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Hi, this is my first post and I have only good things to say about this site, well done guys.
I just wanted to put in my 5 cents about eBay being expensive.
Sure it is, but if used wisely, it is cheapest form of advertising online.
Find your way of utilizing their efforts in advertising, as eBay actively advertises all their sellers' items online and off line.
If you read eBay's rules, you will find that you ARE allowed to take your customers away from eBay to any site you like, from 'About Me' page.
Sure it is not easy to get there, but once you have many items on sale that you only brake even on eBay, if properly linked and advertised, you get customers coming to you at no cost.
Something to consider.
good luck :