WWDC versus Tax Free day

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TheBrazilianGuy, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    Isn't that a tough choice ?

    Tax Free (Missouri) Aug 4-6
    WWDC Aug 7-11

    Luckily I am happy with my iMac G5.
    Well, maybe not... ;)

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  2. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2006
    not realli, don't expect any new mac products or revisions from wwdc except the Mac Pro (and that's still very speculative at this point).
  3. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    I think it depends on what you want. I live in Georgia our tax free is Aug 3-6 but there is a limit on computers: $1500 if it is over that you pay all the tax. Since I want a new MBP, I don't really have an option (no way it will be <$1500).

    As I read all the discussions on this website it seems that almost everyone agrees there will be a "Mac Pro" introduced.

    MBP: 50/50 on whether there will be an update at WWDC almopst 100% agree there will be by the Paris Expo.

    MB: No update (95% agree with this).

    iMac and mini: less than 50% think there will be updates

    Option: Buy the computer you want, do not open it, and effectively you have a new tax free window Aug 4-20th (this is with the 14 day return). If there is something new introduced, take the computer back and exchnge it, since the box was not opened then you will not be charged the restocking fee.

    Good luck.
  4. DSchwartz88 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2006

    are you kidding me? everything is due to be brought up to speed. Macbook Pro's wil get merom and possibly a new case design. The Mac Pro will come out. Macbooks will get a speed bump. Possibly even nano's getting their upgrade (due to cheap NAND prices) please i know its your opinion on what is going to happen at WWDC but please dont lead other people the same way as you because 95% you are dead off
  5. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2005
    in the internet
    NWIH that the macbooks would get a speed bump.
  6. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Well things don't necessarily get updated at MW Paris even, the final PBG4 last year came after macworld.
  7. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    just buy it on tax free day and do not open it. thats what i'm doing (even though i know it'll be hard sitting there looking at the box)
  8. tea boy macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2006
    very interesting ,altho did not happen to me.:)
  9. bradc macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2006
    Canader eh

    Even though I'm Canadian, that's your best. Since tax adds up quickly, the money saved on tax can score you some good upgrades ;)
  10. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2003
    I'm buying it and not openig it.

    I know by Sunday, the box will have grown eyes and a mouth and it will be staring at me and wispering sweet nothings into my ears......I am already cracking and I don't have it yet.....
  11. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006

    I love how everyone thinks they are going to come out with new iPods at WWDC.

    World-Wide Developers Conference:rolleyes:
  12. sulhaq macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2006
    In the end it all comes to 10% restocking fee = (Approx.) Tax Incurred. So go ahead and buy if it's something that's not likely to be updated, e.g. Macbook. Otherwise, I'd say wait.

    EDIT: Didn't read all the posts, as always :p, anyways yeah the sealed box idea proposed by chicken seems practical.
  13. MonksMac macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2005
  14. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006

    Where you find this? Is this an Apple Promotion or your State?

    Where can i find out when is NY tax free is?
  15. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

    Feb 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    It's a state thing, and not all states have it. :(
  16. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    I looked it up - NY does not have a tax free holiday. link.
  17. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006

    i figured that... since i never heard of Tax Free on anything other then clothes. I thought it was an Apple promotion and they are covering the tax.
  18. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    Well...as I said, my iMac G5 is doing fine. Buying a new
    one and having the box closed for some days will be
    too much torture.

    I am happy to live now in Missouri...not only I am
    eligible to use Apple's services (you can not get the same in
    Florida) but also they have these tax free days. Not bad at all !!!
    And here is the list of tax free limits for Missouri...

    * Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
    * School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase
    * Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less
    * Personal computers – not to exceed $3,500
    * Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $3,500
  19. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Give it awhile, you'll change your mind :D
  20. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    The MBP may have a bump announced, but it may not even ship until late in august. I'm not sure why you're so convinced MB is getting an update. At this point, only the towers are for sure, and more than two models getting updated is unrealistic. Updates on other models will be soon, but probably not at WWDC. And I doubt we'll see ipods.

    Has apple ever updated more than two computers at the same event? Has apple ever made an ipod announcement at WWDC?
  21. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    Well, yesterday I bought my new iMac !

    It was hard to pass the "tax free" chance.

    Actually, considering the alternatives, I would need to
    wait weeks to get an iMac Merom and I did not find
    good reasons to do so (it is not portable).
    Also, even if they release Leopard today, I will keep
    Tiger around until the first impressions show up.

    What is also nice is to find out that the taxes are equivalent
    to what Leopard will probably cost.

    Anyway, T-1 to open the box !!!


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