Gaming and Taxes

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Well I have been a gamer since I was a child and had the Atari 2600 and played the crap out of that thing had all kinds of games and kept them in blue crates and it was just when gaming was truly fun. But I was pondering this dilemma I was having I have had many consoles over the years.

  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 7800
  • SNES
  • Sega Genisis
  • Sega Cd
  • NES
  • Playstation
  • Playstation 2
  • Wii
  • (Future)

Okay so I have either sold or given away everything else. My biggest regret was getting rid of the Playstation 1. My Playstation 2 died of old age because of the DVD Tray. That was a great system as well. But currently I am in the market for the XBOX 360. They run $399 for the Premium one which has all the goodies. I am stuck on the fence if I should wait for the newer XBOX with the smaller processors, HDMI connector, Larger HDD and they are rumored to come out 6 months from now. But I got to play Gears of War and that sold me on the XBOX 360.

So I have been surfing around the internets and everywhere wants shipping or tax on the things. Here in Washington State you are paying 8.6% I believe. Oregon is just 2.5hrs away and they have no sales tax. I am totally considering rounding up some other geeks in my entourage and making a venture down there to save a few dollars. Alas but if anyone knows something other then eBay where I can avoid sales tax and I can cope with shipping let me know. I would just prefer not to do either. A trip with the boys down to road could be fun. Anyways thoughts?

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  1. Jon
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    Well, figuring a 380 mile round trip, 25 miles per gallon, and $2.60 / gallon for gas, that’s almost $40 in gas money, vs $34.31 in sales tax. Factor in 6 hours of wasted time, and that doesn’t make any sense at all 😛

  2. Jon
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    Well, figuring a 380 mile round trip, 25 miles per gallon, and $2.60 / gallon for gas, that’s almost $40 in gas money, vs $34.31 in sales tax. Factor in 6 hours of wasted time, and that doesn’t make any sense at all 😛

  3. Jen
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    First & foremost, Jon thinks too much. The point of a fun road trip is to not think about those things. …this coming from a girl that puts about 35k on her car each year.

    Any way, please tell me you had a Nintendo?! That was a great system.

    But again, this is the girl that owned a Nintendo, Atari 7800, Sega Genesis (both designs…), and a Playstation (which was given to me in about 2002).

    I know nuts & deprived right? 😀

  4. Jen
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    First & foremost, Jon thinks too much. The point of a fun road trip is to not think about those things. …this coming from a girl that puts about 35k on her car each year.

    Any way, please tell me you had a Nintendo?! That was a great system.

    But again, this is the girl that owned a Nintendo, Atari 7800, Sega Genesis (both designs…), and a Playstation (which was given to me in about 2002).

    I know nuts & deprived right? 😀

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