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NEW Ebay stealth account restricted...Why?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by big cat, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. big cat

    big cat Registered Member

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    I've been having a lot of problems with ebay lately. Just can't figure out what I'm doing to flag the system. I opened a new ebay stealth account. It had $1,200 limit or 25 items. Started listing slowly to test it. No problems. Made 2 small sells. No problem. I listed another item and boom account restricted??! It wasn't a big brand or something very popular so I don't understand what flags the system.

    Its really becoming a big problem and too time consuming for the small amount of money it generates. I spend a lot of time finding items to sell then listing and as soon as I get things going account restricted.

    Now they want ID documentation, which of course I don't have since it's stealth.

    Anyone know what could be triggering the system? I didn't max out my selling limit either.

    Also, If I list a few of the items in a new stealth account would it get linked?
     
  2. jmt123

    jmt123 Regular Member

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    You can sell the same items in another account as well but you need to take all new pictures with different backgrounds and clean the EXIF data. But first it's best to figure out why the suspension happened to avoid it in the future.

    What category was the item in? And was it an expensive item?
     
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  3. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Also, clear flash and regular cookies and change ip. Never open any emails sent to the old account because they put flash cookies in them. If you can, give yourself another user account on your pc or use a virtual machine.
     
  4. big cat

    big cat Registered Member

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    All items under $100. Most where sports clothing category. Had 1 game listed. This is 2nd time I've gotten a stealth act. restricted and the usual email asking for identity docs. I'm thinking maybe listing too many items at once flags the system for some reason. I renewed 3 or 4 unsold listings, then listed a new one that was $200 then boom got the email and all items removed. The same thing happened last time. I listed just 1 or 2 for coupe weeks the renewed a few and put a couple new ones.

    I only had about 8 items listed out of the 25 allowed, thats not that much. It's not really worth the time if I have to spend several months just to get a decent amount of listings going.

    I know before I used to list several right away and never had trouble but now it seems like all my stealth's are getting restricted. I use all new everything so they can't be getting linked.

    How do I clean EXIF Data from pictures? I'm not too computer savvy is it complicated? The pictures are stock from the manufacturer with white backgrounds most anyways. Would those be ok to use again with new stealth?
     
  5. jmt123

    jmt123 Regular Member

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    Depending on how new the account was, $200 is a lot for 1 item. And by sports clothing I'm guessing you mean jerseys? Those are tough to sell on new accounts because of question of authenticity. Not saying yours are fake, but a lot of them are and so for new accounts, ebay will always err on the side of caution since they don't know you yet and ask for invoices to prove they are real.

    You should always take things really slowly if you want an account to last. The first 3 months I pretty much go as slow as possible. I don't sell more than $50 the first month, no more than $200 the second month, and more of the same in the third month. After 90 days, the 21 day Paypal holds come off, Ebay trusts you a bit more (limit increases tend to happen around this time), and so that's when I start to ramp up sales and sell my normal items on new accounts.

    Ebay has definitely become more strict ever since they were hacked so it's more important than ever to be as careful as possible.

    Download BatchPurifier to clean EXIF data. It's very simple, just drag and drop your photos into the program, check a few boxes that says you want to remove the data, say you want to overwrite the original image files, and you're done.

    It's not necessarily a bad thing to use stock photos and if you're dropshipping then you'd have to, but if you are selling the exact same items across different accounts and use those exact same stock photos then you need to be careful.
     
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    titties420 Registered Member

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    you just need to slow down your sales per account, you want to sell more items ? open more stealth accounts
     
  7. futureselfie

    futureselfie Newbie

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    Any account will come under id request at some point. Best to have money and invest in services to keep your account up and running after these troubles. We all got to learn new skills (wink wink).
     
  8. EbayUltimate

    EbayUltimate Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This isn't hard at all to do, I know how to get your account up and running again, I also know how to get any new ebay account to 100 items and 5k selling limit. Just message me on Skype if you need help on this, I'll more than happy to help
     
  9. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    I had a stealth account that went over 5 years without an ID request
     
  10. yaz1988

    yaz1988 Newbie

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    I had the same problem with you. I read the ebay stealth guide and have never had a problem since. Have you chsnged passwords? Have you changed your ip address? New windows accounts? Each stealth account needs its own windows accounts or mac whatever you use. They also find out by your browsing do you still search for the same items in stealth accounts. Its best not to clean cookies and open a new windows account per stealth account that keeps ebay happy. I would also advise to use a dongle instead of changing your ip address as you get a new ip address everytime you sign onto ebay.
     
  11. yaz1988

    yaz1988 Newbie

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    Whats your Skype id??