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Robie House (Marked down to $150)
In other words, you can't add more than 2 Fire brigades to your cart. Perhaps I should have been more clear.
Well, I probably won't be buying more than 1 of them anyway. Thanks for the info.
Still, $10 off these sets is nothing to turn your nose up at, it is a nice discount on nice sets... even if only about 7%
The fact is that for those of us who do have "Amazon-exempt" status, it can be a significant discount, particularly on larger sets.
There are only a hand full of states that have a state sales tax, so if you live in one of those states you don't have to pay sales tax on your Lego. If you do live in a states that has a sales tax and Amazon and Lego don't charge you sales tax on your purchases doesn't mean your Lego is tax free. I'm sure that you must pay your sales tax on all internet purchases at the end of the year. I know that Michigan you must. Lego shop at home used to not charge me sales tax until they put a Lego Store in Michigan and now all my purchases come with sales tax.
I'm sorry, but if you don't pay your sales/use tax back to the state at the end of the year, you are no different than the super wealthy who we all complain don't pay enough taxes.
I would like to have a discussion about this.
I think what I was trying to point out was just about State sales Tax and everyone whether you are wealthy or not pays the same sales tax.
I'm sure this thread will be split into a seperate topic. The subject of tax plays a major role in the sale of Legos. Here in the US we have State sales/use tax and across the pond they have a VAT tax, which I imagine is alot more than any of our states sales tax and is one of the reasons why Legos are more expensive...right?
Texas does this, it charges a gross margin tax on businesses that do over $300,000 in gross sales, regardless of profit.
But the number is very low, so it works, and ends up built into all businesses costs. It is one reason why we have no income tax here.
If you tax 10% of that, you have $1.5 Trillion, which really should be plenty for all the government needs to do.
Then you can save a ton of money by cutting the tax code from a building sized book down to a few pages. :)
Sounds so simple, but of course I know it really isn't.
All of the "inventory" at my house is for sale, some of it I already have sold, others will be sold over time, it is all COGS.
So it is all deductible, I don't have to pay sales taxes on any of it, and I can write off against my income as a loss any of it that is, well, "unsellable".
And it is all perfectly legal, so before anyone gets mad at me, go get mad at Congress for writing the tax code the way they did. :)
We own a salon/barber shop and we have tons of Lego books for people to read while waiting for a hair cut. We are in the process of making a suspended train rail in our shop. All the Lego needed for the project is tax deductible.
Another option discussed is a national sales tax in place of an income tax. It has the benefit of not even dealing with what are legitimate deductions and it also encourages saving.