RE: [CR]Re: VAT and other evils (OT)


Example: Framebuilding:Restoration

From: "Catalin Nastasescu" <catalinn@fx.ro>
To: "Hugh Thornton" <hughwthornton@hotmail.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Re: VAT and other evils (OT)
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 10:15:39 +0200
In-Reply-To: <F232laH5IuzFNLt6aAC000165ee@hotmail.com>


Dear all,

There is a country in East-Europe that is called Romania. God forbidd taht you will ever experience this: VAT of 19% which comes on eveything less the kidds stuff. To make it even darker, there is limited supply of road bikes and components. Your list is great and I have to say that I can benefit from your expertize.

Regards,

Catalin Nastasescu in Bucharest where the temperature is 8 bellow 0 Celsius.

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of Hugh Thornton Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 11:57 PM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Re: VAT and other evils (OT)

Bruce,

I got to disagree with you there. It was Purchase Tax that was originally supposed to be a tax on luxury goods and got extended to everything. VAT was always intended to be on all goods and services which "added value" -- Canadians have their version known as GST (Goods and Services Tax) and all (?) US states have a sales tax. But noone in the civilized world gets ripped off at the 17.5% rate that the Brits do. But the Brits will put up with anything and pride themselves on their stoicism.

Hugh Thornton in UK but not totally British


>From: "brucerobbins" <brucerobbins@supanet.com>
>To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>Subject: [CR]Re: VAT and new marketing techniques
>Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 21:19:36 -0000
>
>Baron,
>
>VAT is a UK tax not payable outwith our sceptred isle. It stands for Value
>Added Tax and was supposed to be a levy on luxury goods. As usual, it was
>gradually extended to cover just about everything apart from children's
>clothing and newspapers/books.
>
>Love the four for $5 marketing ploy, by the way. Spill the beans-who were
>the numpties who went for that one!
>
>Bruce
>Ten miles from sunny Dundee, 56.28N, 3.00W, up a bit from Edinburgh and to
>the right.
>
>P.S. Apologies if someone has already pointed the VAT thing out. I
>accidently deleted a couple of digests.