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Old 11th of December 2012 (Tue)   #1
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Default Amazon Tax begins Nov. 1, 2013 for Massachusetts

Just heads up. People have less than a year to plan out some purchases.
http://www.boston.com/businessupdate...PZM/story.html

Please don't comment about whether you support or not support online sales tax. Things will turn political quickly.

For all you Massachusetts people, how does this impact your purchases in 2013? I'm thinking early Christmas shopping and electronics needs for me.
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Not very good news.
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For us in Arizona - February 1, 2013 is the date.

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For us in California we have been getting charged tax for at least a month now. For electronic stuff I am using other companies now. It's the same situation for newegg.
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I'd hate to be Amazon and have to track and disperse all of the sales tax. So is this for everything online now?
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Old 11th of December 2012 (Tue)   #7
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For us in California we have been getting charged tax for at least a month now. For electronic stuff I am using other companies now. It's the same situation for newegg.

I don't get charged tax for some reason when buying from amazon, even when it's fulfilled by them. Both my billing and shipping address are registered here. It's weird but I'm not complaining.

I still prefer buying from newegg even if I have to pay sales tax with them, just because I always get stuff from them overnight. Last time I ordered at 9pm and it was on my doorstep at 10am the next morning!
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I don't get charged tax for some reason when buying from amazon, even when it's fulfilled by them. Both my billing and shipping address are registered here. It's weird but I'm not complaining.

I still prefer buying from newegg even if I have to pay sales tax with them, just because I always get stuff from them overnight. Last time I ordered at 9pm and it was on my doorstep at 10am the next morning!
I don't get how it works either but if the seller is not Amazon and they have no physical presence in California, no tax is charged. I guess that includes "FBA" (fulfilled by Amazon) items as well. Amazon taxed my eneloop batteries a couple of weeks ago. I was under the impression that (free) shipping would be a lot quicker now that they have distribution center in Riverside. I was wrong. The batteries were shipped out of Reno, NV. Not sure why. It tooks a whole week to arrive.
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Yeah, I prefer to get my stuff directly from Amazon since there return policy is very good. So that's why I get charged sales tax unless like morph said, it's only fulfilled by Amazon instead (with no store CA presence).
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I still prefer buying from newegg even if I have to pay sales tax with them, just because I always get stuff from them overnight. Last time I ordered at 9pm and it was on my doorstep at 10am the next morning!
On some items I will use newegg. I'll use them for hard drives since I can pick them up on my way home. The less the hard drives are handled the less issues they seem to have.
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I'm not surprised as i've been charged sales tax by a few other online stores before. At least Amazon is still one of the cheapest options.

Besides we voted to lower the sales tax back down to 5% and i'm sure the legislature will get right on that...
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That's quite a long notice. At least there is plenty of time for people to save or even wait for sales.
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Still no tax here in Idaho. I haven't been in Hawaii to try and order there.
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...Awful news for me. I spend thousands a year buying from Amazon.
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Amazon will start collecting sales tax in Virginia next year
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