The below just arrived in my inbox:
We're writing with some great news:
Starting April 19, you'll be able to list your items Auction-style FREE, at any start price, up to 50 listings a month. Plus you can add the Buy It Now option to these listings FREE to grab buyers in a hurry. Set the price you want and sell it fast! This is not a limited-time special but a change in eBay Standard fees to help you list more for FREE all the time--even those high ticket items! Pay only if your item sells.
Also, because we know buyers take into consideration the total cost of an item, also starting April 19, to encourage sellers to keep shipping costs low, the Final Value Fee will be applied to the total amount of the sale--including shipping.
This yet again changes the eBay game. I know many people
who jumped out because their fees were getting out of control
and eating up profit margins.
Now that you can list items for free and only pay when you
sell, this may open the doors WIDE OPEN in April (well, for
up to 50 listing a month, but still).