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eBay Status Messages


Did you lose a snipe?
Increase your success rate dramatically by reading this 3-page series.

  1. Read Bulletproof Your Account.
  2. Read Why Did I Lose? My Bid Was Higher.
  3. Read this page.


eBay is always working to make their marketplace safer. They also offer sellers a variety of ways to choose buyers that they do not want bidding on their items. Our sniping technology is able to detect the following conditions:


Bid Placed OK!Your snipe was successfully placed and you won the item.
High BidderYou were already the high bidder before the snipe was placed.
Win in GroupYou already won another item in this Bid Group.
Status PendingWe are currently evaluating the win/loss status of this snipe. Please refresh in a few minutes.
Auth token is invalidOur authorization with eBay to bid on your behalf has expired. Please visit your Preferences and click 'Renew Authorization'.
Unknown ErroreBay returned "Unknown Error." Unfortunately, this is the only information that was returned in response to the bid(s) we placed.
Bid Too LowYour snipe could not be placed because your maximum bid was below the current minimum bid.
Proxy Bid WaitingYour Snipe was successfully placed, but another bidder had a proxy bid waiting.
eBay Password not AcceptedWe could not log you into eBay using the password we have. The password is likely invalid and needs to be updated in our Preferences.
Reserve Not MetYour snipe was successfully placed and you were the high bidder, but the reserve price was not met.
Blocked By SellerYou were blocked by the seller. This seller has set buyer requirements and only sells to buyers who meet those requirements.
Bid Increment Not MetYou missed the minimum bid increment, which is a small amount that eBay adds to the cost to encourage price escalation. Please refer to our help section for more information on bid increments.
eBay Timed OutWe placed your bid on time, however, eBay timed out (lagged) during this snipe. This problem is nearly always caused by eBay or excessive Internet traffic and is beyond our control.
Item Ended EarlyBidding ended early for this item, the Seller most likely changed the duration or canceled the listing. Or, it was sold.
Page TimeoutYour snipe could not be placed because the request to eBay timed out, likely due to network congestion or lag. This error is extremely rare.
Buy-it-Now Exact Value RequiredeBay rejected the bid because it was above to the Buy-It-Now price. If you wish to bid, you may enter a price lower than the Buy It Now price.
PayPal RequiredYour bid could not be placed because this seller requires you to have a PayPal account before you can bid on this item.
Bad Ship LocationSeller does not provide shipping to your primary shipping address.
Seller Ended EarlyThe seller ended the listed early because the item may no longer be available, there was an error in the auction, or the seller wanted to end the auction and sell to the current highest bidder.
Seller Requires Credit CardThe seller set a requirement for you to have a credit card on file with eBay.
PayPal Link RequiredA link to your PayPal account is required. Please visit eBay.com.
Blocked - Not PermittedUnfortunately, this seller has decided that you are not permitted to bid on their listings.
Not AvailableThis item is not available for purchase on eBay United States.
Consumer RecallWe placed your snipe, but eBay requires that you accept a notice from the US Consumer Product Saftey Commission notice about recalls.
Watch ItemWe did not place a bid because you had specified this as a watch item with a bid of zero.
Blocked - Seller Buy Limit ReachedYou have bid or bought the maximum-allowed number of this seller's items.
Blocked - Unpaid Item StrikesThis seller is blocking bids for any buyers with more than 2 Unpaid Item strike(s) in the last 12 month(s).
Item RemovedThe seller ended the listed early because the item may no longer be available, there was an error in the auction, or the seller wanted to end the auction and sell to the current highest bidder.
Export RestrictedItem is restricted for export by the Dept. of Commerce. Please consult the BIS website at www.bis.doc.gov for more guidance.
Error in ListingThe seller ended the listed early because the item may no longer be available, there was an error in the auction, or the seller wanted to end the auction and sell to the current highest bidder.
Buy it Now EndedThis was a Buy it Now listing and someone purchased it outright before it ended.
Ticket RestrictionsWe placed the snipe, but the seller requires you to accept their printed terms prior to purchasing the item.
Blocked - Unresolved ComplaintsWe placed the snipe, but the seller has set restrictions for buyers with unresolved complaints in your eBay account.
Unregistered UsereBay did not accept your bid because your registered status is not confirmed yet. You must complete your registration at eBay.com.
Blocked - No P.O. BoxesThe seller has specified that this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Box addresses.
Seller Ended Item EarlyThis listing was ended by the seller because the seller claims the item was sold.
Cutlery Age DisclaimerYou did not win this item because this seller requires authorization that you are over 18 to purchase cutlery-related items (e.g. knives)
Cosmetics Age DisclaimerYou did not win this item because this seller requires authorization that you can purchase cosmetics from them.
eBay Password InvalidYour eBay password is incorrect and needs to be updated in BidSlammer Preferences.
Captcha page encounteredWe successfully placed the snipe, but we encountered a "Captcha" page when we tried to log you in. To correct this problem see Bulletproofing Your Account, item number (3).
Customs/Duties DisclaimerYou did not win this item because this seller requires authorization to include customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. For additional information, read about eBays Global Shipping Program terms and conditions.
Adult Item DisclaimerYou did not win this item because this seller requires authorization to allow the purchase of Adult listings.
Too Many Invalid Password AttemptsYour eBay password failed 3 or more times, so we shut off your other snipes to prevent your userid from being banned from eBay. The banned perious is approximately 12 hours.
CorrectedWe refunded this item due to a reason given in a customer request.
Fixed PriceYou cannot bid on a Fixed Price item. You must purchase this item.
Import RestrictionsThis item has import restrictions. Please check applicable regulations for specific import restrictions in your country.
Blocked - Unpaid Item StrikeseBay is requiring you to pay for your open unpaid item cases before bidding.
Invalid Item NumberThe item number is invalid, not activated, or no longer in eBay's database.
eBay Account Upgrade RequiredeBay will not allow you to bid until you have provided additional details about yourself. Please visit eBay.com to resolve this issue.
Buying Limit RestrictioneBay is rejecting bids from you because you have too many unpaid items. Please pay for some of your items first. Please visit eBay.com to resolve this issue.
Token InvalidYour authorization for us to bid on your behalf appears to be invalid. Please visit your Preferences and click 'Renew Authorization'.
Token RevokedYou revoked your authorization at eBay for us to bid on your behalf. Please visit your Preferences and click 'Renew Authorization'.
Purchase LimitThe seller has set a maximum purchase quantity limit for a buyer, over a 10 day period. You are the winning bidder on, or have bought, the maximum-allowed number of this seller's items in the past 10 days.
Account SuspendedYour eBay account is suspended. Unfortunately, we cannot place bids for a suspended eBay account.



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