The replied and said:
and I confirm that we do not deduct VAT from the price.
However, we do only charge £40.00 for shipping to Canada which helps offset
the VAT, as the true cost of shipping is much higher.
Does this make sense? They're basically saying that shipping the umbrella from England to Canada costs more than 40 pounds, and the VAT that they're charging me (which I don't think is allowed, is it?) is going towards subsidizing the cost of shipping?
When it gets here, I'll still have to pay duties and so on.
Am I the only one that's "wtf" about this policy?