cheap online $ for mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by totallyfugazi, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. totallyfugazi macrumors newbie

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    FYI, did some searching online and the best price so far is at www.macmall.com I just bought the mid-level 2.5ghz mini for $779 with free shipping & no tax (at least in ohio), they also have the 2.3ghz for $584 and the server for $974.
     
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I'm sure form what some people have posted in other threads here Best Buy is slightly cheaper then that.
     
  3. totallyfugazi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Your forgetting tax, bestbuy has it for $769, but with tax it is $821 , so I am still saving $42 :)
     
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I presume then Best Buy has retail stores in Ohio. If they have a retail presence then they have to charge tax.
     
  5. kensteele macrumors newbie

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    A $750 Best Buy purchase will net you $15 in Best Buy Rewards.

    However, I think I'm going to go with one of the online retails so I can use Billmelater 6-month no interest.
     
  6. totallyfugazi thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. BeatCrazy macrumors 6502a

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    Nice. Only $175 more than the base version, at that price...which is basically a premium for the 6630M. I already ordered 8GB of 1333Mhz RAM, haven't pulled the trigger on the Mini yet.
     
  8. macking104 macrumors 6502

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    Don't complain this winter when your car skids off an icy road...

    From Ohio Tax Dept website:

    A use tax is similar to a sales tax in its application. Use tax is imposed on the "storage, use or other consumption" of all tangible personal property and the receipt of certain services that are subject to sales tax. Purchases that are properly exempt from sales tax are also exempt from the use tax. Use tax must be paid on all purchases made by Ohio residents and businesses if the proper amount of sales tax has not been paid to the vendor, seller, or service provider. The use tax rate is equal to the sales tax rate in effect in the county where the property is used or benefit of the service is received by the purchaser.

    The most common situation that gives rise to a use tax liability is when an Ohio customer makes a mail order or internet purchase from an out-of-state seller. Use tax is also due when the purchaser improperly claims exemption from the sales tax or if the sales tax paid is less than the total use tax in effect in the county where the item is used or benefit of the service is received.

    One of the main reasons for the use tax is to protect Ohio vendors from unfair competition from out-of-state sellers, since the in-state merchant is required to collect sales tax when selling to an Ohio resident or business. All states that have a sales tax have a use tax.

    6. How is the use tax paid?

    Many out-of-state sellers are registered with the State of Ohio for the collection and remittance of the use tax. However, if the proper amount of sales or use tax is not collected at the time of purchase, the amount of tax due can be paid directly by the consumer to the State of Ohio. A consumer who makes regular purchases upon which the proper amount of sales or use tax is not collected by the seller should apply for a consumer's use tax account with the Department of Taxation and begin filing use tax returns. If the purchases are isolated, the consumer should make a voluntary payment of the tax by sending a payment of the amount due to the Ohio Department of Taxation along with a description of the purchases made and the date of purchase. Use tax on purchases can also be paid on the Ohio income tax return. A voluntary payment form (VP USE) is available on our Web site at Tax Forms.
     
  9. mrrippey macrumors regular

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    if you have access to a college id (someone in the family) you can get it for $779 and $100 AppStore card.

    That's what I am going to do.

    -Rippey
     
  10. Daud macrumors regular

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    Mac Mini is not eligible for the BTS promotion.
     
  11. mrrippey macrumors regular

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    I called an Apple Store on Friday and confirmed the mini was. In the BTS page it is not there so when I go pick it up, I will know for sure. Going to buy tomorrow.

    Rippey
     
  12. Daud macrumors regular

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    You lucky one.. I called also and the answer they told me was NO.
    Also, I see different edu discount $50 or $20 off. Which one are you getting there ?
     

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