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Honestly, I would do it in 3 lots if you don't have a lot of feedback on ebay. First lot, bars, stem, pedals, headset, seat, brake levers, and maybe the cassette and chain too. Good photos and an accurate, appealing description will bring you a few bucks, and some positive feedback. They're all low price, low risk items. Not too many people will hesitate to bid on a $5 stem, even if the seller doesn't have much feedback. As always, let folks know you've got more to sell, and don't forget to offer combined shipping.
Once you've gotten some feedback, list the wheels, fork, those sweet Arch Rival brakes, and the front/rear derailleurs and shifters. People will bid higher from an established seller, especially one with current positive feedback.
You can offer the grips and tires anywhere in the auctions, maybe even sell the tires with the rims, or offer to post them free if someone wins both the rims and tires. Depends on how much life is left in them.
The final auction should be the frame, in my experience. You don't want to list a lot of parts after selling a 5 year old frame. It's easy to search and see what you sold before, and for me, it's just a bad idea to let that go first. You can list all the other parts honestly, saying they only have 15 rides on them, without mentioning age. Nothing dishonest there. But the frame is old, and has limited appeal.
My last bit of unsolicited advice - prep everything for photos as much as you can. Parts should be clean, photos should be sharp and detailed. If you don't know how to resize photos, have someone do that for you. The faster they load, the better off you are. No one wants to wait all day for an image to appear. With over 1,000 all positive feedback, I know a thing or two about buying and selling on ebay. PM or email me if you have any questions you don't want to ask on an open forum.
 Yes, I want the brakes.