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How to order from dell US for non US citizens

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by mfractal, Jan 19, 2010.

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  1. mfractal

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    this is an awesome idea..
    I know some states have no tax at all, but can anybody from US help us out with it ??
    Then we will just need to find a freight forwarding service company in that state and save us some $$$...

    I am willing to help with the initiative, can someone tell us the list of the states with the lowest taxes ?
     
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    Ok, i understand that delaware does not have sales tax. But i can't seem to find any good freight forwarding service there..
     
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    http://www.hidevolution.com/ sells without tax afaik...
     
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    Ok, from what i see on their FAQ they do not charge sales tax for international purchases. But dell would still charge sales tax from them when they order you laptop so i don't see the point. Also, as i stated earlier, i think it is generally better to deal with Dell directly and not through a third party.

    Edit : Ok, it does look like they can buy tax free.. I just emailed them with the exact config that i ordered. I want to see the quote i will get from them and compare it to the price i payed Dell.
     
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    So, the quote i got from hidevolution.com for the rig in my signature is USD $3283 which is give or take 20 bucks what i payed directly to Dell.
    Plus the shipping which is 100$ more expensive than what myus.com offered.
    I personally prefer to shop directly from Dell because if one day i have problems i can have a refund which is not an option if you buy through a third party.
    The advantage of ordering from a third party is that it saves you all the hassle i detailed in the first post.

    2 options, do your math :)
     
  6. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    US State Sales Tax Rates - 2009
    State State sales tax rate (July 1st, 2009)%
    Alabama------------ 4.0
    Alaska --------------nil
    Arizona -------------5.6
    Arkansas ------------6.0
    California ------------8.25
    Colorado ------------2.9
    Connecticut ---------6.0
    Delaware ------------2.07
    Florida --------------6.0
    Georgia -------------4.0
    Hawaii --------------4.0
    Idaho ---------------6.0
    Illinois ---------------6.25
    Indiana --------------7.0
    Iowa ----------------6.0
    Kansas --------------5.3
    Kentucky ------------6.0
    Louisiana ------------4.0
    Maine ---------------5.0
    Maryland ------------6.0
    Massachusetts-------6.25
    Michigan ------------6.0
    Minnesota -----------6.875
    Mississippi -----------7.0
    Missouri -------------4.225
    Montana -------------nil
    Nebraska ------------5.5
    Nevada --------------6.85
    New Hampshire -------nil
    New Jersey -----------7.0
    New Mexico -----------5.375
    New York -------------4.0
    North Carolina ---------4.5
    North Dakota ----------5.0
    Ohio ------------------5.5
    Oklahoma -------------4.5
    Oregon ----------------nil
    Pennsylvania ----------6.0
    Rhode Island ----------7.0
    South Carolina --------6.0
    South Dakota ---------4.0
    Tennessee ------------7.0
    Texas ----------------6.25
    Utah -----------------5.95
    Vermont -------------6.0
    Virginia ---------------5.0
    West Virginia ----------6.0
    Wisconsin -------------5.0
    Washington -----------6.5
    Washington DC --------5.75
    Wyoming --------------4.0
     
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    Thanks DR650SE!
    That's awesome, i will try and find freight forwarding companies in the non taxed areas
     
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    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    No prob, I'm at work so I got nothing but time.
     
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    This was what they did to m11x in Hong Kong... US$1800+!! omg
     
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