Online Authorized Reseller with no sales tax for NY Resident

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by seventy9ers, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. seventy9ers macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Can anyone confirm any online authorized reseller with no sales tax for NY resident?? I want to buy the MBP 15" i7

    I am a graduate student on budget with a baby on the way, so the $175 in sales tax will mean much for me...

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Amazon charges sales tax in New York.
  3. emigrant macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    New York-Bklyn
  4. paintballswimgu macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2010
  5. seventy9ers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    So far I checked:

    - MacConnection
    - MacMall
    - Small Dog Electronics
    - B&H
    - PowerMax

    They all charge sales tax for N.Y. Residents. Sucks to be N.Y. Resident...

    Thanks for the replies, guys.
  6. Sappharad macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2009
    If you're a student, why not buy directly from Apple's education store? You'd save $200 on that model, which is more than you'd save by buying from somewhere that doesn't charge sales tax.
  7. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    NewEgg doesn't charge tax to NY State residents; they sent an email out about that a many months ago.


    EDIT: I just noticed that NewEgg doesn't sell Macs anymore, but they are still tax free nonetheless.
  8. seventy9ers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Apple with Education discount for 15" i7 $1,999 + tax = $2,174
    MacMall for 15" i7 $2,099 - 3% Bing Cashback = $2,036 However, they charge sales tax, therefore it is still more expensive, but say they don't charge sales tax, they would have been cheaper by $140.

    So, yeah, at this point Apple with Education discount is the better option for me... Just trying to justify the $2,000 purchase to my spouse now...
  9. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Just to be clear, you still have to (legally) pay the tax, even if they don't charge you.
  10. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    No you don't because by federal law states can't charge interstate taxes, so I don't have to declare it.
  11. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    I think it's different when ordering items online but for example traveling to Delaware to purchase a computer because you can buy it tax free still must be claimed on your income tax at the end of the year. The probability of getting into trouble are slim but you're committing tax evasion.

    Tax Evasion - The illegal avoidance of paying tax, especially by making a false declaration of income etc
  12. lethalillness macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Long Island, New York
    I find myself in the same situation as OP. Thanks to me being an audio engineer I found a solution; is an authorized Apple seller. They don't collect sales tax but unfortunately they don't offer educational discounts. Shipping is only $22. So your looking at a cheaper price than Apple even with educational discount. The only problem in my situation is I want to BTO (hi-res screen), and Sweetwater will let me customize my purchase if I call and speak to someone but that will bump up my total by $100 which would make it only like $20 cheaper. So if anyone has better place for me I'd love to hear suggestions however I think Sweetwater is the OP and my only choice.

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