Where's the best place to buy an iPad to avoid state sales tax?

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  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I might do B&H, but I've never bought anything from them before.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    B&H is very reputable and has some of the best legitimate prices around.
     
  3. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, I'll take your recommendation. Word of mouth is best.
     
  4. shotts56 macrumors 6502

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    Buy it in Scotland, we have no state sales tax here.

    Although we do of course have that ridiculous 20% VAT.
     
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    Buy it in Anchorage AK - no state or local sales tax, and they're the exact same price as the lower 48.
     
  7. zzoomp09 macrumors 6502

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    delaware... no sales tax at all. apple store in christiana mall
     
  8. seeharrison macrumors regular

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    I ordered mine fom Frederico at J&R and have nothing but good things to say. The customer service was excellent and the iPad shipped 3 days earlier than what they quoted. I'll definitely do business with them again. No tax and free shipping.
     
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    I thought Texas had no sales tax. Or is that just income tax?
     
  10. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    I'll trade you for the 25% VAT we have in Denmark ;)

    But really, paying taxes should be considered a good thing, if you care for your country/state.
     
  11. TheMiz macrumors member

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    I was gonna go there but there is a best buy in DE thats even closer to Philly.
     
  12. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Yeah, to paraphrase that famous british poet and playwright...

    "What's in a name? that which we call a sales tax
    By any other name is just as wallet emptying." :D
     
  13. PirateD macrumors newbie

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    abt.com is tax-free to Tennessee and many other states. It's also listed as an authorized reseller.

    Reseller
     
  14. MacScott macrumors regular

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    Of course if you buy it online or mail order it, you are supposed to report the purchase to your state of residence, so you can pay your local state sales tax :D
     
  15. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Duh! The best place to buy an iPad and avoid state sales tax would be in a state that doesn't have state sales tax.
     
  16. batotman macrumors 6502

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    I wish Jr.com had them available to order online so I could use my 5% off with ShopDiscover. I can use it at Apple but all it does is basically negate the tax.

    Anywhere available to order online? All I see is call to order.
     
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  19. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    That's income tax.
     
  20. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't dismiss a proven track record. Look up B&H on Reseller Ratings, etc.

    If your state doesn't enforce sales tax on interstate purchases then it really doesn't matter what specific state you purchase from when ordering online as long as the seller isn't subject to sales tax in your own state.

    The latter. For the former, Google is your friend:
    http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/sales/

    That's really oversimplifying the matter.
     
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  22. seeharrison macrumors regular

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    You don't get the Discover discount when you buy over the phone? I ordered over the phone and had no problems. The charge on my CC showed JR.com as the merchant.
     
  23. batotman macrumors 6502

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    Supposed to click through the Discover website to get the Cashback.
     

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