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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Did someone say they don't pay for shipping costs?
    Long before the internet, we were paying for shipping AND sales tax. There was no free ride before the internet -- the internet was the free ride.

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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Long before the internet, we were paying for shipping AND sales tax. There was no free ride before the internet -- the internet was the free ride.
    So no one said that we didn't pay for shipping costs. Got it. Thanks.
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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    So no one said that we didn't pay for shipping costs. Got it. Thanks.
    Hooookay. Why don't you tell me what you think the difference is between pre-internet shopping and internet shopping now that sales taxes are going to be implemented?

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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Hooookay. Why don't you tell me what you think the difference is between pre-internet shopping and internet shopping now that sales taxes are going to be implemented?
    Clearly you didn't understand my post.

    While shopping on the internet today, you purchase an item for $20.00. As you are checking out, most companies give you your shipping choices of x, y and z. You can choose one for $5.99 to get it to your home. That $25.99 is usually pretty close to what I would pay at the mall with sales tax. (Yes, I understand that I am paying for them to ship the product to the mall and that is included in the price.)

    You are the one bringing up that we have always paid shipping costs. My question was who said we aren't going pay for shipping costs?

    Just another non-point from you.
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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Clearly you didn't understand my post.

    While shopping on the internet today, you purchase an item for $20.00. As you are checking out, most companies give you your shipping choices of x, y and z. You can choose one for $5.99 to get it to your home. That $25.99 is usually pretty close to what I would pay at the mall with sales tax. (Yes, I understand that I am paying for them to ship the product to the mall and that is included in the price.)

    You are the one bringing up that we have always paid shipping costs. My question was who said we aren't going pay for shipping costs?

    Just another non-point from you.
    And what's your point, Blue?

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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    And what's your point, Blue?
    Holy cheese.

    You mentioned I should be thankful for all the money I saved buying from the internet. I mentioned that cost of doing business on the internet roughly equated to doing business at the mall. The internet is a place of convenience. That is the point. It has been a wash, not a money saving venture.

    Your point is that we always paid for shipping as if someone said we aren't paying for shipping. FFS.
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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    UNLESS the law creates ONE central reporting and payment method for ALL sales taxes nationwide, this will be a real disaster.
    And I wonder who that one and only entity would be.....*sarcasm included*

    Since many States have taken the collection of local business related taxes and have them collected at the State level, the next move for State collected taxes would be to move it to........ (come on, you know the answer)
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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    The only good that might come out of this would be if it slowed down my sweetie's nightly Internet retail activities.
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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Holy cheese.

    You mentioned I should be thankful for all the money I saved buying from the internet. I mentioned that cost of doing business on the internet roughly equated to doing business at the mall. The internet is a place of convenience. That is the point. It has been a wash, not a money saving venture.

    Your point is that we always paid for shipping as if someone said we aren't paying for shipping. FFS.
    You're the one who brought up shipping costs, and if you're going to bring that up then why not compare it to any other time you'd have to write or call in to have something shipped, which is a 1:1 comparison? If you want to compare online shopping to the mall, then bring that up in the first place, not a quality of shopping at the mall (shipping) that has nothing at all do with the mall.

    Sheesh.

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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    The only good that might come out of this would be if it slowed down my sweetie's nightly Internet retail activities.
    Then she might do Amazon Prime, where she "won't have to pay for shipping." (Although you might have noticed that the same products on Amazon Prime are curiously more expensive than their non-Prime counterparts).

    Edit: Oh, Prime is free two-day shipping, not free shipping. My bad.
    Last edited by Cardinal; 04-25-13 at 01:10 PM.

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