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Do's and Don'ts for taking pics

Do's and Don'ts for taking pics
« on: May 16, 2013, 12:54:50 AM »
What are the rules and etiquette for taking pictures of a unit before or during a sale? What about after it sold to someone else?

Paul

Re: Do's and Don'ts for taking pics
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 03:28:46 AM »
Depends on the auctioneer.  Last couple I have been at had no issues with it.  However I do know that some object to it.  I just take pics, if they object they will either tell me, or have given me some notice about it.

Re: Do's and Don'ts for taking pics
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 07:12:05 AM »
Around here, it's okay as long as you clear it with the management and auctioneer. One auctioneer announces it to the crowd as part of his auction rules. After the sale, as long as it's cool with the winning bidder, nobody can tell you to stop, IMO. So many people use the flash on their camera phones as flashlights around here, it's tough to tell who's using the light, or who's using the camera.

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Re: Do's and Don'ts for taking pics
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 02:12:19 PM »
most auctions ive been to say upfront as well as on the websites and stuff no pics no video. not sure why you'd wanna take pics of a random unit anyway. i thoguht this post was gonna be about pic tips for ebay or cl listings when i opened it

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Re: Do's and Don'ts for taking pics
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 05:53:49 PM »
A lot of the people just take a photo of the unit. 1. The flash provides better lighting. 2. They have the ability to zoom in on things. 3. They can take their time looking at the photo instead of being rushed by the auctioneer or other bidders.

Re: Do's and Don'ts for taking pics
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 07:27:17 PM »
I only have a few places that say "no pictures".  Now - I do take pictures of any unit(s) that I win.  A few before I enter, a few during, any special item I find, etc.

Re: Do's and Don'ts for taking pics
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2014, 01:01:37 PM »
I was wondering about pictures as well. If there are no pictures, can't you get scammed?

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Re: Do's and Don'ts for taking pics
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 07:47:19 AM »
I was wondering about pictures as well. If there are no pictures, can't you get scammed?

No, if you win a unit, you immediately put your own lock on it.

Re: Do's and Don'ts for taking pics
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2014, 10:59:06 AM »
No, if you win a unit, you immediately put your own lock on it.

Ah! Okay, this is making a little more sense now. I will continue to read stuff on the forum to fully grasp everything.  :13:


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