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Thread: Do you refuse to buy fabric from shops in your own state?

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    I buy most of my fabric at my local quilt shops. I rarely buy fabric online.

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    I prefer the store be in the USA, but I'll buy from any fabric/quilt shop that has what I want at the price I want to pay. The best value for the $ is my only criteria.

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    We are so fortunate here is Oregon, no sales taxes. I mostly shopat local quilt shops. There are 30 within 50 miles of my house.

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    I don't pay that much attention to where the vendor is. I want the stuff so I pay the price, and that includes tax. If it was exactly the same price at two places but I didn't have to pay tax at one, I would go for the no-tax vendor.

    I must admit, as an overtaxed NYer, I take quiet satisfaction every time I order something from out of state that I don't have pay tax on. :roll:

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    While I don't like paying tax I just pay it and forget about it.

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    I pretty much shop local too, just because I dont get to far away, lol! I dont mind paying sales tax, doesnt seem like much to me.

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    I shop online and in my own state. I figure the tax man is going to find us no metter what we do so might as well enjoy the wonderful sales I find on fabrics, no matter where they come from. Good post though.

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    Right now, it doesn't matter to me since I live in NH, a sales tax free state. However, it is changing for online sales and pretty soon everyone will be paying the tax rate of the state where the business is located no matter where you live. It's the same as if you had driven to that state to buy in person even though there may be no actual storefront. The deeper in debt the states get, the faster it will happen. When it does, I will ONLY buy from shops in my own state! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    Massachusetts (sales tax) tried to enforce taxation of items purchased in New Hampshire (no sales tax) by Mass consumers. Mass lost. Pardon me but Ha! Ha!
    A while back MA was going to send IRS agents to NH to enforce this but the NH Gov. threatened to arrest them. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by countrymaid
    But NYS residents are suppose to self disclose purchases made and pay the sales tax when filing their NYS Income tax.
    Actually everyone is suposed to disclose purchases made online and pay the sales tax when filing their taxes.

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    If we don't support our local merchants, we soon be towns without brick and mortor stores. Real book stores are becoming a thing of the past because of places like Amazon. try to support your LQS.

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    I try to visit my locol shop here in the lowcountry of S.C but I have only one beside Hancocks. (Idon't care for most of their fabrics) I don;t know if Hancocks has second and third runs and are selling them as if they were discounted.
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    In Oregon we don't have sales tax.....they just hit us with state tax at the end of the year.

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    I would like to say I buy locally and support the local shops but one in town is so drab and most of the people are miserable.. it's like going to a morgue sometimes. Snobbish and boring is how I really think of them and then the other smaller shop is pretty friendly, bright, cheery and fun to visit but limited on what she has to offer...

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    fabric.com is in my state (Georgia), so yep, I have to pay tax. But with free shipping, and a coupon code, it makes up for it. :)

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    Our local quilt store was poorly managed and went out of business. We do have a Walmart that carries some fabric, but has a limited selection. The closest fabric store is an hour and a half away, so I buy most of my fabric online from a vendor that offers free shipping. I don't have to pay the tax, but that's not why I shop there; they have the best selection, and will take stuff back if I don't like it.

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    I live in Oregon. We don't have sales tax so it is not an issue here.

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    I live in Or. and we do not have sales tax, But that would not be a consideration as we must give the government their due. :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Just wondering if any of you make it a point to refuse to buy fabrics from online shops that are in your own state... so that you don't have to pay sales tax?
    Well, I live in Oregon so we don't pay sales tax anyway. :mrgreen: I usually try to buy fabric from my LQS. I'm just starting to buy fabric from the people who sell it here on this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelecg
    If we don't support our local merchants, we soon be towns without brick and mortor stores. Real book stores are becoming a thing of the past because of places like Amazon. try to support your LQS.
    guilt isn't going to work. Indie shops are going to have to figure out new ways of getting customers. Local booksellers will not be able to compete with Amazon or borders. No reason they can't get a good portion of their profits from used books, or other ways.

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    I buy locally as much as possible but it's not to support local merchants--it's just more convenient, or course. However, locally, the selection is terrible! I live in a small town and only have Walmart for fabric! I will buy anywhere online where I find what I'm looking for and the cost is reasonable. As far as taxes, I pay enough already and I'm not the least bit concerned the the state gets more taxes when I shop in other states vs my own! and I certainly don't want them to change the law so we can "gratefully" pay more taxes! I'm a member of the Tea Party-Taxed Enough Already!!

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    Here in Ohio we are supposed to do the same but I wonder how many do????? Some things ordered are taxed.......like from QVC in PA. They don't have fabric but anything you order from there will be taxed the amount your state assesses on in state sales.

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    I live in Oregon . . . no sales tax. But even if we had a sales tax, I don't think I would refuse to shop here. It's my home. I love my home.

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    Absolutely not! I buy most of my fabric in my own state and would even buy most in my hometown if we hadd any fabric stores with lots of choices. I have to drive 45 miles to a Marden's to get the best selection. I buy fabric wherever I can find what I want for the project at hand, whether locally, 45 mi away, online instate or out of state! I would prefer to buy it locally bec. I don't want to add shipping costs or wait for fabric to arrive. But I would never buy exclusively instate just to support the tax base!

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    In my case, shipping and handling would cost more than any sales tax.

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