I hope I do not offend any sellers, but very often, I would see a listing that says something like: "my starting bid is same/lower than what I paid for it, including shipping and insurance". Does that mean that each time a BBag comes up for sale, the seller has to recover costs, despite having used the BBag in the meantime? Even if not used, the seller would have enjoyed the ownership of the bag. So when sellers start their bids at what they cost them, they basically hope to have enjoyed usage/ownership of the bag for free. Surely if this is the case, the prices will keep spiralling up, since each subsequent owner wants to recover costs. I do not think it is realistic to want to recover costs, unless it is a super-rare bag in an excellent condition. Perhaps this explains why some bags have no takers for so long.