rMBP price tag

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Yairziv1, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Yairziv1 macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2014
    So this is my first post of many ,

    Im from Israel and soon moving to NYC :D

    Im looking to buy a rMBP, probably from the main Apple Store at the 5th Avenue if i'm not mistaken.

    So i saw the price tag at the Apple web site at 1499$
    im talking about the rMBP 13" with 8 gigs of ram.

    Becuse im not local (for now.. ) i wanted to ask if the price includes the tax or without?
    if without, id like to get a price estimate from you guys if i can :)

    Many thanks!
  2. dollystereo macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2004
    Add 9% to the price you see online for NY.
    $1499*1.09=$1634 for the entry model.
  3. Yairziv1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2014
    Thank you :)
  4. kelon111 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2013
    Don't forget to get the extra warranty. If anything happens to the rMBP , you probably wouldn't have the parts to repair it and parts are expensive.
  5. bdj33ranch macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2005
    Hope you have a safe trip here. I don't know if price - or convenience - is most important to you.

    Nothing is simple regarding taxes in the USA. In the US each State has different rules for tax rates. This link shows the tax rate for each state:


    But then you also have to add County and City taxes. If you click on one of the states in in link above it will give you more information on that State - and maybe County and City taxes.

    Since you are making a fairly large purchase I suggest the following. Once you arrive look up Apple Stores within reasonable travel distance - preferably in different cities and states. Call them and ask their sales tax rate. It might make sense to do a day trip adventure.

    You may possibly reduce taxes by buying online from companies like MacMall, BH Photo, LA Computer, Amazon and others. Rules vary as to why some do and some don't charge tax.

    Finally, don't overlook the online Apple Store "Refurbished & Clearance" section. Link is located at the bottom of the Apple Store web page. It's updated daily. Apple refurbished products have the same guarantee as new items.
  6. jondunford macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2013
    Going for a poo Moderator
    even in the most expensive tax state it will be cheaper than any other country apart from hong kong
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Not true. After sales tax it's pretty much identical to UK pricing (some cheaper, some more expensive depending on the region).
  8. Y90Ziv macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2014
    You will be amazed and shocked but in Israel the price of 13-inch: 2.4GHz with Retina display MBP is 2200$.

    In the US its 1499$... can you believe it?!

    And i asked before why is it so high and they sad... "shipping rates." :confused:
  9. kelon111 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2013
    Don't you guys pay more taxes and import fees as well?
  10. Y90Ziv macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2014
    That's in the extra 700$.

    And that's also the reason why everybody here wants to leave this country lol. (Sad :|..)

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