Where to buy tax free?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 08mxkfx, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. 08mxkfx macrumors regular


    Oct 4, 2007
    I'm looking to buy a new MacBook 2.4 and I was wondering what online stores are tax free? I'm in New York and amazon charges tax I don't too many other places that are tax free and carry apple.
  2. ref26 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2008
    Unfortunately the only ones I can think of charge tax only in New York State, like jr.com and bhphotovideo.com. Does Macmall charge tax?
  3. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008

    That sucks. I guess i have taken for granted that there is no tax here in Oregon. Is there tax in New Jersey? I though there was another state other than OR that had no sales tax.
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    You will have to look for an online reseller that does not have a warehouse or outlet int NY (good luck) I know of a few music stores that are Apple resellers, but your looking at paying full price with no special offers. (Printer rebates and the like)
  5. 08mxkfx thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 4, 2007
    New Jersey has no sales tax on clothing but im pretty sure there sales tax on computers. I dont mind not getting the free printer rebate since i have like 5 free printers from all my old pc computers. I might try and get one off ebay
  6. mbrydone macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    You could drive to New Hampshire...they're the other state besides Oregon
  7. mgridgaway macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2006
    Don't forget about Delaware! You could make it a day trip and visit a screen door factory.
  8. Lyrrad macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2008
    I found macprices.net yesterday, and they seem to have a good comparison.

    I've been eyeing macmall.com, onsale.com, and clubmac.com for purchasing the MBA where they don't have NY sales tax.
  9. TooSixy macrumors member


    Oct 17, 2008
    Alaska, Oregon, Delaware, Montana, and New Hampshire have no state sales tax. However, there are cities in those states that have their own local sales tax.
  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    New Hampshire in Delaware are options.

    Powermax is another repubtable dealer from Oregon. SmallDog is another very reputable Apple dealer.
  11. mets1125 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2007
    Queens, NY
    You have to double check... A law was passed a few months ago by Gov. Patterson that requires online sales to NY to pay tax. Amazon never charged tax in NY until the law came out.

    Heres a link from amazon
  12. Lyrrad macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2008
    My understanding is that it only applied to retailers with affiliates/advertising within NY State, so it doesn't apply to all retailers.
  13. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    The state recently passed a so-called Amazon Tax, a new law compelling out-of-state online retailers to start collecting New York sales tax. The law, designed to recover sales taxes potentially lost to Internet purchases, requires any e-tailer with even a single affiliate site with a New York State address–say, a blog that earns a referral fee for sending customers to Amazon–to collect sales tax on all goods sold in the state, even those not sold through the affiliate.

    So, yeah, the only way you'll avoid tax would be an ebay seller that's NOT in New York or NOT a business. A day or two ago they still had the live.com 30% off BIN, so it may end up being a hell of a deal (start by searching live.com for macbook).

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