1 Jan 2021 22:01
We shouldn’t be paying extra VAT as the sellers should be deducting it for UK buyers.
It’s not up to eBay to fucking do it anyway. What’s to stop you being double charged by UK customs?
Fuck eBay. Fuck Brexit and fuck any cunt that voted for it unless they hand a very good reason.
posted 2 Jan 2021 07:20, edited 2 Jan 2021 07:20
I've yet to hear a valid and strong reason for this brexit malarkey
posted 2 Jan 2021 08:28, edited 2 Jan 2021 08:28
Well this is down to the greed or stupidity of the shops in the EU.
They will have to be audited at some point and explain why they have charged VAT on goods leaving the union.
They either know they are in a grey area and are being cheeky fuckers or everyone is using this six month buffer we have.
You can guarantee we will get stung for the VAT even with proof we have already paid it.
Getting that back will be like pulling teeth and I’m just not going a risk it until EU shops remove the fucking VAT like any honest business should.
It’s still early days so I’ll hold my judgement. Nobody knew what was going to happen a week ago so let’s just see. I doubt all the EU shops were redoing their whole e-commerce model in between Xmas and NY.
posted 2 Jan 2021 11:32, edited 2 Jan 2021 11:32
in case anyone hadn't considered it: if you're selling on eBay to an EU (or US, or wherever) customer, just drop the price of your listing down to a nominal amount e.g. £20, and then get them to directly PayPal you the rest. Means you get the benefits of eBay's global shipping programme tracking and sorting of VAT while minimising the tax paid.
If the item is used then I wouldn't imagine they'd sting you if they did open up the parcel to check contents if they can see that it has been sold for 20 quid.
*they being customs
2 Jan 2021 11:38
So if the package gets lost, isnt as expected, you got scammed etc, would the buyer only get $20 back from ebay unless the seller also gives back the rest of it?
Would never do this as a buyer
2 Jan 2021 11:49
Yeah that is potentially a sticking point. Not sure if PayPal would cover even if paid by Goods & Services. Efficacy definitely relies on a strong dose of goodwill.