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Offline Brinybay

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #165 on: December 09, 2017, 01:47:53 AM »
I has to be seen in context to appreciate while not the worst picture ever posted on eBay, for a seller to post just one image of a phone  like this makes one wonder how serious the seller is about selling the phone?

Or worse yet, they are quite serious about selling, not so serious about packing!
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #166 on: December 14, 2017, 07:32:56 PM »
Hard to beat these types of listing pictures as being among the worst.

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #167 on: December 14, 2017, 07:37:31 PM »
Now, what says lucent better than that picture, I ask you?
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #168 on: December 14, 2017, 09:36:40 PM »
that photo is a tad dark.

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #169 on: December 15, 2017, 08:20:40 AM »
I think the seller put the wrong picture up, that one is of a black cat in a coal shed...  ;D

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #170 on: December 15, 2017, 12:44:02 PM »
I think the seller put the wrong picture up, that one is of a black cat in a coal shed...  ;D

I’ve seen Polar Bears in a Snow Storm but not a Black Cat in a Coal Shed before. I think I will save that picture for future reference.

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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #171 on: December 15, 2017, 01:04:28 PM »
The eBay handle for that seller is "coffee_maker_graveyard" so that might explain his view of things.

BTW:  after one day, still the same photo.

Also, BTW:  I copied the image and ran it through Photoshop Elements and I have to say, there is something there.

If you click on this image and stare at it long enough you can see it. At first it looks like a Rorschach Test image but if you look closer, and longer, you will see it, a fractal of nothingness.
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #172 on: December 17, 2017, 08:31:31 AM »
If you click on this image and stare at it long enough you can see it. At first it looks like a Rorschach Test image but if you look closer, and longer, you will see it, a fractal of nothingness.

But in the seller's defense, the fractal of nothingness is in good condition.
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #173 on: December 17, 2017, 09:09:22 AM »
It was revealing to go to the auction and now see what that posted picture was supposed to be.  If it was a black cat in a coal shed, it was asleep, because no eyes were present in the nebulous blackness.  The enhanced picture looked like an infrared picture of the cats' breath.  :)
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #174 on: December 17, 2017, 09:35:15 AM »
It was revealing to go to the auction and now see what that posted picture was supposed to be.  If it was a black cat in a coal shed, it was asleep, because no eyes were present in the nebulous blackness.  The enhanced picture looked like an infrared picture of the cats' breath.  :)

Or maybe a close-up of that elusive eye!
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #175 on: December 17, 2017, 09:50:57 AM »
Looks like the seller finally got around to putting up better pictures. Maybe the original was just a too close close up of the handset?
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #176 on: December 17, 2017, 10:02:54 AM »
Looks like the seller finally got around to putting up better pictures.

That always raises a question of the seller's sanity. The biggest bang you get on a listing is when it is a new listing, when people bid or click watch. With no picture, neither of those happen and adding a good image days later, well, the phone is not seen until a few hours before the end time when buyers check those listing for a good deal.

I know eBay provides both a Preview mode and a Save and Continue Later option to check it and then to save it if it needs something simple, like photos. To list something with the wrong or a bad photo is just not the thing to do. Why waste the time of putting up a listing in a rush only to have sellers ignore it?
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Re: CRPF Award for "Worst Picture of an ebaY auction item"
« Reply #177 on: December 17, 2017, 01:19:44 PM »
But in the seller's defense, the fractal of nothingness is in good condition.

May have never been found used!

If it was a black cat in a coal shed, it was asleep, because no eyes were present in the nebulous blackness.

That’s a cats “Default Mode”. I know, I’ve got two of them keeping the cushion in their window seat warm right now!

Terry
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