Doing a small study on sales tax and online purchases for a course in Global Finance. We have to measure the effect that the internet has on some cash flow. As we all know, the internet often results in sales tax free purchases in the US. This survey takes only a few seconds, asks very simple questions such as "do you buy online to avoid sales tax," and collects NO identifying information. Google Docs Survey Survey aside, I would love to hear from people here about using online purchases to avoid sales tax. I know things like the iPad are expensive, do you buy online to avoid tax and have to wait for it, or do you go line up to get it sooner, but pay tax? And international users, how do sales taxes work in your country? I'm so ready to get out of academia...this whole four quarters a year, 6 classes a quarter, one research paper in most class, thing, has gotten old.