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Well, thanks ebay.

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Not Ste Hughes, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. Not Ste Hughes

    Not Ste Hughes BANNED BANNED

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    I've just had my ebay selling account banned (well limited to 0 items, £0.00)

    Why you may ask? Good question.

    I have no scammed anyone, its 5 years old, 100% feedback with only 1 neutral comment, 0 negative ever. I had a selling limit of £25,000 a month and I've never been late paying a bill (typically £600-£1000 a month on fees and charges)

    So it leaves you scratching your head right?

    Well the reason they banned me is someone with a similar address owes paypal £3000 and I've found who it is.

    I rent a storage locker on a property, all units are addressed unit 1, unit 2 etc with the same estate, road name, post code....

    Someone renting another unit owes paypal money, ebay have linked this guy to be through the address to me and appear to have banned everyone from our trading estate that has linked their business address to their ebay.

    And they will not unban me, until this person had paid what they owe to paypal... How does this make sense?

    Anyone else faced this?
     
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    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    Let me guess. This innocent PO box isn't in the same country as you reside.

    Or, you hooked up with one of these scammers in this forum looking for sellers.
     
  3. Not Ste Hughes

    Not Ste Hughes BANNED BANNED

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    No, you idiot. did you even read the post?

    It's a genuine account, selling genuine goods from a genuine business address. Its a LTD company, even VAT registered.

    All account details were genuine, no PO boxes, no false info.
     
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    have you tried to call ebay? so they see that you're serious about your business and it would be easier to explain them the situation, if you already tried it, but it didn't work, try again, you'll get another operator who maybe can help or ask for a supervisor right away and try to talk sense into him/her
     
  5. genotype

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    What were you selling? Need sellers?

    Was the address a primary address? Or just added to your ebay
     
  6. Not Ste Hughes

    Not Ste Hughes BANNED BANNED

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    Thats how I got all the information. I've called 4 times a day ever since the issue happened, now they see my account notes and end the call
     
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    eBay and PayPal, two companies I can't wait to see fall.
     
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    Not Ste Hughes BANNED BANNED

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    If I could burn them to the ground I would.
     
  9. Asif WILSON Khan

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    Dude, just contact the 3 Main UK Credit Reference agencies and ask for a copy of your credit reference file, they have to provide you with it (fee £2) and then have the debtors details removed from your file.
    They have to correct any errors and you can add notes to be taken into account for future searches.
    Once you have written to them the contact PP and Ebay.

    https://www.experian.co.uk/
    http://www.equifax.co.uk
    http://www.callcredit.co.uk/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_bureau#United_Kingdom
     
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    Tuff Dreamer Registered Member

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    Last summer I could of made lots of dough in drop shipping, I had a legit electronics connection. Could've made $40 -$50 on each sale, had an AMAZING account from 200(3?) Went in too fast, got my account locked basically. There are these horror stories all over the web, just move on. Trust me, it's not worth your time or effort in trying to reason with them.

    They'll lie to your face and say yeah we'll restore it. They'll just tell you what you want to hear.
     
  11. Not Ste Hughes

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    This is not the issue, the debt is not to my name and ebay recognise this. It's more retarded than that.

    The debt is attached to someone who ebay have linked to me personally because we both rent a locker in the same business park.

    The debt's not mine, I am not the only person they have banned.

    It's a silly situation and ebay will not budge until the debt is paid. They suggested that I paid the debt today to 'make it go away'

    I've got that call recorded.
     
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    Not Ste Hughes BANNED BANNED

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    I have over £14,000 in stock, 3 part time employee's and a business unit on a lease for the next 27 months.

    I cannot move on, if it was not for amazon I would be broke and throwing myself off something tall.
     
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    Well, how big is the debt? If it's small you should consider paying it off so those suckers will unban you.
     
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    Yeah but I guarantee that the debtors address has become linked to your credit reference file, that is where Ebay & PP get their information. You need to clear up the errors in your file, so that they understand. Person A at X address is not responsible for the debts of Person B at X address (usually).

    https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
     
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    Over £7000

    I know the guy, he said he sold a small digger bobcat thing... the guy paid with paypal, collected the item then did a chargeback and won. Paypal refunded the buyer and now he has no digger and owes paypal £7000

    He's getting the police involved and cannot afford to pay the debt while this is sorted. he's a good guy and has done his best, seems like an honest guy who got F'd by paypal.
     
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    This could be concerning for you, if his debt has been linked to your credit file then it could cause problems if you need credit in the future.
    Follow the guide here to get your report and you could earn some cashback, some of the agencies will give you a free month trial of their premium service if you provide credit card details, just cancel the agreement before any payment is made:

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/loans/check-free-credit-report
     
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    I'm interested to see how this turns out. It looks like it could be a big problem.
     
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    We are always hesitant about accepting large payments like that in PayPal. For any reason buyer can dispute as you stated and get their money back and keep the item.

    Not sure if it is true or not, but we have read an instance where PayPal can take money from your bank, card or balance to cover funds from another account who is in the negative if they link the two together.
     
  19. genotype

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    This is why I get very worried selling on ebay. Why I am worried selling for others too. That chargeback thing is plain crazy. the companies and cc owners aren't held liable for anything. Had a chargeback and they took $20 for fee on top of it, ever since then been scared. It's simply not safe as a little guy
     
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    EBay have one of the worse customer support I have come across. It like talking to a brick wall with them. I got banned for something that was not my fault too. I had to set up stealth accounts to start selling again, sadly this is not an option for you.