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Ebay seller rules changed recently *BEWARE*

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by NASTYZ, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. NASTYZ

    NASTYZ Newbie

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    So, when I was 16 I was making a minimum of 2000 per MONTH selling factory seconds Ralph Lauren clothing. It was amazing, I was loving life until a customer reported a shirt of mine as fake & closed my account for ever. Yah. I couldn't sign up for Ebay again because as you will all know its not that simple, they check your Paypal etc. So I got a job and carried on with my studies.

    A few months later when I turned 17 I lost my job and got pretty bored so I decided to make a new Ebay account, of course this meant opening a new bank account & Paypal new email, everything but I did it anyway. I spent £500 on some bulk Ralph Lauren clothing and got at it again, only to figure out that Ebay was going to fuck me. Just 3 hours after I listed ALL 45 SHIRTS! I got a message saying iv instantly been banned, bear in mind all the stock was genuine and i didn't even make a sale, I was furious!

    I called Ebay and I was very mad, I explained all my stock was genuine and even provided them with pictures & supplier details. After around 3 days of "Re-reviewing" my case, they sent me a email saying that they are remaining with their decision to ban me, and the reason why was (and I quote) "Sellers are no longer able to have such large quantities of high end products, the price value is far to low and this makes us curious about authenticity"

    So that was it, I was banned and I sold the stock i bought a week later at £240 more than half the value I bought it at. I have no idea why they wouldn't allow me to sell even thore I provided the with supplier details at they asked etc, but they was not having none of it.

    So yeah, this was a nightmare, What are your thoughts!?

    Lessons Learned: If you have a lot of upper end stock, SELL IT Separately DO NOT list it all at once.

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  2. Garabaldi

    Garabaldi Newbie

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    Did your 2nd Ebay/Paypal have the same info as your previous, suspended accounts?
     
  3. dkdanielkli

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    Sounds like fucking BS to me. How much genuine Ralph Loren products can you get for 500 Euros?
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  4. Edgester

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    I had a friend who had something similar happen. He would go to the local Salvation Army store and buy second hand Nike and UnderArmour clothing, then turn around and list it on eBay. Sold a lot of used clothing this way. Well eventually eBay would no longer allow him to list these articles because he wasconsidered to be in direct competition with Nike and UnderArmour. He called eBay and explained that he was only selling second had clothing not new, but it made no difference. It was the volume of a certain product (ie. Nike, UnderArmour} that he was selling.The account wasn't banned but limited on what he could sell. I would say that that these big brands are possibly putting pressure on eBay. Obviously the big guys want someone to buy a $50 t-shirt from them not several used shirts from some ordinary Joe for $10 each.
     
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  5. 1morenoob

    1morenoob BANNED BANNED

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    i was under the impression brands like ralph lauren didn't do 'seconds' lol. Ones like this genuinehttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MENS-Ralph-Lauren-Polo-Shirt-Short-Sleeve-Custom-Fit-sizes-S-M-L-XL-/181636035089?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item2a4a59f211

    ??? I got like 20 ralph lauren polos lol
     
  6. nanavlad

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    Under the VERO program, the owner of the brand has lot of power to determine who can list their brands on eBay. Listing 40+ branded items is pretty much asking to be banned nowadays.
     
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  8. NASTYZ

    NASTYZ Newbie

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    EURO and GBP are different currency's GBP is more than EURO. The stock is bankrupt businesses.
     
  9. NASTYZ

    NASTYZ Newbie

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    Nope :)

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  10. theblackhatlover

    theblackhatlover Newbie

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    could you provide me your supplyier? i really want to try this with only a few "old shirts i never wore". pm it if you really want.
     
  11. FtbShowdowm

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    Please provide us with ur supplier haha :)
     
  12. Surgeimports

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    Same thing happened to me, I amateurly listed a "buy it now" listing with fake name brand speakers and put the quantity available at 5 (yes I know, idiot move).
     
  13. saberfang94

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    you know the consequence but you still pursue the listing :ebay:
     
  14. whyyoumad

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    This tread has so much false info lol.
    First, OP, eBay probably soft linked you to your old account, that's why the ban. any time they tell you some very blunt "we dont feel safe" and their decision doesn't make sense...it means you were linked and they aren't telling you.

    I sell a lot more higher end than "ralph lauren". The whole clothing/bose headphones/apple products etc (basically VERO rights and things commonly counterfeited) is hard to sell fakes on. you may last a while but you'll eventually get banned. it's like a investor trying to beat the market, he might win for a little bit, but eventually he'll get his a** handed to him.

    i don't sell in bulk. i think any time you list 3,5,10,5,000 of the same items...they think you are a businessman and want proof. if you are in the US they will ask for invoices and will call the company to confirm (there was a BRILLIANT post years ago i saw of someone make fake invoices and actually went the length to make a fake website/phone/email of the supplier...so paypal called his supplier (aka himself lol) to confirm and he was re-instated). they asked me for invoices, i sent what i had (about 10% of my items, and i was good to go).

    Second, and probably the biggest. list 2-3 things at first (no more) that you know you can sell. sell them. get positive feedback. than slowly add more. I think i had 10 items/$1,000 selling limit at start. sold 3 things first month. end of 6 months my selling limit was 300 items/$150,000.

    also i am in USA, so they are probably nicer to me than other countries which have history of fakes
     
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