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Hi. I need some advice. What would a safe number of listings per day on a fresh ebay account with 10-15 ish feedback be?

I had an account suspended yesterday, I pre-schelduled 6 items and it was popped 9 1/2 hours later for abusing ebay (the listings never hit the market). I also listed one item for $12.99 that was not pre-schelduled. In the email explaining which auctions were canceled, the non-schelduled listing was the only one stated.

Btw, the feedback on the account was from tangible items, not $.01 wallpapers etc.
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I co-sign that Modee. you couldn't had put it any better
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when the dollar amounts swing within too short a time from the cheap feedback to the more expensive sales.
This is the issue I ran into...I think you are right on. Less of a numbers issue, more of a dollar amount issue. When we talk about limiting the number of items, it really has more to do with keeping relative dollar values through durations of listings over time. I am finding the key here is consistency...don't throw in a days listings totalling $2000 when you have been averaging $400. Keep it smooth and low key....NICE posting Modee- quite enlightening...
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What would a safe number of listings per day on a fresh ebay account with 10-15 ish feedback be?
Here is what I found: As soon as my AVG sales price went up and inherently the total listing values, I got limited. No suspensions and now as long as I list slowly all day I can get about 30-35 a day up.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
WEEKLY
60 60 60 100 110 115 140 90
LIMIT APPLIED AT WEEK 6
AVG SALES AVG SALES
$35 $32 $34 $36 $37 $37 $49 $48
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This is the issue I ran into...I think you are right on. Less of a numbers issue, more of a dollar amount issue. When we talk about limiting the number of items, it really has more to do with keeping relative dollar values through durations of listings over time. I am finding the key here is consistency...don't throw in a days listings totalling $2000 when you have been averaging $400. Keep it smooth and low key....NICE posting Modee- quite enlightening...
That is true. I was good until I jumped from 50 auctions to 100 auctions at one time. Ebay quickly gave me the boot
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I have had 3 accounts suspended. They were all fine until I pre-schelduled a listing. >_< For some reason they always pop my account when I do so.

From what you guys have commented, it sounds like as long as I don't pre-scheldule a listing, I could easily list 10 auctions a day without any problems?

Something very odd to me is: On one of my accounts that was suspended for abusing ebay (It was suspended after pre-schelduling 6 auctions), I decided to make a secondary eBay account and register the same credit card info onto it. After the original eBay account was suspended, I thought, hell if this brother account of the original account has the same credit card information on it as the suspended account and it is going to be suspended as well, I might as well go out with a bang.

I listed an item for $299.99, it hit ebay (took about 9 hours for it to hit ebay) and within 15 hours it sold. I have had no problems listing on this account. I have listed 3 more auctions @ $19.99 and still no problems, I even got an email from eBay expressing how well I'm doing lol.

Any thoughts?
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Would it be safe to list a few textbooks, now with school starting back up, for a short like 3 days duration on a relatively new account? Or could that possibly be a red flag? Probably wouldn't have mattered a few months ago, but with the increased paranoia of t&s lately I thought better to check before trying. I would just list them for the full duration but have a small window to work with here.
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I was just wondering if anyone had any updated information on a safe number of listings per week, per day etc.

My inventory is about 180 items per week, and i am wondering what is the safest method to keep under ebays radar.

Would it be best to list thirty every day for three days using a three day auction format so I have 30 items ending everyday?. Or would it be best to list 90 all in one day and relist every three days using a 3 day auction format?.

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There is no certain safe limit. it all depends on what your selling.

If i was selling Ebooks for $1 heck i can lest 100 of them on my first day of opening a account.

you have to determine how much risk you products have and go from there.
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I am opening a new store on an account that is 60 days old. I built it up to a 50 feedback with real auction sales of junk around the house. My average # of listings per week was 20, because I wanted to keep the fees low.

I want to load up the store with about 900 items I have saved in auctiva. What is a good "under the radar" strategy to populate my store, given my seller history?

Does the aforementioned 30 items a day work? I couldn't find a post confirming or denying this?
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Would it be best to list thirty every day for three days using a three day auction format so I have 30 items ending everyday?. Or would it be best to list 90 all in one day and relist every three days using a 3 day auction format?.
I am opening a new store on an account that is 60 days old. I built it up to a 50 feedback with real auction sales of junk around the house. My average # of listings per week was 20, because I wanted to keep the fees low.

I want to load up the store with about 900 items I have saved in auctiva. What is a good "under the radar" strategy to populate my store, given my seller history?

Does the aforementioned 30 items a day work? I couldn't find a post confirming or denying this?
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Its best to start off with 7 day auction at a low price and no buy it now. From my experience I never have any trouble starting out that way. Age of the account does not matter, you always have to start slow with a low price.
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Its best to start off with 7 day auction at a low price and no buy it now. From my experience I never have any trouble starting out that way. Age of the account does not matter, you always have to start slow with a low price.
I was just going to ask this and you answered perfect! Thanks!
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I was going to say sell 1 item per month until you sell 10 items
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thats really long lol
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1 item per month is a little to slow. I would say 1 low price item per week or every few days. Then just slowly add new items weekly. Just keep your backup accounts actively selling while you sell on your main account. Dont start the auction for a penny cause that gets ebays attention as well in their hunt for feedback manipulators.
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You all move way too slow. I could never survive like that. There are much better ways.
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You all move way too slow. I could never survive like that. There are much better ways.
enlighten us? I tried too fast, and got the last two of my accounts suspended. i guess going straight to 100/day probably isn't the best idea
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No, 100/day is overboard. It's all about what you sell. Cheap, no risk, and fast shipping items is all you have to do. Gives me 5.0 DSRs and feedback skyrockets.
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^^ of course not 100 per days 1 per month is really too slow, a few low price per week would do great to your feedback and keep you well under radar.
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There are also low priced items that don't register with your selling limits. I can't give away too much, but you need to do some field testing. Stuff under $5.
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is under $20 considered low price? around $17 including shipping. plan to sell 15-20 a month.
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