Like a lot of you, I live California, and am going to buy the GNex tomorrow. Like a lot of you, I have an upgrade credit from VZW ($50). Like a lot of you, I also bought the Living Social coupon ($25 for $50 in accessories/phones). Some of you are also in the same situation. I've called around many places, and here's the summary: 1. I have a $50 upgrade credit from VZW. 2. I got the Living Social deal, so that's another $50 that I have to use in store. 3. BUT.... buying in store means the stupid full tax situation (paying tax on the unsubsidized cost of the phone), which would come out to $57. 4. Costco is selling for $289.99 + tax (just on the purchase price), which comes out to about $315 and also receive the alleged bundle that is supposed to come with it. So, I guess my options are (tax is 8.75% here in Alameda County): 1. Buy at Verizon and pay (using both my upgrade credit and living social voucher) $199.99 + $57 tax = $257. 2. Buy at Costco and pay $315 ($289.99 + tax), lose my $50 credit at VZW, then use my Living Social coupon to buy $50 in accessories (maybe extended battery, maybe car dock?) 3. Buy at another retailer that doesn't charge full tax on the phone AND honors my $50 NE2 discount. That way, I pay $249 + $22 (taxes) = $272, and I can still use my Living Social coupon for accessories at corporate store. Question is, which retail stores will honor my $50 upgrade AND only charge tax on the paid price? Best Buy, Radio Shack? Does anyone know for sure? I guess the other option is to do this and pay $174.99 + $57 (full sales tax) = $232, and then wait a day for it to come by FedEx, then use my Living Social coupon for accessories: [Deal] Galaxy Nexus Available from LetsTalk for as Low as $155 for New Customers, $175 for Upgrades – Droid Life. Thanks for you help. Hopefully the answers here will help others who might be in a similar situation as me, trying to save a few bucks tomorrow.