Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thumbs Down For Newegg

Newegg has decided to start collecting sales taxes beginning on June 1st. This is just another example of New York just sticking their fingers into peoples pockets and basically robbing us of our money. Sales Tax in New York is already averaging the 4th highest in the nation at over 8%. Yes some states have no taxes of this kind whatsoever. You go New Hamshire!

In a down economic time they talk about how important it is to start stimulating spending, well this will have the opposite effect. New Yorkers get used to this because other online retailers are poised to follow suit. I know I won't be shopping at Newegg anymore. I will shop at the places where its cheapest still and since the Egg will charge tax+shipping I am certain it won't be them.

Its not just the sales tax. New York is already one of the most expensive places in the country to live, and the closer you get to NYC the harder it becomes. Property taxes, food and fuel prices, state and local taxes. I understand fully now why this state has been losing population or that downstate people have been migrating upstate in greater numbers. How do they expect people to survive around here when they keep taking everything we have?

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