Has anyone noticed that not many retailers have actually dropped their prices due to the reduction in VAT from 17.5% to 15%? The only one that springs to mind is M&S where the prices are still shown with the old VAT rate on the shelves but a deduction is made at the till. A couple of months ago, me and the present Mrs Chance were in PC Wxxxx or something like that (there are other computer retailers available) and bought a computer book, list price on the back Â£20 or so. When I was charged that amount, I queried with the young lad on the till about the VAT reduction. "I knows nuffin about that" he replied. A pound to the proverbial pinch of sh1t that come the day of the rise to 17.5% VAT again (1 Jan 10), how many retailers will stick a few extra pence on the price and blame the readjustment, even if they've been pocketing the reduction for the past 6 months or so. OK, now you can bring me the new box nurse.