Just a comment. I have been offering free shipping and rock bottom starting bids. Getting very frustrated because there does not appear to be the volume of viewers looking at my items. When an item does sell I usually either get my starting bid or maybe a dollar or two more. Compared to last year sales are pitiful and no one seems to be buying. With PayPal and e-Bay ridiculous fees there is no money to be made and sometimes I lose money.
Time to go back to charging for shipping and higher starting bids. It is not fair to the buyer? Well if they want an item bad enough they will buy it. But with shipping charges and higher starting bids the buyers will be inclined to not buy. It's a no win situation.