1. darthcees's Avatar
    So I just came back from a At&t store here in San Fernando CA and pre-ordered a iPhone G3 S 16GB. I had to pay up in front the $199 price. So in my mind I thought, "$199+9.25%= $217.40" but when they gave me the grand total it was $254.41? Eh? So I told them what gives? They tell me they have to tax me at the $599 price. So on my receipt it says

    Subtotal: $199.00
    Tax : 27.84%
    Total : $254.41

    So now I'm wondering did anyone else who lives in CA get taxed this way too.
    06-12-2009 08:53 PM
  2. shutter's Avatar
    I have seen a thread on another forum and it seems that CA residents are charged tax on the unsubsidized amount. The CA state Gov't is a greedy bunch. I paid 7% on the actual amount the charges me.
    06-12-2009 09:04 PM
  3. darthcees's Avatar
    Greedy bunch indeed
    06-12-2009 09:08 PM
  4. JustinHorn's Avatar
    What about the $18 att BS fee? I guess that goes right on the next bill?
    06-12-2009 11:21 PM
  5. Libuff's Avatar
    thats some strange tax laws... in NY were only taxed on what we spend... not what we could be spending on an item... i'd speak to Schwarzenegger about that...
    06-13-2009 07:10 AM
  6. darthcees's Avatar
    If it were only that easy
    06-13-2009 09:01 AM
  7. darthcees's Avatar
    What about the $18 att BS fee? I guess that goes right on the next bill?
    Yeah I think it does go on the next bill.
    06-13-2009 09:04 AM
  8. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Wow. I didn't know this was only a CA thing. I knew about this from when I got the 3G last year. I was told that AT&T didn't subsidize the tax, so it was put on the buyer. I assumed this was normal :/
    06-13-2009 11:35 AM
  9. darthcees's Avatar
    Wow. I didn't know this was only a CA thing. I knew about this from when I got the 3G last year. I was told that AT&T didn't subsidize the tax, so it was put on the buyer. I assumed this was normal :/
    The buyer always suffers with at&t

    Also no MMS or tethering at launch?

    I hate you at&t!!! You win this round. Just wait til next year...your contract ends with apple
    06-13-2009 01:04 PM
  10. anon4669969's Avatar
    Ridiculous isn't it. I'm from CA as well.
    06-13-2009 10:03 PM
  11. IamGov#IM's Avatar
    As sales tax is State mandated it is governed by the feds. Check into the additional taxes charged. I bet you can write them off as a tax credit at year end!
    06-13-2009 11:32 PM
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