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Technically, those that buy from out of state retailers still owe Sales Tax (if their state has a sales tax, which most do). It's just called a Use tax. And it's up to the individual to track online purchases where ST was not paid and remit the identical amount that would have been paid if the retailer had collected ST. Amazon is one of the few that doesn't collect it for states where it has no nexus. But that's going to change, especially with the current budget...
I used to fill in and send those rebates for MacMall purchases. Then I discovered that Apple was more than willing to beat any and all deals. This offered quick and easy on-the-phone customization and ordering with software discounts often thrown in for good measure. So I order exclusively from Apple via a phone rep. Great customer service and goodies thrown in. I've retired from filling out rebate forms and hoping for the best. By the way, thank you for link....
This article lost credibility at "market to market." But to keep it simple, as another poster pointed out, as long as my updates are free, it's all good. Apple realized it's better to encourage updates than extract $1.99.
I'm ordering the beefed up 27" today. There is enough meat there to warrant an upgrade, IMO. I was a little confused about the video where there is much gushing about how the screen goes out to the edges and then disappears. I still see plenty of aluminum and masking on the front. Still... very nice. And affordable 8 GB RAM option! They should sell a ton of these. The prior poster on hoping his insurance comes through with a replacement. Don't hold your breath. I...
If Windows 7 comes out on Thursday, if I were Apple, I'd intro new hardware on Friday. Kinda like taking the wind out of their sails. For those of us who predicted this shift in Apple's strategy, it's very relieving to see it come to fruition. We don't want to see drastic price cuts that lead to compromises in hardware and software design, but merely margin cuts that keep quality high and consumers buying. Volume is powerful. Lower prices should stoke sales. Someone tell...
talksense101, you'll enjoy the new install/upgrade process. Updates are cobbled together in the beginning so you can go make a sandwich and come back when it's finished. Unless I missed something, the delta vs. combo update paradigm has been dropped. I only saw one version of the update. So I guess this means we can enjoy the simplicity of updating our computers via the Software Update panel.
I'd like to add to the harsh blows to the freebie modems given out to unwary customers. It's worth your hair staying on your crown to immediately throw their junk in the trash and get an Apple AE or other brand name that you're familiar with.
I saw the ad for the HP with the i7 and it's impressive how fast they move to update their components. If I'm not mistaken, it's it basically an Intel motherboard + the usual components (HD, RAM, etc)? Apple puts a lot more engineering into each revision and thus we wait 6 months or longer between updates. By the time we are due for an update, our PC buddies are sailing away on much faster and cheaper hardware. Then we get our update and for a while, we are binary...
Speaking of chips... Apple did purchase a chip design company. Maybe they have something to show off and that's the big news that apparently isn't 'authorized' to be let out. One reason I love these forums... I actually thought people were wrong that the back of the current iMacs were black plastic. I was a little embarrassed to peek back there and realize, for the first time, how not-exactly-beautiful the rear end is. Well, maybe Apple will carve the next one out of a...
SJ once told a story about how he appreciates an artisan or craftsman who pays attention to how the BACK of the product looks. Like a dresser. Yes, it's true that no one is going to see the back, so there might not be an obvious argument for using good wood and finishing it nicely. But the craftsman knows it's there. I have the same sensibilities as Jobs. It's always a pleasure to buy a new iMac (my tool of choice) and when it arrives, take the time to admire the...
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