WendyW wrote:If it was me, I'd set up a 10-day auction scheduled to start at 7pm California time (10pm NYC time) this coming Thursday, with a starting price of $0.01 and no reserve.
This won't finish on the holiday weekend (it will wrap up the following Sunday) but that's probably a good thing.
I wouldn't use a 10 day auction for "fleeting interest" items like game consoles, laptops, cellphones, etc.
As I said in a posting that got lost in the reload, I found a difference between opening bids of $0.99 and $1. I have no explanation, and it was more than 5 years ago (when it actually cost an addition $0.10 to list it at $1), but the auctions did better so I spent the additional fees.