In this article, we will show you how to work with eBay stealth accounts. And what is the essential thing which you need to know when you work with eBay stealth accounts?
The most important thing is Firefox portable or any different browser and a proxy. We will show you in this article how to work with these things and why they are so important.
The first thing which you need to have is a different browser, a separate browser from your current browser that you use for your existing accounts, and any other stealth account. You will need to have another browser, and we will show you how to solve all these problems.
1) Firefox Portable
So I am working with mac, this is why I write in google “Firefox portable Mac”, but you can just write Firefox portable and you will get the same browser just for your operating system, so I go to the first result, then I go to the first option and I will just wait until the download starts and the file will be downloaded to my computer.
After the download finished I will have this file, Firefox Portable, and will open the file, in Windows you will have an EXE file so we can just install it, so I am in mac I will copy the file to the Applications folder.
Now we have here this folder Firefox portable. We will extract it again to the applications. Whenever you click the X the file and installing it, this is another account, another user. So if we want to have one stealth account, we will create and rename the Firefox title to Lior, for example, and we can duplicate it as many times as we want.
Every account will have the store name as the Firefox title just for our comfort. So we will call this one Lior 2. Now we have the application, and we have the other browser which we can open and use for any of our accounts. Again, every different account has its browser. It doesn’t matter if you are on Windows or Mac. You need to install Firefox portable.
The other option is to create another user on Windows and have its own Firefox. Still, this way, I found it much more comfortable, and this is how I teach everyone to use, so I will open this application this Firefox portable, as you can see the browser opened here.
After we opened the browser, we need to configure something on it, which called a proxy. With Firefox, we can now browse from other cookies and other data, so eBay will not know that we are the other accounts. It is what means stealth accounts, but we have another thing called our IP address.
The IP address is how we go outside to the network it’s like the address of our computer so we need to change this IP address so if I go to a site like WTF is my IP I will see my address as Israel and my IP address where I sit.
Now I want to change this IP address for this we have services that don’t cost a lot of money around two dollars per month which means two dollars per stealth account so let’s go to the site Proxy N VPN and click register.
I’m already connected to my account so all you need to do is to register and finish the registration process, you just need to fill the details, first name, last name, company name, email address a password, fill the CAPTCHA and click register.
After that, you will need to verify your account by going to your email address and verify it and then you need to purchase proxy, so which type of proxies we have?
1. Shared Proxies
Shared proxy is one IP address which shared between many people this type of proxy is not good for us. It’s very dangerous for us because when we use a shared proxy, it’s possible that someone else also uses the same shared proxy to access eBay. And if their account gets banned from eBay, our account also will be affected by this.
So shared proxies are not good for us we need something called private proxies.
2. Private Proxies
The private proxy is a proxy that is private it’s only for us not for anyone else so how we obtain a private proxy?
We go to buy proxies and click private proxies. We will only buy one proxy. It’s one per eBay user. Click order now, and after a few minutes, we will see the proxy under our proxies. “Our proxies” are here under my proxies.
Sometimes it takes more than a few minutes, and it can take a few hours. But you will finally see that the proxy gets assigned to your account. If not, you can always create a support ticket on their site.
So this is how the proxy looks, we can see the IP address and the port. These are the two things which you need. So for the proxy, we have two types of authentication, the first one is IP address, and the second one is username and password. We will choose the username and password and click set up.
Now this process can take few minutes until this password and username are set up for our account, so this process can take up to 10 minutes we just wait and then we will be able to log in with these details, but how to use it?
3) Configuring Firefox Portable with Proxy
Now we will take the IP address from here. It is the address that eBay and Google and any other site will see our computer. We will go to Firefox, on the top preferences, then we go to advanced, and then go to connection then click settings.
Here you should click the manual proxy configuration option and put the IP address and the port, which we got from the proxy and VPN site. Then check use this proxy server for all protocols and click OK.
Now you can surf again to what the is my IP dot-com WTF is my IP. As you can see how we can go from different addresses. As you can see, this is the same IP, which we got from the Proxy and VPN site.
Now eBay does not know that we are from the same Mac or the same computer, which we used before with the previous account. Because now the browser is different, and the IP address is changed. All you need to be aware of is not to log in from the same browser to different stealth accounts.
We have a different browser and a different IP address. In the previous article, we talked about what you need to have different phone numbers, different addresses, and different names. Now, we are fully covered.
To sum it all up, we need to split the browsers and split the proxies. Plus, if you put the proxy in the configuration as seen earlier, it always will go from this IP. Thus, ensuring you remain safe while using a dropshipping tool. As such, we can optimize as many stealth accounts as we want from the same browser.
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