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    Here's a funny one.

    I bought a set of disks from a well known online trader(not a site sponsor) 2 week ago to the day. When I enquired where they were as I am yet to receive them I got this reply from them.

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    I have sent you messages explaining why it was not sent , there was a problem on our website and it has not charged you UK vat for some reason , the only way we can send the discs to you is either if you have a valid irish VAT number so don’t have to pay the vat , or if you pay the VAT which is £29.92


    Now it clearly states on their site that the disks are £149.58 tax incl, which is what I have paid and shipping on top of that. So as you can see they will not send the disks unless I pay the extra £22.92 which is bull**** as far as I am concerned because vat has been paid.
    Anyway what do you all think.
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    Tell them to refund you and take your business elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    Tell them to refund you and take your business elsewhere.
    Yeh i am with Aragorn, get ya cash back and find someone reliable to buy your bits from, i hate this!!

    If ya want to take it further, by advertising law they have to adear to what there web site said
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    VAT is paid on items at local rates at point of purchase, and then if import taxes are due these are paid to customs at point of entry (as far as I'm aware).

    Might be worth mentioning you want to speak to trading standards about it, and ask them to point you in the direction of any smallprint on their website that validates this practice.

    If your not happy with their answer I'd follow Aragorn's advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warren_S3 View Post
    VAT is paid on items at local rates at point of purchase, and then if import taxes are due these are paid to customs at point of entry (as far as I'm aware).

    Might be worth mentioning you want to speak to trading standards about it, and ask them to point you in the direction of any smallprint on their website that validates this practice.

    If your not happy with their answer I'd follow Aragorn's advice.
    This is correct, usually known as import tax, but mostly applies to things coming from out of the EU.
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    You need to pay both VAT and import duty on items you bring into the UK from outwith the EU.

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    with you been in Ireland you should look up mtec brakes there based in North Ireland there made to order discs and are good quality

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    When items are going out of the EU you don't need to pay VAT. It's been quite handy.

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