Yahoo has several online "garage sales" where people can sell items without Ebay fees. But the downside is there is no feedback, and no recourse for fraud. I belong to a Bargains site in the South Louisiana area - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RedStickBargains/
Because it is an offshoot of our FreeUse (like FreeCycle) group, I recognize a lot of names and feel more comfortable buying and selling. Also I often go buy in person, or have someone come to me to buy with cash. For instance I just sold a lot of Mardi Gras flags and still have a lot of Mardi Gras t-shirts and decorations on sale, and tomorrow I am going to a nearby neighborhood to buy 10 audio books for $20. I also have people pay me in either cash (in person), money orders, or paypal so I have more control. One man in the suburb of New Orleans called Metairie bought 5 of my flags after losing all his house's contents after Katrina. I am mailing his flags and he paid through Paypal.
If after a week or so, items don't sell, then I do put them on Ebay under Momnick8 (which I may do with the other Mardi Gras stuff soon).