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Adjust for Daylight Savings Time?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-05-2003

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!

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-06-2011
in reply to poodid

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...


1800 PST

1900 PST


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Posts: 12,382
Registered: ‎03-26-2008
in reply to poodid

You cannot add (or take away) extra hours to listings. eBay will automatically ensure your listings get full 24 hour exposure during the time change.

Community Member
Posts: 3,572
Registered: ‎07-06-2009
in reply to poodid

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

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Posts: 4,039
Registered: ‎03-20-2011
in reply to poodid

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.

Everyone should know these 4 things:
1) Buyer Protection - 30 days to file a claim from delivery date
2) Auctions are binding contracts
3) Click on Customer Support to find all answers
4) Problems are resolved in the Resolution Center
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Posts: 141
Registered: ‎01-31-2010
in reply to poodid

gdp_jag you are correct.