lucky015:Skolink: Trademe fees are too high, but Ebay is far worse. Total fees are 14.1% on the couple of hundred items I have sold on there. (Ebay 9.7% plus 4.4% compulsory Paypal) Rip off!! Admittedly part of the Paypal fee will go to VISA (also a ripoff in my opinion).
Don't forget that in the U.S those sales are not taxable even on an extremely large sale, and that a lot of items are shipped internationally.
Personally I have gotten sick of using Trademe for anything other than second hand purchases. New items are often more expensive than I can get elsewhere and the shipping charge drives it right over the top and for cheaper items I flat out refuse to pay the often extremely high charges that often greatly outweigh the cost of the item its self.
There are a number of items that I would very much like to buy but I'm not going to pay just as much for shipping as for the item in the first place.
I only use trademe for selling, as you can get very good prices. Buying from it tends to be expensive, and it is full of cheap chinese stuff that you can buy cheaper and free shipping from places like deal extreme.