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eBay VAT added

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:56 pm
by theforceuk
So I’ve just purchased a card back for best offer price and gone to the check out only to find 20% VAT is added to the item and postage! No indication of this before I agreed to buy the item. Just ridiculous, ended up paying the original price for it. lol

Re: eBay VAT added

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:32 pm
by edd_jedi
Was it from Europe or the UK?

Re: eBay VAT added

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:37 pm
by theforceuk
edd_jedi wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:32 pm
Was it from Europe or the UK?
Europe, Ireland I get why I've been charged VAT, but its the way ebay added it on at the check out, really sneaky.

Re: eBay VAT added

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:41 pm
by edd_jedi
Yes, Brexit I'm afraid.

Re: eBay VAT added

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:22 pm
by theforceuk
edd_jedi wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:41 pm
Yes, Brexit I'm afraid.

It’s ok because Britain will be great again.

Re: eBay VAT added

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 pm
by Michael Sith
theforceuk wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:22 pm
edd_jedi wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:41 pm
Yes, Brexit I'm afraid.

It’s ok because Britain will be great again.
One day maybe, but not with the baboon in charge!

Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

Re: eBay VAT added

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 pm
by Michael Sith
Michael Sith wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 pm
theforceuk wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:22 pm
edd_jedi wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:41 pm
Yes, Brexit I'm afraid.

It’s ok because Britain will be great again.
One day maybe, but not with the buffoon in charge!

Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

Re: eBay VAT added

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 pm
by Michael Sith
Michael Sith wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 pm
Michael Sith wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 pm
theforceuk wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:22 pm



It’s ok because Britain will be great again.
One day maybe, but not with the buffoon in charge!

Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

Re: eBay VAT added

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:24 pm
by Palifan
theforceuk wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:37 pm
edd_jedi wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:32 pm
Was it from Europe or the UK?
Europe, Ireland I get why I've been charged VAT, but its the way ebay added it on at the check out, really sneaky.

Sorry to hear this and I mentioned this VAT charge in another thread recently but I thought it started the 20% extra in the listing. We were all thinking that some sellers might have to charge this and maybe others not so it's a bit alarming to hear that this was added without you knowing about it until after purchasing.

I feel eBay will need to be upfront about this or they may end up with a lot of cancelled sales.

Ian

Re: eBay VAT added

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:02 pm
by theforceuk
Palifan wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:24 pm
theforceuk wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:37 pm
edd_jedi wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:32 pm
Was it from Europe or the UK?
Europe, Ireland I get why I've been charged VAT, but its the way ebay added it on at the check out, really sneaky.

Sorry to hear this and I mentioned this VAT charge in another thread recently but I thought it started the 20% extra in the listing. We were all thinking that some sellers might have to charge this and maybe others not so it's a bit alarming to hear that this was added without you knowing about it until after purchasing.v

I feel eBay will need to be upfront about this or they may end up with a lot of cancelled sales.

Ian
It was added at the check out stage so I could have not purchased the item, but I think it’s unfair on the seller once you have agreed to buy it, albeit for more than I had agreed.

Thanks for the wise words @Michael Sith I am wandering when Britain was great to make it great again! lol