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Creating a second ebay account (different person) in same household

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by l7ucid, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. l7ucid

    l7ucid Junior Member

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    Hi there, so a bit of a background of my situation. I have a family member that runs a very successful business selling a product that I now wish to sell (we have plenty of stock on hand already)

    Now, because it is their livelihood and I am being given this opportunity to sell the product alongside them, I want to take every precaution as possible to avoid having these two accounts being linked together. The reason being is that, if I make a mistake and get penalized by eBay, they will not in any way put a limitation on the other person.

    The problem here is that we live in the same household and I am aware that eBay/PP are very savvy when it comes to linking accounts together that share the same address/same IP, etc.

    I plan on using a mail forwarding service (a business in the same city as mine) for the product returns, so I have the address problem solved, but now I am left trying to figure out what to do about the IP.

    I am thinking that using a UK VPS would be the best option for this and using a dedicated/static IP with it. Will this be sufficient or am I overlooking anything here? Can anyone that has done something similar (whether it's stealth accounts or whatever) that can vouch for a reputable VPS provider?
     
  2. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    simple solution...just use a separate computer and separate internet connection...either use a tethered phone internet connection or get a separate internet provider. There is some risk of accidentally connecting via wrong IP when using VPS
     
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  3. l7ucid

    l7ucid Junior Member

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    A VPS would be much cheaper than getting a new internet connection (ISPs are faily expensive near where I live) and of course I would be using a different computer. I am just wondering if there's anything else that I am missing here
     
  4. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    also remember to use separate pictures and keywords from the other account when making listings
     
  5. eBay Stealth

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    It sounds like you got everything right.

    If you're going to have multiple eBay/PayPal accounts I recommend separating them using user accounts on your computer.

    Make sure you track the IPs of both accounts and never use the same IP. Using a VPS/VPN is good as long as its dedicated and not a shared IP.