Charged twice for tax?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by adamvk, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    So I just bought a 32GB iPad. :) :)

    Anyways, when I hit place order, it said $638 with tax.

    So 2 minutes later, I get an email confirming my email, and then it says: estimated tax: $54. So I checked Chase, and they charged me $638 and then they have another charge for $17. Why is this? Was the tax just more than they thought so they charged me more? Or what?

    Thanks!

    BTW I bought it online, and it's being shipped to the Woodfield Il store.
     
  2. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    Why can't you just ask Chase what the $17 charge was for?
     
  3. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Chase wouldn't know. It was clearly from Apple.
     
  4. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    What is your state sales tax rate ? Is there a city tax also ?
    You can figure out how much tax you should pay.
    If you order online and pick up at the store, tax rate may be different than where you live.
    You can sort it out when you pick it up, if it isn't right.
     
  5. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    Um, sorry, but I don't think you understood what I'm asking. If you check your statement, obviously you can tell that it's from Apple and not a fee from Chase. I'm asking, why can't you ask Chase to verify what the charge itself is for? What, is Chase going to say, "We have no idea what the charge is, where or when it's from, but you need to pay it regardless"? That's insane.

    When Apple accidentally charged me twice for my iPad, I called up Citibank and they were able to tell me what each individual charge was for. One was for the iPad itself, the other was for the temporary hold/credit check, that was accidentally charged as another iPad.

    I called up Apple afterwards, got them to find the order number, and had Apple call my card company to have the second charge dropped by giving them the right release information. Five minutes later, the charge was dropped, and my credit was refunded back to me.


    That being said, call Chase to confirm what the charge is. Then if need be, call Apple for further assistance on their end.
     
  6. seajewel, Apr 26, 2012
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    seajewel macrumors 6502

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    Figuring out how much the tax should be seems the more sensible and easy solution than calling up Chase. When I placed my order the tax was higher than in the confirmation email or the actual charge. As they said when you placed the order, the tax was only an estimate.
     
  7. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yea, thanks everyone for the help.

    I calculated Schaumburg's sale tax which is 9.5%, and that would work out to be the $655, instead of the $638 it would have been at my home town. Oh well.

    The iPad better be worth it...is it?
     
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  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    For $638, it's worth it. $655 is way overpriced. :rolleyes:
     
  10. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha I hope you realize I wasn't being serious.
     
  11. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    I would not pay anything not on the invoice you were shown.
     
  12. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    When in doubt......dispute the charge with the credit card company.
     

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