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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by cameronl, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. cameronl

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    hi there all, can anyone tell me please whether you are getting charged vat on play usa titles? I use to get my play titles the old way but now that the site has seperated into 2 I'm abit worried....

    thanks

    CaM
     
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    As long as you are below £18 or so you should'nt get charged VAT.

    Bought Final destination 2 £15 And Stargate Series 3 £37

    Got Final thorugh post no problem, had to go pick up Stargate at Post office and to pay another £10 :mad:

    Post Office pays the VAT then collects the money from you.
    But then they charge you another £4 to cover the costs of them paying the VAT for you :confused:
     
  3. Geezer

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    You still run the same risk now as you did from before it was two sites if i remeber correctly
     
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    used to use play all the time but have now switched to movietyme,they are good service wise and if you get charged import tax etc they will refund you with a proof of receipt.
     
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    Tend to be quite expensive though
     
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    not all the time,they have loads of dvds and stuff you cant get on play.
     
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    I have used Play for years and never been charged duty. Even now its Play USA my dvds still come as quick and no duty.

    shaun
     
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    That kind of practise should be reported as the Postoffice has already got an incentive for VAT, i.e. they can claim back the VAT they charge themselves...i.e. they charge their customers 17.5% but if they run their business smart they don't pay customs and excise 17.5% much less than that due too their own purchase....So when you hear companies talk about the burden to business about collecting VAT for 'nothing' for customs and excise it is nonsense......
    In addition I could not imagine that they are on a monthly accounting scheme as such they do not have to give that money back to customs for quite a while....Again when they run it properly they can actually make money of this scheme big time :confused: It is a lot of nonsense....

    Stop being so british :D Write a good letter and complain constructively, saying it is not fair is not good enough when you complain....If that doesn't help you can always go to the regulator and get some adjudication....

    If you can't be bothered for such a small amount, stop moaning :devil: :D

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