Apple Store Sales Tax Holiday (BOSTON)

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  1. iMac321 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I heard that Mass sets tax-free shopping weekend for Aug. 14-15. I went to this site, but Apple doesn't have any information about Massachusetts sale tax holiday. Will Apple Retail and Online Store participate in this. Thank you
     
  2. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    Hey iMac321. I live in Cambridge, MA. I'm pretty sure they eliminated Tax Free weekend as of 2009, due to the state of the economy. I could be wrong though.

    Update:

    Apparently it went to a vote in the State House of Reps (won), but didn't get passed in the State Senate. There was a resolution on 07/31. Not sure if that passed though.
     
  3. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    Just this morning it was announced that Tax Free weekend would be on Aug 14-15. You are correct though that the Tax holiday was not offered in 2009 due to the budget deficit, buts its definitely on for this year.

    http://www.projo.com/economy/MASS_TAX_HOLIDAY_08-03-10_TIJDR8O_v31.20ebb0e.html
     
  4. iMac321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    08/16 and 08/17 was the weekend in 2008.
     
  6. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    For some reason I can't view that page. It keeps crashing :eek:

    I can't find it on the mass.gov news feed either. Weird.
     
  7. CommanderData macrumors regular

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    Why not just drive over the border to the Apple store in the Rockingham Mall, Salem NH?

    That way you can get stuff tax free whenever you feel like it ;)
     
  8. iMac321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want to build a custom iMac(8GB RAM) :)
     
  9. rufus247 macrumors member

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    Putting the specific dates aside, this is a good thread. So back to the original question, does anyone know if tax free holidays apply online?
     
  10. BIS2 macrumors regular

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    I'm wondering this too....I'd like to get a cheap printer but often in the stores they are out. I noticed it says this in the apple link someone posted above:

    "If the customer wishes to order online, they must have a Massachusetts shipping address in order to take advantage of the tax holiday."

    So that makes it seem like you can order online, but I read something in the paper in the last few days saying the tax free holiday would prevent people from buying online. So I'm not sure.
     
  11. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    It did in 2008 when my fiancee bought hers online.
     
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  13. Aflatminer macrumors newbie

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    My bad, google search listed copyright 2010 it didn't occur to me that it was for the whole site as I am apparently new to the internet. D'oh!
     
  14. iMac321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    update: The Sale Tax Holiday will be on Apple Online Store,too !!
     
  15. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    lol :p No worries.
     
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  17. AgentMango macrumors newbie

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    It's a good thing I checked this section of the board before it was too late to cancel my MacBook Pro order.

    Wait... so, if I were to order a MacBook Pro using my student discount, my order won't be qualified for this tax exemption? :confused:
     
  18. RogueVasion macrumors regular

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    http://www.projo.com/economy/MASS_TAX_HOLIDAY_08-03-10_TIJDR8O_v31.20ebb0e.html

    it is going on...next weekend.

    and i'm not sure if the apple store is doing it, but because i have my premier silver reward zone at bestbuy...i bought my macbook pro a week ago and gave me the edu discount plus my ipod touch. they said if the tax free weekend was approved, to take it back in and get my adjustment.

    i live right outside of north attleboro, ma.
     
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  20. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    No, you should be fine because you are purchasing for yourself, not an institution.
     
  21. AgentMango macrumors newbie

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    Oh cool. Thanks! :)
     
  22. Ringo67 macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning to buy an iPad next weekend.

    So, I called the Natick store yesterday to ask if I need to reserve one. The guy I talked to said the store would have something on their site next week.

    Looking at the Natick store's site, though, it looks pretty similar to other Apple Store sites, and I'm thinking maybe the guy was just feeding me a line.

    Any thoughts, recommendations?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  23. iMac321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So the tax will be excluded after you complete the order right? :(
     

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