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    Seems Target is now charging fees for TF cards. Dammitt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris109 View Post
    Seems Target is now charging fees for TF cards. Dammitt.
    What fees?

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    Last time I checked....

    Target doesn't own or staff their cellular kiosks, I believe they are exclusively owned and operated by authorized cellular re-sellers. Don't blame the store for something they have no control over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris109 View Post
    Seems Target is now charging fees for TF cards. Dammitt.
    Do you mean online? Would have thought the retail stores always did, as there are federal, state, and sometimes local fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veriztd View Post
    Target doesn't own or staff their cellular kiosks
    TF airtime cards aren't bought through the kiosk,

    It's normal store inventory checking out at the registers.


    That said, fees were supposed to be collected for some time.

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    I was referring to on-line. I always bought time cards from Target.com and there were no fees or taxes applied. A $25 card was $25.

    2 invoices from the 10 or so that I have purchased from them over the last 2 years.


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    And one from today with taxes and 911 fee.



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    Unless the 'extras' will go away after the 20% sale.

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    I buy the 1GB data cards from Target every few months for email delivery, and I have never been charged tax or additional fees here in Michigan. My last purchase was in September. I don't like purchasing directly from Tracfone because they don't take Paypal, and I don't want to risk the possibility of my credit cards being compromised on their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris109 View Post
    I was referring to on-line. I always bought time cards from Target.com and there were no fees or taxes applied. A $25 card was $25. 2 invoices from the 10 or so that I have purchased from them over the last 2 years. Name:  tf1.jpg
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    Target is doing the buy 1 get 1 20% off sale - https://www.target.com/c/phone-cards...ortBy=PriceLow

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    I'm guessing Target finally figured out that they've been doing it wrong. Too bad for consumers, but it is probably a required change. Again, that's just a guess.

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    With so many people doing on line buys now states are losing revenue so allot are now starting to make online buys taxable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flacktracit View Post
    I buy the 1GB data cards from Target every few months for email delivery, and I have never been charged tax or additional fees here in Michigan.
    In some states data is not considered telephony, so some taxes and fees are not charged. I does vary a lot between states, and even in local areas within a state. In Cal there is no sales tax anywhere for telephony, as it's considered a non-taxable service. Fees do vary depending on local rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpz1 View Post
    With so many people doing on line buys now states are losing revenue so allot are now starting to make online buys taxable.
    They were always taxable, going back to catalog/mail order sales. There was just no mechanism for collecting/remitting (brick&mortar rule dates back to mail order catalogs)

    Modern systems make it doable (not a significant burden) and cheap, fast shipping + internet has increased the volume (thus lost revenue).


    And yes, data only is not telephony so not subject to many fees (like 911, USF). But it's still subject to sales/use tax (or should be).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris109 View Post
    I always bought time cards from Target.com and there were no fees or taxes applied. A $25 card was $25.
    My Target checkout for the same item. No taxes or fees.
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    Same item from Tracfone. No taxes, but California fees.
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    Buddy, you are in a state with high taxes and fees for telephony!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    My Target checkout for the same item. No taxes or fees.
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    Same item from Tracfone. No taxes, but California fees.
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    Buddy, you are in a state with high taxes and fees for telephony!
    You in Cali?

    No tax or fees on data. Just on time. It wasn't that way 30 days ago when I got the $25 card. And looking at the totals, they don't even add up. They are just an 'estimation'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST Dog View Post
    They were always taxable, going back to catalog/mail order sales. There was just no mechanism for collecting/remitting (brick&mortar rule dates back to mail order catalogs)

    Modern systems make it doable (not a significant burden) and cheap, fast shipping + internet has increased the volume (thus lost revenue).


    And yes, data only is not telephony so not subject to many fees (like 911, USF). But it's still subject to sales/use tax (or should be).
    My state (WA) appears to have figured out how to collect at least some taxes. Early this year I received a notice from an online retailer that they reported $xyz purchase to the state, and there was a handy method to pay my tax. This purchase was firearm related and it's possible the state is singling out unpopular industries.

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