Amazon is charging tax now?!?
October 9, 2002 6:15AM
edited January 2014
This sucks. My favorite internet store is charging tax in NC now. Great, now I've got to find my gf's iPod somewhere else.
When did this start happening? And why?
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October 9, 2002 6:42AM
It depends on which inventory the product actually comes from. Anything I buy from Amazon's Office Depot store has sales tax attached to it. Curiously, things in the Toys R Us portion of the store don't carry California sales tax.
Oooh, I just found a list:
[code]Amazon.com LLC: ND and WA
Amazon.com Kids, Inc.: ND and WA
Amazon.com Baby, Inc.: ND and WA
Babiesrus.com, LLC: All states other than AK, DC, DE, MT, NH, OR, and WY
Borders teamed with Amazon.com, Inc.: ND and WA
Circuit City Stores, Inc.: All states other than AK, DE, MT, ND, NH, OR, and SD
J&R Electronics, Inc.: NY only
Office Depot, Inc.: All states other than AK, DE, MT, NH, and OR
Synapse Services, Inc.: WA only
target.direct LLC: AR, MN, NV, and WA
Tech Depot, an Office Depot Company: CA, CT, NC, and TN</pre><hr></blockquote>
In other words, Amazon's policies haven't changed, but they seem to be broadening their selection quite a bit with all these partnerships. There are some crossover products. As an example, you can buy inkjet cartridges at the Office Depot portion OR the Electronics/Computers portion of Amazon. In one case you'd have to pay tax, but not in the other.
Amazon's actually gotten quite a bit better recently. They still don't charge tax for most things. They have free ground shipping for most orders over $25. They've also engaged in pretty aggressive online pricematching.
The PowerBook G4 667 is currently $100 below retail at Amazon. The 800 MHz model is $155 under retail. Curiously Amazon has no iBooks in stock at all...
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