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Am I the Only One

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Natty Bumpo, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Clackamas County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That is thoroughly irritated with Classified Ads without Pictures? Am I?

    AM I?

    Hey Bro, this is the Internet. And I don't you know you. And you would have me drive from here to who-knows-where to look at your item on the basis of what? No pictures? Really? And on my one day off this week? Really?

    This ain't 1971... pal.... where I have drive to Eugene or wherever based on a one line ad in the paper and a two minute conversation after seven calls trying to reach you to begin with. Those days are over, I lived thru them, and I'm glad to be past that era. There is a better way now and this Forum is it....so get with it.

    Am I the Only One who is disconcerted (a polite term for being PO'd), for these lame (fill in the remainder) types who:

    1. Don't have or can't borrow a $40 camera (but have a $800 computer)
    2. Don't know how to post pictures (and Still don't want to learn)
    3. And, worst of all, will "get around to it" later and when, (as we are invariably assured), that pics will "follow".........

    Please, indulge me for just a moment when I say.....

    Get with the Program and stop wearing out my mouse.

    There outta be a Law. And, better yet, with me enforcing it.....
     
  2. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I will not even consider an item that is listed without a pic. They only hurt their own chances of selling when they fail to include one. The "it looks just like this" with links to new guns when selling used ones are almost as bad if not worse. :)
     
  3. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How about the ads that DO have pictures, but they are DARK, OUT OF FOCUS, CHOPPED, etc etc. WHAT is the POINT of pictures like these? I REALLY love the pictures that are SO TINY you can't even see what the item is......
     
  4. jordanka16

    jordanka16 Albany, OR Active Member

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    I agree, pictures are a must in an ad. You can buy cheap cameras that will do the job so I don't know why people feel compelled to include no pictures, or those terrible cell phone pictures.
     
  5. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    +1 or the pics are so big your not sure what it is
     
  6. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Clackamas County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Indeed, I forgot about the "crappy" pictures or links to a new gun.

    Hey....this is the Digital Age, guys. If the photo turns out fuzzy, take another one....and another......or twenty more till you get it right......have a Bloody Mary or something to get your hands to stop shaking....... or whatever it takes. Scheesh!

    Then, and only then, post it for my consideration.

    Links to a picture of a gun that is not yours is even more lame. It is tantamount to fraud.
     
  7. ajf1

    ajf1 beaverton Member

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    i have to agree. It is almost as bad as a blind date, and these never turn out well. I can always find beauty even in the ugly ones, just post the pic.
     
  8. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    An Ad without a picture to me is a bunch of words for sale, an Ad with a picture is a tangible thing for sale!




    And while we are on the subject, another pet peeve in ads, list what you have for sale like this:


    1. Rifle
    2. Case
    3. x number of bullets
    4. Bla bla
    5. And so forth
    6. Etc

    It is a real pain to try and fish out what is for sale in a 500 word, one paragraph, no capitalization or punctuation essay! GAWD!
     
  9. Bello425

    Bello425 Vancouver Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Damn, do I do that.:eek: One long word "PHOTOBUCKET".
     
  10. ricsha

    ricsha Oregon Coast - Lincoln City Member

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    :laugh:
    I had a good laugh when I read your post; couldn't agree more.
    Your post and the advice on how to clearly present an ad that followed should be made required reading for everyone.
    Have a good day...
     
  11. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What irritates me is those pictures that are so good that they look like they belong in a magazine. (PBP and Dragonsden, I'm looking in your general direction...) You're making the rest of us poor schmucks look bad!:(:laugh:

    I swear even with my macro turned on I can't get the lighting that good...
     
  12. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    It would be nice if PBP would do a how to on photography for us newbies. If he would do it I would sticky it to the top of all the classified sections.
     
  13. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I did do that. I very clearly did a "Poor Man's How To For Dummies." :)

    Gun Pics "How-To" Thread
     
  14. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I never saw that. Thanks for the heads up! I am there...
     
  15. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! :thumbup: I can work with that. As soon as I get home I will start setting up the thread to pin. I may have a few questions and requests later if you don't mind.
     
  16. pirateer2007

    pirateer2007 Spokane Wa Member

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    Heck, If that's the case, I've got lots of pictures of guns I could sell you! Just let me know what you want, and I'll sell you a tangible picture of it! :D

    But seriously, I agree with you. That will simplify things when this is put into practice on all fronts.
     
  17. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Sure, send me picture of Jessica Alba nude holding an AR15. ;)
     
  18. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    With photoshop, that would not be a difficult task...
     
  19. pirateer2007

    pirateer2007 Spokane Wa Member

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    That's what I was thinking :D
     
  20. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    It's PBP's fault! I asked him how to do something with a watermark, then I guess I kinda stole his "gun poses".......man I feel like a sick with a capital "D" now. Well, at least he hasn't given me a hard time about it :)