wheel - 10:57 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
It puts Amazon at a competitive disadvantage. Buy from their competitors, no sales tax. Buy from Amazon, pay sales tax. What one are you going to pick?
The only way this makes sense in the long term is if all the states harmonize a system where all vendors charge tax based on where they're shipping to or where they're located - and everyone uses the same system nationally.