vat on amazon

#1
dunno if its just a roumer but do us german warriors actually have to pay VAT for use of E-commerce goods abroad?!?

about to put in a £390 order into amazon so id like the vat back!

anyone know?


cheers...easy
 
#2
No Duff, tell them who you are and that you are a tight arrse and can claim tax free as a perk. They even gave me back cash for goods I had bought after the fact. Two months after in fact.

Always ask, you can even but jolly nice limited edition prints of this and that and get the tax off.
 
#3
sorry for being a spas i couldnt find it in help anywhere!

so how do i go about doing this? im sure some other people would like to know too judging by the mailbox a week after payday.

cheers for the help

easy
 
#6
Like old bloke says send them an email, loads of blokes have done it here and have had the VAT refunded, some of them even got it back for stuff bought before they were tax free.

Sparky
 
#10
Emailed them when I was in the Fatherland and lo and behold no VAT,very easy.

At the time 6th Sense had a lsit of firms that do similiar, being a bespectacled member of society my optician not only posted out new glasses but took of VAT too.

Most firms if you ask and explain will at least look into it.
 
#11
how do BFPO deal with 40" tvs?

iv looked around but there doesnt seem to be any indication of limits other that 1 metre in length and 2 metres wide.

i want to buy a 40" tv from amazon and send it to germany. with a cushty 17 percent off anyone done it before?
 
#12
easy-wan-kenobi said:
how do BFPO deal with 40" tvs?

iv looked around but there doesnt seem to be any indication of limits other that 1 metre in length and 2 metres wide.

i want to buy a 40" tv from amazon and send it to germany. with a cushty 17 percent off anyone done it before?
Not a chance easy. Mill Hill will fcuk it off.

I had an order of 3 DVD's 5 CD's and 2 books returned because the package was 'too big'.
 
#15
Easy,

Have you considered getting the telly 'ohne Mehrwertstuer' from a German shop? Granted the tuner won't be up to much in the UK - but you'll probably want to plug it into either Sky or or a Digital STB?

Just a thought...
 
#16
Adjutant said:
Easy,

Have you considered getting the telly 'ohne Mehrwertstuer' from a German shop? Granted the tuner won't be up to much in the UK - but you'll probably want to plug it into either Sky or or a Digital STB?

Just a thought...
Still no where near as cheap Adj.
 
#17
easy-wan-kenobi said:
how do BFPO deal with 40" tvs?

iv looked around but there doesnt seem to be any indication of limits other that 1 metre in length and 2 metres wide.

i want to buy a 40" tv from amazon and send it to germany. with a cushty 17 percent off anyone done it before?
You will find that stuff like that can only be uk delivered (not bfpo) hence no vat return either. you also cant have a bfpo address and ask for it to be uk delivered and expect the tax off - they wont do it.
 

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#18
Be careful if abroad buying from the Amazon Marketplace. I bought a Camcorder when in Iraq, and according to the Amazon site I could get the VAT back. However, the company who actually sent it (based in France) refused point blank to refund, saying they didn't recognise BFPO addresses. I got my money back from Amazon, and bought the goods from a much better retailer in the UK.

Buyer Beware, as always!
 
#19
heidtheba said:
Adjutant said:
Easy,

Have you considered getting the telly 'ohne Mehrwertstuer' from a German shop? Granted the tuner won't be up to much in the UK - but you'll probably want to plug it into either Sky or or a Digital STB?

Just a thought...
Still no where near as cheap Adj.
I shop tax free in the netherlands and natex in Geilenkirchen - have found that if you shop around on the internet you can get a tv cheaper in the uk and guarentee its uk spec (with freeview) if thats your choice - same tv's overhere do not have freeview and cost more. The uk market is so competitive that most items (large) can be purchased tax paid in the uk and still be cheaper than what you are being offered in Deutschland or the Netherlands etc, obviously fags and booze still is by far cheaper than the uk
 

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