Ebay auctions with pictures will have increased impact. If a potential buyer reads about an item being in good condition, he might believe it or not. If he sees a good picture showing a clean item in good condition he might enter a bid straight away or add the item to his watch list.
Some tips about photographs:
- Try different angles with your digital camera
- Try taking pictures with or without flash
- Avoid backgrounds that are too boring or distract from the item
- If taking picture of metal object avoid reflection of the flash
Most of my items will have a Gallery Picture - a bit extra cost but many more people will look at the item. Found that gallery items look best if they are about 600 to 800 pixels in one direction.