phantelope wrote in post #15575514
it's just fair and doesn't matter one bit to me here in CA. And it made me buy things locally that I would have ordered before, if the price difference isn't too big.
But that was just a silly loophole that needed to get closed. Online merch has already killed so many local businesses, we have exactly one bookstore left (B&N) and what's left of camera stores is useless, they don't stock high priced items anymore. Most are gone as well. Town is full of clothing stores and shoe stores.
I just hope they do funnel it back into my town, not sure if they do or if it all just goes to CA in general.
Yeah, as a MA consumer I'm very unhappy about this, but really it's been a long time coming. In the grand scheme this is the only fair thing, and it should theoretically provide a bit of a boost to brick and mortar shops...and, who knows, in a perfect world maybe that extra money will pay for after-school programs and infrastructure improvements.