eBAY TIP 27 – ALTERNATIVE AUCTION SITESWhile eBay is massively dominant, eBid and CQout* are decent-sized auction sites. Their advantage is they charge sellers less than eBay, which means some prefer them. On the downside, your auctions are likely to get less exposure than they would on eBay, so could get fewer bids. Comparing charges is tricky, because all auction sites have different fee structures. With eBid and CQout, there’s no initial listing fee. They only charge you once your item sells. So it’s well worth putting a few items up, with a high start price – you never know. If the item does sell, eBid charges 3% of its final sale price. CQout is more expensive: it charges up to 6.96% of your closing price.