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Published: March 17 2010, 11:10:00 AMUpdated: November 28 2020, 8:17:21 PM

I am trying to list an auction with BIN and Reserve Price auction on eBay UK. As far as I have verified that the category supports the Reserve Price option.

However I am getting the following error "The given Reserve Price for this item is not allowed" (#17410). Here is a XML snippet of my request and response

<BuyItNowPrice >60.00</BuyItNowPrice>
<ReservePrice>30.00</ReservePrice><StartPrice>0.99</StartPrice>
<PrimaryCategory>
<CategoryID>31569</CategoryID>
</PrimaryCategory>

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<VerifyAddItemResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
     <Timestamp>2010-03-16T10:47:21.437Z</Timestamp>
     <Ack>Failure</Ack>
     <Errors>
        <ShortMessage>Invalid reserve price.</ShortMessage>
        <LongMessage>The given Reserve Price for this item is not allowed.</LongMessage>
          <ErrorCode>17410</ErrorCode>
          <SeverityCode>Error</SeverityCode>
          <ErrorParameters ParamID="0"><Value>£50.00</Value></ErrorParameters>
          <ErrorClassification>RequestError</ErrorClassification>
     </Errors>
.....

You are right, the category does support reserve price, but it also places a restriction on the min. reserve price (50 in this case). Since the reserve price you are specifying is less than the minimum reserve price allowed, you are getting that error.

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<GetCategoriesResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Timestamp>2010-03-17T17:54:36.917Z</Timestamp>
  <Ack>Success</Ack>
  <Version>659</Version>
  <Build>E659_INTL_BUNDLED_10789171_R1</Build>
  ......
  <ReservePriceAllowed>true</ReservePriceAllowed>
  <MinimumReservePrice>50.0</MinimumReservePrice>
</GetCategoriesResponse>

If you specify the reserve price to be greater than or equal to 50, your request should go through fine.


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