EBay delivery dates

I have just listed an item with a 3 day dispatch and the listing says "get it by Wednesday 7th or Thursday 8th.

If I posted on the third day that would be Wednesday 7th so how does ebay work that out???

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  • olgadapolga
    olgadapolga Posts: 2,273 Forumite
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    moonpenny said:
    I have just listed an item with a 3 day dispatch and the listing says "get it by Wednesday 7th or Thursday 8th.

    If I posted on the third day that would be Wednesday 7th so how does ebay work that out???
    I have no idea, some of their dates are completely insane. I've had a couple of sales recently whereby I felt it necessary to message the buyer to point out that the Ebay dates are impossible to achieve. 
  • moonpenny
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    I am glad it's not just me then. 
    What makes it worse is it only seems to be on items to be sent by RM and 2nd class at that!
  • diystarter7
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    Don't forget the strikes and xmass pressure delays.
  • soolin
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    It's definitely not just you , I've had delivery estimates as early as the day after I am supposed to send an item 2nd class. That doesn't even allow for the strikes!

    With buyers being misled this way I fear there may be issues approaching Christmas with a lot of angry messages being sent to sellers about non arrival of presents.
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  • shapala
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    Also have same issue but is it not to do with your dispatch time, then whom you dispatch with (say RM 1st) so eBay's algorithm with say it'll arrive 2 days (for instance) from purchase? 
  • soolin
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    shapala said:
    Also have same issue but is it not to do with your dispatch time, then whom you dispatch with (say RM 1st) so eBay's algorithm with say it'll arrive 2 days (for instance) from purchase? 
    Mine are the same as the OP.  I have a 2 day dispatch on and I use 2nd class, but exactly as per the OP if someone bought something on the Monday for instance it might show delivery estimated from as early as Wednesday- yet Wednesday is within my dispatch time and that doesn't even allow for the 2-3 days that RM normally suggest 2nd class will take. 

    The odd thing is that it doesn't happen on every listing, I sold a batch of items yesterday. all with 2 day dispatch and all RM 2nd class, yet looking at the estimated delivery dates they aren't all the same.

    I would also draw peoples attention to this thread
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