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Will eBay get suspicious if I list 1000+ items at once?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by billrich31, May 24, 2016.

  1. billrich31

    billrich31 Newbie

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    I have been researching for the last 2 weeks and am planning on opening an amazon to eBay drop shipping business. I am lucky enough to have an eBay account from 1999 with 200+ ratings and no seller limit. I am planning on listing 1000-1100 items over a span of about 5 days. (will take many hours of work to do)

    Will it raise flags for eBay and will eBay take action for the sudden amount of listings? If they question me I am planning on telling them I am selling liquidation.
     
  2. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    Depends on what you list. If you list 1000 apple products or LV handbags I guarantee that you'll be banned in hours. I listed right to the limit on a 500/25000 new account right away with low risk items and eBay didn't even flinch.
     
  3. billrich31

    billrich31 Newbie

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    I am sticking to low- risk categories mostly under $125, so it looks like I am in good shape, thanks for the feedback!
     
  4. speeder33

    speeder33 Junior Member

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    You were lucky toml3030, most users would get banned listing 500 items on a new account, even if they are low risk.
     
  5. billrich31

    billrich31 Newbie

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    Really? What makes you say this? Am I safe because my account is old or what steps should I take to reduce the risk?
     
  6. radiant13

    radiant13 Power Member

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    It's not the price, it's the category. Few years back I was selling brand new Toy Story dvds and all of a sudden the ban hammer comes down. Had to show them my sales receipts from Target to prove they were not counterfeits. You get the idea.
     
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    Wow - they asked for RECEIPTS?

    In the end, couldn't you just counterfeit receipts? ;)
     
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    goodperson Elite Member

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    You should not list 1000 items in one time. You should list about 10-20 items , then after one day you list more 10-20 items. I think it's safer for your account.
     
  9. radiant13

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    They didn't specifically ask for them, that's what I had for proof that they were not counterfeits.
     
  10. speeder33

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    Look at it from eBay's point of view. If you are a new user or a user that has not been active for a long time and you list 1000 items for $10-20 each, then ebay/paypal is taking a $10,000-$20,000 risk on you. Even if you sell in low risk categories, there is a chance you can take the money and run. So its better to start slow and gain trust.

    Since your account is so old but has not been used in awhile, I would start slow, but then build up a lot faster than I would build up a new account.
     
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    I'm actually about a week into this very same senario;
    Aged ebay acct from 2001
    Primarily 150+ rating from buying over years.
    No selling limits
    Recently been DS from Ali -> eBay (about 2 months) just few diff products, selling 4-8/week
    Started about a week ago Amazon -> eBay DS

    Ive taken it fairly slow and added on avg 15/day. No sense in pushing my luck.
    Have 140 listings now. Gonna add another 20-30 tomorrow. Maybe wait a day to add more.

    All listings combined value about $11K

    I never knew the value of my aged account until recently. Very nice. Dont fuck it up lol.
     
  12. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    I've done this on multiple accounts with non branded items and haven't had a problem.
     
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    toml3030 Elite Member

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    On some items it doesn't work. My friend who does DVD's says they will only accept receipts from legit wholesalers for new release DVD's and they will call.
     
  14. rhythmco

    rhythmco Newbie

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    The best thing to do,...as I've recently been in a similar jam w eBay....is to call them (customer service) an explain what you plan to do. They can notate your account on the back end so it doesn't get flagged. Good luck, you're gonna need it eventually with these asses.
     
  15. billrich31

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    Thanks for the feedback. I think rather than listing as many as I can at a time I will take it slower like you guys said. I will probably eBay and tell them I am selling liquidation, then list about 50-100 a day. So basically combine what you guys said. I will also sell in the low-risk categories. Great advice!
     
  16. themaou23

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    you should be fine listing large amounts on a seller account with history and feedback but fresh accounts you want to list few items and not high risk so you don't get banned.