Will "Tax Free Weekend" affect your purchases?

Verto

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Jul 20, 2005
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I was under the impression that at least in Texas, tax-free does not apply to computers or items over 100$.
 

homerjward

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May 11, 2004
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fig tree
Verto said:
I was under the impression that at least in Texas, tax-free does not apply to computers or items over 100$.
yeah, it's basically limited to clothing and such. there's not really anything i need to buy and i find it best to avoid the malls and such on the weekend, so i wont really be taking advantage of it.
list of included items for texas
 

mpopkin

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Nov 14, 2003
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Chapel Hill, NC
i just bought an ibook in NC custom with no tax my state is having its three day tax free weekend this weekend aug 5-7th, but u have to be a resident
 

milozauckerman

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Jun 25, 2005
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It'll affect my purchases because I'm not getting within 20 minutes of a mall or major shopping center this weekend. It's not worth my sanity to save 8% on anything.
 

zim

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Jan 5, 2002
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We only get one tax free day here in MA :( Rumor has it that next year it will be a weekend :)

Some local businesses are letting customers do post dated checks.. they then ring them in on the tax free day saving you the trip out and lessing the frenzy of customers)... we purchased a living room set, sofa and loveseat by flexsteal (great stuff!). Unfortunately we don't the the goods till after the tax free day but either way it is well worth it.
 

iMatt mini

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Mar 1, 2005
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zim said:
We only get one tax free day here in MA :( Rumor has it that next year it will be a weekend :)

Some local businesses are letting customers do post dated checks.. they then ring them in on the tax free day saving you the trip out and lessing the frenzy of customers)... we purchased a living room set, sofa and loveseat by flexsteal (great stuff!). Unfortunately we don't the the goods till after the tax free day but either way it is well worth it.
I don't think we have any in NJ. :(
 

Cfly

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Dec 8, 2004
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iMatt mini said:
Yeah, 6% isn't too bad. :D

edit: What does the Apple Online Store base it off of?
its 15% on the apple online store

payed 200 in tax on the new ibook 12" and ipod mini i just bought
 

iMatt mini

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Mar 1, 2005
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Cfly said:
its 15% on the apple online store

payed 200 in tax on the new ibook 12" and ipod mini i just bought
That's outrageous. We should pay where we're from. :)
If you buy it at a local store, I assume you would pay state's tax?
What if I had it shipped to my local store and paid there, would I pay less? :D
 

pubwvj

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Oct 1, 2004
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Mountains of Vermont
Here in Vermont we get a tax free weekend in August on the purchase of computer equipment for educational use. Frankly it is bogus and arbitrary. It does not affect my buying pattern at all. I'm not going to wait for many months just to try and hit that special two day window.
 

solvs

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Jun 25, 2002
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LaLaLand, CA
iMatt mini said:
That's outrageous. We should pay where we're from. :)
If you buy it at a local store, I assume you would pay state's tax?
What if I had it shipped to my local store and paid there, would I pay less? :D
He's in Canada. They have a higher tax rate there.
 

xsedrinam

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Oct 21, 2004
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I was interested, until I began checking out (Missouri)'s county observance policies. Only certain counties are participating, and each municipal city within the county has its own set of restrictions. So the interest waned.
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