1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Getting back on ebay the LEGIT way

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by TheQuestion, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. TheQuestion

    TheQuestion Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    16
    Getting back on ebay the LEGIT way


    Stealth accounts are great for small sales, however to truely compete in high end markets you need an account registered with verifiable information and a solid history of legitimate feedback.

    With little work You can easily get one of these accounts every month, however before you proceed there are two important things to keep in mind:

    1) You cannot operate any type of illegal business on these accounts. These will be registered under a business of which you are the propietor. For canadians, some replicas are quite low risk but I would stay away if you live in the united states or if you are selling high end replicas like gucci etc.

    2) you will spend a bit of money getting this account going, however, you will definately make this back with ease if you are selling the right products.

    Now, on to the steps. I will not go into too much detail on the first few things because the information has been posted here and on the aspkin forums before

    First, you are going to register a Limited Liability company. The instructions on this are fairly simple, but as they differ area to area I suggest consulting google. For the address, you have 3 options. You can use your home address if you have never used it on ebay before. If you have used your address, you can either borrow a friends address or rent a place. When renting a place, you will only need it for a month and you can usually find a short term office rental for 500$ a month.

    Next, Go to your bank of choice and open a business chequing account. Deposit 500$ into this account. Apply for a prepaid credit card. Once it has been recieved, deposit 100$ on the card and you can proceed to open your ebay / paypal account.

    The last thing you need before opening the ebay account is a fresh, virgin IP address. If you are on a DSL line with a dynamic IP, simply reset your router and verify that you have a new IP. Failing that, you can buy one of those internet sticks for like 25$ a month and use that.

    You MUST be on a computer that has never been used for ebay, OR you can reformat and change your HWID / MAC address. You can also load ebay from within a virtual machine with vmware. If you need help with that part post in this thread and I will give you some instructions.

    ON TO OPENING THE ACTUAL ACCOUNT:

    this part is actually really easy. Just register for paypal first, then ebay using the same information as your LLC. Then recieve the message on a new phone number (either VOIP or a prepaid cell) and activate your account.

    Getting the account used:

    I age the account for 60 days, during that time I take the following steps:

    1) get 25 buyer feedback of items 10$ minimum. This accounts for 250$ on the 500 you invested in the account. I like to fund my purchases from both the bank and from the prepaid visa to get a good spread in my paypal account.

    2) Get 25 seller feedback. This is where the other 250$ goes. I invest 250$ into items I can resell. Generally I make at least my money back.

    What should I sell????

    ANYTHING! Find something unique and make it your own. Sell some old things around the house. Do a pawn shop run or go garage saling. But since this is a pretty generic answer, I will give out my products which have both made me money and fetched me much feedback:

    VINTAGE AUDIO GEAR!

    this stuff is all over, and much of it is worth a pretty penny. Amplifiers, 70s era speakers (small for shipping reasons) and open reel tape decks all sell quite well if you have the right models/brands.

    My suggestion is to check all the local pawn shops for these things, and either write down the model numbre and do your own research or and bring your smartphone with you and do it on the fly.

    this wraps up how to register, age and establish a new account. This is the exact method I have used for opening over 20 accounts during the past 5 years and I have made a modest but comfortable income while being at university full time. I HAVE used stealth accounts, but I find you just can't get away with as much as you can on this account.

    If you want some tips on listing questionable items, or just a general guide on what to do with your account once you have gotten it established check out my other thread (which I am in the middle of writing)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 9
  2. christineexox

    christineexox Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Toronto ON
    i dont understand your english
     
  3. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,932
    Likes Received:
    5,541
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Artist / Craftsman
    Location:
    sitting at my PC
    nice to see a new member join and have something to share instead of begging for help. Thanks for the share OP
     
  4. jheyslow

    jheyslow Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    718
    Occupation:
    trying new things
    I agree with Greywolf, Nice share OP. Thanks +rep
     
  5. stressfree

    stressfree Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,116
    Likes Received:
    233
    so why do you have 20 accounts?
     
  6. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,605
    Likes Received:
    1,030
    Location:
    ohio
    "You MUST be on a computer that has never been used for ebay, OR you can reformat and change your HWID / MAC address. You can also load ebay from within a virtual machine with vmware. If you need help with that part post in this thread and I will give you some instructions."

    this part i disagree with. you can simply clear your cookies and flash cookies and be fine. if you want to have several ebay accts at once just make a separate user acct in windows for each ebay acct/paypal so you don't have to clear them each time.

    but otherwise good info.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. HannahMontana

    HannahMontana BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    13
    Totally!!! I run multiple accounts and before accessing any one of them (actually everytime I close Firefox) I clear my normal cookies and flash cookies.
    Firefox is set to clear cookies at closing.
    An addon/extension called "better privacy" (free) clears all flash cookies.
    Then for each account, I use various a unique IP, but I won't go into all of that.

    By doing the previous, I have NEVER been "linked" or anything of that nature. Oh, and none of my accounts are actually traceable, to me, but I was just trying to make the point.

    I mean seriously, it's not like people don't access their accounts REGULARLY from coffee shops, libraries, etc.
     
  8. TheTRUTH

    TheTRUTH Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    In the sky baby!
    eBay doesnt check mac adress.Formatting the harddrive is overkill.

    Flash Cookies/Address/Phone Number/Cookies/IP are the thigns they use to link your acocutns
     
  9. dra$tic

    dra$tic BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    108
    I have recently been limited by PayPal with no chance of appeal and am in the midst of trying to setup a new account with fresh information (name, addy, etc.)

    I was considering buying one from a provider here on the forum but am worried that it will just be a repeat process of being limited. What would I do if they ask me to provide SSN#? I inquired about an appeal via email about the old account and I got a response from the executive department linking an old old account from about two years back that had negative funds (about -$250) Now I'm out almost $1k for atleast 180 days and probably will never see a cent of it.

    I'm willing to compensate for some professional aid in starting up a fresh account with someone who knows what they are doing, just shoot me a PM.
     
  10. TheTRUTH

    TheTRUTH Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    In the sky baby!


    Your chances of getting back on PayPal are zero at this point.I've been in the exact same situation.You will get limited again if you are doing volume, or selling electronics.

    Your best bet is to get a new ebay account and link it with a merchant account.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  11. Ripslasher

    Ripslasher Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    By clearing your cookies and flash cookies every time you logged into ebay/paypal you make your self flagged by them , having multiple profiles is the way to go.
     
  12. turbohacker

    turbohacker Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    127
    Repeat of someone else's post.. sorry
     
  13. screwebay

    screwebay Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    18
    Old info. eBay has changed in last 60 days. Don't BUY FEEDBACK. YOU MUST SELL NOW to raise your limits from 500 usd or 10 items per month. Sell 99 cent auctions FREE SHIPPING. THis will get you positive feedback. Let it age for the 30 days AFTER you sell. Because eBay does not start the monthly limits UNTIL you sell your FIRST ITEM!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. wanfirdaus

    wanfirdaus Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    132
    Occupation:
    IM
    Location:
    WP Login
    Home Page:
    Just got lifted from ban.They contact me to upgrade to seller account and I listed many items,after 3 days they ban me.So I send them what they want,proof :p and etc.Now I'm lazy to relist all my items back.Need some time to figure what the heck I'm going to sell.
     
  15. rover747

    rover747 Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    2
    My account just get suspended ,i guess it is time to do this all over again .good post ,thank you!
     
  16. snakerider

    snakerider Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    stay positive
     
  17. Mick Swagger

    Mick Swagger Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is some good info, thanks man!