Well depends on where you live. If you live in California you'll pay 8.25% sales tax.
Personally, from my experience with newegg I'd still prefer to buy from them than other online venders. So far everything that I've ordered has been pretty predictible, I place an order on Thursday as late as 3pm and I still have the product waiting for me Friday night when I get home.
Some states have "sales and use tax" like in New York. Googling the"use tax" leads to IRS links saying you must pay taxes on anything purchased out of state on property which you used. Of course, hoping to profit on your ignorance they will not define "use.' If by "use," they mean "for the purposes of sales," I'd quickly move out of new york state. This state already requires you to pay nearly everything you earn to the government.
billio98 you replied to a thread started on 5-08-2003 and last posted to on 4-26-2004. Read the date before reviving old threads like this and cluttering up the board with threads whose posters are no longer active on the forum.