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Restrictions on revising listings
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What you can revise in a listing depends on the listing type, the time left before it ends, and whether you have received any bids or sales. Remember that not all features are available in all listing tools.

Auction-style listings

Time before the listing ends

Are there bids?

What you can and can't change

No

You can:

  • Remove the following optional listing upgrades: Buy It Now, eBay photo upgrades, reserve price, 10-day listing (in applicable categories).

  • Add optional listing upgrades to increase your item's visibility.

  • Add a second category, unless there are category restrictions. (Fees may apply.)

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

You can't:

  • Change the listing format.

  • Extend the listing duration if 2 or more hours have passed since the listing was submitted.

Yes

You can:

  • Add a second category, unless there are category restrictions. (Fees may apply.)

  • Add to the item description.

  • Add optional listing upgrades 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.)

You can't:

  • Change the listing format.

  • Change the listing duration.

  • Change the starting price.

  • Edit the listing description.

Are there bids?

What you can and can't change

No

You can:

  • Change the category and add item specifics.

  • Add a second category, unless there are category restrictions. (Fees may apply.)

  • Add to the item description.

  • Add optional listing upgrades to increase your item's visibility. (Fees may apply.)

  • Add a page view counter.

  • Add new payment methods and ship-to locations.

You can't:

  • Change the listing duration.

  • Change the starting price.

Yes

You can:

  • Add optional listing upgrades to increase your listing's visibility. (Fees may apply.)

  • You can answer buyers' questions, but you can't post the questions and answers to your listing.

You can't:

  • Change the listing duration.

  • Change the starting price.

  • Edit the listing description.

Fixed price listings

You can't change a fixed price listing to an auction-style listing. Two hours after submitting a fixed price listing, you can't change the duration.

Have any purchases been made from the listing?

What you can change:
  • Decrease the price.

  • Edit the title

  • Change the primary and secondary category

  • Change the quantity and Store category.

  • Add or remove optional listing upgrades. (Fees may apply if you add listing upgrades, and you won't receive a refund for any listing upgrades you remove.)

  • Add to the description.

  • Add or change photos using eBay photo services.

  • Lower the Buy It Now price of your item.

  • Increase or decrease the number of items for sale.

  • Edit the shipping details. However, buyers who made a purchase prior to any shipping detail changes are charged the original shipping cost during checkout.

What you can change:
  • Edit the title

  • Add or remove Best Offer

  • Change the primary and secondary category

  • Add or change the gallery photo.

  • Add or change photos.

  • Lower the Buy It Now price of your item.

  • Increase or decrease the number of items for sale.

  • Edit the shipping details.

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 change 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:

  • Decrease the price.

  • Change the quantity.

  • Add additional shipping options or payment methods

  • Add a second category, unless there are category restrictions.

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

  • Change buyer requirements

Classified Ads

You can change any information in a Classified Ad listing except the category.

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