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Hot Topic: Should the sales tax on secondhand items be eliminated?

Plus you weigh in on Chuck E. Cheese phasing out its animatronic band.
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Ikea Canada and some US retail executives are calling for secondhand items to be exempt from sales tax, arguing both that it’s double taxation since the items were taxed when sold as new and that removing the tax would encourage the environmental benefit of buying used items rather than new ones.

You tell us: Should the sales tax on secondhand items be eliminated? Cast your vote here.

Circling back: Last week, we told you that Chuck E. Cheese was phasing out its animatronic band and that by the end of 2024, they’d be removed from all but two of the chain’s 400-plus locations. So we asked if you were in favor of the restaurant chain’s decision.

Most of you (56.5%) are not, saying Chuck E. Cheese should let the animatronic band stay put, while 38.7% said it was time for the animatronic band to go and 4.8% did not know or weren’t sure.

Retail news that keeps industry pros in the know

Retail Brew delivers the latest retail industry news and insights surrounding marketing, DTC, and e-commerce to keep leaders and decision-makers up to date.