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Old 06-04-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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Default Crossing state line for purchases

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Is this a misprint?! 9.25%?!!
Do people go across the state line to make large purchases, like appliances, etc.?
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Do people go across the state line to make large purchases, like appliances, etc.?

I'm not sure since I don't live near the state line. I personally never heard of anyone crossing the state line to make large purchases.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: BFE
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Neither have I, although I do know that a lot of people that live near the border between KY and TN go to KY for groceries, cigarettes and gas since KY is cheaper on these items.
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I'm living in Memphis right now and people do go to Arkansas for groceries and some other things. However, you have to remember that it's a shorter drive to West Memphis, AR than it is across Memphis itself.

I grew up in border towns and it's not that unusual. In Michigan we crossed the border into WI for soda and beer all the time!
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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OP...here is the url to a previous thread that may be helpful to you.

Moving from California to Tennessee

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I'm considering a move to Nashville but want to know a bit more about the culture, the mindset, etc. Yeah, I should visit but I don't think my finances can take a move and a trip. I've moved before sight unseen and did well but I'd like at least a little insight into life in Nashville. I've been living in LA for the past 10 years so my version of reality is skewed to say the least.

Do people still smoke in resturants there? Does southern charm still exist? Do people there consider anorexia to be the "new black"? Are lane markers just a silly societal boundary keeping you from other people? When you talk about "heavy traffic" what exactly are you sayin'? I used to live in a small town that considered 5 cars on the road to be major traffic jam so I understand its all relative.

What's the life of a Nashvillian like?
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:38 AM
 
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I have to say I found some of the southern charm a big put on. There are good people everywhere. If you go to a restaurant of course they are going to lay the charm on they want a tip. The jobs down here are low paying and some places treat employees like crap. That could be anywhere USA. But definately lower wages.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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I have to say I found some of the southern charm a big put on. There are good people everywhere. If you go to a restaurant of course they are going to lay the charm on they want a tip. The jobs down here are low paying and some places treat employees like crap. That could be anywhere USA. But definately lower wages.
Lower wages, but lower cost of living. On the whole I would say the average Nashvillian has a higher standard of living than the average person living on SoCal in regards to housing.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Franklin
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Without a doubt.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: East Nashville/Inglewood
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preach on, preach on...why do you think Nissan relocated?
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Hi, I'm Ryn's Mom. The taxes sound great to me. We pay 8.25% sales tax in addition to the 9% income tax.
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