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Gregory Flap Cole
eBay leery of 'Amazon tax' -
California lawmakers thought they were targeting, the out-of-state giant, when they voted last week to force Internet retailers to collect sales tax. It turns out eBay Inc., California's own golden child of e-commerce, isn't so thrilled about it, either. The San Jose online auction company says the legislation would hurt its business model, which relies on thousands of entrepreneurs who sell goods on its site. The intent may have been to go after Amazon, but "we're literally caught in the crossfire," said David London, senior director for state government relations at eBay. And they say it was written in a way to prevent any harm to eBay. ======== Yeah right.....this tax is a lose- lose for California - Gregory Flap Cole