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anyone else get a 35% discount off of retail?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mikeydooodie, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. mikeydooodie

    mikeydooodie Well-Known Member
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    was offered 35% off of retail since i am not available for an upgrade. it was 370 but after taxes 412. I said ok and ordered but now that i think about it 42$ of taxes doesnt sound right. I can always call back and cancel since it wont be shipping until monday the 30th. Anyone have any insight?
     

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  2. dguy

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    Depending on where you live, taxes can be based off of the full retail price even if you are paying a discounted price.
     
  3. mikeydooodie

    mikeydooodie Well-Known Member
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    I live in NY
     
  4. sund0wn

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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    what is the sales tax rate in your area? 35% off is a pretty great deal to not have to sign a new contract. you'll get this one now, and when the next great thing comes out, maybe you'll be eligible then. i would take it if i were you!
     
  5. mikeydooodie

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    8.75% I think
     
  6. genxgeek

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    You paid taxes on non discounted price
     
  7. ZXMustang

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    Got mine for free and I wasnt even available for upgrade. I just threatened that I was going to cancel and they agreed to send me a new X when I had the incredible. Just make sure opt in for the survey at the end of the call when it asks you before they transfer to you customer care. Then let them know when you have them on the phone that you plan on slamming them on the survey. That will change their tune real quick. Dont flame me, its a great way besides they are over charging like crazy for this phone.
     
  8. Quintessence

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    No matter what, you will always pay taxes on the phone at full retail price.
     
  9. bobomatic

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    i got 35% of accessories, when i got my DX on launch day. 25% promo deal, 10% corporate. also i called and bitched for two weeks before launch, and couldnt get anything...my upgrade is 2/15/2011...had to add a line.. now i just take my old phone when i go mountain biking..
     
  10. sund0wn

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    dont mean to flame, but "overcharging"? how on earth do you figure? the upgrade price is $199, and the full price is $569. Verizon pays motorola $550. that means, on every single one they sell, they lose $350. of course, they recoup that over the course of your contract, but that's why you sign a contract in the first place.
     
  11. mas90guru

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    No discount but just FWIW - Walmart sells these off-plan (non-discount) at $530 which is about $39 less than Verizon and still cheaper than Best Buy which seems to price off-plan devices high until the demand eases.
     
  12. mikeydooodie

    mikeydooodie Well-Known Member
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    why would i pay tax on the full retail that doesnt sound right. I remember one guy saying he only paid like 380 with tax i forgot who it was thoough
     
  13. kenn

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    I don't see how it is legal to charge sales tax on any amount over what you are actually paying... I would complain and see if they fix it because, well, that ain't right.
     
  14. incrediblenotinstock

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    yea my friend said he got it at around 400 dollars too plus a mail in rebate, so basically only 300$, lucky bastard.. and he got a bundle with it!
     
  15. tankyard

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    If you read the VZ Wireless agreement when making the purchase it tells you that tax is on the full retail value of the phone rather than the discounted price (i.e. when not eligible for an upgrade). The sale is really a transaction between the buyer and Motorola, with VZW acting as a middle man, subsidizing some of the cost of the phone, but leaving the buyer responsible for all taxes.
     
  16. dirkbonn

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    It's the politicians in whatever state you're in that make the State tax laws, not Verizon. Verizon is just following state law. If you're going to complain, go to your state legislators. (and good luck with that, BTW, lol)

    My experience when talking to politicians is, they will give you "lip service" but in reality it's like talking to a cement wall!
     
  17. DoctorP

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    I ordered online and my receipt very clearly stated what the tax was based on. I live in NY state and paid tax on the final discounted price after update contract and NE2 pricing.
     

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