I pay an average of $400-$700 a month in fees through ebay and about that much amount on paypal also but now I have my own merchant provider that I use to accept credit cards through ebay and I have to say, it is much cheaper than paypal and the best thing is, you have full control over the funds.
You should create your own website and pay that much in advertising fees. I bet youll make more money. :D
It is a bit pricier than some of the other programs available but you get what you pay for and this program has a lot of neat features.
If you can do a bit of the computer work yourself you can save their installation fee. I had the site up an running in about 45 minutes.
I just couldn't manage to squeak out a living with the way things are on ebay these days.
I'll get back to the business of selling my own items after I have built up a decent flow of traffic to the new site -- but ebay will not get another penny from me.
My question is can you recommend any other payment gateways?
I'd like to get clear of paypal in the process too and completely cut all ties with ebay and company.
Thanks for any info...