moneynomore said: Hmmm, thinking about combining this with the Amex buy $150 get $15 offer... I had the same thinking. There's a good deal on a tablet here: http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1377416/ or there's always FAR software to consider. If you are a few cents short, you can always add a Coboc network cable for less than 50˘.
DreamWalker66 said: There is also a sales tax on the gift cards in some states. Gotta love, double taxing What states are you referring to... none here in the United States.
Either you've been completely misinformed or are dead wrong. Sales (and/or use) tax is levied on goods and services, depending on state/local jurisdiction. Gift cards are neither a "good" or "service"-- nobody buys a gift card to eat it for lunch, keep them warm in the winter or fix their computer. They're simply a vehicle for storing some monetary value. The negotiation of a gift card--exchanging its stored value for goods, services or other benefit-is generally restricted by their issuers to a single company, group of companies etc. Perhaps you're confusing a type of GC I've seen but once or twice..more or less meant for a very specific "gift", i.e. similar to the concept (thought not quite) of a prix fixe meal--which general implies a meal where "all courses are included", but some time back I saw a "GC" for an "all inclusive dinner for two". It included all the food/drink, tax, tip. But even in such a case--its not tax on the card itself, but rather building in the expected/calculated value of the tax incurred when its exchanged into its total stored value. But forget all of that. In very simple terms, why would anyone who lived in any area where GCs were taxed ever in their right mind by one? Personally I think anyone who takes good ol' fashioned cash--accepted ANYwhere--and trades it for a piece of plastic of equal value is crazy given the great restrictions now placed on where/how that plastic may be used. But to then further have to pay sales tax on it--the simple act of its purchase, when good ol' fashion cash escapes having to do so? The GC industry *never* would have seen the mind-boggling success it enjoys today if that were the case--even if it were just a few states.
irobot said: Why would something like this not be SR or Premier of Eggsaver eligible? How much can it cost them to ship? Some items on new egg are not eligible for free shipping, but they do stack. If one item is $1.99 shipping and second is $2.99, you only pay the highest $2.99 shipping value for the order.
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