Co-founder of Addoway.com the free social marketplace that provides a unique platform for consumers to exchange both products and services with other users and connect all their social profiles to their Addoway profile. Plus Addoway has no listing or final sale fees of any kind.
Definitely understand your frustration with eBay and their processes. Have you tried other sites to buy from and/or list your products?
There are sites like etsy, bonanzle, Addoway, oodle and this is just a few of them which have little or NO FEES at all and are less complicated to use.
You can use Craigslist as a marketing platform, but there are multiple platforms out there that are free that will allow you to market your business for free and allow you to do it more professionally, because of the social tools they provide.
Check out Bonanzle and Addoway.com and see what I mean.