Looks like Amazon's fees are creeping up..for the "Everything Else" category, anyway, from 10% to 15%. My friend who sells more on there than I do recently sent me this:
Sent: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 4:04 pm
Subject: Amazon: Commission fees for the
Everything Else category
Greetings from Amazon.com.
We want to be sure that you are aware of a recent change in the Everything Else
store on Amazon.com. On April 4, 2008, the commission rate for all products
listed in the store was raised to 15%. On that date, our Help pages were updated
and a notification was posted to the following page: Help - Selling at
Amazon.com - Participation Agreement - Changes to the Participation Agreement.
The previous rate was 10%.
Because you are a valued seller, we will be providing a 5% credit to you for
items sold in the Everything Else store between April 4 and May 13. These
credits will appear on your account after this period has ended, and you will
receive a summary via email describing these credits within five business days
after the credits are completed.
Thank you for selling on Amazon.com.