They're charging tax now ..... party's over

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by thunder58, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    It's all good . I think Connecticut also has no sales tax but definitely New Jersey as no sales tax as I'm 1 mile from the border but thats only on clothes . PM me if you want the real low down on NY taxes
  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Once Amazon kills off enough brick and mortar stores, then they'll start charging for shipping. It wouldn't surprise me if they bought FedEx and UPS, and forced the USPS to shut down.
  3. MotorCentaur

    MotorCentaur Gretschie

    May 11, 2016
    My take on it is that they should not be collecting sales tax on used items, including autos, because the sales tax was collected when the item was first purchased.
    Here in Washington State sales tax is @ 10%.
    Here's a hypothetical example. A guitar gets sold for $4000 retail, sold again for $3500, and resold for $3000. The state would expect to see $400+$350+$300=$1050.
    I just bought an old Music Man amp on ebay, charged sales tax on the (price+shipping).
  4. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    Someone mentioned earlier this had been passed a while ago which is true. I've been waiting for the hammer to fall and as best as I can tell through some of my ebay purchases it started in December of 2018. Will it help or hurt mom & pop stores or brick and mortar? Probably not IMO. In fact I don't think it'll change much if at all to be honest. There may be some early resistance to it here and there but eventually we all become acclimated to it. The online stores still have the advantage of warehousing their goods without the limitations of space as you would likely find in a mom & pop, so in that sense I don't see a decline in online retail sales because of right to your door delivery.
    If I had to predict, I would say you're going to continue to see a lot more malls and brick and mortar storefronts continuing to disappear. Not completley vanishing but the landscape is definitely going to continue to change.
  5. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    Prime has already gotten not so good in Alaska. The drugs are always free till you get hooked, then it gets expensive.
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  6. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Oh yeah...Bezos has the drug lord stratagem pinned down. Give 'em a free taste until they can't say no.
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  7. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    I guess you beat me to that Setzerhotrod...what he said:)
  8. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Several states implemented new laws for online retailers to start charging sales tax as of 2019. Sweetwater was still safe for me as of last week. Enjoy what's left of it.
  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Surprising as Indiana has a hefty sales tax. It's worse in Indy where there's another nickel added on so Jim Irsay can have a free stadium for the Colts.

    At least the US hasn't gone to VAT---yet.
  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Drugs aren't free---especially if you get them from Big Pharma. It just gets MORE expensive.
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  11. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
  13. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    California has always been pretty aggressive so I'm used to paying our sales tax of 8.125% on many online orders.
  14. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    That's good to know although Murphy's Law as I ordered already day late and a dollar short as they say , especially in Thunder's world :)
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  15. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    I bet it's fun to figure out how much you have to split up and send to 50 states at the end of the fiscal year.
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  16. dswo

    dswo Electromatic

    Apr 8, 2017
    East Carolina
    I want to keep living in a place with a fire department, police department, school teachers, paved streets, building codes, clean water, clean air, safe food, traffic lights, and public libraries.
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  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  18. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    Charging sales tax on USED items, PERSONALLY sold, is tyranny. What's next, Craigslist? Facebook? (there are local "gear for sale" pages all over FB). And are they going to start charging sales tax on DONATED goods next? Why not, since anytime someone gives you money (whether a gift or inheritance for example, over a certain amount, YOU get taxed on it as income. What a crock of S...)
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  19. swivel

    swivel Synchromatic

    May 13, 2018
    Yep, you pay tax when you earn the money, you pay tax on the taxed income to buy things! Oh well, the only thing for sure is Death and Taxes!
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  20. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    So the British copied the idea of taxing from China. Now we know who to blame.
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