DirectToU stores now adding tax

Jaysgba

Death Scythe
DirectToU stores (wowhd, deepdiscount, blowitoutahere etc) are now adding 20% tax at the checkout.
That's disappointing, surely Amazon US and United Publications are always going to be significantly cheaper in comparison now?
 

unknownfate

Stand User
They charge straight away so there shouldn't be an issue.

Question is are they doing it because HMRC etc have caught on to the reshipping or what's more likely in order to gouge an extra 20% in profits from UK sales...

No extra charges on Secondspin at least.
 
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Patient-X

Cardcaptor
Did a test on wow. Anything under £15 no 20% added, anything over £15 20% added.

I also tried putting in my country as US with a random postcode, then clicked on payment with PayPal. The screen showed it was being shipped to my address with no 20% being added right up to the confirm order stage. I didn't click on confirm just in case but might be worth a try.
 

HWR

Himouto
Well that truly sucks. Looks like I'll have to find an alternative for any future Viz and Discotek releases.
 

Jaysgba

Death Scythe
I also tried putting in my country as US with a random postcode, then clicked on payment with PayPal. The screen showed it was being shipped to my address with no 20% being added right up to the confirm order stage. I didn't click on confirm just in case but might be worth a try.
Has anyone actually tried this yet?
 

HWR

Himouto
Hmm might be worth attempting at some point, there's a few Viz and Discotek titles I want to obtain eventually.
 

Jaysgba

Death Scythe
Ha, that actually works.


It auto-corrects the shipping to the correct international price, but doesn't add the 20%.
On WOWHD, it displays the price without VAT right up until you click Pay Now on Paypal, but after clicking it, you're charged the full price including 20% VAT, which is reflected on the order confirmation when Paypal returns you to WOWHD.
 
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