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View Poll Results: Does the appearance of an eBay listing influence your decision to purchase?
Yes 36 36.00%
No 46 46.00%
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:26 AM
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I personally don't like custom formatted auctions (and find the bold type annoying to read). I just want good pictures and a basic description.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:32 AM
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Imo, if im looking to buy a card, all i want to see is good pics of front and back and a good price, and good feedback for that seller. I wont pay extra for fancy borders or looking professional. Not looking for fluf.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:35 AM
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Give me good clear photos that can be magnified and a good description with any flaws that may not always be visible or hard to see in the photos and I'm good to go.

The rest means nothing to me and sometimes can work against the seller. For example if you say only a few words about the item and then give me a paragraph about yourself or your company then that just turns me off to your listing.

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Old 10-26-2016, 11:51 AM
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I look for clear scans of the front and back and a clear but concise description of the item. Images should be zoomable to a level that would show any relevant flaws. If you're selling other related items, I like to see a brief mention of that so I can know to search by your "other items for sale".

Too much more, and the stuff I care about starts to get lost in the clutter.
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Give me good clear photos that can be magnified and a good description with any flaws that may not always be visible or hard to see in the photos and I'm good to go.

The rest means nothing to me and sometimes can work against the seller. For example if you say only a few words about the item and then give me a paragraph about yourself or your company then that just turns me off to your listing.

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Old 10-26-2016, 12:10 PM
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This pretty much sums it up.
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:16 PM
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I only bid on items I want and only when they are at a price I feel comfortable paying. As long as there are good pictures, and there are no red flags in the description, I will bid on it. You have to do what you are comfortable with, but I would save the money personally.
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:19 PM
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I put that the appearance doesn't affect my choices, but that should be a qualified no.

I prefer really nice scans with a reasonable description. That's what I did when I was active.

So many listings have no information about the item, and a couple pages of varying size type about rules and policies.
Almost as bad are the ones that just say "see scans" especially if the scans are blurry cellphone photos.

Of course the opposite end of things is just as bad. I usually know what I'm looking at especially if it's a mainstream card. I really don't need 8 pages of text to tell me that Cy Young was a great pitcher. On very unusual items having some decent amount of background on it helps. Like there's an interesting pennant, claimed for a certain date but not dated on the item. At least give me something to back it up.

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Agree with others who say that what's important are clear photos and a good description.
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:05 PM
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For buying baseball cards, I just want good scans, fair shipping prices, and a feedback rating that makes me feel comfortable.

That doesn't mean that the additional layout is bad. It does tell me that this seller has put a lot of time into what they are doing. It just isn't all that important to me.

Many of the dealers I buy from most have really minimalist listings. Just price, scans and a line of text that says you are buying the exact card pictured, or something similar.
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