Botcon dealer room question

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  1. Prowl2000

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    Do the dealers charge sales tax? If so, people should know RI has a 7% sales tax.
     
  2. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    They're technically supposed to, or at least they were at the last two Botcons.

    It's kind of hit or miss which ones actually do though...most of them don't. If they follow the letter of the law and pay taxes, they take it out of their total take rather than complicate matters by trying to figure sales tax on every transaction.
     
  3. xZAOx

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    At Botcon last year, the only dealer who charged me tax was one that was actually based of out KY.
     
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    I think it all depends. If they're strictly handling cash then it's easier to fudge the numbers... if they do that sort of thing. That or they just roll the taxes into the price, that way they don't have to calculate it on the fly. I think most do the latter.
     
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    I think I know the answer already but they all only take cash? I guess there's no way of charging credit cards. :( 
     
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    BBTS takes cards. I think one or two of the other larger stores do as well (CapturedPrey might, you can PM Sidecutter directly if you want). But yeah, cash is mostly king.

    Hit the ATM early, I've heard it empties out.
     
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    Yea only one of the dealers charged me tax last year. Can't remember the name but it was a dealer at the back opposite TFSource.
     
  8. xZAOx

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    While we're on the subject, does the club store take credit cards? I'm wondering if I need to bring extra cash just for the attendee exclusives.
     
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    the Hasbro store, BIg Bad Toy Store, Captured Prey, I not 100% sure but I think they were the only ones that did charge the true sale tax.

    As far as most of the smaller dealer goes most had the sale taxes worked into their sale prices. But For myself as a dealer I only camed about 10% of my true income over the weekend. Plus you have to count for trip expensive, and the booth cost, until I recover from that I do not start adding up my sales.
     
  10. Sidecutter

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    Mm yeah, basically. Had to have something to report, but I was somewhat lax about it. It will just be worked into my pricing this year, because it's a hassle to have to deal with it on top of the normal pricing.

    Unfortunately, this year they expect us to pay up before we're allowed to vacate the dealer room at the end of the weekend.
     
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    Plus you guys always had to firgue out the change due to them and I saw at least one guy drop the items and walk away cause the line for check out was a few people deep. as far as paying I heard we have up to one month after the show to pay them?
     
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    Not according to this year's brochure. It says dealers have to pay before they can leave.
     
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    Almost all the dealers factor sales tax into the price. Instead of pricing at $20, make the price $22. Things move pretty quick and no one wants to be sitting there with a calculator adding 7% and then having to make change.

    They've required Sales Tax IDs for about 8 or 9 years now. This is nothing new. But tracking it may actually be a challenge for some dealers. I've always kept the price tags for all items I sell to be accurate. This year I'm just going to have to add them up before leaving. But I'm sure plenty of dealers do just pocket the money and make up a total later... I think everyone better have a plan because I wouldn't be surprised to see state officials make an appearance and check. It happened back at the NC show.
     
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    It should be noted that it was a pretty lame check, from my understanding all they did was kind of randomly ask to make sure everyone had a permit.
     
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    This is another reason yes. We can just deal in bills (and maybe quarters on a rare few items). As far as people leaving, I guess it wasn't many, since we had a gangbusters year.

    Another reason to simplify this year will be traffic and less people to help me. Especially since I'll be offering product created by a very well known Canadian friend of mine in part of my booth space. He shall remain unnamed for various reasons. :wink: 

    And as others said, yes, if you read the brochure you will find that we have to remit payment before vacating the dealer room this year. Just the weirdness of RI officials.
     
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    oh man, there is so much that I want to see and buy that weekend.
     
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    the large ones will take card, The smaller ones like myself will asked that you used it using paypal.
     
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    I just remember 1 guy on Saturday shortly after they open to grenal public. All I remember was it was going to buy around 600.00 dollars and did not see why he had to wait in line to pay. I remember it cause I had a guy looking at some ting at the end of my table an over him say the hell with this I take my money somewhere esle.
     
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    ok, you guy at correct, Must of been another dealer form for another show that stated you had 30 days from the end of the show to pay the sale tax.
     
  20. TreKain

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    Last year we (attendees) paid KY sales tax for registration for the show...we didnt this year.
     

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