Ordering new iPhone without Sales Tax

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Fried Chicken, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

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    I think apple is in cohorts with some larger institution (read: fedgov). I cannot find an online retailer outside of my state to get an iPhone. Literally any other apple product is no problem, but iPhone? Nope.
     
  2. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Just pay your fair share of taxes and support your local infrastructure?
     
  3. Fried Chicken thread starter macrumors 6502

    Fried Chicken

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    No

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  4. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    This sounds an awful lot like "how do I break the law?"
     
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Yes it does... and posting it on the internet for the world to see.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Even Amazon finally got forced to start paying tax in Arizona.
     
  7. chscag macrumors 68000

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    And also in Texas. However, not every seller on Amazon charges sales tax but anything that Amazon sells direct will include sales tax when delivered in Texas.
     
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  9. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I think you mean kahoots and not cohorts.

    If the retailer has a brick and mortar store in your state, you must pay tax even if you make the purchase online. Most of these places won't/can't sell to you in another region. I have this with WalMart regularly. I want brand x soup. My mother can get it on WalMart.com, but it's not available to me.
     
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  11. Fried Chicken thread starter macrumors 6502

    Fried Chicken

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    No.
    Online retailers do not have to charge sales tax for states where they don’t have a physical presence. This was done so online retailers could be competitive against local businesses. There is nothing evil, wrong, or illegal about this practice.
     
  12. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Tough luck. Pay your tax and enjoy your device. It's part of affording the device.
     

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