There are no facilities being built for Amazon in NC. It lost the fight and has to collect sales taxes. Deal with it.but it's clear that Amazon.com decided to stop bleeding money fighting states where it planned to locate facilities.
Yes, because the majority of states in this country are run by hillbillies who don't really understand that ordering from internet is no different than ordering from a catalogue. However, as you can clearly see, that's changing and it's not looking good for online retailers.Where is does not, it's still refusing to remit the taxes. At last count, Amazon still did not collect taxes for 21 states, notwithstanding their strong desire to get their grippers on the money.
Yes, that's great for Overstock, however Overstock is nothing like MonkeyParking. It isn't entirely dependent on the city to do its business. MonkeyParking is entirely dependent on city infrastructure to generate money.And for the record, Overstock.com is still thumbing its nose at New York even though it "lost" by having SCOTUS not take up its appeal against the state.
That's great, now it has lost business 2 places, it has to pay more for affiliates outside of NY to send the products and it has lost the ability to create affiliates in the state of NY. All so it could avoid taxes. Talk about a terrible business plan.It effectively trumped New York's law by severing its relationships with affiliates located within the state.
Reading is your friend, California was about to pass a law which would have made the affiliates issue irrelevant. California left Amazon without a choice. The same kind of law passed in North Carolina where Amazon has no affiliates in still collects sales taxes.So your claim that New York left Amazon with no options is nonsense.
Do you not understand how this loses business on two fronts?It could have done what Overstock did and severed its relationships with its New York affiliates, thereby circumventing the state's law.
The first - no local affiliates? It costs more to ship products.
The second - no local affiliates? No profit to be made from them.
You don't know anything about this type of business. Goodnight.