Pricing does not add up

mkatts

SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 18, 2004
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I ordered VOOM last week, set to be installed on May 5th. The VOOM csr confused me a little though. I ordered a 2 room system with the base plus the HBO's. He said the monthly bill will be $91.99. According to my math it should be way less.

39.90 base package
9.50 reciever lease
9.50 reciever lease
5.00 package mirror
14.90 HBO's
78.80 Total
4.53 5.75% Ohio Sales Tax
83.33 Grand total

Is there another cahrge I am missing? The csr said his system was telling him 91.99 but it doesn't break down all the charges. He said that everything above the 78.80 was sales tax. Well to start with, Sat service should not have sales tax yet I think. I am curious of those have been on the service and recieved a bill. Is there an itemized listing of all charges?
 

Ken F

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Mar 8, 2004
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mkatts,

You might want to read this. More information right here. Ohio is one of three states that has passed a satellite sales tax. It's an extra 6% on top of your 5.75% Ohio sales tax.
 

jabroni

SatelliteGuys Guru
Nov 25, 2003
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Ken F said:
mkatts,

You might want to read this. More information right here. Ohio is one of three states that has passed a satellite sales tax. It's an extra 6% on top of your 5.75% Ohio sales tax.

This is not an accurate statement.

The Ohio Satellite tax is a tax upon your bill EQUAL TO the State's current sales tax rate. This rate in Ohio is currently 6%, so a 5 dollar service from Voom would equate to 30 cents in Ohio tax.

Personally, I want to choke all the elected officials in Ohio for adding this burden to us!
 

mkatts

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Apr 18, 2004
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Thanks Ken F. I figured there was something I was missing.

Another reason this board rocks. I never noticed the charge on my DTV bill, kind of hard for me to notice it when the wife pays the bills! :D

Thans Again!
 

HeavyC

SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 20, 2004
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It's got to be the Sat tax. I ordered the same package you did, and I'm going to be paying around 83 bucks a month.
 

mkatts

SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 18, 2004
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yea, no matter how I add it up, I can't come up with 91.99. I always get around $83-88.

Whatever. I will wait to get a bill and see how it breaks down.

Thanks.
 

Ken F

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Mar 8, 2004
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Thanks for the correction jabroni. I was just trying to explain the $13.19 in sales tax that the VOOM CSR said he was paying. That would be almost 17% tax, or a second 10% tax assessed after the 5.75%.
 

mkatts

SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 18, 2004
467
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Got Voom installed on May 5th. Looked at my bill on line.
Says amount ot be charge is 82.99.

So that makes more sense.
 
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