Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by Marvin, May 9, 2016.
Or you’re going to need to adjust to the new reality. Even amazon charges tax now...
Hmm that's what it says on their website.
I noticed this as well.
Yeah, I just saw it wants tax on my order to Texas now. That's never happened before. Sucks they are doing this now.
Except their prices aren't much different than Amazon's prices these days. Amazon can get the CD to me in a couple of days. No, it will definitely be Deepdiscount and the other Alliance outlets adjusting, or they will go out of business.
Relating to that point.
If there is a problem, returning stuff to DD & then getting your $ back (or a replacement), can sometimes (or at least all the time for me) take WEEKS and WEEKS and require you to keep bugging them during all of that to get your $ back. Quite a pain in the azz and not always a simple task. Usually taking far more time & effort than I have to spare.
However with Amazon, customer service is KING, they are very ez to deal with, and a solution is almost instantaneous in some circumstances.
If I am not saving around 20% off what I would pay at Amazon I have learned the hard way that it is just not worth the risk buying from DD should there be a problem. I'd rather deal with Amazon unless the price difference makes me feel that it is worth the risk of a possible hassle. So yeah, if their "deep discount" ain't that deep anymore (including the consideration now that they charge me state sales tax thus cutting into what used to be a much better discount) I go with Amazon.
In CA, we've been paying sales tax on DD & ImportCDs for as long as I can remember. They still have prices which at times can stomp on Amazon. And the reverse is true sometimes as well. Point is, you can't paint this with such a broad brush just because you have to cough up a little bit of sales tax that you should blame your state for, not DD.
As for returns, I've had two issues in YEARS of buying from DD/ImportCDs. Both happen to be in the last year. One was an off-center vinyl pressing. Return approved promptly and refund was also prompt upon their receipt of the returned item. The other was a CD which was not as pictured. Same thing, return approved promptly and the refund was timely as well. Your mileage apparently varies although I cannot understand why.
I also had 2 recent returns with no issue with refund. Except that I requested replacement products, but was given a refund even though they emailed me saying they would replace not refund.
And then Amazon will be able to charge whatever they want.
Alliance is one step short of being a monopoly, so I imagine you'll see smaller and fewer discounts in the future...… along with sales tax added on, (unless you live in New Hampshire or Delaware)
Sorry @Vinyl Richie , but you are just plain wrong.
Amazon, nor any other retailer in the United States "charges" tax. Retailers "collect" tax. The retailer does not make any additional profit on sales tax, the collection of sales tax actually is an expense to the retailer, since they will need to invest in software and/or payroll dollars to ensure compliance in the collection of sales tax, where required by law.
The Alliance shops had a competitive advantage over Amazon being able to sell across most of the country without charging sales tax. That disparity is gone. It's now a much more level playing field with Amazon on pricing.
Semantics. I am fully aware of the way taxation works. Thank you for being so uptight and proper.
If you worked in retail and had to listen to people complain about the items we "charge" sales tax on you'd sing a different tune. A LOT of people have absolutely no idea how tax works. I'm glad you aren't one of them!
Got a question about the tax charges, my state's sale tax is 9.5%, but deepdiscount charged me with 7%, what's the reason for the difference?
Maybe DeepDiscount only has to collect State, but not local tax?
State Tax - The sales tax rate on food is 4%. The general sales tax rate for most tangible personal property and taxable services 7%. A few products and services such as aviation fuel or telecommunication services have different tax rates.
State Single Article Rates - 2.75% on any single item sold in excess of $1,600 but not more than $3,200 - see local tax on single articles.
Local Tax - set by the local government - see local tax chart.
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