1. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Wanted to purchase this IPad on ebay today. Noticed I will be scammed into paying sales tax.

    I was never asked to do this with previous iPad orders. I wonder if this is a way for eBay to get mire monies.
    This will make sell business for ebay.

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    Last edited by Rob Phillips; 10-05-2019 at 07:34 AM.
    10-03-2019 01:39 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Wanted to purchase this IPad on ebay today. Noticed I will be scammed into paying sales tax.

    I was never asked to do this with previous iPad orders. I wonder if this is a way for eBay to get mire monies.
    This will make sell business for ebay.

    [IMG=384x512]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191003/6458a21e19e19f0b584bbd0ad016806b.jpg[/url]
    If you’re Vanessa Marcil, then I want to marry you.
    Al Paca likes this.
    10-03-2019 03:47 PM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    I just checked, Apple charged me tax on my MBP, I bought a couple months ago.
    10-03-2019 03:49 PM
  4. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I have to pay sales tax all the time. I pay it on Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, etc.
    10-03-2019 03:54 PM
  5. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    If you’re Vanessa Marcil, then I want to marry you.
    Sorry
    Tartarus likes this.
    10-03-2019 04:00 PM
  6. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    I have to pay sales tax all the time. I pay it on Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, etc.
    Something new to me on eBay.
    10-03-2019 04:01 PM
  7. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    10-03-2019 04:07 PM
  8. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    It's definitely a pain!
    The whole idea is also a bit hidden. In the advert the sales tax is not shown. Only until one pays for the product.
    10-03-2019 04:12 PM
  9. Honey Beagle's Avatar
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    10-03-2019 04:12 PM
  10. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    “Scammed” into paying sales tax?

    Please explain. The only time I can avoid paying sales tax is using my work account, but I also had to submit a resale certificate provided by my corporate office.
    10-03-2019 05:58 PM
  11. TylerLV76's Avatar
    “Scammed” into paying sales tax?

    Please explain. The only time I can avoid paying sales tax is using my work account, but I also had to submit a resale certificate provided by my corporate office.
    Some states dont require sales tax for online purchases. Michigan just started requiring it last year. South carolina began requiring it Nov 1st of last year.
    10-03-2019 06:43 PM
  12. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    So going back to the OP, there’s no “scam” at all.
    10-03-2019 08:14 PM
  13. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    “Scammed” into paying sales tax?

    Please explain. The only time I can avoid paying sales tax is using my work account, but I also had to submit a resale certificate provided by my corporate office.
    Because one never paid sales on eBay. I even have saved receipts that show no tax being collected. Then recently on the same product and seller sales tax is added in. It is a scam because peeps purchase products to about paint tax on these things.
    10-03-2019 09:37 PM
  14. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Some states dont require sales tax for online purchases. Michigan just started requiring it last year. South carolina began requiring it Nov 1st of last year.
    I guess South Carolina does not tax peeps enough already have to take a bite out of EBAY sales.
    10-03-2019 09:39 PM
  15. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Call it a scam if you want, but it’s probably more along the lines of “governments wanting to get their share of the money”.

    I log into my Ebay or Amazon personal accounts and put something in my cart, and low and behold there’s tax.

    I log into my Ebay or Amazon work accounts and do the same thing and there is no tax. But I also had to submit resale certificates.

    It’s not a scam. It’s the cost of doing business.
    10-03-2019 10:00 PM
  16. Quis89's Avatar
    Wanted to purchase this IPad on ebay today. Noticed I will be scammed into paying sales tax.

    I was never asked to do this with previous iPad orders. I wonder if this is a way for eBay to get mire monies.
    This will make sell business for ebay.

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    I don't think sales tax is a "scam". I recall recently some sort of legislation passing requiring sales tax on online purchases now as well. Previously, if I recall, there wasn't always sales tax when making purchases online.

    Also...if that's a real order confirmation belonging to you...you should delete your address information from the post.
    10-04-2019 04:07 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    In Alabama, we used to not have to pay sales tax on out of state purchases. I think we do now. May include online purchases as well.
    10-04-2019 04:31 PM
  18. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    No, no. Remember, anytime it’s e-commerce related and you don’t like the way it’s done, you can call it a scam.

    You know, the way the state scams me into paying property tax.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    10-05-2019 07:15 AM
  19. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Sales tax being collected for goods purchased is not a scam, even if it’s not what you’re used to from that particular merchant. Showing the pre-tax amount in the product listing and then adding in sales tax in the cart is how it’s always been done.
    And, if we’re being honest, just because sales tax isn’t collected doesn’t mean you don’t owe it. This is exactly why your tax preparer or software asks if you’ve purchased any taxable goods and not paid taxes on them at the time of sale.
    Golfdriver97 and Annie_8plus like this.
    10-05-2019 07:31 AM
  20. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    ...Also...if that's a real order confirmation belonging to you...you should delete your address information from the post.
    Good catch. I removed it.
    Lee_Bo likes this.
    10-05-2019 07:34 AM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The whole idea is also a bit hidden. In the advert the sales tax is not shown. Only until one pays for the product.
    That’s pretty much the way it is with advertising.
    10-05-2019 08:01 AM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    Also...if that's a real order confirmation belonging to you...you should delete your address information from the post.
    Good catch. I removed it.
    It was not. She used the name of an actress and a fictional address.
    10-05-2019 10:12 AM
  23. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    eBay to get mire monies.
    eBay wouldn't see a dime of it. It's sales tax, and goes to the state the sale took place in.
    10-05-2019 10:36 AM
  24. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    It was not. She used the name of an actress and a fictional address.
    Oh well. It’s gone now lol
    Tartarus likes this.
    10-05-2019 11:56 AM
  25. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Call it a scam if you want, but it’s probably more along the lines of “governments wanting to get their share of the money”.

    I log into my Ebay or Amazon personal accounts and put something in my cart, and low and behold there’s tax.

    I log into my Ebay or Amazon work accounts and do the same thing and there is no tax. But I also had to submit resale certificates.

    It’s not a scam. It’s the cost of doing business.
    Where does one get resale certificates from?
    10-05-2019 10:38 PM
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