24 hour auction?

Dec 11, 2012
Have you ever ran one? Would you do it again? Would you run one with BIN or best offer or just an auction. I was toying with running 24 hour auctions with BIN and immediate payment.


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Apr 13, 2012
I have never run a 24 hour auction. What is the purpose of this? Is it like a 24 hour sale, where you are trying to get the person to buy quickly, kind of like impulse buying?
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Mar 23, 2012
Vancouver, BC
It really depends on what you are selling. If it's a really hot item then yes an auction could work. I'd recommend having a reserved price so that you don't get undercut if the auction doesn't go well.
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Oct 11, 2007
Stockholm, Sweden
The LONGER the auction, the more exposure your item gets....

I have done the 5 Day auctions.... NOT great results....
7 day is better....
and 10 day auctions get better results...

Also... making sure that your auction ends on Sunday evening PST.....
Weekdays you don't get as many bidders....But, Sunday evenings people are usually home just hang in out.... so they are more apt to be on ebay..... :balloon:


Mar 22, 2006
Devon UK
I've never liked the look of 1 day auctions...it tells me that someone wants something gone...fast... call me cynical but it can be a bit of a red flag for me.
Oct 29, 2006
Los Angeles
Nah, not worth it. The longer my item stays up there, the better the bids get. In fact, my favorite is when my item doesn't sell the first time but I have a ton of watchers - I relist and almost always get a good price the second time around because I still have my original watchers, plus anyone new who might come along.


New Member
Apr 22, 2013
Not really selling purses on Ebay, though I thought I'd share a bit of advice on the subject...

I had an item up for auction that ended on a Sunday afternoon. It was a 3 day auction. Within the first few hours, bidding was up to about 45% of the final price. Over the next 48 hours, it only increased to about 48%. Within the last 12 hours of the auction it rose to 65% of the final selling price where it stayed until there was less than a minute left. In that last minute it jumped to the full selling price. Because there were similar items ending within an hour before and after mine, a 24 hour auction would have yielded the same results. It was the same with the number of views/watches. Those didn't really jump until the last 12 hours of the auction.
Aug 22, 2010
Occoquan, VA
You can't do 1 or 3 days auctions for designer brands.
I've seen 24 hr auctions for iphones
When I sell my iphone every year I always do the 24hr listing. Mainly because there will be so many iphones listed that I figure people must sort by what's "ending soonest"

Other than that I wouldn't do them for the other things I sell. But like beenburned pointed out there are limitations on what can be sold in those short time frames. Typically, more time leads to more exposure which can lead to a better sale price.