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Listing duplicate auction-style listings
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Duplicate auction-style listings appearing on eBay

If you list duplicate auction-style listings, only one listing without bids will appear on eBay at a time. Once the first listing receives a bid or ends, the next auction-style listing for the same item appears on the site.

Duplicate auction-style listings that aren't eligible to appear on the site won't appear anywhere on eBay, including search results and eBay Stores.

When you list duplicate auction-style listings, you see a note in the Selling section of My eBay letting you know that your listing will be available on eBay after you receive a bid on the identical active listing.

To see which active duplicate listings aren't appearing on eBay in Selling Manager:
  1. Go to Selling Manager or Selling Manager Pro.You may be asked to sign in.

  2. In the Listing Activity section, click the Duplicate listing not visible to buyers link.

  3. On the next page, enter additional search information and click the Search button.

Fees

When you list duplicate, identical auction-style listings, you're charged the full insertion fee for each listing even if a listing doesn't appear on eBay for the full duration of the listing. You may be eligible for an insertion fee credit.

If you listed a duplicate auction-style listing that didn't appear on eBay and is eligible for an insertion fee credit, you see a note in the Unsold listings section of My eBay.

To see which duplicate listings are eligible for insertion fee credit in Selling Manager:
  1. Go to Selling Manager or Selling Manager Pro.You may be asked to sign in.

  2. In the Listing Activity section, click the Eligible for duplicate listings policy fee credit link.

  3. On the next page, enter additional search information and click the Search button.

Tips

List only one item at a time to ensure that your listing appears in search results. In general, sellers shouldn't list duplicate auction-style listings. Only items that tend to do well when sold in auction-style format—for example, hard-to-find or high demand items—should be listed in duplicate. Learn more about our duplicate listing policy.
List your items as multi-quantity fixed price listing. When you create your fixed price listing, indicate how many items you have in the quantity section. Learn more about selling using a fixed price.
If you want to list duplicate auction-style listings, schedule different ending times. If a buyer doesn't win the first listing, they have the chance to bid on the next listing.
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