XE1 black body in stock in the US? (other than Amazon)

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pghrugger
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XE1 black body in stock in the US? (other than Amazon)
Nov 20, 2012

Anyone know where I can pick up a black XE1 body in the US other than Amazon? Jerks decided to start collecting sales tax for orders shipped to PA.

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pghrugger wrote:

Anyone know where I can pick up a black XE1 body in the US other than Amazon? Jerks decided to start collecting sales tax for orders shipped to PA.

Jerks decided to collect sales tax for orders shipped to CA. Just now, after over a dozen orders places with them over the years...

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Pro Photo in Portland, Oregon has the black body in stock. There is no sales tax in OR so they probably won't charge you the sales tax.

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Pro Photo in Portland, Oregon has the black body in stock. There is no sales tax in OR so they probably won't charge you the sales tax.

Thanks for the tip, just sent them an email.

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arhmatic wrote:

pghrugger wrote:

Anyone know where I can pick up a black XE1 body in the US other than Amazon? Jerks decided to start collecting sales tax for orders shipped to PA.

Jerks decided to collect sales tax for orders shipped to CA. Just now, after over a dozen orders places with them over the years...

You can refer to them as jerks, but those sale and use taxes pay for the local services in your community such as building and repairing roads, fire department, police department, education etc.   Even when the sale tax is not charged by an out of state store, some of us report the purchase on our tax return and pay the required Use Tax.

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arhmatic wrote:

pghrugger wrote:

Anyone know where I can pick up a black XE1 body in the US other than Amazon? Jerks decided to start collecting sales tax for orders shipped to PA.

Jerks decided to collect sales tax for orders shipped to CA. Just now, after over a dozen orders places with them over the years...

You can refer to them as jerks, but those sale and use taxes pay for the local services in your community such as building and repairing roads, fire department, police department, education etc. Even when the sale tax is not charged by an out of state store, some of us report the purchase on our tax return and pay the required Use Tax.

Complaint filed.

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I'm curious as to why you thought that was worthy of a complaint.

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arhmatic wrote:

pghrugger wrote:

Anyone know where I can pick up a black XE1 body in the US other than Amazon? Jerks decided to start collecting sales tax for orders shipped to PA.

Jerks decided to collect sales tax for orders shipped to CA. Just now, after over a dozen orders places with them over the years...

You can refer to them as jerks, but those sale and use taxes pay for the local services in your community such as building and repairing roads, fire department, police department, education etc. Even when the sale tax is not charged by an out of state store, some of us report the purchase on our tax return and pay the required Use Tax.

While I agree and have no problem paying sales tax, I find it hard to understand Amazon's random decision add sales tax on this particular sale ONLY.

This is an item sold by the same old Amazon, same Amazon who sold me numerous items before and after my X-E1 pre-order, not a third party seller located who knows where.

Someone please enlighten me.

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When a business has a physical presence within a state that business is required to charge state sales tax for internet transactions.

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I'm curious as to why you thought that was worthy of a complaint.

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Because people on this forum feel the need to troll needlessly with their off topic opinions and it's beyond annoying.

I picked up a black XE1 from Pro Photo, very nice people to deal with. Thanks songeun7!

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Amazon now charge sales tax on all taxable items shipped to PA. They started in September because they now have a physical presence in PA.

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Amazon now charge sales tax on all taxable items shipped to PA. They started in September because they now have a physical presence in PA.

That's exactly how it works, a physical presence. I live in NJ and Adorama has a warehouse there for the past 5 years so now if I order from them tax is included. As a result I work exclusively with B&H and Amazon. I also like Cameta  camera in NY which has a strong eBay presence but I don't think they carry Fuji but plenty of nikon demo gear.

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You can refer to them as jerks, but those sale and use taxes pay for the local services in your community such as building and repairing roads, fire department, police department, education etc. Even when the sale tax is not charged by an out of state store, some of us report the purchase on our tax return and pay the required Use Tax.

Complaint filed.

Petty and small-minded. No doubt you feel better.

As for off-topic - this forum is for discussing equipment and pictures not the politics of USA state taxation.

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Anyone know where I can pick up a black XE1 body in the US other than Amazon? Jerks decided to start collecting sales tax for orders shipped to PA.

Amazon has six fulfillment centers in Pennsylvania — two apiece in Breinigsville in Lehigh County and Carlisle in Cumberland County, and one each in Luzerne and York counties. Point your finger at your own state instead of at Amazon. They are just complying to PA laws.

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