Originally Posted By METT-T:
See, I interpret what I would be saying in that situation as "I will take it, provided the item in question is accurately described in the ad."
Sellers could do themselves a world of good by describing an item in more detail than they
think is necessary. I buy M14 parts and I frequently encounter ads like, "WTS: oprod, great shape." WTF does that mean? It means nothing. Then I get into the back and forth about pics, etc.
Smart sellers - the ones who really understand selling - make it easy for the buyers to buy. Don't just put some bait on a hook, put yourself in the mind of the buyer and anticipate what questions might be asked, and answer them in the ad. Of course you can't foresee all questions, but if you know the product and its usual buyers, then you will know what information is commonly needed.
If you know pics will be asked for, then get some digital photos prepared in advance. Know which angles will convey the required information. I can't tell you how many oprod photos I've seen that don't show the damn tab from the bottom.
And while I'm at it, here's some advice for photos:
Don't lay your black item on a white background! The camera adjusts exposure for the brightest object in the picture - the white background! The aperture closes and the black item is underexposed and loses all definition. A darker background with a dark item will give an even exposure and bring out the details of the item.