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Feb 10 2010
By: The_Remover Splicer 93 posts
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PlayStation Store: STOP TAXING ME TWICE!

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Scenario:

 

I find games I want to buy on the playstation store. They cost a total of 19.99 or 19.98 depending which I go with. 

I proceed to purchase a $20 playstation network card at a nearby store. I pay the stupid 13% sales tax.

 

I come home, add the $20 to my account, and go to purchase my choice of game(s) and discover that PSN wants to charge me 13% sales tax on the item.

The $20 card I bought (and paid tax on already) is now no longer enough to buy the 19.99 game which now comes to a total of 22.59.

 

So I have to go and buy another $20 card to pay $2.60 worth of tax? Kind of a convoluted way about things, but that's typically how these prepaid card systems work.

 

 

But more importantly - why do I have to pay tax AGAIN?

 

 

PLEASE add-in a system to detect purchases being paid with prepaid PSN cards. 

 

26% tax to buy digital content is ridiculous and not at all condusive to the advancement of digital distribution.

 

 

Thanks

 

 

PS - I know it's only a couple of bucks, it's the principle being discussed here and business inconsistancies. It makes no difference whether it was 50 cents or 500 bucks.

 

 

PSS - brand new PS3 owner. I bought it to play MAG among other things. Very happy with it!

 

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First Son
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Feb 11, 2010
Agreed.
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Feb 11, 2010
hey man where are you from? i'm from canada and just last night i bought a $20 card from Staples (didn't even know they sold them) and it was 20 bucks. no tax! i was really suprised. you may want to try some place like that
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Re: PlayStation Store: STOP TAXING ME TWICE!

Feb 11, 2010
let me guess you buy your cards at gamestop. the fault here is with the store you are buying the psn cards from , they are not suppose to charge you tax as psn does it automatically and then gives that tax money to your state. if the store is charging you tax tell them to shove it up there arse and goto wal-mart or a differnt game store . i know that gamestop pulls this scam on there customers which is why i avoid them like swineflue.
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Feb 11, 2010

I'm in southwestern ontario.

 

Thanks for the tips, I'll try a different store and pay close attention to what's happening.

 

And no it wasn't a gamestop or anything, it was a regular old wal-mart.

I don't like it there anyway, it was just convenient at the time.

 

 

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Feb 11, 2010
I never pay tax for PSN cards, I don't think they are suppose to charge tax on giftcards or cash equivalents since you have to pay tax on purchases made with such cards.
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Feb 11, 2010
It's da way tax works in your area... In some places your goverenment dicedes to charge you for everything you purchases (Even if that's twice)! In others you get charged for buying tax then media tax for buying online (Digital Media)... Some (Mostly States in USA) don't charge tax for either (If I am right I think Penselvania is one... If I spelt it wrong sorry)
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Feb 11, 2010

Your paying tax from where your buying the Actual card from...

 

Instead of going to Gamestop and keep on buying a $20.00 card...

 

Just go to 7-11 or something and buy one card for $5.00 and you should be set...


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Feb 11, 2010

halowars7 wrote:

Your paying tax from where your buying the Actual card from...

 

Instead of going to Gamestop and keep on buying a $20.00 card...

 

Just go to 7-11 or something and buy one card for $5.00 and you should be set...


Ya what we said LOL

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Feb 11, 2010

And I didn't buy it from Gamestop like I said elsewhere in this thread.

"LOL"

 

 

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