Where will you buy your iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rtay, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. rtay macrumors regular

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    Apple? Amazon? Best Buy? Im thinkin amazon cause its gonna save close to $100 when you account for sales tax. It doesnt really matter to me if i have it day 1 or a couple of weeks later, thats a keyboard dock your saving haha. Whats everyone else thinking?
     
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    Apple store. I'll preorder for pickup at the store in my area.
     
  6. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    100 dollars in sales tax? California has the highest at: 8.25%

    499 * 8.25% ~ $41
    829 * 8.25% ~ $68
     
  7. goobot macrumors 603

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    in new york which is one of the top sales tax states my 3gs iphone cost 10 bucks in sales tax. so that means the ipad is 25. thats not a lot.

    ok sorry it was like 14 bucks or so. so the ipad will be like 32. that 8% sales tax. not a lot. you cant even get the apple case with that.
     
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    9.75% for L.A.
     
  9. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    Correct! Plus I wonder if they are going to charge the state recycling lcd/led fee? If so that's about another $10-15 on top of the total price.
     
  10. johnmoorejohn macrumors member

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    Anyone know if you can reserve an iPad for in store pickup from the online store?
     
  11. rtay thread starter macrumors regular

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    My sales tax is 8.25, i was too lazy to do the math so thats why i said almost $100. But i was right on, its a keyboards dock worth of tax for the 64gb 3g haha. But still, thats a worthwhile amount to wait and get your keyboard dock, case, camera connection kit, whatever you want to add to it.
     
  12. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    if Amazon has delivery on the release date, I will definitely go with that. Otherwise, I will suck it up and pay the sales tax and get it from Apple.

    They delivered my 3GS on release day, so I trust them to do the same here. It must have been a big release too cause the UPS man said "enjoy your iPhone" even though the box was not labelled. Probably delivered the same package many times before that day. :D

    But yeah, if Amazon can do it on the delivery day it becomes a no brainer. For me, on the $499 model I plan to get, that's $50 in tax. I could add $20 and get a magic mouse too!
     
  13. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    I am going to reserve it to pick it up at the Apple store here in San Francisco. Purchasing stuff directly at the Apple store is such a pleasure. I can get in and out far faster then any other store. Not to mention, its really an experience going into that store.

    Of course, the other major reason is that its within walking distance and I really like that 0 day shipping :D
     
  14. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    Since I am in California, the sales tax would cost me $138. I have to purchased two 3G iPads. I'm leaning towards Amazon since no tax and being a Prime Member.
     
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    amazon now collects sales tax :(
     
  17. Paisan3466 macrumors newbie

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    Chicago: 10.25%

    Downtown: 11%

    And I just checked... still no sales tax at Amazon
     
  18. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I'll probably get it from B&H Photo in order to avoid the sales tax. They carry most Apple products, so hopefully they'll carry the iPad as well.
     
  19. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    They collect sales tax from buyers in NY because of a special law they have.
     
  20. citi macrumors 65816

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    If they have warehouses in your state then they must collect sales tax, other wise, it's use tax, which is your responsibility
     
  21. azboricua macrumors 6502a

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    not in all states.
     
  22. goobot macrumors 603

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    so that why i got taxed.:mad: i tired of new york taking all the money from long island and new york city and spending it upstate. we need to separate. :mad:
     
  23. citi macrumors 65816

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    see that's funny, because I try to avoid B&H because they have distribution in Cali so they charge sales tax.
     
  24. Astro8973 macrumors regular

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    Picking mine up at the Apple store in Mall of America.
     

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