on 10-30-2011 04:06 PM
Do I need to tack an hour onto auctions ending November 9 to allow for the Nov. 6 "Fall-back" Daylight Savings Time adjustment? Or does eBay already do it for us? (i.e. If an item would normally end at 8PM, do I need to schedule it to end at 9PM instead...) Thank you!
on 11-06-2011 06:32 PM
You will need to account for this as I just got screwed with it. I originally scheduled my auction (and paid to schedule it) to end 11/6 at 1900 PST, but because of the time change, it ended at 1800 PST. What's worse, as I refreshed my auction page, I watched the ending time change between 1900 and 1800 (see links below). I called support and the first rep tried to tell me I had the wrong time as their clocks were still an hour ahead at their office. This seems to be a very serious problem with ebay and not the first time as a quick google search shows. As the largest auction company in the world, I would think time would be an important factor in their business...
on 10-30-2011 04:13 PM
Daylight saving time (DST) involves moving the time forward 1 hour in the spring and moving it back 1 hour in the fall. Listings that run during the daylight saving time change will still receive the full amount of exposure. For example, if you have a 1-day listing that you start at 1:00 pm Pacific Time on Saturday, it will end at 2:00 pm Pacific Time on Sunday.
on 10-30-2011 04:09 PM
eBay handles all of this. An hour is not going to make or break you. The hour changes when you are sleeping.
it's all handled internally and not a worryment. Or after all these years it hasn't.:-x