You can end an eBay fixed price listing at any time, but auction listings can only be ended early in certain situations.
To end a listing early:
Tip. If you made a mistake in your listing, you may be able to revise your listing or change your item price instead of ending your listing early.
When you can end a listing
If you end a listing early, it risks disappointing potential buyers, so we strongly discourage all our sellers from doing so. However, we understand that there are times when it might be necessary to end a listing early. Some valid reasons include:
- The item is lost, broken, or no longer available
- You made a mistake, such as listing the wrong starting price in an auction
Fixed price listing
You can end an eBay fixed price listing with or without open offers at any time.
Whether you can end your auction listing early depends on if you’ve received any bids yet, how much time is left in the auction, and if you have a reserve price in place.
If your listing isn't eligible to be ended early, you can contact any bidders to explain the situation and ask them to retract their bids. If the auction has finished, you can contact the winner and, if they agree, you can cancel the transaction.
You can only end auction listings with bids one at a time by selecting a valid reason.
Ending listings early disappoints bidders, so eBay may place limits and restrictions on your account if you are doing so regularly.
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