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HI -- This bag was taken down by Ebay, presumably for being a fake.  Can anyone help me verify that it is real?  (I think that it is).  

If you think that it is the real thing, can you tell me why it was taken down?  

Thank you in advance!

All the Best



Fashion discussion

Aug 29, 2016 8:16:33 PM PT

Dooney & Bourke Bag Is it real?

Howdy. I'm hoping someone might recognize this interesting blue vase, with a great delphinium speckled glaze. My first thought was Niloak, but I can't find a matching shape in my one reference. It measures 7 inches high at the chevron in the center of the rim, 6 inches wide, and 4-1/8 inches wide across the unglazed foot ring. There is a suggestion of marks under the glaze, but they're hopeless (not raised, not visible, no digital manipulation helped). Any suggestions appreciated! Best, George




Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Hi I just bought a large Coach backpack in Dark navy Blue....it's 12" tall, 9-1/2" wide and aboutn  6" deep. I am worried it's a fake as the letters of the serial number are 'Big', it has a brass holder for the turnlock twist part and it also has that holder for the oval piece of the turnlock that has those little divits or dents in it...everything else seems ok but the straps may also be a bit narrow. The buckles do not have "solid brass" embosses in them....maybe because it's nickel hardware? Anyway I am sending pictures and would appreciate your help in authenticating. Thanks in advance.

















Fashion discussion

Aug 29, 2016 8:16:59 AM PT

Coach Backpack authenticity



I found this at an estate sale and do not know what it is.


Please help.

Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 29, 2016 11:22:22 AM PT

Identifying the item


I found this really adorable shirt, and the tag info seems to match up... But I was curious is this the way that this brands attaches tags or have they been re-pinned to the shirt by someone else? Sorry if this is a silly question, it just looks odd to me.


I know the shirt is real, found here : 


Aston Martin Boys White Multi Color Car


Thanks in advance .



Fashion discussion

Aug 28, 2016 6:05:11 PM PT

Aston Martin Childrenwear original tag ?

Hi. Would it be possible to possibly  Identify the maker or pattern of this beautiful vase I found. I collect uranuim and vaseline glass but never found anything like this. Thank you...Im intrigued!


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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 30, 2016 5:20:02 PM PT

11" Uranium Glass Vase

There is something about this pin that makes me think it might be better than average. The ring construction on the back makes me wonder. Does anyone see anything recognizable here?


Thanks for any comments Smiley Happy



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 29, 2016 5:34:59 PM PT

Something about this pin, I don't know :-)

I sold an item this morning, packed it up, weighed it and went to print the label on eBay's site.


Here's the result ...





















{sigh} ... and the glitches just keep happening on & on & on

Selling discussion



Good morning everone



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Aug 27, 2016 5:08:19 PM PT

New to Ebay Daily Chat for Sunday August 28

Sending wishes for a wonderful day today, Dana!  



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 29, 2016 3:57:46 AM PT

HAPPY BIRTHDAY southernmermaid8 !

Somehow there's a song stuck in my head... "do you wanna build a snowman...":


Good morning everyone.



New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

Aug 29, 2016 6:18:37 AM PT

New to Ebay Daily Chat for Monday August 29

Have never seen this lady before, reminds me of Pocahontas with the long hair and stylized trim on her dress. Wearing large flower? earrings. Measures 2" in diameter. Thanks for help Smiley Happy



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Not my images, but I have the same exact piece, minus the small 'Sterling Spain' plaque and 'Fisher' label on base.


Also, what was it used for? Paperweight of just a Statuette?


Thank you!


Link: http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/fisher-sterling-bull-on-marble-base-195-c-fec3feb5fb






Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 27, 2016 7:09:18 PM PT

Silver: Was Fisher the Retailer?

it is 5 1/8" tall. Pressed glass, clear color, sugar bowl with Colonial panels on bowl and top. Top shaped like pagoda 




Product Discussions discussion

Cute Asian Motif carved stone necklace. The small green bead must be jade/jadeite, but how about the stone? I'm thinking it's soapstone, but I notied some green when viewed from the bottom. Is this considered a "tourist piece"? Does it have a name? Looks like a monkey is riding a dragon on one side. 



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 28, 2016 7:30:05 AM PT

Carved Stone Necklace

I found this poster sized print at a garage sale but can;t figure out the artist.  It's a serigraph or silkscreen numbered 53 0f 150.

Possibly titled Quest...  Date looks like 22 but seems to new, so maybe 72.  On arches paper.  Seller said it was left in the house when they purchased it.  That's all I have.  Any input would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.


Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 28, 2016 12:01:11 PM PT

Colorful Abstract Screen Print Artist ID

Hi everyone! 


 A friend of mine has this piece that we are trying to id with no luck... maybe one of you experts can help us out!


it will  be greatly appreciated. TIA



Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 27, 2016 9:08:09 PM PT

Please help ID this Plate




Antiques discussion

Aug 27, 2016 7:33:22 PM PT

China cabinet help

Found this in a box of junk at a sale, anyone know what it is meant to be. I googled Gusum and it seems they make a lot of modernist type brass pieces. Mostly decorative chandeliers, candlestick holders, and that sort of thing. There are holes around the edges at the top so I was thinking maybe it had some other ornamental crystal or brass pieces that it might have been fitted with. Seems to heavy and clunky to be a necklace; the piece is solid and weighs a lot so I can't see anyone wanting to wear it. The only place it is marked is on the chain at the bottom links and all it says is 'Gusum'. Thanks for any help, I appreciate it. 




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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 28, 2016 8:18:18 PM PT

What is this brass object made by Gusum?

I'm selling a $270 PlayStation, and the person who bought it sent me a message saying that when I shipped it and provided a tracking number, the money would be automatically put into my account. I haven't gotten any notification of payment, and when I asked them for proof that they'd sent the money, they sent this:




Yet... still no payment notification. Is this legit? Should I ship? Thank you so much.

Payments question


Bidding & Buying question

Aug 29, 2016 4:26:13 PM PT

Do i need to pay the exact amount i bidded?

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Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 28, 2016 11:12:20 AM PT

Is this Blenko Yellow Opaline ?







































New to eBay Chit Chat & More ~ EVERYONE WELCOME!

I have this great designer furniture but I can't figure out what to call it to google it.  Has anyone ever seen it before?



Collectibles & Art discussion

So, what's the blue plastic thing called that the lace is wrapped around?  Searched spool and spindle, but no luck. 








Selling discussion

I could use any help with this basket or a place to research it. thanks


Antiques discussion

Aug 28, 2016 11:25:37 AM PT

Basket ....Is it NA?


  Picked this up at a yard sale recently.  It is beautiful, and I'm curious as to where it came from.  To me it looks almost new but woman I bought it from  says it was in her parents house, so I don't really know.  Rugs are definately not my forte but it was too nice to pass up.  Any experts out there that can help me identify it?  It's approximately 6' x 7', has a multitude of colors on a variegated green ground.  By my count there's about 120-140 knots per square inch.  Pictures below....DSCN1099.JPGDSCN1100.JPGColors off a bit, fringe is beigeColors off a bit, fringe is beigeColors off a bit, fringe is beigeColors off a bit, fringe is beige

Product Discussions discussion

For some reason this 1 1/2" 3-D pendant has a lot of wiggle room, almost as if it could be taken apart like a puzzle. Anyone see one like this before? Thanks for help.



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

Aug 28, 2016 6:28:20 PM PT

Help w/Movable Pineapple Pendant-Thanks :)

I found this letter/certificate asking for a apostolic blessing of a priest's ordination at a kical thrift store today. I am a Christian, but have never seen anything like this. Is it rare? Valuable? What is it? (I think it's asking for a blessing on a new ordained priest's life/career)


Is it OK to list on eBay for sale?


Thanks, I appreciate any help



Collectibles & Art discussion

Welcome All for Fall Selling Season!  OR Fardville Fading Into The Sunset


Once a very active group, we have dwindled to just a few, but you are welcome to join in and talk about your auction life or lifes tibits as you wish.  Best advice to find us again if you want is to use the float this topic option.  Cheers, have a lemonade on the porch and watch the leaves change colors and ready for cool weather.

Join our on going monthly listing contest to see whose item will sell for the most.   Our theme is anything you want to list and might sell related.  We love it when a listing gets sold!. Once a very active group, now a few hangers on-ers, Welcome to list or ask questions or visit.  No Politics Allowed. 



We have a few bendable relaxed rules. Here they are:

1. 'LFVS' (Lilo's Fardville Sale) must be in the title for search purposes and record keeping ( not that we really keep any records anymore, but we will do a happy dance when you sell a good one).

2. The 7 Day Auction Format or fixed price may be used. You may add BIN.

3. All auctions start with a fardie number  1.11  2.22 and so on @ $8.88. BIN's must be a fardie number. Ex: $12.12, $18.18, $33.33, etc.

4. Use an official Contest Logo in the description.  That logo is down below.


5.  You  start your auction in the current month. (That means what ever month you list it in)


6. Please add the following disclaimer to your listing:

      This auction is part of Lilo's Fardville Monthly Contest. LFVS is an eBay recognized group of sellers that promote community values.


7. The winner is the listing that sells.  We hope everyone is a winner. (You don't really win anything besides YEAH YOU IT SOLD!)


Here is the logo, it should be placed in the description of every LFVS contest listing:


Selling discussion

I've been trying for a day now to get past the following error.


"Error - Input data for tag <Item.ShippingDetails> is invalid or missing. Please check API documentation.|Item.ShippingDetails|"


I've found countless "solutions" but none seem to fix my issue.  I am trying just one item right now with free domestic shipping




Thanks in advance.

Tools & Apps question

Aug 29, 2016 12:34:17 PM PT

File Exchange Error 37



I have this 100% silk dress with sweat stains on one of the underarms. It says dry clean only.

Is there a home solution I can use safely?    Thank you.



Fashion discussion

Aug 30, 2016 7:29:05 AM PT

Help with this silk dress.

So I'm sending a package to Hungary from the USA and tracking says it has arrived to JFK airport in New York City on the 20th of August, then on the 23rd and now today on the 29th. In between it has also reached Hungary on the 22nd. 


It looks like this


It looks like this. It is also suspicious that both on the 20th and 23rd it was 6:47 PM when they scanned it.

Does anybody have any idea what might be going on with my package?

Shipping & Returns question

Hi,  I have a Bisque Kewpie/Googly Eyed Doll that is 11 1/2" tall jointed with painted eyes and it has VEE at the base of neck and bottom of head.  I can't find anything out on VEE or if this is unique.  Any help would be appreciated.


Toys & Hobbies discussion

Aug 29, 2016 7:05:02 AM PT

Kewpie-Googly Eyed Doll

What did ebay screw up this time? Did google completely kick them out now? Go to your seller up and check it out. Either it's all of us, or ebay is screwing me in particular, after I had some very popular auctions end on that day you see a spike, and they decided " no more for you!!"

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Technical Issues discussion

  Picked this up at a yard sale recently.  It is beautiful, and I'm curious as to where it came from.  To me it looks almost new but woman I bought it from  says it was in her parents house, so I don't really know.  Rugs are definately not my forte but it was too nice to pass up.  Any experts out there that can help me identify it?  It's approximately 6' x 7', has a multitude of colors on a variegated green ground.  By my count there's about 120-140 knots per square inch.  Pictures below....


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Persian And all types of Carpets

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It has an alaskan looking carving on one side a carved pilgrim on the other and a carved dog/wolf head where the air comes out.





Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 29, 2016 7:45:50 PM PT

Need help ID this vintage bellows




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Aug 30, 2016 2:25:30 PM PT





Depression/40s-50s-60s Glass


Hello BSB !


I think I need a bit of help with historical prices for the 1884 Hunt edition of 'Grimm's Household Tales' (London; George Bell & Sons) The Hunt edition is generally considered the best or 'favorite' edition from which excerpts and reprints are taken. It's also the edition which Franklin Library chose to reprint in 1981.


 - No current copies of the 1884 edition appear on offer online and in print catalogs as far as I can ascertain.


 - The only auction record I can locate (which has no sale result) is the Frederick French copy sold by Libbie in 1901.


- Several American institutions (according to World Cat) hold copies, but this is of little use as to divining a reasonable market price.


Early editions of Grimms tales can bring princely sums. The 1812 second issue brought $206K in 2011.


I realize this is a bit of a tough nut, but I'm mainly looking for any obscure PRINT references you may be aware of that show ANY PRICE on this Hunt edition of Grimm's Tales. Right now, I'd be inclined to bracket it between high 3 figures to mid 4 figures, but there aren't currently any price analogs one can use to sharpen that up from there.


Ideas ?





Michael -




Booksellers discussion

Porcelain Demitasse saucer, would like to know the manufacturer.

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Collectibles & Art discussion

Aug 30, 2016 5:10:45 PM PT

Help identifying a maker's mark!

I have 2 "rare" bags that I've gotten both for a really good deal. I was able to research one and authenticate style and others like it and its stitching/patent leather, patina, and it came with paperwork. no dust bag, but it came with a coach leather care card in the inside pocket. I would have questioned it had i not been familiar with coach and dooney. Now, i have never seen this lavender pattern and ive seen dooney with ants on it but not coach. Its lavender with a bee on it. I will try to upload some pics, but it usually takes me an hour just to get them from my phone to the computer. there are 4 more in attachment. I've only seen 2 on the internet and ive been looking since i received her. that was last month. she is in great condition compared to the 2 i saw. I have seen this pattern in only one smaller bag. i think they called it lavender optic?? not enough info for me. I thank you in advance for any information you may have. 




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Fashion discussion

Aug 30, 2016 5:23:27 PM PT

please help with authentication..




Selling question

we have been clearing out my dads house ready for a move into sheltered accomodation and came across some old dolls belonging to my mum (b1942) or possibly her older siblings. They dont look in brilliant condition to me and i have no idea what they are. I have tried to research today but have just confused myself with china\bisque\porcelain so thought i would ask for help.

i took a few photos but not in great detail so may have to go back. I couldnt find any identifying marks or names on them when i looked



Dolls discussion

Aug 30, 2016 2:23:33 PM PT

help identifying old dolls

I have this Avon fragrance and I'm not sure if it is an after shower body splash or a fragrance. Can anyone help me identify this Avon bottle?



Health & Beauty discussion

Aug 28, 2016 6:33:15 PM PT

Cannot Identify Avon Product

Picking any of the links under Listings in my Seller's Hub is suddenly giving me this:


Hub error

Tools & Apps discussion

Hello i have opened a case for a missing part the seller offered me a partial refund
I accepted and the seller sent me the money in Paypal but why here it says Your Payment is pending







Shipping & Returns question

I have looked everywhere can anyone identify this carnival glass pattern and maker?  Beautiful Piece!













Pottery, Glass & Porcelain discussion

Aug 30, 2016 4:18:14 PM PT

Carnival Glass Pattern and Maker?

I have 2 "rare" bags that I've gotten both for a really good deal. I was able to research one and authenticate style and others like it and its stitching/patent leather, patina, and it came with paperwork. no dust bag, but it came with a coach leather care card in the inside pocket. I would have questioned it had i not been familiar with coach and dooney. Now, i have never seen this lavender pattern and ive seen dooney with ants on it but not coach. Its lavender with a bee on it. I will try to upload some pics, but it usually takes me an hour just to get them from my phone to the computer. there are 4 more in attachment. I've only seen 2 on the internet and ive been looking since i received her. that was last month. she is in great condition compared to the 2 i saw. I have seen this pattern in only one smaller bag. i think they called it lavender optic?? not enough info for me. I thank you in advance for any information you may have. 




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Fashion discussion

Aug 30, 2016 5:24:28 PM PT

please help with authentication..

Hi everyone,


It's my first time on this site. I would appreciate your expertise on a purse I bought. The tag inside says it's made in Italy and I've searched the Internet for "Frye made in Italy" and couldn't find anything. I've attached photo's of the front, back, and inside. If it is real, any idea how old it is? The "vintage" Frye purses I've looked at do not have this liner. I'm having a difficult time identifying what the liner is made of as well. Thank you in advance for your help.


Fashion discussion

Aug 29, 2016 10:10:18 PM PT

Is this Frye purse authentic?

Was going to list, but thought I should run it by you guys first. No markings that I can find, measures about 2 3/4". Thanks for looking Smiley Happy



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group

 private listing - bidders' identities protected seems to be condoned shill bidding.  I think this stinks badly!

Bidding & Buying question

I have 4 silver spoons, each one measures approx. 7 3/4 inches long.  All have 3 identical marks, a crown over "MM".  They are also all monogrammed "MM", but that looks to me to have been from a later date.  They all have a nice rat tail over the bowl, which leads me to believe that they are early 1700's, when that was a popular design.


I seem to recall seeing this mark sometime years ago, but can't find it now.


Any help in identifying who made these, when, and where, would be very much appreciated.


Thank you in advance.






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Antiques discussion

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My Account question

I sold a Dooney & Bourke that the buyer says is fake.  I disagree with that.  The bag has an uncut Dooney tag inside and also the serial #J2101589.  He says the "handles are permanent."  yes, they are - I said the strap was detachable.  He say the hardware is silver - yes, it is - as I stated in my auction.  I showed detailed photos, but he says the Dooney logo is not sewn all the way around (It is just the name Dooney not the duck logo) which is done on some styles. Please see photos and let me know.  The bag is a plaid coated canvas with leather trim and green canvas interior.  Thanks.DSC09060.JPGDSC09059.JPGDSC09054.JPGDSC09051.JPGDSC09052.JPGDSC09058.JPG 

Selling question

Can't say I've ever seen anything like this: measures about 3" by 1 1/2" at its widest. I don't know where to begin?? Hoping for a Humpty Dumpty moment Smiley Wink



Jewelry & Gemstones Board Group


Is there anyone out there who have had similar issue with problem like mine? Sorry for long text. I'm just not sure how to articulate this issue properly.


I had buy it now auction with 2 qty and sold thru Global Shipping Program.

Buyer bought one and paid right away. The payment is legit and paypal confirms it but ebay shows "awaiting payment".

Buyer confused buys it again after an hour but does not pay for second one.


I talk to him and he says second one was a mistake.


So I printed label thru paypal. Paypal automatically linked the tracking number to first order(which buyer paid).

So I go and cancel the second order and buyer confirms cancellation two hours later.


But first purchase stil doesn't show item as paid nor does it properly indicate it was shipped and show the tracking info.


I call ebay and obviously there is an issue b/c ebay tied transaction(still pending on their end) to cancelled second order. Says the item I shipped to their Kentucky warehouse will not get shipped to buyer. Tells me I'm SOL and to wait 30 days until no one claims it and is returned back to me.

Not only that, ebay still doesn't show the buyer paid(It's not phishing and it's legit confirmed payment thru paypal and is linked to right order on paypal). Since it was sold through GSC, I only received my portion. So if I can't refund via ebay link then I have to refund from paypal but it only shows my portion. So how is the buyer going to get his money back from ebay for what he paid for global shipping.


This is nightmare. I lose an item with no guarantee it will return back to me. Buyer loses his share of shipping paid. And eBay won't admit the mistake or glitch on their part and just insists on telling me to cancel the order and wait 30 days to get the item back and sell it again.


Please see the attached photo. First ebay mail came at 7:38 AM and paypal email came at same time. Second Sold Email came an hour later at 8:38 AM.


If there is any ebay support watching this, I'd really appreciate a resolution. Is it impossible to make a quick phone call to GSC to ship the item that i sent? Or have it returned immediately? Why should both buyer and i be punished for something when I did everything by the book. I escalated it twice but all CS can say is "oh well you cancelled the wrong order" when the attached photos should show that I cancelled the right one which was never paid!!! But eBay tied the awaiting transaction to this cancelled one. I also said I don't offer direct international shipping but they keep saying that buyer (who is overseas) did not buy thru GSC and that they can't send it.



Shipping & Returns discussion

HELP! I just got a question from a potential buyer, and I don't know how -- or even if -- to respond. My auciton ends in 45 minutes, so the clock is ticking.


My lot of 5 vintage items is ending soon, and the bidding seems to be brisk. I don't know anything about the items I listed, so, when I listed them, I did an auction and put a BIN price on the lot, as well. But someone placed a bid, and so the BIN price went away.


Just now got a message from a potential bidder -- one with several thousand sales, so, experienced -- asking me if I originally had a BIN price on the lot. Says he's "Just curious."


Why would someone ask me that question? Could it be because he'd like to keep an eye on the future listings of someone who clearly has little knowledge of the type of item listed, so that he can watch my listings for my future mistakes in this category?


I don't do many auctions, and I don't know why this guy wants this information, so I'm not sure how to respond.


Any insight / experience will be much appreciated.

Selling discussion

Aug 28, 2016 5:18:07 PM PT


 I can understand a Seller Blocking Buyers for many different reasons but I have only ever been blocked by (1) Seller,ever. I believe that I have been on eBay since 2001 and I am mostly a buyer but I do sell on and off. I was Blocked for asking him a question on a coin he was selling and just today I found the answer to that question. Coin listings now have a small phrase unter the price that may say something like this, " 48 for 12 months", When I asked if he had a layaway plan for buying he got extremely mad at me. Anybody can check this out and today I found out that it is PayPal that adds this on postings.PayPal now has a lay-a-way program and I did not know that !

  I appologize to you Sir ! I have, over the years bought well over $ 1,000 worth of coins from you and I would like to continue that process with you. I have always trusted you and have always given you a 100% good Feedback on every sale. I have been collecting for 55+ years , I am almost 72 years old and please UNBLOCK me. I am truly sorry !


Bidding & Buying discussion

Aug 28, 2016 3:59:40 AM PT

Sellers Blocking Buyers

Okay , while I'm here . I have had the ability to use a drop shipper and I'm really concerned and refuse to use one . Yes I'm scared of it . I do and prefer to do my own shipping . I honestly do not trust anyone else with my acct. ! I also prefer to have what I sell in my posession , from what little I know about drop ship alot could go wrong real quick . anyone here use it ?

Selling discussion

Aug 28, 2016 10:26:26 AM PT


I'm noticing a trend of sellers listing Electronics as used untested with no returns. EBay definition of a used item has to be fully functional with signs of previous use and wear. So my question is are these items being sold as used untested still covered under the buyer protection?

Selling discussion

Aug 29, 2016 4:21:08 AM PT

Used "untested"

Has anyone else had this problem, we need a whistle blower 

Selling discussion

I just noticed that today when I was beginning to print some labels. I sell a bunch of small things (video games, small tools) that weigh up to 3oz, and normally I'd pay $2.45 (after the shipping discount from eBay).


Now, each 3oz item I've gotta ship is $2.60. There's an eBay discount of 1%, which is barely a cent or two. This is a USPS First Class package I'm printing here.


I'd understand if USPS is jacking up their prices again, but what's with the pitiful 1% discount all of a sudden? Does eBay hate me?


Below is a screenshot of the price summary of a label I was trying to print.



Shipping & Returns discussion

Has anyone experienced false accusations of items smelling like smoke?  I recently sold an item that was freshly laundered and sprayed with febreeze, the buyer left neutral feedback, which was nasty.  When I spoke with eBay the gentleman said he has heard of items permeated by diesel exhaust. It is so frustrating when you offer free returns but buyers insist on being negative.


Bidding & Buying discussion

Apparently the shipping estimate on the product page said it would arrive Sep. 3rd at latest. When I printed the shipping label however, it wouldn't let me do anything over a pound that wasn't priority mail, so the package got there yesterday. The buyer sent me a message yesterday saying that he just got delivery confirmation but wasn't home, and that if he got home and it wasn't there, I'm paying for it. Predictably, today he sends me a message saying 'it wasn't in my door'. Now what?

Selling question

I'm trying to ship some items that are 2 oz. via First Class Shipping. The cost should be $2.45 as that is what it has been since April.

$2.60 is the cost for items  from 4 - 8 oz.

But today I'm getting a cost of $2.60 on all my 2 oz. items.


I don't know what to do as I have to ship my orders, I hope eBay will fix this and send me a refund for these errors.

Selling discussion

Hello everyone, I need help.


I bought an item, this bag (282080991620), on august 8 from a seller and he sent it on august 9. On its way the package stopped updating over a week and there weren't any signs of the package at all. I asked the seller what was happening and he told me to call USPS since he didn't know. I ended up doing so and USPS didn't even know where the package was either. The last update was on august 18 and after that, nothing else. The last estimated date was on august 26 and there is still no signs of the package. Now the seller doesn't answer my messages anymore, so I opened a case asking for the item and wrote the seller on the case that I wanted the backpack or just a refund, because even the date passed by and the package seems to be lost. Also USPS opened a research on the package but there is still no information of what happened to the package. They haven't call me with information either. So, between all this trouble and frustration I wrote to Ebay's support to see if they could help me at least get a refund with the protection they offer, because the package is definitely lost and the seller doesn't seems to care to even answer me. Well, Customer Support  didn't answer any message at all. I tried to find a phone number and there isn't any either. I truly don't know what to do. I feel so frustrated and helpless. This isn't the first time I have this kind of problem here on Ebay with a seller and Ebay doesn't do anything at all to help. I'm starting to get tired of this. I bought the backpack because I needed it for university and I had enough of time to receive it on time, but nope. University already started and I have no backpack for my notes and I have no money either because I spent it on that backpack. This is really unbelievable. I feel angry, frustrated and a lot of other things. I have already tried everything on my power to solve this issue as soon as I can since I simply can't keep on waiting. I simply don't know what to do anymore.


If anyone could help I would appreciate it. 

Shipping & Returns discussion

Here's an example of an Coach vintage purse that Just now sold on Ebay:


Fashion discussion

Aug 28, 2016 6:18:35 PM PT

Coah vintage purse

I sold an expensive item and shipped to an address in the United States. I provided free USPS Priortiy shipping with signature confirmation.  The day the buyer got the item, they flew to Ecuador (information provided by the buyer).  Now residing in Ecuador, they claim the item is not as described and want a refund. I told them they must return the item. My question is, do I have to refund the buyer the $100+ shipping cost from Ecuador back to the United States when the original shipping address was in the United States? I'm thinking there may be a customs fee for me to pay also. I suppose this may be a calculated scam and they may be assuming I will tell them to keep the item and provide them with a full refund. I've been selling on Ebay for a long time, and this has never happened before. Thank you for any help you can offer.

Shipping & Returns question

Hi. I'm kristin And I have a couple of questions for the experts. I was buying on mercari.com this past week and came across an MK bag. I was super excited. Thought id found a diamond in the rough. Well, turns out it was stated as authentic in the listing, but it was just a leather knock off. They looked into it but I had already rated her so they couldn't do anything, Which is cool--a learning experience for me. I'm better at spotting out fakes w coach and Dooney. I grew up on those 2. I have owned them since I graduated college in 2003. I still have most of my bags and am currently trying to find them new homes so I'm on here and trying to turn a hobby ( love) into some extra cash (starting school again after the 1st of the year if God says the same). My Mom always had a knack for getting stains out of everything from clothes to shoes to pillows to baby dolls. I've also been spending some time cleaning the ones I've purchased (ten years ago) with grease and oil stains and while they're not perfect, they're a huge difference in what they were before. I haven't looked up much on cleaning the purses, however I did follow the dooney guide for the type of purse I was cleaning without much difference. I cleaned her and let her dry 5 separate times. It was magical to see the transformation. Leather is always going to be classic and I love to clean the leather. It makes a world of difference!!!
OK...the questions are::..legally, what do I do with the fake mk?? How do I get more acquainted with these other brands I've been missing out on being on the farm like Kate spade and mk and Hermes and toms? Are their books, websites you recommend besides their websites?? Do you think there's a market for cleaning purses because I'm not a very good salesman...lol I'd rather provide a service, but I have to admit I'm getting a lot of joy out of this new venture. Thanks in advance and I appreciate all of the info here!!! Sincerely, Kris

Getting Started discussion

Aug 28, 2016 7:32:51 PM PT

No Question is the ONLY Bad Question

I recently purchased a lot of tamagotchis. It was a "buy it now" listing and with best offers. The seller accepted my best offer and I provided immediate payment. The next day, I see the same listing on a different account. I message that seller and asked if that listing was legitimate because I had purchased the same one. He questioned where and when did I buy it. When I sent him the listing, he proceeded to say he got locked out of his account and used this listing to look for the buyer. After I reponded asking if he has contacted eBay and that they can help you get back into your account, he never replied and my order was canceled on the account he was "locked out" of. For the record, I never asked for a cancelation and I just wanted the seller to ship the items. This is also the only item the seller is selling on his account. Afterwards, someone tried to purchase the new listing, and another listing popped up on a third account with the same items. Now, the same listing cycled back on the original account on which I purchased it. I made the same best offer and it was accepted. This time the seller messaged me saying he is canceling the order because of the first one and he has more than one of each device. I find it truly hard to believe he has 9 different tamagotchis with 3-4 exact duplicates (model and shell design) of each one in the same condition and stock photo. This seller has canceled my order and has not refunded me. When I contacted eBay they told me they can't step in until Sep. 6 because the seller has until then to refund me or ship the items. I am asking the eBay community because I feel like I'm being scammed and I can't wait that long. If anyone has any advice, please let me know.

Bidding & Buying discussion

Thanks so much for your help. I purchased this from eBay and am questioning the authenticity. Any help would be appreciated. The serial number reads No 0102-012. It is not a tag but is stamped and is difficult to read. This is what I am able to make out.

This is a Coach bag. It is made

Out of a completely natural

glove tanned cow hide. The

scars scratches veins

and wrinkles are natural 

Markings Characteristics 

Of full grain leathers

Made in the United States 

No 0102-012

Fashion discussion

Aug 29, 2016 12:00:57 PM PT

Is this Coach bag authentic?

Hi All,


Was contacted by a bidder who was unable to bid on a sweater (likely because my filters are set to block folks with unpaid strikes). Is there a way to see who has attempted to bid on my auctions that are blocked? Just curious...



Selling discussion

New to the discussion forum here, couple of questions.....


1:  Am I allowed to use the buyer's name in this discussion?  I am sure I already know the answer, but what the heck? I'll ask anyway.


2:  This is more of a rant about said buyer than a question....


So, recently sold an item and the winner bid only twice, second obviously being the high/winning bid. Roughly 12 hours later, he paid via PayPal.  Item shipped/received, I left "positive" feedback, then I started receiving emails that the item only works for a short time, (the treatments are 20 minutes to begin with), and then it needs "recalibrated".  We have contacted the manufacturer repeatedly, whom claim to have no "trouble ticket" regarding this problem from anyone.  Buyer claims it needs a new battery (though again, I have no proof, messages doesn't allow for attachments of videos or pics), and keeps claiming he "paid too much" and that he wants a "partial refund".  We received a "return request" from ebay and almost INSTANTLY an email from the buyer comes through that he still wants to keep the "defective" item, but wants a partial refund!!!!!!!!!  Most I may do other than a complete return is send him $50 for a battery.  


Any thoughts or help appreciated.  I don't buy or sell much, and have never had an issue before now.

Selling question

which was supposedly going to happen when the Fall Update came out, hmmm?


I don't see anything about it in there.

Selling discussion

Aug 30, 2016 3:31:47 PM PT

So what happened to the board 'amnesty"

For some odd reason, I thought "Buy It Now" meant exactly what it says. A woman from Australia (has US address) used my BIN. After the sale she writes me, "I'll pay you in 3 days". Has been 4 days. Does Ebay have different rules for Buyers? I use PayPal only. I sent the buyer another invoice, no response.  Seems like every time I start to sell again on Ebay, there's a problem with a seller. ugh.


Thanks for any help you can give me.

Selling question

Aug 29, 2016 2:04:45 PM PT

Buy It Now. Means Just That (?)

I sold an item to a buyer weighing 14 ounces (the item, not the buyer Smiley LOL) . The listing showed actual cost (calculated) first class which to their location was a bit over $6. The buyer paid along with a snarky note stating that first class shipping should have been $4 at most and that's pushing it. They said they wanted a partial shipping refund. They said all this in their paypal payment.


I messaged them through ebay messages explaining to them that I do not charge for shipping supplies and that the shipping cost in the listing was actual by weight arrived to through commerical base pricing as the item was over 13 ounces. I stated there was no refund due to them but I'd be happy to cancel the transaction.


Upon looking through their FB left for other sellers, they love to leave Pos feedback with slamming comments about high shipping. They themselves are a seller. Is there any precaution I can take at this point? Thank you so very much! MWAH!

Selling discussion

Aug 30, 2016 5:31:37 PM PT

Suggestion On How To Avoid A Problem Buyer?

I can't get anything to work or make orders.  Anyone know whats happening?

Technical Issues discussion

Aug 29, 2016 11:17:59 AM PT

IS the site down right now? I can't log in

Just got off the phone with the eBay Support and they did confirm the issues with the eBay server via Comcast.

Site has been down for several hours but they do not have any idea when the issues will be resolved.    It's not isolated to certain areas but affecting all ebay users.  Due to the nature of this incident, I presume that sellers will be protected from late shipment defect ratings.  I did call and left my user id and requested an open ticket so they have something to prove in case I'm penalized with a defect.


On another note, Customer Support for eBay has really improved with quick return calls. 


All the best.


Technical Issues discussion

Other than that, it's mostly tweaks and further motion in existing directions for catering to bigger businesses such as requirements for product identifiers. Also, some improvements in processes around returns, fixing Below Standard seller status, etc.  No big shakeups or fundamental changes.


Fees: Nothing new except increase for Reserve fee.


No changes to Performance Standards measurements, and more guidance about how to fix (which has e a common question on the boards).


I was alarmed by the expansion of Product Identifiers requirements since I am mostly an old-school collectibles and dolls seller, but I think we'll be able to work with them.




Did I overlook anything Big?

Selling discussion

How do I set up my computer to print out shipping labels?

I use Windows 10, Toshiba Satelite laptop C55D-04C031 and a Canon Printer PIXMA MG3620

I can print out a test page just fine. I just can't print from ebay. Shipping label or a packing slip. Ebay doesn't allow one to save it to my documents.

I click on their link to print either one, It opens the print window on my computer, I click on print but it never gets added to the print log nor does it print.

I bought a new printer because my HP OfficeJet 8500 wouldn't work either. It used to earlier this year. Maybe a Windows update changed something?

Both printers are set up wireless too.     

Shipping & Returns question

Just noticed I have seller fees of $7.06, due  Aug 30th. The problem is I have not sold anything on Ebay since mid June. I paid the fees for my June sales last month. So I have had no sales or activity of any kind for one pay period. How come I owe seller fees???

Does Ebay do that with everyone? Imagine the money they're raking in!!

Selling question

Aug 28, 2016 9:33:00 AM PT

Ebay Fees

Does eBay have a time limit on how long a buyer has to pay for an item after their best offer is accepted before I cancel the order and relist the item?   Which means I lose "x" amount of days of listing the item before I can relist it, and lose other potential buyers during that time.  Doesn't seem fair!  Anyway, how long does a buyer on an accepted best offer have to pay before it becomes a bad deal for me?

Payments question

When I'm setting up my listing and I have several brand new items of the same thing but different sizes do I pick and enter  a upc number of one of the items in the listing even though it's a different number then the other items that are in the same listing or do I check the box that says Does not apply? 


Is it recommended to check the box for 'Good til Canceled' for my fixed price listings that have a quanity of more then one?



Another question about checking the box that says 'Require immediant payment' What's the difference if you check this box or not? Is it better to not check it to give the buyer more time?  




 How important is it to enter the dimensions of the package and the weight if I'm offering free shipping and handling in the listing. I know after the listing has sold I enter that information but does it make a difference to have the information included in the listing?



what does the 'Sell as a Lot' mean in the listing? Do I check that box if I have more then one item in the lising?





Selling question

Aug 28, 2016 9:29:19 AM PT

A few questions for a knowing ebayer

I've been a buyer for many years and would like to start selling. I can't seem to find an answer for this: does your overall rating and buyer feedback show up once you start selling or are you back at square one with no feedback showing up? Any help appreciated.

Buying & Selling Basics discussion

I sold an item which ended up getting messed up during shipping (Buyer sent pictures of package and item showing it got damaged during shipping) But then filed a false claim stating that it was just "Not as described" Asking for a full refund because it got damaged..... saying "they just don't want it now"
Knowing the ebay buyer protection states that they do not cover if it gets damaged during shipping, i contacted ebay to request an appeal for the item and let them review the pictures and everything else sent trhough messages. 


Long story short, due to the reason for wanting the refund, they sided with me and told me that they would close the case and that the funds would still be given to me for the item that I sold. How long is it supposed to take to show that they closed the case? It was over an hour ago that I spoke with them on the phone and it's still showing that it's open. 

Shipping & Returns question

I use photo mailers (6x4) all the time.  Up until today, the cost to mail through eBay has been $2.45.  Today the cost was $2.60.  Did I miss something?

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 28, 2016 7:34:41 AM PT

Did I miss a postage increase recently?

hi folks, this morning my shipping rates when printing ebay shipping labels seem to be slightly higher than usual. was there a change in rates?

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 28, 2016 8:20:46 AM PT

shipping charges

I listed an item and I forgot to remove it from the international site.

Anyway, I got a response from someone in Vietnam asking me if I can send an invoice via Paypal and ship outside of Ebay.  I need the sale and I am aware that when Ebay ships, it is quite expensive.  Is there a way that I can sell and invoice via Ebay and ship the item myself with the Post Office Shipping?

BTW, the buyer has been with Ebay for 2 years.


Thank you for your support

Selling question

Aug 28, 2016 5:53:04 PM PT

Good morning all!

'Why is my item not showing up in the search results?' its been 6 hours

My Account question

How do you make a liink so others, say on facebook, can see all your items for sale? It used to be something like this: www.ebay.com/userID .Thaks for any info.



Tools & Apps question

my parcel cw442656725us is  not  moving from last 20 days what should i do??

Shipping & Returns question

My Buyer was honest in her return request in that a dress she bought from me was accruately measured as listed.  She typically wears a size 6 but bought my size 10 assuming it would fit. 


She messaged me that while she measures 34 in the bust and mine measures 35 she thought it would still be ok but it is not.  Fits a littler larger than she would like.  In any event, I told her to pop it back in the mail to me for a refund and provided my return address.


She opened a NAD stating that the measurements were accurate but it did not fit, including the above about her wearing a size 6 and mine was a 10-as listed.  I get a request to send label.  For fear of getting a ding for no seller response, I accepted and sent a label.  She should have opened a "buyer's remorse" and paid shipping, right?


This is her NAD request:


"Doesn't match description or photos
I measure 34 bust and 29 waist. I normally wear a dress size 6 and this dress is a size 10, but since the item description says the measurements are 35 bust and 29 waist so I assumed it would fit. When I tried the dress on it was very baggy and will not fit. I messaged the seller through eBay messaging and she said I can return it."


I won't renege on the shipping label, but what should I do?  


I think she may have been confused by which choice she should have selected in her return request.  Did a little poking around and she is a seller too...


Thanks everyone!

Shipping & Returns question

Aug 29, 2016 3:38:08 PM PT

Buyer told the truth in her return request

Can you list just auctions without the BIN? If so, how do you do this. On the form I use, you can't get rid of the BIN option. Thank you. 

Selling question

Aug 29, 2016 5:38:24 PM PT

Auctions - No BIN

I can't figure out how to leave feedback for a closed case cant search via item # or find it in my purchases anymore

Bidding & Buying question

Aug 29, 2016 8:35:44 AM PT

leaving feedback for a closed case

I received an email stating my recent bid was canceled. It gave me an item number and told me to check the bid history for the item to find the reason for the cancellation, but the item was no longer listed. The item number, when entered into the search field, produced 0 results. My bid history did not show that I entered a bid. I went to Help/Contact but my situation was not covered by their options, and so I could not get through to Customer Service. I checked in the "My Messages" area of my account, and the email was not on the list these.

I don't want bids or orders canceled again, so I would like to know why my bid was canceled.

I would also like to know if the email was fraudulent. (I did not use any links contained in it.)

And, is there a way to reach Customer Service to discuss these problems?


Bidding & Buying question

Aug 29, 2016 10:27:29 AM PT

I would like to know why a bid was canceled.

I left positive feedback for two sellers that shows up as feedback left for others. I clicked on the Leave Feedback icon on my Orders page. Is there a glitch with feedback and if so, how can it be moved to the correct place?


Thanks, Denese

My Account question

Buyer threatened to open case complaint against me if I did not send invoice with adjusted shipping for multiple purchases. Instead she wrote 6 or 7 negative feed back saying I am fraud. I have have 45 successful sales and then she blast my feedback page what to do?

Payments question

Hi,I recently purchased this antique ladle from an estate sale. It has a wooden handle. The spoon has an arm holding a sword marking.The letters have faded. All I can see is herd &.  Please help

Collectibles & Art discussion

Very confused, just got an email from Ebay saying my item is on the way and that it has shipped from the global shipping center (GSP). Gives me a tracking number and everything. Only problem is that I shipped the item to the buyer about 2 weeks ago using USPS, and I shipped it to KY, not internationally. Any ideas as to what is going on?

Shipping & Returns question

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