Ehh, the warehouse is in that state, or store, or whatever. That is why.My issue is this; I choose to buy something from a particular place. My money, my choice. Now a government says "We're entitled to a piece of everything you do." They didn't provide any facilitation for the sale, ie, they didn't set the standards for the business' structure, they offer no protection or remedy if the sale goes bad. They have no financial outlay to recoup. That makes it theft by extortion, not taxation.
As for the potential criminal actions of newegg, turning over personal data that should only be delivered upon reception of a subpoena, means I will never buy from them again. It isn't just CT residents got screwed, it's the fact that newegg demonstrated they can't be trusted. I won't do business with someone I can't trust. If they're shady in that respect they'll be shady every time it's convenient for them. Adios, newegg.
Newegg is not remotely criminal in all of this. YOU are supposed to report and pay your own taxes on things like this (not that I do either...but just saying)! Now that it is finally catching up with people, they are labeled "criminals" and people are shopping at other places? You act like a bunch of spoiled millenials, LOL!
Is your beef they handed over the information? Aren't they obligated to do so if asked?