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Place Your Bets on Whether Amazon Will Bring Sunday Delivery to Baltimore

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If you’re still reeling from the news that you’ll be paying sales tax on your Amazon purchases once the one true online retail giant opens its Baltimore distribution center, you can console yourself with the idea the warehouse will increase the odds of the company including us in the expansion of its Sunday delivery service next year.

The United States Postal Service will start delivering brown packages decorated with smirking arrows on Sundays to the denizens of New York and Los Angeles this week.

Amazon hasn’t divulged the details of the expansion of this service slated for 2014. But they’ve said it will include “a large portion of the U.S. population,” and Baltimore has a decent shot at being a part of it.

Breaking: Amazon’s New Baltimore Warehouse Not Worth It!

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Somebody contact Amazon quick and tell them Marylanders have changed their mind: we don’t want the online retail titan to open up a 1,000-employee distribution center in Southeast Baltimore after all. We just realized that with the company maintaining a physical presence in the state residents will have to start paying sales tax on all purchases!

And it won’t even matter if the items we purchase end up coming from the Seattle distribution center. We’ll still be taxed.

Who cares that the jobs pay 30 percent more than standard retail work, or that the sales tax revenue could generate $200 million for the state annually? The madness has to stop somewhere. 

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