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  1. Frogskins

    Frogskins Oakley Expert

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    For years I've been ordering glasses on Oakley.com and I was never charged sales tax (one of the few perks of ordering stuff online.)

    However, when I ordered a few pairs yesterday, they charged me sales tax.

    What gives?

    What changed?

    This sucks ...
     
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  2. AF3S3

    AF3S3 Oakley Beginner

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    If a online retailer has a physical presence within the state you are shipping to they must charge the applicable state sales tax.

    So basically if there is a Vault or O store in your state you'll get hit every time. Unless your state has no sales tax or has passed special laws permitting a exception for online sales regardless of a companies physical presence within the state.
     
  3. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    I was charged tax as well. I was upset considering the item shipped from Cali and I am in FL.
     
  4. AF3S3

    AF3S3 Oakley Beginner

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    It's looking like the Fed's are about to put an end to tax free online shopping anyway. Too many physical companies upset with Amazon over a "unfair advantage".

    I guess it was good while it lasted.
     
  5. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    That is going to be a sad day. As most people I really enjoy not paying sales tax. It can get out of hand some times. Coupled with free shipping you just can not beat internet pricing.
     
  6. Oakley_Sight

    Oakley_Sight Gotta love a good DOG

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    You guys wanna be glad its only just happening to you. Here in the UK we have 20% tax on virtually eveything that is purchased whether online or in store. If we purchase from oversea's we also get hit with the tax & if it is over a certian amount in value we also have import duty on that too.
     
  7. Frogskins

    Frogskins Oakley Expert

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    ffff it!

    I'm moving to Cuba ... :angry:
     
  8. AF3S3

    AF3S3 Oakley Beginner

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    I've ordered some Kent shaving brushes from the UK and about passed out when I saw the tax. Thank god their was a "no VAT" option for those shipping to the states.
     
  9. AF3S3

    AF3S3 Oakley Beginner

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    The beauty of Delaware my friend. No sales tax!
     
  10. the_owl

    the_owl Oakley Expert

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    But free healthcare... flamesuit!

    I dont think the feds will get away with the online tax. theyve tried before. Who deserves the tax? the state that sold it or the state where the product is consumed?