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    Default less than 200 $, no tax ?

    Right, if we buy something abroad and get it shipped here we dont pay tax if the price is less than 200$.
    But what does exactly cover those 200?
    Is it just the purchase price or does it include the shipping costs?

    For example, purchase price is 180$
    The sending to Miami is 30$
    Then shipping is 20$
    which altogether is 230$. Do we have to pay tax or not?


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    Total amount on the bill will be taxed. So if S+H or any US sales tax appear on the bill increasing the amount over 200 USD you would have to pay tax on it.

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    I like Amazon Prime for this reason. Shipping is free on most anything.

    Also, make sure that if you have an almost close to $200 item, and some other items, that the $200 item is packaged and shipped separately.

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    "I like Amazon Prime for this reason. Shipping is free on most anything."

    Yep, well worth it.

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    what is amazon prime?

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    it is a service offered by amazon. i think the rate is 99 bucks a year. free shipping with on all "amazon prime" items (they will appear on screen with special logo, most items will be prime). 48 hour shipping. plus amazon video on demand and some other stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rep Dom View Post
    what is amazon prime?
    Like a membership. You pay a yearly fee and on a large amount of items (item will be marked) you get free next day shipping in the US.

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    Many items on Amazon has free shipping without prime. I haven't paid shipping in a long time, although I mostly buy books.

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    Ebay almost always has free shipping, and most of the same products that Amazon has at the same or a lessor price.

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    In my experience they aren't very consistent about applying the tax. On more than one occasion I've had things shipped to me that were more than $200 (but less than $300) and I wasn't charged anything.

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