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  1. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Have fun, Grandma
  2. Peckris 2

    Henry V coin

    This whole thread should really be in the Hammered forum
  3. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    He's a card, that Rob!
  4. Peckris 2

    Coin Auction on the 24th Feb

    It would also help to separate out the different categories. I'd only be interested in coins and don't wish to waste time looking through loads of watches and "julery".
  5. It would help if you gave us the time stamp of Osman's piece - I'm not sitting through the whole half hour!
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    150 will get you something that is literally half decent. Go up to between 200 and 250 & you should be able to pick up one of the older Lumix TZ cameras, which give pretty good results for a small sensor camera. On the other hand, if you've a decent smartphone from the past few years, you will already have a more than half decent camera.
  7. Well, I'd better replace it, then. ..... uh, we're right out of parrots. I see. I see, I get the picture. I've got a slug.
  8. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    The 6th scientist made no comment...
  9. Nah. It was only kipping. Lovely plumage!
  10. Factually incorrect. VAT is not a tariff. It's what all purchasers of goods in this country have to pay, and the only time people think of it separately is when it's not shown as part of the 'price to pay'. Otherwise the price shown on the ticket or website includes VAT and few people think about it as a separate component. Your customer was obviously an exception. VAT is just one of the many taxes like income tax, National Insurance, fuel duty, duty on drink and cigarettes, etc. Part of the cost of living. As I said however, excise duty ("still to pay before you can collect your goods") is a different matter.
  11. Peckris 2

    Help with Roman bronze coin

    If that was a dupondius from earlier in the Empire, they're rarer and worth quite a bit more.
  12. That's where you're making a big mistake. A tariff is indeed a tax imposed on goods coming from another country. However, VAT is "merely" a tax, not a tariff, as it is imposed on ALL goods on sale in the UK (except those exempt, like childrens clothing and food staples among others) IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER THOSE GOODS WERE IMPORTED OR MADE IN BRITAIN. There is no distinction, nor any disadvantage to any other country over our home grown goods. However, there can be an import duty (excise tax) which is entirely separate from VAT. If I buy dietary supplements from the States, I have to pay an extra duty on them when they arrive here. Nothing to do with VAT. That's the tax you should be complaining about, and I'd join you.
  13. I wouldn't say that VAT is a tariff, as there are only three rates: no VAT (childrens clothes and food staples for example), normal (20%) for most things, and low (can't remember what this is for). It's the same as your ?Purchase Tax ?Sales Tax. VAT applies to goods on sale here irrespective of where they come from, so it's even less like a tariff and doesn't hurt exporters to the UK.
  14. Let's be honest, this conversation is verging on the very silly. Can we get back to laughs please, without "leavening" it with snarky comments? (Aimed at the Farage remark).