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    Boycotting eBay? Here Are Three Alternatives - US News and World Report

    1) Amazon Marketplace lets sellers list items that are already for sale through the website, such as books, DVDs, and household items. The fact that most items are already listed makes it easier for sellers, because they don't need to take their own photos or enter their own product descriptions. Amazon charges no fees unless products sell. Commission and closing fees vary by item. Books, for example, carry a 15 percent commission rate plus $2.35 in other fees.
    Best for: casual sellers looking to unload old CD collections or slightly used books.

    2) Bidville attracts all kinds of sellers, from those selling vintage Beanie Babies to cars to jewelry. It charges no listing fee for unsuccessful sales, and sellers pay 5 percent on items under $25 and between 1 and 2.5 percent on more expensive items, plus a low flat fee. Overstock Auctions offers a similar interface and fee structure.
    Best for: sellers seeking an eBay-like experience.

    3) features handmade products, including bath products, earrings, sweaters, and woodwork. Pomegranate soap goes for $4, and a pink and brown vintage apron for $24. charges 20 cents to list an item and a 3.5 percent flat sales fee, which means a $20 item will carry a 90 cent fee, excluding shipping costs.
    Best for: crafty individuals looking to make money from their creations.

    I'll give you the relative ranks for traffic, as of today, May 17, 2009:

    By comparison:
    EBAY is ranked # 22
    Amazon # 34
    Etsy # 685
    iOffer # 3,035
    UBID # 17,316
    stootsi # 72,684
    bidville # 714,404
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    Update on etsy - these guys are getting pretty tight with verifications too, just like PayPal! dead
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