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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
You already see a number of eBay listings that say sales tax will be added if the buyer lives in a certain state (I assume the same one as the seller). I'm not sure I see what the big deal is besides people wanting to be lazy about their eBay business. If you want to run a business, put your pants on and run a business.
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Collector gman private msg quote post Address this user
in MA...paypal now sends you a tax form for everything over 600....it is brutal.
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Collector Robert86m private msg quote post Address this user
@xkonk It's nothing about being lazy this is about keeping up with over 10k tax jurisdictions it's a pretty serious issue when cities can't even keep the tax rates the same to where you can drive a mile and the tax rate just increased an entire percent which means as a seller every single transaction will have to be checked to where you live means no more PO Boxes aloud on sites period, The state that wants it so bad has no income tax so maybe they should go ahead and make those people pay up and enforce an income tax to make up for it, The government accountability office is saying the true numbers are only around 8 billion profit per year across all state which isn't taking into account the amount of businesses that will close, jobs lost and bankruptcy protections filed that the government will be on the hook for , Now imagine if all the other states reject it and only SD say's we are going to enforce it now every single seller will go online and block SD so that will pretty much cut the state off of a ton of online purchases the shipping centers will have to close and certain other areas of that state will hurt , The only winner if it passes is Amazon
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Collector KYoung_1974 private msg quote post Address this user
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I'm not sure I see what the big deal is besides people wanting to be lazy about their eBay business. If you want to run a business, put your pants on and run a business.


With all due respect to those who do, I'm not trying to run an eBay business. I just want to use it occasionally to move things I want to sell and eBay provides access to those wider niche markets. I'm not trying to make a living or have a 2nd job with an eBay store. I've always thought of eBay as an online garage sale/flea market and have been content to let eBay take their cut for providing the platform.

That being said, in the end I can see eBay handling the sales tax for the seller and increasing the percentage they take out for the convenience.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
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The only winner if it passes is Amazon


Or Craigslist, mycomicshop.com, comiclink, comicconnect, local comic stores, yard sales, people chatting in forums....
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
People will leave ebay and find other venues to sell their collectibles. That were already taxed the first time they were purchased.
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Collector felixrunners private msg quote post Address this user
This has nothing to do with specific parties....it's the brick and mortar stores pushing it. Basically, they have to charge taxes and online sellers don't. They consider it an unfair practice that makes it harder for them to sell items.

As a customer, it will probably increase prices...

As an occasional seller, it will probably mean less profit per sale.


So, it all depends on from where you view the problem.

Either way, we'll get by.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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Each and every person in congress who votes for this nonsense should be shunned in future elections regardless of party affiliation.


Why?

Legally you/we are supposed to claim all out of state purchases on your state tax return every year; if you don't, it's tax evasion. If ebay and online stores start collecting, it's only because everyone is evading their taxes and the gov't wants to prevent that. These are not "new" taxes...

For the record, I am not pro-tax lol. I hate taxes; its just that we have all been on the hook for these taxes already, and most folks have been illegally evading them.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Not everyone pays state income taxes, Jake.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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Not everyone pays state income taxes, Jake.


Those people wouldn't have to if ebay starts collecting; the burden is on people in the states not the feds.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
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in MA...paypal now sends you a tax form for everything over 600....it is brutal.


Have to all go like Oregon, no sales tax, to do that, we would need representative democracy.
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COLLECTOR Foghorn_Sam private msg quote post Address this user
As with most sales taxation, especially taxing internet transactions, the end user is the one paying it and the seller, or maybe in this case, ebay is tasked with collecting it. We are being taxed to death, both by up front, obvious taxes and by hidden taxes and the burden of paying it almost always ends up on the lap of the end user. For example in my home state (Indiana) there is a gasoline tax of $0.18 per gallon. In some states it's over $0.30-$0.40 per gallon. I think in Pennsylvania it's a whopping $0.58 per gallon. I'm not even sure if these figures include a state's sales tax. If it doesn't, the rate is even higher. Not only am I paying this tax directly every time I buy fuel myself, but you better believe it's hidden in the cost of everything else you buy as this tax burden is passed on down the line to the end user and guess what, when you buy that product as the end user, you get slapped with a sales tax for it's final cost, which in fact was driven up to that final cost by all the other taxes that were added to it before you purchased it, so you are essentially paying taxes on taxes. And to add more insult, the money you used to make that purchase was already taxed by income taxes (if you have a job) before you got it. For most average earners, after all the income taxes are taken out, you maybe get to take home 70%-80% of the money you make.
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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you get slapped with a sales tax for it's final cost, which in fact was driven up to that final cost by all the other taxes that were added to it before you purchased it, so you are essentially paying taxes on taxes. And to add more insult, the money you used to make that purchase was already taxed by income taxes (if you have a job) before you got it.


Well said. We need a single flat tax system. The way it is now, it’s almost impossible to sort out how much one actually pays in taxes.
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Collector CopperAgeKids private msg quote post Address this user
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The only winner if it passes is Amazon


Or Craigslist, mycomicshop.com, comiclink, comicconnect, local comic stores, yard sales, people chatting in forums....


Craigslist has very little bearing on the comic market, same applies to yard sales.

Those avenues would yield a fraction of the price you'd get on eBay, good luck with that.

People on comic forums; also not going to reach nearly enough buyers for most books, to compare with what you'd get by selling on eBay.

The sellers you mentuoned, from mycomicshop,comicconnect (metropolis) and down to your LCS; all of them have to sell on eBay to get market prices, on a consistent basis.

Most LCS sell on eBay, foot traffic in a LCS is not comparable to millions and millions of eyeballs you have on eBay i.e. thee entire internet.

So your statement here is not grounded in reality, by any stretch of the imagination.

And yes...MCS, Metropolis and all the other "big dealers" are little guys, stacked up against Amazon.

MCS and Metropolis are the equivalent of mom and pop shops, compared to Amazon.

In other words, you are completely mistaken.
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
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in MA...paypal now sends you a tax form for everything over 600....it is brutal.


Have to all go like Oregon, no sales tax, to do that, we would need representative democracy.

Yes, but you have the highest state income tax rate below only California.
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Collector DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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Not everyone pays state income taxes, Jake.

TEX-AS! TEX-AS! TEX-AS!
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
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in MA...paypal now sends you a tax form for everything over 600....it is brutal.


Have to all go like Oregon, no sales tax, to do that, we would need representative democracy.

Yes, but you have the highest state income tax rate below only California.


True, but it is a slacker state so few show income, like comic collectors do!
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Collector Robert86m private msg quote post Address this user
Seeing how we should be hearing a ruling either this month or next anyone watching something better not be waiting to long to buy it when the ruling comes down if people have to collect it will drastically change the marketplace day 1 with less product and higher prices
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Collector VCBE private msg quote post Address this user
It's over 200 "AND" over $20,000 then a tax comes in or else it's considered a Yard Sale. Also, you can see 2 times a year at flea markets with no sellers permit...
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