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June 14, 2009

Portable Photo Studio


"Makes the difference between sold and unsold on eBay."


I can see how that could happen.



June 14, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink


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Maximillian is absolutely right about the eBay photo thing. I just, four days ago, sold my very first eBay item -- feeling that I'd be thrilled if I could make $100 and in the end making almost four times that -- and if you have something that people really want or collect, the pictures can be barely make-outable and you'll still sell it. Since my item was actually a document, I just scanned it and used that and the "pictures" were kind of lousy, but wow did it get bids anyway. Not to get off on an eBay tangent here -- but you know, it's on my mind -- it seems to this rank beginner that the crucial things is description. Hype is bad, honesty is good, kind of thing.

Posted by: Flautist | Jun 14, 2009 4:31:10 PM

Having sold MANY things on ebay and having seen the CRAP that people pass off as photos of their items, I can say that better photos are not required. In fact, photos are not required at all. I've seen text-only listings go for far more than my snazzy, styled listings with photos of the same item.

There's no need to waste the $50 on this when you can only shoot small stuff anyway.

Save some money and go a different route if you really need a soft box: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

Posted by: Maximillian | Jun 14, 2009 3:29:13 PM

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