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Selling VERO 1:1 via Stealth - Possible / Worth the effort?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by jhillman87, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. jhillman87

    jhillman87 Registered Member

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    Yes, i know selling VERO is not smart.
    Yes, i know 1:1, replicas, copies, fakes or whatever you want to call them is risky, immoral, illegal, and most likely not worth the time.

    Regardless, I appreciate any advice on my situation if you feel like reading onward.

    My situation:

    Last year, I was happily and successfully selling VERO 1:1 sunglasses on my original, 200x EBay account.
    I was averaging about 5-7 sales a day, averaging a NET PROFIT of $300 a day.

    Unfortunately, while i did have a 100-item limit on my account, the 30-item-per-category limit greatly hampered my "business." I pretty much reached this cap every month in less than 2 weeks. Brief math: about $1500 in 2 weeks. I maintained 99% customer satisfaction without any issues.

    Being the greedy little devil I am, i wanted to try to remove this limit - imagine, $3000-4000 a month!
    Now, where i shot myself in the foot (being rather un-educated in the EBay / Stealth account universe at that time) was where I called them up asking what it would take for the 30-item-category limit to be removed.

    Ouch.
    Old story, they wanted invoices, account suspended, PayPal still good, but my income source was shot.

    Not one easy to give up, I purchased a verified/100 limit account from good ol' Tim at VCC a while back. I have yet to use it as I've been busy with my actual job and life and whatnot. But it should be a solid stealth account (hopefully.)


    • So, I have a ready-to-go stealth account, and the knowledge to create more.
    • I have access to several friends, or family members, accounts or details (to create more accounts).
    • I have lots of leftover product.
    • I have an EXCELLENT supplier who provides me said product at the BEST price, and I am considering purchasing more real soon (As even if I can't sell on Ebay, I have minor success on Craigslist/other sources - have yet to try Amazon...)

    With that said, for those more experienced black hat wearers, what are my viable options?

    I was considering selling random low-risk items on my current ready-to-go stealth account (used books, clothes, etc.) to build up some rating, and then throw up a few of my product. If necessary I would open another 2-3 stealth accounts and spread my product out into them, but if I can manage with just one account initially, all the better. Even if I put only 1 item up per day, I would be netting over $1500 a month. With multiple accounts i'm sure you can do the math, although I'm unsure how much "low risk" feedback I should gather on them before trying to VERO.

    Thanks for any advice or assistance.

    Cheers
    -JH
     
  2. jhillman87

    jhillman87 Registered Member

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    Surely somebody out there has been in a similar situation? :cool:
     
  3. Defon

    Defon Regular Member

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    yes, PM sent. :)
     
  4. glockan

    glockan Newbie

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    im in the same situation. could you pm me also ? :)
     
  5. Guyabano

    Guyabano Junior Member

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    There is lot's of stuff that would fall in the "fake" category but not in the VeRo category.

    Selling Ray Ban's and similar products may be more profitable but is short lived for an ebay venture. To much hassle to set up new accounts all the time and way to "strong".

    Finding cheaper items that are fake and none VeRo is not an easy task but doable. And selling those all day long for 9.99 when the cost was 75 cents ain't that bad.

    Not suitable for the greedy " I wanna make a quick buck" guys but it will make you sleep better.
     
  6. jak19

    jak19 Elite Member

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    there are loads of products that are longer term just stay away from the major brands
     
  7. D4RK KNIGHT

    D4RK KNIGHT Regular Member

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    You can try photoshopping receipts or invoices and see what happens. It might work for you depending on how much you have sold. If you would have sold 100's of items they would more than likely contact your supplier and at that point you would need to create a website.

    If I were you I would just photoshop a receipt and see what happens because you have nothing to lose if you get declined I would just move on and make more accounts.

    I want to tell you that you made a colossal mistake requesting higher selling limits. You needed to simply make more stealth accounts and then you will have more sales.

    Because if you do request higher selling limits you are going to be interrogated and your account will be looked at. Even after you get accepted or rejected eBay will be watching that account.

    You never want to rock the boat on any stealth account you have. Just make more accounts and you will have more sales. When you do establish a very long successful selling history on any account. Ebay will raise your selling limits automatically and that is how you want them raised.

    As far as selling VeRO goes there are many people selling VeRO on eBay and when they have items seized by customs nothing ever happens even though that is the government and they have you dead to rights with the address on the package that gives you away where they could come and arrest you and nothing ever happens because there is way and I mean way to many people selling it!

    It is not the wisest thing to be doing, but not the worst thing that you could be doing.
     
  8. brads9

    brads9 Newbie

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    Could I also get a pm. Same kind of situation.
     
  9. EbayUltimate

    EbayUltimate Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The best idea is to start going stealth with multiple accounts, you'll be making that money back in no time