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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    Of course it's not. However the online business is being put at a severe disadvantage by having to charge sales tax AND shipping too.
    But they have the advantage of mass purchasing. It is the little guy who is at a severe disadvantage if sales taxes aren't paid.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Online retailers have been collecting sales taxes for some time now. This is nothing new.

    Why should brick and mortar stores have to collect sales taxes, and online retailers not? That doesn't seem fair to me.
    Because there's no ****ing brick and mortor.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    But they have the advantage of mass purchasing. It is the little guy who is at a severe disadvantage if sales taxes aren't paid.
    So my local Best Buy doesn't purchase in mass?
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Online retailers have been collecting sales taxes for some time now. This is nothing new.

    Why should brick and mortar stores have to collect sales taxes, and online retailers not? That doesn't seem fair to me.
    The Brick and Morter don't pay or have to charge shipping costs for individuakl items. That doesn't seem fair to me.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    The Brick and Morter don't pay or have to charge shipping costs for individuakl items. That doesn't seem fair to me.
    They do have to pay to have it delivered to their stores... they provide it themselves often enough, but it still has to be paid for... if it isn't fair, that is the fault of their business model...
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    The Brick and Morter don't pay or have to charge shipping costs for individuakl items. That doesn't seem fair to me.
    Shipping costs are a cost of doing business, every business with a physical good to transports pays shipping costs, some can do it more efficiently through shipping in large quantities
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    The Brick and Morter don't pay or have to charge shipping costs for individuakl items. That doesn't seem fair to me.
    Why not? It costs as much to get in the car and drive to the store and back as it does to have an item shipped.
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Because there's no ****ing brick and mortor.


    Hmm... large response, still makes no sense. Is the tax on bricks and mortar, or mortor, if you prefer? Is the charge per brick? If the store is made of wood, is there a wood tax?
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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Online retailers have been collecting sales taxes for some time now. This is nothing new.

    Why should brick and mortar stores have to collect sales taxes, and online retailers not? That doesn't seem fair to me.
    Mortars are illegal, anyway.

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    Re: California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Shipping costs are a cost of doing business, every business with a physical good to transports pays shipping costs, some can do it more efficiently through shipping in large quantities
    That post has, "let's hammer the crap out of the small business operator", written all over it.

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