The real price of MacBook Pro 17`

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  1. WaterFlex macrumors newbie

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    Hello, guys! Hope all of you are good :up:

    I`m from Russia and will arrive at New York in a week. I would like to purchase MacBook Pro 17-inch. They say, there is some kind of tax in Apple Stores situated in New York. I am just a tourist, why I have to pay these taxes? I would be happy to give only $2,499.00. But what is the real price of this MacBook when I enter the Apple Store Upper West Side1981 Broadway New York City, NY 10023 ?

    Thanks in advance, my dear american friends!
     
  2. Tadros86 macrumors 6502

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    You're looking at a price around $2700 and thats without AppleCare or changing anything on the notebook.
     
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    New York City has sales tax of 8.875% so the total price would be 2720.79$.
     
  6. jljue macrumors regular

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    The tax that you are asking about is called state/city sales tax. Many times, there is a state sales tax, and then different municipalities or cities can add more sales tax on top of it. It seems as if NYC's sales tax rate is 8.875%, according to this website: http://ny.rand.org/stats/govtfin/salestax.html.
     
  7. Tadros86 macrumors 6502

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    If that's to much, you can always take a train to NJ and get one for 2673.93 or Connecticut for $2648.94. NY has higher sales tax man, and since you are purchasing in that state you HAVE to pay it. Tourist or not.
     
  8. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    you pay american taxes because you enjoy american capitalism
     
  9. WaterFlex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot for your help! Now it is more clear.
    :jimthegreek: hope to see you at Broadway street :D

    But look at this. This price, $2,366.25, doesn`t include the taxes, does it?
    Quite interesting USA economics indeed :rolleyes:
     
  10. Lloydehhh macrumors member

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    You have betrayed cause, dirty capitalist, ibm from 1990 not good enough for you?
     
  11. Tadros86 macrumors 6502

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    Amazon does not charge sales tax in most states - at least in NJ they don't!
     
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  13. Tadros86 macrumors 6502

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    Looks like he can't avoid paying taxes then.
     
  14. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Ouch thats high! Ours in Pennsylvania is 6% (or it least it used to be, I've been out of the country for the last 3 years so maybe that changed and I didn't notice).
     
  15. WaterFlex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, what about Delaware? There are no taxes at all. So, if i visit Apple Store situated in Delaware, I can get MacBook for $2499? :confused:
    I would have some fun to go by train there from NYC.
     
  16. MacbookBro macrumors newbie

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    This is correct, if you order on amazon but ship to a NY address, the NY state tax will be added to the order. :( (Billing address doesn't matter)
     
  17. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

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    Sure you can do that.
     
  18. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    It's still 6%, unless you live in Pittsburgh (and mayyybe Philly??) where it's 7%.
     
  19. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

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    yep that's where i got mine :) though if you're not already planning on traveling in that direction you'll probably pay your savings in taxes on transportation fees :(
     
  20. WaterFlex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would better pay 222$ for transport travelling a bit in USA :) How much does the NYC<--->Delaware trip cost by train?
     
  21. bcrawfo2 macrumors member

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    I live in Delaware. No sales tax. It's very weird. There is a train from NYC to Wilmington, DE. Depending on time it can be about $45 each way and takes about 90 minutes. Then it's a 15 minute cab ride to the Christiana Mall where the Apple Store is. There is bus service, but I've never used that (nor a cab here either).
     
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  23. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Ouch? really? Have you been to Europe? Makes me cry, but at least they just factor it into the price so I don't have to add it myself to the display price... now that's annoying.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_added_tax#Tax_rates
     
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    I haven't been to America but I know in Australia where I live and the UK, you can claim GST or VAT back if you buy it from a participating store
     

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