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What if I open 5 new accounts and buy stuff from myself to increase my selling limit

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by JerryFoster, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. JerryFoster

    JerryFoster Newbie

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    What if I open 5 new accounts under different IPs and buy stuff from myself to increase the selling limit of my main account
     
  2. tha_animal

    tha_animal Registered Member

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    Shill bidding and buying is against their ToS and can get you hefty fines as they can legally sue you, I remember a UK seller being prosecuted and fined upto £50,000. Dont do it mate its not worth it.

    Just use the 5 stealth accounts and sell with them, you might be lucky and have higher limits on of the accounts.
     
  3. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    You will get caught with the shill bidding pretty quick...Just sell some really cheap stuff to get going copy an old wso SEO book and sell it as an ebook for 10cents
     
  4. westies

    westies Newbie

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    You will get banned or penalized hard for buying stuff from your own links
     
  5. Kosher1

    Kosher1 Power Member

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    everyone i know that ever tried it, got caught and banned.
     
  6. tha_animal

    tha_animal Registered Member

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    Yeh once they catch you theyll ban you for sure, but whats worse is as far as i know they can prosecute you here in the uk, so op I woudnt advise it.
     
  7. haki_master

    haki_master Regular Member

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    buy cheap stuff under 1$ , there are plenty on ebay especially for the purpose of building feedback
     
  8. a32337

    a32337 BANNED BANNED

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    Yeah not smart, even if your accounts are all stealth
     
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  9. pandabukkake

    pandabukkake Newbie

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    That's a little sensationalist. He was manipulating actual auctions. Buying stuff from yourself is against the TOS, but they won't catch on with one or two. I have bought something for $1 from myself for the sole purpose of being able to print 1st class international mail labels for orders elsewhere.

    I don't see why you just wouldn't sell a few very low priced items and make sure you get feedback. That's a lot easier.