IPI again .....how to stop out of stock items affecting score


Hi all

I had a fair few dormant listings from the time when I did OA. I realised these were affecting my IPI so I deleted them, which is fine

BUT - I do have 2 PL products [both child variations of the same parent] and they are out of stock at the moment and I don’t want to restock them right now as I am prioritising other products - the cashflow only stretches so far. But those 2 out of stock PL products are affecting my IPI score. I don’t want to properly delete them as I spent time and PPC money getting them visible on page one and they both have good reviews so if and when I do reorder I just want to reopen the closed listing. SC tell me that the only way to avoid those SKUs affecting my IPI adversely is by properly deleting them, which seems unfair as there are many things that are seasonal etc

Has anyone found a workaround for this?_