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So why is it such a bog secret? Ebay selling limits

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by DougG79, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. DougG79

    DougG79 Regular Member

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    I dont understand why it is such a deep secret that no one seems to post how to get the 100/5000 limits on a sellers account. I get them by calling in and getting it raised but some have mentioned they got it right from the start without even calling. So what am I missing here?

    It has to has something to do with how the account is made but I cannot quite figure it out.

    Does anyone know how to get them right out of the gate without having to call ebay? It is being done without calling but it seems to be a huge secret.

    The first person who has the answer can pm me and I will give you a free ebay sellers account with paypal verified that is newly made and never used. You can go in and change the passwords etc and use it how you want to. It will be delivered to your pm after I confirmed the secret works and the account gets 100/5000 selling limits right from the start without calling.
     
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  2. XHBTR

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    Sometimes accounts do get those limits you are talking about right from the start.

    Has something to do with the verification process and how it's done ( some say ). How exactly is beyond my understanding as well and i think it happens randomly but I may be wrong.
    Either way, a fresh account with 100/5k limit does not necessarily mean that you have those limits.

    Happens quite often that after listing 10 items you get a message that you can not list any more items or you are simply unable to submit any more listings.
    Your dashboard may still show the 100 but you are done for this month.
     
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  3. DougG79

    DougG79 Regular Member

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    Several people seem to get them over and over and never get the 10-1000 limits at all. Thinking it has to do with the verification myself but cannot quite figure it out.
     
  4. radhindanoes

    radhindanoes Registered Member

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    I have never gotten a 5K/100 limit before but my friend has on his first try. I made quite a few accounts over the past months. I think it's random or its the quality of the info you are giving them.
     
  5. zenoGlitch

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    I would speculate that things like a long standing business paypal account connected to a an EIN # and social security number would be a good place to start as paypal and ebay are the same company. The simplest way to go about it is to start with comparing data from known friends / associates accounts of yours that have made it past the limit, with your own account creation process.
     
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  6. scallen37

    scallen37 Junior Member

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    This has been discussed here before.

    eBay reduces risk by preventing people from selling a greatly increased amount of items that is inconsistent with their sales patterns.

    If someone sells 100 items a month consistently, eBay does not want you to be able to go on there and list up 1000 laptops and accessories for sale at the risk that your account was stolen.

    Many people who call in and ask for higher limits only really do so because they don't want to feel limited and they do not actually need it. Such as, selling 20 items a month, being limited to 50 items a month, and then calling in and requesting to be able to sell 100. Doing this actually raises a red flag on your account because eBay does not feel that a legitimate owner of an account would be bother by not being able to sell 100 items a month if they hardly ever sell more than 20.

    eBay has "Seller Verification" now and they take it pretty seriously.

    Now they cross reference any data with that which they find online as public records and with your private financial records, and even your credit score. A good friend of mine runs an account that sells about $30,000 a month, and he got a bank loan to purchase a lot more inventory to resell and to hire an employee or two. He calls eBay so that he can sell more than 1000 items per month and they told him they would check back with him in a couple days. A couple days went by and they told him his credit rating wasn't high enough to be allowed to become a large seller and told him to resolve his debts first. Logically, he should have but he was really only making about 15% of that 30k after fees and shipping, so he decided to sell off his inventory and get a job.
     
  7. XHBTR

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    And exactly this is the reason why many sellers move away from US accounts and have started to built up accounts from Countries where ebay and pp can't do a lot of checking.

    PP reports you to the IRS when a certain threshold is passed. Doesn't happen if you don't run a US account. Many ways to skin the cat.......

    But yes, it is becoming more difficult to deal with ebay every year.

    And scallens point about the selling limits and the "raising" of same is absolutely valid. If you do not max out your allowance every month better not call and ask for it.
     
  8. DougG79

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    I have been tracking and looking and see it has something to do with the verification as stated above. Thought it might be the credit card on file with ebay but that did not work either. Testing to see and so far nothing. Created paypal first and then ebay and nothing. Added verified credit card to pay ebay fees, nothing. What in the heck am I missing? People are getting consistent repeats of 100/5000 accounts so their has to be a trick or method that allows this. Tried the business paypal route also did not work.
     
  9. scallen37

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    Are you using a stealth account? Are you reaching your limits consistently?
     
  10. DougG79

    DougG79 Regular Member

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    Yes but it takes 90 days to get raises by doing that. People are getting 100/5000 and it would take 10 accounts to match that number.
    Why work 10 account with a 10 limit when you can have one with 100 limits?
     
  11. bakerious

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    I know the age and good standing of your account no longer has any bearing on your selling limits. I opened my Ebay account in 1998, have hundreds of 100% positive feedback from buyers, have it linked to my Paypal account, have a credit card on file, have the account completely verified. Over the past couple of years I have only used the account for occasional personal sales and bidding, prior to that I had sold a total of $100,000+ worth of items over the years.

    A couple of weeks ago I tried to list two items totaling about $1,400. I was notified my account was limited, I called Ebay and found out my 15 year old 100% positive feedback account now had the exact same 10/1000 selling limit as a brand new 0 feedback account. I asked for the limit to be increased so I could list my items and I still haven't heard back from them. I ended up selling them on Craigslist, screw Ebay.
     
  12. DougG79

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    This is sad they do this to a person who has an account that old. Many of us have been in that boat when we did nothing wrong and ebay screwed us over.
     
  13. scallen37

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    This is a very prominent and important post because many people fall into the trap of lies that an account made before 2007 can sell an unlimited amount of items and not have to accept PayPal as their main payment gateway- both of which are very false.