From the horses mouth (New Egg) has just been shaken down by New York State for collecting New York State sales tax even though they DO NOT have offices in New York State or sell from New York State (previous legal precedent for collecting sales tax).
Keep this in mind you will pay an average of 8.62% MORE on goods bought and shipped FROM AN OUT OF STATE ONLINE STORE NEW EGG. Make this a factor in your decision to buy goods from New Egg!!! If New Egg chooses to roll over & not fight this, they will be at a competitive disadvantage to those who ignore or fight this tooth & nail.
Here is a copy of the Email I just received:
Important Message to Our New York Customers
May 23, 2008
Dear Valued Newegg Customer,
As a result of recent changes in the State of New York Tax Law requiring
certain out-of-state retailers to collect and remit sales taxes to the
State of New York, we regrettably inform you that Newegg.com must begin
collecting applicable state and local sales tax for all orders shipped
to New York addresses on or after June 1, 2008.
Qualified business customers can continue to use the Newegg.com Sales
Tax Exempt Form <http://www.newegg.com/Info/ResellerCertificate.aspx> .
We value our relationship with you and all of our New York customers. We
apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change in New York law
and assure you that we will continue to work hard to offer you the best
prices, fastest shipping and award winning customer service you deserve.
We look forward to continuing to provide you with the premier online
shopping experience for all of your IT and Consumer Electronics needs.
Company Spokesperson and
Vice President of Merchandising
Quite frankly, if they valued non-resale customers they would not have rolled over & would have fought this. New egg isn’t that small a company that they couldn’t have fought this, IMO.