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Will virtual machines do the trick?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Berret, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Berret

    Berret Newbie

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    Was just wondering, instead of proxies or VPS, could I just create a few virtual machines to run ebay stealth accounts? From what I understand, each will have it's own IP address and everything should be completely separate as far as cookies and what not.
     
  2. gatra

    gatra Regular Member

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    ? Where did you get that? The IP's of your virtual machines will be the same as from your host-PC...
     
  3. Pejlis

    Pejlis Regular Member

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    they will be the same ip's
     
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    Roshaen Elite Member

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    I don't think it will work at all.
     
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    Absolutely man. An instance of a VirtualBox its like a VPS. You just need to set up a VPN inside that VirtualBox, or a private proxy.
     
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  6. shamjayh

    shamjayh Newbie

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    VM is a substitute for a windows/linux/mac user account.

    But you still need a solution to change ip. Proxies or VPNs

    VPSs are overkill for ebay in my opinion.
     
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    Yes but you can have a 75 cent/mo VPS at wable so why not?
     
  8. SirSmash

    SirSmash Registered Member

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    You can but VPS is going to be easier because of the IP address.

    You're partially correct on the IP's being different, you'll generally have a different LOCAL IP for each VM (they could be the same but generally they'll be different), you however won't have a different EXTERNAL IP. There's where the problem is because eBay only sees the external IP.

    You can normally get around the external IP problem by resetting your router every time you switch VM's or between your host system AND verify the IP actually changed as short disconnects sometimes result in the same external IP being assigned to you by the ISP. Some ISP's aren't dynamic so you'll never get a new external IP.

    The problem with doing all that? You could just setup new user accounts on the same computer and get the same result. Unless you have some specific reason to run multiple VM's at once (and then you'll need multiple proxys that aren't shared or it'll just end badly). If you need to run multiple accounts at once, even more reason to go the VPS route as it's far simpler.