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Restrictions on revising listings


What you can revise in a listing depends on the type of the listing, the time left before it ends, and whether you have received any bids or sales.

Auction-style listings

Time left before the listing ends Did the listing receive bids? What you can change

More than 12 hours

No

  • Change any information except the format. In addition, the duration can't be extended if 2 or more hours have passed since the listing was submitted

  • Remove the following optional features: Buy it now, eBay picture upgrades, reserve price, 10-day listing

  • Add optional features to increase your item's visibility

  • Add a second category

    Note: If you add a second category, you may encounter certain restrictions

  • Reduce the starting price of your item. (You won't receive credit for any difference in your insertion fees.)

More than 12 hours

Yes

  • Add a second category

    Note: If you add a second category, you might encounter certain restrictions

  • Add to the item description

  • Add optional features to increase your item's visibility

  • Reduce the reserve price of your item in applicable categories. (You won't receive credit for any difference in your insertion fees.)

Less than 12 hours

No

  • Change the category and add item specifics

  • Add a second category

    Note: If you add a second category, you might encounter certain restrictions

  • Add to the item description

  • Add optional features to increase your item's visibility

  • Add a page view counter

  • Add new payment methods and post-to locations

Less than 12 hours

Yes

  • Add optional features to increase your listing's visibility

Fixed price listings

Have purchases been made from the listing? What you can change

Yes

  • Change the price, quantity, and eBay Shop category

  • Edit the title

  • Change the primary and secondary category

  • Add or remove optional features

  • Add to the description

  • Add or change pictures using eBay picture services

  • Raise or lower the buy it now price of your item

  • Increase or decrease the number of items for sale

  • Edit the delivery details. However, buyers who made a purchase prior to any changes to delivery details will be charged the original postage cost during checkout

No

  • Change any information except the selling format

  • Change the listing title as long as there are at least 12 hours left before the listing ends

  • Add or change the gallery picture

  • Add or change other pictures

  • Raise or lower the buy it now price of your item

  • Increase or decrease the number of items for sale

  • Edit the delivery details, even after a purchase has been made

Note: Buyers who make a purchase before you change any delivery details changes will be charged the original postage cost during checkout

Note: 2 hours after a listing has been created, the duration of that listing can no longer be changed.

Additional information about Good 'Til Cancelled Listings

On a Good 'Til Cancelled fixed price format listing, you might be limited in what you can revise.

You can't revise the duration of a Good 'Til Cancelled listing. In addition, you can’t change the duration of a current listing to Good 'Til Cancelled.

Additional information about fixed price listings with pending Best Offers

You can make limited changes if you have a pending Best Offer. After you respond to the Best Offer, you can change any information except the format and duration.

If you have pending Best Offers you can:

  • Change price and quantity

  • Add additional postage options, payment methods, or a second category

    Note: If you add a second category, you might encounter certain restrictions

  • Add or remove optional listing upgrades (except subtitle)—you will not receive a refund for the cost of the listing upgrade

  • Change buyer requirements

Classified Ad listings

What you can change on a Classified Ad listing depends on how long is left before the listing ends.

If there are more than 12 hours left, you can:

  • Change any information except the selling format

  • Change the category, provided that the insertion fees are the same

If there are less than 12 hours left, you can:

  • Change any information except the selling format

  • Change some item specifics, but not the category

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