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post #976 of 12099
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

IMHO, if you're worried about tiny details, which I'm sure you are - I'd put the same shoe tree in both shoes. I am assuming you don't have a match, otherwise you would have done this already, but it can be distracting to the eye and takes away from the cohesiveness of the photo. It's one of those things that might subconsciously affect a potential buyer without them even knowing it.

Agreed, just don't have two that are the same that size 13D, bigger then my biggest tree's. The ones in 'fit' but dont really apply any pressure.

 

That said here are all the photos of this pair if anyone cares. I have gotten into a routine for photos of shoes recently. Missed one shot with the shoes pointing away to the upper left.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #977 of 12099
To my eye, the first image has too much contrast and the second has too little, at least for the main part of the shoe itself. There are photos in the set that I think work well though, like the straight on shots. They have highlights, which the angled natural photo lacks.

How do you have your flash set up for the first image? Is it mounted on your camera? If it's the built-in one, I would skip that. If you have a separate flash, you can get a cord for it and try holding it off to the side. There are also diffusers you snap on to it. The simplest way though, and probably most effective, is to have a piece of white foam-core or similar off to the side and aim the flash back at that so the light bounces off the board and onto the shoes.

I think the natural setup would be fine though, as long as you have a consistent source. You just have to find the right angle for it to get some more contrast.
post #978 of 12099
Pulling the labels off the shoe trees should solve the most glaring aspect of the mismatch.
post #979 of 12099
Can I pause to observe that I just got a return request from a dude in whose shoe order package I included a free shirt?

Carry on.
post #980 of 12099

wow

post #981 of 12099

eBay and Paypal have gotten rediculous lately.

post #982 of 12099
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

I use these labels. I bought 1000 about a year ago. His price has gone up a few dollars since.

 

1000 Self Adhesive Shipping Blank Labels 8.5x5.5 Paypal

I am using the same labels, but they seam to have a problem with my HP LaserJet feeding correctly: Lots of jams. I use the manual feed which is a pain, prior to these I used the higher priced Avery labels that I also found on eBay, but they feed great. Either way, once you start shipping / printing yourself, with a scale you will save a bunch of money and time.

post #983 of 12099

So the eBay case for the guy wanting the $25 so he doesn't have to pay the restocking fee was closed by eBay

 

 

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eBay opened a case because of an issue with an item purchased from you. We reviewed the case and have decided to issue the buyer a full refund of $25.00. The refund includes the purchase price plus original shipping. The hold on this PayPal transaction has been removed.

This case is now closed. You are not required to reimburse the buyer or eBay, and this case will not be counted in your seller performance evaluation.

 

I guess I'm glad that I don't have to pay it, but it's galling that he got the $25 back. They should have told him to eff off.

post #984 of 12099
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

So the eBay case for the guy wanting the $25 so he doesn't have to pay the restocking fee was closed by eBay

I guess I'm glad that I don't have to pay it, but it's galling that he got the $25 back. They should have told him to eff off.



Did you check your paypal account? PP probably paid him back from your account with funds which were put on hold when the buyer made the claim. And since they disregard a no returns policy then I would be surprised if they didn't disregard a restocking fee.

When I received the 32-32 pants back from my recent "item didn't match the description" case I confirmed that my measurements were accurate. What really happened is that Waist32ShitHeadBuyer didn't like the way that BB Madison cut pants fit him. So he lied. And ebay's unspoken Always Find in Favor of the Buyer policy forced a return in a "no returns" auction.
post #985 of 12099
With all of the photo talk, I'm a bit disappointed in my new camera. I think I will be returning it and just picking up an SLR when the holiday sales come. After taking some photos with it, I think it's a waste of money to go from my iphone to a mediocre point and shoot (LUMIX ZS19).
post #986 of 12099
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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

I am using the same labels, but they seam to have a problem with my HP LaserJet feeding correctly: Lots of jams. I use the manual feed which is a pain, prior to these I used the higher priced Avery labels that I also found on eBay, but they feed great. Either way, once you start shipping / printing yourself, with a scale you will save a bunch of money and time.

Yes, I put them in one at a time, you have to flip it over to use the other one anyway. If you put more than a couple in the printer, they do get hung up. I have my printer set up right next to my scale, so I weigh....print....peel....stick...insert flipped label....repeat. Works out pretty good that way.

post #987 of 12099

Tired out a new pose for the default image. Thoughts?

 

NEW

 

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OLD

post #988 of 12099

Better...I used to use a full front shot, but noticed a significant increase in interest/sales with the 3/4 angle. Not sure if it is coincidence or not.

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Tired out a new pose for the default image. Thoughts?

 

NEW

 

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OLD

post #989 of 12099
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post


Did you check your paypal account? PP probably paid him back from your account with funds which were put on hold when the buyer made the claim. And since they disregard a no returns policy then I would be surprised if they didn't disregard a restocking fee.
When I received the 32-32 pants back from my recent "item didn't match the description" case I confirmed that my measurements were accurate. What really happened is that Waist32ShitHeadBuyer didn't like the way that BB Madison cut pants fit him. So he lied. And ebay's unspoken Always Find in Favor of the Buyer policy forced a return in a "no returns" auction.

 

Crap, now I'm not sure. They set up PayPal so you don't see a running balance so it's hard to tell if you don't know your balance at any one time. 

 

Here's the full text

 

 

 

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eBay Customer Support comments:
"eBay has decided to refund the buyer. You are not required to reimburse the buyer or eBay, and this case will not be counted in your seller performance evaluation."
Final decision:
You were not found at fault.
Transaction information:
We've removed the hold on this PayPal transaction.
post #990 of 12099
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Tired out a new pose for the default image. Thoughts?

NEW


Looks good to me!



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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Crap, now I'm not sure. They set up PayPal so you don't see a running balance so it's hard to tell if you don't know your balance at any one time. 

That sounds to me like eBay is the one paying. I hope so.
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