there are some benefits, believe it or not. No matter how much I slack off and skip work to go hunting my boss can't fire me
I'm sorry if I got over excited on the fees, but reading the ebay message boards buzz everyone is going crazy and quitting selling over what amounts to a 2% increase in fees. Go into it with the mentality that the fees are going to be about equal what you would pay for a brick & mortar storefront but with much higher traffic and it all makes sense. You could set up your own website and not pay the fees, but driving traffic to it might be difficult. I have my own website and nobody visits it.