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Please help me find the maker of this small glass vase 6 2/3'' high

Thank you


Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

I am a complete novice at SEO but I've been reading a lot and doing my best to get noticed by search engines...especially Google. I was excited to find one of my listing pics on the first page of Google images...until I clicked on it. Instead of taking image searchers to my listing, MY picture take people to the launching page for the Category. My item...that brings a would-be buyer to eBay has been hi-jacked by eBay.

Is this a deliberate misuse of my image by eBay? Or do I need to add some king of meta tag or something to taker buyers to MY listing?

This is my image as it appears in Google Image Search. My listing title appears clearly....100 Handmade etc. but when someone clicks on my image they are taken to the ebay launch page for Blank Gift Tags -   http://www.ebay.com/bhp/blank-gift-tags - my listing represented by the picture below doesn't even appear on this page. The results of the image search doesn't mention my store name or offer people a way to navigate to my store. Most of the visible listings for from top rated Chinese sellers and brick & mortar sellers.  How is this fair? Can it be fixed? The wind has been taken out of my sail before I even really got started with my store.  Advise? Help?



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Selling question

Can you identify a frosted glass basket like this? It has blown glass thorn branch crossed handles (applied) and on each corner of the basket, there is an attached thorn branch bud vase.  The square basket has a polished pontil and has an overall alligator-like pattern. The top edge is crimped.   There is no signature or mark.  Anyone know its origin and age?glassbasketthornhandle.JPG Also, I'm not sure how to clean it...is it OK to wash it in a tub of soapy water?  Thanks for any help.

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Good morning everyone



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Jul 24, 2016 7:02:39 AM PT

New to eBay Daily chat for Sunday July 24

If I've asked before, Dory must be rubbing off...  It's costume. but pretty high grade.  Stones glued into the clasp aren't something I see every day.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 24, 2016 3:04:17 PM PT

I swear I've seen this somewhere before

14k GF, original lucite box, tag and book, but once again cannot budge the back..unwilling to damage, and really don't want to make (yet another) trip to the watch guy in Albany,.great guy and service, not enough time in the day....it is working, I have timed, I know these were in the 1945-1955 years, looking for style name, jewels count..."Durapower Mainspring" on tag, hand written serial # recorded in the book as F415401,  any date reference? ( and before chiming in that there is a watch group, it basically defunct, members are here..)   V76



Watches, Clocks and Timepieces discussion

Jul 24, 2016 6:33:57 AM PT

Lord Elgin dating...

Moving things around in a small storage room on the side of my house and Voila!! there is this painting rolled up & laying on the floor under a desk! I unrolled it and saw 2 of the most beautiful little girls I've ever seen - next to my own daughter! Look at the details in their faces - even the ducks look like a they're a photograph!


At first I thought it was a 'Print on Canvas' because it looked so perfect - and because it had a large piece of saran wrap over the artwork. (I never saw a painting rolled up with saran wrap to protect it; I would think it would trap moisture from humidity, but it didn't seem to hurt it).


But looking at it under a magnifying glass you can see it's a painting (as well as the little marks where the artist went outside the border). What I don't understand is why with something this nice there is no signature! I got info here last week on another unsigned painting that turned out to be a copy of "Lady with a Hat" by Matisse - is this a copy of a famous painting? If so by who?


Could it be by an illustrator like the Saturday Evening Post artist James H Crank's painting I found & posted here last week asking about it - it has the same real life details in their faces as in his painting.


Finally, is it safe to store painted canvases with saran wrap over the art?


As always, I appreciate the help from you guys!






Collectibles & Art discussion

Hi Glassies, I have an unusual UFO or saucer shaped glass paperweight with a beautifully detailed pink flower inside and white feathering around it.


It has a polished bottom and no mark. I don't hope to have it ID'd to an artist, but I have questions. Is the flower a Rose or Wild Rose? The workmanship is wonderful and I'm assuming it's not an Asian import. Before picking it up, I thought it possible that it was real flower in lucite. The petals are distinctive. It also reminds me of a Camellia, but the petals are different.


What is most unusual to me is that on the bottom there are at least 6 little air bubbles at a sharp angle and some are filled in with something dark. It's polished to within a millimeter of the flower stem.


I have no explanation for the air pockets. It's almost like it was made with something sticking out of it. Any ideas?








Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion



Good morning everyone.

This was a National Geographic photo of the year (forgot which year!)



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Jul 24, 2016 5:31:41 PM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Monday July 25

Hello Folks.  I recently purchased a pair of ceramic Chinese "Fu Dog" (or "Fu Lion") figurines.  Each came in a wooden box marked with Chinese characters on the lid.  The base of one of the figurines also has an impressed mark of some kind.  The figurines stand about 7 1/4" tall and measure approximately 6 1/4" wide.  Can anyone assist me with the translation of the marks on the box lid?  Or the mark on the underside of the base?  Thanks in advance for looking!


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Looks similar to a bolo but isn't quite the same.  The distance between the pin and one of the "humps" (for want of a better word) is 1/2 inch.  The pin would flop forward if something weren't placed between the pin and the humps.  It also has an interesting pin mechanism.  That little extension prevents the pin from closing further than the clasp.  Got any ideas?






Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Very large @  18" tall and 9" across at shoulders, moriage and beautiful artwork.Very thick gold detailing. Any idea where this originated, region or manufacturer, part of a motif set? V76



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 24, 2016 1:17:44 PM PT

Japan vase ident

Got a couple bags of jewelry at a flea market yestera\day (oh yeah) and found these faces marked Selro Corp. Thoughts appreciated as always Smiley Happy



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I got this for .25 at a Garage Sale it is very old - The center looks like wood grain which is unusual. Mark on the bottom says England with a W in a Crecent. Is this a religious wine cup? My best guess. Cup measures 3 1/4" by 1" tall. Thanks for help with maker and what it is.







Collectibles & Art discussion

Does anyone know this jewelry mark?


It looks like AB?


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 24, 2016 7:46:31 AM PT

AB? Jewelry Mark

Hello to all.  Hope everyone is staying cool!  I'm not finding this mark on any of my go to sites.  Looks like a T and a C with circle inside large H. 

Anyone recognize it?  TIA


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Hi, I have this old Soldier's Pocket Bible which is dated 1643.  I know this is not form 1643 but the date it was first issued.  I don't know if this is from WW2 or not.  The logo on the front cover almost looks like Civil War but I doubt that.  I have searched all over the internet and can't find one like it.  Does anyone know the age of this?  Thank you for any help!


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Antiques discussion



How to escape the heat.


Good morning everyone



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Jul 25, 2016 5:22:49 PM PT

New to eBay Daily Chat for Tuesday July 26

Did I find a old toy chest? Or a salesman sample?

Nice old miniature steamer trunk measures 18" x 11" x 11" and is made of a light wood.

It has a label inside lid, but no markings anywhere with a name. Does anyone know what I have or who made it?

I appreciate any help.














Collectibles & Art discussion

8.75" footed fan vase found at a local estate sale.  Hobstar-type design in center.  Any info appreciated!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 24, 2016 7:42:13 AM PT

Cut/Pressed Glass/Lead Crystal Fan Vase

Found similar ones on bith the new site and in a book but the center chaton on mine is past not prong set no sign that the prongs were removed the ones on the site and book are prong set not paste the back on the new site for that stone is also different 


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 24, 2016 8:17:45 AM PT

Is this D&E or No

obviously a part of a set, great detail, has age, not new cr*p, pot pedestal? V76IMG_8864.JPGIMG_8867.JPGIMG_8868.JPGIMG_8870.JPGIMG_8869.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 24, 2016 2:34:33 PM PT

Japan ...stand?

This has been hanging on the wall of my vacation home for many years, and I don't think I ever really researched it. It's probably close to 3' more or less. Any ideas who it is? Thanks for looking

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 25, 2016 1:53:07 PM PT

Master Ship Painting

Thanks for taking a look!


Recently purchased a tokidoki-for-lesportsac purse, from limited research I think this might be from 2006 or 2007, but could not find the pattern.  It has the little keychain figure (I think called a "Qee").


Purses are not really my thing, so ANY help, keywords, etc. is much, much appreciated. Heart  Thanks!




Fashion discussion

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Anyone have an idea of what this might be? Its small, 1" x 1/2" and 1/4" thickness.



Antiques and Research

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Selling discussion


Selling question

Is this piece made by Laurel Burch? It is not signed and I found one similar by her. The tag reads New York Gold Dust and does not help me in my searches. Any ideas?IMG_0985.JPGIMG_0986.JPGIMG_0989.JPG IMG_0988.JPG

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 25, 2016 5:06:45 PM PT

Info please on this necklace/choker.

Any knowledge on this piece? Maker? Age? Thank you so very much!



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 24, 2016 12:35:52 PM PT

Help in ID'ing an Opalescent Pink Glass Vase

Very detailed, raised paint, odd mark. Stands 15". Actually quite beautiful. The last is with flash to show color...V76IMG_8858.JPGIMG_8859.JPGIMG_8860.JPGIMG_8856.JPG

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 24, 2016 1:25:10 PM PT

one more vase..

Hello again!


I have an 18k gold charm that is marked "750 LW". I am trying to find out who the maker is. Anybody know what LW stands for?


The charm is 10.6 grams of 18k with beautiful diamond accents.







Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jul 25, 2016 7:49:10 AM PT

LW Makers Mark

All I did was look ...




Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 26, 2016 8:35:32 PM PT

Sigh ... ebay Spam email

Hi All,  I have so far not been able to find anything with an embossed Bizzirri back stamp, such as is on this canister. I have only seen ink stamps. Does anyone have info on this or on this canister?  Thanks, Alison






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Is it a napkin holder?


I am familliar with the company I just can't find this piece. It is 4 inches so very small.


Thank you for any help, much appreciated.







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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 26, 2016 11:02:53 PM PT

Never seen one

Or just a squiggle? If it is a signature, does anyone recognize it.  It is the only mark on the back of the brooch that might be a signature.





Front of brooch:



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 26, 2016 9:58:55 AM PT

Is this a signature?

I would really appreciate any assistance with either an ID or suggestion for description of this very small creamer and sugar.  The sugar is only about 2.5 in to top of finial and the creamer is about 1 3/4 to top of spout.  The only mark is gold stamped number L-204.  demicrsug1.jpg

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion




Any clue about maker of this 5.5"  wheel thrown teapot?


thank you



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 25, 2016 4:48:39 PM PT

Pottery teapot maker's mark id if possible

Hope someone can help identify this large pedestal bowl.  The underside of the base indicates it was made in Italy-  Marking shows three lines of Italy-  Numbered  1496/641  with another number of 525 or possibly 523.  This is a large bowl that measures 10" x 6.75" H   The inside of the bowl has a large gold leaf pattern and all around the outside is alterating gold and white.  The rim is outline in gold finish with small raised dots.  Would like to know if anyone recognizes the pattern, the maker or the era.  I am at a loss so any information or direction would be greatly appreciated.






Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi I  am trying to id vase. It is about  10.25 " tall and 6" in dia, The pattern on the outside looks and feels like a lizard  skin. It is hand carved and very intricate. Thanks before hand. RAAPHDS

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi y'all,

I need help please to identify.



Horsehead, FRANCE, NIOX, Christofle


Is it Spatours ? solid silver or silver plate?

How much do you think it worth?



Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 25, 2016 4:27:58 PM PT

Christofle France identify

Anyone knows whether or not something has happened to my order? It was sent out on 20th of july, arrived to my country on 23rd, and I still haven't received it.


Also, why does it also show Warsaw?






Shipping & Returns discussion

I understand there is an expert in Italian Ceramics in this group (from another member who directed me here).  He believes this figure is from the 18th Century. I would appreciate any help in identifying the mark and maker.  Huge thanks in advance. 

Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

i recently purchase this clock at n estate sale. The clock does read  Westclox on the face, however it easily slides out and I just get the feeling that it was not the original piece inside of the clock. The clock is wired poorly for electric and just does not appear to be a proper fit. Does anyone know anything about this clock? I am more interested in the body - I am a little crazy for anything Art Deco /Nouveau. Any info would be greatly appreciated.image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

Watches, Clocks and Timepieces discussion

Does anyone know what game this is for. It has metal chips, thought it might be backgammon but no board and there is cards, any help greatly appreciated.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 26, 2016 9:28:07 AM PT

Help with board game please

Would appreciate any help identifying who made this tea set and approximately when. All pieces are painted with this same image. I've tried using a couple of the character recognition sites online, to no avail. 





Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Jul 24, 2016 9:07:41 AM PT

Japanese Porcelain Mark ID

This beauty wa my find of the day today at my local thrift store! I thought it was a fly fishing basket, but another regular there said it was a picnic basket  not as collectible because it was made in America instead of England.

Is it a picnic basket? Can anyone tell the maker by the 1/2 label (any good memories remember it?!)?

As always, I appreciate your help.










Collectibles & Art discussion

Wondering if someone would know the maker of this piece. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 26, 2016 1:24:17 PM PT

Help identifying a pretty brooch.

Screenshot_2016-07-26-12-22-36.pngScreenshot_2016-07-26-12-22-36.pngI generated a fedex label today home delivery insured going through the motions like I do every day as a top rated vendor, but I am getting an error message after I generated the lavel and also it gives the same error message when i try to reprint it in the correct menu through ebay.

Shipping & Returns question

Jul 26, 2016 12:08:51 PM PT

Fedex label will not print

Hi Everyone,

  I posted all 3 outfits with the same maker mark. I was wondering who made the clothes and or which doll these are for?





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Dolls discussion

Jul 26, 2016 10:43:39 AM PT

Question about doll clothes

The mark on this swan is a raised four leaf clover.  Anyone familiar with the maker?







Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

I was told by the antique dealer when I bought them that these two small figurines are made of wood. But something tells me they are made of something else. I'm hoping somebody will recognize the material by seeing close-ups. I'm also interested in any input you may have on their history. Thanks to anyone that can help!


My observations: There is a vertical mold line down the middle of each figurine. The coloring is either ink or paint and will come off easily when scratched. The bottoms look like a composite to me, but not the new kind. There are vertical hash marks on everything but the heads.


I have lots of photos just in case one helps more than another. Please tell me if you want me to email them to you.


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Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 26, 2016 8:27:16 AM PT

Vintage Figurines of Jewish Couple

On the main page or from any search there are no pictures show, just blank white boxes.

There isn't even a loading circle.




Getting Started question

Hi All,


I have an 18k gold bracelet that is marked "18K EU". I am trying to find out who the maker is. Anybody know what EU stands for?


The bracelet is 72.8 grams of solid 18k. It is extremely well made and the clasp completely blends in with the rest of the bracelet.






Jewelry & Gemstones discussion

Jul 25, 2016 7:46:09 AM PT

EU Makers Mark

Could someone please tell me what kind of razor this is, is it a safety razor? And any idea what era? Any help greatly appreciated.



Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 26, 2016 9:30:40 AM PT

Vintage Gillette Razor help please


Can anyone help with this metal horn? I found it in our old place
how much does it worth? any ideas?IMG_20160723_175433.jpgIMG_20160723_175429.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 26, 2016 6:59:07 AM PT

Help with metal horn

Help with this amsost antique sterling match safe with 10  brass matches It is 1 3/4 long and 1 1/2 wideFrom 1926 I have not seen one with thes matches.IMG_6047.JPGIMG_6046.JPGIMG_6042.jpg


I am so not a linens person so I would really appreciate some help with ids on these tablecloths..Thankszip.jpg

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 25, 2016 1:23:41 PM PT

Please help with tablecloth ids

Is this an Imperial Candlewick Pattern? Both the bowl and the underplate are etched with Hughes Cornflower. Imperial did alot of candlewick for Hughes in the earlier years but I can't seem to find this particular pattern of bowl or plate. Any information would be greatly appreciated. If you have the actual stock number and amount I could list it for I would be forever grateful. Thank you very muchcandlewick - 1.jpg

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Selling question

White slag candy dish. Milk glass? Maker may be Imperial or Fenton, no mark . Measures 9 x 8 x 2" Any info appreciated.HPIM4417.JPG 


Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass

Jul 24, 2016 6:03:38 AM PT

Cupid Covered Candy Dish

I am so not a linens person so I would really appreciate some help with ids on these tablecloths..Thankszip.jpg

Home & Garden discussion

Jul 25, 2016 2:25:33 PM PT

Need tablecloth ids


You've got 7 days to bid on this great set

of Armada Ski Poles!!   





ARMADA MOTIVE SKI POLES-18mm, 46"-50" Length

Adjustable Grips - Made in Italy




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Doing this when I remember rather than when I'm supposed to.  Please keep the pictures smaller to speed loading, phones and dialup don't like the big ones, and as always no live auctions.  



Probably precious metal claw, with rhinestones and synthetic opal.



Dichroic glass.  There's a third "stone" on each earring.





Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Jul 26, 2016 3:31:25 PM PT

Hazy hot and YUCKY Eye Candy Wednesday

So can i just say buyer wants to cancel are can't ship to address and not get a defect ? I google his name and it's in the obltuary I don't want to open a unpaid on a dead person.  

Selling discussion

This is a first on all my years of ebay.  Someone bought a piece of Indian pottery from me. I packed it in airbags, then padded with bubble paper and styrofoam, and sent in a large enough box so that there was plenty of room surrounding the item.  I sent it priority to cut down on the number of days in the mail stream.  I even refunded $1.50 in postage to pass along some of my savings (of course, this went without any acknoiwledgment).  I always check delivery and saw that it had been received.


My husband and I went on vacation, and when I got back (about 12 days after the item was fist mailed), the person retrieving my mail had put the package with my other mail.  I looked and the package had "Refusd" written on the top.  I opened the package and there was the indian pot, as packed and unbroken.  I wrote the seller asking- what happened, since I hadn't a clue from any communications that it was headed back my way. Got back a bizarre reply:  "The shipping box was pretty beat up.  Look like the pot could be damaged!  Was advised to return."  Now, there were dents on the box, but some of these were pre-existing because I recycle, and there were no deep or penetrating impacts.  And the item was not broken when returned to me.  I went ahead and refunded the amount of the item, but told him that because he had made the choice to refuse the shipment, that I could not refund shipping since I had fulfilled my obligation in delivering it to his address.  He wrote back to thank me for the item refund, but then  said "I don't think I should have to pay the shipping as the box was really not in good condition and the item could have been damaged." Then told me he still wants the item (no offer to pay postage).  I wrote back and explained that he would have had a full refund if he had opened the item and it was broken, and that US postal insurance would have covered it, but that it was his choice not to do that and I should not have to bear the cost of postage out of my own pocket.  I have now received an email that what goes around comes around and that a "good positive rating is always good for the seller."  He then tells me he always takes care of the buyer no matter what the issue might be.  (This is an interesting comment, since he has NO feedback left for him as a seller and does not appear to sell on eBay).  He threatens to contact paypal and ebay, and I have assured him that they will likely listen to me too.


At this point, even if he offered extra postage to resend, I wouldn't.  It sort of falls within the zone of "fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me."  I predict that if I were stupid enough to remail it, then he would comb the item for the least little item and take the position that a full refund was in order for something "undisclosed."  Wish I had waited to leave feedback but I generally do it once an item is received.

Selling discussion

I know I'm impatient, but is it really too much to expect more than 2 views on my listings? Are people just not buying? Is anyone home, eBay? LOL. I'm about ready to pull the plug. I've marked things as low as possible just trying to clear some stuff out (so I can get new stuff)... UGH.

Selling discussion

I was hoping to bid on an auction set for tomorrow morning. There were already 7 bids. Today I see the seller shows the listing as "Ended with 0 Bids."  The seller has decided not to sell, and ended the auction a day early.  I was under the impression that the seller had to go through with an auction, just as a buyer must pay when they win an auction. 


Should I report this activity, and how do I do that?


I looked at the seller's feedback--it is 100% positive, but almost all of it is as a buyer.



Bidding & Buying discussion

Rarely do I buy anything, I am a seller (small at that of 4 years). First time in the community so I'm not sure how it works but will figure it out. I purchased a couple items back in May a month later still never received them. I had already opened a resolution paid not received and of course Ebay refunded my money.

This seller harrassed me to no end, offering me anything in the world, just to remove 2 (only factual negative feedbacks). Ebay limited his selling (may have closed that account). What I want to know is this: that was a total nightmare to figure out!


Now he has two totally different names, 4 shipping from addresses (only show on tracking) listings show totally different states and location of items. He now has opened another account (now with screen name history as normal on a profile).


I wouldnt normally mess with someone like this (as lets just say I know whats going on ""NOW) Ebay has pretty much closed his accounts but keeps opening new ones, different names, addresses, listing located at, then tracking label printed - nothing ever ships.


Is it within policy for listings to show a location (as in a totally different far away state) but them label printed (in another  totally far away state) Make is 4 states. Two different names, different screen names. The person came close to threating me so I reported it to Ebay and they took over from there.


My question is: Can you have listings (lots) showing the item in located in various states, but labels printed in other states, and by two different names?


TX I do not want this to happen again.


And I am not even sure where to find comments to this????

Bidding & Buying discussion

I was in the fine jewelry industry 23 years and I'm also a gemologist with technical expertise on stones, metals, labor and fabrication cost. I had been on Ebay before and listed a few modest value items not wanting to list my better pieces right away by testing the waters. I last month listed 20 items a few of those were better jewelry pieces. I've sold a few this month but notice paypal and ebay fees are taking a big bite . I'm seriously concidering not relisting or new listing my best expensive jewelry. I'm getting ridiculous lowball offers even on signed and designer items. I'm not desperate and the quality of buyer is bottom feeder types. I know finding a bargain is great but when I take the time and research to list my items against exact item listings and still get lowballed it's time to look at other selling avenues.

Selling discussion

Jul 26, 2016 11:21:15 AM PT

Ridiculous low ball offers on expensive items

An item I'm following was sold for $1000 which is more than 2x the typical high sale (it was a live auction).  When I looekd into it I saw it was just one bidder and he bid himself from $200 up to $1000!?  How/why?  Is he just new and panicked?


Twelve Chinese Porcelain Red Mansion Plates Lot 263

Item: 291790804945

Bidding & Buying discussion

Jul 24, 2016 9:45:16 AM PT

how did this guy bid himself up to $1000

This one has me concerned. I am an infrequent seller but inherited a bunch of coins I need to sell.  I listed an expensive gold coin set as an auction (starting bid $2,700) with a Buy it Now of $3,510. Auction ran ten days, no bids. I relisted the item same way but with a $100 lower starting price. Almost immediately I get the "sold" email, from a bidder who has 0 feedback and who joined eBay the same day, July 23, 2016. He used buy it now when he could (if he was following the listing) have purchased it as an auction, given that there were no bids the first time.


Couple of other screwy things: he provided a street shipping address, to Illinois, and a cell phone number that is in North Carolina. He also wants more pictures of the set, but the listing already had pics of each coin's front as well as the front and back of the set (what other pictures could there be, other that the back side?).


I have not yet invoiced him. Your opinion - any reason to be concerned?

Selling question

Jul 24, 2016 10:12:54 AM PT

Zero Feedback "Joined Today" Purchaser

I wrote to seller because of sent item was damaged. (S)he promised that (s)he will send a new item without resend damaged item.

I waiting two month ago but nothing send to me...


How can I foward whole emails to ebay solution center bacuase of I'm out of 30 days protection.


Shipping & Returns discussion

Buyer had a buyer's remorse (I guess) but just refused the package. I just got it back. Zero communication - didn't send a msg saying he/she isn't interested anymore and didn't open a return request (which would have been approved automatically) - what am I supposed to do?


Never happend to me before.

Selling discussion

Jul 25, 2016 1:51:12 PM PT

Refused Package

It's been a while since I've listed anything for sale and I noticed a big difference in the procedure.  One thing I don't see anymore is the "require immediate payment" on a buy it now offer.  Is that no longer an option?



Selling discussion

Jul 25, 2016 11:23:26 AM PT

Immediate Payment

I sold item on July 9th person paid on July 11th. It showed paid to eBay I have transaction number of PayPal but it's never showed up in PayPal. Everytime I send PayPal information they send me somewhere else. It's not buyers fought she has proof of her payment. What do I do?

Selling discussion

Jul 25, 2016 12:57:36 PM PT

eBay shows paid not showed paid. to PayPal

Buyer bought 2 items separately and I want to ship together, but ebay shows no way to print only one label. Anyone know how?

Shipping & Returns question

Jul 24, 2016 5:15:45 PM PT

One shipping label for 2 items?


I sold the items more than $1,500 and just wondering how much eBay taking away from my account, i.e., listing items,  insertion fees, pictures and etc.?


On the  PayPal site, I can see how much PayPal chaged all of  my sold items that is very easy to see.  However, there are NO way to find how much eBay charged all of my sold items.


Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Selling question

Why would I have to offer 30 day returns on home decor and glassware to become top rated? 14 days is fair. I'm not selling gifts.

And why is the shipping listing section ( auction) not updated yet? If I add free shipping common sense tells me

the minium ( suggested price thingy should adjust.( Example Glass Bowl Fenton . Thingy suggests start bid at $ 6.95.

I have selected free shipping so it should idealy add that projected  cost then calculate starting bid suggestion to include that rate.

Listings engines dont post if if I dont use the suggested values as a new seler or it seems to me. I like offering free shipping every time with auction

because I sell vintage not new. Can the ebay team develope an adjust free shipping feature into starting bid price so the items will fit the

systems average price of sold items. It is logical right? Just a freindly suggestion for the developers. Because the price thingy is a turn off

to new sellers when it does not adjust free shipping into the senerio. In fact it freaks some new sellers away from selling here. Its a scare feature

if you are learning how to list and price the way it is now. Want more sellers?  Start there. Im experienced so I work around it but it should be updated to match eBays updated policies. Thanks. Good idea ? Or not?

Starting an eBay Business discussion

Jul 25, 2016 7:41:42 AM PT

30 day return? Free shipping ?

I gave the item information to the buyer by txting and giving photos. Buyer was happy and left me a positive feedback. But on Paypal the payment is still pending, I couldn't provide shipping labels and stuffs. I am a bit worried that the buyer may try to get the money back by saying the item has not been received or any other reasons...

Payments discussion

Ebay bidding: Item is 1.99, I bid 99.00, no one else bids because they know it's too high. Do I get it for 1.99?

Bidding & Buying question

Jul 24, 2016 3:40:28 PM PT

Bidding Question

I recently purchased an item on Ebay paying with PAYPAL.Shortly after purchase was paid, vendor contacted me DIRECTLY saying he would ship item as soon as I sent Credit Card info to pay for it. I informed him payment had already been made through PP. (VIOLATION: Contacting buyers directly and not through Ebay messaging).  I have not heard ANYTHING back from him.


Shortly after his email, I checked my PP and my Credit Card for this transaction: Both had been billed. I returned to Ebay to check on my purchase to find 'the item was no longer available' and that the Seller was no longer listed with EBAY. It has been a week and neither my Credit Card nor PayPal has been refunded.


I have spent HOURS trying to contact EBAY directly, with no success due to needing the above information to jump through their many hoops. I still can't reach them. I'm not a happy camper at the moment! lol 

Any suggestions please?

Thank you!


Payments question

Jul 25, 2016 12:18:26 AM PT

Contacting EBAY impossible

Can multiple purchases that are paid for individually be combined?  A single buyer purchased 3 items and paid for them individually...how can I combine them in order to offer this buyer a shipping discount?

Seller Hub discussion

Batik?? been stored since 1989.  Any info as to style/design greatly appreciated..Thanks

Collectibles & Art discussion

Jul 24, 2016 5:16:13 PM PT

need textile expert please

I need help identifying what this artwork is and I would like to now who made the artwork?

Selling question

Jul 25, 2016 2:28:20 PM PT

I need help identifying this art?

 Hi, if an item is $200 and i want to put a max bid on it at $300, will it only show the next bid or will it show the $300 bid

Bidding & Buying question

Jul 24, 2016 9:39:12 PM PT


I need help identifying a Japanese soft vinyl monster figure--Sofubi Kaiju. It stands about 5" high. It is mostly black with hand painted red, white, gray and silver accents. It stands on two legs, each having a 4-toed foot. The torso and head consist of a giant bloodshot eyeball being held by 5 large talons (the back of the hand the talons are attached to is modeled on the back). The bottom of one foot is incised: JAPAN and the bottom of the other is incised with Japanese writing and UMMIKKO (I think that is the name of the designer/maker of the figure). I want to list this item but don't know 1) the name of the figure and 2) what it might be worth. Thanking you so much for your time.

Toys & Hobbies discussion

My Account question

How can I keep the number of items sold displaying on that item and still not sell any in the wintertime?

Selling question



I am a buyer and I was just wondering how to close a case?

Getting Started question

Jul 24, 2016 3:19:07 PM PT

how to close a case

I bought two different itemsas a guest on Ebay thru Paypal with an Ebay gift card because it was easier since i always forget my password on my account and have not recieved my orders. Its been three weeks going on four now and have yet to see anything and my son is very disappopinted his items havent arrived. How do i get in contect with the seller and my paypal is not showing any purchases being made when i saw that it took the money off. i dont remember which items it was or the seller ugh. This is so frustrating and im not sure i even still have the cards to check if the money is there.


Please help...

Bidding & Buying question

Jul 26, 2016 5:08:01 PM PT

wheres my purchases?



I recently had a buyer leave positive feedback  "Great doing business with!!!!". Smiley Happy Thing is they dinged my DSR. Smiley Sad It was for the "item as described" category. Why leave positive, if not happy? (not complaining, just wondering). FWIW, buyer never contacted me. Should I just go ahead and block them? My gut says YES.



Selling question

Jul 25, 2016 3:59:34 PM PT

To block or not to block?

I am new to this ebay cancellation stuff and wondered if any of you could advise me. I bought an item which the seller has now cancelled. IT is now currently a pending case and it says to accept the cancellation request but i have not yet been refunded. Please can someone advise me what i need to do so i can make sure i get the refund? The seller is saying that he cant refund the money until i accept the cancellation request. I would be so grateful if someone could get back to me.

Getting Started question

Jul 26, 2016 12:24:23 PM PT

cancellation and refund

how can i report a member(seller) who keeps listing out of stock item? i purchased and paid but seller told me out of stock but they still keep listing and listing page shows still 3 pcs are in stock. i emailed to ebay cs for help explaining the situation and they told me to click "report a member" and write the problem so that ebay can warn or punish seller but i cannot find "report a member" section. thank you for your kindest help.

Tools & Apps question

Jul 25, 2016 4:20:21 PM PT

report a member

Hi! Just opened a new selling account in addition to my store which has TRS status. Since I obviously have 0 feedback on the new account, is it ok to mention somewhere in my listings about my selling history. I am afraid my 0 feedback might scare off potential buyers. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!!



Selling question

Jul 24, 2016 3:13:51 PM PT

New selling account



So a buyer recently won an auction for a laptop I am selling. He says he got a payment error and paypal told him he needs to get my email address and wants me to start corresponding with him through his phone number. This buyer also created his account on the day the auction was going to end. How should I proceed, I have already verified my paypal account works. Why would he needmy email address in order to pay?


Thank you

Payments question

Jul 25, 2016 9:19:48 AM PT

Buyer says he is having issues with paypal.

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