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How not to do your eBay images!

By Chris Dawson September 17, 2015 - 9:15 am

JacketWe’re always reluctant to critique any one’s eBay listings, especially when we’re not going to be particularly complimentary. However after Tamebay reader Michael sent in a link to one particular listing we simply couldn’t resist.

The main gallery image isn’t great but it’s by no means a disaster. We can see the product for sale, it’s a jacket, it looks like quite a nice jacket. It looks warm and is probably comfortable.

What we don’t understand is quite why the seller felt it necessary or advisable to upload the second image. Perhaps they really wanted convince you that the jacket is comfortable and they thought it best to emphasise the point?

Scroll over the image (or click) to see their second gallery image.

  • Mark.T
    2 years ago

    Certainly not my cup of tea but there are a great many cat people out there and it does have the element of humour, whether intended or not.

  • Rai
    2 years ago

    That is absolutely brilliant.

    It makes me want the jacket as if the cat would come with it. It’s like using an attractive model but for cat people.

  • Sarah
    2 years ago

    Awful and most people would stay well away unless they want their new jacket to be covered in lovely white cat hairs

  • paddy
    2 years ago

    It would be great if the seller adding into the description, “From a pet free home” !

  • Tony C
    2 years ago

    Was it the cat that was advertised? ;)

  • John S
    2 years ago

    An excellent example of targeted marketing, people that need a coat and like cats. My daughter would love the photo.
    Judging by the number of TV adverts that contain a gratuitous cat, seems like a proven formula.

  • Martin
    2 years ago

    It is a brilliant marketing idea. I could catch all the cats who think my garden is their property, put a pic of them with one of my items and ship both together. Make money and reduce the cat problem. Sound.

  • Leigh
    2 years ago

    That’s a definite reason for ‘SNAD’….. they open the package and the cat isn’t in it !!

  • 2 years ago

    I think this wins the worst listing of all time award.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tv-/252092467999?hash=item3ab1e1cb1f

    • james
      2 years ago

      scariest part is; thats not their only listing done this way, and the previous items have still sold.

  • tinker
    2 years ago

    its obvious! that coats to keep your pussy warm

    • james
      2 years ago

      “this isnt my cat, i’m just demonstrating the jacket’s a total pussy magnet.”

  • dan
    2 years ago

    i’d not buy that, hate cats, they are so…. arrogant!

  • Ciaran
    2 years ago

    I can see some people opening requests once receiving the jacket. “Item is not as described – Seller only sent the jacket and not the cat.”

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