Will this hurt fencing suppliers?

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  1. jkormann

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    If you need a new blade, you're probably going to buy it regardless if there's a sales tax or not. It's a loophole in the system that just going away.
     
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    I will affect the big guys like Post, BG, etc.

    Someone small like me....probably not. I don't have enough sales and rarely do biz outside of California anyway.
     
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    I have no issue with paying the appropriate sales tax.
     
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    It could help some US vendors, hurt others. But it will take time for them to figure out which.

    While vendors should know the amount of sales they've made and shipped to other states without collecting sales taxes, they don't know the amount of those that were made because people were seeking to save on taxes.

    Nor do vendors know the amount of sales they've missed out on from in-state customers who've bypassed buying from them because of the taxes.

    Buying fencing gear from overseas vs from US suppliers has already been cost-efficient for some items. (e.g. the savings can easily be $100+ on a single FIE jacket). This tax change could tilt things even more that way.
     
  6. CrownOfCanada

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    If you want to put the effort in, and look hard enough you can buy what you want without subject to the tax.. I bought specialized equipment from Finland...and instead of paying the insane tariff's on it directly to Canada, had it shipped to a buddy in Wales...who repackaged it and mailed me a "gift." I saved hundreds.

    This court decision is only as good as it's enforcement.....
     

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