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Ending Your Listing Early
If you cannot complete your listing as planned, you can end your listing via the End My Listing Early Form. Remember to select "Cancel bids and end the listing early". All bids will be cancelled automatically and the bidders informed. Valid reasons for ending a listing early include:
We strongly discourage sellers to end listings early because it undermines the trust buyers have in the eBay platform. eBay buyers are told that their bids are binding. Equally, buyers expect the auctions they bid on to conclude successfully.
If you end an auction early and buyers have already placed bids, you may be charged a fee. This fee is the same as a final value fee, based on the item price when you ended the auction.
You won't pay a fee if you cancel your auction within the first 24 hours of listing your item, or if we have to end your auction.
Ending a listing early for the following reasons is prohibited as it is considered fee avoidance:
Note: It is acceptable for sellers to end a listing early and sell an item to the highest bidder at their current bid price. Bidders are permitted to contact sellers with requests to end a listing early for this reason; however, sellers are under no obligation to do so. To end a listing and sell to the current high bidder (at their current high bid), go to the End My Listing Early form and select "Sell to the high bidder".
You can't end a listing less than 12 hours before the end of the listing if the item has a winning bid:
If the item becomes unavailable during the last 12 hours of the auction (for example, you break it) you must contact the high bidder or buyer and explain what happened. You can get a Final Value Fee Credit if you and the buyer must confirm you mutually agreed to withdraw from the purchase.
Learn more about Ending an eBay Motors Transaction Early.
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