Who else has listings missing photos? I can tell from the eBay FB groups that I am not alone. It seems that the photos in at least 100 of my listings have gone AWOL. Ugh.
So, I first noticed a few days ago, in a couple of my listings. And I admit I ignored the problem. Hoped it would magically fix itself. Spoiler alert: it didn’t. But it also gave my brain a couple days to think over the issue without really thinking about it, if you know what I mean. And although I don’t save photos for items I already have listed (and just a week or two ago I actually finally emptied my trash can on my laptop, forever deleting thousands and thousands of photos) … there was another place I could look for the photos.
Yup, I import my listings over there. I sell maybe a couple things a month there (oddly, almost entirely replacement loveys – I have a theory about this, maybe I’ll go into at another time). Every once in awhile when inventorying I come across an item that is no longer in my eBay inventory. I then turn to Bonanza to see if it is still listed there, so I (hopefully) don’t have to recreate the listing from scratch. Sometimes it’s there, sometimes it’s not.
New problem, same possible solution. It’s still a hassle, don’t get me wrong. I am still investing hours of my time looking for my items in my Bonanza booth, saving the photos, and then re-uploading them to eBay. But, it’s a heck of a lot better than having to re-take the photos. (Which I will still have to do for a few items that for some reason are no longer in my Bonanza booth at all.)
Want to see if you have some items missing photos? Here’s the most direct way I’ve found to do it, from a suggestion on an eBay FB group:This tip helped me a lot, so I know exactly which listings to focus on. I’m less than a third of the way through fixing my listings (more sighs), but I will keep chipping away at it. Here’s to hoping you dodged this particular eBay bullet.