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  •  Peachy!One more HUGE advantage for Chinese eBayers (1+ / 0-)
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    As if it weren't already tough enough for we eBayers with eBay's exorbitant fees and the competition from China.

    For example:  Look through all the auctions and Buy It Now listings for items like craft supplies (ribbon, trims, sequins, appliques) etc. You will find a sea of Chinese manufacturers on eBay up against domestic retailers.  

    Now go through eBay and look at any new (not used) product you fancy...chances are there are 50 retailers, some domestic and many of them in China or Thailand or wherever.

    Now ask yourself honestly -- who are online buyers going to choose?

    the domestic-based eBayer with sales tax
     the out-of-country (usually in China) with ZERO sales tax.


    This may level the playing field between brick and mortar retailers and America-based retailers, but it is A GIFT to Chinese retailers!

    Clearly whoever thought up this bill thinks people stay within borders online...sigh.

    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss

    by Turn CO Blue on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 11:59:51 AM PDT

    •  Peachy, one more huge advantage for Chinese e-bay (0+ / 0-)

      I want to see the bill.  Hopefully there is something in it that says you have to pay...even if the sellers are in China.  
      I do not buy online to avoid sales tax; I use on-line buying for something I cannot find locally.  And, yes, a lot of my purchases include sales tax..because they have reciprocal clauses in their laws with another state, so sales tax is collected.    

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