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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Best time of day / week to sell?

Is there a particular time of day, or a best day of the week to sell items on ebay? If I'm on the west coast, what time should I post my auction to be assured that my auction will close at "the best time of day" to capture the east and west coast bidders while they are still awake?
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Community Member
Posts: 683
Registered: ‎01-25-2003

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
after a year of selling, I am not concvinced that there is a best time, although I am sure others will disagree. Bidders can use the search functions, as well as browse and if you have items that are well described at a decent price - they will find your listings.
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Community Member
Posts: 155
Registered: ‎12-04-2002

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
I agree with aaana -
Almost anytime is good.
Although I try to keep in mind that many
B&I buyers will be looking during work hours
rather than weekends or late night.
However, if you're selling internationally
this may not matter as much.
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Community Member
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎01-16-2003

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
I found that around 10:00 pm (GA time)does pretty good . Most of my buyers are in CA or north of me . So they are behind my time frame.
Good luck!
:smileyhappy:
Bonnie
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Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎05-30-2003

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
I like to end my auctions anytime on a Sunday evening because most people have Sunday off & have time to ebay shop then:smileyhappy: I have ended them on other days of the week & don't seem to get those last minute "snipers" that bid the price up during the last few minutes.
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Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-22-2003

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
I don't think it makes any difference what day you list. I've tried them all. I usually try to end my auctions around 10:30 PM central time. I sell mostly clothing and a lot of moms are on the comp. late night cause that's the only free time they have. LOL...Seems to work for me.
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Community Member
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎04-09-2003

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
I work a shift that does not get me to ebay until after midnight. I have been buying stuff to start my business and look at equipment until early in the morning. It is so nice that I can shop all night !!! LOL
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Community Member
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎08-02-2003

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
It's all over the map. There might be 'best times' but that will absolutely depend on other factors. Don't try to sell footballs on Monday nights or Bibles on Sunday mornings everyone's watching the game or in church. Nientendos won't sell good during schools. See what I mean. I choose late evenings for my small lot electronic parts and work hours for large lots that a business may want. My overall approach is to put up several dozen different items at all hours, days and categories and strongly encourage customers to look at my other auctions hoping to get a lot of hits for items that would never be seen otherwise. I got to get you into my store.
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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-21-2003

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
Agree with Bonnie. Im on East Coast and have found that late night ending gives people on west coast time to eat dinner and get to the computer!
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Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-24-2004

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
Sunday evening at 9 to 10pm PST. I sold an item for 37 on sunday night and the same identical item didn't sell on wednesday night. I see it again and again.
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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-27-2008

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
I like to end mine between the hours of 8 pm and 10 pm CST due to my buyers. The left coast is not a concern due to shipping the large items (over 1500#) that I sell. Most of my items go to CST or EST. Smaller postage items are not as important to me, in as much as timing because the whole world can buy and I can ship.
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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Re: Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
I also try to think about what will be happening during the time the auction ends. For instance, at this time, hurricane Ivan is in the Atlantic Ocean and will strike the southeast US sometime a week from now. Then there's elections and special events. At least a few less people might be watching your auction during these times.
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Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-17-2004

Re: Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
I believe there is a best time to sell. My item ended after labor and it seemed that I didn't get the price I wanted for my item. Yet another item sold for the week before for $275 while mine only ended for $205. It was a Radio Control car in which mine came with more extra stuff then the one that ended last week. Avoid selling items that end on or around a Holiday.
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Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-17-2004

Re: Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
Spelling** I mean't Labor Day.
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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-19-2007

Re: Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
I wonder about the middle of the night for rare or high demand items. If I was selling a rare guitar, people who know what they want will find it regardless. Ending in the middle of the night I think is an incentive for people to put in a fair best bid and go to bed. I know of auctions that get absolutely NO bids until the last 20 seconds (sniping) Putting it up in the middle of the night, only for very certain types of auction items, I 'think' is more likely to get numerous fair bids. I know I usually wait until the end of an auction to get involved. This cuts down on that.
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Community Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-16-2004

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
I think it definitely depends on what your item is. My retail price tag items sell particularly well on Mondays and then later in the week, starting early in the morning to mid afternoon. My fabric and fragrances are weekend and evening events. I am on the east coast so between 8-11 pm work great for these items.
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Community Member
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎11-20-2003

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
I get spikes early in the morning in all time zones and again at night.

Right before the typical work day, so on the west coast the window goes 5 to 8 am. Than again 3 to 6 pm.

Hope this helps!

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-26-2006

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
Ending the auctioins on sunday evnings is the best time.
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Community Member
Posts: 91
Registered: ‎12-26-2002

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
TeraPeak will provide you with some valuable insights per category which will be relevant. You can see what time of day you get a higher conversion which may be more important than the day of the week. ---
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Join me at eBay Live! 2006 in Las Vegas June 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay. I'll be teaching classes and moderating a panel.
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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-20-2009

Best time of day / week to sell?

in reply to kemarch001
do you think posting during spring break is a good time or not because alot of people are on vacation enjoying the beach and what not instead of sitting in front of the computer
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