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Do you think goods sold online should be taxed?
« on: June 23, 2014, 02:32:48 PM »
Do you think goods sold online should be taxed? Why or why not?

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Re: Do you think goods sold online should be taxed?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 04:04:59 PM »
No, there are way too many taxes now.

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Re: Do you think goods sold online should be taxed?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 08:49:02 PM »
I think without taxing the online, it really hurts the brick and mortar stores..

Just the other day, I was in Best Buy. They were selling a speaker bar I wanted for $329.  I checked Ebay $299 and no tax.

I didn't buy it, I felt I would save $50 just buying it on ebay.  I got home, found a guy selling it for $299 and make offer. I offered $199 and he took it.

If it was just $30 more at best buy, I might of pulled the trigger. The sales tax made them lose a sale.

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Re: Do you think goods sold online should be taxed?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 09:25:47 AM »
They were selling a speaker bar I wanted for $329.  I checked Ebay $299 and no tax.

Regardless of the tax, eBay was still a better deal and IMO that's what's killing the B&M stores, not the tax. Often I've seen situations similar to what you've described, but the online "deal" also has a $30 S&H charge. That leaves the only difference being paying the sales tax or waiting a week for delivery. In those situations I'll buy it local just to avoid the wait and in case there is a problem with the product.

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Re: Do you think goods sold online should be taxed?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 10:46:32 AM »
I asked stores many of times to match the prices on-line and they tell me no. I really don't understand their thinking. You either make $0 on the item or a few dollars.  They always choose $0 dollars.

I owned a retail store and as long as the price was above what I paid for the item, I would always match, no questions asked.  When it's below what I paid for it, then I will call the manufacturer and complain.  Sometimes this resulted an additional discounts from the manufacturer or kickbacks from the manufacturer's to make make me profitable. The last thing they want is a store dropping their products.


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Re: Do you think goods sold online should be taxed?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 01:17:11 PM »
I would actually be more in favor of online sales taxes if they did away with resale sales taxes. It kind of burns my ass to have to pay sales tax on something used, knowing full well the sales tax was paid on it the first time at the retail price. Even cars, if you buy a used car you pay sales tax on it even though the sales tax was paid on it when it was new from the dealer.

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Re: Do you think goods sold online should be taxed?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 03:34:17 PM »
No, screw the man, screw the irs. Plus we have too many taxes and tey are too complicated as it is.


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