"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your
problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the
ecology or the president. You realize that you control your own
destiny." -- Albert Ellis
Wow, not often I see Al Ellis quoted online!
Not exactly. You are exempt from sales taxes in the state where the
supplier is, but technically you are liable for use taxes (the
equivalent of sales tax) in your home state where you receive the goods.
In practice very few individuals pay these use taxes because the home
state doesn't know about it, but in theory in a detailed audit you could
be caught up in it. I imagine that with a court order Amazon and others
could be compelled to give your state a list of all your purchases.
I was in a business one time where the business was audited by the state
looking for use tax collection on out of state purchases, so at least in
some places I know that states do indeed make some effort to collect these.
I just stumbled upon the 'official' "Honda E-store" website linked from
Honda Owner's Link website and the prices of a front disc brake pad set from
the 2 accessible dealers to me are DOUBLE the going web price. I guess it's
YMMV with different kind of parts and dealers but I can likely do better
with maintenance parts purchased en masse online. Mostly I was impressed
that Honda is now pimping parts directly through their dealer network via
the same factory drawings we've been used to over the years. One thing I
love about Honda is their ubiquitous, online parts and knowledge
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