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First Post..advice on what to with my well aged eBay account

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by JWM60, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. JWM60

    JWM60 Newbie

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    First off,
    I have been a "lurker" of this forum for a long time just trying to understand and learn ways to make money online,so this is my first post here.

    I have an Ebay account that is unlimited and had it since 2001 and 100% positive,but only 160 transactions...it is connected to one of my personal bank accounts with paypal so there is no restrictions..i have bought more than selling things,i generaly sell things from the house or unwanted junk we have along with car parts and guitars..etc

    I am not too far from a retirement,i am an international ironworker and just looking for ways to supplement more income or even go full time with things online.

    So my question is,i've had some offers to sort of partner with people that have connetcions to or have legal products to make a profit selling on eBay,they always say eBay/paypal limited their account or banned them...

    I do totaly understand the things eBay and paypal does even to legitimate sellers and such,so i can understand it can happen to even the best of us.

    As for considering any type offers to sell for someone for a certain profit,what would be my "go after" in maybe the percentage of the profit being made to use my account to make the sales?..
    For example..if the total product cost(including shipping to get it to the customers) was 5.00 for the person with the product,and it sold for 10.00,what percentage of that 5.00 profit should i be charging?....

    Even though my account has no limits,is there some sort of unseen limit i can withdraw or will there be a red flag or limit placed after selling so much?...

    sorry for all the questions,just trying to cover my bases..lol

    and no..i am not interested in selling my account,i would never put my personal bank account in that type of position
     
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  2. dkwholesales

    dkwholesales Regular Member

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    I would advise you to avoid these kinds of deals and instead spend the time looking for your own product to source and sell.

    It could be a legitimate opportunity, but at the end of the day they could send you a replica.

    Unless you have the skills to be sure it is 100% authentic, you place not only your Ebay account in jeopardy, but you could end up in the same position as them, well actually far worse, if you got a charge-back on top of already paying them for the replica that they sold you as original...

    Good luck!
     
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  3. jmt123

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    I agree, proceed with caution. Don't immediately dismiss every opportunity, but do research before accepting any offer. There was a reason those people were suspended from ebay. It doesn't necessarily mean they did anything wrong exactly, but they were deemed by ebay to be a risk and if you do the same as they did or sell the same products, you could be seen as risky as well. Your account is extremely valuable so be as careful as possible with it.

    If you do decide to increase your sales, do so slowly. Since you said you have very few transactions (especially considering the age of the account), don't suddenly list hundreds of auctions and take in thousands of dollars. It'll last for a while but you would also have a high chance of getting suspended. Paypal can and will suspend someone for a sudden spike in money received and ebay can and will suspend your account and ask for invoices if you sell a lot of the same item, or significantly increase the amount of auctions listed.
     
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  4. Tank

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    I concur. Do some investigation and be super diligent. People will do a lot to try and get a hold of an account like yours. Take it slow and try not to raise any ebay or PP red flags.
     
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  5. JWM60

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    Thanks for the replies...

    I guess i was just fishing for the same thing i thought about too...

    I do have 1 that i do trust for the fact i met him at a Jeep get together on a weekend trail run,he works at a manufacturer just a few hours from me and is in charge of the factory warranty returns but he is not allowed to buy them himself,so he can call me when they have a pallet full and i can buy it all for a real dirt cheap price and sell on eBay..then i just give him a cut of the clear profit.
    90% of the items have not a thing wrong with them,just returned because they didn;t like them or,most of the time i think because they found it cheaper somewhere else or another brand cheaper..so for now i'll just go with that route for now..and no,i won;t disclose anymore info on what product or the manufacturer..lol

    One more question..or a few lol...

    If i happen to find a supplier that can supply me with a huge amount of products at a great price and i want to list and sell several at a time,should i call or get in contact with eBay and PP before i do it ?..will that help in not getting any red flags and limits?
     
  6. JWM60

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    Oh,and i forgot to add.not really informative or a question,but i really do feel the pain of some of the sellers on eBay..
    One of my working partners sells on eBay regularly,i had build a high performance 1966 327 chevy engine for him in his numbers matching 1966 Nova..he wrecked it,totaled,so he stripped it down in what good parts were left and sold them on eBay..
    He got a buyer to buy the engine for his 66 Nova for a correct numbers matching engine,plus the engine is really rare since from the factory is had a recessed oil filter boss to fit the lil Nova subframe..so they are worth a lot of money to the right people trying keep a Nova SS original..
    The guy bought it through paypal and payed shipping freight..
    2 weeks after it was delivered the guy never even called my buddy,just filed an eBay and PP dispute,under the reason the engine was DOA..which was BS because i helped him pull the engine and it was running fine before we pulled it...
    Long story short,PP rewuired my buddy to pay for the return freight shipping(120.00) before they would consider not just taking money from his PP to refund the guy...so he did....when the engine came.it was a totaly different engine,it wasn;t even a 327.it was a POS 307 engine painted and the same valve covers from the engine that he sold him...

    eBay and PP screwed my buddy out of the 2500.00 plus the 120.00 shipping because they said there is no proof the guy sent another engine even though my buddy still had pics of the ID and serial numbers and casting numbers on the engine he sent compared to what the guy sent back...

    and to top it off,his account was froze during the 3 months while all this mess was going on,and in the end his account was limited...

    So i can totaly understand "some" people needing someone to sell for them,but i think thats a small percentage of them.
    Thats why i asked here first.

    I am always dilligent in taking alot of pictures and keeping records of selling anything on eBay since i seen that happen to my buddy
     
  7. sagarbest

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    I would say that you keep that account aside and start with buying stealth accounts and first understand the system and the market. When you really do find a good product that could make you high profits and is safe to be sold on ebay.. move to your original account.

    Be really safe while using stealth account and your personal account. Never ever login from same browser, same ip and so on. Research more about all this in the forum and use google too.
     
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  8. JWM60

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    I thought stealth accounts were for people who already had problems with eBay/PP?

    Why would i want one if i already have a legit account?
     
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    Find some nice cheap "real" items, no XXXX stuff to start selling if even at a small loss to build up some solid seller feedback while you search for some better items to make money on.
     
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    Everyone has problems with ebay/paypal eventually. Maybe you haven't had any issues yet, but if you increase your sales, you'll see why everyone hates them so much.

    It's true stealths are usually for people who were banned, however you can use it as a preventive measure. Create some stealths now, build them up, and if something happens to any of your accounts (especially your legit account), then the consequences won't be as bad. You'd be able to keep selling on whatever remaining accounts you have left, versus having to start from scratch and slow down significantly.
     
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  11. JWM60

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    Yea i can understand that point.

    But right now i think I'd be a lil leary of doin the stealth accounts after reading all the horror stories lately of still getting banned and being linked to my legit account,plus seeing that it seems to be pretty common to get ripped off buying stealth accounts in several ways.
     
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    within 5 miles of your home there must be 1000s of products just go get them
     
  13. JWM60

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    Umm..like what?..pick cotton in the feilds..pull up peanuts...milk a few cows and sell fresh milk?..lol
     
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    'cos you risk it big time if ya dont know wot to do
     
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    I think i'll just stay away from the stealth accounts for now.....'cos of a few factors i really wouldn't know wot to do if the stealth accounts went wrong and was connected to my real account.

    My 2 major personal problems with them would be...

    1 ..somehow making an honest mistake and having it connected with my well aged legit account and losing that one too

    2...even though i keep reading how you couldn't be charged by law for using a fake identity for a stealth account...if i make some serious money with those stealth accounts and then connected to my legit account,it's a high possibility that uncle sam will be after me for tax evasion and/or fraud..

    I can't really risk that since for the past 15 years i've been "red badged" for nuclear work and government jobs..any type of charges or investigations like that would yank my security clearances in a quick second.

    I'm just going to stay on the legit side for now and build from there

    Not only am i wanting to make some money online,i am also buying licenses and EIN for a few brick and mortor type stores and businesses for my family in the near future too..
     
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  16. JWM60

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    Bottom line is,i was really just seeing if anyone had any type "relationships" with people who lost their eBay and PP accounts and just needed someone to sell legit things as a partner type deal and been succesfull at it..

    As i said already,i can totaly understand someone losing their accounts and being honest and legit..

    Thanks for all the replies folks...

    and on a last note,no,i will not sell my account,but thanks for the offers in messages...lol
     
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    Do not sell counterfeits, look for something unique. Do a search on Alibaba or DHgate on specific niche. Thats the only way to make some decent money, also contacted maybe contacting a local large manufacturer and sell there products on ebay