This is just my experience, but I wouldn't make a profit without my store. I've been sick for over 2 weeks now, and before that I had a mess of paperwork to do, so I haven't had any auction listings in a few weeks. And my sales were outstanding during this time--just selling through my store. In fact, I had cut back greatly on auctions because I just wasn't making the money there. It goes in spurts for me. I probably won't list any auctions this week either, but rather, work on getting my store inventory up to where it was. I can sell even when I'm sick as a 20 year old dog--as long as I keep a decent inventory. And to be honest, this is important to me. If I want to take a weekend off to do something really fun, I can do it. I still make money. In fact, I'm planning a trip to San Diego later in the year. I'll just load up the store and off I'll go. So, the store was the best thing I ever invested in. And I don't get killed with a huge invoice at the end of the month.