First up I need to draw your attention to the first official auction being run by Bloggers for Charity. This first one is being run on behalf of the charity by +Gary Amos and all proceeds will be donated to the charitable fund.
So please dig deep and help support this venture.
Next up is the new kid on the block, in the online auction world. This should be good news to anyone that is sick of using Evil Bay as the only outlet for there work. Now of course this will not be a miracle cure and the new site will need lots of support from the wider community to be really successful.
There are some good reasons why I would encourage anyone to use this site.
1. No listing fees --- That's right no listing fee at all you can purchase optional upgrades but this does not affect the ability to sell your stuff for free.
2. No Final Value fees --- You only pay your standard Paypal fee for the transaction.
3. All sales are covered by Paypal.
The site is still in its infancy and there are a few areas that need to be improved to make it a better experience. Currently searching is a bit generic with only basic categories available, so searching for specifics is not as easy as it could be. The inability to block buyers from countries that are known for fraud risk. However the team behind the venture are working hard behind the scenes to make this a fantastic venue for the wargames hobby community to buy and sell and some improvements have already been made since launch..
So please take a look and before you rush to Ebay as your sale venue give this a shot, it can only be a positive thing and should save you a lot of cash in the future. I for one will be giving this a shot in the very near future.