Price of 16gb Iphone 5 with tax

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  1. vmk9783 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am going to be camping out at one of the apple stores. I want to be able to take a little as possible with me while camping out. I plan on just paying cash for the phone and want to have exact or just a little bit more. Can anyone tell me how much the exact price will be for the phone? Maybe someone whose card has already been charged for their phone. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Tax rates vary by city...so, you need to be more specific. Also, I heard Apple Stores act funny with cash for iPhones (I don't know if that's 100% true, maybe someone else could chime in?).
     
  3. OneMike macrumors 601

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  4. Codepiink macrumors regular

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    Tax varies from city to city and state to state. It goes by your zip code I believe.
     
  5. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    This is silly. $199 plus your tax rate in your area. Not that hard. Don't forget your carrier activation charge.

    We don't know where you live or what carrier you use so we can't answer this, but this is like 5th grade math.
     
  6. jgag macrumors member

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    Multiply the cost of which version you're getting by your local sales tax rate then add it to the cost of the phone. Sales tax varies so you may not get a precise answer on here. I would recommend having extra cash on hand anyway.
     
  7. vmk9783 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm in Houston
     
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I can tell you that you won't be able to buy a phone for cash at an Apple store.
     
  9. jgag macrumors member

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    They'll put the cash on a gift card then use it for the transaction.
     
  10. vmk9783 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help. This will be my first time camping out.
     
  11. hamsup1o macrumors member

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    Not sure where you're from but in MA, you get taxed based on the unsubsidized price of the phone. I believe this applies to CA as well.
     
  12. wellok macrumors 6502

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    Looks like OP is in Houston, but for anyone else reading, this is indeed true in CA.
     
  13. Idarrin96 macrumors member

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    Ipaid exactly 212 for mine
     
  14. cochon macrumors newbie

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    yes, you're right
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I paid $216 for one b/c I had a $30 VZW credit that negated the $30 upgrade fee.

    Otherwise, it would've been $248.62 ($199 + $30 + $19.62). That's in MO.
     
  16. MR1324 macrumors 6502

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  17. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Looks like your rate is 8.25. If so, $199 total should be $215.41. Just go there with $220 and you'll have change for a drink or something.
     
  18. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Some people are so poor, they can not get one, and should not be getting an iphone5.

    Some people just have bad credit.

    Some can not handle a credit card.

    Some just prefer not to use them (beyond my understand though)
     
  19. Paratel macrumors 6502

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    I tried to pay cash for my iPhone 3 and they wouldn't let me. So much for Legal Tender...
     
  20. kendu2412 macrumors regular

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    When you buy with carrier ( AT&T , Verizon, Sprint ), they will plus tax with full price and minus $ 450 for 2 year activation.
    Example : $649 + tax - $450 = your price
    Will be around ~ $250
     
  21. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    The fact that the OP is asking what the sales tax is makes me think that he/she is a teenager without a card, or someone visiting from another country.
     
  22. Captainobvvious macrumors 6502

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    I live in Rhode Island... We have to pay taxes on the full unsubsidized cost of the phone.

    LAME!
     
  23. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The scalpers were using cash so I fully support the decision to only take Credit Cards or Debit Cards.
     
  24. lpmusix macrumors newbie

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    It's legal tender for all -debts- yes. But you don't have a debt to them when you go to buy a phone.
     
  25. Paratel macrumors 6502

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    I do when they slide the phone across the counter to me... :D
     

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