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Old 10-11-2007, 08:20 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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I believe car tax is not included you pay the 7% but yeah appliances and the like absolutely
Big ticket items for me is worth going to the Home Depot in JC vs Home Depot in Succasunna
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My new appliances (which I don't actually have to go there to buy, I researched elsewhere, and will have them delivered) are going to have a 3.5% tax rate. Considering how expensive front load washers/dryers are, I'm happy about that
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:30 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I wonder if anyone else has thought about this...? With such a mass influx of northeasterners to NC, don't you think that within five or ten years, people will start having some of the same complaints about NC as they now have about NJ? "It's so congested...so many people are coming in and changing everything...it's getting so built up..." etc.?

Just wondering. I've been thinking about this for a while.
I previously had opportunities to move to the southern states, but I theorized the same exact thing. That's why I moved to where I did. I think I've seen about 8 NJ license plates here in 2+ years.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:43 AM
 
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I wonder if anyone else has thought about this...? With such a mass influx of northeasterners to NC, don't you think that within five or ten years, people will start having some of the same complaints about NC as they now have about NJ? "It's so congested...so many people are coming in and changing everything...it's getting so built up..." etc.?

Just wondering. I've been thinking about this for a while.
I hear someone complain about it almost every day. "You Yanks are causing all the traffic problems. If all y'all Northerners weren't moving down here with your bad attitudes, wanting to change things, etc., we'd be better off, and so on." I heard the same things said by native Jerseyans about people moving in from NYC and Staten Island. It's difficult to embrace change sometimes, but it's inevitable.
I laugh at what they call "conjestion" down here. They've obviously never driven on the LIE or Cross Bronx Expwy.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:48 AM
 
Location: NJ
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My new appliances (which I don't actually have to go there to buy, I researched elsewhere, and will have them delivered) are going to have a 3.5% tax rate. Considering how expensive front load washers/dryers are, I'm happy about that

I purchased a dishwasher about 2 yrs ago and didn't have to pay any sales tax, and for the life of me I can't remember why - something to do with the dishwasher being a permanent structure or something. I filled out a form, and they waived the tax. <shrug>
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:59 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I hear someone complain about it almost every day. "You Yanks are causing all the traffic problems. If all y'all Northerners weren't moving down here with your bad attitudes, wanting to change things, etc., we'd be better off, and so on." I heard the same things said by native Jerseyans about people moving in from NYC and Staten Island. It's difficult to embrace change sometimes, but it's inevitable.
I laugh at what they call "conjestion" down here. They've obviously never driven on the LIE or Cross Bronx Expwy.
I'm also sure the same things were said when most of our ancestors came over on the boat - and that influx was on a FAR greater scale than the NJ -> NC exodus! And, on the flip side, those countries with huge amounts of emmigrants (Italy, Ireland, etc) are doing just fine - as will Jersey.
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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I hear someone complain about it almost every day. "You Yanks are causing all the traffic problems. If all y'all Northerners weren't moving down here with your bad attitudes, wanting to change things, etc., we'd be better off, and so on." I heard the same things said by native Jerseyans about people moving in from NYC and Staten Island. It's difficult to embrace change sometimes, but it's inevitable.
I laugh at what they call "conjestion" down here. They've obviously never driven on the LIE or Cross Bronx Expwy.
and how wrong are those southerners? the influx of the NYC/SI crowd hasn't exactly been good for NJ
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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I purchased a dishwasher about 2 yrs ago and didn't have to pay any sales tax, and for the life of me I can't remember why - something to do with the dishwasher being a permanent structure or something. I filled out a form, and they waived the tax. <shrug>
Hmmm...that's interesting. I've actually seen the opposite happen- on a student housing project we were building in Newark, the materials going into the building were tax-exempt as part of an urban enterprise zone tax initiative. The "white goods" (refers, DW's, stoves, etc), however, were taxed. No one could ever provide a valid explanation for it, but that's the way it was.
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:05 AM
 
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I hear someone complain about it almost every day. "You Yanks are causing all the traffic problems. If all y'all Northerners weren't moving down here with your bad attitudes, wanting to change things, etc., we'd be better off, and so on." I heard the same things said by native Jerseyans about people moving in from NYC and Staten Island. It's difficult to embrace change sometimes, but it's inevitable.
I laugh at what they call "conjestion" down here. They've obviously never driven on the LIE or Cross Bronx Expwy.
I've gotta tell ya, maybe Atlanta has gotten over it since the migration here started far before places like NC, but I haven't heard one comment like that since I've been here. I live in a semi-rural area, and my neighbors are a mix of GA natives and transplants from places like NJ, CA, and MI, and I've yet to hear anyone complain at home, work or anywhere else.

Now, go to the GA forums, and everyone and their mother is complaining about the traffic (sound familiar? lol), and it's obviously blamed on the people who are moving there, but whatcha gonna do, uh?

And I agree about people down here not understanding what real "traffic" is- I'm not saying that the Atlanta metro doesn't have a traffic problem, but I'll take what I sit in here over what I sat in in NJ anyday.....
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:11 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Hmmm...that's interesting. I've actually seen the opposite happen- on a student housing project we were building in Newark, the materials going into the building were tax-exempt as part of an urban enterprise zone tax initiative. The "white goods" (refers, DW's, stoves, etc), however, were taxed. No one could ever provide a valid explanation for it, but that's the way it was.
That is weird - on projects I've done involving exemptions (urban enterprise zone and others), audiovisual equipment (and then some) came in tax-free. However, because of predetermined labor rates as part of the bid, contractors added on more to the equipment so they could make money. On one occasion though, there were specific items taxed.

I doubt I'll ever understand those rules
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:24 AM
 
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I doubt I'll ever understand those rules
You're not supposed to understand them. If you did, the Division of Taxation couldn't keep an extra 20 people employed with their fat pensions and benefits plans, trying to dream up new and stupid ways to confuse you....
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