Best Buy online sales rise as Amazon collects more sales tax



By Alistair Barr, Reuters

“Jan 10 (Reuters) – Best Buy Co, the world’s largest electronics retailer, said its online sales have increased in certain markets as arch rival Inc collects tax on purchases in more states.

“In California, Texas and Pennsylvania where recently started collecting tax, it is very early, but Best Buy has seen a 4 to 6 percent increase in online sales observed in aggregate versus the rest of the chain,” spokeswoman Amy von Walter wrote in an email to Reuters.”

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