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Maybe Walmart should stop selling 99% Chinese made products so smaller shops and shops selling American made products can compete.
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I find it funny how all those big stores first destroy all the smaller local b&m stores, and now they complain that someone even bigger is destroying their b&m business.
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post #13 of 88
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Originally Posted by Banedox View Post
If they instill an Internet Sales Tax, they probably need to make it nation wide and bump up an amendment or else it should be left for the individual states to decided.
So would it be a Federal Tax? I think the states and citizens might be unhappy with that.

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I find it funny how all those big stores first destroy all the smaller local b&m stores, and now they complain that someone even bigger is destroying their b&m business.
That's pretty much what I got out of it, too.
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I find it funny how all those big stores first destroy all the smaller local b&m stores, and now they complain that someone even bigger is destroying their b&m business.
But there's a big difference in fairness for one retailer to have to pay sales tax on all transactions while another doesn't. I'm not condoning the often-unethical way that big businesses always tried to undercut the little guys, but the only reason why etailers can get out of paying sales tax is because no one even conceived of a net-based economy when tax laws were invoked.
    
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But there's a big difference in fairness for one retailer to have to pay sales tax on all transactions while another doesn't. I'm not condoning the often-unethical way that big businesses always tried to undercut the little guys, but the only reason why etailers can get out of paying sales tax is because no one even conceived of a net-based economy when tax laws were invoked.
Conveniently,the stores that do charge tax has certain advantages.
In the end, no companies are getting hurt
The "little guys" are just making BS excuses to generate more revenue.
post #16 of 88
Hmm Taxation without representation.....sound familiar?
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People don't buy products online solely because of a lack of online sales tax enforcement. They also do so because the prices are generally lower (before tax) than their B&M counterparts.

B&M stores can't rely on convenience, they either have to cut costs and lower prices or offer us more value to earn our dollars IMO.

States aren't in financial crisis because of a lack of revenue, they are there because of rediculous policies and spending.
    
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post #18 of 88
If freaking Texas gets online sales tax I'm getting the **** out.


Okay, maybe not...idk, we'll wait and see.
 
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post #19 of 88
Conglomerate domination mega stores pushing for fair playing fields?

Right or wrong, that's a hoot.
Edited by _02 - 3/18/11 at 7:31am
    
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But there's a big difference in fairness for one retailer to have to pay sales tax on all transactions while another doesn't. I'm not condoning the often-unethical way that big businesses always tried to undercut the little guys, but the only reason why etailers can get out of paying sales tax is because no one even conceived of a net-based economy when tax laws were invoked.
But one has to pay for shipping and the other doesn't. By forcing etailers to charge a sales tax on all transactions, it would automatically give Wal-Mart & Co an advantage.
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