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Old 12-07-2017, 10:44 AM
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Question Do "feet pics" help sell guitars? *new pics pg 3*

I've been noticing a lot of foot-pics in guitar listings lately and was wondering if they help to sell the guitars? I was thinking about doing a foot photo session with my next classified ad, but I worry it would be a turn off. What do people think? Does it help or hurt? Is direct inclusion of the feet best (like pictures 1,2) or is it best to go with reflected feet like in picture 3?? For extra credit, does anyone else notice that the guy in the reflection pic has 3 hands?








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Old 12-07-2017, 10:48 AM
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Well, there are a few shrewd people who sell mediocre guitars on eBay and have bikini models holding them. They get the most views so I imagine foot photos are just following suit, but don't have a sexy girlfriend so that's the next best thing they have. I think as long as they keep explicit toe-photos out then we don't have to worry about the censors.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:54 AM
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It is so you can get the scale of the instrument.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:55 AM
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Prolly doesn't matter much unless there's visible toenail fungus.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:56 AM
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I believe the etiquette is bare feet for electrics, socks for acoustics.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:56 AM
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Guy sure has a lot of stuff for sale, at least it looks like the same feet in every shot...
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:58 AM
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There are a lot of You Tube videos with demos of stomp boxes done by barefoot wonders. I know it's not my job to get it, but I don't get it.
Put some socks on at least
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:16 AM
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The only thing worse than feets in the photo is the guitar laying on someone's rumpled bed with sheets that haven't been washed since the Carter administration.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:19 AM
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The only thing worse than feets in the photo is the guitar laying on someone's rumpled bed with sheets that haven't been washed since the Carter administration.
Yeah...I don't need some foot or sheet fungus on a piece of equipment I am considering for purchase.
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I'm fine with the feet as long as the seller indicates that they are not included in the sale. Otherwise it's a little misleading.

"Feet sold separately" is acceptable too.
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The only thing worse than feets in the photo is the guitar laying on someone's rumpled bed with sheets that haven't been washed since the Carter administration.
Hey! lets keep politics out of our guitar podiatry
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:48 AM
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Lol!! Iím always looking if my feet make it into pics.
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Don't know about feet but where I work, (for a short time) we had a employee classified thing. That was until a guy posted a silver tea set for sale and wasn't dressed when taking the pic. One of those things you can never un-see. We don't do that classified thing anymore.
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...nevermind that thought...............
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every guitar i've sold has my feet in the picture. everyone who has purchased my guitars say they only buy it due to my feet.

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