September 18, 2011

eBay Selling Tip of the Day: Take a picture that will get their attention!

I'm going to start posting photos that I think make certain listings stand out from the crowd. 

I'm selling a pair of Charter Club capris.  My assistant photographed them, and the picture turned out so-so.  It certainly didn't highlight the fact that the pants are made of a cool black and white fabric. I decided to have her take a close-up picture of the fabric.  When buyers look at this listing, they see this picture first.


I think it gets people's attention, don't you?


And here's another photo I took that highlights the pattern on a sports-themed tie:


Sometimes closeups are the way to go!

 

3 comments:

  1. I think this is a good idea. I've done this on several occasions for old cookbooks that don't have ISBN's and are missing the dust covers. I take a photo of a colorful photo of food inside the book and use that for my main photo. But I've never thought to do this for things like ties (although I do include a 2nd photo detailing the pattern).

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  2. Much more attractive to show the best bit of an item. I do this too sometimes.

    By the way that black and white fabric if very cool.

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  3. I'm not the greatest when it come to photography, but this technique is definitely working for me!

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