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4. Have good lighting on your images a poorly lit image may as well not be there. Where possible I take mine outside into garden, put it onto a chair with white paper behind it and take advantage of natural light. Its a few minutes work that pays dividends in end in cold hard cash!
5. Never just use one image, always use at least two. I tend to use one image for every one of details (or faults) that I mention in listing. This illustrates what you are actually trying to describe and helps to prevent dreaded negative feedback of 'the item wasn't as described'.
Using above meant my auctions stood out and I was considered to be true to my word by my buyers so much so that I have multiple return buyers and Auction Euphoria effect is evident on my auctions as there regularly go for higher prices than similar items listed on eBay.
As I developed my auctions I realised that using eBays additional picture service was COSTING ME a large proportion of my profit so I looked into other ways of getting my pictures on my listings. I also realised that format of listings was another major factor. I wanted to use additional pictures to illustrate a detail or fault but it was no use having picture at bottom of listing away from description as per eBays standard approach.
So I did some research and learned that answer to my problems was HTML to generate a template for my listings and allow me to pull my images into them without having to use eBays image service, sure it was still gonna cost me to host my own images but no where near what eBay was charging me. Using this has meant that my eBay Listing Fees have dropped by nearly 90%.
My buyers then started to ask me if they could use my templates and how they could include images on thier listings, advice which I always gave to them. I then decided to put this advice together on a few webpages so that they could use it as a reference and to upload some of templates that I have used in past so that anyone can use them for FREE.
I hope that these simple bits of advice help you to take advantage of Auction Euphoria, and really develop your profits from amazing, and addictive, animal that is eBay auctions.
Mike - Webmaster and eBay Power Seller.
Online Auction Trader
FREE eBay Selling Templates, can be used by anyone you dont need to ask my permission to use them anywhere you want.