I'm a bit annoyed and confused at the moment I was trying to see how much the HTC One or iphone 5 would cost by upgrading (keeping the same plan) and with taxes added on From Best buy a $99 HTC One comes out to over $150 after taxes Ordinarily an 8% sales tax would net this thing at around $108, but because they are taxing on the FULL price of the phone before discounts (so around $700) you end up adding on 50% of the value of the discounted price. Is this normal? Is there no way to avoid this? When I bought a smart phone 3 years ago I don't recall if this same thing happened as I wasn't there at the time. My brother just bought his HTC One in New York for $108. We're all on the same family plan and we aren't changing anything about our plan we just want to change the phones. Ugh...I almost would rather never use a cell phone again just out of principle to rebel against this level of idiocy.