You guys are correct, Fleabay and Paypal are entitled to charge whatever they want. I think their fee's are to high, so I don't like to use them for anything except buying stuff. I am in the minority I realize that, but as you both mentioned don't use their "service" and I don't as much as possible. Its the same old story, they start a service, and at first it is good and worth the fee's but after a number of years, they increase the cost of utilizing their service. Well for me it has become to costly "for me" I believe in a fair profit for time and labor, but when you are the only business on the block and you take advantage of that, I believe that is wrong.
I work on radios for fun as a hobby because I am very good at it. I like repairing that prized piece of gear someone just loves and wants to work. I don't spend my time and expertise to do free work, but I am very reasonable for whatever I work on. I have my primary work I do for my income and that is good for me.
Having been in the corporate world doing very technical and very specialized work, most of which I was the only person doing the work, and seeing how much the organizations I worked for charged for "their services" and how much they paid me to perform the tasks to enable the company to have the "service" in the first place, I really got a bad taste in my mouth about the whole thing.
The only place I worked that I was happy to provided my services for low compensation for my tasks was the military, not so good pay, allot of responsibility, accountability, and very structured life. I was happy to do it, and there are times I have thought I should have stayed in the military after having to deal with the private corporate sector. I believe in making a fair profit from my work, but I don't believe its all about me and screw everyone else in the process. I hope you guys get what I am saying.
Anyway, have a wonderful and blessed thanksgiving. Here in America, we really do have allot to be thankful for and are indebted to this country, the best country on earth.