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ripping ebay templates....from ebay

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by tonlilaz, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    So ok i know that listing designer is a dime, but holy $hit that can add up. and who knows if tommorrow they increase the price of their listing designer feature.

    ebay templates are pretty nice, you've got to admit...nice colors and pretty pictures....but not worth a dime, a quarter, or a nickel if you ask me.

    Why not enjoy the eye candy of listing designer without paying a dime?

    Start by creating an ebay listing.
    Then scroll all the way down to listing designer.
    Click preview.
    Simply select the template space you want...(images etc)
    Right click and press copy

    Go to your WYSIWIG Egay editor and click 'paste'...don't forget to clean up the code a bit from the html editor.

    You now have a nice template you can use over and over and over.

    This comes in really really handy when you use and automated listing service such as auctiva or turbo lister, just copy and paste the ebay template to your listing software..... Oh, and why not bury your 'naughty' ;) ;) code in the template at the same time?

    :dancing2:

    If in 30 years ebay comes around and makes it so that you can't hotlink their images in your auction (like they can tell right?) you can always copy/paste
    the images to an image hosting service like photobucket....but i doubt this will be a problem :D
     
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  2. southampton

    southampton Newbie

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    please explain this in more detail -thanks
     
  3. dealhunter

    dealhunter Regular Member

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    Thanks so much tonlilah. This is a great tip that can save you time so you dont have to make your own custom templates.
     
  4. java

    java Guest

    For that matter, you can get plenty of ideas for good listing layouts and formats from other auctions. Why recreate the wheel?
     
  5. jdownloads

    jdownloads Junior Member

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    Thats what I do, I find an auction I like and copy the template, change it a bit, clean it up and voila! Like that use of french eh?
     
  6. southampton

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    please explain in more detail how you copy it. thanks.
     
  7. jazz99

    jazz99 Regular Member

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    It is pretty self-explanatory, just go to eBay and try it. It is easy once you give it a go
     
  8. jdownloads

    jdownloads Junior Member

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    I just right click the page to view the source. You need to know html, because you need to go through the source code and get rid of ebay's junk. If the seller has disabled right click, just hit ctrl+U