Looks like I won't be making any more expensive purchases on ebay. Last night I bought a used lens at what I thought was a fair price, and at checkout was shocked to see a significant 8.8% NYS sales tax charge added. After decades of ebay buying this was a first. Checking around their website I found the info that they are now collecting NYS sales tax beginning June 2019. Never received a word of this from ebay in my messages area. I don't mind paying tax if a business has brick & mortar stores in my state, but feel this is just another NYS money grab. The lens wasn't from an ebay store seller, just a photographer looking to sell some of his equipment. Unfortunately for me and the seller, I cancelled the purchase because the value no longer was there.