What exactly will be the total price charged to card?

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  1. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    Pre-ordered on AT&T's site. In the SAME e-mail it says that the total charged amount at time of shipping will be $567.99

    It then also goes on to say that the $18 will be charged on the the first AT&T bill. Then it mentions "applicable taxes" but doesn't elaborate. So will my debit card be charged $567 or $549 or some other amount that includes "applicable taxes"

    I don't remember ever getting charged taxes when I ordered from Apple in the past. Or could I possibly be charged tax this time since it's through AT&T instead of Apple?

    I'm thinking the total charged to my card should be $549 - but wanted to make sure.

    Sure wish I could've just went through Apple but the Apple site was forcing me off my $5 text plan. :(
     
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    $18 is the upgrade fee that will be charged to the bill. You pay whatever amount you paid when your preordered (price in email).
     
  3. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    my charge for the 199 iphone 4s is 217.xx. i ordered though att over the phone.
     
  4. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    Apple charges tax, as well. You'll get charged the price of the phone, plus whatever sales tax you have to pay in your state. The $18 upgrade fee will be on your AT&T bill the first month.
     
  5. james92se thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I live in Dallas and while we have sales tax here I am almost positive I've never had to pay tax on my phones pre-ordered through Apple.com in the past.

    Now, would AT&T charge tax in a situation where Apple doesn't?
     
  6. dave006 macrumors 68030

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    Your debit card will be charged $549 + taxes based on your billing zipcode. Just lookup your tax rate and add that to the $549 to find the total.

    The other poster is correct that the $18 Upgrade fee will appear on your next AT&T bill. Also note that this first bill may be higher than you expect due to prorating of partial billing for current service / features and prepaying for the next month of service. AT&T now bills ahead not for last month's charges.

    Dave

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    No.

    You will be charged sales tax by both AT&T and Apple based on your address since they both have operations in Texas.

    Dave
     
  7. james92se thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great so this is going to cost me $612 total instead of $549.

    I guess I was wrong earlier. I just looked through my e-mail to find my order confirmation from Apple in June 2010 at my pre-order and they did show estimated tax.
     
  8. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Why don't you just check your debit card or bank account online? My charge showed up seconds after I placed the order.
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    My probably is my credit card was charged Los Angeles County Tax 8.75%, but my receipt and email state Ventura Country Tax(Where I live) 7.25%. Guess I'll have to wait till It clears to see what is going on. Kind of a pain...
     
  10. OlgaJ macrumors 6502

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    When I ordered the iPhone 4, Apple indeed charged me sales tax. iTunes also charges me sales tax on any app I buy.
     
  11. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    I ordered a 64GB from AT&T, and live in Illinois. The total charge was $424.99 plus the extra dollar they charged at the time of purchase. So, $425.99.
     
  12. james92se thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I did - and nothing.

    Besides, the AT&T clearly stated that I won't be charged until the phone ships and I guess I didn't get in soon enough and it says my phone won't even ship for 14-21 days. I'd rather them just go ahead and charge me now to be honest.

    But like I said earlier I found my old order confirmation from June 2010 and I indeed was charged tax so my question has been answered.
     

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