I have an experiment going.
There is a little also-ran auction site called BidVille.
My ID there is Aardvark3.
I would like to see if I can drive some traffic there. (Not necessarily to buy my stuff, but to build up the thing.) I have already begun getting Christmas goodies on BidVille. You can get good, new merchandise there. You can sell for far less than on eBay, as well.
So check it out, maybe open an account and sell that extra fondue pot for some extra Christmas cash!