I hate Ebay.

Two years ago my brother bid up a broken mobile he was selling for spares by about 50p and got himself and my other brothers account suspended for shill bidding,

It was stupid of him but after a grovelling apology email Ebay allowed him to return with his old account. What I didn't realise was that he never sorted my younger brothers account which has sat there for two years with a suspension still standing.

Now Wednesday I decided to buy a piece of satellite equipment so linked a paypal account to my Ebay profile only to find myself suspended within hours. Seems when my younger brother set up his account he used my email so this must have triggered alarm bells when the paypal account with the same email was linked to mine.

After emailing Ebay I get told that regardless that the bad account has had no activity for two years and that the other account that did the shill bidding was fixed I and everyone within my household is banned for a further 12 months!!!

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h4te, I know that game.

I hate Ebay toooooooooooooooooooo

This thread stinks of karma

gotta love ebay

donnydude;3335345

This thread stinks of karma



dude? boobs in ya avi? LIKE IT

Ace Hayward;3335352

dude? boobs in ya avi? LIKE IT



i never noticed that i thought it was eyes l:ol:

ilovepink;3335364

i never noticed that i thought it was eyes l:ol:



cant fool me ya see

That sounds CRAZY!!?!?

Surely they are being unreasonable?

Can you not use mum or dads or outlaws address and set up again? Although admittedly - this wont give you the longevity, but being banned for a further 12 months - you dont have much option (except tell off those naughty boys!)

Oh dear.....

There are sooo many that do that though - although normally in conjunction with mates and others so as to not have this exact example happen to them....

Oh dear.....

Sell it on here instead!

Ha!!

Oh dear here we go another thread that is going ying tong......

Ace Hayward;3335369

cant fool me ya see



I see you have your boob detector on standby!

Original Poster

Luckily the original item I linked the paypal account to buy went through just before the suspension kicked in.

The account that sold the shill bidded item ended up with a 3 month ban after he emailed ebay to grovel but the other account sat there and will have ended up with a 3 year ban by the end.

Ungreat;3335432

Luckily the original item I linked the paypal account to buy went through … Luckily the original item I linked the paypal account to buy went through just before the suspension kicked in.The account that sold the item ended up with a 3 month ban after he emailed ebay to grovel but the other account sat there and will have ended up with a 3 year ban by the end.


It doesn't take too much effort to set yourself up with a new identity, and have a change of address and add an additional e-mail address to your isp provider.....

Erm, remember the delivery address can be different to the home address and vise verse.....

There is little point in wasting your energy though - if you can't reason with them...

Although, not that this is any consolation at all to you - is IS nic to know that they do watch this and try to keep the market orderly.....

(Que our very own MODEL stockbrokers market commentary) and that that is why they have done this.....
I don't think you are a happy bunny at the mo - but try to draw a line under it and think of PLAN B!?!?

:-D

Purrrrrr
xxxx

Original Poster

Just got another email saying that the suspension on the account that was done for shill bidding has now been lifted but because I attempted to use an account that shared details when it was suspended both have a new 12 month ban that still stands. :?

Ungreat;3337559

Just got another email saying that the suspension on the account that was … Just got another email saying that the suspension on the account that was done for shill bidding has now been lifted but because I attempted to use an account that shared details when it was suspended both have a new 12 month ban that still stands. :?

Can you not plead your case of mistake or such?

I don't think by thesounds of it you are going to get much joy though dude...... :roll:

Original Poster

cloudthecat;3338427

Can you not plead your case of mistake or such?I don't think by thesounds … Can you not plead your case of mistake or such?I don't think by thesounds of it you are going to get much joy though dude...... :roll:



The lifting of the suspension on the old account for shill bidding took all of a couple of hours, then ten minutes later I got an email saying the new 12 month ban still stands on both accounts.

The funny thing is if I had known about the old bad account and fixed it as quickly even a day before I used the new account I get the impression I wouldn't have ended up with the 12 month ban. I seem to have been judged by a technicality that they seem unwilling to budge on.

Then - you know what is gonna have to happen.......

Either use someone else's identity and change the delivery addresss (say use friends account) OR if you want to get your Rep up and so on - you will hae to keep dem pesky varmin off of your a/c and set up your own account again, with aideally a different post code (mum/dad/aunt/friend etc) and a different name.

Having said all that - it IS possible to use the same postcode as often flats and so on all share the same address and postcode, just different numbers and names.

So you could now be known as Kenny is Dead Location In Your Head.....??

Well you get the gist I'm sure......

I havent used my a/c for a while so I wouldn't be surprised to see if they have done something to mine too LOL!!
xxxx

Original Poster

Every email response now ends with "To lift this suspension please contact us after Oct 2009".

Sod'em

I can live without Ebay. Between here, places like Ebuyer and Amazon marketplace I can get all the cheap cables and stuff that I would use ebay for.

Well, don't fret buddy if you need anything we can sort it out for you one way or another - or just get someone else to set up an a/c for you - then change the delivery address to your address and you cn use it as your own with password and so on.

xxxx

A ban form ebay/paypal? Isn't that a good thing?

Yea OK fair point!! LOL!!!
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