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Old 04-27-2012, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, no reason to stick around in Texas any longer...starting July 1st, Amazon will start charging sales tax to online purchases made in Texas.



Statesman.com : State, Amazon settle sales tax dispute (http://m.statesman.com/statesman/pm_22421/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=AbvIXyNm - broken link)
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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All I can say is bah bye Amazon. As much as I love them, I will shop online somewhere else.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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I know this is a Texas post..but saw it was about Amazon and tax...just got an email the other day from Amazon..about paying taxes on past purchases. Hadn't bought from them before this past Christmas...guess that was the first..and last.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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We buy tens of thousands of dollars in goods from Amazon every year for our business...this "loophole" has probably saved us thousands in sales tax. It had to end sometime I guess.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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We buy tens of thousands of dollars in goods from Amazon every year for our business...this "loophole" has probably saved us thousands in sales tax. It had to end sometime I guess.
Same here. This change will increase our costs several hundred per year on supplies.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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Exactly..Glad that I resisted temptation to renew my amazon prime membership after the trial.

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All I can say is bah bye Amazon. As much as I
love them, I will shop online somewhere else.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:17 PM
 
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are you sure?? where you can find the news??? OMG
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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If true I will have to purchase somewhere else. Love shopping at Amazon. :-(
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Texas - Houston Chronicle


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are you sure?? where you can find the news??? OMG
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:40 AM
 
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Bye Bye Amazon. I guess it's time to buy everything I want before Juy 1st.

Is that on everything? I buy a lot of ebooks and those jokers are already expensive as is for a damn ELECTRONIC book in some cases. Don't add tax!

I like eBay anyway. When I buy an item on Friday, I expect it to be in transit in the mail on Monday. Not you notifying me that you simply printed off the label and then don't actually put it through the post until Wednesday

Love eBay. Buy on Friday, get on Wednesday
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