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Default Gift cards not allowed on ebay anymore?

I just talked to their livehelp and apparently "due to security reasons" they are not accepting gift cards to set up sellers accounts nor to pay fees. Anyone knew about this? Is it new? Does anyone know of ANY gift card that still works? I was using visa all access but they are no good anymore-
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Talking to their livehelp was mistake #1. Never contact ebay for anything, ever. It just puts you in their crosshairs. If you have a problem with someone take it up with them directly.

I knew this would happen someday. This forum is not a secret. "They" are watching.
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Anyone else having issues with using giftcards? If all else fails, cancel any credit/debit card you have to receive a new one. Any credit card not used with eBay before can be used to setup a seller's account. Can eBay stop all credit cards? I don't think so.
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This could also be why eBay is ramping up verification on accounts using prepaid cards.
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what about the address that will have to be the same when you get a new cc. ebay will verify and find out it is a suspended address. The only thing i can think of is change of address to a new po
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actually today I tried a gift card and it didn't work and I know it has money on it.
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what about the address that will have to be the same when you get a new cc. ebay will verify and find out it is a suspended address. The only thing i can think of is change of address to a new po
Just change the address on the ccard and do a paperless statement.
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omg, another reason to not depend totally on ebay. try to sell your items elsewhere and by the time ebay is asking for SSN's we'll all be safe =)))))
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Hey guys, I just made a payment for my seller fee using a giftcard it was working. Amex didn't work for me but then I got a master card giftcard then it works. but that was like a week ago, has anyone tried it today and is it working?
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This seems like a recent thing, like it happened within the last day. But we'll see.
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I don't use giftcards anyway. There's no point. I hate having that an unusual amount of $20+ stuck in the card anyway. Yeah I can spend but I have to find the exact thing I want.
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This must have just changed, set up an account over the weekened and it worked. I have another one that I'll try.
I noticed that when I set up the account it gave me the option of paying with a cc, bank account or Paypal.
I used the same GC to set up PP. Could a person just set up PP account with a GC and then use PP as you method to pay your EB fees?
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I think if you do that it will deduct from PP on a monthly basis and put you negative if no funds are there. I believe so anyway.
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I need to set up a new account has anyone actually tried using a gift card to set up there account I was going to use the simon card...
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And that might have been a fluke too. Unless there's a way that you are able to "grandfather" yourself in at the time you opened the account, you could well find that when you do go back to list something later, you will need a credit card...since that's the only way they determine if you're a seller or not.
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everytime I opened a new account you either needed your DL or a CC..
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So when you try to register with the GC, does it block you or just say you can't use it or what? I'd like to know before I try it--don't want my account to be limited for nothing.
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I tried to use the GC to buy a promotion online from a site where I am registered as a member, but it wouldn't let me use it. That could be because my info at the site was real and didn't match the info on the GC
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Question Are Gift Cards Really Banned

:( Has anyone tried to open up a new account today with a gift card? I am going to the library and opening up a new account and want to make sure we can use the gift card..???? The person who did the live chat with ebay regarding gift cards should of never said anything...

I was going to use the simon card and I am getting a name from ⊗⊗⊗⊗ name generator and using a aim phone number anyway someone please reply back regarding this I need to start selling again....
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I tried to use the GC to buy a promotion online from a site where I am registered as a member, but it wouldn't let me use it. That could be because my info at the site was real and didn't match the info on the GC
Your Gift Card Info has to match your info on ebay... you as the purchaser I think you use your real info to buy it but the person you are buying it for (which is you, with the ⊗⊗⊗⊗ name) you must use what is on ebay or vice versa..
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yesterday i used a vcc for a backup account and I'm still up this morning. But I made sure of the following:
Vcc zip code matches area code of phone number
zip code matches proxy location

Not sure how long I will still be up though. I will keep you up to date!
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A few people have said eBay's not accepting giftcards anymore. Let us know how it goes.
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