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Probably discussed before but how does TSUSA get away charging sales tax on a membership. As far as I understand totally against the law.

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No these membership fees are taxable. “Totally” if that’s how you like to speak. LOL

Membership fees charged solely for participation in stores/clubs discount schemes such as Sam’s, BJ’s or Costco, etc are not taxable.

You can still buy what you want from TSUSA without the enhanced membership.
 
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No these membership fees are taxable. “Totally” if that’s how you like to speak. LOL

Membership fees charged solely for participation in stores/clubs discount schemes such as Sam’s, BJ’s or Costco, etc are not taxable.

You can still buy what you want from TSUSA without the enhanced membership.

Interesting read. So if TSUSA was membership only and did not send out the yearly box of "stuff they didn't sell" to members it appears the membership would be non-taxable, maybe.

From mass.gov
Directive 92-7: Sales Tax on Membership Fees to Discount

Sales and Use Tax

ISSUE:
Are membership fees paid solely in consideration for membership in "discount" department stores, retail outlets, and wholesale clubs subject to Massachusetts sales tax?

DIRECTIVE: Membership fees paid solely in consideration for admission to "discount" department stores, retail outlets, and wholesale clubs are not subject to Massachusetts sales tax under G.L. c. 64H, § 1.

From mass.gov
https://www.mass.gov/letter-ruling/letter-ruling-02-8-application-of-use-tax-to-club-membership-fee#:~:text=Thus%2C%20Company's%20membership%20fee%20is,entirely%20subject%20to%20use%20tax.

The above reasons are not the only reasons for purchasing a club membership, however. Company's membership fee also is paid in consideration for the right to receive a quarterly newsletter and club kit comprised of several items of tangible personal property. In other words, a portion of such fee is directly applied toward the purchase price of particular items of taxable tangible personal property. [1] Depending on the club, the cost of the club kit makes up 29% to 42% of the membership fee. Thus, Company's membership fee is, to a certain extent, paid in consideration for a retail sale and, thus, is entirely subject to use tax.

From pwc.com
Massachusetts software subscription fees subject to sales tax

The Massachusetts Supreme Court held that fees related to the sale of a subscription to access computer software involved the sale of tangible personal property and, therefore, were subject to sales tax.
 
I am not renewing this year so I can get some good stuff when I sign up again.

I feel cheated, existing members get sh*t.

Probably discussed before but how does TSUSA get away charging sales tax on a membership. As far as I understand totally against the law.

Interesting read. So if TSUSA was membership only and did not send out the yearly box of "stuff they didn't sell" to members it appears the membership would be non-taxable, maybe.

From mass.gov
Directive 92-7: Sales Tax on Membership Fees to Discount

Sales and Use Tax

ISSUE:
Are membership fees paid solely in consideration for membership in "discount" department stores, retail outlets, and wholesale clubs subject to Massachusetts sales tax?

DIRECTIVE: Membership fees paid solely in consideration for admission to "discount" department stores, retail outlets, and wholesale clubs are not subject to Massachusetts sales tax under G.L. c. 64H, § 1.

From mass.gov
https://www.mass.gov/letter-ruling/letter-ruling-02-8-application-of-use-tax-to-club-membership-fee#:~:text=Thus%2C%20Company's%20membership%20fee%20is,entirely%20subject%20to%20use%20tax.

The above reasons are not the only reasons for purchasing a club membership, however. Company's membership fee also is paid in consideration for the right to receive a quarterly newsletter and club kit comprised of several items of tangible personal property. In other words, a portion of such fee is directly applied toward the purchase price of particular items of taxable tangible personal property. [1] Depending on the club, the cost of the club kit makes up 29% to 42% of the membership fee. Thus, Company's membership fee is, to a certain extent, paid in consideration for a retail sale and, thus, is entirely subject to use tax.

From pwc.com
Massachusetts software subscription fees subject to sales tax

The Massachusetts Supreme Court held that fees related to the sale of a subscription to access computer software involved the sale of tangible personal property and, therefore, were subject to sales tax.

I hear you, but don't be that guy.
@Broc you could be that guy tho. you get charged tax and don't receive a gift?

poke the bear??[pot]
 
If you are prime and haven’t been getting notifications, there is a Communications menu under Account where you select what you want. Seems to be a new feature. I was able to select what I wanted and got a small flurry or emails today about new arrivals.
 
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Yeah, about even money, but I never got the fascination with the mystery box concept. It seems like everyone was doing it this year. For me, I know what I want, and don't feel like burning $60-100 on something that I may not be able to use or something of marginal utility. That said, the chocolate pretzels and kid's book would have been a surprise. If they tossed in a random value gift card for something between $10-1000, that might get some more attention from curmudgeons like me.
 
I never understood the gift card concept from/for someone close.
It beats trying to guess what someone wants and watching them say "Oh...um... its an "X". I...love it. T-thanks", and then you never see it again. (pro tip- if they say out loud what the gift is, they dont like it. "Oh its a toaster...")
 
I never understood the gift card concept from/for someone close.
It is 1000x better than getting something the person doesn't like.

I give VISA gift cards so people are not limited. A few people tried telling me that a VISA card is not "thoughtful". I argue a VISA card is the most thoughtful gift card because you can use it for whatever you need, and are not forced to spend it in one store.

My mail guy retired last week, so I left him a card with a $200 VISA gift card.
 
It is 1000x better than getting something the person doesn't like.

I give VISA gift cards so people are not limited. A few people tried telling me that a VISA card is not "thoughtful". I argue a VISA card is the most thoughtful gift card because you can use it for whatever you need, and are not forced to spend it in one store.

My mail guy retired last week, so I left him a card with a $200 VISA gift card.
Thats the way I look at it. They can get exactly what they want. No guesswork, no disappointment, no one feeling obligated to use something they dont want.
 
It beats trying to guess what someone wants and watching them say "Oh...um... its an "X". I...love it. T-thanks", and then you never see it again. (pro tip- if they say out loud what the gift is, they dont like it. "Oh its a toaster...")
Thats the way I look at it. They can get exactly what they want. No guesswork, no disappointment, no one feeling obligated to use something they dont want.
I'd try to buy them something unique and different that they would like, not just fund their own shopping trip. The only place this works for me is for teenager relatives, who like nothing. If someone is not please with a gift, then I either don't know them, or they suck.
 
So I tried out the Geco 124, the Aguila 124, and the Magtech 115 in my p365 this afternoon as I usually train with it as often as I can. The Aguila was shooting mini fireballs comparatively. Magtech nice and peppy and the Geco was soft shootin as expected with the sub fps. Anyone else use the Aguila? Hot stuff.
 
Thats the way I look at it. They can get exactly what they want. No guesswork, no disappointment, no one feeling obligated to use something they dont want.
I always give my mother $$$ for gifts , I use to do the same for the lady. They get exactly what they want , and nobody has to be bothered with returns.
 
S&B 9mm is back and in high volume. Too bad there is very little x39 options these days. It’s all getting used on the scorched earth of Ukraine.
their European 9mm offerings have dropped off in inventory since your post. waiting to pounce on restock. Ive been looking and seeing less availability over the past two weeks. Lately I buy only euro stuff simply for the size. a box of imported 9mm vs domestic is like 30% smaller. better use of my ammo cans, range bag and shelving imo.
I like the S&B, usually loaded nice and stout. the new republic isn't bad for target shooting either.
 
ImI 5.56 mk262
$1.01 per for prime
ImI m118lr
$1.24 per for prime
 
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