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    128GB Surface Pros are already up on ebay for between $1300-$1500. :facepalm
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    They could at least toss in dinner and a movie.
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    Gotta make a profit. They could probably squeeze a couple hundred more out of it though.
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    and the sad part is, some are desparate enough to pay these inflated prices...
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    That's crazy. I guess some people gotta have it.
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    todays catastrophe is encouragement for those prices
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    Let them price what they want. If people don't buy, then they will not make a profit.
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    It is not so much that, I just think it is unfair or unreasonable on those who waited in line and were turned away empty handed.
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    I understand your frustration with not getting a Surface Pro today but those selling them on eBay picked them up fair and square. They had to make the effort to either go to the store or order them online. This is vastly different from when scalpers jam servers and purchase a dozen tickets before they hit the market then sell them at three times the cost.
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    I got one in atl (8 hours used) for the first guy that wants to hand me 1500 lol.

    I can wait a week for 50% off.
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    I am afraid that I succumbed to eBay's advances. I am ashamed, but waiting just a bit longer. The only store that had 128gb in MN was the MS store in the good old MOA. I am excited :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Po_MD View Post
    I am afraid that I succumbed to eBay's advances. I am ashamed, but waiting just a bit longer. The only store that had 128gb in MN was the MS store in the good old MOA. I am excited :D
    Fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantWade View Post
    Fail.
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    Oh well. The Surface is mine for $100 more. A good investment? Mas o menos. Mas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantWade View Post
    Fail.
    Well, extra money or no, he is actually getting one while the rest of us at the mercy of Best Buy get to play a vague waiting game with no ETA. *shrug* Some ebay seller might be laughing to the bank, but Po here has himself a new computer. Would I do it myself? No. But I wouldn't exactly fail him on that.

    Also, depending on where the seller lived, he may well have payed far more than $100 in taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polychrome View Post
    Well, extra money or no, he is actually getting one while the rest of us at the mercy of Best Buy get to play a vague waiting game with no ETA. *shrug* Some ebay seller might be laughing to the bank, but Po here has himself a new computer. Would I do it myself? No. But I wouldn't exactly fail him on that.

    Also, depending on where the seller lived, he may well have payed far more than $100 in taxes.
    And if Best Buy gets them tomorrow on their normal incoming truck shipments? He will look silly.

    And where in US/Canada do they pay more than 10% in taxes on electronics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantWade View Post
    And if Best Buy gets them tomorrow on their normal incoming truck shipments? He will look silly.

    And where in US/Canada do they pay more than 10% in taxes on electronics?
    Lol... everywhere in Canada. HST is 13%, not to mention random import fees that pop up if you order something across the border.

    Case in point: I ordered a Zagg Invisible shield for my Lumia 920.

    $24.99 + $25.00 Shipping (wtf!) + $20 import charge = most valuable screen protector in the history of mankind.

    Also... I ordered my Surface Pro online in the Microsoft Store after being booted out of the line of "pass-holders" on saturday. Shipped super fast... UPS says its out for delivery as we speak. squeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEE!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantWade View Post
    And where in US/Canada do they pay more than 10% in taxes on electronics?
    California.
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    Both Washington and Arizona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polychrome View Post
    California.
    I thought it was exactly 10% in California
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    Is anyone prepared to pick me one up for cost and ship it to me please?

    I'm fine with 64GB. I'm thinking of this as a favour for a British friend... PM me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisInSD View Post
    Both Washington and Arizona.
    Actually, for Washington, it depends on the county/city as well. Where I bought mine it was 9.8%, at the BB where I live, it would have been 8.7%. In Seattle, it would have been 10.4%.

    Kinda suxs, but if you work it, buying a new car in a far off county/town saves you money! :D
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    It LA County I believe it is more than 10%. Everywhere else it is less. Where I live, in San Diego County, it is 8%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talderon View Post
    Actually, for Washington, it depends on the county/city as well. Where I bought mine it was 9.8%, at the BB where I live, it would have been 8.7%. In Seattle, it would have been 10.4%.

    Kinda suxs, but if you work it, buying a new car in a far off county/town saves you money! :D
    I know, before I moved to Calif I bought my car in Tacoma because it saved me a few hundred bucks! Best prices are probably in Vancouver as Oregon border towns have lower sales tax due to the competition...

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