Amazon USA Opens its Doors to Australia Again

At midnight on June 30, 2018, Amazon barred sales from its USA store to Australia.

Amazon claimed that changes to Australia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), requiring businesses around the world levy the 10% charge at the place of sale was onerous. Rather, they protested, Australia should levy its own tax at its own border. Continue reading

Amazon USA is Still Selling to Australia but Kindle Books Only Plus GST

July 1, 2018.

Dawn broke over the milking yards Downunder as the roosters clucked and the hens crowed, for Amazon USA had indeed blocked shipments to Australia and everything was now topsy.

Then it all went quiet as an emu climbed atop a wombat for a peck at the shearer’s screen. Sure enough, the message from Mr. Bezos there didn’t make sense. Continue reading

Hurry Amazon USA is Leaving Australia and Stalin’s in Town

Late last week, the US Supreme Court ruled that US businesses must levy State sales taxes on all goods sold according to each target State’s regime thresholds.

In giving its opinion the court revealed that Amazon is already complying with this burden. In other words Amazon’s computers are dealing with roughly 50 separate sales taxes—and nary a hiccup’s been heard. Continue reading

Are Actions Always Louder Than Words?

I came across this saying today while doing some meditation:

Notice how the world around you looks and feels when the mind is unhappy or agitated and again when it is happy and calm. Our perception defines our experience.

– Headspace Inc.

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