Originally Posted by chiron
Since your acute observation last year about Thurs-sunday listings. The amount of sellers listing Thurs-sunday (10 day) has gone up exponentially . As someone who e-thrifts I have found the Sunday sold listing prices reaching lower lows rather then higher highs. My hypothesis is the lower-lows are due to over supply on Sunday between the hours of 7-9 CST.
As an example lets query the highest sold listings RG XL used shirts listings . Out of the top 24 we will see how many sold on sundays and how many of those were 10 day auctions (7-9 CST).
14 (202) (8:30pm CST)
5 ( 380 / 152 (8:50pm cst) / 152 (8:30pm cst) / 122 / 125 )
19 182 (10PM CST)
Red - 10 day auctions
Blue - Buy it now
Green 7 day auctions
So from my small sample of the 24 highest RG sold listings, I get 7 shirts sold on Sundays (April -June). Out of those only 3 (7-9 CST) are 10 day auctions ending on Sunday. If I have made any errors my apologies.
I am completely confused now. lol. Sorry I think I drowned too many brain cells this weekend. Are the colored prices the sold prices? Are these only your auctions or all of ebay? Never mind that last question...that 182 on May 19th was mine.
What about the items that were listed as 10 day auctions but sold for the BIN price before the auction ended. I think the primary benefit of the 10 day listing is the double weekend exposure, not as much the ending on Sunday part. While you may not see an increase in the number of items you have sold, you will likely see an increase in the average selling price.
Keeping in mind that the 2nd quarter, at least for me, has consistently been my least productive quarter, these are actual numbers of comparison for my Q2 2012 and Q2 2013
Q2 2012 (listing style was 5 or 7 day, any start time, any end time)
Total Transactions - 304
Total Gross Sales - $14,175
Average sale price - $46.63
Q2 2013 (Listing style was 10 day, start Thursday 11PM EST, end Sunday 11PM EST)
Total Transactions - 379
Total Gross Sales - $26,502
Average Sale Price - $69.93
That's a 49.97% increase on the average sale price.
Edited by capnwes - 7/7/13 at 3:26pm