oddly enough i came across this site this morning, when i was googling trying to figure out why my ebay account was still suspended, despite paying fees. i saw a load of threads about stealth accounts and couldnt figure out why anyone'd need this... now i know. due to illness this summer, id not used my account in ages, so had forgotten to pay fees on my (10 year old, highly rated) account. it was about £45. no idea why it didnt go through automatically, but anyway... last week i opened a new account to sell stuff for my mother, but used my paypal account. next day i got a notice saying it'd been closed as it was linked to a suspended account; i checked and my other account was suspended for non payment. i paid up, but both remained 'suspended'. i called them today, and the guy said this was permanent. he said said that despite being a good seller, and being a good community member (reporting banned items, active in the community forums) there was nothing he could do and im banned for life. is this real? there's no redress?? in terms of lifetime bans, its just so trivial, and counter productive, since i made them a ton of cash. i have a ton of stuff which i know sells well on ebay but not on gumtree or etsy. any advice? i spoke to a supervisor; he was apologetic but adamant.