UK VAT on APO and base price differences between countries,
Hi all, I am in the process of researching this item before buying it and tempted though I am, I’m somewhat dismayed by the reports I’ve read about Anova’s EU base charging UK customers VAT and the last post on one thread said that Anova weren’t refunding the VAT even though the item is advertised to EU customers as including tax. I have no doubt that this is a quality product and my hesitance is not about affordability. Initially, I just wanted to be sure I understood what my ‘real’ outlay would be and now, after researching* and reading various posts here and elsewhere, I am not at all happy about the way UK customers are being treated inequitably. (*I even spoke to HMRC and a few import/export logistics companies and they couldn’t understand or explain why VAT is being charged in the EU because companies would/should be aware that UK consumers will be required to pay Import VAT plus Customs Duty before they can receive the goods. The goods should be ‘zero rated’ at the point of sale in the EU when being ‘consumed’ by a UK based customer.) I intend writing to Anova’s CEO about this and I would be really interested to hear your experience of dealing with Anova.