Survivor of Romulus
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# 821
05-21-2013, 09:20 AM
I agree that on the prices page it should state "Prices do not include VAT in non-US countries" - but it's not really a huge issue for me.
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# 822
05-21-2013, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by stoneloki View Post
With certain states in the US we don't pay online taxes, whatever the price says is what you pay, partly my fault here for telling a fleet mate what a good deal it was when I did not understand her Tax system or that she would have to pay that much extra.

Sorry for the confusion gilry.

Loki
Most states already have arrangements to collect online sales tax. The only states that don't are the ones that have been wasting money trying to force the carriers to sign contracts that they've already signed but the states refuse to (and in fact, most of the states trying to force the matter already have the agreements in place anyway). And the matter will be settled for good in a few months when the agreements at the federal level go into effect and finish the paperwork for the states that don't want to.


As for seeing courts address billing the UK in Euros: Canadian courts handled that decades ago with identical laws, it used to be incredibly common to bill Canadian customers in US dollars.
Ensign
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# 823
05-21-2013, 09:21 AM
its not that us in the uk dont know we have vat, its that all the prices here as a general rule have vat already added to them so the customers know exactly what they are paying
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# 824
05-21-2013, 09:23 AM
Tax + Exchange rates = extra cost to the consumer.

That's just life, sadly.

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Survivor of Romulus
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# 825
05-21-2013, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by stevegall View Post
its not that us in the uk dont know we have vat, its that all the prices here as a general rule have vat already added to them so the customers know exactly what they are paying
Only in shops on the high street, most online retailers show prices including and excluding vat - and a lot of the online computer shops I use only show prices excluding vat and they don't add in the vat until you look at your basket.

I don't think it's unreasonable for a simple statement that the price is excluding VAT.
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# 826
05-21-2013, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by captainrevo1 View Post
I do agree that a little line of dialogue saying something about 'possible local tax for non US countries' would probably be sufficient on the page itself. yes people really should know this before hand, but not everyone does, or just assumes its already been calculated. so a warning would be handy and wont kill anyone.

but the final price does display once you enter your card details before you actually buy it, so you can cancel if you like.
I'm pretty sure that you do get a disclaimer @ check out stating that the final price may vary depending on your local tax laws.

I'm just glad that I live in the US and never seem to have to pay taxes on anything purchased over the internet unless it's being sold from the state in which I live.
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# 827
05-21-2013, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by nigel2751 View Post
I would like to know why our country charges V.A.T for gaming. gaming as always been tax free in casinos so why do we get V.A.T in this game i never had vat added in other games that i played online so why only this one.
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Most likely because PWE has a 'physical' presence in Europe, thus subject to European tax law...
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# 828
05-21-2013, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by stevegall View Post
its not that us in the uk dont know we have vat, its that all the prices here as a general rule have vat already added to them so the customers know exactly what they are paying
Yup,

We pay alot of tax in the UK but its usually already included in the price (unless you buy from a wholesaler or are VAT registered)

As such it would be unusual for the average UK person to expect to pay more than what is advertised.

Thus, I can understand the OP frustration.
Captain
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# 829
05-21-2013, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by stevegall View Post
its not that us in the uk dont know we have vat, its that all the prices here as a general rule have vat already added to them so the customers know exactly what they are paying
Part of the problem is that different countries in the EU have different VAT rates. The UK's rate is 20% while Denmark's is 25%, and so on. It's not that easy to just list one price and assume it's universal for everyone.
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# 830
05-21-2013, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by thecosmic1 View Post
Part of the problem is that different countries in the EU have different VAT rates. The UK's rate is 20% while Denmark's is 25%, and so on. It's not that easy to just list one price and assume it's universal for everyone.
Actually alot of websites (ebay, amazon, ect) have a simple script that detect what country you are buying from and adjust 'total' prices' accordingly.

It is quite simple actually.
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