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Creating Canadian or Irish eBay account and selling in USA

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Laser42, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Laser42

    Laser42 Junior Member

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    eBay's restrictions for the USA are pretty harsh, so I was wondering if I can make an account registered in Ireland (with a VPN) and then list things at ebay.com? Also, could I make the shipping location in the USA? Has anyone done this?

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    Try it out. See if it works for you.
     
  4. Waterford

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    Hello, I have done so. I am living in Ireland and have sold goods on eBay us and eBay canada without using a proxy etc. Just visit ebay ireland and sign up. I do think you need an Irish phone number, skype numbers are pretty cheap. It can be done very easily and just specify that you are shipping from the US. It is very common on eBay (I'm a regular user). Good luck with your venture and maybe I'll buy from you someday
     
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  5. Laser42

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    Well, I am going to give it a shot and see what happens.
     
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    nice to guys, I never would have thought of that that is actually a good way to deal with some of the, as you put it, harsh restrictions in the US. The restrictions in the US are pretty rigorous I agree. It certainly doesn't look like they're going to be relaxing the restrictions in the US at all so this is a good alternative. Thanks again see you around
     
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    mysticparadise Regular Member

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    Well, I live outside of US and used to sell on eBay.com with my own native account, and haven't really noticed any special treatment, but maybe it depends on the country.
     
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    Speaking as a person who runs many ebay accounts, one of which is registered and active across 8 different local eBay sites, this won't stop any of the headaches, you still have to jump through the same hoops. The only way to get around the crap eBay US dish out is to list on a foreign eBay site directly but with .com and .ca visibility added onto your listings, but you're looking at less of an audience that way than if you just registered an eBay account in the US.

    What exactly is troubling you about opening a US account OP?
     
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    bobobagins Registered Member

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    can you sell around the world on a canadian account right when you first start a canadian ebay account?
     
  10. knowledgeblast

    knowledgeblast Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I believe you can sell around the world but just remember to start out slow and take your time to build up your selling history. This is the best way to avoid all of the BS that ebay likes to throw at you.

    Cheers
     
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    Okay got a question can the same be done with a paypal or other payment service my paypal got froze cause of ebay involvement I lost close to 300 us dollars. I was lucky and made a quick withdraw that cleared so I didnt lose as much but right now my income is less then 40% and I have bills to pay and ebay was a large market for me.

    (Looking also for alternatives for both paypal and ebay)
     
  12. philly guy

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    can ebay ban or link you from looking at tracking numbers though?
     
  13. epimetheus039

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    You can do that. We already have accounts for sale from Canada for the convenience