So I found a coin that I wanted , made them an offer $5 less than their listing price which was less than $40 . Figuring I got this coin at a very good price ; By the time I paid for shipping and e-Bay sales tax I virtually paid full retail for the coin . Things were much better before the added tax . Best to at least find a seller with free shipping .
It is not an eBay sales tax, it is a sales tax for the state you live in. If your state exempts such purchases from sales tax, remind eBay of this and you will get a refund. EBay mistakenly charges for this quite often.
I guess if we like roads , parks , and all related things that go with taxation , that is the way it is . I really hate filing the BCST and the GST/ HST every quarter for our business , unfortunately part of being a good citizen . Oh by the way every thing we sell from Canada to the USA gets taxed as well depending on the State .