urgent help needed! buying macbook pro on JFK

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  1. chuwi macrumors newbie

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    hi,

    i'm planning a travel to new york and i would like to buy a macbook pro. it's possible to buy it on JFK airport tax free? i don't want to pay 200$ for taxes :(

    thx!!!!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. chuwi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    argh!

    so, it's impossible to buy a macbook in NY free of taxes?
     
  4. bearbo macrumors 68000

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  5. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    are you staying in ny? can you buy from amazon or macmall and have it shipped to your office or hotel room or friend's (or wherever you're staying or working)?
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Can't you just claim the taxes back when you leave the country?
     
  7. chuwi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i will be in NY only 2,5 days so amazon or macwall it's impossible :(
     
  8. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    even if you ship overnight?
     
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    If you have the time, you can drive down to the state of Delaware and purchase your Mac from the Apple Store located in Christiana Mall.

    http://www.apple.com/retail/christianamall/

    I looked it up in Google Maps and it's 142 miles (about 2 hours 48 mins) away from the airport.
     
  11. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    they have no tax or something? (what other state has no sale tax?)
     
  12. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    That is a horrible drive. Worth $200 not to have to do it. Especially with the tolls and the Jersey Turnpike...yuck.
     
  13. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon
     
  14. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    nice... say if i go to one of the apple store in one of those state (i'm looking at New Hampshire), do I just pay the, say, 2,499, and that's it? aka no other tax either?
     
  15. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, that's correct - but it's a very long drive to save a relatively minor amount of money.
     
  16. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    LOL, i'm not about to drive to there from missouri if that's what you meant

    sometimes in the future, i kinda want to live in boston for a while, then it'd only be a 40 minutes drive, according to google map...
     
  17. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah the Salem, NH store is an easy drive from Boston.
     
  18. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. I drive donw to DE/MD/VA/NC from NY metro quite often by car. The drive from JFK to DE would be long and tedius. The traffic from JFK to NJ Turnpike and traffic jam after the long bridge as you enter Delaware would be a deal breaker as well.
     
  19. skubish macrumors 68030

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    There is no way to do that in the US.
     
  20. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Louisiana offers refunds for sales tax paid by international tourists. They get the retail store to fill out a slip and at the airport when they are leaving they get the tax back.
     
  21. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    sweet, exactly what i have in mind!

    what other of these neat tricks do you know? :)
     
  22. KilGil27 macrumors regular

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    and the driving through New Jersey... yuck
     
  23. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    once my parents and I visited easy coast and drove from nigeria fall (sp.) south, til around DC... lets just say it's not the most fun place to drive... but i thought that was just holiday

    oh yeah, and the toll, that was something new for me
     
  24. chuwi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you very much for all the ideas you gave me :)

    i was talking with a friend this morning (he was in NY last week) and he told me that he bought a 4Gb ipod nano in the 5th avenue apple store for only 199$!!!!.... so i think that he don't pay taxes... could it be possible????????
     
  25. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Nashua is 15 minutes closer than Salem.
     

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