Chuck is exactly right. Envolvement is the key to auctions. If you have to, use a reserve. This auction will get nowhere because the parts don't add up to $1200 so no one even starts.
> Bruce Robbins wrote:
> > With an opening bid of $2000 I can't see this one taking off. I had a look at the components and can't get them to add up to that sort of figure.
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3615544166&category=42319
> > Anyone willing to open the bidding?
> It's never a good idea to start an auction with a high opening bid, in
> my opinion. You never get potential bidders involved by doing this.
> The whole point of an auction would be to get a bunch of people
> competing for an item, pretty much the opposite of this method.
> Chuck Schmidt