Jan is looking to sell some furniture that she is shabby-chic’ing, and we need to know the costs of that. This ebay post is useful.
So basically they take 10% plus any PayPal fee.
You can do auction, Buy it now, Buy it now within auction, and you and set a minimum price.
Useful table from here (Click the “See Pricing” button):
The fact you are selling on Ebay doesn’t influence the PayPal costs (Ebay own PayPal).
So basically you are charged 3.4% for the average transaction, let’s say.
That means the combined cost of Ebay and PayPal is about 13.5% of the sold value of your item. So if you sell something for £100 including postage, then they take £13.50 of that, leaving you with £86.50 (but bear in mind you have also lost out further because they took a cut of the postage).