Hello eBay developers. I hope this is the right place to get clarification on this issue I run into. I've purchased from different sellers that set a limit on how much of something I can purchase. I often purchase sim cards and smartphones from various sellers.
In my specific situation, I made an offer for this item. I said I would purchase 5 @ $9. It was instantly declined, so I went to make another offer. Then I get this error message.
Sorry, you are not allowed to purchase this item. This item is only available to buyers who have not purchased 5 or more items from this seller in the past 10 days.
Although I have not purchased anything from this seller in the past 10 days, I get this error. I am not sure, but I believe I am encountering this error because the offer (even though it was automatically rejected) counts as a purchase (or perhaps a pending purchase that counts against the 10 day limit).
Is my assumption correct based on the behavior I am observing? If so, is this something that can be coded away so offers are not counted against my account if the offer is declined? I understand if the offer is in play, there is a chance the seller can accept, so I understand the limit should stand until the offer expires or is declined by the seller.
Here is the listing in question. Attached is a screenshot of the error I experienced.