Recommended Duration of Listing - eBay Suspended & PayPal Limited Forums
eBay Suspension & PayPal Limited Forums  
Join Today
Register Subscribe
     

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Home > Marketplace Discussions > eBay Discussion!

eBay Discussion! EBay Forum. News, Updates, or Anything eBay is Welcome. A kind of lounge if you will.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-10-2019
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 98
Thanks: 26
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Activity: 2%
Longevity: 16%
iTrader: (0)
Default Recommended Duration of Listing

Hi,
I wanted to see what your guys' experience is with the duration of your listings.

Is it bad to pick "Good Until Cancelled"?

Is it better to set it every 30 days and just recreate a new listing once it has expired?
Reply With Quote
The complete step-by-step guide to get back to selling today!

  #2  
Old 09-11-2019
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Activity: 20%
Longevity: 2%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

I do 30 days auto renew listings, and 10 day auctions.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-11-2019
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 539
Thanks: 89
Thanked 188 Times in 138 Posts
Activity: 33%
Longevity: 42%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

Quote:
Originally Posted by StealthLannister View Post
Hi,
I wanted to see what your guys' experience is with the duration of your listings.

Is it bad to pick "Good Until Cancelled"?

Is it better to set it every 30 days and just recreate a new listing once it has expired?
The listings that earn their spot on BIN are Good 'Til Cancelled.
You shouldn't even consider anything else if you're aiming to make good money on eBay.
The exception is if you're selling off a single item or an auction.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-11-2019
rsot's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 59,213
Thanks: 4,673
Thanked 7,196 Times in 6,560 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 77%
iTrader: (7)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pandoras_box View Post
The listings that earn their spot on BIN are Good 'Til Cancelled.
You shouldn't even consider anything else if you're aiming to make good money on eBay.
The exception is if you're selling off a single item or an auction.
Every auction format has it's own benefit though
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-11-2019
agent006140's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 5,450
Thanks: 654
Thanked 411 Times in 376 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 10%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

if you are doing auction and listing one of a kind,quantity =1,popular choice is 7-10 days.
Your listing would not be visible to most buyers immediately or even the next day ,some buyers would only look at what is ending soon to make last minute bid/sniping.
Some sellers plan to have their listing end in the evening and on weekend
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-11-2019
agent006140's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 5,450
Thanks: 654
Thanked 411 Times in 376 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 10%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

I have a listing now,10 days auction starting bid 9.99,it has 100 views and 2 bidders so far,bringing it to 10.50.
It will end on Friday,I expect serious bidders will move in tomorrow and going into Friday,final bid could be $100 or more.
This is the way it works,they wait till last hour/minute to snipe,some subscribe to sniping software to do the last minute bidding for them.
Dont be discouraged if there is no activity,serious firework commences the last day.hour or minute

Last edited by agent006140; 09-11-2019 at 10:27 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-12-2019
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 98
Thanks: 26
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Activity: 2%
Longevity: 16%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pandoras_box View Post
The listings that earn their spot on BIN are Good 'Til Cancelled.
You shouldn't even consider anything else if you're aiming to make good money on eBay.
The exception is if you're selling off a single item or an auction.
Are good til cancelled listings more susceptible to getting the account flagged?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-12-2019
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 539
Thanks: 89
Thanked 188 Times in 138 Posts
Activity: 33%
Longevity: 42%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

Quote:
Originally Posted by StealthLannister View Post
Are good til cancelled listings more susceptible to getting the account flagged?
Not that I know of. But I know breaching policy can.

GTC sets you up for that good old history that can drive you to the top of search (bar all the permutation from Cassini) if you set up your listings correctly.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-12-2019
agent006140's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 5,450
Thanks: 654
Thanked 411 Times in 376 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 10%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

some search for items with starting bid of 1 -99 cents.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-14-2019
ampersand's Avatar
Subscribed [VIP]
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 101
Thanks: 72
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Activity: 6%
Longevity: 34%
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via Skype™ to ampersand
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

good till cancel is working great for me, never used the other options since i started doing ebay.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-14-2019
yankee's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 7,876
Thanks: 2,290
Thanked 2,640 Times in 1,936 Posts
Activity: 63%
Longevity: 47%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

I hate good till canceled. I made a hell of a lot more money on 5 day listings.

How the heck are you getting anything other than good till cancelled? There is no longer any other options unless you are talking about auctions.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-14-2019
yankee's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 7,876
Thanks: 2,290
Thanked 2,640 Times in 1,936 Posts
Activity: 63%
Longevity: 47%
iTrader: (2)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pandoras_box View Post
The listings that earn their spot on BIN are Good 'Til Cancelled.
You shouldn't even consider anything else if you're aiming to make good money on eBay.
The exception is if you're selling off a single item or an auction.
I disagree with every bone in my body We have 180 degree differant experience. when it was possible to have 5 day listings. I would ALWAYS be on top in search. There is a lot more to being high ranked on ebay that a sale counter.... GTC sucks. It allows ebay to throttle accounts better.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-14-2019
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,260
Thanks: 796
Thanked 553 Times in 417 Posts
Activity: 30%
Longevity: 17%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

Quote:
Originally Posted by yankee View Post

How the heck are you getting anything other than good till cancelled? There is no longer any other options unless you are talking about auctions.
I came here to say the same thing.... ????????
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-14-2019
agent006140's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 5,450
Thanks: 654
Thanked 411 Times in 376 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 10%
iTrader: (0)
Default Re: Recommended Duration of Listing

with auction,you have to start low and entice them to bid higher,often higher or highest is not good enough,you could end up losing money.
please dont tell me about placing a reserve on the item,bidders dont like reserve
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Listing duration bman707 eBay Discussion! 19 04-18-2019 11:14 AM
Auction . Fixed price listing duration SaiJin eBay Discussion! 10 01-22-2019 06:42 AM
ebay start price and duration keep dissapearing from listing page NZT eBay Discussion! 1 06-13-2016 08:45 AM
Document Verification Duration Play UK eBay & Paypal 2 09-13-2015 06:11 AM
Advanced Listing Tool -New Account - Recommended? Youngb eBay Discussion! 4 09-25-2014 08:36 AM


Aspkin Group

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:19 PM.


Stop the guessing games and learn how you can quickly and easily get back on eBay today!
Read the best selling step-by-step eBay Suspension guide eBay Stealth!
Amazon Suspension? Read Amazon Ghost to get back on Amazon!
vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger
no new posts