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    9% Cali taxes are killing me

    Damn raising sales taxes over 9% here in Cali is killing me. Where are the good websites to buy from outside California?

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    No kidding ruri. I wanted to buy a wheelset from bww but the 9% prevented me.

    Arrgg.

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    The clowns in Sactown can't seem to figure this out! Pretty damn basic. You want less of something (buying in CA)? Tax it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campisi
    The clowns in Sactown can't seem to figure this out! Pretty damn basic. You want less of something (buying in CA)? Tax it.
    idiots we elected.


    For big orders go for CRC. Free ship over $250

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    9%..... You should consider yourself lucky, here in Canada anything I order from an other country over 100$ gets a 12,8% import tax

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zakarina
    9%..... You should consider yourself lucky, here in Canada anything I order from an other country over 100$ gets a 12,8% import tax
    LOL At least you get something for your 12.8% tax; HEALTH CARE!!!!

    We get jack s#@t for our 9% tax; oh homeboy tattoo removal.

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    No kidding

    Quote Originally Posted by campisi
    The clowns in Sactown can't seem to figure this out! Pretty damn basic. You want less of something (buying in CA)? Tax it.
    It's just going to force us to buy from other states or countries. What a bunch of dipsh!ts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veritechy
    It's just going to force us to buy from other states or countries. What a bunch of dipsh!ts.

    Even though Jenson's is less than five miles from my office, I order from Universal. Unless I have to have it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruri
    Damn raising sales taxes over 9% here in Cali is killing me. Where are the good websites to buy from outside California?

    Pfftttttt! You think 9% is bad. Just wait till VAT:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...052602909.html

    Dog bless america!

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    Y'all want some real California cheese to go with that real California whine?

    Technically you're supposed to pay that same 9ish percent on out-of-state purchases. It's called "use tax" and there's a line for it on the 540 CA personal income tax form. But no one ever does pay it, and the state hasn't cared up til now. I'd expect that to change real soon.

    Everyone wants government to meet their needs, and no one ever wants to pay for it. It won't be long til people start whining when the roads fall apart from neglect, and the state parks are closed and vandalized and turned into commercial pot farms for the Mexican Mafia, all because some 20 million selfish @$$holes didn't want to pay their share of the state's expenses.

    So enjoy those tax-free blingy parts while you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chucko58
    Y'all want some real California cheese to go with that real California whine?

    Technically you're supposed to pay that same 9ish percent on out-of-state purchases. It's called "use tax" and there's a line for it on the 540 CA personal income tax form. But no one ever does pay it, and the state hasn't cared up til now. I'd expect that to change real soon.

    Everyone wants government to meet their needs, and no one ever wants to pay for it. It won't be long til people start whining when the roads fall apart from neglect, and the state parks are closed and vandalized and turned into commercial pot farms for the Mexican Mafia, all because some 20 million selfish @$$holes didn't want to pay their share of the state's expenses.

    So enjoy those tax-free blingy parts while you can.
    So you're saying out of control spending in Sacramento has nothing to do with The State's budget, or lack thereof?
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    you right there are a lot of selfish a-holes in this country.Most of them are in government.Lower Taxes and your budget mess will be gone.Raise taxes and people will flee and buy from out of state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucko58
    Y'all want some real California cheese to go with that real California whine?

    Technically you're supposed to pay that same 9ish percent on out-of-state purchases. It's called "use tax" and there's a line for it on the 540 CA personal income tax form. But no one ever does pay it, and the state hasn't cared up til now. I'd expect that to change real soon.

    Everyone wants government to meet their needs, and no one ever wants to pay for it. It won't be long til people start whining when the roads fall apart from neglect, and the state parks are closed and vandalized and turned into commercial pot farms for the Mexican Mafia, all because some 20 million selfish @$$holes didn't want to pay their share of the state's expenses.

    So enjoy those tax-free blingy parts while you can.
    Come on now, don't you know that drivable roads, clean water, a power grid, and everything can be accomplished with minimal taxes? All we need is to borrow more from the Chinese, keep our taxes low because heck they've been now for so long now and we don't know what it costs to run a country, and live life for now and let our grandchildren pay off our loans. All those crazy English, Canadians and Danish with their high socialist taxes and living within their means lifestyles, what a joke!

    Try universalcycles. Or go live in the UK for the year, come back home and be happy we only pay 9% for the lifestyle we borrow for every year.

    Edit:
    before everyone starts yapping away with political bias...this is interesting (long, but good)...

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tentrillion/
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    states need revenue.

    Seems to me that the deal that you can buy from out of state and have it shipped to you but not pay sales tax , but if you buy it in state you pay tax is silly. Great for FedEx and UPS, but its wasting gas and other resources.

    If it were up to me I would do away with sales tax and property tax, and only have income tax. Of coarse that would never fly.

    As much as I love the fact that I don't pay sales tax on most online purchases I think the most reasonable thing they could do is collect sales tax on all purchases, based on your states rate, with that money going to the state of the purchaser. This way you would buy from the company that could get you the item the cheapest including shipping, and the tax wouldn't effect who or where you purchased the item from.
    TEX

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas
    As much as I love the fact that I don't pay sales tax on most online purchases I think the most reasonable thing they could do is collect sales tax on all purchases, based on your states rate, with that money going to the state of the purchaser.
    I think this is coming sooner rather than later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
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    Just because it needs to be said again. And don't forget your pricematch!
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    9% tw@

    15% VAT, + 14% import duty +£30 import flat fee,

    rip off Britain at it's best

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    How many of you law breakers, the ones that avoid taxes, are all for big govt?
    Nobody cares...........

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    Breakin' the law! Breakin' the law!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_martel
    How many of you law breakers, the ones that avoid taxes, are all for big govt?
    I am. But only because I love irony

    “I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there”

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    What's wrong,you couldn't fit the current screw balls debt on you chart? He's in the Trillions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finger51
    I am. But only because I love irony

    notice how the arrow points up during the end of fords reign yet it was going down on the graft?
    im pretty sure obama isnt making it lower either. lol i guess you see what you want to. i mean theres more to the story then that chart.

    btw im neither democrat or republican if your going to bash me.
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    Another it's not so bad reply... I came from Georgia with sales tax and optionals between 4% and 5%, effective income tax around 27%.

    I now live in Germany where I pay 40% income taxes on every Euro I earn, and then I have to pay 19% VAT on everything I buy, including cars which is often capped in the USA. When you combine income tax and then sales tax, it's staggering.

    Better health and social systems? Not really, especially with respect to the health part.

    For you guys in Cali, somebody's gotta pay for the 10,000 plus (whatever) policeman to have to manage Michael Jackson's 'memorial'.

    G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erPilot
    What's wrong,you couldn't fit the current screw balls debt on you chart? He's in the Trillions!
    Awesome: +1

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