View Single Post
Aptmunich

 
Aptmunich's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Munich
Posts: 9,075
Aptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2

Aptmunich is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by pedropete View Post
So - let me get this right...
When you buy from Amazon.com - they don't charge any extra sales tax - because they're not 'State' ?!
Doesn't sound right !
It isn't. US online store prices show you the price WITHOUT the sales tax. But you may be charged sales tax during checkout, depending on which state you are in. The law seems to be that you only pay sales tax if the company you're purchasing from has a presence in your state, which amazon often doesn't.

But generally speaking you can add 1-12% sales tax onto the price quoted on US websites.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pedropete View Post
DON'T think that GB's much-lauded and rightly so - N.H.Service....
Has any relevance to the ridiculously over-inflated cost of Macs in that country - with Respect !!
Absolutely it does. We pay much higher tax on every purchase in Europe. A large portion of those taxes goes to maintaining the wellfare state. Where do you think the money comes from? Largely from income tax and VAT.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pedropete View Post
P.S. Can't see where you get your Mac Book Pro calculations from !
From Apple's US and UK online stores. Check it yourself if you don't believe me. But unless you take the VAT out of the equation, you can't accurately compare prices.