Listing cannot be revised

Updated on May 23, 2024

Full error name: “Listing cannot be revised, need help?” “portions of this listing cannot be revised if the item has bid or active Best Offers or is ending in 12 hours


The most common reasons why eBay returns this error are:

  1. If you have some bids on your listing, a customer has it in the cart, or the insertion is close to ending, you cannot edit the listing.
  2. When someone attempts (accidentally or intentionally) to disable the best offer on an item. 
  3. It may be that your listing has expired ->


  1. In the first case, just wait some time before retrying to revise your listing.
  2. As for the second case, please note that eBay will NOT allow you to remove the best offer option on a listing that has any sales history to it. You will need to end and relist the item if you want it removed.