- 07-13-2010, 04:50 PM #2
- 07-13-2010, 05:19 PM #4
- 07-13-2010, 11:52 PM #6
- 07-14-2010, 12:53 AM #7
what? You guys get charged the tax of the unsubsidized price?? That makes no sense.
Here in Canada we pay the tax of the subsidized price. Last year I paid $226 for my 16GB 3GS, the year before that it was $339 for my 16GB 3G in 2008. Ontario taxes are about 13%.
- 07-14-2010, 12:59 AM #8
- 07-14-2010, 01:34 AM #9
Ordered through the AT&T website and was charged the "proper" amount of tax. My gf ordered through the AT&T store and also charged the "proper" tax amount.
California changed the tax law bc they felt they were missing out on what they were "due". This state ( yes I live here ) is so screwed up when it comes to how the government is run they need every dime they can squeeze out of it's residents. If we aren't careful the state tax will eclipse 10% AND we'll have one of the highest rates of unemployment in the nation, all while our state legislators pass some bs bill for a "no swearing week" ( yes it's real )
Well Walmart rocks in this sense. I should only be paying for what actually comes out of pocket. Anyone else get from Walmart as well? I had mine priority listed at Apple but it took to long so I started calling Walmarts and got lucky. Now I am even more grateful I did because I saved $70 going here for the 2 phones as opposed to somewhere else.
If someone wants proof I will take a picture of the receipt when I get home. I even asked the lady behind the cell phone counter and she said specifically "we only tax on what you pay, not the original price of a product before discount"
Last edited by realpatmurphy; 07-14-2010 at 12:17 PM.
- 07-14-2010, 12:44 PM #11
- 07-14-2010, 01:08 PM #12
- 07-14-2010, 01:57 PM #14
- 07-14-2010, 02:55 PM #16
- 07-14-2010, 08:39 PM #17
just called my local walmart to see if they had any in stock. ended up speaking to some little punk who you can tell was pounded with people asking the very same question i asked:
me: "hello, could you tell me if you currently have any iPhone 4's in stock?"
walmart punk: "no"
me: "okayyyy, do you know when you might possibly be getting more in?"
walmart punk: "no"
me: "do you guys sell them at this location?"
walmart punk: "yes"
me: "can i speak to someone in charge of that department?"
walmart punk: "that would be me"
me: *hangs up*
just another reminder why i try to stay away from there
- 07-14-2010, 09:22 PM #18
- 07-14-2010, 09:32 PM #19
But the fact that the employees/clerks don't know what is going on, in this case, is irrelevant. The law is the law, and in California, the law is that you charge sales tax on the VALUE of the item, NOT the purchase price. I suppose that it's automatic if the clerk rings it up correctly or as the correct item/category, and not if they don't. But California law if quite clear on this matter.
- 07-16-2010, 06:44 AM #20
- 11-26-2011, 09:48 AM #21iPhone Nanite
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I found this thread trying to find out why Walmart did not charge me full tax. it's been over a year since this thread started for the iPhone 4 but over one year later and Walmart still charges on the purchase price (in California). my husband was not happy, he wanted the 32GB so he bought his at AT&T and had to pay the full price tax :P
I think it cost more per incident to explain to the customer why they're charged so much tax or their home state protects them ... I dunno. Recently California wanted to force sales tax on Internet purchases but Amazon had a huge tiff and CA ended up reversing that law.