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Ebay has too much restrictions, how about amazon ?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by wkcalvin, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. wkcalvin

    wkcalvin Regular Member

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    I have experience with EBAY, new account restrictions, International restrictions, Paypal money holds. etc

    If you are a seller, you may prefer not too much restrictions, especially like me. I submitted all personal identities and over 15 years with Paypal. But, the restriction will suddenly applied without any notice.

    Does amazon sucks like eBay ?

    Does amazon has better seller support and identify procedures (personal ID, etc.) that help new sellers ?

    I am thinking about amazon, please give me some suggestions ?
     
  2. coolbreez

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    In terms of seller support, I wouldn't say Amazon is known for sticking on the side of the seller but if you harass them enough you can be listened to sometimes. Really depends on the circumstances on why you want to change. I don't see any harm in joining the huge Amazon community, worth a try even if you decide to stick with eBay.
     
  3. naizarak

    naizarak Registered Member

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    amazon is worse than ebay. their identify verification process is more stringent and their tracking technology is much more advanced. likewise they are liable to ban you at a moment's notice for any reason. that said their marketplace is larger than ebay and growing
     
  4. Innuendo

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    amazon is even more strict from my experience
     
  5. ourfella

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    Very strict in terms of selling standards but much less listing restrictions and holds on money. They suspend you for very little though but it can be appealed.
     
  6. Innuendo

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    you can appeal but very often they don't care
     
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    Amazon is much worse for me as well.
     
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    I've sold a LOT on both channels, and have burned quite a few accounts as well. In my experience, if I'm selling something I shouldn't, Amazon notices first every single time. They notice, suspend the account and offer an appeal, which because of what I might be selling, is almost sure to be permabanned. Ebay usually hangs on a few weeks, then I get a suspension from them and a 180 day hold on my money (sometimes it's less, but most times I forget about it by the time I get it). Both can lead to really crappy experiences, though, if you're breaking the TOS. If you're NOT breaking TOS, Amazon can be a much better experience than eBay, but you have to stay on point. Once you get on their radar, it's hard as hell to shake them.

    In the past, I've always used a third addtional option in Rakuten. They've taken the longest to ban my blackhat accounts, but also in my experience, it's harder to get approved and harder to make a second account even with other people's information after I burn a first because of the approval process. The seller support always made me bang my head on the wall, but there is some serious cash there, even if you are only shipping to the US. This may have changed, as I haven't had an account there in about three years. It's a bit of a complicated system, but I've always believed that I needed to have multiple seller sites to create a safety net.
     
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    Both are strict but maybe Amazon is stricter in terms of detecting prohibited items. Also, customer support on eBay is way better imo.
     
  10. thabo22

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    amazon is strict'er' absolutely. don't get caught slipping.. or else you're toast and it would be hard to do business on the platform
     
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    Amazon is much stricter. Neither Amazon nor eBay will side with the seller for appeals.
     
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    both have a restrictions, but if it comes to choose a better one, I would choose Amazon, easier to deal with