iPhone price in New York

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  1. vat macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Someone I know will buy me an iPhone at the NY apple store, does the iPhone cost 400$+8.375% sales tax there? or just 400$?

    Thanks,
     
  2. MiLK© macrumors member

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    That sucks that your tax in US isn't included in the price main price..
     
  3. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Ehhh... most of us were born into it, so its normal for us :p:D
     
  4. ashtnn macrumors newbie

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    Not for us Oregonians :)
     
  5. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    The tax is on a state by state basis.

    Now if you could get your friend to visit a tax free state, you could get it for $400.

    Tell him to change his plans :p
     
  6. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Tell your friend just to drive 7 hrs up to NH, no sales tax there! :p
     
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Actually, Delaware is only 2 hours away, which also has no sales tax. :)

    However, a round trip to the Delaware Apple store from Manhattan is about a tank of gas (250 miles). With the NY tax being $33.50, and a tank of gas costing about the same, I would say save yourself the four-hour round trip and just buy it in New York. Obviously driving to New Hampshire would be even worse.
     
  8. question fear macrumors 68020

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    D'oh. Forgot about Delaware. Yea, what he said. :D
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Geez, how about just pay the $33 in tax and not drive 4 hours and spend $50 in gas and tolls to save $33. :rolleyes:
     
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Ah right, I forgot that he would be driving through toll roads in either direction. So it makes even less sense to go on a roadtrip to buy an iPhone than just pay the tax in New York.
     
  11. jersey macrumors regular

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    Lets see ...... as you are probably from Not-America, is the extra $32 put into our failing economy really too much to ask of you?


    /assumes you not in the U.S. as someone here would just order it online if there wasnt an Apple store around? /
     
  12. MiLK© macrumors member

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    Yeah, I actually lived in USA for 2 years and I found the tax thing as a UKer really annoying!! Like if I see something for $5 and I have a $5 note, I wanna be able to buy it...but nonono.....TAX! haha, but your right, I guess it just becomes natural if you grow up there :p

    On an offtopic sidenote - which states have the lowest and highest taxes, and how much are they?
     
  13. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  14. MiLK© macrumors member

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    TY :)

    So Oregon and Montana are the places to be! I used to live in Chicago, so pretty high there....7.6%...

    Almost 10% in Tennessee...that would hurt :(
     
  15. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    New Hampshire and Delaware are also 0%. I used to live in Massachusetts, so NH was less than an hour away.
     
  16. skubish macrumors 68030

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    There are other tax considerations as well when living in the US. There are city sales taxes, state and city income tax and property tax.

    Tennessee might have high sales tax but no income tax and relative low property tax.
     
  17. ps49556n macrumors regular

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    Hmm I have never heard of this....where is tax included in the price?????



    To the OP....what kind of question is that???? Why would you think an iphone is not subject to sales taX????:confused::confused::confused:
     
  18. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Pretty much most other countries quote their prices with tax already included. Thus, the price you see is the price you pay.
     
  19. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    Another way of looking at it is that in other countries the tax is hidden, whereas in the US we're reminded of it with every purchase.
     
  20. MiLK© macrumors member

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    Yes, thats what I meant. Eg. If a product says £99.99 on the label, then thats the price you pay at the till.

    Obviously the tax is theoretically seperate, but its always quoted in the price as you see it.

    ie. VAT in UK.
     
  21. zinj macrumors member

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    It does hurt :( Especially for us shopping freaks like myself. When I bought my macbook pro, tax was ridiculous. Could've bought a brand new ipod for that price :/
     
  22. TheGodfather macrumors newbie

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    in Belgium we pay 21% sales tax, try to live with that :)
     
  23. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    I think we did, then we had something called the Revolutionary War =D
     
  24. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yeah, but remember, most of these countries with higher taxes get something in return, for example, free(ish) health care and a good(ish) education system
     

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