Hello, hope everyone's January is going well. Are you a teetotal gym bunny, or still eating a spoonful of elderly brandy-butter each time you open the fridge? If you're one of the many people who have decided to de-clutter and generally have a wardrobe sort out, you may be tempted at some point this month to head to your bedroom for a trying on session. Once you've ascertained which of your frocks no longer fit, and which of those sale bargains just never got worn, you can get started on photographing them for your eBay listings. Just a couple of teeny hints to bear in mind though:
- It's tricky at this time of year, but try to take your pictures in natural light when you can
- Use several photos so buyers can see labels, details, scale etc.
- Choose a clear backdrop - no messy wardrobe as in the photo below, and no grubby carpets.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL - if you're going to be reflected in the mirror while you take your photograph - FOR THE LOVE OF GOD REMEMBER TO PUT ON UNDERWEAR!!
I'm pretty sure Jane Torvill always wore pants...
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Yes, it's a hard lesson to learn, but if you're going to put a photo on the internet, check, check and check again. Remember 'fat naked dude reflected in kettle'? No-one really wants that on their internet CV.The listing above has been doing the rounds on Facebook and Twitter. I figured it was funny enough to share but as I'm not a complete meanie [no, really] I have blacked out the poor girl's face and her home town.
EDIT: I did check the other day and it wasn't up any more, however Sandy has since discovered that no-knickers girl has relisted...and the Cheryl Cole-esque skater dress is now up to nearly £154,000! And er, my whole privacy thing was pretty pointless. She looks like this and comes from Oxford. So scratch everything I said before - if you want to achieve the best price - ALWAYS make sure you're naked in your photos!
Tempted? You could get 5,000 nectar points as well...
So, got any ta-dahs which don't involve flashing your nether regions to unsuspecting internet shoppers? Do link them up!
Lakota xPS. I post more of this kind of nonsense over on my Facebook page.