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Why isn't this API search call working?

When I search ebay.de for this keyword (an EAN), I get MANY items back: 402062891085

 

When I try to do the same call in the API, it simply doesn't work. I get a "invalid Product ID" error.

 

Here is the call:

 

 

http://svcs.ebay.com/services/search/FindingService/v1?

OPERATION-NAME=findItemsByProduct&

SERVICE-VERSION=1.7.0&

SECURITY-APPNAME=[MYAPPKEY]&

RESPONSE-DATA-FORMAT=XML&

GLOBAL-ID=EBAY-DE&

REST-PAYLOAD&

paginationInput.entriesPerPage=5&

productId.@type=EAN&

productId=402062891085

 

Can someone tell me why this isn't working? I'm having a VERY frustrating time with foreign EAN's right now.

 

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Hi,

 

      Looks the the EAN(402062891085) is not valid. I couldn't find any match searching in ebay.de as well as Google for "EAN 402062891085" .   An alternative method to verify ProductIDs is to use FindProducts API call (http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/shopping/docs/CallRef/FindProducts.html). For this EAN, even FindProducts did not return a match.

 

 

 

 

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