My advice would be, although eBay is a paint with PayPal holding funds, it's worth having a presence there. What about selling a small amount, something you can actually cover the cost of yourself, knowing that the funds will be locked up. This way you get started, the customers still get their orders processed and you then just sit out the holding phase.
Once that clears, away you go!
I'm not saying DON'T use Amazon, my theory is the wider online exposure you you have, the more chances you have of making sales. I just think eBay is a platform that can be beneficial to you long term, if not the short term.