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Lady Rando
01-19-2004, 05:48 PM
Am I wrong or is posting pictures of your other works in one auction a big no-no? Here is an example of what I'm talking about.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3655058329&category=20158

ElizaLeahy
01-19-2004, 06:32 PM
Am I wrong or is posting pictures of your other works in one auction a big no-no? Here is an example of what I'm talking about.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3655058329&category=20158

I don't think that the pictures are a problem. The fact that she has them linked to her home page is the problem.

TeAnne
01-19-2004, 06:49 PM
They're only Jpgs
http://home.mchsi.com/~p.rohlman/octopus_jar.jpg

but you could take off the octopus_jar.jpg I guess and be in her website.
Which comes up with a Red X blank gif.

And by taking more off and leaving
http://home.mchsi.com/
Isn't her website.
I don't think she is doing anything wrong, Unless I'm missing something.

ElizaLeahy
01-19-2004, 07:31 PM
oh, well, if it doesn't lead to her website then it's ok :)

prtpix
01-19-2004, 10:30 PM
In any case. I think her stuff is pretty neat.
I hope she continues to do well with it.

In another note. Today I found an artist on E-Bay that I never saw before. He has been around for a while though. I see where his work is magnificent but, He does not photograph them well and he does not display them well in his auction, I felt like writing to him and giving him a few pointers. But, Didn't for fear that he would think I was too pushy.
I really feel his lack of display techniques are hurting his prices.

CarlyHardy
01-19-2004, 10:42 PM
In any case. I think her stuff is pretty neat.
I hope she continues to do well with it.

In another note. Today I found an artist on E-Bay that I never saw before. He has been around for a while though. I see where his work is magnificent but, He does not photograph them well and he does not display them well in his auction, I felt like writing to him and giving him a few pointers. But, Didn't for fear that he would think I was too pushy.
I really feel his lack of display techniques are hurting his prices.

I email folks all the time when I see artwork that would really look good if the artist just took better photos or used a few good techniques to show off the auction better. I have never gotten a "you're too pushy" reply....all are always very appreciative.
carly

imaginethat
01-19-2004, 10:53 PM
Am I wrong or is posting pictures of your other works in one auction a big no-no? Here is an example of what I'm talking about.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3655058329&category=20158

It's fine as long as you don't use words within your auction describing anything other than what that auction is selling. You can put "be sure to see my other auctions for more artwork" along with the pictures....but if you are selling art you can't then say, "be sure to view my other auctions for dirt, mud, pigs, and hay" since the auction the buyer is viewing is for art. Then I think it becomes keyword spamming(?). Had some experience with a friend who had an auction cancelled because she had a gallery within her auction and named each item...all she had to do was take the names off the other items and it was allowed. Of course most people do things ebay doesn't allow and never get reported, so the rules can be very gray on ebay.