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Over the past few days I've noticed many sellers not having a picture of their item on the "Search Listings Page'. I thought it was odd....
Until eBay gets this problem solved, a simple (better and free) way to add pictures on your eBay page is to download them to Photobucket. (To register and get a free account with Photobucket, click here
.) Photobucket is totally free.
Once the photo's of your items are uploaded to Photobucket, place your mouse on the picture (in your Photobucket album) and a drop-down menu will automatically open under the picture. Look for the HTML code and click on it. It will say, 'Copied' when you do.
Next, on the page where you create your eBay listing (where you would normally type in the information about the item you wish to sell) look to the top of the box and locate the HTML Tab - and click on it.
Then right-click and paste the HTML code from Photobucket into the box.
Next, click on the Standard Tab to return to the 'create your listing' page. You'll see the picture there that you have on Photobucket. If you click on the picture then click on the 'Center' button (as though you were centering text) it will center the picture on the page for you.
You can include as many pictures as you want in the listing at no charge. (eBay only charges if they host the picture.) Now, since Photobucket is hosting your pictures, all the pictures you put in your eBay listing(s) are free.
We've been doing this for years and have saved a ton of money from not having to pay eBay to host our pictures. And, it's OK with eBay to do so. That's why they have the HTML Tab on the 'Create Your Listing' page.
1) You can re-size your picture(s) on the 'create your listing' page by clicking on it and then clicking on the little 'handles' at the corners of the picture. If you need to re-size more than once - click in any white area outside the picture and then click back on the picture again.
2) Once you have more experience with this, you'll want to place all of your pictures on one layer (by using Corel Draw for example) then transferring the (one) .jpeg picture to Photobucket. When you do, keep in mind that you really don't want your .jpeg image to be any larger than 875 pixels wide.
Once you get the hang of it, you'll never download any pictures to eBay again. (except for the first one which is free).
Maybe this is a blessing in disguise for you....
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