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Shipments of Apple's new all-day power 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs began making their way into the company's reseller channels this week, and one reseller now boasts the largest selection of configurations outside Apple, all of which it is offering to AppleInsider readers at additional discount and tax-free in all but eight states.

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Long-time AppleInsider sponsor MacMall let us know that they have now have 10 9 different 2013 MacBook Air configurations in stock and ready to ship as if press time (models highlighted in green), with the remaining configurations shipping in just a few business days.

AppleInsider readers who choose to purchase from MacMall can use the links in our Price Guides or in the Price Guide insert below to activate the Promo Code field on MacMall's product pages for all MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros and iMacs that they stock. Entering Promo Code APPLEINSIDER01 and then clicking "Apply" will knock an additional 3% off MacMall's already discounted pricing on these Macs.

The 3% discount is available only when ordering online and online orders are processed in the order they are received. It's also worth noting that unlike stores like Apple, Wal-Mart, and Target, MacMall only collects sales tax in CA, IL, NY, TN, MN, GA, NC, WI.

New MacBook Airs



New MacBook Airs with 3-years of AppleCare Protection



Meanwhile, readers who are looking to bundle their new MacBook Air with 3-years of AppleCare Extended Warranty Protection can also use the links in our New Macs + AppleCare Price Guide for exclusive pricing on MacBook Air+AppleCare bundles from B&H (segment below). The Manhattan-based super store is the largest authorized Mac reseller by volume in all of Manhattan, and also only charges sales tax on orders shipped to its home operating state of New York. The prices in this price guide are for Macs with the cost of the discounted 3-Year AppleCare protection plan factored in.
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So touting Apples available here in the US as 'Tax Free' doesn't seem strange after all the fuss in the media about Apple's Irish Tax situation. What is it American wants ... I'm confused.

Edit ... /humor / sarcasm/ aimed at sensational journalism /... (added to avoid assuming I was really serious on this crazy beaten to death topic ... 1smile.gif
Edited by digitalclips - 6/22/13 at 6:16am
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post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

So touting Apples available here in the US as 'Tax Free' doesn't seem strange after all the fuss in the media about Apple's Irish Tax situation. What is it American wants ... I'm confused.

If you are someone that has to pay taxes, you want to pay less taxes or no taxes, but you want big companies and rich people to pay taxes because they have more money than we do because we, the little people have to pay taxes, therefor we want everyone else to pay them as well.

 

Regarding the Irish tax situation, Apple is doing what other companies are doing and it's not illegal.  The problem is people/companies transferring large sums of money in and out of the US costs money and I don't think it should.   It's just silly.  I think the US tax structure is messed up.

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If you are someone that has to pay taxes, you want to pay less taxes or no taxes, but you want big companies and rich people to pay taxes because they have more money than we do because we, the little people have to pay taxes, therefor we want everyone else to pay them as well.

Regarding the Irish tax situation, Apple is doing what other companies are doing and it's not illegal.  The problem is people/companies transferring large sums of money in and out of the US costs money and I don't think it should.   It's just silly.  I think the US tax structure is messed up.

I know all that too 1smile.gif I was just stirring the 'proverbial' as it is all pretty hypocritical .
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If you are someone that has to pay taxes, you want to pay less taxes or no taxes, but you want big companies and rich people to pay taxes because they have more money than we do because we, the little people have to pay taxes, therefor we want everyone else to pay them as well.

 

Regarding the Irish tax situation, Apple is doing what other companies are doing and it's not illegal.  The problem is people/companies transferring large sums of money in and out of the US costs money and I don't think it should.   It's just silly.  I think the US tax structure is messed up.

 

 

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So touting Apples available here in the US as 'Tax Free' doesn't seem strange after all the fuss in the media about Apple's Irish Tax situation. What is it American wants ... I'm confused.

Edit ... /humor / sarcasm/ aimed at sensational journalism /... (added to avoid assuming I was really serious on this crazy beaten to death topic ... 1smile.gif

 

It's called "class warfare" and it's the new American pastime.

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"It's also worth noting that unlike stores like Apple, Wal-Mart, and Target, MacMall only collects sales tax in CA, IL, NY, TN, MN, GA, NC, WI."

 

Just because MacMall doesn't collect taxes doesn't mean they are tax free. In nearly every state you are required by law to "self-report" and pay your state the sales tax owed on this "tax-free" purchase.

 

Not that I expect most people to actually do that. But if you don't pay the taxes due, you are actually worse than Apple (from a legal standpoint). They aren't breaking any laws. You are.

 

Way to promote tax evasion AI. Just sayin'  1smoking.gif

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What is hypocritical is a congress that makes it legal to do this, but then comes down upon companies that do it.

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"It's also worth noting that unlike stores like Apple, Wal-Mart, and Target, MacMall only collects sales tax in CA, IL, NY, TN, MN, GA, NC, WI."

Just because MacMall doesn't collect taxes doesn't mean they are tax free. In nearly every state you are required by law to "self-report" and pay your state the sales tax owed on this "tax-free" purchase.

Not that I expect most people to actually do that. But if you don't pay the taxes due, you are actually worse than Apple (from a legal standpoint). They aren't breaking any laws. You are.

Way to promote tax evasion AI. Just sayin'  1smoking.gif

100% agree. Amazon, too, is not "tax free" either. If they collect sales tax, great. If they don't? They send you an email with what you need to pay taxes on. As opposed to what Apple and other companies do, which is legally paying all taxes owed, buying such a Mac (or any product) in this manner, not having sales tax collected at time of purchase, and not reporting it when you file? That, technically, is illegal.

This just highlights the hypocrisy here in the states, and as others have mentioned, class warfare.
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...fuss in the media about Apple's Irish Tax situation. What is it American wants ... I'm confused.

 

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100% agree. Amazon, too, is not "tax free" either. If they collect sales tax, great. If they don't? They send you an email with what you need to pay taxes on. As opposed to what Apple and other companies do, which is legally paying all taxes owed, buying such a Mac (or any product) in this manner, not having sales tax collected at time of purchase, and not reporting it when you file? That, technically, is illegal.

This just highlights the hypocrisy here in the states, and as others have mentioned, class warfare.

 

While I haven't tried to look up any specific numbers, I suspect this "middle class tax evasion" hurts the poor in the same manner as corporate tax loopholes do. It takes away tax revenue from the states who run many of the assistance programs for the poor. And the poor are the least likely to be able to take advantage of this illegal tax break like everyone else does. So if you complain that others are avoiding paying taxes and that's hurting the less fortunate, and if you aren't paying the sales tax due, you are a hypocrite.

 

Don't like the laws? Stop voting the same morons into political offices.

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Hot sex, tasty food and a cool buzz. Sometimes our finances only allow for internet porn, a bag of Cheetos and a Coors Lite.


Now that all sounds good to me except the Coors light! 1biggrin.gif
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What is hypocritical is a congress that makes it legal to do this, but then comes down upon companies that do it.

My point in a nut shell ... but then of course Congress only do what they are paid to do. You can't expect them to have time us ordinary voters can you?
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I know all that too 1smile.gif I was just stirring the 'proverbial' as it is all pretty hypocritical .

I know.  We live in a society with a lot of hypocrisy.  I'm still shocked that the media hasn't been ripping Samsung a new rear end when they started marketing the S3 and S4 with two different processors depending on which market you are in. If Apple did that, they'd get crucified. Just another form of hypocrisy.

 

If Apple put out different mobile devices like the Android market and had as many different variations of iOS that was handled the same way the Android community does it, Apple would get ripped apart.

 

I don't know how a company like Google can get away with the crap they do.  Even Microsoft isn't as bad and dysfunctional as Google.

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It's called "class warfare" and it's the new American pastime.

LOL.  Us regular people are jealous or frustrated that the rich just get away with things and they seem to get richer when us regular people are just trying to become rich or just keep our heads above water.  Some people punish others for their success.

 

I think the tax laws are messed up for everyone and they need to change, conversely the State and Federal Government needs to be more careful in how they money they get is spent.

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While I haven't tried to look up any specific numbers, I suspect this "middle class tax evasion" hurts the poor in the same manner as corporate tax loopholes do. It takes away tax revenue from the states who run many of the assistance programs for the poor. And the poor are the least likely to be able to take advantage of this illegal tax break like everyone else does. So if you complain that others are avoiding paying taxes and that's hurting the less fortunate, and if you aren't paying the sales tax due, you are a hypocrite.

Don't like the laws? Stop voting the same morons into political offices.

+1

I don't complain that a company legally takes advantage of laws as written. That is what they should be doing. I don't blame companies or people for paying as little in tax as legally possible. That is what I do.

I blame the government for their own mess they try to blame on others. I am not one of these people who say our taxes are too high, our spending problem is the issue. I am, currently, against raising taxes on anyone until our spending is under control.

And for the record? Claimed my amazon purchases on my state taxes.
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This tax free stuff is a bunch of crap.

 

Either all states should pay or none. 

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http://appleinsider.com/mac_price_guide/#
Says MacMall will sell a 27-inch iMac for $1,648.02 plus another 3% off with AppleInsider coupon code. Not true.

MacMall is selling it for $1,789 before the coupon code and $1,735 after the coupon. Not even close to $1,648. Not even close to Best Buy, Amazon, B&H or J&R.

Who's not telling the truth? I can't believe AI benefits by bait-and-switch. So, I'm guessing something funky is happening at MacMall. Too bad.
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Of course, some reseller does not have authority to override the tax laws of all the various states.  Where there is a sales tax, mostly you are legally obligated to pay it.  They could say they do not charge sales tax, but that does not make it tax-free.  That's a whole different thing.

 

Edit: Ah.  Other people also got it.  Carry on then.

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From the AI headline:
 

 

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tax-free in mosts states


The debate about the actual issue aside, I'm amazed at how proof-reader typos like this persist on the arguably "rumors of record" site for days (or forever) after posting. Body text is one thing - that's a lot of words - but in the headline?

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This tax free stuff is a bunch of crap.

Either all states should pay or none. 

If you are saying that Internet sales should all be required to charge the applicable state sales tax, then I agree. If you are saying all states should pay sales tax, I disagree. That is for the individual states to decide. Granted, most do indeed charge sales tax, but I know of one, New Hampshire, that does not. There is no sales tax in the state, therefore sites should not be required to collect from all states.
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Now that all sounds good to me except the Coors light! 1biggrin.gif
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