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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Details and pictures DO matter when selling on-line.

Posted Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 1:46 PM
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  • I point this out because more and more folks seem to want to list by smart phone and in the process say less and less.

    They also take photos with their smart device to save time, which CAN be good, but oftentimes are not and then I hear that their sales are down or they do not get very much interest.

    I am not saying that eBay search engine cannot throw curve balls, it sure can, but first, make sure you look at your listing like a buyer who knows very little about you and maybe not know much more about what you are trying to sell.

    Does it jump out and say "this is a professional seller" or at the least "they care about what they are selling"? If the seller does not care enough to represent the item well, why would the buyer be interested in giving their money to them and hoping they get what they want?

    eBay tells us that they are developing an education module for selling with smart devices. I am not sure that is smart, but..... well see what they come up with.

    Maybe it is OK for new items that do not need good descriptions other than the manufacturers information. For custom made, or collectibles that need to describe the condition of that unique item, I need a keyboard and good pictures. Just sayin'.....

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jul 3, 2014, at 1:42 PM
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