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Got screwed by eBay, now I need a stealth account?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by kennnnn, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. kennnnn

    kennnnn Newbie

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    eBay doesn?t give you a second chance!

    Let me explain? First two weeks of selling in January I cancelled a lot of transactions because I did not want to sell to 0 feedback users. Which I didn?t know would affect my sellers level. As soon as I realized that, I shipped to 0 feedbacks because I realized I was covered by Paypal. Apparently eBay doesn?t care and suspended my account anyway. On top of that those users were created on the same day and had very weird characters in their name (which I now know are guest accounts generated). I cancelled 7 out of 123 transactions and they Permabanned me. CAN you believe that? Because of my inexperienced selling, I was just trying to be cautious to not accept 0 feedbacks buyers, registered on the same day. Half my income depends on eBay and I need to get back on.

    Questions regarding stealth accounts. (newbie)

    1. The name will obviously be a different alias on eBay + Paypal. Will that be in anyway of interference with me withdrawing money from the bank even though I have a different name?

    3. Will eBay call or email you to verify your place of address through bills, utilities, etc? What will happen?

    4. Can I still operate under my own household or is that too risky? I?d rather go to a Starbucks or a public location.

    Thanks again
     
  2. Garabaldi

    Garabaldi Newbie

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    When you do get back on know that you can set your listing so buyers with 0 or under a certain amount of feedback cannot purchase from you.

    Banks do not share info with paypal so it will not be a problem.

    Ebay/Paypal will only call to verify if you act suspiciously (sell vero items, sell high risk items quickly, high amount of sales on a brand new account, etc etc)

    Do not operate under the same IP address as you were on with your old suspended account, you will be linked and shut down once again.

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    Also do not use the same bank account from the previous paypal, you will be also linked and suspended again.

    Pretty much start completely fresh.
     
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  3. kennnnn

    kennnnn Newbie

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    Typically, eBay would expect you to have the same IP address. The same Starbucks IP address or nearby coffee shops won't be a problem, would it?

    I've also noticed eBay account sellers start at 100 items / $5,000 limit. It CAN be raised, correct? And thanks for taking up your time.
     
  4. Garabaldi

    Garabaldi Newbie

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    Nearby coffee/starbucks shops will be fine.

    Yes typically limits raise after a few months of eBay seeing you consistently selling with an excellent defect rate. You can buy an account on aspkin (pretty much the best website for eBay stealth)
     
  5. DogsBreakfast

    DogsBreakfast Newbie

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    Yes it sucks this new policy about cancelling transactions causing defects to your account. I only found out about this recently, and now whenever I am near my allowed transaction cancellation limit when I run out of stock, I just take the blow in fees.

    Which ebay platform do you sell on? And what type of ban did you get?

    I was banned on one platform but now happily selling on another platform :D
     
  6. kennnnn

    kennnnn Newbie

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    I don't know what platform you're referring to. As far as I know, it's a account restriction (which is permanent)
     
  7. jmt123

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    Regarding your suspension - your defect rate must have been through the roof, so that's why they suspended you.

    It's true you can set your listings to not accept buyers who has a certain feedback score, but it's impossible to block 0 feedback buyers. The most you can do is block someone with -1 feedback (which is near impossible to do nowadays since you can't leave negative feedback for a buyer. The -1 situation would only happen if a new user happened to sell something as a 0 feedback account, and then received 1 negative).

    Although an eBay user ID with weird characters in their name is typically a sign of a new account, it doesn't mean that they're a guest. eBay automatically assigns you a user ID upon sign up now, and for some reason they think that "usjaueamda_24dsj"or whatever is a great choice for a name.

    1. Yes it can be a problem, but that's up to the bank. Despite what Paypal says, Paypal cannot see the name on your bank (or else they wouldn't need to confirm that you're the owner of the bank account when you add it). However, your bank would see the mismatched name whenever you withdraw money. The bigger banks are too busy to care if John Doe gets deposits from Sally Jones, but a local bank and/or small credit union likely would. If you stick to the big banks then you'll be fine.

    2/3. No, they rarely call and when they do it's usually for promotional things. You can opt out of that within your My eBay and then you shouldn't ever get a call from them.

    4. It's perfectly fine to operate from your house. Don't use Starbucks, coffee shops, or any place that offers free public wifi. You want to control as many factors as you possibly can, and by using public wifi you are the mercy of everyone else who happens to log in to their accounts there. You may think that there's no way eBay would possibly think that everyone who logs into Starbucks is the same person - and for the most part that is correct, but when using free services (whether it's public wifi, or a free proxy), you will experience random security measures you wouldn't normally have to face at best. And at worse, your account can be suspended randomly at any time because they decided to link you to an account which may not even be yours.

    You can simply reset your home internet and get a new IP most of the time by just unplugging your modem and router. If that doesn't change your IP then there are many other ways to do so. You would need to do a few other things, like cleaning your computer of cookies/flash cookies/history etc (or just make a new user account) before proceeding as well.
     
  8. fastsale

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    If they had suspended you pearmantly you cant do nothing
     
  9. kennnnn

    kennnnn Newbie

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    Confirmed, Jmt123 and everyone who replied. Seems like if we cannot reinstate these restricted accounts - we will have to resort to a stealth account.

    (Don't know if anyone knows about modeeworld, seems like they have ways to reinstate your account even if suspended or restricted (latter is my situation)
     
  10. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    He seems waaaaaaay too sure of himself when he tells you that if pay him he can reinstate your account. If he has such a high success rate as he claims, there would be legions of people who have had their accounts unbanned through him. I haven't really run into one yet.