I see where everyone is coming from regarding this whole reserve price thing and having a higher starting price, but why would I take the chance that it would sell for $1000, when I have an offer from someone in the low $4000 range already. Its a gamble! You may never know how high it will or will not get.
If it sells for what everyobody on here is saying it will sell for, then $4500 might be a deal for someone. All it would take is for one person to bid $4500 and they could be walking away with it. If no one bids on it, then the couple that gave me the other offer will be driving it home, so I'm not going to gamble and let it sell for less than their offer.
In my opinion, if someone is willing to hypothetically bid $5000 on it, why would it matter if they start out at $500 or $4500. This will keep the bidders that will try and lowball it and think they can buy it for nothing out of the equation. That's just my two cents and we'll see what happens. I have someone to fall
back on and on a positive note, we don't have to sell it. It has been with us that long, we can hold onto it a little longer!!
None of this is negative toward anyone. I've had a few things on ebay before where I didn't get anywhere near where I wanted to sell something for but those were on smaller less expensive items. I'm just not in the gambling mood!!!