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

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  1. harpyeagle
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    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. GGJstudios
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    It depends partly on where you are, as the tax holiday doesn't make much difference in some states.
     
  3. harpyeagle
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    I am in NC and tax here for a 13" MBA Ultimate comes to ~$125...
     
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    If you average saving about $100 your a fool not to wait a day or two.
     
  5. mrgossett
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    That's exactly what I plan to do. Our TN tax holiday is that weekend.
     
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    Probably would have to return and repurchase.
     
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    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
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    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:
    www.tn.gov/revenue/faqs/salesandusefaq.htm#1
     
  9. harpyeagle
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    NC does exempt Computers(Incl. Tablets & Netbooks, but not e-readers) <$3500
    and Computer Supplies < $250...

    http://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/salestax_holiday.html
     

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