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Old 10-25-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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Ya know, it always cracks me up that you think western KS is "the hinterland." Which leads me to believe, you've never lived anywhere that actually IS remote.

I've lived on places that were so far flung they didn't even get daily mail delivery because the route was too large. M/W/F for one side of the route, T/R/S for the other. Kids go to country schools, or homeschool, because it's an hour to town...
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Burlington, Colorado
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Here in the north, folks drive to Nebraska for a stock-up grocery trip because Nebraska doesn't tax groceries. (Why do some states tax groceries??)
Folks drive to Burlington's Safeway for the bigger selection, ohazco, as well as cheaper prices. Small town grocery stores are pretty high. It's not the sales tax issue, as both KS and CO tax groceries.
I don't know about that.... have you been to our Safeway? Its about half the size of the Goodland Walmart grocery section. We actually go to Walmart for a list of specific things that you can't get at Safeway and Supers and/or its cheaper to to pay the tax and gas to get at Walmart. (CO most certainly does not tax groceries). I would say if you shop at either one exclusively it would be a wash, just a guesstimate though.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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(CO most certainly does not tax groceries).
The State of Colorado itself does not tax food/groceries, but some counties and municipalities within Colorado do. I think that's where the confusion is coming in. I live up in Summit County, and the County charges sales tax and mass transit tax on the purchase of all goods, including food. Then, on top of that, each town in the county tacks on a point or two for themselves (some more than others).
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Burlington, Colorado
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The State of Colorado itself does not tax food/groceries, but some counties and municipalities within Colorado do. I think that's where the confusion is coming in. I live up in Summit County, and the County charges sales tax and mass transit tax on the purchase of all goods, including food. Then, on top of that, each town in the county tacks on a point or two for themselves (some more than others).
Thanks attentionspanltd... I never realized or even thought about that. We don't have any tax here on groceries (only 4% total on everything else) and I guess I never paid much attention the few times I've bought food elsewhere. Our local paper even advertises:
"Do you know what the grocery tax in Kansas is? 8.55% Can you afford that? Burlington is the place to shop for all your grocery needs. Not only is there no grocery sales tax, you are supporting your local economy"
Obviously this is not a pitch to Kansas residents but a pitch to keep people here from going to Walmart in Goodland or Dillons in Colby.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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We don't have any tax here on groceries
In that case, there's your answer.
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