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Judy Boyd, store manager at Ruby Road Resale on SR 260 in Camp Verde estimates that two out of five customers became aware of the store’s goods through online shopping. (VVN photo by Bill Helm)

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Are online buyers crushing local businesses?

Verde Valley towns and cities sit back as tax dollars slip through their fingertips

With over one-third of people under age 34 preferring to buy online (per a recent survey by Business Insider), local governments are waking-up to the fact that a significant source of tax revenue may be slipping through their fingertips.