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Hello, like the title says, I was banned. My eBay account and Paypal account are ...
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    Hello, like the title says, I was banned. My eBay account and Paypal account are both verified and it was my real, legit eBay account (actually my only eBay account). I tried to sell my first item last night (a video game book that normally sells for about $70 - $100) but was banned - MC999. I called eBay this morning and they told me that the account is not eligible for reinstatement and that they cannot tell me the exact reason I was banned. I just "posed a significant risk to the community". WTF??

    So now, where do I go from here? I don't want this misstep to stop me from making money on eBay, so can anyone offer help or advice for this newbie? Thanks!




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    Default Re: I'm an Ebay Newbie and was BANNED. Where Do I Go From Here?

    F**K them, they are a joke, they could not care less about the people who make money for them, they are the worst form of business. I quite appreciate them, because if they had not forced me into IM I would not be making the money I do and still be getting irritated by them once every couple of months. I would not want to make Ebay / Paypal one penny, I stay well clear of them.

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    Default Re: I'm an Ebay Newbie and was BANNED. Where Do I Go From Here?

    Trust me, once you are on the eBay/PayPal black list there is nothing you can do to fix it. Stealth accounts, business accounts or partners are the only options.

    I can almost guarantee they will never reinstate your account and will ban any account linked to your old one.

    Tip. Move on.

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    Default Re: I'm an Ebay Newbie and was BANNED. Where Do I Go From Here?

    Was there anything dodgy happening with the content of the book?

    Was it a physical book or an eBook?

    Do you have a good selling history?

    Were any "tricks" used in the way that you advertised the product.

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    Default Re: I'm an Ebay Newbie and was BANNED. Where Do I Go From Here?

    i was making some nice money with ebay. got banned one day and everything got so much more complicated. Left it for good. i suggest you do the same.

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    Default Re: I'm an Ebay Newbie and was BANNED. Where Do I Go From Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by smallgiant View Post
    Trust me, once you are on the eBay/PayPal black list there is nothing you can do to fix it. Stealth accounts, business accounts or partners are the only options.

    I can almost guarantee they will never reinstate your account and will ban any account linked to your old one.

    Tip. Move on.
    That's pretty tough to hear. Especially since I thought this would be a great way to earn a few dollars. So unless I get a stealth or business account, I should just give up entirely on eBay, correct?

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    Was there anything dodgy happening with the content of the book?
    Was it a physical book or an eBook?
    Do you have a good selling history?
    Were any "tricks" used in the way that you advertised the product.
    No, there was nothing fishy about the book. It's a real, physical book. Also, this was the first item I tried to sell on eBay. I guess the only trick I used was to copy verbatim, the title of another auction for the same item. Other than that, I have no other knowledge of eBay listing tricks, etc. All the other information in the description was accurate and nothing deceptive was added.

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    Default Re: I'm an Ebay Newbie and was BANNED. Where Do I Go From Here?

    You can always sell through someone else who has an ebay account and paypal.

    I helped a few friends and "businesses" sell their products with my accounts before I just got up and left ebay.

    I really hate what that site became.

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    Default Re: I'm an Ebay Newbie and was BANNED. Where Do I Go From Here?

    So it seems like everyone agrees that abondoning ship is the best method. Are there better sites that I can use to sell products (aside from setting up my own website and store)? Is Amazon a viable method? If so, I live in Japan, so would it be a problem running an Amazon store on the U.S. site while being based in Japan?

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    Default Re: I'm an Ebay Newbie and was BANNED. Where Do I Go From Here?

    this is classic how egay acts , screw them and go stealth or try other marketplaces to sell

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    Default Re: I'm an Ebay Newbie and was BANNED. Where Do I Go From Here?

    Your in the same boat with me

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    Default Re: I'm an Ebay Newbie and was BANNED. Where Do I Go From Here?

    I'm sorry I'm a noob, but what is IM?

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    Default Re: I'm an Ebay Newbie and was BANNED. Where Do I Go From Here?

    Stealth accounts will be good option..
    And make sure you account old enough to start sell

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