1. Dreamspell's Avatar
    I live overseas but I was planning to buy the Icon through Amazon US and have it delivered to my uncle in New York who would then bring it when he travels. I saw that Amazon charges an additional $53 tax on top of the $599, so I was wondering if I should just get my uncle to buy it straight from a Verizon or Microsoft store. Do the stores also charge tax, or just the $599?
    04-07-2014 05:46 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    I think the tax is more for those that live outside the US? Buying it from the store, without contract, would be the best
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    04-07-2014 05:59 PM
  3. Dreamspell's Avatar
    I just checked the Verizon store website and I saw that they sell it for $549. So could my uncle just walk into the store and buy it for that price? Pardon my ignorance since I don't live in the US and want to wire transfer the money to my uncle so he could buy it immediately.
    04-07-2014 06:26 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    In the store yes :P
    04-07-2014 06:59 PM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    And he could always buy the phone first and ask you the money later lol seems better
    04-07-2014 06:59 PM
  6. mtalinm's Avatar
    my local Microsoft store matched VZW's price when I told them. of course, your mileage may vary
    04-07-2014 09:59 PM
  7. AR2186's Avatar
    I live overseas but I was planning to buy the Icon through Amazon US and have it delivered to my uncle in New York who would then bring it when he travels. I saw that Amazon charges an additional $53 tax on top of the $599, so I was wondering if I should just get my uncle to buy it straight from a Verizon or Microsoft store. Do the stores also charge tax, or just the $599?
    NY sales tax is about $50 for the Icon. I picked mine up at the Microsoft Store in Manhattan and got them to price match Verizon's $550, all in around $600. No way to get around sales tax in the US anymore, at least not with cell phones from reputable parties
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    04-07-2014 10:15 PM
  8. gernerttl's Avatar
    I just checked the Verizon store website and I saw that they sell it for $549. So could my uncle just walk into the store and buy it for that price? Pardon my ignorance since I don't live in the US and want to wire transfer the money to my uncle so he could buy it immediately.
    Plus whatever local sales tax, which varies by state and county.
    Dreamspell likes this.
    04-07-2014 11:51 PM
  9. hopmedic's Avatar
    Sales tax will vary based on what state (and even city in some cases) you buy the phone in. Don't think that Uncle Sam won't get his cut....
    Dreamspell likes this.
    04-08-2014 10:07 AM

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