Sales tax in california

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sjsharks13, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. sjsharks13 macrumors regular

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    So I just pre-ordered the 4 and the sales tax estimate was almost $50.00, does that sound right for something that costs $200 and buying in California. I figured sales tax would be around $20.thoughts?
     
  2. billy3785 macrumors regular

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  3. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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  4. DaftDrunk macrumors regular

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    Read before you hit submit. Certain states tax the full unsubsidized price of the phone. One of those states is CA.
     
  5. sjsharks13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, did not know that, thanks. Why do they do that?
     
  6. menist macrumors regular

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    I'd paid $360.16 for a 32GB and $251.41 for a 16GB.
     
  7. NYY FaN macrumors 6502

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    I have both my orders shipping to cali and the $199 iphone was charged ~$50 in taxes and the early upgrade order for $400 was taxed only $37... no clue why
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Californians are charged higher taxes due to their inability to search the forums.
     
  9. goobot macrumors 603

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    and i thought ny was bad(they are just not as bad)
     
  10. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah tax in CA is insane. I paid 371.54 for a 32 GB (that was with a pack of 9 dollar dock adapters though). I was just happy to get to the checkout on apple.com that I didn't really care about what it cost at that point lol.
     

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