Cheap place to buy PB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dollystereo, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

    dollystereo

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    Im going to US in march, Im going to buy a PB. Does the apple store has the same price that shows in the apple page?
    Do I have to pay tax?
    How much the tax is in california?
     
  2. themacmaestro macrumors member

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    yes they have the same prices as the web. And tax depends on the county you buy from. I would expect tax to be around 6-9% depending on the county.

    If you were going to be in the states for a while I would order off of Amazon.com and have it delivered to you and then collect the $200 rebate.
     
  3. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Also, I THINK amazon.com has no sales tax
     
  4. lifeisgood360 macrumors newbie

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    yup
    no tax on amazon.. at least in massachusetts :rolleyes:
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    AKA Taxachusetts? :)
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    CA Tax is no less than 7.25%, and varies by city on top of county. You can look up the rate for where you will be here. http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/pub71.pdf. Looks like the peak rate is 8.75% in Alameda county, 8.5% in San Fransisco, 8.25% in LA.

    The Amazon rebate form states:
    and it generally takes 8-10 weeks to get that, so they'd really have to be here a while.

    They might be able to take advantage of that offer if he gets a US Resident to order it for him and submit the rebate, and then take posession of it when he gets here in March.

    dollystereo, unless you are looking for latest PB, you might find a good deal at CompUSA or buying a refurb direct from Apple.

    EDIT:
    As a former resident, Taxachussets seems way cheaper than California.

    B
     
  7. dollystereo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dollystereo

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    Ordering from apple.com?
    Do I pay the list price or I pay that plus tax?
     
  8. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    You pay that plus sales tax. The amount varies based upon the billing address.
     

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