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Can anyone tell if these are falus coins on these cufflinks?
Thank you Thank you




Coins & Paper Money discussion

Nov 28, 2015 12:26:41 PM PT

are these Falus coins?

While taking a break from cooking I checked my sold delivery status and found this showing the item was in transit while in actuality the item was delivered. Anyone else had this bug?


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Selling discussion

Picked this up last week and getting ready to list it. 


I could use your opinions - shape and/or style.  I have my thoughts, but I don't want to lead your minds =)




  Tea Ball Infuser Strainer (7a).JPG

Selling discussion




And of course it's not saving to draft, either.



Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2015 8:06:47 PM PT

The whirling circle of doom

Just want to see if anyone else gets whats actually happening her ein this photo....



Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 8:15:28 PM PT

Whats wrong with this photo?

Thanksgiving graphicsHeartCAROLYN

Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Nov 26, 2015 6:20:10 AM PT


I just learned today after months of selling valuable items on eBay, that a buyer with no previous bad history, and a decent amount of positive feedback, can wake up one day and order an expensive item, and claim is parcel containing the wrong item.

After returning the supposedly wrongly received item, eBay forces the seller to issue a refund.

The fact that eBay put either the buyer or the seller at liability high value transactions is bad business, and should be explicitly explained before listing each valuable item. And is forcing me to conclude all business on ebay.

Use your selling platform, use your delivery method, but hold us the seller liable for loss under your trading platform?

Will not sell another item on ebay unless this policy is improved.

Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2015 11:27:55 AM PT


My account was hacked on October 14th and as a result, 15 watches were listed on my behalf. I'very been fighting with Ebay for 2 months to have this taken care of and am still getting notices to pay fees for them. I've been a member since 1999 and have never once sold an item.

My Account discussion

Nov 26, 2015 9:37:35 AM PT

Account hacked

I purchased this pre-owned coach Backback here off eBay from a very unprofessional, rude seller. The listing had 2 pics, and only a few words in the description. I recieved the backpack, there was stains ALL over it, literally everywhere. I contacted the seller, asked what's up with the stains ect. She replied with "I NEVVERRR said there were NO STAINS, that's why you only got it for $50." I replied with something like, "I will act like you just don't know any better since that's how you responded, but it doesn't matter what you DONT say in the description, it's about what you DO SAY. There's a million and one things that DONT happen to a bag, like a cat living in the bag, a muffin, a blue smurf, doesn't mean a, those things will show up in the bag. it's not the buyers responsibility to read your mind and just assume that what you don't put in the listing, means that's what's wrong with it, since it can be anything, we are not psycic" She is kind of dumb, I know... And I know when I return it, she will do the same thing to the next seller. I opened a item not described case, she said she refunded me and lied, then stopped responding so I won it, and they want me to return it. I don't want to return it to her since she doesn't desevre to sell it again and screw someone else over. I want to know if this bag is fake, if it's not, I will sell it. I have already listed it because I only have till the first to return it to her. So if I find out it's fake, I will take it down immediatley. Someone tell me if its fake! I hear if there's the subs true CC on both the inside and outside it's fake, this true? No exceptions? The serial number or w.e it's called on the inside creed is No A2J- 6094

Fashion discussion

I didn't bid on this track suite but once. I I'm not buying this.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 26, 2015 10:10:26 AM PT

track suite



No problems just wishing you a happy thanksgiving

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 26, 2015 8:09:23 AM PT

impotant message

they say it's quicker to come here and get an almost immediate answer, so I might be listing some 1st day issue Postal covers and there will be two per sheet, the sheet will be a notebook binder glassine like sheet/protector and will be under 3/8" thick, so will be eligible for shipping large letter format rather than package format, I have almost never used large letter shipping during my ebay career, always have shippedpackages, but mneed to know can a guy get USPS TRACKING NO. using large letter shipping? I won't be using Priority Mail flat rate envelope but will be using my own polky mailers to ship

Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 9:46:07 AM PT

Shipping USPS w/ Large Envelope

I accept best offers to give buyers an even better deal on my items. Lately and it probably do to the economy the buyer doesn't pay and I don't get it.. why bother with a best offer if the buyer won't follow through? Then a case is opened and the buyer gets reported.


If the original listing had "immediate payment required" so should the best offer. Otherwise there is no point in accepting the offer. In the last month 3 non paying buyers with fairly substantial amounts each.   Sellers have guidelines to follow, in the same respect so should the buyer's.  Many times after accepting the offer no further action by the buyer is done. This is running rampant not just on my items but look at all the other threads being written,  again probably do to the economy.


In the mean time No response to invoice sent, or follow up emails, then eBay sends a reminder 4 days later if no payment is made, then seller has to wait another 4 days to get paid or a non payment strike is given.  While in the mean time the listing sits off line until 8 days have past in order to get paid or to re-list the item. Since your listing goes offline, no one sees it and you can't re-list it.


I think that if your listing had a BIN and "required" immediate payment then best offer accepted should require immediate payment as well if the buyer made an offer that was accepted by the seller. Understandably  Not everyone lives on eBay like sellers do 24/7, so  a 24 hour leeway would be acceptable facilitating time difference and locations of the buyer.  However, most everyone is on line these days all the time, I can't remember when I have not seen a person with a device attached to their hand.   I would think if a buyer made an offer and it was accepted they would be waiting for the acceptance notice and react to the email "eBay" sends them informing them that their offer was accepted,  not to forget the email invoice sent by the seller.  


 Regardless of which notice the buyer gets, the buyer should follow through within the next 24 hours, not 8 days or never. And which could mean Your item is put on hold if not paid, for up to 8 days.  The buyer should have the curtsy to contact the seller if a delay is needed or if they have a change of heart and can't make the payment,  other wise it is totally unacceptable. There is no recourse action taken on a non paying bidder (NPB) unless 2 or more different sellers are affected by a NPB.  Then eBay decides what action will be taken and I really could care less what eBay dose to them,  myself I block them but my list is getting bigger and bigger each month. If it continues, I will drop the make an offer from my listings lose of sales, is better then no sales do to NPD's.  At least with immediate payment the transaction will go though.  But watch out for the bogus return request!!

Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 4:25:09 AM PT



Scammers are so prevalent here that all the offers I have currently recieved are fraudulent (asking me to text them my Paypal for payment lol). It's also the reason why I do not do auction anymore. 


The item is worth as much as my current bank statement, so I need a guareentee that I will not be scammed by some scammer who says the box is empty or whatnot. Thus, I am willing to take great precautions to minimize that risk. And yes, this actually does happen quite often, especially for expensive items.


Granted, it is adult signature and I will be recording myself weighing and putting the item in the box, as well as recording the serial number on the box to ensure that it's valid. This will be done at the post office immediately before handing it to the post office. I may even try to get a few signatures lol. I wish I can actually force the buyer to open the package, register the serial, and turn on the laptop before signing for the package.  :/ Even then, PP is dumb egnough to favor the buyer...


However, the problem is that my ratings are low, so I'm not viewed as a "trusted seller" either.. I can understand why people would be skeptical of buying from me. The whole system is a failure in my opinion, because there is no real way to distinguish a fraudulent claim from a legitament one. 


Furthermore, PP and ebay favors higher reputation, so it is even easier for the "trusted" guy to scam me. By the sole merit of reputation, Paypal will favor them in a dispute.  What should I do? Should I sell this item locally? 


Any advice on carriar options? I am currently using USPS, but I will change it to whatever carriar favors the seller in the case of an claim. 

Buying & Selling Basics question

This is probably the third time I've run into this now, and it's starting to get on my nerves.  The first time was a seller in Singapore who charged the international  flat rate for a record (as in an old 78) which was about $4.50, then turned around and said he needed $30 after the sale which I refused.  His excuse was Ebay had him "listed wrong" even though he had dozens of items for sale, and it was all my fault as I was supposed to wait for an invoice.  (????)


Now it's a US seller who had a radio (old tube type) for sale, which had a calculated price of $13.20  That seemed really good, but not unrealistic.  First thing the seller asks is am I going to pick it up (from 800 miles away) and then wonders how I was able to get a shipping cost, and finally said he/she would query shipping companies.  This thing is not that big or heavy.


If I'm able to close a sale and calculate the shipping, can a seller really decide later it needs to be more--as in they knew it would be a lot more than a default amount, and should never have listed it that way?  Literally all this person had said in the auction was "buyer responsible for shipping."


Second, if I'm not prompted to ask for a total and can still checkout, can a seller still get away with insisting I should have asked for an invoice/total? 


And lastly, is there anywhere in Ebay's policies that tells someone they can't have the auction set one shipping price and then decide later it's another higher price? 


It's not like a seller lists a price in good faith and then goes to the post office and finds out it can't be shipped by them and has to go by a truck, this seems to be a really blatant  cheap shipping price per Ebay's system and then, "well, despite whatever Ebay suad, the actual cost is going to be more, you should have realized that."  And it's also not "Well I thought it would be $3.00 and it's $4.50," the Singapore seller wanted several times what the original shipping cost would be, and this person seems likely to do the same.


And even if it does comes down to the seller won't budge, how can it be handled via Ebay that suddenly that steal at $100 is now going to be $150?  I don't like the idea of paying one price via Ebay and then more via seaprate Paypal invoice. 

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 27, 2015 9:59:29 PM PT

Changing shipping costs after the sale

I have an item that I listed as fixed price with make an offer option. An potential buyer made an offer.... i countered and the b
Potential buyer never responded. When the item ended it auto-relisted and since then the tab that said "end item" is gone. My only options are "watch" "share" or "make an offer"

Why does my own item think i can make an offer. Just to see what would happen i tried to make an offer and an error that says "you cannot buy your own item" comes up.

All i want to do is erase this listing. With being able tk end the auction it has just been auto-relisted and has been running for almost 6 months!!!!

Please help. Thanks

Selling discussion

A few days ago I won an auction and immediately tried to pay via Paypal. When I did so, I got the message "(Seller's Name's) PayPal account is unable to accept your payment at this time" and to contact the seller for help with completing order. I emailed the seller and he responded the next day with an invoice with a side note to pay via paypal to another email address he provided because their original Paypal address is under review (not sure what that means).


I responded by asking was there a way to pay them via the ebay checkout system and got no response until today with another invoice reminding me to pay. Would it be considered paying outside of ebay if I paid directly to their Paypal account? I really would rather use the ebay checkout system, but this seller seems to not want me to do so. I'm just wondering what I should do next since I have never encountered this before.

Bidding & Buying discussion

what to do when the seller does not want to send the item which I paid immediately .
I tried to contact him by email but without success (no answer) what do I do now ?
I do not want to wait 24 Dec to open reqest over Resolutia center .

Payments question

Nov 26, 2015 2:37:40 PM PT

seller does not want to send the item


Buyer wants me to ship a 200 dollar phone to a locker service. That company will then ship the item to them in the Dominican Republic.


Buyer has made arrangements with the second shipping company. All I have to do is ship it to them.

I am afraid if the item is damaged when shipped by the second company, I will end up being responsible. 


 Item is paid and I said yes to his request, but now I have doubts. What should I do?


Thank you

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 28, 2015 2:37:06 AM PT

Complicated buyer

Payments question

I've seen where Sears used to sell old wood barns

would this be one?

early 1900's?

Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 26, 2015 11:38:53 AM PT

Old wooden barn and wood animals

how do i chage the way a currency from $ to £ on my display

Bidding & Buying question

I have an item for sale, which I just put up for auction abotu 30 minutes ago. High bid is $10 thus far. I have a reserve price on the item. I do NOT have a Buy Now option set. (This item will likely sell easly at the reserve price, very possibly for more, based upon Completed Auctions I've researched.)


A viewer just contacted me via eBay, offering to buy it right now for a price considerably lower than my reserve.


I don't feel right about this, but need to find out what's allowed and what's not. 



1. Is it legal for this person to make this kind of offer? It would mean I end the auction early, before pretty much any bidding gets underway and would really cut everyone else out who might be interested. 

2. should I report this to eBay? I feel like I should but need to make sure I'm not over-reacting. 


Help, asap please

Selling question

I have sent items to a different address before but it won't let me do it this time. I get a message saying invalid adress and it won't let me go ahead and do it. Did something change? Is there a way around this. I know it will void seller protection but it is a low cost item and I would like to not upset the buyer who claims this has not been an issue for them before. Last time I had the buyer temporarily change the address on PP and it went fine. I am worried this buyer won't do that and then be upset with me. How should I handle this ain a way to not get bad FB. should I cancel for address issue? This would make the buyer angry as they have done this several times I am told with no problems.


Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 2:09:27 PM PT

different address

I have bough a lot on Ebay and sold here and there.  But, I decided to sell more recently and test the waters for more consistent selling.

I have been listing at the price I can live with and at the same time, give buyers a good deal.  However, I am finding out regardless of how good a deal under retail we list our products for, the more of a deal the buyer wants.  Even our own Ebay sellers want to low ball their counterparts so they can resell for the retail price.  List for whatever you want but low balling each other is irritating.  What is also irritating is the ones who penny pinch.  I had an Ebay seller who so wanted to WIN the offer that he counteroffered .50 cents below my offer. 


Having said all this, what do you experienced sellers think is the right way to price a product?  Should I find a price I can live with, then increase it by a certain amount to leave room for offers?  I keep trying different approaches but the low balling and the manipulating are really sickening.

Getting Started discussion

Nov 26, 2015 7:44:30 AM PT


Whats the deal on ebay with these verification codes that I sometimes have to do on relisting items and get a text or phone call to verify the listing with a code-----------Its getting anoying---Turn off feature should be available!!!!!!

My Account question

Nov 26, 2015 3:35:38 AM PT

Verification Code

I listed an item for auction.  Do I have to accept the bid at the end of seven days no matter how much it is?

Bidding & Buying question

Nov 28, 2015 6:44:48 PM PT

auction listing

Once, I had someone open an INR case after 3 weeks. I refunded instantly. I received the item back in the mail a week later "Undeliverable as addressed". So, yes it was my fault. I didn't put the house address on it.


So, since then I have had 3 different buyers send me message or open an INR case. They wait exactly 10 days (which is what I state in the listings..it could take that long for delivery). So, I never not once got any of these items back in the mail. One buyer in particular, I mailed the same cards again this time with tracking...she received it in 4 days.


So, I know for a fact, on those other 3 buyers, I wrote the addresses correct. Checking over and over (return and buyer address). I have actually become ocd with it which is annoying. So, months later, these items haven't come back to me.


My question is: If a stamped letter envelope isn't delivered to the recipient (or something is wrong), will it always come back to me?

Shipping & Returns question

Nov 28, 2015 6:24:44 PM PT

USPS stamped letter mail....

I am wondering if eBay should set up "safeguards" for Sellers to protect them against impulse Bidders/Buyers who don't read Item Descriptions before they commit to buying?


(Before a Bidder or Buyer is able to place bids or "Buy It Now", shouldn't eBay have in place a Terms and Conditions clause?)


This is how it can work...


-The Bidder or Buyer sees something he/she is interested in...
-The Bidder places a bid...but before the bid becomes "official," the Bidder must click on the Terms and Conditions box, which reads, "I have read the Sellers's Item Description, and I am aware that this item is, "Used, in vintage condition; cracked on one side, soiled and is yellowing...etc"
-For the Buyer who wants to make an instant purchase, the same Terms and Conditions clause shows up, "I have read the Sellers's Item Description, and I am aware that this item is, "Used, in vintage condition; cracked on one side, soiled and is yellowing...etc" (
The Buyer clicks on "Buy It Now"...read the Terms and Conditions...and accepts these terms by clicking on the box...and then this statement shows up, "You have just agreed to purchase this item...which payment method do you prefer...?")


Hopefully, by accepting and agreeing to a Seller's Terms and Conditions before bidding or buying, will "help" eliminate careless impulse buying, returned items, negative feedback to Sellers and other problems...

Bidding & Buying question

Nov 28, 2015 9:22:32 AM PT

Safeguards for Sellers

For Christmas, I usually buy gifts for my brother and his family.   Can I still get postage thru my paypal account???

Thanks, Fran 

Shipping & Returns question

can i sell my worn high end designer men's underwear briefs and boxer briefs in reg or adult listing?

Selling question

Nov 28, 2015 9:48:32 AM PT

Men's worn underwear

Just as it says in the subject line. Can you still receive messages from a blocked bidder?

Bidding & Buying question

Hi, so user with zero feedback bought my stuff and paid immediately. 


Account name does not make any sence, seems like random SPAM bot and become member from a day when bought item from me.


So what should I do? Send item or cancel the order?

Selling discussion

Nov 28, 2015 11:27:54 AM PT

Buyer with zero feedback

Will I get my money back if a return gets lost 

Shipping & Returns question

Purchased an item. Lost in mail. Opened case. Received refund. Then it was deliverer. Now what? Contacted seller, but hasn't responded.

Shipping & Returns question

Each month a Seller is allowed "X" number of listings.  If an Auction ends on an item listed in that month and the item is Relisted does the Relisting count as one of the monthly listing allotments?  I seem to think the answer is yes but want to double check that.

Selling discussion

Nov 28, 2015 6:25:10 PM PT

Monthly Listing Limit question

I hace problem to play my oder

Payments discussion

Nov 28, 2015 4:24:29 PM PT

God bless you

Want to start selling antiques. Where can I find the selling fees?

Buying & Selling Basics question

Nov 28, 2015 6:31:13 PM PT

How do I find sellers fees

i have to order about 8 different items from 6 different sellers.. i dont want to recieve 1 item each day. is there a way by which all these 8 items can be shipped to me together packed in box/packet on a single day?

Shipping & Returns question

I have an offer for an item that has already ended.  how do I accept that offer?


Selling question

How do I list the quantity of product im selling.

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

Nov 27, 2015 11:46:24 PM PT


I have posted a question - and it was changed between my posting and how it appeared on the board. I wanted to know what to do as a seller when the buyer claimed the the item wasn't as described - despite the fact that it was a vintage doll and I showed it from all sides - and eBay refunded the payment. I got the doll back with a large dog bite to the face that tore into the head. I have an unsalabe doll and no money.

Selling question

Is it a real thing? 


In other words, has a dispute ever gone awry insomuch that violence or crime was involved? 


 Even if it was not physical violence, there is so much someone can do with your address and name, from annoying the hell out of you with food deliveries, plummers, spam mail, etc. to sending the swat to your house..


Of course, one should always carry a firearm... 


How do I keep my personal information private on eBay? 

Getting Started question

Nov 28, 2015 12:37:44 PM PT

ebay retaliation? How do I maintain privacy?

hello ..i   wrote a wrong carrier on my return details ( i wrote ups   but  my carrier is usps)..how can i fix it??

Shipping & Returns question

Nov 28, 2015 9:49:50 AM PT




I sold 5 tea bags to a customer. The tea return with mention "not called for". I have inform the customer and asked his advise. Refund have not yet been done.


Should I refund back? If the customer want the tea posted again, should I claimed postage 2nd time and how?


Can customer give me negative feedback on this issue?


Thanks to help me out.



Shipping & Returns question

where it said total I put the selling price and it added 30.00   how do I take that off

Getting Started question

I have always had to log into paypal before I make a purchase. Now it does not even make me log in. What happened?  I want to login to paypal first and was happy with how checkout was.

My Account question

 The sellers id was 151856470043. I found something that caught my eye and my friend offered himself to buy it for me so he bought it and then a few days later he no more than 4 days he was going to see where the item was and then it said seller or listed item has been removed but it said it was shipped already.  The item was from China. So i thought it would take a while. And it was 2 weeks or so that he bought it. Did we get scammed?

Bidding & Buying discussion

Has anybody else having a issues with paying for a item? this the is error message I get.

We are having a technical hiccup and PayPal isn't available right now. You can pay with a credit or debit card instead.

It will let you use a debit or credit card, but thats not working either!

Bidding & Buying question

Nov 28, 2015 8:40:22 AM PT

PayPal not working

I have recently purchased an item and got the confirmation from ebay that the item I purchased has been dispatched the day after that.

But Ijust received the email from ebay that says "We’re writing to let you know that an unauthorized third party may have accessed the seller’s account to list this item. The item has been removed from the site, and the transaction was cancelled." 


At the moment, I really need to get my refund as soon as possible but I do not know how I can do that. I went to the customer service website and could not see anything that I was looking for to help me.


I am very anxious about it now


Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 26, 2015 4:05:55 PM PT

compromised account


Does anyone know what this is? It appears to be some type of jewelry, but the chains aren't long enough to go around a wrist. It opens and closes with a hinge. Is it for hair?

Thank you!

Collectibles & Art discussion

Nov 27, 2015 7:42:04 PM PT

Help identify vintage jewelry item

Several questions...

what language is on the label/ mark

is it Blue Delft

is it supposed to be a goose

Collectibles & Art discussion

I have a question now for my fellow sellers. I and my neighbor order quite a few things from A and I hate the thought of throwing out those boxes.


I have seen quite a few threads by buyers miffed that they bought something on eBay but it was shipped from Amazon. So worried that a buyer might think I was drop shipping, (not that there's anything wrong with that) I have been hesitant to recycle the Amazon boxes for my sales. Most of mine go in Priority boxes but for the ones that don't fit in the FRB, I would like to reuse the ones from A. They're really nice sturdy boxes.


Anybody had any negative reaction from a buyer for doing that?

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 28, 2015 8:53:35 PM PT

On reusing Amazon boxes

How do I adjust the total invoice price.  Buyer & I agreed on an amount for shiiping that is less than what the invoiceshows.  I have tried changing the shipping total & hitting reset but nothing changes,

Shipping & Returns discussion

Nov 27, 2015 1:20:18 PM PT

howdo I adjust shipping cost on an invoice?

I notice there's a lot of UK sellers who sell pre filled party favor bags. Is it okay to sell these here from the US? Just wondering. Thank you!!

Selling question

Nov 28, 2015 6:52:29 AM PT

can I sell pre filled party favor bags

do i have to open a paypal account to buy and sell ??

Payments question


I am trying to sell a used guitar (2002 Gibson). Have sold 5 others in the past year. I ship to U.S. addresses only. This time listing is blocked by an error 240, "may be listing an item that contains wood that is restricted for export, therefore this item is not eligible for shipment through the Global Shipping Program."

I do not use the Global Shipping program. I am an individual, not a business account. After years of legal wrangling, the government CITES enforcement found Gibson was not in violation, and an accommodation was made for individuals owning guitars, as opposed to manufacturers. The guitar fretboard is made of Indian Rosewood, which I don't see on the CITES list, unless it is disguised under an obscure species name. I don't ship overseas. Why is this listing blocked, while others have had no problem?

There are hundreds of used Gibsons currently listed, many of the same model.





Selling question

Seems there is very little action this morning (its 11am as I write this on the West Coast), but I am optimistic. It is higher than it has it has been for a few months, getting some views and a few shoppers.


Hoping to clear out some old inventory and Christmas'y toys and stuff.


I can say I was finally able to pick up some stuff I wanted to purchase without too much competition.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 12:04:27 PM PT

How is everyones Black Friday sales so far?




Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2015 10:28:41 AM PT


So our sales tanked in the last 4 months, but since October they are pretty much done with. I am at the point where i am about to cancel the store subscription starting December 1st.  Last year, starting October we were selling at least ten items a day, this year we can't even make ten a week.

So as our turkey is roasting i decided to look at few items on my watch list and maybe make some sellers' day. So i finally made a decission on what to buy and then discovered that i am unable to do so from my phone. I got the message telling me to go to my desktop and complete transaction. I decided to check other items from my watch list. I realized that some are missing the "Watch" and "Buy It Now" buttons as well, while others were fine, mainly located around New York area.

Now considering that roughly 65% of our business was coming from mobile users (according to paypal), it's no wonder we are not selling. Unbelievable. The fact that we are paying for the service which isn't provided to us is just mind blowing, and the fact that ebay is getting away with this is astonishing. Luckily i haven't quit my job like i intended to, and i can hang my dreams of having a real business tanked along with my sales. My guess is we are not making Top Rated this month... In any case, Happy Thanksgiving all!



Selling discussion

Hope everyone has a great day, but just had to say it is amazing the day is lost to all the importance of sales.
Went on to Macy's  all black friday ads, went on to jcpenney same, ebay same, Amazon same.
Seems we skipped Thanksgiving not even mentioned.
Sad isn't it ?

Selling discussion

Any idea on this?

Selling discussion

Anyone having any luck selling vintage especially home decor? I.. know.. holidays no one wants *used*, but since April I have struggled with that category!


If I did not indulge in a clothing line I love I would be DEAD in  sales..no income..no reason to buy here without an income..right!


Am I alone?

Happy Holidays everyone!

Selling discussion

I have yet to receive payment on my rings I sold and the final value fee is no where near what thety sold for. why is this? and why was I required to send of the items with no guarantee of payment? how do I get my money or my items back?

Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 9:48:12 PM PT

I haven't been paid after 22 days!

I’m really curious.  Why do so many people put stock in the thought that the day after Thanksgiving – otherwise referred to as Black Friday – is the end-all for selling (and buying) days in the year?  Around here, it seems like it has become the ‘Week of Black Friday” sales.

Is it just the PR people pushing the same old line about the start of the Holiday shopping season or what?  Is ecommerece late to the party and thinking it will revive it or put a new spin on it?  

Online sites of Target and Walmart have their discounts starting on Thanksgiving.  Macy’s, Penney’s and others started opening Black Friday sales between 3pm and 6pm on Thanksgiving.  Some places like Aaron Bros. And Michael’s have stepped discounts that are more on Saturday and some stores are starting their sales on Wednesday.

What with sellers everywhere, especially online nowadays, trying to have the lowest price, it seems like Black Friday is every day of every week.

Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 6:22:49 PM PT

Black Friday - A Nostalgic Memory?

A non-paying buyer coughed up the cash this morning, so I figured I'd put the little 4 oz, 4"x4" box out even though I KNEW that the substitute mailman was unlikely to pick it up without a pickup request.  The SOB didn't even take the regular First Class envelope I put out -- slid the new mail in right past it!  I hope I have a bunch of sales tonight so that when I go in later  to schdule a pickup I can make him work tomorrow!!

Selling discussion

Nov 27, 2015 6:08:16 PM PT

I hate the substitute mailman!

Just sold an item at my regular retsail price. I got a buy notification from eBay that read:


"Your eBay item sold. You'll get additional $guaranteedPriceDifference$ from us"


Never saw this before. It was in the subject bar but there was nothing about it in the body of the email.


Anyone have any idea what the " $guaranteedPriceDifference$ " is all about?

Selling discussion

Until today, I didn't know it was a thing, for buyers outside the US to have their items sent to US companies for reshipment outside the US.  But this is what I'm having a problem with.  The buyer paid on the 10th, and USPS tracking, which she should be able to view as well, says the package was "tendered to delivery agent" on the 15th.  When I spoke with the Post Office, they told me that they do not deliver to this business address, so the person to whom I sent it needs to arrange to pick it up, and they would have been informed of this on the 15th and the 17th.  Apparently they didn't pick it up, and if they don't do so by Monday, the item is coming back to me.


I feel as if I've done MY part.  What is the correct course of action should I receive the item back?

Selling discussion

I have a Hallmark Christmas ornament listed.  Kringle's Kool Treats.  Wanted to check my price and typed in Kringles Kool Treats and found four listed, none mine.  Then I noticed the apostrophe so I typed in Kringle's Kool Treats.  Five DIFFERENT listings came up, including mine.  There are actually 9 of these ornaments listed - four with apostrophe, five without, completely separate lists.  Why the heck are they picking up an apostrophe as a critical character??!!  I am now on both lists because I added the second spelling to my listing and I'm calling it Kringle's Kringles Kool Treats.  Too weird.  And now (big sigh) I suppose I should go through my listings to see where else there might be an apostrophe.

Selling discussion

Ok, first of all, i was really STUPID. Second: i payd a transaction for an Iphone 6s 128 gb, was on 22. Oktober,the seller keep saying that he borrow his account, and he will return the money. It was not by paypal, or any other Ebay buyer protection. Now i have tried to leave a feedback and what can i do more?

Seller: Christian Truscheit

User: fl0yd78

p.s. I know that was a big mistake, i just want to know what can i do, or not.

Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2015 1:41:14 AM PT


I assume that this is something new that Ebay is offiering?  It is appearing on my listiangs for as an option for $1.99.

Is this something that the seller has to offer?  When did this start?



Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2015 9:42:20 AM PT

What is this Assurant Program?

I became a new seller back in September 10, 2015. I ship through Ebay, and used to see this option to pay later for shipping packages and clicked it everytime. Now this pay later option is no longer showing. I have now been paying out of pocket to ship items so my buyers get their items in a timely manner but, I can't afford to do this. I have sold around 35 items, have 100% feedback, and always check to make sure the buyers payment has cleared through PP before I would create a lable.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone !

Selling discussion

I dont know why ebay got $21 from me for selling a $175 console. What the hell ebay

Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2015 10:13:10 AM PT

Invoice for selling a ps3?????

Wondering if this is permitted.  These are date way back to the early 1900s.  Mid teens, some in the 20's.


Doesn't copyright expire at some point.  Public domain?


Thank you

Selling discussion

My views have taken a dive recently (along with my final auction values) and I have a feeling that my auctions are not visibly anywhere but eBay.com. I just checked and confirmed that my auctions are not visible anywhere else but eBay.com, eBay help line told me second page of auction listing is where I can change the setting but I can't see it, can anyone tell me with more detail how to find the location of this setting? I hate when these things change with no clear notice. Help appreciated!


Selling discussion

I keep getting hundreds of emails about re's that aren't even to my posts. How do i stop this?

eBay Mobile App - Android

Nov 25, 2015 10:06:25 PM PT

How do I stop the emails from these posts

How do i get more traffic to my items.


Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2015 5:04:15 PM PT

How to get more views of the item for sale

I must live under a rock. I never heard of such a thing.  All I can say is if you think eBay will be promoting your items as a small seller...good luck.



eBay’s Black Friday 2015 sale is now live



Many people still think of eBay as an auction site, but anyone who has been paying attention knows that eBay is about much more than just auctions. Retail stores and individuals from all over the world flock to eBay to sell products at rock bottom prices without any need to bid, and now many of those rock bottom prices have somehow gotten even lower for eBay’s big Black Friday 2015 sale.

If you’ve been following our Black Friday coverage this year, you’ve known for just over two weeks that eBay was prepping a huge sales event for Black Friday. Now, the site’s big sale has officially kicked off. eBay and its partner sellers are offering big discounts on all sorts of products ranging from HDTVs, smartphones and tablets to jewelry, appliances and plenty more.

Here are some of the sales shoppers now have access to on eBay:

    $1,799.99 65-inch Samsung Smart 4K TV (save $1,200)
    $1,199.99 55-inch Samsung Smart 4K 3D TV (save $1,800)
    $999 Canon EOS 6D DSLR (save $700)
    $819 128GB iPhone 6s (save $30)
    $369.99 LG Nexus 5X 16GB (Factory GSM Unlocked) Android Smartphone (save $10)
    $729 11.6-inch MacBook Air (save $170)
    $719 64GB iPhone 6s (save $30)
    $629 16GB iPhone 6s (save $20)
    $489 Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera + 16-50 lens (save $159)
    $459.99 64GB iPad mini 4 (save $40)
    $459.99 15.6 Lenovo Flex laptop (save $240)
    $359.99 16GB iPad Air 2 (save $140)
    $299 GoPro Hero4 camera (save $100)
    $229 GoPro Hero4 camera (save $70)
    $209.99 11.6-inch Lenovo ThinkPad laptop (save $289.01)
    $185 $200 Target Gift card (save $15)
    $114.95 Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband (save $30)
    $80 for $100 Toys R Us Gift Card (save $20)
    $50 GameStop Gift Card with Bonus $10

Like what you see? Head over to the eBay website to see all the great deals that are available, and head here for info about other big Black Friday sales from Amazon, Best Buy and more.

Selling discussion

I sold a DVD to a buyer, a few days later he messaged me to say the DVD was fefective and could he have a refund.


I of course said yes, asked him to start the precedure, and tried to help him through the steps.


Finally he started the return precedure, I Oked it on my end, did everything Ebay asked me to do and the guy had until the 20th to get it back to me.


I look on the return area and he hasn't even sent it yet, and after messaging and emailing him several times, I got no reply!


I'm new at this, want to be fair but should I contact ebay or just let it ride another week?



Selling discussion

Honestly, i'm ashamed to even be part of a company that uses a program that is so outdated, so useless, and yet so necessary for business.


I knew enough to download it and let it sync up with ebay every once in a while. I knew that since ebay deletes all after 90 days, that it would be a lifesaver for older listings w/good info, or for relisting. But when I actually tried to use it to see old listings, it was a stone wall. There are tons and tons of questions here in the forum, with no answers, or wrong answers. Most just give up. I estimate less than 1% of sellers know how to use it.


I'll save all the ugly details of this for my own website, but here are questions that I hope a Turbolister rep will answer:


  1.  All listings are in Listing activity. How to move to Inventory, and WHY? This step shouldn't be necessary!!!
  2. For a deleted listing, you have to click/highlight it in search to then export as csv. Then it completely disappears. When I try File>Import, it's greyed out. I have no idea where it went or how to get it back to Import it. Which folder is it in?
  3. I can't fix photos in TL. I was able to move one (1) deleted listing in 5 hours to ebay, but it uploaded immediately. I can see how to schedule the listing, but I still need it ONLINE,  not inTL, to work on it before it goes live. How?
  4. Somewhere in the bowels of this unorganized and unsearchable forum, I read an old archived Google search here that the reason most people fail in uploading deleted or old listings is because it is still using an old listing id number. Okay. BUT THERE IS NO WAY TO DELETE THAT NUMBER. None. Does anyone think that deleting an old used number might be a good idea? Since it's the major rate of failure for sellers?

This is just the beginning. Ebay has no help pages for Turbolister, and no videos - they all go to broken links or the main page. I couldn't find a course in Lynda. I would even read a book, if there was one.


Selling discussion

Item number131657881365 i told the guy that i didnt wont this item, i tride.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Nov 26, 2015 1:47:05 AM PT

i bid on something by mistake.

I sold a great digital camera body ($1000+) on Ebay; the listing said "no returns" but, of course, if a buyer messages me and for valid reasons does need a return, I would gladly do it.


My issue here is that the buyer, before paying, messaged me about how many dead pixels there are; used DSLRS are going to have them, that's a fact. I told them I had no idea, but the camera worked fine and I'd shot with it for a couple months. I also messaged them this: "I have no idea about if/how many dead pixels there may be, so if you commit to purchase the camera please understand that you will be taking the risk of paying without knowing how many dead pixels there are, so a return wouldn't be accepted on that basis. I understand if that's an issue, and I can certainly still cancel the transaction if you'd rather buy a camera that's been tested for dead pixels."


They responded to above message and said it should be fine. THey asked if I could take a couple test shots anyways and send them, so I did. They then decided to pay for the item, and I shipped it.


2 days ago, I got a return request stating:I asked the seller - everything is okay with the camera! He told me that there are no problems with the matrix. I did test shots - the matrix is covered with dead pixels, and they crumble!



...clearly my initial reaction is to deny it, based on the messages we sent prior to the seller purchasing. I honestly just don't want the hassle of returning, re-listing, re-shipping, etc. Especially when I was very transparent adn flexible with canceling this transaction in the first place.


My main question is, would I have a good chance at winning this if the Seller decideds to take it up with Ebay? Or is it better to jsut accept their return? Ebay says I need to "respond" to the return request by Dec 1st....if I don't, then what happens?


Thanks for  any advice.



Shipping & Returns discussion

Now have no credability and Can't list my items for sale. I have spent 3 whole days battling with my paypal account because of an out dated security alert which comes up whenever I signed in in and it forces me to Change my password. I did this for over 20 times in a 3 day nightmare at the mercy of Paypals worse than useless website using 12 digit passwords obeying there criteria and getting a 'risk to hi "rejection and trying again.

On top ofthis whenever i phoned customer servises I had to endure a fake personality telling me all the things i could do on the website and a 'Say Continue"

Invitation numerous times. Total calls in three days about 12. So I tried to make an Official complaint. This lead me through the same maze as befor where all sorts of suggestions are made as to what the complaint is about till I to the last which has the alternative choice "or someting else".This choice blocks me from making a complaint!!


To round up I have spent the last 6 hours Carefully working through all the parameters to construct 2 sell items and then when i get to the complete part I get a big warning telling me all the reasons why i have no credabilty to advertise an item. Thats because i ws told by customer services that the only way to get rid of the offending security warning was to close my accont and create a new one.

Where do I go from here???


My Account discussion

I buy and sell a lot of stuff online, I ave been in the business for over 15 years.


i always found UPS more expensive, slower and generally worse and for over 15 years I always used fedex for bigger packages and USPS for small stuff.


However lately it is changing, while fedex delivery times coast to coast are still a little faster than ups it is not as much anymore, but here comes the worse part, if no signature required fedex just leaves the package in front of the door, in my case i live in the city without any front yard or place to put it securely. while i have not had a problem yet, some of my neighbours had packages stolen already.


So now we come to price, while it seems that fedex is cheaper than ups, it is not the case anymore since you have to pay extra $$ for signature if you don't want your package left in the middle of the street and after you pay for signature fedex comes out to be more expensive than UPS


Anyhow while i understand that you are probably saving (making) a lot of money by not having to comeback another day i believe it is unfair to leave packages in the street regardless if signature is required or not.


i run small business and my customer satisfaction is important (as is less headache) so i have been using USPS and smartpost, but smartpost takes to long so i went ahead and opened UPS account first time in over 10 years. It pains me but i have no choice as i need assurance that my packages will be delivered and not left on the street.


If you feel same way please sign the petition i started and share it, hopefuly we can get them to change their ways before we have to swithc to UPS, lol



link to petition:


Shipping & Returns discussion

I have been having the strangest site issue for the past week now. When changing screens within Ebay, I will briefly get screens that flash past saying an item has sold. I'll go to Items Sold to verify it, so I can go ahead and get it packed, and it won't show on the sold list. Once, two items flashed past like that. 


Yesterday, I had 8 sold items "waiting to be shipped". I'm 100% sure about seeing that.  That seemed to tally with messages on my phone, but it was a holiday, so I didn't sit down and count the messages. I just enjoyed the screen full of "sold" items and got on with the cooking.  This morning I have messages on my phone that an additional five items have sold. 


Yet, when I check my "waiting to be shipped", only 7 items are showing as needing to be shipped.  I didn't pack or ship anything yesterday, since it was Thanksgiving. This  7 items tallies with Paypal.


I just went back and looked at the screen on my phone. All the item sold notifications have vanished. No one has touched my phone, and it has never been slid "on" this morning, if you understand what I mean. All that's left of all those sold notifications I saw moments ago is one "payment received" noitification.


What the heck is going on here?  


Next time I'm taking screen shots. I know I'm not crazy. 

Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2015 5:51:33 PM PT

Crazy "Sold" Messages?

Hello I have issue I am not sure whether or not she is doing something wrong. I had a lot of Krypt Kiddies dolls up for sale which included Kotton Kandy. This girl contacted me several times asking me if I would split the lot up and sell her just Kotton Kandy. I said I would, but then she ask if I would send it to her gifted since she lived in England I believe. She did not want to pay international shipping charges, and she kept telling me that if I would gift it to her she wouldn't have to. I have since sold the doll to a lady in Australia who went through all the proper channels to get the doll. The first girl is still contacting me because she knows I have more I am going to post and say I might buy from you if you will gift them, other wise I won't. I she doing any thing wrong by insisting I gift them to her to avoid paying the international fees? To me that just seems devious and should be illegal. I am hoping someone here can help me?

Shipping & Returns discussion

I just enrolled into the Global Shipping program to try to increase sales. I know some will say just sell internationally yourself ect... but I don't want to at this time.


My question is - Is there a time delay on your listings for this to show as my listings still say ships United States and then below in red is Does not ship to Ukraine.


I edited all my previous shipping exclusions to include all countries from when I did sell a couple of things myself worldwide.

Selling discussion

Nov 26, 2015 8:06:34 AM PT

Global Shipping Program Question

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