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remove ebay selling limits

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by timmy909, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. timmy909

    timmy909 Newbie

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    I know there is a lot threads about this but i need help...pronto. i wanna start business on ebay selling art -mostly paintings worth 10.000eur+. What can i do to remove those selling limits so that i can start art business? My account is fairly new so that might be a problem, or if i provide them proof of identity, credit card etc.? I know that ebay is greedy and if they get 1000eur per sale maybe they'll let me. please serious answers only. thanks.
     
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    hitch Regular Member

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    eBay lists on it's website what to do to remove limits. You can't really game that system.

    And just because ebay might collect more money in fees on a $10,000 vs a $1000.00 item, that does not mean they will show favor to you.

    Their primary concern is to protect the buyer, not the seller. And by protecting the buyer, they are indirectly protecting their pockets.
     
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    timmy909 Newbie

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    i know that. i guess you can raise the limits for let's say max. 1000 euros but is there even possible to sell expensive items without selling on ebay for 30 years. (there is many people who are there more than 10 years and still have those stupid limits) a lot of people suggest that you start selling "small" until you get some reputation but there's no point for that cause with 500$/month you wont get far...:(
     
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    hitch Regular Member

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    Step 1) Verify your ID unless your paintings are fake. (And I hope if you're selling 10,000 paintings, they are not fake. You can get yourself in SERIOUS trouble.

    Step 2) http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/sellinglimits.html


    Once you have a solid user name with a good track record you will have much more freedom. You don't have to Verify your ID unless you want to make the process faster. It is a slow process, for good reason. Again, to limit the amount of shady ass sellers.

    I personally like the limits, why? Becuase I have none I can setup a new account in a new niche, link it to my long standing account and bam, I'm unlimited.

    Why is this good for me? I have an advantage over shady ass sellers who just want to get in and make a quick buck. It's growing increasingly hard for them to do that, thank you ebay :)
     
  5. timmy909

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    No, they're not fake but thanks for the tip. ;) about that, you send them a copy of your id right? anything else? and what does that mean. that you can sell without limits? (it would be nice if you can post numbers)

    sure i agree with you but there is a dark side too. what if they limit your account for no reason (it wouldnt be the first time)? then all your reputation goes straight to...
     
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    hitch Regular Member

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    In the US, yo get ID verified you submit your SSN and I think your DL (may have to fax) I'm not sure how it is in the US.

    None of my accounts have been ID verified, I got grandfathered in by having old accounts.


    When you say number would be helpful, what do you mean? Unlimited means unlimited.

    Well, seeing how I no longer sell crap and all of my accounts are in great standing I'm not worried about being suspended for no reason. Contrary to popular belief, ebay won't just arbitrarily limit you for "nothing" thing is always a reason. Granted, sometimes the reason may not make sense to the seller, and if this happens and the seller honestly was not doing anything wrong, or so they thought.. these suspensions can be fixed by simply chatting with or calling ebay's CS.

    I have never suspended for doing things right.

    I always got suspended for doing things wrong, and my first reaction was "what the hell ebay, I'm not doing anything wrong why did you suspend me!" :p


    If you business is legit, you have nothing to worry about, simply as that.
     
  7. timmy909

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    i live in europe so it's probably enough if i send them id and bank statement. anyway thanks for your help.:)