I know this is sneaky but..

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by docgerrard, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Can I buy a macbook air now..

    Then buy another one on tax free weekend, which falls within 14 days of today..


    Then return this one that I payed tax for?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    pretty sure you can, since they have to refund you the amount you paid and not at the current price unless its a permanent price change.
     
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    Apple OC

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    sure ... what is the point though?
     
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    DollFaceDork

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    Surely it's not worth it?
     
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    brand

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    I would say more unethical than sneaky.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well the point is that I can save 140 dollars!

    And I just really want one now, thats all!

    Plus, school starts August 17th for me, and this would give me enough time beforehand to test out the MBA and if I am not happy with it, order my second option and have it shipped to me in time for school to start.

    Otherwise, tax free weekend falls from August 5-7 and I would have to wait until then!

    Also, there is a chance I won't be in town that weekend and so I would have to order it online. This would further delay me getting it.
     
  7. macrumors G4

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    Getting "free" use of the Air for just under 2 weeks before buying it at a lower price.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Well not a bad idea since if you buy it during tax free week and find out you want to switch for something else you'll miss out on the tax exemption.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    First, where do you live that you pay $140 in taxes? o_O

    I live in Chicago (some of the highest taxes in the country) and still only paid $90.

    Second, yeah dude, that is sneaky and wrong. But you're gonna do whatever you want, so why ask us? Is someone here really going to talk you out of it?
     
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    onthecouchagain

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    Nothing wrong with it. It's not unethical at all. He's operating within the parameters of the system that they set up. Go for it. It's essentially a more roundabout way of "price matching" items that go on sale a week later.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    I'm in NYC and I paid 136 and some change in tax. :(
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'm not asking if i should lol.

    i don't think it is unethical at all, and i'm sure some people agree with me.

    i was just asking if it was possible to do!
     
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    nebulos

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    obviously this is an abuse of the return policy.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    No returns policy gets abused more than walmart's :eek: once a person in front of me returned expired milk and she bought it before it went bad too.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Thats a great idea! How about the first unit you buy and its a Samsung Display and Samsung SSD? R you still gonna return it and maybe get a LG display?
     
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    nebulos

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    i was told that a friend of a friend used to buy those huge bags of dog food, take half out, make up the difference with gravel, and return it.

    !


    OP, if you could take yours back, do a return, and buy the same laptop again, but deduct the tax, i guess i would think that was much better. my guess is that's probably against policy, though, and won't be possible;

    you could do that with a place that price matches, but this wouldn't be a price match.
     
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    nebulos

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    you can't order from amazon or macmall or whatever without getting charged taxes?
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    Or you can just order off amazon
     
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    When you say school, do you mean college? If so, does your school sell Macs on campus? Many schools sell computers tax-free if a laptop is required for one of your classes.
     
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    You do realize that tax is a percentage of the total sale right? So if he buys a more expensive MBA he's going to pay more taxes. A 1400 purchase here gets you $136.50 in taxes.

    That said, yeah, just wait.
     
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    Is this tax free weekend nationwide? Where can I get more info on this?
     
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    No, just a handful of states, and it's not on one particular weekend. Each state chooses when. Here.
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    i say go for it. Of all the unethical things that you could do, this isn't so bad.
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    sure you can. It's not really abuse of the return policy, Apple knows people buy things knowing they will return them sometimes.

    Are you sure the tax-free thing includes computers? At least in texas, it only includes clothes and school supply-type things, definitely not electronics. If you want tax-free, just buy from amazon. Unless of course you're in one of the few unlucky states that already has to pay tax on amazon purchases.

    Otherwise though, I think this should work fine. You'll have to transfer all your data to your second MBA after you return the first one though, so it would be wise to keep both until you've gotten everything off the original.
     
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    Whats so hard about waiting anyway?
     

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