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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    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.
    Your point - be thankful you saved money

    My point - it was a wash in savings. The prices are for the most part...the same.
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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Your point - be thankful you saved money

    My point - it was a wash in savings. The prices are for the most part...the same.
    And if you were comparing it to mail-order, which online shopping essentially is, then yes, you saved money.

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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    What the law permits is taxes that were already in force to be collected. Oh NO!

    I thought the hard right wanted a national sales tax instead of the income tax. Guess not....


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    I expected it to go on forever and for me and Oregonians it may. Even so, this will hurt some online retailers and it won't bring any more business to brick and mortar stores. In fact, I can see it driving even more business off shore. It's a stupid move at a terrible time. But hey, enjoy paying extra.

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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Wow, the government endorses a tax. Who would have predicted that.

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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I expected it to go on forever and for me and Oregonians it may. Even so, this will hurt some online retailers and it won't bring any more business to brick and mortar stores. In fact, I can see it driving even more business off shore. It's a stupid move at a terrible time. But hey, enjoy paying extra.
    California implemented forced-sales tax from online purchases a couple years ago and I don't think it's made a dent in my willingness to shop online. The internet is unmatched for its variety and convenience and that's unlikely to change soon.

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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    California implemented forced-sales tax from online purchases a couple years ago and I don't think it's made a dent in my willingness to shop online. The internet is unmatched for its variety and convenience and that's unlikely to change soon.
    Many of these on-line companies will probably lose the foreign markets because the added tax, as well as shipping, just makes it more prohibitive. It wont make much difference for Americans.

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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    And if you were comparing it to mail-order, which online shopping essentially is, then yes, you saved money.
    No, that is exactly the opposite of my point.
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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    No, that is exactly the opposite of my point.
    I know, and I don't understand it. It sounds to me like you're saying that between the past (mail order) and the present (internet shopping) it's a wash even though the internet has no sales tax, and that simply doesn't make any sense. And if you're comparing internet shopping to store shopping, then for the sake of this thread that makes even less sense.

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    Re: White House Endorses Online Sales Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    California implemented forced-sales tax from online purchases a couple years ago and I don't think it's made a dent in my willingness to shop online. The internet is unmatched for its variety and convenience and that's unlikely to change soon.
    Yeah, and are businesses flocking to or from California? And at what point will you say enough to CA's insane sales tax environment?

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