eBay account-closed lesson: Don't share

eBay account suspension issue
eBay account suspension issue

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Q. I've been an eBay seller for over 12 years with a 100% feedback rating in 400 feedbacks. Last fall, my brother, who has also bought and sold from eBay over the years, asked if he could purchase a guitar though my account because he was having issues with his. I didn't think twice. The problem, though, is that he apparently owed eBay money and never paid so they closed his account. I didn't know that at the time, and when I purchased the guitar through my eBay account, I used his PayPal account to pay for it. Once they saw that his PayPal account was used on my eBay account, they suspended my account.

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