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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 64 - April 17, 2001 - ISSN 1539-5065    4 of 5

Suspended eBay Member Keeps Selling after Purchasing Someone Else's eBay Account

By Ina Steiner
April 18, 2001

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The New York Times reported that eBay suspended the account of a seller after it received accusations of nondelivery of purchases. After eBay suspended his account in January, the seller allegedly purchased a new eBay user name from a Florida man who had thousands of positive feedback points. The Times reports that the suspended seller operated a precious metals and trading business. (New York Times, April 18, 2001)

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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