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Published: March 28 2007, 9:31:00 AMUpdated: November 28 2020, 1:22:52 PM

I am getting the start price seems to be too large to be legitimate when make AddItem call. Where can I find the maximum price information ?

Summary

Maximum price requirement information is not available in eBay document. However; if you are sending a price that is too high, AddItem family calls return error 74 for StartPrice and error 22117 for BuyItNowPrice with the actual allowed maximum price value in <ErrorParameters><Value>$###</Value></ErrorParameters> tag as below. You can disply that value to your seller.

 Invalid AddItem request example:  
  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
   <AddItemRequestxmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Version>505</Version>
  <ErrorLanguage>en_US</ErrorLanguage>
  <WarningLevel>High</WarningLevel>
   <Item>
  <Country>US</Country>
  <Currency>USD</Currency>
  <Description>Very large price item</Description>
  <ListingDuration>Days_7</ListingDuration>
  <Location>San Jose, CA</Location>
  <PaymentMethods>PaymentSeeDescription</PaymentMethods>
  <PrimaryCategory>
  <CategoryID>2312</CategoryID>
  </PrimaryCategory>
  <Quantity>1</Quantity>
  <StartPrice>999999991</StartPrice>
  <BuyItNowPrice>999999991</BuyItNowPrice>
  <Title>Very large price item</Title>
  </Item>
  <RequesterCredentials>
   <eBayAuthToken>TOKEN</eBayAuthToken>
  </RequesterCredentials>
  </AddItemRequest>
 
  Here is the API response payload that generated from the above AddItem request:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
   <AddItemResponsexmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Timestamp>2007-03-28T01:17:04.656Z</Timestamp>
  <Ack>Failure</Ack>
  <Errors>
  <ShortMessage>Error in start price.</ShortMessage>
  <LongMessage>The start price seems to be too large to be legitimate.</LongMessage>
  <ErrorCode>74</ErrorCode>
  <SeverityCode>Error</SeverityCode>
  <ErrorParameters ParamID="0">
  <Value>US $99,999,999.00</Value>
  </ErrorParameters>
  <ErrorClassification>RequestError</ErrorClassification>
  </Errors>
   <Errors>
  <ShortMessage>The buy it now price entered is too large.</ShortMessage>
  <LongMessage>The buy it now price entered is too large.</LongMessage>
  <ErrorCode>12117</ErrorCode>
  <SeverityCode>Error</SeverityCode>
  <ErrorParameters ParamID="0">
  <Value>US $99,999,999.00</Value>
  </ErrorParameters>
  <ErrorClassification>RequestError</ErrorClassification>
  </Errors>
  <Version>505</Version>
  <Build>e505_core_Bundled_4458438_R1</Build>
  </AddItemResponse>
 

The  example above was based on the version specified below:

API Schema Version505

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