« on: June 06, 2013, 09:39:25 AM »
Helen is legend in the photo industry, if there is a photography hall of fame she should be inducted. I've never had any dealings with her but I've read her postings and postings about her service and I don't believe there is a disingenuous bone in her body.
I've been an Adorama customer for about 14 years. One thing that I really like about them is they are open to take my order when I can/want to shop. I don't expect a business to have staff working 24x7, people need time off for many different reasons. Computers don't. Adorama, thanks for being there for me when I have the time.
As far as collecting sales taxes. I read last night that there are over 7500 sale tax authorities in the US. Who is going to keep track of all the rates and where to send the taxes collected? Will the Feds do it? Some company? Who will pay for that service: the businesses, state tax payers, federal tax payers. This is a lot easier for B&M's, they know where the store is located and can set a couple of tax rates in local computers. Online how do you verify what tax rate should apply. If my kid goes to school in California, uses my CC with a billing address in Wisconsin, makes a purchase from a Nevada web site, and has it shipped to Grandma's house in Oregon what tax rate applies? The reason for the not so arbitrary million dollar limit is the cost to the business of complying with the law. Small business would not be able to compete or comply so new web retailers would not exist and they would not grow into large web retailers. Reality is it doesn't take all that much to be a million dollar retailer. Of course this depends on where you live.
As far as our banking system goes very little has to do with capability, mostly it has to do with legal requirements. If law says they have to perform a task in 3 days, they take 3 days. They make tons of money on the float. Most of the requirements were written when paper checks where being hand processed and physically moved between companies.