ebay Tip: Know The Rules And Do Your Own Work

This morning I had an ebay message from a seller asking if he/she could use my photos to list their identical item. First of all, this is against ebay rules and it rubbed me the wrong way. You see, taking photos is part of an ebay seller’s job. You invest the time to take good photos showcasing your merchandise. Regardless if someone tries to flatter you by commenting on how lovely your pictures are, they are attempting to cut corners and make their life easier by using your work. Bottom line!

I responded no and shared the link to ebay’s image rules. Granted, the other seller asked before stealing my photos but I guess I’m just shocked that people think that is OK.

Here’s the response I received.

“Ok no problem. I have no need for nor intend to read ebay’s rules on the subject. I asked and you said no. Thats that. I dont need a homework assignment hahaha LoL!

I let people use my pictures all the time because really, what do I care and how in the world could helping someone else possibly harm me? It wouldn’t, never has, and never will.

But that’s me. And obviously not you.”

If you sell on ebay, know the rules and do your own work! Be creative with your descriptions, titles and photos and NOT a copy cat!

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5 Thoughts to “ebay Tip: Know The Rules And Do Your Own Work”

  1. Dalia

    I totally understand. For this reason, I watermark all pictures when the items are new. I have had people who take my work, and it really upsets me because of the time that I spend on it. Each time, however, I have called ebay about it, and they have the other seller take the pictures off.

  2. Marie Owens

    This made me lol. The nerve of people crack me up.

  3. I know, right! Can you believe it?

  4. You have got to be kidding me?!?! That is just lazy.

  5. Joe

    Nobody will do as good of a job as yourself since this is your product you are selling and know what will work.

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