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How can I regain control of an ebay account a client took from me?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by bl4ck1ce, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. bl4ck1ce

    bl4ck1ce Regular Member

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    I used to work for a company, and I pitched an idea to the VP of Sales to push slow moving merchandise on ebay and CL.. a bit to my surprise they approved it, hired me as a contractor and gave me control of the project. I created a new ebay account, and then managed the project for several months until the economy took a nose dive. When sales dropped too much, they shut down the project. I asked for the ebay account back, and they said that was fine because they didn't need it anymore. However, as soon as I left they changed all the contact info, secret questions, etc and locked me out of the account.

    I've tried requesting a new password, but of course the email linked to the account doesn't exist anymore... I've tried phone password reset, but they've changed the answer to the secret question and won't give me the password that way..

    Is there any other way I can regain access to this account? It's sitting dormant, they're not even using it... My own ebay ventures would be much easier if I was using an account with thousands of dollars in sales and tons of positive feedback for expensive items, rather than the comparatively low priced stuff I'm selling now.. Plus, I spent the better part of a year building an ebay business, and they yanked it right out from under me.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. bokon

    bokon Newbie

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    Unless you obtain a written statement from your former employer, there really isn't anything that you can do.

    Just a thought though... They probably changed all of the information so you wouldn't somehow hurt their reputation if people linked the account with them and you started selling adult toys or something.

    Other than the positive feedback, which was from selling their items, why do you want the account? Couldn't you just make another account, and buy 100, $0.25 fishing lures or something like that to get your feedback back up?
     
  3. bl4ck1ce

    bl4ck1ce Regular Member

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    The ebay account was set up in such a way that it couldn't be connected to their business, so I doubt they're worried about me harming their rep... they do enough shady business that ebay is the least of their worries..

    It's mostly the feedback I want, yeah... because the items sold were things like Herman Miller chairs, laser printers, etc... high ticket items. maybe it's just my perception, but feedback on that kind of stuff seems more valuable than feedback on buying a hundred ebooks or trinkets..
     
  4. tk1075

    tk1075 Newbie

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    truthfully most people just look at the feedback numbers unless you are selling really big ticket items which then they may dive a little deeper but if you are selling lower priced items it wont matter.
     
  5. bl4ck1ce

    bl4ck1ce Regular Member

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    My products usually sell for $25-$50 each, but yesterday 2 newbies got into a bidding war over one and drove the final price up to around $400...... I doubt that will happen again though. I'm not really holding my breath on the winner paying that much either..

    Part of the reason I want the other account back is because they only took it to spite me.. Should I just let it go, and build up a new one?
     
  6. nianain

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    Hard to get it back without their permission.

    If you can't get it back do you want to shut it down? Use a throw away egay account, win auctions and give negs. File Vero claim, report them to eBay, etc.