A reader lost his Ebay account last week due to multi account GC purchases like how I was banned a long time ago. It’s odd because some readers are fine doing multi accounts on the same IP while others get axed. So this post is a reminder to all us in the game on what you need backups of:
While I’ve been preaching people to NOT bank with Chase, Bank of America, WF, Citi because you don’t want to shit where you eat, people still do it. I realize change is hard and changing a decade+ old checking account doesn’t sound like fun, you should do it. Because you never know when you’ll get axed for money order deposits, churning credit cards, deposting too much cash, etc. Even if you don’t change your primary checking account, it’s good to have a backup “just in case” the axe does fall.
Trust me, if you’re in the game, you should have a backup Paypal account. I’ve been banned numerous times – once for receiving coin payments, for not verifying my login, for sending too much money, for being linked to a banned account, for spending too much too soon (oops haven’t written this one yet.) So TRUST ME; if there’s one takeaway from today’s post, it’s to create a new Paypal account. Remember, Paypal allows you to have 1 personal and 1 business account, so just create you a backup one now and let it marinate! Plus, new Paypal accounts aren’t allowed to buy from PPDG for a while (I’m still in this timeout period.)
Sure you may have have a 10 year old Ebay account that’s working fine, but trust me, it’s good to open up a backup account and just let it marinate…JUST IN CASE. Log in to it every few months. Maybe even buy some cheap Chinese stuff off it so keep it ‘active.’ That’s how I got back “in.” Once I got back in, I created a new account for my mom to let that one marinate for a while. Ebay does allow you to have multiple accounts by the way; you just can’t collude or try to circumvent limits because of it.
Not really high priority, but if you are a reseller, you should have a second Amazon account. One account should have Prime; the other one doesn’t need Prime. Have it just in case the axe drops for some reason.