Additional $65.00 for AT&T Iphone 4GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TigerBabe, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. TigerBabe macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2010
    Ok so at checkout it says $299.00 for 32GB and they tried charging my card $365.00. So why is there a $65.00 charge taxes aren't that high?
  2. curitibagarrett macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007

    If you live in CA they tax you on the full price of the phone not the subsidized one
  3. maximus96 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    you pay tax on the full retail price, not just the $ least in CA
  4. TigerBabe thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2010
  5. BunniMei macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2011
    Yep, what the two previous posters said. In San Diego, I was charged over $58 in taxes. (And this was for the $299 32GB, btw)
  6. pyro008 macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2011
  7. Virance macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2011
    In NJ they didn't charge me any tax, which I thought was a bit strange. I guess NJ allows them to subsidize the sales tax as well?
  8. bpeeps macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2011
    California is broke, what do you expect?
  9. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    CA has to find a way to fund the hotel bedsheet police.
  10. qtrim macrumors regular


    Oct 7, 2011
    They'll probably collect tax on bill each month too.
  11. 2010RS macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2009
    It's for the additional cost of engraving the letter G on your phone.
  12. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    I paid $79 for the 64gb. Sucks. We have no choice in California. That is what we get for making loads of money! Mwa ha ha. Just kidding.
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Yup, all those roads, schools, firemen, police, sewers, and mail service are a serious drag. Let's hope to god we get a Tea Party president so they can eliminate all that waste.
  14. zkaudio macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2007
    sad to me that people don't even understand our tax code, but they go out and vote, enabling the effed sacramento politicians to continue to ruin this state. gg
  15. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    Since when is it the job of the FEDERAL government to fund LOCAL or STATE roads, local schools, firemen, police, etc.? Answer: it's not, unless you are socialist, big government, elitist, who believe they know more than the little people. Yep, get more and more people dependent on government, that's what made the US great. :rolleyes:
  16. natasha69 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    welcome to the communist state of California.

    now, do you think they're (CA gov) spending that $$ wisely? go to a DMV around 4:30 in the afternoon and see how much help you can get from anyone there. they'll help you get out the door.
  17. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2005
    The problem is it's too easy to justify unlimited tax and fee increases when you can stick to simple talking points. Police! Fire!
  18. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2010
    are you buying your first phone? this has been known for quite some time now..
  19. natasha69 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    all those items are essential and needed. however other parts of the government need some serious surgery and liposuction.

    - 20 people to run a DMV office, when you observe 17 of them taking a break every time you walk in there - time to trim the fat.

    - a starting secretary job (no college degree required) paying 40k+ and full benefits (and overtime!) and pension!!

    - being berated for working past 4:30PM at a government office because you're making people look bad (yes...i've experienced this)

    tons of government waste - just leave the essential services mentioned above alone.

    government needs to spend their budget more efficently/wisely before asking for any more $$.
  20. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    It's been that way with the tax since 2007 when I bought my first iPhone. Just got use to gettin' jammed at the unsubsidized pricing...:eek:
  21. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    That's if you can get in the door.. ;)
  22. BC2009 macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2009
    So in several states you do have to pay the sales tax on the full price of the phone. BUT it seems there is a way around this!!!!

    It looks like this only required if purchasing the phone through the retailer who is also subsidizing the phone because the same entity that is selling the device is also subsidizing the phone over a period of N months. They are therefore collecting the full price of the phone from you, but over time and must tax you for it.

    However, I found that by purchasing through Apple directly I only got charged the sales tax on the subsidized price. This may not actually be correct according to tax law -- it could just be because Apple's store is not setup for stupid tax laws and they are eating this on the back end. But either way, getting the phone directly from was cheaper than getting it from AT&T.
  23. AnthonySmith macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2011
    Southern CA
    Yeah you get taxed the retail price of the phone, like any other phone. The retail for a 4S is somewhere around $650.

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