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Default Credit Card requirements when opening an EBAY account

I was able to create a new buyers account recently and it didn't ask me about credit card info, so I entered only address, name and phone.
But now I am trying to do the same and it askes me for a credit card number whatever I do.
What is the difference? Why sometimes it is required, sometimes not?
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It should only ask when you're creating a "seller's account". You don't need one to buy.
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Yesterday I also tried to open the buyers-ac and was asked for cc- it seems they have changed the requirements,
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Same happened to me. When I tried registering, it asked for credit card info because I signed up with an anonymous email address (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc.)
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Just today I tried to register and it also asked for a CC, I did the live chat and asked why, they explained that if you register with a free email such as yahoo they need a CC on file.
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Just today I tried to register and it also asked for a CC, I did the live chat and asked why, they explained that if you register with a free email such as yahoo they need a CC on file.
3 days ago I could register gmail without a credit card.
Is this something new?
What emails are considered to be "free"?
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hm thats been going on a while for me. I use yahoo all the time so it always asks me for that. (get the cc handy )
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I opened two accounts in a row today, wiping out any data on my PC after the first registration.
For the first ac I was asked for a cc but not for the 2nd ac. For both ac I used yahoo-addies.
Seems more like a random check/requirement??
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Wow, that's different! That probably will push away 10% of new customer's of theirs. It's no worry for us though, just gotta use the credit card a little earlier. Nothing big.
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Default Credit Card not need for new acount!

Just a heads up, if you use an accoun ttied to a domain like comcast, aol, earthlink, then you wont have to provide a credit card when setting up a new account. My account email is with comcast and ebay didnt ask for a credit card on both of my accounts
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Just a heads up, if you use an accoun ttied to a domain like comcast, aol, earthlink, then you wont have to provide a credit card when setting up a new account. My account email is with comcast and ebay didnt ask for a credit card on both of my accounts
I created 3 buyers accounts recently without a credit card (gmail address), but on the 4th it asked for a credit card. I changed mailing address and it let me create without a credit card. Weird...
I will be using them for shill bidding. I know it's not good, but I need to sell few items for the real price until I am able to list with "Buy It Now".
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Default Buyers account needs a credit card for registration? Since when?

I just tried to create a new buyer's account and it is asking for a credit card for verification purposes. Is this new? I registered 2 accounts back on 3/2/08 and didn't need to enter any credit card information.
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I don't think so, I checked my posts before posting the question. Sorry if its a duplicate topic. I tried to find a thread on this subject. I'll try again on another day & see if the same thing happens. I thought maybe it was a gmail thing, but it asked for one too with the yahoo email.
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Same exact thing happened to me a few weeks ago. Opened 2 new eb accounts: 1 required cc to register & the other nothing. Both were registered w/gmail. It does appear random.
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Wow this sucks. I didn't want to have to put out the $20 to get a Simon Gift card until I am ready to use the account. Now I guess you have no choice.

Does anyone know is this only happening with accounts created using dialup?
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Not using dialup here...using broadband & still required cc during registration.
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opened two account this week, first with myway email second with gmail. The gmail was fine until I tried to bid then it was asked for a cc. I could bid fine with the myway account.
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Well I opened up an account in the UK with a private domain email address, and was STILL required to enter my CC info.
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Opening more then one biddder account on the same ip will require u to enter a CC in as well as useing gmail yahoo or hotmail Ect.
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Default If you get asked for a cc, just try again...

with a new email, etc. You need the new IP, all cookies cleared, etc. to start over.

Some things seem to trigger it. Speed of entry. Certain locations. Things like that.

I have been seeing it much less of late.
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I think it is still a question of how dangerous your profile looks. I tried two accounts yesterday. On the first they wanted CC in the registration process. Ij the second they wanted CC when I first bid.
Today I opened two accounts with better profile info, both were approved without a CC and on one I have bought a BIN with no problem.

The difference was I gave better info. In all cases it was with hotmail emails.
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this is true, when registering an account about 3 weeks ago i hat to verify it with a credit card and this was before i started to create a seller acc
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