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The Bellinghman
Date: 2005-10-17 23:10
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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.
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Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate
User: _nicolai_
Date: 2005-10-17 23:24 (UTC)
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That is obviously against the spirit of the laws requiring consumer prices to be quoted inclusive of any applicable VAT, but is it against the letter?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2005-10-18 10:36 (UTC)
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Hmm, you've got a good point. Whether they're trying to sell to the consumer or to the business customer is another matter.
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