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Messin' with retail people. [Nov. 17th, 2000|05:37 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Eli, Mike and I went to Kit's Cameras where Kailani (Eli's girlfriend) works to look at digital cameras. I knew what I wanted as far as features, but hadn't picked up the exact one I wanted. I played with a bunch of them and fell in love with this one.... Nikon Coolpix 880. It has everything I was looking for and more.

Without much debate, I held out my credit card and said, "I'll take it." The store clerk asks, "You will?" He had a weird look on his face. "Yeah," I said hesistantly... "is that a problem?" "No, no...", he said and smiled. "I like this type of customer!" Perhaps they don't sell stuff too often?

They start ringing it up, and I give them my Oregon driver's license to get sales tax removed (which would've added about $80) to the cost. They punch it all up, and then this asshole of a manager comes over and says, "No, we can't do that anymore."

I left. $80 isn't much, but I think they're running a scam ... I've never had a problem getting sales tax removed anywhere else in Washington, but this place decides to be difficult. What do they care? They aren't getting the sales tax anyway. Or are they?

In any case, I'm still happy --- I know what camera I want. I can go find it cheaper on the Internet now. I only feel bad that Kailani didn't get her commission. Sorry.

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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-17 06:08 pm (UTC)


It's a thing Washington has with Oregon because Oregon has no sales tax, and to keep cross-state sales competetive, Washington passed that law so it wouldn't just be Washington people driving to Oregon to buy things, but Oregon people could go buy things in Washington too....
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[User Picture]From: heathers
2000-11-17 06:33 pm (UTC)

Re: No tax

They do the same thing with Alaska residents. Except people always get bitchy with me when they have to fill out all that paperwork. Bastards. =P

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[User Picture]From: shortypoke
2000-11-17 06:11 pm (UTC)
they don't get ANY tax, unless they're pulling some under the table shit with their customers, which i highly doubt...that camera looks awsome, how many pictures can one of those memory cards hold, do you know?
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2000-11-17 06:41 pm (UTC)
Brad.. you have a very nice piece of hardware there.
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