BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

The Bazaar of Carbombya is your place to buy, sell, or trade Transformers toys, comics or other items! Seibertron.com is not responsible for the transactions between users. BUY, SELL OR TRADE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
Forum rules
Seibertron.com is NOT responsible for the transactions between users. It is recommended that you only purchase from people who have been an active member on the website for some time. It is also recommended that you use a service such as Paypal for your transactions. If you find a sale or trade that is suspicious please flag it for the Mods attention!

BUY, SELL OR TRADE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:20 pm

Motto: "There are no impossibilities in the multiverse, just small minds unable to comprehend the possibilities"
Weapon: Star Saber Sword
Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian o.supreme, we have word that last year's South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court Ruling is set to have some impacts on the way that online retailers provide us with Transformers products.

For those who didn't follow the story, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. was a United States Supreme Court case where it was determined on a 5-4 vote that individual States have the right to tax online retailers, even if those online retailers don't have locations within those states. Prior to the ruling, States were not allowed to tax online retailers if said retailer did not have a location within their state.

The ruling now means that states are able to tax stores like BigBadToyStore, which is the store that brought this new reach of the ruling to our attention. Stores like Amazon.com and Hasbro Pulse already charge sales tax, but BigBadToyStore, along with other site sponsors, have been pretty free from that sales tax reach until now. We learned this information thanks to an email sent to o.supreme.

While we are beginning to see the effects of the ruling, we have probably not seen the full extent of the rulings reach.

Read up on the email below, which includes the 3 states set to charge taxes as of April 1, and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Last June the Supreme Court ruled that states can charge sales tax on internet purchases. Many states already have laws in effect or laws that will be going into effect soon. We anticipate most states will have sales tax laws in place by the end of the year. States write their own tax laws so each state can be different, but we expect the majority of internet retailers will have to collect sales tax in most states. We are required to abide by these laws.

On April 1st, we will begin charging sales tax in the following states:

- California
- Colorado
- Minnesota

All shipments going to these states will be subject to sales tax. You are receiving this notice because you currently have open pre-orders and/or items in your Pile of Loot that will be affected based on the Preferred Address in your account. You will be charged tax on: pre-orders that arrive and are processed, any items in your Pile of Loot that are released for shipment, and all new orders.
Have Transformers News? Contact us HERE!
Wanna talk? Or Rollerblade? Click below and head on over to the D-Max Den!!Image
User avatar
D-Maximal_Primal
News Admin
Posts: 15310
News Credits: 1312
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:53 pm
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Buy from D-Maximal_Primal on eBay
Alt Mode: Transmetal Indominus Rex
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 5
Rank: 8
Courage: 10
Firepower: 8
Skill: 8


Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Charging Sales Tax in Select States

Postby Ultra Markus » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:00 pm

Motto: "“You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” - Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight"
Weapon: Laser Rifle
there is only 4 states with no sales tax and im glad im in Oregon ;)^
although this starts April 1st so maybe its a joke
User avatar
Ultra Markus
Godmaster
Posts: 1984
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:48 pm
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 10
Rank: 9
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:06 pm

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
Weapon: Saber Blade
I wonder if this means BBTS will lower their base prices to begin with? Does this mean they will charge tax on products that aren't traditionally sold in the US?
Image
User avatar
chuckdawg1999
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5648
News Credits: 189
Joined: Wed May 26, 2004 3:51 pm
Location: New York
Watch chuckdawg1999 on YouTube
Buy from chuckdawg1999 on eBay
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 10
Endurance: 10
Rank: 10
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby Wireless_Phantom » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:10 pm

Motto: ""There is no fate, no destiny, only your will.""
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
As someone who lives in Illinois (Much higher sales tax than some areas) I'm glad it doesn't apply to me.
You can trust the man who speaks in purple
Wireless_Phantom
Fuzor
Posts: 279
News Credits: 1
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:57 pm
Watch Wireless_Phantom on YouTube
Alt Mode: White Transmetal Dragon
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 10+
Endurance: 9
Rank: 6
Courage: 9
Firepower: 8
Skill: 10

Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby butterflyboy » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:11 pm

Also glad to be in Oregon! Woohoo!
butterflyboy
Mini-Con
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 8:08 pm

Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby Rodimus Knight » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:56 am

Wireless_Phantom wrote:As someone who lives in Illinois (Much higher sales tax than some areas) I'm glad it doesn't apply to me.


The moment the politicians running Illinois (democrats btw) see or smell a tax opportunity, they go after it. So I'm sure as soon as any of them learn there is another company who will collect taxes for them, they'll jump on the boat.
Rodimus Knight
Combiner
Posts: 409
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:21 pm

Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby carytheone » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:09 am

Motto: "shelf space may be fleeting, but plastic is forever"
Weapon: No Weapon
I'll just drop this here as this seems like a better place for it.

carytheone wrote:
william-james88 wrote:How dos the US tax law work on books? In Canada, they are a major exception to everything. Only federal tax can be charged for books, not provincial/state.
We're supposed to pay sales tax on everything, but varies from state to state. I'm only vaguely familiar with Louisiana though, but most major websites now collect sales tax on all physical and digital goods in Louisiana. BBTS doesn't... yet.

We also have different/no tax on food. In some places I go I'll see several different taxes on a receipt. The easy version is there is a reduced food tax and then the full tax on non food. Some cities charge a tax as well. Some states charge no food tax.

I just found out recently (because they are trying to change the law) that in Louisiana the parishes (counties for the other 49 states) collect the tax. This is why our state has a hard time with tax and internet sales. I'm not sure of the details, but they want to change that so it's easier to get the state taxes from online sales. The parishes are fighting this because they use that money for their budget before giving the state the collected tax.

EDIT: Oh if I remember correctly (in Louisiana) we are supposed to report tax we didn't pay on our tax return. But I didn't buy anything online that wasn't taxed ;)

Your a money guy, take a look at this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_tax ... ted_States

TL;DR - its a mess in the states.
• but that's just my opinion •
Image
•    Collection & Photos     •
User avatar
carytheone
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 8137
News Credits: 124
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:38 pm
Location: retool shed
Alt Mode: Ctrl-Shift-Esc
Intelligence: N/A

Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby carytheone » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:16 am

Motto: "shelf space may be fleeting, but plastic is forever"
Weapon: No Weapon
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wonder if this means BBTS will lower their base prices to begin with? Does this mean they will charge tax on products that aren't traditionally sold in the US?
Unlikely, they still need to make a certain profit margin. They'll tack on tax and report it to the states like everyone else. I can only imagine how much of a paperwork nightmare that has to be.

This may drive more people to self import as the BBTS "import premium" is already pretty steep and for now we'll be able to avoid the tax man while importing.
• but that's just my opinion •
Image
•    Collection & Photos     •
User avatar
carytheone
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 8137
News Credits: 124
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:38 pm
Location: retool shed
Alt Mode: Ctrl-Shift-Esc
Intelligence: N/A

Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby Kyleor » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:39 am

Motto: "Awwww-Skeet-Skeet-Skeet!"
Weapon: Twin Automatic Machine Guns
I wonder how long it will take to get the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc decision overturned.
Don't get butthurt when you get called out for expressing closed/small/narrow minded opinions. Educate yourself and form a better opinion.


Yyyeeeeeeeeep


.
User avatar
Kyleor
Combiner
Posts: 474
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:06 pm
Location: USA (not 'Murica)
Strength: 2
Intelligence: 5
Speed: 5
Endurance: 3
Rank: 4
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 4

Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby hausjam » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:37 am

BBTS has already been charging sales tax to some states for a few months now. Illinois, where I live is among them.
User avatar
hausjam
Micromaster
Posts: 79
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:30 pm
Location: Chicago NW Suburbs

Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby Cobotron » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:45 am

Motto: "Free your mind, and your ass will follow!"
Weapon: Sword
I didn't realize this would be all that news worthy. I recieved the same letter back on December 28th of last year, as I reside in Nebraska.

BBTS wrote:This June the Supreme Court ruled that states can charge sales tax on internet purchases. Many states already have laws in effect or laws that will be going into effect very soon. States write their own tax laws so each state can be different, but we expect the majority of internet retailers will have to collect sales tax in most states. We are required to abide by these laws.

After December 31st, we will begin charging sales tax in the following states:

Iowa
Nebraska
Utah
West Virginia
All shipments going to these states will be subject to sales tax. You are receiving this notice because you currently have open pre-orders and/or items in your Pile of Loot that will be affected based on the Preferred Address in your account. You will be charged tax on: pre-orders that arrive and are processed, any items in your Pile of Loot that are released for shipment, and all new orders.

Thank you for your continued support and business. As always, if you have any questions please reach out to Customer Service. Our Customer Service team is available to assist you via email or phone Monday through Friday 7:00AM to 3:30PM (CST).

BBTS Customer Service
service@bigbadtoystore.com
Phone: 1-888-980-2287


The kicker here for me was I had MP-36+ on pre-order for the better part of 2018. He had been listed to arrive in December. Needless to say 36 was a pretty high dollar item, and I did not receive him until the beginning of January. So I got hit with the tax.

Another FYI in regards to BBTS. If you are using their P.O.L., you should expect two separate charges. One for the item without tax, either at time of purchase, or if a pre-order, when it becomes available. They then process a separate fee, for taxes and shipping at time of shipping.
Enter the COLLECT-O-TRON
Image
Burn wrote:
Agamemnon wrote:Let's get back to talking about Burn's mammoth snout flopping... :-s

Well I am Australian. It's kinda what we're known for.
User avatar
Cobotron
Site Moderator
Posts: 9697
News Credits: 36
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:53 am
Location: High Plains Drifter
Alt Mode: A Sleeping Bear
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 7
Endurance: 8
Rank: 5
Courage: 9
Firepower: 5
Skill: 10

Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby Megatron Wolf » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:10 pm

Motto: "Cry havoc and let slip the Wolves of War, Vae Victus!"
Weapon: Saber Blade
BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:I'm surprised New York isn't on there, but I'm not complaining :KREMZEEK:


They do, NY was one of the first to start charging online tax and its why i no longer shop at BBTS.
PSN: MegatronWolf
Current TF count: 1879

Image
User avatar
Megatron Wolf
Faction Commander
Posts: 4945
News Credits: 8
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:30 pm
Location: New York
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 8
Endurance: 10+
Rank: 10+
Courage: 10
Firepower: 7
Skill: 10

Re: BigBadToyStore to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in Select States

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:51 am

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
Weapon: Saber Blade
carytheone wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wonder if this means BBTS will lower their base prices to begin with? Does this mean they will charge tax on products that aren't traditionally sold in the US?
Unlikely, they still need to make a certain profit margin. They'll tack on tax and report it to the states like everyone else. I can only imagine how much of a paperwork nightmare that has to be.

This may drive more people to self import as the BBTS "import premium" is already pretty steep and for now we'll be able to avoid the tax man while importing.


Once Amazon Japan opened up I never looked back.
Image
User avatar
chuckdawg1999
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5648
News Credits: 189
Joined: Wed May 26, 2004 3:51 pm
Location: New York
Watch chuckdawg1999 on YouTube
Buy from chuckdawg1999 on eBay
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 10
Endurance: 10
Rank: 10
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10


Return to Buy, Sell, or Trade Transformers Toys

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Authentics Optimus Prime" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Authentics Bumblebee" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Battleslash" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Twin Twist and Flameout" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dinobot Sludge" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Toys Megatron Cyberverse Ultimate Class Action Figure - Repeatable Fusion Mega Shot Action Attack Move - Toys for Kids 6 and Up, 11.5-inch" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 10 Deluxe Class Movie 1 Autobot Jazz" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Blackwing" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Vector Prime Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Autobot Infinitus and Sentinel Prime" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Attacker 8 Newman Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee -- Energon Igniters Speed Series Barricade" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #222 - The Real Ghostbusters
Twincast / Podcast #222:
"The Real Ghostbusters"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, May 12th, 2019

New Items on eBay

Buy "HASBRO TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION DELUXE AUTOBOT HOT SHOT 2014 NEW IN BUBBLE" on EBAY
Buy "TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION DELUXE DINOBOT DEMOLITIONS SNARL 2014 NEW IN BUBL" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Platinum Edition Planet of Junk Clash MISB Hot Rod Wreck-Gar" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Platinum Edition One Shall Stand One Shall Fall Opitmus Prime NIB" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Crosshairs AD06 movie advanced age of extinction new NIP japanese" on EBAY
Buy "(3) 11.5" Transformers-Age Of Extinction Silver Knight Optimus Prime +2 more ?" on EBAY
Buy "TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION DELUXE Hot Shot" on EBAY
Buy "Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Roar and Rescue Bumblebee Figure" on EBAY