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Making a Best Offer
Using Best Offer
If you see Make Offer below the Buy it now price in the listing, the seller accepts Best Offers from buyers.
You can negotiate the price with the seller, giving you the opportunity to buy the item for less than the Buy it now price. The seller can accept your offer, decline your offer, or make a counter-offer. However, you should make what you consider to be your best offer for the item, because any seller who receives multiple offers for an item is likely to accept the highest Best Offer.
You should use Best Offer only when you're serious about making a purchase at your Best Offer price. If your offer is accepted by the seller, you and the seller are required to complete the transaction.
To get an idea of a typical selling price for the item you are considering, you can search completed listings.
Submitting a Best Offer
To submit your Best Offer:
Finding Best Offer listings
To find Best Offer listings
Canceling a Best Offer
When you make a Best Offer or a counteroffer, you're agreeing to buy the item if the seller accepts. However, if you've made a mistake when making an offer or a counteroffer, you can retract or cancel it in certain circumstances.
You can retract a Best Offer or counteroffer if:
As well as the above, timing is also important. You can retract an offer if:
You won't be able to retract your offer if:
If you're using the eBay desktop site, here's how to retract a Best Offer or a counteroffer if it meets the requirements above:
You can also cancel your offer on the item page by selecting Review offer and then Retract offer. If you're using a mobile browser or the eBay app, select the following link to go to the Best Offer cancellation form.
Tip: If you're a seller, you can retract a counteroffer through the Manage offers page. Open the item, select Manage offers and select the counteroffer you'd like to retract and then select Retract. Alternatively, you can access the Manage offers page through Seller Hub or the Selling section in My eBay.
The fine print
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