sold my first item on e-bay tonight, (cell phone) am pretty stoked...considering I got offers from friends/aquaintances for $25-$50 less than it sold for It paid for my RAM and video card I got this week (well, $5 less than the 2 cost me combined!), so I am so freakin happy!! Overall its been a learning experiance, cuz I was skeered I was gonna get screwed hard (cough, the phone cost me $400 new). Not that I was expecting much, went into it hoping for at least $25 for it(opening bid)...its just been sitting in my desk doing nothing for 6 months! E-bay is weird...i had a reserve price and got all kinds of off e-bay offers....took off the reserve and they went away!?? So in my exp. if you want to avoid crap offers, don't have a reserve, just set an opening price what ya bare bones won't part with it for. (and e-bay doesn't gouge you an extra % for the reserve--saves you $ even if it may seem like pennies) rock on bro's!!!!