Rather than the familiar “Estimated within 5-7 working days” they are showing “Estimated within Wed. 10th Oct and Fri. 12 Oct”.
I quite like this, eBay are picking up the seller’s stated dispatch time and delivery method to give an actual date when you might expect to receive your parcel. As a buyer the 10th of October means a lot more to me than 5 days, and of course after a couple of days I’ll have probably forgotten when the 5 days started from. It also gets rid of the confusion of what’s a “working day”, for instance do we count Saturday’s as a working day?
What do you think? Would you prefer an estimate in the form of the number of working days or do you prefer to be given an actual date when you’re likely to receive your purchase?
Many thanks to John of who spotted the change. It appears to be a trial as it’s not appearing on all listings, but as with all things eBay will be testing the effect of both options and will settle on whichever produces the best results.