I don’t know if all good things pass. But many good things can pass. Such is the case today for Amazon.com the superstore. States that collect sales tax are likely starting to feel the pinch of not getting certain tax dollars from sales through internet sites. Amazon has likely been very clever in that if you’re buying something, they make sure the seller is out of state so that you don’t pay sales tax. Well, states are cracking down on it and today California created a law that would now lead to sales tax in California sales online.
First thing Amazon did was say – we’re taking away the associates incentive to sell in California. Thus there’s a slight change at Single of the Day today. I will no longer be offering links to purchase music featured here via Amazon. Sorry if it was your music store of choice. However, there’s zero incentive to help a business that makes millions upon millions and ends up shafting the people that help them make those sales.
For the time being I will stick with the iTunes links. At least there there’s a future still. In addition to that Apple is making strides with the music industry. I certainly look forward to seeing how effective the iCloud service is.
Today’s song choice is Harry Connick Jr’s Change Partners. I figured the title was very appropriate in more ways than one. Last night in Blues Dancing class it was all about changing partners in the middle of a song while also changing styles of how to dance. At first it was awkward but by the end of class it became a bit more comfortable. Same with Amazon. I doubt they’re going to win the fight they’re about to pick with California over the sales tax thing. Eventually I think other states will follow suit and before long the “cheap” value of the internet will no longer be what it is right now.
It’s a mellow change. The music is mellow. It’s an artful dodge being pulled right now. The music is artistic. I’m feeling the change. Are you?
Say farewell Amazon. It’s been nice. Hope to work together again soon.