Nintendo is performing an illegal act in the form of double-taxation.

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3 years ago#1
Microsoft, Valve, and Sony don't do this. When you buy a points card at a retailer, you pay tax on them (even Nintendo's). When you download games from Microsoft/Sony/Valve's respective marketplaces, they do not charge you tax for the game/music/movie/etc that you are downloading. However, Nintendo will. Where is that tax going to? All they ask for for your "address" is your zip code.

If you paid higher than the value of the game/movie/etc. that you downloaded on Nintendo's marketplace, methinks that you are an adolescent who doesn't know you are being screwed and Nintendo is potentially pocketing the money. Something needs to be done about this.
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3 years ago#2
Actually, that's not correct. At all.

Nintendo isn't telling retailers to charge tax for the cards, which are, essentially, gift cards for the eShop, and thus, should not be taxed. Here, it is the fault of the retailers. Though truth-be-told, I've never paid tax on one...

Now, if Nintendo was pocketing the money, then, yes, that would be illegal. But seeing as you have no evidence at all...
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3 years ago#3
Really?

Hmm.. That's rather naughty of them.
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3 years ago#4
I've never paid tax on a points card when I purchase one at the store.

It always comes to $20 even.
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3 years ago#5
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3 years ago#6
Where do you live tc? I've never heard of a retailer taxing point cards.
3 years ago#7
Ive never paid tax on the Eshop
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3 years ago#8
You don't pay tax for points cards at the store, TC.
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3 years ago#9
From: Dragongod165 | Posted: 7/19/2013 9:35:15 AM | #004
I've never paid tax on a points card when I purchase one at the store.

this.
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3 years ago#10
At least here in California, absolutely false. Nintendo cards, whether for the eShop or the Wii Nintendo Store, are never taxed by retailers. If some store somewhere is charging you sales tax on those, TC, then it's not because of Nintendo.
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