Best day to start and end an auction and why
I have done some long and well thought out research on this very question and these are just my findings, some have explanations some I just can;t explain.
First of all IT depends on what you are selling.
In my experience this is what I have found out .
# 1 Clothing , clothing sells best on a 5 day listing ending on Tuesday evenings between 9 pm and 10 pm EST don't ask me why they just do
#2 Videos really sell best on a buy it now ticket BUT if you are going to do an auction a 3 day auction will work best because people easily lose interest in movies so 3 days max is my suggestion
#3 Books like Videos sell best on a buy it now and if not the same applies 3 days max ending in the evening after dinner.
HOT HOT items and antiques seem to be the only thing i find that sell
well on 7 day listing, mostly because people don't lose interest in the Item
#5 Mystery auction I found sell best on a 5 day listing ending on a weekend evening mostly Sunday nights 5 days keeps their attention just long enough , 7 days i tried and they seem to lose interest after the 6Th day.
#6 Collectors Items such as Disney plates and such will do well at any length , but to get your max money 7 days will work best ending on Sunday evening . people who collect Will stick with an Item till then end.
This is all the things that I have researched on, some I can explain some I can't, most will make sense if you think it out.
Ultimately you just never know.
Also please note end of the month is always a slow time , ending auctions at the end of the month when all peoples bills are coming due is never a good idea.
I hope any of this helps someone. . I have researched this over the last 7 months. and these are just one persons finding.
Thank you for your time.