Cancelled apple order and went with wal-mart

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  1. blacksurfer macrumors regular

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    So my status at apple says oct 11th after a promised 2weeks shipping. So Walmart rep says their cards came in and only 8 were sold. So I cancelled my apple order on two phones and reserved with Walmart.

    Benefits: I'll get the phone on launch, pay $189, pay tax on $189. Yippie!!!!
     
  2. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I would've kept the Apple order until you have the phone in hand.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That would make more sense.
     
  4. richpuer macrumors 6502

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    Even if Walmart didn't have it on launch day it's totally worth the savings in phone price and sales tax! Didn't know this but that's awesome
     
  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    You couldn't wait a couple more weeks for a phone?
     
  6. blacksurfer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes will save $100 tax. Also they're giving $5 vudu gift card.
     
  7. leenak macrumors 68020

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    $100 in tax? You pay 30% tax?
     
  8. glitternarwhal macrumors member

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    I wanted to preorder, but it seems to be only for the 2 year commitment. I wanted to buy it outright. :(
     
  9. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    No in California we have to pay tax on the retail value of the phone not the subsidized price. I am not sure how buying the phone at Walmart skirts that rule though. I paid tax on $750 instead of $300 for the 32GB model.
     
  10. lionqueen macrumors 6502

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    He/she could, but didnt want to. Personal choice.
     
  11. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    So is heroine, doesn't mean it's a reasonable response.
     
  12. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Could be a savings IF you pay tax on the subsidized price.
     
  13. blacksurfer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok tax was $58 each phone at Apple i bgt 2 phones. Tax on two phone at Walmart will be on the $189 price, as opposed to $600. Not sure why only Walmart charges tax on the subsidized price.
     
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    iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    :eek: Bummer! That's crazy, I've never heard of anything like that before. Wow. I paid $30 in taxes on my $450 16GB.
     
  16. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Meh... I only choose Walmart if I need to buy socks, a bag of Cheetos, underwear & condoms at 3am. Otherwise... I'll let the pros at Apple handle my iPhone order.
     
  17. Gangnam Style macrumors member

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    What state are you in?
     
  18. richpuer macrumors 6502

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    Not just CA. Taxes in general. They tax your income, they tax your purchases, and then tax your ass one more time when youre dead. God bless America, right?
     
  19. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe only California and Rhode Island charge tax on the full retail price of the phone. Personally I am in California so I paid about $60 in Tax for the 32GB model.
     
  20. adox macrumors newbie

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    I preordered and received a delivery date of oct 10th(apple.com) is it worth waiting or just going to walmart/best buy/radioshack/ att ?
     
  21. george-brooks macrumors 6502a

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    My billing address is in CA so when I originally ordered they quoted $80 tax but when I had it shipped to New York instead (where I am living) I saved 50%!!
     
  22. blacksurfer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cali
     
  23. Built macrumors 68020

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    Based on initial supply levels to Walmart stores in past launches, this was, perhaps, not a wise move. I would have waited to cancel the Apple order once I had the phone in hand.
     
  24. lionqueen macrumors 6502

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    Choosing a female hero is always a reasonable response :)
     
  25. richpuer macrumors 6502

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    Based on these past levels, don't you think aapl learned from it and allocated them more this time around?
     

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