Random Ebay question.

Thursday, November 18, 2004 2:25 AM
I was looking around ebay and notice that people are selling pictures of their rides at a rather steep price of $25. Has anyone ever bought these. These particular pictures are only Okay, and mostly Cedar Point oriented. If any of you ran across a picture that you thought was amazing, would you buy it? Just wondering thank you.
Thursday, November 18, 2004 3:11 AM
I guess it depends on the quality of the picture, the size of the photo and the "uniqueness". I wouldn't fork over 25 clams for an 8X10 of Millennium Force that is just an average picture I could take myself.
Thursday, November 18, 2004 3:37 AM
Yea. I'd sooner spend the $25 on ebay for somthing other than an 8 X 10 pic of somthing you can take a picture of and get for for about 1/4 of the price. I did spend up to $10 for an old coaster post card already though.

What it all boils down to is, "how much are you willing to pay?"

If you think it's a good deal "BUY IT NOW" if not wait and it will probably be up for auction again in a few weeks.

Thursday, November 18, 2004 9:26 AM
If you read most of those auction descriptions it says that the picture is printed on "high-quility" inkjet printer photo paper. There is no such thing. All there doing is taking a picture with there digital camera and printing it out on their home computer. You can get better prints from a digital camera by visiting a Kodak Picture Maker station near you.

for more information on Kodak Picture Maker stations, please visit http://www.kodak.com


P.S. you can get the prints from Kodak at around $3.95 each. Why pay $25!

Thursday, November 18, 2004 9:52 AM
I'm not interested in buying it. I was just asking. $25 seems steep for some average photos.
Thursday, November 18, 2004 10:19 AM
Someone's willing to pay $25,000 for an old sandwich, people will buy anything ... *** Edited 11/18/2004 3:20:03 PM UTC by Impulse-ive***
Thursday, November 18, 2004 11:31 AM
I've bought photos of defunct coasters from seller "coasterpix" on ebay and the quality is incredible. They are repros but many of them look better than the originals. I think he usually starts his bid at $7.99 or so and I have found some ultra rare photos. From my communications with the seller, he has over 200+ prints but only resells the same print about 3 times a year. I'll be shopping with him for some Christmas gifts for a few of my coaster friends.
Thursday, November 18, 2004 6:01 PM
Someone bought air that someone caught in a jar from hurrican george on Ebay the other month. The air in a jar even came with a picture of the guy catching the air! yeah, do I even need to say anymore.............people will buy anything on ebay
Thursday, November 18, 2004 6:09 PM

Impulse-ive said:
Someone's willing to pay $25,000 for an old sandwich, people will buy anything ... *** Edited 11/18/2004 3:20:03 PM UTC by Impulse-ive***

Actually a grilled cheese was up at around $2,000 before ebay took it off.

Thursday, November 18, 2004 9:23 PM
^ Nope, still there, but now at $7,600.00 for a stale old sandwich. Only 3 days left guys, place your bids!:


Thursday, November 18, 2004 10:26 PM
I once sold a ball of alunimum foil on e-bay for $100.

Anyway The moral of the story is that you need to be careful of what people are selling. It's quite possible that these are high quality photos being sold, but it's just as likely that they are not.

Also the other thing that you need to be aware of is that digital prints have a very short lifespane coming from traditional home printers, and a slightly better lifespan. *** Edited 11/19/2004 3:28:42 AM UTC by Danimal***

Thursday, November 18, 2004 11:53 PM
Take it from somone who used to run a foto lab with a Kodak Pic maker: They're CRAP! The machine is just a higher end scanner printer that can be bought at home, and it still isn't that great, plus the OS sucks a big one. Do yourselves a favor, go to a store with a Fuji setup that is able to make digital photos from the digital medium of your choice right off of an actual photo lab printer for best results.

Kodak knows how to do alot, but the Picture maker ain't one of them, I hated that thing (I even named ours Bob...)


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