Unlike eBay or other ecommerce platforms, OpenBazaar doesn't require any fees to use. It is open source and free to download and use.
Users should expect to pay for services from third parties such as moderators in the case of a dispute. However, moderators aren't forced to charge fees, nor are users forced to use moderators.
How can there be no fees?
Because there's no company or organization running OpenBazaar, there's no one to charge you fees to list your products and no one to register an account with. The "terms and conditions" of the trade are up to the buyer and seller individually, not a one-size-fits-all policy. It's like buying or selling with someone in person - except you're online.
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