Don't forget they also collect fees on shipping paid as well. Still, not terrible overall.
True! Thanks for pointing that out. Generally, shipping costs aren't too high, so the fees on shipping aren't too high, especially when compared against a $10k Mr. Boston. :]
I don't know the ins & outs of eBay/PayPal/USPS agreements, but some sellers get shipping discounts deeper than the usual online vs. post office price cut. This deeper discount is usually more or less on par with the fees that the seller paid on the shipping $ received from the buyer.
I sold the game and the Vectrex console that was labeled as property of Glenmore Distilleries for $8500 to a private collector in Pennsylvania. He mentioned opening a video game museum but I haven't heard anything more about it. The game and console were found at a flea market in Colorado Springs, CO for $20. I almost tore the Mr. Boston label off of the game box when I was first testing and inspecting everything. The game originally only played the boot screen for the game and then froze. Joe Cody at Atari2600.com repaired the unsoldered pin and the game worked fine after that. Between shipping it for repair and then for the sale, the game spent a lot of time in the USPS system and survived. Best find of my collecting career.