Setting up ebay seller's account

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  1. Robert_Z

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    ebay requires a checking account to set up a seller's account. For those of you with ebay seller's accounts, did you:

    -- use your existing checking account, or
    -- set up a new checking account for online transactions only?

    I am nervous providing my primary checking account info online.

    Is there good reason to be afraid? Thanks.
     
  2. Michael_K_Sr

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    Must be new. When I set up my acount years ago I only needed to provide a credit card for the purpose of paying transaction fees. If you plan on selling a lot, you might be better off opening another checking account just so you can keep your eBay and personal business separate.
     
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    It has to be new. I only had to give my credit card when I signed up.

    And it's a good idea to setup a seperate account for just online transactions(you can also setup a paypal accoutn and connect the two).

    Just be careful with what you do online and how you choose your passwords. I never opened any junkmail or mail saying they were eBay and I still got my account hacked into.
     
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    Never heard of the checking account thing. Credit card only for me.

    PayPal requires a checking account, so maybe since they're now sister companies, Ebay is making new members link checking accounts so they're also all set up for PayPal transactions?

    I would definitely open a separate account, preferably at a different bank from your primary account. That's how I set up my PayPal account.
     
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    I guess I'm really old school. When I signed up for Paypal, it only required a credit card.
     
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    I don't give anyone access to my checking account, except for my tax refunds. So, currently my Ebay and Paypal accounts are referred to by a credit card.
     
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    > Never heard of the checking account thing. Credit card only for me.

    Same here. My ebay fees go on my credit card- why would they need my bank account info?


    > PayPal requires a checking account

    No, it doesn't.
     

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