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Opening new account - Stealth query

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by socialchaos, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. socialchaos

    socialchaos Newbie

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    I've been browsing these forums for some time and gathered some useful information, Bravo! I have some probably simple questions to ask regarding stealth accounts. I have a below standard account which is still trading used to be top rated but fell below due to some hardship last year. I'm not trying to tell my life story here so I will explain where i'm upto in the process to see if you guys can help me

    I have purchased a new machine and created a user account for eb & pp purposes only, Rented a local mailbox, Created new bank accs in company name, purchased a dump phone with credit

    I would like to know whether it is worth me purchasing a dedicated proxy for just the 1 or 2 accs if so where can I find a UK proxy. Also for the simplicity and with everything else being brand new would it be ok to use my real name with new address, accs etc

    I understand the basics and I only need 1 or 2 accounts as i'm swimming in stock yet eBay will not allow me to raise my limits until I become a good boy/get banned

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. mschum

    mschum Junior Member

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    I would just to be extra careful. Or try going to a coffee shop or something. Avoid connecting using the same Wi-Fi signal you were using before.
     
  3. jmt123

    jmt123 Regular Member

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    Avoid proxies if at all possible. Make use of cell phone tethering and/or 3G/4G dongles/hotspots. Those IPs are likely more expensive than proxies, but are much better options. From the sounds of it, you are on the right track and have most of your bases covered. The IP is the main flaw I see in your plan.

    Besides that, make sure to take all new pictures if you plan on selling the same items and remove the image data from each file. Turn off images in your email to avoid being linked by embeded images. And be careful with your first few listings. Make yourself seem like a new user as much as possible.
     
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  4. big cat

    big cat Junior Member

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    If your making a stealth account you wouldn't want to use your real name. They can link you. You have to at least change the spelling.
     
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  5. socialchaos

    socialchaos Newbie

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    Thank you for your good advice, I was trying to avoid the dongle route due to bad reception but I will find a workaround and play it slow for the first few months
     
  6. Sunlounger

    Sunlounger Newbie

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    Proxies are a no no, instant flag. Better find a dedicated VPS from unknown provider.