I hope you all don't think I am stupid, but, I am trying to work out what the difference is for the closing time and date on the auctions and the actual time and date it would close here in the UK. For instanceI saw an auctionI was interested in which closed on January 15th at 08.00hrs. So what time and date would that be here in UK? For all you experts out there, who have bid many times, canI ask you if it is better to wait until the last minute to bid or better to get in early. Do the prices tend to shoot up just before close of bidding when everyone is trying to bid or do you find that this does not really happen. Thank You.
mary-j.all of the closing dates andtimes for LL auctions are based on the time in Los Angeles (PST or PDT). One solution for you and anyone else outside the US is to check with a world clock to confirm the differences in their respective time zones http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
The best time to bid? It is difficult to calculate the best time, since we are never sure if anyone else is interested in the same auction. I have bid first a couple of times and no one else even bid.so I got the lowest price possible. In other auctions, I have waited until the closing time and tried to make the final bid (some times it worked out, some times it did not).
Thanks for the info Omegaet. According to the site you gave me, Los Angeles is eight hours behind the UK, so that gives me more time for bidding. Will need to remember that, but of course not sure when our clocks go forward one hour in March if Los Angelas time stays the same so we would be 9 hours in front. I think???
mary-j....presently you will see the LL closing time listedas PST (Pacific Standard Time)...this year Daylight Savings Time will begin the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November...during which time you will see the closing time listed as PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). Just continue to check the world clock link I gave you and it will adjust accordingly.
Well most of the bids end at 08.00hrs, so that means it is 16.00hrs here in the UK, which works out quite well. If there was an auction I was really interested in and the bidding ended at a difficult time here in the UK,e.g. middle of the night, I probably would stay up just to make sureI got my bid in. As far asI can see, it is usually 08.00hrs though. I have still to make that first bid, hopefully very soon.
we ususally bid once the day the auction is due to expire and wait and see if there is any action on it. and then if some others have bid we keep bidding until the figure we are willing to pay is met. If it goes over so be it ...................either it returns or we go somewhere else. we just won a bid to a place in Florence that had been very active, but we waited and were the only bidders this time. many times you are the only bidder.
Thanks for asking this question Mary-J -- I was just wondering the same thing! I had some problems with an eBay auction once where I misjudged the closing time and missed out, so I don't want that to happen again.
Now that the second Sunday in March has passed, and we are on Daylight Savings Time in the US (or most of the US), the timing calculations begin. I usually give myself a week or two to catch up with the time, but I'll be very mindful immediately if I bid on a LL auction. Cheers...Marolyn