Amazon has both base Mac Pro models available for preorder -- $5 discount ;)

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  1. Bear macrumors G3

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  2. carrerascott thread starter macrumors regular

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    I earn $$ with Amazon Visa, but I get the education discount thru Apple so I'll order through Apple. But if I didn't and wanted a stock config, I'd probably order through Amazon.

    Just posting FYI.
     
  3. flat five macrumors 601

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    lot's of places have it for sale which you can avoid sales tax with..

    http://www.macconnection.com for instance..

    macmall has a few custom configurations listed:
    http://www.macmall.com/n/Mac-Pro/macNavLinks-macNavLinks.225

    i'd like to buy from tekserve: (as in, i definitely vouch for them)
    http://www.tekserve.com/store/macs/mac-pro.html

    ..but i'd rather not pay 9% nyc sales tax on a $5000 item.. i assume you can avoid sales tax if ordering from tekserve and live outside of new york.. they have a lot of custom configs listed
     
  4. d-m-a-x macrumors 6502

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    no tax? I leanerd this about 24 hours too late
     
  5. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, really custom

     
  6. flat five macrumors 601

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    yeah.. if you buy something which ships to another state, you often don't have to pay sales tax.


    haha. good catch. definitely worth calling /double checking prior to spending.
     
  7. carrerascott thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not true on Amazon anymore, unfortunately.
     
  8. petsounds macrumors 65816

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    Do any of these sites charge at time of order, instead of time of shipping? Looking to purchase a nMP for the tax writeoff, but ordering from Apple would not peg the credit card payment until February.
     
  9. flat five macrumors 601

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    well, it depends on where exactly the order is coming from and where it's being shipped to.. 3 of the last 5 purchases i've made through amazon have been tax free..

    with the mac pro via amazon, i'd be charged sales tax but if i lived in cleveland, i wouldn't:

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    i doubt it.. i think that might even be illegal for a company to do
     
  10. CH12671 macrumors 6502

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    Amazon must charge tax now if they have a fulfillment center in your state, and if your order is being fulfilled by them...same as any online retailer. Amazon's marketplace, however, includes many sellers other than Amazon...so it's possible that if you order something "from Amazon" that it would be fulfilled by one of their outside vendors, which does not have a physical presence in your state....tax free.
     
  11. petsounds macrumors 65816

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    Not sure how it'd be illegal. It's just paying upfront instead of waiting for the ship date. Though unethical if that policy wasn't stated clearly. I should've just bought the bullet when I had a chance to get one of the December ship-date units, but I've been waiting to see if Apple would release a Logic Pro update to take advantage of OpenCL. Wouldn't want to buy the low-end graphics cards and then find out I should've gotten the faster ones.
     
  12. flat five macrumors 601

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    accepting money for an item which they don't have?

    i really don't know though.. just guessing.
     
  13. CH12671 macrumors 6502

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    CC companies won't allow it to happen. Plus, what if they charged you now, and it doesn't actually ship for two more months. You could get stuck paying interest on something you don't even have....for two months or more.
     
  14. Celedral macrumors 6502

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    Just put in an order for the $2999 base model, then decided it was a bad idea if I planned on using it (intended for display/business purposes). Now A 6core/D500 is on order.
     
  15. calaverasgrande macrumors 65816

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    kind of shady that Amazon lists
    "available warranties" as Square Trade and Smartguard (who?)
    but no option for purchasing Applecare. Which is the de facto extended warranty.
     

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