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need a little advice on my situation

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by RudyG, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. RudyG

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    Hey guys , first off -- I read here a lot and want to thank all the people who post informative information . I've learned a lot by just reading -- so I try and stay away from questions , but now I'm in a situation where I think that posting my dilemma here would give me the best advice.

    i started a very legitimate eBay account and its been going strong for 3 months (powerseller/top rated/99% FB) ... but re-evaluating my business strategy has led me to do most of my business on another website lately...

    so on a whim I decided to list some vero items (not more then 15) -- I figured the auction would be closed within hours but it went strong and all of the items have been paid for (and withdrawn from my pp).

    i haven't received any violations (yet) , so I'm a little stuck on how to proceed. I shipped all of the items , and I'm 80% sure ill receive a suspension/ban ...

    Like I said , all the funds have been transferred/pending to my bank account (verified pp) -- so would waiting for all of the funds to become available with my bank , then withdraw/close the bank account , and then see if any violations will occur with eBay or PP chargebacks ? I don't want PP going in my bank account ... and I plan on getting a payment merchant anyway , so I really have no need for eGay anymore and although I'd like my PayPal to remain active -- I won't loose sleep over closing it.

    I planned on leaving eGay anyway because of the ridiculous fees (and as I've stated earlier -- I have a better sales base) , I'm just trying to figure out the right way to proceed with this "situation" (although I may be lucky and have no complaints/violations/suspension etc... -- I'd bet a good wager I will)

    any advice would be well appreciated in advance !
     
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    stack paper Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Playing with fire.. If you want to keep a good standing, I personally wouldn't risk it.
     
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  3. RudyG

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    Well , I already "risked it" I guess -- which is why I'm asking for advice ... I'm thinking of stopping all ebay sales , removing my bank account from PP -- close the account , and see what happens (if anything ?)
     
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    stack paper Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I was in a similar situation 6 or 7 years ago which resulted in my Ebay & PayPal accounts getting canned. Just saying, be careful :)
     
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    Risking your Paypal account over a one time transaction, is something you'll end up to regret later on.

    It is a short term thinking process, and you don't know what years to come will be made of.
     
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    stack paper Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This. Was unable to make a PayPal account for a long time after the fact because there was a block on my SSN :/ All-in-all, not worth it!
     
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  7. RudyG

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    Thanks for the replys guys ... here's some more info.

    - my buisness has grown to the point where I'm getting another payment processor.
    - eBay is now no longer much of use to me ... the ebay / pp fees take away too much (understatement) from my buisness , which is why I've transitioned to a better processor and a totally different auction style website (my niche is out of the norm.)
    - I just checked and my listing is sold out and no longer active , it wasn't cancelled by ebay (shocked) ... so I'm assuming the only issues I will have (if any) is if the buyers complaining about the item ?

    If that's the case -- ill do a refund and take what I got from the listing (it was like 15 of this item) with no problem ...
     
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    I'd say you're fine at this point, but you dodged a bullet. While currently you may not be worried about losing your PayPal account... Like HostStage said, you've got no idea what you'll have going on 1 month, 6 months or a year down the road. Not having a PayPal account makes life VERY difficult for someone in this industry.
     
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  9. xxNEBer

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    Running any type of shady schemes on your person Paypal is quiet risky. As stated before, your SSN is needed to make a Paypal account. Just because you've deleted your bank info from your Paypal, what makes you think that Paypal doesn't keep a copy as backup?
     
  10. RudyG

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    ^^ this wasn't a scheme ... I had a few pairs of beats headphones given to me and I opened one up and they sounded authentic but I was told they are rep's , so I threw a few on eGay ...

    I'm not doing this again , but just wanted to check with you guys for advice --- I didn't think anything about it until all of them sold under 24hrs.
     
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    Selling fake anything is against eBays TOS. From what I can tell, you sold them as genuine.
     
  12. RudyG

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    ^^ that's why I made the thread. I didn't know the "beats" headphones were/have been a big deal until I did a google search.
     
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    I don't understand, what's you concern ? Are you afraid to get MC999 shit?
    Or, the beats are bad quality and when ppl get them they would notice the shit are fake ?
     
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    if they are good quality, nobody would notice
    by good quality i mean good sound, look, feel and ofc serial numbers
    if they dont have that then its easy to tell they aint legit
    and then ofc that means your fucked
     
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    Its just a matter of time before the building comes falling down. Thread carefully.
     
  16. RudyG

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    well I got a MC99 today -- my account isn't suspendo'ed yet so now how do I proceed ? Do I unlink the PP to my bank ? Close my eBay account ?? I'm still a trs and powerseller so I don't know what to make of this letter -- it seems like a warning but who knows with eGay....

    i actually got the top rated seller email 2 hours before this one , and the email came a day after the listing ended ?

     
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    They were as legit as a rep would get .. I couldn't tell the diff looking at guides ...


     
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    I guess this wasn't such a big deal -- I did the tutorial and just got a "turquoise star" notification 4 mins ago.

    cool.
     
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    So why eBay took your listing off? Is it because u were using others pics?