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Member
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎03-07-2011

State Sales Tax Holidays

Of course, in typical incompetent Best Buy fashion, the site isn't set up to handle the State Sales Tax holiday. Funny, even Walmart.com had no problem with this, but I guess we shouldn't expect to much from the Dork Squad imbeciles

Regular Contributor
Posts: 859
Registered: ‎02-07-2011

Re: State Sales Tax Holidays

Which state? We just had one in Iowa and Best Buy really didnt sell anything that qualified to be tax free.
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Posts: 18
Registered: ‎03-07-2011

Re: State Sales Tax Holidays

MA, and virtually anything qualifies except cars and boats
Best Buy Employee
Posts: 974
Registered: ‎01-09-2015

Re: State Sales Tax Holidays

While I wish BestBuy.com had this feature, I believe nckhammond is probably on to something.  The vast majority of states don't allow tax free purchases on the items that Best Buy sells.  It takes a considerable effort to set the site up for it due to what items qualify and it which states.  That would make sense for a company like Wal-Mart or Kohl's, which sell items that are tax free in every state that offers it.

 

A few years back, the only thing I had in the whole store that qualified in my state were a couple of clearance Batman T-shirts that were sent as a movie release tie-in.

 

Good news is the store's themselves are able to process sales for any qualified tax free items.

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Member
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎03-07-2011

Re: State Sales Tax Holidays

Baloney.  EVERYTHING under $2500 qualifies, and not just in MA. Other Retailers can do it without a problem.  Best Buy is either too lazy or too incompetent, and as usual, seeks to only act in a fashion that wastes the customer's time and annoys

Best Buy Employee
Posts: 974
Registered: ‎01-09-2015

Re: State Sales Tax Holidays

In order to do this, they would have code the site for each individual item that qualifies in each and every state that offers a tax free weekend. Your state is the exception on items covered by the tax free promotion, most states it’s not so cut and dry. Many states limit the types of items and are even more restrictive in price. So again, while that effort may make sense for a company like Walmart that sells clothing, electronics, school supplies, etc, because of the extra revenue they would gain , it does not make sense for an electronic company like Best Buy where it would take literally years to recover the investment since there would be very little additional sales generate. It’s simple economics. Hope this extended explanation clears things up for you.

We also don’t want to waste your time, which is why I mentioned that it can be done in store with very little time and effort.
I am a Best Buy Employee, but the views that I post are my own and not that of Best Buy.
***Know that I am not able to issue official responses and that my posts are only here to help before an official response is offered by a Best Buy Social Media Specialist***
Member
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎03-07-2011

Re: State Sales Tax Holidays

Please, with the excuses. This is why BB is failing, and you work for Min. wage for them