Question about auction's ending time

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sgr4679
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1 Mar 09 11:56:07 am
Hello everybody ,
I need some help from this great community, Here's the thing :
I think i have a good product i sell hand made figurines of animals very classic and very beautiful that are hand made by an artis,BUT i don't know when is the best time to end the auction and please i need your advice on that.
I know that weekend is the best time but when, the weekend is from friday till sunday , Also when is the best hour on weekends to end the auctions so i can get the maximum viweres and watchers.
I am kind of frustrated and need some encouragement and guidance about this because i really think i have a special product , I just don't know how to make the best of it.
I Hope you will answer me and help me,
Tnanks alot .

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1 Mar 09 04:02:41 pm
Hello everybody ,
I need some help from this great community, Here's the thing :
I think i have a good product i sell hand made figurines of animals very classic and very beautiful that are hand made by an artis,BUT i don't know when is the best time to end the auction and please i need your advice on that.
I know that weekend is the best time but when, the weekend is from friday till sunday , Also when is the best hour on weekends to end the auctions so i can get the maximum viweres and watchers.
I am kind of frustrated and need some encouragement and guidance about this because i really think i have a special product , I just don't know how to make the best of it.
I Hope you will answer me and help me,
Tnanks alot .


Since you have a great handmade product even though this product can be a very exciting item its still a new product to the market and at first you may want to start out with a 5 day auction so you can get as many people to see your item as possible. 5 day auction-start WED-SUN I would say start it in the afternoon so you can have it end as late as possible SUN. As you make a few sales this way you probably can start them with 3 day auctions and then at fixed prices. Hope this helps!

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2 Mar 09 06:26:23 am
Thank you for your reply,
I have several hand made products do you think i should list them all in time differences of half an hour each ?

or list them all to end at the same time?

Thank you in advanced

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2 Mar 09 06:46:55 am
If the product is new the most important thing is gaining market exposure, and I would suggest the longer your auction runs the better.

You can of course use a buy it now option if you are worried that people won't wait till your auctions end, but if the product is unique then I can't see waiting be an issue for buyers.

As far as finishing times, my suggestion is picking the most likely time that the whole family is at home together, and market research points to this being Sunday afternoon/evening, so I would suggest a finishing time of between 5pm and 7.30pm.

I think it's smart to finish before television prime time starts in case your potential buyers get to comfortable in front of the box and forget your auctions closing time.

Listing options, I would finish them all close together, but not the same time. Space them 5 minutes apart to give an individual the opportunity to bid on more than one if they so wish, it can only increase your chances off a sale.


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2 Mar 09 06:55:41 am
Thank you very much for the reply,
When you mentioned the hours between 5pm and 7.30pm did you mean PST ?
thank you

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2 Mar 09 08:03:34 am
Thank you very much for the reply,
When you mentioned the hours between 5pm and 7.30pm did you mean PST ?
thank you


Whatever your time zone is, just try and stay clear of ending listings between 6 and 7pm, as that is the most popular time for dinner. I would suggest 30 minutes either side as a pretty good strike zone.


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2 Mar 09 09:00:04 am
Thank you i will try it and let you know

Thanx alot

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