everything I have on there has to go through the auction process because I don't have what it takes to get a buy it now button right now.
If you accept PayPal for payment, your feedback rating only needs to be 5. If you don't accept Paypal as a payment method then you need a feedback rating of 10, so just find five or ten 99 cent items to buy to get the feedback you need so you can sell fixed price auctions.
I think that's still the way it works; can't be sure with all the changes being made over there.
For free stores try Link hidden: Login to view, Link hidden: Login to view or Link hidden: Login to view. They're free, try all three.
Diversification is the key nowadays.