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Old 08-13-2009, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Day/Time to END auctions:

Just curious what others thought when is the best time to end an auction. Also, what time....i'm not sure what time the bay is working on (thinking it's central). But just wondering when posting what day most people have had their luck with. I've posted many auctions, but never gave it much thought but to end on the weekend....probably lost couple thousand in the long run because of this. thanks.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It really doesnt matter what day to me, but others think different. I usually always like to post my auctions at around 7 - 10pm est just because if i post in the morning, the guys at work cant bid on it.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You also have to take into account special events (federal holidays, huge sporting events like the SUPER BOWL) and where the majority of your customers MIGHT be from. Some examples:

1. If you hit a huge ICHIRO card you had better cater your auction to Japanese buyers.
2. If it's Thanksgiving week are you shooting yourself in the foot by ending on a day where everyone is traveling?
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i hear the best day is sunday anywhere from 8-10 pm est
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i hear the best day is sunday anywhere from 8-10 pm est
this is about where i end mine, but have been told it was better during the week in the evening since some people may be out of town and just returning that evening...
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i hear the best day is sunday anywhere from 8-10 pm est
i think that's the general consensus....however, since a lot of people think (and do) that, that means more competition during that time....it all depends on what you're selling....if you think your item can benefit from more competition, then sunday night is good....if not, try a weekday night...millions of people are on ebay every day of the week.....
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Personally I think Mon-Thurs are the best days to have auctions end, around 8-10pm.
Weekends always seem the weakest to me and honestly I've pulled off more steals in my opinion on Sunday evenings then any other day.
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Usually end them on Sundays around 11pm east coast time. This way after the games are over people hit ebay and the west coast still has a chance to bid on them, more hits
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i say any day of the week, so long as it ends around 7-11 pm
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I usually list everything for a week starting Sundays ending about 11pm-midnight EST
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i hear the best day is sunday anywhere from 8-10 pm est
I bought my dual LeBron and Melo patch at 9 on a sunday.
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I usually list everything for a week starting Sundays ending about 11pm-midnight EST
Way past my bedtime
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I have the most success with Tuesday night around 7pm pst.
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Personally I think Mon-Thurs are the best days to have auctions end, around 8-10pm.
Weekends always seem the weakest to me and honestly I've pulled off more steals in my opinion on Sunday evenings then any other day.
I agree with this. Especially with FB season starting, Sunday nights ppl are watching the game. I like to end my auctions after 10:30 EST for the west coast people to look at.
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