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Why? They get their inventories from the same manufacturers/distributors.
Bringing it back to the store and getting instant replacement vs shipping+insuring it out of your own pocket and waiting several days/usually weeks to receive it back and it maybe being DOA again.
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post #62 of 88
Emphasis on the "US".


If worse comes to worse, you'll have people buying overseas potentially putting a dent on US online e-tailers. Only way they'll be able to stop that is if certain mail carriers "tax" you.
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The rules today don't allow brick-and-mortar retailers to compete evenly with online retailers
Because 4/5 times their prices are garbage. Best Buy will have a sale on their already higher priced merchandise and it's still higher than what you can find it for online. I haven't walked into a brick and mortar store to make a big purchase since I bought my LCD TV almost 3 years ago at Best Buy.
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If taxes are charged on all internet items, the FS forums will be more of a gold mine then they are now.
I wouldn't own some of the parts I have now if I had to pay MSRP and tax.
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Online retailers would be hit bad by this. But the Feds would have to make their own sales tax for it to work legally.
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If this happens I will simply just buy my products from Amazon Canada. I'd rather some more of my money go towards UPS than the government.
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I think they should be required to pay sales tax. Going off of old legislation for an always-developing technology-based "etailing" economy makes no sense.

I'm no fan of paying more for products, but when it comes down to it, these days, etailers should be treated the same way as brick-and-mortar stores. Though decided how the taxes are invoked will be a bit tricky.
id agree with you though online no taxes is great . i know for a fact tho if there is gna be online taxes i would easily buy more stuff in a B&M store
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The obvious solution here would be to abolish sales taxes entirely.
    
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post #69 of 88
I can see why Texas would want this, especially since they have no State Income Tax like Cali does.
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*sigh* OK, a lot of people like these are totally clueless to the tax situation on the internet. Currently internet sales only require the retailer to collect and remit sales tax on an item when it is bought by a customer in a state where that retailer has a physical presence.

Lets say you buy from Newegg and you are from Michigan where Newegg has no physical presence. Under the current system Newegg would not have to collect a sales tax from you. The problem is that you still legally owe that sales tax and not paying it is technically tax evasion. The reason Newegg doesn't have to collect the tax is because it is a costly pain in the butt to collect sales taxes for every state. Changes like this suggested one are more likely to happen then ordering all online companies to deal with out of state sales tax because it is specifically targeting larger corporations that have the monetary backing and sales figures to warrant and afford collecting the sales tax.

Short version, this isn't a new tax and everybody and their mother is guilty of tax evasion due to the way these laws are set up but there is less chance of the government enforcing those taxes by charging you then there is for them to deal with piracy and since not collecting the tax doesn't effect individual politicians wallets and benefits companies...
This, is the actual answer.
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