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Published: March 17 2010, 11:10:00 AMUpdated: August 11 2022, 4:39:35 AM

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>


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<VerifyAddItemResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
        <ShortMessage>Invalid reserve price.</ShortMessage>
        <LongMessage>The given Reserve Price for this item is not allowed.</LongMessage>
          <ErrorParameters ParamID="0"><Value>£50.00</Value></ErrorParameters>

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">


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

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Category Support for certain Features


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