I was reviewing a website and saw something that really irritated me. Up in the righthand corner of the online store's site was "no sales tax".
It seems like false advertising to me. Yes, the store won't charge you sales tax if your purchase is going to another state but you are still required by your state to pay the tax when you file your income taxes. Implying that you are not responsible for this seems like shady business practices to me. If they are willing to encourage you to cheat the government out of the taxes you owe* then why would you think that the store/company wouldn't cheat you when/if they could?
I think we (me!) are taxed too much but disagreeing with it doesn't mean we shouldn't pay it. It's better to elect politicians that will decrease the size of the government and its spending.
Someone using the editor name "SECCOhome" (Jason Harshbegrer 220.127.116.11) joined JoeAnt as an editor but instead of submitting his site(s) for consideration for listing, he spammed the forum.
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Anyone who has been online for more than 10 minutes knows that spamming forums like this is wrong. How crappy must a business be if you resort to this kind of behavior to get your site noticed?
If I lived near Camp Hill, PA and needed electrical work, plumbing, duct cleaning, HVAC reapir or carpentry, this is the last place I would call. Anyone who is unethical enough to spam (and to write the spammy posts as if he were not connected with the company despite having an IP that belongs to SECCO), why would I trust anyone from his company in my house? People rarely keep a lack of ethics confined to just one aspect of their life.
Ten weeks ago I ordered furniture from Cherry House, Bassett, and Haverty's. I am ready to move into the new house but while I have received the deliveries from Bassett and Haverty's, I am still waiting on Cherry House.
I went to the Cherry House (the site is down now, if you want to see it try the cached page) in LaGrange, KY and ordered an armoire for my daughter and all of the furniture for my bedroom plus some home office furniture. I was told that it would be delivered in six to eight weeks. After nine weeks I called and asked when it would be delivered and was told that there had been a "problem" with shipping but it would be available on the 18th and they would call me then. She also said that because of the delay, they would refund my delivery charge...this is a whole 1% refund!
When I hadn't heard from them by 1:30 today I called and my salesperson seemed surprised that I hadn't heard from them yet. She said she would check on it and call me right back. It's 2:00 now, apparently we have different definitions of "right back".
Update: I got a call just before 3:00 and was told that all but a couple of items were there and ready for delivery. The nightstand and my armoire are somewhere between Los Angeles and here but the transport company hasn't replied to the messages that Cherry House has left them asking when they will arrive. (The stuff left LA on the 14th.) Cherry House will be delivering what they have on Saturday so at least I'll have a bed when I move in. I'm still not very happy with all of this but I'm closer to being satisfied.