Does eBay Customer Service Have A Clue?

I do not think that the in the eBay corporation the right hand knows what the left is doing. I was no longer allowed to sell at auction and all 600+ of my listings, a few at auction and most in my store were ended.
I was told this was due to what they determined were shill bidding seen with a second account. First let me say that there was no shill bidding going on. Why would I hurt my account when I do not list very much at auction anyway. That is neither here nor there. I had to do an on line tutorial and was not allowed to list at auction for 14 days. I did not really care since I list very little at auction anyway. But I was upset that all my store items were closed and I had to pay listing fees a second time to get them back up.

Next I found that I was not able to find any of my items and would have to rescan hundreds of photos and do all the work of listing each one over. This got me a bit upset and I went ahead and phoned them. I got an apology and my items were put back up so I could get the photos and info. Two weeks went by and during that time I got a phone call from eBay telling me about a new pricing thing they are doing and that it would benefit a seller like me. I looked it over and found that it just might so I signed up for it, it will be costing me nearly $50 a month instead of the $16 I am now paying for my store. I then got a form in the mail with a certificate welcoming me to the Power Seller program which was nice. I really never saw a reason to be in this program but now that I am a Top Rated Seller it allows me to remain so and get a percentage off my final value fees which is one of the things that made signing up for the new pricing program worth while. A day after I got the certificate in the mail I got an email telling me that I have been removed from the Power Seller Program and that is required for me to keep my Top Rated Seller badge. Now I don’t know if anyone at eBay has a clue what is going on. I sure don’t and I do not like the headaches this is causing me. I wish that they would get back to me and let me know if this is going to be fixed.

An upset 10 year ebayer


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Vintage Photographs #2

I am just adding some more of the vintage photographs I found on my computers.

More to come, if there is something specific you would like to see leave a comment. Otherwise I will be loading this in the order they are found.
I will be adding more so please check back.
You will always find a great variety of original photographs at All Vintage Photographs along with weekly mark down.

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I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, remember no mail on Feb. 15th.


Ebay listings Update


I just wanted to let you know that I have successfully entered nearly 500 vintage photographs to my eBay store. I am still suspended from the auctions but they were never a big part of my business. I also have to say that I got found dozens of photos that were in my inventory but no longer showing up for sale. I was able to weed these out and either put photo lot together or flag them to be re-listed.

You will be pleasantly surprised by my current inventory and I will be adding things daily.

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How to install Java over Firefox 3.6 – EASY

I updated my Firefox browser to 3.6 when a lot of the browser window started showing broken frames. I hate changing it but you simply have to at one point or another. After a while using FF 3.6 I finally admitted to myself that I was not going any farther without updating Java. This was where the problem came in. I went to the Java site and it started explaining that you need to load the Java update before updating to FF 3.6. Well I already had FF 3.6 and I could not find help or easy instructions on how to add the Java.

I finally decided I was going to uninstall FF 3.6 – upload the Jave and reinstall FF but I first had to download the Java and it was not doable using the Firefox version. What I did was download the newest version of Java using a different browser, IE. Then on a whim and because it seemed like it would be so much easier if it worked I just opened Firefox and tried a game site that needed Java and it works. I don’t know how long it will work for but it works.

I did go into tool>add-ons> and removed any java plug-ins before I started all this. I don’t know if that is needed but I guess I would recommend you do this.

Let me know if this works for you.


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Great looking designs on these customizable calendars.

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Trojandownloader win32.js

Just finished with what I believe is a successful removal of this frustrating thing. After I found the related .dll file and manually removed it I was still getting a warning pop up window from Windows Defender that a malicious program was detected and ir popped up every 15 minutes or so. I finally figured the only way to stop the thing from popping up was to turn off the defender completely. I do have an anti virus program so there should be no problems.

I hope this little bit of information helps someone going as crazy with this as I was. Beware

Writer Beware Blogs

Even if you’re not a natural cynic, like me, a good rule to follow if you’re a writer is “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Case in point:, a website that promises easy money for your writing.
“Why not stay home and get paid for typing on your computer?” the website asks. Freelance Home Writers are needed immediately to make blog posts for up to $15 per hour, write “simple articles” for up to $45 per hour, and write fiction or nonfiction stories for $450 per tale! It’s “A Great Job even if you’re not a ‘natural born writer.'”
Let’s say I’m Jane Everywriter, and I’m intrigued by the possibility of getting paid for my scribbling. Or maybe I’m Joe CouchPotato, and I’m excited by the prospect of making money by sitting on my butt. Hey, I wrote a few papers in high school. All I have to do Get Started Now is to provide with my first name and email address.
I’m whisked to the job description page, where I learn that “Thousands of smart people just like you are are [sic] already brining [sic] in an easy $1,000, $2,000…even as much as $5,000 every single week just by doing this easy writing in their spare time…and now it’s your turn!” I’m so excited now I can hardly stand it. With bated breath and pounding pulse I read down the page…websites are starving for content…I can make as much as $10,000 a year writing as few as 3 articles a day…yes, yes…the jobs come to me…I don’t have to have a resume or writing credits…Oh boy! Oh crap. I’m at the bottom of the page and I still haven’t found out how to access this fantastic opportunity. So I click the “Complete Registration” button.
And I discover there’s a catch.
This wonderful world of easy writing money can be mine…for a small fee. A $2.95 Special Risk Free Trial Membership Fee, to be exact (normally $69.95), which gives me access to the Freelance Home Writers system for 7 whole days. There’s also a monthly membership fee of $47.00–hmmm, a bit more than I bargained for, but as the website reminds me, just a fraction of the boodle I can make with this wonderful system. And hey, if I’m not happy, I can cancel anytime. I’m going to do it. Yes I am. I’m going to take the plunge. Just have to heave myself off the couch and get my credit card. And a bag of chips.
Writers, don’t fall for this. is the writers’ version of the familiar work-at-home schemes that are the subject of warnings from the FTC and the BBB. These schemes tempt you with promises of easy money, but require you to spend money first in order to access their “systems” or receive their kits. Much of the time, the materials or leads you are given are substandard, or the company misrepresents the demand for whatever business you’re supposed to be establishing, or it’s not revealed that there are substantial additional costs. Consumers have lost thousands of dollars to these schemes. isn’t the only website of its kind. There are others–some more subtle, some more crude. Cultivate your inner cynic, and never trust anyone who offers you an “easy” way to sell your writing.
(If you get as far into the site as I did, and try to leave, a little “STOP! DON’T GO YET! message box appears on your screen. If you click it, another little box implores you not to leave empty handed, and offers to send you a “make money success kit” for FREE! Yes, delivered to your door absolutely FREE [you pay only shipping and handling]. What a deal.)
Below are just a couple complaints I found after only a short time of searching.
janc5 (frustrated) : I registered for this site today but after filling in my credit card details I received a message “your card number does not connect to my billing address” I resubmitted 4 times and got the same message. Then I received a call from my credit card provider informing me that 4 transaction had been put through to them and were they legit. I told them that only 3 were legit. They are sending me dispute forms to fill in. Why did I not get access to the site if my payment went through? If you can’t give me access I want my money debited back to my credit card. Please respond tonight otherwise I will take this further as it could be fraud it it happens to everyone who submits their credit card details. Are you a scam or are you real and this is a genuine mistake. Please email me to access the site tonight. My name is Jan Cleland and my email is xxxxxx 02:15, 1 May 2008 (PDT)

(frustrated) : I log into your site and registered my name and email address and then put in my credit card details and when i clicked on the button activate payment i got a message saying “your address does not match your credit card number”. I did this 4 times and each time received the same response and did not get put through to the site. I then received a call from my credit card provider and they advised that 4 transactions had gone through to you. Please provide me with details so I can get into the site as I have paid for it 4 times. Also please debit back the extra payments I made. My name is Jan and my email is xxxxxx If I dont hear from you i will be lodging disputes with my credit card holder to get all my money refunded. 02:10, 1 May 2008 (PDT) 

J Stubblefield
(frustrated) : I signed up, my credit card info was taken and then after only 7 days my credit card was charged another $49.95. There is never anyplace to login to get more info on writing jobs and the only emails I get regarding any jobs sends me back to the same Freelance-Work at Home website to “get started” again. I would suggest that you by pass this company all together. They also do not reply to emails that I have found yet. J Stubblefield 08:17, 2 June 2008 (PDT)
fastwriter13 (frustrated) : These are the worst kind of internet thieves. Preying on people looking to make extra money in these troubled times. When I agreed to pay the $2.95 for the 7 day trial period, I discovered the next day that they had charged me $97.00. And, of course, they never returned my calls or emails. . I have filed formal charges with several law enforcement agencies. Run, Run, Run