Exactly. If enough balk at the new charges, and people stop bidding as much, then they might remove the fee. Vote with your money (or in this case, your bid). If you don't mind the $25 fee, keep bidding the auctions up. Your choice, your wallet, and it's pure capitalism at work. I don't like it either, but that just means I'm going to bid $25 less on everything I bid on.
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