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Made a Boatload of Money But Need Help!

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by BKBoy, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. BKBoy

    BKBoy Newbie

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    Ok, so I was able to get software keys for really cheap from someone. They were 100% legitimate and genuine keys, so I started putting them up on EBay. Left and right they were selling and I was making drug money profits. I made over $1300 in less than 24 hours.

    The next say I woke up and I got a message from EBay that I was in violation of CW infringement. I think it was when someone asked me to take a picture of the labels and I said I am only selling the keys. I am pretty sure he might have worked for Microsoft and they filed the complain with EBay.

    I didn't get in much trouble and I got to keep the money. But I do not want to stop. I have been receiving positive feedback and people love the service as I do not charge and arm and a leg and I am fair.

    Does anyone know any good work around? Should I create another EBay account and word the posts differently? What do people do in this scenario?
     
  2. moose123

    moose123 Regular Member

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    no you wont be able to sell that stuff on ebay no matter what you do
     
  3. kshatriya

    kshatriya Regular Member

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    Can't really do much about that.

    Try craigslist instead
     
  4. GroovinMind

    GroovinMind BANNED BANNED

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    lol your messing with fire.
     
  5. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Buy some from Microsoft, next time someone asks for a proof show them a real one.
     
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    You could've just find a label sticker on Google Images and send that one, I mean if someone says something you can always photoshop that license key and if somebody says something you can always act as if you were a victim of counterfeit.

    If it's for Windows 7 it looks like this:

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  7. bigwallace

    bigwallace Newbie

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    Yep. It seemed too good to be true and it was. Ebay won't allow it.
     
  8. catonkeyboard

    catonkeyboard Regular Member

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    ebay will keeping taking them down and eventually ban you. Try alternitives like classifield ad sites like craigslist
     
  9. usdachoice

    usdachoice Regular Member

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    I agree with catonkeyboard try craigslist. You can try Amazon too but when they crack down they hold your money for 90 days.
     
  10. FireBrandSaint

    FireBrandSaint Junior Member Premium Member

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    Yea I agree with you guys craigslist is usually a good place to sell stuff like that.
     
  11. KraftyKyle

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    Obviously you don't want to stop. That's why illegal (or "black hat") things are so tempting. You can make a lot of money in a short amount of time. To be honest, you were VERY lucky to be able to keep your profits. I'd let it be and find a new thing to try. Sorry, but you're about three years too late.
     
  12. BKBoy

    BKBoy Newbie

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    I was lucky to keep my profits has got me nervous now. How can they just take money from me if they were already sold and people received them?

    I cannot imagine them doing that, just freezing my account.

    I think I am going to do with the above poster mentioned about posting a picture of the label. If I use my girlfriend's EBay account and sell a few but word it in the description differently, maybe I can continue. But I would have to do it a lot less.

    I was thinking maybe doing something in the description like "Upon receiving payment I will send you the CD-KEY so you can authorize its validity". Then once people pay I can just send them download instructions and the key. If they tell me they thought the CD was included and they want their money back, I can just refund them. But I am sure a lot of people will not...

    I just got another EBAY message of someone thanking me up and down (he bought 3 keys) that they were such a good price and legitimate. I know these keys work and are solid. I HAVE to find a way to sell these. It is too much of a great opportunity.

    You guys have any additional ideas!?
     
  13. GroovinMind

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    Blackhat does not mean illegal
     
  14. GroovinMind

    GroovinMind BANNED BANNED

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    Pretty sure what he is doing is considered a federal offense
     
  15. download

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    Just be glad you got to keep the money.
     
  16. brwipens

    brwipens Regular Member

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    I assume ur getting your funds through PayPal. You keep trying this on ebay(hmmm..what else do they own?) and Paypal will kill your acct and hold ur money.

    Take it to craigslist or even throw up a website but stay off of ebay. Hell, take it to Silk Road if u don't mind getting paid in Bitcoin :)
     
  17. daserpent

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    Don't mess with ebay. They have dragged many blackhatters to the court. You should rather setup your own website to sell the codes and receive payments via paypal or 2CO. All you would have to do is drive traffic to the site. And there are infinite ways of doing that.
     
  18. ESM2012

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    Here is my idea as suggested bu others on this thread...get out while the getting is good. You are lucky they didn't freeze or sieze the funds. Now you want to use your GF's account to try it again? Your not only risking you but now her? Sorry man, but stop and try something else that won't get 10 years.
     
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    I've been doing this for a while on Ebay/Amazon, I pm'ed you. Yea, there has been about 99% of people who have been caught doing this, and doing this is on the borderline illegal, but I've been doing this for about 4 years. Don't been greedy is the main saying when doing something like this though, PM me back when you get a chance.
     
  20. GroovinMind

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    It's a federal offense. Nothing borderline on piracy.