Here's something I was wondering about... how can the Apple online store charge sales tax? I live in NY and I ordered a new PM, but I was being charged sales tax, though I was not billed in NY and it was not shipped from NY. I have never in my life paid sales tax for an out-of-state purchase, so why does Apple charge it? Now, sales tax is calculated by state tax plus local tax, which is why it varies across the state. Interestingly, they charged me not just the state tax, but my full local tax. There is no Apple operation in my town and I know they didn't send me a computer from the Apple store, which is in another county. Do you really think they are sending that tax back to the state and the additional percentage to my town? Highly dubious.