Refurbished MacBook..

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by LeorD, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. LeorD macrumors member

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    Well I got my first mac about a month or so: the Aluminum 24" iMac
    and i also have a IBM T-40 and i cant stand working on it anymore! Windows sucks! its unbelievable what iv'e been dealing with for my entire life!
    so i want to get the cheapest macbook and i spent all my money on the iMac..
    so this is why im thinking about a Refurbished macbook do you think i should do it or try and find one in craiglist or somthing?
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    you could try to find something on ebay or whatever... or you can also get the student BTS deal an sell all the free goodies you get

    2.1 mb = $999 - $250 (iPod Touch) - $50 (printer) = $700 + tax
     
  3. LeorD thread starter macrumors member

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    im not a student and i live in israel but im coming to the us in october..
     
  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    who said anything about being a student ;)
    but ya, living in Israel wouldn't work ...
     
  5. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Actually tax is applied to 999 + 250 + 50 = 1,299 (1390 est 7%) then - the rebates :D
     
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Your telling me they are taxing you for something you didn't pay for?

    They charge $999 for the computer, then add tax, then the free gifts. They can't tax you for free gifts surely?
     
  7. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    right, the equation wasn't very accurate in that regards...
     
  8. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    whether or not you paid for the merchandise isn't the question - it is technically sales AND use tax. When you go shopping for clothes buy something that is buy one get one free and check your receipt. It will be just as I described.

    The state is taxing you, NOT Apple.
     
  9. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    well they aren't really free gifts, you have to pay for them, then you get rebates... so in the initial transaction, you pay the sales tax.
     
  10. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Let's say you win a FREE (no rebates or anything {even though it doesn't make a difference}, just straight up) car. You have to pay tax on that as well.

    Yes
     
  11. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Never heard of Apple tax? :p

    Ah I see. Yeah it doesn't work like that here.

    Thats rather crap.
     
  12. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Wanna bet? Look it up.

    http://itax.sulekha.com/blog/post/2008/02/is-the-prize-in-kind-taxable.htm

    http://www.taxworry.com/2008/02/is-prize-in-kind-taxable.html
    That's federal, you'd have to refer to your state's department of revenue website for more info

    It's easier to get away with it or not notice with smaller items. But bigger things would be harder to dodge, that was my point. But how about this, anyone who has bought a computer and ipod can scan it on here.

    A sincere apology to the OP for flooding this thread off topic :)
     

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