Apple Store Taxes Sucks!!!! Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Cromas, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Cromas macrumors member

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    hi I want order my mac pro custom:

    Mac Pro:
    - Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core)
    - 2GB (2 x 1GB)
    - 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB (Two dual-link DVI)
    - One 16x SuperDrive
    - Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    - Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) + Mac OS X
    - Airport Extreme Card

    and big surprise! $223 of tax! really sucks!
    problem with other stores:
    amazon dont offer me custom!!!
    powermax spend 2 weeks or more to send me for FL
    any other secure and serious store to buy online, with no taxes and free shipping?

    thanks
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Well technically in most states you're supposed to pay use taxes on your tax return if you buy something online or from another state and didn't pay sales tax on it...not that anyone generally does. I bought my iMac during a tax-free weekend.
     
  3. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    What's another ~$200 when you're dropping cash for a Mac Pro! ;)
     
  4. Cromas thread starter macrumors member

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    mmm thanks, its beacuse Iam outside usa, and I want buy I have a address on FL, yeah 223$ its not much but I need pay around 500$ more for get to my country... so its expensive... :(

    that free taxes weekend success a lot times? I wait? how knows when happend I dont want pay that ****i... tax!

    amazon sounds perfect no tax, no shipping, send fast... but No Custom! so bad!

    any help! ?
    thanks!
     
  5. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Tax free weekends require buying in store, so that won't help you if you're outside the US, unless your location has something similar.
     
  6. 330toSRT8 macrumors member

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    What's all this talk about tax free weekends? Must be an east coast thing. I just moved to MD recently from California.
     
  7. Topper macrumors 65816

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    How about MacMall?
     
  8. Cromas thread starter macrumors member

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    buhhhhhh apple store sucks!

    amazon too, no custom...

    other good store?
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    See, this is why the system in the US sucks. You never know what you're paying until you get to the counter. Here all prices by law are required to include tax in the price so that a product priced at $5 is $5 not $5 plus tax.

    So much easier.
     
  10. Topper macrumors 65816

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    How about MacMall?
    Only the 320GB hard drive but for the extra hundred bucks you would spend for the 500GB you can buy a second hard drive.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Cromas thread starter macrumors member

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    mac mall

    I send a mail to macmall for see he they can send me custom.

    I can trust on macmall? its good?

    thanks
     
  12. AviationFan macrumors 6502a

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    I would trust them. MacMall is a large company and has a good reputation.

    - Martin
     
  13. zdobson macrumors 6502

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    you could drive up to delaware where they don't have sales tax.

    what about ebay? anyone selling on there?
     
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Ever heard of mental math? Yes, sales tax differs by state, but it's not that hard to figure.

    Welcome to the land of $19.95!
     
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  16. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    You know what I hate about taxes? They go to a war that 80% of the country doesn't want. Either fix the potholes on my street, hire more cops and firefighters, or give me my money back!!!
     
  17. cohibadad macrumors 6502a

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    Federal Taxes don't pay for war. They simply take money out of the economy to offset inflation. Everything is paid for with treasury bonds purchased by individuals or the fed by printing more money. Sales tax goes to your state so I don't really feel as bad about them because my state hasn't declared war on anyone. I'd much rather my money went to my state than fed.
     
  18. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Wait, you're actually saying that not displaying the real price is a good thing? Yes I have heard of mental maths I have a chemistry degree so I'm pretty good with numbers. What I don't get is why taxes aren't on the price tag - there's no good reason to leave it off.
     
  19. Topper macrumors 65816

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    I'm with AviationFan.
    I've used MacMall, ClubMac, MacZone, and MacConnection many, many times with no problems.
     
  20. dejo Moderator

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    Maybe if you tell us what country you're in, we can try to come up with some other possible solutions.
     
  21. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    ...with the exception of cigarettes.

    I went on a Vegas road trip. I'm from Chicago, I bought a carton from a discount cig reseller in Missouri(?). Four years later (6 wks ago), I received a notice from the IRS stating that I owed them something like $12 for purchasing tobacco out of state.

    How the hell did they even know? A colleague received a similar notice for a cig purchase around the same time as well.
     
  22. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    credit card statements? Maybe you're on an FBI watch list, so they are tracking you in depth!
     
  23. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Did the store require ID? Or perhaps the seller is required to provide a list of transactions and names to the IRS from credit cards? The four years part is pretty bizarre, though.

    Not that this has anything to do with the OP's thread at this point...
     
  24. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    Well I don't believe they track your CC statements unless of course; like you say -- you're under some kind of watch... which I seriously doubt is the case. Other than that, I'm guessing that maybe the discount shop may not have been entirely 'legitimate'. I know that they're no longer in business. My CC was probably still on record there.
     
  25. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    see above...
     

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