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Brian Stearns
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From: Lexington
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 - posted November 14, 2013 02:25 AM      Profile for Brian Stearns         Edit/Delete Post 
People are funny on eBay,someone selling films on eBay just shows a 16mm red empty reel for all his listings.I like the ones who just show a picture of girl or a still from the movie. Why bother to even put a picture up.I'm not going to fork over hundreds of good hard money if I can't see what film looks like.

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted November 14, 2013 03:43 AM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have seen that seller with his empty reel. One dealer I know in the UK sometimes uses stock shots. I saw a 16mm reel advertised recently, the seller said he had no idea what the film was about as he had no projector; could have held it up to the light and read the title with a magnifier.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted November 14, 2013 12:36 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
By ebay's modern rules, you HAVE to have a photo of some kind, even if it doesn't relate to what you are selling.

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted November 14, 2013 12:53 PM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Some people don't include a picture Osi.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted November 14, 2013 01:13 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If that happens, I wonder how they do it. I'm always stopped if I don't include any kind of photo.

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted November 14, 2013 01:42 PM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I found one example Osi, but I come across it fairly frequently.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16MM-FILM-SOOTY-ALL-STAR-SHOW-/171170683904?pt=UK_DVD_Film_TV_OtherFormats_GL&hash=item27da915c00

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David Guest
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 - posted November 14, 2013 03:36 PM      Profile for David Guest   Email David Guest   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
re no pic I very rarely inc a pic as its very time consuming when listing lots of films I on my films give a detaled descrition re colour picture quality and sound etc whats point putting a pic on also you can also a specific questions re film ,I have films on ebay with picture and details and they ask loads of questions about film which I have already stated ,then they never place a bid there are lots of messers on ebay I know who they are and I have blocked at least 7 from bidding

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted November 15, 2013 02:55 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Osi says that eBay rules state that a picture must accompany a seller's listings, but other members seem to have no problems in listing sale items without a picture.

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted November 15, 2013 03:20 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Robert Keiths listing says 15 mm film so someone may need a special projector. He [Eek!]

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted November 15, 2013 03:43 AM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I only noticed it with UK sellers, I sometimes look at Ebay.com and Ebay.fr, and haven't seen it with sellers from other countries. I don't know the Ebay rules regarding pictures as I have always included a photo. Ebay have now improved things by letting you add more photos at no extra cost.

Have t look for that one about the 15mm film. I see quite a lot of Standard 8 cameras advertised as 16mm.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted November 15, 2013 05:34 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Give the seller credit, he got the gauge correct first time.

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted November 15, 2013 06:50 AM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Couldn't find that film, but I did come across a 15mm projector to show it on. Another seller who didn't include photos.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-SIEMENS-1933-15mm-FILM-MOVIE-PROJECTOR-COLLECTORS-ITEM-/151014804684

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted November 15, 2013 12:49 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well hey folks, that's just what I have ran into. It's apparent that it's not an "ironclad" rule. [Smile]

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted November 15, 2013 12:57 PM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Osi, it's in the sellers interest to supply photos, the more the better. If it doesn't sell you still end up paying listing fees.

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Michael O'Regan
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 - posted November 15, 2013 01:25 PM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've found over the years that the general consensus amongst sellers has been that there's a greater chance of a sale when a photo is included, increased again when screenshots from the actual print are included.

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David C. Lucidi
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From: Glenolden, PA, USA
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 - posted November 16, 2013 11:28 AM      Profile for David C. Lucidi   Email David C. Lucidi   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't know about the rest of the world, but on Ebay in the United States, a picture must be uploaded to list an item. Been that way for at least a year now, and (just to confirm), I even tried a fake listing now just for kicks, and sure enough, it wouldn't let me continue. Keep in mind, the picture can be of anything, but they insist a picture is uploaded before you can list an item.

If people are doing US listings and getting around it, I can only wonder how they are doing so....I see no possible way around it using the site....

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted November 16, 2013 11:34 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There are no such obligation on the European Ebay sites I check from time to time.

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Jeff Missinne
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 - posted December 09, 2013 08:57 PM      Profile for Jeff Missinne   Email Jeff Missinne   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There's one bird on ebay who apparently believes in the slogan "sex sells." No matter what he's listing, it could be a Woody Woodpecker cartoon, it's always represented by a smouldering shot of Ava Gardner. (Well, it beats an empty reel...) [Cool]

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