Okay well then your GMT timeoffset should be 5 in Classifieds admin panel. Your user offset in your user profile should read -5 eastern if your in eastern timezone.
I know it works right as this is what is in my site and I use vb
You can tell exactly what server time is by this simple script.
You can create a file called time.php and place in your classifieds directory and run it in your browser.
Content visible to verified customers only.
You can then make any changes needed to the GMT offset in your classifieds admin panel if the time is not eastern standard time.