Today is 60 days from the eBay UK fee changes on the 25th September and is the first time it’s been possible to have a maximum 60-days Recent Sales score on listings. It won’t last long though, those with Good Til Canceled listings will see their relisted items drop from 60-days to 30-days Recent Sales, which in truth shouldn’t affect them too much as the most significant sales are those in the last few days.
The drop is because Recent Sales only carry over to relisted items once, current 30-day listings have benefited from sales from the 25th September. Items relisted today (the second relist) will lose Recent Sales boost from September and early October sales (the original listing).
It may however assist those sellers who have the 2nd, 3rd and 4th spot in search results especially if they’ve been trying to dislodge someone from the top spot of search results. If they listed their original listing a few days later in the short term they’ll have a long tail of 40 or 50 days of Recent Sales score.
For sellers who have 30 day listings ending, the best practice is to relist as quickly as possible to regain their spot in search results. A delay of even a few hours gives competitors an opportunity to gain sales and each sale gained while your listing is off the site increases your competitors Recent Sales score in comparison to yours.