Early days of ebay there were almost no pictures. Anything with a picture sold for more.
As pictures came on, there were 2 kinds, good and bad. Same result.
Next layer, dirty versus clean - two ways to look at that - dirty will probably be the deal, maybe even flip territory. Then there’s dirty/ bad pic, obscures reality, sometimes that’s tantalizing and brings higher bids. Dirty/ good pic...that never worked out.