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post #31 of 34
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All the prices you'd show would have to be inclusive of VAT - It's the law.

Just chiming in with this. In a lot of EU countries there is no such thing as a price without VAT, it is included invisibly. You can of course put "(incl. 20% VAT)" with your items, or put the non-VAT price below the normal price if you expect to sell to countries outside the EU.
post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post


All the prices you'd show would have to be inclusive of VAT - It's the law.
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Originally Posted by Axel Ferguson View Post


In a lot of EU countries there is no such thing as a price without VAT, it is included invisibly.

Retail prices (aimed at the end-consumer) would include the VAT. Wholesalers or other merchants supplying trade-customers, would not include the VAT in their prices.
post #33 of 34
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Thanks for the input/insight guys. I'll be in London in 9 days for the Internet Retailers conference... gonna check things out!
post #34 of 34
VAT is, as it's been said, included by the seller in the final price of the item. As clothes are considered a luxury item, maximum rate applies. But that being said, VAT rates varies from country to country. There's a minimum a country must apply (which I don't remember). But I've seen VAT rates ranging from 16% to 25%. I'm always talking about EEC countries (not only EU ones). Purchasing goods from and to these countries is not subject to duties.

As for me, I purchase from US based stores because:

· Better selection of items
· More competitive prices
· Tax free
· US weakness against Euro (these last weeks it's getting worst for us to purchase there)

The main problem I find are Customs. So far I've never paid them because it's quite random. Also some policies like declaring an inferior value of the content of the package helps a lot. But whenever I buy online outside the EU, I always take into account how much I should pay if Customs make me pay. Also, Customs are not charging always the same: packages with a value less than X, pay only VAT, whereas packages with a value over X, have to pay both VAT and import duties.
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