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Creating a second ebay account that easy?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Jaykub, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Jaykub

    Jaykub Power Member

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    Hey guys,
    Ive read it a bit online and someone actually told me to create a second eBay account, one for personal use where I buy something and another one strictly for business / selling activities to keep things separately and clean (some sellers will give you as a buyer negative feedback for whatever that's why i was being told to get another one)

    Is it possible to make a second eBay account under my name? I just got one eBay account and that I created about 2-3 years ago - how is the sign up process for ebay as a seller?

    How will the verifications be? Can I use the same bank info or PayPal info? What do I need to keep in mind? Or should I sign up under another name???

    Thanks so far,
     
  2. subnetweb

    subnetweb BANNED BANNED

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    Answer is short an clean.Yes you can create multiple ebay accounts as much you want.
    Even china companies who sells lap tops,tablets ,mobile and so on have more than 3 active ebay accounts.
    This is not secret at all.
    I would suggest you to not use any similar data you use from first account even you need to have different IP when you logged.
    This mean new identity or use your brother or sister or cousin identity and create multiple ebay accounts.
    To repeat all ways use:
    -different name and surname
    -different adress
    -different Pay Pals.Don't use aliases from google as [email protected] to [email protected] or similar.
    -different IP use dedicated IP from providers as Hide my ass or similar(they are realiable and tested)
    With this IP you must log on Ebay and Pay Pal.
    -different phones (for this purpose you can use google voice also)
     
  3. Jaykub

    Jaykub Power Member

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    That means I can sign up under the same physical adresse where I live when I do it under my brothers name for instance? How will the verifications be? Will I get a code via mail to my physical adresse?

    How am I going to do the PayPal thing? I think the problem there will be to create and verify another PayPal account..

    I would want to create an account without my brohter knowing...


    Or is it possible to go about it differently?
     
  4. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    Generally eBay is okay with multiple accounts as long as you don't start selling same thing across multiple accounts. That is considered listing manipulation and will get you banned.
     
  5. Jaykub

    Jaykub Power Member

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    That means when I create multiple accounts under the same name + paypal as a seller but do not sell the same items on each acc, this is totally OK with them? Just wanna make sure and I somehow don't want to ask on the eBay forums
     
  6. subnetweb

    subnetweb BANNED BANNED

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    Dont even think to do this is advise from toml3030 you will be banned instantly.All accounts.
     
  7. Jaykub

    Jaykub Power Member

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    Hm ok thansk for the info, that sure would be terrible
     
  8. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    eBay SPECIFICALLY says in its policy that multiple accounts are allowed

    pages.ebay.com/help/policies/multiple-accounts.html

    Policy overview

    There are many reasons why users would choose to have more than one eBay account. For example, users who like to buy and sell may want separate accounts for each activity. Other users who maintain businesses on eBay may prefer to manage separate accounts for different product lines.
    Whether you have one account or more, eBay expects users to manage each of their accounts effectively in order to meet the highest buyer and seller standards. These standards and rules regarding performance, risk, and best practices are applicable for each account and help ensure a safe and positive experience on eBay.
    Users are expected to resolve issues as they arise, and follow the steps provided by eBay to bring accounts back into good standing before continuing to buy or sell with other accounts.

    Make sure you follow these guidelines. If you don't, you may be subject to a range of actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
    What are the guidelines?

    [​IMG] Allowed Users may have multiple accounts on eBay. We understand that there are various reasons why someone would choose to have more than one account.
    [​IMG] Not allowed Registering new accounts or using other existing accounts to avoid buying and selling restrictions or limits or other policy consequences.
     
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  9. toml3030

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    Yes, but 1. You are not to use multiple accounts to get around eBay policy...i.e. trying to get around category limits by starting multiple accounts to list the same thing

    2. All your accounts are linked so that if one goes down for any reason they will all go down.

    3. Getting involved with shady stuff like shill bidding between your own accounts, like you were asking about in the other thread, will eventually get you banned.
     
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  10. Jaykub

    Jaykub Power Member

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    Thanks for the response. I am sstill thinking about creating another one that get linked to this one I am using..

    My other question: What would happen if someone would get banned? I am planning to build a whole business around ebay and what - for whatever reason - I get banned? My traffic is completely based on ebay..What ways would I have to get my account back? How reliable are stealth accs?
     
  11. ZennoBlaster

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    No name, nothing to link them together.
     
  12. Jaykub

    Jaykub Power Member

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    No name means a "fake name"?
     
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    I use a fake name.
     
  14. toml3030

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    If one account at an address gets banned, potentially every account at that address is at risk.

    If you get banned for VERO violations, flagged for selling fakes, or seller performance, you can't get your account back.


    My oldest is from 2009 and will sell about $80K this year. Never had a policy violation, never gets hassled by eBay or Paypal, gets about 1 neg a year. If you want a long term business, don't do any stupid stuff that puts your account at risk, like shill bidding. It takes like a year to get a stealth account to really mature, in my experience.
     
  15. Jaykub

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    So I got about 3 options:

    a) Create an account under my own name, adresse, paypal
    b) Create an account under one of my relative
    c) Create a totally fake account (which I cant most probably) OR buy a stealth acc

    How are the verification processes? What does ebay do to verifiy an account until I can sell something with it? Phone verification? Paypal verification?
     
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    B is not a good option imo because if you use a relative's info, that could potentially cause tax implications for the relative.

    A is the best option, unless you're planning to do shady stuff.

    C isn't that difficult to do if you follow the stealth rules and don't do anything stupid, until you hit the threshold where they have to report your activity to tax authorities.

    basically to sell you will need two things; working phone number and working bank account. Also it is highly recommended that you have access to your eBay address of record. If you sell low risk items you will not need anything else until you hit the 200 item/ $20,000 paypal limit. If you sell vero or high risk items they may shut you down until you send in your ID and proof of purchase of your inventory.
     
  17. Jaykub

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    I won't sell anything shady, risky, whatsoever. Also I am not planning to manipulate listings or bid on my own auctions..

    OK, so I need: working phone number; working bank account; access to eBay adress. This is all needed in order to create and verify a sellign account right?

    If so, that should be in the scale of "doable"
     
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    You will also need a credit card of some sort.
     
  19. Ming the Merciless

    Ming the Merciless Power Member

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    All this advice is if you are running multiple accounts, selling fakes, manipulating the system, etc. You are allowed to have a buyers account and a sellers account under the same info. Like you said - you are not doing anything shady. eBay is totally fine with it. Call them up and ask, I guarantee that they will say it is fine. I have a lot of experience with eBay.
     
  20. subnetweb

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    My experience with Ebay is far more terrible than yours and now i run constantly 3 ebays seller accounts and in last 4 years I dont have any problems yet,but I sell legit service and staff and have good feedback,maybe I don't make 1K per month but 100-200 $ also are fine.
    I needed about 12 years fight with Ebay and Pay Pal to beat their system of verification and so on.