If your state had no sales tax on shopping, would you shop more or less?

@kgwat70 (13396)
United States
November 6, 2006 1:15am CST
Curious to know if you would shop more or less or the same amount if there was no sales tax on shopping. We do not have a sales tax here and people from surrounding states come here and shop a lot, especially during the holidays? Would you do the same?
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@camaroz28 (326)
• Italy
6 Nov 06
I would shop the same amount because I tend to buy only what I really need, but if I was living in a state next to yours I would come there and buy all the things I need at once :) I don't like to pay sales tax because I don't trust governants.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
22 Nov 06
A lot of people in the states near us come here to shop to save themselves some money because of sales tax which means heavier traffic and less parking. LOL Who isn't looking to save money these days?
6 Nov 06
I am in the UK and we have 17.5% VAT on most things. It really makes a lot of things very expensive so if there was no tax on shopping, I'd probably go mad with it for a while and buy loads of stuff! After a while I reckon it would feel normal though and I'd still be after cheaper prices. Some people are never happy! lol
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
22 Nov 06
Very true that no matter what you do, you can not make everyone happy.
• United States
6 Nov 06
Sales tax should be abolished it is a regressive tax that hurts the lower income more. As for me shopping more I don't pay sales tax because I shop on a military installation.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
22 Nov 06
That is good that you do not have to pay a sales tax and you are right that sales tax should be abolished.
@skycoll (79)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I think I would shop the same. I don't mind paying sales tax to support our state and community. I do however appreciate no sales tax holidays...like when school clothes shopping.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
6 Nov 06
That is nice that you don't mind paying sales tax to help support your state. That is loyalty. :-) It is always nice to take advantage of sales or sales tax holidays. I would probably still shop the same even if we did have a sales tax here.
@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
6 Nov 06
Hmmm, probably the same. You get used to sales tax on shopping.
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• United States
22 Nov 06
I'd probably shop the same amount. But it sure would be a nice little break and to save a bit here and there
@zeeterman (1066)
• United States
22 Nov 06
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What state are you in? Our state likes to add more sales tax to pay for crap like football stadiums. We also have crappy property taxes. We need to do away with all property tax, and keep sales tax to a minimum!