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Delay with auctions appearing on eBay?

slycedbred

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So I've noticed that when I list things on eBay, it takes HOURS for them to actually show up...What's the deal with that? I posted things at 9:30ish central time...It's now 1:45 am and still they dont show up.

Is this a known issue? Am I retarded to feel cheated?
 

hanker565

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This happens to most of my auctions...I asked customer support but they didn't have anything useful to say.
 

A Harris

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It is absolutely infuriating but there is nothing you can do about it. I've had stuff take as long as 14 hours to show up.

Considering that auctions get most of their views when they are starting and ending, ebay charging full price for listings that don't show up for a half a day is WRONG imo.
 

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I listed some items on the UK site at around 10:30 on a weekday. They didn't appear in the search until around the same time the following day!!

Go figure. I'm sure eBay could offer some reason, but it's probably to do with some basic brand authentication checking (some items take longer to list than others) and then some search optimisation on the items.

However, it is REALLY annoying to have to wait a day to see your listings! So, no, you're not retarded to be upset.

Clint
 

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I just finished a little chat with a representative... Their reason is that the items have to be indexed. They also said that editing the listing will further delay the items from showing up.

I brought up the point that I chose 7 day listing, not 6 day 12 hour listing and was responded to in a flippant manner..."eBay takes this into account, that's why 3 day listings are the same price as 7 day listings"...Doesn't really make much sense.

I want someone to kill eBay
 

Karo

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Mine usually shows up after a few hours. I don't even bother checking it anymore, ebay is a stinky bumhole.
 

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I've been a habitual ebay buyer & browser for almost ten years, and it has long, and maybe always, been this way.

Typically the new Sunday night listings are not available until Monday morning; Monday morning has always been a good time to run searches and find good newly listed items. You can tell they were listed the previous night because the items are showing up with 6 days 14 hours to go.

It also seems to me that the Sunday night listings are the ones that get delayed the most, perhaps because ebay has persuaded everyone that Sunday night is the be$t time to start auctions. So there's a traffic jam of new listings.

During the work week, on the other hand, it's not uncommon to find listings with 6 days 23 hours to go.
 

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Yes, I have encountered this problem recently.

It does interfere with your sale, since your auction isn't showing up in search until a day later or so. I contacted live support on ebay, they told me that its going through the process of getting on to their system, and for me to wait.
 

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Originally Posted by slycedbred
I just finished a little chat with a representative... Their reason is that the items have to be indexed. They also said that editing the listing will further delay the items from showing up.

I brought up the point that I chose 7 day listing, not 6 day 12 hour listing and was responded to in a flippant manner..."eBay takes this into account, that's why 3 day listings are the same price as 7 day listings"...Doesn't really make much sense.

I want someone to kill eBay


Did the rep actually say that? Man...
 

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They can do better than a few hours delay, look at stilmacher's items as seen from ebay.it and ebay.com (in ebay.it he seems to have no items on sale ...)
 

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I don't know if this is true or not for everybody, but I've found that the more expensive the item I'm listing is, the longer it takes to load onto the ebay site...
anyone else notice this? is ebay checking listings now-a-days for scams/replicas/etc...?
 

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What's the deal with that?
As hinted at above, ebay has tons of servers that your data needs to get saved on. This is why you might get your item in one search (your web request hit the server that it's already on), and why you might not get it on another search (you hit a server that does not yet have it).

Originally Posted by whusurdadi
I don't know if this is true or not for everybody, but I've found that the more expensive the item I'm listing is, the longer it takes to load onto the ebay site...
anyone else notice this? is ebay checking listings now-a-days for scams/replicas/etc...?

Wasn't that one of the changes they implemented not too long ago? They want you to list with low prices, not high ones, and this was one of their ways to "encourage" this. The item price also determines how well it shows in the search results now as well, from what I understand.
 

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Last time I listed items, one of my etro jackets didn't show up on ANY searches except for "view sellers other items". It was listed 100% correctly. for 6 days, nothing. I didn't realize this until I wondered why no one had seen it. After revising the auction (by editing nothing), it magically appeared.


Be careful guys, a screw up like this might happen to you!
 

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