Mac Pro retailer options?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Ryan P, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Ryan P macrumors regular

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    As I live overseas and am trying to purchase a new Mac Pro from the US, it is a bit of a challenge. So far the places I know of are:

    Apple Retail Stores
    Apple Store Online
    Mac Mall
    B&H Photovideo

    I can get an ASMP discount of ~8% at the online Apple Store, but it is largely negated by the sales tax they will charge me to ship/pickup anywhere in the US. Mac Mall has a 4% discount, but it goes away if you do build to order options, no sales tax. B&H Photovideo gives me a ~3% ASMP discount, no sales tax, but has no configuration options and some less than ideal bundles.

    As I've spent a small fortune at B&H, I'm pretty confident they will take my overseas credit card and ship it to any address in the US I ask them.

    Any other places I should be looking?
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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  3. shokunin macrumors regular

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    Macconnection also have some BTO macs for sale, you could probably even call them and ask for a quote on a custom BTO.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    B&H although do not really let you customize, but they do sell a number of pre-configured models outside of the standard channel configurations.
     
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    If you can ship anywhere in the U.S., AK, OR, MT, DE, and NH have no sales tax.
     
  6. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

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    State sales tax rates (or existence) vary by state. The only reason Apple charges tax in certain states is that they have a "business nexus" in that state - typically an apple store. Therefore there are more tax-free places to ship than you have listed.

    If Apple -is- collecting taxes for shipments to these other states (with no nexus), they are pocketing them, or are financially retarded.

     
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Apple has a presence in every state, and thus charges sales tax in every state of the union that has a sales tax. That is why I listed the states that do not have a sales tax. If you ship to any state I did not list you will be charged the local sales tax rate.
     

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