I am just wondering what people think of auctions and their layouts etc.
I was talking to a few people at work about this and issues of looks, spelling and photos were the main points.
We were talking mostly about tickets - The Killers live in Blackpool as advertised by Radio 1. A gig where only 3000 people can get in which obviously makes the demand outweigh the supply. I then looked on ebay a few hours after the tickets sold out - which was basically in the blink of an eye!
The amounts people were so say prepared to pay were almost criminal, let alone the Buy It Now prices! I don't want to get into the legal/morale issues of selling tickets on here by the way!
I was under the impression that to demand such high prices, the layout, spelling and fact of proof that they actually had the tickets would be paramount. Granted the fact of having a photo of the tickets proving you had them only hours after they had been ordered was asking a lot, but some people may have gone to the box office of the venue to get them!
But I saw simply shocking adverts, ones that look like they had been put together by kids. I know dyslexia could be a reason as well as people just in a rush to get them on ASAP, but to me, it looks awful and when they have spelling mistakes, you are just asking for trouble. For example, what if it said "2 Killars Tickets" - technically they could just print out mock tickets using MS Word or something and have the same details as the actual gig, but could have "The Killars" on them, which is in effect what they bought. Again, morale issues come into play here, just like with the XBox 360's, where only photos or boxes (minus the console!) were sent out. It was actually mentioned in the advert, but the buyer did not read everything.
I also see adverts basically saying what is on the ticket:
Number of tickets
And that's it.
Where others have loads of bells and whistles on them, and don't get anywhere near as much as the very basic advert. Which I would have thought that would have been the other way around!
What do people look for? What are your views on this?