Originally Posted by jbug
That was the topic of a Widescreen Review article in their last issue. It was about the demise of specialty and big box audio/video brick & morters that are loosing out to online stores. Shoppers are going to BB to see an item and going back home to order it online. That's also one of the reasons the Feds will eventually start collecting taxes from online purchases. B&M stores don't stand a chance in this climate.
I'm not putting you down cause I was doing the same thing to some extent. I did get my last large screen tv from BB though as they matched prices and I got the 3 years interest free. Much as BB is bad mouthed, I sure hate to see them go under. They are already closing stores now.
I agree - in fact i bought my Samsung 55D7000 from them. After signficant "negotiation" they agreed to give it to me, at my door, for just above the amazon price.... not bad.
BUt you need to be walking in there ready to buy.
You know, the laws to make you "buy from big box", in Illinois, are making people who actually have money to spend NOT BUY.
So the law here is this:
If you make $X/year you pay Y% of your income for "unclaimed internet tax"
So basically ANOTHER flat tax on top of our 5% incomine tax.
So if you pay Y% no matter what, why would you NOT buy from amazon or newegg and skip the tax? You pay it ALREADY.
In fact, when i added up my TRUE amazon purches this year and what i SHOULD owe in tax it is LESS than the damn tax I have to pay! But, my accountant said it would cost more money to fight with the state than it is worth.