eBay My Big Weekend Deals (And ignoring picture standards)

My Big WeekendWith summer holidays and a bit of sun getting everyone in a good mood and the first pay day of the summer holidays it’s no surprise to see eBay running a “My Big Weekend” sales promotion.

Name-brand products will deeply be discounted across some of eBay’s most popular categories including discounted tech as well as deals in the Fashion and Home & Garden categories.

Top tech deals include the inevitable xBox, iPhone and PS4

xBox ps4 iPhone

I’ve said it so many times before that I know the guys at eBay are fed up with hearing it from me, but I’m going to whinge again because it’s not fair to sellers who do comply… Just who is vetting the eBay deals listings? An absolute ton of the mobile phone promotions have images with text and graphic decorations which drive a steam roller through eBay’s picture standards.

These standards aren’t new, having been imposed back in 2013, so why are eBay still promoting listings which so obviously break their own policies?

It’s also not fair, we know that having additional information in images can improve sales, knowing a phone has a free warranty will make us more likely to buy the one with that information displayed compared to the image without the text. eBay wanted to dump text and decorations on images for a cleaner sight and better mobile experience which is why they changed the rules but rules need enforcing fairly and that especially includes vetting listings that eBay are going to heavily promote.

Whinge over, there are some other cracking deals on the eBay My Big Weekend sale, so if you’ve a few minutes to spare have a browse and grab yourself a deal.