Originally Posted by gary_580
Just wanted to make people aware of this company. They sell photography equipment and are based in Guernsey. I've used them three times now and cant fault them. Their prices are superb, they only charge ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1.99 delivery, if the order is over ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£100 or 50 items then its free. I've spent in the region of ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1000 with them and had no tax to pay on anything, (personally i dont think your liable for tax on purchases from Guernsey, but im not entirely sure).
The only bizzare thing i've found about them is if you make a multi item order they always seem to send part of the order one day and the rest of the order the next day.
You are liable for VAT on any goods coming from the Channel Islands. I think you've just been lucky. However, saying that, play.com afaik have their warehouses based in Jersey or Guernsey or some such place, and I've never had anything seized coming from there.