1. alanjgarcia's Avatar
    What are looking at as the final upgrade price for the phone this Friday at the Sprint Store? I currently have a pre-order with Wirefly and paid approx $150. The Sprint Store near my work will have them Friday morning first come/ first serve. Will the Sprint Store match the Wirefly price?
    09-13-2011 06:12 PM
  2. Dissident's Avatar
    Sprint does not match reseller prices...
    09-13-2011 06:13 PM
  3. JayWill's Avatar
    You'll pay $199.99 + local sales tax on the full retail price of $499.99 at your Sprint store. Only you can decide if the Wirefly savings is worth waiting 3-5 days for (plus the other potential negatives, such as a shorter return period, mail in exchanges/returns, and stricter contract terms for 6 months).
    09-13-2011 06:29 PM
  4. dkotoric's Avatar
    You'll pay $199.99 + local sales tax on the full retail price of $499.99 at your Sprint store. Only you can decide if the Wirefly savings is worth waiting 3-5 days for (plus the other potential negatives, such as a shorter return period, mail in exchanges/returns, and stricter contract terms for 6 months).
    No thats not true about tax u only have to pay tax on the $199 and paying tax on the full $499 would be illegal
    09-13-2011 08:19 PM
  5. oddlou's Avatar
    No thats not true about tax u only have to pay tax on the $199 and paying tax on the full $499 would be illegal
    You are at least partially incorrect. At least in California, you pay tax on the full price. I don't know about other states.
    09-13-2011 08:51 PM
  6. eric3316's Avatar
    How does wirelfy or lets talk know what you do with the phone after 30 days?
    09-13-2011 09:13 PM
  7. JayWill's Avatar
    No thats not true about tax u only have to pay tax on the $199 and paying tax on the full $499 would be illegal
    Yes in California you pay sales tax on the full retail price of the phone, not the discounted subsidized price. They closed that *cough* "loophole" years ago. Sorry about not being state specific. It didn't occur to me that it could be different in other states.
    09-13-2011 09:21 PM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    How does wirelfy or lets talk know what you do with the phone after 30 days?
    They'd get a charge back from Sprint. They get paid off after the set amount of time they state you have to stay with the phone & plan.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.
    09-13-2011 09:24 PM
  9. tom299's Avatar
    Yes in California you pay sales tax on the full retail price of the phone, not the discounted subsidized price. They closed that *cough* "loophole" years ago. Sorry about not being state specific. It didn't occur to me that it could be different in other states.
    Wow, that's ridiculous. Here in Texas we don't even pay income tax...
    09-13-2011 09:24 PM
  10. Duvi's Avatar
    Wow, that's ridiculous. Here in Texas we don't even pay income tax...
    Isn't Nevada like that as well? I know there is at least one other state that doesn't have that.
    09-13-2011 09:27 PM
  11. gksspot555's Avatar
    I joke with people about the Apple tax but California is similar in a lot of ways. Glad I am not living there anymore.
    09-13-2011 09:30 PM
  12. tom299's Avatar
    Isn't Nevada like that as well? I know there is at least one other state that doesn't have that.
    I looked it up:

    Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

    New Hampshire doesn't even have sales tax.
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    09-13-2011 09:40 PM
  13. LegendarySoul's Avatar
    I looked it up:

    Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

    New Hampshire doesn't even have sales tax.
    That's why I drive to NH from MA for like 30 minutes for shopping with no taxes!!! Yay! :3
    09-13-2011 09:45 PM
  14. JayWill's Avatar
    Get this. Two years ago when I bought my Palm Pre from Best Buy, their retail price on the phone was $829.99. So I paid 7.75% sales tax on $829 for a phone that cost $199.99. Hurray for California! At least I get nice weather year round amirite? Sigh.
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    09-13-2011 11:00 PM
  15. tom299's Avatar
    That's why I drive to NH from MA for like 30 minutes for shopping with no taxes!!! Yay! :3
    LOL I would totally do that and buy everything in bulk.
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    09-14-2011 12:49 AM
  16. rlanza1054's Avatar
    Wow, that's ridiculous. Here in Texas we don't even pay income tax...
    Maybe that's why you have the lowest HS graduation rate of any state in the US! There is no money for schools!

    I used to live in Houston!

    Rob
    09-14-2011 09:00 AM
  17. DirkBelig's Avatar
    Maybe that's why you have the lowest HS graduation rate of any state in the US! There is no money for schools!
    And the massive amount of illegal immigrants clogging the schools have no impact on the statistics? Right. Got it.

    Government schools spend more money for less results than private/parochial schools, much less home schooled kids. (How often do government school students win the National Spelling Bee?) The College Board announced today that SAT scores are the lowest in 16 years and the Reading portion is the lowest ever. The problem isn't lack of money; it's wasting money on a broken, unaccountable system.
    09-14-2011 03:26 PM
  18. JayWill's Avatar
    Oh boy. I don't like where this is headed.
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    09-14-2011 03:27 PM
  19. thekarens's Avatar
    Maybe that's why you have the lowest HS graduation rate of any state in the US! There is no money for schools!

    I used to live in Houston!

    Rob
    And from that statement it's clear you have no clue what you're talking about. There is no income tax here, but it's more than made up with other taxes and fees. I've lived in several states and they all have their issues and problems, NY is not excluded so you might want to consider that when you start putting other people down.

    Not to mention it's completely off topic.

    I happen to agree that it's ridiculous that they should have to pay tax on full retail price and I think Californians would agree with me.
    09-14-2011 07:57 PM
  20. bboykin87's Avatar
    So if I have only the $75 upgrade would I just pay $275 for the phone?
    09-14-2011 10:07 PM
  21. Phenom's Avatar
    So if I have only the $75 upgrade would I just pay $275 for the phone?
    No, you'd only get $75 off the full retail price of the phone, which I believe is $499. Sprint includes other discounts and rebates for new customers and people renewing with the full upgrade.
    09-14-2011 10:15 PM
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