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Trading API: Item.StartTime may be a little different from Item.ScheduledTime specified in the request

  • Answer ID 1473
  • Published 09/16/2009 05:48 PM
  • Updated 10/20/2013 06:41 AM
  • Permalink https://ebaydts.com/eBayKBDetails?KBid=1473
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Item.StartTime may be a little different from Item.ScheduledTime in the request



Summary

Listings scheduled for a given time may show start times of within a few seconds different of their scheduled listing time. See the AddItem request and response xmls below for example.

 The best practice for persist listing time of a scheduled eBay item is to record the StartTime and EndTime returned in AddItem or RelistItem api response not the ScheduleTime in your local repository.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AddItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Version>635</Version>
  <ErrorLanguage>en_US</ErrorLanguage>
  <WarningLevel>High</WarningLevel>
  <Item>
    <Country>US</Country>
    <Currency>USD</Currency>
    <Description>TEST -  DO NOT BID</Description>
    <ScheduleTime>2009-09-16T23:09:02.768Z</ScheduleTime>  
    <DispatchTimeMax>3</DispatchTimeMax>
    <ListingDuration>Days_7</ListingDuration>
    <Location>San Jose, CA</Location>
    <PaymentMethods>PaymentSeeDescription</PaymentMethods>
    <PaymentMethods>PayPal</PaymentMethods>
    <PayPalEmailAddress>test@aol.com</PayPalEmailAddress>
    <PrimaryCategory>
      <CategoryID>2312</CategoryID>
    </PrimaryCategory>
    <Quantity>1</Quantity>
    <StartPrice>1</StartPrice>
    <BuyItNowPrice>10</BuyItNowPrice>
    <Title>TEST -  DO NOT BID</Title>
    <ShippingDetails>
      <ShippingType>Flat</ShippingType>
      <InsuranceDetails>
        <InsuranceOption>Optional</InsuranceOption>
        <InsuranceFee>3.5</InsuranceFee>
      </InsuranceDetails>
      <InternationalInsuranceDetails>
        <InsuranceOption>Required</InsuranceOption>
        <InsuranceFee>5.5</InsuranceFee>
      </InternationalInsuranceDetails>
      <ShippingServiceOptions>
        <ShippingServicePriority>1</ShippingServicePriority>
        <ShippingService>UPS2ndDay</ShippingService>
        <ShippingServiceCost>5</ShippingServiceCost>
        <ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>1</ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>
        <ShippingSurcharge>1</ShippingSurcharge>
      </ShippingServiceOptions>
      <InternationalShippingServiceOption>
        <ShippingServicePriority>1</ShippingServicePriority>
        <ShippingService>USPSPriorityMailInternational</ShippingService>
        <ShippingServiceCost>15</ShippingServiceCost>
        <ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>11</ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>
        <ShipToLocation>Worldwide</ShipToLocation>
      </InternationalShippingServiceOption>
    </ShippingDetails>
    <ReturnPolicy>
      <ReturnsAcceptedOption>ReturnsAccepted</ReturnsAcceptedOption>
      <RefundOption>MoneyBack</RefundOption>
      <ReturnsWithinOption>Days_30</ReturnsWithinOption>
      <Description>Text description of return policy details</Description>
      <ShippingCostPaidByOption>Buyer</ShippingCostPaidByOption>
    </ReturnPolicy>
  </Item>
  <RequesterCredentials>
    <eBayAuthToken>YOUR TOKEN</<eBayAuthToken>>
  </RequesterCredentials>
</AddItemRequest>

 

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AddItemResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Timestamp>2009-09-16T21:13:56.654Z</Timestamp>
  <Ack>Warning</Ack>
    <Version>635</Version>
  <Build>E635_CORE_BUNDLED_10011180_R1</Build>
  <ItemID>250001204274</ItemID>
  <StartTime>2009-09-16T23:09:10.000Z</StartTime>
  <EndTime>2009-09-23T23:09:10.000Z</EndTime>
  <Fees> 
    ......

  </Fees>
</AddItemResponse>

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