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BBFG#
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5761 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:52 pm

W23 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:18 pm
For those of us in the US, musiciansfriend.com and sweetwater.com are also selling the Steinberg VST instruments at the advertised discount. I’m only mentioning it because state sales tax can be avoided that way. 8 percent (TX sales tax) adds up.
AFAIK and have experienced, they now charge appropriate taxes according to the state you live in. However, that's only on physical goods. So far, it hasn't effected software downloads. But Congress is working on an AVT (and they swear it's completely different than the European VAT, but it's exactly the same in action - regardless of syntax and wording).

Blue Phase Music
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7727 posts since 24 May, 2009 from Nationalism isn't my thing...

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Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:58 pm

Apparently, until Aug 31.
Some stuff and things!

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W23
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414 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

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Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:04 pm

BBFG# wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:52 pm
W23 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:18 pm
For those of us in the US, musiciansfriend.com and sweetwater.com are also selling the Steinberg VST instruments at the advertised discount. I’m only mentioning it because state sales tax can be avoided that way. 8 percent (TX sales tax) adds up.
AFAIK and have experienced, they now charge appropriate taxes according to the state you live in. However, that's only on physical goods. So far, it hasn't effected software downloads. But Congress is working on an AVT (and they swear it's completely different than the European VAT, but it's exactly the same in action - regardless of syntax and wording).
That’s what I have heard, and it may very well differ from state to state. I just bought a Steinberg interface last week, a Launchpad 2 months ago, a Linnstrument 7 months ago, and they were all without sales tax applied. However, most of the stuff I have bought from Amazon HAS had a sales tax applied. That may very well be due to the fact that Amazon now has local fulfillment centers everywhere.

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Uncle E
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11026 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

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Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:22 pm


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Uncle E
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11026 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

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Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:27 pm

W23 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:04 pm
That’s what I have heard, and it may very well differ from state to state. I just bought a Steinberg interface last week, a Launchpad 2 months ago, a Linnstrument 7 months ago, and they were all without sales tax applied. However, most of the stuff I have bought from Amazon HAS had a sales tax applied. That may very well be due to the fact that Amazon now has local fulfillment centers everywhere.
Correct. Any business has to collect sales tax from states where they have physical locations. Also, larger businesses like Amazon and Reverb are now having to collect sales tax from many states that they are not located in. I'm sure MF/GC will be in that same boat soon, if not already, and it's just a matter of time before this will be the rule for all states and all businesses. Congress has been working on this since the 2000's.

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masterhiggins
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2102 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

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Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:59 pm

B&H started a program where they give you credit equal to the tax you paid for your gear now. They don’t have coupon codes though, so not perfect.

BBFG#
KVRAF
5761 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

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Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:38 pm

Sweetwater charged me tax on the last hardware I bought from them. First time. And they have no B&M in our state.

PraiseDue
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79 posts since 3 Feb, 2019

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Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:46 pm

I live in New Orleans and Sweetwater has charged me for every single digital product that I’ve purchased from them in the past 8 months.

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W23
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414 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

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Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:10 pm

Texas can’t be too far behind then. I’m amazed that I’ve made it this long without having to pay any. I thought it was fairly common to not have to pay sales tax for out-of-state purchases.

Ceej
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239 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Sacramento, CA

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Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:09 am

To be fair, it has always been the case that you have to pay tax on any purchase you make, in-state or out-of-state. What's changing is the online retailers are increasingly required to collect the tax for out-of-state purchases. If the retailer doesn't collect it, you're supposed to calculate it yourself and pay it to your local and state governments. I bet we can guess just how often THAT happens.
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sqigls
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3907 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

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Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:34 am

for the life of me i can't find the 'buy' button...

https://www.adsrsounds.com/product/software/x-2/

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Omkar
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850 posts since 25 Dec, 2007 from Hamburg,Germany

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Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:23 am

sqigls wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:34 am
for the life of me i can't find the 'buy' button...

https://www.adsrsounds.com/product/software/x-2/
Tested because I can.

Buy = the green button in the product field adds product to cart (the green one at the top right),
then pops up ... continue shopping or checkout.
That`s how I get it.

Maybe you are on a device/browser not showing it?
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Harry_HH
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3789 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

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Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:34 am

waltercruz wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:57 pm
If you have some item of the Evetide Elevante Mastering blundle (EQuivocate, Saturate or Punctuate), check your upgrade options!

https://www.eventideaudio.com/products/ ... ate-bundle

The upgrade from EQuivocate is $49 to me, by example.
This was great recommendation, thank you. I purchased the bundle for $ 39 as the Anthology XI owner.

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mladi
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567 posts since 14 Apr, 2016 from Germany

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Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:03 am

Harry_HH wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:34 am
waltercruz wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:57 pm
If you have some item of the Evetide Elevante Mastering blundle (EQuivocate, Saturate or Punctuate), check your upgrade options!

https://www.eventideaudio.com/products/ ... ate-bundle

The upgrade from EQuivocate is $49 to me, by example.
This was great recommendation, thank you. I purchased the bundle for $ 39 as the Anthology XI owner.
Already bought Saturate on the sale last week for $29 and there was no upgrade from Anthology XI to the bundle. Thank you Eventide! :dog: :dog: :dog:
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1151 posts since 21 Sep, 2013 from California

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:43 am

W23 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:04 pm
BBFG# wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:52 pm
W23 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:18 pm
For those of us in the US, musiciansfriend.com and sweetwater.com are also selling the Steinberg VST instruments at the advertised discount. I’m only mentioning it because state sales tax can be avoided that way. 8 percent (TX sales tax) adds up.
AFAIK and have experienced, they now charge appropriate taxes according to the state you live in. However, that's only on physical goods. So far, it hasn't effected software downloads. But Congress is working on an AVT (and they swear it's completely different than the European VAT, but it's exactly the same in action - regardless of syntax and wording).
That’s what I have heard, and it may very well differ from state to state. I just bought a Steinberg interface last week, a Launchpad 2 months ago, a Linnstrument 7 months ago, and they were all without sales tax applied. However, most of the stuff I have bought from Amazon HAS had a sales tax applied. That may very well be due to the fact that Amazon now has local fulfillment centers everywhere.
Amazon lost a court case related to charging sales tax. At least in California. prior to that, the didn't have fulfillment centers anywhere in California so they wouldn't have to deal with sales tax. Now they are all over the place. Each state has different laws, and some still don't charge sales tax on digital products. I'm thinking Silicon Valley helps with keeping that one away for us. Our sales tax is almost 10%, so it would affect some decisions for me if I had to pay it.

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