please correct me if I'm wrong but I believe ebay charges a final fee of 10% on sales. for higher end items, lets say over $500 is that true? do they charge a different rate for those or is there a cheaper way to sell these type of items on their site?
yes, ebay charges, 10%, and paypal charges, 3% approximately. If you have an ebay store you get, a little discount on fees, but you also have to pay for a store. And the rates are the same, whether you sell a 10$ item, or a 500$ item.
Sometimes, they have promos were you get a discount off of fees, But you never know when they will happen.