Thursday, July 13, 2017

Please Don't Take My Photos

Ebay policy states "When creating listings, members should write their own descriptions and take their own photos." You can read the policy here.

I spend a lot of time photographing items: from adjusting my lighting, taking photos from all different angles, cropping them, resizing them and uploading them to Ebay. To have my hard work taken from me with a click of a mouse is frustrating to say the least.

Today, I was listing some items that ended without a sale. I usually recheck to see what the items are currently selling for and I stumbled across a listing using my photos. Not only that, she copied my title word for word. The title I didn't really care about because I probably used someone else's keywords to begin with, but the photos No I wasn't going to let that slide. Had my listing sold and she had asked to use my photos, I would have had no problem with it. 

This was the listing in question.

I sent her a message asking her to remove my photos from her listing. She never responded to my message but has since taken her own. Because she removed my photos, I won't post her seller id.

I also redid my photos. You can view my listing here

I do have a question for anyone familiar with these dolls. Is one of the hands suppose to look like a claw? It has a wire in it and pinches like one. It looks odd.