just paid Ca tax on $1200 for 2 x Fascinate


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  1. zanza

    zanza Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    got 2 x Fascinate for my brother and sister, total was like $150 with NE2, and tax was over $100 said it charges be for tax on nearly $1200 ,.. wtf
     

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  2. primetime

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    That would be correct, for living in California your charged taxes based on the full retail cost of the device.
     
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  3. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member

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    Wow, good thing you got the BOGO with a tax policy like that... :eek:
     
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  4. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member

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    Wow...that really really sucks. :(
     
  5. zanza

    zanza Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thats ridiculous, looked at the bill and was like "Wtf"

    um, well ya, I guess I got 2 fascinate for about $260, thats a good deal ($149 + $100tax) but still,. Ca hurting me lol
     
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    Yeah, you live in a state who's govt prides themselves on finding creative ways to tax people. The whole "pay tax on the retail price" really sucks on phones because cell carriers never adjust the "retail" price to match demand or current trends....so something like a Treo 600 still has a $599 "retail" price even though you'd be hard pressed to find somebody who'd sell you one for more than $100. If you live in CA and want to discourage practices like that you just need to leave the state when you make large purchases....if enough people do it, they'll learn that a smaller, fair tax is better than $0.
     
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    Kierik Well-Known Member

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    Yum California 9.3% income tax and of your take home they will tax another 9.25-10.25% of it on any purchase. Gotta love this place, fewest freedoms most tax.
     
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    mdeamicis Well-Known Member

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    someones got to pay the overhead for all that regulation of our freedoms. to bad the weather is so damn nice, or i might leave.
     
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  9. sunflowernut

    sunflowernut Active Member

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    I live in Cali and have always paid sales tax on the full price of my phones, but when I bought my Facinate yesterday at Costco and went up front to pay for it they only charged me the sales tax on $179.00 instead of the full retail. Ended up around $197. Mistake? There policy? Worked for me! I wasn't gonna say anything!
     
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    Gotta love Costco :D
     

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