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9:44am EDT July 22, 2002
Local is still better I found your thoughts on not taxing Internet business interesting [“Get over it,” SBN, February 2000]. I believe you are right when you say the prospect of saving 5.75 percent on a purchase will not, by itself, drive consumers to the Internet en masse.

I am considering purchasing a Hewlett-Packard 4500 color printer. MicroCenter sells it for $2,495 and the tax on that would be $143. I have a source on the Web who will also sell it to me for $2,495 and there would be no tax, but there would be shipping and handling.

All things considered, I’d prefer to have a local supplier rather than a California supplier. Good thinking.

Larry Dussault

Dussault Marketing