Okay - I recently was able to locate and purchase a framboise valet through the 866 number. They patched me through to a SA in one of the So. Cal boutiques and she took my order over the phone. The order was sent to a Calif. address, so of course state tax was added ($22) They sent the shipment promptly and beautifully boxed. I am so thrilled to have the item, but I was wondering - If the purchase had been from the LV store in another state, would I still pay sales tax. Next time I do that, should I ask the 866 attendant to locate the item for me outside of California?