Frequently Asked Question:
What does the Out of Stock control do when I select it in my listing?
The Out of Stock control will only appear as an option if you have a Fixed-Price, Good 'til Cancelled (GTC) listing in a supported category. This control will keep your items "alive" even when the quantity becomes zero. When this option is selected, your zero-quantity item will not be displayed in search results on eBay, nor will it be available for purchase until you replenish the stock. The item number and sales history will be retained, and the item's listing page will be kept alive.
Note: You will continue to be charged listing fees every 30 days so long as the listing is alive on eBay. This control cannot be removed once you apply it to your listing.