Ebay Product Photos with a Pure White Background

How to take photos of products so they appear to float on a pure white background.  I discuss techniques for a few different cameras with limited features, using natural light (not studio gear).

I used four cameras, ranging from expensive to inexpensive: iPhone (expensive), Samsung Galaxy Avant (386T1) (inexpensive used), Fujifilm XF1 (moderate used), and Nikon Coolpix S570 (inexpensive used).

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Can You Start a Successful Home Business Selling Collectibles?

Someone on Reddit had a SO with a lot of colletible action figures, and an idea to start selling them for profit. This was my answer, explaining how I think about selling and space issues. It’s been edited a bit.

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Item Not As Described: INAD on Ebay

If you make a mistake in a post, and the buyer finds out the item was not what they expected, then they can report it and request a refund. Ebay will rule in the customer’s favor, because the “item was not as described.” INAD.

Here are three situations when I had an INAD:

  • I went with the book Ebay catalog, and it was wrong.
  • I sent the wrong thing.
  • I made a listing error.

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What is VeRO, Ebay’s Intellectual Property Protection System?

I just got busted by VeRO, for using a trademark on an item that wasn’t produced by the trademark’s owner, Lego. I was in the wrong, and they were well within their rights to report it. What is Ebay VeRO?

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Moving to My Own WordPress Server: Motivations and SEO Results

This site moved from declutter69.wordpress.com to declutter69.com, my own WordPress server, and things are looking better. This overview explains the motivations, and results after a few days. Continue reading “Moving to My Own WordPress Server: Motivations and SEO Results”

Can You Make Money Decluttering by Selling Books on Amazon in 2017?

Can Amazon be used to further your efforts to declutter and dehoard your home or office?  Can it be profitable? Will you get rich off your bookcases?

Short answer: probably not. Keep reading to find out other ways to potentially turn your books into cash, or something valuable. Continue reading “Can You Make Money Decluttering by Selling Books on Amazon in 2017?”