When you list your item, you can select a listing duration of 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10 days. If you're using the fixed price format, you can also choose a 30-day or Good 'Til Cancelled duration. For items listed in eBay Motors Vehicle categories, the 10-day duration is not usually recommended.
You can schedule listings to start at the day and time you choose—up to 3 weeks in advance. You can create your listings at your convenience and control the time they start and end.
What to consider
Your buyers: Many buyers watch items for a while and think about them before placing a bid or using Buy It Now. So a longer duration may be to your advantage.
Shipping time: If your item is related to a certain event (for example, a ticket for a concert or a holiday gift), you should choose a listing end time that would give you enough time to ship the item to the buyer in time for the event or holiday.
Changing the duration
If 2 or more hours have passed since you submitted a listing, you won't be able to change the duration of your listing.
Seller requirements for 1-day listings
For a 1-day listing, you 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 when you list an item.
Start time: When you create a listing, your item is listed immediately, unless you use the scheduled listing option to start it at a later time.
Note: We can't guarantee exact listing durations because there are times when your listing may not be searchable when using a keyword or category search until several hours after you created it. You can always find your listing by item number or through My eBay.
End time: Listings end in whole-day increments from the listing's start time. For example, if you submit your listing at 1:14 pm on Sunday and select a duration of 3 days, your item will end at exactly 1:14 pm on Wednesday.
Note: Fixed price listings and auction-style listings with a Buy it Now option end immediately when a buyer commits to purchasing the item.
Time zones: Listing times on the US eBay site correspond to the local time in California, which is Pacific Time. Pacific Time is 3 hours earlier than Eastern Time. For example, if it's 3:00 pm Pacific Time, it's 6:00 pm Eastern Time.
To see eBay's official time and a US time zone map, click the eBay official time link at the bottom of any eBay page.
Daylight saving time: Daylight saving time (DST) involves moving the time forward 1 hour in the spring and moving it back 1 hour in the fall. Listings that run during the daylight saving time change will still receive the full amount of exposure. For example, if you have a 1-day listing that you start at 1:00 pm Pacific Time on Saturday, it will end at 2:00 pm Pacific Time on Sunday.