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    Where can I buy a Patek Aquanaut out of state to not pay sales tax?

    I am in Texas. I want to buy a Patek Aquanaut 5711. Anyone know where I can buy one from reputable or authorized dealer not in Texas so I can avoid sales tax? I am open to used and new. Thanks for suggestions.

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    Re: Where can I buy a Patek Aquanaut out of state to not pay sales tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyfishing View Post
    I am in Texas. I want to buy a Patek Aquanaut 5711. Anyone know where I can buy one from reputable or authorized dealer not in Texas so I can avoid sales tax? I am open to used and new. Thanks for suggestions.
    Well just to be clear, you'll avoid Texas state sales tax, but will be subject to Texas state use tax when you report the purchase. (https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/sales/faq/use.php) (And if you happen to be suggesting that you won't pay either - not that you are - that's against forum rules.)

    Beyond that 5711's, as I understand it, are hard to come by in general. There's typically a waiting list for them new no matter where you look. See this thread : https://forums.watchuseek.com/f381/p...e-4889493.html

    Maybe you'll get lucky, and someone knows a place with one actually available, or there's a used one available. You could try WatchRecon to look at and keep an eye on the used market.
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    Re: Where can I buy a Patek Aquanaut out of state to not pay sales tax?

    Aquanaut or Nautilus? Couple on European Watch Company in Boston, long time watch vendor with good credentials, not sure I'd pay $65K - $100K but to each their own . . . .
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    Re: Where can I buy a Patek Aquanaut out of state to not pay sales tax?

    Lol what? Is this a troll post?
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    Re: Where can I buy a Patek Aquanaut out of state to not pay sales tax?

    No not troll post. I want the stainless steel aquanaut. If they ship to me, I don’t have to pay sales tax like eBay or any company that doesn’t have in state store. If I can avoid som tax, why not?

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    Re: Where can I buy a Patek Aquanaut out of state to not pay sales tax?

    Good question, I'm also looking for a way to break the sales tax law, can anyone help me? I also have 65,000 for a watch I just don't have the sales tax money needed to purchase it.
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    Re: Where can I buy a Patek Aquanaut out of state to not pay sales tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by drhr View Post
    Aquanaut or Nautilus? Couple on European Watch Company in Boston, long time watch vendor with good credentials, not sure I'd pay $65K - $100K but to each their own . . . .
    Good point... 5711 is the Nautilus, which is what I responded about. 5167A is the steel Aquanaut.
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    Re: Where can I buy a Patek Aquanaut out of state to not pay sales tax?

    How is it fraud? Maybe I’m not clear on the rules but sometimes I buy things online and it’s out of state company with no sales tax. Like amazon was for many states back in the day?

    Thanks for the clarification on model number.

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    Re: Where can I buy a Patek Aquanaut out of state to not pay sales tax?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyfishing View Post
    How is it fraud? Maybe I’m not clear on the rules but sometimes I buy things online and it’s out of state company with no sales tax. Like amazon was for many states back in the day?

    Thanks for the clarification on model number.
    Legally in Texas you still have to pay tax on those items. That's in the link I posted above. If you're not paying it on things bought online or out of state, you're breaking the law. This is true, I think, in just about every state.
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    Re: Where can I buy a Patek Aquanaut out of state to not pay sales tax?

    Yup this ^^^^ you're breaking the law.

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