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Old 10-05-09, 11:22 PM   #1
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trying to find online store with no tax

no performance/nashbar/amazon/ebay
planning on purchasing some tires, stem, and some grips.
anyone have a recommendation?
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Old 10-05-09, 11:38 PM   #2
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Try other places too... Jensonusa, REI , others that ad. here
as far as tax, typically one doesn't pay tax out of state. "State Sales Tax "
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No idea, but as I understand for most states, unless they have an office in your state, they don't charge sales tax.

What do you against dealing with the ones you listed?
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What do you against dealing with the ones you listed?
Ken.
Better query: What state do you live in? Do look for an online seller with no office or sister company in your state. I don't think I've paid state sales-tax ordering online in at least 10 years.

Of course I'm in Vermont. We don't even have traffic lights.
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no performance/nashbar/amazon/ebay
planning on purchasing some tires, stem, and some grips.
anyone have a recommendation?
Why not support your local bike shops and keep the money in your community by buying form them? Sure it may cost more, but you'll help a local business stay in business and keep the people there employed, thus providing for a better community all around. Who knows it could be your purchase that helps the owner determine he or she can both pay the electric bill and keep a shop worker employed instead of being forced to choose one or the other.

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Better query: What state do you live in? Do look for an online seller with no office or sister company in your state. I don't think I've paid state sales-tax ordering online in at least 10 years.

Of course I'm in Vermont. We don't even have traffic lights.
You did! Well, until the locals figured out the lenses made cool ice cream dishes! Ya pot smokin' hippies!
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probikekit, wiggle.co.uk, bikeisland?
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You did! Well, until the locals figured out the lenses made cool ice cream dishes! Ya pot smokin' hippies!
Careful thar, Tarzan. Be a pity to end up as a Ben & Jerry's "Flavor of the Month."
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Not sure about all states but I live in Nevada and am not charged sales tax by Amazon even though they have a major distribution center here. They must have made a deal with the state government as part of locating the distribution center here.

REI and Sierra Trading Post will charge sales tax on items in states where they have a retail or other business presence as will most other online sellers.
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no performance/nashbar/amazon/ebay
planning on purchasing some tires, stem, and some grips.
anyone have a recommendation?
I'm pretty sure biketiresdirect.com doesn't charge sales tax.
And they sell a lot of stuff - not just tires.
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Price Point.
Jenson USA.
Chain Reaction Cycle.

They get 90+% of my online business.
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Universal Cycles and Bike Tires Direct are both based in Oregon, the land of no sales tax. (We just tax the c**p out of everything else). Universal I have had favorable dealings with. No experience with Bike Tires Direct, but personal experience with the owner leads me to believe they are reputable. And the ARE LBSs for me....
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no performance/nashbar/amazon/ebay
planning on purchasing some tires, stem, and some grips.
anyone have a recommendation?
Depending on where you live, you may be responsible for coming clean on your state tax return for out-of-state "tax-free" purchases and paying directly to the state. Awfully hard for states to track, of course.
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Jensonusa, REI, probikekit, wiggle.co.uk, bikeisland, Sierra Trading Post, biketiresdirect.com, Price Point.,Jenson USA.,Chain Reaction Cycle,Universal Cycles

awesome answers thanks. freeshipping over 75 is always a big plus too.
a GOOD bike shop is 2 hours away, computer is much easier.

LBS'ers, remember some of us are in semi-rural areas, vermont, southern illinois, etc.
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I agree with Square support you local shop. he needs the business and the sales taxes are NEEDED in your town for things you use everyday.
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probikekit.com No presence in the US at all. You may get hit with customs fees.
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i've had good experience with Niagra Cycle Works.

Check it out
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