Well, I tell you, I start most of my auctions off at .99 only because it appears that doing this - I get more bids, but - sometimes I can be disappointed - Ebay is funny. You just never know?
Did you browse and see what everyone else is doing? I think shipping should be close to the shipping (my opinion) .. when I browse ebay, the shipping *if it's high* I tend to skip over those auctions ... Buy It Nows do WORK. Maybe you should try a buy it now the first time, and try to up it to $175 and have like a lower ship? Are you putting on more than one? Maybe do the other one different, start it at .99 - you will get bids ... browse before you do that though...
Why is the box going to be opened, are you taking photos? If so, just let the them know in your description, the box was only opened for photos... you can use that same one over and over, so then the box won't be opened.
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