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Selecting a listing duration


When you list your item, you can select a listing duration of 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 listing duration. For items listed in eBay Motors Vehicle categories, the 10-day duration isn't usually recommended.

You can schedule listings to start at the 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. 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), choose a listing end time that gives you enough time to ship the item to the buyer in time for the event or holiday.

Changing the duration

If 2 or more hours have passed since you submitted a listing, you can't change the duration of your listing.

Seller requirements for 1-day listings

For a 1-day listing, you must 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.

Listing times

Start time:

  • When you create a listing, your item is usually listed immediately.

  • You can use the scheduled listing option to start the listing later.

  • If you have your listing set to automatically relist if it doesn't sell, the relisting of your item may be delayed for several hours.

  • Occasionally, your listing might not be searchable with a keyword or category search for several hours after you created the listing. 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 listing duration of 3 days, your listing will end at exactly 1:14 pm on Wednesday.

  • Fixed price listings and auction-style listings with a Buy It Now option end when a buyer pays for the item.

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.

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.

  • Eastern Time is 3 hours later than Pacific Time. For example, if it's 6:00 pm Eastern Time, it's 3:00 pm Pacific Time.

  • To see eBay's official time and a US time zone map, click the eBay official time link at the bottom of most eBay pages.

Daylight saving time:

  • Daylight saving time (DST) is the practice of moving the time forward 1 hour in the spring and moving it back 1 hour in the fall.

  • While not all areas observe daylight saving time, listings that run during a daylight saving time change will still receive the full amount of the listing duration exposure. For example, if you have a 1-day listing that you start at 1:00 pm Pacific Time on Saturday, and the daylight saving time spring transition occurs that Saturday evening, the listing will end at 2:00 pm Pacific Time on Sunday.

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