ZS40/TZ60 vs the competition

Started Feb 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Retail Price
In reply to MarioV, Feb 21, 2014

Just for info..  In the US, most states have a sales tax that runs from 7% to 10% or so. If you buy mail order from an out of state company, they don't collect the sales tax, which you are supposed to voluntarily declare. Most people don't and the state tax people are not happy as they are not getting all that revenue. Some states are forcing companies like Amazon to collect the taxes if they ship into their state. Local stores are not happy about no taxes on mail order as they are forced to collect the taxes and their prices appear higher because of it, putting them at a disadvantage price wise.

Lots of folks will go to a local store, fondle the goods then order on line from an out of state company to avoid paying the taxes. This does not please the local merchants.

Even still, you folks living outside the US appear to have much higher taxes on your purchases.

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