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Published: July 31 2006, 11:40:00 AMUpdated: November 28 2020, 2:18:11 PM

Why does the call GetAllBidders not return the Bid History like the site?

GetAllBidders is designed to return a unique list of bidders so as to enable the seller to make Second Chance offer listings.  It does not return the bid history like the site does.  For instance if the site returns the history as below:

User ID Bid Amount   Date of bid
dts1 Go to member's eBay Store US $5.50 Jul-31-06 11:23:06 PDT
dts2 ( 1 ) Go to member's eBay Store US $5.00 Jul-31-06 11:22:40 PDT
dts1 Go to member's eBay Store US $4.00 Jul-31-06 11:22:31 PDT
dts2 ( 1 ) Go to member's eBay Store US $3.00 Jul-31-06 11:22:17 PDT
dts1 Go to member's eBay Store US $2.00 Jul-31-06 11:20:49 PDT

GetAllBidders will return only two offers in the BidArray corresponding to the highest bids placed by each of the users.  

Here is the GetAllBidders request:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<
GetAllBiddersRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <
Version>471</Version>
  <
ItemID>110002988343</ItemID>
  <
CallMode>ViewAll</CallMode>
  <
RequesterCredentials>
    <
eBayAuthToken>*****</eBayAuthToken>
  </
RequesterCredentials>
</
GetAllBiddersRequest>

This is the corresponding Response:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<
GetAllBiddersResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <
Timestamp>2006 07 31T18:23:35.839Z</Timestamp>
  <
Ack>Success</Ack>
  <
Version>471</Version>
  <
Build>e471_core_Bundled_3272750_R1</Build>
  <
BidArray>
    <
Offer>
      <
Action>Bid</Action>
      <
Currency>USD</Currency>
      <
MaxBid currencyID="USD">5.5</MaxBid>
      <
Quantity>1</Quantity>
      <
SecondChanceEnabled>true</SecondChanceEnabled>
      <
SiteCurrency>USD</SiteCurrency>
      <
TimeBid>2006 07 31T18:23:06.000Z</TimeBid>
      <
HighestBid currencyID="USD">5.5</HighestBid>
      <
ConvertedPrice currencyID="USD">5.5</ConvertedPrice>
      <
User>
        <
AboutMePage>false</AboutMePage>
        <
Email>dts1@ebay.com</Email>
        <
FeedbackScore>1</FeedbackScore>
        <
FeedbackPrivate>false</FeedbackPrivate>
        <
FeedbackRatingStar>None</FeedbackRatingStar>
        <
IDVerified>true</IDVerified>
        <
eBayGoodStanding>true</eBayGoodStanding>
        <
NewUser>false</NewUser>
        <
RegistrationDate>1995 01 01T11:59:59.000Z</RegistrationDate>
        <
Site>US</Site>
        <
Status>Confirmed</Status>
        <
UserID>dts1</UserID>
        <
UserIDChanged>false</UserIDChanged>
        <
UserIDLastChanged>2005 11 14T20:24:29.000Z</UserIDLastChanged>
        <
VATStatus>NoVATTax</VATStatus>
        <
BuyerInfo>
          <
ShippingAddress>
            <
Country>CustomCode</Country>
            <
PostalCode>95125</PostalCode>
          </
ShippingAddress>
        </
BuyerInfo>
      </
User>
    </
Offer>
    <
Offer>
      <
Action>Bid</Action>
      <
Currency>USD</Currency>
      <
MaxBid currencyID="USD">5.0</MaxBid>
      <
Quantity>1</Quantity>
      <
SecondChanceEnabled>true</SecondChanceEnabled>
      <
SiteCurrency>USD</SiteCurrency>
      <
TimeBid>2006 07 31T18:22:40.000Z</TimeBid>
      <
HighestBid currencyID="USD">5.0</HighestBid>
      <
ConvertedPrice currencyID="USD">5.0</ConvertedPrice>
      <
User>
        <
AboutMePage>false</AboutMePage>
        <
Email>Invalid Request</Email>
        <
FeedbackScore>1</FeedbackScore>
        <
FeedbackPrivate>false</FeedbackPrivate>
        <
FeedbackRatingStar>None</FeedbackRatingStar>
        <
IDVerified>true</IDVerified>
        <
eBayGoodStanding>true</eBayGoodStanding>
        <
NewUser>false</NewUser>
        <
RegistrationDate>2000 01 01T11:59:59.000Z</RegistrationDate>
        <
Site>US</Site>
        <
Status>Confirmed</Status>
        <
UserID>dts2</UserID>
        <
UserIDChanged>false</UserIDChanged>
        <
UserIDLastChanged>2005 11 14T20:24:29.000Z</UserIDLastChanged>
        <
VATStatus>NoVATTax</VATStatus>
        <
BuyerInfo>
          <
ShippingAddress>
            <
Country>CustomCode</Country>
            <
PostalCode>95125</PostalCode>
          </
ShippingAddress>
        </
BuyerInfo>
      </
User>
    </
Offer>
  </
BidArray>
  <
HighBidder>dts1</HighBidder>
  <
HighestBid currencyID="USD">5.5</HighestBid>
  <
ListingStatus>Completed</ListingStatus>
</
GetAllBiddersResponse>

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