Using account for excessive purchasing?

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  1. jainy25

    jainy25 Junior Member

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    So a friend of mine bought a couple of stealths a week ago.

    He gets ebay gift cards at 10-20% discount from somewhere, and is looking to leverage that opportunity for reselling goods on the stealth ebays and Amazon.

    I read this condition on eBay's Terms and Conditions for Gift cards (http://pages.ebay.com/giftcard/terms_conditions.html) -

    I am kind of wondering, would it be safe to actually purchase $5k worth of stuff every month on each of the accounts or will they consider this as some sort of suspicious activity (despite the gift cards being 101% legit)?
     
  2. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    If you started doing this on an account without constant activity I think more lights would go off at ebay than at a gay carnival.
     
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    jainy25 Junior Member

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    Hahaha !!

    But the cards are completely legit. And then they do give the 5k limit per month as per their own ToS. So why should it be a problem?
     
  4. KraftyKyle

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    There's a fat chance the gift cards are not "101% legit" if he's getting them at a 10-20% discount. Most likely stolen credit cards. That being said, if he's going to resell items it would probably be best to create a listing and then use the gift card once an order is placed and order it directly to the buyer to avoid paying shipping twice.
     
  5. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    There's no chance those cards are legit, and even if they were, so many gift card transactions in one account will set off alarms for money laundering.