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Can you really only sell on ebay if you have a landline???

(11 Posts)
stripeymama Sun 07-Sep-08 11:34:51

Anyone know a way round this? I have cable broadband as I can't afford a fixed phone line, so I have no landline.

MatNanPlus Sun 07-Sep-08 19:14:39

Email eBay and ask?

Imnotok Sun 07-Sep-08 19:17:52

I don't thinks so my sister has an ebay account and has one of those dongle things and no landline.

stripeymama Sun 07-Sep-08 19:27:24

Tried registering as a seller today and you are asked for a landline number that they can call you on to confirm your identity and address. Just seemed a bit ott, but after googling it appears there is no way round it for anyone registering now. Think if you are already registered as a seller it doesn't apply.


Imnotok Sun 07-Sep-08 19:31:35

Could you get your mum or friend to let you put their number in and then ask them to tell you the number ?
I don't thin a human rings you I think they just send a confirmation number for you to put in the box iyswim?

stripeymama Sun 07-Sep-08 20:20:13

Aha! Yes that could work. Just wasn't sure how it worked and if they could check the address the landline is registered too iyswim.

Imnotok Sun 07-Sep-08 20:30:47

No I think it would work good luck anyway .

MatNanPlus Sun 07-Sep-08 21:15:58

hmm think they check to see if address and phone number are a match.

Easiest to email eBay and find out.

lilysmummy2007 Tue 09-Sep-08 07:24:09

as a poor student i signed up at my internet cafe and gave the phonebox outside as my landline, it worked but this was 4 years ago and forgot the details and have since gotten new account but had to put in my landline but i think there is a way you can use your debit card to do it, DP said thats how he did his

rosmerta Tue 09-Sep-08 08:08:27

I recently signed up as a seller & used dh's work number. All they did was ring through with a confirmation number, no checks or anything. I think you have to enter the confirmation number pretty quickly though so make sure if you're using someone else's phone they can contact you straight away.

sixlostmonkeys Tue 09-Sep-08 08:19:38

If you ever use a different computer for your ebaying you may find they will phone you on the landline number to check it is you.

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