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[–] voats4goats [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Newegg had several options:

1) Start collecting CT state tax GOING FORWARD. It's customers is wouldn't owe anything

2) Ignore or contest the order

3) Pay a $500 fine (that could become $182,500 annually) until they comply

4) Hand over the customer records VOLUNTARILY (Read: this was not a subpoena)

Adding insult to injury, people were getting the tax notice before Newegg even notified customers.

Also, CT's Dept of revenue only gives you 2 weeks to pay up without any further penalty (you still get charged interest).

For some people this could be a financial deathblow. People could be unemployed getting dinged for another thing they can't afford to pay from years past

Overall it's a tasteless act on the part of NewEgg and the state of Connecticut


[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Wow, what a dumb move.

I liked New Egg... back in the late 2000s. Haven't really used them since.