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If you made a Best Offer on a listing, the seller may come back to you with a counteroffer suggesting another price.

If a seller sends you a counteroffer, you'll find the offer in your Messages - opens in new window or tab.

Responding to a counteroffer

You can accept, reject, or continue negotiating by making another offer to the seller. Here's how you can respond:

  • Accept and commit to buy – Select Buy it in the counteroffer message
  • Negotiate – Make another offer to the seller
  • Reject – Select Reject offer in the counteroffer message

You can make a total of 5 offers on most items, or 10 in most vehicle categories.

If you accept a counteroffer, you’re committing to buy the item and you’ll need to complete payment like any other eBay purchase.

If you don’t respond to the seller’s counteroffer, it’ll expire after 24 hours, or when the listing ends—whichever comes first.

You can make a total of 5 offers on most items, or 10 in most vehicle categories.

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