EBay Stealth! Newest EBay Suspension Guide!

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So it’s been awhile since a new eBay guide has come out. I’ve created a lot of smaller guides since my final eBay suspension guide a year ago. Some of the guides I wrote include:

  • 23 Ways to Get Suspended By EBay! And How to Avoid It!
  • Account Limitations / Suspension Reinstatement FAQ
  • Best Giftcards to Use – How to Use Them and Other Options
  • EBay Suspensions Invalid Phone Number Q&A
  • IP Address Q&A – Proxies, AOL, VPN, Broadband – IP Tracking
  • Paypal Alternatives Guide
  • Pros and Cons of Becoming a eBay Powerseller
  • The Feedback Question!! Is it safe to buy feedback?

These guides are great and before now were only offered in our eBay Forums Subscribers’ area.


But now they’re integrated into a new guide another member and I have put together which basically outlines a Step-by-Step how to create an eBay account for the New Year. As we all know how much eBay changes, this guide has been updated for 03/2008 and we offer lifetime updates.


The eBook includes a fully updated guide that supports the new changes to eBay showing you step-by-step how to create a new eBay account, how to not get suspended after creating your new account, how to get around Paypal, learning about better payment processors and how to integrate them with eBay and so much more.

I teamed up with a fellow member of our eBay forums and we created this masterpiece eBay Guide, Thirty-Seven pages of raw detailed information you need to get in order to start selling again!

If you’re ready and want to learn the secrets the pros use to create a stealth eBay account, go to AuctionStealth and order now. It’s only $27! And if you want to get it free there is an alternative option for you, go to the site now and find out. Scroll to the bottom to learn how to get it free!


You can keep struggling on your own or you can learn everything from the pros, we have years of experience and research on the subject, eBay Stealth is the ultimate solution!

Good luck!

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EBay Suspensions Invalid Phone Number Q&A

Posted on by Donald in eBay, How-To, Intresting Stuff 1 Comment

Another FAQ for the eBay Suspension Forums.

EBay Suspensions Invalid Phone Number Q&A
Lift your limited eBay account after invalid phone suspension.

Does eBay care if your phone is invalid or not?
Yes, they are limiting and even suspending accounts for not having a valid phone number. What usually happens is once eBay detects your phone number is invalid; they will immediately stop your current auctions and limit your account until they can verify your number. It’s an easy fix.

Why eBay limits your account for verification:

  • If you change certain account information like your password, eBay will sometimes limit your account for phone verification. If you do this with a new IP, you can almost always expect eBay limiting your account for verification.
  • Customers can complain that your contact information is invalid, and eBay will limit your account.
  • It’s also been mentioned using (AOL) proxies will sometimes limit your account for more information.

phoneHow to lift suspension and get a new phone number: All you do in that case is update with a Privatephone or Aim Phoneline number or any number that actually works and eBay will call it and leave a pin on the voice mail. Then you go back to eBay, enter the pin to prove your number works and you get right back on.

Here are a few options for a temporary for number.

  • Aim Phoneline (free incoming calls, works, To listen to your voicemail you need an AOL or AIM e-mail address, a computer with an internet connection, a web browser, and speakers. To answer calls, you also need AOL 9.0 or the latest version of AIM, and have a microphone or PC headset.)
  • Privatephone (It’s free and you can set up a voicemail so that when eBay sends the PIN number for to verify, it will record it for you. You can then access it by checking your voicemail by phone or just logging in and playing it thru your PC.)
  • GrandCentral (works, may have limited numbers)
  • Skype (not a good idea to use this as its part of eBay, Works right now… but for how long? It’s only time before Skype shares information with eBay and Paypal.)

Other options: Arrange to use a friend’s non-landline phone number for verification.

How to Prevent Future Suspension: Try to stay in contact with your customers so they won’t have to ask eBay for your contact information. Use Privatephone or AIM Phoneline when you are limited.

It’s best not to wait until you’re limited to change your phone number to a real one. When eBay finds you’re using a fake number they will remove your current auctions until you can verify your account.

Important!! Remember when listing your phone number; make sure not to use a phone number you’ve used before with a suspended account. This will cause your accounts to link and be suspended.

New Information about phone verification: Verify your identity by phone – This option allows you to sell immediately on eBay. Enter your telephone number as indicated (land lines only) and select whether you want to receive the call now (you’ll receive the call within 20 seconds) or in 2 minutes. You will get an automated call with a 4-digit verification number at the telephone number you specified. Enter the 4-digit verification number on eBay and continue your registration.

To learn more about eBay Suspensions and how to keep selling on eBay, visit the eBay suspensions forums today!

Pros and Cons of Becoming a eBay Powerseller after Suspension

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This question has been asked a few times in the eBay Suspension Forums. I created my new account, I haven’t been suspended yet, and now I have high enough feed back that eBay is offering me Powerseller status. Is it worth it?

Pros and Cons of Becoming a Powerseller
Should you become a Powerseller?


  • Slightly more communication opportunities with eBay.
  • Having Powerseller Logo gives you more trust to buyers. This could mean more sales.
  • Depending on your Powerseller level it takes more to suspend you. You’re giving SLIGHTLY more trust by T&S.


  • EBay will suspend and limit a Powerseller account just the same as a Non-Powerseller.
  • Using a fake address could hurt you when eBay tries to send you information about your Powerseller status.
  • There is risk of suspension but it is slight.
  • No protection from T&S.
  • Nothing really changes.

Final Answer:
powerseller2There is absolutely no advantage to Powerseller status. It may increase sales slightly, but is it worth it? The only thing that matters is having the right products at the right price. Plus you will be held to higher standards than most. Really – YOU DONT NEED IT.

Overall feel from other members:
Not worth it.

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EBay Suspension Forums Go Private – Why Subscribe? Join the Forums Today!

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Why Subscribe? EBay and Paypal Suspension Forums

I’ve been working with eBay and Paypal professionally for 5 years now. I’ve come to understand eBay’s system and have created several guides to get around eBay suspensions. You can see my latest public guide here:

The eBay Suspensions Guide – How To Get Back On eBay!

There were over 300 comments with this guide, and they kept coming until I eventually had to disable comments and move everyone to the eBay forums. You’re not alone. People like you are losing your businesses left and right because of eBay’s faulty system. EBay doesn’t care about the little people. All they care about is the bottom line. They suspend first and never ask questions. With any other business, they wouldn’t survive. But because their brand is so dominate and their buyers are unaware, eBay gets away with it.

You’re here to learn how to create a new eBay account and start selling again. I can’t say it’ll be easy, it takes work and perseverance. But as a community we’ll do our best to give you the tools and tips you need to succeed. I’ve taught thousands of people how to start selling again. And in turn I’ve found they are helping each other in the forums. We feed off each other for knowledge and work to answer every question, and solve any problem that is presented to us. We’re experts when it comes to eBay and Paypal. Most of us do this as our main source of income.

If you’re ready to join the forums, and get back to selling with eBay we’re here for you. All you have to do now is register and subscribe. When you subscribe you will have full access to the forums and guidance from eBay and Paypal experts. We’re currently updating the eBay guide, and working on a FAQ section that’ll have all questions and definite answers available to you. We have over 800 members and we’re growing every day. For the cost of a Starbucks coffee, you can have access to forums and professional advice to help you start selling again.

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Testimonials – What other people think of the forums and guides:
Great site, tons of valuable information here. – avarshavSuperb forum, it really does help. – rifraf

Let me just start off by saying how awesome this site is!! Everyone was so helpful. My husband and I each got suspended for Shill bidding. Our accounts were linked apparently by our address and things. Long story on that one. We were not in the wrong. It has been a long couple of weeks but today we got word that both our accounts are now reinstated. I am not using my account at all any more. We will leave that one alone. I have changed our IP address and we hope to be okay now. This site was full of info and well worth looking at. I could not believe how many people get suspended for such dumb reasons. It’s a shame EBay does not have competition. It would be nice to see them go down just as fast as they are putting us down. Thanks again. – hopelessinpa

Aspkins site is the best resource for getting back on eBay. Believe me. – mozilla757

I’m currently back on with aspkins help from reading it. At first after my first suspension I didn’t know anything and got banned within 7 days I tried to sell some items it didn’t work. then I got mad at eBay for doing it to me then from reading his threads its not my fault for getting banned its eBay’s fault I should have not guilt ……blah…blah my bad for going off anyways I’m still on for the past 2 months now buying items that’s about it. – rapunzel_01

Aspkins advice helped me a lot. I mixed his things with other ideas of mine. Were crazy idea’s I did. But it all worked together in a blend! Now I can’t get banned off of eBay again! – x2ruff4u

All good and selling strong this end for a few months. If I had known about the IP address thing I would probably have succeeded with my 2nd account, instead of 4th. – Modee

YIPEEEE Just created a seller account with the information Aspkin wrote down…. – supermum340

Your site is awesome thanks do much. – itsjelly26

Aspkin, great job on the tutorial. Searched for a day till I ran across this forum. Probably the only truly worthwhile source for this info, free or sold. – temps425

Aspkin, I really appreciate your effort on writing up such a good guide. Thanks a million. – jayt

Thank you for opening up this forum. I see I am backing on for 1 month now with 50 feedbacks. – make0moneyonebay

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What an awesome forum for us victims of eBay/paypal facism..LOL! – maris23

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The suspension guide is the best thing that has ever happened to me All the frustration I accumulated during this “trial” with eBay is almost gone. I am glad to see there is someone how cares and can help eBay users. Now I know I was not crazy or alone on this situation. – Dia

After numerous attempts, I have followed Aspkin’s guide to a T and am well into the 2 month mark. Farthest I’ve made it so far. Hopefully this sticks for a while. (Fingers crossed) THANKS ASPKIN! I think the key is to check, recheck, triple check and then check again to make sure you don’t slip up and get caught! And if you just do what it says specifically, don’t worry about anything else. Just focus on those things. It seems nothing else matters…

Aspkin, thanks for your information. – BackToEbay

ASPKIN ROCKS .. ebayphobia

Glad I found this wonderful site Aspkin – paul kopmar

Hey first off I want to say thanks to the admin for starting the guide and putting up the forums.. I’ve really learned a lot in a short amount of time here.

The guide Aspkin provides is invaluable information! I highly recommend–no demand–that you read it immediately! – Jack

I just found your site on Google and thought that it would be a good place to get some thoughts and opinions from experts on what I should do next… – LongMan

Modee + Aspkin – thank you for all the advice on your forum – you have no idea how much the wisdom means to me and my well being. – billbradsky

I’ve successfully created an account over 30 days ago and have been selling well. – soujern69

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First Freebay Balling, Aspkin, Modee, Chris Hanson, quickie, leonid5000, and many others… the time that you have taken to teach myself and everyone else has saved us MONTHS of trial and error with this thing we called eBay. I myself have been following EVERYTHING that the main contributors have laid out. I have 3 accounts opened in the last week, all with different names, accounts, address, PO boxes, blah blah… Going with this thread, I rec’d a call today from eBay on the oldest account I listed my first listing with $.99 starting. I had been on eBay for almost 5 years before and had the call once in 5 years, but after at least 2-3 years.
Everyone take your time and do what the GOD LIKE mentors have taken time already trying themselves, or it will take you longer in the end.
Again, thanks for all that you do guys! – ex-eBay learner

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Blog Update – Clickbank, Kontera, Adsense, and other Crap!

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I think I have too much going on. I have two forums, 60+ websites, several of which generate my main source of income, hordes of affiliate projects, testing, maintenance, updates and more! I don’t consider my self a workaholic, but geez… it seems the more traffic a website gets, the more it takes to maintain it. Which I guess comes with the territory. Other then working online, I workout at Golds Gym as much as possible and spend lots of time on my other hobbies, cars! I’m a Webmaster, Affiliate Marketer, Internet Marketer, and I guess a soon to be writer. (working on an eBook).

Which brings me to, what do I call my self. As a job title, I would like to say I’m an Internet Marketer. But whenever people hear that, they think I work for some crap company, trying to sell some crap product. At least that’s what I would think. Calling my self a webmaster seems a bit much. What am I so good at that I’m the master of?

What about Affiliate Marketer? That goes with Internet Marketer I guess. I’m finding more and more Affiliate Marketing is becoming a big chunk of my monthly income. It’s about 1/5 right now… which is nice! I should call my self a writer! Even though I consider my self a poor writer, I seem to write more then anything else. Internet Marketing requires being a decent copy writer.

Affiliate Marketing and other ways to create money is what I want to focus on from now on. I still love talking about SEO, and ways to build websites, but I think people want to know about making money online. I know that’s what keeps me going to my favorite blogs.

John Chow Dot Com and ShoeMoney.com

These guys have some great blogs that are updated a heck of a lot more then my blog (they make thousands off their blog a month). I wish I could focus more on my blog, as it’s producing better and better stats everyday, but until it starts producing real income, besides adsense and Kontera ($100-$200 a month), I can’t spend all my time on it and not on my real money makers. Maybe I should find a niche and stick with it! Lol. I talk about too much stuff with this blog and I can’t target any good affiliates with it. Even though this Blog is blowing up because of my eBay suspension guides and forums, I hate talking about eBay. Other then in the forums, I don’t want this blog to turn into another eBay hater. I want to talk about alternatives to eBay. And other ways people can make money. I think that’s the better route to take.

Well, another post about nothing. I seem to do that a lot! I guess its better then posting nothing at all?

What kind of value can I give off this post? Hmmm

Well, I talked about Kontera a bit.

Kontera to me is okay. It does a little better then adsense, but the lag time for the text links to be created are a bit much. Kontera doesn’t work well in forums either, it seems to do okay in blog post. So far I added it to about 5 blogs, and it’s had about 500 clicks this week, the results aren’t impressive. I’m willing to wait a few more weeks to see what happens. The good thing about Kontera ads are they don’t take up any additional ad space. And they’re highly configurable.

I’ll talk more about this in a couple weeks when I can give more details stats on it.

Oh, and Clickbank affiliate program is working great still! I almost reached my second goal of $200 a day! The most I’ve made so far has been $187 in one day. The average I’m making is $60-$130 a day; which again is nice considering this is all free traffic through a couple blogs and email marketing. I’m definitely going to keep working on this. It’s more then just making money; it’s the progress I love to see.

Well, until the next egotistical post, have a great day!

A Good Message From A Victom Of A eBay Phisher

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A message from a fellow eBayer about phishing emails.

“These damn phishing scammers have become *extremely* good
in the last few years. They can produce emails that look
very authentic and are quite compelling. Their main goal
is to get you to click on a link in the email, supposedly
to log in to your account, but really it’s a link to the
scammer’s site.

Their site looks like the real thing, but all it does is
collect your login information. Then the scammers can use
that however they like (it usually involves stealing your
I fell for this recently myself. The other day I
(thought) I received an email from eBay. It included a
message from an eBay user, in the standard format that
eBay uses for their member messaging system.

Even the content of the (supposed) user’s message was
believable: it was a vague question asking about their
order and why they hadn’t heard from me. This is the kind
of thing I act on ASAP. So, I clicked on the “log in”
link in the email and tried logging into (supposedly)

After successive failures and making sure I was using the
right login info, I realized I had been taken for a ride.
I frantically brought up a new browser window and logged
into the REAL eBay and quickly changed my password.

Never, ever use a link in an email to log in to ANY
online account. Instead, bring up a brand new browser
window and type in the website by hand, and then log in.

I’ve seen so many of these emails in the past… I’ve even been tempted to almost login… but at the last second… I see something that isn’t right, mostly with the URL.

I would estimate 1/5 eBayers have had their account’s stolen. Be careful out there, there are more scammers out there then you think.

Final eBay Suspension / Suspended Account Guide

Posted on by Donald in eBay, Featured Post 370 Comments
Read the updated eBay Suspension guide, eBay Stealth. It is written by me and kept up to date. Good luck everyone! – Aspkin

I have posted two eBay suspension guides on how to create a new eBay account after being suspended; both have had great success, so this will be my final guide with all the details, strategies and facts I’ve gained about eBay suspensions.

What happens when you become suspended by eBay? You lose all your auctions; your eBay fees are immediately due; your IP address, credit card number, website URL, email address, physical address, phone number and any other information you have giving eBay will now and always be used to recognize you as a suspended user. If you try to create a new account with any of this information, you will immediately be flagged as a suspended user and the new account you created will be suspended. So your goal in creating a new eBay account is to become someone else, stealth as it were.

There are a few steps to take in order to create a new account. These steps are easy compared to the traps you don’t want to trip to keep your account active. The steps to create a new account must be followed exactly in this order without missing a step. If you miss a step, try to take a short cut, or feel you know a better way, you run the risk of eBay detecting who you are and losing your account. Remember this is the easy part.  Read more

More on Ebay Suspended Accounts Suspension

Posted on by Donald in eBay, Featured Post 172 Comments
Please Note: This guide is a couple years old and has been outdated with time. If you’re looking for a solid updated guide to setting up a new eBay account I recommend you read eBay Stealth – eBay Suspension Guide. It is written by me and kept up to date. Good luck everyone! – Aspkiin

It seems my eBay guide about suspended accounts has been one of my more popular posts. My random blogging about my car breaking down or me hitting a deer over the summer doesn’t seem to stimulate you people as much as eBay and their suspensions. Fine.

You guys have questions — I’ll try to answer them.

So your eBay account has been suspended and your business is drying up and about to disappear. I’m sorry. I’ve been in your shoes before many times. You spend hours setting up your account only to see it the next day Banned!

How does eBay catch me you ask? Well they track everything! Everything! You’re IP address, your email, your website URL, your credit card, your name and address. They keep track of all this information and more to identify you.

If you are banned they will use this information against you. Example: If you try to create a new account with the same credit card, you’ll receive a warning that that card has been banned and you need to try another card. Please don’t try another card, eBay already has you. They have identified you as a suspended user and if you try to sign up with another account without changing your IP address and deleting your cookies, the new card you try will be banned as well.

EBay has you. But not for Long.

Like I said, eBay tracks all your information. Your goal is to create a new account with new information.

Use a different email address. Use a widely known email provider like Gmail or Yahoo. If you use your domain email, example ebay@aspkin.com it’s easier for eBay to track you and ban you. Another example. If I had an eBay account using ebay@aspkin.com and they banned it. I wouldn’t want to create another eBay account using ebay2@aspkin.com. EBay is not dumb, they will ban you. Even if eBay doesn’t find it within a couple weeks, your competitors will. Don’t risk it.

Become someone else.

You must change your name and address but keep it in your area. If you’re in San Antonio, Texas don’t make up a new address from Los Angeles, California. EBay is not dumb; it’s easy to track your location through IP address.

Don’t believe me check out this website: http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm?GetLocation

This brings me to your IP Address.

You must change your IP address before creating a new eBay account. Once banned eBay has your IP address, every time you log into an account with that IP address eBay knows who you are. Sure they’ll let you create a new account with them, but their bots will auto suspend you the next day. Change your IP Address every time you create a new account.

Emm cookies. Yep eBay leaves cookies on your machine. Clean them up. Delete all your cookies before you attempt to create a new account.

Use a pre paid credit card.

Once you’re suspended, you won’t be able to use the same credit card to create a new account. You’ll have to get a pre paid credit card or use a different credit card of yours. Try not to use the same name and address when entering the credit card information for eBay. Add extra letters change the address a little. Just enough not to get caught. If you’re able, use a different name and address with the card.

If you use gallery pictures, have eBay host them. Try not to host them on you’re own server.

Try to follow eBay’s rules. I know they are picky bastards but you got to play ball if you want to stay in the game.

  1. Don’t spam them with thousands of auctions with 999 quantities of each auction. This is a red flag to eBay and they’ll probably auto ban you.
  2. Don’t list more then a 100 new auctions a day.
  3. Don’t give eBay a reason to ban you!
  4. Don’t have external links on your auctions trying to promote your website. If eBay doesn’t catch it, you’re competitors will.

Last but not least, once you are banned, let it be. Create another account and run. Never log into a banned account after you create a new account. If you do eBay will link those accounts together and the fate of the banned account will be shared. Your new account will be suspended as well. 🙁

A run down on how to create a new account after being suspended. IMPORTANT! In this order!

  • Delete your Cookies
  • Change your IP address
  • Register with a new email address
  • Sign up using a different credit card
  • Try not to use the same information twice
  • Never Log into banned accounts

I’ve created quite a few eBay accounts and out of trial and error I’ve figured out what I just told you, how to get around suspended eBay accounts. I’ve seen people trying to sell information like this for hundreds of dollars. I give to you for free.

A side note: I have just finished my final guide to eBay suspensions. If you would like to know more information, here is the link.

Discuss eBay suspensions in our brand new FORUMS.

Good luck!

Ebay Suspension / Suspended Accounts

Posted on by Donald in eBay 85 Comments

Please note this guide is a couple years old and has been outdated with time. If  you’re looking for a solid updated guide to setting up a new eBay account after a suspension I recommend you read eBay Stealth – eBay Suspension Guide. It is written by me and kept up to date. Good luck everyone! – Aspkin

Ebay for most people is great for getting rid of unwanted items or to make extra bucks on items lying around the house — but for some people it means finical stability and freedom from the corporate world. There are people out there that depend on eBay for a large part of their business.

Hardcore eBay-ers can do thousands and thousands of dollars a day in sales and the next day have their account suspended and unable to create a new account, I would know I was one of them. Fortunately after tons of trial and error, I’m able to create new accounts even after being suspended and continue with my online businesses.

What happens when eBay suspends your account?

  • You may never use the same credit card number to register a new eBay account.
  • Your email and eBay login trigger cookies with eBay, that list you as a suspended user, and ban any eBay accounts on your network or accounts you have ever logged into.
  • EBay places cookies on your computer with all your information on it. If you try to create, or log into another eBay account. EBay will link the accounts and suspend them also.
  • Your name, address, phone number among many other personal identifying information is logged and used against you with any new accounts you create.

Way’s to get around this and to create a new account safely.

  1. Clean your computer. Delete any software from eBay that might be forwarded information to eBay aka turbo lister. Delete all cookies and logged information from your internet browser.
  2. Change your IP address, keep a log of IP address, and do not use the same one from a previous eBay account. Command prompt > type ipconfig or visit http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm?GetLocation to check your current IP address.
  3. Register a new eBay account with a different email address. Preferability a Yahoo or Gmail account. I have found, if you use your own domain to register an account, example ebayaccount@aspkin.com, eBay will be able to ban your account faster as most likely only you will use this domain and eBay is not dumb.
  4. Register with a pre paid credit card that can be throw away and acquired easily.
  5. Try not to use the same information twice when registering. Example, name and address.
  6. When asked for a bank account and routing number. Change a few numbers with the account number. Just remember choose payments to be made by your credit card.
  7. There are a couple more important factors to know but I do not want to give all the secrets out. Through trial and error you’ll be able to thwart eBay and continue with your business. Just remember never use the same information twice, especially your IP address and always remember to delete your cookies and never log into old banned accounts.

On a side note… the reasons I have been suspended were mostly stupid. My auctions would either be all images; sorry I like them to look nice. Or have a link to one of my websites, which is also bad. These are horrible reason to kill someone’s business. The good thing about it is, every time eBay bans one of my accounts. They lose out on hundreds of dollars in revenue. Why pay after they ban you?

Want to learn how to get back on eBay and stay on? I wrote a complete step by step guide called ‘eBay Stealth‘ that will show you how to safely and easily get back on eBay and PayPal and stay on! If you have been suspended by eBay and you don’t know what to do, then you need to read my guide.

Good luck!