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  1. U.S. Supreme Court to End E-Commerce?

    I feel as though President Trump only played a minor role in this situation when more than 40 states in the U.S. have already asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider overruling the Quill decision since they're losing billions of dollars in tax revenue each year, requiring cuts to critical government programs while the losses compound as online shopping grows. What they don't understand is that for online retailers the complexity and expense of collecting taxes nationwide is more than likely to drive them out of business as it's become increasingly difficult for both business models to play by the same set of rules. States generally require consumers who weren't charged sales tax on a purchase to pay it themselves, often through self-reporting on their income tax returns. But states have found that only about 1-2% actually pay. States would capture more of that tax If out-of-state sellers had to collect it, and states say software has made sales collection tax simple. Out-of-state sellers disagree, calling it costly and extraordinarily complex. Sure you could say that this situation escalated all because Trump had a personal vendetta against Bezos in an attempt to kill the Washington Post and help Trump's donors, however the more I've looked into this there's a lot more to it than that.
  2. U.S. Supreme Court to End E-Commerce?

    So sometime last month, President Trump attacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for his predatory online business practices in regards to how e-commerce has been putting shopping malls and retail chains such as Toys R Us and Kmart out of business which has now led toward a U.S. Supreme Court case determining whether or not If there should be an online sales tax to dissuade people from shopping online in a last-ditch effort to save shopping malls, retail chains, local game stores, and small businesses. Trump's solution? Defund the U.S. Postal Service even though it's protected by the U.S. Constitution. Because why go through the hassle of establishing a sales tax on online goods when you can get rid of the one service that makes e-commerce possible? He doesn't care about the South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. case this June which If ruled in favor of South Dakota will make online shopping too expensive and less lucrative for those who now only have one way to shop. So you're probably wondering how this all relates to the Online Singles Market for Trading Card Games / Collectible Card Games. If President Trump or SCOTUS gets their way with e-commerce becoming too expensive from online sellers being forced to overcharge their products due to being required by law to collect sales taxes nationwide with tax rates varying by state, city, and county; there would be less people buying online card singles to help complete their decks because they know their LGS has a hard time carrying them. The fact of the matter is that the LGS isn't going to go back to the way it was before e-commerce exploded when we still had pricing guides with Scrye Magazine and InQuest Gamer. E-commerce has made it to where people are no longer obligated to play the booster box lottery anymore where all the proceeds they end up saving for themselves could've went to help keep their LGS from closing it's doors for good. This isn't going to persuade online sellers to sell their cards at local game stores when it's actually more profitable for them online. Articles related to topic: USA Today: State taxes on Internet sales would doom our small business Rolling for Initiative: Deep in the Heart of (Sales) Taxes
  3. FoWCo TCGs.

    I'd hate to play devil's advocate here, but that might actually be a good thing so feel free to prove me wrong. The people who complain about the game are often not interested in the well-being of the game at all but rather an agenda on how they want the game to be. A producer has to find a middle ground or a compromise that gives most people what they want. But since most people have only their own interests in mind, they don't care about that, and thus are never truly satisfied. Why listen to them at all?
  4. FoWCo TCGs.

    I've also been seeing similar behavior from WotC when it comes to MTG where their upper management only does what's in their own best interest instead of the interest of the consumer. I don't think companies have the right to run their own games into the ground when it should ultimately be up to the consumer to decide by voting with their wallets. If they spent less time thought policing social media sites like reddit, Twitter, and Facebook and actually gave a damn about their job then we probably wouldn't be having this discussion. As for Force of Will TCG, the reason print runs ended for that game was due to a misprint issue so they were forced to cut Time Spinning Witch short. They actually have a second wave coming in June that has the issue fixed. Based on what I've been hearing the game's doing fine despite the TCG/CCG Market being in terrible shape right now. The reason why Hour of Devastation went out of print in MTG was because it was a terrible set and nobody wanted it aside from the card stock still being made out of toilet paper.
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