1. onlyifuknewme's Avatar
    I was looking online as I always do to see if I'm do for an upgrade. To my surprise I was and on top of that I see that At&t is selling refurbished IPhone 4's for $99!!!! I was so excited I couldn't believe it. So I rush to add it as my upgrade hoping that they haven't sold them all out and at the end when I'm about to complete my order for my phone I see that my total comes out to $174! ($99 + $17 activation + $57 taxes). What's up with that??? Given I understand that I live in CA and sales tax is ridiculously hight but to pay $57 in taxes on a phone that's $99. So at that point I did a little research and found out that only 3 states charge taxes on that full price of a phone prior to the discount and of course CA is one of them. So I figured since I'm heading to Colorado on vacation in a few weeks, should I just buy a brand new IPhone at Wal-Mart (which is $147) or should I get a refurbished now???
    07-14-2011 05:39 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Are you on some kind of time crunch? It'd be foolish to spend more for a lesser phone, even if you had to wait a month, there is no logic in picking the refurbished phone over the new phone if the new phone costs less.
    07-14-2011 06:59 AM
  3. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    In California you guys pay tax on the full retail value of the phone. Sucks for you guys!
    07-14-2011 09:46 AM
  4. onlyifuknewme's Avatar
    Are you on some kind of time crunch? It'd be foolish to spend more for a lesser phone, even if you had to wait a month, there is no logic in picking the refurbished phone over the new phone if the new phone costs less.
    I'm kinda in a time crunch. So far I have convinced my wife to buy it for me and not sure how long it will last.
    07-14-2011 11:49 AM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm kinda in a time crunch. So far I have convinced my wife to buy it for me and not sure how long it will last.
    In the words of George Costanza: "You're paying? I'm there."
    07-14-2011 12:23 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    I was looking online as I always do to see if I'm do for an upgrade. To my surprise I was and on top of that I see that At&t is selling refurbished IPhone 4's for $99!!!! I was so excited I couldn't believe it. So I rush to add it as my upgrade hoping that they haven't sold them all out and at the end when I'm about to complete my order for my phone I see that my total comes out to $174! ($99 + $17 activation + $57 taxes). What's up with that??? Given I understand that I live in CA and sales tax is ridiculously hight but to pay $57 in taxes on a phone that's $99. So at that point I did a little research and found out that only 3 states charge taxes on that full price of a phone prior to the discount and of course CA is one of them. So I figured since I'm heading to Colorado on vacation in a few weeks, should I just buy a brand new IPhone at Wal-Mart (which is $147) or should I get a refurbished now???
    Does your nearest Apple store in your charge tax on retail or contract pricing? For example, at my Apple store in NV you can get 16GB's OTD for $216 or 32GB's for $324 OTD. If they dont charge tax on retail, it may not be much more.
    07-14-2011 12:29 PM
  7. applefanboi's Avatar
    It's up to you to decide what to do. I bought my iPhone refurbished, and loved it. It had a problem with the sim card tray though, so I took it to Apple and they replaced it with a new one.
    07-15-2011 12:41 AM
  8. Eileen89's Avatar
    Certain states require tax to be collected on the non-subsidized price.
    07-15-2011 10:23 AM
  9. onlyifuknewme's Avatar
    So I decided to buy a refurbished one. I had it delivered to my mother in law's in Minnesota. I paid under $130 including tax and upgrade fee. Thanks for all your input. This phone is awesome. Dont know why I waiting so long to switch over to iPhone.
    08-31-2011 03:44 AM
  10. Silvetti's Avatar
    Get the new one! Makes no sense to buy the refurbished!
    08-31-2011 01:31 PM
  11. riley9dy's Avatar
    Well it I were you I wouldn't buy an iPhone 4. I'd wait and get the new one that should come out within the next month.
    08-31-2011 01:47 PM
  12. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Get the new one! Makes no sense to buy the refurbished!
    Sure it does, much less money and has the same warranty. I have had very good luck with Refurbished phones in the past.
    08-31-2011 02:42 PM
  13. applefanboi's Avatar
    I just bought another refurbished phone for the 2nd line on my plan. (Upgraded from a $10 go phone since the Samsung Strive died...) It was $299 since I wasn't eligible for a discount, but thought it was a great deal!
    08-31-2011 08:39 PM
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