I guess Ebay has found a way to get more money from their honest sellers who list and sell authentic autographs.
I recently, for the first time in a long time, decided to list one of my items starting with a .99 cents starting bid.
I usually use "Buy It Now/Best Offer" for the few listings I submit.
Due the fact that it is impossible to compete with forgeries and shill bidding, I decided to cancel my auction.
Low and behold, I looked at my Ebay account and was wondering why my selling fees (so far this month) were so high because I hadn't sold anything.
Well, Ebay billed my account 10% of the highest bid amount at the time I cancelled my auction.
So while the scam sellers of Ebay and their shill bidders run amok on Ebay, honest sellers get penalized because they are unable to compete with sellers of forgeries and the shill bidders they employ.
Let's not forget that Ebay continues to profit from the sales of forgeries and shill bidding.
Remember the adage "An item is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it."
That adage no longer applies with listings on Ebay.
On many of the hobby websites you read about hobbyists complaining about sellers who only use "Buy It Now/Best Offer" listings
They have no choice but to use "Buy It Now/Best Offer" listings.
The only other alternative is to submit your listing at the minimum amount that you will accept for your auction.
So here we have Ebay discovering and implementing another way to dip into the pockets of the honest seller who cannot possibly complete with sellers of forgeries and the shill bidders that they employ.