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Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by xsedrinam, Aug 5, 2005.
Too bad I don't live in Texas.
Tax Free weekend is the reason i am buying a powerbook on the 13th instead of going up to NH
Is there anyway someone not living in Texas can get that?
I was under the impression that at least in Texas, tax-free does not apply to computers or items over 100$.
in MA it is on everything but cars from what i underrstand and below 2500 dollars
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
X"Unlike similar sales in Texas, Missouri, New Mexico, seven other states and the District of Columbia, the Norman sale is not restricted to school supplies or any limit on the amount of purchase. Norman merchants discount prices by at least 8 percent, but still pay back-end state and city taxes"
Go to Texas and buy.
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
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.
Unfortunately for those of us in Texas, computers are not eligible items on tax-free weekend.
Each state treats it differently and for some states computers ARE included (e.g. New Mexico, computers < $1000).
I agree with milozauckerman; unless you've got a great reason to shop, it's going to be a ZOO out there!
I live ten minutes from Delaware. When I want something tax-free, I hop in the car. Saved $90 on my PowerBook. Of course I declared it.
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.
try paying 15% tax like we do here in Ontario.
Yeah, 6% isn't too bad.
edit: What does the Apple Online Store base it off of?
We don't get any tax free days either, although we never pay sales tax on clothes. They make up for it with outrageous income tax rates.
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?
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.
He's in Canada. They have a higher tax rate there.
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.
I'm looking forward to next weekend myself. Will be a good time to take the plunge.
Just found that some stores are observing it, while others are not (in the same county). What's that all about?