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.
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!
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.
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