I've been buying and selling on Ebay for several years now and I only list items to sell when they host a free listing special where fees are waived. Otherwise, like you said, the fees can be outrageous. Not only to you generally have to pay to sell the items, but you have to pay a percentage fee when your item sells. I haven't sold anything on Amazon, so I can't speak for them and their fee structure. If another alternative site was available to sell items, I would probably check it out. I've heard of some other auction-type sites, but I've not visited them yet. I think if would be very hard for sites other than Ebay and Amazon to break into the market, when those 2 seem to dominate. I agree that Ebay and Amazon are good for smaller items, but for larger items, I do check out Craiglist or the local newspaper for bargains.