Tax-Free Weekend

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Walt Dizzle, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Walt Dizzle macrumors newbie

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    Is anyone buying a Macbook on Apple.com on tax-free weekend? I live in the U.S. in South Carolina and the Department of Revenue site says there's no price limit on how much you can get tax free, but Apple keeps saying that the limit is $1,500. What the :apple: :apple: :apple: :apple: ?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    For North Carolina there is a $3,500 limit. Hmm... this is what Apple Says for S. Carolina:
     
  3. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Sure, there's no limit on the total purchase. However, there is a limit per item. In Georgia the limit is $1500. In Alabama, the limit is $750 for a computer. In Mississippi, computers aren't even eligible. So, the $1500 limit Apple is talking about is the cap that's been put on the price of a single item eligible for tax-free status.
     
  4. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    Can you please post a link someone.

    EDIT: Nevermind -doesn't pertain to NY
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I'll probably end up driving a car-less friend to my local Apple store during the tax holiday so he can pick up a 13" MacBook Pro. I don't see any point in ordering online and having to wait when there is instant-gratification only a short drive away!
     
  6. tripletaker macrumors member

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    Just bought a 13" MBP during Georgia's tax free weekend. Bought it from the online Apple Store and they didn't charge tax. Plus, I got a free iPod Touch too!
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Depending on where you live, www.amazon.com is tax free so long as your order from Amazon and not a 3rd party partner merchant.
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    That is not true.
     
  9. Rodent macrumors newbie

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    Where can you find which states offer this? Can't seem to find a page on the apple site... Thanks for any help!
     
  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Here.
     
  11. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    For instance, in CA...so long as I order FROM Amazon and not a 3rd party merchant, I never have to pay sales tax. Lemme go back and add that as an edit, that Amazon has to be the vendor, whoops.
     
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    You don't pay up front, you still have to actually legally have to pay tax. This has been discussed a couple of times, here is one example.
     
  13. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    gimme a ****ing break you think people are going to self moderate when it comes to taxes?
     
  14. Astrophys macrumors newbie

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    There was a huuuuge line at the Kansas City Apple store, at least 100 people at 5:30 am. I walked out of the store at 7 am and the line was around the block. They are no charging tax on the ipod touch or classic in KC. They said they had 70 employees working this morning.
     
  15. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I did not say I was going to report you to the IRS, but, it is valuable for people to know that even if they don't get charged tax, that does not mean they completely avoided it. I am not sure how audits and this sort of thing work out.
     
  16. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Waited for near four hours today at Crabtree in Raleigh. It was like Disneyland. A long line outside with concierge whatevers standing guard at the door with serious ninja clipboards and big displays on either side of the door so you couldn't really see inside the store. Well after waiting in line for over 2 hours, you get to go in the store. GREAT SUCCESS, right? Nope. Another line!!!! Serious, just like those line traps at Disney. At least it was inside with air conditioning, those poor bastaads at SouthPoint were in line in the southern sun's heat & humididity.

    Insult to injury - 1st 13"MBP DOA. Seriously. Bad HDD or something - it wouldn't recognize there was a HDD but booted fine from the CD/DVD.

    I almost peed my pants because I had three cups of coffee before getting in line and was by myself and my fellow line waiters took no freakin' prisoners because they had to pee too and first one who blinked lost.

    Typing this on second unit. Seems okay I guess.

    Saved >$500 so won't complain too much.
     
  17. SecretAznMan7 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I thought about heading out to Crabtree or Southpoint, figured the lines would be pretty bad though. Ended up ordering my MBP online (with a quick phone call needed to sort out the tax-free). But yeah, NC's limit is $3500.
     
  18. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    When I returned my DOA at around 7:30 this evening the lines were down to about 30-45 minutes wait. The tax free thing screwed up my online ordering because of the unfriendly Apple ordering page. The MBP was, the 16GB ipod Touch wasn't, the printer was.. It just got to be too frustrating.

    A kid with a lemonade stand at Southpoint would have made a small fortune though.
     
  19. sharkync macrumors regular

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    Tell me about it. Just wanted to go in the Raleigh store and when I saw the line - I just wanted to go home - which I did.
     
  20. Lukeyboy01 macrumors regular

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  21. eddiehaskell macrumors regular

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    Ordered mine online.

    mbp - $1099
    touch 8gb - $229
    photosmart c4680 - $99.95

    tax = $0
    total = $1427.95

    I did this last year and they charged me tax on the ipod. I'm happy to see it's tax free this year - saved me an extra $15.50!
     
  22. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Best Buy is offering to give the 8GB touch with a computer. No edu discount, but then again they don't really ask either.;)
     
  23. Dragomer macrumors newbie

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    I bought my first mac this weekend :D

    I got it from Best Buy... had to wait about 2 hours. However, I was able to convince them to give me the student discount and a free ipod touch. They were out of the 8gb Ipod touch, so they gave me a 16gb ipod touch for free. I already had a 32gb one so I sold it for 230 (good friend).

    So....

    13 Macbook pro normal price $1199

    -100 student discount
    -230 selling of ipod touch
    and no tax
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    $869

    I think thats a pretty good deal :D :D
     
  24. eddiehaskell macrumors regular

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    $230? Judging by what I see on Ebay, I think you'll be doing good if you can clear $170 for the ipod.
     

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