (and yes, it was activated prior to listing) but haven't yet seen a coupon?

Selling discussion

Oct 5, 2015 5:38:44 PM PT

The Halloween $10 coupon promo