Why doesnt Nikon treat their customers fairly, by doing their Trade-Ins properly??? They should be on their invoice subtract whatever value of trade-in from their agreed price, and then only charge tax on that amount. I believe most states accept this, as the correct way of doing business. Otherwise your paying double tax on trade-in item. Same way with an automobile, you trade-in your car ,and you finance or payoff the balance. Tax should be based on final price.
They are charging their customers hundreds of dollars of tax extra, which is wrong and illegal. Most of the time this amounts to hundreds of extra dollars to the customer, which should not be that way. No wonder their sales are down, and declining, should not do business that way. Trade-in is a Trade-in , not a rebate.