Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Stupid Law in Massachusetts!

TAXACHUSETTS IMAGEI don't know if you have this law in your state, but here in Massachusetts,
we do....and it sucks!!

Here is my story.....

I got an appliance for Christmas, and it didn't work properly, so I took it back to WalMart to exchange it for another one, and because I and the gifter did not have the sales receipt, I was told that I would have to re-pay the taxes!!!

What???? WHY??? When I am doing an even exchange??

The stupid answer that I got was that in the state of Massachusetts, if you don't have your receipt, even if you are doing an even exchange, you have to pay the taxes again??? WTF??

I tried to explain that their item was defective and that I only wanted another one, and it didn't matter....so I asked to speak to a manager, who said the same thing.... it is a state law, and it is not only Walmart that has to uphold this, it is every other store too.

Now, I don't know about you, but I have never heard of something so preposterous in my life!!! That leaves the consumer paying taxes again on a defective item, just because I didn't have a receipt?? Still doesn't make sense to me??

So I had to repay the taxes, and the next day, I asked the girls at work if they had heard of this, and a few of them had, and had to pay the taxes again too! The others were lucky and hadn't had to return anything!

Now, my question is this.....why do I not have to pay the taxes again "if" I have a receipt?? But I do have to pay them again if I don't?????? What does not having a receipt have to do with a defective item, and an even exchange???

Any ideas???
I'm dying to hear them!!

Till Next Time,


Sandee January 26, 2010 at 7:43 PM  

It's just one more way to generate money to run the state. There are many and you just met one. Sorry about that.

Have a terrific day. :)

Ann January 27, 2010 at 3:10 PM  

That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Hard to believe that some bonehead gets paid to sit around and make up laws like that one. Luckily in Pa we don't have that law.

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Anna January 28, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

The only explanation I can give you is that MA wants proof you paid the tax & that would be on the receipt. For all they know, it was purchased online or from another state that doesn't have the taxes and they want their cut of the pie.

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Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me January 28, 2010 at 7:42 PM  

I don't know, Kat.. I have never heard of that.. but I will tell you one thing, that just. plain. sucks.

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This is really stupid.. this is my first time to heard this kind of law. sucks my nerve.

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Jean January 30, 2010 at 9:13 PM  

Hmmm..never heard this also. Thanks for the information kat.

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