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    Angry Suspended because of a bogus whistleblower

    I had a very profitable eBay account under the username that I used for all my internet selling. I made it easy to be recognized all over the web as the person selling name brand luxury purses. My buyers could be reassured that I was selling real purses. My bags were verified by many reputable online authenticators. I was able to post those verifications on my listings and buyers could feel safe buying from me. One day I received a notification from eBay that my account had been suspended for selling counterfeit items. I was horrified. eBay did not allow me to defend myself. I offered to send the purses to someone at the company; I was desperate. eBay never told me who accused me, never gave me the option to make restitution even though I never sold counterfeit items. They simply swooped in and suspended me. To make matters worse, PayPal withdrew the payment from my account and refunded the buyer. Now the buyer had a $1500 purse for free. I was crushed. This caused me to have a negative balance in my account. It was not until I got married, changed my last name, and moved to a different address that I was able to get another eBay account. I still have the same PayPal account. I think I was reinstated because years had passed since they suspended me. When I did begin selling again, I had limitations on my account until I accumulated a high enough seller rating. I depended on eBay to supplement my income and that was a crushing blow. I rarely sell on eBay anymore because the buyer always seems to be right even when they are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alodocios View Post
    I had a very profitable eBay account under the username that I used for all my internet selling. I made it easy to be recognized all over the web as the person selling name brand luxury purses. My buyers could be reassured that I was selling real purses. My bags were verified by many reputable online authenticators. I was able to post those verifications on my listings and buyers could feel safe buying from me. One day I received a notification from eBay that my account had been suspended for selling counterfeit items. I was horrified. eBay did not allow me to defend myself. I offered to send the purses to someone at the company; I was desperate. eBay never told me who accused me, never gave me the option to make restitution even though I never sold counterfeit items. They simply swooped in and suspended me. To make matters worse, PayPal withdrew the payment from my account and refunded the buyer. Now the buyer had a $1500 purse for free. I was crushed. This caused me to have a negative balance in my account. It was not until I got married, changed my last name, and moved to a different address that I was able to get another eBay account. I still have the same PayPal account. I think I was reinstated because years had passed since they suspended me. When I did begin selling again, I had limitations on my account until I accumulated a high enough seller rating. I depended on eBay to supplement my income and that was a crushing blow. I rarely sell on eBay anymore because the buyer always seems to be right even when they are not.
    If I were you I wouldnt sell stuff like that on ebay. That's sort of asking for shit to happen. If you're selling 1500$ purses you could afford your own website and accept straight paypal. That all makes me think there is something I'm missing in this story..

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    Actually selling from your own domain is an entirely different thing then selling from a platform like eBay. Using your own domain means you have to somehow get a listing within the first two or three pages of Google and that's a lot of hard work and research. There is also the cost of hosting, dealing with all the legal forms and licenses, and whatever else. Whereas with eBay you sign-up, you post, you ship, and you're golden. It's a matter of convenience and the like.

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    eBay is always not forgiving. Even if you have been a great seller always delivering your products, one day you have an issue with them and your account gets suspended.
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    Ebay does this all the time, If I'm correct they even do it themselves just to get money from sellers and buyers alike.

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