3gs price

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrmike316, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. mrmike316 macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2009
    just a quick question just went to att and ordered the 3gs there out of stock... the price was $252, i was thinking lastyear when i bought the 3g it was only $218 wich i bought from apple, does att charge more for tax then apple
  2. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2009
    tax from both should be exactly the same....

    if the tax rate went up in your state in the last year the phone will cost more.
  3. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    from what I'm hearing, Apple will charge tax on the subsidized price. AT&T will charge it on the full price.
  4. sonictonic macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2006
    Central Coast, California
    It baffles me that this is legal. :mad:
  5. mrmike316 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2009
    yea i was kinda baffled when a paid today.i do live in california the tax was 52.00 from att, last year im positive it was like 18.00 from the apple store. so apple must be only taxing subsidised price maybee ill cancel the order and go buy it at apple
  6. x0lliex macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
    Don't do that, I bought my 32GB from Apple and got charged $63 in tax. In CA we get charged tax on the full unsubsidized price, no matter where we buy it.
  7. mrmike316 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2009
    oh true i forgot i bought mine at an apple store in nevada last year, i think they dont tax the full price there... its a california thing TAXES
  8. nparmelee macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2008
    We also have a lower sales tax rate in Nevada than California....
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Apple (and ATT, BB and Walmart) do not charge tax on the full retail price in CA (and 2 other states). The state requires them to charge tax based on that amount.

    There are already 2 other threads dealing with this 'issue'.
  10. vilasgn macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2008
    This is so NOT true. At least in CA the tax is on full retail from everyone.
  11. BCurry1 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    I paid $321 and change at the AT&T store for my 32GB.
  12. rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    Here in Phoenix, AZ, AT&T only charged me tax on the final sale price.
    My $199 3Gs cost me $215 and change. (8.3% city sales tax, not state sales tax)

    I know each state and even some cities vary on how they calculate sales tax, so I suspect it will not be consistent for everyone.

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