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Ebay browser search results versus Finding API results - Problem

Hey follow developers, broadly speaking we are working on a phone search for an app. Problem we are facing are inconsistencies between actual items found with the ebay search in the browser versus the results returned by the Finding API. Let me illustrate that wit an example: We are looking for all "sold", "used" "Xiaomi" (Brand) "Redmi Note 6 Pro" (Model) with "64GB" storage in Germany "Ebay-DE" and within category "Smartphones". In the Browser Search we get 23 results https://www.ebay.de/sch/Handys-Smartphones/9355/i.html?_from=R40&Speicherkapazit%25C3%25A4t=64%2520GB&Marke=Xiaomi&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000&_nkw=%22Redmi+Note+6+Pro%22 With the Finding API we get 0 results, Request (app name removed): https://svcs.ebay.com/services/search/FindingService/v1?OPERATION-NAME=findCompletedItems&RESPONSE-DATA-FORMAT=JSON&SECURITY-APPNAME=AppTest123&keywords="Redmi Note 6 Pro"&categoryId=9355&itemFilter(0).name=Condition&itemFilter(0).value=3000&itemFilter(1).name=SoldItemsOnly&itemFilter(1).value=true&aspectFilter(0).aspectName=Brand&aspectFilter(0).aspectValueName=Xiaomi&aspectFilter(1).aspectName=Storage Capacity&aspectFilter(1).aspectValueName=64 GB&paginationInput.entriesPerPage=100&paginationInput.pageNumber=1&GLOBAL-ID=EBAY-DE Anybody has a clue why that happens? FYI we don't experience this problem with all phones. With some it works, with others it doesn't. Not sure if we are missing something or if this is an issue within the api. Cheers
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Hi @ webtogo2017 , Could you please retry by changing RESPONSE-DATA-Format=XML? REF: https://svcs.ebay.com/services/search/FindingService/v1?OPERATION-NAME=findCompletedItems&RESPONSE-DATA-FORMAT=XML&SECURITY-APPNAME=XXXX&keywords=%22Redmi We checked from our end and getting the result. https://developer.ebay.com/devzone/finding/Concepts/MakingACall.html Retry and if you need further assistance you can contact us again. Best Regards, eBay Developer Support
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