Amazon.com sucks thread

Discussion in 'General' started by rp108, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Workshed

    Workshed A Barge Person

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    Amazon does not charge you until the item ships, so either you are unknowingly ordering from a third-party vendor who does charge you before the item ships, or something is very wrong. Instead of emailing them and spending your time on here (where they will not see your frustration), I would call them or IM them (easy to do) to get to the root cause ASAP. Because it sounds like there are crossed wires. have your order # ready. Good luck.
     
  2. Bluenoser

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    Me too. I emailed them about my Night Train to Terror order... I told them the product missed release day (this was a week or two later), had been in stock for days, but still hadn't shipped. I too got the apology and upgraded shipping.
     
  3. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Son of a bitch, I might have been living under a rock, but how long has Amazon been taking out sales tax?
     
  4. Dobby

    Dobby Banned Mofo

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    For several months now and it really pisses me the fuck off. When my amazon prime ends I am finished with them.
     
  5. zbinks

    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    Amazon collects sales tax from residents of 16 states currently.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_v4_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=468512

    Connecticut, New Jersey and Virginia appear to be the most recent additions to their sales tax states.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_tax

    Taxes for purchases made from Marketplace sellers differ and are subject to the tax requirements of that particular seller. EX: ImportCDs/DeepDiscount is required to collect sales tax on any California, Kentucky and Illinois orders while MovieMars only collects sales tax on North Carolina orders.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_v4_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201133310
     
  6. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    I just did some research...Amazon implemented sales tax in Wisconsin on Nov. 1st. Apparently they plan on putting in a distribution center in the state.

    Fuck Amazon.
     
  7. buck135

    buck135 Kanamit

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    Death and taxes brother. Eventually they both catch up with you. :nervous:
     
  8. Matt89

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    Oh seriously cry me a river. You have to pay sales tax on amazon. Good. Maybe that'll help your economy. Your sales tax is low enough as it is.

    ~Matt
     
  9. Mr.G

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    I'm fine with the sales tax but the hike in price (25 to 35) for free shipping is BS.
     
  10. crikan

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    It's been more than a few years in Kansas. That's why I get most of my movies from Amazon Partners, ImportCDs and DeepDiscount.
     
  11. buck135

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    I know. Seems like every order is $2-3 shy of reaching $35 too.
     
  12. 17thJuggalo

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    It's a bit confusing how Amazon charges for tax, for some items I don't even get charged while others I do.

    I'm glad I got to live through the "golden age" of internet shopping where tax wasn't a factor.
     
  13. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    I'm stunned MI is still tax free through Amazon.
    I got taxed from WBshop the other day, and some other sites I can't recall in the past, but Amazon remains tax free.
     
  14. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Hey hoser.... Wisconsin is the 4th highest taxed state in the US.

    Yeah that will help the economy...a big corporate conglomerate...creating 1,000 jobs while wiping out 5,000 in the process.

    Does everyone smoke crack in Toronto?

    Probably what I will be doing from now on. Shame.
     
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  15. dave13

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    Topical. I like it. :D
     
  16. Matt89

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    No we're too busy paying taxes for our free healthcare, we can't afford crack.

    But why is it such a big deal that amazon is now charging you tax that you're expected to pay anyway? You have to claim all your purchases when you file your taxes don't you? Unless of course you didn't plan to claim them, which is exactly the point of all this.

    ~Matt
     
  17. maybrick

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    Anything that helps levelling out the playing field between online businesses and local businesses is a good thing, imho. There are a lot of amazing deals on Amazon, none of which helps your local community remain vibrant.
     
  18. Dobby

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    I agree with everything you say minus the crack innuendo. :lol:
     
  19. spawningblue

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    I'm willing to bet it's still lower than here in Canada. I'm willing to bet the highest taxed state is still lower than here in Canada. We have been paying taxes on Amazon.ca and every other Canadian online dealer as far as I remember. So like Matt said, boo freakin' hoo!

    EIDT: Am I reading this wrong, or do you really only have to pay 5-5.6% taxes on a purchase?
     
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