No Images

edited November 2019 in Questions 2 LikesVote Down
Is it against the site policy for sellers to post stamps without images?


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  • Dunno, but there's no way I would buy a stamp without one, even for low value stamps. That said, dealers who don't post images still seem to be doing quite well (given their feedback numbers).
  • It does not state in HipStamp's listing terms that a listing requires an image! I agree with George and would never purchase an item on HipStamp without an authentic image.

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    By listing a product image, it is assumed that the image is of the exact item the buyer will receive. If the image is only meant to serve as an example, this must be explicitly and clearly stated at the top of the description.
    Product images can only feature the product directly associated with the item listing. Additionally, multiple quantity listings cannot be used to sell different items within one listing. For example, it is not permissible to display an image showing four different items, labeled A through D, and create a single listing, with a quantity of four. Nor is it permissible to create a listing, which displays an image of items labeled A through D, and indicate that only a specific item is being sold through the listing.
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    E-graded stamps should not be listed within the Graded stamp category
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