Buying MacBook Pro from Portland or New York ?

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  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

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    Hello, im from India and would be in New York and Portland in next week.
    Im looking to buy the new MacBook Pro 2799$ model.

    New York Apple Store said, 10% extra taxes.

    Is Portland 0% taxes ?

    Is any good Apple Stores in Portland ?
     
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  3. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok NYC store said 2799 + 10% tax.
    Portland store said 2799 flat, come and pickup!
    So, I guess I should better off drive to the Pioneer Place from the airport and get it.

    Surely a 300$ savings.
     
  4. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. And of course, you will declare it when reentering the country.o_O
     
  5. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What does that mean ?
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You may have to pay import duties or taxes when you return home.
     
  7. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No. I just declare it as old laptop
     
  8. BarracksSi Suspended

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    :confused: :facepalm:
     
  9. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    o_O
     
  10. Mr. Dee macrumors 65816

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    Good luck with that, they are going to ask for a receipt or google the part number. I had warm time with customers when I brought mine in. Had to pay $200.
     
  11. Pangalactic macrumors member

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    I can imagine at the customs

    "look at this GPU performance! It's like what windows laptops had four years ago! Definitely an old laptop!" :D:p
     
  12. penny_whistle macrumors newbie

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    Even better is taking public train between PDX airport & Pioneer Place. Total cost $2.50. Usually faster too, no traffic.
     
  13. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    As penny_whistle says, there is a public transit light-rail train (called "MAX") that goes directly from the airport to downtown Portland - passing right in front of the Apple Store (the stop is across the street from the Apple Store for the direction heading toward the airport.)
     
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    Throw the box away and bring it with you in carrying on bag. Slap some stickers on it and you got your self a used laptop.
     
  15. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Yes, there's an Apple Store right in downtown, Portland. Get it there. Don't pay the tax N.Y.C.
     
  16. KUKitch macrumors 6502

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    Definitely bought my 2011 in Portland b/c of the lack of sales tax - is worth it, especially if you're already gonna be there... as far as declaring it, I wouldn't know why you'd even need to say anything about it if you have it in your carry on like any other laptop would be. Whether you keep the box or not I suppose is up to you
     

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