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Titanfall Xbox One bundle $475 @ Microsoft Store


#1 mossfan563   CAG 'til I die! CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:39 PM

http://www.microsoft...uctID.295570800

 

Text code "MSHS" to "29502" for a unique 5% off coupon, which drops it to $474.99

 

Credit to emdeals @ SD


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#2 Morrello   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   9 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:55 PM

Can this code be used for anything else?



#3 Wario64  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:55 PM

The 5% off discount does seem generic for all items, it doesn't really list any fine print along with the text message. It's one-time use so can't share it



#4 mossfan563   CAG 'til I die! CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:59 PM

Can this code be used for anything else?

 

Yes it can be used on anything.


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#5 Sir Lethal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   205 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:16 PM

Wouldn't be worth it if you include tax. I'd still go with amazon for the pre-order



#6 mossfan563   CAG 'til I die! CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:18 PM

Wouldn't be worth it if you include tax. I'd still go with amazon for the pre-order

 

But Amazon has tax too......


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#7 Sir Lethal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   205 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:27 PM

But Amazon has tax too......

Depending on your state, luckily amazon doesn't have tax for my state but microsoft store does.



#8 life.exe   We're done here. CAGiversary!   2535 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:21 PM

But Amazon has tax too......

Most states don't have tax on Amazon.



#9 mossfan563   CAG 'til I die! CAGiversary!   1113 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:41 PM

Most states don't have tax on Amazon.

 

DAMN NEW YORK!


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#10 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:39 PM

6 out of 10 of the most populated U.S. states are charged tax at Amazon. I think there are 20 total states that are charged tax from them. This is a nice deal for anybody in those states.



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#11 Jimmienoman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3547 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:43 PM

Most states don't have tax on Amazon.


They DO, you just lie on your tax return and commit fraud.

But I realize most people do this and will always consider it tax free even though you are supposed to report these items on tax returns and are subject to a "use tax" in 46 states.

#12 C-Zero   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1082 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:50 PM

They DO, you just lie on your tax return and commit fraud.

But I realize most people do this and will always consider it tax free even though you are supposed to report these items on tax returns and are subject to a "use tax" in 46 states.

I keep hearing people say that but I thought sales tax was only paid when you buy from a business that has a warehouse or store in that particular state. Do you have any sources to cite? I hear all sorts of things but no one has shown me official proof that everyone who buys from Amazon.com has to make a note of that and pay the taxes later.



#13 luxarific   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   205 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:03 AM

Can this code be used for anything else?

Does not work on Surface Pro 2. :(



#14 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   298 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:59 AM

I keep hearing people say that but I thought sales tax was only paid when you buy from a business that has a warehouse or store in that particular state. Do you have any sources to cite? I hear all sorts of things but no one has shown me official proof that everyone who buys from Amazon.com has to make a note of that and pay the taxes later.


http://www.amazon.co...odeId=200962600

There's a wealth of info for you. I live in IL and, thus far, am not charged tax automatically by Amazon. I am supposed to report it at year's end though on my own.

#15 PopCall  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 03:41 PM

http://www.amazon.co...odeId=200962600

There's a wealth of info for you. I live in IL and, thus far, am not charged tax automatically by Amazon. I am supposed to report it at year's end though on my own.

Yes, all states are like this I believe.  But hey, if they're too lazy to properly enforce it, what do they think people will do?   No one will keep track of all their online purchasing that is tax free.  

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#16 Agent Orange   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   917 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:27 PM

I keep hearing people say that but I thought sales tax was only paid when you buy from a business that has a warehouse or store in that particular state. Do you have any sources to cite? I hear all sorts of things but no one has shown me official proof that everyone who buys from Amazon.com has to make a note of that and pay the taxes later.

There is no ONE place for this. Every state has it's own rule. Here is New York's for example. http://www.tax.ny.go...ms/st/st141.pdf

 

and here is Texas http://www.window.st...orms/01-156.pdf

 

However I'm sure the basics are the same in almost every state (provided the state itself has a sales tax, there are a few that don't). Regardless of whether the business you are dealing with COLLECTS the tax on your behalf, you owe the tax. If it isnt' collected, then it's up to you to remit it directly to the state. In practice, something like 1% of people go out of their way to report this. It was probably a non-issue 20 years ago since the total market for online or catalogue shopping was relative peanuts. However with giant internet retailers taking a huge piece of the pie, states are going after them to COLLECT the tax up front, rather than rely on individuals to do this (since obviously 99% of individuals either won't, or have no idea how to).  



#17 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   9554 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:43 PM

Everybody is getting taxed over time because the IRS is fed up with online shoppers committing tax fraud. If you don't directly pay taxes for your online purchases, you're supposed to report that you are an out of state online buyer on your tax return. You aren't expected to keep track of your taxable amount. Standardized tax software programs like Turbo Tax apply a general tax cost for individuals and households. When I reported myself on my tax form back when Amazon was tax free for CA residents, my assigned estimated tax amount came out to be a measly $50. As a CAG that's peanuts and I still got away with avoiding a lot of tax charges.

The problem was I'm the minority that reported. A lot of people assumed that reporting online sales tax required repaying every single dollar owed but that simply was never the case. Now, IRS says eventually everybody will pay for their negligence. If people complain about having to pay taxes from sites like Amazon and NewEgg, they are hypocritical if they never bothered to click the "online tax free purchases" item on their tax return. If everybody had reported it, we'd at least have avoided this tax legislation for much longer if even at all.

tl;dr - if ya'll just paid your $50, you'd have avoided online sale taxes.

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#18 hero913   MAZZAFAKKA CAGiversary!   1927 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:11 PM

Everybody is getting taxed over time because the IRS is fed up with online shoppers committing tax fraud. If you don't directly pay taxes for your online purchases, you're supposed to report that you are an out of state online buyer on your tax return. You aren't expected to keep track of your taxable amount. Standardized tax software programs like Turbo Tax apply a general tax cost for individuals and households. When I reported myself on my tax form back when Amazon was tax free for CA residents, my assigned estimated tax amount came out to be a measly $50. As a CAG that's peanuts and I still got away with avoiding a lot of tax charges.

The problem was I'm the minority that reported. A lot of people assumed that reporting online sales tax required repaying every single dollar owed but that simply was never the case. Now, IRS says eventually everybody will pay for their negligence. If people complain about having to pay taxes from sites like Amazon and NewEgg, they are hypocritical if they never bothered to click the "online tax free purchases" item on their tax return. If everybody had reported it, we'd at least have avoided this tax legislation for much longer if even at all.

tl;dr - if ya'll just paid your $50, you'd have avoided online sale taxes.

Hell no you wouldn't....

 

You'd still have B&M stores like BB, WM, Target, and GS lobbying to level out the playing field.

The reality is that the IRS could give Fuck all about $50, but I bet you the stores listed above care about the billions in loses b/c of the tax incentives from buying from Amazon, Newegg, etc...

 

I buy most of my stuff from amazon and other online retailers, and the only reason I keep my gaming purchases w/ BB is b/c they have discover cashback and RZ points. 


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lzanagi, on 08 Oct 2013 - 1:42 PM, said:

No, the dumbest people on CAG have a username that starts with "C", ends with "s", and has "onfoosiou" in the middle. Can you guess who they are?

 


#19 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   9554 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:29 PM

Um, yes it would have. 
 
The states even agreed to it so long as people would report their taxes as that's how the tax laws were written to be followed.  Problem was nobody bothered to and was too misinformed to assume they had to pay every cent owed.  Tax authorities do not have the resources to audit and dictate every single purchase for every taxable amount.  So they eventually got the retailers like Amazon to agree to just taxing everybody outright.  It's actually the fair way to do it since B&M stores would at least have a more fair chance to online competition.  Had it just gone as planned, as I said, this whole tax issue would have been delayed at the very least. 
 
With cashback sites and such, B&M retailers like Best Buy are better buys than places like Amazon.  The average consumer just doesn't know how to maximize a purchase.

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#20 hero913   MAZZAFAKKA CAGiversary!   1927 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

lol, ok amigo. 


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lzanagi, on 08 Oct 2013 - 1:42 PM, said:

No, the dumbest people on CAG have a username that starts with "C", ends with "s", and has "onfoosiou" in the middle. Can you guess who they are?

 


#21 hustletron   the struggle CAGiversary!   2049 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:03 PM

Yes, Florida and Hawaii charge tax for this deal from MS Store, no tax from Amazon.


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#22 PopCall  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:13 PM

Um, yes it would have. 
 
The states even agreed to it so long as people would report their taxes as that's how the tax laws were written to be followed.  Problem was nobody bothered to and was too misinformed to assume they had to pay every cent owed.  Tax authorities do not have the resources to audit and dictate every single purchase for every taxable amount.  So they eventually got the retailers like Amazon to agree to just taxing everybody outright.  It's actually the fair way to do it since B&M stores would at least have a more fair chance to online competition.  Had it just gone as planned, as I said, this whole tax issue would have been delayed at the very least. 
 
With cashback sites and such, B&M retailers like Best Buy are better buys than places like Amazon.  The average consumer just doesn't know how to maximize a purchase.

You think that the honor system and taxes go together, of course MOST people won't report their purchases, and for anyone to think that they would has no understanding of how people think or act.  No way I believe that politicians are that empty.



#23 singer07   CAG Veteran Banned   410 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:17 PM

ok no one cares about all that legal stuff, you can also avoid the whole fiasco by avoiding the failbox180 and titanfail altogether.



#24 PopCall  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:39 PM

ok no one cares about all that legal stuff, you can also avoid the whole fiasco by avoiding the failbox180 and titanfail altogether.

You don't belong here.  I made a fanboy thread.



#25 singer07   CAG Veteran Banned   410 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:49 PM

You don't belong here.  I made a fanboy thread.

has nothing to do with being a fanboy, im here to help people out and steer them away from bad overpriced products with shady policy's. if they were so confident that titanfall was going to be such a success, they wouldnt be giving away the game for free just so you buy the vcr. 



#26 hustletron   the struggle CAGiversary!   2049 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:52 PM

has nothing to do with being a fanboy, im here to help people out and steer them away from bad overpriced products with shady policy's. if they were so confident that titanfall was going to be such a success, they wouldnt be giving away the game for free just so you buy the vcr. 

Policies*

 

And sure it probably has nothing to do with the fact that Titanfall is multiplayer only and the version they are including is downloadable...... :roll:


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#27 PopCall  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:18 PM

has nothing to do with being a fanboy, im here to help people out and steer them away from bad overpriced products with shady policy's. if they were so confident that titanfall was going to be such a success, they wouldnt be giving away the game for free just so you buy the vcr. 

No offense, but nothing you say will steer anyone away, just as nothing I say would steer anyone towards.  There are much more credible sources of information if people want to research buying any system.  Or if they don't, use cumulative reviews online.



#28 Chrono Gear   For the Horde! CAGiversary!   4725 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:24 PM

Glad to see the tax debate alive and well in another thread. There is no "no tax" purchases (at least in this case). Just because a business doesn't charge you doesn't mean you don't owe it. Yes use taxes are on the honor system at the moment but you better believe that states are figuring out how to get a handle on them. It's literally billions of dollars not being collected on. It's a revenue stream that is not being ignored I can assure you.

#29 Brash_Attack   Emperor Banana CAGiversary!   2130 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:29 PM

Man, the way things are looking between these deals and the Europe price drop, we should probably expect a US price drop soon. If that happens, I sure hope MS pulls a Nintendo and does some sort of Ambassador program for the early adopters. It would be pretty shitty if they don't.

#30 WilliamG   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1677 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:35 PM

I'd like a refund on the useless Kinect. I don't want to use it, it stays in the box, and because of that I have to manually log in to Live every time I turn the system on. Hey Microsoft, how about a buy-back program?
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