October 17th, 2005

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Following my previous decision to buy a Dell 2405 FPW, I now notice that the same sellers are selling a new batch at a mere £509.

Except that's the pre-VAT price. And that VAT at the standard 17.5% is then added to that, taking the total to just over £598, or pretty much the same price as previously.

Presumably, either (a) people were being confused by the previous auction, thinking the quoted price was the pre-VAT price, or (b) they just wanted to make the offer price look much better than their competitors.