Bloomingdales Texas tax

leocane

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Jul 17, 2013
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Here's my experience if it's helpful:

I live in TX and ordered a bag from the 59th/Lex NYC Bloomingdale's last year.

I opened the credit account online and used that to get the discount (FYI--the website didn't pull a credit report and just automatically gave me a limit of $500, which was obviously too low to buy the bag. I called and they would only increase it to $1000 without pulling a report, but after I authorized them to do a credit pull they gave me plenty of credit to buy it). I got the account opening discount, but it is capped at $250 even if 10% of the purchase price is higher. I did this during a gift card promo so I also got a $250 gift card--you could similarly stack with power point events, etc.

They charged me shipping but in retrospect I should've pushed back on that since the bag qualified me for Top of the List, which receives free shipping from stores.

I did not pay sales tax. My understanding is that the outlets are treated as a separate entity for Texas sales tax purposes (in the same way that having Macy's in the state doesn't trigger it). [Nannyish disclaimer that even if the retailer doesn't charge sales tax, you are still liable for self-paying use tax blah blah blah...and if you do, you'll be the first person in state history ever, lol]

PM me if you need an SA rec--mine was awesome, he answered texts even when he was off work, and sent me tons of photos to help me decide!
 

purselover73

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May 8, 2013
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Can you let me know who was your SA? When I called Bloomingdales in NY they told me that they will not give any discounts for opening an account. Can somebody also give me SA who will do gift send for a friend. Thank you.
I'm so sorry. I don't remember the name of my SA. I definitely got a discount. I purposely bought it from there to receive the CC discount and no tax.