In the shops now! - VAT's not a deal, ebuyer.com

30 October 2009

Bitterwallet reader Gary spotted a good deal in the latest email business flyer from eBuyer.com - a Samsung ML-1630W Mono Network Laser Printer with Wireless for just £75 + VAT:

Bitterwallet - eBuyer printer - £75!

A bargain thought Gary, and so the innocent fool was sucked in by the marketing and clicked through to the site:

Bitterwallet - eBuyer printer - not £75. Meh.

"Click on the link and it sends you to the website where it actually costs £127 including VAT," said a disappointed Gary. "I'm no good at maths, but I know from working it out on my abacus that £75 + 15 per cent is not £127."

Alas, Gary is correct. Bah. More deals or no deals please, from the real world for the fantastical realm of the interwebz, to [email protected]

13 comments

  • Name (.
    Woah, a misprice on an email. CDiscount did this the other day, too - surprised you're not all over that one. Slow news day...
  • Mit R.
    Customer must log into his business account to see discounted pricing.
  • Gunn
    Agree with Mit, I too thought the same thing but if you actually read the email it explains it.
  • MrRobin
    FFS you lot, lighten up, this is a regular feature where we can ridicule retailers' stupid pricing mistakes. It's not supposed to be breaking news! Anyway, I think eBuyer are on to something here and have seen a leaked copy of Troy Tempest's pre-budget report saying that VAT will be increased at the end of the month and the pricing guy has got over enthusiastic about updating the site. Hmm hmm hmm that will make VAT 69%! You heard it here first!
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    Bitter you should read the EMAIL you have to Login to your Account.
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