Good news if you host your own pictures on eBay, it is now less important to consider the impact on page load times. With a dial up connection the loading of a page with several pictures could take so long that the visitor aborts and looks elsewhere – a sale lost.
It is now reported that there are somewhere around 300 million broadband lines throughout the world and just under 14 million in the UK, making it a good bet that your potential bidder has a high speed connection.
Mollybol has included sound files to auctions in the past, mainly for toys that talk or sing, maybe it is time to start using video auctions. This might not increase the value of a kilo of Lego parts or a pile of Pokemon cards, but maybe some items would benefit.
I would be able to show my toy trains whizzing around the track, or the robot walking across the table – maybe I’ll give it some more thought!