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Default Does IP Address Location Matter on Stealth Account?

I bought an account off a seller here, registration IP was in Texas but I was told I could use any IP from any state as long as it was within the United States and I used only that IP address. Does this sound about right? I'd assume they'd eventually limit you if your access IP doesn't match the address on file wouldn't it? Need some help with this guys, thanks.
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It does matter. Others are going to tell you it doesn't, but it does.
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I would say it doesn't matter, Ebay are used to internet users with Dynamic IP

Not sure about in America but in UK many 3g networks give dynamic IP I believe, I have logged in from all over the country with zero issues

In Europe I quite often log in from different countries to where the account is registered.What is of paramount importance is the cookies in that situation.

A lot of people give the idea that reused IPs and logging in from another country is an instant death sentence which is incorrect.
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Default Re: Does IP Address Location Matter on Stealth Account?

You have to realize that IP location isn't very accurate. I've said this before, but quite often my hotspots peg me as being on the complete opposite coast from where I actually am. And even when the IP location is close, it's still often off by a state or two.

If you're really paranoid, then I suppose you could make sure the IP is at least in a state close to Texas.

But I've honestly never had a problem with IP location not matching.

The most important thing is to have eBay and Paypal recognize you and that is easily done by having cookies in place, and staying within your usual habits. So as long as your IP address isn't from a blacklisted source, then you can log in with an IP from a different state without issues.
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Default Re: Does IP Address Location Matter on Stealth Account?

I always make sure that the IP is in the same state the account is registered in the more legit you make the account seem the less headache. You could probably get away with it like most are saying but in the future it would be wise to try and keep them the same.
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Doesn't matter at all, as plumsake mentioned geo-tracking based on ips is not very accurate in the first place. Even my home modem that's in NY sometimes get tracking results of Chicago etc, ebay knows this so they know they can't put much stock into that alone. So don't worry about it, just make sure the country matches
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I've been living in Mexico and using my 6 legit accounts with a Mexican IP for 7 weeks now.......no issues...........fact, not rumor or speculation.......
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You only need to have an IP of the same country your account is registered in.
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No as long as the IP address has never been used before you're good to go
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I personally think it throws up hidden flags which often leads to limitation. Combo of ip changing and ip location is the problem. Now buying with paypal will surely lead into some trouble. Flags go up manual review I had this happened asking me where am I located home or somewhere else? Why is my phone number a different area code. As others say if you stick to the stealth rules sell only then withdraw to bank stay out of the resolution center ip's don't matter.
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I personally think it throws up hidden flags which often leads to limitation. Combo of ip changing and ip location is the problem. Now buying with paypal will surely lead into some trouble. Flags go up manual review I had this happened asking me where am I located home or somewhere else? Why is my phone number a different area code. As others say if you stick to the stealth rules sell only then withdraw to bank stay out of the resolution center ip's don't matter.
You're right to a certain extent! Yes have an IP address say in Florida then switch to Texas and then to New York and back to Texas would throw up red flags!

But if he purchased a stealth account and intends to stay in the same location that he is at presently He will be perfectly fine with the IP address that he is using.
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Maybe a tiny flag, but I don't think IP location would lead to limitation alone. You would have to be doing something else that Paypal doesn't like to bring on the manual review.

And yes, I could see them questioning the IP location during a manual review, but it's not something that would lead to limitation by itself unless they specifically thought that someone unauthorized was using the account.

For example, if you always had a static IP address that showed you in one location for many months, then suddenly one day you log in with an IP far, far away and they don't recognize your device (lack of cookies), and you do a major "action" (i.e. changing account information, or spending money in the account) then yes I could see the IP location being a red flag but again, it wouldn't be the IP that caused the limitation per se, it would be what happened afterwards (and the lack of identifying information to know that you're actually you). In that example, if all that happened was you changed IPs, logged in, and logged out, then there would not be any problems.

In most situations, you can log in with a different IP from a different location within the same country every single day (which is exactly what happens on the majority of my accounts, since I use various hotspots) and be fine as long as you aren't using repeat IPs and you aren't logging in each time without cookies.
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Default Re: Does IP Address Location Matter on Stealth Account?

In general, as long as you keep cookies in place, country IP is fine. So for your TX account, you could use NY IP (in fact I do that for my TX account )
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I buy 5-10 things a week with paypal on eBay with Mexican IP, shipped to US address...NEVER yet a problem....the main reason I posted was this, was to let some who might be doing the same thing in the future hears facts.....not speculation......which it seems there is lots of here these days.........
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When you log in to ur Paypal account from another IP address and you making some money transfer ...the anti fraud system will think that you a scammer and could frozen ur account. Thats why many people recommend to save cookie.
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I've done that over 50 times in the last 6 weeks.........never problem.
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I bought an account off a seller here, registration IP was in Texas but I was told I could use any IP from any state as long as it was within the United States and I used only that IP address. Does this sound about right? I'd assume they'd eventually limit you if your access IP doesn't match the address on file wouldn't it? Need some help with this guys, thanks.
That is an accurate statement.

Provided you operate the account as the seller advised, you should be OK to go.

I am speaking from quite a few years of using IPs all over the USA for US accounts without issues.

Double check with your seller.

You should be good to go for using the paypal with ebay.

NB, BTC does not do ebay so his response differs.

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When you log in to ur Paypal account from another IP address and you making some money transfer ...the anti fraud system will think that you a scammer and could frozen ur account. Thats why many people recommend to save cookie.
Clarify on money transfer...between accounts? Not advisable
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You only need to have an IP of the same country your account is registered in.
No

As i wrote in my post i operate accounts using foreign ip all the time. I do make sure the country is close though, ie polish paypal, german ip.

I even open Paypal accounts with a foreign ip.

Also I dont switch ip locations too quickly, for instance log in from Poland then 5 mins later from my German ip
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No as long as the IP address has never been used before you're good to go
Not true either, for example I have opened accounts from coffee shops, the ips will undoubtedly have been used with Paypal.
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Default Re: Does IP Address Location Matter on Stealth Account?

It don't matter as long as the IP address is different that is all that matters.

No ones really bothered if the IP location does not match the address on file. They can't suspend you just for this
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