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Why do people want stealth accounts?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by minimo88, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. minimo88

    minimo88 Regular Member

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    Can anyone explain, briefly, the point behind ebay stealth accounts?

    Would I need one if I was doing Amazon to eBay?
     
  2. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    Because eBay or Amazon can ban your account at drop of a hat, it's a good idea to have backup accounts around just in case something like that happens to you. To give you an idea how f'd up it can be, eBay banned one of my accounts after they called me to do a seller survey, and I basically told them that the crap they allow chinese sellers to get away with was ruining eBay.
     
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    nnahlee BANNED BANNED

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    Don't lay all your eggs in one basket its best to spread around accounts.
     
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  4. minimo88

    minimo88 Regular Member

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    So do people who do Amazon-eBay get stealth acccounts too?
     
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    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    lol that's sad. "Don't you dare tell us the truth!"
     
  6. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    This is why people say to keep contact with eBay to a minimum on a stealth account. Any little thing can be escalated which can in the end get your account banned.
     
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    EatSleepSEO BANNED BANNED

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    There are legitimate purposes behind purchasing/using a stealth account, one being that an individual lost their account due to a ban and they simply need another account to sell on (This usually being the case). Of course, there are also a lot of "not so good" reasons behind these accounts, there has been quite some issues in the past with fraudulent sellers on eBay using accounts of these sorts.
     
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  8. minimo88

    minimo88 Regular Member

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    So I should use a stealth account for Amazon-to-eBay?

    I am not going to be doing anything fraudulent/illegal but could be considered against the terms, but I guess there is no point in taking risks.
     
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    jkess428 Newbie

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    Yes, it's a good idea. However, a stealth account for amazon is far more complicated to create than ebay. Amazon checks their sellers thoroughly and will sometimes ban them for lack on info. Ebay is easy now because it's not even the same company as paypal anymore.
     
  10. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    Yeah, but eventually you're going to have eBay police AND paypal police shutting down accounts, so get your stealths up and running before that happens. Eventually paypal is going to want to be treated like a bank instead of just a payment processor, and then it will be illegal to make stealth accounts with fake info.
     
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    I don't think that will happen soon. PayPal still not very trustful as may a bank could be.
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    give it about 5 years. I'd bet that's what their long term goal is.
     
  13. STAUNCH

    STAUNCH Junior Member

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    So far, so good. There're still countries in the world that do NOT require to put any kind of SSN/SIN/NIN/CPF/etc. Link.

    As long as there're still countries that do NOT require to add a local bank account to PP to "confirm" it, it's good.
     
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  14. GhostOfAmazon

    GhostOfAmazon Newbie

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    This is by far the lamest thread I have ever read. Do you really think op that eBay and Paypal will just keep letting you sell again and again on accounts that are not stealth? I hope you don't have rocks in your head op.
     
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    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Pretty much everything Tom said. eBay can and will ban you like this *snaps*

    Stealth accounts are basically for people that are banned from selling through their normal accounts on eBay
     
  16. Alexis Rodriguez

    Alexis Rodriguez Registered Member

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    Stealth Accounts are for people that are on Ebays blacklist that need to come out and play.
     
  17. Smokingfilla

    Smokingfilla Registered Member

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    I never truly knew but had assumptions,reading this thread kind of made me realize my original thought about seller platforms were right,it's just better to try and run a website and sell on ebay,amazon,etc on the side.I'd much rather make 2500-4000 on my own website than to make 5000-10000 on ebay or amazon and they ban me and leave me with nothing in the end without warning.I honestly wonder to avoid buying stealth accounts can you just make multiple different email accounts on ebay with the same paypal,I hear people say pretty often ebay's not as strict or even bright as Amazon when it comes down to these little things.I also didn't know Amazon was banhammer happy neither until now,I sort of always had faith in AMazon since I plan on going by the books doing things legit,I've even pretty much heard of a seller selling knockoff designer bags on Amazon(he never said it but it's obvious since every designer I can think of including the ones he's selling don't wholesale) making a KILL-ING every month and still hasn't gotten caught(maybe he has a stealth account now that I think on it)