Where to buy

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  1. Ollifi macrumors regular

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    I'm travelling to US this fall and would like to get recommendations where to buy Apple Watch at lowest price? I've been looking for the space gray sport 42mm model. Possible places to buy; NY, Miami, San Diego & LA. I'd like to pick up from store and NY is preferred

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  2. convergent macrumors 68000

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    As far as I've seen, the best prices are the only prices... they are the same price everywhere. I would highly recommend going to the Apple Store if possible. You will be able to try numerous ones on and be sure you are getting what you want. I tried to buy one at Best Buy and they had a big display but no one working that was authorized to show it to me or sell it to me. There are Apple Stores in all the cities you mentioned... multiples. So that would be my choice.
     
  3. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Apple hardware for the most part does not get discounted unless it is refurbished or open box returns. You're most likely going to find the prices for Apple watches are the same every where if they're brand new.
     
  4. malibuboats91 macrumors regular

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    Go to USPS and pick up a movers pack which includes a 5 or 10% off coupon for Best Buy. I used one on my MacBook and Apple Watch.
     
  5. Ollifi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for comments. malibuboats91, how much does that "movers pack" cost?
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I seem to recall that doesn't work anymore. I think someone posted in a thread in these forms not too long ago that Best Buy have realised what people were doing and this offer no longer works.
     
  7. malibuboats91 macrumors regular

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    I just used it last week
     
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Maybe some stores are honouring it and others are not. Or it could be the person who posted that was mistaken.
     
  9. Ollifi thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok. Could someone please tell me how much does that "mover pack" cost? And how can I know if I receive 5% or 10% off coupon?
     
  10. malibuboats91 macrumors regular

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    It's free. Just go to USPS and ask for one.
     
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  12. mrklaw macrumors 65816

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    Consider local taxes too

    - New York City is 8.875%
    - Miami is 7%
    - San Diego is 8%
    - LA is 9%
     
  13. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    This is key.

    If you are coming to NYC, if you happen to be going to NJ, there are places in NJ with 3.5% taxes (West New York, NJ and some surrounding towns) as part of urban development there is a Best Buy on Route 3. Although, it will not save you much, if you have to make a trip just for the watch (trains/tolls/time). But if you happen to be in NJ, you can check this out, FYI it is 15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan (IF there is no traffic, but good luck with that).

    If you add that to the USPS thing people are talking about, that could be a big chunk of change.
     
  14. Ollifi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies. So will the local tax be added to the item price? I mean - it is not included? So 399+tax is the price ?

    And do people from EU have to pay the tax ?
     
  15. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. It is added. Because it is a sales tax, it is a tax that is onto the sale itself, regardless where you are from.
     
  16. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Unlike in EU countries in the US sales tax varies from place to place. Each state has it's own sales tax and even different cities vary regards sales tax. For that reason it is never included and always added at the time of purchase. As an EU country citizen you still have to pay the tax at the point of sale but may be able to claim some or all of it back at the airport. There is probably a minimum value of goods purchased to be eligible to claim back tax.
     
  17. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not even sure how this would work... Airports customs are under federal control, while sales taxes are local city. I'm not sure how they would refund city taxes at a federal level.
     
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  19. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Delaware, Oregon, or New Hampshire would be the cheapest places to get Apple merchandise from an Apple Store (no sales tax).
     
  20. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    From when I was living in the U.S. I'm pretty sure they are state taxes and not city. I think some major cities to add additional percentages to the state tax though. I'm also pretty sure you can claim tax back at airports in the U.S. Sales tax varies by state as well as by city in the U.S. Some states have no sales tax at all.
     
  21. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I have not heard of claiming sales tax back at airports. Usually those are VAT refunds. The US doesn't have VAT. Sales taxes are levied by states and municipalities. There are over 9,000 sales taxing districts in the U.S. so even attempting to coordinate it all would be next to impossible.
     
  22. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Maybe so. I could very well be mistaken. It's been a while since I've lived in the U.S. and I've never tried to claim back sales tax when I've been there on holiday.
     
  23. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    Put it this way. When you buy a product at a chain store in State 1, then return the item in State 2, most stores do not even have a mechanism to handle different state/city taxes within their one point of sale systems. It is a cluster eff...

    When I was a cashier manager in college, we used to have to do manual adjustments to match the taxes based off of the receipt. Federal agencies would have no mechanism to refund local taxes.
     

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