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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Toy Category Now Restricted?
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on April 21, 2018, 12:03:15 PM »
Who the heck knows?
Honestly, I have no fuuuuuhlipping idea.
What the what possessed them to send the emails out?
I received 3 of correction emails but not one of the original.

Shaking my dayum head.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Changes to Marketplace Tax Collections
« Last post by springintoscooters on April 21, 2018, 05:13:50 AM »
I still say that the ultimate solution is to make sales taxes due at point of sale, not point of residence.
When was the last time a brick and mortar merchant asked you for your ZIP Code so he could calculate your sales tax?
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Toy Category Now Restricted?
« Last post by WayOutWest on April 20, 2018, 10:33:06 PM »
So Legos, learning toys (whatever that means), infant toys, and outdoor toys have been gated? Or is it that theyre planning on gating and sent email prematurely?

I didnt get the original either but did get the other.
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Changes to Marketplace Tax Collections
« Last post by WayOutWest on April 20, 2018, 10:23:34 PM »
The problem with that is, software now for sales tax is costing several thousands of dollars. Too expensive for a small store.
Agreed.  Heck, I tried back some time ago to find a software solution for shopping cart that could handle Oklahoma's tax and couldnt find any.  All I could find was stuff that would have to be custom coded.  Even Kohls had to go with a version that first asked what county you were in, then asked customer if address was inside the city limits or outside the city limits, so that it could determine which county sales tax and whether to add city tax or not.

A partial list of big companies that have gotten my tax rate wrong (overcharging me anywhere from 50% more to 100% more than they should have):
AT&T Cellular
Cricket Wireless
TMobile
Best Buy
Wal-Mart
Staples
Office Max
Office Depot
Target
Blockbuster
IBM

If they cant get it right, how does the govt expect small vendors to get it right?  Granted, theyve been slowly getting better, thanks to better software, but still. . .
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Changes to Marketplace Tax Collections
« Last post by WayOutWest on April 20, 2018, 10:10:30 PM »
Oklahoma is one of those states that keeps squandering its money.  Schools were underfunded, so we passed the lottery, casino gambling, and raised tobacco taxes. The money from the lottery and casinos was supposed to go to the schools.  Whatd they do? They started spending the money that was already going to schools on other stuff, since it wasnt earmarked for education.  So, here we are again with schools underfunded, teacher strikes, etc.

Heck, a few years back we spent 21million putting a dome with 3ton bronze statue atop the capitol building. Not to mention the tons of money spent defending laws that have been ruled to violate either our state constitution or the federal constitution.  They tried a few times to ban abortion, for example.
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Don't forget that later this year the new LTS fees will be in effect when they are charged monthly. LTS fees for products in Amazon warehouse over one year will be charged 50 cents per unit per month.

I know, I know.
It's getting crazy.

My son and his wife had hoped to get back into Amazon this summer but after viewing the new fee's they both said... No Thank You!
And it was just 3 years ago they were selling and were quite successful.
Life came fast and a second child...they took a break.
And now, the same ole Amazon isn't the same ole Amazon.
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Rewording the above paragraph: The argument that states and localities are starving for cash is a bunch of bull.

Kinda Sorta...
There are ALOT of localities and states that are cash poor but federal funds rich.
Catch my drift?
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* Amazon Central / Re: Amazon Changes to Marketplace Tax Collections
« Last post by uncleleroy on April 20, 2018, 05:58:13 PM »
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said there could be a market solution, too. “If we did overrule Quill,” she said, “entrepreneurs would produce software that would meet the market need.”

The problem with that is, software now for sales tax is costing several thousands of dollars. Too expensive for a small store.

Another issue that wasn't dealt with is how each state has recorded larger increases in sales tax receipts over the last 5-7 years that outpace economic growth for the same time period. States that are starving for money are the ones that are mismanaging their finances and carelessly blowing it all on union pensions and every social service a person can conjure up. States have to do a better job of living within their means. We have to as individuals.

Rewording the above paragraph: The argument that states and localities are starving for cash is a bunch of bull.
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* Amazon Central / Re: 2018 Amazon Free inventory removal for a limited time
« Last post by uncleleroy on April 20, 2018, 05:52:35 PM »
And I just did another removal order. Free removal of inventory... can't beat that. Saved myself over $650 so far. May get bold and remove some more.
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* Amazon Central / Re: 2018 Amazon Free inventory removal for a limited time
« Last post by uncleleroy on April 20, 2018, 05:51:08 PM »
Don't forget that later this year the new LTS fees will be in effect when they are charged monthly. LTS fees for products in Amazon warehouse over one year will be charged 50 cents per unit per month.
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