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Listing durations and timings

When you list an item on eBay, you can choose a listing duration, which is the length of time it will show on our site.

The length of time you can list for depends on the listing format and listing tool you choose:

Listing duration options with the Quick listing tool:

  • Auction-style – 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 days
  • Fixed price – Good 'Til Cancelled

Listing duration options with the Advanced listing form:

  • Auction-style – 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 days
  • Fixed price – 3, 5, 7, 10, 30 days and Good 'Til Cancelled

Tip
To create a 1-day listing, you'll need to have a Feedback score of at least 10. If you don't meet this requirement, you won't see the 1-day option.

How to select a listing duration

To set the listing duration for an auction-style listing in the quick listing tool - opens in new window or tab:

  1. At the bottom of the listing form, select Change beside your current listing preferences.
  2. Check the Enable more options box and hit Save.
  3. In the Pricing section, select Change.
  4. Ensure the Auction starting bid box is checked and then select More options.
  5. From the Auction duration drop-down, choose your preferred listing duration.
  6. Fill in the rest of your listing, then select List it.

To choose a listing duration using the advanced listing form - opens in new window or tab:

  1. Go to the Selling details section of the listing form.
  2. Select the length of time you'd like your listing to run from the Duration drop-down.
  3. Fill in the rest of your listing, then select List item.

Scheduling listings

You can schedule listings to start on a day and time you choose – up to 3 weeks in advance, allowing you to create your listings at your convenience and control the time they start and end.

To schedule your listing:

  1. Go to the Pricing section of the quick listing tool - opens in new window or tab, or the Selling details section of the advanced listing form - opens in new window or tab.
  2. If you're using the quick listing tool, select More options at the bottom of the Pricing section.
  3. Select the Schedule to start on option, and enter the date and time you want your listing to begin.
  4. Fill in the rest of your listing, then select List item.

You can view your scheduled items - opens in new window or tab in My eBay.

To reschedule or cancel a scheduled listing:

  1. Go to your scheduled items - opens in new window or tab.
  2. Choose the listing you want to change.
  3. Select Reschedule to change the date and time, or Delete to cancel the listing.

Tip
Listing times on eBay.com.au are shown in Australian Eastern Time (AEST or AEDT). eBay's official time - opens in new window or tab is the time at eBay headquarters in San Jose.

Listing times

Listings end in whole-day increments from the listing's start time, so if you submit your listing at 1:14pm on Sunday and select a 3-day listing, it will end at exactly 1:14 pm on Wednesday.

Listings that run during a daylight saving time change will still receive the full listing duration. For example, if you have a 1-day listing that starts at 1pm on Saturday, and the daylight saving time spring transition occurs that Saturday evening, the listing will end at 2pm on Sunday.

You can schedule listings to start on a day and time you choose, up to 3 weeks in advance – allowing you to create your listings at your convenience and control the time they start and end.

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