WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET SUSPENDED ON EBAY
Let’s say you want to make some money buying and selling things. Or let’s say you need to find a unique item – one from your childhood and which is of course no longer on store shelves, one that is not typically sold in most brick-and-mortar stores, or one that is currently on the market but is impossible to find at retail. Your answer would most often be an online storefront, which also has the advantages of shipping to wherever you are, or going to an auction site like eBay where you can bid on an item and even get it for less than retail. Many sellers have seen this need, and have stepped up to provide these services and goods on places like eBay in order to turn a fair profit. Many have even had considerable success in this endeavor.
However, you might find that success regrettably and unfortunately cut off, in the event that you inadvertently break a rule or anger the wrong people and eventually find yourself saying “My ebay account is suspended.” This could have happened for a variety of reasons. For instance, there is non-payment of outstanding eBay fees, which can be dealt with simply by paying them and getting your account back. There’s also problems with identity verification or tax verification, which will require you to send eBay supporting documents that verify these things and solve the problem. You may have also listed more than 100 auctions per day, or broken VERO rules.
When do you usually cry out “my eBay account has been suspended?” You will often have this reaction one you’ve been sent an automated email, which will inform you of your suspension and give you the details. You will also find your running auctions immediately closed, a charge for your outstanding eBay fees, and worst of all you’ll find you can no longer use eBay because your personal information has been blacklisted from it. This is an immense problem that you will find yourself having to deal with, as it effectively puts a halt to everything you have built over god knows how long to establish.
You could try to get back on eBay, but it’s going to be difficult, and ultimately not really worth the effort. After all, almost nothing is there to stop this from just happening all over again. The wiser answer to “my eBay account has been suspended” might actually be “don’t bother going back the old way – get an eBay stealth account.” Doing this will allow you to take fuller control over your use of eBay and your overall experience — first, you will be able to keep your private information to yourself, and using a separate set so that eBay will not be able to connect you to the previous account (the one they suspended for whatever reason). This will eventually give you the ability to build up an ultimate stealth account that is unsuspendable so you never need to worry about stuff like this happening to you again.
Originally posted 2012-03-26 00:20:01.