Newegg to start charging sales tax to eight new states starting July 1st

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  1. Jagger100

    Jagger100 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Sales tax are being imposed now without that requirement. Which is probably why they dropped a warehouse there. That's what happened in Michigan. The Warehouse came after the sales tax was enforced anyway.
     
  2. Fremunaln

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    Imho, for most users, the selection of big branded items are available at alot of major retailers like Best Buy (everyone would have access to these), MC or Frys (if your lucky), and heck even Walmart and Staples have started carrying a decent selection of items for ship to store. Some price match, some have the same exact price, some have Open Box items which you can physically inspect before purchasing, and best part for some is they give you that immediate dopamine loop stimulation/satisfactions of getting that part then and there. Doesnt work, immediate return in front of their staff, so they cant mark things magically as returned with user damage.

    Newegg and Amazon have unique advantages in a wider selection of parts and maybe off branded items, but the playing field is getting alot more even with them and BM stores. just my 2C
     
  3. ep0x73

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    Received a recent email from newegg they will begin collecting tax for Idaho starting July 1
    amazon already does so it's a wash
    NE will sometimes match amazon on certain items but you do not gain or lose now either way.
     
  4. MrWrong

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    I have a feeling within the next couple of years everyone is going to be charging sales tax if your state requires it. Personally I have seen this coming and surprised it didn't start happening sooner. With as much as people buy things online now you better believe the government will still want there piece of that. People just need to get over it and stop complaining already.
     
  5. Advil

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    Newegg has far better pricing than Amazon on almost half of all common PC parts, better inventory, and infinitely better search of those parts to find what you need than scrumming through all of Amazon. BOTH Amazon and Newegg are invaluable. If I had to only deal with Amazon it would be extremely inconvenient and add many extra hours per week trying to find things and compare options.
     
  6. PeaKr

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    Newegg shot itself in both feet years back, I almost shed a tear. There are still a few decent etailers around who don't charge tax, that will likely change in the coming years. This could be an opportunity for Fry's to shine again. I'd much rather get it today at roughly the same price but my local outlet is in bad shape. They recently rolled back hours of operation and 40% of the shelves are empty.
     
  7. Flogger23m

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    I think only around 8 states are left, the big one being Texas. Considering how the legislature has a short operating schedule throughout the year it may take another year for them to get it done but I have no idea when they're in session or not. Considering how Texas went after Amazon a few years back for operating subsidiaries I fully expect Texas to start enforcing sales tax collection soon. Within the next two years I think OR and NH will be the only exceptions as they have no sales tax.
     
  8. GoodBoy

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    Newegg has sucked for years... who cares.

    If it's not the cheap junk pc accessories they sell, it's their shipping dept who thinks it is ok to ship hardrives (Enterprise, raid edition drives) totalling >$1000 in a cardboard box with no packing material... oem drives, so not like they were in retail packaging, just a drive in a static bag, put loose in a box and shipped. They have a shipment costing over a thousand dollars and couldn't be bothered to provide a minimal amount of protection.. yeah, no thanks.

    Amazon or I let google find stuff for me these days...
     
  9. SomeoneElse

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    Well I would say that IL wasn't on that list but they were the ones who started taxing online stuff YEARS ago. Now they are on to raising taxes on everything.....I think at some point in the future they are going to tax the air I breath.
     
  10. NovaCloud

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    Woot! Ohio is still exempt.. although once they start to charge it, I will probably start doing all my shopping at Microcenter in Mayfield at that point..
     
  11. vegeta535

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    Yep. I am surprised it took them this long to finally do it. They probably lost trillions in taxes since online shopping became a thing.
     
  12. xgrifter

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    I've always had to pay tax at newegg so I see no problem shipping wise I have had no problems last power supply I order was surrounded by bubble wrap
     
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    Sigh...............
     
  14. Derangel

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    The last time I saw any Walmart carry anything resembling a half-way decent selection of PC components was back when Nvidia's FX cards were still new.
     
  15. Ebernanut

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    Often prices are the same at NE and Amazon but I've found that the vast majority of time when there's a price difference NE is the cheaper one. Without Prime the free shipping from Amazon is much slower too, it's 5-8 day service and they usually don't even ship for a week.

    For instance I bought a monitor on NE this morning that was $60 cheaper than on Amazon and instead of 5-8 days shipping the free shipping was listed as 2-5 day and it's already shipped with an expected arrival of Friday(which would make it 3 days).
     
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  16. singe_101

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    Did you use the app for $15 off?
     
  17. TordanGow

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    States we charge sales tax in:
    • Alabama
    • Arizona (beginning July 1st)
    • Arkansas (beginning July 1st)
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Florida (beginning July 1st)
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas (beginning July 1st)
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • Minnesota
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Mexico (beginning July 1st)
    • New York
    • New Jersey
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Oklahoma (beginning July 1st)
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island (beginning July 1st)
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia (beginning July 1st)
    • Washington
    • Washington, D.C.
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming

    That's 42 of them (not counting DC). At this point they should just switch to a list of states they don't charge sales tax in.
     
  18. Ebernanut

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    No but I tend to avoid installing any apps unless I absolutely need them.
     
  19. DanNeely

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    Agreed. They're not going to give $15 unless the app violates your privacy in more ways than fArsebook and Cambridge Analytica combined.
     
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    /and thread
     
  21. Nobu

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    got an openbox sas card for cheap with a promo a couple months ago, got my 480 from them when it came out.
     
  22. Mav451

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    Hmm I don't remember when they added MD, but then again, I've done so many of my purchases at Microcenter - that's probably why I never noticed.
     
  23. jmilcher

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    How?

    If I had to pay tax either way I'm still going to take the lower price.

    And Newegg and Amazon offer items I can't even find in store. And often times they ship me the same products I find locally, for less.

    That's right, shipped to my door for free, for less than local retail.

    I know right! It's called the internet. Welcome to 2001, plus taxes.
     
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  24. jmilcher

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    My experience has been the opposite. I can get an item shipped to my door from Amazon and returned if need be, before a Walmart employee even figures out where my order is behind their desk. Let alone the week it took to get the item shipped their store before it became part of the pile of junk behind the counter.

    And I'll chance ups handling my package before I chance it floating around at Walmart. Especially a computer part. No thanks.
     
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  25. phatbx133

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    You can use some kind of discount coupon code or use honey will give you some savings.
     
  26. bigdogchris

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    Avoiding paying sales tax online is something I stopped worrying about a long time ago.
     
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  27. ir0nw0lf

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    Not sure when the last time you ordered any drives from Newegg but for at least the last few+ years *every* hard drive I have ordered from them, 2.5" or 3.5", that didn't come in a full retail package came in either an airbag pouch or cardboard box w/airbag pouch. Even the optical drives are coming in airbag pouches/bubble wrap.
     
  28. Darunion

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    People get pretty worked up over the extra $8 they were supposed to pay anyways.
     
  29. Furious_Styles

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    Yeah, the internet golden age is over, it's just like everything else now.
     
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  30. GoodBoy

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    Glad to hear it. I gave them a nasty review on that product after that happened. Someone must have read it. They never reached out to me, so first I have heard that the shipping practices changed. I stopped buying from them after that incident.
     
  31. Fremunaln

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    Well in 2019, if the B&M and internet is the same price...I dont know I guess you can wait a couple days, while the rest of us pick up our orders in 1 hr at Microcenter lol
     
  32. Master_shake_

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    newegg.ca's shipping costs are fucking insane and i avoid them like the plague.

    they aren't even the cheapest up here.

    sucks for those 8 states though.
     
  33. Darunion

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    That is the awesome thing about options and choice! I myself hate driving so I would just wait unless i need something faster than 2days in which case i am glad there are different options out there.
     
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    Level playing field/competition/Choices FTW
     
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    I do feel the tax avoidance that people were able to utilize buying online created unfair competition and should have been curtailed long ago.
     
  36. Staples

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    Won't affect me. I buy stuff from newegg often. Gets here fast in CA.
     
  37. vegeta535

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    Well you had NCIX up there. If I recall NE didn't have much of a physical presence in Canada. You people are very spread out over a large mass. Of couse shipping is going to be expensive coming from another country.
     
  38. jmilcher

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    Well microcenter is different. I have one close and utilize it all the time. And I still pay tax. And they price match online retailers.

    There is a reason microcenter is so popular for a small retailer.

    But as for Walmart, I'd rather trust my computer parts being shipped around world.
     
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    Florida???? NoooooooOOOOOoooOOOOOooo!!!
     
  40. Dr. Righteous

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    Join the club. They have a warehouse in Memphis so I've been Tennessee's high sales tax since day 1.
     
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