Alright, so I shouldn't be charged at the retail joint is what I took out of this, i'll keep an eye. Thanks guys.
Still, getting charged tax on the store, even if it's neccesary, creates an annoying situation for prepaid customers. I couldn't find any cards smaller than $20, and I thought buying a $20 card would buy me a 19.99 game. I guess not
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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!
Message Edited by The_Remover on 02-10-2010 03:45 PM
and this is the playstation stores fault how?
i disagree with this altogether. 2 other companies that sell gaming cards both charge sales tax in store for buying the card and do not charge tax for purchasing points or the digital download you want.