Cost Comparison

of SMEX to other on-line methods
(insertion cost plus successful sale commission)

Online Site  To list ad   Commission  Min.
 Commission 
eBay $3.50 5.35%  
TradeMe [NZ] $60.00 1.90%  
BidSell $0.00 3.0%  
Pickles auctions $33.00 15.0%  
Discover Live Steam [US] $0.00 2.0% $20.00
Live Steam Auctions [US] $0.00 Varies with value
SMEX $20.00 1.5% $5.00

All sites charge a commission of some sort, generally a % of the sale value, and a minimum fee. The real cost of selling an item will depend on the item value, and the graph below charts the total fees payable for various typical sale values.
The online auction houses have the highest fees, and SMEX is amongst the lowest overall cost.

 

Cost Comparison