X buyers: after insurance, cases, protectors, chargers, sales tax... what will your final price be?

How much after all related X costs are added up?

  • $999 - $1100

    Votes: 3 9.4%
  • $1100 - $1200

    Votes: 3 9.4%
  • $1200 - $1300

    Votes: 4 12.5%
  • $1300 - $1400

    Votes: 6 18.8%
  • $1400 - $1500

    Votes: 6 18.8%
  • $1500+

    Votes: 10 31.3%

  • Total voters
    32

Hal~9000

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Just curious for those buying the X what their final cost will be after everything is added up:
  • 64 vs 256gb
  • Insurance / AppleCare+
  • Cases
  • Screen Protectors
  • Wireless Chargers
  • Sales Tax
  • Etc.
Thanks for your response :)
 

Menel

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Apple insurance is for people bad with money
$30 silicone case on my 6 has been great, grippy, will do it again.
I might pick up a screen protector... some day.
Wireless charging is obviously a hokey solution or apple would have provided the parts. Ill pass for now.
9.8% sales tax

1128.74
 

Ntombi

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Bostonian exiled in SoCal
256GB iPhone X: $1149
AT&T mobile protection: $8.99/month

That’s it.

I don’t use cases, I have perfectly functioning wireless JayBird earbuds, and I have enough charging cables and so on to tie up the Hulk. As they wear out, I may think about a Qi charging pad or stand, but it’s not super appealing to me right now.
So my total including sales tax would be $1266.77, if I were paying cash. I’m with AT&T Next, so I’ll pay taxes in full, and monthly payments on the phone until I upgrade again.
 

goofy810

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Sep 18, 2014
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$1149 -- 256gig iPhone x
$50 -- Tax
$14 -- Amazon bumper case
$29 -- Samsung Wireless charger Puck
$26 -- car wireless charger (with Magnet mount)
$priceless -- Pissed off wife x2 (first for me waking her when i get up at 2:30am to preorder, second when she sees the CC bill that i spent over $1k for a phone that she knows i will replace next year)

Aprox $1300 + pissed off wife, Will i get it anyway yes, Why cause im a tech geek addict
 

fischersd

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Oct 23, 2014
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
$1,319 - 64GB iPhone X
$249 - Apple Care +
$204 - 13% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax - federal and provincial)
$1,772 - just for the phone (EESH!) :confused:

$50 - 2 Qi chargers - one for the SUV
$12 - 4.8A dual USB car charger

Edit: Mind you, my SBSS 42mm Series 0 Apple Watch with Link Band was around $1600 at launch, so it doesn't seem quite that bad. :)
 
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Hal~9000

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I’m in SoCal too, and it’s 10.25% in my county.
10.25% :eek:

Bleh! I had heard about that in LA County, but didn't know when it would go into effect. Pretty disgusting IMO. Makes you wonder when they will eventually keep hiking it to 12 or even 15% in the future. At least we usually have great weather (when it's not 100+ degrees like it has been the last few days) :p

Aprox $1300 + pissed off wife, Will i get it anyway yes, Why cause im a tech geek addict
Loved the "pissed off wife" part you added as you already know you're fate :D

Happy wife happy life... except when it comes to iPhones eh? ;)
 
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Menel

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9.8% ouch

Might I ask what state you live in? I believe it's pretty darn high (9.5%) here in So Cal as well.



No sales tax?


Edit: Nevermind, taxes added to Ntombi's post afterward.
Georgia. The deep south. I might can get tax down to 8% at an apple store in a different county. Will depend on how much I want to drive(not very much).
 

Ntombi

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10.25% :eek:

Bleh! I had heard about that in LA County, but didn't know when it would go into effect. Pretty disgusting. At least we usually have great weather (when it's not 100+ degrees like it has been the last few days) :p
Can we not talk about the weather? I’m still traumatized. :confused:

Honestly, it was horrible. It’s not supposed to be that hot just blocks from the ocean. The only time I left the house at all was to walk my dog, and it was my birthday!
 
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joeblow7777

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9.8% ouch :(

Might I ask what state you live in? I believe it's pretty darn high (9.5%) here in So Cal as well.



No sales tax?


Edit: Nevermind, taxes added to Ntombi's post afterward.
In Ontario Canada our tax (combined federal and provincial) is 13%... but I guess this is why we have things like free health care and can pay teachers decently, so I don’t complain.
 
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joeblow7777

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Crazy. Guess it's like they say: It's all about perspective... that and I should quit whining about my piddly 9-10% sales tax rate :p
Not just perspective, but culture. Citizens in many countries pay far more taxes than in the US, but people are fine with it because it pays for many social services like free healthcare, free college education, social assistance, and other things. But Americans tend to be put off by anything too socialist.
 
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goofy810

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Not just perspective, but culture. Citizens in many countries pay far more taxes than in the US, but people are fine with it because it pays for many social services like free healthcare, free college education, social assistance, and other things. But Americans tend to be put off by anything too socialist.
What your missing is in the US we have State Sales tax not fed sales tax, Some of us pay nothing in fed tax (those should NOT be buying a $1k+ iphone) while others pay over 100k a year just in Fed tax so well over the 15% sales tax that other states have. NOTHING is FREE
 

joeblow7777

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What your missing is in the US we have State Sales tax not fed sales tax, Some of us pay nothing in fed tax (those should NOT be buying a $1k+ iphone) while others pay over 100k a year just in Fed tax so well over the 15% sales tax that other states have. NOTHING is FREE
The fact that nothing is free is kind of my point. The places the pay the highest taxes usually also have more “free” services provided by their government.
 

Menel

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Not just perspective, but culture. Citizens in many countries pay far more taxes than in the US, but people are fine with it because it pays for many social services like free healthcare, free college education, social assistance, and other things. But Americans tend to be put off by anything too socialist.
It's largely about flexibility. Government has a history (sure they do some things really well) but they also have a history of doing some things really poorly. And it's monumentally difficult to change government. Waiting years on election cycles, getting group think to coalesce on an agreed position so that those changes can go through.

Don't like your Toyota? Buy a Hyundai, on a dime, on a whim.
Don't like your doctor, walk down to another.
Don't like your insurance plan. Dump yours and switch.

It's also why Americans hate their internet carriers. Government bureaucratic propped up organizations. Not enough choice, and what little ability there is to cause change, it takes years if not decades to get that change.

More than a fear of socialism itself. IT's a fear of being unable to fix broken systems.
 

DaveOP

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$999 iPhone X for the wife
$0 sales tax in Oregon
Passing on AC+ for now, may revisit in a month. Have a CC that doubles the manufacturers warranty in case these arent reliable, but will have to consider screen damage costs.
 

lupend88

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+1149 (iPhone without sales tax [Oregon ftw])
+59 (Mophie wireless charger)
+30 (super thin Peel case in silver)
+0 (no AppleCare or screen protectors)

=

$1238
 

SHKLMRE

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$1149 iPhone (tax free if I pick it up in person)
$10 case from Amazon.
$15 wireless charger
= $1,174

I will soon sell my iPhone 7 plus to recoup as much as I can.