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How much are eBay accounts selling for?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Fewski, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Fewski

    Fewski Junior Member

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    I have an eBay account, own legit person one. It's 11.5 years old with over 350 feedback. Unfortauntely I did get my first negative (over a $0.99 cent item) and neutral (said it was a great item in the description so like wtf?). No selling limit. USA. And I do have an eBay store attached to the account.

    Anyways, what do these accounts go for?
     
  2. ORM

    ORM Power Member

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    Contact ebay support via their online chat. Explain that buyer made mistake by leaving positive review as neutral. I am 99% sure they will remove this one. The second one also can be removed, depending on the situation. As for the price I am not sure. How much you want for it?
     
  3. DougG79

    DougG79 Regular Member

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    Why would you sell it?
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    I was once offered an account from a friend of a friend of his no limit 250 feedback acct for $1K because he was moving out of the country. I still regret not taking up on that offer.
     
  5. Fewski

    Fewski Junior Member

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    It was mainly a personal account (hence why it's been around for so long) and I just started a the eBay store as I thought I was going to do a lot of eBay flipping (buying used items cheap then selling on eBay for a profit), but have since decided against it. If these are worth enough money, I wouldn't mind putting some money in the bank and I can just start a new one up with limits as I won't even reach those limits.
     
  6. Kawgy

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    the accounts are "probably" linked. i would just store it for a rainy day.

    if you do sell it i think it would go for a lot which really depends on the buyer. if they sell a lot on ebay they would be willing to pay more. if the buyer hardly sells on ebay, then you can assume paying thousands of $ for an account wouldn't make any sense to them because they can't justify paying so much when they don't even make that much using the account.
     
  7. Rylatek

    Rylatek BANNED BANNED

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    I don't think you're able to sell eBay accounts.
     
  8. jmt123

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    The amount of feedback is a bit low for its age and of course the neg and neutral feedback weighs it down a bit, but the account is easily worth thousands because of its age and its (lack of) selling limits.

    However, the question is would someone buy it. The problem with these super old legit accounts is that there's no guarantee that the original owner won't open a new ebay/paypal combo (as you are contemplating). That in itself isn't a bad thing, but if the original owner doesn't use proper stealth techniques (i.e. using the same IP to open that new account, or using the same information as in the old account), then the old legit account that someone bought and the new account that the original owner made will be linked. And if either account ever gets suspended/restricted, then so will the other. Then, both parties will lose out big time.

    Plus you have to worry what the buyer will do with your account. If they do something illegal with it, well you know who will be liable. Additionally, there's the issue with taxes. If the buyer doesn't know what he's doing, you'll have some explaining to do to the IRS.

    You can make this happen, but you need to think carefully and do research because it's not as simple as selling an item. There needs to be trust on both sides. It's best if you can sell it in person - to a business partner of sorts - that you know.
     
  9. LastBlow

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    Yeah not a good idea to sell your aged personal account, better off keeping it, in my opinion.
     
  10. claudel

    claudel Newbie

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    Talk to support and get rid of it. That's it...
     
  11. Kawgy

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    He would like to try to make a buck off it, if its worth it. Clearly not worth it IMO