Good idea to wait till the tax holiday to buy MBA 13" ultimate?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by harpyeagle, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2011
    I was suggested so and given that its not very far off (Aug5-7), I am wondering if I should wait?

    Can I buy it, say, tomorrow, so while I am still in the 14 day return window to get the tax refunded come Aug5?

    Has anyone done that before at an Apple store?
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It depends partly on where you are, as the tax holiday doesn't make much difference in some states.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2011
    I am in NC and tax here for a 13" MBA Ultimate comes to ~$125...
  4. macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    If you average saving about $100 your a fool not to wait a day or two.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2008
    That's exactly what I plan to do. Our TN tax holiday is that weekend.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    Probably would have to return and repurchase.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Google your state's tax free coverage to see if it includes computers and electronics.

    Florida does not cover computers for example.
  8. wookv, Jul 22, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011

    macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I thought of waiting for tax holiday too, but it depends on which MBA you're buying.

    I looked it up: TN's tax holiday limit is at $1500, so it won't work for the 13" 256gb option. The list price of the item has to be <$1500 from the get go. And unfortunately, the tax will not be prorated, it has to be <$1500 list price, all or nothing.

    See #1:
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2011
    NC does exempt Computers(Incl. Tablets & Netbooks, but not e-readers) <$3500
    and Computer Supplies < $250...

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