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Old 04-30-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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Amazon is moving to my state, which means we will be paying taxes on everything we buy from Amazon. What would be the alternative to Amazon? I shop on Amazon a lot for durables, books and electronics.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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eBay.
abebooks.com for books.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Barnes and Noble
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Other then the fact, that you are suppose to send in the sales tax on mail/internet orders now to your state revenue office.

Move to a state that does not have a sales tax.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Buy an e-reader and get your books for free. You can download from the library for free too. BnN has about 60K pages of free e-books and then take a look at the Gutenberg Project. Why buy what you can get for free? And there are no fines and you don't have to remember to return e-books borrowed from the library.

Overstock.com sometimes has good deals.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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newegg.com is a good alternative for your electronics, that or tigerdirect.com.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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newegg.com is a good alternative for your electronics, that or tigerdirect.com.
I agree with that.

Also, the thing with Amazon is they are one of the most, if not the most, experienced and trusted e-commerce retailer around. While they are implementing certain taxation measures, it may be worth it in order to be sure that you do not get scammed.

A friend of mine buys a lot of stuff from Overstock.com too. A lot of the stuff isn't of the highest quality, as far as from my experiences from buying items from them.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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OP, this comes off to sound like you've been evading taxes. Am I understanding your post correctly?
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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I'm sorry to resurrect an old thread but I can't believe the last comment about evading taxes. No, the OP isn't "evading" taxes. As an online retailer, Amazon did not charge sales tax. But this year, in states with distribution centers, Amazon purchases will now be taxed.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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I'm sorry to resurrect an old thread but I can't believe the last comment about evading taxes. No, the OP isn't "evading" taxes. As an online retailer, Amazon did not charge sales tax. But this year, in states with distribution centers, Amazon purchases will now be taxed.
I understand that Amazon isn't collecting taxes. But the OP states that his concern is that he will now be paying taxes on Amazon purchases. This implies that he is not paying sales taxes on Amazon purchases currently. That is evading taxes. Thus, according to the OP, he is evading taxes.
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