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    Do you guys buy all the little extra things? The extra description line? The "avatar" thing? Bolding and such?
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    I only sold twice on Ebay, but both times I've used the Avtar option. Personaly the auctions with a small pic infront catches my eye much quicker than just text.
    Undertext I've used once, but I dont think its that useful, unless those words count as search words in topic. Never used bald text, but when browsing the list they do stand out from the rest, alittle atleast.

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    I've sold a good amount on ebay, and I highly suggest getting the gallery picture. I know 9 times out of 10 I will click on the auction with a picture first than one without it.

    Also I always get a theme for my page which is only 10 cents. Usually every auction costs me 80 cents to setup.

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    Depends on how much you think it will go for as to whether or not its worth it. Most of the stuff I sell really isn't worth that much, so I usually don't bother with extras. eBay takes a big enough chunk as it is.

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    The only thing I use is the gallery picture but only on auctions that (like tylerwillis said above) is worth it. I never use the gallery picture or anything else on Buy It Now's, the buy it now itself is enough of an incentive and all you need with those is one person to see it and want it and then it's gone. With auctions, the more people that see it and want it, the more it will probably go for so the gallery is a good thing.

    Unless you are selling a really big ticket item, I don't think the bold, subtitle or any of those other extras are worth it.

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    I don't buy the gallery, ever. Why pay for pictures when you can just upload them to a site like Imageshack?

    I do include at least one good picture to upload to eBay, but the rest are imageshacked.
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    I don't bother with the galley or other options as a seller because they really don't have any influence in the way I bid or the auctions I click on as a buyer.

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    I do use gallery for expensive items.. and if you do buy it nows gallery is best for those I find..

    e.g. close up picture of official SNES controller with a gallery.. usually sells it nicely for a top end price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsune Sniper
    I don't buy the gallery, ever. Why pay for pictures when you can just upload them to a site like Imageshack?

    I do include at least one good picture to upload to eBay, but the rest are imageshacked.
    The gallery picture shows up on the search page of ebay, next to your listing. The gallery picture really doesn't have anything to do with imageshack or uploading pictures to a service. You are not paying for ebay to host your pictures (like you do if you upload more than one), you are paying extra for them to gallery it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CueWarrior
    Do you guys buy all the little extra things? The extra description line? The "avatar" thing? Bolding and such?
    Nope. List as cheaply as possible - 10 cents.

    Despite that my auctions still go high. Like Zelda Collectors = $66! Or Tales of Destiny 2 = $45!

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    Really stupid question.

    Do you guys link images from image shack using HTML in the description to avoid the extra fees?

    How does that work?
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