Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy
Yeah, it will be interesting to see how online taxing will change in the future, and how it will affect buying patterns. For instance, here in NJ I pay tax at Newegg but not at Amazon. Amazon wanted to build a warehouse here, but didn't want to start taxing NJ customers...I'm not sure if the deal went thru (for them to build it) but they were trying to negotiate a tax exclusion period in exchange for creating the jobs here.
Anyway, taxes just wind up being another factor that you have to weigh in online shopping in trying to get the best deal. Sure beats driving from store to store looking at prices!
I have yet to pay shipping on an order from AG. Most of the time, I get free shipping and then tax will just charge me what shipping would. I know that AG doesn't get the money, but I still hate taxes lol.
I kind of think that the gas I would've spent looking for the items at the cheapest price locally negate the tax on AG orders. Not to mention the tax I would've had to pay locally.