Amazon May be Planning to Open Brick and Mortar Stores



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I Jedi

Yeah, I'm not too big of a fan of paying taxes from an online-retail store. However, I understand that the government needs money to pay back its massive 11 trillion dollar debt, that they've so gracefully put us into.



Correct me if I'm wrong, but if they opened stores in, say, California, wouldn't all Californians then have to pay sales tax on all orders as well? That would definitely make me think twice and start comparison shopping whereas now it's a no-brainer and I just buy off Amazon without a second thought.



As for paying sales tax, I believe in some states people are already paying it for items on Amazon.



It all depends on your state - weather or not you pay state sales taxes.  I could be wrong, but I believe New Yorkers have to pay a sales tax regardless of weather or not there is a brick and mortar version in New York.  (Someone from NY, please correct me if I'm wrong.)

 I know for my state (Florida) there is no sales tax unless the e-tailolr also has a physical store in Florida.  Then there is a 7.5% Florida Sales Tax!  So...if Amazon decides to open up a store in Florida - I'll just take my business elsewhere.

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