I too have noticed Ebay dry up, and relisting all time its hard to keep up with the fees, Seen on ACA (Aust) and they were saying fees were going up on their also. I have moved over to Oztion.com.au, but have only made a few sales, but I think its alot more also to do with our economy, and all the interest rates rises etc.
People are finding it hard to survive, prices going up everywhere as fuel costs, but no pay rises for the every day worker. I know my family and are finding it hard, as due to an injury and can no longer work, like I use to.
So I started selling online. I have made my own website, but not sold anything there as to date. Still learning the ropes, not always easy. We are thinking of maybe going to the markets etc, but I guess all we can do is keep on trying.
Have noticed in the forums there is alot of frustation the way Ebay is going, people are even talking about boycotting it all together and closing their accounts.
To the person mentioned dropshipping, i have also used this method in the past, with some Aussie Companies, have had a pretty easy time with them. if anything went wrong they usually rectified it with 48 hours, and my customers were pretty happy. Have never tried overseas dropshippers though. :?
But there is quite alot of other sellers using the same companies, you just have to find the right product at the right time.