Tax doesn't work like that. You get taxed on whatever the amount is after discount, not before.
E: GC has Fostex TH900s....
@Guitar Center : $1499
@Amazon : $1399
Price match + 10%: $110
1499 - 110 = 1389.00
After LA Tax 9% : 1514.01
Guitar Center eGiftcard for $1514.01 at 15% off : $1286.90
10% cashback from Discover for buying eGiftcard through Discover website: $12.87
Final price : $1274.03
Pretty darn good for new.
E2: Fudged the math on price matching. Updated
Awesome. I still need to get me a set. After many hours of use, it's still stiff. I've tried swapping with the 880s pads (Doesn't quite fit, can be easily dislodged) and some Beyer COP pads (Fits really nice, didn't like the changes to the signature)
That's a bummer to hear. Mine is firm and snappy when turning on and off. It gives a satisfying audible click. Seems like the QC on the T1s have gone down hill ever since they've been popping up as a group buy option. A lot of those seem to have issues.