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Second Chance Offer
What is it?
Second Chance Offer is a feature which enables sellers to offer an unsold item to the closest, non-winning bidder. The buyer can purchase the item at a Buy It Now price equal to their original bid amount.
Second Chance Offer is useful in the following scenarios:• The item did not meet Reserve, but there is a bid that is close
• Additional inventory is available for sale
How it works for Sellers
To qualify for Second Chance Offer, the following criteria must be met:
Seller has duplicate items for sale
Auction ended without meeting the Reserve Price
The winner doesn't complete the transaction
Note: The number of offers you send must be equal or less than the number of items you have for sale.
There are no fees associated with using Second Chance Offer, you only pay the Final Value Fee once the offer is accepted.
Second Chance Offers can be sent from My eBay, View Item or Bid History pages.
From My eBay:
How it works for Buyers
When an auction ends without a winning bid, you may receive a Second Chance Offer from the seller to purchase that item anyway. The seller can offer you the chance to "Buy It Now" using your last bid amount.
If you receive a Second Chance Offer, it will be reflected on the closed View Item page as a message that there is "an offer waiting for you". You can then click on the Second Chance Offer link to view the details and make a purchase.
A Second Chance Offer message alert will also be displayed at the top of any eBay page when you sign in to remind you that you have an offer about to expire.
Go directly to Second Chance Offers details in My eBay All Buying > Items I didn't Win. Select the Second Chance Offers filter and click on the Buy It Now link to purchase the item.
Note: All Second Chance Offers will be displayed in My eBay.