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Help to set up an Etsy stealth account to sell completely legit goods.

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Sansa, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Sansa

    Sansa Newbie

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    I am one of many Etsy sellers who have had their selling accounts suspended after making an simple honest mistake. I want to continue to sell compeltely legit goods on Etsy, but they close down any account related with the suspended one, so I cant start a new sellers account.

    I know there is a lot about Ebay stealth accounts on this forum, and I have read some posts in the forum, but I think my situation is a bit different. I dont want to set up any stealth accounts if not absolutely necessary. I may not need a stealth Paypal account for example ?

    Can you advise what steps I should take? I ideally want to use the same computer, but realise they are tracking my IP address. Can I use a VPN ? I would assume my email address, paypal account, name and address are also issues. I can use family members for payment methods... CCs or Paypal, but they may pick up on the surname ?

    A good step by step approach to this would be a lifesaver. I am surprised I havent seen more ex Etsy sellers on these forums !

    Thankyou !
     
  2. Sumer317

    Sumer317 Newbie

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    I wouldn't use a family members name, i've learned you never know what to expect with ebay and paypal no matter how legit you think the goods are. Not worth risking their credit/information.
     
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  3. EbayUltimate

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    A Etsy Stealth would be amazing, but I find it pretty simple. All that needs to be done is very similar to a ebay stealth, for example new ip, new name, new address, basically everything new. Then you must use a new bank account. Previous bank accounts that you have used before wont work anymore. Then you should be good, I would love to get back on etsy, I made some good easy money. Too bad they remove your listing if its not vintage or handmade
     
  4. DougG79

    DougG79 Regular Member

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    TOS of etsy is clearly written they only accept hand made or vintage. You should follow the rules and you would not have been banned from etsy. I make a killing on my etsy account but I follow their rules and dont try to manipulate their system.
     
  5. Snuckdeck

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    Once you've been ban-hammered by eBay, it's time for a stealth account. I get that you would like to distinguish yourself from all those 'evil' stealthers who are into selling fake/illegit goods. Reality though is that once you've had the hammer come down, eBay has filed you in with the rest of the chaff. As such, you either use our tactics or get out of the game. No 3rd option exists.
     
  6. Sansa

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    I am talking about Etsy not Ebay, but the scenario is very similar. Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging anyone selling any kinds of goods, it just makes me even more mad that I am actually selling goods which Etsy actively welcome on their site (supplies for crafting). Just a couple of misplaced tag words can draw in complaints from competitors or outside companies and Etsy will shut their doors to you without even reviewing if the complaints are geniuine. If I was trying to beat their system in some way, I could see their point. I wasnt.

    I agree with you that there is no 3rd option. I will start with Ebay tactics and post how I get on. I do think Etsy is different though. I wondered if anyone had any specific experience with them.
     
  7. The illustrator

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    Use a vps
     
  8. trance92071

    trance92071 Senior Member

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    Yeah you can use a vpn or private proxies for the accounts in different locations. This would not be an issue but then of course you would need to use a stealth paypal, etc. or use someones you can trust and partner with.
     
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  9. Sansa

    Sansa Newbie

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    Yes, well, as I said, I was selling legit goods. There are far more ways than that to get banned from Etsy. If you dont believe me, google it.
     
  10. liddybeth

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    Help! I need to set up new etsy account but am running into a block because of my IP address.
    I know not to go to public place, I need it to work from home............how do I do this?
     
  11. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    There are a zillion ways to get a new IP address... VPN, VPS, dial up connection, dongles, cell phone tethering etc. The IP is actually one of the easier things to get around. If you are using some of these things and still getting kicked off Etsy, you're doing something wrong elsewhere.
     
  12. klava

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    hello,
    I need help on Etsy!
    if I will add PR my page on Etsy, i Increase my position to issue on Etsy?
    Thank you!