Why doesn't Newegg carry MBPs anymore and where I can buy one tax free?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Iso79, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Iso79 macrumors member

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    Anyone know why Newegg doesn't carry Mackbook Pros anymore? Also are there any online stores that do but don't charge tax? I live in NYC.
     
  2. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    Macmall is sales tax free, and they have rebates going on now......
     
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Amazon collect sales tax in New York don't they?
     
  4. BayouBengal macrumors regular

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    I know recently Amazon and the state of North Carolina have had a spat over sales tax. I seem to remember New York being involved with them now but why would they choose to fight with North Carolina and not New York?
     
  5. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    Try Amazon, Power Max, (see their ad, below), and MacMall for starters
     
  6. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    I got mine from MacMall, with additional rebates. Just keep in mind people sometimes have customer service complaints and trouble getting rebates from them.
     
  7. Soulman macrumors member

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    Apples New Headquarters - Charlotte, NC

    Apple's New servers/multi-million dollar office space will be in Charlotte, NC... Maybe that has something to do with taxes in North Carolina.
     
  8. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    Fly to Pittsburgh.

    I don't think they have any tax there :D
     
  9. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Places like amazon are not tax-free, they are just not required by law to collect state sales taxes. You are still required (yeah, i know) to pay the sales tax on these items come tax day.
     
  10. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

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    i didn't know that...i'll have to remember to keep all my internet purchased receipts so I can't tax myself even more come tax time....i'm being sarcastic in case that wasn't clear
     
  11. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    I lived in NC for 7.5 years and they very much so have taxes there. Research Triangle Park or RTP is a pretty big area that has major corporations footprints. Sony, Cisco, Verizon all have major corporations there. Its a growing IT region and real estate is available and not as expensive. I would assume those would be some of the factors. Plus the people they have to service it have a lower cost of living = lower wages most of the time.
     
  12. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=468512

    The lawsuit was dismissed in January.
     
  13. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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  14. mpetrides macrumors member

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    Try MacConnection. They are based (or were the last time I bought from them) in NH where there is no sales tax. Dunno if that'll do the trick for you or not, but if nothing else, I've found they have excellent customer support.
     
  15. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    That is exactly what I do. ;)

    It's about a 45 minute drive from Boston to the Rockingham Park Mall, very worth it when you get gouged for almost $100 in tax, depending on what you buy.
     
  16. FDX macrumors regular

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  17. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    i never have to pay tax with amazon but with newegg i do, weird they both ship from cali..
     

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