The tax on the MBP comes to nearly $150 for where i live (North Carolina). So i wanted to know how people could save that money. 1. I was wondering if there were ways to avoid sales taxes that are applied on MBs/MBPs? I know that 5 states in the US do not charge sales taxes, but i live far from those. 2. Do we have to pay taxes if we buy from Amazon (if so, then is it the same amout as apple online sotre/ physical store?) and what are the pros and cons of buying from Amazon? (Like warranty, applecare etc.) 3. Are there any other tax free days coming up in the near future like the back to school tax free weekend? 4. Are there any other ways to avoid paying taxes? Thanks in advance guys! This has been a very helpful community!