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Primary Address as a mail forwarding service or virtual mailbox.

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by ericjdva, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. ericjdva

    ericjdva Newbie

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    Would it be OK if I fill in the primary address for an US ebay stealth seller account with a mail forwarding service such as reship , myus, etc.. or any other primary Us virtual address services?
    or are those addresses are abused and marked by ebay to be suspended or flaged?
    the account is on a real person name so I think that I wont have a lot of problems with ebay even if they ask for ssn or I.d the only thing is I CANT fill that person real address (we are both Americans that are living outside of the US ) but I do use one of those US mail forwarding virtual mail box services with 3 addresses in the US, will it be ok to use them for primary and return address ???

    what is better for me:

    to choose a random address in the account ip address area to register an ebay stealth account (like via google maps)?

    or to use the address I have from the mail forwarding Us virtual address service (that is located in my ip area)?

    what will get less red flags???????
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    In the long run #2 will raise less red flags, unless that virtual address has been abused
     
  3. ericjdva

    ericjdva Newbie

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    Thx for the reply

    I have no way to know if the address has been abused.
    They issue you a Suite # at their facility, I will assume its a different number for each client or maybe not and they re-use them.
    I am sure that the street and facility building is being used mostly probably by people who buy stuff from ebay US or any other Us store to ship it over seas.


    do you have experience with using it with a seller account??
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    That's also true of any random address you pick out.

    In my experience if you have a suite #, eBay lets an account reuse that suite # as long as no banned account was registered to that suite # in the last 12+ months. So unless you're using a virtual address that is scam central, you should be okay.
     
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    ericjdva Newbie

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    Ok so you are saying that you did have an experience with an account registered that way??
    I just need to hear someone who did it - telling me that most chances are that ebay wont contact some day to ask why am using a virtual address?
    I thought maybe the whole building is flagged by ebay for sellers if people did abuse .. didn't know what to think..
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    eBay doesn't really care if you use a virtual address, as long as you are not linked to a previously banned account

    It's rare for them to ban every single suite # in a building. If you live in an apartment complex with 200 suites, they can't ban everyone. I think they only do it manually if there are multiple accounts registered to the building doing the exact same thing. I have 4 stealth accounts registered to same building where my original banned account was and I have had no problems, even while selling the same items as the banned account.
     
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