This simply goes to show that we are nothing more than eBay's trained monkeys. We work hard to list and sell our items, and eBay siphons more and more each year. The profit is marginal already, why must they keep taking more? It's not at all about securing the seller's market; all that matters is maintaining the stock. They get richer with each item we sell to just get by, and now we have to sell even more to just get by. The service eBay provides is excellent, but they are still a corporation now, and the individual consumer is of little concern.