Best online store price (low shipping/no tax) for California residents?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Justin Luck, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Justin Luck macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    It's a shame Amazon doesn't sell the iPad 2 because you have to be in a dream world to think it even compares to a Kindle DX.

    Anyone know of an online authorized reseller outside of California that will sell the iPad 2 with a low shipping fee?
  2. joltaxt macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2011
    Geez are you really that concerned to save $5 and compromise quality/service?
  3. MarkG21 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2010
    Your just going to have to WAIT if you want to buy online with no tax.

    Try Macmall tomorrow.
  4. Justin Luck thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    Most likely I will buy it at Best Buy tomorrow. I have some BB gift cards to put to use. But I would save $45 in tax assuming it was from a store like Amazon that offers free 2-day prime shipping.
  5. faustfire macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2002
    More like $60 to $80 tax saving in Cali.
  6. Justin Luck thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    Yeah, tax certainly jumps up there when you go with the higher capacity models.
  7. Bobomix macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    I am pretty sure like the original iPad, all purchases for iPad 2 will be done over the phone with third party resellers (macconnection, macmall, B&H). Good thing for us Californians, all these resellers are located out-of-state, meaning no tax and free ground shipping. ;)

    B&H has already posted the info, you just have to ring them up for the specific details. G luck!!! Those pesky tax and recycle fees are a rip-off here in Cali...
  8. Justin Luck thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    I forgot about the recycling fee. Do they really charge that for the iPad too? How much is it? Also, I know MacMall charges tax. Not sure about the others. B&H won't, but too bad it takes a week for UPS ground. Hmm.
  9. joltaxt macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2011
    You can buy goods online in California tax free? This is news to me, and I'm pretty sure unless it's a special promotion it's illegal.

    Link me to this glorious website so I'll be shopping here exclusively from now on.
  10. thetruth1985 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2010
    #10 will accept orders starting tomorrow. The only problem is that only military members can log on to the website. No tax either!
  11. tmiw macrumors 68000

    Jun 26, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Technically, you're supposed to declare out of state (Internet?) purchases on your California tax return so you can pay the 8.75-~10% sales tax. Not like anyone actually does that, though. :rolleyes:
  12. Justin Luck thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    So after sales tax and recycling fee, the base iPad is really $553.
  13. quid squid macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2008
    los angeles
    #13 is tax free and free shipping. i ordered my iMac from them a couple years ago. The front page of their site says they will start selling at 5 as well.
  14. mj1108 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2007
    Yup, Amazon here in California is tax free. LOVE IT! :cool:
  15. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    How fast will we get the iPad's from Mac Connection? I don't mind buying from them but I don't want to wait a month... Or even a week.
  16. brogan macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2008
    I'm not sure if the demand will be as crazy this time around as it was for the first gen iPad, but it took a little over a month for my first-gen iPad to get to me from the time that I ordered it last year at launch-time...
  17. Justin Luck thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
  18. brogan macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2008
    OOPS, sorry bout that guys, was responding to the post above mine but forgot to quote...I ordered from Mac Connection
  19. mwjd299 macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2003
    Santa Maria, CA
    I second that. I bought my iMac Black Friday 2009 from Macconnection. No sales tax, free shipping. I'm in CA. :)
    Mac Connection did not have online ordering for iPad 1. Phone ordering only. I assume iPad 2 will be the same.

    Also I have bought things from Amazon with no sales tax, free shipping.
  20. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    No way will they be shipping in a month. You guys are making me nervous. I may have to order from, or just go to the store tomorrow and fork over the extra $62 to enjoy it from day 1. Suck. I am getting on the phone with macconnection first thing in the morning.
  21. PKPUNCH macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    thanks for the info guys! seriously CA tax sucks....
  22. Aqua Bliss macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    Im in CA too and the sales tax rate sux...

    I had a few emails back and forth with macconnection today. They will start selling iPad2 at 2pm PST, 5pm EST - Phone orders only.

    No tax in CA.

    Shipping is free for regular FedEx shipping. They also offer expedited shipping but didn't say how much.

    Sounds like they will only sell what they have in inventory so no long waits - when they're out, they're out. I'm gonna call them at 2pm sharp, worth saving the extra $$$ to wait 3-4 days. $60 can buy me a lot of apps.
  23. vap2151 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2011

    my friend is going to LA this week i am planning to get me an ipad2 i just wanted to know how much is the tax over the apple price in LA..

  24. Justin Luck thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    I was planning to order one online to save $53 of tax and recycling fees. But with all these possible display issues people are having, it might be worth it to buy locally in case of a need to exchange a bum unit.
  25. Justin Luck thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    I was so ready to call this Sunday at 6:59am Pacific to order one at B&H Photo. But now that I see how widespread the backlight bleed and dead pixel issues are, I will have to wait it out until Apple gets this sorted out.

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