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Published: July 25 2006, 11:50:00 AMUpdated: July 25 2022, 5:28:18 AM

What kind of listing is an item of ListingType.AdType? What properties does this ListingType allow?

An item with ListingType of ListingTypeCodeType.AdType is a Classified Ad. The Schema definition of the AdType format is:

Advertisement to solicit inquiries on listings such as real estate. Permits no bidding on that item, service, or property. To express interest, a buyer fills out a contact form that eBay forwards to the the seller as a lead. This format does not enable buyers and sellers to transact online through eBay, and eBay Feedback is not available for ad format listings.

Additionally, eBay.com Help contains the following information relevant to Ad Format listings:
http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/contextual/f-ad.html

Categories Supporting AdType Listings
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A few categories on eBay allow such listing types. Generally, these categories include Real Estate, some Business and Industrial Categories, Specialty Services, and Travel. For a complete list of Category IDs which support AdType formats, make the following call to GetCategoryFeatures. Keep in mind that GetCategoryFeatures only returns the lowest level category that is different from the site default, therefore all leaf categories may not be returned.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<GetCategoryFeaturesRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
<Version>467</Version>
<DetailLevel>ReturnAll</DetailLevel>
<RequesterCredentials>
<eBayAuthToken>x</eBayAuthToken>
</RequesterCredentials>
<ViewAllNodes>true</ViewAllNodes>
<FeatureID>AdFormatEnabled</FeatureID>
</GetCategoryFeaturesRequest>

Item Properties for AdType Listings
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The following Item properties are not applicable for Ad format listings:

* All payment methods (PaymentMethods)
* Storefront
* ReservePrice
* BuyItNowPrice
* All shipping properties (ShippingDetails)

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