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Hi, i'm off to the land of the free this weekend. Was thinking about buying some mac hardware as it's generally cheaper than here in the UK.

What's the situation with sales tax? If i buy something from the apple store and have it shipped to me in Florida, do i have to pay tax? What about from MacMall or Amazon?

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tia,
-indie
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Originally posted by Indecisive PC user
Hi, i'm off to the land of the free this weekend. Was thinking about buying some mac hardware as it's generally cheaper than here in the UK.

What's the situation with sales tax? If i buy something from the apple store and have it shipped to me in Florida, do i have to pay tax? What about from MacMall or Amazon?

\

tia,
-indie

You'll pay the Florida state sales tax which is 6% through the Apple store. As for the others, it depends if they have operations in the state of Florida or not. Also keep customs fees in mind.
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Originally posted by BenRoethig
You'll pay the Florida state sales tax which is 6% through the Apple store. As for the others, it depends if they have operations in the state of Florida or not. Also keep customs fees in mind.

Ok, thanks for the info!
-indie
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Ok, thanks for the info!
-indie

You're welcome. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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Where are you going in Florida?
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Where are you going in Florida?

Hi, just got back - went to Clearwater mainly but also down to Sarasota for a week.

Great places to visit for a relaxing time 8)

-indie
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Macmall and jr.com ship like in a day. As those don't exist physically in FL state, they don't charge you the sales tax. So I would go for jr.com, and ship in 1-2 days (cheap). Unless you can get student, gov or staff etc discounts of course.
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Originally posted by Giaguara
Macmall and jr.com ship like in a day. As those don't exist physically in FL state, they don't charge you the sales tax. So I would go for jr.com, and ship in 1-2 days (cheap). Unless you can get student, gov or staff etc discounts of course.


Thanks Giaguara (and everyone else). Guess i'll have to save the good advice for my next visit over to the US...
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