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on 08-22-2012 11:05 AM
Is there a way to change the editing format a listing that's already listed from "Quick Listing Tool" to "Advanced Tool"?
on 02-10-2013 05:40 PM
Looks like the answer is "no." and ebay decided it was better just to ignore us than say so (and maybe even work on a fix).
Looks like the only way is to cancel and relist choosing the advanced tool. PITA.
on 01-21-2014 01:20 PM
This was convoluted, but it worked for me.
First I ended my listing for the item.
Then I went back to my eBay and under "Sell" I selected "Unsold"
I selected the item i had just ended.
In the pop up window I selected "Save For Later"
At the top of the next window I selected "Change to Advanced Tool"
On the next window you can start over completely or select the item you had listed in Quick mode.
Hope this helps….may have missed a step, if so i'm sorry !
on 07-20-2013 12:21 PM
I was having this problem as well with a relisted item. I could not get it to switch to the advanced listing tool. I ended up finding a solution though:
When you're in the quick-list mode, you can "Save for Later." It's in blue in the upper right of the window. Click that and then go back to 'My eBay.' Once you're there, you should be able to continue working on any listing you've started in either quick or advanced mode.
This worked for me a couple times. It's definitely not as user-friendly as a simple button to click, but it's there. Hopefully this will help out others as well.
on 09-25-2012 06:04 PM
I am having the same issue; all the sudden one day I logged in to sell and it took me straight to the 'quick tool' - I DON'T WANT TO USE IT. The link for switch to advance tool is not working and I have not gotten ANY responses from ebay. They are quick to do anything when it comes to money so maybe I should offer them a cash bonus if they fix this feature for me.
on 09-15-2012 09:07 AM
I am actually looking for an answer to this also. I DO NOT want to use the quick listing tool and I want it removed as an option. I only want to use the advanced listing tool, but I can't get it to switch. Can an ebay customer service rep answer issue this here?
on 01-20-2013 10:43 AM
Well, ;there seems to be no one at home at eBay who has an answer for this. I believe the program does not currently allow to switch, and I hope they fix this.
In my case, I used a quick listing to post my auction. Then I realized I did not have a reserve set, but now I'm forced to relist the entire auction.
Please, please, somebody answer this OR change eBay to allow the switch "mid-stream".
on 09-24-2013 07:47 AM
Mine are doing it automatically. I'm creating in Quick Listing, saving, when I go back to edit I get a message that I had all ready edited in Advanced Tool. If I try to click back to Quick Listing, the listing is GONE!
Seems to be gramlins in the system from what I've been reading.
on 10-16-2013 05:36 PM
The whole quick listing and advanced listing thing really has me confused too. Sometimes I go to revise an item that was created in quick listing and it takes me right away into the advanced listing tool. I can click to revise the next item that was also created using quick listing and it will take me to quick listing.
The only solution I have found so far to be able to add features that are only available in advanced listing (such as listing upgrades) is to choose more than one item in your "all selling" screen and then click the "edit" button at the top to go into the "edit listings" table. You can add most of the same things there that you can do in the advanced listing tool by selecting the item and choosing options from the "edit" drop down box. You could not, however, choose to add a reserve price to an existing listing. I think you would have to end the item first and then start over. Ebay can be a little funny about what you can change about existing listings.