Trading API865

PlaceOffer

Use this call to place a bid or a best offer, or make a purchase.

Usage Details

Before devoting development time to production use of PlaceOffer, you must obtain approval by the eBay Partner Network. However, such approval isn't needed for use of PlaceOffer in the sandbox. PlaceOffer can be used in automated test scripts in the sandbox.

Note: Before you can use PlaceOffer in production, you must apply for, and be granted, approval for using this call by the eBay Partner Network. Additionally, please review the PlaceOffer Policies and Guidelines. The policies are required for the use of PlaceOffer in the production environment. If you are granted access to PlaceOffer in production, follow the policies for your application. If you already have been granted access, and are unclear about the policies, please file a support ticket at http://developer.ebay.com/support/developersupport/request.

In an auction listing with a Buy It Now option, PlaceOffer can be used to buy the item immediately.

PlaceOffer can be used to buy items from basic fixed-price listings. In this case, the call is used to purchase one or more items at the price in the listing. Use PlaceOffer to purchase as many items as desired from the listing, up to the total number in the listing. A single call can be made that enables a user to buy multiple items from the same listing. Alternatively, PlaceOffer can be called multiple times on the same listing, with each call purchasing a subset of the total number of items desired.

PlaceOffer can be used to make a best offer; for information about the Best Offer feature (including rules for counteroffers), see Enabling Best Offer.

In the PlaceOffer request, specify an ItemID. Use the Action field to specify if you want to make a Bid or Purchase. For more information about the possible input values for PlaceOffer (including about functionality related to best offer), see PlaceOffer Input.

For affiliate-related information specific to this call, see Earning Affiliate Commissions with PlaceOffer.

PlaceOffer and Currencies

Offer.Currency and the CurrencyID attribute on Offer.MaxBid are ignored for PlaceOffer. The currency that will be used in the order line item is the currency specified by the seller when adding the item. However, your users may want to see current conversion rates before placing an offer. To let them check currency conversion rates send them to the xe.com Universal Currency Converter provided by eBay.

Global Shipping Program Compatibility

PlaceOffer is not compatible with eBay's Global Shipping Program prior to version 787. This means that when a buyer attempts to purchase an item that's listed with International Priority Shipping as an international shipping option and PlaceOffer is invoked, the buyer will receive an error message indicating that the item can be purchased only on one of the main eBay sites.

You must upgrade your application to version 787 or higher of the Trading API schema before attempting to call PlaceOffer to let buyers purchase Global Shipping Program-enabled items.

For more information about using the Global Shipping Program, see the Managing Shipping chapter of the Trading API User's Guide.

Applying for Approval of the eBay Partner Network

Use of PlaceOffer in production is only granted to those that pass the affiliate vetting process.

Before you can use PlaceOffer in production, you must apply for, and be granted, approval by the eBay Partner Network. Please do the following to initiate the review by the eBay Partner Network:

  1. Apply for an eBay Partner Network account:
    • Declare "Downloadable Software" as your promotional method.
    • Please ensure that the information you provide is accurate, and be as thorough as possible when completing your application.
    • Review the Help topics about becoming an eBay Partner Network member.
    • Ensure that you read and agree to the following:
    • Within 10 business days, the eBay Partner Network will respond, approving or declining your network application.
  2. If you are approved by eBay Partner Network, or have an existing eBay Partner Network account, log in and confirm that your business information reflects "Downloadable Software" as your promotional method on the Accounts tab.
  3. Follow the instructions to submit a business model application.
  4. If your business model is approved by the eBay Partner Network, please open a new ticket with eBay Developer Support, indicating "PlaceOffer API Request" in the subject line. In the ticket, include the following:
    • eBay Partner Network Publisher ID and the Incident ID
    • The approval email as an attachment
    • Detailed instructions on how we can access and test your application in Sandbox
    • Signed PlaceOffer Addendum

PlaceOffer Policies and Guidelines

If you get eBay Partner Network approval, and then pass the eBay Developer Support review, then please reread the policies below that must be followed, and also reread the guidelines (which contain practices that you should follow).

PlaceOffer Policies

The following PlaceOffer policies are required for applications that use this call in the production environment:

Please also note the following policies regarding use of PlaceOffer in the production environment:

PlaceOffer Guidelines

This section contains guidelines for PlaceOffer, which are designed to help developers deliver a more reliable shopping experience to eBay users:

Earning Affiliate Commissions with PlaceOffer

Affiliate-commission functionality is not available in the Sandbox environment. Affiliate commissions from PlaceOffer require that the call be made to the site on which the item is listed. Affiliate commissions from PlaceOffer also require that the affiliate has signed up with the eBay Partner Network for the site on which the item is listed.

To earn eBay affiliate commissions with your application, you must first be approved by the eBay Partner Network. Please note that not all applications are approved. To be reviewed for approval, please do the following:

  1. Sign up for an affiliate account at the eBay Partner Network, and declare "Downloadable Software" as your promotional method. If you have an existing eBay Partner Network account, log in and update your business information to reflect this promotional method on the Accounts tab.
  2. Download and fill out the eBay Partner Network Application Review form. Return the filled out form to Developer Relations and indicate "Place Offer API Request" in the subject line.
  3. The eBay Partner Network team will respond within 10 business days, approving or declining your request for the use of your application/software to earn affiliate commissions.
  4. Ensure that you read and follow the Network Agreement, Terms & Conditions, and Code of Conduct.

Keep in mind that the use or distribution of an unapproved commission-generating application is a breach of the eBay Partner Network Agreement and may result in the termination of your affiliate account, as well as reversal of commissions.

Bot Blocking

If you make a PlaceOffer request and eBay returns a BotBlock container, your application must use the contents of the BotBlock container to verify that the application/user is not a bot. If you receive a botblock challenge in a PlaceOffer response, it looks similar to this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<eBay>
  <EBayTime>2007-06-02 20:03:49</EBayTime>
  <BotBlock>
    <BotBlockToken>FeIOAAAAAAA=</BotBlockToken>
    <BotBlockAudioUrl>Http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?FetchAudioCaptcha&
      tokenString=FeIOAAAAAAA%3D&site_id=0&co_partnerId=0</BotBlockAudioUrl>
    <BotBlockURL>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?LoadBotImage&
      tokenString=FeIOAAAAAAA%3D</BotBlockURL>
  </BotBlock>
</eBay>

Capture the BotBlock container values (BotBlockUrl, BotBlockAudioUrl, and BotBlockToken) in the PlaceOffer response and input the respective value for BotBlockUrl or BotBlockAudioUrl in a new PlaceOffer call. Include a BotBlock container (with the user-input value and the token you captured from the BotBlockToken field). eBay then uses the values in your call to validate that the user is not a bot.

You can use GetChallengeToken to test your application's ability to show that PlaceOffer is not being called by a bot. Make a GetChallengeToken request and capture ChallengeToken, ImageChallengeURL, and AudioChallengeURL. The application/user must input the value for ImageChallengeURL or AudioChallengeURL. Your application must capture this value and, in a PlaceOffer call, include the appropriate values. The BotBlock container should contain the user-input value along with the value from ChallengeToken (from the GetChallengeToken response). eBay then uses your BotBlock container to validate that the user not a bot.

Testing PlaceOffer

You can test PlaceOffer in the Sandbox. Testing the call requires at least two test users: one to list the item as the seller and the other to make the offer as a buyer. However, to accommodate all listing type use cases, your test bed should use three or more test users (which allows for more than one buyer). The test user acting as the seller must have sufficient seller qualifications to list all auction types to be tested.

Test offers on all supported types of listings: Chinese, single-item fixed-price, and multi-item fixed-price. For multi-item fixed-price listings, make the offer for multiple items from the same listing (specified in the Offer.Quantity property).

Use GetSellerList, GetSellerEvents, and GetItem to view changes to listings after placing offers.

Test PlaceOffer under error conditions by deliberately specifying incorrect inputs. For example, specify an offer amount that is less than the current minimum bid amount.

Related Information

See:
    Enabling Best Offer
    API License Agreement
    eBay User Agreement
    PlaceOffer API License Agreement Addendum
    API Logo Usage Requirements
    Filing a Support Ticket
    eBay Partner Network

See also the reference documentation for these calls:



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PlaceOffer Input

The box below lists all fields that could be included in the call request. To learn more about an individual field or its type, click its name in the box (or scroll down to find it in the table below the box).

See also Samples.

See also the Deprecated Objects link above. Fields presented in this color are deprecated, and fields presented in this color are (or soon will be) non-operational.

The XML prototype does not include requester credentials. This is a documentation limitation only (see Standard Requester Credentials for Making Calls).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<PlaceOfferRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <!-- Call-specific Input Fields -->
  <AffiliateTrackingDetails> AffiliateTrackingDetailsType
    <AffiliateUserID> string </AffiliateUserID>
    <ApplicationDeviceType> ApplicationDeviceTypeCodeType </ApplicationDeviceType>
    <TrackingID> string </TrackingID>
    <TrackingPartnerCode> string </TrackingPartnerCode>
  </AffiliateTrackingDetails>
  <BlockOnWarning> boolean </BlockOnWarning>
  <ItemID> ItemIDType (string) </ItemID>
  <Offer> OfferType
    <Action> BidActionCodeType </Action>
    <BestOfferID> BestOfferIDType (string) </BestOfferID>
    <MaxBid> AmountType (double) </MaxBid>
    <Message> string </Message>
    <Quantity> int </Quantity>
    <UserConsent> boolean </UserConsent>
  </Offer>
  <VariationSpecifics> NameValueListArrayType
    <NameValueList> NameValueListType
      <Name> string </Name>
      <Value> string </Value>
      <!-- ... more Value values allowed here ... -->
    </NameValueList>
    <!-- ... more NameValueList nodes allowed here ... -->
  </VariationSpecifics>
  <!-- Standard Input Fields -->
  <BotBlock> BotBlockRequestType
    <BotBlockToken> string </BotBlockToken>
    <BotBlockUserInput> string </BotBlockUserInput>
  </BotBlock>
  <EndUserIP> string </EndUserIP>
  <ErrorLanguage> string </ErrorLanguage>
  <InvocationID> UUIDType (string) </InvocationID>
  <MessageID> string </MessageID>
  <Version> string </Version>
  <WarningLevel> WarningLevelCodeType </WarningLevel>
</PlaceOfferRequest>
Argument Type Occurrence Meaning
Call-specific Input Fields [Jump to standard fields]
AffiliateTrackingDetails AffiliateTrackingDetailsType Optional Container for affiliate-related tags, which enable the tracking of user activity. If you include AffiliateTrackingDetails in your PlaceOffer call, then it is possible to receive affiliate commissions based on calls made by your application. (See the eBay Partner Network for information about commissions.) Please note that affiliate tracking is not available in the Sandbox environment, and that affiliate tracking is not available when you make a best offer.

See Affiliate Tracking Concepts.

AffiliateTrackingDetails
  .AffiliateUserID
string Conditional Need not be specified. You can define an AffiliateUserID (up to 256 characters) if you want to leverage it to better monitor your marketing efforts. If you are using the eBay Partner Network, and you provide an AffiliateUserID, the tracking URL returned by eBay Partner Network will contain the AffiliateUserID, but it will be referred to as a "customid".
AffiliateTrackingDetails
  .ApplicationDeviceType
ApplicationDeviceTypeCodeType Conditional Type of device from which the call originated. For PlaceOffer, if you are using affiliate tracking, this field is required as part of the set of tags you use in the AffiliateTrackingDetails container.

Applicable values:

•   Browser

(in) Browser device.

•   CustomCode

(in) Reserved for future use.

•   Desktop

(in) Desktop device.

•   SetTopTVBox

(in) SetTopTVBox device.

•   Wireless

(in) Wireless device.


AffiliateTrackingDetails
  .TrackingID
string Conditional The value you specify is obtained from your tracking partner. For eBay Partner Network, the TrackingID is the Campaign ID ("campid") provided by eBay Partner Network. A Campaign ID is a 10-digit, unique number for associating traffic. A Campaign ID is valid across all programs to which you have been accepted.
AffiliateTrackingDetails
  .TrackingPartnerCode
string Conditional Specifies your tracking partner for affiliate commissions. Required if you specify a TrackingID. Depending on your tracking partner, specify one of the following values. Not all partners are valid for all sites. For PlaceOffer, only eBay Partner Network and Mediaplex are valid:

2 = Be Free
3 = Affilinet
4 = TradeDoubler
5 = Mediaplex
6 = DoubleClick
7 = Allyes
8 = BJMT
9 = eBay Partner Network

For information about the eBay Partner Network, see eBay Partner Network.

See Affiliate Tracking Concepts.

BlockOnWarning boolean Optional If a warning message exists and BlockOnWarning is true, the warning message is returned and the bid is blocked. If no warning message exists and BlockOnWarning is true, the bid is placed. If BlockOnWarning is false, the bid is placed, regardless of warning.
ItemID ItemIDType (string) Required Unique item ID that identifies the item listing for which the action is being submitted.

If the item was listed with Variations, you must also specify VariationSpecifics in the request to uniquely identify the variant being purchased.
Max length: 19 (Note: The eBay database specifies 38. Currently, Item IDs are usually 9 to 12 digits).
Offer OfferType Required Specifies the type of offer being made. If the item is a competitive-bidding listing, the offer is a bid. If the item is a fixed-price listing, then the offer purchases the item. If the item is a competitive-bidding listing and the offer is of type with an active, unexercised Buy It Now option, then the offer can either purchase the item or be a bid. See the schema documentation for OfferType for details on its properties and their meanings.
Offer.Action BidActionCodeType Required Indicates the type of offer being made on the specified listing. If the item is Best Offer enabled and the buyer makes a Best Offer (or a counter offer), then after the PlaceOffer call, the buyer can get the status of the Best Offer (and of a possible seller-counter-offer, etc.) using the GetBestOffers call. See the Trading Web Services Guide for information about best-offer enabled items and about GetBestOffers.

Applicable values:

•   Accept

(in/out) If an item is best-offer enabled, use this value if a buyer is accepting a counteroffer of a seller.

•   Bid

(in/out) The item is being offered (or was placed) as an auction listing.

•   Counter

(in/out) If an item is best-offer enabled, use this value if a buyer is making a counteroffer to a seller's counteroffer.

•   Decline

(in/out) If an item is best-offer enabled, use this value if a buyer is declining a counteroffer of a seller.

•   Offer

(in/out) If an item is best-offer enabled, use this value if a buyer is making a best offer on the item. After a buyer makes a best offer (or counter-offer, etc.), the buyer can get the status of the best offer (and of a possible seller-counter-offer, etc.) using the GetBestOffers call.

•   Purchase

(in/out) The offer is being placed, or was placed, on a fixed-price listing. This value is used for fixed-price listings to purchase an item. In PlaceOffer, for auction listings with the Buy It Now option, specify 'Purchase' to buy the item. In the case of fixed-price listings requiring immediate payment (AutoPay enabled), PlaceOffer cannot be used for purchase. But for fixed-price listings with AutoPay that have the BestOffer option, PlaceOffer can be used to make an offer (but not to purchase).


(Not all values in BidActionCodeType apply to this field.)
Offer.BestOfferID BestOfferIDType (string) Optional The ID of a Best Offer on an item. Must be specified as input to PlaceOffer only if a buyer is accepting or declining a seller's counter offer (and is not required for a buyer's offer or counter offer).
Offer.MaxBid AmountType (double) Required Amount of the offer placed. For auction listings, the amount bid on the item (subject to outbid by other buyers). For fixed-price listings, the fixed sale price at which the item is purchased. For auction listings with an active Buy It Now option, this amount will be either the Buy It Now price for purchase or the amount of a bid, depending on the offer type (as specified in Action). For PlaceOffer, the CurrencyID attribute is ignored if provided. Regarding Value-Added Tax (VAT): Even if VAT applies, you do not need to add VAT to the MaxBid value. If VAT applies to the listing, the seller can specify a VAT percent value when they list the item.
Offer.Message string Optional A message from the buyer to the seller. Applies if the buyer is using PlaceOffer to perform a best-offer-related action (Best Offer, counter offer, etc.).
Offer.Quantity int Required Specifies the number of items from the specified listing the user tendering the offer intends to purchase, bid on, or make a Best Offer on. For auctions, the value may not exceed one. For multi-item listings, must be greater than zero and not exceeding the number of items offered for sale in the listing.
Offer.UserConsent boolean Optional If true, confirms that the bidder read and agrees to eBay's privacy policy. Applies if the subject item is in a category that requires user consent. If user consent (that is, confirmation that a bidder read and agrees to eBay's privacy policy) is required for a category that the subject item is in, this value must be true for a bid to occur.
VariationSpecifics NameValueListArrayType Conditional Name-value pairs that identify a single variation within the listing identified by ItemID. Required when the seller listed the item with Item Variations.

If you want to buy items from multiple variations in the same listing, use a separate PlaceOffer request for each variation. For example, if you want to buy 3 red shirts and 2 black shirts from the same listing, use one PlaceOffer request for the 3 red shirts, and another PlaceOffer request for the 2 black shirts.
VariationSpecifics
  .NameValueList
NameValueListType Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
For the AddItem family of calls: Contains the name and value(s) for an Item Specific. Only required when the ItemSpecifics container is specified.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: The same NameValueList schema is used for the ItemSpecifics node, the VariationSpecifics node, and the VariationSpecifcsSet node.

If the listing has varations, any name that you use in the VariationSpecifics and VariationSpecificsSet nodes can't be used in the ItemSpecifics node.

When you list with Item Variations:
a) Specify shared Item Specifics (e.g., Brand) in the ItemSpecifics node.
b) Specify up to five VariationSpecifics in each Variation node.
c) Specify all applicable names with all their supported values in the VariationSpecificSet node.

See the Variation sample in the AddFixedPriceItem call reference for examples.

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
VariationSpecifics
  .NameValueList.Name
string Conditional A name in a name/value pair.

For the AddItem and AddFixedPriceItem families of calls: In the Item.ItemSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use. However, to help buyers find items more easily, it is a good idea to try to use a recommended name when possible (see GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations). You can't specify the same name twice within the same listing.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: In the VariationSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use, unless the VariationsEnabled flag is false for the name in the GetCategorySpecifics response. For example, for some categories eBay may recommend that you only use "Brand" as a shared name at the Item level, not in variations.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: This is a recommended (popular) name to use for items in the specified category (e.g., "Brand" might be recommended, not "Manufacturer").

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 40.
VariationSpecifics
  .NameValueList.Value
string Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
A value associated with the name.

For the AddItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics or Variation Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

In VariationSpecificSet, you typically specify multiple Value fields for each name. For example, if Name=Size, you would specify all size values that you wan to offer in the listing.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: The most highly recommended values are returned first. For these calls, Value is only returned when recommended values are available.

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 50.
Standard Input Fields  
BotBlock BotBlockRequestType Conditional Container for a token and for user input.
BotBlock.BotBlockToken string Conditional An encrypted token that eBay generates and that applications need to pass as input to subsquent calls. One use of this might be to block users from the site due to multiple call requests.
BotBlock.BotBlockUserInput string Conditional The user's response to being asked to type the message in the botblock challenge image (that is, the image corresponding to BotBlockUrl that has been returned in a previous call).
EndUserIP string Required The public IP address of the machine from which the request is sent. Your application captures that IP address and includes it in a call request. eBay evaluates requests for safety (also see the BotBlock container in the request and response of this call).
ErrorLanguage string Optional Use ErrorLanguage to return error strings for the call in a different language from the language commonly associated with the site that the requesting user is registered with. Specify the standard RFC 3066 language identification tag (e.g., en_US).

ID Country
en_AU Australia
de_AT Austria
nl_BE Belgium (Dutch)
fr_BE Belgium (French)
en_CA Canada
fr_CA Canada (French)
zh_CN China
fr_FR France
de_DE Germany
zh_HK Hong Kong
en_IN India
en_IE Ireland
it_IT Italy
nl_NL Netherlands
en_SG Singapore
es_ES Spain
de_CH Switzerland
en_GB United Kingdom
en_US United States

See Tags for the Identification of Languages.

InvocationID UUIDType (string) Optional A unique identifer for a particular call. If the same InvocationID is passed in after it has been passed in once on a call that succeeded for a particular application and user, then an error will be returned. The identifier can only contain digits from 0-9 and letters from A-F. The identifier must be 32 characters long. For example, 1FB02B2-9D27-3acb-ABA2-9D539C374228.
Max length: 32.
MessageID string Optional Most Trading API calls support a MessageID element in the request and a CorrelationID element in the response. If you pass in a MessageID in a request, the same value will be returned in the CorrelationID field in the response. Pairing these values can help you track and confirm that a response is returned for every request and to match specific responses to specific requests. If you do not pass a MessageID value in the request, CorrelationID is not returned.

Note: GetCategories is designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, the MessageID and CorrelationID fields aren't applicable. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, MessageID and CorrelationID are applicable.
Version string Conditional The version number of the API code that you are programming against (e.g., 859). The version you specify for a call has these basic effects:
- It indicates the version of the code lists and other data that eBay should use to process your request.
- It indicates the schema version you are using.
You need to use a version that is greater than or equal to the lowest supported version.

For the SOAP API: If you are using the SOAP API, this field is required. Specify the version of the WSDL your application is using.

For the XML API: If you are using the XML API, this field has no effect. Instead, specify the version in the X-EBAY-API-COMPATIBILITY-LEVEL HTTP header. (If you specify Version in the body of an XML API request and it is different from the value in the HTTP header, eBay returns an informational warning that the value in the HTTP header was used instead.)

See:
    Routing the Request (Gateway URLs)
    eBay Schema Versioning Strategy
    Lowest Supported Version

WarningLevel WarningLevelCodeType Optional Controls whether or not to return warnings when the application passes unrecognized or deprecated elements in a request.

An unrecognized element is one that is not defined in any supported version of the schema. Schema element names are case-sensitive, so using WarningLevel can also help you remove any potential hidden bugs within your application due to incorrect case or spelling in field names before you put your application into the Production environment.

WarningLevel only validates elements; it doesn't validate XML attributes. It also doesn't control warnings related to user-entered strings or numbers, or warnings for logical errors.

We recommend that you only use this during development and debugging. Do not use this in requests performed in the Production environment.

Applicable values:

•   High

(in) Return warnings when the application passes unrecognized or deprecated elements in a request.

•   Low

(in) Do not return warnings when the application passes unrecognized or deprecated elements in a request. This is the default value if WarningLevel is not specified.


See Warning Level.



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PlaceOffer Output

The box below lists all fields that might be returned in the response. To learn more about an individual field or its type, click its name in the box (or scroll down to find it in the table below the box).

See also Samples.

See also the Deprecated Objects link above. Fields presented in this color are deprecated, and fields presented in this color are not returned (or soon will not be returned) or are not operational (or soon will be non-operational).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<PlaceOfferResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <!-- Call-specific Output Fields -->
  <BestOffer> BestOfferType
    <BestOfferID> BestOfferIDType (string) </BestOfferID>
    <Status> BestOfferStatusCodeType </Status>
  </BestOffer>
  <OrderLineItemID> string </OrderLineItemID>
  <SellingStatus> SellingStatusType
    <ConvertedCurrentPrice currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </ConvertedCurrentPrice>
    <CurrentPrice currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </CurrentPrice>
    <HighBidder> UserType
      <UserID> UserIDType (string) </UserID>
    </HighBidder>
    <MinimumToBid currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </MinimumToBid>
    <ReserveMet> boolean </ReserveMet>
  </SellingStatus>
  <TransactionID> string </TransactionID>
  <!-- Standard Output Fields -->
  <Ack> AckCodeType </Ack>
  <BotBlock> BotBlockResponseType
    <BotBlockAudioUrl> string </BotBlockAudioUrl>
    <BotBlockToken> string </BotBlockToken>
    <BotBlockUrl> string </BotBlockUrl>
  </BotBlock>
  <Build> string </Build>
  <CorrelationID> string </CorrelationID>
  <DuplicateInvocationDetails> DuplicateInvocationDetailsType
    <DuplicateInvocationID> UUIDType (string) </DuplicateInvocationID>
    <InvocationTrackingID> string </InvocationTrackingID>
    <Status> InvocationStatusType </Status>
  </DuplicateInvocationDetails>
  <Errors> ErrorType
    <ErrorClassification> ErrorClassificationCodeType </ErrorClassification>
    <ErrorCode> token </ErrorCode>
    <ErrorParameters ParamID="string"> ErrorParameterType
      <Value> string </Value>
    </ErrorParameters>
    <!-- ... more ErrorParameters nodes allowed here ... -->
    <LongMessage> string </LongMessage>
    <SeverityCode> SeverityCodeType </SeverityCode>
    <ShortMessage> string </ShortMessage>
  </Errors>
  <!-- ... more Errors nodes allowed here ... -->
  <HardExpirationWarning> string </HardExpirationWarning>
  <Message> string </Message>
  <Timestamp> dateTime </Timestamp>
  <Version> string </Version>
</PlaceOfferResponse>
Return Value Type Occurrence Meaning
Call-specific Output Fields [Jump to standard fields]
BestOffer BestOfferType Conditionally Container consisting of the status for a Best Offer. This container is only returned if applicable based on the listing and the value set for Offer.Action field in the request.
BestOffer.BestOfferID BestOfferIDType (string) Conditionally An ID to distinguish this Best Offer from other Best Offers made on the item.
BestOffer.Status BestOfferStatusCodeType Conditionally The state of the offer. In the case of a PlaceOffer response that specified a Best Offer, Status may be "Accepted" if the Best Offer was at or above an auto-accept price.

Applicable values:

•   Accepted

(out) Depending on context, this value can indicate that the buyer's Best offer was accepted by the seller, or that the seller's counter offer was accepted by the buyer.

•   AdminEnded

(out) This value indicates that the Best Offer was ended by an eBay administrator.

•   Declined

(out) Depending on context, this value can indicate that the buyer's Best offer was declined by the seller, or that the seller's counter offer was declined by the buyer.

•   Expired

(out) Depending on context, this value can indicate that the buyer's Best Offer expired due to the passing of 48 hours with no seller response (accept, decline, counter offer), or that the seller's counter offer expired due to the passing of 48 hours with no buyer response (accept, decline, another Best Offer).


(Not all values in BestOfferStatusCodeType apply to this field.)
OrderLineItemID string Conditionally OrderLineItemID is a unique identifier for an eBay order line item and is based upon the concatenation of ItemID and TransactionID, with a hyphen in between these two IDs. The OrderLineItemID field is only returned if the Offer.Action field is set to Purchase in the input and the purchase is successful. A Purchase action in PlaceOffer can be used for a fixed-price listing, or for an auction listing where the Buy It Now option is available.

Max length: 50 (Note: The eBay database specifies 38. ItemIDs and TransactionIDs are usually 9 to 12 digits.).
SellingStatus SellingStatusType Always Indicates the current bidding/purchase state of the item listing regarding the offer extended using PlaceOffer. See the schema documentation for the SellingStatus object, the properties of which contain such post-offer information as the current high bidder, the current price for the item, and the bid increment.
SellingStatus
  .ConvertedCurrentPrice
AmountType (double) Conditionally Converted value of the CurrentPrice in the currency of the site that returned this response. For active items, refresh the listing's data every 24 hours to pick up the current conversion rates. Only returned when the item's CurrentPrice on the listing site is in different currency than the currency of the host site for the user/application making the API call. ConvertedCurrentPrice is not returned for Classified listings (Classified listings are not available on all sites).

In multi-variation listings, this value matches the lowest-priced variation that is still available for sale.
SellingStatus
  .ConvertedCurrentPrice
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Conditionally Three-digit code representing the currency type being used.

In Add/Revise/Relist calls, the currency can be specified in the Item.Currency field in requests instead. If you do specify this attribute in Add/Revise/Relist calls, the value must match the site currency (i.e., it must be the same as the value in Item.Currency) unless otherwise stated.

In Add/Revise/Relist calls, listing fees are returned in the currency of the user's registration site. For example, a user who is registered on the eBay US site always sees their fees returned in USD, even when their listing request is sent to another site, such as eBay UK or eBay Germany.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
SellingStatus.CurrentPrice AmountType (double) Always The current price of the item in the original listing currency.

For auction listings, this price is the starting minimum price (if the listing has no bids) or the current highest bid (if bids have been placed) for the item. This does not reflect the BuyItNow price.

For fixed-price and ad format listings, this is the current listing price.

In multi-variation, fixed-price listings, this value matches the lowest-priced variation that is still available for sale.
SellingStatus.CurrentPrice
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Always Three-digit code representing the currency type being used.

In Add/Revise/Relist calls, the currency can be specified in the Item.Currency field in requests instead. If you do specify this attribute in Add/Revise/Relist calls, the value must match the site currency (i.e., it must be the same as the value in Item.Currency) unless otherwise stated.

In Add/Revise/Relist calls, listing fees are returned in the currency of the user's registration site. For example, a user who is registered on the eBay US site always sees their fees returned in USD, even when their listing request is sent to another site, such as eBay UK or eBay Germany.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
SellingStatus.HighBidder UserType Conditionally For ended auction listings that have a winning bidder, this field is a container for the high bidder's user ID. For ended, single-item, fixed-price listings, this field is a container for the user ID of the purchaser. This field isn't returned for auctions with no bids, or for active fixed-price listings. In the case of PlaceOffer, for auction listings, this field is a container for the high bidder's user ID. In the PlaceOffer response, the following applies: For multiple-quantity, fixed-price listings, the high bidder is only returned if there is just one order line item (or only for the first order line item that is created).
SellingStatus.HighBidder
  .UserID
UserIDType (string) Conditionally Unique eBay user ID for the user.

Since a bidder's user info is anonymous, this tag contains the actual value of an ID only for that bidder, and for the seller of an item that the user is bidding on. For other users, the actual value is replaced by an anonymous value, according to these rules:

When bidding on items, UserID is replaced with the value "a****b" where a and b are random characters from the UserID. For example, if the UserID = IBidALot, it might be displayed as, "I****A".

Note that in this format, the anonymous bidder ID can change for each auction.

For GetMyeBayBuying only, when bidding on items: UserID is replaced with the value "a****b" where a and b are random characters from the UserID.

When bidding on items listed on the the Philippines site: UserID is replaced with the value "Bidder X" where X is a number indicating the order of that user's first bid. For example, if the user was the third bidder, UserID = Bidder 3.

Note that in this Philippines site format, the anonymous bidder ID stays the same for a given auction, but is different for different auctions. For example, a bidder who is the third and then the seventh bidder in an auction will be listed for both bids as "Bidder 3". However, if that same bidder is the first bidder on a different auction, the bidder will be listed for that auction as "Bidder 1", not "Bidder 3".

For GetMyeBayBuying only, when bidding on items listed on the UK and AU sites: UserID is replaced with the string "High Bidder".

For PlaceOffer, see also SellingStatus.HighBidder.

See Working with Anonymous User Information.

SellingStatus.MinimumToBid AmountType (double) Conditionally Smallest amount the next bid on the item can be. Returns same value as Item.StartPrice (if no bids have yet been placed) or CurrentPrice plus BidIncrement (if at least one bid has been placed). Only applicable to auction listings. Returns null for fixed-price and Ad type listings.

In multi-variation listings, this value matches the lowest-priced variation that is still available for sale.
SellingStatus.MinimumToBid
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Conditionally Three-digit code representing the currency type being used.

In Add/Revise/Relist calls, the currency can be specified in the Item.Currency field in requests instead. If you do specify this attribute in Add/Revise/Relist calls, the value must match the site currency (i.e., it must be the same as the value in Item.Currency) unless otherwise stated.

In Add/Revise/Relist calls, listing fees are returned in the currency of the user's registration site. For example, a user who is registered on the eBay US site always sees their fees returned in USD, even when their listing request is sent to another site, such as eBay UK or eBay Germany.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
SellingStatus.ReserveMet boolean Conditionally Indicates whether the reserve price has been met for the listing. Returns true if the reserve price was met or no reserve price was specified.
TransactionID string Conditionally Unique identifier for an eBay order line item (transaction). The TransactionID field is only returned if the Offer.Action field was set to Purchase in the input and the purchase was successful. A Purchase action in PlaceOffer can be used for a fixed-price listing, or for an auction listing where the Buy It Now option is available.
Max length: 19 (Note: The eBay database specifies 38. TransactionIDs are usually 9 to 12 digits.) .
Standard Output Fields  
Ack AckCodeType Always A token representing the application-level acknowledgement code that indicates the response status (e.g., success). The AckCodeType list specifies the possible values for the Ack field.

Applicable values:

•   CustomCode

(out) Reserved for internal or future use.

•   Failure

(out) Request processing failed

•   Success

(out) Request processing succeeded

•   Warning

(out) Request processing completed with warning information being included in the response message


(Not all values in AckCodeType apply to this field.)
BotBlock BotBlockResponseType Conditionally Container of token, image URL and audio URL.
BotBlock.BotBlockAudioUrl string Conditionally The URL of the audio-clip that your application should provide for sight-impaired users. The BotBlockAudioUrl audio-clip corresponds to the BotBlockUrl image.
BotBlock.BotBlockToken string Conditionally An encrypted token generated by eBay when the botblock mechanism is triggered. This token is mapped to BotBlockUrl and BotBlockAudioUrl.
BotBlock.BotBlockUrl string Conditionally The URL of the image that your application should display to the user for a botblock challenge.
Build string Always This refers to the specific software build that eBay used when processing the request and generating the response. This includes the version number plus additional information. eBay Developer Support may request the build information when helping you resolve technical issues.
CorrelationID string Conditionally Most Trading API calls support a MessageID element in the request and a CorrelationID element in the response. If you pass in a MessageID in a request, the same value will be returned in the CorrelationID field in the response. Pairing these values can help you track and confirm that a response is returned for every request and to match specific responses to specific requests. If you do not pass a MessageID value in the request, CorrelationID is not returned.

Note: GetCategories is designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, the MessageID and CorrelationID fields aren't applicable. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, MessageID and CorrelationID are applicable.
DuplicateInvocationDetails DuplicateInvocationDetailsType Conditionally Information that explains a failure due to a duplicate InvocationID being passed in.
DuplicateInvocationDetails
  .DuplicateInvocationID
UUIDType (string) Conditionally The duplicate InvocationID.
DuplicateInvocationDetails
  .InvocationTrackingID
string Conditionally The id that identifies the business item the previous API invocation created. For example, the ItemID of the item created by an AddItem call.
DuplicateInvocationDetails
  .Status
InvocationStatusType Conditionally The status of the previous call that used the InvocationID.

Applicable values:

•   CustomCode

(out) [appinfoBug]

•   Failure

(out)

•   InProgress

(out)

•   Success

(out)


Errors ErrorType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
A list of application-level errors (if any) that occurred when eBay processed the request.

See Error Handling.

Errors.ErrorClassification ErrorClassificationCodeType Conditionally API errors are divided between two classes: system errors and request errors.

Applicable values:

•   CustomCode

(out) Reserved for internal or future use.

•   RequestError

(out) An error has occurred either as a result of a problem in the sending application or because the application's end-user has attempted to submit invalid data (or missing data). In these cases, do not retry the request. The problem must be corrected before the request can be made again. If the problem is due to something in the application (such as a missing required field), the application must be changed. If the problem is a result of end-user data, the application must alert the end-user to the problem and provide the means for the end-user to correct the data. Once the problem in the application or data is resolved, resend the request to eBay with the corrected data.

•   SystemError

(out) Indicates that an error has occurred on the eBay system side, such as a database or server down. An application can retry the request as-is a reasonable number of times (eBay recommends twice). If the error persists, contact Developer Technical Support. Once the problem has been resolved, the request may be resent in its original form.


Errors.ErrorCode token Conditionally A unique code that identifies the particular error condition that occurred. Your application can use error codes as identifiers in your customized error-handling algorithms. See the "Errors by Number" document.
Errors.ErrorParameters ErrorParameterType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
This optional element carries a list of context-specific error variables that indicate details about the error condition. These are useful when multiple instances of ErrorType are returned.
Errors.ErrorParameters
  [ attribute ParamID ]
string Conditionally The index of the parameter in the list of parameter types returned within the error type.
Errors.ErrorParameters.Value string Conditionally The value of the variable (e.g., the attribute set ID)
Errors.LongMessage string Conditionally A more detailed description of the condition that raised the error.
Errors.SeverityCode SeverityCodeType Conditionally Indicates whether the error is a severe error (causing the request to fail) or an informational error (a warning) that should be communicated to the user.

Applicable values:

•   CustomCode

(out) Reserved for internal or future use.

•   Error

(out) The request that triggered the error was not processed successfully. When a serious application-level error occurs, the error is returned instead of the business data.

If the source of the problem is within the application (such as a missing required element), change the application before you retry the request.

  • If the problem is due to end-user input data, please alert the end-user to the problem and provide the means for them to correct the data. Once the problem in the application or data is resolved, you can attempt to re-send the request to eBay.
  • If the source of the problem is on eBay's side, An application can retry the request as-is a reasonable number of times (eBay recommends twice). If the error persists, contact Developer Technical Support. Once the problem has been resolved, the request may be resent in its original form.


See the Compatible Application Check section of the eBay Features Guide for more information.

•   Warning

(out) The request was processed successfully, but something occurred that may affect your application or the user. For example, eBay may have changed a value the user sent in. In this case, eBay returns a normal, successful response and also returns the warning.

When a warning occurs, the error is returned in addition to the business data. In this case, you do not need to retry the request (as the original request was successful). However, depending on the cause or nature of the warning, you might need to contact either the end user or eBay to effect a long term solution to the problem to prevent it from reoccurring in the future.


Errors.ShortMessage string Conditionally A brief description of the condition that raised the error.
HardExpirationWarning string Conditionally Expiration date of the user's authentication token. Only returned within the 7-day period prior to a token's expiration. To ensure that user authentication tokens are secure and to help avoid a user's token being compromised, tokens have a limited life span. A token is only valid for a period of time (set by eBay). After this amount of time has passed, the token expires and must be replaced with a new token.
Message string Conditionally Supplemental information from eBay, if applicable. May elaborate on errors (such as how a listing violates eBay policies) or provide useful hints that may help a seller increase sales. This data can accompany the call's normal data result set or a result set that contains only errors.

Applications must recognize when the Message field is returned and provide a means to display the listing hints and error message explanations to the user.

The string can return HTML, including TABLE, IMG, and HREF elements. In this case, an HTML-based application should be able to include the HTML as-is in the HTML page that displays the results. A non-HTML application would need to parse the HTML and convert the table elements and image references into UI elements particular to the programming language used. As usual for string data types, the HTML markup elements are escaped with character entity references (e.g.,<table><tr>...).

See Standard Data for All Calls.

Timestamp dateTime Always This value represents the date and time when eBay processed the request. The time zone of this value is GMT and the format is the ISO 8601 date and time format (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSSZ). See the Time Values section in the eBay Features Guide for information about this time format and converting to and from the GMT time zone.

Note: GetCategories and other Trading API calls are designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, this time value reflects the time the cached response was created. Thus, this value is not necessarily when the request was processed. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, this time value does reflect when the request was processed.
Version string Always The version of the response payload schema. Indicates the version of the schema that eBay used to process the request. See the Standard Data for All Calls section in the eBay Features Guide for information on using the response version when troubleshooting CustomCode values that appear in the response.



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PlaceOffer Detail Controls


DetailLevel

This call does not support varying Detail Levels. You do not need to pass DetailLevel in the request.



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PlaceOffer Samples

New to making API calls? Please see Routing the Request.

Note: Some item IDs, user IDs, or other data in these samples might no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, you can substitute current eBay data in your requests.

Available samples:

Sample: Basic Call

Purchase a Chinese auction item with a Buy It Now option.

Description

Bountiful Buyer has found a Harry Potter book she wants to buy. The book is listed as a Chinese auction with a Buy It Now option, so she can purchase the book with an Offer.Action of Purchase. Bountiful Buyer must know the Buy It Now price and item ID before calling PlaceOffer.

Important: There a many rules and guidelines for using PlaceOffer, see Policies and Guidelines.

Input

The required input for this sample includes the ItemID for the book, the Action with a value of Purchase, the MaxBid of 20.0 (the Buy It Now price of the book), in the currency of the listing site, and the Quantity value of 1 to purchase the single book.

XML format (HTTP POST). Also available is the .txt version of this XML.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<PlaceOfferRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <RequesterCredentials>
  <eBayAuthToken>ABC...123</eBayAuthToken>
  </RequesterCredentials>
  <EndUserIP>www.xxx.yy.zzz</EndUserIP>
  <ItemID>110042463674</ItemID>
  <Offer>
    <Action>Purchase</Action>
    <Quantity>1</Quantity>
    <MaxBid currencyID="USD">20.0</MaxBid>
  </Offer>
</PlaceOfferRequest>

Output

The important information in the response is in SellingStatus. The SellingStatus.HighBidder.UserID indicates that Bountiful Buyer was successful in her purchase at the CurrentPrice of $20 US dollars.

XML format. Also available is the .txt version of this XML.

<PlaceOfferResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Timestamp>2009-12-10T01:29:49.437Z</Timestamp>
  <Ack>Success</Ack>
  <Version>643</Version>
  <Build>E643_CORE_BUNDLED_10284414_R1</Build>
  <SellingStatus>
    <ConvertedCurrentPrice currencyID="USD">20.0</ConvertedCurrentPrice>
    <CurrentPrice currencyID="USD">20.0</CurrentPrice>
    <HighBidder>
      <UserID>bountifulbuyer</UserID>
    </HighBidder>
  </SellingStatus>
  <TransactionID>0</TransactionID>
</PlaceOfferResponse>

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Sample: Bids on a Chinese auction

Places a bid on a Chinese auction item.

Description

Bountiful Buyer is very excited about the rare Harry Potter that she has found on eBay and wants to place a bid on the auction with the goal of purchasing the item.

Input

While the starting bid for the item is $1.00 US dollars, Bountiful Buyer has a feeling the volume is worth more than that. She places the first bid on the item, submitting the bid for $5.00 US dollars.

XML format (HTTP POST). Also available is the .txt version of this XML.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<PlaceOfferRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <RequesterCredentials>
    <eBayAuthToken>ABC...123</eBayAuthToken>
  </RequesterCredentials>
  <EndUserIP>192.168.255.255</EndUserIP>
  <ItemID>110043671232</ItemID>
  <Offer>
    <Action>Bid</Action>
    <Quantity>1</Quantity>
    <MaxBid currencyID="USD">5.00</MaxBid>
  </Offer>
</PlaceOfferRequest>

Output

The bid is successful, which can be gained from the fact that the CurrentPrice returns with a value of 1.0 (the currencyID is set to USD, indicating the price is in US dollars). Bountiful Buyer now has the leading bid for the item.

XML format. Also available is the .txt version of this XML.

<PlaceOfferResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Timestamp>2010-02-17T17:16:49.874Z</Timestamp>
  <Ack>Success</Ack>
  <Version>655</Version>
  <Build>E655_CORE_BUNDLED_10639415_R1</Build>
  <UsageData>MTMyOTUyMTQ2LzE0NjU3Ow**</UsageData>
  <SellingStatus>
    <ConvertedCurrentPrice currencyID="USD">1.0</ConvertedCurrentPrice>
    <CurrentPrice currencyID="USD">1.0</CurrentPrice>
    <HighBidder>
      <UserID>bountifulbuyer</UserID>
    </HighBidder>
    <MinimumToBid currencyID="USD">1.25</MinimumToBid>
  </SellingStatus>
</PlaceOfferResponse>

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Sample: Purchases an Item Variation

Purchases one item from a listing with Item Variations.

Description

User bountifulbuyer has searched for and found a listing with women's Polo tops in several colors. The listing organized the tops by using Item Variations.

She wants to buy two medium pink tops for $17.99 each and a medium black top for $20.00. As pink and black are different variations, she can't buy them at the same time. (She needs to use separate PlaceOffer requests.) In the sample below, she is purchasing the two pink tops only.

Input

The key inputs in this scenario are the ItemID and VariationSpecifics, which uniquely identify the variation she wants to purchase, along with the Quantity. (These details were determined based on a GetItem response.)

The application needs to completely specify all the variation's VariationSpecifics in order to uniquely identify that variation within the specified listing.

XML format (HTTP POST). Also available is the .txt version of this XML.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<PlaceOfferRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <ErrorLanguage>en_US</ErrorLanguage>
  <ItemID>110039490209</ItemID>  
  <VariationSpecifics>
    <NameValueList>
      <Name>Color</Name>
      <Value>Pink</Value>
    </NameValueList>
    <NameValueList>
      <Name>Size</Name>
      <Value>M</Value>
    </NameValueList>
  </VariationSpecifics>
  <Offer>
    <Action>Purchase</Action>
    <MaxBid currencyID="USD">17.99</MaxBid>
    <Quantity>2</Quantity>
  </Offer>
  <RequesterCredentials>
    <eBayAuthToken>ABC...123</eBayAuthToken>
  </RequesterCredentials>
</PlaceOfferRequest>

Output

The important information in the response is TransactionID, which indicates that the purchase was recorded by eBay. She can use the value as input to GetItemTransactions to verify the amount paid (before shipping), the quantity purchased, and which variation she purchased.

XML format. Also available is the .txt version of this XML.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<PlaceOfferResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Timestamp>2009-06-12T14:26:17.590Z</Timestamp>
  <Ack>Success</Ack>
  <Version>619</Version>
  <Build>e619__Bundled_9183565_R1</Build>
  <SellingStatus>
    <ConvertedCurrentPrice currencyID="USD">17.99</ConvertedCurrentPrice>
    <CurrentPrice currencyID="USD">17.99</CurrentPrice>
    <HighBidder>
      <UserID>testuser_bountifulbuyer</UserID>
    </HighBidder>
  </SellingStatus>
  <TransactionID>24005469001</TransactionID>
</PlaceOfferResponse>

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PlaceOffer Change History

Version Description
705
2011-01-19
  • OrderLineItemID (modified): The OrderLineItemID value is now returned in Production if the Purchase action is used and the purchase of the item is successful.
691
2010-10-14
  • OrderLineItemID (added): A unique identifier for an eBay transaction, which is based upon the concatenation of ItemID and TransactionID with a hyphen in between these two IDs. OrderLineItemID is only returned if you set your request version to 705.
675
2010-06-23
  • (doc change) The documentation for getting approval to use PlaceOffer in production has been updated.
621
2009-06-10
  • SellingStatus.HighBidder (doc change): For multiple-quantity fixed-price listings, the high bidder is only returned if there is just one transaction.
615
2008-04-29
  • VariationSpecifics (added): Identifies a variation from a multi-variation listing. Required when you want to purchase items from a variation.
539
2007-11-14
  • BidActionCodeType (modified): Various Best-offer-related enums added to BidActionCodeType.
  • Offer.Message (added): A message from the buyer to the seller. Applies if the buyer is using PlaceOffer to perform a best-offer-related action (best offer, counter-offer, etc.).
  • Offer.BestOfferID (added): A buyer specifies this value to accept or decline a seller's counter-offer.
  • BestOffer container (added): For a best-offer-related action of a buyer using PlaceOffer, contains information about the best-offer-related action.
535
2007-10-17
  • TransactionID (added): The TransactionID field can be returned if, on input, you specified Purchase in the Action field. The TransactionID field contains the ID of the transaction created. This field applies to the following types of listings: FixedPriceItem and StoresFixedPrice. This field also applies to Chinese BIN if you specified Purchase on input.
519
2007-06-27
  • AffiliateTrackingDetails, PlaceOfferRequest.BotBlock, PlaceOfferResponse.BotBlock (added): These containers are for affiliate tracking and for handling a botblock challenge.
517
2007-06-13
  • EndUserIP (added): EndUserIP is used to specify the public IP address of the machine from which the request is sent. Additionally, in the Sandbox (test) environment, you can evaluate PlaceOffer.



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User-Contributed Notes

 

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