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.