Posted By John Biretta
I can certainly understand that some days you can't find a working battery for the camera, or all the memory cards have disappeared, or the charger got left somewhere 3 flights ago, etc. Or its a lot of trouble / delay / expense to get the film(!) processed and scanned. Not everyone has an iPhone or the latest Samsung Galaxy....
Pictures can also be misleading. I've certainly bought some stuff where the pictures look beautiful. But then you get the item and realize they were done in a very clever way so every gash, dent, paint scrape, etc., is out of view. I also know a few folks that take all their pictures from three feet away and usually out-of-focus -- OK it looks like an eyepiece -- but its not a very helpful picture. There also well-known cases of pure fraud on other sites where the photos are great, except they were copied from some other website, and there is no such item for sale at all. So while I would consider pictures helpful, they don't necessarily prove anything.