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09-16-2016 05:58 AM
PHOTO REQUIREMENTS TO REMEMBER
Every listing must have at least one photo
Listings without accompanying photos are no longer allowed. If your item isn't something you can photograph yourself (e.g., a vacation package), browse the Internet for copyright-free images you can use with your listing.
Minimum photo size
eBay requires a minimum length of 500 pixels for the longest side; setting your camera's default to High or Medium photo quality will ensure your photos are large enough.
Click here to watch a demo that will show you how to find photo sizes on a PC and a Mac.
Don't use borders on your photos
Borders aren’t allowed on any of your photos. The only exception is if you have a “natural” border created by photographing your square or rectangular item against a neutral-colored backdrop.
09-16-2016 05:32 AM
I tried but I do not know where it went?!
Look, I am going to seem idiotic here but I have not been on these boards for longer than 5 years?! Things are so different. It just seemed more intuitive before. In any event consider me a nubie with regards to this, and so I have no idea where to look for my board -- I chosed tools. So I looked there for my thread, and could not find it!
Sorry for cluleness.
Regarding the photo sizing -- does ebay accept a perfect square photo? 1,200 x1,200? Now with the new listing system?
09-16-2016 05:26 AM
So I am glad you can see my message. So I do not mean to be rude or anything. I was having sucha an hard time! My ability to access forums did not work! I was on here for about 30 minutes trying. And then "miracuoulously", my logo appeared and so now I am here.
But the reason I came on here was to ask a question. I needed a little assistance. I understand if you are uninterested since I guess this is not the board for it. So if you are likely to try to help me with a question regarding photo requirements, I would be very grateful
05-26-2016 07:54 AM
05-25-2016 07:47 PM
Garage sales may be free,but where I live there is a fee monthly for garbage collection 🚚👌
... and I applaud you for knowing the difference between Free and Fee, it would be great if more did.
05-25-2016 05:33 PM
05-16-2016 02:54 PM - edited 05-16-2016 02:56 PM
I didn't know about these fees until after I sold the item! You have to search and search to find the actual fees, eBay should be ashamed!
Hmm ... the bottom of every listing looks like this, with a total of the insertion fees and a disclaimer that you will be charged a fee when the item sells:
Clicking on the i tells you to click on the amount ... clicking on the insertion fee total gives you this (also with a disclaimer that you will pay a fee when the item sells):
And clicking on "Learn More" in either the first screen or the second screen brings you here:
That doesn't seem very "hidden" or buried so deep that you have to "search and search".
05-14-2016 06:07 PM - edited 05-14-2016 06:08 PM
Hmmm... my response above failed to cover a few other issues that may "surprise" you.
Have a nice day.
05-14-2016 05:59 PM
@purebliss1971 yup, really... what more do you want??????????????????????????
eBay doesn't hide it's fee structure under a rock in the middle of the Enchanted Forrest...
The fees are clearly posted for all to read. If you can't do that much to educate yourself,
eBay ain't for you, because contrary to what many believe, eBay is a business, it's not a
chatrity. If you want cheap, or free... haul your treasures to the end of the driveway...
Option 1, is called a Yard Sale, you may have heard of it, Option 2, is called Garbage Day.
Oh, and yes, both are FREE.
05-14-2016 03:22 PM
I was also surprised by the HIGH FEES selling on eBay!!
I hope you read the prices on a restaurant's menu...
get a "surprise" there and you could be washing dishes.
05-14-2016 09:18 AM
I was also surprised by the HIGH FEES selling on eBay!! I will NOT use them anymore, which unfortunate because I love the safeguards eBay provides ( which should be able to be covered easily with 3-5% commission)
@purebliss1971 There is no reason to be surprised by eBay fees as they are all stated quite clearly ~ 10% of the total selling price for eBay in most categories without a store, and 2.9% plus .30¢ for PayPal. In addition, listing fees are displayed on the listing form before you hit "post".
If you find another selling venue that only charges 5% and reaches the world wide audience that eBay does, by all means, come back and let us know.
In the future, read the boards and groups and ask questions before you start selling and you will receive valuable information that will make your eBay selling profitable and fun.
How much better life would be, if a liar's pants really did catch fire!