This field indicates whether or not the Best Offer feature is enabled for the listing. A seller can enable the Best Offer feature for a listing as long as the category supports the Best Offer feature. To see if an eBay category supports the Best Offer feature, run a GetCategoryFeatures call, including
BestOfferEnabled as a FeatureID value in the call request payload.
A listing enabled with the Best Offer feature allows a buyer to bargain with the seller and make a lower-priced offer than the fixed price or the starting bid price for an auction listing. The seller can then decide whether to accept the buyer's Best Offer price or propose a counter offer higher than the Best Offer price, but lower than the fixed price or starting bid price.
For a ReviseItem or ReviseFixedPriceItem call, this boolean value can only be changed (enable or disable) in a fixed-price listing if the listing has not had any sales (Best Offer or standard purchase), the listing does not have any Best Offer or counter offers pending, and the listing is not scheduled to end within 12 hours. Some large merchant accounts are enabled to revise this field through a Revise call even within 12 hours of the listing's scheduled end time, but these sellers are still subject to the other two rules - no sales of any kind for the listing, and no Best Offers or counter offers pending.
Note: The Best Offer feature is now available for auction listings on the following sites: US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, France, Italy, and Spain. However, sellers must choose between offering Best Offer or Buy It Now on an auction listing, as both features cannot be enabled on the same auction listing. If an auction listing is enabled with Best Offer, this feature will no longer be applicable once the listing receives its first qualifying bid.
See the Field Index
to learn which calls use BestOfferEnabled.