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Old 05-24-08, 08:02 PM   #1
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nashbar charges tax now?

?? shipping and tax just added $15 to my order!

have shipping rates gone up or is it me?
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Old 05-24-08, 08:11 PM   #2
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They shouldnt be charging you taxes unless you live in the same state.

One thing that really pieces me off is when companies charge $20 (or some other extreme number) for shipping and handling fees on something that weighs 30 grams. I mean come on people! Just throw it in an envelope, slap a stamp on it, and ship it through USPS!
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Old 05-24-08, 08:35 PM   #3
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in new york a new tax law says all internet companies have to charge tax on ny residents. i don't know where you live but if you live in new york yup you are charged tax now
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Old 05-24-08, 08:54 PM   #4
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They shouldnt be charging you taxes unless you live in the same state.

One thing that really pieces me off is when companies charge $20 (or some other extreme number) for shipping and handling fees on something that weighs 30 grams. I mean come on people! Just throw it in an envelope, slap a stamp on it, and ship it through USPS!
Depends on the state, in NC mail order is supposed to collect taxes regardless of where you order it from. Also with rapidly rising fuel costs companies are getting squeezed and handling/freight charges is one of the few places they are making it up. It is almost impossible to not pass the costs on when you are working with a small profit margin to begin with.

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Old 05-24-08, 09:18 PM   #5
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They shouldnt be charging you taxes unless you live in the same state.
Not entirely true. If the company has an office or retail outlet in the state in which you live they have to charge you tax. The other side of that is that sales tax is actually a "sales and use tax" in most states, and by law you are required to report purchases you make from out of state and pay the appropriate tax on them. Some states have met this requirement by making the company collect taxes at the time of sale.
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Old 05-25-08, 09:47 AM   #6
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Shipping itself has gone up also - I shipped a bike last year and it cost $80, shipped a bike last week and it was $110.
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Old 05-25-08, 09:51 AM   #7
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From the website:

Tax Rates: For shipments to these states, we are required by law to collect sales tax. AZ: 5.60%, CA: 7.25%, CO: 2.9%, GA: varies by county, IL: 6.25%, MD: 5%, NC: 6.75%, NM: 5%, OH: 6.5%, PA: 6%, TX: varies by city, VA: 5%, WA: 8.8%, WV: 6%.

I bought something last week and had no taxes on my order. I live in Florida.
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Old 05-25-08, 10:10 AM   #8
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Since we have Performance stores in CA, all my Nashbar on-line orders are charged sales tax.
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Old 05-25-08, 10:13 AM   #9
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Since we have Performance stores in CA, all my Nashbar on-line orders are charged sales tax.
Performance owns the Nasbar name... so you in effect, are buying from Performance, even though their fare is slightly different. The negative is you can't use your Performance 'points' when you shop Nashbar--

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Old 05-25-08, 12:59 PM   #10
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Performance owns the Nasbar name... so you in effect, are buying from Performance....
Correct, that's what I meant to say.
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Old 05-25-08, 02:23 PM   #11
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I remember well when Performance bought Nashbar. Since Performance has stores in Washington, all of a sudden my Nashbar orders incurred Washington sales tax.
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Old 05-25-08, 11:28 PM   #12
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What law,state to state commerce is a federal law.
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Old 05-26-08, 06:51 AM   #13
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What law,state to state commerce is a federal law.
Not all states have sales tax. The states that do quite often require the seller to collect taxes on all items shipped to the state in question. Whether it is backed by federal law or not is of some great debate, and the laws are full of screwy loopholes.

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The states that do quite often require the seller to collect taxes on all items shipped to the state in question
There is no end to the liberal taxes,is there?
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There is no end to the liberal taxes,is there?
Taxes in general...I once saw a study/treatise that claimed that almost 50% of our income is eaten up in taxes in one form or another. Most of them hidden. I sure don't feel like I am getting MY money's worth!

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