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Receiving and accepting a Second Chance Offer
A Second Chance Offer comes from a seller after the item ends. If you didn’t win the item at the price you bid, you can still buy it if you get a Second Chance Offer.
When you might receive a Second Chance Offer
You can receive a Second Chance Offer from a seller if:
Making sure a Second Chance Offer is legitimate
We’ll never send a Second Chance Offer email with the subject line "Message from eBay Member." If you receive an email pretending to be a Second Chance Offer with that subject line, it's a fake. Forward the email to email@example.com.
Here’s how you might receive legitimate Second Chance Offers:
The fine print
Offers to buy or sell items outside of eBay are not permitted. They circumvent (avoid) our fees and are a potential fraud risk for both buyers and sellers.
You can choose not to receive Second Chance Offers by changing your communication preferences.
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