We’re always trying to improve what we can here at PPG, and in collaborating with hobbyDB on our amazing Marketplace, the subject of stock photos has been brought up many times. I’d like to get a little feedback from everyone about sales in which the seller uses stock photos. Stock photos are used frequently in all marketplaces – here, eBay, Amazon, etc. What is your reaction when you run across an item you want (here or on any marketplace) but a stock photo is used? Do you give it an immediate pass? Will you consider buying if the seller provides more photos? Is it different for you if it’s a new item vs. an old one (I’m not talking GITD Green Lantern or anything, but let’s say a Star Wars Lando Calrissian vs. a Star Wars Last Jedi Pop). Or will you buy an item with a stock photo regardless? We’d love to hear your feedback in our new poll!
When purchasing from any marketplace (PPG, eBay, Amazon, etc), how do you proceed with items in which the seller has used a stock photo?
- I will consider buying the item, but I will ask the seller for more images first. (38%, 360 Votes)
- Easy pass. I'll never buy an item where a stock photo is used. (28%, 265 Votes)
- I will only buy items using a stock photo if it's a new release/preorder. (22%, 208 Votes)
- Stock photos don't bother me, I'll buy it if it's what I want. (12%, 114 Votes)
Total Voters: 947