Sales tax in California? Lower than originally quoted...

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  1. Shorties macrumors 6502a

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    Well my iPhone has finally been charged to my card, but curiously enough it was charged at $325 rather than the $360 I was quoted when I purchased it. I was under the impression that in california we would be charged for sales tax at the unsubsidized price of the phone. Anyone else get a reduction in sales tax? Anyone know why?
     
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  3. Shorties thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple, on the 15th, and its not even pending, it's fully cleared.
     
  4. Savor Suspended

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    Given me another reason to campout near the Apple Store. I would like to save the $40. For anyone else who got charged $325, do tell.
     
  5. Shorties thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I am curious if anyone else was charged less than originally quoted on their orders as well? And I wonder if AT&T does too. (They usually charge sales tax on unsubsidized price on their other phones).
     
  6. FullSky macrumors member

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    I'm in California and just got charged on my CC, and the tax was the same price I was quoted at the time of the order, $66 on a $499 charge.
     
  7. irich25 macrumors regular

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    mine was 27.66 (bay area) 32gb
    Edit: that's what my receipt says
     
  8. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    I was undercharged for my CA sales tax. They had to tack on an additional $6 charge to my CC.

    Thanks Arnold!
     
  9. smokescreen220 macrumors regular

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    I was charged $57.67 (8.25%) tax on $299.00 totaling $356.67 for a 32gb iPhone in Northern California at an AT&T store...
     
  10. nontechie99 macrumors member

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    Charged (and went through) $68.17. I'd love to know the reason for a lower tax. 32gb. No accessories. Apple.com. So Cal.

    Edit: Called Apple. Sales Tax in my area: 9.75. On the unsubsidized price of $699. Ouch.
     
  11. falconman515 macrumors 6502a

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    My charge cleared my bank account today as well and it was $325.00 :D I'm in Fresno, CA.

    I called apple cause my initial order was for $362, my thank you confirmation was for $362 but on my account status through apple.com and also my email confirmation it said $325.... I was told whatever your Apple.com status says is what we will charge, he wasn't sure why it was lower but said it would only be $325.

    And SURE ENOUGH look at my account this morning and the charge has Fully Cleared (not pending) for only $325 :)

    Not sure why some of us are getting lucky and some aren't but I think for sure it was a great move to go with Apple.com since I got charged less tax and my phone will be delivering a day early. :p
     
  12. Shorties thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it has to do with local sales tax laws. Or maybe only AT&T charges tax on the unsubsidized price. My emailed receipt said it would only be $25 tax, but it also said the tax was subject to change. and when I ordered it I know it was $360. (the pre-auth had been $360 as well). Im thrilled if this is correct, just gave me an extra $35 for the month. (Im a starving college student... Yay food!).
     
  13. falconman515 macrumors 6502a

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    My email confirmation as well says it was going to be $325 .... and my Pre-authorization from last week on the 15th was the full $362.

    If it shows $325 in your Account Status page on Apple.com then I can almost 99% guarantee you you will only get charged the $325 (that's what the apple rep told me when I inquired about this lower price).... and we all know that you starving college students need more money for poker and beer pong! LOL :p

    Hope it all works out for you bro!
     
  14. Shorties thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I actually haven't been buying alcohol for the last few weeks because I was saving for the iPhone, hmm, beer pong, food isn't that important is it... :D
     
  15. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Gawwwwww!!! What's wrong with this picture? :eek:
     

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  16. leftcoast macrumors member

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    This whole thing is prety insane, I thought that in all of Cal you get taxed on the retail price no ifs, ands or buts.
     
  17. bushbaby macrumors 6502

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    No, there must be some clause because it is "subsidized" by ATT. I had forgotten about this tax... (ouch)
     
  18. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    1. Your in California

    2. Your in San Fran

    3. You got the full treatment!


    Stop your bitching, there are illegals depending on you for their healthcare and child's education, suck it up! lol
     
  19. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe there are different rules for certain economic enterprise zones, than all other areas?
     
  20. Shorties thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair the illegals are paying their share of sales taxes as well. But california is bankrupt, it needs the money.
     
  21. ricb macrumors member

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    BO will fix this. Look for the change. :D
     
  22. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

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    I got charged $237 by Apple. Charge is complete and not pending! Sweet.
     

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