Quote Originally Posted by jeffneedham
i wouldn't be so concerned about "less bids" due to a reserve. the number of bids aren't important as long as you get a bid that counts...one that offers a price you can live with. start with a higher asking price and less people will try. better to have less bids than to part with a piece of equipment for fiteen bucks and change, right?

i realize keh is a business trying to turn a profit, but bidding $78 for an F5 in good condition is attempted rape...
Jeff, I agree - the rate you quoted is ridiculous. Its kind of insulting to your intelligence to be offered that for a camera like an F5.
But I have to say, from my observation, I still find that an open starting bid generates better response than a reserve - but that is hardly a scientific study on my part!