As they say, all good things come to an end. The thought comes to mind reading this pieced titled "WWW.Salestax.gov" in the New York Post:
A bill is expected to be introduced to Congress this week that would force retailers like eBay and Amazon.com to start collecting sales taxes on behalf of states from people who shop online or through mail order.
It's not a new effort: Attempts to close the online tax "loophole" have been going on for at least a decade.
But supporters of the bill think Congress may finally give in to their demands because of their own pressure to lend support to financially battered state governments."
It wasn't all that long ago. Those indeed, were the days.