When you list your item, you can select the listing duration for 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10 days. If you're using the fixed price format, you can also choose a 30-day or Good 'Til Cancelled duration. For items listed in eBay Motors Vehicle categories, the 10-day duration is not usually recommended.
You can list items at a starting day and time you choose—up to 3 weeks in advance. You can create your listings at your convenience and control the time they start and end.
What to consider
Your buyers: Many buyers watch items for a while and think about them before placing a bid or using Buy It Now. So a longer duration may be to your advantage.
Shipping time: If your item is related to a certain event (for example, a ticket for a concert or a holiday gift), you should choose a listing end time that would give you enough time to ship the item to the buyer before the holiday or event takes place.
Changing the duration
If 2 or more hours have passed since you submitted the listing, you won't be able to change the duration of your listing.
Seller requirements for 1-day listings
For a 1-day listing, you need to have a Feedback score of at least 10. If you don't meet this requirement you won't see the 1-day option when you list an item.
Start time: When you create a listing, your item is listed immediately, unless you use the scheduled listing option to start it at a later time.
Note: We can't guarantee exact listing durations because there are times when your listing may not be searchable when using a keyword or category search, until several hours after you created it. You can always find your listing by item number or through My eBay.
End time: Listings end in whole-day increments from the listing's start time. For example, if you submit your listing at 1:14 PM on Sunday and select a duration of 3 days, your item will end at exactly 1:14 PM on Wednesday.
Note: Fixed price listings and auctions with the Buy it Now option end immediately when a buyer commits to purchasing the item.
Time zones: All times on the Canadian eBay site (eBay.ca) are expressed in Eastern Standard Time (Eastern Daylight Time during daylight savings). Note that this is three hours ahead of the Pacific Time standard used on the US eBay site (eBay.com). For example, when an item ends at 6:00 pm Eastern in Toronto and New York, the local time will be 3 pm Pacific in Vancouver and San Francisco.
To see eBay's official time right now and a US time zone map, click the eBay official time link at the bottom left side of this page.
Daylight saving time (DST): Daylight Saving Time (DST), involves moving clocks forward one hour in the Spring (currently on the second Sunday in March) and moving clocks back one hour in the Fall (currently on the last Sunday in October). When you list items on eBay during these time changes, it may appear that you lose an hour in March or gain an hour in October on your listing. This is because eBay listing durations are always in whole-day increments.
For example, on the Saturday of DST in October, you list an item in Auction-like format for a 1-day duration at 12:00 p.m. Your listing will end at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. If you schedule your listings to end at specific times, please take into consideration Daylight Saving Time. We recommend that you do not schedule your listing to end at 2:00 a.m. on the day (in Spring or Fall) with a time change.