iPhone XS Max Iphone XS Max Cheaper at Apple retail store compared to Apple Online Store

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  1. Adamx, Oct 7, 2018
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    Adamx macrumors member

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    Just want to share this experience because I definitely missing something in here:
    I bought an Iphone Max at launch midnight Online and 2 days ago I bought another one at the retail store nearby.

    Home Zipcode 91748
    Apple Store Zipcode: 92821
    State: California

    Price for the Apple Iphone XS Max 512Gb Black Unlocked Online: $1586.65

    Price for the Apple Iphone XS Max 512Gb Black Unlocked at Retail Store: $1561.30

    Price difference: $25.35

    What new wonderful California Law I'm unaware of?

    Never experienced anything like that before. Any idea?
     
  2. burgman macrumors 68000

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  3. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    Online may only be charging state sales tax, where at the store there could be an additional city or county sales tax.
     
  4. dazz87 macrumors 65816

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    Sale tax is different. Went to a different county last yr to purchase iPhone X and the final amount was different from if I order from online (zip code)
    Apple tax you base on your billing address
     
  5. Adamx thread starter macrumors member

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    Same address for both transactions.
    The online store is more expensive than the retail store that is 3 miles from where I live.
    How is it possible???

    Home Zipcode 91748
    Apple Store Zipcode: 92821
    State: California
     
  6. solodogg macrumors 6502

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    Home Zip = City of Industry (Los Angeles County), CA = 9.5% sales tax (6% Cali, 0.25% LA County, 3.25% special tax)
    Apple Zip = Brea (Orange County), CA = 7.75% sales tax (6% Cali, 0.25% Orange County, 1.5% special tax)

    Totals add up when figuring above taxes on $1449.00 purchase price from Apple Store. I'm guessing you haven't lived in California too long?
     
  7. predation macrumors 65816

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    lol "special taxes"
     
  8. DDustiNN macrumors 68000

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    Wow, California sales tax is ridiculous.
     
  9. tt061282 macrumors regular

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    Wow those taxes are ridiculous.

    State sales tax here is 6%

    $999 equals $1059 and that’s it lol.

    However I’d rather be in Cali then here
     
  10. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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  11. tt061282 macrumors regular

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    Lol. Wow!
     
  12. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    25% in Croatia
     
  13. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    True...but the money for the social services Croatia provides has to come from somewhere.
     
  14. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    Well but this u pay extra on your income
     

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