Changing clocks

You would have thought I’d have known but still caught me out that auctions I’d set to finish today are all finishing 1 hour earlier due to the change of clocks.  So my cunning plan of having them finish early evening they’re now finishing dinner time 

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  • Brie
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    One of those "oh carp!" moments.
    "Never retract, never explain, never apologise; get things done and let them howl.”
  • baser999
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    I just recall years ago having to lay on the floor to adjust the clock on the video recorder 😂
  • [Deleted User]
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    edited 30 October 2023 at 6:09AM
    Why is it important to know what time your item sells ?
    Do sellers watch their items as it counts down to the end moment ?
    What i mean is - isn't there an alert you get, telling something has sold ?
  • 400ixl
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    Likely because Ebay like many global sites used UTC time zone for everything and then just calculates local time for users. 
  • RedImp_2
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    edited 18 January at 8:20PM
    Why is it important to know what time your item sells ?
    Do sellers watch their items as it counts down to the end moment ?
    What i mean is - isn't there an alert you get, telling something has sold ?
    It’s not me knowing, it’s timing it to end when I thought people might be looking rather than eating.  I know it doesn’t really work like that, but humour me.
  • zackary71
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    I got caught last night with this issue. Had multiple Watchers on a Timed Auction supposed to end in middle of the sweet spot 7 - 8pm period. It ended at 6:30 !!
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    edited 18 January at 8:20PM
    soolin said:
    Catsacor said:
    Why is it important to know what time your item sells ?
    Do sellers watch their items as it counts down to the end moment ?
    What i mean is - isn't there an alert you get, telling something has sold ?
    Timings can make a lot of difference in price, a lot of people prefer to manually bid at the last moment. Or people like me might search for auctions about to end in certain categories just to see if there is anything worth picking off , I’ve won some absolute bargains in the past because I happened to be browsing at an unpopular time. 

    Just imagine for instance trying to sell something dance related during the time Strictly is broadcast or ending a niche sci fi item at 4 pm in the afternoon when potential buyers might be at work. 

    I don’t do a great deal of auctions, but when I do I consider the end time and the day of the week very carefully before I list, trying to work out who is likely to be buying and when they are likely to be browsing. In the past when I’ve had something slightly higher end to list at auction I’ve actually gone through the solds to see if there is a pattern for higher prices, and list mine to make use of that knowledge.
    Interesting, thanks.
  • DigSunPap
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    Don't think there is too much you can do about this one! Just unfortunate
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