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Best time for an eBay auction to close?(3 posts)

Best time for an eBay auction to close?B2
Jan 28, 2003 5:26 PM
Any thoughts or statistical data regarding the best day of the week and time of day to have an eBay auction close?

re: Best time for an eBay auction to close?geeker
Jan 28, 2003 5:32 PM
Definitely on the weekend. My guess would be Sunday evening. Weekends have the highest traffic of eBay hobbyists. There was actually a published empirical study on this, conducted by some academic economists. I saw a brief summary in _The Economist_ magazine (last fall? not sure of the date and reference); forget the precise conclusion, but weekend was strongly preferred.
re: Best time for an eBay auction to close?desmo
Jan 28, 2003 7:00 PM
I've been selling as a fulltime job for more than 3 years. I always end good (high dollar) stuff on Sunday about 7:00 pm West Coast time. Stay away from Fri. and Sat. Be careful not to end during special events like Superbowl type crap. Holidays can be hard to judge. Also depends on what you're selling. If it's something you know is going to Europe or Asian bidders cater to their time-zone.