Now that Amazon collects from me in CA, does this practice sway any of you toward other online merchants that do not have sales tax added in?
I'm generally pleased when it comes to shipping times and the reputation dealing with Amazon supported goods. It will be interesting to see what develops with their same day and one day delivery now that they are building up more warehouses to ship from.
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Depends on what I'm buying really. If I'm getting camera equipment I'm likelier to go to Adorama or B&H since the savings would be rather high, but for other (smaller) things, I'd still probably get from Amazon
Although for most everyday items, if I need it right away, I'll just go to a B&M shop and buy it there... if Amazon has it cheap and I'm not in a rush, I'll still buy with them. I haven't bought anything from Amazon as of yet with the new tax implementation.
The weird thing is that I just bought an ink cartridge from amazon after the sales tax was implemented and no tax was added, so its only certain (most) things. Im likely to keep buying everything from there since I am an Amazon Prime member and I enjoy the free 2 day shipping
I did most of my shopping the day before tax was added. I don't see myself really using Amazon anymore, since the local stores have what I need in stock, plus I get them the same day. I'll probably buy from Amazon if its a niche product, but that's about it.
There are local shops that match online prices but I will pay sales tax for the walk in convenience. With camera lenses, I buy them locally when the shop does "no tax" promotion. This has been better equal to Amazon or the other online photo stores. Only changes are shipping.
Bought a watch recently and while it was sold through Amazon, I'd have been dinged $46 in sales tax. The participating vendor has their own site so I went direct. When calling the sales guy, he cut an extra 10% off and I didn't have to deal with sales tax. That saved $100 and shipping was included. Now I won't be as single minded with Amazon like past times.
Items sold by Amazon.com LLC, or its subsidiaries, and shipped to destinations in the following states are subject to tax:
Items sold by all other sellers
Amazon.com has teamed with many other sellers. Your order may contain items from one or more of these online sellers. Each of these sellers may have different sales tax collection obligations, depending upon their business policies and the location of their operation. For sales within the U.S., Amazon.com calculates sales taxes on the sellers' behalf in accordance with their instructions. These instructions vary depending on the tax laws in each state.
Sales tax information for these sellers can usually be found in the seller's Shipping and Tax Information section.
Sales Tax on Items Purchased from Select Amazon Sellers
The following is a partial list of merchants selling items at Amazon.com which may be included in your order, and the states in which they charge sales tax:
Sold by: States in which tax is charged:
Amazon.com LLC CA, KS, KY, ND, NY, PA, TX and WA
Amazon Digital Services, Inc. CA, KS, KY, ND, NY, PA, TX and WA
Electronic Arts, Inc. All States except for AK, DE, ID, ME, MS, MT, ND, NH, NM, RI, SD, VT, WV, and WY*
Magazine Express, Inc. AL and WA
New York Times, Inc. AL, DC, KY, and NY*
Synapse Services, Inc. WA only
Hachette Digital, Inc. AL, AZ, CO, CT, DC, HI, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI and WY*
Harper Collins Publishers, LLC All States*
Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All States*
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales, Inc. All states other than AK, DE, MT, NH, and OR*
Macmillan AZ, CO, CT, DC, HI, IN, KY, ME, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI and WY*
Dow Jones & Company, Inc. AZ, CT, DC, HI, ID, KY, NC, SD, and TX*
Zondervan Corporation LLC All States*
Random House Digital, Inc. All States*
* Kindle books, subscriptions and active content titles sold by various publishers are subject to sales tax based on the publisher's tax reporting obligations and the taxability of digital books in those regions. As a result, sales tax for Kindle books sold by the publisher may differ from the sales tax to which you've been accustomed for Kindle products.
For Kindle books, subscriptions and active content titles sold by various publishers to locations outside the U.S., the publishers determine the tax to be included in the price.
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