eBay newbie: Do people wait til the final day to bid?

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I'm selling something on ebay right now. There haven't been any bids, but I have 5 "watchers". Should I be worried that there are no bids, you think?
I'm a total eBay novice :amuse: ...
 

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I snipe dang near everything, which means my bid isn't entered until about the last 7 seconds. Most seasoned eBayers don't bid right away I find.
 
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Same here. Don't sweat it. Five watchers probably means at least two or three will bid.
 
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Thanks for the advice guys!

This is my very first auction ever :amuse: .

There's 7 "watchers" now. I kinda wish someone would bid :P ... So do people really wait til the last day, or actually like the last hour (or the last 5 minutes?)
 

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spiralsnowman said:
Thanks for the advice guys!

This is my very first auction ever :amuse: .

There's 7 "watchers" now. I kinda wish someone would bid :P ... So do people really wait til the last day, or actually like the last hour (or the last 5 minutes?)
indeed they do. don't expect much activity until then.
 

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I never understood why sometimes there are like 27 bidders and there's still 2 days left. I usually bid in the last minute also, do these people really want to pay as high a price as possible. *shrugs*
 
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Danica said:
I never understood why sometimes there are like 27 bidders and there's still 2 days left. I usually bid in the last minute also, do these people really want to pay as high a price as possible. *shrugs*
I did a little bit of research before I started, and I noticed that too. *Me confused*.
 

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Yeah I dunno, its great on the sellers end obviously, and I hope for your sake it does go up. But I'm always on the buying end, and I like deals. lol
 

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spiralsnowman said:
Thanks for the advice guys!

This is my very first auction ever :amuse: .

There's 7 "watchers" now. I kinda wish someone would bid :P ... So do people really wait til the last day, or actually like the last hour (or the last 5 minutes?)
Both and everything in between! Some people don't know about snipers and they bid within the last 24 hours and less. . .
I can be a little OCD, when I'm selling on eBay it kills me! I watch my auctions like a hawk! LOL!

But alas, as a buyer I wait until the last 10 seconds or less!
Gotta get the best deal I can!

What are ya selling?