I'm with Hightower and ebay with this one.
Price your items according to what you want for them and take the risk, or you can always advertise them in your local paper
Oh, and people asking me to end auctions early get a sh1tty reply.
The fees are higer now than they were, and an alternative site would be good, but at the moment it reaches a bigger audience than the other options.
I started selling on Freeserves own auction site, which was completely FOC, but it had to close down because it was costing them too much to support without starting to charge fees.