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Final price on June 4th

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RaiseUp151z, May 23, 2010.

  1. RaiseUp151z

    RaiseUp151z Well-Known Member
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    I have not gotten a new phone service for many years now.

    So when I go pick up the Evo on June 4th how much money do I need to bring $150 + Gift Card + tax....do I also need to pay monthly service & activation charge also at that time ?

    Thanks, I pre-ordered from the Shack.
     

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  2. Covert_Death

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    no you pay your first bill at the END of the month, it's not pre-paid service, so if you go over on texts or minutes they just tack it on and send you the bill. you need 150+gift card + tax like you said and i think that is it
     
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  3. effluent

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    I think I read that the tax is on the full retail price even if you get it at $199 is that true?
     
  4. rzenger

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    No, you would pay tax on the $199.
     
  5. DUBious

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    this is America. you pay Tax on everything.
     
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  6. talz13

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    I would believe that if you buy it from sprint, with a mail-in rebate, that you will pay tax on the pre-mail-in-rebate price ($350?), whereas if you buy at RS or BB with instant rebates they should tax you on $199, since that is what they are selling it to you at.
     
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  7. seigex

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    No, you pay tax on the full $450.

    Source: experience and radio shack employee upon pre-order.
     
  8. JustFrozen

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    I've always read you pay tax on the full thing. I'm just going to try to not pay tax twice. Meaning for the $50 gift card (paid tax on that already) plus paying tax for the full amount of the phone, which means I'd be paying tax for the same thing twice. That's BS so I'm going to make sure they subtract the $50 from the cost of the phone before tax is applied. Either that or refund me the tax I paid on the gift card first
     
  9. DUBious

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    <--RS employee, no sir you only pay tax on $199.

    ys this was an error made by the employee. there is NO tax on gift cards. return before the 4th, now if possible nd make them aware.
     
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  10. mrk

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    But there is a tax on the $50 that goes toward the Evo, so it makes no difference.
     
  11. ashykat

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    This depends on where you live. In California, you pay tax on the full retail price.
     
  12. jaime2563

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    You pay tax on full price. Regardless of retailer (BB or RS)

    If you can't afford the tax you really should not own the phone.
     
  13. Caloy

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    I'd probably need a lot more than $150 + 50 GC. I'll be trying to get an extra wall charger, car charger, dock. Case, sheild/protector, hopefully I can find a silicon case too. :D
     
  14. VGPOP

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    I know exactly the amount I need to bring June 4th to Radio Shack.

    I have a gift card for $50.00, the phone is $199.99 with 2-year contract.

    $199.99 * 0.07% Florida Tax = $213.99

    $213.99 - $50.00 (Gift Card) = $163.99

    So, I need to bring $164 bucks on June 4th.

    :)
     
  15. DUBious

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    when you buy the phone for $199... you pay tax on $199. 8.25% of $199. that is all. atleast in Texas. you do NOT pay the $499 tax if you are buying it at $199.
     
  16. jaime2563

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    You better bring an extra $17.50 for the full tax price ($31.50) and $18 activitaion fee (premier or $36 for non). You can have the activiation waived by Sprint but RS/BB can not waive it at the time of purchase since this is something applied by SPRINT. In reality the total cost at time of purchase is $250~255. Better to be safe then sorry.
     
  17. jaime2563

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    Negative
     
  18. JustFrozen

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    It does if you pay tax on the $50 dollars and then tax on the $200 (or full price whichever it is). That means you're paying tax on the same $50 twice
     
  19. Eguy

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    In California, you pay tax on the full unsubsidized price.
     
  20. ekt8750

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    The activation charge gets added to your phone bill.
     
  21. DUBious

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    wow. you showed me! yeah um i work at RS and deal with this EVERY DAY. wont you feel stupid when you see.

    oh and BTW you DO NOT NEED TO BRING ACTIVATION with you. that is on your FIRST BILL. wow. talk about ignorance.
     
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  22. DUBious

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    ah this may be where the confusion stands. man enough to admit when im wrong. but right in a way.
     
  23. RaiseUp151z

    RaiseUp151z Well-Known Member
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    Hey DUBious did you guys get any product info on what type of accessories will be available on June 4th?
     
  24. DUBious

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    no. i doubt we'll know till just before the 4th. but for now we still have the basics. to be honest though, i mean they barely make anything for the HD2 yet, so i wouldnt be to shocked if it takes a few weeks after.
     
  25. seigex

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