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How to Manage Your Discogs Inventory While You’re on Vacation

It’s summer! While vacation looks a lot different in 2020, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take some time off, even if it’s just for a nice little staycation. If you’re a seller in the Discogs Marketplace, here is a quick guide that will help you and your potential buyers while you enjoy some much-deserved R&R.

Temporarily Expire Your Discogs Inventory

Expiring your current inventory is a quick and easy way to “close” your store while you’re away, ensuring there are no items for sale while you’re not actively shipping items or managing your stock. When you’re ready to return from your staycation, you can simply reactivate the expired inventory. Every item will be immediately re-marked for sale.

How to Expire Your Discogs Inventory

  1. On your Inventory page, scroll down to the With Entire Inventory section. Click “Show Actions.”
  2. In the Status section, click “Expire All For Sale Items.” This will remove your listings for sale while keeping the data intact. Draft and sold listings won’t be affected.
  3. Click “Run Bulk Actions.” All items that were previously marked for sale will now be showing expired.

How to Reactive Your Discogs Inventory

When you’re ready to relist your items for sale, repeat the above steps, this time by selecting “Relist All Expired Items.” You’re open for business again!

Watch our video tutorial or refer to our Support page for more detailed instructions on how to complete this process. This will ensure that you can spend your time away from the Marketplace worry-free.

If you have any questions about this process or need assistance, let us know. We hope you have a great rest of your summer and look forward to seeing you back on Discogs after you’ve had a nice break!

Article originally published by rappcats in 2015. Last updated by nraney in 2020.

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  • Jun 3,2016 at 06:17

    Happy to see my old post is still useful :)

  • Jun 24,2015 at 10:11

    [u=ROBDOLPHIN66] While it does sound like an OOO response could potentially be helpful to some, there are also other things to consider regarding it (eg. Can it be abused? Should the timeframe be limited? How are SNRs impacted? etc). This is why the initial idea of messaging buyers before leaving could come in handy anyway for the time being.

    Regarding how “demand” is measured, there’s no set definition for this but it can be seen as a combination of the community requesting this through the forums or SRs then Discogs staff determining the priority given the work we’re already doing/planning.

    I hope this helps! If you’d like to continue the conversation, it would probably be helpful to submit a Support Request about this matter so that additional details/ideas can be discussed.


  • Jun 24,2015 at 01:35

    Thank you for your response [u=rappcats].

    My understanding of the responses in that thread are that [u=Diognes_The_Fox] initially suggested that sellers message all buyers with orders where there is no feedback / confirmation of receipt. That seems like spam / overkill because a message is only required if a buyer actually contacts the seller.
    I guess that he realises this and then says that the OOO would be useful.

    Obvious problems with forum search, but I know that there are at least 3 recent threads requesting this kind of feature.
    Out of interest, how do / would you measure “demand”? Would this be forum based / SR based or both?

  • Jun 24,2015 at 01:10

    [u=ROBDOLPHIN66] I believe [u=Diognes_The_Fox]’s post explains our position here — http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/414810#3842820 . If there were significant demand from the community for that option, it may be a possible addition in the future though!

    [u=ShadowEgo] You’re welcome! This does not impact the original listing date, when the inventory is reactivated the listing date will remain the same.


  • Jun 17,2015 at 13:07

    great, thanks !
    just wondering, does this affect the original “listing” date?

  • Jun 15,2015 at 03:09

    Any chance of an out of office reply for pre-existing orders?

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