Cheaper sales tax @ Apple Store compared to AT&T store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ducatiti, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    At the At&t store, tax for the iPhone 5 is based on the full retail price. I just paid around $50 for tax alone.

    Is it the same for the Apple Store?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. bearsbears macrumors member

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    My 16GB has $17.66 tax on it, so no, I am only paying tax on the $199 (in NY). However my Apple confirmation email has an asterisk next to the estimated tax and says this:

    "*In CA and RI sales tax is collected on the unbundled price of the iPhone."

    Does unbundled = full price?
     
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Yep.
     
  5. iViet macrumors member

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  6. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    Yes it does. I paid $68 in tax on my $299 32GB iPhone 4S last October here in CA, as sales tax was applied to the unsubsidized/unbundled $749 price.
     
  7. bearsbears macrumors member

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  8. jringo718 macrumors newbie

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    I paid ~$39 for my Sprint order from Sprint.com and I'm from NY too (Long Island). I don't know what it's based off. It's not the retail price. At the time of the order it said estimated tax is $39, and I thought it would eventually be adjusted to the ~$18 it's supposed to be, but I got a call from my bank asking if I authorized the charge and they said the amount was $239. What the hell am I paying $21 more for?
     
  9. Baldilocks macrumors member

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    Gotta love living here. ;)~
     

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