Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 23, 2013, 07:23 AM   #1
DisplacedMic
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2009
Tax free weekends?

hey guys - any of you bought computers on your state's tax free weekend?
i live in NC nd i'm thinking of buying some apple swag in august.
i think the limit is 3500, but i was thinking about getting my wife an ipad or a MBP and i was considering purchasing a TBD as well...

if you go over 3500 do you just pay the diff?
are monitors except as well?
what about the peripherals (printers, time capsule etc)

any experience would be great :0
DisplacedMic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 23, 2013, 07:52 AM   #2
maflynn
Moderator
 
maflynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Boston
The rules and times change from state to state but basically if you buy something in excess of the set amount, then you pay taxes on the entire purchase, not just the amount over the limit.
maflynn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 23, 2013, 07:54 AM   #3
DisplacedMic
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by maflynn View Post
The rules and times change from state to state but basically if you buy something in excess of the set amount, then you pay taxes on the entire purchase, not just the amount over the limit.
good to know. i could obviously break up the purchase, but the APP would no longer cover everything...which would be the only reason i would actually get the APP in the first place.
DisplacedMic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2013, 11:29 AM   #4
Plutonius
macrumors 601
 
Plutonius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Every day is tax free (at least sales tax) .
Plutonius is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2013, 11:34 AM   #5
snberk103
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: An Island in the Salish Sea
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisplacedMic View Post
good to know. i could obviously break up the purchase, but the APP would no longer cover everything...which would be the only reason i would actually get the APP in the first place.
If by APP you mean AppleCare... then actually, I think you can break up a purchase. Doublecheck, of course, but for instance I'm sure if you buy a Mac and then within a few days the Apple monitor to go with it then that is covered too. I'm sure the details will be on the AppleCare pages.... but you may have some flexibility here.
__________________
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. - Jack Layton
snberk103 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2013, 11:43 AM   #6
DisplacedMic
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plutonius View Post
Every day is tax free (at least sales tax) .
not in NC it isn't.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by snberk103 View Post
If by APP you mean AppleCare... then actually, I think you can break up a purchase. Doublecheck, of course, but for instance I'm sure if you buy a Mac and then within a few days the Apple monitor to go with it then that is covered too. I'm sure the details will be on the AppleCare pages.... but you may have some flexibility here.
that's not what the Apple chat people told me... you can purchase the plan up to a year after a device, but i don't know if you can do that with 1 plan/multiple devices.
DisplacedMic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2013, 12:22 PM   #7
snberk103
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: An Island in the Salish Sea
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisplacedMic View Post
...
that's not what the Apple chat people told me... you can purchase the plan up to a year after a device, but i don't know if you can do that with 1 plan/multiple devices.
I've just checked the "terms and conditions" and you are right... though that may be a change from when I purchased my monitor. However, other things can be purchased earlier, and then covered. You might want to read the T&Cs on the Apple website since the sequence of the purchase might be important.

Good Luck...
__________________
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. - Jack Layton
snberk103 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2013, 12:32 PM   #8
DisplacedMic
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by snberk103 View Post
I've just checked the "terms and conditions" and you are right... though that may be a change from when I purchased my monitor. However, other things can be purchased earlier, and then covered. You might want to read the T&Cs on the Apple website since the sequence of the purchase might be important.

Good Luck...
thanks for looking into that for me - that was nice of you :-)
i think you're right, got to read the fine print!
DisplacedMic is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2013, 03:57 PM   #9
Plutonius
macrumors 601
 
Plutonius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisplacedMic View Post
not in NC it isn't.
Any tax free states near NC ? I think most of Massachusetts drives to New Hampshire for tax free shopping .
Plutonius is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2013, 05:48 AM   #10
DisplacedMic
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plutonius View Post
Any tax free states near NC ? I think most of Massachusetts drives to New Hampshire for tax free shopping .
yeah...unfortunately not and believe me a i looked.

Delaware
Montana
New Hampshire
Oregon

it would cost me more than $200 to get to any of those places - although all 4 are beautiful places to visit!

well..not so sure about Delaware, but i have a bunch of friends there so its nice to visit too.
DisplacedMic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2013, 11:37 AM   #11
snberk103
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: An Island in the Salish Sea
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisplacedMic View Post
yeah...unfortunately not and believe me a i looked.

Delaware
Montana
New Hampshire
Oregon

it would cost me more than $200 to get to any of those places - although all 4 are beautiful places to visit!

well..not so sure about Delaware, but i have a bunch of friends there so its nice to visit too.
I don't know how it works in the US, but I have used this several times in Canada where most provinces have a sales tax (PST) that is not collected if the store ships the product out of the province. I have gone to a camera store, a small owner-operated place, and looked at the gear. Asked questions, etc etc. We talk about the fact that I am from out of province... do you know so-n-so? etc etc.

When it's time to pay I ask if they can ship it to me, because then the PST is non-chargeable. Not every time... but enough times to make it worth my while.... they will write "shipped to BC - no PST" on their copy of the invoice and hand me the gear. I've become the shipper, in essence.

Of course you run the risk that they won't do that, and then you have to decide if it's cheaper to pay for the shipping or pay the tax.

Good Luck.

On the other hand, Oregon is quite nice this time of year I understand.

ps.... you will of course then pay the tax you owe your home state
__________________
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. - Jack Layton
snberk103 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2013, 04:23 PM   #12
eternlgladiator
macrumors 68000
 
eternlgladiator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Twin Cities
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisplacedMic View Post
yeah...unfortunately not and believe me a i looked.

Delaware
Montana
New Hampshire
Oregon

it would cost me more than $200 to get to any of those places - although all 4 are beautiful places to visit!

well..not so sure about Delaware, but i have a bunch of friends there so its nice to visit too.
I think Georgia still does one around back to school time in August. Applied to computers, clothes, and other school related stuff.
__________________
MacBook Air 1.8 i7 256GB
iPhone 6 Black 128GB
iPad Mini White 32GB Wifi
eternlgladiator is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tax Free Holiday oldhifi Buying Tips and Advice 1 Jul 31, 2013 10:01 AM
iPad Mini: Retailer with free shipping and no tax to CA? unsped iPad 12 May 10, 2013 10:27 PM
Tax Free Gaelic2 Buying Tips and Advice 14 Sep 27, 2012 06:07 PM
online tax free for iphone 5 007mrdr iPhone 0 Sep 21, 2012 01:27 PM
Tax free weekend? fedup flyer MacBook Air 21 Jun 24, 2012 11:17 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC