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Why does Amazon have to estimate sales tax?

I live in Chicago. When I buy something from Amazon (as in "ships from and sold by Amazon.com"), the checkout process and confirmation email show me an estimated sales tax of 10.25% (the sales tax rate for the state + county + city). The final tax actually charged, however, is the correct state-only tax of 6.25%. My question is why Amazon ever has to estimate. [more inside]
posted by mama casserole on Nov 10, 2016 - 4 answers

Best snacks to buy in bulk on Amazon?

Bonus points for diet-friendly but all snacks welcome. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Mar 1, 2016 - 9 answers

Alternatives to Amazon

I am trying to avoid shopping at amazon.com because of the company's predatory business model. What are the best online alternatives for each product category? [more inside]
posted by alms on Apr 22, 2013 - 33 answers

Amazon pumped, primed, and ready to shop!

Free Amazon Prime membership? Excellent! But what should I be buying? (I've seen this question, but most of those suggestions are baby-related, and it's just me and my gentleman companion in this case.) [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Jul 28, 2010 - 27 answers

Find my Amazon in Hong kong!

In summary: please recommend an online shop based in Hong Kong! [more inside]
posted by electriccynic on May 7, 2007 - 8 answers

A script to find a bargain?

Is there a script that can help me optimize used book and dvd shipping expenditures on half.com, or can this be accomplished elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Mar 23, 2007 - 2 answers

Why can't I get me some cheapy electronics in Ireland??

Why are online retailers only shipping electronics to their home countries now? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Sep 15, 2006 - 13 answers

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