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Mon Dec 11 2006 13:17:32

Cookies - Big Trouble for Amazon, eBay Sellers?

By: Ina Steiner

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Marketplaces like eBay and Amazon have automated programs to detect bad sellers on their sites. Here's an eye-opening account of a seller whose account got flagged by Amazon for no apparent reason. After he was kicked off, the seller was able to contact Amazon and get reinstated. So what set off the suspension in the first place? Apparently, using a "pre-owned" computer, possibly due to cookies left by the previous owner.

Steve Weber reports the case on his blog, and concludes that not only should you be careful about logging into seller accounts from used computers, but also from computers at public libraries! Read more on Steve's excellent book-selling blog.






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Cookies - Big Trouble for Amazon, eBay Sellers?   Cookies - Big Trouble for Amazon, eBay Sellers?

by: Mariah

Wed Dec 13 02:23:39 2006

I got my eBay account suspended for being linked to another; the result of using the school library computer. I went searching and found out how fix the problem so that I can freely use any computer I want for my eBaying without worring. The information is at http://ebaysuspension.ezguidebooks.com

You should check it out. That website has saved me a lot of grief.



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