eBay MC999 suspensions are a common thing today as it was more rare back a few years ago.
The problem can manifest with so many variables, reasons that can invoke a eBay suspension.
For one, eBay MC999 suspensions can happen to anyone at anytime no matter how good your eBay account is nor how good you abide by the rules.
Eventually at one time or another, you will eventually receive that dreaded MC999 suspension. The type of eBay suspension will largely depend on what rule you broke in eBay’s eyes. The most common one I see are the MC999 suspensions.
They can happen if you:
- Avoid paying seller fees
- Bad DSR ratings
- To many disputes
- To many complaints
- Scamming buyers
- Slow shipping or communication times
- Suspicious Activity
- Risky tactics (I have no clue what that means, but that is what eBay says.)
eBay MC999 Suspension! OMGZ
This eBay suspension is the one we honestly hate the most because when you see that email, you already have a gut wrenching feeling that something bad is going to happen. To be honest, it will since these type of emails I tend to ignore and just scrap the account as I know it will not last long.
The MC999 typically happens to new accounts when first listing or if you violate their policy for example listing a VeRO type item. If you want to keep you accounts standing for a lot longer, list VeRO or branded items with their receipt per eBay’s policy.
The receipt will show them that the item is not counterfeit, fake or any suspicion that it is a replica.
The receipt will show the authenticity and show that you indeed purchased the item from a reputable authorized distributor or seller.
If not and you do not have receipt, this will be on you whether to list or not. We do not condone selling replicas in any way, since that is an instant eBay suspension waiting to happen.
Avoiding Getting Your eBay Account Suspended?
Simple! If you deal in replicas, stop!! You will burn through accounts like crazy and you will get frustrated and wonder why your accounts never last more than a week.
If you want your accounts to actually last, find a new item to sell. If you continue, then your accounts will simply crash no matter how hard you try.
Following eBay’s policies can be a way to avoid an eBay suspension, but quite frankly, people still get suspended.
The best advice I say to avoid an MC999 suspension for a new account is to keep active on the account before listing. 1-3 days or a week of activity on the account will help as we found when first logging into an account without cookies and listing tends to result in a higher chance of eBay putting a restriction on the account.
Not only that, but listing small, cheap items also help in preventing the eBay verification process. If you still receive an eBay suspension even following that kind of procedure, you will need to call them. We recommend using Spokeo if you created an incognito/stealth account to help answer some of their verification questions.
If you are patient with the eBay rep and answer completely honest that you are who you say you are on the account, then you should have no problem with eBay reinstating that account.
Worse thing that can happen is that they completely restrict the account and your out of an eBay account.
However, if you have been reading a lot of about creating eBay incognito/stealth accounts, you will constantly read about having back-ups in cases like this.
This is why we stress having lots of back-up accounts in reserve to offset this scenario.
If you happen to get the MC999 suspension, reach into your back-up source and get back on!
If you need any assistance in creating accounts after an eBay suspension, download our free eBay Mini Incognito!
It will give you a nice basic overview of creating accounts and how eBay & Paypal trace you when trying to avoid being suspended or limited. Other than that, the only advice I can say is, back-ups, back-ups and more back-ups. If you are in this for the long haul, you will need a lot of them.
Like our incognito mini? Check out our full version down below for advanced techniques!