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How to be stealth to the buyer

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Aprilly, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Aprilly

    Aprilly Newbie

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    I need to be a ghost in all ways. I market legit products that I buy for my bricks and mortar store, but need to make sure the vendor doesn't find out who I am should they buy the products trying to find out who I am. This happen in the past before I had any stealth accounts and almost had some of my product lines closed. I am looking to have my e bay, pp, merchant services and website all anonymous. Plus shipping will have to be hidden as well. I live in Houston, so I can hide under the huge population for shipping. Anything I am missing. I am willing to outsource parts of this project. I need the following:

    1. Ebay accounts (10-15)
    2. PP accounts (not sure how many I need to be safe)
    3. Other merchant services accounts (that ebay accepts)
    4. Anonymous LLC
    5. Untraceable website
    6. How to accept returns without being identified
    7. Feedback to ebay accounts
    8. FB Likes to my website

    I want to run a legit business and build my customer base for repeat sales outside of ebay, but unfortunately need to be a ghost. I believe some of my products may have RFID (active or passive) in them so I need to disable those.
     
  2. larrydetuvi

    larrydetuvi Regular Member

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    Unless you are selling crack or you are wanted for some fellony, I don't see why do you require that level of anonymity.
     
  3. Aprilly

    Aprilly Newbie

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    It's not crack or anything illegal. It's high end skincare and nutriceuticals. Like I said my vendors don't want me to sell on ebay or amazon. I want to add income to my brick and mortar store. Plus I want my website to have better exposure by beginning a relationship with people thru ebay and amazon. I may not need all the things I mentioned, but I need to consider all avenues to keep my privacy so I don't jeopardize my purchasing lines from these vendors.
     
  4. Execute

    Execute Supreme Member

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    Instead of hiding behind a crazily elabotrate stealth account, couldn't you just set up a few different businesses, so you buy the stock as usual to your brick and mortar account under business A, sell X amount of stock to B, then to make it even more 'stealth' get B to sell to company C that then sells the stock on ebay etc.

    If the company ever gets in touch with you saying how did these get onto ebay and it must stop, just act very surprised and say you will find out. Then reply saying one of your vendors was supplying that company and you have terminated supply with them. This keeps everything at arms length and allows you to keep your repuation just in case.

    This may not be the best set-up so don't take this is the best idea, just throwing out an idea that may work for your situation, so good luck!
     
  5. blue gnome

    blue gnome Newbie

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    i don't know if there is a way to block the buyer from seeing your info through the PayPal transaction. Still a newbie but I agree that would be nice in your situation and I'd like it for my own privatcy, too. Maybe someone here will let us know.
     
  6. Aprilly

    Aprilly Newbie

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    In a way what I am doing is what you are suggesting. I just want to make sure if I do a stealth account with a stealth papypal (that either I or someone else sets up) can show an identity other than my own. I plan to have a merchant account as well. I will set up an independent LLC from my real business. I see others on ebay and the internet selling these products and they don't get cutoff. Some of them have been selling for at least 3 years when I was selling. I assume from understanding the stealth route they have done something like this. Some website are even listed on the vendors websites as "unauthorized" yet they continue to sell the products. I am trying to learn what they know and the options and steps they have taken to get to where they are so I can do the same.
     
  7. larrydetuvi

    larrydetuvi Regular Member

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    Well, there is an option. Get a company set up at any country with closed records (if it's a Tax Haven, even better), set up bank account and create a paypal account with it. Buy and sell using that company name, if they try to look up it would be a big not-worth-it hassle. Rent a P.O. Box to the name of the company or something to get the merchandise. If you think it's worth it, go for it.

    A much cheaper option is to ask someone to buy the stuff for you.
     
  8. Aprilly

    Aprilly Newbie

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    You have some good points. Just to be clear I have no problem getting the items and only certain people with specific credentials are authorize to buy wholesale from these companies. My goal is to also sell online not linking it to my real account that I buy and sell in my store front. I just have to see what is asked of me to set up PO Boxes or at UPS store even with a business LLC. I have no problem showing them my ID. I just don't want somebody to be able to get the info from that UPS store or post office box. If I know they keep my info confidential then I am good. Any LLC can be looked up on each state's website to see who the registered owner is. An out of country option may be a good choice. I heard New Mexico has anonymous LLCs.