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Default How do phantom bidders/accounts sell items?

Had this happened to me a couple of times, a phantom bidder/ghost account (usually a competitor) buys an item and never pays. However when i check his feedback he usually has 1 item for sale which was just put for sale not too long before he bought my item.

Would this be possible without also creating a PP account for this ebay account or without verifying the PP acc?

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You can bid on items without a PP accounts

You need to have a method to repay fees to place and item for sale though, usually this is a PP with a linked card/VCC or bank account.
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Would this be possible without also creating a PP account for this ebay account or without verifying the PP acc?
While not the recommended mode of operation, it is possible to sell without verified PP
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Had this happened to me a couple of times, a phantom bidder/ghost account (usually a competitor) buys an item and never pays. However when i check his feedback he usually has 1 item for sale which was just put for sale not too long before he bought my item.

Would this be possible without also creating a PP account for this ebay account or without verifying the PP acc?

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Paypal need not be verified to sell.

Seems an idiot to list an item though.

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Paypal need not be verified to sell.

Seems an idiot to list an item though.

Why an idiot if you don't mind me asking?
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Why an idiot if you don't mind me asking?
You titled the thread 'phantom bidders'. If he is intent on harming you which you seem to think he is an idiot for listing too.

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Why an idiot if you don't mind me asking?
Making your items buy-it-nows with immediate payment required can help a bit.
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