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How do I make eBay auction longer then 10 days?

September 17th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

When I sell something on Ebay, it only allows me to have auction for 10 days, which cost an extra 40 cents. I noticed that some people have auctions for like 15-30 days, but yet only gives me the option to have auction for 10 days.

If you list the item with a Buy it Now price instead of an auction format you can have up to 30 days. This is really only useful for multiple items, say I have 20 dog leads, I list all 20 for one listing fee on a BIN price instead of individually and people buy them as they see them, no bidding involved. If happen to sell 19 leads then get some more before the last 1 is sold I can edit the auction and increase the amount for sale back up to 20 and pay no extra fee so then I will have sold 40 for one insertion fee price.

If you have just 1 item to sell it is better to use a bidding auction format. Most bidding auctions are won in the last 5 minutes no matter how long the auction runs for (no sensible bidder bids early it just bumps the price up) so there is no point having more than 10 days really? Your item will be at the end of the list at 10 days and I personally never scroll down more that 1 or 2 pages if I am intending to bid on an item.

  1. InspectorBudget
    September 17th, 2012 at 11:50 | #1

    If you have experience with auction listings, you will know that most of the action comes within the last few hours ( or minutes ) of the end of the auction.

    The first few days are practically useless, from a bidding point of view.

    I usually put auction listings on a short leash – 7 days at most, more often much shorter.
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  2. Rebecca
    September 17th, 2012 at 12:00 | #2

    you have to pay more I think
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  3. Trust Me I’m a Doctor ♥
    September 17th, 2012 at 12:08 | #3

    If you list the item with a Buy it Now price instead of an auction format you can have up to 30 days. This is really only useful for multiple items, say I have 20 dog leads, I list all 20 for one listing fee on a BIN price instead of individually and people buy them as they see them, no bidding involved. If happen to sell 19 leads then get some more before the last 1 is sold I can edit the auction and increase the amount for sale back up to 20 and pay no extra fee so then I will have sold 40 for one insertion fee price.

    If you have just 1 item to sell it is better to use a bidding auction format. Most bidding auctions are won in the last 5 minutes no matter how long the auction runs for (no sensible bidder bids early it just bumps the price up) so there is no point having more than 10 days really? Your item will be at the end of the list at 10 days and I personally never scroll down more that 1 or 2 pages if I am intending to bid on an item.
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    Ebay powerseller, member since 2002

  4. IRENE_SALEHOO
    September 17th, 2012 at 12:46 | #4

    For an eBay auction, the maximum duration is 10 days. What others usually do is to list for 5 or 7 days and then, if the item doesn’t sell, they simply relist for another 5 or 7. If you open an eBay store, your store listings can be set for 30 days, or GTC (good ’til canceled). Hope this helps. 🙂
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