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Registering a Netspend debit visa

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by tpcslj47, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. tpcslj47

    tpcslj47 Newbie

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    Working on trying to setup my first ebay/pp stealth. I'm stuck at this step and not sure what to do.

    I'm working on listing my first item, and before that can finish I need to get PP set up, so it swings me over there and needs a CC to finish the PP registration. When setting up the netspend account it asks for a lot of personal info, name SS# etc, if I use my real info then I cannot use the fake name I set up ebay with, correct? Because it won't match the card when I try to finish the PP setup? But I can't use a fake name when finishing the netspend setup because the fake name has no SS#? Not sure how to proceed, can anyone help me through this step?

    Ty
     
  2. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    Are you outside US?
     
  3. jmt123

    jmt123 Regular Member

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    If you're looking for an alternative for VCCs, you can try Entropay (can set it up online), or Vanilla Visa/Mastercards (gift cards that can be bought in mostly any store in the US).
     
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    No, I'm in the US.

    Everything I have read stated that a Vanilla card cannot confirm a PP since there is no add/name linked to it. So PP won't allow it for confirmation. Is this wrong?

    I appreciate the responses
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    I used a vanilla card to confirm about 6 months ago
     
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    tpcslj47 Newbie

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    Did you just use whatever name/address you wanted for the card info?
     
  7. jmt123

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    Not sure where you read that, but Vanilla Visas are about the best way to confirm Paypal accounts. I use them regularly. Not having a name/address attached is the very reason why they work.

    Advantages to them are:
    They have very long expiration dates (around 2022 or so) meaning you won't need to add a new VCC for the life of the account, and they are able to receive the 4 digit code Paypal sends out to confirm the card instantly.

    However before adding them to Paypal, you need to go to the Vanilla Visa website first and log in with your card (you just input the card number, exp, and code on the back). Then you'll be at a control panel where you can set a zip code. Set the zip code from the stealth address and there you go.

    Only disadvantage is that the smallest denomination they come in are $25, but you can just use the rest of the card on something you buy weekly like gas, groceries, etc.
     
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    Sounds good! I'll go get one and report back my results. Much appreciated good sir!
     
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    Ok, for now it seems to all have worked. Vanilla worked for confirming, ebay/pp are up and running and we'll see how listing goes now. Thank you much for the help.

    Another question if anyone might be able to help. Obviously I eventually would like to have multiple accounts up and running for a variety of reasons of course, and my question is, do you need to change your IP address every time you switch from ebay account to account? Or if they are healthy accounts is it alright? Gonna have each account on a separate windows user profile, to keep all the files separate, just not sure if the IP switching is vital.

    It can be done obviously but just would make day to day work much more tedious.

    Thanks!
     
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  10. toml3030

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    No 2 ebay accounts should ever log into from same IP within a short time frame (within a month) EVER. That is just about the easiest way eBay can link your accounts. Even if they don't go down right now, linking accounts insures that if one goes down, they all go down.
     
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    Ok, so everyone with multiple accounts is constantly resetting their IP address throughout the day? Seems quite time consuming, it will take a good number of accounts to start to see meaningful sales as they start off at 5 items/$500. But if that's the safest way to do it, it shall be done.

    Thank you
     
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    There are many ways to get new IP addresses for US residents. In my opinion, the best way to get multiple quality IPs is by using a 4G hotspot from one of the major US cell phone carriers. You'll pay around $50-100 for the device (buying a used one will save lots of money - you'll just need to get a new sim card to reactivate it, but most carriers will send you one for free if you call and say you bought the device used). And then anywhere from $15-60+ per month for service depending on the carrier, and how much data you need. The plus side is that most of the time you'll get a new IP as quickly as the time it tastes to turn the hotspot off and then back on again. Verizon has the largest amount of IPs - if you're anywhere near a decently sized city, you could literally have access to thousands of IP addresses.

    You can essentially do the same thing via smartphone tethering as well - it may be included into your current phone plan, making it a free option, but of course it will eat into your data so if you don't have unlimited data you may want to go with the hotspot option.
     
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    You may not need to do that. For example, if you have a cable modem internet access, getting a different router gives you a separate email address. So what you do it buy 5 used routers for $10 each, and voila! you have 5 IP addresses. You put on the router what eBay account uses that ip and switch routers as needed.
     
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    Smart guy.

    Not everyone can get routers though.
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    That's why you reseach, research, research. It's amazing how many people try to dive in without it, and get into easily avoided trouble if they had done just a litle bit of research.
     
  16. tpcslj47

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    This method would be usable even with internet that has a static IP? So each router would still be a different IP?

    I actually changed internet providers after the inital eBay ban because the previous provider was static and now I have dynamic, though the speed is much worse for the same/more $. So switching back would be a nice option to have if this method is usable with static.
     
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    If speed is not an issue, you can use dial up internet. Every time you log in thorough dial up internet, you will get a different IP.