What is your expectation of a fast shipped idem?
I'm happy if the item gets shipped within a few days. I fully understand that most sellers (hopefully) have lives outside of eBay, but I start getting a little impatient if it takes a week or longer.
Just to clarify, by shipping I mean the time it takes for the seller to drop off the package at the Post Office, not actual transit time.
What is a fair shipping fee "US to US" to make it easy?
Shipping is one of those things like death and taxes.
For less expensive coins (not requiring Signature Confirmation), $3.00 or so is pretty fair to properly
package and ship a single coin. For more expensive coins, I expect the price to go up significantly with the cost of insurance. $40 or $50 or even more might be fair if the coin in question is a $10K coin.
Do you like clear photos or ones that have less clarity?
Clear photos of course...but...I've also scored some smoking deals due to a sellers lack of photography skills.