Why did the iPhone 4S cost me $473?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by illegalprelude, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    Hey everybody. So I live in LA with a tax of .0875% and the iPhone 4S 64GB costs $399 + Tax. Why is it that Apple charged me $473 and not say like $435ish?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    $35 activation fee?

    Not sure really—what does your receipt say?
     
  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    CA charges tax on the non subsidized price regardless of the price you actually paid
     
  4. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    Well I figured if anybody would charge me that, it would be AT&T and not Apple right?

    Edit:

    Mystery solved. At the bottom of the receipt

    That's right, in CA, they charge you tax based on the actual price and not the subsidized price.
     
  5. DerekTS macrumors regular

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    ^ This is correct. I know because I live in CA and was taxed for the unsubsidized amount as well.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    That's interesting to know.
     
  7. LivingLarge macrumors member

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    Yeah, that sucks. Having to pay the 8.75% tax on the $849 price of the phone.
     

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