Well last week eBay announced some changes in fees and feedback. The new fees mean an increase for most sellers in the amount that eBay takes from each auction. Additionally, sellers will no longer be able to leave feedback for buyers. Here is an example of how the fee increase will look (borrowed from Ebay Morons Galore!)
Item starting at $9.99, ends at $17:
listing fee: .40
listing fee: .35
eBay is becoming less and less friendly for self-represented artists, who are supporting themselves with their art. This confirms that my decision to move to Etsy as a wise one, and I don't think I will be going back. Etsy is only one of many other online sales sites seeing an increase in new members since eBay made their announcement. Online Auctions is another auction format site that has been welcoming former eBayers with open arms. They even graciously created a category specifically for OOAK dolls.
Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how are eBay's new fees going to effect you. Will you be sticking with eBay, or looking for a new home?
There will be a worldwide boycott of eBay starting Feb 18-25th. Click here for more information.